It’s another week of fantastic entertainment in Annapolis thanks to green events, a new play, live music, and a historical cruise. View and do!
The Colonial Players introduce a new play this Friday entitled Bell, Book, and Candle. This play is set in the 50s and involves a witch who is caught between love and her powers. Tickets are available online here: www.tickets.thecolonialplayers.org.
Ram’s Head entertains with The Yardbirds on Wednesday at 8 p.m. See this pop/rock group for $35. Zoso pays tribute to Led Zeppelin on Thursday at 8 p.m. See this rockin’ show for $23.50. On Friday, Don McLean performs part folk part rock tunes at 8 p.m. Admission for McLean’s show is $75. On Saturday, Art Sherrod, Jr. brings his sultry jazz to the stage for two shows: 6 and 9 p.m. See Sherrod perform with Howard Hewett for $45. Sunday, there are two shows as well; 4:30 p.m. is geared for all ages, and 7:30 p.m. is for the the 21 and above crowd. The Kingston Trio performs rock/folk for both shows. The cost is $50. To learn about these performances, head to www.tickets.ramsheadonstage.com.
49 West Coffeehouse treats its Annapolis audience to smooth jazz rock this week. On Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble performs at 8:30 p.m. for $6. On Wednesday, Pam & Paula share the stage at 5 p.m. This classical music duo requires no cover charge. Also on Wednesday, Frank & Amy perform at 8 p.m. for $6. Thursday, Rob Levit brings guitar jams to the stage at 8:30 p.m. This show costs $6. On Friday, see Lance Taylor perform with Ruben Dobbs and Joseph Karr at 8 p.m. This folk/Americana/alternative show costs $10. Saturday, John Jensen returns with blues at 5 p.m. for free. Three hours later on Saturday, Paul Geremia plays Americana/roots music for $10. Sunday, Jonathan Stone performs light-hearted jams at 10 a.m. for free, Jen, Larry, & Pete do sing-along songs at 4 p.m. for free, and Robert Redd plays jazz at 7 p.m. for $20. To learn more about these events, head to www.49westcoffeehouse.com.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts hosts two music shows this week that are sure to please. It’s not just the fact that the first show is easy outdoor jazz and the second is full of international flair, but that both are free. The first show, jazz music by Rob Levit, takes place on Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. See Levit perform on the lawn and bring drinks, food, and seating if you’d like. The second show, international songs by Bangladesh musicians Alif Laila and Anubrata Chatterjee, takes place on September 16 at 4 p.m. To view more on these shows, head to www.tickets.marylandhall.org.
Incorporating family fun with green events is always warranted. This Saturday at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, the family can enjoy “Fall Family Day,” where kids can participate in crabbing, crab races, crafts, and more. There will also be guides there to teach about trail safety. The event is free and scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 443-482-2388 to learn more.
Also on the 15th, families can learn about native plants at the Chesapeake Ecology Center. This Saturday marks the 10th Anniversary Celebration Garden Open House, where attendees can purchase and learn about plants and take tours of the property. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional information on this event and the other green events below, head to www.annapolisgreen.com/calendar.
Who says green events can’t include a little booze? This Saturday, Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville hosts the Harvest Beer Festival in support of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. This event features an upwards of 50 beer companies, live music, homebrewers information, and more. The beer fest runs from 2 to 6 p.m.
If you can’t squeeze in plants, beer, or crab races on Saturday, try the “Creating a Butterfly Garden” workshop on Sunday at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. This event allows families to tour a butterfly garden, hike a meadow in search of butterflies, and learn about creating a habitat suitable for butterflies. This event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fancy a cruise that’s both exciting and educational? Learn about Annapolis as a sailing capital on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on a cruise with Schooner Woodwind. Tickets costs $39 for adults, $37 for seniors, and $25 for kids. To learn more, head to www.annapolis.org.