Grab your poodle skirts, slick back your ducktails and take a rock and rollin' trip down memory lane when "Grease," one of Broadway's longest-running musicals, roars into town this weekend. You can take a lighthearted look at growing up in the '50s at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and Monday-Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $19-$45. Call 410-481-SEAT.
Tribute to Hank Williams
Join an all-star cast in "A Tribute to Hank Williams" at 8:30 p.m Tuesday at the Ram's Head, 33 West St., Annapolis. Honoring the country singer and songwriter, who is remembered for such legendary hits as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Your Cheatin' Heart," will be performers including John Starling, Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, Bill Kirchen, and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (pictured). Tickets are $16.50. Call 410-268-4545.
Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa - unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith - during holiday celebrations at the Baltimore Museum of Art (pictured at right), the Bentalou Recreation Center and Mondawmin Mall.
Enjoy an art workshop with Gloria Mack, African cooking and food sampling, African music and dancing, and stories by African griot Malife Nkrumah from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the BMA, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. Free with museum admission of $6, $4 seniors and students, free BMA members and ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-6320.
Games, food, music, storytelling and a candle-lighting ceremony are part of the celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bentalou Recreation Center, 222 N. Bentalou St. Admission is free. Call 410-396-0105.
Mondawmin Mall holds a Kwanzaa celebration Saturday through Jan. 1. Ancestors Roots, a cultural awareness ensemble, presents programs at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Jan. 1 on the lower level. The mall is at the intersection of Liberty Heights Avenue, Gwynns Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road. Admission is free. Call 410-523-1534.
AROUND THE HARBOR
Port Discovery opens
Port Discovery, Baltimore's new "kid-powered" museum, officially opens its doors to the public at noon Tuesday. Grand-opening celebrations start at 11:15 a.m. with a parade from the National Aquarium down Pratt Street to the museum, located in the Fishmarket Building on Market Street. Designed in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering and a team of educators, the museum offers exhibits and activities where children can explore their dreams, think imaginatively about their futures, find solutions to challenges and obstacles they might meet along the way and build inner resources to pursue their aspirations. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $10, $7.50 ages 3-12, under 3 free. Call 410-727-8120.
'Christmas Eve on Ice'
Skate to festive holiday tunes and enjoy the view of Baltimore's waterfront skyline during "Christmas Eve on Ice," noon to 5 p.m. today at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink at Rash Field. There will be give-aways for children and a final opportunity to talk with Santa Claus. Those who would rather not strap on a pair of ice skates can gather in the warming tent, where hot beverages and food are available for sale. Admission is $5 for a two-hour session; skate rental is $2. Call 410-385-0675.
Train garden at Fire Museum
Enjoy a century-old firehouse tradition this weekend and Jan. 2-3 when the Fire Museum of Maryland operates its holiday train garden. Complete with a miniature town, mountains and, of course, a burning building, this year's layout features 125 feet of track. Visitors can also tour the museum and see 40 shining examples of firefighting apparatus - you'll even get a chance to climb aboard a firetruck. The museum is at 1301 York Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for ages 4 and up. Call 410-321-7500.
Pub Date: 12/24/98