Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide


HANDOUT: Easter Bunny fun, Celebrate the arrival of the Easter Bunny with face painting, balloon clowns, magic show, treats, and photos. Noon. Photo hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. through March 30. The Mall at Prince George’s, Center court, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. mallatprincegeorges.com. Free, photo packages $21-$45. (Courtesy of the Mall at Prince George's)
March 15, 2013
Easter Bunny fun

Celebrate the arrival of the Easter Bunny with face painting, balloon clowns, a magic show, treats and photos, starting at noon Saturday. Photo hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. through March 30. The Mall at Prince George’s, center court, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.mallatprincegeorges.com. Free, photo packages $21-$45.

THU 14

“Latinos in the Civil War: A Maryland Perspective” Marta Cruz Kelly, chief of interpretation and education for the National Park Service, leads a presentation about Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Latino woman who fought in numerous Civil War battles under the name “Lt. Harry Buford.” Sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society. 7 p.m. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free.

“Stop Kiss” Diana Son’s poignant play about two friends-turned-lovers, Sara and Callie, whose first kiss causes them to be assaulted and their lives to be transformed. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Black Box Theatre room FA-143, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. $5.

“The Lion in Winter” The Newtowne Players present the award-winning drama that depicts the life of Henry II of England and his family and guests during Christmas 1183. Thursday-Saturday and March 21 at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-737-5447. www.newtowneplayers.org. $15; seniors, military and students $12.

Shared MFA Thesis Concert This production features “Apple Falling” by Graham Brown and “Triumph of Disruption: A Movement to Subvert” by Kwame Opare. Thursday-Friday at 8 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. $20, seniors $15, students and youth $10.


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FRI 15

County spelling bee Middle school students from across Prince George’s County contend for top speller. 7 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.

“In the Heat of the Night” The Bowie Community Theatre presents this racially charged show, based on the award-winning book, Oscar-winning film and Emmy-winning television series of the same name, about the 1962 killing of a white man that leads to a black man’s arrest. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 30. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. www.bctheatre.com. $17, seniors and students $12.

“Superior Donuts” An unlikely friendship forms between a shop owner and his young employee in this comedy-drama by Tracy Letts. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 12 and younger $12.

Jim Cullum Septet The band performs swinging jazz music. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $30, seniors $27.

Stone Pleasure Band The Charles County-based band performs old and new R&B music. Must be age 21 or older. 8 p.m.-midnight Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.

SAT 16

The Black History Month Biannual Fine Art Exhibit: “Winston Harris: Printmaking in 2 and 3 Dimensions” Prints by the local artist. Closes Saturday. 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com.

Easter Bunny fun Celebrate the arrival of the Easter Bunny with face painting, balloon clowns, a magic show, treats and photos. Noon. Photo hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. through March 30. The Mall at Prince George’s, center court, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.mallatprincegeorges.com. Free, photo packages $21-$45.

“St. Patrick’s Pairings” Sample Irish cheeses paired with award-winning wines. Saturday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. Port of Leonardtown Winery, 23190 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown. 301-690-2192. www.portofleonardtownwinery.com. $10, reservations required.

Bluegrass and spaghetti dinner Jay Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition perform after a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Nanjemoy Community Center Council. 5:30-9 p.m. Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-753-1647. www.charlescountymd.gov. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; Charles County residents $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Rick K and the All Nighters The band plays rock-and-roll from the 1950s to today. Dinner and dessert included. Proceeds will benefit the MD/DE House at Mooseheart’s Home for Children. 6 p.m. College Park Moose Lodge, 3700 Metzerott Rd., College Park. lodge453.moosepages.org. $20, couples $35.

“The Art of Social Dancing” Salsa, swing and hand dance to a live salsa band at the Emporium’s annual gala. 7-10 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $100 for gala and after-party, $25 for after-party only.

Jim Ritter and the Creole Gumbo Jazz Band A concert of Dixieland jazz music. 7:30-10 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.

The Softones The Baltimore-based all-male soul group performs its greatest hits from the 1970s. 8 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $30, seniors and students $25.

World Dance Showcase Area multicultural dance companies perform. 8 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $12; seniors, students and people in groups of 15 or more $10.

SUN 17

National Harbor Restaurant Week Participating restaurants will offer lunches for $20.13 and three-course dinner menus for $35.13. Through Sunday. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com.

“From Our Point of View” A multimedia exhibit of paintings, sculptures and other art forms from the 10 artists who make up the center’s Artist Advisory Committee. Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closes Sunday. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, near Sweden Point Marina, Marbury. 301-743-5157, www.mattawomanart.org. Free, donations welcome.

“Seasonal Selections” Members of the kitchen guild teach patrons how to prepare 19th-century-style soup, followed by a children’s book reading. Noon-3:30 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. www.pgparks.com. Free.

“Basically Baroque” Flutist and pianist Deni Foster performs with friends Dick Berg and Heather Brown. 4 p.m. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. 301-949-8984. www.pbuuc.org. Free.

MON 18

“Show Me What You’re Working With” A group exhibition by members of the Black Artists of D.C. Through April 6. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free, donations welcome.

TUE 19

“Artistic Visions” exhibitManatho Masani displays her works depicting animals fashioned from different types of cans. Monday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., through April 30. Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. 301-464-3725. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

WED 20

“Taste of Bowie” and Aloha spring fashion show The sixth annual event will feature food, fashion, entertainment, a raffle and networking opportunities. Proceeds benefit the Women in Business & Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton educational grant funds. Sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. 6-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. 301-262-0920. www.bowiechamber.org. $50 includes tastings and beverages.

“Eve of Battle” The Maryland Historical Society Players present an interactive history program where participants are taken back to an 1814 coffee house to hear the news of the day. 7:30 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah from staff reports

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