AL DI MEOLA -- 8 p.m. today. Di Meola plays electric guitar, accompanied by a quintet of musicians. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $40. 410-822-7299 or

LAST TRAIN HOME -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Country and rock-and-roll. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $15. 410-822-7299 or

NAVAL ACADEMY BAND -- Noon Wednesday. A small ensemble performs. Garden Terrace, Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-260-8189.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ensemble salutes Benny Goodman, Harry James, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein. Part of the St. Anne's concert series. St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. $25; seniors, military, $20; students, $10. 410-263-1906 or


"CALM IN THE WILD" -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; , noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Sunday through Oct. 9. Oils and watercolors by English artist Jeremy Pearse. 1-3 p.m. Sunday, opening reception. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077.

"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 St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

"CLOUDS" -- 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, through Oct. 15. Oils by Eastern Shore artist D. Land Gould. 4-6 p.m. Sunday, cocktail reception. Love Point Cafe and Gallery, 401 Love Point Rd., Stevensville. Free. 410-604-0910.

THE GALLERIES AT QUIET WATERS PARK -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 6. Kirstin Bruner's acrylic paintings in the Willow Gallery and Sherill Ann Gross's paper creations in the Garden Cafe Gallery. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, opening reception. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or

ACADEMY ART MUSEUM -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Through Nov. 1, "In Response to Place." Nature photography by artists including Annie Leibovitz and William Wegman; Through Nov. 2, "Robert Rauschenberg: Study for Chinese Summerhall." 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

PHOTOGRAPHS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, tomorrow and Monday. 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. today, tomorrow and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 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 next Thursday. 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. 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 by painters Patrick Schmidt and Rene Smith that emphasize color and pattern. A.I.R. 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

For Children

"HISTORYE FAIRE" -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Hands-on activities from the past including hula-hooping, creating corn husk dolls and playing marbles. Live music from local '70s funk band, Clones of Funk. Guests include Annapolis Sal, Wiley Bates and Chesapeake pirate Billy Baye. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $5; non-members $6; adults free.

Lectures and Literature

BOOK READING -- 12:30 p.m. today. Author and scholar Lewis M. Dabney reads from his latest work, "Edmund Wilson: A Life In Literature." He will also discuss the research and creative process of writing a book. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-1149 or COMPOSTING WORKSHOP -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Demonstrations on how to do backyard composting. Includes tour of native plant gardens. Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $5. 410-263-5812 or

DIABETES TREATMENT -- 7 p.m. Monday. Endocrinologist Kashif Munir from Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Joslin Diabetes Center will discuss recent advancements in the development of diabetes treatment, new therapeutic agents, new monitoring and therapeutic devices and current research in treating blood sugars. Reservations required. Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or

Sports and Recreation

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX -- 5-7 p.m. tomorrow. Hike along sanctuary trails to look for signs of fall and watch the sunset. Refreshments included. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

"ROCK 'N RIVER CRUISE" -- 8-11 p.m. Wednesday. Brendan Benson and the Greenhorns play aboard the Harbor Queen as it tours the Chesapeake Bay. 7:45 p.m. cruise boards. Reservations recommended. Annapolis Tours and Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $32. 410-268-7601 or

FALL FLOWERS -- 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Learn to identify fall flowers including asters, goldenrods and bonesets. Ages 12 and older. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 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, craft shops 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

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

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. 410-268-7601 or


"OTHELLO" -- 8:15 p.m. tomorrow, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Shakespeare's classic tale of love, jealousy and deceit performed by St. John's College tutors and students. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, Mellon Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $5 donations suggested to benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief fund. 410-626-2539 or

"THE BATTLE OF SHALLOWFORD" -- 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Ruthie, a resident in the small town of Shallowford, tries to persuade a 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


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.

ST. ANDREW'S FALL BAZAAR -- 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Bake sale, moon bounce, donuts, coffee and crafts. St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4 Wallace Manor Rd., Edgewater. Free. 410-266-0875.

CROFTON CRAFT FAIR -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Local crafters will be selling hand-made items for local charities. Village Green, Crofton. Free. 301-858-1051 or

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

ETHEL ENNIS -- 8 p.m. Oct. 1. Baltimore native sings jazz with Avalon artist Stef Scaggiari. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $25. 410-822-7299 or

FALL FILM SERIES -- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct 6. "Stripped and Teased: Tales from Las Vegas Women," follows real women who live and work in Las Vegas. A continuation of the Anne Arundel Community College Women's Institute Film Series. Humanities Building Room 112, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2807 or


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse;8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Tom Lagana; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Her, Him and I; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Bros, 9 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Adrian Bond; 8-11 p.m. Monday, John Pineda and ReHAASh; 8:30-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greg Freyman. 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., 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, Swingin' Swamis; 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, Jordan Page Band; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Three from Philly; 9 p.m. Saturday, Sam Shaber Duo. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, No Pets For Noah and Dallas; 9 p.m. Saturday, Dallas. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. $5. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dave and C.J.; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Mitch and Josh; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Michelle Walker. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Harry Traynham; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Larry Lay; 10:30 p.m. tomorrow, Music Room; 9 p.m. Saturday, Larry Lay 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Michael Heaven; 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville; 9:30 p.m. Monday, Frank Braccia; 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dana B.; 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brian, Mary and Neal. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Debby Boone; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty; 7 p.m. Saturday, Danielia Cotton; 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Luce; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Crystal Gayle; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Monday, Gin Blossoms; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Blind Boys of Alabama; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jimmy Wayne; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. next Thursday, Joe Sample. 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, Sean Lane Duo; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. tomorrow, Meg and Brian; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Nadine and the All-Stars; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Minor Thoughts; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Ross.400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800.

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, NUA Celtic Rock; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Garyowens Band; 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Michael O'Patrick's Band; 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Peppertones. 9 p.m. next Thursday, Waking at Seven. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

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

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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