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August 25, 2005

NOW OR NEVER

Explore the culture of Taiwan at the program "Lion Dance and Drums," presented by the Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theater of Taiwan, Saturday at Towson University's Stephens Hall Theatre. Costumed members of the troupe will present acrobatics, dancing, rhythmic drumming and more. Acts will include "Glowing Night Dragon," "Walking Lion Gong and Drum Dance" and "Grab the Green," lion dances, dragon dances, temple rituals and more.

"Lion Dance and Drums" takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Towson University, Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road, Towson. Tickets $10; $5 seniors and students. Call 410-704-2787 or 410-704-2807.

COMING UP

Ever tried a buffalo burger or an Indian taco? Purchased handmade goods from a Native American craftsman? Seen more than 70 American Indian tribes gathered together in one place? You can do and see it all at the PowWow and Native-American Festival at Patterson Park tomorrow through Sunday.

Storytelling, games, face painting, live music and dance performances are scheduled. There will also be an array of foods, craft items, clothing and jewelry for sale, in celebration of the Native American heritage.

The PowWow and Native-American Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Patterson Park, Eastern and Linwood avenues. Admission tomorrow is $3 for all visitors. Saturday and Sunday admission is $5; $3 for children. Call 410-675-3535 or visit www.baic.org.

NEXT WEEK IN LIVE

Grammy-winning folk-pop singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin comes to town, playing Rams Head Live Saturday. She talks about Polaroids, her new collection of greatest hits and her new album, due out early next year.

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