AT THE AVALON -- 8 p.m. today, eight-piece band Roomful of Blues blends swing, jump blues and soul; 7 p.m. Saturday, cowboy folk and western performed by Riders in the Sky. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. Prices vary. 410-820-8822 or

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE -- 7-11 p.m. tomorrow. Rock concert geared toward college and high school students featuring Paddington, Badnotes, Silent 9 and Space Pimps. Holy Grounds Youth Center, The Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $7. 410-647-5843 or

THE ESQUIRES -- 7:30-9 p.m. tomorrow. Classic rock and oldies. Part of the Glen Burnie summer concert series. Corcoran Pavilion, Glen Burnie Town Center, Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-647-0057.

CARIBBEAN JAZZ -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Calypso, Caribbean and world jazz by David Boothman and the Caribbean Art Jazz Ensemble. Original works and covers of Bob Marley and Miles Davis reggae and jazz hits. The Powerhouse, Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. $20. 410-263-7777, Ext. 3411.


BALLROOM DANCING -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, open dance for all levels; 7 p.m., lesson. Sponsored by the Davidsonville Dance Club. Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Wayson and Queen Anne's Bridge roads, Davidsonville. $6. 301-262-8010.


"HELIOTROPE BOUQUET 6" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, extended hours 6-9 p.m. Mondays, through July 16. Mixed-media works by Anne Arundel County artists. Cade Center for Fine Arts gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or

DOUGLAS WOLFE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through July 3. Oil paintings and graphite drawings. Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

MEMBERS EXHIBITION -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, tomorrow through July 31. 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, judge's talk; 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, opening reception. Watercolors, oils, film, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and photography by members of the Academy Art Museum. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Suggested admission: $2; ages 12-18, $1; Wednesdays, free. 410-822-2787 or

"SMALL TO LARGE EXHIBIT: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY JURIED EXHIBIT" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through June 20. Two- and three-dimensional and mixed-media works by Anne Arundel County artists. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

"SPUN TRANSFORMATIONS" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through June 30. Woodturning works by Allen and Sherry Hockenberry. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

EXHIBITS AT MARYLAND HALL -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through July 2. Paintings by members of the Annapolis Watercolor Club, Chaney Gallery; gouache and ink works by Arab American artist Helen Zughaib, AIR Gallery. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or

NAVAL UNIFORMS -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 31. Exhibit of midshipman uniforms and insignia, including a reproduction of an 1845 dress uniform. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-6933 or

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND MIXED MEDIA -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, through June 20. Sculpture by Mark Oxman, paintings and drawings by Laura and Ken Conley, mixed-media work by Pat Kabore. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-0474.

For Children

PIRATE ADVENTURES -- 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Children can take a 75-minute cruise along the Severn River and learn about the Chesapeake Bay's pirate history. By Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. Annapolis City Marina, 410 Severn Ave., Annapolis. $16; ages 3 and younger, $8. 443-398-6270 or

Lectures and Literature

"A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX" -- 7-9 p.m. today. Discussion of Bruce Catton's latest book. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Civil War Round Table. Room 219, Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

Sports and Recreation

GREAT HARWOOD YARD SALE -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Yard sales held at various locations throughout Harwood. Sponsored by the Harwood Civic Association. Brochures listing yard sale participants available at Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. Free. 410-867-0715.

KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. A trip into the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge with guides from Amphibious Horizons. Bring bag lunch. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $80. 410-267-8742 or

CRUISE TO ST. MICHAELS -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. A cruise to the historic town of St. Michaels with Watermark cruises. Restaurants, shops, historic sights within walking distance. Includes complimentary admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. City Dock, Annapolis. $55; children 11 and younger, $27.50. 410-268-7601 or

SOUTH COUNTY FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Food, drinks, crafts, face painting, balloons, demonstrations, live music and historic tours. Sponsored by the Southern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Herrington Harbour North Marina, TracysLanding. Free; parking, $5. 410-867-3129 or

ANNAPOLIS HARBOR, NAVAL ACADEMY AND SPA CREEK TOURS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, ongoing, 40-minute tours on the hour of Annapolis Harbor and the Naval Academy on board the Harbor Queen. 3:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 40-minute tours on the hour of Spa Creek on board the Miss Anne. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $8; ages 3-11, $4; ages 2 and younger, free. 410-268-7601 or


"MURDER IN THE MANOR" -- 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Interactive murder mystery and dinner theater. Parkwood United Methodist Church, 35 Mayo Rd., Edgewater. Show and dinner, $15. 410-956-2510.

"GYPSY" -- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, tomorrow through June 26. Broadway musical performed by the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre about a stage mother and her relationship with her daughter. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $10-$12. 410-268-9212 or

"JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 10. Musical tells the biblical story of Joseph, his 13 brothers and his coat of many colors. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $32-$35; ages 4-12, $25. No children younger than 4 admitted. 410-626-7515 or

"UNCOMMON WOMEN" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 26. A drama written by Wendy Wasserstein about a group of young, female college graduates on a quest to find "their place in the world." Humanities Recital Hall, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $15. 410-268-0050.


MARINE AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-next Thursday. Eastern Shore marine and landscape artist Mary Ekroos teaches how to paint seascapes, "shorescapes" and Chesapeake Bay workboats. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $250; members, $225. 410-745-2916 or

Plan Ahead

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND -- 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 18. Chamber music, popular and patriotic pieces by the U.S. Air Force's Langely Winds. Annapolis Area Branch, Anne Arundel County Public Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-7371 or

THE KENNEDYS AND DEBI SMITH -- 8 p.m. June 18. Folk and rock by Pete and Maura Kennedy, and songs by singer-songwriter Debi Smith. 333 Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. Free. 443-786-0463 or

CONTRA DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. June 19; 7:30 p.m., contra dance lesson. Live music and caller during this event. Sponsored by the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 1311 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or

JOE BYRD TRIO -- 3-5 p.m. June 19. Jazz. 2 p.m., silent auction. Winners announced at 5:30 p.m. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $25. 301-855-2929.

STAND-UP COMEDY -- 8 p.m. June 19. Comedy by Mark McClatchey, Ryan Conner and Marc Patrick. Sponsored by Comedy Rebel Productions. Crab Cake Factory, 1803 West St., Annapolis. $10. 410-626-9900 or


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, John Kicklighter; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Izzy Does It; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, JBMC; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Godfrey/Jung Duo. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Lisa Moscatiello Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, the Taters. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Keith Bryant and Funny Money with Blue Vultures; 9 p.m. Saturday, Keith Bryant. 7501 Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. today, Jane Monheit; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Kenny Rankin; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, NRBQ; 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Larry Carlton and the Sapphire Blue Band; 8 p.m. Monday, Psychedelic Furs; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Chris Knight and the Slaid Cleaves Band; 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1964 The Tribute. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Waken at Seven; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Off the Boat; 9 p.m. Sunday, the Michael O'Patricks; 9 p.m. Monday, Jake; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Waken at Seven; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Taylor; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Tim and Timpee. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

SOUTH RIVER CAFE -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Jarflys; 9 p.m. Saturday, PMP. 48 South River Rd., Edgewater. $5. 410-956-8075 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Mark Desrochers; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Mike McHenry Duo. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

Elsewhere in the Region

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. How to build a temporary shelter, make a fire and search for food and water in the wilderness. For ages 10 and older. Activities held outside. Irvine Nature Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. $10; members, $8. 410-484-2413 or

"COLOR OUR WORLD" -- 10-11:15 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Preschool children work together to create a large nature painting. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd., Ridgely. $6; members, $4. 410-634-2847 or

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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