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Open Mike Night

  Ellen Wise and Hiram Larew read poetry; then it’s your turn. 7-9pm at Severna Park Community Center: 410-647-8122;

Colonial Players’ Production


Eleemosynary at Compass Rose


PG Little Theatre’s You Never Know

  Watch socialites of 1929 fall in love, stab each other in the back and make fools of themselves at Prince George’s Little Theatre’s production of Cole Porter’s musical comedy You Never Know. Showing thru May 18. FSa 8pm; Su 2pm at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr. $20 w/age discounts; rsvp: 301-937-7458; 

Bay Theatre’s The Price

  Estranged brothers pick over their past in Bay Theatre Company’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Price. Read Bay Weekly’s Davina Grace Hill’s review in this week’s paper. Playing thru May 12. Th-Su 8pm; Su 2pm at Bay Theatre Company, 275 West St., Annapolis. $35-$55; rsvp: 410-280-5640; 

Spring Migration Dance

  The Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company performs a funny take on the Barber of Seville, set to the classical music of Rossini. Then dancers go in full swing to the sounds of the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Students perform their own eclectic dances. 8pm at the College’s Pascal Center, Arnold. $15 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-777-2457;

Bowie Theatre Auditions

  Audition for Bowie Community Theatre’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Needed are two women in their late 40s or early 50s, a Middle Eastern man in his early 20s, a man in his late 50s and a small-statured woman in her 80s. Be prepared to read from the script; bring a headshot and resume. 6:30pm at 205 Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie:

Chesapeake Choir Concert

  Chesapeake Community Choir performs contemporary, gospel, classical Christian and secular music at their Peace to You concert to benefit charities in Calvert County. 5pm at North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. donations: 301-855-7477; 

Gospel Choir

  Hear the inspiring hymns from the St. Paul United Methodist’s gospel choir. Cookies and punch served. 4:30pm at the Church, 11000 HG Trueman Rd., Lusby. donations: 410-236-4475; 

Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition • free

  Watch Mid-Atlantic opera students and young professionals hone their craft and compete before a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. Eight finalists win $500 to $2,500. Semi-finals Sa 10am-5pm; Finals Concert Su 3pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis: 410-280-5640;