November Arts at CSM
CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Bruce Swaim Quartet, jazz. 3 p.m., Nov 2. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents one of Washington, D.C.s premier jazz groups, the Bruce Swaim Quartet. Their talent in performing jazz standards as well as original compositions has become a gauge for excellence with live performances and recordings. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. email@example.com, 443-550-6011, www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Showcase Recital Series. 8 p.m., Nov. 7, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Members of the CSM Piano Trio (faculty members Adina Vallandingham, Jenete St. Clair and Dr. Stephen Johnson) will be joined by clarinetist Takako Mato and violist Bernard Vallandingham in an evening of chamber music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. $5 in advance; $7 day of event. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6 and 13. 8 p.m., Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 14-15. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Following the lives of two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer and a slew of other characters, this musical parody plays tribute to the Jazz Age. $15 adults, $12 military/seniors/youth. email@example.com, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Kathryn Myers, Transient Epiphanies. Nov. 17 to Dec. 20. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Painter Kathryn Myers focuses on the art, culture and religious traditions of India in her work. She has recently integrated video in her work to explore and convey audio and visual responses to India, particularly the architecture and activities found in sacred spaces. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Myers will discuss her work at a Gallery Talk at noon on Nov. 18. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7828, http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/HungerfordGallery.html.
CSM Open Auditions. 6 p.m., Nov. 17-18. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The College of Southern Maryland will hold auditions for Treasure Island, Adult American Males, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf and the The Emperors New Clothes. Prepare a one-minute monologue. Performances will take place between Jan. 15 and Feb. 28. HHight@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.
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CSM Connections Literary Series: Doug Anderson. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Poet Doug Anderson will be reading selections from his poetry collections, The Moon Reflected Fire and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police. As a former Navy corpsman, much of his work is inspired by his time spent in Vietnam. $3 in advance, $5 at the event, $3 with CSM Student ID. Connections@csmd.edu, 301-934-7864, http://www.csmd.edu/connections/.