MODERN MAN AND THE FOUR BITCHIN' BABES -- 7:30 p.m. today. Part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $22-$30. 800-955-5566 or

THE CACTUS BOYS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Fiddle and banjo music highlight the One World Coffeehouse, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $12. 410-381-0097.

GEMINI PIANO TRIO -- 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Compositions of Mozart, Debussy and Brahms performed by Hsiu-Hui Wang, Benjamin Myers and Sheng-Tsung Wang to benefit the Howard Community College's Musical Arts Center. Smith Theatre, HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $15; seniors, $10; students, $5. 410-772-4871.


DYNASTIES AND BEYOND -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company performs as part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $25-$40. 800-955-5566 or

BASEBALL -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. MOMIX, a modern dance company known for its illusions, performs as part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $25-$40. 800-955-5566 or


THE TIMES OF OUR LIVES -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through July 7. Photographs from the New York Times Photo Archives, George Eastman House, Edward S. Curtis Archives, Hulton/Getty, Bettann/Corbis, the New York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York. Gallery 44, 9469 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. Free. 410-465- 5200.

VACATIONS ON CANVAS -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through Sept. 3. Paintings by gallery artists with summer themes. Andrei Kushnir/Michele Taylor American Painting, 8298 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-4467.

ANATOMY OF BEAUTY -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 18. Artist Kendrick Wronski exhibits her drawings of body forms. Artist reception, 5-7 p.m. July 20. Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048.

MIXED MEDIA -- 3:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through July 10. Artists from the Maryland Art League display paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, collages, weaving, pottery, stained glass and jewelry. 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. 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

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.


"KISS ME DEADLY" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. This 1955 film starring Ralph Meeker will be shown as part of the Marvelous Movies and More film series. Coffee, dessert and a discussion will follow the screening. Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. $7; seniors and students, $6. 410-730-3987.

"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. Show times, 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

SOL Y CANTO CHILDREN'S CONCERT -- 11 a.m. today. The Afro-Brazilian musicians perform, tying in themes of self-esteem and multiculturalism. Part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $7. 800-955-5566 or

IMAGINATION IN MOTION -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Rajeckas & Intraub, known for their combination of mime, storytelling, slapstick and dance, perform as part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $7. 800-955-5566 or

Lectures and Literature

MEET THE AUTHORS -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The authors and contributors to "Chesapeake Crimes," an anthology of mystery series set in the Chesapeake Bay region, will discuss their work. Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-313-7860.

Sports and Recreation

DAMIEN'S RUN -- 8 a.m. Sunday. A 5K run and two-mile walk to raise community awareness of substance abuse, sponsored by Howard County Striders. 7142 Columbia Gateway Dr. $15. 410-872-2424 or

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.


"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, through July 11. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performs the Bard's comedy amid the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. $20; seniors and students, $18; younger than 11, free. 877-639-3728 or

"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.

"BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The final performances of the pop-rock musical with a deeper message about discrimination and tolerance. Based on the book by Keythe 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


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

LATINOFEST -- Noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Hispanic arts and culture, including Latin music such as salsa, meringue, bachata, jazz and mariachi, dancers in colorful costumes and traditional foods. Patterson Park, Eastern and South Linwood avenues, Baltimore. $3; children younger than 12, free. 410-783-5404 or

GREAT GRAPES! WINE AND JAZZ FESTIVAL -- 1-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday. The annual event includes wine tastings, food from local restaurants, crafts and live jazz, blues and oldies music. Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road, Timonium. $20, includes souvenir wine glass and 10 wine-tasting tickets. 800-840-3976, Ext. 103, 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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