BRASS ENSEMBLE RECITAL -- 8 p.m. Saturday. The U.S. Naval Academy's brass ensemble performs. Part of the academy's Chamber Music Series. Mahan Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake St., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-1262.

CLARINET RECITAL -- 8 p.m. Sunday. The U.S. Naval Academy band performs. Part of the U.S. Naval Academy's Chamber Music Series. First Presbyterian Church, Duke of Gloucester and Conduit streets, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1262.

GLEE CLUB CONCERT -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Performance by the U.S. Naval Academy men's glee club. Alumni Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. $8-$12. 410-293-2439.

CONCERTS AT ST. JOHN'S -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Pianist Jacquelyn Helin performs works by Bach, Chopin, Brahms and Beethoven; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. John's College Orchestra and Madrigal Choir will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in E-flat Major. St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

RAGTIME TO ROCK-AND-ROLL -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Singer-songwriter Barbara Martin performs a medley of songs. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $11; free for children under 1. 410-263-5544.

FOLK MUSIC CONCERT -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Singer-songwriters Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky perform. Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $20. 410-822-0345.


QUIET WATERS PARK -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through May 4. Oil and acrylic paintings from Robert Schulman, former director of the NASA Fine Art Program, and works from members of the Guild of Bowie Artists. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

JURIED CERAMICS EXHIBITION -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, Monday through April 24. Ceramics from Anne Arundel Community College student members of the Keramos Society. 5-7 p.m. next Thursday, opening reception and awards ceremony. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2307.

UNIFORM TRADITIONS -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through May 31. Exhibit of midshipman uniforms and insignia, including reproductions of 1845 dress uniforms. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6933.

"VIRGINIA PERSPECTIVES" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, extended hours Thursdays through 7 p.m., through April 6. Works from Virginia artists Ed Hatch, Gerald Hennesy and Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077, or

"RADICAL NAUTICAL" -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through April 16. Installation works from Alzaruba, Jennifer Brecker, Jeff Colburn, Robert Llewellyn and Tim Lonegran, Chaney Gallery. "Intimacy: Mechanisms of Memory," works from Pamela Negrin and Amanda Pellerin, AIR Gallery. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544.

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

"CELEBRATION OF LIFE: GRAPHIC WORKS BY ALEXANDER CALDER" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, extended hours Fridays 7-8 p.m., through April 18. Wool and lithograph works from the American sculptor and painter. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556.

"LIQUID FREEDOM IN GLASS" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through April 30. Blown glass works from Maryland artist Paul Swartwood. Gallery also houses ongoing exhibit of paintings, photographs and sculptures from local, national and international artists. 5-8 p.m. Sunday, artists reception. 45 West St., Annapolis. Free.410-990-4540.

"ART ON THE DIGITAL EDGE" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. through Sunday. Encaustic landscapes by Mary Ellen Neff and photographs by Peter Martin. Maryland Federation of Art, Circle, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566, or

ANNAPOLIS MARINE ART GALLERY -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, 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. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am.-7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-midnight, Sundays, 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. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 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.

"SPRING FORWARD" -- 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through May 1. Clocks made by various artists. Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers, 36 Market Space, City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-8770.


"1 GIANT LEAP" -- 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Music, spoken word, rhythms and images of cultures from around the world. Film has been donated by Palm Pictures. Proceeds benefit VisionWorkshops. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $22. 410-263-5544, or

"IF I COULD" -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Documentary about a mother running from her past, trying to raise her son. Proceeds support the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $50. 410-263-5544, or

For Children

"DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?" -- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Slapstick, clowns, fire-eating and illusion during this magic and vaudeville act by the Magic and Hypnosis of Puck and Kohl and Company. Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $16; $14 members; children 15 and under, $8; $6, members. 410-636-9653, or

Lectures and Literature

BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN CHILDREN -- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday. Brown-bag lunch lecture sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's Family Outreach Network. Room 219, Cade Center for the Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159.

MUSIC LECTURE -- 8:15 p.m. tomorrow. St. John's College tutor emeritus Elliott Zuckerman lectures on continuous sounds in music. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

GALLERY TOUR AND LECTURE -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Art educator Lucinda Edinberg leads a tour and lecture of the St. John's College exhibit "Celebration of Life: Graphic Works by Alexander Calder." Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556.

"JEWISH SCHIZOPHRENIA IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL" -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Rabbi David Foreman discusses his latest book, "Jewish Schizophrenia in the Land of Israel." Temple Solel, 2901 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. $5, with refreshments. 301-249-2424.

