Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2013


Alight Dance Theater will participate in a free performance at 1 p.m. at Greenbelt Dances! Expo Sunday, Nov. 3. (Credit: Enoch Chan)
Greenbelt dances

3Dancers from Alight Dance Theater, above, and the Greenbelt Dance Studio perform at the “Artful Afternoon” program. Following the show, visitors can participate in dance and sculpture workshops and a dance party. Also, new displays by artist in residence Mary E. Wang in the gallery. 1-5 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.

THU 31

“Ayokunle Odeleye: 32 Years of Public Art” D.C. native Ayokunle Odeleye celebrates “32 Years of Public Art” with sculptures, drawings and photographs on display at Bowie State University. Closes Thursday. Bowie State University, Gallery of Art, Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3719. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.

Chillin’ With My Peeps Halloween party Come dressed in costume for a party by the carousel. The first 150 kids age 12 and younger will receive a trick-or-treat bag that can be taken to the Peeps and Co. store for candy. 3-7 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. $3.

“Nightmare on Fleet Street” Public House hosts this adult Halloween party including a DJ, costume contest and open bar 10 p.m.-midnight. For age 21 and older. 10 p.m. Public House National Harbor, 199 Fleet St., National Harbor. 240-493-6120. www.nationalharbor.com . $31.

FRI 01

Riseband & Show The nine-member R&B/funk/jazz/Motown band performs. Must be age 21 or older. Friday-Saturday 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-539-7900. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $12.

Early 20th-Century Holiday Postcard Exhibit A showcase of hundreds of holiday postcards, including rare Halloween cards from the 1900s. Friday-Sunday noon-4 p.m., through Jan. 3. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. history.pgparks.com. $3, seniors $2, ages 5-18 $1, age 4 and younger free.

Needleart 2013 “A Trip Down Memory Lane” is the theme of the 18th annual exhibit sponsored by Stitching Pretty of Laurel. Opening reception Friday 3-7 p.m., exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. arts.pgparks.com. Reception free. Exhibition $6, seniors $5, youth $3.

Annapolis by Candlelight A tour of historic and private homes on Duke of Gloucester, Market, Charles, St. Mary’s and Conduit streets, and Acton Place. Friday-Saturday 5-9 p.m. Historic Annapolis, Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis. www.annapolis.org. $35, registration required.

Cavalia’s Odysseo A theatrical equestrian arts show features 63 horses and 47 artists. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., National Harbor. 866-999-8111. www.cavalia.net. $22.25-$129.75.

David Dorfman Dance A Performance of “Come, and Back Again,” an exploration of vulnerability, mortality and virtuosity set to the music of the Atlanta band Smoke. 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. $35, seniors and alumni $30, staff $28, students and youth $10.

SAT 02

Jug Bay Run for Wildlife Participate in a 10K or 5K run or a 3K walk to support projects, research and education in the Patuxent River watershed. Registration 7:30 a.m., races begins at 9 a.m. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-6074. www.pgparks.com. 10K runners $22, 5K $20, 3K walkers $17. Registration required.

Covered bridge tour A scenic van trip to explore the state’s historic covered bridges. Bagged lunch/drink and camera recommended. For age 18 and older. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. 301-297-4575. www.pgparks.com. $24, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $20. Registration required by Thursday.

Graduate Movement Concert Graduate students present three solo works: “What Did I Do This Morning?” an exploration of new technology; “Figure Eights,” a trip into dreamlike memory landscapes; and “K. Lear,” a dance adaptation of the storm scene from Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

College Park Blues Festival Experience the sounds of Memphis as the Daddy Mack Blues Band headlines the DC Blues Society’s sixth annual festival. The festival will feature a raffle, dancing, vendors and performances by Little Bit a Blues band, the DC Blues Society Band and the DCBS Battle of the Band winner. 6-11:30 p.m. University of Maryland, Ritchie Coliseum, 4533 Rossborough Lane, College Park. 301-405-1000. www.dcblues.org. Free.

Christian McBride The jazz bassist and composer performs with the Prince George’s County Public Schools’ All-Star Jazz Band. 7 p.m. Suitland High School, Annabelle Ferguson auditorium, 5200 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland. 301-817-0500. www.paypams.com. $25.

Raq Out belly dance concert Teachers and students from local studios perform belly dance styles from around the world, including traditional, cabaret, Asian, fusion and tribal. 7:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.

Tonight’s Alibi The party rock band performs. 9 p.m. Cryers Backroad Inn, 22094 Newtowne Neck Rd., Compton. 301-475-6628. backroadinn.homestead.com. Free.

“Nightmares” A “PG-13” haunted house experience by Tulip Gulch Productions. Doors open 6:30 p.m. nightly through Nov. 2. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. In advance $15, at the door $17.

SUN 03

Christmas bazaar and craft fair Visit with Santa, make a gingerbread man, play bingo and participate in a silent auction and raffle. Vendors will offer a variety of Christmas crafts, jewelry, jams and jellies and more. 10 a.m. Mother Catherine Spalding School, 38833 Chaptico Rd., Helen. 301-884-3165. www.mothercatherine.org. Free.

Greenbelt Dances! Expo Local dancers from Alight Dance Theater and the Greenbelt Dance Studio will showcase their talents at this “Artful Afternoon” program. Following the show, visitors can participate in swing, hip-hop and ballet dance workshops, a sculpture workshop and a dance party in the gym. Also, new displays by artist in residence Mary E. Wang in the gallery. 1-5 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.

Taste of Laurel The sixth annual event features a sampling of foods by locally owned small businesses. Sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free with non-perishable food donation to the Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services.

Landover bridal showcase Meet event planners, caterers, florists, photographers, bakers, DJs and more. 2-5 p.m. Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-341-7439. www.pgparks.com. $5, advance purchase requested.

MON 04

“It Happened One Night” Ronnie Spiewak uses Hebrew newsprint to create a paper collage that explores her heritage, nature and travel. Through Dec. 27. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Shifting Bloom: Sculptural Garments” Artist Stephanie Marie Santos displays her works inspired by the forms, textures and life cycles of flora. Opens with public reception Monday 2-4 p.m., exhibit runs through Jan. 4. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.

“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 Nov. 9 at 5 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.

“Slavery by Another Name” A screening of the PBS documentary film followed by discussion. Based on Douglas Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, the film explores the lives of African Americans post-Civil War and how new forms of forced labor kept hundreds of thousands in bondage after slavery legally ended. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us . Free.

Tempo: The Experimental Music Performance Organization Graduate students present contemporary works. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

“Hiroshima Schoolyard” An exhibition of almost 50 photos of schoolchildren living in Hiroshima two years after World War II. The photos were found in a Washington home in 1996. On Nov. 10 there will also be a screening of Bryan Reichhardt’s documentary “Pictures From a Hiroshima Schoolyard” and a reception 3-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com . Free.

TUE 05

University of Maryland Chamber Jazz Students from the jazz combos perform classic and original music. Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 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.

WED 06

Pam Parker The vocalist performs a mix of jazz, R&B, rock and spirituals as part of the “Afternoon Tea” program. 2 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $15.

“The Great Gatsby” Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan star in the 2013 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book. 6-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

from staff reports

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