Parodying politics and more

"Clinton and Bush Rock 'n Roll Party," "Larry King Live in Highlandtown" and "Springtime for Ehrlich" are just a few of the comedic sketches you'll see at Creative Alliance's "Loyal Opposition" show at 8 p.m. tomorrow. "Loyal Opposition" aims to combine political humor, impressions, satire, improv and music. Four-time Emmy Award-winning comic Bob Heck impersonates Bill Clinton, Larry King, Regis Philbin and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The show takes place at Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St. Tickets are $10; $8 for Creative Alliance members. Call 410-276-1651 or visit

Acrobatic feats

The Peking Acrobats, composed of renowned Chinese acrobatic troupes, bring their one-of-a-kind skills of foot juggling and bowl balancing to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The acrobats, an outgrowth of the Great China Circus, recently performed a sold-out stint on Broadway. Tickets are $18-$40. Call 410-783-8000.

Orioles Advocates' 5K

Lace up your running shoes! The Oriole Advocates, a charitable organization that promotes an interest in baseball, is holding its 15th annual "5K Home Run, Fun Run & Walk" this Sunday. Both the 5K run and 1-mile fun run and walk begin at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and food from Outback Steakhouse. Entry fees are $23 for adults, $13 for children ages 12 and under ($25 and $18 on race day). Call 410-377-8882 or register online at

Cyrus Chestnut in concert

Internationally acclaimed jazz musician Cyrus Chestnut is returning to his roots. Born and raised in Baltimore, Chestnut will be in town Tuesday to perform at Redwood Trust, 200 E. Redwood St. The 7 p.m. concert benefits the Morton Street Foundation, a nonprofit group that strives to introduce a variety of dancing styles to inner-city youth. The $35 tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 410-338-0700.

Steeplechase racing

The Maryland Spring 2003 Steeplechase Race Season kicks off Saturday with the 60th running of the Howard County-Iron Bridge Race Meet, held at Meriwether Farm, 14944 Roxbury Road in Glenelg. Pack a picnic lunch and tailgate before the meet, which features flat, timber and junior rider races. Catered lunch, beverages and premium parking are available by advanced reservation. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $20 per car for general parking. Call 410-692-6290.

A baseball Giant

Meet former Baltimore Elite Giant Ernest Burke on Saturday, and learn what it was like to play on one of the city's Negro League teams. Burke, who played with the Elite Giants from 1946 to 1949, will be on hand at 11 a.m. at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory St. Burke's appearance is free with regular museum admission ($6 general admission, $4 for seniors and $3 for children ages 5-16). Call 410-727-1539 or visit


Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, pays Charm City a visit on Monday, during his final North American tour. Marceau, who celebrates his 80th birthday Saturday, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $28-$48. Call 410-783-8000 or visit

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