How to support art and the Tex-Mex...


How to support art and the Tex-Mex polka

Those who love to dance to the Tex-Mex-polka sounds of the Polkats can do so while supporting the arts at the Sculptors Inc. benefit dance, 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at Green Spring Station, Falls and Joppa roads. The cost of $15 per person or $25 per couple includes beer, snacks and musical entertainment. The benefit dance will also mark the opening of an outdoor exhibition of four decades of sculpture by well-known local sculptor Amalie Rothschild.

Proceeds from the dance will benefit Sculptors Inc., which conducts outdoor shows, workshops and lectures to further sculpture in the community. Call (410) 337-2787, or tickets can be bought at the door. Shakespeare on Wheels, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's traveling theater, will launch the most extensive tour in its eight-year history with a production of "Othello," scheduled to debut Thursday and Friday at UMBC's Fine Arts hillside.

Directed by Sam McCready and starring James Brown-Orleans, the production -- staged on a 40-foot flatbed tractor trailer -- will travel to 23 outdoor sites in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington before concluding its run Oct. 4. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; admission is free, and all are interpreted in sign language. For a complete schedule, call (410) 455-2476.

J. Wynn Rousuck The popular jazz sounds of Brenda Alford combine with Regency's melange of rhythm and blues favorites Thursday as part of the free La Provence Concert Series at Hopkins Plaza. Ms. Alford, who has recorded her own album, "Brenda Alford Live at Morgan State," and who has performed with such jazz greats as Sonny Stitt and Tommy Flanagan, kicks off this musical evening at 7 p.m. Then Regency, the five-man a capella group, will cover the songs of Otis Redding, the Temptations and the Righteous Brothers, among others.

Food from an outdoor grill will be available, and guests are DTC encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the show. For information, call (410) 837-4636 or (800) 282-6632. In case of inclement weather the night of the show, call (410) 837-6600.

Casi H. Clocker

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