Music and Dance in Colonial Maryland
Maryland's history is brought to life through music and dance when Towson University's Early Music Ensemble and Goucher College's Choregraphie Antique present "Music and Dance in Colonial Maryland" at 3 p.m. Sunday in Towson University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Osler and Cross Campus drives. Admission is free. Call 410-830-2787.
The power of contemporary music, the wisdom of ancient culture and the energy of more than 60 performers are combined to make the spirit soar Tuesday through Nov. 7 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Hours for "Spirit -- A Journey in Dance, Drums and Songs" are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 6; 2 p.m. Nov. 6-7; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Ticket prices for the multicultural rock and dance spectacular range from $15 to $49. Call 410-481-SEAT.
Disney on Ice
Mickey and the gang take you on a whirlwind tour of many of your favorite Disney adventures when Disney on Ice celebrates 75 Years of Disney magic Wednesday through Nov. 7 at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Hours for the skating spectacular are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6; 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets are $10.75 to $30. Call 410-481-SEAT.
'Don Juan in Hell'
For a witty comedy that depicts life in the hereafter with the legendary Don Juan, his former lover, Donna Ana, her father, the general, and the devil himself, attend George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" tomorrow through Nov. 28 at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. The play, directed by Steve Goldklang, stars Mark Campion, Bruce Godfrey, Lynda McClary and Steve Oldham. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $11-$12, $10 for seniors and students. Call 410-276-7837.
Listen to pop music performed by local and out-of-town bands during Balti-Pop '99, a music festival tomorrow and Saturday at three area venues. The bands include Rocket Transfer Warehouse, Splitsville, the Martians, the put-outs, 360 Loose, Starbelly, and Vulgaria. Also performing are the Waking Hours, the Montgomery Cliffs and the Jellybricks. The festival kicks off at 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Vault, 401 W. Baltimore St. Admission is $7. Call 410-244-6000. Music continues from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Mars Music, Perring Plaza Shopping Center, Joppa Road. Admission is free. Call 410-661-8500. The festival concludes with a concert starting at 9 p.m. Saturday at the 8x10, 10 E. Cross St. Admission is $7. Call 410-625-2000. For band schedule, call each venue.
All-breed and obedience match
The region's finest canines strut into Oregon Ridge Park, Beaver Dam Road in Hunt Valley, Sunday to put on the dog at the Baltimore County Kennel Club's annual all-breed and obedience match. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for obedience and 9 a.m. for breed entries -- activities conclude around 4 p.m. Also featured is a search-dog demonstration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a scary-dog contest, a Halloween costume event for dogs (with prizes). Same-day registration fee is $8; admission for spectators is free. Call 410-472-3479.
AROUND THE HARBOR
Poe's last meal
Mark the 150th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death with a fanciful look at what Poe may have eaten for his last meal in Baltimore in October of 1849. From noon to 4 p.m Saturday, food historian Sue Latini will create dishes such as "Pit and the Pendulum Pie" and "Nevermore Stew" at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 E. Pratt St. After a visit to the kitchen, hear some of Poe's classics read by actor Alan Gephardt in the candlelit 1812 Museum. Admission is $5, $4 seniors and $3 children. Call 410-837-1793.
Spooks along the Inner Harbor
Here's a list for some of the "spook-tacular" family-oriented Halloween events along the Inner Harbor. Call for admission prices.
Ghostly Tour of a Haunted Ship -- The USS Constellation transforms into a nautical nightmare from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. 410-539-1797.
Trick-or-Treating at Harborplace -- 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for costumed children under 12. Call 800-HARBOR-1.
Discovery Channel Store -- Ghoulish games, face painting and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 410-576-0909.
Maryland Science Center -- Planet Halloween from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday includes pumpkin decorating and turning jack-'o-lanterns into alien spaceships. Call 410-685-5225.
National Aquarium -- Hallowmarine '99 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Sing-alongs, scavenger hunts, monster stories, costume contest. Call 410-576-3800.
Baltimore Museum of Industry -- Haunted Factory from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Featuring the ghosts of historic and modern industrial accidents. Call 410-727-4808.