Drew Carey

Comedian Drew Carey brings his quick wit and improv to Annapolis as part of a 40-city U.S. tour. Carey and his ensemble improvise according to audience suggestions. Similar to the format of his popular television show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," Drew and his cast will ask audience members to participate. The ensemble of top performers includes Kathy Kinney, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, Chip Esten, Jonathan Mangum and Sean Masterson. 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Alumni Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, 675 Decatur Rd., Annapolis. $35-$40. For tickets, call 410-293-TIXS or visit www.tickets.com.

'A Symphonic Celebration'

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform a special orchestral showcase tomorrow and Saturday. The symphony will perform the world premiere of "Outburst," a specially commissioned work created by composer Michael Abels. The symphony also will perform Hadyn's "Surprise" symphony and Sibelius's Symphony No. 2. 7 p.m., free pre-concert lecture; 8 p.m., concert. Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $32-$42; $10, students. 410-263-0907 or www.annapolissymphony.org.

Fall Fest in Annapolis The annual street fair offers shopping and entertainment for the entire family. Merchants and vendors will fill Maryland Avenue and State Circle in Annapolis with art, antiques, fashion, food and home decor. Jeff Watson & Downtown Band will play. The restaurants Galway Bay, on Maryland Avenue, and Harry Brownes, on State Circle, will be open during the festival. Free balloons for children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 410-295-0317 or www.marylandave.com.

Michael Abels performs an original composition this weekend with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.