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October 16, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer

Get Revved Up

The sixth annual Mobtown Grease Ball will take place Saturday.

Presented by a local custom car club known as the Karb Kings, the event will bring hundreds of gearheads to Sylvester's Saloon. Trophies (in the form of bowling pins adorned with hot rod flames) will be given in several categories, including "best grocery getter" and "baddest bomb."

In addition to the competitions, the event will feature live music, with bands such as The Ultra Kings, '52 Pick-Up and The Martini Bros. scheduled to play at the all-day event.

Car registration starts at 10 a.m., and the bands will get started around 4 p.m.

A $5 cover charge will be collected starting at 3 p.m.

Sylvester's Saloon is at 7326 Golden Ring Road. For information, call 410-282-8130 or visit

More laughs with Mohr

Saturday Night Live alum Jay Mohr will shake up the Baltimore Improv tonight through Sunday

Mohr, who got his big-screen break playing alongside Tom Cruise in the 1996 hit Jerry Maguire, has a comedic repertoire that includes dead-on impressions and biting commentary. Catch his stand-up act at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30.

The Baltimore Improv is at 6 Market Place in the Power Plant Live! complex. For more information, call 410-727-8500 or visit

Benefit for St. Pat

Local and nationally known rock bands will play Saturday to benefit Baltimore's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The show, which will take place at the Recher Theatre, will feature, among others, Black 47, The Ruffians and Donegal X-Press.

Tickets are $20. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road. For more information, call 410-337-7178 or visit

Rocking with Bach

Hair metal hottie Sebastian Bach will rock the Recher Theatre Friday at 10 p.m.

The bad boy will test out his golden pipes after The Mustang Pleasure Club opens the show. Tickets for this all ages concert are $22. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road. For more information, call 410-337-7178 or visit

Local film festival

Local filmmaker Catherine Pancake will screen a selection of her works this weekend at the Chela Gallery.

The evening events, which will take place tomorrow and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., will feature her film and video works from 1996 to present, including The Suit and Klumpki Heart Wonderful.

A $6 donation is suggested.

Chela Gallery is at 3500 Boston St., No. 210. For more information, call 410-342-1800 or visit

Singin' the blues

If the cool weather and early fall sunsets have got you down, then head over to the Ottobar Sunday for Smiths/Morrissey Karaoke night, where you can share the misery with dozens of other weepy locals.

Sing to your favorite gloomy Brit-pop tune or just watch as others take the stage to perform.

There is no cover for this 18-and-over event. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. For more information, call 410-662-0069 or visit

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