Shopping at EvergreenKick off the holiday shopping...


Shopping at Evergreen

Kick off the holiday shopping season at the Junior League of Baltimore's 43rd annual "Evergreen Carriage House Holiday Boutique" Saturday through Monday on the Johns Hopkins University campus, 4545 N. Charles St. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by craftsmen from across the country. Boutique hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Admission is $6, which includes a tour of the mansion, free under age 12. Call 410-296-0748.

Annapolis by Candlelight

Explore Annapolis' architectural heritage by candlelight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday when 15 private homes open their doors to visitors. Sponsored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, the eighth annual "Annapolis by Candlelight" features homes in the neighborhoods of Market, Shipwright and Revell streets. Tour participants can complete their evening with dinner or dessert at participating downtown restaurants -- wear your tour button, and you'll receive a discount. Admission is $25; tickets are available at the HAF Museum Store at 77 Main St. Call 410-267-7619 or 410-269-0432.

French Family Festival

Children and their parents can learn about French art, create their own French treasures at art activity tables, meet the Three Musketeers from the Maryland Renaissance Festival and enjoy a show by the Black Cherry Puppet Theatre from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. The French Family Festival also includes tours of "Vive la France: French Treasures From the Middle Ages to Monet," on view at the gallery through Jan. 16. Admission is free. Call 410-547-9000.

Bob Dylan at Baltimore Arena

"The Times They Are A-Changin' " but Bob Dylan will not fade away. Listen to the legendary singer/songwriter who has been influencing America's music for decades when he takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Also appearing is Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. Tickets are $32.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.


Using their noodles

Culinary architects -- all students from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering -- will use uncooked strands of noodles and glue to construct a spaghetti bridge that they hope will be strong enough to support more weight than the current world record of 387 pounds. Bridges for the sixth annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition will be on display Sunday beginning at 1 p.m., and the competition starts at 3 p.m. at the Maryland Science Center, Light Street. Included in regular admission of $10.50, $9 seniors, $7.50 ages 4-12. Science Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Call 410-685-5225.

Paavo Berglund leads BSO; Roger Whittaker

Acclaimed pianist Alicia de Larrocha (pictured) joins Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. At 11 a.m. Saturday, Berglund leads the BSO in a performance of Sibelius' "Pohjola's Daughter" at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Return to the Meyerhoff at 3 p.m. Sunday when Roger Whittaker presents an afternoon of classic hits. Tickets for the BSO performances are $16-$57; Sunday's concert is $20-$40. Call 410-783-8000.

Maryland Historical Society Antiques Show

Thirty-three antiques dealers from across the country offer their wares tomorrow through Sunday at the Maryland Historical Society Antiques Show, 201 W. Monument St. A variety of items will be available for the beginning collector or the antiques connoisseur, including glassware, folk art, silver, miniatures, paintings, political memorabilia, jewelry, decorative and fine arts, furniture and textiles. Activities also include lectures and tours. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $10; $8 members. Call 410-685-3750.

Book Bash '99

Meet authors and musicians, sample food created by area restaurants and bid on auction items Sunday while raising funds for Literacy Works, an organization that coordinates, promotes and supports adult literacy services and programs. More than 60 authors are expected to participate in this year's event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Bibelot, Festival at Woodholme, 1819 Reisterstown Road. $40 advance, $50 at the door; an additional $150/$165 to attend a reception with author and talk-show host Diane Rehm. Call 410-887-2001.

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