VIENNA TO BROADWAY -- 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Jack Everly conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with guests from the Choral Arts Society of Baltimore in musical numbers from "The Mikado," "Kiss Me Kate!," "Gigi" and more. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $25-$75. 410-783-8000.

SOL Y CANTO -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Afro-Latin rhythms band performs as part of the Comcast Sunset Serenades "Hot Music, Cool Sounds" music series, which will take place every Wednesday through Sept. 1. The concert is presented in partnership with the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Come at 5 p.m. and help create a stage backdrop. Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. 410-313-7275.

GLENELG HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bring a blanket and chair and listen to jazz. Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Free. 410-313-5577.


FIFE AND DRUM MUSTER -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Performances of militia music from the 1860s and an exhibit to raise money for the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave. Ellicott City. $5; students and seniors, $4; 12 and younger, $3; 2 and younger, free. 410-461-1944 or

MIXED MEDIA -- 3:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, through July 10. Artists from the Maryland Art League display painting, sculpture, prints, photography, collage, weaving, pottery, stained glass and jewelry. Reception, 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

FLOWERS FOR ALL SEASONS -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, through July 2. Oil and pastel paintings by Beryl L. McDonough. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of every month (except major holidays), through Aug. 22. More than 60 paintings and works on paper by 20 of the foremost African American artists of the past century. Baltimore Art Museum, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7; 65 and older and college students, $5; children, free; first Thursday of each month, free. 410-396-7100 or

HEIDI PRAFF -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through next Thursday. Recent paintings from Praff, a studio art teacher at Howard High School who has been teaching painting and drawing for more than 20 years. HCC Art Gallery, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4512.

ART OF THE AGES -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Sept. 4. "Golden Blessings of Old Age/Out of the Mouth of Babes," an artistic exploration of the two poles of human existence through 250 works. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. $9; seniors, students and children, $6. 410-244-1900.


"NASCAR 3-D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE" -- Shown on an eight-story-tall screen with digital sound, a new movie narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland provides an insider's perspective on NASCAR racing. Showtimes, which run through August, are available online or by phone. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. Movie only, $7.50, $9 after 6 p.m.; movie and science center admission, $10. 410-685-5225 or and click on "Shows."


And Recreation

HEART WALK -- 8:45 a.m. Saturday. A celebration for the November fundraiser, which helps fight cardiovascular diseases. A walk around Centennial Lake and an opportunity to obtain more information. Centennial Park, meet at the bandstand, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. Free. 410-637-4512.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS -- 10 a.m. Saturday, through Oct. 30. Explore Baltimore's Mount Vernon Place with a guided tour of the preserved 19th-century urban square. Learn about the neighborhood's architecture and its residents over the past 100 years. Meet at the Seated Lion Statue, Mount Vernon Place's West Park, Baltimore. $10. 410-605-0462.


"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, through July 11. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performs the comedy amid the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. $20; seniors and students, $18; under 11, free. 877-639-3728 or

"THE WILD PARTY" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:15 p.m. Sunday, through July 3. Composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa created this musical adapted from a Jazz Age poem by Joseph Moncure March. Theatre Hopkins, the Merrick Barn, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, Baltimore. $15. 410-516-7159.

"BATBOY, THE MUSICAL" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through June 26. A pop-rock musical with a deeper message about discrimination and tolerance. Based on the book by Keith Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore. $12. 410-752-1225 or


THIRD THURSDAY ART AND DINE -- 6-9 p.m. today. Participating galleries and restaurants offer specials and events. Historic Main Street, Ellicott City. 410-313-1900 or

GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through November. "Ye Haunted History of Old Ellicott City" is told through a tour down Historic Main Street. Sponsored by Howard County Tourism Inc. Meet at Main Street Visitor Center, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-313-1900 or

ART FEST -- 1-7 p.m. Sunday. The African American Artists' Alliance is sponsoring an event featuring paintings, drawings, jewelry, ceramics, prints and collector pieces by alliance members. Free. Howard County Center of African American Culture, 5434 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-715-1921.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL -- 3-10 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. The annual festival features nationally known entertainment and educational exhibits. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore. Free. 410-318-8286 or

NATIONAL AQUARIUM -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. $17.50; 60 and older, $14.50; 3-11, $9.50; 2 and younger, free. 410-576-3800 or

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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