The Big Three

April 17, 2008|By NICHOLAS TESTA

FAMILY

COLORFUL GROUP

Those who know the Doodlebops from their Disney Channel show know that their high-energy performances and fluorescent colors can't be confined to television. Their kid-friendly music and positive social message are broadcast in four countries and have propelled the group out on tour. Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle play music on piano, drums, guitar and even ukulele Sunday at the Lyric Opera House.

The Doodlebops perform at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19.50-$39.50. The Lyric is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.

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HISTORY

CIVIL WAR DAYS AT FORT MCHENRY

Saturday and Sunday, Fort McHenry helps Marylanders relive one of the state's most turbulent times. Civil War Weekend honors Fort McHenry's role in that war and the Pratt Street Riot. The riot, which took place in 1861, produced some of the first casualties of the Civil War. Events include musket and cannon demonstrations, a parade, candlelight tours and a children's tent.

Civil War Weekend is 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Candlelight tours are at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 for visitors ages 16 and older. People younger than 16 or with a seniors pass are admitted free. Fort McHenry is at 2400 E. Fort Ave. Call 410-962-4290 or go to nps.gov / fomc.

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ART

FRIENDS AND ARTISTS

The 1890s post-Impressionist scene was a crowded place, but Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard established themselves and inspired such artists as Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec. As members of the Nabis art group, they were inspired by Japanese style and experimented with color. On Wednesday, the Baltimore Museum of Art opens an exhibit, Bonnard and Vuillard, that follows their change in style over time, as well as their friendship.

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The museum is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Bonnard and Vuillard exhibit runs Wednesday through Aug. 10. Admission to the museum is free. The museum is at 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 443-573-1700 or go to artbma.org.

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