Today's events

127th Preakness

May 17, 2002

The 127th running of the Preakness Stakes is tomorrow. A number of events are planned to lead up to race day. Here are today's events:

11th Annual Phillips Preakness Celebrity Crab Picking Contest: Baltimore's business, media and sports communities come together to crack crabs. Contestants have three minutes to pick the most crabmeat. Noon. Call Harborplace and the Gallery for more details. 800- 427-2671.

Cointreau Preakness Pub at Razorbacks, Towson: Chat with professional jockeys from Pimlico as they serve as guest bartend ers for local charities. Free admission and nightly drink specials. Collect coupons and win VIP Preakness tickets. 8 p.m.

Miller Lite Nights: Musical entertainment at Power Plant LIVE! All ages admitted but must be 21 or older to drink. Mix 106.5 will hold a Preakness Eve Jam featuring Blessed Union of Souls. 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

Today's events are free. For more information, visit the Web site www.preakness or call 410-837-3030.

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