JAZZ IN THE SHADOWS -- 6:30-9 p.m. next Thursday. Karen Lovejoy and Trio will perform. Part of the Friends of the Baltimore-Washington JAZZfest 1st Thursday Jazz. Silver Shadows Nightclub, 5550 Sterrett Pl., Columbia. $10. 410-730-0111.

"CLASSICS AND THE CINEMA" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor George Pehlivanian, performs music from films such as "Platoon," "Amadeus" and "The Red Violin." Highlighting the program, part of the BSO's Symphony With a Twist Series, is concertmaster Jonathan Carney who will perform lead violin in several pieces. Hosted by Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jon Corigliano. The lobby opens at 6:30 p.m. for live jazz featuring the Dontae Winslow Quartet, light fare and cocktails. Joseph Symphony Meyerhoff Hall, 1212 Cathedra St., Baltimore. $26-72. 410-783-8000 or

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE -- 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Together with the 2nd Presbyterian Church Choir, John Rutter's "Requiem" will be performed. Also includes Pachelbel's "Canon and Gigue," "Berlioz Toccata for Organ" and "Berceuse Russe for Harp." 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore. Free. 410-465-5744.

JAZZ VOCALIST -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Ethel Ennis, known as Baltimore's "First Lady of Jazz," performs. College of Notre Dame, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Free. 410-532-5386.

SUNDAYS AT THREE -- 3 p.m. Sunday. The Fessenden Ensemble consisting of Suzanne Gekker, clarinet, Nancy Weller, viola, and Amy Klosterman, piano, will perform "Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano" by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu, "Suite for Viola and Piano" by Ernest Bloch , "Six Studies in English Folksong" by Ralph Vaughn Williams and five of Max Bruch's"Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano." Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, Oakland Mills Road, opposite Dobbin Road. $15; free for those younger than 18 when accompanied by an adult. 410-381-3240.

OPERA VIVENTE -- 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. The company presents its season finale with Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera," performed in English, featuring Vikki Jones as Sandrina, directed by John Bowen and conducted by Aaron Sherber. The score follows lovers on their path to true love with ravishing arias, dramatic duets, comic ballads and sophisticated ensembles. Great Hall, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $28; students and seniors, $20. 410-547-7997 or


PHOTOGRAPHY -- 9 a.m.-11 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. The final showing of "Reconsidering the Negative: Five Women Photographers on the Cutting Edge," featuring works by Denee Barr, Judy Herrmann, Bonnie Allen Johnson, Rachel Scharon and Uli Loskot. Borders Books, 6151 Columbia Crossing, Columbia. Free. 410-290-0062.

WILDLIFE ART SHOW -- 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 nationally and internationally recognized wildlife artists display paintings, photographs, sculptures, woodcarvings, pottery, jewelry and more. A social with the artists will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will include a silent auction and refreshments. Free; $25 for the social. The National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5789 or

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT EXHIBIT -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through April 26. "Patapsco: A Glimpse of the Past" will feature environmental portraits taken by Peggy Fox with text by folklorist Alison Kahn, sponsored by the Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway. "A Completely Different World" will be performed by the Patapsco Players in conjunction with the exhibit at 12:30 p.m. April 10 in the Galleria. Howard Community College Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4512.

CORRESPONDENCE ART -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through April 26. "Student Artists' Response to Correspondence and Travel" and "Paintings by Molly Springfield and Janet Maher: Correspondence Projects." Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. Free. 410-313-2787.

"MERGING LIVES -- DIVERGING STYLES" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through April 19. Abstracted watercolor landscapes by Deborah Hoeper; figurative oil and pastel works by Pat Roberie; painted furniture and oil paintings by Kelmie Snider; stained glass works by Denise Tarbell. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

"THE CIVIL WAR: ROLE OF THE B&O RAILROAD" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 26. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $4; students and seniors, $3; children 2-12, $2; younger than 2, free. 410-461-1944 or

ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY EXHIBITS -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. "Freedom: A History of US," an exhibit of rare historical documents and photographs from the collection of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, through next Thursday; "Vivat!" a panorama of St. Petersburg from the Johns Hopkins Collections, through April 13. Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. 410-396-5430.

"FROM TENT TO TEMPLE: LIFE IN ANCIENT NEAR EAST" -- Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, through July. A traveling, hands-on exhibit on the everyday practices of the Jewish culture during Biblical times, created by the Jewish Children's Learning Lab. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore. $5. 410-732-6400.

"HIGH ON LIFE" -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Sept. 1. The American Visionary Art Museum's eighth thematic mega-exhibition 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. "The Brilliance of Bakst: Theater and Textile Designs From Baltimore Collections," through May 4; "Gregor Piatigorsky: Virtuoso as Collector," through June 8; "Parallel Tracks: The History of Photography in Two Brief Installments" and "Common/Places: Contemporary Photography From Germany and Northern Europe," through May 25; "Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art," ongoing; "Art of the Ballets Russes," through May 4; "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 Monday. A 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

STORIES AND PUPPETS -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow. "The Ickity Bickity Boo Show," by Terry Marsh featuring Molly the Monkey, Suzie Cuddlesbee, Baby Betsy and Ickity and Bickity. The interactive show for children in pre-kindergarten through second grade is designed for audience participation and includes stories, songs, dolls and puppets to illustrate the important things we should do everyday. Slayton House Theatre, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. $4 in advance, $5 at the door. 410-730-3987.

