DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO -- 8 p.m. today and tomorrow; 3 p.m. Saturday. 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. today. 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.

SCOTT PEAKER -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Kittamaqundi 2nd Saturday Coffee House features a jazz band lead by Scott Peaker. Cover includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, snacks, desserts, wine, beer, water and sodas. Reservations are required. Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. $15; teens, $10; children, free. 410-715-0543 or

BOB LACHIN -- 3 p.m. Sunday. A theater organ recital presented by the Free State Theatre Organ Society. Rice Auditorium, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Wade Avenue, Catonsville. Free. 410-592-9322.

EPIPHANY CONCERT -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Soprano Anne Hagan Bentz and pianist David Chapman perform works by Hundley, Britten, Zanielli, Thomas and Carter. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 11795 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton. Donations accepted. 301-725-0241 or 410-792-2223.


DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE -- 4-6 p.m. the second Sunday of every month. Beginners are welcome to join in simple, meditative multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, music and movements from many traditions. Westchester Center, 2414 Westchester Ave., Oella. Freewill donation. 410-489-7981 or e-mail

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 dancing and contradancing to live music and a caller, Lovely Lane Church, 2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore; 8 p.m. second Saturdays, contradancing to a live band and caller at St. Mark's on the Hill Parish Hall. $8; society members, $6. 410-366-0808 or


"AU NATURELLE" -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, tomorrow through Feb. 21; reception, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. Regional artists Laura Amussen, Elizabeth Burger, Edmond Hardy and Marcia Wolfson Ray display sculptures made from natural, found and reclaimed materials. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. Free. 410-313-2787.

GERSON AND ZORMAN -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 8; reception, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Watercolors by Lieta Gerson and watercolors and acrylics by Estelle Zorman. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

KUSHNIR AND TAYLOR -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays and by appointment, Saturday through Feb. 2; reception, 5-8 p.m. Saturday. "American Rivers" is a river-themed painting exhibit by Andrei Kushnir and Michele Taylor. Andrei Kushnir/Michele Taylor LLC -- American Paintings, 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-4467.

"THE MAJESTY OF AFRICAN MOTHERHOOD" -- 2 p.m. Sunday. A reception includes speakers from several museums. Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. 410-396-5494.

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.

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

"HIGH ON LIFE" -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Sept. 1. The American Visionary Art Museum's eighth thematic megaexhibition features 300 works by 100 self-taught artists who have battled addictions. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. $8; seniors, students and children, $6. 410-244-1900.

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; "Tom Miller: Changing Spaces," through Feb. 16; "Radio City and a Century of Progress: 1930s Modernism in America," ends Monday; 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

For Children

"ALICE IN WONDERLAND" -- 2:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Candlelight Concerts' Performing Arts Series presents the National Marionette Theatre with full stage sets and lighting. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $8. 410-715-0034 or 301-596-6203.

Lectures and Literature

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LECTURE -- 1 p.m. Saturday. A commemorative lecture by Frank M. Reid III, the senior pastor at Bethel AME Church. Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. 410-396-5494.

VALERIE BOYD -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The author talks about her new book, "Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston." Central Library, 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


"THE FOREIGNER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 15. Larry Shue's comedy revolves around a shy Englishman and some shady locals who think the foreigner doesn't understand them. Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore. $12. 410-752-1225 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.


KOREAN CULTURE -- 10:30 a.m.-noon today. The Korean American Community Association of Howard County presents traditional fan dancing, Korean drumming, a video project and Korean food. Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Free. 301-313-7213.

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. $75. 410-560-2230.

CHESAPEAKE BOAT SHOW -- Jan. 18-26. The annual show features more than 125 manufacturers and exhibitors. Children's activities and special seminars will be held throughout the event. $8; children 6-12, $4; children younger than 6, free; two-day adult pass, $14. Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt and Howard streets. 410-649-7360 or

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

Howard Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Howard Extra, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.