Ronny Smith The Baltimore jazz guitarist performs a concert in celebration of Black History Month. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.
“Elephant’s Graveyard” The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company presents the true tale of a struggling circus in small-town Tennessee that became famous in 1916 for lynching an elephant. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., through March 1. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. $15, seniors, youth and military $12.
“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. Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. 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 $10.
Calvert County Restaurant Week Participating restaurants offer special fixed-price menus. Through March 2. Call 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880 or visit www.ecalvert.com. Prices vary. Reservations highly suggested.
“Sororities and Fraternities: the Impact on the African American Community” A discussion of the effect of Greek sororities and fraternities. Followed by a step show. 6 p.m. Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-341-7439. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“A Soldier’s Play” 2nd Star Productions presents Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize- winning play set in 1944 Louisiana . Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through March 9. Charis Center for the Arts, 13010 8th St, Bowie. 301-262-1183. www.2ndstarproductions.com. $15, reservations welcome.
“Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” It’s 1975, the 20th anniversary of James Dean’s death, and a group of Dean’s fans get together to mark the date. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. through March 14. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, children $12.
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” The comedy imagines what would happen if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso met in a cafe before they were famous. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., through March 9. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15, seniors and students $12. Reservations advised.
“Seven Guitars” The Tantallon Community Players stage this “1940s” installment of August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle,” a decade-by-decade look at African American life. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through March 2. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.tantallonplayers.org. $15, seniors and students $12, groups of 10 or more $10.
“Xtreme Teens” snow tubing escape A bus trip to Round Top Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pa., for a day on the slopes. Ages 10-15 with signed permission slip. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Largo/Kettering/Perry Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-446-3400. www.pgxtremeteens.com. $30, reservations required.
African American Family Day Festival A celebration of Black History Month with dance classes, storytelling, food, crafts, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. www.pgsportsandlearn.com. Free.
“Black Indians: An American Story” James Earl Jones narrates this film about the cultural and racial fusion of African Americans and Native Americans. Followed by a discussion led by Aio Sifu, who will talk about her experiences as a black Indian. 1 p.m. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6760. www.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.
“Let’s Play 1950s Restaurant” Children 3 and older are invited to tour the restaurant exhibit and then take a turn as a cook, server and customer. 2 p.m. Bayside History Museum, 4025 Fourth Street, North Beach. 410-495-8386. www.baysidehistorymuseum.
org. $1, registration required.
Highland tea A celebration of Scottish heritage with teas and pastries. Age 10 and older. 2 p.m. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010. history.pgparks.com. $28, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $22. Reservations required.
New Street Dance Group An evening of classical and contemporary dance, music and poetry. A master dance class will be taught from 3:30-6 p.m., performance 7:30-8:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Master class $10, concert free. RSVP requested.
Kronos Quartet and Trio da Kali The quartet performs with a Malian group. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $35, students $10.
Soul in Motion Players An African dance and drum concert featuring traditional rhythms of Senegal and Guinea. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $15, youth $10.
Hearts and History bridal show Meet event planners, caterers, florists, photographers, bakers, DJs and more.
1-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House, 47418 Old State House Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. In advance $5, at door $10. RSVP.
War of 1812 Speaker Series Sidney Hart, senior historian at the National Portrait Gallery, leads a presentation on “The War of 1812 Through the Lens of Portraiture and Images.” 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Auditorium, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-586-8501. www.jefpat.org. Free.
“Latitude” Baltimore-based artist Kyle Bauer displays his sculptures and mixed-media works in this exhibit. Closes Sunday. 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-864-3860. www.39thstreetgallery.com. Free.
Zombies vs. Humans All ages are invited to dress in costume and participate in a Zombie Fear Factor. Choose to be a zombie or a survivor and get survival tips or become part of the flash mob. 6 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211. www.stmalib.org. Free.
“Fruitvale Station” The 2013 film is a fictionalized account of the real-life story of an unarmed 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by police at a train station in Oakland, Calif., in 2009. 7 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. Free.
“Direct Current: A Multimedia Exploration of Black Life Within Prince George’s County” Mixed-media and multimedia works. Closes Feb. 24. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
“Mammoth Follies and Dinosaur Friends” Host Willie Mammoth uses puppets, dance, music and comedy to teach children about dinosaurs. Recommended for students in grades 2-5. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. arts.pgparks.com. $6.
Founding African American Families of Calvert County County students conduct live interviews with the county’s founding families. 7 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free.
“Heroes: Gone but not Forgotten” An exhibition of drawings, prints and paintings by Charles White from the 1930s-’70s. Through May 23. University of Maryland, Cole Student Activities Building, College Park. 301-314-2615. 301-314-2615. www.driskellcenter.umd.edu. Free.
— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports