Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, Aug. 14-20, 2014


Ambience will play R&B and smooth jazz in the outdoor amphitheater with, from left, members Greg Gavin on guitar, Lou Hay on drums, Owen Adams on keyboard, and Ron Cooper on bass. (Courtesy of Ambience)
THU 14

“By Invitation” The City of Bowie’s Arts Committee presents a gallery exhibition featuring more than 40 pieces of photography and paint works. Through Aug. 31. Bowie City Hall, gallery, 15901 Excalibur Rd., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

“Caribbean Praise” A gospel dance drama by Adrian Bolton centered around a poor Caribbean family. Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $15, seniors $10.

West Band An outdoor concert of smooth jazz and R&B music. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.

Hart Guonjian-Pettit The jazz trumpeter performs an outdoor concert as part of the Summer Patio Concert Series, which runs through Sept. 18. 7 p.m. Riverdale Park Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park. www.rpartscouncil.org. Free, donations welcome.

“Amaluna” Cirque du Soleil presents its mysterious romance about a princess and her brave young suitor, who must overcome numerous challenges in order to prove their love. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 4:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 and 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., through Sept. 21. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. www.cirquedusoleil.com. $65-$275, ages 2-12 $55-$265.

FRI 15

Baysox vs. Thunder The minor-league baseball matchup between Bowie and Trenton is followed by a fireworks display. After the game, families are invited to camp out on the field with movies on the big screen, games and more. 6:35 p.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. $7-$17.

Eric Scott Band The band performs acoustic soul and pop music outdoors.
7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

Kajun Kelley Band The D.C. area singer, songwriter and guitar player and his band play original music from his latest CD, “Struggle Within,” in the park. 7-8:30 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.

Ten Feet Tall The band plays a mix of soul, blues, funk and rock music in the outdoor “Friday Night Live” concert series, which runs through Sept. 26. 7-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

Simple Gifts Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon perform Irish jigs, gypsy melodies and Balkan dance music on a variety of instruments. 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Harms Gallery, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $10 (cash or check only).

“As You Like It” The Newtowne Players stage an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s comedy about a girl who flees home with her cousin to avoid persecution and encounters many characters, including a great love. Friday-Saturday at 7:30-9:30 p.m., through Aug. 23. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House, 47418 Old State House Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-4978. www.hsmcdigshistory.org. $15; seniors, students and military $12; age 11 and younger $10.

SAT 16

Fossil Field Experience Families can search for fossils on the beach, discuss their finds and tour the paleontology hall. Admission includes museum tour. Saturday at 9 a.m., through Oct. 4. Calvert Marine Museum, Cove Point Lighthouse, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $20, registration required.

Wildlife Conservation Day Guided hikes, children’s crafts, archery and firearms demonstrations, fishing, wildlife photography and more to learn about wildlife conservation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. 301-497-5887. www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent . Free, donations welcome.

Southern Maryland Bike Fest The second annual motorcycle festival will feature a “Proud To Be American” patriotic ceremony, bike show, beer pong tournament, hot-dog-eating contest, and live music by Bar Dogs, Justin Myles, Sam Grow Band and more. Proceeds will benefit the Maryland Patriot Guard Riders and local charities. Noon-10 p.m. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. 240-780-8825. www.somdbikefest.com. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Fish fry and blues music A live performance by Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark and the All Star Blues Band. 1:30-5 p.m. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org. Free, dinner $10.

Project Natale The Burtonsville-based traditional jazz band performs an outdoor concert. 7 p.m. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-6613. www.pgparks.com. Free.

“Artists of the Arc Prince George’s County II” An exhibition celebrating two years of artmaking features works by the Arc’s day center participants. Closes Saturday. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

SUN 17

“Fantasy” The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance will host an opening reception for this exhibit, which portrays magic, fun, sci-fi and playful moments in a variety of media. Reception 3-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Sept. 8. Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

“The Tempest” Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s play about a magician who uses illusion and skillful manipulation to bring his daughter to prominence. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819. www.annapolisshakespeare.org. $22-$30.

Ambience The D.C. cover band plays R&B and smooth jazz in the outdoor amphitheater with members Greg Gavin on guitar, Lou Hay on drums, Owen Adams on keyboard and Ron Cooper on bass. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

Movies on the Potomac Sean Connery and Pedro Armendáriz star in the 1963 James Bond film “From Russia With Love.” Movie will be shown outdoors on a big screen. 6 p.m., series continues Sundays through Sept. 28. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

“Art Through the Viewfinder” The photography exhibit explores the ways art can be created using a camera. Closes Sunday. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free.

“Elizabeth Burger” Burger displays work that reflects her interest in how humans relate to the natural world. Closes Sunday. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

MON 18

“Besa: The Promise” The documentary film delves into Muslim-majority Albania’s role in protecting thousands of Jews who fled German troops during World War II. Following the film, meet producer Christine Solinski Romero and Johanna Gerechter Neumann, whose family took shelter in Albania during the Holocaust. Vegan buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free, buffet $14.

TUE 19

“The Enemy Nearly All ’Round Us” An exhibit of paintings and artifacts featuring Annapolis during the War of 1812, including the Ogle Family from Belair. Through Sept. 20. Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.

WED 20

“Legends of Wrestling” Night Watch the Baysox take on the Reading Fightin’ Phils and meet professional wrestler Kurt Angle. 6:35 p.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. $7-$17.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Ambience

3The D.C. cover band plays R&B and smooth jazz in the outdoor amphitheater with, from left, members Greg Gavin on guitar, Lou Hay on drums, Owen Adams on keyboard and Ron Cooper on bass. Sunday at 7 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

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