DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND -- 8 p.m. today. New Orleans-based band combines pop, rhythm and blues and jazz. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton. $25. 410-822-7299 or


"A CULTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH CLASSICAL DANCE" -- 7 p.m. tomorrow and noon Saturday. Students from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland school perform dances from various cultures and excerpts from "Don Quixote" and "Prince Igor." $13; students, $10. 410-263-5544 or


"HISTORIC NAVAL FLAGS" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31. Display of flags used by the Navy since the Revolutionary War. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6933 or

"OF HUMANS AND HORSES" -- 7:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through June 29. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Portraits, figures and landscapes in oils, charcoal and pencil. 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery, 49 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-9796.

"SHATTERED PIECES" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through June 15. Glass and tile mosaics by Eastern Shore artists. Todd Performing Arts Center lobby, Chesapeake College, Routes 50 and 213, Wye Mills. Free. 410-827-5868.

"MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 30. Glazing demonstration, 1-3 p.m. Sunday; opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Ceramic art by Esther Snow. 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

"SPLASH!" -- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through July 29. Artists' reception, 5-7 p.m. today. Oils, watercolors, quilts, photographs, textiles and fused glass by members of the Annapolis Arts Alliance. Part of the City of Annapolis's Artworks celebration. City Hall, Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-7961.

DOUGLAS STENHOUSE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Watercolors by California artist. River Gallery, 1000 Main St., Galesville. Free. 410-867-0954 or

PAINTINGS AND PRINTS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through June 26. Paintings on Lucite by Sandi Ritchie Miller and block prints by Anita Hagan. Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

"HEAVEN AND EARTH" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Oils by Christine Graefe Drewyer. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

ANNAPOLIS WATERCOLOR CLUB -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through June 19. Juried exhibit featuring works by members of the watercolor club. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or

ROBERT DE GAST PHOTOGRAPHS -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31. Black-and-white photographs of the Delmarva peninsula. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $10; ages 6-17, $5; members and ages 5 and younger, free. 410-745-2916 or

"FOUR CENTURIES OF STORIES" -- 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Dec. 31. Maryland antiquities, including a Civil War battle flag, 19th- and 20th-century china and silver, a 1774 document box and state seals dating to 1648. Curated by the Maryland State Archives. Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. Free. 410-260-6444 or

"TREASURES: A HALF-CENTURY OF GIFTS" -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Paintings, photographs and lithographs from the Academy Art Museum's permanent collection. Calvert and Spitaleri permanent collection galleries, Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Adults, $2; ages 12 and older, $1; Wednesdays, free. 410-822-2787 or


And Literature

"FROM MOUNT VERNON TO CRAWFORD" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Pre-lecture refreshments, 7 p.m. U.S. News and World Report White House correspondent Kenneth Walsh signs and discusses his latest book about presidential retreats. Copies of book available for purchase. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $7.50; members, $5. 410-267-0654.


And Recreation

UPPER EASTERN SHORE WADE-IN FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Scavenger hunts, guided canoe tours, bird hikes, live music during festival promoting environmental awareness of the Chesapeake Bay. Includes wading in the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discover Lane, Grasonville. Free. 410-827-6694.

DEMOLITION DERBY -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Gates open, 4 p.m. Driving competitions, stunts, food and refreshments. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $10; ages 6-11, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or

SECRET GARDEN TOUR -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Self-guided secret garden tour in the Murray Hill community of Annapolis. Proceeds benefit Hammond-Harwood House. 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. $30. 410-263-4683, Ext. 13 or


"ARMS AND THE MAN" -- 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. George Bernard Shaw drama. First performed in 1894, the play is a political and social commentary about bourgeois society. Bay Theatre Company, 275 West St., Annapolis. $20; students, $15. 410-268-1333 or

"NUNSENSE" -- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through June 25. Musical about a group of nuns who hold a community fundraiser for the burial of four sisters who were poisoned by convent cook Sister Julia, Child of God. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $15; seniors, $12. 410-798-0925.


ARTWORKS -- through Sunday. Live music, dance performances, art demonstrations, lectures, exhibits, workshops to celebrate the arts in Annapolis. Includes events at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Bay Theatre Company, the Annapolis Dance Center, Rams Head Tavern, Homestead Gardens, 49 West Coffeehouse and several downtown Annapolis galleries. Prices vary. 410-266-2475 or

DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, through June 26. House decorated by 11 local interior designers. Proceeds support Hospice of the Chesapeake, the Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Community Foundation of the Chesapeake. Nantucket on the Severn, 517 Scrimshaw Lane, Severna Park. $20. 410-841-0000.

YOUTHWORKS JOB FAIR -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Employers and music and activities for students and young adults ages 16-21. Sponsors include Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp., Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the county Department of Social Services, the state Division of Rehabilitation Services and Mills Corp. Tented parking lot near Muvico Egyptian 24 Theaters, Anne Arundel Community College Arundel Mills campus, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-987-3890.

CRUISE AND CONCERT -- 8-11 p.m. next Thursday. Boarding, 7:45 p.m. Live music by Citizen Cope on board the Harbour Queen. Sponsored by Watermark Cruises and Annapolis's WRNR radio station, event is first in a four-part summer concert series. City Dock, Annapolis. $32. 410-268-7601.


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 9 p.m. today, DJ Goodman; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal; 9 p.m. tomorrow, DJ Goodman; 9 p.m. Saturday, Sargent DJ; 9 p.m. Sunday, Troy's Lounge; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 9 p.m. Wednesday, DJ Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Clarence Turner Blues Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Dead Man's Hollow. 337 1/2 High St., Annapolis. Free. 410-778-6779 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dave and C.J.; 9 p.m. Saturday, Rick Slone; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Michelle Walker; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Rick and Regina. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Peter Himmelman; 8 p.m. tomorrow, Kaki King; 7 p.m. Saturday, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush; 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Keiko Matsui; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Cowboy Junkies; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Al DiMeola; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Bruce in the USA. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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Prints by Anita Hagan, including "Winter Trees-Red Sky," above, are on exhibit at Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery in Annapolis.