Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, May 15-22, 2014


Patuxent Voices will perform a spring concert, “Finding Our Way Home,” at three venues this weekend. (Justin Bracket/Justin Bracket)
THU 15

Irene Sylvester The local artist showcases her watercolor paintings that explore space and the universe. Through June 1. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Empowering Women to Be First” The Women of Prince George’s host a conference for female business owners to network, learn skills and hear about opportunities available at MGM Resorts International. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 240-893-5744. www.womenofpg.com. $85, registration required.

FRI 16

Spring Dine and Dance Second District Kids and Community hosts this fundraising event with live music and buffet dinner. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hospice for Kids. 6-11:30 p.m. Second District Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. 301-994-0606. www.cfsomd.org. In advance $35, at the door $40.

Something to Wine About The spring concert series continues with smooth jazz and R&B, hors d’oeurves and a wine tasting. For age 21 and older. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-341-7439. www.pgparks.com. $30, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $25. Reservations required.

Marenje Marimba The eight-piece ensemble performs pan-African songs and rhythms using homemade instruments. Part of the outdoor Sunset Concert Festival. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick's Drive and Smallwood Drive W., Waldorf. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.

Patuxent Voices The vocal group presents its spring concert, “Finding Our Way Home,” with songs that portray the challenges of growing up. Friday at 7:30 p.m. (All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Rd., Sunderland), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby) and Sunday at 3 p.m. (Trinity Church, 47444 Trinity Church Rd., St. Mary’s City). cegon17@gmail.com. www.patuxentvoices.org. Free, donations welcome.

Debbi Morgan: “The Monkey on my Back!” The one-woman show offers an intimate look at the actress’s life, including three generations of abuse and how she broke the cycle. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $40.

Cyrus Chestnut The jazz pianist weaves together blues and gospel. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $30.

SAT 17

“Interpretation” An exhibit of 36 works with a focus on the artist’s interpretation of music, books, movies, images and more. Sponsored by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through July 12. Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-351-8022. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

Boys to Men, Girls to Women youth conference A community meeting for ages 11-13 to learn leadership skills, self-esteem-building, financial literacy, hygiene, grooming and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prince George’s Community College, Largo student center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0962. www.leadershipprincegeorges.com. Free, registration required.

Calvert County House & Garden Pilmgrimage A tour of 11 historic sites in the county including a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, one and two-room schoolhouses and relevant buildings from the War of 1812. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Rose Greely gardens at Point Farm. Sponsored by Calvert Garden Club. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., first home on the tour, Small Reward, 525 Small Reward Rd., Huntingtown. Visit www.mhgp.org or 410-821-6933 for a complete list of homes on the tour. In advance $30, at the door, $35.

A-May-Zing Animal Fest This outdoor event features live birds of prey, reptiles, farm animals, a puppet show, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Noon-4 p.m. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.pgparks.com. Free.

“10 Years of Utopia” Greenbelt’s Utopia Film Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with screenings of independent features, documentaries, short films and horror and animation movies by local and national filmmakers. Screenings start at noon with the documentary “subdivided: isolation & community in America.” At 9 p.m., the last films offer an array of sci-fi/horror works. P&G Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway Rd., Greenbelt. 301-466-9524, www.utopiafilmfestival.org. Free.

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra The ensemble performs as part of the Music in May concert series. 1-2 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, William Brown House, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.com. Free.

Women’s tea The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance hosts a tea with finger foods and a variety of loose-leaf teas. The event is held in conjunction with the exhibit “Women’s Intuition,” which is on display through July 12. 1-3 p.m. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-351-8022. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

“Color Splash” Members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance showcase their works that feature bright splashes of color. Through July 12. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-351-8022. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

Comedy Supreme An all-female comedy show starring Meshelle, Jessica Brodkin, Ashley Mayo and hosted by Adaylah Banks. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $20.

Prince George’s Philharmonic Conductor Charles Ellis leads the orchestra in a classical concert of Beethoven, Elizabeth Palmer, Haydn and Stravinsky. 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.pgphilharmonic.org. $30, seniors $25, University of Maryland students $10, age 18 and younger free. Tickets required.

“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 “The Wild Party.” Recommended for adults. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15, seniors and students $12. Reservations requested.

SUN 18

Bowie Heritage Day Music, pony rides, children’s activities, museum tours, Lego train display and more to celebrate the city’s diverse heritage. Noon-4 p.m. Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

Hyattsville Historic Home Tour The 35th annual event will feature tours of historic homes, gardens, businesses and civic associations throughout the city. 1-5 p.m. Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. 301-699-5440. www.preservehyattsville.org. In advance $10, day of event $12.

“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., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819. www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and students $15.

College Park Community Choir A performance followed by a potluck dinner. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.

Kung fu wushu show The University of Maryland’s Confucius Institution puts on this action-packed show featuring deadly weapons and high-flying master fighting techniques. 7:30 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. $25-$45.

MON 19

“Malcolm X: Our Black Shining Prince” Celebrate the birthday of the civil rights leader with a screening of a documentary exploring his impact on America and the world. 7 p.m. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-2400. www.pgcmls.info/node/212. Free.

Voices 21 The chorale presents a pre-tour kickoff concert with music from its recent production, “A Choral Mosaic,” and other selections from Brahms, Mendelssohn and Sermisy. 7:30 p.m. University United Methodist Church, 3621 Campus Dr., College Park. 240-643-6563. www.voicesxxi.org. Free, donations welcome.

TUE 20

“Sharing Our Stories: Treasures From the Museum’s Collection” An exhibit of more than 300 objects that have been donated to the museum, including call letters from Radio One’s headquarters when it was located in the county and personal papers of an African American soldier in World War I. Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-809-0440. www.pgaamcc.org. Free, donations welcome.

“The Wizard of Oz” A musical production of the classic tale of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the magical Land of Oz. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $6.

Watercolor for seniors Local artist Valerie Watson leads this watercolor painting workshop for age 60 and older. 1-3 p.m. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free, registration required.

WED 21

Bowie Senior Chorale The singing group presents an ode to spring with works by great poets set to music by noted composers. 7:30 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-9566. www.bowiecenter.org$6.

Spring history lecture series Maureen O’Prey, author of “Brewing in Baltimore,” presents “The History of Beer.” 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

Patuxent Voices

3The vocal group presents its spring concert, “Finding Our Way Home,” with songs that portray the challenges of growing up. Friday at 7:30 p.m. (All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Rd., Sunderland), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby) and Sunday at 3 p.m. (Trinity Church, 47444 Trinity Church Rd., St. Mary’s City). cegon17@gmail.com. www.patuxentvoices.org. Free, donations welcome.

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