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'An Irish Christmas'

Event Jewish Food And Life

December 14, 2006|By BROOKE NEVILS

THE OTHER HOLIDAYS

HISTORY

There's more than just Christmas spirit in the air this month. Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in honoring other holidays Saturday at "Festival of Lights: Celebrating Diverse Holiday Traditions." The program includes cultural presentations, performances and stories on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Diwali and Ramadan.

The program takes place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Museum admission is $8; $6 for seniors and college students; free for kids ages 6 and younger and members. Call 443-263-1800 or visit africanamerican culture.org.

'AN IRISH CHRISTMAS'

MUSIC

It's hard to beat "An Irish Christmas" in Charm City. Eileen Ivers, Celtic fiddler and former Riverdance star, is bringing Christmas in Ireland to the Lyric Opera House tonight. Playing a combination of traditional Irish songs and classic holiday favorites with an Irish kick, Ivers will share Irish holiday customs and will present a local children's choir.

"An Nollaig -- An Irish Christmas" begins at 7:30 tonight at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $30-$60. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticketmaster.com.

JEWISH FOOD AND LIFE

EVENT

Like latkes and free Hanukkah presents? Check out the Mid-Atlantic Jewish Food and Life Expo Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds for everything from soufganiot (Israeli doughnuts) to "Amazing Feats of Comedy" by Michael Rosman. Hear live Jewish music, trace your family's ancestry with the help of the Jewish Genealogy Society and enjoy lots more.

The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall, 2200 York Road, Timonium. At the door, tickets are $7 for adults and $5.50 for children; in advance, $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Call 410-358-6846 or visit jewishexpo.org.

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