WILLIAM GOFFIGAN JAZZ TRIO -- 6:30-9 p.m. today. The Friends of the Baltimore-Washington Jazzfest sponsor a monthly Jazz in the Shadows concert. Silver Shadows Nightclub, 5550 Sterrett Pl., Columbia. $10. 410-730-0111.

LINDA EDER -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The Broadway singer will perform songs from "Jekyll and Hyde" and her new album, "It's No Secret Anymore," as part of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops series. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $29-$74. 410-783-8000 or

"A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF PICASSO" -- 11 a.m. Saturday. A Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert for children 7-12 and their families uses music by Stravinsky and Falla to illustrate the life of Pablo Picasso. Dancer Anna Menendez, vocalist Marija Temo and narrator Rheda Becker lend a hand. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $12. 410-783-8000 or

MEZZOVOCE -- 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mezzo-soprano Cathleen Kenny sings a variety of American music. Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Free. 301-313-7213.

DVORAK CELL CONCERTO -- 8 p.m. next Thursday and Jan. 10; 3 p.m. Jan. 11. Vassily Sinaisky conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and cellist Alexander Kniazev in Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Strauss's "Death and Transfiguration" and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks." Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $26-$72. 410-783-8000 or

JAZZ AND PERCUSSION CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. River Hill High School presents its Indoor Drumline, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. $5. 410-313-6927.


BALTIMORE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY -- 8 p.m. Mondays, English country dancing to live music and a caller, St. Mark's on the Hill Parish Hall, 1620 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore; 8 p.m. Wednesdays, American square and contra dancing to live music and a caller, Lovely Lane Church, 2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore; 8 p.m. second Saturdays, contra dancing to a live band and caller at St. Mark's on the Hill Parish Hall. $8; society members, $6. 410-366-0808 or


BARBARA L. BUCK -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, through Jan. 31. Wildlife art by the Baltimore native. Hollingsworth Gallery, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5760.

JERRY WEINSTEIN -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. Exhibit features the photographer's "Colors of the Spring: Hawaii's Flowers." Artists' Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

MARYLAND ARTISTS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Feb. 28. View works by winners of the Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Awards in the Visual Arts, two-dimensional category. Artists include Gwendolyn Aqui, Karl Connolly, Stephanie Garmey, Donna Hepner, Phyllis Plattner, Nancy Scheinman and Nora Sturges. Maryland State Arts Council offices, 175 W. Ostend St., Baltimore. Free. 410-767-6555, 410-333-4519 TDD/TTY or

BMA ART -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. "Parallel Tracks: The History of Photography in Two Brief Installments" and "Common/Places: Contemporary Photography From Germany and Northern Europe," through May 25; "Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color," ends Sunday; "Tom Miller: Changing Spaces," through Feb. 16; "Radio City and a Century of Progress: 1930s Modernism in America," through Jan. 13; and "Freestyle," 5-8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7; full-time college students and people 66 and older, $5; members and people 18 and younger, free. 410-396-7100.


IMAX "THE LION KING" -- Daily, through March. See the Disney classic on a five-story-high screen. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. IMAX only, $12; seniors, $11; children 3-12, $10. Combination tickets including all exhibits, $15.50; seniors, $14.50; children, $10.50. Children younger than 3, free. 410-685-5225 or

Lectures and Literature

FRANCOIS VILLON -- Noon Saturday. Discuss the poetry of Francois Villon. Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. 410-396-5494.

BLACK JOURNALISTS AND THE MIDDLE EAST -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A panel discussion sponsored by the Baltimore Times and the Association of Black Media Workers features panelists Donnie Glover, Max Hilaire, Anthony McCarthy and Barry Simms. Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. 410-396-5494.

Sports and Recreation

INNER HARBOR ICE RINK -- Open daily through March 9. Public skating, weather permitting, noon-2 p.m. ($2), 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. weekdays; 7-10 p.m. Fridays ($6); noon-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sundays. 10 a.m. Saturdays, Tykes on Ice is $4 for children. 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Sunday Great Skates hosts skating exhibitions, followed by drop-in skating lessons ($6 lessons include skate rental). Inner Harbor Ice Rink, Rash Field, 201 Key Hwy., Baltimore. $5, except where noted; skate rental, $3; season pass, $99. 410-385-0675 or


"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" -- Evenings and matinees, through Feb. 16. Enjoy a meal and a musical about a sharpshooter. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. $22.50-$41. 410-730-8311.

Plan Ahead

HEARTFEST 2003 -- 7:30 p.m.-midnight Jan. 18. A night of gourmet dining, consumer education and entertainment by Stevie V. and the Heart Attackers benefits the Johns Hopkins Preventive Cardiology Center. Actress and comedian Vicki Lawrence is the celebrity honoree. Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore. $65 before Wednesday; $75 after. 410-560-2230.

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

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