Happy 100th George
Help celebrate American composer George Gershwin's 100th birthday with pianist Harvey Jacobson, soprano Elizabeth Lyra Ross (pictured) and baritone Richard Tyler at a Salute to Gershwin 7: 30 p.m. Saturday at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. General admission costs $16, $13 for seniors, $10 for full-time students and $1 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 410-516-7157.
Watch 10,000 pound, super-charged, metal-monster trucks flatten everything in sight when the U.S. Hot Rod Grand Slam Monster Jam take over the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Grave Digger, Carolina Crusher and Monster Patrol will grind a pile of mangled cars into the dirt track while Mini Monster trucks zip around. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under before Friday and $18 and $10 the days of the event. For more information call 410-347-2010 or 410-481-SEAT.
Green thumbs may want to hitch a ride over to the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, for the Maryland Home & Flower Show's "Planting the Seeds for Future Generations" starting tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; March 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and March 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enter a chance to win two tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show in England and be among the first 500 visitors each day and receive a free packet of Burpee seeds. Tickets cost $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Call 410-252-0200.
Tony and Emmy Award nominee Sandy Duncan brings her revue, "Together" to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., for four performances: today at 2 p.m.; tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. as part of the BSO's SuperPops Series concert. Ticket prices range from $23 to $55. Today's matinee prices are $19 to $46. Call 410-783-8000.
Calling Dr. Poundstone
Your laughter will be well spent beginning at 7: 30 p.m. Saturday at Comedy Care '98 in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, when Paula Poundstone, Derrick Cameron and Dane Cook take the stage. Cameron has made several television appearances including "A&E;'s An Evening at the Improv" and "Best of VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight." Cook has appeared on "Comedy Central" and "The Late Show." Tickets cost $25 and proceeds benefit Health Care for the Homeless Inc. $100 ticket includes a 6 p.m. reception with Poundstone. Call 410-837-5533, Ext. 333.
"Ave Maria," by Franz Biebland "Utrecht Te Deum" by Handel are among the pieces presented the way the composers originally intended when the Handel Choir of Baltimore presents "Make a Joyful Noise," Sunday at 3 p.m. at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 N. Charles St. Join music director T. Herbert Dimmock (pictured, left), soprano Karen Jolicoeur, mezzo-soprano Christine Meadows and bass Jay Baylon for a celebration of classical music. Ticket prices are $10 to $21. Call 410-366-6544. Concert goers are invited to attend a reception in honor of Dimmock's 20th anniversary as music director at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35.
Tour the town
Stretch your legs and see building trends from Mount Vernon's past during the Baltimore Architecture Foundation's walking tour Saturday at 10 a.m. The two-hour tour starts at the Washington Monument. Tickets cost $10, free to Foundation members. Call 410-625-2585.
See the richness of life in cloth portraits of the elderly at "Deidre Scherer: The Threaded Image" Wednesday through July 12 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at N. Charles and 31st streets. Tickets cost $6 for adults 19 and over, $4 for seniors and full-time students and are free for 18 and under and BMA members. For more information and museum hours, call 410-396-7100.
Pub Date: 3/05/98