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March 27, 2003|By Mike Morris

Antiques in abundance

Interested in traditional decor? Then make your way this weekend to the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road in West Friendship, for the Mid-Atlantic Antiques Market, where more than 100 dealers from along the East Coast will converge to offer patrons a large amount of Americana, folk art and period decorative items. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Early admission is 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday for $15. Regular tickets are $6 both days. Call 410-228-8858.

Zwan song

Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan's new outfit, Zwan, will rock out Saturday at the Towson Center Arena, located on Auburn Drive on Towson University's campus. The quintet, which plays at 7:30 p.m., hit the music scene back in January with its top-10 debut album, Mary Star of the Sea. Queens of the Stone Age open the concert, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.


The critically acclaimed play On Golden Pond, starring Jack Klugman, comes to the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Saturday evening for one show only. Klugman, best known for playing sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's The Odd Couple, plays a retired, elderly professor who deals with relationship issues while on summer vacation with his family. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $37.50-$57.50. The Mechanic is located at 25 Hopkins Plaza. Call 410-481-SEAT.

My Greek parade

To commemorate the 182nd anniversary of Greek independence, more than 100 groups will march Sunday in the seventh annual Greek Independence Day Mid-Atlantic Parade. The parade, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., begins on Eastern Avenue at Haven Street in Greektown, then heads east before turning right on Ponca Street and eventually ending near St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St. The Marine Corps Marching Band and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. are scheduled to appear. Call 410-625-4735 or see

Walk with the animals

Grab your four-legged friend and head on over to Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., for the Maryland SPCA's annual "March for the Animals." The 1.5-mile walk lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. In addition, play "Canine Musical Chairs," enter the "Celebrity Pet Look-a-Like" contest, or catch a demonstration by the Baltimore City Police Department's canine unit. Pick up pledge sheets at the SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Giant Food stores, Baltimore County public libraries and the Enoch Pratt Free libraries. Call 410-243-7692, Ext. 1 or visit

Laugh or sing

In the mood for a comedy? The Lyric has got you covered. How about a musical? No problem. Both the gender-exploring comedy Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent take the stage over the next week at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Becker's "Farewell Tour" performances begin at 8 tonight and continue through Sunday, with tickets ranging from $20.50-$49.50. The Rent cast begins singing next Tuesday, and remains in town through April 6. Rent tickets are $32.50-$67.50. For show times, visit For tickets, call 410-481-SEAT.


Go buck-wild at the Professional Bull Riders' Baltimore Invitational, held at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Watch as 45 skilled riders, including Chris Shivers, Lee Atkin (pictured), Justin McBride and last year's champion, Tony Mendez, saddle up and try to hang onto powerful, bucking bulls for eight seconds. The prize? Thousands of dollars for the best riders. The event also features fireworks. Tickets are $10-$100. Call 410-481-SEAT.

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