Best Bets: Annapolis Shakespeare Company kicks off concert series with 'The Great American Songbook'

Annapolis Shakespeare Company continues to find more ways to breathe life into its new home on West Street.

Sunday, Artistic Director Sally Comport and the members of her company kick off a new Concert and Cabaret series with “​​​​​The Great American Songbook.” The evening will include music by composers Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and more.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the 75-seat cabaret theater at the company’s home, 1804 West St., Suite 200 in Annapolis. Tickets are $30 to $48.

Other performances planned as part of the series include a reprise of last year’s “Poe And All the Others,” Oct. 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1, and an Oct. 29 concert by Shenandoah Run. The folk group will perform in the 150-seat Main Stage theater.

For more information, call 410-280-1773 or visit annapolisshakespeare.org

Audiences in Anne Arundel County will get two chances this month to see a unique act, a group of singers, dancers and crafters from the Maasai Tribe of Kenya.

Six tribesmen will perform Tuesday at Anne Arundel Community College and Oct. 15 at St. John’s College, part of a tour across Maryland and Pennsylvania organized by World Artists Experience to help raise $50,000 for water drilling project for their community.

“As you may know already, the region of the Maasai has experienced severe drought during the past several years, and tribal members currently must carry water in buckets from more than a mile distant — both adults and children are engaged in this most necessary endeavor,” wrote Dr. Marek A. Mirski, a professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and a volunteer with WAE.

The tribesmen also will be selling hand-made jewelry before and immediately after their performances. Performances are free, but donations for the project will be accepted.

The AACC performance will take place at the Pascal Center for Fine arts at 8 p.m., 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The group will be in the dining room selling their jewelry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Oct. 15 concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College, 60 College Ave., in Annapolis

The Naval Academy Band has reduced its concert schedule in Annapolis this year, so Thursday’s Navy Birthday concert by the Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble is an increasingly rare performance.

The Ensemble will perform “Fanfare for the Brave” by Andy Wolfe, “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin, “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, “An American Anthem” by Anthony DiLorenzo, “Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

The free concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Chapel on the Naval Academy Yard. The Chapel is located at 108 Blake Road, just inside Gate 3. Pedestrians can use Gate 3 on Maryland Avenue until 9:30 pm. For more information call 410-293-1262.

Friday

Crack the Sky: 8 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $37.50. Call 410-268-4545.

Tash Sultana: 8 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington. $25. Call 202-265-0930.

Sam Grow Band, 8 p.m. at Union Jack’s, 2072 Somerville Rod, Annapolis.

Saturday

Crack the Sky: 8 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $37.50. Call 410-268-4545.

OPUS 1: 4 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Free. Call 410-715-5550.

Paul Weller: 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. N.W., Washington. 55. Call 202-328-6000.

Steady On: Lilith Fair at 20: 8 p.m. at Avalon Theatre, 40 E Dover St., Easton. $30. Call 410-822-7299.

Sunday

In This Moment: 7 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $29. Call 301-960-9999.

Monday

Halsey: 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. N.W., Washington. $39.50 to $350. Call 202-628-3200.

KMFDM: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place. $25. Call 410-244-0057.

LANY: 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $20. Call 301-960-9999.

Wednesday

Ricardo Arjona: 8 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $59-$159. Call 703-993-3000.

The DC Moth GrandSLAM: 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. N.W., Washington. $25. Call 202-328-6000.

Thursday

Incognito: 9:30 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $46.50. Call 410-268-4545.

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park. $10 to $30. Call 301-405-2787.

Compiled by Rick Hutzell. Got a music gig you want to share? Enter it at events/capitalgazette.com/events/new

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