LOGGINS AND MESSINA -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina team up for a reunion concert as part of the "Sittin' In Again" tour. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $30.50-$75. 410-715-5550 or

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS -- 5:30 p.m. Wednedsay. The rock performers are joined by the Black Crowes. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $29-$59. 410-715-5550 or

COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT SUMMER FESTIVAL -- 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 21. Outdoor concerts by local artists performing jazz, folk, Americana, rock-and-roll and other genres. Sponsored by the Columbia Association. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9020, or

LAKEFRONT LUNCHTIME SERIES -- Noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 31. Performance next week by Ruthie and the Wranglers Trio. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 410-715-3120.

SUNSET SERENADES -- 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 24. Outdoor concerts presented by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks and Comcast. Next week, the Columbia Concert Band performs show tunes. A blanket or lawn chair is suggested for seating. Centennial Park, south entrance, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. Free admission; parking, $3. 410-313-7275.

LIVE AT LAKE ELKHORN -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. The group Walt Michael & Company uses a variety of instruments to perform American music selections. Lake Elkhorn, Broken Land Parkway in the village of Owen Brown, Columbia. Free. 410-730-4610.


DANCIN' UNDER THE PEOPLE TREE -- 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 16. Instruction given, with time to practice such line dances as country and western, East Coast swing and electric slide. Part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674.


WATERCOLORS AND MIXED MEDIA -- 3:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Joan Lok of Columbia will display her watercolors in the Lobby Gallery. Consuelo Sauer of Woodstock will have a mixed media exhibit in the Bill White Room Gallery. A reception with both artists with music and refreshments, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

HCC PHOTOGRAPHY INVITATIONAL -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through next Thursday. Howard Community College students and alumni display their work. HCC Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4870.

"CHILE, LAND OF EXTREMES" -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through July 29. Paul Marycz shares his photography of Patagonia and the Atacama Desert. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

"POSSIBILITIES" BY ANN SCHLUEDERBERG -- 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through August. Digital art and watercolor paintings by one of the founding members of the Artists' Gallery. Lakeside Coffee and Cafe, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 301-498-3946.

"FACES AND PLACES OF HOWARD COUNTY" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 30. Photographers Carol Cathcart and Joan Forester display landscapes and portraits taken across the county. Columbia Foundation office, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-730-7840.

PAINTINGS AND CERAMIC SCULPTURE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 31. "Story Telling," works by four painters, and "The Energy of Intention," a display of ceramic sculpture. Tatiana Ltd., 14290 Triadelphia Rd., Glenelg. 410-442-1144.

"THE ESSENCE OF LINE: FRENCH DRAWINGS FROM INGRES TO DEGAS" -- Through Sept. 11. More than 150 pieces from 19th-century French artists are exhibited at two Baltimore art museums. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. $10; seniors, $8; college students, $6; ages 6-17, $2; children younger than 6, free. 410-547-9000 or 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. $7; seniors and college students, $5; 18 and younger, free. 410-396-7100 or

"SELECTIVE SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. A living history presentation in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit "World War II: The Homefront." The Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; students and seniors, $4; ages 3-12, $3; 2 and younger, free. 410-461-1944 or


OUTDOOR MOVIES -- 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, through Sept. 16. "The Bourne Supremacy" tomorrow and "The Olsen Twins: It Takes Two" on Monday. Part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030.


And Literature

"LETS TALK ABOUT IT: THE '20s AND '30s" -- 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, through Aug. 23. A reading and discussion series about American literature. This week, "Inherit the Wind," by Jerome Lawrence, will be discussed. Future talks include "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee, and "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck. Sponsored by Vantage House and the Howard County Library. Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-564-3059.


"GREASE" -- 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4. A rock-n-roll musical celebrating high school life in the late 1950s. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. Tickets include dinner or brunch buffet. $41-$46; children 12 and younger, $27.50-$46. 410-730-8311 or


AFTERNOON TEA AT HISTORIC OAKLAND -- 4:30 and 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. The Tea Trolley offers a traditional tea, featuring scones, sandwiches and desserts in the 19th-century mansion. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. $18.90. Reservations required. 410-730-4744 or

GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through November. A walking tour of historic Ellicott City that includes tales of spirits said to have haunted businesses; tours sponsored by the Howard County Tourism Council. Meet at the side entrance to the Visitor Information Office, Main Street, Ellicott City. $8; seniors and children, $6. Reservations recommended. 800-288-8747 or

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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