In the county

Century Idol

Synopsis: The ninth annual Century Idol competition returns with five students hoping to win the title for 2012.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, 355 Ronsdale Road, Eldersburg

Admission: $9 for general admission, $8 with a canned food item for canned food drive

Information: 410-386-4400

McDaniel College performs "The Rivals"

Synopsis: Adjunct lecturer in theater arts Gene Fouche directs this comedy that follows the travails of a rich captain pretending to be a poor naval officer in order to woo a woman who does not care about wealth.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through March 3

Where: WMC Alumni Hall, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster

Admission: $7 for general admission, $5 for seniors and students

Information: 410-857-2448 or http://www.mcdaniel.edu

In the region

American Craft Council Show

Synopsis: The 36th annual show will feature more than 650 top contemporary craft artists showcasing their latest handmade creations.

When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore

Admission: $16 for a one-day pass

Information: http://www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore

Blake Shelton's Well Lit & Amplified Tour

Synopsis: Shelton, the reigning Country Music Association's Top Male vocalist and host of NBC's "The Voice," headlines this concert with Justin Moore and Dia Frampton serving as the opening acts.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Va.

Admission: $29.75-$54.75

Information: 703-993-3000 or http://www.patriotcenter.com