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April 18, 2002|By Mary Carole McCauley

Entertainment by Engelbert

The legendary Arnold George Dorsey (better known as Engelbert Humperdinck) comes to Baltimore Sunday to croon such golden-oldie faves (maybe) as Release Me and Quandro, Quandro, Quandro in his trademark mellow voice. And, if we're lucky, he'll also perform the not-so-mellow platinum-selling single, Lesbian Seagull. Humperdinck (his name comes from the early 20th-century composer who wrote Hansel & Gretel) began singing in the mid-'60s, and hasn't stopped since. The 7:30 p.m. concert is at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets cost $32-$65. Call 410-783-8000 or visit www.baltimoresymphony.com.

'Beauty and the Beast'

Granted, it's a politically correct, cleaned-up version of an old classic. But who can resist the allure of a dancing teapot? On Wednesday the national tour of Beauty and the Beast returns to the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza, for a 12-day run. In the Disney version, Belle is an independent-minded young woman, the Beast is a basically good guy who has to learn manners, and everything in their castle is enchanted, down to the silverware. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 p.m. April 25. Tickets cost $25-$69. Call 410-752-1200, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Jehan Sadat at the Meyerhoff

Tragedy struck Jehan Sadat in 1982 when her husband of 33 years, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, was fatally shot by an assassin. The former first lady of Egypt then embraced new responsibilities with dignity. Among other things, she has helped build a city where handicapped war veterans can live with their families, and has founded an education and emancipation center for women. Sadat will discuss the Middle East of past, present and future at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. She is appearing as part of the Unique Lives & Experiences lecture series. Tickets are $54. Call 410-783-8000 or visit www.baltimoresymphony.com.

Kennel Club dog show

Talk about putting on the dog -- more than 3,000 purebred canines representing 150 breeds will compete for blue ribbons, the coveted "Best of Show" title -- and perhaps a doggie treat. The Baltimore County Kennel Club's 66th annual dog show and obedience trial will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at York and Timonium roads in Timonium. The show also will include a midway of vendors selling items for pooches and the people who pander to them. Tickets are $3 general adult admission, $2 senior citizens and free for children under 12. Call 410-728-5462.

CSNY at the Baltimore Arena

Admit it -- you still remember all the words to Teach Your Children, although your children are long since grown. The legendary rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will appear at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., at 8 p.m. Saturday, more than three decades after they first began performing. If this stop is similar to others on the tour, the concert will feature a mixture of old favorites, such as the song above, and newer material. Tickets cost $40.50-$151 and can be bought by calling 410-347-2010 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Reach Out and Run

You can walk the walk Sunday during the fifth annual Reach Out and Run, a 5-kilometer race / walk and a 1-kilometer fun walk to support people who have been touched by cancer. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. at Parking Terrace A of the Towson Town Center, near Dulaney Valley Road and Fairmount Avenue, and the race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Amenities include breakfast for all racers, and a T-shirt for the first 1,000 entrants. The registration fee is $20 in advance, $25 on race day, and $12 for children age 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Wellness Community Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that provides education and support services to cancer patients and their families. Call 410-832-2719 or register online at www.active.com.

The Bard's birthday

What's a birthday party without a good ghost? Especially if the honoree is the long-dead William Shakespeare, whose plays often are populated by poltergeists. The Bard may make an appearance at the free bash for his 438th birthday at 2 p.m. Sunday debut performance of Weird Sisters: An Exploration of Women in Shakespeare, a new work by Baltimore playwright Kimberley Lynne; a big cake; costumed characters; and Shakespearean games for kids. Call 410-837-4143 or visit www.baltimoreshakespeare.org.

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