Artscape schedule of events

THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN

An asterisk denotes events that will be signed for the hearing impaired.

TONIGHT

* 6 p.m.

ARTSCAPE visual arts exhibitions receptions at Decker Gallery in Mount Royal Station Building; Meyerhoff Gallery, Thesis Gallery Fox Building at Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA); and outdoor sites.

* 7 p.m.

Dreamtime Selections, performance by Spoon Popkin, at Decker Gallery, MICA.

* 8 p.m.

Never Enough, performance by Lisa Mandle, at Decker Auditorium, Mount Royal Station Building, MICA.

* 8:30 p.m.

The Amazing Papers, performances by Sharon Farmer, Wayson Jones, Annette Lawrence, Leigh Mosley, Michelle Parkerson and Joyce Wellmen at Decker Auditorium, MICA.

FRIDAY

* 6 p.m.

Visual arts exhibitions, crafts, literary arts and cultural resources tents open.

* 6:30 p.m.

Ebenezer Cooke Poetry Society literary readings at Moot Court Room, University of Baltimore.

* 7 p.m.

Rob Fahey and The Pieces featuring The Piece Corp, rock and soul, Decker Stage.

* 7:10 p.m.

"Passager: A Journal of Remembrance and Discovery," literary readings, at Moot Court Room, UB.

* 7:30 p.m.

Dreamtime Selections at Decker Gallery, MICA.

* 7:50 p.m.

Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society literary readings. Moot Court Room, UB.

* 8 p.m.

Never Enough at Decker Auditorium, MICA.

* 8:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Osborne performs his latest R&B; hits on Decker Stage.

10x's Big performs jazz, rock on Fox Stage.

Dolphin-Moon Press literary readings, Moot Court Room, UB.

The Amazon Papers performance at Decker Auditorium, MICA.

SATURDAY

* 12 p.m.

Visual arts exhibitions, crafts, literary arts and cultural resources tents open.

"Creative Landscapes: Children Designing the Environment and Plastic Play -- the Art of Design," exhibition and workshop registration in lobby of Lyric Opera House.

* 12:30 p.m.

Antietam Review, literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 1 p.m.

Mike Surratt & The Continentals, international polka band, perform on Decker Stage.

Breakthrough with David Parker, sign language and songs, Fox Stage.

"Creative Landscapes," workshops using 100,000 Tyco Super Blocks for children 6 to 12 years old and architects solving problems relating to the environment, lobby of Lyric Opera House.

"Go Global!," the Cloisters Children Museum's international series, presents African storytelling by Umoja SaSa in Decker Auditorium.

Art-Ventures Children's Activities Tent opens. Provided by Cloisters Children's Museum, Top of the World, and the U.S. Frigate Constellation, the tent located in AAA Parking Lot, Mount Royal Avenue.

* 1:10 p.m.

Allegany Arts Council literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 1:30 p.m.

Family Performance Tent featuring Wendy Brackman's "Wacky Hats" paper plate sculpture workshop.

* 1:45 p.m.

The Good Knight Story, a children's safety awareness story, signed for the hearing impaired, on Fox Stage.

* 1:50 p.m.

Black Classic Press literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 2 p.m.

Othello Molineaux performs steel fusion and calypso music on Decker Stage.

"Go Global!" presents Linda Fang's "Stories From Ancient China" in Decker Auditorium.

* 2:30 p.m.

Harford Poetry Society literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 2:45 p.m.

Part Harmony performs a capella Motown and R&B; on Fox Stage.

* 3 p.m.

Flor De Cana performs Pan-American world beat on Decker Stage.

"Go Global!" presents storyteller Margaret Chatham and Jewish folklore in Decker Auditorium.

* 3:10 p.m.

Late Knocking literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 3:15 p.m.

Family Performance Tent has stories with Alice McGill in AAA Parking Lot.

* 3:50 p.m.

Carroll Branch of National League of American Pen Women literary readings in Moot Court Room.

* 4 p.m.

Delores King Williams, first place winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, performs on Fox Stage.

Finalists in the Maryland School Media Festival present productions in video, super 8mm and slide/tape in Decker Auditorium.

Family Performance Tent presents Breakthrough in AAA Parking Lot.

* 4:15 p.m.

The Bob Thompson Unit presents contemporary jazz on Decker Stage.

* 4:30 p.m.

Student Literary and Illustration Awards literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

School 33 Art Center, 1840 House and the National Aquarium provide the fun in Art-Ventures Children's Activities Tent in AAA Parking Lot.

* 4:45 p.m.

Family Performance Tent, featuring Ronald McDonald, in AAA Parking Lot.

* 5 p.m.

Urban Blight performs ska and rock on Fox Stage.

* Artscape Literary Awards ceremony in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 5:30 p.m.

Emmylou Harris performs country music on Decker Stage.

* Artscape Literary Arts Awards winner for poetry, Valerie Jean, literary reading in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 6 p.m.

* Artscape Literary Arts Award winner for short story, George Minot, literary reading in Moot Court Room, UB.

Family Performance Tent presents "Wacky Hats" in AAA Parking Lot.

* 6:30 p.m.

Chorus of high school students perform patriotic and Broadway songs on Fox Stage.

Artscape Literary Arts Awards reception in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 7:15 p.m.

Maryland Dance Showcase, featuring Ballet Theatre of Annapolis and Phoenix Repertory Dance Company, on Decker Stage.

* 7:30 p.m.

The Mellow Fellows perform uptown party and R&B.;

The Edgar Allen Poe Society literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

Dreamtime Selections in Decker Gallery, MICA.

* 8 p.m.

Never Enough performance in Decker Auditorium, MICA.

* 8:10 p.m.

New Poet Series Inc./Chestnut Hills Press literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 8:30 p.m.

