'You Never Can Tell'Theatre Hopkins opens its...


'You Never Can Tell'

Theatre Hopkins opens its season with "You Never Can Tell," one of George Bernard Shaw's earliest works, written in 1897. The comedy runs tomorrow through Nov. 14 at the Merrick Barn, Johns Hopkins University, 4545 N. Charles St. Hours are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m Sundays. Tickets are $10-$12. Subscription tickets for the four-performance season are $30 and $35. Call 410-516-7159.

Craft Beer Festival

Sample Maryland's microbrews, listen to music by 20 bands on four stages, taste food offered by area restaurants and examine arts and crafts Sunday at the fourth annual Maryland Craft Beer Festival along Charles and Cross streets in Federal Hill. Twenty breweries offer samplings of handcrafted suds. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free; for a souvenir mug and 10 samples, tickets are $15 . Call 410-771-8466.

All-Mozart at BSO

Join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Tate, in an "Evening of Mozart" at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. On the program are Symphonies No. 39 and No. 41 ("Jupiter"). Guest pianist Andreas Haefliger will play the rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 11. A pre-concert supper and talk are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets for the supper are $13.50. Concert tickets are $22-$57. Call 410-783-8000.

Home, Garden and Craft Show

Catch two events in one when attending the Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show and the Maryland Holiday Craft Show this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road in Timonium. Browse the more than 300 booths for building, improving, decorating or remodeling your home. See beautiful gardens created by area landscape professionals. Shop for handcrafted treasures and gifts by artists and craftspeople from many states. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.50, $5 seniors, $2 ages 6-12, free under 6. Call 410-863-1180.

Russian Festival

Celebrate Russian culture this weekend in and around Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1723 E. Fairmount Ave. Enjoy tea and food in traditional Russian style. See dancers in colorful native costumes, listen to Russian music, watch artists demonstrate icon and pysanky (Easter egg) painting, and browse through arts and crafts displays. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-276-6171.

Czech and Slovak Festival

Sample the food and enjoy the music, dance and heritage of the Czech Republic and Slovakia at the 13th annual Czech and Slovak Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore 45 Association Hall, 2501 Putty Hill Ave. in Parkville. Featured are authentic singing and dancing, ethnic crafts, cultural displays and a sit-down dinner of roast pork, dumplings, sauerkraut, pastries and Czech beer. Admission is $5. Call 410-893-2727.

Maryland Million

Only thoroughbreds sired by stallions from the state's more than 500 thoroughbred farms are allowed in the starting gates Saturday at the Maryland Million in Laurel Park. Post time for the first of the 11 races -- worth a total of $1 million -- is 12:30 p.m. A horse fair, pony and mule races, trick riding and Jack Russell terrier competition also are scheduled. Admission is $3. Call 410-252-2100.


Tour du Port

Join hundreds of cyclists from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for a nine-mile or 22-mile scenic ride along Baltimore's port and through historic neighborhoods. Riders in the 6th Annual Tour du Port will skirt the waterfront along the Inner Harbor, visiting landmarks such as Federal Hill and Fort McHenry. They'll also enjoy exceptional views of waterfront industry in action and the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fells Point, Little Italy, Canton and Highlandtown. Registration is at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. The fee ($24, $16 for children 6 to 12, free for kids under 6) includes a breakfast snack, full rest stop with refreshments and a ride-end lunch celebration with entertainment. Call 410-876-8889.

Restoration Tour

Learn about the restoration of the USS Constellation during tours offered aboard the frigate at 2 p.m. Saturdays through October. The biggest wooden ship restoration ever undertaken in the United States included innovative technology as well as traditional methods. The ship is docked at Constellation Pier in the Inner Harbor. Admission is $6, $4.75 seniors, $3.50 ages 6-14, free for ages 5 and under. Call 410-539-1797.

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