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September 2013

Fall for Stars • free

Join the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland to tour the fall sky. Bring your own telescope or view a club telescope; bring a chair and dress for weather. 7-9pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro: 310-888-1377; kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Free Museum Day

Museum-goers head out for a day of free museum fun after downloading a free ticket to Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live, granting free admission today only to the ticket holder plus a guest to participating museums across all 50 states. Download tickets and see the full list of museums at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive.

Public Lands Day • free

Volunteer to plant trees, clear trails, pick up litter and more for National Public Lands Day. Find events at www.publiclandsday.org.

2nd Star’s Little Shop of Horrors

A down-and-out floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, R & B singing carnivore that offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature, poised for global domination. Playing FSa 8pm, Su 3pm thru Oct. 26 at Bowie Playhouse, Whitemarsh Park. $22 w/discounts: 410-757-5700; www.2ndstarproductions.com.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Opening

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening night concert, under the musical direction of Maestro Jose-Luis Novo accompanied by acclaimed cellist Mark Kosowerin performs Samuel Barber’s Second Essay, Edouard Lalo’s Cello Concerto and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. 8pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. $25 w/discounts: 410-263-0907; www.annapolissymphony.org.

New Direction’s Come Blow Your Horn

Younger brother Buddy moves in with older brother Alan, who enjoys a bachelor lifestyle. Both discover that growing up doesn’t necessarily mean growing old. 7pm at the College of Southern Maryland, Bldg. B, Prince Frederick. $12 w/discounts: 443-624-4484; www.ndctheater.org.

The Other Band Plays Folkie Friday

Sing along to Americana — a bit of bluegrass, a bit of country and other fun stuff — with The Other Band. 8-10:30pm at 49 West Coffee House, Annapolis. $10; rsvp: 410-626-9796; www.49westcoffeehouse.com.

St. John’s Open Lecture • free

Matthew Linck talks on Knowing and Ground: A Reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. 8pm at Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, Annapolis: 410-626-2539; www.stjohnscollege.edu.

Mitch & Scott Acoustic Duo at Sam’s

Mitch & Scott play at 7:30pm at Sam’s on the Waterfront, Annapolis: 410-263-3600; www.samsonthewaterfront.com.

Biergarten at Honey’s Harvest

Kick-off Oktoberfest in a tented German beer garden with authentic German beer and wine samples, a hearty dinner buffet of wurstplat, nachtisch, dessert and a souvenir tasting mug. 7-10pm at Honey’s Harvest South, Rose Haven. $35; rsvp: 410-257-7757.