MUSIC AND POETRY AT ST. ANNE'S -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The Annapolis Chorale explores poetry and music with "Three Shakespeare Songs," from Vaughan Williams along with works from Brahms, Bruckner and Sprenkle. St. Anne's Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. $25; students, $13. 410-263-1906.

PEABODY RAGTIME ENSEMBLE -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Jazz, Dixieland and ragtime from this Baltimore-based ensemble. Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $20. 410-822-0345 or

NAVAL ACADEMY BAND -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Music from the U.S. Naval Academy's Chamber Winds ensemble. Mahan Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263.

"A PATRICK'S CELEBRATION" -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Hammered dulcimer from award-winning musician Maggie Sansone. Coffee and desserts served before concert. Sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $15; members, $10. 410-867-2866.

CHOIR CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. today. Spirituals, hymns, and Russian orthodox choir music from the Wittenberg University Choir of Springfield, Ohio. Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-1658.

AT THE AVALON -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Country, alternative rock, blues and hip-hop from Red Letter Day and Naked Blue. Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $15. 410-822-0345.


CONTRA DANCE -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Square dancing with an urban twist with live calling from Susan Taylor and music from Screech Malone and the Chaos Bubbas. Sponsored by the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 1311 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $9; members, $7. 410-224-8488.

BALLROOM DANCE -- 9-11:30 p.m. tomorrow. Open dance for all levels. Class for beginners, 8 p.m. Refreshments served. That's Dancing Ballroom and Dancesport Center, 8610 Baltimore-Washington Blvd., Jessup. $12; dance only, $10. 410-792-0091.


PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through May 27. Works from former National Geographic photographer James L. Amos. Prospect Bay Country Club, 311-A Prospect Bay Dr. west, Grasonville. Free. 410-827-6950.

"PHOTOGRAMS" -- noon-4 p.m. daily, Monday through March 22. Photography from Jennifer O'Neill, visiting assistant professor of studio arts at Washington College. Tawes Gallery, Gibson Performing Arts Center, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Free. 410-810-7408.

"CELEBRATION OF LIFE: GRAPHIC WORKS BY ALEXANDER CALDER" -- noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays extended hours 7-8 p.m. Fridays, 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 that highlight the 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 Wednesdays through 9 p.m., through April 12. Computer generated and digitally enhanced works. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Free. 410-822-2787.

"FARAWAY PLACES" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through April 6. Encaustic 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

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, 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 or

CHESAPEAKE PHOTO GALLERY -- 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 Warren Kahle, 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.

ROYAL HART -- 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through April 2. Historical and political photographs from local artist Royal Hart. Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers, 36 Market Space. Free. 410-263-8770.

For Children

DISCOVER NATURE -- 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. next Thursday. Seasonal craft, nature story and walk through the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden for children ages 3-5. Must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Taylor Avenue, Annapolis. Free. 410-260-8185.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY HIKE -- 10 a.m. Monday. Park rangers Lisa Wolfe and Dave DeVault take children ages 3-8 on a scavenger hunt for four leaf clovers. Jonas Green State Park, Route 450, Annapolis. Free. 410-222-6244.

Lectures and Literature

JOURNEYS HOME -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Author Chris Bolgiano talks about her latest book "Living in the Appalachian Forest." Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $10. 410-822-0345.

"LILLIE DEVEREUX BLAKE: RETRACING A LIFE ERASED" -- 7:30 p.m. today. Writer Grace Farrell discusses her book about former feminist, Civil War correspondent and lecturer Lillie Blake. Borders Books & Music, 1115 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 410-266-6807.

Sports and Recreation

CLEATS, KNOTS AND SPLICES -- 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Veteran rigger Richard Scofield teaches the basics of dock line management, knot use, line repair and rope splicing. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $70; members, $60. 410-745-2916, or

EVENTS AT JUG BAY WETLANDS -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday, "Life of a Dead Tree," learn to decipher a tree's history after it is dead; 1-3 p.m. Sunday, "Pond and Stream Exploration," Search for and identify frogs, turtles, fish, tadpoles, dragonflies and other aquatic insects. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; seniors, $2; children 17 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330.

