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October 2013

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Under the musical direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo and with pianist Peter Serkin, the orchestra plays Benjamin Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Frank Bridge’s The Sea and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Pre-concert lecture, 6:45pm. SaSu 8pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $25-$45; rsvp: 410-263-0907;

Annapolis by Candlelight

See Historic Annapolis’ finest architecture in this annual walking tour of private homes. The houses on this year’s tour are located along Duke of Gloucester, Conduit, Market, St. Mary’s and Cathedral Sts. and Acton Place. The must-see of this year’s tour, Acton Hall, ranks among the finest Georgian homes built in the colonial era. SaSu 5-9pm at the Annapolis Museum. $35 w/discounts: 410-267-7619;

The Parker Quartet at St. John’s • free

Hear Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet play music for string quartet by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Beethoven. 8pm at Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, Annapolis: 410-626-2539;

Learn Waltz and Samba

Learn to waltz and samba international style in this eight-week session. 7 & 8pm classes at Davidsonville Dance Club, Davidsonville. $75 w/member discounts: 410-257-0631;

Mystery Reading & Book Signing

Accused author Lisa Scottoline reads from her latest thriller; buy a copy and get her autograph. Learn more in this week’s The Reader. 7pm at Barnes & Noble, Annapolis: 410-573-1115;

Art Between the Creeks Reception

Meet 18 artists and see a variety of art including yachting photography, nature-inspired oil paintings, custom boat lettering and names and sea-inspired watercolors at today’s opening reception (6-9pm). Showing thru Nov. 3 at Backyard Boats, Eastport: 410-263-8646;

Quiet Waters Park Open House

At Quiet Waters Park Fall Open House, visit indoor and outdoor rental spaces, sample food from the park’s in-house caterer,  shop local vendors, see art and hear live music. 4-7pm at the Visitor Center at the Park, Annapolis: 410-222-1777; parks/quietwaters.

Jefferson Patterson Park Tour • free

Tour Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, which conserves 8 million+ artifacts, including collections from every county. 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard: 410-586-8578;

Goodwill BIG Book Sale

Browse 80,000+ lightly used and new books at the BIG Book Sale, with bargain prices of 50 cents and $1.50 or $30 the bagful. Sales fund overseas shipment for Books for International Goodwill. 8am-2pm behind The Capital, Annapolis: 410-293-6865;

Democratic Breakfast Club

Over coffee and bagels, Annapolis Democrats hear the latest in public opinion from Dan Nataf, director for the Center for the Study of Local Issues at Anne Arundel Community College. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club: 410-263-2022.