Weekend Guide

August 13, 2009


CHILDREN OF PARADISE: The 1945 French film with English subtitles concerns a mime named Baptiste and Garance, the actress he loves. The tragic tale screens at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., at 11 a.m. It also plays Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for Saturday's screening. Call 410-727-FILM or go to thecharles.com.

GET WIFF IT: Many of us probably haven't played Wiffle Ball since elementary school, so it might surprise some to learn that there are actual Wiffle Ball pros, as well as tournaments held for the sport. Pros and amateurs alike come out for the Wiffle Ball Tournament and Festival at West Shore Park, between the Visitor Center and the Maryland Science Center at the Inner Harbor. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is $25 per person with a three-game guarantee. Attendees can participate in Wiffle games, hitting contests, a speed pitching booth and seminars on the art of "wifflery." Go to getwiffit.com.

BABE RUTH GRANDDAUGHTER AND BIOGRAPHER: Linda Ruth Tosetti, Babe Ruth's granddaughter, and Bill Jenkinson, author of "The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs: Recrowning Baseball's Greatest Slugger," hold a discussion and question-and-answer session at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, 301 W. Camden St., at 3 p.m. Admission is free with paid entry to the museum. Call 410-727-1539.

BAYSOX HOST COUNTRY NIGHT: Hog-calling, line-dancing and cornhole. Yee-haw! It's country night at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, when the Bowie Baysox take on the Portland Sea Dogs at 7:05 p.m. Country band Train for Thought performs, line dancers from Anne Arundel Community College do their swing and fireworks light up the sky after the game. Tickets are $6-$14. Go to baysox.com.

BROOKS & DUNN: Catch them before they're gone when the country duo and songwriting team kicks up its heels to perform such songs as "You're Going to Miss Me When I'm Gone" and "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing" at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Harford Boulevard in Aberdeen. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. Drivers must have a valid driver's license and all attendees 16 and older must have a photo ID to enter the base. Go to ticketmaster.com.

3RD ANNUAL ST. AGNES CAR SHOW: This car show celebrates antique cars, muscle cars and classic import cars at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Parking Lot 22 at Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday. Registration fee is $15. Spectators are admitted free of charge. Go to stagnes.org/foundation_events.

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