Give credit to the folks at "Saturday Night Live" for timely scheduling of guests. The NBC comedy premieres for its 16th season tonight (11:30, Channel 2) with guest host Kyle MacLachlan, left, and guest artist Sinead O'Connor. The former, of course, stars in ABC's cult hit "Twin Peaks" (whose season premiere is tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Channel 13). The latter stood up "SNL" last spring by boycotting the show hosted by raunchy comic Andrew Dice Clay. "SNL" also welcomes two new cast members, Chris Rock and Chris Farley, replacing Nora Dunn (who also boycotted Clay's show) and Jon Lovitz.
The Seniorlites from Johns Island, S.C., packed the Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Church last year for their concert of traditional Gullah meetinghouse song repertory. These seven pTC senior citizens perform spirituals in a tradition that reaches back more than a century. Tonight at 8 o'clock they perform what will probably be their final Baltimore concert at the Mt. Vernon church. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Don't miss this special experience. Call 685-5290.
"I Come in Peace" employs the same theme used in Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Terminator," but the new film does have its original moments. It also has laughs, along with all that action. Dolf Lundgren, right, is the Houston cop who finds himself pursuing an intergalactic drug seller, who in turn, is being pursued by an intergalactic cop. Violence, nudity, language. Rating R. **
"Glory" is a film that was meant to be seen on the large screen, but it's certainly worth a look on the small screen as well. Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington star in this drama about one of the first black regiments to take part in the Civil War. In spite of its subject matter, the film is visually beautiful, and the score is memorable. Language, violence. Rating: R. ***
A superb production of Cole Porter's charming musical, "Anything Goes," is on stage at the Harlequin Dinner Theatre. Some of the comedy sequences are excellent, but the wonderful songs and dancing are the real reasons to see this play. "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're The Top" and all the other grand tunes are sung with professional aplomb by a terrific cast headed by Beth Glover, above, and Jay Cranford. Fine direction by Bob Nigro. 1330 Gude Drive, Rockville. Tickets: $33.95. 340-8515.