New Orleans Jazz in Easton Authentic New Orleans jazz comes to the Avalon Theatre with a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The group began touring in 1963, two years after Preservation Hall, a New Orleans music venue, opened its doors. The band has temporarily set up shop in New York and recently began a world tour. It is accepting donations for the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund, which helps musicians displaced by the disaster. The Avalon Theatre show is the first U.S. performance of the band's tour. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $25. 410-822-7299 or

Historical Photos at AACC

Henry Dashiell "Hank" Burroughs Jr.'s fascination with photography began when he picked up his first camera at age 5 and continued until his death in 2000. He began his professional career at The Washington Post in 1938 and was a White House photographer for the Associated Press for 35 years. He photographed seven presidents and several historic events including the Nuremberg Trials, the Berlin Airlift and the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. This month, Anne Arundel Community College will showcase Burroughs's photography, retelling moving and emotional stories from a historic era. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 14. Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2218 or

Chorale's 'Pippin'

The Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will open its 33rd season with the Broadway musical "Pippin," about a young man's search for happiness and the meaning of life. The production features guest performances by local singer-songwriter Dan Haas and newcomer LC Harden Jr. Ryan DeRyke will play Pippin; James Rogers plays Charles, Pippin's father; Carolyn Black-Sotir plays Katherine; Laurie Hays performs as Fastrada; and Catrin Davies plays Bertha. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Proceeds from tomorrow's performance benefit the Anne Arundel County arts council. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tomorrow, $24; students $10. Saturday, $28; students, $12. 410-263-1906 or

The Avalon Theatre in Easton is the first U.S. stop on the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's world tour. The group will perform there Wednesday.