SUMMER SERENADE END -- 7:30 p.m. today. Last in the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Serenade concert series features the Sea Chanters chorus from the Washington, D.C., Navy Band and the Presidential Salute Battery from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Salute Guns Platoon. City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263 or

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEE HOUSE -- 7-11 p.m. tomorrow. Rock concert geared to college and high school students, with Tenebrism, My Afternoon, Arden and Candidates. Holy Grounds Coffee House, the Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $7. 410-647-5843 or

SUSAN DABNEY AND TERRY PRICE -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Bluegrass and folk originals. Part of the Easton Farmers Market. North Harrison Street, Easton. Free. 410-820-8822 or

CRUISERS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Rock music. Part of the Passport to the Arts summer concert series. Sponsored by Easton Main Street. Goldsborough Street, Easton. Free. 410-822-0345 or

FAMILY CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Music by Andrew McKnight. Tolchester Beach Bandstand, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. Free. 410-745-2916 or

ANNAPOLIS BLUEGRASS COALITION -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Linthicum Park, Benton Avenue, Linthicum. Free. 410-859-3308.

TAJ MAHAL TRIO -- 8 p.m. Sunday. Fusion music combines country, blues, African, Hawaiian and reggae rhythms. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $45. 410-820-8822 or

HAWK AND THE SATYR HILL BAND -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Bluegrass. Part of the Thursdays in the Park concert series. Sponsored by the Queen Anne's County Arts Council. Millstream Park, Route 213 South, Centreville. Free. 410-758-2520 or


CONTRA DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Open dance for all levels, with live callers Terry Bachmann, Karl Senseman and Dan Wilson. Sponsored by the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 1311 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or


ANNAPOLIS ART WALK -- 5-9 p.m. today. 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

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

SUMMER JURIED EXHIBITION -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, tomorrow through Sept. 5. Mixed-media exhibit of works by Maryland Federation of Art members, Main Gallery, and photographs by Steve Borko, Holly Gallery, through Aug. 28. Artists reception, 6-8 p.m. today, Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., 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 and 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. 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. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays. 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

"DOG DAYS OF SUMMER" -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Service dog training demonstration. Children get the chance to meet a service dog. Severna Park Public Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or

"PINOCCHIO" -- 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Musical version of the fairy tale by the Lost Caravan children's theater troupe. Includes peanut butter and jelly sandwich or hot dog lunch. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515 or

Lectures and Literature

JIM LIGHTHIZER -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Former Anne Arundel County Executive Jim Lighthizer discusses the Civil War Preservation Trust, of which he is president. 7 p.m., pre-lecture reception. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $7.50; members, $5. 410-974-4657.

ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Historic Annapolis Foundation Curator of Archaeology Thomas Cuddy and doctoral candidate Matthew Palus discuss artifacts found during recent archaeological digs. Reservations required. William Paca House and Gardens, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-8146 or

Sports and Recreation

CRUISE TO ST. MICHAELS -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays. Two-hour cruise to St. Michaels includes lunch, sightseeing and shopping. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $50; children 11 and younger, $25. 410-268-7601 or

KAYAKING -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Paddle along the South River with guides from Amphibious Horizons. Registration required. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $60. 410-267-8742 or

ROCK'N'RIVER CRUISE -- 8-11 p.m. Wednesday. Cruise along the Chesapeake Bay with live music by the Washington Social Club. $27. 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. Forty-minute tour along the Annapolis Harbor and the Naval Academy aboard the Harbor Queen, leaving on the hour. 3:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1:15 - 8:15 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; 40-minute tour of Spa Creek aboard the Miss Anne, leaving every half-hour. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $8; children 3-11, $4; children 2 and younger, free. 410-268-7601 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 City 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 during Gershwin musical variety show. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-9212 or


CHESAPEAKE PRIDE PICNIC -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Picnic for southern counties of Maryland to unite and celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the community. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Community Church of the Chesapeake and Annapolis Gay Men. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $10; children 6 to 17, $3; children 5 and younger, free. 410-353-5534, 410-867-1900 or

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Members of the Second Maryland Company C, Confederate States of America reenact battle from the Civil War, with display of Civil War-era clothing, craft activities for children. Part of South County Sundays program. Capt. Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free. 410-222-1919.

GOOFBALLS BASH -- 7-10 p.m. Sunday. Auction and fundraiser of sports-related art created by author T.A. Ridgell. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent's Center, a residential treatment facility for abused and neglected children 12 and younger. Marley Station, 7900 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-760-8900.

Plan Ahead

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Aug. 28-Oct. 24. Live music, dancing and food in the make-believe 125-acre English village of Revel Grove. Includes jousting contests, entertainment on eight stages, and food and crafts vendors. Maryland Renaissance Festival grounds, 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. $17; seniors, $15; children 7-15, $8; children 6 and younger, free. 410-266-7304 or


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m. today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Leda's Charm; 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Sue Matthews, Steve Abshire and Joe Byrd; 4 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers; 8 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Greg Freyman. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. Saturday, August West; 9 p.m. Wednesday, open mic night. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

ARMADILLOS -- 9 p.m. today, Meg Murray and August West; 9 p.m. tomorrow, the Beltways; 9 p.m. Saturday, Time and Again; 9 p.m. Sunday, Bryan, Mickey and Dana; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jimmy Haha and Bryan Ewald; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Morningside and Victory Party. 132 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-0028.

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Plunge; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Keith Bryant. 7501 Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Mike Butler; 9 p.m. Saturday, Ray Wroten; 10 a.m. Sunday, Michelle; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Rose/Karaoke. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005.

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Dave Glaser; 10 p.m. tomorrow, the Geckos; 10 p.m. Saturday, Mike McHenry; 9 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9 p.m. Monday, Shane Gamble; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Angie Miller; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Neal Bumgarner; 10 p.m. next Thursday, Harry Traynham. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Donna the Buffalo; 8 p.m. tomorrow, Ynot?; 7 p.m. Saturday, Capitol Steps; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Strawberry Fields; 8 p.m. Monday, Roger Clyne; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Gentlemen; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Katie Melua; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Naked Blue. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Tim and Timpee; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Dogs Among the Bushes; 9 p.m. Sunday, Dan Haas; 9 p.m. Monday, Jake; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael Patricks Band; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Mike McHenry; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Waken at Seven. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

WOODFIRE -- 9 p.m. Saturday, Eric Scott Duo. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

Elsewhere in the Region

"VENUS" -- 8 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday. Opening of play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks about a South African girl kidnapped from her home in 1810 and paraded around Europe as a sideshow freak. Tuesday, "pay what you can" preview show. Olney Theatre Center For the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $26. 301-964-4485 or

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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