HARBOR CITY MUSIC COMPANY -- 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Female a cappella group will perform and honor the late Lucille Ball. Featuring barbershop quartets Riptide and Capri. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds La., Brooklyn Park. In advance, $15; at the door, $17. 800-856-9868 or www.harborcitymusiccompany.org.
AL PETTEWAY AND AMY WHITE -- 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Celtic-influenced contemporary folk. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org.
"TEA AND HARMONY" -- 2 p.m. Sunday; doors open, 1:30 p.m. Second annual concert featuring three-course afternoon tea with performances by Sweet Adelines and guests. Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Rd., Millersville. $24. 410-647-4252 or www.chesapeakeharmony.com.
ALL CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF ANNAPOLIS -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Patriotic singalong to remember Sept. 11, 2001. City Dock, Annapolis. Picnics welcome. Free. 410-263-9191 or www.allcca.com.
LITTLE FEAT -- 8 p.m. Tuesday. Rock-and-roll band is on its "Smooth Sailin' " tour. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $45. 410-822-7299 or www.avalontheatre.com.
"DANCE 4 LIFE" -- 2 p.m. Sunday. Performances by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts, Edna Lee Dance Studio, Spotlight and other dance companies. Proceeds benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $10. 410-636-6597 or www.chesapeakearts.org.
"IN RESPONSE TO PLACE" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, opens tomorrow, through Nov. 1. Nature photography by Annie Leibovitz, William Wegman and others. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Donations suggested.410-822-2787 or www.art-academy.org.
"ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: STUDY FOR CHINESE SUMMERHALL" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, opens tomorrow, through Nov. 2. A series of photographs taken by the artist during a visit to China in 1982. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Donations suggested. 410-822-2787 or www.art-academy.org.
COLLECTIBLE CAMERAS -- 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 2. Cameras from the collections of photography hobbyists Albert Gomezplata, Tim Laur and the late John Magnotti. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free. 410-867-4486 or www.averyhouse.org.
"CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS" -- 9 a.m.-11 p.m. today-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Works by Anne Arundel Community College continuing education students. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2516 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-2325.
LANDSCAPES AND PORTRAITS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday. Oil paintings of urban landscapes by Maryland Hall resident artist Mary Arthur. Main Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or www.mdfedart.org.
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.
PLEXIGLASS AND PRINTS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 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.
PHOTOGRAPHS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 26. Artists reception, 6-8 p.m. today. Landscapes and still lifes by Don Kneessi and James Privitera. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or www.aacc.edu/cadegallery.
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.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY -- 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 25. Works by Rob Weaver, Rob Hendry and Jim Malaro. Kent Island Federation of Art, 405 Main Street, Stevensville. Free. 410-643-7424 or http://kifa.us.
"MAGIC, MYTHS AND MINERALS: CHINESE JADES FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 7-8 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 14. A collection of Asian stone sculptures that represent ancient myths. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or www.stjohnscollege.edu.
"PATTERNS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays through Oct. 21. Works by painters Patrick Schmidt and Rene Smith. AIR Gallery, Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410.263-5544 or www.marylandhall.org.
"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 mdsa.net.
"FROM MY GRANDMOTHER'S GRANDMOTHER UNTO ME" -- 12:30-1:30 p.m. today. Actress and writer Clarinda Ross portrays four generations of her maternal ancestors through traditional southern Appalachian storytelling. Part of the Women's Institute Film Series. Humanities Building Room 112, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2807 or www.aacc.edu/womensinst.
SENSORY STROLL -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Children 3-5 can learn how animals use their senses to survive and test their own senses on a scavenger hunt. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, ages 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.
Lectures and Literature
PHOTOGRAPHY DISCUSSION -- 12:30 p.m. today. Anne Arundel Community College art professors Don Kneessi and James Privitera will discuss their current photography exhibition. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or www.aacc.edu/cadegallery.
"KINDER TRANSPORT" -- 10:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Local author and lecturer Thea Lindauer will recount her experience as a young refugee evacuated from Eastern Europe before World War II. Brunch included. Annapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, 1911 Hunt Meadow Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-269-6957.
MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 23. Musicians, dancers, jousting, craft shops and traditional medieval food and beverages. 1821 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville. $17; seniors, $15; ages 7-15, $8. 410-266-7304 or www.rennfest.com.
WALKING TOURS -- 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Tour of the Annapolis historic district and the U.S. 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 ages 6-18, $6. 410-268-7601 or www.annapolis-tours.com.
