BALLROOM DANCING -- 9-11:30 p.m. tomorrow. Open dance session for all levels. 8-9 p.m., dance lesson for beginners. Complimentary beverages and snacks. That's Dancing Ballroom and Dancesport Center, 8610 Baltimore Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Jessup. $12. 301-776-0085.


MEMBERS' BEST -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, through Feb. 24. Watercolors, oils and sculpture by Queen Anne's County Arts Council members. Prospect Bay Country Club, 311-A Prospect Bay Dr. West, Grasonville. Free. 410-758-2520.

"DOGS AND CATS AND OTHER ANIMAL FRIENDS" -- 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6 a.m.-noon Fridays-Saturdays, through Jan. 2. Paintings on tile, wood and canvas and prints by local artists. Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers, 36 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-8770.

RICHARD A. NIEWERTH -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Tuesday. More than 20 oil paintings by Richard A. Niewerth, Anne Arundel Community College art professor. Annapolis City Hall Gallery, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-7260.

QUIET WATERS PARK -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Monday. Oils, watercolors and pastels by Howard County Art Guild members. Includes oil paintings by Annapolis artist Bets Ryan next Friday through Feb. 3. Mixed media works from artists Donna Fink, Stephanie Nodalski, Virginia Carlsen and Jonnie Stanton-Friedman. Garden Cafe Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

ANNAPOLIS MARINE ART GALLERY -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, ongoing. Marine art, including latest print by John M. Barber, "Evening Sail," and original oils by Willard Bond. 110 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4100, or

"GOIN' DOWN TO SHADY SIDE" -- 1-4 p.m. Sundays, other days by appointment, ongoing. History of the Eastern Shore's steamboat era. Sponsored by Shady Side Rural Heritage Society. Captain Salem Avery House, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free. 410-867-4486.

LIZ LIND -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through February. Original works by the Annapolis artist in her exhibition, "Pleasing Perennials." West Annapolis Gallery, 108 Annapolis St., Annapolis. Free. 410-295-6880, or

For Children

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR -- 11 a.m. Tuesday. Stories for children ages 3-6. Borders Books & Music, 1115 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 410-571-0923.

Sports and Recreation

USNA WALKING TOURS -- 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, through March 31. Take a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy with academy guides. Tours start at the academy visitor center. U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. $6.50; seniors, $5.50; students, $4.50. 410-263-6933.


"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" -- 8 p.m. today. Musical version of the classic Dickens tale. Includes buffet before the show. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $30.50-$33.50. 410-626-7515.

"THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER" -- 7:15-10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Bay Theatre Company performs this play based on the book by Stephen Vincent Benet. Part of First Night Annapolis New Year's Eve Celebration. Circuit Courthouse Ceremonial Courtroom, Church Circle, Annapolis. $15; day of show, $20; children ages 6-12, $10. 410-268-8553.

Plan Ahead

HUNGARIAN ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. Jan. 10. Performance from the Hungarian Orchestra. Chesapeake Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Routes 50 and 213, Wye Mills. $25. 410-827-5867.

COTILLION -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Children will learn etiquette and casual and formal dances during five-class session. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $80. 410-263-5544.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST -- 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20. Yolanda King speaks during ceremony honoring her father's work and legacy. Performance by All Children's Chorus of Annapolis. Jenkins Gymnasium, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $20. 410-263-9191.


49 WEST -- 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Rachel Cross; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Her, Him and I; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Pam Godfrey Trio; 8-11 p.m. Monday, John Pineda. 49 West St., Annapolis. Event prices vary. 410-626-9796.

ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 9 p.m. today, The Geckos; 6 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal, 9 p.m. tomorrow, DJ Michael K.; 10 p.m. Saturday, DJ Michael K.; 9 p.m. Sunday, Troy's Lounge; 9 p.m. Monday, Meg, Bryan and Todd; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Troy's Underground. Free. 410-280-6486.

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Big Three Trio; 9 p.m. Saturday, Troubadours. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779.

