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September 28, 2006|By [LAKAIIA WILLIAMS]

SONiA returns

The lowdown -- Baltimorean Sonia Rustein, who tours solo as SONiA, makes up the band disappear fear with her sister Cindy. Through their music, the band seeks to drive the audience to care about global issues. Disappear fear performs Saturday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre.

If you go -- The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 general admission and $18 for Creative Alliance members. The Creative Alliance is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Go to or the Patterson Theatre box office for tickets. Information: 410-276-1651 and

Baltimore music

The lowdown -- Calling all hip-hop fans and music lovers. It's Baltimore Baby Live features local hip-hop artists in a monthly concert at Sonar. "People don't realize how huge Baltimore's hip-hop scene is," says Ike Carter of It's Baltimore Baby Live. "Some local artists feel that they have been ignored by local music markets, that they favor national artists over local artists. It is Baltimore's time to shine." Tonight's lineup includes DK, C.O.M.P., the Foundation and more.

If you go -- Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $10-$13 for the 18-and-older show and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 410-790-9925. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. For more information, go to

Pop goes the trivia

The lowdown -- If you consider yourself a trivia buff, then head to Sidebar Tavern tomorrow for pop-culture trivia night. Subjects range from name that tune to Baltimore trivia to food for thought. Prizes, drink specials and intense tiebreaker matches such as the Chuck Norris high kick-off are just a fraction of what you can expect at the pop-culture trivia party.

If you go -- Sidebar Tavern is at 218 E. Lexington St. Admission is free. Doors open at 9 p.m. Trivia starts at 10 p.m. For more information or directions go to

Helping the homeless

The lowdown -- Tomorrow night, local ska/reggae group the Players Band performs a charity concert at the Lurman Woodland Theater in Catonsville. The show is free and donations benefit homeless care nonprofits the Lazarus Caucus and the Winter Freezing Weather Shelter.

If you go -- The concert starts at 6 p.m. The theater is at Bloomsbury Avenue and Hilltop Road in Catonsville. Go to

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