3The producers of the Ice Capades present the “fun circus,” featuring animal acts, acrobats, clowns and more. Thursday and Friday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. through April 7. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. www.thefuncircus.com. $10-$48. Also on Monday at 4 and 7:30 at Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. $8-$38. Free kid’s ticket with paid adult available for Show Place until 10 a.m. Monday.
“To Pass Through”J.D. Garn’s collection of ceramic pieces rethinks everyday items. Exhibit closes Thursday at 9 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. Free.
Matt MacIntire: Front Window Featured Artist The local potter and sculptor showcases his wood-fired sculptures in the craft store. Through April 6. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Piccadilly Circus The producers of the Ice Capades present the “fun circus,” featuring animal acts, acrobats, clowns and more. Thursday and Friday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. through April 7. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. www.thefuncircus.com. $10-$48.
Naval Academy Band Wind Ensemble The concert will feature the works of Giovanni Gabrieli, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sergei Prokofiev, Aaron Copland and John Adams.
7 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 410-293-1262. 301-805-9566. www.usna.edu/USNABand. Free.
Wu ManChinese musician Wu Man extends the musical traditions of her homeland, performing on the pipa, the traditional, four-stringed Chinese lute. 8 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. $10-$35.
Composition Lecture SeriesMonifa Love, associate professor and author, discusses her award-winning novel, “Freedom in the Dismal,” a love story told through letters and journals written by a couple separated before their wedding. Noon.-1 p.m. Bowie State University, Center for Learning and Technology, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3684. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.
Underwater egg hunt Dive and search for eggs hidden in the pool. For ages 3-10. 12:30 p.m. Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness, 101 Centerway Rd. 301-397-2204. www.greenbeltmd.gov/GAFC/ index.htm. $2, Greenbelt residents $1.
Glow-in-the-dark skate Roller skate or inline skate to music under a black light. For ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m. Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. 301-277-2124. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Sport history lecture Ken Cohen, professor of history at St. Mary’s College, speaks on sports and leisure in Colonial America, including tales of drunken card playing, dogfighting and wrestling. 7 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. 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 about a 1962 murder of a white man that leads to a black man’s arrest. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. www.bctheatre.com. $17, seniors and students $12.
The Gridloc Band The soul band performs a variety of music. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m.-midnight Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.
Tennis Festival An open house to learn about the sport and get kids active in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. 301-475-5888. email@example.com www.youthtennis.com.
Buddy Attick egg fun Themed activities include an egg hunt and a live performance from local juggler/circus performer Michael Rosman. For age 6 and younger. Bring your own basket. 10 a.m. Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt. 301-397-2200. www.greenbeltmd.gov. Free.
Fossil egg hunt Bring a basket and search for eggs filled with real fossils. For ages 3-8. 10:30 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, maritime history hall, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $7, seniors and military $6, ages 5-12 $2, age 4 and younger free.
Celebrate Science with Sid the Science Kid NCircle Entertainment hosts a variety of 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. Saturday-Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. 301-392-2400. www.ncm.museum. $10, age 65 and older $8, younger than 1 free.
Dennis Point Easter event A rummage for eggs in the outdoor pavilion. 11 a.m.-noon. Dennis Point Marina, 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden 301-994-2288. discove1.www72.a2hosting.com/ DennisPointMarina. Free, large groups should register in advance.
Spring Extravaganza Activities include a golden egg hunt, games, arts and crafts, a bunny hop and more for ages 12 and younger. Photos with the Easter Bunny for $1. Noon-2 p.m. Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. 301-505-0897. www.pgparks.com. $6.
“Rip the Floor” Dynamic, the University of Maryland’s campus hip-hop dance team, hosts a competition featuring teams from all over the East Coast. Established dancers and choreographers from the area will judge the contest. 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. $12, University of Maryland students $9.
“Kissed By Destiny” A talent showcase featuring local youths with guest performances by BET’s “Sunday Best” winner Joshua Rogers and “X Factor” finalist David Correy. Sponsored by the Gates 12 Organization, a nonprofit organization that helps youths in the foster-care system. 7 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd. 240-455-9090. www.gate12organization.org. $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
Trip to Cherry Blossom Festival A bus ride to downtown Washington to see the Japanese cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin. For ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m. Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. 301-445-4508. www.pgparks.com. Free, registration required.
John Luskey Band The Southern Maryland-based guitarist and country singer performs. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.
Photos with the Easter Bunny Last chance for photos with the Easter Bunny at The Mall at Prince George’s. Photo opportunities end Saturday at 8 p.m. 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. mallatprincegeorges.com. Photo packages $21-$45.
Full Steam The Waldorf band plays classic rock. 9 p.m. Cryer’s Back Road Inn, 22094 Newtowne Neck Rd, Leonardtown. 301-475-6628. backroadinn.homestead.com. Free.
Chesapeake Woodturners exhibit A showcase of handmade wood objects made by the Chesapeake Woodturners. Daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through April 30. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-377-7817. history.pgparks.com. Free.
“Transformations of Ink and Paper” Artwork by Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann and In-soon Shin that was inspired by Asian traditions of painting and calligraphy. Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., through May 24. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Easter at the Manor Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and join in other festivities for ages 3-10. 11 a.m.-noon. Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-725-6037. www.pgparks.com. $3, registration required.
Piccadilly at Show Place The circus show features animal acts, acrobats, clowns and more. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. www.thefuncircus.com. $8-$38. Free kid’s ticket with paid adult available until 10 a.m. Monday.
“Sankofa Heritage Revealed” Anthropologist Ella Maria Ray displays her work using three-dimensional art to portray the history and stories behind people of the African diaspora. Exhibit open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through April 11. Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0853. www.pgcc.edu. 301-322-0965. Free.
University and community band concert The University of Maryland University Band and Community Band perform a mix of traditional and contemporary wind music. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.
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