The Amazon Papers perform in Decker Auditorium, MICA.

* 8:45 p.m.

Hiroshima performs contemporary jazz on Decker Stage.

* 9 p.m.

=1 Egypt performs progressive rock on Fox Stage.

SUNDAY

* 12 p.m.

Visual arts exhibitions, crafts, literary arts and cultural tents open.

"Creative Landscapes and Plastic Play," exhibition and workshop registration in lobby of Lyric Opera House.

* 1 p.m.

Baltimore Clarinet Quartet performs classic ragtime and swing on Decker Stage.

Shakespeare's Skum, classic and zany parody, on Fox Stage.

"Go Global!" presents "Some Wise . . . Some Otherwise" in Decker Auditorium.

"Creative Landscapes" workshops in lobby of Lyric Opera House.

"Classics in the Cool" program featuring the Baltimore Chamber Music Award winner Julien Gould Duo (flute and guitar) in lobby of Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Scop Publications Inc. literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

TTC The Baltimore Zoo, the Walters Art Gallery and the Maryland Historical Society provide the fun in Art-Ventures Children's Activities Tent in AAA Parking Lot.

* 1:30 p.m.

Family Performance Tent presents "Wacky Hats" in AAA Parking Lot.

* 1:40 p.m.

Paycock Press literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 1:45 p.m.

Old World Folk Band performs Eastern European klezmer on Decker Stage.

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Road Show of Gallaudet College presents interpretive dance and mime on Fox Stage.

* 2 p.m.

"Go Global!" presents tales from Eastern Europe in Decker Auditorium.

"Classics in the Cool" program features Baltimore Chamber Music Award winner Paragon (piano and flutes) in lobby of Meyerhoff Hall.

* 2:20 p.m.

Tropos Press Inc. literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 2:45 p.m.

Lowen and Navarro perform contemporary California pop on Decker Stage.

El Duke O and Friends perform honky-tonk and R&B; on Fox Stage.

* 3 p.m.

"Classics in the Cool" program presents Baltimore Chamber Music Award winner Trio Fervore (piano, violin and cello) in lobby of Meyerhoff Hall.

"Go Global!" presents folklore around the world in Decker Auditorium.

Baltimore Writer's Alliance literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 3:15 p.m.

Family Performance Tent features Maria Broom performing dances from the Far East, Africa and South Pacific.

* 3:40 p.m.

Icarus Press literary readings in Moot Court Room, UB.

* 3:45 p.m.

Helicon presents Old World folk on Fox Stage.

* 4:15 p.m.

Dianaruthe Wharton performs New World African pop on Decker Stage.

Family Performance Tent presents Breakthrough in AAA Parking Lot.

* 4:30 p.m.

1840 House, Robert Long House and the Baltimore Museum of Industry provide fun for kids in Art-Ventures Children's Activities Tent.

* 5 p.m.

The Satyr Hill Band plays traditional bluegrass on Fox Stage.

Family Performance Tent featuring Ronald McDonald in AAA Parking Lot.

Dreamtime Selections in Decker Gallery, MICA.

* 5:30 p.m.

Wayne Toups & Zydecajun play zydeco, cajun, rock on Decker Stage.

* 6 p.m.

Family Performance Tent has "Wacky Hats" on AAA Parking Lot.

* 6:15 p.m.

Carlos Johnson presents contemporary jazz on Fox Stage.

* 7:15 p.m.

Mickey Fields performs progressive jazz on Decker Stage.

* 7:30 p.m.

Saffire, uppity blues women, perform on Fox Stage.

* 8:45 p.m.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 99 perform Brazilian and Latin American music on Decker Stage.

* 9 p.m.

Mama Jama plays world beat and Caribbean music on Fox Stage.

For more information call 396-4575 until Friday; during the festival call 225-2283.

Directions and parking

From Annapolis:

Take Route 50 west to I-97. Drive north to Baltimore and continue on Route 3 to I-695, the Baltimore Beltway; take the exit marked north to Towson. From the beltway, take I-95 north to Exit 53, marked I-395, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Follow the boulevard to Eutaw Street. Turn left at Eutaw Street. Park free in clearly marked lots.

From Washington:

Take I-95 north to Exit 53, marked I-395, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Follow the boulevard to Eutaw Street and turn left for free parking.

From points north of Baltimore:

Take I-95 south to the exits for the Baltimore Beltway, I-695. Bear right. Take the beltway past Towson to I-83. Take I-83 south into Baltimore, and use Exit 5, marked Maryland Avenue. At the end of the ramp, cross Maryland Avenue and continue on Oliver

Street one block; turn right for free parking.

From points west of Baltimore:

Take I-70 to the Baltimore Beltway, I-695; take Exit 91A and go south toward Glen Burnie. From the beltway, take Exit 11A for I-95 north to Baltimore. Follow I-95 to Exit 53, marked I-395 North, Downtown and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Take Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and at Eutaw Street, turn left for free parking.

From I-795:

Take I-795 to the Baltimore Beltway; take the exit for the beltway east toward Towson. On the beltway, take Exit 23 for I-83 South into Baltimore. From I-83, take Exit 5, marked Maryland Avenue. At the end of the ramp, cross Maryland Avenue and continue on Oliver Street one block; turn right for free parking.

* Transportation and free parking:

Parking is available in clearly marked lots off Oliver Street; at the Baltimore Life Insurance Co. parking lot on Biddle Street (which must be entered from Cathedral and Biddle streets); and at the state office complex off Eutaw and Madison streets.

MTA buses will be in service throughout the weekend.

The Metro Subway operates on Friday from 5 a.m. until midnight and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until midnight. There is no subway service on Sunday. For more MTA information, call 539-5000.

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