Concerts

O.A.R. with Pepper and the Southland -- 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $25-$32. 410-715-5550 or www.merriweathermusic.com.

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 www.columbiaassociation.com.

LAKEFRONT LUNCHTIME SERIES -- Noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 31. Janine Wilson and Max Evans perform this Wednesday. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 410-715-3120.

Dance

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.

Exhibitions

10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning Monday, through Aug. 26. Founding members of the Artists' Gallery display their work as part of a month-long celebration of the gallery. Reception with the artists, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-9249.

"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. 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.

"PAINT POINTS" -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and some weekend hours, through Sept. 30. Melora Scanlon, a Columbia resident and licensed acupuncturist, is exhibiting her abstract paintings, which are a visual expression of acupuncture points used during treatment and include "Spirit," "Path," "Great Enveloping" and "Wilderness Mound." Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048 or www.tai.edu.

WATERCOLORS AND MIXED MEDIA -- 3:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 20. 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. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

PAINTINGS AND CERAMIC SCULPTURE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "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 www.walters.org. 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 www.artbma.org.

"WORLD WAR II: THE HOMEFRONT" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20. An exhibit about the B&O Railroad, the American Red Cross and German prisoners of war in Howard County. 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 www.ecbo.org.

Film

OUTDOOR MOVIES -- 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, through Sept. 16. "La Cage Aux Folles" tomorrow and "Racing Stripes" on Monday. Part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030.

Lectures

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. The next discussion, Aug. 9, will be about "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee. The final talk will feature "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.

Theater

"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 www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.

Miscellaneous

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 www.historic-oakland.com.

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 ghosts@visithowardcounty.com.

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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