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Craft Beer Festival

Sip Maryland's microbrews, listen to music by 20 bands on four stages, taste food offered by area restaurants and browse arts and crafts displays Sunday at the fifth annual Maryland Craft Beer Festival along Charles and Cross streets in Federal Hill. Eight breweries offer samplings of handcrafted suds. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free; $15 for a souvenir mug and 10 samples, $1 for additional samples. Call 410-771-8466.

Jazz concert at BMA

The Chamber Jazz Society of Baltimore kicks off its 10th anniversary season with a concert by the Charles Lloyd Quartet at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Featuring Lloyd on saxophone and flute, John Abercrombie on guitar, Marc Johnson on bass and Billy Higgins on drums, the quartet will present excerpts from its latest recording, "The Water Is Wide." After the concert, meet the performers at a reception in the BMA lobby. Concert tickets are $20, $18 for BMA members and seniors, $10 students. The reception is $10. Call 410-385-5888.

Kathy Mattea at the Meyerhoff

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Kathy Mattea will bring "The Innocent Years" to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., for one performance only - 3 p.m. Sunday. The artist's newest album is a collection of insightful folk and country songs about the trials of love and family. Backed by her band, she's also likely to perform such old favorites as "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "From a Distance" and "Love at the Five and Dime." Tickets are $22-$42. Call 410-783-8000.

'Phantom' at the Lyric

The heart-wrenching love story of a disfigured musical genius and his beautiful protegee will be unmasked during performances of "Phantom," Tuesday through Oct. 8 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Curtain time for the musical, which features lavish costumes and memorable songs, is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$55. Call 410-481-SEAT.

'Orientalism in America'

Trace the lure of the Orient as seen in 19th- and 20th-century paintings, decorative art, photographs, furniture, advertisements and silent film strips when "Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures: Orientalism in America, 1870-1930" opens Sunday at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. On view through Dec. 10, the exhibit features about 100 works. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $7; $5 seniors, college students and ages 18-25; $3 ages 6-17. Call 410-547-9000.

Upstart Aussies

While the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney are coming to a close, you can discover the host country's history without leaving town. Upstart Aussies, a multi- performance troupe from Australia, will bring the colorful culture of the Aborigines, the indigenous people of Australia, to life through music, dance and storytelling at 7:30 p.m. today in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus, North Charles Street. Tickets are $18, $15 students and seniors. Call 800-955-5566.

Sunfest in O.C.

Celebrate the start of Ocean City's fall season with four days of fun, food, arts and crafts and music when Sunfest 2000 shines on the resort's inlet parking lot today through Sunday. Enjoy hay rides on the beach, scarecrow making, pie-eating contests, pumpkin carving and much more in and around four big-top tents. Headlining the event's musical entertainment are Trace Adkins at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Rick Springfield at 8 p.m. Saturday. Other performers throughout the festival include Sh-Boom, Randy Lee Ashcraft, the Phillips Rag Time Band and Mary Lou & the Untouchables. Sunfest kicks off today with a parade along the Boardwalk, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 13th Street. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, except for the Adkins and Springfield concerts, which are $15 and $20 each. For tickets, call 410-481-SEAT; for Sunfest information, call 800-OC-OCEAN.

Around the Harbor

Listen to fifes and drums and watch drill teams perform their routines at a tattoo at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, East Fort Avenue. During the final ceremony of the summer season, the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performs patriotic melodies and selections of classical music, and troops from the U.S. Army Silent Drill Team present timed marching sequences and bayonet practice. And Robert G. Stanton, director of the National Park Service, will be honored as colonel of the Fort McHenry Guard, a group of volunteers uniformed as the War of 1812 defenders of Baltimore. Admission is free. Call 410-962-4290.

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