"OCTOBERFEST" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. U.S. Naval Academy Band performs in one of its series of fall concerts. Mitscher Hall, Naval Academy, Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263 or

BARBERSHOP JAZZ WEEKEND -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. "Jazz at the Powerhouse," featuring barbershop groups Tag, Cruisin' and Fourgetaboutit. Breeze, Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. $20. 410-269-0777.

"PIRATES: TREASURES OF THE OPERATIC SEA" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. A night at the opera with performances of works from Bellini's "Il Pirata" and Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance." Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $10; seniors, $7; students, $5. 410-777-2457.

"OPERA AUF DEUTSCH" -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Annapolis Opera performs highlights from German operas and operettas. Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. $60. 410-267-8135 or

ARUNDELAIR CHORUS -- 2 p.m. Sunday. Women's barbershop group performs at synagogue's annual women's luncheon. Nevey Shalom Congregation, 12218 Torah Lane, Bowie. Free. 410-987-6389.

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE -- 8 p.m. Tuesday. Vocalist Helen Stephenson, cellist Eric Stoltzfus, pianist Elliott Zuckerman and guest pianist Frank Conlon perform works by Chopin and Beethoven. Great Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free.


BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND -- 3 p.m. Sunday. A special performance to salute the Hollywood musical with segments honoring dancers Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $22. 410-636-6597 or


"REFLECTIONS" -- Noon-5 p.m. today through Saturday. Exhibit of works by about 50 local artists celebrates the Mitchell Gallery's first 16 years. Pieces are being sold in a blind silent auction concluding at an evening gala from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Mitchell Gallery, St. Johns College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Exhibit, free; $75, gala. 410-626-2530 or

"PATTERNS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow. 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

"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.

KEVIN FITZGERALD -- 11 a.m-6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and 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 handmade "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

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

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


"LE LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANCAILLES" -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Part of the French Film Series, with English subtitles. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free.

For Children

PUMPKIN PATCH -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Holiday crafts, baked goods, pumpkins and gourds. Proceeds will benefit Anne Arundel County charities. St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-295-5685 or

PUMPKIN WALK -- 4-6 p.m. tomorrow. Apple bobbing, face painting, storytelling and costume parade. Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. 410-263-4683, Ext. 13, or

HALLOWEEEN HAPPENING -- 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Haunted barn and hayride. Proceeds will fund restrooms at the fairgrounds. Anne Arundel Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. $10; ages 6 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or

"BOOEAUTIFUL NIGHT CREATURES" -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Night hike for children ages 8 and older. Must be accompanied by a parent. No flashlights allowed. Registration required. Earleigh Heights Ranger Station, 51 West Earleigh Heights Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6244.


And Literature

BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOP -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Demonstrations and tour of native plant gardens. Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $5. 410-263-5812 or

"GIRLS NIGHT OUT" -- 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. Presentation on women's breast health with dinner, exhibits and prizes. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-7979.

"HEALTH CARE TRENDS" -- Noon-1:30 p.m. next Thursday. Registered nurse Laura Waterman will discuss health care changes and options. Lunch included. Register by Monday. Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, 5503 Muddy Creek Rd., Churchton. $10. 410-867-3129.


And Recreation

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

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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


"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 TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Oct. 27-29, Nov. 2-5, 10-11; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. Marjorie, a pseudo-intellectual dilettante, sinks into a deep depression before meeting an old childhood friend who will turn her life upside down. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $15; students and seniors, $10. 410-268-7373 or

"ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The story of singer Patsy Cline's life as told by her confidant Louise Seger. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $16-$18. 410-636-6597.


HAUNTED HOUSE TOURS AT CASTLE BENNETT -- 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays through Oct. 30, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29, and 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31. Three haunted attractions including "House of Vampyres," "Dominion of Darkness" and "Curse of the Killer Clowns in 3D." Castle Bennett, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover. $13-$15. 410-538-6461 or

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

HALLOWEEN CONCERT AND ALL SAINTS' DAY CELEBRATION -- 7:30 p.m. next Friday and Saturday. U.S. Naval Academy presents its 24th annual concert and laser light show. U.S. Naval Academy Main Chapel, 108 Blake Rd., Annapolis. $15. 410-293-8497 or

SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS -- 8 p.m. next Friday. Acrobatic displays mixed with Chinese comedy. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25. 410-263-5544 or

"GRANDS VINS DE BORDEAUX" -- 7:30-10 p.m. next Saturday. Tasting of wines from the Bordeaux region of France. Gourmet cheeses and breads will be served. Great Hall, St. Johns College, 60 College Pkwy., Annapolis. $69. 410-263-2888.


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Gary and Leah; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Leda's Charm; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Bros.; 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Annapolis Jazz Connection; 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; 7-10 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. 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, Jordan Page; 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

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, the Remnants; 9 p.m. Saturday, Christine Havrilla Band; 9 p.m. Wednesday, open mic night. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Trip Wire and Razin Kane; 9 p.m. Saturday, Razin Kane. 7501 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover. $5. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Mike Butler; 9 p.m. Saturday, Jerry Swarbrick; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, jazz brunch. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or

MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Matt McConville Trio. 2 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3323 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Doug Segree Band with Michael K. and the Populists; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Hal Ketchum; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush; 7 p.m. Sunday, David Wilcox; 8 p.m. Monday, Leela James; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and next Thursday, Little Feat. 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; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Matt McConville Duo; 10 p.m. Saturday, Eric Scott Duo; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Ross. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800.

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Chris and Mimsey; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, James Gallagher and Off the Boat; 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Michael O'Patricks 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-midnight Saturday, Dave Glaser. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100 or


In the Region

BROOKS WILLIAMS -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Guitarist performs with Alastair Moock. The Cellar Stage, 5315 Harford Rd., Baltimore. $15. 410-521-9099.

"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. Exhibit "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

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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