JIM BALLARD TRIO -- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Jazz trio and guest musicians will perform traditional New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel; donations accepted to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. Epiphany Chapel and Church, 1419 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-336-8383 or www.epiphany-md.org.
MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. The symphony's season opener, featuring Mozart and Verdi, with guest soloists Israel Lozano and Meghan McCall. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $22. 410-822-7299 or www.avalontheatre.com.
BAY COUNTRY CHORUS -- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Barbershop harmony group performs. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $15; seniors and students, $12. 410-822-7299 or www.avalontheatre.com.
LYRA -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Russian ensemble will perform traditional sacred music and folk songs. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-974-0200 or www.st-margarets.org.
KEVIN FITZGERALD -- 11 a.m-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. Artist reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Landscapes of the Eastern Shore. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or www.mainstreetfineart.com.
HANK BURROUGHS -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 14. Photographs from the archives of a former Associated Press photographer. Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2218 or www.aacc.edu.
FAMILY HISTORY -- 1-4 p.m. Sundays and by appointment, through Dec. 31. Albert Gomezplata of Annapolis displays his family's history through family trees, recipes and stories. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free. 410-867-4486 or www.averyhouse.org.
POTTERY -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. Artists demonstration, 1-3 p.m. Sunday; artists reception, 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Wheel-thrown pottery and hand-built "Monster Boxes" by local artists Rich and Cat Holt. ARTFX Gallery, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or www.artfxgallery.org.
AACC FACULTY SHOW -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 28. Paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works by Anne Arundel Community College faculty members. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or www.aacc.edu/cadegallery.
"CALM IN THE WILD" -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Oils and watercolors by English artist Jeremy Pearse. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or www.mcbridegallery.com.
"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 www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org.
"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 represent ancient myths. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or www.stjohnscollege.edu.
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 Annie Leibovitz, William Wegman and others; through Nov. 2, "Robert Rauschenberg: Study for Chinese Summerhall," photographs taken by the artist during a 1982 visit to China. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Donations suggested. 410-822-2787 or www.art-academy.org.
"PATTERNS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, through Oct. 21. Works by painters Patrick Schmidt and Rene Smith emphasize color and pattern. A.I.R. Gallery, Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or www.marylandhall.org.
"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 mdsa.net.
"STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN" -- 12:30-1:30 p.m. today. 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 www.aacc.edu/womensinst.
TRAIL TOTS -- 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday. Children ages 3-5, with an adult, can learn about the fall season through stories, crafts and a short hike. Earleigh Heights Ranger Station, 51 West Earleigh Heights Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6244.
CHESAPEAKE FAMILY MAGAZINE 15th BIRTHDAY PARTY -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Mad science show, magicians, clowns, cake contest, miniature golf, skateboard demonstration, raffle, coloring contest and live music with local band Ransom. Photographs taken for future magazine cover kids, $25. Registration required for photos. Knights of Columbus Center, 2590 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1641 or www.chesapeakefamily.com.
Lectures and Literature
HONEYSUCKLE HILL WRITING WORKSHOP -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. One-day writing workshop with author Mike Sackett. Queen Anne's Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville. $125; Arts Council members, $110. 410-758-2520.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOP -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Demonstrations and tour of native gardens. Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $5. 410-263-5812 or www.aacounty.org/RecParks.
CHARLES WILLSON PEALE -- Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday. Art historian Mathew Herban talks about the portrait painter and Renaissance man. Reservations required. William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7619.
"TANGLED ROOTS" -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Candy Feller discusses the ecological, economic and societal values of mangrove ecosystems. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater. Free. 443-482-2200 or www.serc.si.edu.
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; ages 7-15, $8; ages 6 and younger, free. 410-266-7304 or www.rennfest.com.
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 www.annapolis-tours.com.
"A NIGHT OF IMPROV WITH TRIX: WHOSE ASL IS IT?" -- 7 p.m. today. Patricia "Trix" Bruce stages a one-woman show in 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; at the door, $17.50. 410-777-2457.
"LAUGHTOBERFEST" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Comedy and music performances featuring comedians Big Ben Kennedy and Kelly Terranova with deejay Ronnie Schronce. Pascal Center, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $17.50. 410-777-2457.
"ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22; 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 16 and 23. The story of singer Patsy Cline's life as told by her close confidant Louise Seger. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $16-$18. 410-636-6597.
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.
PINEY ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET -- 2-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through October. Piney Orchard Community Center, Stream Valley Drive, Odenton. Free. 410-974-8313.
DAVE WECKL BAND -- 8 p.m. next Thursday. Grammy award-winning drummer will play two sets with his band. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $28. 410-822-7299 or www.avalontheatre.com.
FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT -- 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Petting zoo tour, tigers, bonfire, pumpkins, music and hayrides. Newarc Petting Zoo, 1557 Governor's Bridge Rd., Davidsonville. $8. 410-798-0206.
49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse, and 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 7:30-9 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Crabgrass; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone, and 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Nap Jam; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Byrd Jam with Robert Redd, and 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chris and Mandy. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or www.49westcoffeehouse.com.
ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 10 p.m. today, D.J. Goodman; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal, and 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, Jimi HaHa's Soap Box; 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 or www.acmebar.net.
ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Mark Hopkins Band; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Rhodes Tavern Troubadours; 9 p.m. Saturday, Jamie Lynch Band; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Woodbox Gang. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or www.andys-ctown.com.
MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 9:30 p.m. Matt McConville Trio. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or www.middletontavern.com.
RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. today, Acoustic Alchemy; 8 p.m. tomorrow, Them Eastport Oyster Boys; 7 p.m. Saturday, Livingston Taylor; 7 p.m. Sunday, Michael Penn with Rosie Thomas; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jeff Daniels; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Karla Bonoff; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Tim O'Brien Band with Amy Rigby. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or www.ramsheadtavern.com.
ROCK FISH -- 10 p.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Sean Lane Duo, and 10 p.m. tomorrow, Matt McConville Trio; 10 p.m. Saturday, Nadine and the Allstars; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Mark Desrochers. 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'Patrick. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or www.seandonlons.com.
WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Eric Scott Duo; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Dave Glaser. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100 or www.woodfirebackroom.com.
In the Region
ROBIN BULLOCK -- 8 p.m. today. Celtic-influenced music. Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville. $16. 410-795-1041.
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL DYES -- 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Artist Julia Watson will discuss natural dyes made from plants, insets and minerals. A guided walk of the arboretum will follow. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd., Ridgely. 410-634-2847 or www.adkinsarboretum.org.
"HELLO GORGEOUS! FASHION, BEAUTY AND THE JEWISH-AMERICAN IDEAL" -- Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, though April 2006; closed for Jewish festivals and holy days. Exhibition "illuminates and decodes cultural definitions of beauty in America, showing how Jews adapted, ignored, overcame and reshaped ideals." Samson, Rosetta and Sadie B. Feldman Gallery, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore. $8; students, $4; ages 11 and younger, $3; members, free. 410-732-6400 or www.jhsm.org.
-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN
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