The Art of Music

The Academy Art Museum borrowed several dozen works from the Baltimore Museum of Art for this exhibit that explores the ways in which art and music unite. The exhibit is divided into two parts: one featuring musical instruments and examining how they are used to entertain, celebrate and mourn; and the other highlighting similarities between art and music. Visitors can listen to music that relates to works on display. Open tomorrow through Feb. 4. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. $2; members, free. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. 410-822-2787 or

Rocking for Rosenthal

The Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, a nonprofit organization to help local musicians advance their careers, is hosting a benefit for Annapolis slide guitarist Dean Rosenthal. Performers will include Dean Rosenthal and the Resophonics, the Geckos, Meg and Bryan, Dirty City, Michael K. and the Populists, Nadine Rae and the Allstars, Van Dyke and Glaser, Doug Segree, Sunny Isles Blues Band, the Remnants, the Jello Boys, Rick Hogue and Friends, Greg Phillips, Larry Griffin, Mike McHenry Tribe, D'Vibe and Conga and Mike Numera and His Rhythm Handlers. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Becky's, 48 South River Rd., Edgewater. $10. 410-956-0739 or

2005 Lights Parade

This annual parade lights up the Annapolis waterfront with boats decorated for the holiday season. Two fleets of power boats and sailboats will circle the harbor, one at Eastport, City Dock and the Naval Academy seawall, the other at Spa Creek. This year's displays include island and disco Christmas themes, angels, Santa Claus and reindeer. Local artist Gayle Mangan Kassal designed the 2005 Lights Parade poster, which is available for purchase through Eastport Yacht Club and in local shops. The event will take place rain or shine. 6-8 p.m. Saturday. City Dock and Spa Creek Waterfront, Annapolis. Free; parking $5. 410-366-2947 or

Matisse's "Woman in Striped Pullover, Violin on the Table" plays a part in Academy Art Museum's "Art of Music" exhibit.Dean Rosenthal plays guitar Sunday.