BLUE DAZE -- 7 p.m. today. Blues from this five-piece Central Maryland band. Kent Manor Inn, Route 8 south, Stevensville. Free. 410-758-2520 or

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE -- 7-11 p.m. tomorrow. Rock concert geared toward college and high school students featuring Libretto Burn, Ill Fated and INVU. Holy Grounds Coffee House, Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $7. 410-647-5843 or

THE MOONLIGHTERS -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Two-hour concert of oldies, blues and swing. Part of the Montpelier Summer Concert Series. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197, Laurel. Free. 301-776-2805.

JUDY MEYERS -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Accordion music. Easton Farmers Market, Harrison Street north, Easton. Free. 410-820-8822 or

THE PERSUASIONS -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Five member a capella group, singing oldies and doo-wop tunes. Historic Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $20. 410-820-8822 or

THE CRAWDADDIES -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Zydeco, rock and soul. Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512-A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-266-5857 or


PROVIDENCE INSTITUTE ART -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, tomorrow through Sept. 3. Works from the Providence Institute, an organization that works with developmentally disabled adults. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-636-6597 or

"AN ARTISTS' GATHERING" -- 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31. Works by 10 Anne Arundel Community College art instructors. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2516 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-2325 or

SUMMER JURIED EXHIBITION -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, tomorrow through Sept. 5; artist's reception, 6-8 p.m. next Thursday. Mixed media exhibit featuring works by Maryland Federation of Art members, Main Gallery; photographs by Steve Borko, Holly Gallery. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Circle, Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

SEASCAPES -- 1-4 p.m. daily, through Sept. 5. Seascape photographs by county artists Joanne Riley and Bea Poulin. South County Gallery, Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Rd., Shady Side. Free. 410-867-2100.

CAROLINE HUFF AND "MAINE EVENT" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, through Sept. 19. Oil paintings and photographs by Caroline Huff and watercolors, oils and other works about Maine by six local artists. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-0474.

"A LITTLE BIT WILD" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31. Wildlife photography of the Chesapeake Bay area by John Horm. 5-8 p.m. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 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

MARINE ART -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, ongoing. Paintings by John Barber, Willard Bond, Keith Reynolds and John Stobart. Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, 110 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4100 or

For Children

"PINOCCHIO" -- 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. The Lost Caravan Children's Theatre Troupe performs a musical version of the children's story. Includes peanut butter and jelly sandwich or hot dog lunch. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515 or

"LEAD ON, HARRIET!" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Actress Scotti Preston portrays Harriet Tubman and recreates her journey along the Underground Railroad. For ages 9 and older. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $10. 410-990-1993 or

MODEL SAILBOAT REGATTA -- 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday. Ages 8-12 will build sailboats from kits and sail them in a pool. U.S. Naval Academy Visitors Center, 52 King George St., Annapolis. $30. 410-263-6933, Ext. 111 or

A TRIP TO LONDON TOWN -- 10:30 a.m. next Thursday. Lectures and demonstrations about colonial toys and games, tours of the London Town house, gardens and archaeological digs. For children in grades 2-5. Bus leaves from the Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $15. Includes bus fare and admission to London Town. 410-990-1993 or

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


And Literature

BOOK SIGNING -- 5-8 p.m. today. Annapolis photographer Celia Pearson and Chestertown writer Richard LaMotte sign copies of their recent collaboration "Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems." Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Circle, Annapolis. Free. 410-626-8636.

CHESAPEAKE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE -- 7 p.m. today. Larry Clemens, co-chair of the U.S. Naval Academy's Nimitz Library, talks about the "Civil War Zouaves." Room 219, Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

CATHY HELOWICZ -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Annapolis writer Cathy Helowicz and Annapolis illustrator Ginger Doyle discuss and sign their latest work "On Grandpop's Lap." Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers, 36 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-8770.


And Recreation

KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Paddle along the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge with guides from Amphibious Horizons. Registration required. 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 and Monday. Two-hour cruise to St. Michaels includes lunch, sightseeing and shopping. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. Saturday, $45; age 11 and younger, $22. Monday, $50; age 11 and younger, $25. 410-268-7601 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 tour along Annapolis Harbour and the Naval Academy on board the Harbor Queen. Tours leave on the hour. 3:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 40-minute tour of Spa Creek on board the Miss Anne. Tours leave every half-hour. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $8; ages 3-11, $4; ages 2 and younger, free. 410-268-7601 or


"LOVE LETTERS" -- 8 p.m. Sunday. Broadway play written by A.R. Gurney. Stars Rena Cherry Brown and Tony Gioia. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $15. 410-820-8822 or

"WOMAN ON THE EDGE" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Comedy about a 64-year-old retired schoolteacher who has a nervous breakdown and shoots at a police officer. Written by Rosemary Frisino Toohey. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $15; members, $12. 410-636-6597 or

"WEST SIDE STORY" -- 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 18. Musical drama based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" about a romance cut short by warring New York gangs. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515 or

"CRAZY FOR YOU" -- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through Sept. 4. Tap dancing, singing and music in Gershwin musical variety show. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-9212 or

"PIPPIN" -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Broadway musical performed by the Talent Machine Company, a troupe of 13- to 18-year-old students. St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $10; seniors, age 7 and younger, $8. 410-956-0512 or


DOG SHOW -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. All-breed dog show sponsored by the Annapolis Kennel Club. Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 301-530-5319.

ANNAPOLIS ART WALK -- 5-9 p.m. next Thursday. Exhibits, refreshments, artist demonstrations and talks in galleries throughout downtown Annapolis including ARTFX, McBride Gallery, Whitehall Gallery and Aurora Gallery. Maps available at participating locations. Downtown Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

Plan Ahead

"DANCING FOR DANCERS" -- 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs "Sapphire Romance," choreography by late company director Edward Stewart. Performance raises money for the Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25. 410-263-8289 or

CONTRA DANCE -- 8 p.m. Aug. 21; 7:30 p.m., class for beginners. Open dance for all levels with live callers Terry Bachmann, Karl Senseman and Dan Wilson. 7Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 1311 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m. today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Meg Murray; 9 p.m. Saturday, Bob Note; 4 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers; 8 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Godfrey/Jung Duo. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, All Together Spent; 9 p.m. Saturday, Jackass Flats. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Rubberband; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Cedar Creek. 7501 Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Fran Scuderi; 9 p.m. Saturday, Mimsy and Chris; 10 a.m. Sunday, Michelle; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Rose, karaoke. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or www.kaufmannsrestaurant.comk.

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Harry Traynham; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Schitzophonic; 10 p.m. Saturday, Invisible Band; 9 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9 p.m. Monday, Dana B.; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Shane Gamble; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Brian and Company; 10 p.m. next Thursday, Dave Glaser. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8:30 p.m. today, Los Straitjackets; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Chris Botti; 7 p.m. Saturday, O'Malleys March; 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Guitars and Saxes; 8 p.m. Monday, Jim White; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Edwin McCain; 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Ambrosia; 8 p.m. next Thursday , Donna the Buffalo. 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, Michael O'Patrick's; 9 p.m. Monday, Jake; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dana B.; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Kevin and Kompany; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Tim and Timpee. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mark Desrochers; 9 p.m. Saturday, Dana B. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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