Architects house tour
Tour award-winning houses designed by Annapolis architects and help raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, the self-guided driving tour features five homes. An architect will be present at each site to discuss designs. Tickets are $20 and are available at the AIA/CBC office, 132 West St. in Annapolis. Call 410-268-3534.
Bid a fond farewell to Baltimore Symphony Orchestra director David Zinman at a star-studded tribute concert Tuesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Though the evening concert with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Pamela Frank is sold out, there are good seats available for the 10 a.m. rehearsal. The program includes Dvorak's Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, Faure's "Elegy," Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise and Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Call 410-783-8000.
Lithuanian, Polish festivals
Sample kielbasa, dance the polka, enjoy carnival rides and shop for crafts at the Polish Festival in Patterson Park, then taste desra and kopustai and admire folk dancers in colorful costumes at the Lithuanian Festival at the Catonsville Armory. The Polish Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Lithuanian community gathers from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission for both events is $2. Call 410-563-1800 for the Polish Festival; and 410-247-3509 for the Lithuanian Festival.
'School House Rock'
The Emmy Award-winning educational cartoon series "School House Rock" bursts into life at the Morris Mechanic Theatre for two shows Saturday. With campy humor and a cast of six, who belt out classics such as "Conjunction, junction, what's your function?" and "I'm Just a Bill," the 90-minute stage show tells the story of a teacher looking for ways to excite his students about writing and reading. Show times are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $15.50 and $28.50 and proceeds benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Maryland Chapter. Call 410-435-3300.
In-Line Skate Festival
Test your skills Saturday during the Maryland In-Line Skate Festival at the Owings Mills Metro Station. The event includes lessons for beginners through advanced skaters, obstacle course, aggressive practice area, hockey skills competitions, line dancing, limbo contests, workshops and demonstrations. Also part of the festivities is the Aggressive Skate Association Street Competition, a qualifying event for regional and national competitions. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $11. A premium passport that includes T-shirt, lessons and skate rentals is $18. Call 410-653-8288 or 888-226-7433.
Summer concert series
From Friday Night LIVE! to Hot Harbor Nights on Saturdays and Celebrate America Sundays, fans of all ages can enjoy live music every weekend this summer at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. The series kicks off tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with alternative music by Crushing Day-Dynamic (pictured). Fringe Hot presents contemporary dance music and classic hits from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and Stef Scaggiari plays traditional jazz from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.
Antique trolley bus service
Board an authentic vintage trolley bus and "Make the Connection" to historic sites, including the B&O; Railroad Museum, the Babe Ruth Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the National Museum of Dentistry, plus the American Visionary Art Museum. Beginning Monday, the historic 1957 GMC bus will leave its home at the B&O; Railroad Museum and park at the Inner Harbor for hourly boarding from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riders will have unlimited on and off re-boarding. Tickets for the "Make the Connection" shuttle, operated by Harbor City Tours, are $10 adults and $5 children. Call 410-254-TOUR.
Explore Baltimore's rich architecture and scenery on bicycle Sunday and at the same time help children with disabilities. The "Great Baltimore Bike Tour!" sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute starts and ends in Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard, where spectators and participants can enjoy a variety of food, music and shopping. Choose a 10-mile flat course for beginners and families, a 20-mile intermediate route or a 40-mile citywide route designed to challenge more experienced riders. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $12 for children. Call 410-502-8733.
Pub Date: 5/28/98