Moscow Circus Time
It's been three years since the Great Moscow Circus came to town. But it's back. This time around it'll be at the Baltimore Arena, Nov. 9-13. Those of you who find the three-ring circus distracting (I always feel like I'm missing something) will be happy to know that the Moscow Circus is an old-fashioned one-ring show. That doesn't mean it's lacking in the talent department, though. Oh nyet, my comrade. Where else but the Moscow Circus can you see dancing bears, the Flying Cranes, equilibrists (balancing acts) and performing elephants, including Flora the hula-hoop girl?
* Moscow Circus, Baltimore Arena, Nov. 9-11, 7:30 p.m; Nov. 12, noon and 8 p.m.; Nov. 13, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets $17.90, $14.90, $11.90. Call (410) 481-SEAT.
Spend Halloween with Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie. The 1983 cult film "The Hunger" will be shown at the Orpheum Cinema Oct. 24-30. This stylish, contemporary version of the vampire legend stars Ms. Deneuve as an aging vampire whose lover, played by David Bowie, dies suddenly. It's a spectacular death scene, by the way, if you're into that sort of thing. Ms. Deneuve must then find a replacement for Mr. Bowie by scouring the glamorous New York disco scene. Obviously, this isn't the kind of thing to bring the kids to.
* "The Hunger," Orpheum Cinema, 1724 Thames St., Oct. 24-30. Show times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $4.50, $3.50 for seniors and students. Call (410) 732-4614.
Children can have a fun and safe Halloween at two events next week. At the Baltimore Zoo, the Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular takes place Oct. 29-30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can participate in the Straw Crawl, visit the Haunted Barn (not for the timid) or take a ride on the Boo Choo Train. Children in costume can enter the best-dressed contest, held both days at 1 p.m.
At the Baltimore Public Works Museum, the trashiest-looking children can earn prizes at the Halloween Trash Bash, Oct. 29. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to come and create a costume out of recycled materials. (I personally have a large collection of plastic milk jugs and margarine tubs if anyone is interested.) Prizes will be awarded for the most creative use of materials and the best costume.
* Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular, Baltimore Zoo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Admission is $6.50, $3.50 for ages 2-15 and seniors, ++ free for ages 2 and under. Call (410) 366-LION.
* Halloween Trash Bash, Baltimore Public Works Museum, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Reservations encouraged. Call (410) 396-5565 for admission fee information.