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February 13, 2003|By Mike Morris

Have a go at the tango

It takes two to tango. So grab your partner, and dance to the sounds of an eight-piece orchestra fronted by a Latin vocalist at Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St. Two sets of teachers offer beginner and intermediate Argentine tango lessons at 8 p.m. tomorrow, followed by a 9 p.m. dance. Tickets are $10 ($8 for CA members). Reservations recommended. Call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativealliance.org.

Shake that belly!

Belly dancing, psychosis and super egos? Analyze that. Or at least catch a performance of "1001 Freudian Nights -- A Biography in Bellydance" at 713 N. Howard St. Fluid Movement, a local performing-arts group best known for its off-the-wall water ballets, will depict the life of Sigmund Freud through the belly dancing hips of both gals and guys. Shows are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tomorrow, 8 p.m. and midnight Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the door for $5 ($10 for the midnight show). Call 443-742-4942.

FOR THE RECORD - In yesterday's LIVE section, the wrong title was given for the lecture series that features Coretta Scott King next Wednesday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. It's the Smart Talk Women's Lecture Series. The Sun regrets the error.

HEP CATS ON STAGE

Get ready to jump, jive and wail in your seat when the Jivin' Lindy Hoppers and the Uptown Big Band throw a "Big Band Dance Party" on the stage of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Put on your zoot suits and groove as this London-based dance troupe does big-band and swing-dance-era moves from the Lindy Hop to the Charleston. Tickets are $22-$44. Call 410-783-8000.

Temps vs. Dells

In a battle of the bands-style showdown, two '60s soulful doo-wop groups go head-to-head. "The Temptations vs. the Dells" will take place at 1st Mariner Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena), 201 W. Baltimore St., at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. See if "My Girl" reigns over "Stay in My Corner." Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and Baltimore's own Softones will open. Tickets are $27.50-$50. Call 410-481-SEAT or visit www.baltimorearena.com.

Adam Ferrara at the Improv

Instead of catching comedian Adam Ferrara on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or Comedy Central, why not check him out in your own back yard? Ferrara, co-star of the ABC-TV series The Job, will be in town for several stand-up routines at the Baltimore Improv, 6 Market Place in Power Plant Live. The laughter begins at 8 tonight, and continues at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tomorrow, 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$45. Call 410-727-8500.

Gliding into marriage

Skating on thin ice with your partner may not be the best way to start your marriage, but that's exactly how some local couples plan to tie the knot. The Inner Harbor Ice Rink, on Rash Field at 201 Key Highway, will be the site of the annual Valentine's Day Wedding On Ice at noon tomorrow. Not looking to get hitched? Come watch the mass wedding ceremony or enjoy a Valentine's Sweetheart Skate in the evening, where couples can take a romantic skate under the stars and receive two-for-one admission from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call 410-825-1065 or visit www.promotionandarts.com.

CORETTA SCOTT KING

Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., comes to town next Wednesday as the second speaker in the "Unique Lives & Experiences" lecture series at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. King, who is being billed as "the messenger of an undying dream," will discuss her husband's ideals of peace, justice and equity. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34-$59. Call 410-783-8000.

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