DAVE WECKL BAND -- 8 p.m. today. Grammy award-winning drummer will play two sets with his band. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $28. 410-822-7299 or

EILEEN IVERS AND IMMIGRANT SOUL -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Irish violinist. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $28. 410-822-7299 or

ALL CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF ANNAPOLIS -- 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Chorus performs at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market's Fall Festival. Harry S. Truman Parkway at Riva Road, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-9191.

SAFFIRE-THE UPPITY BLUES WOMEN -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Rhythm and blues. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $22. 410-822-7299 or

MERLIN QUARTET -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Martin Walch on violin, Till Alexander Koerber on piano and Haruhi Tanaka on clarinet perform works by Dvorak, Bartok, Schubert and Stravinsky. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-647-4482 or


CONTRA DANCE -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Contra Rebels will host dance open to the public. Holy Grounds Youth Center at the Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $10; members, $7. 410-451-1791.

BALLET GRAN FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO -- 8 p.m. Monday. Thirty-five singers, dancers, ropers and musicians. Southern Senior High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. $20. 410-956-4881.


"THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, weekends by appointment, through Oct. 30. Watercolor, acrylic and mixed-media paintings by Marlene Sweger and Peg Swartout. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-2550.

"ART IN THE AIRPORT" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, through Dec. 31. Nature, portrait and architectural photography from Tidewater Camera Club members. Easton Airport, Route 50, Easton. 410-820-0302 or

"MAGIC, MYTHS AND MINERALS: CHINESE JADES FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY" -- Noon-5 p.m. today, 7-8 p.m. tomorrow. Stone sculptures represent ancient myths. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

HANK BURROUGHS -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow. 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

"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

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

KEVIN FITZGERALD -- 11 a.m-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. Landscapes of the Eastern Shore. Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2787 or

POTTERY -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. 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

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

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

"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

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

For Children

HALLOWEEN HAPPENING -- 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7-9 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30. Haunted barn and hayride. Proceeds help raise money for restrooms on the fairgrounds. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $10; children 6 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or

HIKE THE PRESERVE -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Explore the fields and forests of Glendening Preserve. For adults and children 10 and older. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Children 2-12 can learn to make necklaces, brooches or rings with beads and baubles. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $8; members $6. 410-990-1993 or

PUMPKIN PATCH -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, begins Saturday. Holiday crafts, baked goods, pumpkins and gourds. Proceeds benefit the Light House Shelter to help the county's homeless and disadvantaged citizens. St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis. 410-295-5685 or

WOOLLY BEARS -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Children 4-6 can learn about caterpillars and their preparation for winter. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

DRUM CIRCLE -- 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Outdoor musical event for all ages. Children can bring their own instruments or borrow from the museum. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-1993 or

Lectures and Literature

"THE ARTS AND MYSTERIES OF BEER AND BREWING IN EARLY AMERICA" -- 7 p.m. today. Frank Clark, supervisor of Historic Foodways at Colonial Williamsburg, discusses 18th-century beer brewing. William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $30; Historic Annapolis Foundation members, $25. 410-267-7619.

FAUX STAINED GLASS -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Joni Melotti will teach participants how to create glass artwork without using lead and colored glass. Two-day workshop. Queen Anne's County Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville. $35; members, $30; materials, $15. 410-758-2520 or

ASK THE DOC -- 7 p.m. Monday. Dr. Cynthia Drogula will discuss breast cancer risks, screenings and prevention. Reservations required. Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, Tate Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 300 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or

Sports and Recreation

FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT -- 5 p.m. Saturday. Petting zoo tour, tigers, bonfire, pumpkins, music and hayrides. Newarcc Petting Zoo, 1557 Governor Bridge Rd., Davidsonville. $8. 410-798-0206.

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

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


"FRANKENSTEIN" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Victor Gialanella's suspenseful adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale set in mid 19th-century Switzerland. Humanities Recital Hall, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $15; children 12 and younger, members, $12. 410-975-0200 or

"THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 12. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Marjorie, a pseudo-intellectual dilettante, sinks into a deep depression before running into a childhood friend. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $15; students and seniors, $10. 410-268-7373 or

"ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 23. The story of singer Patsy Cline's life as told by her close confidante Louise Seger. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $18; members, $16. 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.

Plan Ahead

TASTE BUDS -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Wine, beer, live entertainment and food from 25 of the region's finest restaurants. Annual fundraiser to buy and maintain the hanging flower baskets and contained gardens in downtown Annapolis. Naval Academy Banquet Facility, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 304 Farragut Rd., Annapolis. $80.


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Neil Harpe; 4-6 p.m. Saturday, John Jensen, 8 and 10 p.m., Joe Byrd and Jim Cunningham; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Bros., 8-11 p.m., Towson faculty jazz concert; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Godfrey/Jung Duo, 7-10 p.m., Joe Byrd Jam. 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, Velvet Thud; 10 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 10 p.m. Wednesday, Troy's Underground with DJ Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Woodbox Gang; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Tom Freund and Company; 9 p.m. Saturday, Chatham County Line. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Alive-n-Kickin' and Hung Jury; 9 p.m. Saturday, Hung Jury. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. $5. 410-761-6188 or

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

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Tim O'Brien Band with Amy Rigby; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Patty Loveless; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Marcus Johnson; 7 p.m. Sunday, Junior Brown; 8 p.m. Monday, Bruce Cockburn; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Doug Segree Band with Michael K. and the Populists. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

ROCKFISH -- 10 p.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Chris and Mandy, 10 p.m., Dana B.; 10 p.m. Saturday, the Groove Killers; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Minor Thoughts; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Ross. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800.

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Waking at Seven; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Mike McHenry Tribe; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patricks Band. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

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

Elsewhere in the Region

"ANATOMY OF A MURDER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 29. Based on Robert Traver's courtroom novel about an army lieutenant accused of murder. Bowie Playhouse, Whitemarsh Park, Bowie. $10-$12. 301-805-0219.

"THE WAY WE FEEL TOUR" -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. A tribute to Gordon Lightfoot with Aengus Finnan, Jory Nash and Terry Tufts. Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville. $16. 410-795-1041 or

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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