Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, Feb. 27-March 5, 2014

Correction: ●A Going Out Guide item in the Prince George’s edition of the Feb. 27 Local Living section incorrectly listed National Harbor Restaurant Week under March 4. The event is scheduled for March 23 to 27.


Nadine Chicoine’s photo “Keeping an Eye on Things from the “Picturing the Past” exhibit at the North End Gallery in Leonardtown. (Courtesy Historic St. Mary’s City/Courtesy Historic St. Mary’s City)
THU 27

Anansegromma of Ghana Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew perform “call-and- response” songs, games and drum rhythms on authentic African instruments. 8:30 a.m., Brandywine Elementary School, 14101 Brandywine Rd., and 10 a.m., Baden Elementary, 13601 Baden Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1500. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Dr. Seuss celebration Stories, games and fun to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. 6:30 p.m. at Calvert Library branches: Twin Beaches, Southern and Fairview. 410-257-2411. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free.

“No Longer Forgotten” An exhibit and discussion about the disparities in color and demographics of missing children cases and news coverage. 7-9 p.m. Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 301-454-1450. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Sounds of Joshua Community Praise Choir The gospel chorus performs. 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 was made famous in 1916 for lynching an elephant. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. 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.

FRI 28

Sunjata Kamalenya A theatrical retelling of the story of Sunjata Keita, a young boy who through personal struggle, love and community went on to become the founder of the Mali empire. Friday at noon, Saturday at 11 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $10, group of 15 or more $8.

Wine and Dine at the Inn A five-course dinner paired with wines and narrative from Slack Winery in Ridge, Md. 7 p.m. The Inn at Brome Howard, 18281 Rosecroft Rd., St. Marys. 240-237-8319. www.stmaryscity.org/bromehoward www.bromehowardinn.com. $55, reservations required.

“Spring Awakening” The rock musical follows the exploits of young people in love. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through March 8. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.
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. $30, seniors $25, students $10.

Connections Literary Series Novelist Wayne Karlin discusses his book “Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Living and the Dead in Viet Nam.” 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Building B multipurpose room, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/arts. In advance $3, at door $5.

“Dark Passages” The Bowie Community Theatre stages this dark mystery about a couple living in a small college town where scary and bizarre things begin to happen. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through March 16. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-805-0219. www.bctheatre.com. $20, seniors and students $15.

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra The program “Resurrection” centers on French conductor Oliver Messiaen’s 1964 work, “Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum,” written in memory of those who died in World War II. 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. $25, students $10.

SAT 01

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show The show features more than 20 huge model railroads, ride-on trains, workshops, a toy and train sale, and more. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. www.greenbergshows.com. $8, age 11 and younger free. Tickets good for both days.

Chesapeake Woodturners exhibit A showcase of handmade wood objects. Opening day activities include children’s apprentice program (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and reception (1-4 p.m.) Exhibit open daily (except Wednesdays) 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through March 31. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Sock monkey workshop An arts workshop to make sock creatures. Noon-4 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. $10 materials fee. RSVP required.

“Perseus and the Gorgon” A cast of local youth performs the story of Perseus, a castaway prince raised as a fisherman’s son, who is sent on a quest to conquer the monster Gorgon. Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., March 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, Gymnasium, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. $5.

“A Tribute to Chopin” A gala concert featuring local performers. 7:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, ticket required. Donations accepted at the door.

SUN 02

“45th Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition” This annual exhibit showcases works by artists in the Washington area. Through March 30. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Celebrating Our Heritage” A Black History Month gospel concert with recording artist VaShawn Mitchell and local choirs. 5-7 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. Free.

Calvert County Restaurant WeekParticipating restaurants offer promotional menus. Ends March 2. Call 410-535-4583. 301-855-1880. www.ecalvert.com. Reservations highly suggested.

“Picturing the Past”Artists display a mixed-media works inspired by Historic St. Mary’s City. Closes March 2. North End Gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. 301-475-3130. www.northendgallery.org. Free.

“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. Set in 1948, “Seven Guitars” opens at the funeral of one of seven main characters and through a series of flashbacks reveals the events leading up to the funeral. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. 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.

MON 03

Glass art exhibit Resident artists from the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo display their kiln-formed glass works in the front window. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through March 8. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

TUE 04

"45th Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition"This annual exhibit showcases works by artists 18 years and older who live in the Washington metropolitan area. Through March 30. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.co

WED 05

“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.

“Myths & Legends: Telling Fantastical Stories Through Art” This exhibit celebrates works of art that bring to life myths, legends, fables, folk tales, fairy tales and the like. Through May 4. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5, seniors $4, youths $3, age 5 and younger free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

‘Picturing the Past’

3Artists display mixed-media works inspired by Historic St. Mary’s City, including photographer Nadine Chicoine’s “Keeping an Eye on Things,” above. Closes Sunday. North End Gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. 301-475-3130. www.northendgallery.org. Free.

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