BAY JAZZ PROJECT -- 7 p.m. today. Interactive jazz performance. Part of the Queen Anne's County Arts Council's Thursdays in the Park concert series. Millstream Park, Route 213 south, Centreville. Free. 410-758-2520 or www.arts4u.info.
FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE -- 7-11 p.m. tomorrow. Rock concert geared toward college and high school students featuring INVU, Another Time, The Perfect Kind and Locals Cover Band. Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $7. 410-647-5843 or www.ccatwoods.org.
GOOD DEALE BLUEGRASS BAND -- 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Events Pavilion, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512-A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-266-5857 or www.annapolisharbourcenter.com.
SPECIAL GIFTS -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Bluegrass and folk. Part of the Queen Anne's County Arts Council's Thursdays in the Park concert series. Includes spoons workshop. Millstream Park, Route 213 south, Centreville. Free. 410-758-2520 or www.arts4u.info.
CONTRA DANCE -- 8 p.m. Saturday, open dance for all levels; lesson for beginners, 7:30 p.m. Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 1311 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. Dance, free; lesson, $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or www.contradancers.com/atds.
WATERCOLORS -- 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 1. Works by members of the Annapolis Watercolor Club. Crofton Art and Frame, 1334-G Defense Hwy., Gambrills. Free. 410-721-0011.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through July 25. More than 50 photos from amateur and professional photographers. Kent Island Federation of Art, 405 Main St., Stevensville. Free. 410-643-7424.
"GO FIGURE" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Aug. 8. Artists and awards reception, 6-8 p.m. today. Mixed-media works of or about the human figure. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or www.mdfedart.org.
"RED, WHITE AND BLUE" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, extended hours through 9 p.m. Thursdays, through July 31. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. today. Works by 20 artists to celebrate American culture. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or www.mcbridegallery.com.
FOLK ART -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through July 30. Paintings by Maryland folk artist Jimmy Reynolds. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or www.geocities.com/artfx_in_annapolis.
MARINE ART -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Paintings by John Barber, Willard Bond, Keith Reynolds and John Stobart. Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, 110 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4100 or www.annapolismarineart.com.
WATERCOLORS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays, through Aug. 1. Works by members of the Potomac Watercolorists. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-444-1777.
"HELIOTROPE BOUQUET 6" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow. Mixed-media works by members of the Anne Arundel County Community. Cade Center for Fine Arts gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or www.aacc.edu.
MEMBERS EXHIBITION -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, through July 31. 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 www.art-academy.org.
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 www.usna.edu.
"THE GOLEM" -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Horror film about a man who brings a monster to life. Part of the St. John's College summer film series. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $5; St. John's College students, faculty and staff, free. 410-616-2539.
PIRATE ADVENTURES -- 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, ongoing. Children can take a 75-minute cruise along the Severn River and learn about the Chesapeake Bay's pirate history. Sponsored by Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. Annapolis City Marina, 410 Severn Ave., Annapolis. $16; children 3 and younger, $8. 443-398-6270 or www.chesapeakepirates.com.
BIKE HIKE -- 9:30 a.m. today. Bicycle trek around Annapolis to historic and cultural sites for second- through fifth-grade students and their parents. Helmets required. Leaves from Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $10. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.
"AROUND THE WORLD WITH CRAFTS" -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Children 5-12 will create crafts relating to Asian, Australian, Guatemalan and Ecuadorian culture. Michaels arts and crafts, 2309-B Forest Dr., Annapolis; 16 Mountain Rd., Glen Burnie; 7665 Arundel Mills Blvd., Hanover. 443-285-0808.
"DISCOVER NATURE" -- 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday. Children 3-5 will take a nature walk through the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, make a seasonal craft and hear a nature story. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. $1. 410-260-8189.
Lectures and Literature
"THE EARLY MUSIC OF MARYLAND" -- 7-8 p.m. today. Music scholar David K. Hildebrand analyzes the colonial history of Maryland through its music. Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4683 or www.hammondharwoodhouse.org.
