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Come learn how to be a blacksmith or tinsmith and perform other old-time skills at the Carroll County Farm Museum. The museum will host the Great American BBQ Roadshow and Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Nationally known barbecue chefs will compete for more than $15,000 in prizes.

Guides in period costumes will lead tours of the 1850s farmhouse. The seven-room house includes machines and artifacts. Visitors may explore other buildings at the Farm Museum, including the exhibit building and Living History Center.

The event will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Admission is free for children 12 and younger and $10 for 13 and up. Call 410-386-3880 or visit / farm.

-- Erika Kritt


Johnny Mathis performs at the opening gala for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture ... The African American Heritage Festival comes to Camden Yards and includes India.Arie, Chuck Brown and Lauryn Hill (pictured).


The Starscape Music and Arts Festival explodes Saturday at Fort Armistead Park, featuring electronic performances in four areas, Washington-based dance and performance art collaborative CatScratch Theatre, and a full bar.

The festival will include in the Buzz Tent performances by: Sander Kleinenberg, Rabbit in the Moon and Scott Henry; in the Drum N Bass Area: Mampi Swift, DJ SS, John B, DB, Tech Itch, Pendulum; on the Sonar House Stage: Patrick Turner, Derek Fenwick, Ed Ridgley, Shwa & C Devin Burns; and on the Hip Hop Stage: Ming & FS, Enferno, I-Dee, DJ Impulse and more.

Fort Armistead Park is on Fort Armistead Road in Curtis Bay. The event runs from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday. The first 500 tickets are $30; other tickets are $40 at or $45 at the gate. Visit www.sonarbaltimore .com / starscape2005 / or call Sonar at 410-327-8333 for more information. -- Mason Marcus

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