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Annapolis is a town of small venues. Most local bars feature live music on weekends -- everything from pop to classic rock to blues and funk -- and there are a few good local theater companies. For up-to-date listings of concerts and other events, check the Friday "Entertainment" section of the Capital newspaper. The visitor center gives out seasonal event calendars as well.

The Performing Arts

The town's largest venue, the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. (tel. 866/438-3808 or 410/263-5544; www.mdhallarts.org), presents performances by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Chorale, and the Ballet Theater of Maryland, as well as national acts. Check out the calendar of events online. Tickets are $10 to $50.

The Colonial Players, 108 East St. (tel. 410/268-7373; www.cplayers.com), stage five plays per year in a 180-seat theater-in-the-round. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2:30 or 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $10 to $15.

Since 1966, the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., across from the City Dock (tel. 410/268-9212; www.summergarden.com), has produced three shows a summer. Reservations are encouraged; tickets cost $18.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.