The Ballet Theatre of Maryland will present "Coppelia," one of the world's favorite classical ballets, this weekend at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.
This comic ballet features a mysterious and faintly diabolical inventor, Dr. Coppelius, who has a collection of sinister dolls in his secret laboratory that he wants to breathe life into. One of his prized possessions is a life-sized dancing doll he fondly names Coppélia.
On one of her sittings in the sun, Coppélia is noticed by Franz, a handsome young villager who is engaged to Swanhilda, the daughter of the town's burgomaster. Charmed by her beauty, Franz flirts and blows kisses at Coppélia, unaware that she is nothing but a doll. His betrayal is witnessed by Swanhilda, who is outraged at his cheating behavior a day before their wedding.
Tickets range from $31.50 to $42.
For more information and tickets, call 410-280-5640 or visit http://www.mdhallarts.org.
Tom Paxton comes to Annapolis
Folk singer and songwriter Tom Paxton will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis.
For the past 50 years, Paxton has been entertaining with enduring music such as "Ramblin' Boy," The Marvelous Toy" and "The Last Thing on My Mind." Paxton has accumulated numerous awards, most notably the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award during the 51st annual Grammy Awards in 2009. He also has been nominated for four additional Grammys for both his children's music and folk albums.
Tickets range from $35 to $45 and a portion of the ticket sales will benefit CTA.
For more information or tickets, call 410-757-2281 or visit http://www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.com.
Looking for a way to spruce up your home? Stop by the Annapolis Home Show, which will be held Saturday and Sunday and March 2-3 at the National Guard Armory, 18 Willow St. off West Street.
The event will showcase more than 60 of the area's top companies along with educational seminars, as well as free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.
Featured this weekend are
of the PBS show "Market Warriors" at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and
from the DIY's "I Hate My Bath" show at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for active and retired military.