ARMADILLOS -- 9 p.m. today, Meg and Bryan; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Evil Genius; 9 p.m. Saturday, Starbelly; 9 p.m. Sunday, Bryan, Mickey and Dana; 9 p.m. Monday, Mike McHenry; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jarflys. 132 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-0028.

BREWSTERS -- 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Patty Reese Band; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Under Shot; 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Surreal. 303 E. Furnace Branch Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-760-5239.

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. Tuesday, Great Train Robbery. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188.

CAFE ORLEANS -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, The Gliders; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble. 125 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. $2. 410-263-9120.

CHESHIRE CRAB -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Chuck Defontes Duo; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Stan Whittaker Duo. 1701 Poplar Ridge Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-360-2220.

EASTPORT CLIPPER -- 9 p.m. today, Fidel; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Almighty Senators; 9 p.m. Saturday, Blue Miracle; 9 p.m. Sunday, Latin Night; 8 p.m. Monday, Bayside Big Band; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Raisin Dixie; 9 p.m. Wednesday, karaoke. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. $4-$5. 410-280-6400.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8:30 p.m. today, Good Deale Bluegrass Band; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Hank Williams Tribute; 7 p.m. Saturday, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes; 7 p.m. Sunday, Buddy and Julie Miller; 6 p.m. Tuesday, New Year's Eve Bash with Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun. 33 West St., Annapolis. Event prices vary. 410-268-4545.

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Dennis and Neil; 9 p.m. Sunday, Michael O'Patricks; 9 p.m. Monday, John Pyle; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Alex and the Irish Rovers. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993.

SPUTNIK CAFE -- 7-9 p.m. today, Redwine Jazz Band; 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nancy O'Donnell and the Blue Blazes. 1397 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. Free. 410-923-3775.

SURFSIDE 7 -- 9 p.m. today, Dean Rosenthal; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Latin Night; 9 p.m. Saturday, Who Cares; 9 p.m. Sunday, Latin Night. 48 S. River Rd., Edgewater. Free. 410-956-8075, or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Mark Desrochers; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Wayne Graham. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

For New Year's

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY -- 8 p.m. Tuesday. Includes an interactive murder mystery dinner theater performance from Do or Die Productions, a buffet, New Year's Eve champagne toast, complimentary party favors, music and dancing. Chesapeake Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant, Route 261 and Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach. $90. 410-257-2735.

FIRST NIGHT ANNAPOLIS -- 3 p.m.-midnight Tuesday. Face painting, concerts, dance performances, plays and children's activities help bring in the new year during First Night Annapolis, a New Year's Eve arts celebration. Events take place throughout downtown and historic Annapolis. $15; day of show, $20; children 6-12, $10. 410-268-8553.

CRUISE -- 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday. Hors d'oeuvres, buffet, music, dancing, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast onboard the Lady Pintail. The yacht will cruise from the Annapolis Harbor, along the Severn River, past the Naval Academy and will end at the harbor for midnight fireworks. Boarding, 8:45 p.m. Sponsored by Pintail Yachts. Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis. $139; per couple, $275. 410-604-2235.

NEW YEAR'S EVE ON ICE -- 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday. Enjoy this New Year's Eve ice skating performance. Quiet Waters Park Ice Rink, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

Elsewhere in the Region

"SACRED IMAGES, HOLY WARS: THE CRUSADER BIBLE OF KING LOUIS IX" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. first Thursday of the month, through Jan. 5. Exhibit of the Morgan Crusader Bible, an illustrated Bible made in 1250 under the patronage of King Louis IX of France. Selected pages of the Bible will be on display. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $8; seniors, $6; students 18-25, $5; children 17 and under, free. 410-547-9000.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers

The Anne Arundel Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Eileen Rivers, Anne Arundel Extra, The Washington Post, 3 Church Cir., Annapolis, Md. 21401-1902. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 410-267-6972. Deadline is 14 days before publication.