Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, May 1-7, 2014


Families enjoy the Bostwick Heritage Festival, which returns to the historic home on Sunday. (S. Rogers/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area)
THU 01

“Star Wars Trilogy” The UMD Wind Ensemble plays selections from the “Star Wars Trilogy” score, as well as pieces by Mason Bates, Percy Grainger and J.P. Sweelinck. 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.

FRI 02

Electric Brigade The U.S. Naval Academy’s rock band kicks off the Sunset Concert Festival. Attendees will receive a free small frozen custard, popcorn and patriotic lapel pin. 7 p.m., Fridays through Aug. 29. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf. www.stcharlesmd.com/our-blog. Free.

“An Iliad” Homer’s epic gets reimagined as a contemporary solo show about war. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $40, seniors $35, students $10.

“Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party” This off-Broadway mystery is staged at a party where a man gets enraged after his girlfriend flirts with another man. Based on Joseph Moncure March’s poem “Wild Party.” Recommended for adults. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., May 4 and 11 at 2 p.m., through May 17. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15, seniors and students $12. Reservations requested.

“The Fox on the Fairway” The Prince George’s Little Theatre celebrates its 54th season with this comedic tale about love, life and golf. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through May 18. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819.www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and students $15.

Margot MacDonald The singer-songwriter and live looper performs a concert of indie pop-rock music. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25.

“Contrasts” For its final performance of the season, the UMD Wind Orchestra performs Magnus Lindberg’s “Gran Duo” and Steve Reich’s “Tehillim,” exploring the contrasts between the works. 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. $25, students $10.

SAT 03

Harlem Renaissance Festival The 15th annual festival features a performance by soul group Midnight Star, spoken word, a parade, art, health screenings, vendors and more to celebrate the Harlem Renaissance era. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. 301-341-3749. www.pghrf.org. Free.

Solomons Maritime Festival The annual festival will also mark the grand reopening of the museum. Activities will include a boat and engine show, crab picking and oyster shucking, music, crafts, games and free boat rides. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

May Day A celebration of spring with Colonial-era games, dance, crafts, puppet show and local vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. $10, seniors $9, students $6, age 5 and younger free.

Fashion show and jazz luncheon The Prince George’s County section of the National Council of Negro Women hosts this event featuring food, fashions from Lovely Lady Boutique and a live performance from jazz singer Lori Williams. Proceeds will benefit community projects and programs. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt. 301-474-8500. www.ncnw-pgcounty.org. $65, reservations requested.

Pirate Fest A high-seas adventure featuring swashbuckling reenactors, children’s activities, live music, a costume contest, a treasure hunt and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010. history.pgparks.com. $5, age 4 and younger free.

Spring Farm Festival A family event featuring barnyard animals, hayrides, arts and crafts, live music, and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hard Bargain Farm, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-5665. www.hbplayers.org. $5 per car.

National Harbor Wine and Food Festival The seventh annual festival features food samples; wine, beer and spirits tastings; and more. On Saturday, meet Bravo Network’s “Top Chef” contestants Mike Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio, as well as “Hell’s Kitchen” star and local restaurateur Rock Harper. Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. www.wineandfoodnh.com. $39. designated drivers $30.

“The Fisherman” The Performing Arts Repertory Company presents this story ballet. Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-908-4079. 301-277-1710. www.performingarc.org. $12; seniors, students and military $6.

Astronomy Day celebration The Southern Maryland Astronomical Society hosts day and evening public star parties to explore the night sky through a variety of astronomical equipment. 3 and 9 p.m. Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rose Hill Rd., Port Tobacco. 301-392-1776. www.smas.us. Free.

“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” Anna Deavere Smith’s play explores racial tension in Los Angeles after the Rodney King assault trial. Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., through May 10. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25, seniors $20, students $10.

“Confluence” Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group partners with the Mount Rainier Student Group to present an inter-generational concert of dance and music. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $12, students $10, youth $7.

The Left Bank Quartet For its final performance of the season, the classical quartet plays works by Haydn, Beethoven and Webern. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

HCAA exhibit closings The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance will close three exhibits Saturday: “Earth Rebirth!” at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center (6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville), “Greenworks” at Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery (5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville) and “Spring Break!” at Old Line Wine & Spirits (11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville). 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

SUN 04

ArtsFest The Riverdale Park Arts Council’s seventh annual art and music festival will feature blues band the Smokin’ Polecats featuring Marianna Previti, plus the U.S. Army Field Jazz Combo, African drummer Tosin Musik and the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. The event will also include local and regional artists, authors, a vintage vehicle parade, vendors, children’s activities and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Riverdale Park Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-502-1243. www.rpartscouncil.org. Free.

Bostwick Heritage Festival A family program with 18th-century children’s games, sword fighters, vendors, music, a puppet show and performances by a Piscataway dance group. 1-4 p.m. Bostwick House, 3901 48th St., Bladensburg. 301-887-0777. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.

Baysox 1K Beer Run The annual event invites residents to walk or run three laps around the track. Participants will receive a beer at the end of each lap to drink while completing the next lap. Post-run, watch the home team take on the Erie SeaWolves. Participants must be age 21 or older. 1:15 p.m. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. $18, tickets must be purchased by Friday at 5 p.m.

Big Hat Tea Wear your best fancy hat and enjoy a Mardi Gras-themed tea and dance show sponsored by Vision Contemporary Dance Ensemble. 4 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $40.

“Myths and Legends: Telling Fantastical Stories Through Art” This exhibit celebrates works of art that bring to life fantastical myths, legends, fables, folk tales, fairy tales and the like. Closes Sunday. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5, seniors $4, youths $3, age 5 and younger free.

MON 05

“Best in Glass” mixology competition The area’s top mixologists compete for a spot at the Taste of Prince George’s Food and Wine Festival on Aug. 23. Admission includes a tasting glass to sample each cocktail. 6:30 p.m. Cadillac Ranch, 186 Fleet St., National Harbor. 240-286-7888. bestinglassspring.splashthat.com. $15.

“Et Avant/Image” The UMD Percussion Ensemble performs Professor Tom DeLio’s “Et Avant/Image.” 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.

TUE 06

“Mexican Legends and Song” This children’s show teaches about Mexican historical figures Pancho Villa, Doña Marina, Cortés and Montezuma through puppetry, stories, song and dance. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. arts.pgparks.com. $6.

WED 07

Cantare Buena Vida A musical journey to learn about the many cultures of Latin America. 10:30 a.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Bostwick Heritage Festival

3A family program with 18th-century children’s games, sword fighters, vendors, music, a puppet show and performances by a Piscataway dance group. Sunday 1-4 p.m. Bostwick House, 3901 48th St., Bladensburg. 301-887-0777. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.

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