Concerts

SESSIONS AT MERRIWEATHER -- 6-11 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. Rock bands Live and Lake Trout perform. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. www.sessionsatmerriweather.com. 410-715-5550.

LAKEFRONT SUMMER FESTIVAL -- 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, noon-2 p.m. Fridays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 27. Outdoor concerts by local performers. Columbia Lakefront, Lake Kittamaqundi, off Little Patuxent Parkway and Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9020, or www.columbiaassociation.com.

Exhibitions

TERESA VADALA -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 2. The artist displays her paintings. Howard Community College Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4794.

DISNEY ART -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through Aug. 29. Nostalgic animation art from Disney Studio artists and animators. Hands of Time Ltd., Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Free. 410-880-4760.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER SHOW -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 27. Artwork by Judy McCaughey, Karen Probasco, Ann Schluederberg, Robynn Searight, Mike Syphax and Elaine Weiner-Reed. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

"PAINTERS OF SUBSTANCE" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weekdays by appointment, through October. Eight representational artists from Baltimore's Schuler School display pieces of classical realism. Tatiana's Gallery, 14290 Triadelphia Rd., Glenelg. 410-442-1144 or www.tatianaltd.com.

"NATURE*WOMAN*SPIRIT" -- 3:30-9 p.m. today and 3:30-5 p.m. tomorrow. Photography by Jerry Weinstein, pastels by Cher Compton and acrylics by Roxana Sinex. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

VACATIONS ON CANVAS -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through Sept. 3. Paintings by gallery artists with summer themes. Andrei Kushnir/Michele Taylor American Painting, 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-4467.

"ROADS TO RAILS: FLAMES OF REBIRTH" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21. An exhibit focusing on the role of the B&O Railroad during the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; seniors and students, $4; children 3-12, $3; children younger than 2, free. 410-461-1944 or www.ecbo.org.

ANATOMY OF BEAUTY -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 18. Artist Kendrick Wronski exhibits her drawings of body forms. Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 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 the month, free. 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.org.

ART OF THE AGES -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through Sept. 4. "Golden Blessings of Old Age/Out of the Mouths 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.

Film

MOVIES AT THE LAKE -- 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, through mid-September. Outdoor showings of family-friendly films, part of the Lakefront Summer Festival. Tomorrow, Tim Burton's "Big Fish"; Monday, "Peter Pan." Columbia Lakefront, Lake Kittamaqundi, off Little Patuxent Parkway and Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030, or www.columbiaassociation.com.

"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 www.mdsci.org and click on Shows.

For Children

MARVELOUS MAMMALS -- 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Stories, crafts and a short nature walk for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or caregivers. Part of a summer nature series sponsored by the Howard County Conservancy. Mount Pleasant Farm, 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock. $5. 410-465-8877.

Lectures and Literature

TALKIN' BASEBALL -- 9 a.m. Saturday. Tim Wendel will discuss his book "The New Face of Baseball: The 100-year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport." Borders Books & Music, Columbia Crossing Shopping Center, Route 175 and Dobbin Road, Columbia. Free. 410-290-0062.

"THE CULTURAL FABRIC OF AMERICA" -- 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, through Aug. 31. A series of readings and discussions of novels led by Karen Arnold. Next week, "The Kitchen God's Wife," by Amy Tan. Books and resource materials are available during registration. Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-564-3059.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS -- 10 a.m. Saturdays, 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.

Miscellaneous

STAR-SPANGLED CEREMONY -- 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A living-history presentation featuring military pageantry and a concert by the U.S. Marine Corps Band. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Inner Harbor, Baltimore. Free. 410-962-4290.

GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 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 the Main Street Visitor Center, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-313-1900 or www.visithowardcounty.com.

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 www.aqua.org.

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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