JAZZ ENSEMBLE -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Performance by the Rob Levit Trio, the Anne Arundel Community College Jazz Ensemble and the Patapsco Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $10. 410-777-2457 or

JAZZ AT THE POWERHOUSE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Performances by BJ Doyle, Joe Byrd, Dick Glass and Randy Morser, Joe McCarthy, Frank Russo, Jim Lester, Warren Kellerhouse, Maureen McCusker, Kathy Stiles, Dean Rosenthal, Tom Lagana and Bill McHenry. Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. $20. 410-263-7777, Ext. 3411.

SIMON AND SON -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Classical and popular music and humor by father-son team Peter and Saling Simon. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $20. 410-859-3308.

JIM BRICKMAN -- 8 p.m. Tuesday. Pianist and balladeer performs music from his latest release, "Jim Brickman Greatest Hits." Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $35. 410-822-7299 or


SQUARE DANCE -- 6:30-9:15 p.m. Saturday. Live caller Jim Wass leads dance to raise money for the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center. Includes desserts and refreshments. The Great Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $50; $80 per couple. 410-266-9033.


SHAYNA SARA SKOLNIK -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, Wednesday through Nov. 9. Paintings by the artist. Willow Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or

AUTUMN CELEBRATION -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, extended hours 5:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Sunday through Nov. 7. Oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photographs and sculpture by more than 30 artists. Opening reception, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

KEVIN FITZGERALD -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 7. Abstract oil landscapes of the Eastern Shore. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

MARY ARTHUR, MARGARET GALLOWAY AND KAREN WARSHAL -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Extended hours 6-9 p.m. Monday. New works by the artists. Gallery, Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 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.

"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

"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

"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

MEMBERS' BEST EXHIBIT -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through tomorrow. 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 six locations in Centreville: 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. through tomorrow. 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

BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. today and tomorrow. Figurative paintings by the artist. Balcony Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 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

DISCOVER NATURE -- 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. next Thursday. Seasonal story, craft and nature walk. For children ages 3 to 5 with a parent. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. $1. 410-260-8189.

Lectures and Literature

"SOLVING THE UNSOLVABLE: ABEL'S PROOF" -- 8:15 p.m. tomorrow. Lecture by St. John's College Santa Fe tutor Peter Pesic. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

Sports and Recreation

BIRD-WATCHING -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Bird-watching for sparrows, fall migrants and other winter birds. Children should be at least 12 to participate. Binoculars and field guides available. Glendening Nature Preserve, Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or

BOAT TOURS -- 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Ninety-minute tours of the Severn River, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Thomas Point Lighthouse. $16; children 3-11, $8; children 2 and younger, free. 410-268-7601 or

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 11 a.m. Monday. Eighth annual 21st Century Education Foundation Golf Tournament raises money for Anne Arundel County public schools. Warm-up, practice and registration, 9:30 a.m. Old South County Club, 699 Marlboro Rd., Lothian. $175; foursome, $600. 410-222-2909 or


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

"THE PRESENT" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. 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. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. 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 Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $15; members, $12. 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


PUMPKIN PATCH -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Pumpkin carving, storytelling, face painting, games, baked goods and pumpkin decorating. Sponsored by Friends of the Lighthouse Shelter and Annapolis Area Ministries. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Spa Road, Annapolis. Free; goods for sale. 443-822-4973.

COMEDY NIGHT -- 8 p.m. today. Stand-up comedy by Mike Ward, Brian Jett, Mark McClatchey and Melanie Malloy. Kaufmann's Restaurant, 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. 410-923-2005 or

DAY-LONG FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Moon bounce, balloon artist, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, live music, popcorn and candy. Main Street at South River Colony, Mitchell's Chance Road, Edgewater. Free. 410-267-6522.

Plan Ahead

"A SYMPHONY SPOOKTACULAR II" -- 2 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Family concert with a Halloween theme features Berlioz's "March to the Scaffold," Dukas's "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain." Guest conductor Julien Benichou leads the orchestra. Children encouraged to come in costume. Meet the musicians at 1:15 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show, and at 4:30 p.m. after the 3:30 p.m. show. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $10. 410-263-0907 or

"VIENNA DREAMS" -- 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Several operettas performed by the Annapolis Opera. Includes desserts and champagne. Directed by Ron Gretz. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Nonmembers, $40; members, $37.50. 410-267-8135 or


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m. today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Izzy Does It; 9 p.m. Saturday, Lisa Williams; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, On the Run; 6-8 p.m Sunday, JBMC; 8 p.m. Monday, John Pineda; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7 p.m Wednesday, Greg Freyman. 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 Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486.

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Guthrie Matthews; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Leda's Charm; 9 p.m. Saturday, Demolition String Band. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Joe Ely; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Billy Price Band; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Shawn Colvin; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Bonamassa; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Steve Forbert and Lucy Kaplansky. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

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

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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Performing in the Annapolis Opera production Oct. 30 and 31 are, clockwise from left, Daniel Snyder, Amanda Gosier, Sara Stewart and Eugene Summers.