SYMPHONY FANTASTIQUE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Featuring music of Berlioz and Shostakovich performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $27-$75. 410-783-8000.


"THE TIMES OF OUR LIVES" -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Memorable photographs from the New York Times Photo Archives, George Eastman House, Edward S. Curtis Archives, Hulten/Getty, Bettmann/Corbis, the New York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York. Reception, 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Gallery 44, 9469 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. 410-465-5200 or

MIXED MEDIA -- 3:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, beginning next Thursday through July 10. Artists from the Maryland Art League display work that includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, collage, weaving, pottery, stained glass and jewelry. Reception, 3-5 p.m. June 19. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

FLOWERS FOR ALL SEASONS -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through July 2. Oil and pastel paintings by Beryl L. McDonough. Reception with the artist, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

AFRICAN AMERICAN 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), through Aug. 22. More than 60 paintings and works on paper by 20 of the foremost African American artists of the past century. Baltimore Art Museum, 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

HEIDI PRAFF -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through June 24. Recent paintings from Praff, a studio art teacher at Howard High School who has been teaching painting and drawing for more than 20 years. HCC Art Gallery, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4512.

WATERCOLORS AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The final days of the exhibit featuring Lynn Ferris of West Virginia and Natalie Harvey of Columbia. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

"CIVIL WAR: OLD MEN IN BLUE AND GRAY" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 21. 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

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."

Lectures and Literature

"TALKIN' BASEBALL" -- 9 a.m. Saturday. Tom Hetrick will discuss his book, "Misfits -- Baseball's Worst-Ever Team." Borders Books & Music, Columbia Crossing, Route 175 and Dobbin Road, Columbia. 410-290-0062.

Sports and Recreation

WALK-A-THON -- 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. walk, Saturday. A benefit for the Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery Center. Two-mile loop around Lake Elkhorn. Lake Elkhorn, Broken Land Parkway, Columbia. $25. 410-290-6432.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS -- 10 a.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. Explore Baltimore's Mount Vernon Place with a guided tour of the preserved 19th-century urban square. Learn about the neighborhood's architecture and its residents over the past 100 years. Meet at the Seated Lion Statue, Mount Vernon Place's West Park, Baltimore. $10. 410-605-0462.


"A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD" -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Performed by the Patapsco Players, this hour-long play creates a portrait of community life in Patapsco Valley during the early to mid-20th century. Sponsored by the Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway. Patapsco Manor, 5696 Main St., Elkridge. Free, donations accepted. 410-480-0824.

"A WAY OF SORROW" -- 7 p.m. Sunday. A one-man play, starring David Bryan Jackson, about diverse perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd. Columbia. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. 410-461-2040.

"THE WILD PARTY" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through July 3. Composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa created this musical adapted from a Jazz Age poem by Joseph Moncure March. Theatre Hopkins, the Merrick Barn, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, Baltimore. $15. 410-516-7159.

"BATBOY, THE MUSICAL" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through June 26. A pop-rock musical with a deeper message regarding discrimination and tolerance. Based on the book by Keith Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore. $12. 410-752-1225 or


GREEK FOLK FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. A showcase of the Greek community featuring dancing, ethnic costumes, pastitsio, spanakopita and more. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 Ponca St., Baltimore. Free. 410-633-5020.

THIRD THURSDAY ART AND DINE -- 6 to 9 p.m. next Thursday. Participating galleries and restaurants offer specials and events. Historic Main Street, Ellicott City. 410-313-1900 or

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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