COLONIAL KITCHEN GARDENS -- Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday. Mollie Ridout, director of horticulture programs at Historic London Town and Gardens, shares her Colonial kitchen garden research and experience and will teach participants how to transform their vegetable gardens into heirloom kitchen gardens. Reservations required. William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7619.

Sports and Recreation

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP -- 7-9 p.m. next Thursday through May 1. Technique classes conducted by former National Geographic photographer James L. Amos. Students must bring 35mm single lens reflex camera, a tripod and a flash. Film and processing provided. Registration required by tomorrow. Sponsored by the Queen Anne's County Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville. $160; members, $140. 410-758-2520, or

ARCHAEOLOGY DIG DAYS -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Dig with professional archaeologists in search of evidence of the lost town of London. No experience necessary. Adult must accompany children 13 and under. Reservations required. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1919.

DAFFODIL SHOW -- 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Thursday. Exhibits, design competitions and judging of submitted daffodil arrangements. Sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. $5. 410-222-1919.

EVENTS AT JUG BAY WETLANDS -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday, morning bird walks. Learn to identify birds. Binoculars and field guides provided. All skill levels welcome. Not appropriate for children under 10. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, pond and stream exploration. Learn to identify frogs, turtles, fish, tadpoles, dragonflies and other aquatic insects. Equipment and field guides provided. All ages welcome. Reservations required. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; seniors, $2; children 17 and under, $1.50. 410-741-9330.


"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

"ONCE UPON A MATTRESS" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The Severn School theater troupe performs this musical comedy based on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea." Price Auditorium, The Severn School, 201 Water St., Severna Park. $10; students, $5. 410-647-7701, or


THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL -- 7-11 p.m. April 11. Cocktails, open bar, live music from the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble, dancing and a silent auction to raise money for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by the White House/Black Market clothing store. Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. $125. 410-263-0907.

PARTNERS IN CARE UPSCALE RESALE BOUTIQUE -- Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. New and sample wedding gowns for sale, catering by Annapolis After Five. Proceeds support the Partners in Care Upscale Re-sale Boutique, a nonprofit providing transportation and home care for senior citizens and people with disabilities. First Mariner Plaza, Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Free. 410-544-0568.

ARTISTS AND ARTISANS AUCTION -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Original wood sculptures, prints, oils, mosaics, decoys, jewelry, ribbon art, photographs and acrylics from Chesapeake Bay artists. Sponsored by the Queen Anne's County Arts Council. Chesapeake Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills. $25 at the door; $20 in advance. 410-758-2520.

Plan Ahead

BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND -- 8 p.m. April 12 and 3 p.m. April 13. Excerpts from "Bagatelles," "Rite of Spring" and "Postcard From Vienna." Live music provided by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $26-$41. 410-263-8289.

BAY BRIDGE BOAT SHOW -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 24-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27. Hundreds of new and brokerage sailboats and powerboats including yachts, inflatables and runabouts. Also includes display of marine accessories, services and equipment. Sponsored by Marine Trades Association of Maryland and Yacht Brokers Association of America. Bay Bridge Marina, Eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Marina, Stevensville. $10, children 11 and under, $5. Parking, $2 donation. 410-268-8828.


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 8 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mary Byrd Brown; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Lisa Moscatiello; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Blue Rhythm Boys; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jon Van Dyke; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 8:30 p.m.-midnight next Thursday, 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, Avett Brothers; 9 p.m. Saturday, the Kennedys. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779.

ARMADILLOS -- 9 p.m. today, Meg and Bryan; 9 p.m. Sunday, Bryan, Mickey and Dana; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jarflys. 132 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-0028.

BELLA'S SPORTS BAR -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Bloo Stoo; 9 p.m. Saturday, Union Jack. 1374 Cape St. Claire Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-757-5122.

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

JIM'S HIDEAWAY -- 9 p.m. today and Saturday, karaoke; 9 p.m. tomorrow, J.R. Booker. 1439 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-674-2876.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8:30 p.m. today, Pinmonkey; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Capitol Steps; 7 p.m. Saturday, David Bromberg; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Stanley Clarke; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Primitive Mind and Reel Time Travelers; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tim Easton. 33 West St., Annapolis. Event prices vary. 410-268-4545.

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

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Steve Ports Trio; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Meg Murray Duo. 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 Circle, Annapolis, Md. 21401-1902. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 410-267-6972. Deadline is 14 days before publication.