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Discover the piano

Thinking of buying a piano? Want to learn more about the versatile instrument? Attend the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Family Fun Piano Event Saturday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as part of the annual Great Maryland Steinway Event. Learn to dissect the piano and discover all of its parts, watch a presentation of how to choose the right piano, learn how to keep your children interested in the piano and watch a performance by a BSO ArtsExcel musician. See the commemorative "Rhapsody" piano, Steinway & Sons' 100th birthday tribute to George Gershwin, on display. And meet piano instructor and author Suzanne Guy as she signs copies of her book, "The Music Box." Breakfast is included in the day's activities.

The piano event takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Free. Call 410-783-8000.

'The Velveteen Rabbit'

See an original musical adaptation of "The Velveteen Rabbit" Sunday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Margery Williams' classic story tells the tale of a stuffed animal's quest to become real. The performance, geared to ages 3 and up, teaches about being true to oneself, believing in oneself and the qualities of love.

The performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. $12; $8 children. Call 410-356-SHOW.

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