DON MCLEAN: As music legend has it, McLean's "Empty Chairs" inspired "Killing Me Softly with His Song." He also provided Madonna with another hit with her dance version of his classic "American Pie" and now he comes to Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, 33 West St., at 5 and 8 p.m. The early show is all-ages. The late show is 21 and up. Tickets are $55. Go to tickets.ramsheadonstage.com.
CINEMA SUNDAYS: "Flame and Citron" is this week's Cinema Sundays selection at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. The drama from Denmark concerns two fighters from the Holger Danske World War II resistance group and is based on actual events. Coffee and bagels are available at 9:45 a.m. The film starts at 10:30 a.m. and is followed by a discussion. Tickets are $15. Go to cinemasundays.com.
HARMONIOUS BLACKSMITH: The local ensemble Harmonious Blacksmith, devoted to performing early music on original instruments, offers a program of vocal and chamber works by Henry Purcell, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the composer's birth. The event is at 3 p.m. at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $5 to $20. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.
MUSIC IN THE GREAT HALL: This durable concert series, now in its 36th season, presents pianist Clipper Erickson, a faculty member of the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, N.J., in a colorful program that includes a sonata by Alexander Scriabin, a keyboard transcription of Aaron Copland's "Rodeo" and a gem by jazz great Fats Waller. The event is at 3 p.m. at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. Tickets are $5 and $20. Call 410-813-4255 or go to migh.org.