England's King Edward VIII abdicated his throne in 1936 to be with the woman he loved -- Maryland native Wallis Warfield. You can explore her personal style through her costumes, jewelry and personal effects when "Wallis: Duchess of Windsor" opens Sunday and runs through Feb. 20 at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4; $3 seniors, students and ages 13-17; free for members and ages 12 and under; free Sundays. Call 410-685-3750.
BSO opens season
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opens its 83rd concert season at 8 p.m. today in Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Gunther Herbig leads the orchestra in a program that includes Wagner's prelude to "Die Meistersinger" and Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Also, pianist Peter Roesel plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert is repeated at 8 p.m. tomorrow and an abbreviated program and informal discussion with the artists are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16-$57. Call 410-783-8000.
Celebrate Ukrainian art and culture from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Patterson Park, Eastern Avenue and South Linwood Street. Featured throughout the Ukrainian Festival are high-kick dancers, ethnic music, arts and crafts (including Ukrainian eggs), an array of traditional food and a children's area. Admission is free. Call 410-687-3465.
Asian art in Towson
View Chinese ceremonial vessels and colorful Korean fans when Towson University's Asian Art & Culture Center presents "Ritual Objects from China's Past and Korean Painted Fans," Sunday through Oct. 22 at the Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery, Osler and Cross Campus drives. The exhibition of Chinese burial goods ranges from Neolithic and early dynastic sculptural wares to Han mirrors and Ming imitations of pre-Imperial bronzes. In contrast, the Korean painted fans are contemporary translations of a classic art form. The exhibit opens with a reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 410-830-2807.
Maryland Wine Festival
Raise your glass and toast some of the finest wines this weekend at the Maryland Wine Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. Ten Maryland wineries will showcase their vintage wines. The festival also offers food, live entertainment, arts and crafts and museum tours. Admission of $15 for ages 21 and older includes a logo-engraved glass and wine samples. Free for ages 20 and under with paying adult. Call 410-876-2667 or 800-654-4645.
'The Sound of Music'
The hills are alive once more when the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" is performed Tuesday through Sept. 26 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Two-time Golden Globe Award winner Richard Chamberlain stars as the heroic Captain Georg von Trapp. Shows are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 7: 30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19-$62.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.
AROUND THE HARBOR
Kids on the Constellation
Children can go through "basic training" and become Powder Monkeys -- young people who served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War -- at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays through September and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, October through December, aboard the USS Constellation at the Inner Harbor's Pier One. Kids can try on period uniforms, go through a gun drill and learn a sea chantey. After training, they will be paid a bounty in Civil War money. Admission is $6, $4.75 seniors, $3.50 ages 6-14, free ages 5 and under. Call 410-539-1797.
Brews for a cause
Sample microbrews, sip fine wines, taste great food and tap your toes to the sounds of Rhumba Club, Gibb Droll, Linwood Taylor and the Hog Waller Ramblers from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the seventh annual Rhythm and Brews Festival at Bohager's at Parrot Island, 701 S. Eden St. Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Department of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Tickets, at $15 in advance and $17.50 at the door, include a souvenir glass and unlimited samplings. Call 410-563-7220.