Phyllis Chapell, a folk vocalist and guitarist, performs music from around the world in eight languages and in a three-octave range as part of the Calvert County Cultural Arts Council's Sundays of Note concert series. Her debut solo CD, "World Songs," was honored at the 2001 Just Plain Folks Music Awards, at which her original song "Soul in Flight" won second place in the Best Cabaret/Torch Song category. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. $6; Arts Council members, $5. 410-257-7005 or


"Black Tuesday" is an original play by students Bill Tengel, Abigail Estes, Debra J. Clough and Desmond Aldridge. Using the Japanese Noh style, a form that uses masks and conveys somber subject matter, the four attempt to capture the mood of America after Sept. 11. Dramatic Arts instructor Holly Blumner also directs two comic interludes in the Kyogen style, "Delicious Poison" and "Tricked by a Rhythm," depicting the mischievous antics of servants Taro Kaja and Jiro Kaja. All three will be performed in English. 8 p.m. Feb. 26-March 1, and 2 p.m. March 2. Bruce Davis Theater, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd, St. Mary's City. $5; students, faculty, SMCM staff, seniors, and Arts Alliance members, $3.50. 240-895-4243 or


The College of Southern Maryland hosts a Barbershop Extravaganza featuring an array of award-winning vocal ensembles. Among the performers are Capri, a female quartet from Baltimore; Iguanas in Flight, the 2002 top Mid-Atlantic District Collegiate Barbershop Quartet that also won second place in the International Collegiate Quartet contest; and Phat Cats, third-place finishers in a recent Mid-Atlantic District competition. The Southern Maryland Mix Men's Chorus will be led by John Hohl, who was recently selected for the Mid-Atlantic District's Hall of Honor. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Fine Arts Center Theatre, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. $12; students, seniors and children, $10. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008, 301-934-7788 (TDD) or

St. Mary's College students have written a play -- in a style similar to the somber Japanese Noh production pictured above -- that portrays the country's post-Sept. 11 mood.