CHRIS SMITHER -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Singer-songwriter performs blues and folk tunes. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $20. 410-822-7299 or

DREW CAREY -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Comedian performs with his ensemble. Alumni Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, 675 Decatur Rd., Annapolis. $35-$40. 410-293-TIXS or

ETHEL ENNIS -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Baltimore native sings jazz. Accompanied by Stef Scaggiari on piano. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $25. 410-822-7299 or

WORLD ARTISTS EXPERIENCE -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselbock and pianist Florian Henschel. Part of World Artists Experience's Ambassadors' Series. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or


"AMERICAN LANDSCAPES 2005" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through Oct. 15. Mixed-media show featuring artwork inspired by the American landscape. Fifth annual open juried exhibition. Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

POTTERY -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-8 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 31, through Oct. 31. Wheel-thrown pottery and hand-built "Monster Boxes" by local artists Rich and Cat Holt. 1-3 p.m. Sunday, artist demonstrations; 5-8 p.m. Sunday, reception. ARTFX Gallery, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

AACC FACULTY SHOW -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Monday through Oct. 28. Paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works by visual arts faculty members at Anne Arundel Community College. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 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, through Oct. 9. Oils and watercolors by English artist Jeremy Pearse. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

"LIGHT ON THE EDGE" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. 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. 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. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 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

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

"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. Free. 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


"STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN" -- 12:30-1:30 p.m. next Thursday. Follows real women who live and work in Las Vegas. Part 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

For Children

CREEPY CRAWLERS -- 10 -11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Children ages 2-4 can find out which animals use logs for houses. Register 24 hours in advance. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. $3; non-members, $5. 410-827-6694.

NATURE CRAFTS -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Hike and crafts. For families with children 8-12. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

BATS -- 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Rob Mies from the Organization for Bat Conservation talks about bats and conservation efforts and displays live bats. The Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $10; members, $8. 410-990-1993.

Lectures and Literature

"BULBS AS COMPANION PLANTS" -- 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Bulb expert Brent Heath will speak about bulbs and how to use them. Sponsored by the Annapolis Horticulture Society. St. Anne's Parish, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Free. 410-974-4357.

Sports and Recreation

FALL CRAFT SHOW -- 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Local handmade crafts, food and a tractor pull contest. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. Free admission. 410-923-3400 or

QUEEN ANNE'S HISTORIC TOURS -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Historic sites in Queen Anne's County open to the public: Cray House, James E. Kirwan Museum, the Stevensville Train Depot and the Old Stevensville Post Office on Kent Island. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Rd., Chester. Free. 410-604-2100 .

PIRATES, RUM AND REGGAE CRUISE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Cruise of the Severn River with live music by Caribbean Cocktail. On board the Harbor Queen. 7:45 p.m. cruise boards. Reservations recommended. Annapolis Tours and Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $35. 410-268-7601, Ext. 104, 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

FALL HOEDOWN AND PICNIC -- 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday. Hayride, moon bounce, cotton candy, popcorn, dinner; live music by Kentavius, Ryan Bradford and Paul Hill. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $5. 410-647-2550.

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. Saturday. 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

Theater "TAMING OF THE SHREW" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Adaptation of the Shakespeare play set in the 1950s. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $8; seniors, $7; students, $6. 410-777-2457.

"OTHELLO" -- 2:30 p.m. Saturday. 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

"A NIGHT OF IMPROV WITH TRIX: WHOSE ASL IS IT?" -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Patricia "Trix" Bruce will stage her one-woman deaf show using American Sign Language. An interpreter will be provided for those who do not read sign language. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $15; $17.50, at the door. 410-777-2457.


ANNAPOLIS FARMERS MARKET -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today. 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.

SEVERNA PARK FARMERS MARKET -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through October. Route 2 and Jones Station Road, Severna Park. Free. 410-827-9192.

WEST STREET MARKET -- noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Outdoor festival with local arts, crafts and demonstrations. 1-4 p.m., live music with Chuck Durfor Duo. West Street between Church Circle and Calvert Street, Annapolis. Free. 410-295-6663 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.


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Crosstown; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Lisa Moscatiello with Fred Lieder; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Gary & Leah; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 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, "Another Late Night at the Acme" CD release party; 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. tomorrow, Gigi Dover Band; 9 p.m. Saturday, Demolition String Band; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Mark Hopkins Band. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. today, Jerry Swasbick; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Rick and Regina. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 10 p.m. today, Dave Glaser; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Larry Lay, 10 p.m. tomorrow, Kevin Kline; 9 p.m. Saturday, Larry Lay; 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville Trio. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. today, Joe Sample; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, S.G.G.L.; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Paul Taylor; 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Amos Lee; 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Wood Brothers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. next Thursday, Acoustic Alchemy. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

ROCK FISH -- 10 p.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Felicia Carter Duo; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Matt McConville Duo; 10 p.m. Saturday, Mike Numera and his Rhythm Handlers; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 9 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, Mike McHenry Tribe; 9 p.m. Saturday, NUA Celtic Rock; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patrick's band. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Waking at Seven; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Meg Murray and Angie Miller. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100 or


In the Region

BROOKS TEGLER ORCHESTRA -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Tegler and his 13-piece orchestra will recreate Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall jazz concert. Performance will raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Todd Performing Arts Hall, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cir., Wye Mills. $30. 410-827-5867.

ROBIN BULLOCK -- 8 p.m. next Thursday. Celtic-influenced music. Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville. $16. 410-795-1041.

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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