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Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

April 10, 2003|By SUN STAFF

Degeneres on the road

Before her sitcom, and before all the coming-out/dating Anne Heche hoopla, Ellen DeGeneres was a stand-up comedian. Now she's back on the road, on a tour that hits Washington's Lisner Auditorium April 16 and 17, and which culminates in shows in New York that will be filmed for an HBO special.

It's been a busy year for DeGeneres: Her talk show makes its debut in September, she has a book due in the fall, and she recently lent her voice to the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, due in May.

To catch the stand-up star as she perfects the material for her TV special, call Ticketmaster at 410-492-SEAT, or check out www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, see www .ellendegeneres.com.

- Sarah Kickler Kelber

Exercise elbow and generosity

Seven bars in eight hours. Think you can handle it?

If you're up to the challenge, then check out the Fifth Annual Fells Point Spring Pub Tour on Saturday, where you can enjoy $1.50 pints on select drafts and food specials from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Participating bars include: Reefer's, F.S. Key Pub & Grill, Fletcher's, The Greene Turtle, The Horse You Came In On and Rodo's. Register between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Max's on Broadway, 733 S. Broadway.

Tickets are $8 with two cans of food (to benefit the Maryland Food Bank) and $11 without food. Call 877-99-LINDY or visit www.lindypromo.com for more information.

- Mike Morris

DJ Skribble is in the house

He's a regular on MTV's TRL and has even been featured in a Britney Spears music video, but tonight you'll find DJ Skribble spinning the tunes at Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place.

Voted best DJ last year by Spin magazine readers, Skribble will play outside from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tonight, patrons can enter Have a Nice Day Cafe, Bar Baltimore and McFadden's for one cover charge. Arrive between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., and admission is free. All three clubs will offer $2 rail drinks and domestic beers.

Clubgoers also will be randomly selected to attend a VIP party held tonight with cast members of MTV's Real World - Las Vegas.

- Mike Morris

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