October 03, 2002|By David M. Graves

'Painted Prints' at the BMA

It's a celebration of color as the Baltimore Museum of Art unveils Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts. The exhibit, running Sunday through Jan. 5, 2003, includes more than 100 pieces by Durer and other 16th- and 17th-century artists who used bold, vivid colors in their work. The pieces are on loan from major European and American museums and private collections. The Baltimore Museum of Art is located at 10 Art Museum Drive. Admission is $7. Call 410-396-7100.

At AVAM: 'High on Life'

As a heroin addict in prison, Ray Materson would create embroidered art using a Rubbermaid lid and thread from old socks. Now, out of prison and off drugs, the resident of upstate New York takes part in an art exhibit called High on Life: Transcending Addiction. The show, which begins Saturday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, features 300 works by 100 self-taught artists from around the world who have struggled to overcome drug addiction. It continues through Sept. 1, 2003. A $10 preview party takes place tomorrow at the museum. Regular admission is $8, $6 for seniors, students and children. Call 410-244-1900.

'Peter Pan' flies again

Youth. Fantasy. Adventure. And, of course, Never Land. They're all in store as Center Stage kicks off its 40th season with the classic tale Peter Pan. Follow Obie Award-winner Jefferson Mays on his frolicking journey as Peter Pan, the orphan boy with the aversion to growing up. Performances run tomorrow through Nov. 24 in Center Stage's Head Theater, 700 N. Calvert St. Times vary. Admission is $35-$50. Call 410-332-0033.

BOC opens with 'Lakme'

What happens when a beautiful Brahman priestess falls in love with a British officer in 19th-century India? Find out when the Baltimore Opera Company opens its 2002-2003 season Saturday with Lakme, at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Youngok Shin (pictured) stars in this production, considered a jewel of the French lyric genre. The production runs through Oct. 13 and is in French with English surtitles. Show times vary. Tickets are $40-$135 and are available at the BOC box office. Call 410-727-6000 or visit

Cracking jokes at the Baltimore Arena

He's tackled the small screen with his UPN sitcom, The Hughleys. He was a King of Comedy on a wildly popular stage tour and in the movie based on the tour. But it was on BET's Comic View that D.L. Hughley (pictured) got his big break as a stand-up comic. He returns to his roots with fellow BET comics Sommore (who shined as part of the Queens of Comedy tour), Bruce Bruce, Ricky Smiley, J. Anthony Brown and Earthquake. They bring their jokes to the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $45. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Fell's Point Fun Festival

OK, so summer's gone. But that doesn't mean outdoor fun is, too. Check out the Fell's Point Fun Festival Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Fells Point National Historic District. There'll be plenty of bands, food vendors, carnival rides and much more along the 500 block of S. Broadway. And this year, the festival celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with hip-shaking salsa, a Latin dance contest, Caribbean cuisine and arts and crafts. Admission is free. Call 410-783-5404.

Want to get grossed out?

OK, think gross. Now think really gross. That's what you'll get at the Maryland Science Center's new exhibit, Grossology, running tomorrow through Jan. 1. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Sylvia Branzei, the exhibit delves into the physics of what goes on inside the human body, particularly the various ways the body gets rid of waste. The Science Center is located at 601 Light St. Admission is $12, $8 for seniors and children. Call 410-685-2370.

Race for the Cure

It's time once again to lace up those running shoes and take part in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. The event, which supports breast-cancer research and treatment, takes place Saturday. Race-day registration begins at 6 a.m. at Ravens Stadium's Lot B. The cost is $35, but you can pre-register today for $25 from noon to 7 p.m. at Owings Mills Mall near the Ann Taylor store. The 1-mile run / walk begins at 8 a.m Saturday and the 5K run / walk at 8:45 a.m. Both start on Russell Street. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be fun for the family, including musicians, magicians, balloon rides, cheerleaders, singers and dancers. Call 410-433-RACE.

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