Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, March 27-April 2, 2014


Shadz of Soul performs a soulful mix of R&B to honor women in music for Women’s History Month (Courtesy of Shadz of Soul/Courtesy of Shadz of Soul)
THU 27

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

“Symphony of the Soil” This documentary film features scientists, farmers and agriculture specialists exploring the mysteries of soil and the key role it plays in preserving life on Earth. Film will be followed by question-and-answer session with soil specialists David Smith and Michel Cavigelli from the Agriculture Department and Bruce James from the University of Maryland. 6:45 p.m. Kenhill Center, Multipurpose Room, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3047. www.cityofbowie.org. Free, donations welcome.

Shadz of Soul The local female trio of Farnetta Baker, Anissa Moody and Shawn Allen performs soulful R&B honoring women in music for Women’s History Month. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.

“But I Said No” Cause Theatre presents this educational piece on acquaintance rape. Recommended for adult audiences. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. $5.

FRI 28

Juried Student Show A showcase of paintings, photos, sculptures and more by College of Southern Maryland students. Exhibit open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closes with awards presentation and reception April 15 at noon. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

“Taste of TNI” The Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative hosts this event where participants can sample foods from East Riverdale and Bladensburg restaurants. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Bladensburg High School Culinary Arts program. 4-9 p.m. Bladensburg High School, 4200 57th Ave., Bladensburg. 301-952-4729 or 301-618-8402, ocr@co.pg.us. Free, donations welcome.

Connections Literary Series Husband and wife Robert and Patience Mason discuss their books, “Chickenhawk” and “Recovering From the War,” both of which deal with Robert’s experiences in Vietnam and their struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder. 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Building A auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-934-7878. www.csmd.edu/arts. In advance $3, at the door $5.

“The Sunshine Boys”  The Twin Beach Players stage this Neil Simon play about the Vaudeville comedy duo Al Lewis and Willie Clark. Friday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through April 13. The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach. 410-286-1890, www.twinbeachplayers.com. $12, seniors, students and military $10.

“Hamlet” The Annapolis Shakespeare Company stages the Bard’s tragedy about a prince set on revenge after his father is murdered by his uncle. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through April 13. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-415-3513. www.annapolisshakespeare.org. $24, seniors and students $20.

Todd Marcus The Baltimore-based bass clarinetist and composer performs with his quartet, along with clarinetist Don Byron. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25.

UMD Men’s Chorus: Annual Men’s Chorus Invitational The Maryland State Boychoir and male choirs from Archbishop Curley High School and Calvert Hall High School perform in the eighth annual Men’s Chorus Invitational. Presented by the University of Maryland Men’s Chorus. 8 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.

SAT 29

Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival Local sea-glass artisans showcase their works, including pottery, jewelry and home decor, at the third annual festival. Richard LaMotte, president of the North American Sea Glass Association, will also lead a discussion and sign copies of his book, “Pure Sea Glass.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ophiuroidea, 609 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels 410-745-8057. www.seaglassfestival.com. Free.

Read Across America Author Lola Lombard conducts a theatrical reading of her book, “Zoopossible! Royal Kingdom,” about a king who builds a royal animal sanctuary in honor of the prince’s wedding. Noon. National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. 301-392-2400. www.ncm.museum. Museum admission: $10, seniors $8, infants under 12 months free.

“The Lion King on Ice” The Gardens Figure Skating Club presents its 10th annual ice show featuring more than 60 skaters portraying the Disney classic. Saturday-Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel. 301-953-0100. 301-953-0100. www.seatyourself.biz/gardensfsc. Online $11, at the door $10, reserved seating $15, age 2 and younger free.

Bull and Shrimp Feast The Sons of the American Legion Southern Maryland District host this foodie event with all-you-can-eat shrimp, roast beef, sides and refreshments. Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Miles. 2-6 p.m. American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-262-0257. laurelpost60.org. $25.

“Seagirl” Punk music provides a soundtrack for the story of a young woman working through her issues. Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

“Exchanged III” Art students from George Mason and James Madison universities will come together in this group show. Opening reception Saturday at 5 p.m., exhibit runs through April 26. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Not My Life” Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Robert Bilheimer’s documentary film details the billion-dollar human trafficking industry and its exploitation of millions of children across the world. Film followed by discussion. Sponsored by the Nitze Scholars Program. 6 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Library 321, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-855-4434. www.smcm.edu. Free.

“Where Gospel Meets Jazz” Performances by gospel jazz musician Todd Ledbetter, gospel violinist Eric L. Taylor and the Reid Temple AME Church youth choir. Hosted by the Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 6-9 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.aka-peo.org. $50, reservations required.

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society The chorale presents “Music of the Great War: World War I.” Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-642-0594. www.chesapeakechoral.com. $15, seniors, youth and military $12.

Frank Wiens The concert pianist plays selections by Brahms, Fauré, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. 7:30 p.m. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. 301-949-8984. www.pbuuc.org. Free, donations welcome.

Golden Gloves Championship Finals The boxing tournament culminates with championship finalists’ bouts. The winners will go on to face the Virginia/North Carolina champs April 26. 8 p.m. Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. 301-843-6165. www.goldengloves.com. $25.

SUN 30

Riversdale Chamber Music Society Concert Series The Riversdale Woodwind Trio performs Jacques Ibert, Mozart, Joplin and others. 2:30 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. history.pgparks.com. Concert free; house tours $3, seniors $2, ages 5-18 $1.

“Virtuosity” A concert by the American Youth Philharmonic with guest Sergey Antonov on cello. 3 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 703-642-8051. www.aypo.org/events. $20, seniors and students $10, music teachers free.

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

MON 31

Chesapeake Woodturners exhibit A showcase of handmade wood objects made by the Chesapeake Woodturners. Closes March 31. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. Free.

TUE 01

“Earth Rebirth!” An exhibit of paintings by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance with solo wall 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.

WED 02

“Heroes: Gone but Not Forgotten” An exhibition of more than 50 drawings, prints and paintings by Charles White from the 1930s-’70s. Through May 23. University of Maryland, Cole Student Activities Building, College Park. 301-314-2615. 301-314-2615. www.driskellcenter.umd.edu. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Shadz of Soul

3The local trio of Farnetta Baker, Anissa Moody and Shawn Allen performs soulful R&B honoring women in music for Women’s History Month. Thursday at 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.

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