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August 30, 2007|By [BRAD SCHLEICHER]

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATING THE GALLERY

Drop by Harborplace this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Gallery. Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday night, enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances, including the antics of Jerry Rowan, a fire-juggling show, comedy juggler Evan Young and live music from rock, ska and reggae fusion band the Players and jazz band Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanos.

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The anniversary celebration is 5 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, between the Pratt and Light streets pavilions. Admission is free; call 410-332-4191 for more information.

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[BRAD SCHLEICHER]

PARADE

A DRIVING FORCE

Catch Baltimore's historic Cadillac Parade on its 61st anniversary. The parade was held annually from 1946 to 1972. The event was revived in 1996 by the Pennsylvania Avenue Redevelopment Collaborative and now draws as many as 35,000 people. The parade features vintage model automobiles as well as marching bands, performing artists, community organizations and more. The parade will culminate with an outdoor music festival featuring a number of local and regional musicians.

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Baltimore's historic Cadillac Parade is noon-3 p.m. and the festival is 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The parade will start at North and Pennsylvania avenues and end at Lafayette and Pennsylvania avenues, where the festival will take place. Free. For more information, contact the PARC office at 443-271-1800 or e-mail ArtsII@aol.com.

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[BRAD SCHLEICHER]

FESTIVAL SHOWCASING JUDAISM

Celebrate Jewish-American heritage with entertainment, crafts and more at the Showcase of Nations Jewish American Festival this weekend. Jewish-inspired food -- including kosher hot dogs, knishes and various Israeli cuisine -- will be served. The festival will also feature live performances by Kol Sasson, the University of Maryland's Jewish a cappella group; Baltimore Klezmer University, a nonprofit, all-volunteer community orchestra; and many others.

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The Jewish-American Festival takes place noon-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Pimlico Race Course, Hayward and Winner avenues. Admission is $5 each day; ages 13 and younger admitted free. For more information, call 410-833-7485 or go to baltimore jewishfestival.org.

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[BRAD SCHLEICHER]

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