The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

May 04, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG

COMICS RELIEF

WHAT / / Free Comic Book Day

WHEN / / Saturday

WHERE / / A variety of venues that sell comic books, including Comics Kingdom, 3998 Roland Ave.; Shananigans Toy Shop, 5004-B Lawndale Ave.; and Cutting Edge Comics, 2832 Christopher Ave.

WHY / / Because comic books will be given away to promote readership.

CONTACT / / Visit www.freecomicbook day.com to find the location nearest you.

FREE

HARLEM RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

The Prince George's County Harlem Renaissance Festival is Saturday. The theme this year is "Women Making Their Mark." The festival will feature romantic vocalist Howard Hewett and "Kick Off Breakfast" keynote speaker Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There will also be food, music, museum displays, discussions, poetry and children's activities.

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The Harlem Renaissance Festival takes place on the grounds of the Columbia Park / Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave. in Landover. The festivities are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 301-918-8418 or visit pghrf.org /

festival.

FREE

POETRY AND MUSIC

Poet Edward Hirsch, writer of six poetry books and president of the Guggenheim Foundation, will read Sunday for the ninth annual Joshua R. Ringel Memorial Reading at the Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Carney will perform Bach's chaconne from the Partita in D minor for solo violin. A reception will take place before the performance.

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This recital is at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Hodson Hall auditorium at the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. The reception is at 5 p.m. For more information, call 410-735-6009.

FREE

THE BERNSTEIN BEAT

Temple Oheb Shalom welcomes Jamie Bernstein Thomas, the daughter of Leonard Bernstein, for a performance Sunday. The concert, "The Bernstein Beat: What Makes Music Dance?" highlights the complex rhythms that Maestro Bernstein used in his lively works. Thomas joins the Concert Artists of Baltimore under the direction of Edward Polochick. Tunes include pieces from Bernstein's Broadway musicals West Side Story, On the Town and Candide.

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This event is 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave. For more information, call 410-358-0105 or visit templeohebshalom.org.

FREE

WALK INTO HISTORY

Go for a walk on the newly enhanced Baltimore Heritage Walk pedestrian trail. Participate in the opening of the trail season Saturday and enjoy speeches, a parade and a tour of the trail's historic sites. A family festival at the Shot Tower Plaza will follow with food, crafts, music and re-enactments.

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The Heritage Walk 2006 Opening Celebration is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday beginning at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center, 401 Light St. Opening remarks last until 11 a.m. and then tours will begin. The family festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shot Tower Plaza at Fayette and Front streets. In case of rain, the festival will be held inside the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard St. Call 443-514-5900 for details.

FREE

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WHAT / / Special Olympics City Games

WHEN / / Today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE / / Morgan State University on East Cold Spring Lane

WHY / / Because visitors can enjoy the spring weather and watch Special Olympics games.

CONTACT / / Call 410-644-7923 for more information or to be a volunteer.

FREE

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