Sisters Morales

Sisters Morales will perform their mix of country, rock and mariachi music Saturday at Quiet Waters Park as part of the park's summer concert series. Lead singers Lisa and Roberta Morales, guitarist David Spencer, drummer Vincent Rodriguez and bassist Michael Taylor have performed with Sister Hazel, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell and Alison Kraus. The sisters, who are from Tucson and now live in Texas, started singing mariachi together as children. They formed the group Sisters Morales in 1989 and now sing in English and Spanish. Their latest studio recording, "Para Gloria," released in 2002, covers traditional Mexican songs and is the group's only all-Spanish CD. 6 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free admission and parking. 410-222-1777 or

Chinese Jades From

the Sackler Gallery

St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery will feature "Magic, Myths and Minerals: Chinese Jades From the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery." The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit showcases Chinese jade animal carvings dating from 1600 B.C. to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. The exhibit will run Saturday through Oct. 14. An opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 will include performances by Chinese storyteller Linda Fang, the Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington and the Dragon Art Studio puppet theater company. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays and 7-8 p.m. Fridays, Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

Renaissance Festival

Starting Saturday, a portion of Crownsville Road will become a 16th-century English village where dancers, jugglers, actors and singers perform for the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The annual event -- which presents different aspects of King Henry VIII's life every year in theatrical performances -- also includes more than 130 arts and crafts vendors, pony rides and knighting ceremonies for children, medieval food, fire eaters, sword swallowers and pirate shows. Costumes available. This weekend, ages 7 to 15 can enter the festival grounds free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 5 and Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 23,1821 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville. $17; seniors, $15; ages 7-15, $8; ages 6 and younger, free. 410-266-7304 or

Lisa, left, and Roberta Morales of Sisters Morales, with lead guitarist David Spencer. The group is performing Saturday at Quiet Waters Park.