DAY ON THE BAY CRUISE -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 1. 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 www.watermarkcruises.com.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FAIR -- 4-11 p.m. Wednesday, noon-11 p.m. next Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 18. Arts and crafts, demonstrations, talent contests and animal shows. 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $5; ages 6-15, $2; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or www.aacountyfair.org.
"THE BATTLE OF SHALLOWFORD" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24. Ruthie, a resident in the small town of Shallowford, tries to persuadea male friend to spend the night with her after she (and the rest of her town) thinks the planet is being attacked by Martians. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $15; students, seniors, $10. 410-268-7373 or www.cplayers.com.
"ARTS ALIVE 7!" -- 6 p.m.-midnight tomorrow. Live and silent auctions, wine raffle, dinner and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $125. 410-263-5544 or www.mdhallarts.org.
OLDIES NIGHT -- 8 p.m.-1 a.m. tomorrow. Singles dance night with music from the 1950s. Knights of Columbus, 6111 Columbia Hwy., Bowie. 410-721-6666 or www.lasinglesbwa.com.
ANNAPOLIS FARMERS MARKET -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, through September. Calvert and Clay streets, Annapolis. Free. 410-987-6304.
DEALE FARMERS MARKET -- 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, through October. Parking lot, Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 5965 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-867-3979.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FARMERS MARKET -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, through September; 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, through October. Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Free. 410-987-6034.
SEVERNA PARK FARMERS MARKET -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through October. Route 2 and Jones Station Road, Severna Park. Free. 410-827-9192.
PINEY ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET -- 2-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through October. Piney Orchard Community Center, Stream Valley Drive, Odenton. Free. 410-974-8313.
"PAINT ANNAPOLIS 2005" -- Noon-9 p.m. next Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 18. Fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association exhibition with local artists painting at different downtown locations. Free. 410-263-6532 or www.mapapa.org.
49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, the Susan Jones Trio; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Izzy Does It; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone; 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Nap Jam; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chris and Mandy. 449 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or www.49westcoffeehouse.com.
ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 10 p.m. today, D.J. Goodman; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal; 10 p.m. tomorrow, D.J. Goodman; 10 p.m. Saturday, Sargent D.J.; 10 p.m. Sunday, Troy's Lounge with the Done 4; 10 p.m. Monday, Joking with Adrian Bond; 10 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 10 p.m. Wednesday, Troy's Underground with D.J. Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486.
ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, David Jacobs Strain; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Waterband; 9 p.m. Saturday, Patty Larkin with Cliff Hills. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Patty Larkin only, $20; all other shows, free. 410-778-6779 or www.andys-ctown.com.
CANCUN CANTINA -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, Stiff Richard and Keith Bryant; 8 p.m. Saturday, Keith Bryant. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. $5. 410-761-6188 or www.cancuncantina.com.
MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 9:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays, Matt McConville Trio. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or www.middletontavern.com.
RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. today, Sandra Bernhard; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, John Mayall; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Richard Elliot; 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Walter Beasley; 8 p.m. Monday, Hotel Cafe with Cary Brothers, Tom McRae, Jarrod Gorbel and Josh Radin; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Joe Bonamassa; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jane Monheit; 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or www.ramsheadtavern.com.
ROCK FISH -- 10 p.m.-1 a.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. tomorrow, Dana B; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, the Groove Killers; 6-9 p.m. Sunday, the Sean Lane Duo, 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Unified Jazz Ensemble; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Ross. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800.
SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, NUA; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. tomorrow, Wakin' at 7; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, the Bluefish Brothers; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patrick's Traditional Irish; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Kevin. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or www.seandonlons.com.
WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Damion Wolfe; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Dave Glaser. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.
In the Region
FALL PLANT SALE -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Trees, shrubs, grasses and plants native to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd., Ridgely. 410-634-2847 or www.adkinsarboretum.org.
BRAD PAISLEY -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Grammy-winning country star headlines at an annual cystic fibrosis fundraiser. Local band the Hard Travelers will open. Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. $25-$60. 800-551-7328 or www.ticketmaster.com.
WETLANDS BY CANOE -- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A guided tour of the wetlands. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. Reservations required. $5. 410-827-6694 or www.cbec-wtna.org.
WALTERS ART MUSEUM -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday. "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," includes 77 artists' sketches and personal drawings. "Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1595-98," displays manuscripts and illustrations created by the Mughal court of India. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org.
-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN
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