Bound for glory Once again, baseball's World Series is not as truly international as it could have been, following Toronto's defeat in the American League Championship Series. But there is still drama aplenty in the chance that the Minnesota Twins might go all the way, from last place a season ago to world champions. All that stands in their way is the Atlanta Braves, who knocked off the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Championship Series. The series gets under way from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis at 8 tonight on CBS (Channel 11), with Jack Buck and Tim McCarver calling the game. Game 2 is at the same time tomorrow.
"Homicide" deserves a much better ending, but the film was shot in Baltimore (although the city is never mentioned by name) and that may be reason enough to see it. Joe Mantegna is Bobby Gold, a plainclothes detective who discovers, during the course of nabbing a drug kingpin, an underground group that has been organized to combat hate organizations. David Mamet wrote and directed the film, whose ending leaves so many strings untied you could make a scatter rug out of them. Language, violence. Rating: R. * Baltimore artist Trace Miller celebrates the mysterious forces of memory and dream in a show of 19 new paintings at C. Grimaldis Gallery. Mr. Miller layers images until his complex paintings can seem like frescoes; many of the images recall elements from various periods of Western art history. The paintings project the fresh, and fragmented, feeling of someone who is trying to tell a dramatic personal story for the first time. Many lead to different destinations when you revisit them. The show runs through Nov. 3 at the gallery, 1006 Morton St. Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 539-1080.
A terrific new version of the classic horror thriller "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is on stage at the Spotlighters Theatre. Adapted by director and star Mark Redfield with Stuart Voytilla, this outstanding production is told with lots of unexpected chills and thrills. A doctor in 1891 London seeks the link between the good and evil in man, with disastrous results. Mr. Redfield is splendid in the dual role of Jekyll and Hyde. Supporting players are perfectly cast. 8:30 p.m. 817 St. Paul St. Tickets: $8. Call 752-1225. How about trying an oldie this week? "High Society" is a 1956 musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story." In this version, the socialite is played by Grace Kelly, the ex-husband is Bing Crosby and the reporter is Frank Sinatra. The Cole Porter score includes "True Love" and "Have You Heard?" Celeste Holm is the photographer who loves the reporter. This was the last film Kelly made before she went to Monaco and married her prince. No rating.**