Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, Jan. 16-22, 2014

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Roy Peterson - The Prince George’s Little Theatre presents “Over the River and Through the Woods,” starring Brian McDermott, Millie Ferrara, John Shackelford, Lois De Vincent, Elizabeth Heir and Ken Kienas.

THU 16

“Inside Reflections” An exhibition by members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through March 7. Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

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Grey Seal Puppets on Parade A comedic puppet show featuring Mr. Crabcake, Humpty Dumpty and Stubbs McGee. Recommended for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $4.

“Five Little Monkeys” Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Company brings Eileen Christelow’s popular picture book series to life in this energetic play about the misadventures of five mischievous monkeys and their mom. Thursday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3769. www.bowiestate.edu. $5, children $3.

FRI 17

“45 Seconds From Broadway” Take a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s theater district in this Neil Simon comedy featuring washed-up and on-the-rise players. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., plus Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 8. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15; seniors, students and military $12. Reservations requested.

“Dystopias” The artworks of Elisa Asenbaum, Yikui Gu, Skirmantas Pipas, Colleen Rudolf and Thomas Stuck are displayed in this contemporary art exhibit. Curated by Yikui Gu, the works depict a fragmented view of a world without hierarchies or trends, where anything goes. Gallery talk and reception Feb. 4 at noon. Exhibit runs through March 14. Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn star in the 1967 comedy about a white woman who brings her black fiance home to meet her parents. 7:30 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

Musician Protection Program Artists perform classic rock-and-roll from the ’60s and ’70s. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.

“Over the River and Through the Woods” The Prince George’s Little Theatre presents a comedy drama about Italian American grandparents who meddle in the life of their dutiful grandson. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Jan. 25. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819. www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and students $15.

Poe’s Birthday Bash An interactive performance to celebrate the life and works of poet Edgar Allan Poe. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 12 and younger $12.

The Badger Band An evening of Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan covers and original music. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

SAT 18

“Artists in Action: Artists in Their Natural Habitat” Visitors can observe artists as they work in temporary studios as part of this live exhibit. Through March 2. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $3, seniors and ages 5-11 $2; age 4 and younger free.

“Winter Solstice” The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance presents a group exhibit featuring photos, drawings and oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings with a winter theme. Mary Ann Lipovsky will showcase her watercolors in a solo wall exhibit titled “Hyattsville Houses” through Jan. 31. Public reception Saturday 1-3 p.m. Full exhibit runs through March 7. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

Bill Harris The local printmaker and wood turner meshes his two art forms to illustrate the area’s history, community and social issues. Public reception Saturday at 5 p.m. Exhibit runs through March 8. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Jim Ritter and the Creole Gumbo Jazz Band A Dixieland jazz concert. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.

Saskia and the Truly Unruly Band A mix of blues, R&B, rock, jazz, funk and reggae.
8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

SUN 19

Charles County Six Picks High School Art Exhibit An exhibition of works by local high school students. Reception and awards presentation Sunday 1-4 p.m. Exhibit open Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., through Feb. 9. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free, donations welcome.

“A Pictorial History of Accokeek”Kenneth Bryson discusses his book, “Images of America, Accokeek,” about the early history of the area, including the Piscataway Indians, the Episcopal community, slaves, free blacks and more. The program is sponsored by the Harmony Hall Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. 1 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhhcdar/Harmony_Hall.html. Free.

“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” A documentary film chronicling the life of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. 1 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

“Tecumseh and Conflicting Native Views on the War of 1812” Donald L. Fixico, professor of history at Arizona State University, lectures on the history of the American Indians, as part of the War of 1812 Speaker Series. 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Auditorium, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

“The Barker of Seville” Blue Sky Puppets present this family-friendly show about a dog who wants to become an opera singer. 3 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.

Fez Tones Hafla The band performs live Middle Eastern music on the qanun, oud, darbuka and riq. 6-8 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

MON 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast The 10th annual Southern Maryland prayer breakfast will honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with performances by the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir, the Great Mills High School Steel Band, the Spring Ridge Middle School Rhythm Club, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Drum Corp and a dramatic reading by students from the College of Southern Maryland. 6-10 a.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Campus Center, J. Frank Raley Great Room, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-3246.www.smcm.edu. $10, reservations required.

“The World According to Monsanto” Marie-Monique Robin’s 2008 documentary examines the biotech corporation Monsanto and controversies over genetically altered crops. Film followed by discussion. 7 p.m. College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. 301-474-8044. www.cpcommunitylibrary.org. Free.

TUE 21

Poetry open mike Attendees are invited to express themselves onstage through spoken word. 7-9 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

WED 22

Line dancing lessons The Boot Scooters of Southern Maryland will host this beginner class for those who want to learn or practice line-dance steps. 7-7:30 p.m. Hotel Charles, 15100 Burnt Store Rd., Hughesville 301-290-0088. www.bootscootersofsomd.blogspot.com. Free, registration requested.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’

3The Prince George’s Little Theatre presents a comedy drama about Italian American grandparents who meddle in the life of their dutiful grandson. Starring, from left, Brian McDermott, Millie Ferrara, John Shackelford, Lois De Vincent, Elizabeth Heir and Ken Kienas. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Jan. 25. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819. www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and students $15.

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