Go For It

Our picks for weekend ideas that can't miss

November 27, 2005

Go See

Bee Season -- A marriage unravels, a daughter becomes a spelling bee champion, and the mystical world of Kabbalah makes heroes of words. Sun score: B-.

The Ice Harvest -- John Cusack is a Kansas mob lawyer who, with partner-in-crime Billy Bob Thornton, tries to pull off the perfect crime, which includes stealing more than $2 million in mob money. Sun score: B-.

To read Sun movie reviews: baltimoresun.com/movie

Go Do

Birthday party -- The American Visionary Art Museum turns 10 - and there's even cake this morning at 10 in the Tall Sculpture Barn and exhibit tours all day (free with admission, which is $7-$11). AVAM is at 800 Key Highway. Call 410-244-1900 or visit avam.org.

Hometown Monet -- Workshop lets visitors use tempera paint and an Impressionist palette to create views of Baltimore, as Monet might have done, at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free with museum admission, which is $6-$10; free for ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-6321.

Go Rent

The War of the Worlds -- If you aren't totally over Tom Cruise, check out this remake of H.G. Wells' cataclysmic classic. Dakota Fanning also stars.

The Polar Express -- This animated Robert Zemeckis film of Chris Van Allsburg's popular children's book stars the voice of Tom Hanks.

Go Show

Sister's Christmas Catechism -- If you like a little humor in your holiday entertainment, try this production at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., through Dec. 23. The interactive show features musical numbers, prizes and a mystery that only Sister can solve. Times vary. $22.50-$35. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com

Scrooge -- A musical version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol runs through Dec. 18 at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Times vary. Tickets are $12-$15. Call 410-752-1225 or go to spotlighters.org.

To read Sun stage reviews: baltimoresun.com/stage

Go Hear

Pure Prairie League -- The Ohio band probably best known for its song "Amie" stops by Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, tonight at 6:30 and 9:30. Tickets are $35. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadtavern.com.

Steven Curtis Chapman -- The country artist's Christmas Tour stops at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax, Va., tomorrow night at 7. Tickets are $18 to $75 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting ticketmaster.com.

Go Away

String Fever -- A woman juggles life's big issues: turning 40, artificial insemination and the elusive fundamentals of string theory. Through Sunday at Theater J, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. N.W., Washington. 8 p.m. today, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. $15-$39. Call 800-494-TIXS.

Lights on the bay -- Drive by more than 60 illuminated displays, through Jan. 1 at Sandy Point State Park, U.S. 50, Exit 32, near Annapolis. Exhibit's hours are 5 p.m.-10 p.m. daily. $12 per car; $50 per bus. Proceeds benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center. 443-481-3161.

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