CSM Faculty Music Showcase. 8 p.m., Nov. 1, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Each semester, CSM faculty musicians are joined by guest artists from the community for a showcase recital. This years fall recital features celebrated classic chamber music for instruments and voice with special focus on the music of Franz Schubert. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSMs Connections Literary Series: A Commemoration of the Life and Poetry of Lucille Clifton by Former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser presents an appreciation of his fellow Poet Laureate, Lucille Clifton including the new collection of her lifes work, which he co-edited, as well as the poetry of others who were inspired by the late Lucille Clifton. Books are available at any CSM College Store. Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. 301-934-7864, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7864 or http://www.csmd.edu/connections.
CSM Musical Theatre Presents Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmanns Urinetown. 8 p.m., Nov. 8, 9, 10 and Nov. 15, 16, 17, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Presented with special arrangement by Music Theatre International (MTI), Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Lucy Snell, Takako Mato, Stephen Johnson. 3 p.m., Nov. 11, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents flutist Lucy Snell, clarinetist Takako Mato, pianist Stephen Johnson. The concert will feature pieces including Perennials, Variations on America and Tribute to the Armed Services in recognition of Veterans Day. The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by Edward and Patricia Mehosky, St. Clair and Mary Tweedie, Gerry Van De Velde and Rene Cunningham and CSM. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. 443-550-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Down by the River: Exploring American Waterways 40 Years After the Clean Water Act by Michael Kolster. The artist will discuss his work at a gallery talk and reception, 12 p.m., Nov. 15, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Michael Kolsters work will be on display Nov. 13 Dec. 15. Free. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m., Nov. 30, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The mens barbershop chorus, Southern Mix, will perform. The concert will feature holiday and other festive music and will include guest singers from local schools. Individual tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of concert or fall ensemble tickets are $15 to attend a performance of each of the following fall concerts: Barbershop Concert, Dance Performance, Chorale Concert, Jazz Ensemble Concert, Latin Ensemble Concert. BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.