"BRAZILIAN NIGHTS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Joe Byrd Quintet and guitarist Steve Abshire perform together in the sixth annual tribute to Charlie Byrd. Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. $20. 410-269-0777 or 410-266-7338.

"MESSIAH" SINGALONG -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Parish music director Michael S. Ryan leads soloists Joan McFarland, Barbara Hollinshead, Aurelio Dominguez and Scott Humburg in Handel's "Messiah." The public is invited to join. St. James' Church, 5757 Solomons Island Rd., Lothian. Free. 410-224-2478.

ALI RYERSON -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. International jazz flute virtuoso will perform with the Rob Levit Trio. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $10; seniors, students and members, $5. 410-263-5544 or


"BODIES IN MOTION" -- 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company performs. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $8; seniors and children 11 and younger, $7; students and college employees, $6. 410-777-2457 or


CHESAPEAKE ARTISTS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 1. Local artists display work: Stephen Faust's photographs in the Willow Gallery and Bushnell Keeler's paintings in the Garden Gallery. The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

"QUINTESSENTIAL QUILTS" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through Dec. 11. Display of hand- and machine-made quilts. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 61 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-2550.

"QUIET PLACES" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 4. Oil paintings by Ed Hatch. Artist reception, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

FALL JURIED EXHIBITION -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday. Mixed-media exhibition featuring works by Maryland Federation of Art members. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566.

"THE BEST STUFF IS IN THE CHAOS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, ends Wednesday. Works by Joe Mayer. Gallery 1683, 151 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-2140.

STUDENT LANDSCAPES -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 15. Landscape paintings by Anne Arundel Community College students. Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-2218 or

"ART NOIR" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 16. Small group exhibition includes works by Maryland artists Don Cook, Erin Fostel, Charles Ritchie and Zachary Thornton. Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or

"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

"PROJECTION AND INFERENCE: KOREAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 12. Artwork by Korean American artists including Soomin Ham, Sumita Kim, Taek Lee and In-Soon Shin. Curated by Anne Arundel Community College art professor Chris Mona. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or


"GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM" -- 12:30-1:30 p.m. next Thursday. Documentary on Banda Dida, an all-female drumming and vocal group from Brazil that incorporates ancestral slave stories into its music. Part of the Women's Institute fall film series. Humanities Building Room 112, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7259 or

For Children

BAREFOOT BOOKS -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Story time and book sale. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $3. 410-990-1993 or

WREATH MAKING -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Participants can gather honeysuckle and create holiday wreaths. For adults and children 8 and older. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or


"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" -- 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 3 p.m. Dec. 4. The Pasadena Theatre Company's nonmusical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale. The presentation will include a classic carol singalong before the performance. Anne Arundel Community College Humanities Recital Hall, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $15; theater company members and children 12 and under, $12. 410-975-0200 or

"SLAY RIDE" -- 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Do or Die Productions presents a comic interactive murder mystery. Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $12-$16. 410-636-6597 or

Plan Ahead

"NUTCRACKER" -- 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Ballet Theatre of Maryland will perform the holiday classic. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Sugar Plum Party. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $48. 410-263-5544, 410-263-8289 or


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Susan Jones; 9 p.m. Saturday, Her, Him and I; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers; 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Adrian Bond; 8 and10 p.m. Monday, ReHAASh; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Jeff Antoniuk and Jazz Update. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ACME BAR & 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, 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

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Clarence Turner Blues Band with Big Joe Maher; 9 p.m. Saturday, Blue Daze; 9 p.m. Wednesday, open mike night. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Gerry Swarbrick; 9 p.m. Saturday, Acoustic MOJO; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, live 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 -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Bob Mould; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Pure Prairie League; 8 p.m. Monday, Pat Travers Band; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stanley Clarke; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

THE ROCKFISH -- 10 p.m. today, Mike McHenry Tribe; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Felicia Carter; 10 p.m. tomorrow, Meg and Brian; 10 p.m. Saturday, Rhythm Handlers; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800 or

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Waking at Seven; 9 p.m. Saturday, Mike McHenry Tribe; 9 p.m. Sunday, D.J. Adolph; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael O'Patrick; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Chris and Mimsey. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

SUNDOWN COFFEE HOUSE -- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jim Ballard. Epiphany Chapel and Church House, 1419 Odenton Rd., Odenton. 410-336-8383 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Eric Scott Duo; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dave Glaser. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100 or


In the Region

"OLIVER" -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays, most days through Dec. 31. Play adapted from Charles Dickens's novel about a poor boy trying to find his way in Victorian London. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $29-$39. 301-924-3400 or

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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The dance company of Anne Arundel Community College will perform "Bodies in Motion" next weekend.Ali Ryerson plays in Annapolis.