Don't Miss


September 07, 2006|By SARAH KICKLER KELBER

Dragon Boats

The lowdown -- If you sight 40-foot boats shaped like dragons in the Inner Harbor on Saturday, don't worry. You aren't hallucinating. From 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., a number of 22-member teams representing area corporations will take to the water for the fifth biennial Dragon Boat Races, which benefit Catholic Charities. Teams take part in elimination heats, hoping to win the big prize, the Dragon Cup, but teams will also be honored for best fight song, best team tent decoration and more. Spectators can see the race from many points - it begins at the World Trade Center and at the Maryland Science Center.

If you go -- Dragon Boat Races will be at the Inner Harbor 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

Reggae & Brew

The lowdown -- The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore goes Caribbean with the Reggae & Brew Festival, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tropical foods, jewelry, crafts and games are on the agenda, as are local reggae groups Can't Hang and Jah Works. Admission includes 10 tickets that can be used toward beer and other drinks, and additional tickets are 10 for $10. Blankets and folding chairs are allowed, but tents are not.

If you go -- The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is at 1 Druid Hill Park Lake Drive. Admission is $25 for drinkers and $5 for designated drivers and those younger than 21. Those who are not of drinking age must be with a parent or guardian.

First Thursdays

The lowdown -- WTMD's First Thursdays Concerts continue tonight with a performance by soul-tinged rock band the Colour. The free show takes place in West Mount Vernon Park at 5:30 p.m. Donegal Xpress is also on the bill.

If you go -- West Mount Vernon Park is on Mount Vernon Place. For more information about the concert series, visit


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