Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, March 20-26, 2014


“Magic of the Snowy Owl” screens in Laurel as part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival. (Matt Hamilton/Matt Hamilton)
THU 20

“Earth Rebirth!” An exhibit of paintings by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance with a solo wall by featured artist Susan Putname Kleps. Through May 3. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

Taste of Bowie and March Into Spring fashion show The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton host this food and fashion event to benefit a scholarship fund. 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. 301-262-0920. www.bowiechamber.org. $50, reservations required.

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” The Emmy Award-winning documentary explores the life and works of Leopold, a nature writer and conservationist, and his influence on the world today. Film followed by discussion. 6:45 p.m. Kenhill Center, Multipurpose Room, 2614 Kenill Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3047. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

Lyve Band The funk/soul band performs. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.

FRI 21

“The Wedding Singer” A jilted wedding singer falls for a woman planning her own wedding in this musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler movie. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through April 6. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, youth and military $14.

“The Creation of the World and Other Business” Off the Quill production company presents this comedic retelling of the Book of Genesis and the creation of man. Written by Arthur Miller, the play debates human nature and the notion of good vs. bad. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through April 5. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 11 and younger $12.

“You Can’t Take It With You” When a young couple fall in love, mayhem ensues between their two families. A comedy production by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., March 30 and April 13 at 2 p.m., closes April 13. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15; seniors, students and military $12. Reservations requested.

Phil Wiggins Known as half of the Piedmont blues duo Cephas & Wiggins, the harmonica player performs live with the Chesapeake Sheiks. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25.

Stone Pleasure Band The Charles County-based band performs old and new R&B. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m.-midnight. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.

SAT 22

Charles County bike ride The Charles County Sheriff’s Office hosts this 26-mile bike ride along the scenic Rail Trail. Event backpacks, lunch, snacks and drinks provided. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Charles County and Spring Dell Center. Check in at 9 a.m., ride begins at 10 a.m. Village Green Park and Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head. 301-609-4844. www.unitedwaycharles.org. $25, family of two $40, family of three $50. Registration required.

“Small Rooms of Wonder Show and Tell” Artist Julie Western discusses her display of three miniature room boxes: a three-story veterinary hospital, a quilting needlework shop and a bakery cafe. She will also share ideas on how to use salvaged items to create personal boxes. 10 a.m.-noon. Historic Annapolis, Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis. 410-267-7619. www.annapolis.org. Free.

Baysox Family Funfest Live music, rides and games, interactive exhibits, character appearances and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. Free.

Maryland Day Visitors are invited to commemorate the 380th anniversary of the state’s founding with activities including living history site tours, kite-flying, live music, a keynote address and a ceremony of the flags. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. Free.

D.C. Environmental Film Festival The film festival comes to Laurel with a screening of two films. “Return Flight” chronicles the efforts being made by a group of biologists to restore the bald eagle to its origins in California’s Channel Islands. The film will be screened at 11 a.m., followed by discussion. Filmmakers Matt Hamilton and Fergus Beeley explore Alaskan owls in the “Magic of the Snowy Owl,” which tracks snowy owls throughout the long winter months as they raise their owlets until they are ready to fly. 1 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org. Free, donations welcome.

Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning The museum fundraiser features oysters, boat rides, live music and a sock burning to mark the spring equinox and arrival of boating season. Noon-4 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104. www.amaritime.org. In advance $25, at the door $30, age 12 and younger free. Skipjack boat rides $20.

“Jump Into Spring” wine tasting Sample five spring wines. 3-5 p.m. The Tasting Room Wine Bar at National Harbor, 137 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill. 301-686-0465. www.thetastingroomwinebar.com. $10.

“One of the Gang” The Twin Beach Players stage this murder mystery dinner theater by Ceej Crowe in which the Irish mob and the Mafia have a “sitdown” to work out recent problems. Early show includes buffet dinner, late show includes heavy appetizers and one cocktail. 6 and 9:30 p.m. Trader’s Restaurant, 8132 Bayside Rd., North Beach. 301-855-0766. www.traders-eagle.com. Early show $35, late show $31. Reservations requested.

“A Tribute to America, a Salute to Our Veterans” The Prince George’s Choral Society presents this patriotic concert for veterans. The event will feature War of 1812 narratives and a performance by Elvis impersonator Jed Duvall. 7:30 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.

Prince George’s Philharmonic The orchestra plays Mozart with the Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts Concert Choir. Saturday at 8 p.m. (Suitland High School, 5200 Silver Hill Rd., Forestville) and Sunday at 3 p.m. (Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd.) 301-446-3245. www.pgphilharmonic.org. $20, seniors $18, age 18 and younger free. Tickets required.

SUN 23

National Harbor Restaurant Week Participating restaurants will offer lunches for $20.14 and three-course dinner menus for $35.14. Through March 27. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com.

Joshua Brown and Caitlin Budny A classical music recital with baritone Joshua Brown and soprano Caitlin Budny. 3 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free, $5 donation suggested.

MON 24

“Exchanged III” Art students from George Mason and James Madison universities will come together to show their work in this group show. Through April 26. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Miss Representation” A Women’s Project Film Roundtable to discuss the documentary about how women are underrepresented in positions of power and influence in America. Panelists include Rep. Donna Edwards, Chitra Panjabi, vice president of membership for National Organization for Women, and Angela Peoples, president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. Film screening at 6:30 p.m., panel discussion at 8 p.m. Bowie State University, Center for Learning and Technology, Room 102, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3678. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.

TUE 25

Faculty music showcase Performances by College of Southern Maryland faculty and community members. 7:30 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.

“Spring Break!” Paintings that depict the spring season, getaways, vacations and travel. Presented by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through May 3. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

WED 26

“Helping Drew” A bullied boy is helped by his principal in this musical puppet show. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. arts.pgparks.com. $6.

“The Trials of Muhammad Ali” When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing five years in prison. The film examines his choices and how his voice resonated beyond boxing. Film followed by discussion. 7-9 p.m. University of Maryland, Nyumburu Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room, 232 Campus Dr., College Park. 301-314-8439. www.solom80.wix.com/
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— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

D.C. Environmental Film Festival

3The festival comes to Laurel with a screening of two films Saturday. “Return Flight” chronicles the efforts being made by a group of biologists to restore the bald eagle to its origins in California’s Channel Islands. The film will be screened at 11 a.m., followed by discussion. Filmmakers Matt Hamilton and Fergus Beeley explore Alaskan owls in the “Magic of the Snowy Owl,” which tracks snowy owls throughout the long winter months as they raise their owlets until they are ready to fly. 1 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org. Free, donations welcome.

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