The Big Three

June 21, 2007|By DANA KINKER

SPORTS

GET EXTREME

Get in on the action when the AST Dew Tour brings extreme skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross events to the Camden Yards Sports Complex today-Sunday. Watch some of the most talented action-sports athletes in the world compete for the Dew Cup. Also, take a break between competitions to experience the outdoor festival, complete with a bungee slingshot, mini-skate park and BMX course, as well as athlete autograph-sessions.

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The Dew Tour runs today-Sunday at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, West Camden Street. Gates open at 2 p.m. today and tomorrow, 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Tickets are $15 for a day pass; $35 for a three-day pass; $5 for children age 12 and younger. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com or

astdewtour.com for full schedule.

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[DANA KINKER]

MUSIC

BSO TAKES YELLOW BRICK ROAD

Put on your ruby slippers and take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra puts on its "Oz With Orchestra" performance at the Music Center at Strathmore tonight and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday. A large screen above the BSO will show the full-length Wizard of Oz film with the original score completely eliminated, allowing the BSO to provide the music for the famous songs, including "Over the Rainbow" and "Follow the Yellow Brick Road."

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The "Oz With Orchestra" performance is at 8 p.m. today at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets $12.50-$65. Call 410-783-8000 or go to baltimoresymphony.org.

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[DANA KINKER]

EXHIBIT 'STAR WARS' LANDS

Witness the many ways "the Force" has made its way into households over the past 30 years by visiting the exhibit The Force Is With Us: 30 Years of Star Wars at Geppi's Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards. See a collection that includes the first light saber toy, which is inflatable, as well as a complete set of action figures from 1978 to 1985. The exhibit comes to Geppi's courtesy of Thomas G. Atkinson, director of the Star Toys Museum in Linthicum. Visitors can also see record albums, old electronic games, eight-track tapes, customized model vans and many items from overseas.

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The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 15. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The museum is at Camden Yards on the second floor of Camden Station, above Sports Legends at Camden Yards. The exhibit is free for members, and tickets are $7-$9 for nonmembers. Call 410-625-7060 or go to geppis museum.com

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[DANA KINKER]

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