NEIL YOUNG CONCERT
He's been to Hollywood, he's been to Redwood. For more than 40 years, singer / songwriter Neil Young has been performing to legions of fans and inspiring musicians around the globe. And Wednesday, his music will be celebrated at a tribute concert at Strathmore in Bethesda. More than 30 local musicians will perform at the outdoor concert "Tribute to Neil Young." The Yayhoos, Mary Ann Redmond, Jon Carroll, Deeme Katson, Tommy Lepson, Martha Hull, Tom Lofgren, Cravin' Dogs, Ronnie Newmyer and many others are scheduled to play the Canadian songwriter's introspective tunes.
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Srathmore's Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100 or strathmore.org.
FOLK TALES AT OLNEY
Just try finding a free theater show. It's not so easy. But if you visit Olney Theatre Center today through Sunday, you'll catch the original musical Pearls From Salt. Presented by the Boston-based Transformations Theatre Troupe ensemble of six actresses, the all-ages show is based on folk tales from around the world about young girls overcoming odds. The show's material includes parts from the tales "The Goose Girl at the Well" (Germany), "The Princess in the Suit of Leather" (Egypt) and "The Monkey Girl" (Sudan).
Showtimes at 6 p.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Olney Theatre Center, Root Family Stage at Will's Place, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Call 301-924-3400 or visit olneytheatre.org.
WHAT / / "A Bird in the Hand" program
WHEN / / 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE / / Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
WHY / / Because you'll learn all about birds and how the expression "bird in the hand" began. And if you're lucky, you'll get to feed a bird from your hand. The event is geared to those ages 12 and older
CONTACT / / 410-612-1688 to register
ART CONTEST, JURIED SHOW
Love art? Watch artists paint outdoors at the Plein Air Painting Competition today through Saturday throughout Havre de Grace. Local and national artists will paint various outdoor scenes "en plein air." The artists' completed works will be exhibited and sold at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Sunday, and awards will be presented. Also, the 43rd annual Havre de Grace Art Show, featuring juried arts and crafts from national artists, is Saturday and Sunday at Tydings Memorial Park.
The Plein Air Painting Competition runs through the daylight hours today through Saturday in Havre de Grace. Exhibit and sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, Giles Street. The Havre de Grace Art Show runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tydings Memorial Park, Commerce Street, Havre de Grace. Call 410-939-9342.
For most kids, the end of summer vacation isn't exactly a reason to celebrate. But the folks at the Linthicum Library think it's a fine time to celebrate summer memories. The Anne Arundel County Public Library branch is presenting its "Celebrate Summer at the Library" program with a hands-on chalk-art drawing activity for all ages outside today. Budding artists can use colored chalk to draw their coolest summer memories on the library's sidewalk.
The chalk-drawing takes place 2 p.m.-4 p.m. today at the Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum. Call 410-222-6265 or visit www.aacpl.net.
OUTDOOR FAMILY FEST
WHAT / / Belvedere Square Family Fest's outdoor family day
WHEN / / 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE / / Belvedere Square, York Road and Belvedere Avenue
WHY / / Because the kids will enjoy live music from kids' music group Milkshake, and there will be a fun CD release party for kids' singer Danny Reaves' new disc. And inside Daedalus Books and Music, the interactive performance "Music 'n' Motion" by Tracey Eldridge, with puppetry, riddles, rhyming games, sign language, music and dancing, will delight the little ones
CONTACT / / 410-534-BELV or belvederesquare.com