Going Out Guide for Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland, Aug. 30-Sept. 5


The Jukebox is one of the more than 40 acts performing Thursday to Monday at Abbey Road on the River. (Abbey Road on the River Festival)
August 30, 2012
Abbey Road on
the River Festival

3More than 40 bands on multiple stages pay homage to Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Monkees and the Beatles in what is being billed as the largest-ever Beatles tribute show. Highlighted acts include Brit Beat, the Jukebox (above), the Goodfellas and the English Channel. Thursday through Monday. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-965-2000. www.abbeyroadontheriver.com. From $12.

THU 30

“The Dog Days of Summer” Local artists display original artwork at St. Mary’s County’s oldest art gallery. Through Sunday. North End Gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. 301-475-3130. www.northendgallery.org. Free.

“The Emergence of American English” American English as it changed from the British English of about 1812. Through Dec. 12. National Museum of Language, 7100 Baltimore Ave., College Park. 301-864-7071. www.languagemuseum.org. Free.

Abbey Road on the River Festival More than 40 bands on multiple stages pay homage to Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Monkees and the Beatles in what is being billed as the largest-ever Beatles tribute show. Highlighted acts include Brit Beat, the Jukebox, the Goodfellas and the English Channel. Through Monday. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-965-2000. www.abbeyroadontheriver.com. From $12.

Maryland State Fair The event features numerous blue ribbons, a midway, concerts and an attempt at building the world-record-setting crab cake. Through Monday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. 410-252-0200. www.marylandstatefair.com. $8, seniors $6, ages 6 to 11 $3, younger free.

“Totem” Cirque du Soleil’s latest production explores the evolution of man through acrobatics, juggling, roller skating and more. 8 p.m. and various times through Oct. 7. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 800-450-1480. 877-628-5427. cirquedusoleil.com/totem. $43.50-$153.50.

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Greenbelt Labor Day Festival The weekend-long celebration will include amusement park rides, carnival games, live music and art exhibits. Friday-Monday. Roosevelt Center, Crescent Road and Southway, Greenbelt. 240-542-2026. www.greenbeltmd.gov. Free.

“Lysistrata” The Greek legend about women who withhold sex in hopes of ending a war is given a 1960s spin. Presented by the Rude Mechanicals. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14.

“Unnecessary Farce” The Prince George’s Little Theater presents a comedy stage play about two inept police officers who set up a sting operation to trap the crooked mayor. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 31 and 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. www.pglt.org.$20, seniors and students $15.

Gridloc Band The soul band performs. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m.-midnight. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.

“Man of the Year” Watch the 2006 film starring Robin Williams as the host of a political-comedy talk show who decides to run for president. Part of the Movies on the Potomac series. 8:30 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

SAT 01

“How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris” This exhibit examines the written works, political activism and artistic endeavors of William Morris, the 19th-century English textile designer, artist, writer and libertarian socialist. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through July 2013. University of Maryland, Hornbake Library, Maryland Room Gallery, Campus Drive, College Park. 301-405-9213. www.lib.umd.edu/mdrm/gallery. Free.

“Rhythms and Hues” An opening reception for the exhibit featuring ceramics by Ellen Robinson and paintings by Megan Richard. 1-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Sept. 30. ArtWorks @ 7th, 9100 Bay Ave., North Beach. 410-286-5278. www.artworksat7th.com. Free.

TNA Impact Wrestling Watch and meet the superstars of wrestling, TNA World Heavyweight champion Austin Aries, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle. 7:30 p.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. Tickets start at $15.

SUN 02

The Electric Company The Ocean City-based roots/Americana band closes out the sunset concert series with a live performance of songs from its debut album, “Whiskey Tonight.” 7 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.theelectriccomusic.com. Free.

Victor Provost Steel Band Quartet Known as a master of the steel pan, Victor Provost performs at the outdoor pavilion. Sundays 4-8 p.m., through Sept. 23. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

MON 03

Maryland Renaissance Festival The 16th-century fair features jousting games, English village crafts, live performances, food, pony rides, archery and more. Saturdays-Mondays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., through Oct. 21. Route 450 and Crownsville Road, Crownsville. 410-266-7304. www.rennfest.com. $17, seniors $15, ages 7-15 $8, younger free. After Sept. 22: $22, seniors $19, ages 7-15 $10, younger free.

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Savage Bluegrass The folk band performs. Tuesdays at 7 p.m., through Oct. 9. Sam & Elsie’s Bar and Restaurant, Route 1 South, Laurel. 301-317-7796. Free.

Sunset Yoga on the Piers An hour-long yoga practice gets going on the water with guest instructors from Sun & Moon Yoga Studio and live musical accompaniment. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., through Oct. 25. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

WED 05

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs vs. the Camden Riversharks. 7:05 p.m. Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. 301-638-9788. www.somdbluecrabs.com. $5-$13. younger than 5 free.

Anacostia River boat tours Naturalists lead environmental and historical tours on a 40-seat pontoon boat. Passengers 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday-Friday at noon, through Oct. 26. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah from staff reports

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