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Mar 02, 2012 09:54PM ● By Anonymous

Tonight and on Saturday, Live Arts Maryland's Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach's Mass in B-Minor. Under the direction of conductor J. Ernest Green, the groups will bring this masterpiece to life for the first time in Live Arts Maryland's history.

This year's performance will include the "Missa," the "Sanctus," "Osanna," "Benedictus," Agnus Dei," and the "Dona bobis pacem." That amounts to pretty much everything but the "Credo," which the folks at Live Arts Maryland believe will let audiences really get inside the music.

The performances take place at St. Anne's Parish in Annapolis at 7:30 p.m. tonight, and 8 p.m. tomorrow. You can buy tickets and find out more here

Over on the Shore, both Kent and Talbot counties are celebrating March's arrival this evening. Chestertown recognizes first Fridays with extended shop hours, and arts and entertainment throughout the town. If you're lucky, certain area restaurants will stay open late to give you some tasty free samples. First Friday begins at 5 p.m., and ends at 8 p.m.

Easton recognizes the new month with the First Friday Gallery Walk. There, you can enjoy the best that the historic town has to offer. Refreshments and discussions can be found at several galleries, and many stores stay open late, so plan to make an evening of it! The First Friday Gallery Walk also starts at 5 p.m., and continues through 9 p.m.

Looking to stretch your legs a little bit? Head to the Maryland State Fairgrounds. This weekend and next, they'll play host to the Maryland Home and Garden Show.

Blossoming with indoor and outdoor inspiration, the show features artful landscaping based on literature's favorite settings. Local gardening pros will dust off their shovels to create gardens inspired by popular books. Plus, attendees will get the chance to check out more than 300 exhibitors, see an appearance by Joey Green, visit the horticultural hall, attend free seminars, and take part in contests. 

To find out more, visit the show's website.