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July 22, 2004

NOW OR NEVER

Instead of heading "downy ocean" this weekend, why not consider a trip down Southern Maryland? Tomorrow in St. Mary's City, the imaginative and popular River Concert Series, presented by St. Mary's College of Maryland, presents the starry finale of its sixth season of outdoor performances.

Jeffrey Silberschlag will conduct the Chesapeake Orchestra in music associated with the heavens, including Gustav Holst's The Planets, Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra (forever linked to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey) and, of course, selections from John Williams' Star Wars. The concert is at 7 p.m. on the campus of St. Mary's College, Route 5 in St. Mary's City. Grounds open at 5 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.rivercon certseries.com.

-- Tim Smith

COMING UP

Haul out the glow sticks Saturday and head to Fort Armistead Park for yet another installment of the nu-rave party known as Starscape.

The annual all-nighter will again feature drum 'n' bass, techno and hip-hop stages as well as an art gallery and marketplace. The party starts at 9 p.m. Saturday and ends at 6 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $45 at the gate. This is an 18-and-over event.

Fort Armistead Park is at 4000 Hawkins Point Road. Visit www.ultraworld.net.

-- Sarah Schaffer

NEXT WEEK IN LIVE

SuperMegaFest celebrates Catwoman -- but not the Halle Berry version ... Checking out West Chester, Pa. ... Chatting with the stars of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

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