BRASS ENSEMBLE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Classic brass works including excerpts from "The Danserye," "Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte" and "Slavonic Dance No. 8" by Anton Dvorak. Mahan Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake St., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263.

CHESAPEAKE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. Strauss Concerto No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major with guest artist Peter Landgren, associate principal horn with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Silent auction, 7 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25; students, $5. 4190263-2664.

CAPITOL STEPS -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Political and musical satire from this troupe of former congressional staffers turned comedians. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $50. 410-244-4039.

"HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Spring concert from the Chesapeake Chorale. Saint Matthew's United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. $15; seniors and students, $12. 301-249-7689.

O'MALLEY'S MARCH -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Harp, bagpipes, trombone, fiddles and drums for this traditional St. Patrick's Day concert. Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Eason. $20. 410-822-0345, or

CELTIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Traditional Celtic music from Darcy Nair, John Gorozdos, Gregory Lygon and other members of the Celtic Music Ensemble. Mayo United Methodist Church, 1005 Turkey Point Rd., Edgewater. Free. 410-798-6110.


BALLROOM DANCING -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Open dance sponsored by the Davidsonville Dance Club. Class for beginner through intermediate dancers, 7 p.m. Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville. $6. 301-262-8010.

THAT'S DANCING -- 9-11:30 p.m. next Friday. Open ballroom dance, complimentary beverages and snacks. That's Dancing Ballroom and Dancesport Center, 8610 Baltimore-Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Jessup. $12, includes class. 301-776-0085.


"CELEBRATION OF LIFE: GRAPHIC WORKS BY ALEXANDER CALDER" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, extended hour 7-8 p.m. Fridays, runs tomorrow through April 18. Wool and lithograph works from American sculptor and painter Alexander Calder. Opening reception and 30-minute tour and lecture of exhibit, 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556.

WOMEN'S HISTORY EXHIBIT -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, through April 3. Works highlight accomplishments of women. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2218.

ARTFX -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through March 30. Traditional and digital photographs from Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts photographer John Horm. Gallery also houses ongoing exhibit of paintings, photographs and sculptures from local, national and international artists. 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540.

MUTE -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through April 4. Mixed media exhibit. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028, or

"ART ON THE DIGITAL EDGE" -- 10 a.m.-4 pm. Mondays-Saturdays, extended hours through 9 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 12. Computer-generated and digitally enhanced works. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Free. 410-822-2787.

"FAR AWAY PLACES" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through April 6. Landscapes by Mary Ellen Neff and photographs by Peter Martin. Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566, or

"FATHER OF A NATION, PATRON OF A COLLEGE" -- 1-4 p.m. through Saturday. Mixed media exhibit honors George Washington. Gibson Performing Arts Center Gallery, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Free.410-778-2800.

QUIET WATERS PARK -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 23. Paintings from Stephen Hustvedt and Bushnell Keeler and photographs from Dan Biegel. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

ANNAPOLIS MARINE ART GALLERY -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, ongoing. Marine art, including works from Chesapeake Bay painter John M. Barber and original oils from Willard Bond. 110 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4100, or

"DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY GERARD VALERIO" -- 8:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-midnight Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday, through May 11. Landscapes, portraits and still lifes from Annapolis artist Gerard Valerio. Lillian Vanous Nutt Room, Greenfield Library, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556.

CHESAPEAKE PHOTO GALLREY -- 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, ongoing. Photographs of the Chesapeake Bay from David Hawxhurst, Paul Pobiak, Vince Lupo, Roger Miller, Pat Vojtech, Terry Olsen and John Bildahl. Chesapeake Photo Gallery, 92 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-431-7070.

For Children

"SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES" -- 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Children's musical performed by The Lost Caravan children's theater company. Includes hot dog or peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch served at noon. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515.

