Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, March 13-19, 2014

THU 13

CAA Women’s Basketball Championship A competition of teams from the University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Mason University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, UNC Wilmington, Northeastern University, Towson University and the College of William & Mary. Tournament winner will go on to the NCAA tournament. First game Thursday at 2 p.m. Games culminate with championship game Sunday at noon. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. www.caasports.com. $5.50-$40.

“Smooth Sounds for Seniors” Baltimore-based jazz singer Ethel Ennis performs a concert for seniors 60 and older. Noon. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $12.

Salsa class A Latin dance class for adults. 5:30 p.m. The House of Dance, 24620 Three Notch Rd., Hollywood. 301-373-6330. www.thehouseofdance.org. $10.

“But I Said No” Cause Theatre presents this educational theatrical piece on the social issue of acquaintance rape. Recommended for adult audiences. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Building B multipurpose room, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. $5.

FRI 14

“Insta-Artist: Snap it. Send it. Show it.” An exhibit featuring smartphone photos that have been edited through Instagram or other applications. Adults-only opening reception featuring appetizers and music by Justin Crandall will be held Friday 6-9 p.m. Exhibit runs through June 1. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. Reception $5; exhibit $3, seniors and ages 5-11 $2, age 4 and younger free.

Prince George’s County Spelling Bee Middle school students from across the county contend for top speller and a chance to advance to the national bee. 7 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

“Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” It’s 1975, the 20th anniversary of James Dean’s death, and some of Dean’s followers gather to mark the event. Friday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday at 2 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, children $12.

“Dark Passages” The Bowie Community Theatre stages this dark mystery about a couple living in a small college town where scary and bizarre things begin to happen. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-805-0219. www.bctheatre.com. $20, seniors and students $15.

Rory Block A live performance by the blues singer and guitar player. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25.

“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 world without hierarchies or trends, where anything goes. Closes Friday. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

SAT 15

Annapolis train show The WB&A Chapter of the Train Collectors Association hosts this train-lovers showcase featuring a full operating layout with three engines, gateman and whistle sounds. Visitors can also shop at more than 100 tables of trains, train repair and parts dealers; children’s play table, free train appraisals and door prizes offered. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Annapols Armory, 18 Willow St., Annapolis. 410-974-7400. wbachapter.org . $5, military and age 11 and younger free.

Refuge System Birthday Bash The refuge celebrates its 111th anniversary with family activities such as live animal shows, nature crafts, live music, guided tram tours and hikes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. patuxent.fws.gov. Free.

Torch-fired copper and enamel A guided workshop to create colorful copper charms using fire and enamel. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $70, includes materials fee. Registration required.

Barbershop Spring Extravaganza The barbershop chorus Southern Mix performs 1950s and ’60s doo-wop. 4 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. In advance $5, day of concert $7.

Dinner and Movie: “The Counterfeiters” Based on Adolf Burger’s memoir, this Academy Award-winning film follows a Jewish counterfeiter who is imprisoned and sent to a concentration camp during World War II. 6 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $30, movie only $15.

“The Art of Social Dance” The annual benefit gala will feature live music by the 15-piece orchestra Big Band Tradition, food and drinks, and a variety of dance lessons, including salsa, swing and tango. Proceeds will benefit the center’s Theatre Tech Program, a workforce development initiative for at-risk youth in the county. 7-10 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $100, reservations required.

Colonial tavern dinner An evening of 18th-century Colonial food and spirits, with live sea chanties and tavern songs by Ship’s Company. 7-9 p.m. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010. history.pgparks.com. $48, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $40. Reservations required.

Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament The Washington chapter stages preliminary bouts of the regional championship tournament. 7:30 p.m. Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center, 7707 Barlowe Rd, Hyattsville. 301-843-6165. www.goldengloves.com. $20.

Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra The Hyattsville-based youth ensemble performs “Global Drumming,” a concert of music from around the world. 8 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.

World Dance Showcase Multicultural dance companies from across the region perform works from an array of cultures and dance traditions. 8 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $20, seniors and students $15.

SUN 16

“Period Rooms: American Furnishings & Interiors” A talk and virtual tour of images from 31 Daughters of the American Revolution Museum period rooms, which represent a different state and time. 1 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, Battersea room, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdhhcdar/ Harmony_Hall.html. Free.

Dale Ann Bradley The bluegrass singer performs with Chris Tenney & Riverside South. 2 p.m. American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd., Hughesville. 301-737-3004. www.alpost238.org. $15.

March Music with “M” Composers A classical music concert featuring compositions by Marcello, Mozart, Mahler, MacDowell, Milhaud and Menotti. 4 p.m. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. 301-937-3666. www.pbuuc.org. Free, donations welcome.

Shady Rill Acoustic duo Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie perform traditional and original harmonies on the guitar and banjo, respectively. 4-6 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House, 47418 Old State House Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org . $15.

Water Work Invitational Show Local artists Barbara Stepura, Sally Parker and Lynn Mehta display their works with a water theme. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closes Sunday. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free.

MON 17

Girls Night Out A two-class workshop for women to create textured goblets and candlesticks using clay. Bring a drink or snack to enjoy. Monday and March 31,
6:30-9:30 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $80, reservations required.

“Forks Over Knives” This documentary explores the changing way that Americans eat. 7 p.m. College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. 301-474-8044. www.cpcommunitylibrary.org. Free.

TUE 18

“45th Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition” This annual exhibit showcases works by artists age 18 and older who live in the Washington metropolitan area. Through March 30. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com.

WED 19

Spring History Lectures Rod Cofield, executive director of Historic London Town and Gardens, presents “Taverns and Travel in the 18th Century.” 7:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Positive Vibrations
Youth Steel Orchestra

3The Hyattsville-based youth ensemble performs “Global Drumming,” a concert of music from around the world. Saturday at 8 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.

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