Concerts

OCTTAVA PIANO DUO -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Wei-Der Huang and Hsien-Ann Meng perform Octavio Pinto's "Memories of Childhood" for two pianos, Saint-Saens' "Variations on a Theme by Beethoven," Op. 35 for two pianos, Mozart's C Major Piano Sonata for one piano four-hand, John Corigliano's "Gazebo Dances" and Octtava's interpretation of "Sonata Innamorata" by P.D.Q. Bach. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $15; seniors, $10; students, $5 with ID. 410-772-4914.

ORGAN POPS -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Bobby Raye performs pops music on a restored historic theater pipe organ. Presented by the Free State Theater Organ Society. Rice Auditorium, Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave., Catonsville. Free. 410-952-9322.

CHAMBER JAZZ SOCIETY -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Dave Stryker and Blue to the Bone Band perform. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $27; seniors and BMA members, $24; students with ID, $10. 410-385-5888.

Exhibitions

"FROM MACHU PICCHU TO THE GALAPAGOS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment, through Dec. 3. Jerry Weinstein displays his color photographs that portray the ancient ruins of South America's Incan city, Andean Indians engaged in centuries-old traditional activities and the evolving animals of the Galapagos Islands. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

"SMALL CHANGE: ART OF THE TZEDAKAH BOX" -- 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The final days of this juried exhibition focusing on a Jewish symbol to collect coins and paper money for charitable donations, sponsored by the Columbia Art Center and the Columbia Jewish Congregation and featuring 15 national and international artists. Columbia Art Center Galleries, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. Free. 410-730-0075.

"MONET'S LIGHT: THEODORE ROBINSON AT GIVERNY" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, through Jan. 9. Includes about 60 luminous paintings by Robinson and five masterpieces by Monet. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7; seniors 65 and older and college students, $5; 18 and younger, free. Admission is also free for BMA members and on the first Thursday of each month. 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.org.

LOCAL ARTISTS -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The last days of this exhibit of watercolors by Columbia resident Bob Kramer, depicting old movie theaters in Baltimore, and collages by George Sakaal of Ellicott City. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

WORKS ON PAPER -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, through Feb. 27. More than 60 prints, drawings and photographs by 50 artists from the museum's collection, including Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso and Cindy Sherman. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7; seniors 65 and older and college students, $5; 18 and younger, free. Admission is also free for BMA members and on the first Thursday of each month. 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.org.

"TRANQUIL IMAGES, HEALING IMAGES" -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and some weekend hours, through Dec. 10. Photographs by artist Dennis Gilbert. Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048.

"ROADS TO RAILS: FLAMES OF REBIRTH" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21. A look at the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 and how the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad helped the city fight the fire as well as the impact of the fire of the railroad. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. 410-461-1944. $4; students and seniors, $4; children 12 and younger, $3; 2 and younger, free.

For Children

DAD AND DAUGHTER SOCIAL -- 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Games, music and homemade sundaes for girls ages 4 to 9 and their fathers. Sponsored by the Columbia Association. Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Dr., Columbia. Columbia residents, $12; CA Club members, $8; CA Club WKYS and Package Plan Plus members, free. 410-381-5355.

Lectures and Literature

GRIOT SOUL -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Poetry readings by Olu Butterfly Woods, author of "The Revenge of Dandelions" and director of Poetry for People Baltimore, and David Ross, known by his stage name, Native Son. Howard County Center of African American Culture, 5343 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-715-1921.

PRESERVATION MATTERS -- 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Howard County Conservancy presents a seminar for landowners and financial advisers about historic and forest conservation easements and their tax benefits. Glenelg Country School's Manor House, 12793 Folly Quarter Rd., Glenelg. $15, includes breakfast and resource materials. 410-465-8877.

Theater

"NEW CURTAINS FOR MACBETH" -- 7 p.m. Monday. Rep Stage presents a one-man show written by Larry Weinstein as part of the "Works in Progress" play development program. A discussion with the playwright will follow the show. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4900 or www.howardcc.edu/repstage.

"ST. NICHOLAS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21. Additional performance, 7 p.m. next Thursday. The play by Conor McPherson is a supernatural dark comedy about an aging, jaded theater critic obsessed with a young actress. Theatre Outback, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $16-$23; student tickets and the Nov. 18 performance, $10; $2 discount for seniors. Tickets purchased for "Becoming Adele," which the new show replaces, will be honored. 410-772-4900 or www.howardcc.edu/repstage.

"MISS SAIGON" -- 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, through Nov. 21 and again Jan. 5- Feb. 20. A U.S. Marine and a strong-willed Vietnamese woman fall in love during the fall of Saigon in 1975. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. $41-$44; children 12 and younger, $25.50-$44. 410-730-8311 or www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.

Miscellaneous

JAZZ AND SILENT AUCTION -- 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 20. Listen to jazz music and bid on holiday gift items, artwork, theater and museum tickets and more, to benefit the International Center for Artistic Development's May Arts Expo Festival. Wednesday at the Batel Bin Cafe in the New Weave Building, Nov. 20 in the New Weave Building. Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Free admission. 301-604-4484.

HANUKAH BAZAAR -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Crafts and gifts for sale to benefit Temple Isaiah's religious school. Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton. 301-498-0200.

ELLICOTT CITY GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through November. "Ye Haunted History of Old Ellicott City" is told through a tour down historic Main Street. Sponsored by Howard County Tourism Inc. Meet at the Main Street Visitor Center, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City. $8; children and seniors, $6. 410-313-1900 or www.visithowardcounty.com.

SAVAGE MILL GHOST TOURS -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through November. A tour of the former cotton mill turned retail and antique mart, featuring paranormal stories of sightings as witnessed by store owners and artisans. Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. $8; children and seniors, $6. 410-313-1900 or www.visithowardcounty.com.

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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