The Times of Our Lives

An exhibit featuring memorable photographs from the New York Times Photo Archives, George Eastman House, Edward S. Curtis Archives, Hulten/Getty, Bettmann/Corbis, the New York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York can be seen at Gallery 44 in Ellicott City. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, through July 11. 9469 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-5200 or www.gallery44.com.

Columbia Arts Festival

The 17th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts begins with "Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler," a mix of music celebrating New Orleans from BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. The festival continues until June 27 at venues in and around Columbia with performers such as the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and concerts by acoustic duo Indigo Girls and crooner Harry Connick Jr. Free workshops and demonstrations by many of the performers will also be held during the 10-day festival. Times and dates, ticket prices and venues vary depending on performance. For a complete schedule and more information, call 410-715-3089 or visit www.columbiafestival.com.

"The Akron in Flight Over New York, 1931," is on display with other historical photographs through July 11 at Gallery 44 in Ellicott City.