DERIVATIVE -- 7:30 p.m. today. Jazz by Towson-based group. Part of the Jazz at the Dock summer concert series. City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-271-6884 or

ANNAPOLIS WIND SYMPHONY -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland and Percy Grainger. Conducted by Marc F. Boensel. First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 171 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. $10. 410-533-8058 or

SHIPS COMPANY -- Noon Wednesday. Traditional chanteys. City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-295-0104 or


TWO-STEP COMPETITION -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Couples competition for all levels. Participants are partnered at event. Must be 21 or older to compete. Registration required. Cancun Cantina, 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 703-803-9621 or

CONTRA DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday, open dance with live music by Notorious; class for beginners, 7:30 p.m. Laura Brown calls. Holy Grounds Youth Center, the Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or

BENEFIT DANCE -- 4-8 p.m. Sunday; buffet, 2-5 p.m. Dance benefits the Pets on Wheels/Life Enrichment/Mom and Me program. Door prizes, raffle and silent auction. Blob's Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup. $30. 410-222-0738.


MONICA WILLIAMS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Saturday through Sept. 3. Portraits. Holley Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

LANDSCAPES AND WATERCOLORS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Sept. 11, oil paintings of urban landscapes by Maryland Hall resident artist Mary Arthur, Main Gallery. Through Saturday, watercolors by Sheila Delaquil, Holley Gallery. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

JANE FERGUSON -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, weekends by appointment, through Sept. 18. Chesapeake Bay area landscapes and seascapes in oil. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-2550.

"COLOR SPLASH" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31. Stained glass, jewelry and fused glass works by Emily Mills. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

MIXED-MEDIA EXHIBIT -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 30. Works by Providence Center students. Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis. Free. 410-315-8303.

"CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS" -- 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 11. Works by Anne Arundel Community College continuing education students. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2516 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-2325.

PLEXIGLASS AND PRINTS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 18. Enamel and ink on plexiglass by Sandi Ritchie Miller and linoleum block prints by Anita Hagan. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

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

"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

"FOUR CENTURIES OF STORIES" -- 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Dec. 30. 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


"WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY" -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. 1971 film starring Gene Wilder. Crofton Yoga, 2411 Crofton Lane, Suite 21, Crofton. $2. 410-451-4464 or

For Children

PIRATE ADVENTURES -- 9:30 and 11 a.m., 12:30, 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. daily. Children can learn about the pirate life during a sail on the Chesapeake Bay. Arrive 30 minutes before departure to register. Sponsored by Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. City Dock, Annapolis. $17; ages 2 and younger, $8.50. 410-263-0002 or

PIRATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE CRUISE -- 10:45-11:45 a.m. Fridays-Sundays and holidays, through Sept. 5. Anthropologist and actor Cliff Long portrays Capt. Billy Baye. Includes 18th-century music and instruments. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $13; ages 11 and younger, $8. 410-268-7601 or

DRUM CIRCLE -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Drums and rhythm instruments. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-1993 or

"OFF WE GO" -- 1-3 p.m. Monday through next Thursday. Crafts, games, folk tales and food for ages 6 to 10. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $50; members, $43. 410-990-1993 or


And Literature

FREDERICK DOUGLASS -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Historian William S. Connery talks about Frederick Douglass and his relationship to Maryland during the Civil War. Sponsored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation. Reservations required. William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7619 or

WRITING AS THERAPY -- 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Workshop focuses on the use of writing as a therapy for loss. Led by poet Shane West. Sponsored by the Annapolis Arts Alliance. 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery, 49 West St., Annapolis. $7; members, $5.


And Recreation

WALKING TOURS -- 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Tour of the Annapolis historic district and the Naval Academy. 10:30 a.m. tour leaves from the Visitor Center, 26 West St., Annapolis. 1:30 p.m. tour leaves from the Annapolis City Dock. $11; students 6-18, $6. 410-268-7601 or

FARMERS MARKET -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29. Calvert and Clay streets, Annapolis. Free. 410-222-7502.

SHIP TOUR -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday. Tour of the Kalmar Nyckel, a re-creation of the original 1638 Delaware tall ship. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $5; students, $4; ages 12 and younger, $3; members, free. 410-745-2916.

"CRUISE FOR THE COMMUNITY" -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Cruise, live music by Mama Jama, food, wine tasting and silent auction on the Catherine Marie. Sponsored by Watermark Cruises. Proceeds support Community Foundation of the Chesapeake. City Dock, Annapolis. $90. 410-266-8836.

DAY ON THE BAY CRUISE -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays through Aug. 29. Cruise to St. Michaels, includes time for tour of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and visits to shops and historic homes. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. Saturdays, $55; ages 11 and younger, $27.50. Mondays, $50; ages 11 and younger, $25. 410-268-7601 or

BAY LIGHTHOUSES TOUR -- 12:15 and 3:15 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 4. Narrated boat tour of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and lighthouses. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $30; ages 11 and younger, $15. 410-268-7601 or


"A CHORUS LINE" -- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through Sept. 3. Musical about dancers trying to make it on Broadway. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $12-$15. 410-268-9212 or


STAND-UP COMEDY -- 8 p.m. today; dinner, 6 p.m. Comedians Mike Storck and Mike Heise. Kaufmann's Restaurant, 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. $10. 410-923-2005 or

WINE TASTING -- 7:30-10 p.m. tomorrow. Tasting and talk with guest speaker Peter Weygandt. Author William S. Shepard will sign "Shepard's Guide to Mastering French Wines (Taste Is for Wine, Points Are for Ping Pong)." Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $39. 410-263-2888 or

PIT BEEF FUNDRAISER -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Sandwiches and other foods to raise money for homeless shelter. Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-766-8778.

Look Ahead

FLEA MARKET -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26. Books, computer equipment and other used items. Includes bake sale. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends, Aug. 27-Oct. 23. Dance and theatrical performances, crafts, games and food on 10 stages in a 22-acre mock English Tudor village. 1821 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville. 410-266-7304 or


49 WEST -- 6 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse, and 8:30 p.m., Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Lisa Williams; 4-6 p.m. Saturday, John Jensen, and 8 and 10 p.m. Sue Matthews and Steve Abshire; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers, and 8-11 p.m., Nap Jam; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Explorations in Creativity. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. Saturday, Jimmy Landry Duo; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Blake Thompson. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Never Never; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Jay Henley. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. today, Rick and Regina; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mike Butler; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Rick Slone; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Ray Wroten. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Dave Glaser; 10 p.m. Saturday, Groove Killers; 9 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9 p.m. Monday, Mike Gordon; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dana B.; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Brian, Mary and Neal; 10 p.m. next Thursday, Harry Traynham. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Black 47; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, the Judybats; 7 p.m. Saturday, Slim Man and Bona Fide; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. next Thursday, Melissa Manchester. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

ROCK FISH -- 10 p.m. tomorrow, Matt McConville; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Ross. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Eric Scott Duo; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Mark Desrochers. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100 or

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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