O'Neill classic: Rep Stage, the professional theater-in-residence at Howard Community College, will present Eugene O'Neill's classic, A Moon for the Misbegotten, through Sunday at the college's Theatre Outback, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Show times are 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. An additional matinee will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $14 to $20. Student tickets are $10. Information or tickets: 410-772-4900, or www.SeatAdvisor.com.
'Carousel,' 'Annie': Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, is presenting the musical Carousel through Sunday. A new show, Annie, begins Nov. 22. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for the Sunday matinee. Reservations are required. Tickets range from $36 to $39, with a discount for children and senior citizens. Group rates are also available. Information or reservations: 410-995-1969 or 800- 888-6297.
Peabody violins: Peabody Preparatory Violin Choir will perform a "Victims' Relief Concert" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Kittamaqundi Community Church, Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. An offering will be taken to support American Red Cross efforts on behalf of families of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Information: 410-730-4855.
'Messiah': Columbia Pro Cantare chorus will perform the Christmas portion and selections from Parts II and III of Handel's Messiah, accompanied by orchestra and organ, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. Tom Benjamin of the Peabody Conservatory music faculty will present a free preconcert lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments, provided by the Elkridge Furnace Inn, will be served at intermission. Tickets are $23 in advance; $20 for senior citizens and students. A $2 surcharge will be applied to tickets purchased at the door. Information: 410-465-5744 or 410-799-9321.
'Special Sundays': African Art Museum of Maryland is holding "Special Sunday" events, including door prizes and discounts on museum store items, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 25, and Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at the museum, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. African coffee and tea and an African snack will be served at an "Extra Special Sunday" on Nov. 25. Singer Saisa will perform, and traditional dress is encouraged. Informal modeling is also planned. Information: 410-730-7105.
Community sharing: Howard County Center of African American Culture will hold a community-sharing event for poets and lovers of poetry from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the center, 5434 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Reginald Harris Jr., a poet and editor of Kuumba: Poetry Journal for Black People in the Life, will read, as will poet-in-residence Linda Joy Burke. Members of the audience are invited to read their work. Admission is free. Information: 410- 715-1921.
Landscapes: Howard Community College Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, is showing landscape paintings by Marcia Goldenstein and Thomas Riesing through tomorrow. The artists, who are husband and wife, are professors of art at the University of Tennessee. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: 410- 772-4512.
Oils, acrylics: Slayton House Gallery in Wilde Lake Village Center will show oils and acrylics by Aniko Makrancy and Martin Paddack through Dec. 1. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: 410-730-3987.
Paintings: Columbia Association Art Galleries, 6100 Foreland Garth, will present "Paintings by Roberta Morgan and Mary Jo Tydlacka" through Dec. 2. Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 410-730-0075.
Auditions: The Centennial High School drama department will hold auditions for adults for its student and adult production of Bye, Bye Birdie. Auditions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on the stage at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. Actors should be prepared to sing and read from the script. An accompanist and tape player will be provided. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Information: Mo Dutterer, 410-997- 4896, or send e-mail to ssqq@ home.com.auditions.
Performing artists wanted: Howard County Arts Council is accepting artists' applications for its Performing Arts Showcase, to be held March 7 and 8 at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. The audition program allows schools and civic organizations to identify performing artists for workshops, performances, demonstrations and school residencies. Information: 410-313-2787, or info @hocoarts.org.
Bus trip: Howard County Arts Council will sponsor a bus trip to New York City on Dec. 1. The bus will depart at 7 a.m. and return about 11 p.m. at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. Passengers set their agenda once in New York. The cost is $35 for council members; $40 for nonmembers. Information or registration: Kim Wilhelm, 410-313-ARTS, or kim @hocoarts.org.