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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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