The lowdown -- The second production of the 25th annual Baltimore
Playwrights Festival is a kind of anniversary celebration in its own right. The Past is Present, which opens tonight at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, is a quartet of one-acts by veteran festival playwrights. The bill consists of: Willie Baby, a comedy by Joe Dennison, Carol Weinberg and Kimberley Lynne in which Shakespeare's agent shows up demanding royalties; Memory Garden and Wilderness, a pair of playlets by Mark Scharf that focus on loss and life in suburbia, respectively; and Miss Alice Plays by Rich Espey, a series of vignettes connected by references to an unseen kindergarten teacher.
Miss If you go -- Showtimes at Fell's Point Corner, 251 S. Ann St., are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 23. Tickets are $14. Call 410-276-7837.
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The lowdown -- It's not the classical music scene's busiest time of year, but there are still concerts to be heard. One of them is by the D.C.-based Marquis Trio - clarinetist Jean-Francois Bescond, cellist John Kaboff, pianist Diane Winter-Pyles. On the program are works by Beethoven, Bruch, Faure and others.
If you go -- The concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $13, $10 for students and seniors. Call 410-385-2638.