Disney On Ice

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January 31, 2002|By Karin Remesch

Mickey Mouse will weave classic stories into one magical tale at the Disney on Ice show Wednesday through Feb. 10 at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Popular stories such as Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 101 Dalmatians and The Little Mermaid will come to life on the ice, accompanied by well-known Disney melodies, including "Whistle While You Work," "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "Under the Sea." The production features ice-skating champions from around the world. Show times vary. Tickets are $11-$35; $10 opening night. Call 410-481-SEAT.

A 'Scots / Irish Celebration'

Scottish folk tunes and Irish music from the 16th through 18th centuries will fill Peabody Institute's Friedberg Hall when the Baltimore Consort presents a "Scots / Irish Celebration" at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Using such ancient instruments as the viols, cittern, lute, pennywhistle, bagpipes and bodhran, the early-music ensemble will devote the first half of the program to popular Scottish numbers and the second half to more traditional Celtic-sounding Irish music. Friedberg Hall is at 1 E. Mount Vernon Place. Tickets are $8-$22. Call 410-659-8100, Ext. 2.

'Looking Forward / Looking Black'

From Bill Traylor's 1940s folk-art drawings to Beverly McIver's self-portraits in blackface and Renee Cox's superhero liberation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, the ways that African-Americans have been portrayed in art, mass media and 20th-century pop culture will be examined in an exhibit opening Wednesday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. On view through May 5, the exhibition Looking Forward / Looking Black includes 45 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by more than 20 artists. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $5 and $7, free for ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-7100.

Chenille Sisters at Rams Head

They perform with the Boston Pops one night, a Chicago jazz band the next, and then they're off to a folk festival in Texas. And on Saturday, the versatile Chenille Sisters will be at the Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis, where they'll perform airtight harmonies and quirky comedy beginning at 7 p.m. Also appearing will be Modern Man, a group of three singers known for bridging the gap between the Three Tenors and the Three Stooges. Tickets are $16.50. Call 410-268-4545.

Mask-making workshop

Prepare for Mardi Gras by taking a mask-making workshop with local artists Rick Shelley and Nina Tou from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Wear your handmade creations at the museum's Mondo Exotica, a Mardi Gras party scheduled for Feb. 16, or show them off at your own pre-Lenten celebration. The workshop cost of $10 includes mask-making material. To reserve your space, call 410-244-1900.

International Auto Show

Sit in the driver's seat, inspect engines and compare leg room in hundreds of the latest cars, trucks, minivans and sport-utility vehicles parked Wednesday through Feb. 10 at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. The Motor Trend International Auto Show features 2002 and 2003 models from more than 35 domestic and import manufacturers. The show also offers an up-close look at newly introduced pre-production models, exotics, specialty and concept cars. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4-$9. Call 410-649-7000 or 858-523-0001.

Salute to Hollywood musicals

From The Wizard of Oz to Gigi, MGM film musicals are celebrated by conductor Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today through Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The SuperPops concerts also feature costumed dancers and a cast of singers that includes Anne Runolfsson, Heidi Holcombe, Mark Martino, Morgan Smith, Scott Tucker and members of the Towson University Chorale (pictured). Show time is 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$70. Call 410-783-8000.

Black Heritage Art Show

More than 70 artists will display and sell their work at the seventh annual Black Heritage Art Show tomorrow through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Featured national and international artists include Larry Poncho Brown, LaVerne Ross, Charles Bibbs, Sylvia Walker, Albert Fennell and Synthia Saint James, creator of the Kwanzaa postage stamp and whose painting Celebration is pictured above. Workshops, collector seminars and lectures are also part of the three-day show. Hours are 2 p.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-521-0660.

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