Mount Clare Museum House

, 1500 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore presents "Who's Beneath the Winding Sheet? Funerary Customs of a Bygone Era," Sept. 22 - October 28. Experience the culture of death and dying of the 18th and early 19th century as Mount Clare is transformed into a period funeral setting. Learn how 18th century Marylanders dealt with sickness, death and loss and the surrounding customs that recognized this daily occurrence during an age of minimal scientifically based medicine. For more information, call 410-837-3262 or go to

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. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 2-12 and B&O Railroad members are free.

The Vagabond Players Theatre

at 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point in Baltimore opens its 97th season with "Golda's Balcony" by William Gibson. In the tension-filled days leading up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Prime Minister Golda Meir reflects on her tumultuous life as a Russian immigrant, American school teacher and political leader faced with the possibility of launching a nuclear attack on Israel's enemies. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Special performances on Thursday Sept. 13 and 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

http://www.vagabondplayers.org.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

, Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, hosts extended evening hours every Thursday in July and Aug. The zoo will be open until 7 p.m.

for "After Hours with the Animals" with 50 percent off admission after 4 p.m.

For more information, go to

http://www.marylandzoo.org.

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Odditorium

in Baltimore, opened Tuesday, June 26 at 301 Light St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. For tickets and more information, call 443-615-7878, email

or go to

http://www.ripleys.com/baltimore/

.

Walters Art Museum

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, 600 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. For more information, go to

http://www.thewalters.org.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

and the Baltimore School for the Arts present "The Nutcracker," Dec. 21-22 at Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, in Baltimore. Tickets are $33- $63. For more information, contact the Modell Lyric box office at 410-900-1150.

The Maryland Science Center

, 601 Light St., Baltimore. For information and ticket prices, visit

http://www.marylandsciencecenter.org

or call 410-685-5225.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

, 830 E. Pratt St., in Baltimore. For more information, call 443-263-1800

, email
emailus@maamc.org
, or go to
http://www.africanamericanculture.org.
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