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October 10, 2002|By David M. Graves

Smokey Robinson at Morgan

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles lighted up the charts with their Motown hits "Shop Around," "Ooo Baby Baby" and "Tracks of My Tears." And when the soulful lead singer ventured out on a solo career in 1972, he kept the fire burning with such hits as "Cruisin" and "Being With You." You can catch the Rock and Roll Hall of famer singing his golden oldies (and his newer tunes, too) at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Jewish Museum exhibit

Ahh! Life couldn't be better in the big city, right? Not quite. For many Jewish immigrants to the United States, the place to live was small towns. We Call This Place Home: Jewish Life in Maryland's Small Towns, a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, explores Jewish life outside the big cities of this state. The exhibit, which opens Sunday and runs through October 2003, includes artifacts, photographs, intimate conversations and personal memories spanning from Colonial to present times. The museum is located at 15 Lloyd St. Sunday's opening is free. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Call 410-732-6400.

Parade of Sail

What's the next best thing to sailing on a beautiful schooner? Watching more than 40 of them glide along Baltimore's waterfront in the annual Parade of Sail. The parade, running between Canton and the Inner Harbor, helps kick off the 13th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (from Baltimore to Norfolk, Oct. 17-20)). The Parade of Sail will take place Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Call 410-215-6253.

Chocolate fest at Lexington Market

If someone were to say there are many sweet rewards at Lexington Market, he would be right on point. That's because Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., is holding its 19th annual Chocolate Festival today through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Arcade. The festival will be oozing with everything chocolate, including cookies, cakes, candies and fudge, and will feature cooking demonstrations, chocolate-eating contests, children's entertainment, live music and much more. Free. Call 410-685-6169 or check out www.lexingtonmarket.com.

Tattoo ceremony at Fort McHenry

Call it war and remembrance. The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the Fort McHenry Guard will team up Sunday to hold the fort's last tattoo ceremony of the season. Dressed in the uniforms of Revolutionary War patriots, the U.S. Army Guard will play music that inspired George Washington and the Continental Army. The ceremony also salutes Shirley Doda, a Baltimore resident who, in 1974, led a campaign to block a proposed bridge over Fort McHenry National Monument. The event takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave. Free. Call 410-962-4290.

112th annual Columbus Day Parade

Ohio paid a high honor to Christopher Columbus by naming its capital after him. Baltimore's high honor to the explorer, credited with discovering the New World, is the longstanding Columbus Day Parade. In its 112th year, the event is said to be the oldest consecutively running Columbus Day parade in the country. The tradition continues Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as local officials, bands, floats, magicians, clowns and many others converge for the celebration. The parade begins at Key Highway between Cross and Covington streets, and proceeds along Light, Pratt, President and Fleet streets before disbanding on Central Avenue. Free. Call 410-752-8632.

Jay Leno at Chimes benefit

OK, so Jay Leno comes on television a little late for you. Well, here's your chance to see the talk-show host and comedian up close and personal (and in the daytime). This Sunday, Chimes, which provides services for people with disabilities, holds its Magical Afternoon With Jay Leno. The benefit performance takes place at 3:30 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Donations of $50 and $75 for orchestra and balcony seating will be accepted through the Meyerhoff ticket office (410-783-8000). Donations of $250 (includes show and a post-show reception) and $500 (includes a pre- and post-show reception and a chance to meet Leno) will be accepted through Chimes (410-358-7774).

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