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October 2013

Compass Rose’s The Sound of Music

See the beloved and remarkable story of the von Trapp family and their escape from the Nazi regime in Austria, told with the incomparable music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Playing FSa 8pm, Su 2pm thru Nov. 10 at Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis. $35 w/discounts: www.compassrosetheater.org.

New Direction’s Come Blow Your Horn

Younger brother Buddy leaves the comforts of home to move in with older brother Alan, who enjoys a bachelor swinging ’60s lifestyle. FSa 7pm, Su 2pm at Long Beach Community Center, St. Leonard. $12 w/discounts: 443-624-4484; www.ndctheater.org.

New Direction’s Come Blow Your Horn

Younger brother Buddy leaves the comforts of home to move in with older brother Alan, who enjoys a bachelor swinging ’60s lifestyle. FSa 7pm, Su 2pm at Long Beach Community Center, St. Leonard. $12 w/discounts: 443-624-4484; www.ndctheater.org.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Find one-of-a-kind hand-crafted work from 250+ nationally known artists and crafters showing their works in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, leather, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art. Enjoy live music and kids’ activities plus specialty food to sample and buy including soups, olive oils and syrups, artisan breads, jams and dips, candies, cider and cocoa. F & Sa 10am-6pm, Su 10am-5pm at Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. $10 w/discounts: 800-210-9900; www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

Bowie Baysox Haunted Stadium

Scream at the top of your lungs as Glenn Dale Asylum terrorizes thrill-seekers with 30+ live actors and special effects. Bowie Baysox Haunted Stadium’s 27th annual Nightmares runs every F & Sa in Oct. Gates open at 6:30pm; tours dusk-11pm. This show is rated PG-13. $17 w/discounts: 301-805-6000; www.baysox.com.

Six Flags Fright Fest

When the clock strikes 6pm, the park goes dark — creepy, crawly, scary dark — with 10 new Halloween haunts for 2013. When the sun’s up during Thrills by Day, the park has a festive Fall-Harvest feel, with friendly ghosts and ghouls for kids of all ages. Every F & Sa thru Oct. 26. Noon-6pm for Thrills by Day; 6pm for Fright by Night at Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro. $49.99 w/discounts: www.frightfest@sixflags.com/america.

William Paca House Historic Hauntings

Tired of the usual Haunted House full of unconvincing tricks? Come to Historic Annapolis for a walking ghost tour inside one of Annapolis’s most notorious houses to learn about the tragically short life of Mary Paca’s niece, Henrietta Maria Dorsey. Every F & Sa in Oct. 7:30-9:30pm from Historic Annapolis Museum. $20 w/discounts: 410-286-7601 x100; www.watermarkjourney.com.

Jack Selway at Sam’s on the Waterfront

Jack Selway plays at 7:30pm at Sam’s on the Waterfront, Annapolis: 410-263-3600; www.samsonthewaterfront.com.

Slovenian Choir in Concert • free

Hear the Megaron Chamber Choir from Slovenia. Seating is first come, first serve. 7pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis: www.worldartists.org.

Talk on War of 1812 • free

Dr. Ralph Eschelman talks about the War of 1812. 7pm at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Deale: 410-867-0597.