Lectures and Literature

GENEALOGY -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. "Turning Biographical Facts Into Real Life Events: How to Build Historical Context," a lecture about researching family history, will be presented by genealogist John Philip Colletta. A question and answer period and reception will follow. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Lloyd Street Synagogue, 11 Lloyd St., Baltimore. $5. 410-732-6400.

FUTURE OF MULTICULTURALISM -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Angela E. Oh, a lawyer and former member of President Bill Clinton's advisory board for his Initiative on Race will speak on "The Reality of America's Multicultural Future and the Need to Move Beyond Narrowing Definition of Race and Racism." Andrew White Student Center, Loyola College, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Free. 410-617-2310.

Sports and Recreation

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION PLEDGE WALK -- 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk Sunday. Actor and Anemia Lifeline spokesman Danny Glover will lead a 5K walk beginning and ending at Rash Field; open to all ages. Local sponsors include WJZ-TV, MIX 106.5 radio, the Baltimore Messenger, Brick Bodies, Bleu Water Co. and Giant Foods Inc. Baltimore Inner Harbor. All pledge amounts accepted. 410-494-8545.

COLUMBIA'S CURE RUN AND RIDE -- 9 a.m. activities begin Sunday. Join the Yetsofamily, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and other sponsors for a 25K bike ride at 9 a.m.; a one-mile kid's fun run at 9:25 a.m.; a 5K run/walk at 9:30 a.m.; and a health, fitness and nutrition expo, 9 a.m.-noon; enjoy a day of education and exercise in an effort to eradicate colon cancer and help support survivors and their families. T-shirts are available for the first 600 entrants; prizes and trophies will be awarded. Centennial Park, main entrance, off Route 108, Ellicott City. Run/walk and 25K bike ride, $25; kid's fun run, $10. 410-964-0202 or


WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SHOWCASE -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, through April 5. Three comedies explore human relationships and contemporary situations with silliness and weird circumstances. Featuring one full-length and two shorter plays: "Out of His Mind," by Marilyn Otis; "Modern Games," by PS Lorio; and "Boy Meets Girl . . . Meets Boy . . . Meets Girl . . . Ad Infinitum," by Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore. $12; discounts for students, seniors and Baltimore Theatre Alliance members. 410-752-1225 or

"THE RETURN TO MORALITY" -- 1 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Rep Stage, a professional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, presents the Washington-Baltimore premiere of this comedy by Jamie Pachino, directed by Kasi Campbell, featuring Jack Vernon and Nigel Reed. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Today, $10; tomorrow, $20; Saturday, $13 and $22; Sunday, $15 and $17; students, $10; seniors and group discounts available. 410-772-4900 or

"SOUTH PACIFIC" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Heritage Players perform the hit Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein about the sailors and nurses who defended the United States in the South Pacific during World War II. Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville. $10; children, $6; matinee, $8. 410-869-9174 or

"DISORDER IN THE COURT!" -- 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 18; spring break matinee April 14. A rock-and-roll musical comedy for all ages featuring a courtroom full of wacky insects. The Young Artists Theater, Cherry Tree Center, Routes 29 and 216, Laurel. $7; $6 per person for groups of 10 or more. 301-604-2844 or

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" -- 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, through June 15. Enjoy a meal and a show that takes place in a small Jewish village in Russia and revolves around a dairyman's attempt to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. $22.50-$41. 410-730-8311 or


STAGECRAFT CLASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Betty Garrett, who co-starred in popular movie musicals in the 1940s and '50s and on television sitcoms in the '70s and '80s, will present a master class on stagecraft in musical theater. Sponsored by the Loyola College Department of Fine Arts and the Center for the Humanities at Loyola. Loyola's McManus Theater, 4501 N. Charles St. Baltimore. Free. 410-617-5066.

NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays throughout June, September and October; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily July and August; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays throughout November and December. "Shark Quest," visitors can touch a live juvenile bamboo shark, talk with underwater divers, search for shark teeth embedded in a fossil wall and more. Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. $17.50; 60 and older, $14.50; 3-11, $9.50; 2 and younger, free. 410-727-3474 or

Plan Ahead

PETER PAN ON ICE -- 1 and 4:30 p.m. April 5-6. Performed by the Columbia Figure Skating Club. Columbia Ice Rink, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5876 Thunder Hill Rd., Columbia. $8; younger that 3, free. 410-813-4026.

BOBBY MCFERRIN CONDUCTS THE BSO -- 8 p.m. April 4-5, 11 a.m. April 5 and 3 p.m. April 6. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $52-78. 410-783-8000 or

-- Compiled by Alicia Cypress

The Howard Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Alicia Cypress, Howard Extra, The Washington Post, 10490 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md. 21044. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 410-772-2330. Deadline is 14 days before publication.