Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Christopher Whitcomb, author and 15-year veteran of the FBI, debate the topic "Big Brother: The Effect of Government Policies on Civil Liberties" as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. 8 p.m. today. Shriver Hall Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Free. 410-516-7683.


Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, currently one of the most popular cello-piano duos, give a nod to their favorite Russian composers in their most recent recording, "Russian Classics," which received BBC Music's Editor's Choice award. Candlelight Concerts presents the pair in a performance featuring works from the CD, including Prokofiev's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 119; Shostakovich's Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40; and Rachmaninoff's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19. 8 p.m. Saturday, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $28; seniors, $24; students, $9. 410-715-0034, 301-596-6203 or


"Artfully Wilde," a one-day artisans' show and sale, transforms a community center into a crafts gallery. Works featured include wood, glass, pottery, prints, home accessories, clothing and jewelry. The artisans will be on hand throughout the day and will donate a portion of the proceeds to support the ongoing arts events at the center. Refreshments will be available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free admission. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.