NAVY BIRTHDAY -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Concert by the Naval Academy Band celebrates the Navy's birthday. Mahan Hall, Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-8497 or

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Pre-concert lecture, 7 p.m. David Itkin leads the orchestra and pianist Fabio Bidini in Mozart's overture from "Cosi Fan Tutte," Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E Minor and Khachaturian's Piano Concerto. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25-$35; students ages 8-25, $10. 410-263-0907 or

CHAMBER MUSIC ANNAPOLIS -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Warner Williams and Jay Summerour perform fiddle tunes, ballads, country, pop, ragtime and gospel. First performance of the Chamber Music Annapolis series. McDowell Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $20; seniors, students, $16. 410-849-2494 or

SOUTHERN FRIED JAZZ BAND -- 8 p.m. Tuesday. Jazz and Dixieland music. Part of the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association concert series. Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Rd., Severna Park. $15; students, $5. 410-647-4881.

AACC AND ROB LEVIT -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Jazz singer and songwriter Levit pairs with Anne Arundel Community College's vocal jazz ensemble. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. In advance, $7; seniors, groups, $5; students, $3; at the door, $10. 410-647-7100 or


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 oil landscapes of the Eastern Shore by Kevin Fitzgerald. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

CADE CENTER -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, extended hours Mondays 6-9 p.m., through Oct. 26. New works by Mary Arthur, Margaret Galloway and Karen Warshal. Gallery, Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or

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 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

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

"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 since the 19th century. Armel-Leftwich Visitors Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6933 or

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

"OUT OF ROUND" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30. Pottery by Marcia Scheeter. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 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

GAIL GURMAN -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Oct. 22. Figurative paintings. Balcony Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 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

For Children

HALLOWEEN HAPPENING -- 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. Hayride, haunted barn and food. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $10; children 5 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or


And Literature

"LITTLE AND BIG ITALY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE" -- 7 p.m. today. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York professor Murray Koppelman and professor emeritus Jerome Krase discuss Italian communities in the United States and abroad. Includes photographs. Coincides with "Italian-American Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients" exhibit on display through tomorrow. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2430 or

"LIBERAL AND PIOUS EDUCATION" -- 8:15 p.m. Tuesday; 7:15 p.m., pre-lecture dinner. Willard Mumford, from the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, discusses Maryland history. Co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation and the Friends of St. John's College. Randall Hall. Dinner, $24. Reservations required. Lecture, free. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. 410-626-2507 or


And Recreation

POWERBOAT SHOW -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Hundreds of powerboats on display including motor yachts, cruisers and trawlers. Vendors will sell boating merchandise. Wear soft-soled shoes for boarding boats. City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis. In advance, $14; ages 12 and younger, $7; at the gate, $16; ages 12 and younger, $8. 410-267-6711 or

KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center day trip on Saturday and a trip along the Mattaponi Creek on Sunday. Led by guides from Amphibious Horizons. Reservations required. Bring a bag lunch. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $60-$80. 410-267-8742 or

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; ages 6 and younger, free. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. 410-266-7304 or

OYSTER FESTIVAL -- 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Entertainers, artists, authors, artisans and oysters during the sixth annual West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $5; age 12 and younger, free. 410-867-4486.


"THE PRESENT" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 23. Story of a young man who is reunited with his father after his mother dies. Written by Annapolis playwright J.B. McLendon. Produced by Annapolis's Theater11. Humanities Building recital hall, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $15; seniors, $12. 410-224-1744 or

"NUNSENSE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 24. Musical comedy about a group of nuns who perform in a musical revue to raise money for the burial of four sisters who died unexpectedly. Chesapeake Music Hall, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $15; members, $12. 410-636-6597 or

"HACK AND SLASH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, THE MUSICAL" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Musical comedy includes sword fighting, juggling and fire-eating. Stars John Davis and Spencer Humm. All proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $20; members, $17. 410-636-6597 or

"CRIMES OF THE HEART" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 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


COMEDY NIGHT -- 9 p.m. today. Stand-up by comics Justin Schlegel, Tom Handcuff and J.D. Miller. Oliver's Saloon, 531 Main St., Laurel. $5. 301-490-9200 or

ART EXPRESS LUNCH -- 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Art educator Lucinda Edinberg talks about the St. John's College exhibit "Louise Nevelson: Selections From the Farnsworth Art Museum" during a brown bag lunch lecture. Juice and sodas provided. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2556 or

Plan Ahead

"A HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR" -- 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Musical version of the children's story by the Lost Caravan children's theater troupe. Includes a hot dog or peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch. Children are invited to come in costume. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515 or

HALLOWEEN CONCERT AND ALL SAINTS' DAY CELEBRATION -- 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Laser light show and music from "Phantom of the Opera." Chapel, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-293-8497 or


49 WEST -- 6 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m. today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Tony Danikus; 4 p.m. Saturday, John Jensen; 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Barbara Martin and Mac Walter; 4 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers; 8 p.m. Monday, Ben's Bones with Dan Haas; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Godfrey/Jung Duo. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 9 p.m. today, DJ Michael K; 6 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal; 9 p.m. tomorrow, DJ Michael K; 9 p.m. Saturday, DJ Michael K; 9 p.m. Sunday, The Done 4; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 9 p.m. Wednesday, DJ Troy. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Bree Sharp; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Ross Nickerson Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Shambles. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Jesse Colin Young Band; 7 and 10 p.m. tomorrow, Spyro Gyra; 7 p.m. Saturday, Ben Arnold; 7 p.m. Sunday, Love with Arthur Lee; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Stan Ridgway; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Willy Porter and Martin Barre; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Joe Ely. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Eric Scott Duo. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

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