NOW OR NEVER
Check out the third annual "Word Guitar" benefit Saturday night at 8 at the Creative Alliance. The event, which benefits the creative journal Link, features performances by musicians who also write -- this year, that includes Glenn Moomau, a blues musician who wrote the book Ted Nugent Condominium.
The event also features a silent auction of artworks created by grade-school kids through senior citizens, a group encompassing such artists as Ruth Channing, Raoul Middleman and Ruth Pettus. The auction runs 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets, which are $10 ($8 for alliance members), are available through www.missiontix.com. For more information, call 410-276-1651.
-- Sarah Kickler Kelber
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the circus is coming to town. Beginning Wednesday and running through March 20, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus takes over the 1st Mariner Arena.
Spectators can enjoy three rings of silly clowns, performing lions, agile pachyderms, fearless acrobats, daring motorcyclists and more at "The Greatest Show on Earth," featuring ringmaster Kevin Venardos. Show-goers are invited to arrive an hour early the day of their show to take part in the "Three-Ring Adventure!," which includes an opportunity to walk on the low-wire, learn juggling, meet the animals up-close, try on circus costumes and more.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus takes place Wednesday through March 20 at the 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Performance times vary. Tickets: $13-$60. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
-- Lori Sears
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