Smothers Brothers, violinists join BSO
The Smothers Brothers will combine music and comedy when they perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the SuperPops series today through Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Concert time is 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $28-$69. Return to the Meyerhoff at 8 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday for the Baltimore premiere of Mark O'Connor's Double Concerto for Two Violins, featuring O'Connor and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Tickets are $30-$68. Call 410-783-8000.
Memorial Stadium memorabilia
Before Memorial Stadium collapses under the wrecking ball in December, you've got a chance to buy mementos of the facility that played a major role in Maryland's sports history. The Maryland Stadium Authority and the Babe Ruth Museum will sponsor a public sale and auction of memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 7-8 at the stadium on 33rd Street. Up for sale are stadium seats, concession signs, brass aisle markers and box-seat section plates. You can also order stadium bricks, which will be shipped after demolition. Call 877-889-7870 or 410-727-1539.
Everyone's Irish at the 26th annual Baltimore Irish Festival this weekend at the 5th Regiment Armory, Howard and Preston streets. Learn the Irish jig and dance to music by local and national bands, including O'Malley's March, the Dublin City Ramblers, Celtic Thunder and the Fabulous Potato Heads. Workshops and exhibits on the Gaelic language, family genealogy, Irish weaving and other cultural activities are also part of the three-day festival. More than 30 vendors will display art, woolens, crystal, jewelry and other items. And, there will be a large selection of food and drink. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, $15 for a three-day pass, $5 seniors, $4 ages 12-17, free under 12. Call 410-747-6868.
Taste of Baltimore
Sample some of Baltimore's finest food, wines and microbrews from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the fourth annual Taste of Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Entertainment from five stages includes performances by such acts as Stevie and the Satellites and No Authority. You can also learn how to eat healthy and get in shape at the fitness stage, and children will enjoy magicians, mascots and interactive games at the kids' stage. The event is a benefit for the Children's Cancer Foundation. Admission is $5, free for ages 12 and under. Call 410-583-4700.
Classic Grand Prix
Watch the action as world-class equestrians race the clock through a course of obstacles, jumps, twists and turns at the 13th annual Columbia Classic Grand Prix Saturday at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. The cultural and sporting event, which helps raise money for HCC scholarships, also includes Goshen hounds, antique carriages, equestrian demonstrations, a "World of Horse" exhibit, pony rides, food and boutiques. Gates open at 10 a.m. Lawn seating is $5, free for ages 12 and under. Bleacher seating is $8, $5 ages 12 and under. Tailgate space $100, including reserved parking and six bleacher tickets. Tent seats are $125. Call 410-772-4828.
Sesame Street Live
Meet all your favorite "Sesame Street" characters, including Cookie Monster and Big Bird, at "Let's Be Friends," a toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical presented today through Sunday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Through singing, dancing and action, kids will learn they can do anything if they've got friends. Show time is 7 p.m. today; 10: 30 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9-$18, $10 for all seats opening night. Call 410-481-SEAT.
'Power, Politics & Style'
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the White House and discover how U.S. presidents -- from George Washington to Bill Clinton -- used everything from furnishings and fashion to portraits and china to carry their message to the nation when "Power, Politics & Style: Art for the Presidents" opens Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 7, features about 100 objects from 15 presidencies, including a Roman-style silver wine jug designed by Thomas Jefferson, artist studies for a posthumous official portrait of John F. Kennedy and photographs such as the one below from the Nixon administration. The exhibit's inauguration day is packed with pomp and pageantry, including performances at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. by the Capitol Steps, political pranksters and songsters. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, until 9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Admission is $6, $4 seniors and students, free ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-7100.