Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, Sept. 4-10, 2014

‘Local Living’

The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance on Saturday is closing its multimedia exhibit featuring 19 images of people interacting in a variety of activities and/or landscapes from the community, including the oil painting “Jungle Color,” above, by Delia Mychajluk. Though Saturday. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

THU 04

Prince George’s County Fair The annual event features animals, music, carnival games, rides and more. Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. www.countyfair.org. $6, ages 6-11 $5, age 5 and younger free.

Caribbean Party on the Patio Live music by Let It Flow Band, with tropical drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. 7-11 p.m. Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-446-3420 or 301-341-7439. www.pgparks.com. $30, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $25. Reservations requested.

Michael Sevener The Riverdale Park resident performs Americana and folk music as part of the Summer Patio Concert Series, which runs through Sept. 18. 7 p.m. Riverdale Park Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park. www.rpartscouncil.org. Free, donations welcome.

“We Are Samurai” A woman and her boyfriend set out to avenge the death of her cats in Daria Marinelli’s Japanese-theater-inspired tragedy. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Sept. 28. Venus Theatre, 21 C St., Laurel. 202-236-4078. pgtheater.com/theaters/venus. $20.

“The Enemy Nearly All ’Round Us” An exhibit of paintings and artifacts featuring Annapolis during the War of 1812. On view during museum hours, noon to 4 p.m. Through Sept. 20. Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.

FRI 05

Simply Shirley Comedy Show The Christian comic performs an “old-school” stand-up routine for age 60 and older. 11-11:45 a.m. Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. 301-449-0490. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Fine Wine Fridays A sampling of wines from local vineyards with live music. For age 21 and older. 6:30-8 p.m. Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-725-6037. history.pgparks.com. $25, reservations required.

Francis Scott Key lecture Author Marc Leepson discusses his biography “What So Proudly We Hailed,” about Key’s life, struggles and his inspiration to write the national anthem. 7-8:15 p.m. Historic Annapolis, Maryland Avenue and State Circle. 410-267-7619, www.annapolis.org. $10, reservations required.

Chamber Brass The U.S. Army Field Band performs an outdoor concert of patriotic and Americana music. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St. 301-934-8421. www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

“The Mousetrap” Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery follows newlyweds who open a guest house in the country that is the scene of a murder. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through Sept. 27, and Sept. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $20; seniors, students and military $15.

Bud Skeleton A performance by the D.C. rock band. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

SAT 06

“Cycle Through Aviation History” A guided 10-mile bicycle ride along the Anacostia River trails to learn about the history of flight, inventions and the industry. For age 12 and older. 10 a.m. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. www.collegeparkaviation
museum.com
. $5, registration required.

Point Lookout Lighthouse open house The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society sponsors this tour of the historic lighthouse, which was built in 1927. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Rd., Scotland. 301-872-5688. www.pllps.org. $3 per vehicle, out-of-state vehicles $5.

Solomons Island Kite Day Join the Wings Over Washington Kite Club and Calvert Marine Museum for the annual extravaganza to make and fly kites outdoors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Glascock’s Field, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

Bulldogs vs. Hawks Bowie State University Bulldogs open their football season against the Saint Anselm College Hawks. 1 p.m. Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-4000. www.bowiestate.edu. $5.

“Axis” An exhibition of visual and literary arts created by 13 artists linked into an alliance by the common experience of having been fellows at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Public reception Saturday 5-8 p.m., lecture Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 18. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Historic 1812 Sunset Supper Cruise Local historians lead this dinner cruise aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison, to commemorate Southern Maryland’s role in the War of 1812’s Battle of St. Leonard Creek. 5-8 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042, Ext. 41. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $50, reservations required.

“The Charmers” Local artist Christopher Romer displays his installation of wooden sculptures. Reception 5:30-8 p.m. Through Oct. 18. 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-864-3860. www.39thstreetgallery.com. Free.

Bharata Natyam: South Indian Classical Dance Professional dancer and teacher Jaan Freeman uses poetry, music, mythology and philosophy in this live show featuring traditional dance styles of Tamil Nadu, South India. Performance Saturday at 7:30 p.m., dance workshop Sunday 2-4 p.m. Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center, 3120 Belair Dr., Bowie. 301-233-1694. www.imaginetheplace.com. Show $18 in advance, $22 at the door; workshop $25. Reservations required.

Max Impact and Ceremonial Brass The U.S. Air Force bands perform rock music in a community concert. 7 p.m. Joint Base Andrews, 1500 W. Perimeter Rd., Andrews Air Force Base. 202-767-5658. www.usafband.af.mil. Free.

Ocean Quartet The Southern Maryland Celtic Society ensemble features Jennifer Cutting on electric keyboard and accordion, Stephen Winick and Lisa Moscatiello on vocals, and Andrew Dodds on Scottish fiddle. 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 301-375-0534. www.cssm.org/tickets. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

“Singin’ in the Rain” An outdoor screening of the 1952 classic film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Part of the “Moonlit Movies” series, which runs through Oct. 4. 8 p.m. Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness, 101 Centerway Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2204. md-greenbelt.civicplus.com. Free.

Urban Funk The band plays funk classics from James Brown, the Commodores and more. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

SUN 07

The Indian Head 100 The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club hosts this 16-, 29-, 43-, 60- or 100-mile bicycle ride with rest stops and a post-ride picnic. Start between 7 and 9 a.m. at the Village Green Park and Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head. 301-567-0089. www.ohbike.org. $30, after Friday $40. Registration required.

Artful Afternoon Family-friendly activities include a performance by Beach Tree Puppets, garden-themed crafts, open artist studio and sale, and house tours. 1-4 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.

New Street Dance Company A performance by the Philadelphia-based dance troupe. 6 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.

Benfield Brass The band closes out the Sunset Concert Series with a patriotic “Salute to America” concert. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

“Treasures of NOAA’s Ark” A traveling exhibition of artifacts, including 19th-century maps and charts, cartoon strips and other items representing science and stewardship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through Oct. 31. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104. www.amaritime.org. Free.

MON 08

Grandparents Day celebration Seniors are invited to bring pictures of their family and enjoy crafts and stories in celebration of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 7). 12:45-2 p.m. Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. 301-449-0490. www.pgparks.com. Free.

TUE 09

Found instruments workshop Instructors from the Cultural Academy for Excellence lead this music workshop to create percussion instruments from pots and pans. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $5, reservations required.

WED 10

John Jensen The D.C. jazz trombonist performs a tribute to great bandleaders accompanied by piano. Jensen will also discuss the history of brass instruments as part of the “Afternoon Tea” program. 2 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $16.

“Lost and Found Laurel” This exhibit offers a nostalgic look at the city from the 1960s to present day, pairing old and new items relating to schools, restaurants, entertainment, libraries, festivals and more. Through Dec. 21. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free, donations welcome.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

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