Concerts

ANNAPOLIS CHORALE -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Performs Verdi's Requiem. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $28; students, $12. 410-263-1906 or www.annapolischorale.org.

HARBOR CITY MUSIC COMPANY -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Sweet Adelines Chorus performs; reception follows.. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $5 donation accepted. 410-636-6597 or www.chesapeakearts.org.

NAVY CONCERT -- 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Celebration of the Navy's birthday. Mahan Hall, Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263 or www.usna.edu.

"REFLECTIONS OF MUSICAL STYLE" -- 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16. Performance by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25-$35. 410-269-1132 or www.annapolissymphony.org.

Dance

CONTRA DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Open dance for all levels with live music and caller; 7:30 p.m., contra basics class. Fraternal Order of Police, 1311 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or www.contradancers.com/atds.

AMERICAN DANCE ARTISTS -- 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Jazz, tap, lyrical, pointe, modern and Broadway performances by members of the American Dance Artists company, directed by Adrienne Canterna. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $15; members, age 12 and younger, $12. 410-636-6597 or www.chesapeakearts.org.

TOMMY PARLON -- 12:30-1:45 p.m. Oct. 19. Works by this Anne Arundel Community College dance instructor and artistic director of the D.C.-based Tommy Parlon Dance Projects company. Question-and-answer period follows performance. Room 112, Humanities Building, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7021.

Exhibits

"ITALIAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS" -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, runs Monday through Oct. 15. Pictorial exhibit sponsored by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2218 or www.aacc.edu.

"WORLD VIEWS, COMMON GROUND" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Oct. 22. Fiber artists from the U.S. and Canada will exhibit sewn, woven, appliqued and embroidered wall hangings and free-standing works. AIR Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or www.mdhallarts.org.

"MARY ARTHUR, MARGARET GALLOWAY AND KAREN WARSHAL: NEW WORK" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, extended hours 6-9 p.m. Mondays, through Oct. 26. New works by these multimedia artists. Cade Center for Fine Arts gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028.

MEMBERS' BEST EXHIBIT -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Oct. 22. Works by members of the Queen Anne's County Arts Council including Maureen Bannon, Ric Cohn, Geraldine Czajkowski, Rose Doster, Shirl' Eklund, Skip Faulkner, Ted Grier, Virginia Hladki, Linda Jakubowski, Libby Keer, Ron Lewis, Jim Malaro, Stephanie Nadolski, Mike Paydo, Thomas Rohe III, Robert Seely and Wende Woodham. Works on display at various locations in Centreville including the Carter M. Hickman District Court/Multi-Service Center, Centreville National Bank, Chestertown Bank, Cottage Cuts, Prudential Premier Properties and An Optical Galleria. Sponsored by the Queen Anne's County Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville. 410-758-2520 or www.arts4u.info.

MAIN ST. GALLERY -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 7. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Abstract landscapes of the Eastern Shore by Kevin Fitzgerald. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or www.mainstreetfineart.com.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS -- 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, weekends by appointment, through Oct. 22. Computer art by students from Bowie High School. Works for sale. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church gallery, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-2550 or www.woodschurch.org.

"USNA SPORTS, THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 13. Trophies, equipment and photographs chronicle Naval Academy sports from the 19th century to today. Armel-Leftwich Visitors Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6933 or www.navyonline.com.

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

"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 www.sjca.edu.

"OUT OF ROUND" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, runs tomorrow through Oct. 30. Artist's reception, 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Pottery by Marcia Scheeter. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or www.geocities.com/artfx_in_annapolis.

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 www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org.

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

"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 www.art-academy.org.

"AMERICAN LANDSCAPES" -- 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 www.mdfedart.org.

"LANDSCAPE, STILL LIFE AND THE FIGURE" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Impressionist and tonalist works by Louis Escobedo and Jim Rodgers. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or www.mcbridegallery.com.

For Children

TODDL-ART -- 9:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays, through Oct. 15. Children ages 2-3 can learn to create artistic works with paint, chalk, crayon, dough, collage and other visual media. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $30; members, $25. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.

FALLING LEAVES -- 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17. Children can make seasonal crafts, learn how to identify trees by their leaves and learn how leaves help animals and plants survive. Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

Lectures and Literature

BOOK READING -- 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Novelist Peter Turchi reads from his works "The Girls Next Door" and "Magician." Miller Library, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-2800 or www.washcoll.edu.

"LOUISE NEVELSON: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL" -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Independent scholar Stephen May will discuss the work of Louise Nevelson, now on display in the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College. Conversation Room, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556 or www.sjca.edu.

POETRY READINGS -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Readings by Shirley Brewer, Sue Ferris, Bert Hubinger, Margaret Kingrey, Fran Levin, Newton Love, Cliff Lynn and Cybele Pomeroy. Includes open mike session for other poets. Sponsored by the Maryland Writers' Association. Room 101, Maryland Hall for The Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $5; members, free; first time nonmembers, free. 410-263-5544 or www.marylandwriters.org.

