ConcertsJANELIA SOUL'AFRIQUE-- 7 p.m. Saturday. Vocalist Janelia Sanya, with Femi Sanya on bass, Papa Kola on guitar and Jason Armstrong Baker on drums, comprise Janelia Soul'Afrique, a new world beat fusion group. Part of the One World Coffeehouse of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $12; students, $6. 410-381-0097. ExhibitionsART OF SONYA LAWYER-- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, through March 3. Howard County Center of African American Culture Research Library, Clark Building, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-715-1921.

JURIED ART EXHIBIT-- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through March 2. The Artists' Gallery in Columbia is sponsoring the first in a series of annual juried exhibitions open to artists from around the country. Forty-eight works including sculpture, watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage and photography were selected by juror Michael Skalka, a conservation administrator at the National Gallery of Art. Artists' Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249 or

MULTIMEDIA ART EXHIBIT-- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through March 10. Slayton House Gallery will present the Senior Artists Alliance multimedia exhibit. SAA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting visual artists 60 and older. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

"CELEBRATING WITH COLOR"-- 7 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, through March 31. Artist's reception, 5-7 p.m. March 9. In celebration of Columbia's 40th birthday, the works of local artists including watercolorist Wanda Hurt will be exhibited at Lakeside Cafe, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 301-498-3946.

"MAKING MARKS-- PAPER AND CLAY" -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow. An exhibition of prints and ceramics by Annapolis artist Ebby Malmgren. Himmelfarb Gallery, Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048.

For Kids"DIAMOND FEVER"-- 3 p.m. Saturday. Boys and girls ages 5-14 can learn baseball skills from high school coaches and organizations. Parents can attend a variety of forums with coaches, organizations and local businesses to learn about the many opportunities to play baseball. 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. $12 per participant; $20 for families of 3 or more. 410-313-7275. "KARAOKE EXTRAVAGANZA"-- 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Columbia Association Middle School Advisory Committee is sponsoring a "karaoke extravaganza" for middle school students. Games and door prizes will be available. Columbia Teen Center, 5853 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia. $3. 410-715-5523.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER VICTORIAN TEA-- 2 p.m. Sunday. Patapsco Female Institute will hold a mother-daughter high tea in the parlors of the Mount Ida Visitor Center. Guests will learn about Victorian manners and customs. Hostesses in period dress will serve a variety of teas, sweets and savories. 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. $18. Call 410-465-8500 for reservations.

Theater"THE MUSIC MAN"-- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 1-3, 2 p.m. March 3 and 3 p.m. March 4. The River Hill High School Drama Department will perform "The Music Man," the story of a traveling salesman who whips a town into a frenzy that only the musical instruments he sells can avert. River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. $10; in advance, $8. 410-313-7120.

"TWO BY PINTER"-- 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Rep Stage will perform "Two by Pinter: The Collection and the Lover." "The Collection" tells the story of two couples who fall victim to suspicions and jealousy about adultery. "The Lover" is about a woman who tells her husband about a lover who visits her every afternoon -- but not all is as it seems. Black Box Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $16-$24. 410-772-4900 or

"THE FRONT PAGE"-- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The comedy follows a pack of journalists covering an execution in 1920s Chicago. The comedy, which opened on Broadway in 1928, was written by former Chicago journalists Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. The play contains strong language. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. $20; seniors, $18; age 17 and younger, $15. For tickets, contact 866-811-4111 or

MiscellaneousFUNDRAISER FOR ELKRIDGE BASEBALL TEAM-- 5 p.m. Saturday. A Longaberger Basket bingo will be held to support the Elkridge Youth Organization's 12-and-under Elkridge Hurricanes travel baseball team. Prizes will be filled Longaberger baskets. Elkridge Volunteer Fire Hall, 6275 Old Washington Blvd., Elkridge. In advance, $18; at door, $20. 410-379-5422 Plan Ahead"A TRIBUTE TO MAHALIA JACKSON"-- 3-5 p.m. March 4. In commemoration of Women's History Month, jazz singer Lavenia Nesmith presents "A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson." Some of the proceeds will benefit the Coalition for Compassion at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center. The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia. $30; in advance, $25. 410-730-1129.

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