Concerts

YING STRING QUARTET -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Candlelight Concert Society presents siblings Timothy Ying, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; and David Ying, cello. They will perform pieces by Beethoven, Jennifer Higdon, Pierre Jalbert, Paquito D'Rivera and Mendelssohn. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $29; seniors 60 and older, $26; full-time students to age 24, $12. 410-480-9950 or www.candlelightconcerts.org.

Dance

HCC FINE ARTS CELEBRATION -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. An evening of dance featuring jazz, tap, ballet and modern disciplines by Howard Community College faculty, students, alumni and guest artists. Smith Theatre, HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4587.

Exhibitions

"SMALL TREASURES" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through Jan. 2. Paintings by the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and guest artists. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. today, and a holiday reception, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Andrei Kushnir/Michele Taylor American Painting, 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-4467.

TUESDAY ARTISTS -- 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 18. This group of 13 painters who met during a summer class at the Schuler School of Art in Baltimore and now meet every Tuesday at the Howard County Center for the Arts will exhibit their oil paintings. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

"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.

"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.

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. tomorrow and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 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. $4; students and seniors, $4; children 12 and younger, $3; 2 and younger, free. 410-461-1944.

For Children

PUPPET SHOW -- 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Rainbow Theatre presents "Tales of Beatrix Potter," by Applause Unlimited, featuring the stories of "Two Bad Mice," "Jeremy Fisher" and "Jemima Puddleduck," using hand, rod and shadow puppets. Sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association. Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. $4.25 in advance, $5.25 a the door. 410-730-3987.

Theater

"OUR TOWN" -- 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday. The Wilde Lake High School Drama Department presents the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $7. 410-313-6965.

"ST. NICHOLAS" -- 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow, 12:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 today's performance, $10; $2 discount for seniors. Tickets purchased for "Becoming Adele," which the 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 Sunday 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

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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