"LITTLE AND BIG ITALY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE" -- 7-8:30 p.m. next Thursday . Illustrated lecture by Jerome Krase, professor emeritus, Brooklyn College, chronicles the history of Italian communities in the U.S. and abroad. Sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's history and political science department and the Maryland chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2430 or www.aacc.edu.

Sports and Recreation

KAYAKING TRIPS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 and 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17. Kayaking trips to Wye Island, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Mattaponi Creek and the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $60-$80. 410-267-8742 or www.amphibioushorizons.com.

OKTOBERFEST -- 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Pig roast, German food, beverages, live music, silent auction and children's activities. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis building fund. Commodore Mayo Kiwanis, 1133 Carrs Wharf Rd., Mayo. $25; ages 6-10, $10; age 5 and younger, free. 410-507-0039.

EASTON FARMERS MARKET -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 13. Live music and vendors selling fresh produce, soaps, flowers and handcrafted works. Harrison and Goldsborough streets, Easton. Free. 410-822-7299.

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 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; ages 7-15, $8; age 6 and younger, free. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. 410-266-7304 or www.rennfest.com.

MARSH ECOLOGY BY CANOE -- 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Canoe trip explores the Patuxent River wetlands. Instructions and equipment provided. Reservations required. Children must be at least 7. Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

"HALLOWEEN HAPPENING" -- 7-10 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31. Fifteenth annual event features a haunted barn and hayrides, vendors. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $10; age 5 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or www.aacountyfair.org.

HOOPER STRAIT LIGHTHOUSE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Celebration of the 125th anniversary of the lighting of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Includes art shows, book signings, food and children's activities. Storyteller Ed Ockonowicz tells children's stories. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916 or www.cbmm.org.

Theater

"ROMEO AND JULIET" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The National Players, a traveling theater troupe based in Olney, presents William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," with present-day costumes and set design. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $7; seniors, $5. 410-777-2457 or www.aacc.edu.

"CRIMES OF THE HEART" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, runs tomorrow through Nov. 13. Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley chronicles the lives of the McGrath sisters, a group of strong, spunky women who help each other through failed careers, old age and run-ins with the law. Bay Theatre Company, 275 West St., Annapolis. $20; seniors and students, $15. 410-268-1333 or www.baytheatre.org.

"HACK AND SLASH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" -- 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Original slapstick musical comedy. Proceeds support Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. In advance, $20; at the door, $24; VIP ticket, $30. 410-636-6597 or www.hackandslash.com.

"NUNSENSE" -- 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16, 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Musical comedy about a group of nuns who put on a variety show to raise money for the burial of four sisters who died unexpectedly. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $15; members, $12. 410-636-6597 or www.chesapeakearts.org.

Miscellaneous

DUMBARTON OAKS TRIP -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m., next Thursday. Bus trip to Dumbarton Oaks in Washington. Includes tour of art and book collections, music room, gardens and research library. Bus leaves about 10 a.m. from the Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. $50; members, $35. 410-822-2787 or www.art-academy.org.

Clubs

49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Crabgrass; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Primitive Mind; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone; 9 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Adrian Bond; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Ben's Bones with Dan Haas; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chris and Mandy; 6-8 p.m. next Thursday, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight next Thursday, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 15, Tony Danikus; 4-6 p.m. Oct. 16, John Jensen; 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 16, Barbara Martin and Mac Walter; 4-7 p.m. Oct. 17, Swing Brothers; 8-11 p.m. Oct. 18, Ben's Bones with Dan Haas; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Godfrey/Jung Duo. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or www.49westcoffeehouse.com.

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Tony Furtado; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Jeff Black; 9 p.m. Saturday, Naked Blue; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Niki Barr; 9 p.m. Oct. 15, Ross Nickerson Band; 9 p.m. Oct. 16, Jon Dee Graham. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or www.andys-ctown.com.

BELLA'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, M.D.A.; 9 p.m. Saturday, Slap Happy; 9 p.m. Oct. 15, Joint Venture; 9 p.m. Oct. 16, Straight Shooter. 1063 Cape St. Claire Rd., Annapolis. $5. 410-757-5122.

KAUFMANN'S RESTAURANT -- 5-9 p.m. today, live jazz; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. tomorrow, Joe Rose/karaoke and Fran Scuderi; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Mimsy and Chris; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Michelle; 5-9 p.m. next Thursday, live jazz; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. next Thursday, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m-1 a.m. Oct. 15, Mike Butler; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 16, Sammie and the Pirates; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17, Michelle. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or www.kaufmannsrestaurant.com.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; 8 p.m. tomorrow, Them Eastport Oyster Boys; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Lowen and Navarro; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the Blushing Brides; 8 p.m. Monday, Concrete Blonde; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Doug Segree Band; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Jesse Colin Young; 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 15, Spyro Gyra; 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Ben Arnold; 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Love with Lee Arthur; 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Stan Ridgeway; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Willy Porter and Martin Barre; 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Joe Ely. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or www.ramsheadtavern.com.

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mike McHenry Duo; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Meg Murray and Angie Miller; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 15, Eric Scott Duo. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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