BOOK SIGNING -- 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Baltimore writer, poet and environmentalist Mare Cromwell signs and discusses her book "If I Gave You God's Phone Number . . . Searching for Spirituality in America," which is based on interviews with people about their relationship with God. Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers, 36 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-8770 or www.beansandbooks.com.
Sports and Recreation
KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Paddle along the Upper Sassafras with guides from Amphibious Horizons. Bring bag lunch. Registration required. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $80. 410-267-8742 or www.amphibioushorizons.com.
CRUISE TO ST. MICHAELS -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Two-hour cruise to St. Michaels includes lunch, sightseeing and shopping. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. Saturday, $45; children 11 and younger, $22. Monday, $50; children 11 and younger, $25. 410-268-7601 or www.watermarkcruises.com.
WATERMAN'S SUNDAY -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Tonging, culling and craft activities teach children and adults about the life of Chesapeake Bay watermen. Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Rd., Shady Side. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free. 410-222-1805 or www.fourriversheritage.org.
"AMELIA'S JOURNEY" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 23 and 24; 3 p.m. Sunday and July 25. Musical chronicles the relationship between Amelia Earhart and her publicist, George Putnam, from 1928 to her disappearance in 1937. Studio Theatre, Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $17; members, $14. 410-636-6597 or www.ameliasjourney.com or www.chesapeakearts.org.
"TAMING OF THE SHREW" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through July 31. Shakespeare drama performed by the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $12; children, $10. 410-268-9212 or www.summergarden.com.
"WEST SIDE STORY" -- 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Musical drama based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" about a tragic romance cut short by warring New York City gangs. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515 or www.chesapeakemusichall.com.
BEACH PARTY -- 6-10 p.m. today. Party raises money for and awareness about the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Project. Includes live music, dinner, silent auction and raffle. Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis. $40. 410-295-0104.
LAWN MOWER RACING -- 1 p.m. July 24. Stock and factory experimental races to raise money for Rebuilding Together, Anne Arundel County. Sponsored by STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing. Gates open at 9 a.m. Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company fields, Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road, Severna Park. $5. 410-757-4635.
49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 8 and 10 p.m. tomorrow, Tom Lagana Trio; 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Joe Byrd and Howard Alden; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers; 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Glenn Shiring; 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 www.49westcoffeehouse.com.
ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 9 p.m. today, DJ Michael K.; 6 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, DJ Michael K.; 9 p.m. Sunday, the Done 4; 9 p.m. Monday, Dean Rosenthal and the Resophonics; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 9 p.m. Wednesday, DJ Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486.
ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Old School Freight Train; 9 p.m. Saturday, Bill Deasy Band. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or www.andys-ctown.com.
CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Rubberband; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Southern Winds. 7501 Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188 or www.cancuncantina.com.
KAUFMANN'S RESTAURANT -- 9 p.m.-1 a.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. tomorrow, Mike Butler; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Ray Wroten and Sammie and the Pirates; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Michelle. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or www.kaufmannsrestaurant.com.
RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 6 and 9 p.m. today, David Cassidy; 6 and 9 p.m. tomorrow, Russ Freeman and David Benoit; 7 p.m. Saturday, Firefall; 10 p.m. Sunday, Clones of Funk; 8 p.m. Monday, Sarah Harmer; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Teitur, Vienna Teng, Abra Moore and Ben Arthur; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Praful; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. next Thursday, David Grisman Quintet. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or www.ramsheadtavern.com.
SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Tim Tempee; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dogs Among the Bushes; 9 p.m. Sunday, Dan Haas; 9 p.m. Monday, Jake; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patricks; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Mike McHenry; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Waken'at Seven. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or www.seandonlons.com.
SOUTH RIVER CAFE -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Junior Cline and the Recliners; 1 p.m. Saturday, Kelly Bell Band; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Pete Best; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dave Tieff. 48 South River Rd., Edgewater. Free. 410-956-8075 or www.cafe7.us.
WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Mike McHenry Duo. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.
Elsewhere in the Region
BUTTERFLY HIKE -- 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Search for native butterflies along the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center with a guide from the Irvine Nature Center. Must register by today. Irvine Nature Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. $10; members, $8. 410-484-2413 or www.explorenature.org.
-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS
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