'An Extraordinary, Ordinary Life' The life of "Miss...


March 07, 2002|By Karin Remesch

'An Extraordinary, Ordinary Life'

The life of "Miss Treva," a 20th-century working-class woman from Baltimore, will be explored in an exhibit opening today in celebration of Women's History Month at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. "An Extraordinary, Ordinary Life: The Life and Times of Miss Treva K. Walkling" features notable objects saved by Walkling (1907-1997) that illustrate her life and 47-year career as a waitress, as well as her love of travel, horse racing and dogs. The items include a tip cup, aprons, working shoes and photographs. The exhibit is on view through June 16. Hours vary. Admission is $4 general admission, $3 seniors, students and children 13-17, $12 for a family pass. Call 410-685-3750.

Cat show at armory

About 300 felines -- purebred and household cats -- will compete for top honors this weekend at the Crab & Mallet Cat Club's annual show at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Howard and Preston streets. In addition, about 100 cats from "no kill shelters" will be available for adoption. Vendors will also be on site, offering a variety of cat-related items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6, $3 seniors and children. Call 410-988-9116.

'The Vagina Monologues'

Eve Ensler's play about female sexuality has grown from an off-Broadway, Obie Award-winning hit into a celebrated international production. Now Baltimore theater-goers will get a chance to see the provocative play Tuesday through March 27 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza. Based on interviews with a diverse group of women, The Vagina Monologues features Melisa Leo (best known as Detective Kay Howard on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street), Amy J. Carle and Michele Shay. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.50-$45. Call 410-752-1200.

'What You Will or Twelfth Night'

Identical twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a storm at sea. Each believes the other has drowned, but both have been rescued. A young woman alone in the world, Viola dresses as a boy to ensure her safety as she starts to rebuild her life. Thus begins Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will. But there's an intriguing and fun twist to the plot of this lyrical and lusty comedy, which is being presented as What You Will or Twelfth Night by Towson University's Department of Theatre Arts at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Wednesday and March 14-16 at the Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre, Osler and Cross Campus drives. Tickets are $10, $5 students and seniors. Call 410-704-2787.

Neville Brothers in concert

Groove to a gumbo of New Orleans sounds -- rhythm and blues, jazz, country, reggae and Cajun -- when the Neville Brothers perform at Sheppard Pratt's 10th annual Care for Kids Concert, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. The award-winning group is known for such hits as "Tell It Like It Is," "Yellow Moon" and "One More Day." Concert proceeds support patient care and programs for children and adolescents at Sheppard Pratt, a behavioral-health system. Tickets are $40, $125 for prime seating and a dessert reception with the band after the concert. Call 410-938-3100.

Celtic evening at the Meyerhoff

The Chieftains will present an evening of traditional Celtic music laced with humor at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The Grammy Award-winning Irish sextet, which has performed for nearly four decades, features band leader Paddy Moloney on uileann pipes and tin whistle, fiddlers Martin Fay and Sean Keane, harpist Derek Bell, Kevin Conneff on bodhran, and flutist Matt Molloy. Tickets are $34-$58. Call 410-783-8000.

Toshi Reagan at Cellar Stage

Toshi Reagon (daughter of Sweet Honey in the Rock's Bernice Johnson Reagon) will transcend genres with soul-influenced, blues-tinged folk tunes in a concert beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Cellar Stage, St. John's of Hamilton United Methodist Church, 5315 Harford Road. The evening of rock, soul, funk, blues and folk music will also have plenty of humor. Tickets are $14. Call 410-521-9099.

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