Going Out Guide for Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland, Aug. 9-15


Cirque du Soleil presents "Totem" at National Harbor, opening Wednesday. (OSA IMAGES)
August 14, 2012
THU 09

Terry Marsh The Baltimore vocalist performs songs from the big-band era and Broadway. Part of the “Baybreeze Summer Concert Series.” 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-3892. www.cbrm.org. Free.

“Annie” The Newtowne Players perform the musical about a young orphan who embarks on several adventures in her quest to find a family. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-737-5447. www.newtowneplayers.org. $18, seniors and children $15. Thursday show $13. Reservations required.

FRI 10

“On the Lam” Parlor Room Theater, a youth community theater group, presents a comedy-thriller about escaped convicts taking refuge in the home of a typical suburban family. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. Dillon DiSalvo at 240-478-1115. www.bmhs.org. $10.

“Guys and Dolls” The musical romantic comedy based on Damon Runyon’s short stories “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” is performed. Friday-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 19. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $18, seniors and students $15.

I+I Riddim The Montpelier Summer Concert Series closes out with the band performing reggae, calypso and soca tunes. 7:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, grounds, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. Free.

“The Wizard of Oz” A performance of the play about Dorothy, who attempts to return home after she is displaced by a tornado. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17, seniors and age 18 and younger $14.

SAT 11

War of 1812 program Actors perform three scenes about the war, focusing on the decisions slaves faced during the war with the British. 11 a.m., noon., 2 and 3 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. Free, reservations recommended.

Battle of Bladensburg Riversdale Encampment This reenactment of the War of 1812 features British and American soldiers camping out on the lawn of Riversdale. There will be period drills, live music, refreshments and games for children. Noon.-4 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. www.pgparks.com. battleofbladensburg1812.com. Free; house tours $3, $2 for seniors and $1 for ages 5-18.

“Lost River: Lincoln’s Secret Weapon” A screening and discussion of the 2009 film about the life of Anna Carroll, a Civil War military strategist and spy. 12:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. lostriverthemovie.com. Free.

“17th- and 18th-Century Foodways” Historian Mary Farrar discusses recipes, methods of cooking, animal breeds, domestic agriculture and horticulture of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Guided tours available. 2:30 p.m. Community College of Southern Maryland, Room BI-104, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. arichmond@csmd.edu. www.csmd.edu. Free.

Chesapeake Beach country dance Learn new moves or use the ones you already know. 7 p.m. American Legion Post 206, 3330 N. Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-9878. 301-855-6466. www.alpost206.org. $15.

Not So Modern Jazz The quartet performs music from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. 7:30-10 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.

“Dear Delinquent” Jack Popplewell returns to Greenbelt with his play about a pretty young burglar who meets her match when she breaks into the apartment of a man who makes it his mission to reform her. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $18, seniors and students $15.

SUN 12

“Eight by Ten” Artist Patricia P. Bowden exhibits her 8-by-10-inch paintings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 12. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Airmail Day Create stamps and an airmail bag to celebrate the anniversary of the first airmail from College Park Airport. 1-3 p.m. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com. Free with museum admission: $4, seniors $3, age 18 and younger $2.

Victor Provost and friends The steel pan player performs jazz. Sundays at 4 p.m., through Aug. 26. 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw 4:30 p.m. FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover. 301-276-6000. www.redskins.com/fedexfield. $29.50-$259.50.

Oasis Island Sounds The steel drum band performs reggae, calypso, soca and African music at this outdoor concert. Part of the “Arts on the Waterfront” concert series. 6-7:30 p.m. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.oasisbanddc.com. Free.

MON 13

The Jamaica 50 Charity Golf Event The Lazarus Foundation hosts a charity networking affair to celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years of independence. The event features golf, an authentic Jamaican dinner, live music and an award ceremony. Proceeds will benefit the foundation’s programs, which assist foster children in the United States and Jamaica. Noon. Cross Creek Golf Club, 12800 Bay Hill Dr., Beltsville. 202-469-1912. www.lazarusfoundation.com. Dinner and reception $75. Golf tickets $250.

TUE 14

Savage Bluegrass The band performs Tuesdays at 7 p.m., through Oct. 9. Sam and Elsie’s Bar and Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd. N., Laurel. 301-317-7796. Free.

WED 15

“Totem” Cirque du Soleil presents a show exploring the evolution of humankind through acrobatics, juggling, roller skating and more. Various times through Sept. 30. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 800-450-1480. www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem. $40-$153.50.

Baysox Beach Party Beer Dinner A buffet featuring shrimp, fried fish, crab cakes, pasta, salad and more and a three-hour open bar with a variety of beers on tap and bottled. Stay and watch the team take on the Erie SeaWolves at 7:05 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. $44, season ticket holders $39.

MSG: The Acoustic Blues Trio The band performs Piedmont blues at an outdoor concert. Part of the “Jazz on the Lawn” concert series. 7-8 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. www.pgparks.com. www.acousticbluesmsg.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah
from staff reports

‘Totem’

3Cirque du Soleil presents a show exploring the evolution of humankind through acrobatics, juggling, roller skating and more. Opening Wednesday, at various times through Sept. 30. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 800-450-1480. www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem. $40-$153.50.

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