At the Meyerhoff Award-winning actress...

DEBBIE REYNOLDS

November 29, 2001|By Karin Remesch

DEBBIE REYNOLDS at the Meyerhoff

Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Debbie Reynolds has been entertaining audiences for more than five decades, and she's still going strong. Today through Sunday, the star of more than 30 movies, two Broadway shows, two television shows and dozens of concerts works her act on the Baltimore stage. The legendary performer will present a program of song and dance at 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Listen for such classic hits as "I'm Still Here," "It's Wonderful" and "Rhapsody in Blue." Tickets are $25-$70. Call 410-783-8000.

'A Beethoven Spectacular'

The Concert Artists of Baltimore will celebrate its 15th anniversary with "A Beethoven Spectacular" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Joining the orchestra and vocal ensemble in the concert of Beethoven favorites will be Leon Fleisher. The internationally known pianist will perform Piano Concerto No. 5, the Emperor. The program also features the monumental Ninth Symphony. Artistic director Edward Polochick will toast the musicians and thank the audience for its support at a post-concert anniversary reception. Concert tickets are $20-$50, free for ages 8-18; the reception is $40. Call 410-625-3525.

Tree-lighting ceremonies

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season during annual tree-lighting ceremonies at 6 p.m. tomorrow Eat the Can Company, 2400 Boston St., and 6 p.m. Monday at the Towson Courthouse Plaza on Washington Avenue. The Can Company's giant tree is made entirely of glistening tin cans and can lids. Musical entertainment will be provided by students from the Baltimore School for the Arts and other singing groups. Call 410-558-CANC. The Towson festivities, sponsored by the Towson Business Association and Baltimore County, begin with refreshments and musical entertainment by the Towson High School Brass Choir. The tree lighting starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for both events. Rain date for Towson is Tuesday. Call 410-825-1144.

'Night of 100 Elvises'

Dust off your blue suede shoes and shake, rattle or roll on over to the Lithuanian Hall at 851-3 Hollins St. for the eighth annual "Night of 100 Elvises." At least 20 bands and 15 Elvis artists will pay tribute to "the King" from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday (no song will be duplicated). There will be an Elvis ice sculpture, Elvis art and memorabilia, Elvis' favorite food, Elvis movies and more. Admission is $30 in advance; limited tickets at the door are $35. Proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Lithuanian Hall Community Association. Call 410-494-9558 or 888-494-9558.

Homes for the Holidays

Six homes in historic Sudbrook Park in the Pikesville area are opening their doors to visitors during the Baltimore Symphony Associates' "Symphony Homes for the Holidays." All the houses, built in the 1890s, have been lavishly dressed for the holidays by local floral designers. Stroll through the festive dwellings from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday. Afterward, if you feel inspired to rush back home to deck your own walls, you can buy many of the items used in decorating the homes at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 110 Sudbrook Lane. Holiday greenery and refreshments will also be offered for sale. Tickets for the driving and walking tour are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 410-783-8000.

Walters stays open 'After Hours'

Swing your way to the Walters Art Museum tomorrow for "Salsa Night." The first evening in the new series "Walters After Hours" -- a happy-hour alternative -- features a Cuban band, free dance lessons and tours of 55 centuries of art. Spanish tapas and cocktails will be available for purchase in the Sculpture Court, and the Museum Cafe will be open for light fare. Future "After Hours" events include a "Mid-Winter Blues Party" in January and "Swing Into Spring" in May. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is at 600 N. Charles St. Admission is $8. Call 410-547-9000.

TRAIN SHOW TURNS 25

All aboard for Greenberg's Train Show's 25th-anniversary celebration this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York and Timonium roads in Timonium. You'll not only be able to browse all-gauge model railroading and toy-collecting displays, but you're also invited to share some birthday cake. The two-day train show features hobby clinics and demonstrations for model railroaders -- from the novice to the most experienced. And a hobby marketplace offers thousands of toy trains for sale in addition to equipment needed to build layouts. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The anniversary cake will be cut at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 and $6, good for both days. Call 410-795-7447.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Lighted Boat Parade

More than 50 decorated and illuminated boats will promenade through the Inner Harbor Saturday, vying for prizes in the 14th annual Lighted Boat Parade. The vessels depart Broadway Pier in Fells Point at 6 p.m. and are expected to arrive at the Inner Harbor about 6:15 p.m. They will then sail past Locust Point and Canton before returning to Fells Point at approximately 7 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation of an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program is requested. Call 410-321-0409.

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