Cavalia’s “Odysseo” A theatrical equestrian arts show featuring 63 horses and 47 artists. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Nov. 17. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 866-999-8111. www.cavalia.net. $34.50-$149.50. VIP packages $154.50-$249.50.
Freda Payne The soul and R&B singer performs her hits, including “Bring the Boys Home” and “Band of Gold,” in celebration of veterans. 8 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $40.
“Molière Impromptu” Everything that could go wrong does in this play-within-a-play that follows a theater troupe preparing for a performance in front of the king. Friday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 16. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25, students $10.
“The Cover of Life” The Bowie Community Theatre presents this play about an ambitious journalist who travels to Louisiana to write a cover story about three young housewives whose husbands — three brothers — are off at war. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Nov. 24. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-805-0219. www.bctheatre.com. $20, seniors and students $15.
“The Lieutenant of Inishmore” Martin McDonagh’s black comedy tells the story of an Irish terrorist who returns home on a hunt of the person who left him for dead. For adult audiences. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Nov. 24. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15; seniors, students and military $12. Reservations requested.
Jazz combo concert A live performance by members of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland music department. 8 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Montgomery Hall 25, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-2000. www.smcm.edu. Free.
Mavis Staples The blues and gospel legend performs live. 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. $50, seniors $45, staff $40, students and youth $10.
UMD Wind Orchestra The group performs “Fairy Tales and Legends,” which features music by Stravinsky, Lambert and Handel. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25, students $10.
Public star party Charles County Parks and Recreation hosts this outdoor exploration of the moon, planets and stars with equipment provided by the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society. 8:30 p.m. Stoddert Recreation Center, 2040 St. Thomas Dr., Waldorf 301-645-4847. www.smas.us. Free.
Hardway Connection The blues band plays oldies but goodies with DJ Roger D. For age 21 and older. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $12.
Fall Fun Fest A celebration of the harvest with hayrides, a pumpkin roll race, crafts, carnival games and more. For ages 3-12. 10 a.m.-noon. Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-292-9191. www.pgparks.com. $9, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $7. Registration required.
World of Wheels for CASA: A Touch-a-Truck and Family Festival Visitors can examine a variety of cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles including a 1958 refurbished Mac tractor, a Brink’s Security armored vehicle, a National Guard Humvee, a bulk trash truck and more. Meet Batman as he pulls up in the Batmobile. Other activities include a moon bounce, face-painting, crafts and vendor tables. All proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Prince George’s County, a nonprofit supporting children in need. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. DeMatha Catholic High School, 4313 Madison St., Hyattsville. 301-209-0491.
www.pgcasa.org. $5, age 2 and younger free. VIP including snack, drink and moon bounce pass $10.
A Speakeasy Tea Residents are invited to dress in their best 1920s attire and enjoy a variety of loose-leaf teas served in English china, plus finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, scones and more. Self-guided tour included. For age 18 and older. 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. $29, reservations required.
“My Haiku: Paintings of Cianne Fragione” The painter uses color and layering to create abstract images in this exhibit of new works inspired by Southern Italy. Reception Saturday 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
“A Series of Random Acts of Courage” A reception for the exhibition featuring works by John Dickson and Genna Watson. 5:30-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Dec. 21. 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-864-3860. www.39thstreetgallery.com. Free.
Hollywood and the Civil War: “Glory” Denzel Washington won an Oscar for best supporting actor for the 1989 filmbased on 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black U.S. Army unit during the Civil War. 6 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. history.pgparks.com. Free.
Woody Guthrie tribute concert Local musicians perform the folk singer’s most popular tunes, including “This Land Is Your Land.” 7:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.
Silk Road Dance Festival The Silk Road Dance Company showcases several new Uzbek and Afghan dances with performers from around the world. The festival will honor Uzbek dance legend Kizlarhon Dusmuhamedova, who will make a guest appearance. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. In advance $20, at the door $25.
“Fall Back” Artists from the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance display works in this autumn-themed exhibit featuring fall colors, landscapes and more. Closes Saturday. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. Denise Brown 301-699-1148. 301-937-5999. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Heritage” Twelve artists from the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance display their works examining history through nature, family or design. Roxanne Ando’s exhibit, “Nature’s Heritage: Past to Present,” will be showcased on the solo wall. Closes Saturday. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-864-1611. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
Market and Trades Day A living-history experience of a Colonial Chesapeake Bay town with costumed interpreters, Colonial games and activities. Noon-4:30 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.com. $10, seniors $9, ages 7-18 $5, age 6 and younger free.
Salute to Veterans Parade An old-fashioned parade in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. armed forces. 1 p.m. La Plata Courthouse, 200 Charles St.www.townoflaplata.org. Free.
“Hiroshima Schoolyard” This exhibition features almost 50 photos of schoolchildren living in Hiroshima two years after World War II. The photos were found in a D.C. home in 1996. There will also be a screening of Bryan Reichhardt’s documentary “Pictures From a Hiroshima Schoolyard.” Screening 1 p.m., reception 3-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Kurtis Adams The award-winning jazz composer and saxophonist performs as part of the Ward Virts Concert Series. 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Building B multipurpose room, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6011. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.
St. Martin’s Day Lantern Festival Celebrate German tradition by making paper lanterns and then taking an outdoor walk at twilight. 3:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.
Clarinetest Robert DiLutis The faculty artist performs works by Poulenc, Mozart and Beethoven with his fellow faculty musicians. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.
“The Things They Carried” An exhibit of Vietnam War memorabilia borrowed from veterans. A panel discussion with Vietnam War veterans will take place Monday at noon, exhibit runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 15. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/vietnamwar50th. Free.
“The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Connie Field screens her 1981 documentary featuring five former “Rosies” who share their experiences doing “men’s jobs” during World War II. The film is followed by a meet-and-greet with Field. 8:15-10 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Cole Cinema, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4231. www.smcm.edu/tfms. Free.
Same Sex Marriage & the Faith Community: A Conversation about Equal Rights Local government and faith leaders discuss the effects of Maryland’s marriage equality law. 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.
Pieter Wispelwey The cellist is joined by pianist Pei-Shan Lee in a performance of cello sonatas by Debussy, Prokofiev and Poulenc and “Suite Italienne” by Stravinsky and Piatigorsky. 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. $40, seniors $35, students $10.
— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports