Libertad, a 336-foot-long tall ship used as a training vessel by the Argentine navy, is scheduled to dock at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Inner Harbor's West Wall and remain there for the rest of next week.
In past visits, the crew of this elegant ship -- one of the world's largest -- has entered port in the ship's rigging, singing to welcome visitors.
The ship, built in 1956, will be open for free tours from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Friday. The ship will be open next weekend, as well; details in next Friday's column. The ship will depart July 31.
The Libertad visited Baltimore last year at this time. The vessel has a crew of 24 officers, 74 midshipmen and 199 enlisted members.
The visit is sponsored by Baltimore Operation Sail and its backers, which include BGE, Bell Atlantic, Coca-Cola, Crown jTC Central Petroleum Corp., Harborplace and The Gallery, and the Maryland Port Administration. Information: 837-4636.
CELEBRATE THE UKRAINE
The city's annual Ukrainian Festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Eastern Avenue and Montford Street, in Fells Point.
The festival will feature live music, arts and crafts exhibits, native Ukrainian dancing, ethnic food and drink and authentic Ukrainian customs. Drop by.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
From banjo and mandolin, to jazz piano, to contemporary rock, the harbor area will be the setting for three free concerts over the next week:
* Tomorrow, jazz pianist-vocalist Joe McBride will play from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harborplace Amphitheatre as part of the Beefeater Smooth Sounds concert series. In case of rain, the concert will move indoors to the Light Street Pavilion, Center Court.
* On Sunday, Andrew John "Buddy" Wachter will perform at 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry as part of the museum's Making Music Festival. Mr. Wachter will present adaptations of classical selections. The concert is free with admission to the museum: $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for students, and seniors and children under 6 admitted free.
* Thursday, Burst of Silence, an acoustic guitar-oriented local band, will stir things up from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Harborplace Amphitheatre. The four-piece band features contemporary rock with vocals by Bob Belanger. Bad weather? Same drill: Concert will be inside Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion, Center Court.