Lectures and Literature

"THE GRAND INQUISITOR" -- 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday. St. John's faculty member and graduate institute director William Pastille will lead this reading and review of "The Grand Inquisitor" from Feodor Dostoevski's "Crime and Punishment." Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Solomons Island Road, Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Biologist Mike Carter will discuss the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Includes corned beef, cabbage and potato dinner. Sponsored by the Galesville Heritage Society. Galesville Memorial Hall, Main Street, Galesville. $12. 410-867-3622.

GOVERNOR CALVERT HOUSE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS -- Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday. Historic Annapolis Foundation archaeologist Thomas Cuddy discusses artifacts found at the Governor Calvert House. Part of Historic Annapolis Foundation's Brown Bag Lunch lecture series. William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7619.

Sports and Recreation

BUS TRIP -- 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today. Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. Light snacks available on bus. Sponsored by the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden. Reservations required. Bus leaves from Naval Academy Stadium, Taylor Avenue. $55; members, $50. 410-260-8189.

HIKE THE PRESERVE -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Explore a section of the new 610-acre Parris N. Glendening Nature Preserve. Children should be at least 6 years old. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; seniors, $2; children, $1.50. 410-741-9330, or

LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Second annual basket bingo to benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. Columbian Center, Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. $15; in advance, $12. 410-255-3805.


"THE MUSIC MAN" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 3. Traveling salesman Harold Hill brings music to a small Iowa town. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515, or

"PIPPIN" -- 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The musical story of King Charlemagne's son Pippin, who is on a quest to find his true calling in life. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $8-$13. 410-268-7373.


BEER TASTING -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Five-course meal served with six different ales or beers. Reservations required. Sputnik Cafe, 1397 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $35. 410-923-3775.

Plan Ahead

BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND -- 8 p.m. April 12 and 3 p.m. April 13. "The Three Faces of Eve" and excerpts from "Cinderella." Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $26-$41; students, $21-$36. 410-263-2909.


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m. today, The Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Mary Byrd Brown Project; 9 p.m. Saturday, Mike Aiken; 4 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone, 8 p.m. Sunday, Cubop-Latin jazz; 8 p.m. Monday, Cinema 8; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, John Van Dyke; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 8:30 p.m. next Thursday, The Rob Levit Group. 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, and 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. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Troy's Underground. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6456.

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Lisa Moscatiello Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Gandalph Murphy. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779.

ARMADILLOS -- 9 p.m. today, Meg and Bryan; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Music Room; 9 p.m. Saturday, David Glaser; 9 p.m. Sunday, Bryan, Mickey and Dana; 9 p.m. Monday, Mike McHenry; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jarflys; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jon Meyers and Funky Crunch'nstien. 132 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-0028.

BELLA'S SPORTS BAR -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Third World; 9 p.m. Saturday, Detour. 1374 Cape St. Claire Rd., Annapolis. $5. 410-757-5122.

BREWSTERS -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Voice Box; 9 p.m. Saturday, Slip. 303 E. Furnace Branch Rd., Glen Burnie. Event prices vary. 410-760-5239.

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

CHESHIRE CRAB -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Reservoir Dogs; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mark Desrochers. 1701 Poplar Ridge Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-360-2220.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8:30 p.m. today, Sonny Landreth; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks; 7 p.m. Saturday, Carl Filipiak; 7 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Edwards; 8:30 p.m. next Thursday, Pat McGee. 33 West St., Annapolis. Event prices vary. 410-268-4545, or

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Dan Haas; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Dennis and Neil; 9 p.m. Sunday, Alex and the Irish Rovers; 9 p.m. Monday, John Pyle; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Patrick and Dennis; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Michael O'Patricks; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Waken at Seven. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993.

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, The Duece; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Steve Ports Trio. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

Elsewhere in the Region

WALTERS ART GALLERY -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, through May. Italian vase paintings in "Tradition and Innovation: The South Italian Style of Greek Vase Painting." 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $5; seniors, students, $3; children 6-17 and under, $1; children 5 and under, free. 410-547-9000.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers

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