Chita Rivera sings showstoppers
Broadway legend Chita Rivera will sing and dance her way through the hits from such celebrated shows as "West Side Story," "Chicago," "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "Sweet Charity" Tuesday through May 31 at the Lyric Opera House, W. Mount Royal Avenue. Hours for the musical celebration of the Tony Award-winner's spectacular life in the theater are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $21-$42.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.
Mood Swings Big Band
You'll be dancing "Cheek to Cheek" when the 18-piece Mood Swings Big Band presents a musical and dancing tribute to the 1940s big-band swing era beginning at 6: 30 p.m. today at Blob's Park, an authentic old-style German Bier-Garten at 8024 Blob's Park Road, off Route 175 in Jessup. Enjoy the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and the "King of Swing," Benny Goodman. Food will be available until 8 p.m. Admission is $2. Call 410-799-0155.
SoWeBohemian Arts Festival
You can be a Bohemian from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the annual SoWeBohemian Arts Festival along the streets surrounding Hollins Market. More than 300 artists will offer their wares, including paintings, jewelry and screen-printed clothes. Two-hundred performers are expected to entertain from seven stages. Children will enjoy puppet theater, form sculptures and create chalk drawings. And vendors will offer regional delicacies. The annual event is organized by 10 community groups. Call 410-385-1277 or 410-566-0371.
Memorial Day ceremony
A memorial honoring veterans of World War II and the Korean War will be dedicated at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium. The new stone and bronze memorial will be built into Dulaney Valley's Circle of the Immortals, linking it with other memorials honoring men and women of the armed forces who have given their lives in defense of their country. Within the base of the memorial will be earth from World War II and Korean battlefields and military cemeteries around the world. The observance also includes the pageantry of the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band and color guard units from the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Call 410-666-0490.
BSO honors 50th anniversary of state of Israel
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran's "Vessels of Courage and Hope" at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. Saturday the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Honoring the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, the program also includes William Walton's "Belshazzar's Feast" with the Baltimore Symphony Chorus and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8. The Beethoven symphony will not be performed Sunday. A free pre-concert lecture with the composer is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $13-$53. Call 410-783-8000.
Around the Harbor
Busytown at the Science Center
Take a tour of Richard Scarry's "Busytown" Saturday through Sept. 13 at the Maryland Science Center and along the way meet Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo, Lowly Worm and all their friends. The 5,000-square-foot hands-on exhibit is designed for ages 3 to 10 and includes a grocery store, factory, power plant, construction area and shipyard. Visitors can sort, weigh, count and sell fruits and vegetables of various sizes, shapes, weights and colors while adding on a calculator or abacus. They can also move cargo to a waiting flatbed car or freighter, turn the wheels of a gantry crane and climb through three levels of a factory. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $9.75, $8 for seniors and ages 13-18, $7 ages 4-12. Call 410-545-2983.
Sunsets at the Top of World
Listen to the jazz of Tara & Company when the "Sunsets at the Top" music series opens Saturday at the Top of the World Observation Level and Museum on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Enjoy music, free hors d'oeuvres and a sunset from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and children. Call 410-837-VIEW.
Pub Date: 5/21/98