Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, Jan. 23-29, 2014


Photographer Krista Schlyer working in the Sonoran Desert. (Chris Linder)
THU 23

“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.

Community Quilt display The handmade historical quilt was created by students in the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s Culture Keepers, an after-school program, and other members of community. On display next to the quilt is the student-created mural “Gorgeous Prince George’s: Then and Now.” Open daily. The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.pgaamcc.org. Free.

Global Beat: Tambourine Workshop Instructors from the Cultural Academy for Excellence lead this workshop on the popular hand percussion instrument. For age 16 and older. 11 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.

“Direct Current: A Multimedia Exploration of Black Life Within Prince George’s County” The multimedia works in this exhibition depict African American life and history in Prince George’s County. Presented in honor of Black History Month. Public reception Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m. Through Feb. 24. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

FRI 24

Charles County Six Picks High School Art Exhibit An exhibition of works by local high school students. Reception and awards presentation Jan. 19, 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.

Coffeehouse open mike Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance hosts its HomeSpun Coffee House open-mike session for local performers.
7-10 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. 301-904-4987. www.smtmd.org. $7, performers free.

Krista Schlyer The award-winning local author and photographer will discuss her book “Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall” and her documentary project, which explores the natural and human history of borderlands and today’s immigration policy. 7 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. Free.

“Death by Chocolate” A resort manager and amateur sleuth must find the murderer among the resort staff in this comedy whodunit. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 9. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17, seniors and youth $14.

“The Vagina Monologues” Women explore their sexuality in this production by the Rude Mechanicals. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m., through Feb. 8. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 12 and younger $12.

SAT 25

“The Art of Stenciling” Janet Hall leads a workshop teaching the process of stenciling an image on two flour sack towels. 10 a.m.-noon. Historic Annapolis, Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis. www.annapolis.org. $25, registration required.

“Treasure Island” Missoula Children’s Theatre, a traveling theater troupe, stages the musical with local children after only a week of rehearsals. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

Breton Bay Polar Bear Plunge Community members can watch as daring locals plunge into the winter waters of Breton Bay Beach. Viewers should bring a snack or appetizer for the post-plunge party at Avemar Community Center and a nonperishable food item to benefit St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen. 1 p.m. Breton Bay Beach, end of Society Hill Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2300. www.
facebook.com/BretonBayPolarBearPlunge
. Free.

Charmed fashion show Youth in the Charmed program, which encourages self-esteem, poise, etiquette and manners for ages 4-14, put on a fashion show. 2-3 p.m. Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1500. www.pgparks.com. Free.

“Downton Abbey” tea party Visitors are invited to come dressed in 1920s attire and enjoy a high tea party in celebration of the new season of “Downton Abbey.” Bring your own tea cup. 2-3:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free, reservations required.

31st Annual Choreographers’ Showcase Local choreographers present works in styles including modern dance, contemporary ballet, world dance and hip-hop. 3 and 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $30, seniors and alumni $25, students and youth $10.

Airmen of Note A performance by the U.S. Air Force jazz ensemble. 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 202-767-5658. www.usafband.af.mil. Free.

“Swinging With the Jacksons” A live performance by the Bumper Jacksons, a country swing, roots jazz and street blues band. Swing dance lessons at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. At the door $15, in advance $12.

Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson A rock and folk music concert. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.

“Big Impact!” An exhibit of works by members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Closes Saturday. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

SUN 26

Mitchellville bridal show Meet event planners, caterers, florists, photographers, bakers, DJs and more. 1-4 p.m. Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 301-454-1450. www.pgparks.com. $5.

Big Moe’s Celebrity Annual Player’s Ball and Awards Show An awards show honoring area musicians. Boxing champion Riddick Bowe, rap artist Bone Crusher and reality TV stars Teddy Ruks and Puma will be in attendance along with local artists Buggs from Junk Yard Band, Big G from Back Yard Band and Camille from the DMV Vixens. 7 p.m.-midnight. Hampton Conference Center, 207 W. Hampton Pl., Capitol Heights. bit.ly/1kF5JIo . $35, RSVP required.

MON 27

“Watercolor Paintings by Valerie Watson” The artist displays her bold and bright works. Reception Feb. 2, 1:30-3 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 7. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.

TUE 28

“Archimedes & the Power of Math” A live performance to learn about Archimedes of Syracuse, the ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer known as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. This interactive math program is recommended for students in grades 3-5. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $6.

WED 29

Country Current The U.S. Navy Band quintet performs country-bluegrass. 7 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.navyband.navy.mil/country_current. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Krista Schlyer

3The award-winning local author and photographer will discuss her book “Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall” and her documentary project, which explores the natural and human history of borderlands and today’s immigration policy. Friday at 7 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. Free.

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