Jazz at the Rams Head
Trumpet player Chris Botti just released his fifth studio album, featuring contemporary jazz tunes with vocals by Jill Scott, Sting, Paula Cole and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. The album, "To Love Again," is a follow-up to last year's "When I Fall in Love." Appealing to a mainstream audience, Botti has received accolades for his compositions, improvisations and live performances. He spent much of 2004 touring with Sting and recently performed in Chicago during the seventh-inning stretch of game two of the 2005 World Series. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. today. Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $42.50. 410-268-4545 or www.ramsheadtavern.com.
Concert of Tastes
In its 25th year, the Concert of Tastes is the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's annual fundraiser gala. The event features gourmet food from Annapolis restaurants and an array of wines. More than 30 restaurants, caterers, bakeries and wine shops are participating, including Aqua Terra, Breeze, Chart House, Galway Bay and Lebanese Taverna. The Chesapeake Greys, a local band, will perform. The evening will include dancing and a silent auction. 6 p.m. Sunday. Sheraton Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. $65. 410-757-2206 or www.annapolissymphony.org.
Annapolis Film Festival
For the third year in a row, Annapolis will host its own independent film festival. More than 90 documentaries, shorts, features and animated films will be shown over three days at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Crown Harbour 9 movie theater. This year's opening night film is "Alchemy," directed by Evan Oppenheimer, starring Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke. A reception will follow and will include live music by local musicians Mama Jama. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, opening night screening and party; 1:30-7 p.m. Nov. 12-14, screenings. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $35, premiere; screenings, $8-$25. www.annapolisfilmfestival.com.