'Death of a Salesman'
Cricket Theatre, an Easton-based theater company for actors of all ages, performs Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" this weekend. The play, about a washed-up salesman, his relationship with his family and his death, is a first for the small troupe. It stars Vin Brown as salesman Willy Loman, Staci Kottkamp as wife Linda, Mark Mangold as Willy's son Biff and Brandon Hesson as the other son, Happy. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $10-$15. 410-822-0345 or www.avalontheatre.com.
Day on the Bay Cruise
Experience a day of sailing, history and culture with a cruise to St. Michaels, sponsored by Annapolis-based Watermark Cruises. Participants will sail aboard the Annapolitan II, a 65-foot motor yacht with an open deck for sightseeing, a dinner and a cash bar. The yacht leaves Annapolis City Dock at 10 a.m. Saturday and is scheduled to arrive at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum by 1 p.m. Once there, the restaurants, museums and shops of downtown St. Michaels are within walking distance. Participants can tour the historic St. Mary's Square Museum, dine at the Crab Claw Restaurant and visit the Artiste Locale gallery. The yacht will return to Annapolis at 3:30 p.m. to arrive at City Dock by 5:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $55; children 11 and younger, $27.50. 410-268-7601 or www.watermarktours.com.
Max Murray and Friends
Annapolis jazz bassist Max Murray, pianist Doug Bickel, drummer Frank Russo and saxophonist Pete BarenBregge headline the last concert of the Unitarian Universalist Church's "Music for Peace and Justice" series Sunday. They will pay tribute to Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and other musicians and composers whose birthdays are in May. Murray, who retired from the Naval Academy Band four years ago, has performed in Hawaii and Rhode Island and studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra bassist Lawrence Wolfe. Bickel, a jazz teacher at the University of New Orleans, recently released "City of Rhythm," a CD that honors the jazz sounds of Louisiana. Russo, a freelance musician from the District, teaches at Towson University and Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. BarenBregge, a former musical director for the Air Force Band's Airmen of Note, has performed at the Kennedy Center and been a featured soloist on several jazz albums. The quartet will perform original compositions and covers. Proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse Shelter and Food Pantry and HAVEN, or HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network. 4 p.m. Sunday. Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. $20. 410-266-8044 or www.uuca-md.org.