The Big Three

April 27, 2006

FILM

SEE THE 'SEA' AT HOPKINS

Today through Sunday, catch a movie or two. Or three or four. Or five or six. Visit the Johns Hopkins Film Festival and watch feature films, documentaries and short films by independent and student filmmakers. The festival includes appearances by many of the filmmakers.

Saturday at 9 p.m., catch a screening of Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, a documentary portrait of the Southern California communities surrounding the "sea" and their decline in the wake of ecological disaster. The film, co-directed by Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, is narrated by director John Waters.

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The film festival runs today through Sunday at the Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Films will be shown in Shriver Hall and in Shaffer 3. Tickets are $5 per show; $10 for a day pass; $20 for a festival pass. To view the full schedule, visit hopkinsfilmfest.com.

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[LORI SEARS]

OPERA

THE ENDURING 'LA BOHEME'

There are very good reasons why Puccini's La Boheme remains one of the most popular operas ever written.

The story rings true, even the love-at-first-sight bits, and so does the music, which takes the concept of romanticism to new heights. The fact that La Boheme inspired the hit musical Rent a century later says plenty.

To close its season, Baltimore Opera Company presents this Puccini classic, conducted by Andrea Licata.

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Performances are at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with three more performances May 5-7 at Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $45 to $137. Call 410-727-6000 or visit www.baltimore opera.com.

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[TIM SMITH]

EVENT

CRAFTY WEEKEND

Take your family to the 28th annual Sugarloaf Craft Festival this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, where more than 350 artisans from the Baltimore community and elsewhere will display their art and contemporary crafts. In addition to demonstrations in glass blowing, iron forging and basket making, there will be a variety of children's entertainment and music. And specialty foods will be available.

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The festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. Admission is $7 (good for all three days); free for children younger than 12. Call 800-210-9900 or visit sugar loafcrafts.com.

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[JESSICA BRANDT]

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