BSO BALLGAME -- 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs songs from the ballpark. Hot dogs and popcorn will be served, and guest athletes make special appearances. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $25-$74. 410-783-8000 or

RIVER HILL MADJAZZ -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Madrigal Singers, Gentlemen's Quartet, Women's Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Band and other student musical groups perform. River Hill High School cafeteria, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. $5. 301-483-9699.

RED PRIEST BAROQUE ENSEMBLE -- 6:30 p.m. pre-concert lecture, 8 p.m. concert Saturday. Candlelight Concerts Chamber Music Series presents an early-music ensemble. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $28; seniors, $24; students, $9. 410-480-9950 or

SINGALONG HOOTENANNY -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Dress in hippie attire and bring your guitar or other instruments for a folk singalong; refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Columbia Jewish Congregation. Meeting House, Room 100, Oakland Mills Village Center, Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. $10. 410-730-6044.

BILL CHARLAP TRIO -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Presented by the Chamber Jazz Society of Baltimore. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $25; BMA members and seniors, $23; students with ID, $10. 410-385-5888.

JERUSALEM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 7:30 p.m. Monday. A gala featuring the orchestra to raise funds for the trauma center at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $35-$100. 410-486-9303.

KOTO RECITAL -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. next Thursday. Members of the Washington Toho Koto Society present "Melodies of Japan" while dressed in kimonos. Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Free. 301-313-7213.

JAZZ IN THE SHADOWS -- 6:30-9 p.m. next Thursday. Saxophonist Antonio "Hot Potato" Parker and his quartet perform. Silver Shadows Nightclub, 5550 Sterrett Pl., Columbia. $10. 410-730-7106 or


TOGA! TOGA! -- 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday. The River Community Association sponsors a dinner and dance for adults only with a toga theme. Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville. $30. 410-531-1749.

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


ANN FESSLER -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through March 16; gallery talk with curator George Ciscle, 2 p.m. Saturday; reception, 5-8 p.m. next Thursday. Two separate installations make up "Everlasting": an audio composition created from interviews with seven women who gave up their children for adoption, and a rural Midwest setting for the artist's journey to her biological mother's hometown. Decker Gallery, Mount Royal Station building, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Free. 410-225-2300 or

COLUMBIA ART CENTER -- 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 9. The Maryland Art League Juried Exhibition is shown in the Main Gallery; the Claire Sherwood Sculpture Exhibition in the Window Gallery. Columbia Art Center Galleries, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-730-0075.

"AU NATURELLE" -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 21. 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. 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. today-Sunday. "American Rivers" is a river-themed painting exhibit by the owners of Andrei Kushnir/Michele Taylor LLC -- American Paintings, 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-4467.

BARBARA L. BUCK -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. 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; "Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art," tours 2 p.m. Sunday and next Thursday; "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 or


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

"HEAVY PETTING" -- 7 p.m. Monday. Watch a quasi-documentary about the sexual mores of the 1950s and discuss with National Public Radio writer and commentator Marion Winik and nationally syndicated columnist and chairman of Humanities and Sciences at MICA Crispin Sartwell. Mount Royal Station auditorium, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Free. 410-225-2300 or

Lectures and Literature

EILEEN STREETS QUANN -- 7 p.m. today. The author of "By His Side: Life and Love After Stroke" talks about living with and recovering from aphasia, a communication disorder. Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-313-7860.

A WINTER'S FEAST -- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway Inc. and the Patapsco Valley State Park sponsor a program of stories about winter in the Patapsco Valley. Bring a side dish or dessert; main course will be provided. Registration is required. Hollofield Pavilion 300, Patapsco Valley State Park, 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. $5 a person or $10 a family. 410-480-0824.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STORIES -- 10:45-11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Stories told by Charles L. Clyburn. Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Free. 301-313-7213.

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


"GODSPELL" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts Professional Teen Theatre presents the Broadway hit based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton. $10; seniors and children, $8. 301-596-7400.

"BERLIN AND MUNICH" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Peabody Chamber Opera performs two unconventional musical theater pieces: Kurt Weill's "Mahagonny Songspiel" and Udo Zimmerman's "Weisse Rose." Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. $16; seniors, $8; students and artists, $5. 410-752-8558 or

"LIGHT UP THE SKY" -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 16. Everyman Theatre presents Moss Hart's comedy about a Broadway show. Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. Baltimore. $15-$25. 410-752-2208 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.

Plan Ahead

IRISH EVENING -- 8 p.m. Feb. 7. The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society hosts an evening of Irish music and poetry with poet Ciaran Carson. James Rouse Theater, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. For tickets, mail a check for $25 and SASE to HoCoPoLitSo, 10446 Waterfowl Terrace, Columbia, Md. 21044 or pay $26 by credit card by calling 410-730-1803 (press #2) 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. For information, 410-730-7524 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.