SPRING FLING -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Crafts, party supplies and baked goods for sale. Benefits the Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary. Whiskey Bottom Road and Old Line Avenue. Free. 301-725-7435.


"THE MUSIC MAN" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 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 Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, who is on a quest to find his true calling in life. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $8-$13. 410-268-7373.

"ROCK N' ROLL REVIVAL" -- 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. More than 100 students sing and dance old rock and roll hits. Auditorium, Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Rd., Severna Park. $10. 410-544-0900.


WINE TASTING -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Taste more than 20 wines from the catalogue of Annapolis Mills Wine and Spirits. Food accompaniments include roasted vegetables, duck and leg of lamb. Randall Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $99. 410-263-2888.

18TH-CENTURY COLONIAL BALL -- 8-11 p.m. tomorrow. Period attire welcome. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. $20; members, $15. 410-222-1919.

Plan Ahead

CHESTER RIVER FILM FESTIVAL -- April 3-5. Narrative, documentary, animated and experimental works from local filmmakers. Screening venues include Washington College, The Prince Theatre, Kent County Arts Council Gallery, Kent County Public Library and Imagination Alley in Chestertown. Sponsored by the Friends of the Arts at Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Free. 410-810-7111.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Seventeen professionals from the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony will perform "Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils," by Strauss, "War Dance" by Respighi and "Dances From Estancia" by Ginastera. St. Anne's Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. $20; students, $10. 410-263-1906.


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, The Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, John Pyle; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Get Behind the Mule; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan and Pam; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Godfrey-Jung Duo; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble. 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. today, Adam Carroll; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Scott E. Moore and Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Professor and Maryanne; 9 p.m. Monday, St. Patrick's Day Party. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779.

ARMADILLOS -- 9 p.m. today, Meg and Bryan; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Monterey Pops; 9 p.m. Saturday, My Hero Zero; 9 p.m. Sunday, Bryan, Mickey and Dana; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jarflys; 9 p.m. Wednesday, JoKing; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Meg and Bryan. 132 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-0028.

BREWSTERS -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Patty Reece Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Fire Within. 303 E. Furnace Branch Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 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. $2. 410-263-9120.

CHESHIRE CRAB -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Angie Miller; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Free Flight. 1701 Poplar Ridge Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-360-2220.

EASTPORT CLIPPER -- 9 p.m. today, Grove Killers; 9 p.m. tomorrow, The Satellites; 9 p.m. Saturday, No Pets for Noah; 9 p.m. Sunday, Chesapeake Music Guide Anniversary Party; 8 p.m. Monday, Bayside Big Band; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Rose the Rocket; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Written Prisms. 400 Sixth St., Eastport. $5-$4. 410-280-6400.

JIM'S HIDEAWAY -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, JR Booker. 1439 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-674-2876.

MIDDLETON'S TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Harry Traynham; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Evick; 10 p.m. Saturday, Michael Heaven Band; 9 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9 p.m. Monday, Dana Biagini; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Mike Mincin; 10 p.m. Wednesday, Monterey Pop; 10 p.m. next Thursday, Van Dyke and Glaser. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-269-1256.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8:30 p.m. today, Pat McGee; 7 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Patti Austin; 7 p.m. Saturday, Raul Malo; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Roy Clark; 8:30 p.m. Monday, Irish Fire; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rick Wakeman; 8:30 p.m. next Thursday, Junior Brown. 33 West St., Annapolis. Event prices vary. 410-268-4545.

SOUTH RIVER CAFE -- 9 p.m. today, Dean Rosenthal; 9 p.m. Saturday and Monday, Hugh Feeley and Talk Is Cheap. 48 South River Rd., Edgewater. Free. 410-956-8075.

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Waken at Seven; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Off the Boat; 9 p.m. Saturday, Alex and the Irish Rovers; 9 p.m. Sunday, Wee Barry from Belfast; 9 p.m. Monday, Alex and the Irish Rovers, Waken at Seven, Dan Haas and Tim and Timpee; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Patrick and Dennis; 9 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday, Dan Haas. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993.

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

-- 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.