Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, July 31-Aug. 6, 2014


Cirque Du Soleil presents “Amaluna,” its mysterious romance show about a princess and her brave young suitor, at National Harbor. (Courtesy Cirque Du Soleil/Courtesy Cirque Du Soleil)
‘Amaluna’

3Cirque Du Soleil presents its show about a princess and her brave young suitor, who must overcome numerous challenges in order to prove their love. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 1:30 and 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., through Sept. 21. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. www.cirquedusoleil.com. $65-$275, ages 2-12 $55-$265.

THU 31

Phaze II The local jazz band performs at the Wind Down Thursdays outdoor concert series, which runs through Aug. 21. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.

Nelly’s Echo The Baltimore-based band performs an outdoor concert of pop and R&B music with an African influence. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. www.pgparks.com. Free.

“Amaluna” Cirque Du Soleil presents its show about a princess and her brave young suitor, who must overcome numerous challenges in order to prove their love. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 1:30 and 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., through Sept. 21. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. www.cirquedusoleil.com. $65-$275, ages 2-12 $55-$265.

“Little Shop of Horrors” The Newtowne Players stage Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s comedic musical about a floral store assistant who encounters an exotic, singing, meat-eating plant. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m., through Aug. 10. Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-737-5447. www.newtowneplayers.org. $18; seniors, students and military $15; age 12 and younger $13.

FRI 01

U.S. Capitol Classics China Open An international martial arts tournament featuring more than 100 fitness and wellness vendors, a Junior Olympics qualifier, fitness challenges and more. Saturday participants can join a free workout with Tae Bo master Billy Blanks. Doors open Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-336-7000. www.uscapitolclassics.com. Spectators: Friday $10, Saturday $25-$100.

Fine Wine Fridays Wine samples from local vineyards, with live music. For age 21 and older. 6:30-8 p.m. Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-249-2004. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. $25, reservations required.

Electric Brigade An outdoor concert by the U.S. Naval Academy rock band. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

Marguerite The local singer performs R&B and soul as part of the Sunset Concert Festival. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.

Southern Maryland Concert Band The all-volunteer community ensemble performs an outdoor concert as part of the Friday Night Live concert series, which runs through Sept. 26. 7-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

“The Tempest” Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s play about a magician who uses illusion and skillful manipulation to bring his daughter to prominence. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Aug. 17. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., 301-832-4819. www.annapolisshakespeare.org. $22-$30.

“Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” Music Theater International and Laurel Mill present the Summer Youth Production of the Disney classic in which Peter Pan leads three siblings to Neverland, where children can stay young. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Aug. 24. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $20, seniors and students $15. Reservations requested.

“The Music Man” A traveling salesman plans to con residents of a small Iowa town into giving him money to form a band, but his plans 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 02

PaxRiverTri Kids Triathlon The seventh annual youth triathlon will feature a variety of courses for ages 3-17 to compete in swimming, biking and running. 8 a.m. Wildewood Community Center, outdoor pool, 23314 Surrey Way, California. 301-737-0737. paxrivertri.com. $5-$30, registration required.

Chesapeake Pride Festival A family-friendly celebration of the LGBT community featuring live entertainment, food and drink vendors, a drag show and beach fun. Noon-6 p.m. Mayo Beach Park, 4150 Honeysuckle Dr., Edgewater. 410-599-0273. www.chesapeakepridefestival.org. Free, donations welcome to benefit Chesapeake Pride.

Beach Party on the Square A belly dancing performance by Daughters of Veda, music, games, beach volleyball, a firetruck hose-down and the annual “Running of the Balls.” 4-9 p.m. Leonardtown Town Square, Washington and Fenwick streets, Leonardtown. 301-475-9791. www.leonardtown.somd.com. Free.

Rise Band and Show The nine-member R&B/funk/jazz/Motown ensemble performs an outdoor concert. 4-6 p.m. Bowie Town Green, Route 564 and Ninth Street, Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

SUN 03

Forest Heights Day The city celebrates its 65th anniversary with guest speakers, a car show, games, prizes, food and more. 11 a.m.-
6 p.m. Tayac Neighborhood Park, Ottawa Street and Spokane Drive, Forest Heights. 301-839-1030. www.forestheightsmd.gov. Free.

“The Nerd” Parlor Room Theater presents the Larry Shue comedy about a Vietnam War veteran who promises to always be there for the man who saved his life. But when his nerdy savior arrives unexpectedly, he must find a way to get rid of the troubled houseguest. Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Bishop McNamara High School, Fine Arts Theater, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. 202-340-8623. www.parlorroomtheater.com. $10.

Naked Blue The alternative rock band performs an outdoor concert. 5 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.com. Free.

Oasis Island Sounds The band plays Caribbean music outdoors as part of the Arts on the Waterfront series. 6-7:30 p.m. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Movies on the Potomac Watch the family-friendly musical “Singin’ in the Rain” outdoors on the big screen. 6 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

The Electric Company The band plays ’80s music outdoors as part of the Sunset Concert Series, which runs through Sept. 7. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

“Melissa Burley” Burley exhibits a new sculpture, recycled from found objects. Closes Sunday. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

MON 04

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

TUE 05

“The Enemy Nearly All ‘Round Us” An exhibit of paintings and artifacts featuring Annapolis during the War of 1812, including the Ogle Family from Belair. Tuesday-Sunday noon-4 p.m., through Sept. 20. Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.

“Rufus Meets Dr. Science” Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents this educational STEM-filled puppet show. 2-3 p.m. Calvert Library Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings. 410-257-2101. www.calvertlibrary.info. Free.

Soul Patrol Band The local band plays soul, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and go-go as part of the National Night Out event. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. 301-505-0897. www.pgparks.com. Free.

WED 06

“The Schemings of Scapin” The Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents an outdoor performance of the Moliére comedy about a conniving servant who swindles two rich men out of money. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres included. 7 p.m. The Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern, 7 Church Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-7601. www.annapolis.org. $50, reservations required.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

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