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Scene: Clubs, Bars, Nightlife

September 23, 2004

Pardo at the Improv

Prepare to laugh as Jimmy Pardo takes the stage at the Improv this weekend.

Fans of high-energy sarcasm, sharp, inventive material and entertaining self-deprecation are sure to enjoy Pardo's appearance. Credits include Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show, as well as writing for Us Weekly's Fashion Police.

The Improv is at 6 Market Place, Power Plant Live. Call 410-727-8500 or visit www .powerplantlive.com.

Fashion show

The runway passes through Baltimore on Saturday as the fourth annual Blush fashion show takes place.

The event showcases various talents including up-and-coming fashion, music and dance entrepreneurs. Enigmatology Boutique, of Mount Vernon, will reveal its fall men's and women's ready-to-wear fashions. Local dance troupes Fusion Dance Team and the Deadly Venoms perform, and music is provided by DJs Ruin and G. Wiz.

Producers Melissa Campiz and Celena Siprajim, alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art, produce individual fashion lines in Baltimore.

Blush begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. at the Vault Night Club, 401 W. Baltimore St., with a cover charge of $10. For more information, call 443-956-3152.

All Mighty Senators

Get ready to rock as the All Mighty Senators perform their fusion of funk, acid-jazz and hip-hop at the Funk Box in Federal Hill tomorrow night.

Baltimore's rock 'n' roll quartet is joined by the Ordinary Way. Both bands are known for their hybrids of musical styles and will be joined by Morning 40 Federation for an evening of get-off-your-butt rocking.

The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 410-625-2000 or visit www .thefunkbox.com.

Music of India

South India's mrundangam maestro Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman will lead a unique ensemble of musicians tomorrow night at Stephens Hall Theatre.

Sivaraman will perform on the mrundangam, a percussion instrument that can be traced back to the era of Hindu gods. The musicians will execute rhythmic and musical exchanges as well as explain the features of Kerala orchestra and perform South Indian songs that sound like Western tunes.

Stephens Hall Theatre is at 8000 York Road on the campus of Towson University. Call 410-704-2787 or visit centerfor thearts.towson.edu.

- Meredith Lidard

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