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June 09, 2005

NOW OR NEVER

After 63 years, Theatre Hopkins will bid farewell to its home in the Merrick Barn on the Johns Hopkins University campus with a play about a theatrical longevity. Co-authors George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber used the legendary Barrymores as the source for their comedy The Royal Family, which opens a four-weekend run tomorrow.

Under Suzanne Pratt's direction, Molly Moores, Cherie Weinert and Nona Porter portray three generations of women in the Cavendish clan, with Harry B. Turner and Michael Styer depicting the Cavendish men. Next season, the theater expects to perform in other venues on the Homewood campus.

Show times at the Merrick Barn are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through July 3. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 410-516-7159.

-- J. Wynn Rousuck

COMING UP

Celebrate all things Baltimore, from big hair to spandex, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the annual HonFest on 36th Street in Hampden. There will be three Hon contests including Baltimore's Best Hon. Visitors can stop by such events as the Hon Run, which is a race where Hons attempt to carry trays without spilling them, or "Honopoly," a life-sized Hon-themed game of "Monopoly." There will be fashion shows, and guests can get a Hon makeover at the Glamour Lounge or learn about classic beehive hairstyles at the Hairdo Museum. Enjoy food and music throughout the day.

HonFest is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on 36th Street in Hampden. Free. For a full listing of events and schedule, visit www.honfest.net or call 410-243-6800.

-- Brooke Snyder

NEXT WEEK IN LIVE

A day trip to the Adams Morgan area of Washington

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