SAMITE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Afro-beat vocalist creates modern sounds with ancient Ugandan instruments. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $18. 410-822-7299 or www.avalontheatre.com.
"HEAVEN AND EARTH" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra opens 2005-2006 classic series. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, preview performance. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $24, students $10, tomorrow; $28, students $12, Saturday. 410-263-1906 or www.annapolischorale.org.
ARTISTS IN THE ROUND -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Dean Fields, Kat Parsons and Devon Sproule perform. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $20. 410-822-7299 or www.avalontheatre.com.
KATHY MATTEA -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Grammy Award-winning country music singer will perform. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $35. 410-263-5544 or www.marylandhall.org.
CHORAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Twenty-fifth anniversary performance featuring church and community choirs from around the region. Chapel, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Free. 410-974-0200.
CHESAPEAKE HARMONY CHORUS -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sweet Adelines Chorus, a women's four-part harmony barbershop chorus, will perform and invite female audience members to participate. Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Rd., Millersville. Free. 410-533-7301 or www.chesapeakeharmony.com.
MARYLAND STATE DANCE FESTIVAL -- Nov. 11-13. Thirty-third annual festival includes master classes, lectures, auditions, a member showcase and an artists showcase. Artists concert Nov. 12 with Alvin Mayes Dances, Tappening, Lesole Dance Project, Silk Road Dance Co. and Arte Flamenco. Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis. Artists showcase, $10; students, $5. Workshop prices vary. 410-991-3735 or www.marylanddance.org.
SINGLES DANCE NIGHT -- 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday. Top 40 favorites. Columbian Center, 335 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. $9. 410-721-6392 or www.lasinglesbwa.com.
"THE BEST STUFF IS IN THE CHAOS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 Sundays, through Nov. 30. Works by Joe Mayer. 7-9 p.m. tomorrow, opening reception. 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 17, artist's talk. Gallery 1683, 151 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2140.
FALL JURIED EXHIBITION -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Opens today through Nov. 27. Mixed-media exhibition featuring works by Maryland Federation of Art members. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, artists' reception. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566.
ART NOIR -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Opens tomorrow through Dec. 16. Small group exhibition that includes works by Maryland artists Don Cook, Erin Fostel, Charles Ritchie and Zachary Thornton. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, reception. Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or www.marylandhall.org.
AUTUMN CELEBRATION SHOW -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 13. Group show includes works by Maryland plein air painter Tim Bell. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077.
WILL BULLAS -- 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 23. Watercolors. Crofton Art and Frame, 1334 G Defense Hwy., Gambrills. Free. 410-721-0011.
"BEN-ZION: IN THE GRIP OF THE FIVE SENSES" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 7-8 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 15. Paintings, prints, drawings, poetry, sculpture, personal artifacts and antiquities from the Ben-Zion Weinman estate. Mitchell Gallery, Mellon Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or www.stjohnscollege.edu.
"PROJECTION AND INFERENCE: KOREAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Monday through Dec. 12. Work by Korean American artists including Soomin Ham, Sumita Kim, Taek Lee and In-soon Shin. Curated by Chris Mona, Anne Arundel Community College art professor. 12:30 p.m. next Thursday, curator's talk, 6-8 p.m. reception. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or www.aacc.edu/cadegallery.
THE GALLERIES AT QUIET WATERS PARK -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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.
"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.
"EYEWITNESS TO WAR" -- 12:30 p.m. today. Story of Gladys Arnold, a Canadian press reporter in France at the beginning of World War II. Room 112, Humanities Building, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2011 or www.aacc.edu/womensinst.
"NARNIA" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 13. Musical tale adapted from C.S. Lewis's novel "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Tells the story of four siblings who battle an evil witch to break a spell. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Ln., Brooklyn Park. $15; members, seniors, children 11 and younger, $10. 410-636-6597 or www.chesapeakearts.org.
BIRDING -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Children 12 and older can learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Binoculars provided. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.
