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June 09, 2005|By Sam Sessa

Great Grapes festival

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or you've just seen Sideways and you're looking for a chance to stick your nose in some local pinots, the Great Grapes Wine, Arts and Food Festival is an opportunity to taste local wines and see live music. Held this weekend at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, the festival features several Maryland wineries, more than 150 wines, live music, tastings, artist exhibitions and cooking demonstrations. The Kelly Bell Band and Carl Filipiak are among the local bands that will perform. An admission ticket includes live performances, a souvenir wine glass, tastings and cooking demonstrations.

The Great Grapes Wine, Arts and Food Festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 800-830-3976, Ext. 108 or visit www.uncorkthefun.com.

Dylan and Nelson

Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are a major reason why music today sounds the way it does. Both musical legends have careers spanning decades, and both play with their own bands on their tour, which hits the Prince George's Stadium on Tuesday. The Greencards, an acoustic bluegrass trio, will open.

Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson play Prince George's Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Bowie, on Tuesday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; music starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50; children younger than 12 are admitted free with each adult ticketholder. Call 877-639-3728 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Mulitalopalooza

Mulitalopalooza is as much fun as it sounds. Presented by Big Ed's Band Foundation, Mulitalopalooza features live music and a silent auction of Ravens and other sports memorabilia to help raise money for music departments in the Baltimore school system. Ravens guard and ukulele player Edwin Mulitalo will be the host and perform at the event, held at the Recher Theatre tomorrow. Other bands include Real Geniuses, Kelly Bell Band, Kirk's Money Brothas and YDOUASK?

The Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson, will host Mulitalopalooza at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $20. Call 443-463-2078 or visit Web site www.bigedsband.com.

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