LONDONTOWNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Classical performances with music by Handel, Samuel Barber and Brahms. Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. $15; students, seniors, $10. 410-266-8834 or

WHIRLWIND -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Gospel music mixed with Motown. Godspeed opens. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $11. 410-822-7299 or

RUMBA CLUB -- 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Latin jazz ensemble. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or

JOHN EATON -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Pianist and vocalist salutes 1920s jazz age. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $25. 410-822-7299 or

SPARKS AND MCCOY -- Noon Wednesday. Light classic rock. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-260-8189.


"LIGHT ON THE EDGE" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays; through Oct. 2. Paintings by Kirk McBride and Dodie Petro. Main Street Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

"IN RESPONSE TO PLACE" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; through Nov. 1. Works about nature by 12 photographers including Annie Leibovitz and William Wegman. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Donations suggested.410-822-2787 or

"ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: STUDY FOR CHINESE SUMMERHALL" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 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

JANE FERGUSON -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow; Saturday and Sunday by appointment. 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. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. 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

"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 St., Stevensville. Free. 410-643-7424 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.

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

"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. Asian stone sculptures that represent ancient myths. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

"PATTERNS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, through Oct. 21. Works emphasizing color and pattern by painters Patrick Schmidt and Rene Smith. AIR Gallery, Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410.263-5544 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


MONTHLY INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Screening of four short films and one animation including "Friendly Surprises," "Billy and the Kid," "Tilting at Windmills," "Day of Independence" and "Something Fishy." Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $10. 410-263-5544 or

"WAR OF THE WORLDS" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Outdoor showing of Steven Spielberg's summer blockbuster, starring Tom Cruise and Tim Robbins. Siegert Field, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $5; students, $4. 410-777-2218 or

For Children

PAINTING -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Children 3-6 can learn how to paint. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $3. 410-990-1993 or

Lectures and Literature

"JUDICIAL POWER" -- 8:15 p.m. tomorrow. George Mason University Professor Nelson Lund will discuss the roots of the U.S. Supreme Court and its present-day role. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, Mellon Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

Sports 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 ages 6-18, $6. 410-268-7601 or

BEGINNING BIRD-WATCHING -- 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants can learn about native songbirds and explore the sanctuary. For adults and children 10 and older . Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 23. Musicians, dancers, jousting, crafts and traditional medieval food and beverages. 1821 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville. $17; seniors, $15; children 7-15, $8; children 6 and younger, free. 410-266-7304 or

GARDEN OPEN HOUSE -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Guided tours of native plant gardens with book release and signing for "Ecoscaping Back to the Future: Restoring Chesapeake Landscapes" by Zora Lathan and Thistle Cone. Refreshments served. Chesapeake Ecology Center, Adams Academy, Adams Park, 245 Clay St., Annapolis. Free. 410-212-4506 or

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. $55; ages 11 and younger, $27.50. 410-268-7601 or

BOATYARD BEACH PARTY -- 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Benefit for Annapolis Maritime Museum's reconstruction of McNasby's Oyster Company. Food, beverages and the Key West Band. Beach attire. Parking lot, Boatyard Bar and Grill, Severn Avenue and Fourth Street, Edgewater. $50. 410-295-0104 or

MARSH ECOLOGY BY CANOE -- 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Canoe exploration of the wetlands along Patuxent River. Reservations required. Children must be 7 and older. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

CRAB FEAST -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Hot steamed crabs, corn on the cob, crab soup, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, and watermelon. Bring your own beer. Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. In advance, $25; at the door, $30. 410-867-0318 or 410-269-7671.


"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

"FISH-EYES" -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Acting duo Ted Swartz and Lee Eshlemancreate humor in a tour through the Gospels. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. 410-647-2550.


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.

Plan Ahead

ANNAPOLIS ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25. Street fair with art, antiques, fashion, food and live music by Jeff Watson and Downtown. Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis. Free. 410-295-0317 or


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Primitive Mind; 4-6 p.m. Saturday, John Jenson; 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Joe Byrd and O'Donel Levy ; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Bros; 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Leda's Charm; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Ben Bones; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Godfrey/Jung Duo; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Frank Russo and Amy Shook. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

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, Hypnotic Panties; 10 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 10 p.m. Wednesday, Underground Wednesday's Third Anniversary Party with D.J. Dan, Troy and guests. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486.

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Niki Barr; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Clarence Turner Blues Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Jackass Flats. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Slaid Cleaves; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Schooner Fare; 7 p.m. Saturday, David Bromberg Quartet with Angel Band; 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Bacon Brothers; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Donna the Buffalo; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Debby Boone. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

ROCK FISH -- 10 p.m.-1 a.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Larry Prascus Trio, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Matt McConville Duo; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Eric Scott Duo; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Damion Wolfe. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800.

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Waking at Seven; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, James Gallagher and Off the Boat; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patricks Band; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Chris and Mimsey; 9 p.m. next Thursday, NUA Celtic Rock. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Bluefish Brothers; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Mark Desrochers. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.


In the Region

OSPREY HIKE -- 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday. Participants will observe and discuss osprey migration behavior. Appropriate for all ages. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane., Grasonville. Reservations required. $5; non-members, $10. 410-827-6694 or

TAI MURRAY -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Violinist and chamber musician performs works by Schubert, Janacek, Ravel and Chopin. Merrick Lecture Hall, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore. Reservations required. Free. 410-337-6333.

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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