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High school art exhibit — The Calvert Marine Museum is hosting a photography exhibit by Northern High School students. Under the guidance of art instructor Laura Rozengota and visiting artist Bob Tinari, the Advanced Photography and AP Studio Art students were able to get a new perspective by visiting the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum. The exhibit will be on display in the museum lobby through Feb. 17 and is open to everyone. For information go to or call 410-326-2042.


Chesapeake Community Chorus The Chesapeake Community Chorus is a volunteer group of over 30 active singers starting its ninth season giving concerts for the benefit of charities in mostly Calvert County. Concerts have raised over $50,000 for charities in Calvert County. The group is always interested in adding new singers to the chorus. There are no auditions required, just the love and enjoyment of singing four-part (or more) music. Practice will be held 4-6 p.m. Jan. 22 at Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach. Call Larry W. Brown at 301-855-7477 or email

‘Into the Woods’ Port Tobacco Players and producer Ann Marie Watson director Brooke L. Howells and music director James D. Watson announce auditions for “Into the Woods,” 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28; 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at 508 E. Charles Street La Plata. Come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theater piece (nothing from the show). You must bring sheet music - no a cappella auditions and no singing along to recordings. PTP will provide an accompanist. Come dressed comfortably to move and expect to perform cold readings from the script. Contact Producer Ann Marie Watson with questions at or 703-201-6115.


Harry Chapin’s brothers to perform tribute — The College of Southern Maryland Arts Professional Series presents The Steve Chapin Band: A Tribute to Harry Chapin 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at the La Plata campus Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Adult tickets are $20, seniors/military/youth (high school and younger) get in for $15. Email or call 301-934-7828.

The Boxcars The Boxcars: Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John R. Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon are quickly becoming one of the top headliners in bluegrass and beyond. They will bring bluegrass to Southern Maryland at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at American Legion Post 238, Hughesville. At this year’s 2011 International Bluegrass Music Awards, The Boxcars received four awards, including Emerging Artist of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $15 per person. For information, tickets and directions go to or call 301-737-3004. Also non-perishable food donations are accepted for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland.

Kevin Sullivan - Dunkirk singer songwriter Kevin Sullivan will hold a CD release party at St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, Huntingtown to celebrate and promote his newest album “Propeller EP” at 6 p.m. Jan. 28. The all-ages celebration continues after the concert at Heavenly Chicken and Ribs in Dunkirk.


The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Cause Theatre presents "Bang, Bang, You're Dead" at the Prince Frederick Campus of CSM (Flagship Building, Room 119) 8 p.m., Jan. 27-28. Tickets are $5 (Production is not suitable for younger audiences).

The College of Southern Maryland’s Children’s Theatre Company presents its cast for the production of “Law & Order: Fairly Tale Unit,” a play by Jonathan Rand and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. Performances are 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets are $7 for adults and seniors and $5 for youth in high school or younger. For information contact, or call 301-934-7828,

Cabaret - The year is 1929, and the setting is Berlin. The Nazi Party has begun its rise to power, and people all over Germany are starting to feel the changes that will bring. At the Kit Kat Klub, the Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. Come join his audience and experience a time and place where life is a Cabaret. This show has mature themes and some language, and is not recommended for children under 13. This production runs from Jan. 27 - Feb. 19. Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The cost is $17 for adults and $14 for students, seniors and military. Call 301-932-6819 for reservations.


‘Warm Thoughts’ Lauren Kingsland has been making quilts professionally since 1988. Visitors to her studio in the historic Gaithersburg Arts Barn can learn first-hand how quilts are made today by watching Kingsland and her staff create commission pieces for clients. Her work is in public and private collections in the USA and internationally. Kingsland’s quilts will be on display in the exhibit “Warm Thoughts - Inspired quilts to beautify your life” from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thursday through Sunday) until Jan. 30 at at Artworks@7th, 9128 Bay Avenue, North Beach.

Candy Cummings - The art of Candy Cummings is on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 31. Call 301-863-8188 or go to for more information.