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 www.aacounty.org/RecParks
"A MAN OF MANY FACES, THE ART OF BEN-ZION" -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Georgetown University fine arts professor Ori Z. Soltes will discuss the art of Ben-Zion Weinman. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. www.stjohnscollege.edu.
"A HEALTHIER YOU" -- noon-1:30 p.m. next Thursday. Round-table discussion on minimizing work and holiday season stress. Register by Monday. Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, 5503 Muddy Creek Rd., Churchton. $10, includes lunch. 410-867-3129.
ANNAPOLIS BY CANDLELIGHT -- 5-9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tour of homes in Annapolis's historic district. William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $35. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.
ARTISAN FAIR -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Glassware, pottery, jewelry, clothing and accessories. 1193 Newchurch Lane, Annapolis. Free. 410-268-5770.
"HARVEY" -- 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday. Annapolis High School drama club performance of Mary Chase's 1945 Pulitzer-winning comedy. Mild-mannered Elwood P. Dowd attempts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a 61/2-foot-tall rabbit, to guests at a society party. Problems ensue when his sister, Veta, decides to have him committed to spare the family from embarrassment. Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Rd., Annapolis. $8. students and seniors, $5. 410-266-5240.
"THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. Hannah Cowley's romantic comedy about a woman who plots to win her lover back by deception and disguise. Mahan Hall, United States Naval Academy, Gate 3, Annapolis. $10; midshipmen, $5. 410-293-8497.
"THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE" -- 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, Nov. 10-12; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 www.cplayers.com.
"FOOL FOR LOVE" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 12. Sam Shepard's four-person drama about battling desires. Bay Theatre Company, 275 West St., Annapolis. $22; students and seniors, $17. 410-268-1333 or www.baytheatre.org.
COLONIAL DOG SHOW -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Dog parade and paintings. Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. $8; children, $5. 410-263-4683 or www.hammondharwoodhouse.org.
OYSTER ROAST -- 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Stewed, raw, steamed, fried and puffed oysters. Deale Volunteer Fire Department, 6007 Drum Point Rd., Deale. $27. 410-867-9374.
PAUL REISLER AND AMY SPEACE -- 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Singer-songwriters perform together. The Cellar Stage, 5315 Harford Rd., Baltimore. $15. 410-521-9099.
ANNAPOLIS WIND SYMPHONY -- 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Wind and percussion musicians perform. Centenary United Methodist Church, 6248 Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Donations suggested. 410-867-0469.
49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse,8:30 p.m.-midnight, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, the News Travels Fast and Astonautils; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Lisa Moscatiello; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Gary and Leah; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jonathan Stone, 7-10 p.m., Joe Byrd Jam. 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; 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, "Slightly Ajar Mike Night" with Jimi HaHa and Guests; 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, Stereopool; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Lisa Moscatiello and the Space Dots; 9 p.m. Saturday, Dead Men's Hollow; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Casual Fiascos. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or www.andys-ctown.com.
MIDDLETON TAVERN -- 9:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. Saturday, the Grass Roots starring Rob Grill; 7 p.m. Sunday, Four Bitchin' Babes; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Pat Meheny Trio with Christian McBride, Antonia Sanchez and Davis Sanchez; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Roomful of Blues. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or www.ramsheadtavern.com.
ROCK FISH -- 10 p.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 10 p.m. Saturday, Nadine and the Allstars; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble. 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; 9 p.m. Sunday, D.J. Adolph; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patrick Band; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Chris and Mimsey. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or www.seandonlons.com.
SUNDOWN COFFEE HOUSE -- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jim Ballard. Epiphany Chapel and Church House, 1419 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-336-8383 or www.epiphany-md.org.
WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Steve Ports Trio; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Meg Murray and Angie Miller. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100 or www.woodfirebackroom.com.
In the Region
"REVISING HIMSELF: WALT WHITMAN AND LEAVES OF GRASS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, through Dec. 3. Exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." Noon-1:30 p.m. today, lecture, "Whitman and Place" with scholars Joann P. Krieg, Ted Genoways and William Pannapacker. Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. Free. 202-707-5000 or www.loc.gov/exhibits.
"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 www.jhsm.org.
-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN
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