Katsucon This three-day animé convention for fans of Japanese animation will feature an art show with a live auction, merchants, costume contest, dance performances, Cosplay chess and more. Through Sunday. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. Registration required. 202-351-6869. www.katsucon.org. Friday: $70, teens $60, youth $40; Saturday: $50, $40, $20; Sunday: $40, $30, $10.
“Lost and Found Laurel” This exhibit offers a nostalgic look back at the city from the 1960s to present day. Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., through Dec. 21. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free, donations welcome.
Valentine’s Day swing dance Dance lesson, music and dancing, desserts and a cash bar. 7 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $15, couples $25.
“The Waiting Room” Three women from different eras and cultures meet in a doctor’s waiting room and talk about body modification, from bound feet to breast implants. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Show runs through Feb. 22. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25, seniors $20, students and youth $10.
Valentine’s Day Latin Dance Night Couples or singles are invited to enjoy a night of dancing to salsa, bachata, merengue and cha-cha. 8 p.m. The House of Dance, 24620 Three Notch Rd., Hollywood. 301-373-6330. www.thehouseofdance.org. $15, couples $28. Reservations required.
Riseband & Show The nine-member R&B/funk/jazz/Motown ensemble performs classic oldies and Southern soul music. Age 21 and older. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $15, reservations suggested.
Frozen Heart 50K The Chesapeake Bay Running Club presents its inaugural Frozen Heart 50K run, which also offers a 10.5- or 21-mile course. 7:30 a.m. St. Mary’s River State Park, at the Camp Cosoma Road entrance (off Rt. 5) in Callaway. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.frozenheart50k.blogspot.com. $25, registration required.
Play in Clay: Fairies, Dragons & Wizards Sarah Houde leads a class for adults and children age 6 and older, to create fantastical characters out of clay slabs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $40, adult/child couple $70. Registration required.
Celebrate Black History — Negro Leagues Luther Atkinson, former Negro Leagues baseball player for the Satchel Paige All-Stars, shares his experience overcoming racism and finding success on the field. Film screening, baseball signing and more.
2-3 p.m. Fort Washington Forest Community Center, 1200 Filmore Rd., Fort Washington. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“Bird” Forest Whitaker stars as jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker in this 1988 Academy Award-winning film. Followed by dinner and discussion. 6 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $15, with dinner $30. Reservations required.
Ballroom and swing dance party Learn or practice steps to the waltz, fox trot, swing, cha-cha, rumba and tango. 8 p.m. The House of Dance, 24620 Three Notch Rd., Hollywood. 301-373-6330. www.thehouseofdance.org. $15, couples $28. Reservations required.
Prince George’s Philharmonic Cellist Michael Mermagen joins the philharmonic in an evening of Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Humperdinck and Rimsky-Korsakov.
8-10 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-446-3245. www.pgphilharmonic.org. $20, $18 seniors, age 18 and younger free. Tickets required.
Water Work Invitational Show Local artists Barbara Stepura, Sally Parker and Lynn Mehta display their works on a water theme. Public reception Sunday 1-4 p.m. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., through March 16. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free.
“George Washington Musicale” The annual classical music showcase will feature the Washington Friends of the Baroque, including soprano Marjorie Coombs Wellman, Sarah Weiner on oboe, Jan Timbers on cello and Sharon Ollison on harpsichord. For age 12 and older. 2 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. $15, reservations required.
Let’s Sing Gospel Actress Rosita Mathews leads an interactive musical performance of traditional and original gospel, where the audience becomes the choir. 2 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
“Funny Money” 2nd Star Productions stages this comedy about a mild-mannered British CPA who finds a briefcase full of cash and attempts to fly to Barcelona to start a new life. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700.www.2ndstarproductions.com. $22, seniors and students $19.
Timothy Hudson The trumpeter performs classical and contemporary works as part of the Ward Virts Concert Series. 3-4:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Building B Multipurpose Room 104, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/Arts. Free.
“Mostly Love Songs” Tenor Jesse Holt and pianist David Chapman perform a concert of classic love songs. 4 p.m. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, Meeting house, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. 301-937-3666. www.pbuuc.org. Free.
My Funny Valentine Comedy Show
Adaylah Banks and Comedy Supreme host an evening of comedy with Rue D., Mike Brown, Greg Stevens and Tommy Taylor Jr. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $20.
Horse day camp A full-day camp for ages 7-14 to learn how to ride and care for horses, with crafts, games and exploring the park. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2320. www.greenwellfoundation.org. $60, siblings $50. Registration required.
Naval Academy Concert Band “The Navy’s Oldest and Finest,” led by Lt. Cmdr. Bruce McDonald, performs. 1-2:30 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 410-293-1262. www.bowiecenter.org. Free.
“Food, Inc.” The 2008 documentary film offers an in-depth look at the food industry. 7-8:30 p.m. College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. 301-474-8044. www.cpcommunitylibrary.org. Free.
“African American Scientists in Colonial Maryland” The traveling Black History Month program from Montpelier Mansion tells of the
contributions African American scientists made to agriculture in early Maryland. 3:30 p.m. Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-6621.
“William’s Adventure in Black History” An interactive show covering 400 years of black history, people and events. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. arts.pgparks.com. $6.
Art+Story session A hands-on art class for ages 4-6 to learn basic art history through games, books and projects. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $12, registration required.
Black History in Motion
Dancing, singing, spoken word and more
evoke the spirit of black history. For age 60 and older.
10:30 a.m.-noon. Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-341-7439. www.pgparks.com. Free.
— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports