The Metropolitan (169 West St.) hosts a full night of art and music Friday when the Artery Cooperative brings the second A4: Affordable Art with Annapolis Artists. This mixed-media show features the work of contemporary artists and it will be on display through Oct. 26. –
The artists also have selected hundreds of affordable prints, jewelry, and accessories for $3 and up to be sold only during the reception, which begins at 7 p.m., with complimentary appetizers beginning at 7:30. At 9 p.m., Pressing Strings take the stage for an evening of fantastic alternative roots rock.
Over at Union Jack’s (2072 Somerville Road, next to the towne centre), Crazy in Stereo takes the stage on Friday for a night of fantastic rock music. Made up of five rockers who have been in the scene in such bands as the Dead Poets, Incognito, Coppertonic, Cousin Oliver, Hot Third Rail, Lima Bean Riot, and Pop, Crazy in Stereo has been touring the East Coast and their Annapolis stop promises to be tons of fun. –
Saturday morning, the Chesapeake Children’s Museum (25 Silopanna Road) will hosts the Kunta Kinte Children’s Festival. Marking the anniversary of Kunta Kinte’s arrival in the year 1767 in Annapolis, this festival will allow children to travel to the childhood home of Kunta Kinte and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of West Africa.
Homestead Gardens (743 W Central Ave., Davidsonville) celebrates autumn, family, and community with the opening of its 30th annual Fall Festival. The festival, which continues Sunday and each weekend through Oct. 26, is a family-oriented event that takes place on the courtyard, barnyard and fields surrounding the store in Davidsonville.
Dean Rosenthal is a well-known musician in these parts, and for good reason. His ability to put the root in roots and the blues in the blues is peerless. He will be at 49 West on Saturday night with his 5-Piece Racket. The music starts at 8 and will feature two sets. You won’t want to miss any of it. Call 410-626-9796 to reserve your seats.
Blackwall Hitch (400 Sixth St.) on Saturday night, the Big Hoax will take the stage at 9:30 for an evening of floor-stomping raucous vocals combined with booming cello riffs that could switch to a sweet, soft melody at any time.
Big Hoax consists of guitarist and singer-songwriter Luke James Alexander and cellist Stephen Filer. This duo brings a new style to the modern-folk movement, incorporating their life-long musical experience and passion in creating a full, energetic and charismatic sound.