The Big Three

June 05, 2008|By ALEX PLIMACK

COMEDY

PRYOR ENGAGEMENT

RAIN PRYOR, DAUGHTER of the late comedian Richard Pryor, will perform her hybrid jazz cabaret and comedy show, Pryor Experience, at the Hippodrome Theatre tomorrow at 8 p.m. The concert will feature music from legendary jazz group the Blackbyrds, led by original member Keith Killgo and his jazz quartet. Pryor's father battled multiple sclerosis in his later years, and her performance will benefit the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

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The show is at 8 p.m.tomorrow at The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. Tickets are $35-$45, and there are a limited number of VIP tickets for $100 that include a meet-and-greet. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster .com. Go to france-merrickpac.com for more information.

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[ALEX PLIMACK]

ART

BETTER THAN MUD PIE

Baltimore Clayworks hosts the annual Clayfest! this weekend, featuring raku firing, which provides a unique finish to completed sculptures, exhibits, artist demonstrations and the Seconds Sale. The highlight of the weekend is the Clay Olympics on Saturday and Sunday, with events such as Longest Handle, Tallest Cylinder and Foot Centering, which is ceramics sans hands. Gold, silver and bronze prizes will be awarded.

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Clayfest! runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5p.m. Sunday. Baltimore Clayworks is at 5707 Smith Ave. Two-day passes for tomorrow and Saturday are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Saturday passes are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and olders. Seconds Sale is free on Sunday. Go to baltimoreclayworks.org or call 410-578-1919 for more information.

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[ALEX PLIMACK]

FESTIVAL

A SLICE OF ITALY

Little Italy celebrates the beginning of summer with the 104th annual St. Anthony Festival Saturday and Sunday, benefiting St. Leo's Church. The street festival will feature live entertainment from several bands, games of chance and classic Italian food. There will be a two-man team bocce tournament on Saturday and four-man team tournament on Sunday. A silent auction will also be held.

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The festival is noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is a $1 donation. Go to littleitalymd.com for more information.

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[ALEX PLIMACK]

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