"AS THE HOSPITAL TURNS" -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Harbor City Music Company, an award-winning Sweet Adeline Chorus, presents an evening of music and drama also featuring the vocal band Git, Gus 'N Us. Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Rd., Ellicott City. $15; students and seniors, $10. 410-762-5088.

KING LEWMAN -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Singers-songwriters Lance Lewman and Kristan King perform during the One World Coffeehouse sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $12. 410-381-0097.

SWINGSATIONAL -- 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The Capitol Quartet joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a high-energy swing program featuring Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train" and Glen Miller's "In the Mood." Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $25-$75. 410-783-8000.


ARTE FLAMENCO -- 6 p.m. Sunday. The Howard County-based dance company performs its spring concert. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $25; students and seniors, $22. 301-617-0594 or

HOWARD COUNTY BALLET -- 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. "The Snow Queen" and excerpts from "Sleeping Beauty" will be performed. The Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $19; children, seniors and students, $13. 410-465-8233.


STUDENT EXHIBIT -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through June 11. Students from Wilde Lake High School present "Visions From Wilde Eyes," a photography exhibit. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

WATERCOLORS AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through June 14. Lynn Ferris of West Virginia and Natalie Harvey of Columbia display their work. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

"CLOSE TO HOME" -- 11 a.m.-5 :30 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through June 4. Barbara Steinacker shows her paintings. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. 410-740-8249.

"CIVIL WAR: OLD MEN IN BLUE AND GRAY" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 31. Artifacts and information about veterans returning from the Civil War and the role they played in the history of Maryland. B&O Railroad Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; students and seniors, $4; 12 and younger, $3; 2 and younger, free. 410-461-1944 or

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of every month (except major holidays). "Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of the Moulin Rouge," more than 100 rarely seen posters and prints, through Sunday. 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7; 65 and older and college students, $5; children, free; first Thursday of each month, free. 410-396-7100 or

ART OF THE AGES -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through Sept. 4. "Golden Blessings of Old Age/Out of the Mouth of Babes," an artistic exploration of the two poles of human existence through 250 works. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. $9; seniors, students and children, $6. 410-244-1900.


"NASCAR 3-D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE" -- Shown on an eight-story-tall screen with digital sound, a new movie narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland provides an insider's perspective on NASCAR racing. Showtimes, which run through August, are available online or by phone. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. Movie only, $7.50, $9 after 6 p.m.; movie and science center admission, $10. 410-685-5225 or and click on "Shows."

For Children

LIVELY ARTS FOR LITTLE ONES -- 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow. Interact Story Theatre presents "The Lonely Lion," about a lion that is afraid of everything. For ages 2-5. The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia. $4.25. 410-730-4610.

"CHARLOTTE'S WEB" -- 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children's Playhouse of Maryland produces a play based on the popular children's book for Pumpkin Theatre. Hannah More Arts Center, St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. $10. 410-828-1814.

Lectures and Literature

"GLOBALIZATION AND 9/11: ROOTS OF CONFLICT" -- 7 p.m. today. Melvin A. Goodman of the National War College will talk about the United States and the United Nations. Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-313-7860.

CIVIL WAR HERITAGE -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Historian Greg Yaskovich of the Baltimore Civil War Museum discusses the Civil War though the eyes of Capt. John Rodgers, who served aboard the USF Constellation. Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.


FABULOURS FIFTY+ PLAYERS -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Howard County Arts Council's senior troupe presents "Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration," a musical revue with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Black Box Theatre, Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. $10; seniors and arts council members, $8. 410-313-2787.

"THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tennessee Williams's tale of love, lust, sin and redemption. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore. $12. 410-752-1225 or


TASTE OF WILDE LAKE -- Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. A day of entertainment to include food, children's games, a juried craft show, face painting, fencing and dance demonstrations. Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through November. "Ye Haunted History of Old Ellicott City" is told through a tour down Historic Main Street. Sponsored by Howard County Tourism Inc. Meet at Main Street Visitor Center, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-313-1900 or

NATIONAL AQUARIUM -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. $17.50; 60 and older, $14.50; 3-11, $9.50; 2 and younger, free. 410-576-3800 or

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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