Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, July 3-9, 2014


"Verdict" features, front row, Trix Whitehall, Annette Landers, Muriel McNair, Hillary Glass, back row Jeff Roberts, Rick Starkweather (director), Bob Kleinberg, Devonna Burrowes. (Emily Canavan/Emily Canavan)
‘Verdict’

3Thunderous 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. Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., runs through July 13. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-934-4532 or 301-441-8770. www.thunderousproductions.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 11 and younger $12.

THU 03

Common Ground The band plays smooth jazz as part of the outdoor Wind Down Thursdays concert series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.

The Comfort Zone Band Get on your feet and dance to sultry jazz and up-tempo R&B music at this outdoor concert. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, 301-218-6700. www.pgparks.com. Free.

LWKMD comedy tour Nigerian comedian Jedi hosts the international tour featuring comedians Ali Baba, Basorge, Teju Babyface, Basketmouth, Julius Agwu, Bovi, Gina Yashere and others. LWKMD is an abbreviation for Laugh Wan Kill Me Die, a Ni­ger­ian slang version of LOL (Laugh Out Loud). 7 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787, www.thelwkmdtour.com. $40-$60.

“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. Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., runs through July 13. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-934-4532 or 301-441-8770. www.thunderousproductions.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 11 and younger $12.

“Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale” The Owings Mills native displays a 21-piece exhibit of large-format paintings that depict rural and urban life. Through March 29. University of Maryland University College, Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard, University Boulevard at Adelphi Road, College Park. 301-985-7937. www.umuc.edu/visitors/events/art/merritt. Free.

“Reimagining Rosa Parks” An exhibition of student works inspired by Jeanne Theoharis’s “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.” Closes Thursday. Prince George’s Community College, Accokeek Hall library, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0965. www.pgcc.edu. Free.

FRI 04

Summer Classic car show St. John’s Knights of Columbus hosts its inaugural event showcasing classic cars from 1988 and earlier, as well as custom bikes. All proceeds will benefit the Knights local charities.
8 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John’s Catholic Church — MonsignorHarris Center, 43950 St. John’s Rd., Hollywood. 301-373-8609.www.stjohnscarshow.com. $2, age 12 and younger free.

“Lost and Found Laurel” This exhibit offers a look the city from the 1960s to present-day Laurel. Visitors can view old and new items relating to schools, restaurants, entertainment, libraries, festivals and more. 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.

Steve Hickman and John Devine The duo play traditional folk tunes outdoors. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531, www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.

Young Adult One Act Festival Patrons can watch five one-act plays written by Mark Scharf and Albi Gorn. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through July 13. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15; seniors, students and military $12. Reservations requested.

SAT 05

Days of Vinyl Wayne Kern and Mike Mullis perform an outdoor concert of Top 40 hits.
4-6 p.m. Bowie Town Green, Route 564 and Ninth Street, Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

Free Country The U.S. Marine band performs an outdoor concert as part of the Military Concert Series. 6-7:30 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

Djesben The band performs jazz, bebop and bossa nova classics from around the world in addition to original tunes. Proceeds will benefit the Greenbelt Rhythm & Drum Festival.
8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

Tonight’s Alibi The party rock band performs.
8 p.m. Cryers Backroad Inn, 22094 Newtowne Neck Rd., Compton. 301-475-6628. backroadinn.homestead.com. Free.

SUN 06

Star-Spangled Celebration Sotterley celebrates Independence Day with patriotic music by the Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet, tours, trail hikes, plantation tours, vendors and children’s activities.
Noon-7:30 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. $10 per vehicle, free with military ID.

School of Rock Students from the Annapolis-based school kick off London Town’s summer concert series. 5-7 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.org. Free, donations welcome.

“The Uncle Devin Show” This outdoor show for children uses song, dance and call-and-response to convey the principles of love and cultural and social development. Part of the Arts on the Waterfront series. 6-7:30 p.m. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.uncledevinshow.com. Free.

Crabtowne Stompers An outdoor performance by the U.S. Naval Academy’s jazz ensemble. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

“Freaky Friday” Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis star in the 2003 Disney movie about a mother and daughter who switch bodies. The movie will be screened outdoors as part of Movies on the Potomac. 6 p.m., National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

MON 07

“The Phantom of the Opera” A screening of the 1925 horror film about a man disfigured at birth and made to live in a dungeon and wear a mask to cover his face. 7:30 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $5.

“Melissa Burley” The sculptor exhibits her newest works using recycled objects. Through Aug. 3. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Beachcomber Art: Seaside Discoveries” An exhibition showing off items retrieved from the beach. Through Aug. 24. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5, seniors $4, youth $3, age 5 and younger free.

TUE 08

“Chautauqua” Kelly Rouse portrays the famous painter Georgia O’Keeffe as part of this outdoor historical theater presentation. Arrive early to hear live music by Steve Hickman. The “Chautauqua” series continues Wednesday with a performance about American poet Emily Dickinson and July 10 with a show about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. 6:45-8:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, HT Lawn Big Tent, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

Waterfront fitness Instructors from WillPower Functional Fitness will host outdoor workout classes for all. Tuesday and Thursday 7-8 p.m., National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 202-747-4686. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

WED 09

Pirate’s Life for Me Experience life as a pirate by making a pirate flag, storming a tall ship, working the sails and searching for hidden treasures. This program is for ages 4-7 accompanied by adult. 10-11 a.m. The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org. Adult/child pair $10. Registration required.

Lesole’s Dance Project An interactive dance program to experience South African styles and traditions. 10:30 a.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

Justine “Baby” Washington The soul singer and former member of the Hearts performs. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cosca Regional Park and Tennis Bubble, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. 301-868-6462. www.pgparks.com. Free.

The Seth Kibel Quartet The Wammie-winning band performs a high-energy concert of jazz, swing and klezmer. 7-9 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

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