'Dancing for Dancers II'
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland's program Saturday features little from the company's dancers. Instead, "Dancing for Dancers II" is a tribute to the late Edward Stewart, the company's founder and former artistic director, with works by guest choreographers, all of whom worked with Stewart. The show, which will raise money for the Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund (a talent and need-based scholarship program for Ballet Theatre of Maryland students), includes 13 works by 10 choreographers, including "Sapphire Romance" choreographed by Stewart in 1984. "Last year we decided to pay tribute to Edward Stewart the artistic director, and we did mostly his repertoire," said Joan Striegel, the company's student coordinator. "This year we decided to pay tribute to Eddie the choreographer by inviting his former colleagues to show their work." The second half of the program includes a choreography competition "to encourage young artists to continue creating new works." The winner will receive $1,000. Choreographers include former Ballet Theatre of Maryland dancers Anton Wilson and Tommy Parlon and current company member Jennifer Yackel. Performing companies include the Stephanie Powell DanseEnsemble, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, the Cumberland Dance Company and the Baltimore Dance Ensemble. 6 p.m. Saturday. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $22. 410-263-8289 or www.balletmaryland.org.
'An Artists' Gathering'
Ten Anne Arundel Community College art instructors will display works in "An Artists' Gathering," an exhibit on view through Aug. 31 at Barnes & Noble in Annapolis. The exhibit showcases media including paintings in egg tempura, watercolor and oil, photography and stained glass. The 13 works are intended to highlight the professionalism and knowledge of the community college's continuing education teachers. The exhibit's theme is realism, and it includes photographs of flowers, paintings of butterflies and cartoon illustrations. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2516 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-2325 or www.aacc.edu.
'My Annapolis Adventure'
Second- through fifth-grade students can take a walking tour of historic Eastport, once known for its contributions to Maryland's fishing industry, during the last installment of "My Annapolis Adventure," sponsored by the Chesapeake Children's Museum. The program encourages students and their families to explore the Annapolis area by foot through tours, scavenger hunts and other activities designed to make studying history more exciting. The "adventures" are based on a book written and designed by the Chesapeake Children's Museum, the Annapolis transit department and illustrator Ginger Doyle. The book contains historical information about, and activities for, 18 sites in Annapolis. "My Annapolis Adventure" books are available at the Chesapeake Children's Museum for $5. Students will visit Eastport's Annapolis Maritime Museum, read about the town and look at historical photographs. Registration is required. 9:45 a.m. next Thursday. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. to take the children to Eastport. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $10. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.