Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide


Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers perform at the American Legion Post in Hughesville on Sunday. (American Legion Post)
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

3The Ohio-based band performs a mix of bluegrass and gospel music. Nonperishable food donations are accepted for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland. Sunday at 2 p.m. American Legion Post 238, routes 231 and 381, Hughesville. 301-737-3004. www.americanlegionbluegrass.com. $15.

THU 21

“Buy Local: The Sustainable Food Movement”Greg Bowen, director of Land Stewardship Solutions, leads a presentation about the progress and challenges in the local food movement in Southern Maryland. Meet local growers and market owners, sample offerings and more. Part of the “PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake” series. Meet and shop at 6:30, presentation begins at 7 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

“The Lion in Winter” The Newtowne Players present the award-winning drama that depicts the life of England’s Henry II, his family and guests during Christmas 1183. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday 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.

FRI 22

Multimedia art show An exhibit of works by local visual artists. Opening reception March 24 1-4 p.m. Exhibit on display Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 21. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free, donations welcome.

Ponytail Tournament The 10th annual girls’ ice hockey tournament features more than 500 young athletes from 36 local and regional teams. Hosted by the Baltimore Youth Hockey Club and its Susquehanna Rapids girls’ program. Friday 4:45-8:45 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Web site for schedule and locations. The Garden Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel. 301-953-0100. www.ponytailtournament.org. Free.

HANDOUT PHOTO: "Mary Poppins on Ice" at Gardens Ice House in Laurel. (Garden’s Figure Skating Club)

“King of Kings”Gospel artists Richard Smallwood, Shirley Ceasar, Beverly Crawford and more star in a special Easter show featuring live animals, special effects and more. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-9400. www.evangeleasterproduction.com. $55, groups $50. VIP seating: $60, groups $55. Exclusive seating $70 (includes DVD of show and parking).

Ethel Ennis The Baltimore jazz singer and pianist performs. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25, seniors $22.50.

Jim Bennett The soul singer performs with Lady Mary and the Unique Creation Band. Age 21 or older. 8 p.m.-midnight. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. www.jimbennettproductions.com. $10. Dinner available.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The educational cartoon show from the 1970s gets a turn on the stage. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. through April 14. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, military and students $14.

SAT 23

Baysox Family Funfest This event includes live music, rides and games, interactive exhibits and character appearances. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. Free.

Celebrate Maryland Day St. Mary’s City honors the state’s 379th anniversary with kite-flying, music by a cappella group Ping, a “Ceremony of the Flags” and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. Free.

Environmental Film Festival This year’s films explore the role of Earth’s rivers in human survival and their vulnerability in the changing global environment. Featured films include “Birders: The Central Park Effect,” about bird life in the New York park, at noon, and “An Original Duckumentary,” about the 120 different species of duck, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org. Most films free, visit Web site for complete ticket and venue details.

13th annual Taste of Solomons Local restaurateurs will showcase their food and beverages in the one-day food festival. Proceeds benefit the Solomons Business Association’s annual July 4 fireworks display. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Solomons Towne Centre, 13300-13410 H.G. Truman Rd., Solomons. www.solomonsmaryland.com. Food and drink tickets $4 each.

Celebrate Science with Sid the Science Kid NCircle Entertainment hosts events to celebrate the April 2 release of “Sid the Science Kid: The Movie.” Events will include screenings of the film, experiments, giveaways and a chance to meet Sid. Weekends at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., through March 31. National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. 301-392-2400. www.ncm.museum. www.ncircleentertainment.com. $10, age 65 and older $8, younger than 1 free.

Third annual Oyster Roast and Sock Burning The family-friendly feast celebrates the spring equinox with live music, raw, steamed and roasted oysters, a shucking competition, exhibits and sock burning on the outdoor fire. “People’s Choice” package holders can sample oyster dishes from eight premier Annapolis-area restaurants and vote for best dish. Noon-4 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104. www.amaritime.org. $25, ages 13-18 $5, age 12 and younger free. People’s choice package $50.

“Mary Poppins on Ice” Gardens Figure Skating Club presents its ninth annual spring ice show featuring skaters from age 4 into their 60s. Saturday-Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel. 240-353-4351. 410-792-4947, Ext 250. www.gardensfsc.org. $11.

“Myths, Mysteries and True Histories of the Underground Railroad” Author Kate Clifford Larson leads a discussion of stories of the secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves to escape to freedom. 4 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. www.surratt.org. Free, registration requested.

Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson The duo performs folk ballads and gentle rock songs. 7:30-10 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.

The Chesapeake Chorale The choir performs Beethoven’s Mass in C, along with works by Mozart, Franck and others. 8 p.m. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. www.chesapeakechorale.org. $15; seniors, military and students $12.

SUN 24

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers The Ohio-based band performs a mix of bluegrass and gospel music. Non-perishable food donations are accepted for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland. 2 p.m. American Legion Post 238, routes 231 and 381, Hughesville. 301-737-3004. www.americanlegionbluegrass.com. $15.

“The Living Gallery Studio” The main gallery is transformed into studios where visitors can interact with artists at work. Closes Sunday. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5, seniors and military $4, ages 6-17 $3, age 5 and younger free.

MON 25

Photos with the Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny poses for pictures with the entire family in the mall’s center court. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m., through March 30. The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.mallatprincegeorges.com. Free, photo packages $21-$45.

TUE 26

“Artistic Visions” exhibit Manatho Masani displays her works using a variety of cans to make animals. Exhibit open 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 27

New Mountain Fever The folk trio performs music from its members’ Welsh and Irish roots. 2 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $15.

Women’s softball: Terps vs. Bisons A Beltway matchup between the University of Maryland’s Terps and Howard University’s Bisons. Games at 5 and 7 p.m. University of Maryland, Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium, Shipley Field, College Park. 301-314-7070. www.umterps.com. Free.

Matthew Baron The singer-songwriter performs a blend of blues, reggae, hip-hop, funk and rock. 7 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. Sowah from staff reports

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