Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, July 10-16, 2014


“Pride on the Potomac” features deck tours of the Pride of Baltimore II, living history performances, exhibits, hayrides, food, kayak tours, and music by Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean. (Courtesy of the Accokeek Foundation/Courtesy of the Accokeek Foundation)
THU 10

Marcus Young The jazz singer-songwriter plays an outdoor concert with special guests. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.

Proverbs Reggae The local Rasta reggae band performs socially conscious roots music that blends ska, jazz, R&B, soul and calypso in an outdoor concert. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. www.pgparks.com. Free.

FRI 11

“Fiesta en Latinoamerica 1” An exploration of South and Central American customs through salsa, merengue, bachata and folkloric dance styles. 5:30 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $5, age 13 and younger free.

Chocolate and wine tasting Experts from American Heritage Chocolate trace chocolate’s history from the Amazon to Colonial America. Sample 1750s-style chocolate made from old-fashioned ingredients paired with wine and chocolate martinis. 6-8 p.m. Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main St., Annapolis. 410-268-7601. www.annapolis.org. $35, reservations required.

The Roustabouts The band plays an outdoor concert of bluegrass and country music. Moon bounce, face-painting and other children’s activities included as part of the Outback Steakhouse Summer Jam Series, which runs through Sept. 12. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. 301-985-5020. www.hyattsville.org. Free.

Max Impact The U.S. Air Force band performs classic and contemporary rock and country music in an outdoor concert. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O'Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.

Sara Gray Band The Indian Head singer-songwriter performs classic country and rock music outdoors. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

Secret Society An outdoor concert featuring saxophonist Bryan Mills with Wayne Thomas on drums, Mike Madison on vocals, Robbie McDonald on lead guitar, David Dyson on bass and Patrick Cooper on keyboards. 7-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

Summer White Affair Come dressed in white to this event featuring art and jewelry vendors, a cash bar and live music by jazz guitarist Nick Colionne and the all-female ensemble Jazz in Pink. Held in collaboration with the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, which takes place July 12.
7-11 p.m. Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 301-249-2004. www.lakearborjazz.com. $50.

Jennifer Rose & the Mixx The country and rock band closes out the Montpelier Summer Concert Series. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, Grounds, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-776-2805. www.southlaurelrecreationcouncil.org. Free.

“Moonlight Dance on the Bay” Fox 5 news anchor Allison Seymour emcees the second annual fundraiser for Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation. Live swing and hand dance music, door prizes, food and more. 8-11 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa, 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-326-9170. www.ruthmiraclehome.com. $50, reservations required.

“The Music Man” A family musical about a traveling salesman whose plans to con residents of a small Iowa town are foiled when he falls for the town librarian. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Aug. 3. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, students and military $14. Reservations required.

SAT 12

“Pride on the Potomac” A family event featuring deck tours of the Pride of Baltimore II, living history performances, exhibits, hayrides, food, kayak tours and music by Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2113. www.pride2.org/comeaboard. $10, age 10 and younger free; kayak tours $25; evening sails $65, reservations required.

International Festival An empowerment and music event featuring performances by Estelle, Byron Cage, Third World, TLC, Ludacris and more. Other activities include empowerment workshops, carnival games and rides. Attendees can also participate in a 5K run/1.25K walk Sunday at 9 a.m. to benefit HIV/AIDS programs. Saturday noon-10 p.m., Sunday noon-9 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.internationalfest.net. $25 per day; two-day pass $40; run $40; walk free. Registration required for run.

Lake Arbor Jazz Festival Outdoor musical performances by local and national jazz artists including Marcus Anderson, Avery Sunshine, Plunky & Oneness, Antone “Chooky” Caldwell, Marcus Young and the Afro Bop Alliance. Other attractions will include vendors, arts and crafts, food and more. A pre-festival fundraising dinner is scheduled for Friday 7-11 p.m. at Jazzy’s Restaurant in Bowie ($20 in advance, $25 at the door). Saturday noon-9 p.m. Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. 301-333-6561. www.lakearborjazz.com. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Live music from jazz artists Oli Silk, Elan Trotman and Nick Colionne played on the lawn. Attendees can also enjoy boat rides, exhibitors and lots of seafood. Noon-9 p.m. St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point. 301-769-2222. www.stmarysmd.com. $65, age 12 and younger free.

Joint Base Andrews Heritage Park concert Listen to performances by U.S. Air Force bands Max Impact and the Ceremonial Brass, as well as the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team. 6-8 p.m. Joint Base Andrews, park at the Andrews Manor Shopping Center (enter the base through the West Pedestrian Gate), 1500 W. Perimeter Rd., Andrews Air Force Base. 240-612-4428. www.andrews.af.mil. Free.

Full-moon hike A guided three-mile hike to explore the night sky with stops for stories and refreshments. 8-10 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. $10, seniors $9, students $6, age 5 and younger free.

Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance The artist group will close three of its exhibits Saturday: “Interpretation” at Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery (5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville), “Women’s Intuition” at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center (6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville) and “Color Splash” at Old Line Wine & Spirits (11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville). 301-351-8022. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

SUN 13

Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Course Race The second annual race will feature two courses, three or six miles, with more than 20 obstacles including mud pits, a rock wall, balance beam and hurdles. A kids’ course for ages 4-13 will also feature mud pit and obstacles. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.downanddirtyobstaclerace.com. Six-mile race $80, three-mile $70; kids’ course ages 7-13 $30, ages 4-6 $20. Registration required.

“War of 1812: The Military Experience” Artillery demonstrations, interpretive programs, food, exhibits, cannon salutes and a musical tribute by the Federal City Brass Band. 11 a.m., concert at 6 p.m. Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Rd. 301-763-4600. www.nps.gov/fowa. $5 per car.

Eastport Oyster Boys The Chesapeake Bay troubadours perform. 5-7 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.com. Free, donations welcome.

Electric Brigade The U.S. Naval Academy band plays an outdoor concert of rock, Motown and R&B music. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

“Verdict” Thunderous Productions presents Agatha Christie’s 1958 mystery stage play about family members who flee persecution from their home country and attempt to become respectable British residents. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.thunderousproductions.org. $17, seniors and students $14.

20th annual Juried Show Artists from across the area display their works in this multimedia art contest. Closes Sunday. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free.

MON 14

Chili in the Garden The inaugural event will feature chili tastings, live music, a classic car show, family activities and more in the outdoor garden. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $3, seniors and ages 5-11 $2; age 4 and younger free; chili tasting kit $5.

“The Black Cat” A screening of the 1934 horror film followed by discussion. 7:30 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $5.

TUE 15

Sara Gray The Southern Maryland native covers classic country and original music as part of the “Twilight Performance Series,” which runs through July 24. 6:45-8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Lawn, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-934-7878. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

WED 16

Amanda Daughtry The Nashville-based country artist blends rock and pop music in this outdoor concert. 6:45-7 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts center lawn, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

Gina DeSimone & the Moaners The band performs as part of the “Jazz on the Lawn” series, which runs through Aug. 13. 7 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. history.pgparks.com. Free.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Shakespeare in the Parks presents an outdoor staging of the classic love story. 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Patio Amphitheater, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.pgparks.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

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