"REQUIEM" -- 7:30 p.m. today. Calvary Choir performs the John Rutter "Requiem" in English and Latin. Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-8562.

AT THE AVALON -- 8 p.m. today. Swing, blues and Appalachian music from Rani Arbo. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dar Williams. Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. Event prices vary. 410-822-0345.


CONTRA DANCE -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Square dancing with a twist. Ann Fallon calls to the music of the Contra Rebels. 7:30 p.m., workshop for beginners. Sponsored by the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 1311 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $9; members, $7. 410-224-8488.


MARGARET LEE -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, through May 11. Landscapes and oils from painter Margaret Lee. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787.

"ARTEAST" -- 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through April 27. Works from local artists. Kent Island Federation of Art, 405 Main St., Stevensville. Free. 410-643-7424.

STUDENT ART SHOW -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with extended hours Mondays from 6-9 p.m., through May 16. Works from Anne Arundel Community College students. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028.

ART ON PAPER -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through May 18. Mixed media art show featuring works created on or made with paper from artists across the country. Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566.

"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.

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.

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 former director of the NASA Fine Art program Robert Schulman 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, through next Thursday. Ceramics from Anne Arundel Community College student members of the Keramos Society. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2307.

"CELEBRATION OF LIFE: GRAPHIC WORKS BY ALEXANDER CALDER" -- Noon-5 p.m. through tomorrow. Wool and lithograph works from American sculptor and painter Alexander Calder. 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. 45 West St., Annapolis. Free.410-990-4540.

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 a.m.-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

"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.

For Children

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

Lectures and Literature

"COLONIAL PERIOD KITCHEN GARDENS" -- 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn how to transform your vegetable garden into an heirloom kitchen garden with Historic London Town and Gardens director of horticultural programs Mollie Ridout. Reservations required. William Paca House and Gardens, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7619.

"THE SOUND ON THE PAGE: LITERARY VOICE AS AN ELEMENT OF STYLE" -- 4 p.m. Wednesday. Lecture by Ben Yagoda, author and professor of English at the University of Delaware. Sophie Kerr Room, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-7835.

Sports and Recreation

LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Park Ranger Tom Mayer presents slide show that traces the historical path of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Earleigh Heights Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road, Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6244.

ARTSMART SALE -- 6-10:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and April 25 and 26, noon-5 p.m. April 27. Paintings, jewelry, natural soaps, handmade note cards and pottery for sale during this art flea market. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $3. 410-636-6597.


"LIFE, LOVE AND A SEMIAUTOMATIC" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Contemporary performance pieces directed by Washington College senior Angel Capobianco. Reservations required. Tawes Theatre, Gibson Performing Arts Center, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-7835.

"STATE FAIR" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Join the Frake family and their prizewinning pig, Blue Boy, as they make their way to Iowa's state fair in this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $12; $8, members. 410-636-6597.

"THE ASSASSINS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Musical about American presidential assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. Performed by the Burtonsville Players. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $12. 301-617-9906, or

"A RAISIN IN THE SUN" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Anne Arundel Community College's Moonlight Troopers perform Lorraine Hansberry's play about a black family's eventual move to the suburbs in the 1950s. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $8; senior citizens, $7; AACC students and employees, $6. 410-777-2457.

Plan Ahead

EVOCATION OF THE SPIRIT -- 8 p.m. April 26. Psalms sung in Hebrew and the Gloria sung in Latin by the Annapolis Chorale. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25; children, $13. 410-263-1906.

CROQUET MATCH -- 1 p.m. April 26. St. John's College students compete against Naval Academy midshipmen during the college's annual croquet tournament. St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26. Activities include making recycled hats and recycled musical instruments, and puppets and water play for children ages 2-10. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Children's Museum. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-1993.


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m. today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Sarah Fridrich; 9 p.m. Saturday, Izzy Does It; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Gary and Leah Wright, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone Quartet; 8 p.m. Monday, Cinema 8; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Greg Freyman; 8:30 p.m. 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. tomorrow, Radio Mosaic; 9 p.m. Saturday, Waterband. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779.

ARMADILLOS -- 9 p.m. today, Meg and Bryan; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Waking at Seven; 9 p.m. Saturday, East is East; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jarflys. 132 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-0028.

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

BREWSTERS -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Todd Miller Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Agnus. 303 E. Furnace Branch Rd., Glen Burnie. $3. 410-280-6456.

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

CHESHIRE CRAB -- 7:30 p.m. today, Free Flight; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Angie Miller; 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, John Van Dyke. 1701 Poplar Ridge Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-360-2220.

EASTPORT CLIPPER -- 9 p.m. today, Naked Jungle; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Instant G; 9 p.m. Saturday, No Pets for Noah; 8 p.m. Monday, Bayside Big Band; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Rose the Rocket. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. $4-$5. 410-280-6400.

KING OF FRANCE TAVERN -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Steve Abshire and Vince Lewis. 16 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-269-0990.

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Van Dyke and Glaser; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Music Room; 10 p.m. Saturday, Monterey Pop; 9 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9 p.m. Monday, Mike Gordon; 9 p.m. Tuesday, John Van Dyke; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Monterey Pop; 10 p.m. next Thursday, Harry Traynham. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Stephen Lynch; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Iguanas; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Tower of Power; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart with Alice Peacock; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Suzanne Vega. 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, Dogs Among the Bushes; 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, the Wayfarers. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993.

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. today, the Duece; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Bob Wight. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

Elsewhere in the Region

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday. The famed theater troupe performs "Following the Subtle Current Upstream," "Serving Nia," "Treading," "The Winter in Lisbon," "Revelations" and "Black Milk." Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington. $27-$67. 202-467-4700.

-- 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.