JOHN HIATT -- 8 p.m. today. The singer-songwriter performs works from his 25-year career. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $50. 410-822-7299 or

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Rock concert geared to college and high school students features Heavens Robot Lords, Fortune's Foe and Tenebrism. The Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $7. 410-647-5843 or

ETHEL ENNIS -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. The Baltimore jazz and blues vocalist appears with pianist Stef Scaggiari. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $25. 410-822-7299 or

AMERICAN STRING QUARTET -- 8:15 p.m. tomorrow. Works by Debussy, Brahms and Richard Danielpour. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Carney will be the guest performer with the American String Quartet. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

BROOKS TEGLER -- 8 p.m. Saturday. World War II-era music by the Brooks Tegler 15 piece orchestra. Tribute to the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. Musicians will wear authentic World War II uniforms. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $22. 410-859-3308 or

JAZZ AT THE POWERHOUSE -- 8 and 10 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Jazz piano and vocals by the Freddie Cole Trio. Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. $25. 410-263-7777.

BAY STRINGS -- Noon Wednesday. Classical music by the Bay Strings violin, viola and cello trio. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Taylor Avenue, Annapolis. Free. 410-260-8189.


BALLROOM DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Open dance for all levels. 7 p.m., lesson for beginners. Sponsored by the Davidsonville Dance Club. Davidsonville Family and Recreation Center, Wayson and Queen Anne's Bridge roads, Davidsonville. $6, includes lesson. 301-262-8010.


HENRY BURROUGHS -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Opens Sunday, through Dec. 31. More than 42 photos by the late photojournalist. Baywoods of Annapolis, 7101 Bay Front Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-7297.

"LANDSCAPE, STILL LIFE AND THE FIGURE" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Sunday through Oct. 10. Impressionist and tonalist works by Louis Escobedo and Jim Rodgers. Artists' reception, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

TRAIL ART -- 10:30 a.m. today. Dedication and placement of wooden sculptures created by Jacquin Smolens. First leg of Millennium Legacy "Trail Art" outdoor exhibit. Spa Creek Connector, Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-1993 or

GAIL GURMAN -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Oct. 22. Figurative paintings by the artist. 5:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, artist's reception. Balcony Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or

BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through Oct. 24. Works by members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Willow Gallery; works by winners of the Anne Arundel Cultural Arts Foundation's Annie Awards, Garden Gallery. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or

"WHISTLER AND CASSATT: AMERICANS ABROAD" -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through Oct. 20. Prints and drawings by 19th-century artists James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Free. 410-822-2787 or

"LIGHT ON THE EDGE" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays. Through Oct. 3. Works by Kirk McBride and Dodie Petro. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

"AMERICAN LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through Oct. 10. National mixed media exhibit featuring works inspired by the American landscape. Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

"LOUISE NEVELSON: SELECTIONS FROM THE FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, extended hours 7-8 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 30. Thirty-seven paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, collages and pendants by Russian-born American artist Louise Nevelson. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556 or

"IN THE COMPANY OF BEAUTY" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow. Works from Anne Arundel Community College's art faculty. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2325 or

For Children

DISCOVER NATURE -- 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. Children ages 3 to 5 can go on a nature walk, make a seasonal craft and listen to a nature story. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Taylor Avenue, Annapolis. $1. 410-260-8189.


And Literature

ROBIN GERBER -- 7 p.m. today. The author, inspirational speaker and women's rights advocate discusses her book "Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies From the First Lady of Courage." Sponsored by the Junior League of Annapolis. 6:45-7 p.m., book signing. No books will be sold during the event. St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 730 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-224-8984.


And Recreation

GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 1:30 p.m. today. Box lunch, silent auction, 18 holes of golf, awards ceremony and Texas barbecue. Proceeds benefit Arundel Habitat for Humanity. Renditions Golf Club, 1380 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. $150. 410-384-9212 or

KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Paddle along Perryville with guides from Amphibious Horizons. Bring bag lunch. Equipment provided. Reservations required. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $80. 410-267-8742 or

COMPOSTING DEMONSTRATION -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Friends of Quiet Waters Park. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

FALL FLOWERS -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Workshop teaches flower identification techniques and will focus on asters, goldenrods and bonesets. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society and Jug Bay Wetlands. Children must be at least age 12 to participate. Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors and children 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or

MARSH ECOLOGY BY CANOE -- 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Canoe explorations of the wetlands along the Patuxent River led by Jug Bay Wetlands volunteers and staff naturalists. Canoe instructions and all equipment provided. Reservations required. Children must be at least age 7 to participate. Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX -- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Hike through the woods of Jug Bay Wetlands to observe changing leaves. The outing ends with juice, cookies and sunset. All ages welcome. Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or

CROFTON CRAFT FAIR -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. More than 130 vendors selling handmade items to support local charities. Sponsored by the Crofton Town Club. Village Green, Crofton Parkway, Crofton. Free. 410-721-5229 or

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FAIR -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, through Oct. 24. Medieval food, clothing and jewelry; jousting matches; live music; and dance. $17; seniors, $15; children 7-15, $8; children 6 and younger, free. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. 410-266-7304 or


"KISS ME KATE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, through Oct. 13. Inspired by Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," this play within a play tells the story of two feuding couples and their complicated lives on and off stage. Includes buffet dinner. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $32-$35; children 4-12, $25. 410-626-7515 or

"PROOF" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 2. Catherine is forced to examine her potential for genius after the death of her father -- a well-known mathematician at the University of Chicago who suffered from mental illness -- in this award-winning drama. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $15; students, seniors, $10. 410-268-7373 or


VOTING RALLY -- 6-8 p.m. today. Rally includes food and music. Sponsored by the Annapolis Victory Alliance. Event encourages Democratic voting in Anne Arundel County. Fleet Reserve Club Rooftop, 100 Compromise St., Annapolis. $15. 410-990-9460.

STAND-UP COMEDY -- 8 p.m. today. Norm Wilkerson, Greg Stevens, Lawrence Owens and Mike Aronin. Kaufmann's Restaurant, 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. $5. 301-923-2005 or

GALLERY TALK AND TOUR -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Art educator Lucinda Edinberg discusses the exhibit "Louise Nevelson: Selections From the Farnsworth Art Museum." Registration requested. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556 or

Plan Ahead

"MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY" WORKSHOP -- 4-7 p.m. Oct. 3. Annapolis feng shui practitioner Yarrow leads workshop. Kelly's Herb House, 401 Headquarters Dr., Millersville. $65. 410-626-1316.


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Chris Pastore; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers, 9 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Adrian Bond; 7-10 p.m. Monday, John Pineda; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greg Freyman. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Big Bang Method; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Sally Shuffield and Company; 9 p.m. Saturday, the Remnants; 9 p.m. Wednesday, open mike night; 9 p.m. next Thursday, All Together Spent. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Crushing Day; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Craig Morgan; 9 p.m. Saturday, Raizin Kane. 7501 Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-716-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Mitch and Josh; 10 a.m. Sunday, Michelle; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Eddie Hit and karaoke; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Ray Wroten. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005,

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Harry Traynham; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Music Room; 10 p.m. Saturday, Michael Heaven; 9 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9 p.m. Monday, Dean Rosenthal; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dana B.; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Brian and Co.; 10 p.m. next Thursday, Dave Glaser. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Waken at Seven; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, the Michael O'Patricks; 9 p.m. Monday, Jake; 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Michael O'Patricks; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Waken at Seven. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

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

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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