Eccentric magicians Penn & Teller return...

PENN & TELLER

January 24, 2002|By Karin Remesch

PENN & TELLER

Eccentric magicians Penn & Teller return to the Lyric Opera House next week to present their usual repertoire of non-traditional tricks and eerie magic. But the duo also will attempt to perform "real miracles." You can witness their feats Tuesday through Feb. 3. The Lyric is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Times vary. Tickets are $26-$43.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

World of Wheels

The 43rd annual World of Wheels rolls into the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., this weekend, featuring one-of-a-kind custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods, race vehicles, antique cars, more than 1,000 high-performance components and celebrity guests. In addition to admiring the many sets of wheels, you can also browse a variety of displays, including the Street Rodder Magazine 30th Anniversary, the Super Chevy Magazine 25th Anniversary and the Import Tuner Magazine E-Xtreme Street. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $11, $4 under 12, free under 3. Call 410-649-7000.

Great Scale Model Train Show

If you visit the 20th annual Great Scale Model Train Show this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road in Timonium, you'll get treated to two shows in one. There's the tried and true -- the original show featuring elaborate working train layouts and landscapes in all scales. And then there's the addition -- the All-American Hi-Rail & Collectors Train Show, where you can find everything from the earliest collectibles to the newest state-of-the-art Hi-Rail technology. Both shows offer more than 3 acres of railroad-iana. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission, good for both days, is $6, free ages 12 and under, $12 family package. Call 410-730-1036.

'SuperBach Sunday'

You won't strictly hear music by Johann Sebastian Bach when Pro Musica Rara presents its annual "SuperBach Sunday" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. The group of professional musicians, who perform works written between 1650 and 1840 on original and replica instruments, will also throw in a touch of Mozart in celebration of the composer's 246th birthday, which happens to be Sunday. The program by soloists and orchestral ensemble includes such works by Bach as Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Harpsichord Concerto in E major and Ouverture No. 2 in B minor. And in honor of Mozart, the ensemble will play several fugues by Bach, arranged for strings by Mozart. Tickets are $10-$20, free ages 8-16. Call 410-728-2820.

Polar Bear Plunge

Brave the elements at 2 p.m. Saturday and plunge into the frigid Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park -- for a good cause. Before taking an icy dip, participants in the annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge must raise a minimum of $50 in pledges for Special Olympics Maryland. Leading the plunge into the bay will be the event's chairman, Col. David Mitchell, superintendent of the Maryland State Police, Baltimore Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary, University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen and radio personality Steve Rouse. Registration will be accepted from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. The park is located off Route 50, near Annapolis. Call 410-290-7611.

Celtic concert

Iona, a Celtic band named after an island in the Irish Sea, will perform a mix of songs, dance tunes and aires of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, the Isle of Man and Galicia in a concert beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St. in Sykesville. The group will combine vocals with traditional instruments, including mandolin, bodhran, Celtic bouzouki, wooden flute and Scottish great pipes. Tickets are $14. Call 410-795-1041.

Mid-Winter Blues Party

Stroll through the galleries of the Walters Art Museum tomorrow to take in centuries of art, then sip a martini, munch on light fare and groove to the swinging sounds of Bruce Ewan and the Solid Senders in the museum's Sculpture Garden. The Mid-Winter Blues Party -- the second event in the museum's recently launched "After Hours" program -- takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Walters is at 600 N. Charles St. Admission is $8. Call 410-547-9000.

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