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October 08, 2006

CALENDAR

THROUGH NOVEMBER

Hip-Hop Happenings / / Hip-hop concert by Bossman, hip-hop dance and writing workshops, author discussions and more, at Enoch Pratt Free Library branches, Central Library and area recreation centers. www.epfl.net or 410-396-5430 for dates, times and more information.

TODAY

Ebony Fashion Fair / / Top designers present their latest fashions at the 49th annual show, 4 p.m. at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. $30-$40. 443-885-4440, 443-885-4443 or murphyfineartscenter.org.

OCT. 9

Aaron Neville and His Quintet / / The Grammy-winning singer performs soul classics, 8 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $69.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

OCT. 12-13

Imani Winds concert / / Musical, theatrical and dance performances in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Josephine Baker's birth, featuring the African-American wind quintet Imani Winds, 8 p.m. both days at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Stadium Drive and University Boulevard, College Park. $30. 301-405-ARTS or claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

OCT. 14

Film screening / / Watch the documentary We Are Arabbers, which is about Baltimore's horse-and-wagon produce vendors and participate in a question- and-answer session with the filmmakers and Baltimore arabbers, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free with museum admission: $8; $6 seniors and college students; free for age 6 and younger and members. 443-263-1800 or africanameri canculture.org.

OCT. 15

Ailey II / / Dance performance by the company of younger members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 6 p.m. at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. Sponsored by Free Fall Baltimore. Free; tickets required. 443-885-4440 or 443-885-4443 or murphyfineartscenter.org.

OCT. 20-22

"Zooman and the Sign" / / Theatrical show about the impact of street violence, based on Charles Fuller's book, 8 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Coppin State University, James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, 2500 W. North Ave. $5-$12. 410-951-3371 or 410-951-3000 or coppin.edu.

OCT. 21

Abu the Flutemaker / / The music-maker leads a children's drum workshop, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. $10-$12. 443-263-1831 or africanamericanculture.org.

OCT. 21-22

War / / Concert by the multicultural funk band, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $39.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

THROUGH OCT. 22

"The Gingham Dog" / / Theatrical show by the African Continuum Theatre about the breakup of an interracial married couple, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. N.E., Washington. $17-$32. 202-399-7993.

OCT. 25

Natalie Cole / / The Grammy Award-winning singer and daughter of Nat King Cole performs songs from her newest CD as well as older favorites, 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $48. 301-581-5100 or strathmore.org.

OCT. 26-27

Soulful Symphony performs / / Conductor Darin Atwater leads the Soulful Symphony in a performance of his Song in a Strange Land, 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $15-$55. Meyerhoff: 410-783-8000. Strathmore: 301-581-5100.

OCT. 28

Historical talk / / Historian and nun Sister Reginald Gerdes discusses the story of the first African-American Roman Catholic order, the Oblate Sisters of Providence, and its founder, Mary Elizabeth Lange, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free with museum admission: $8; $6 seniors and college students; free for age 6 and younger and members. 443-263-1800 or africanamericanculture.org.

Whoopi Goldberg / / Stand-up comedy show, 8 p.m. at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $50-$65. 410-547-SEAT.

OCT. 29

Cypress Hill / / The hip-hop group plays Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:30 p.m. with opening acts Written Prisms, Soulblock and Arcane. $29.50. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

"Let My People Go" / / Performance by the combined choirs of the Baltimore Choral Arts Full Chorus, the Morgan State University Choir, City College High School Choir, percussionists, actors and soloists. The subject of the piece is the journey of slaves along the Underground Railroad, 4 p.m. at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. Conversation with composer Donald McCullough and various African-American historians after the show. Tickets $20-$50. 410-523-7070 or baltimorechoralarts.org.

THROUGH OCT. 30

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