Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide


The Piccadilly Circus will perform shows this week at National Harbor and in Upper Marlboro. (Piccadilly Circus)
March 27, 2013
Piccadilly Circus

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.

THU 28

“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.

Soul Messengerz The D.C.-based gospel group performs songs from its album “Grace & Mercy.” 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.thesoulmessengerz.webs. com. $20.


Ken Cohen, history professor at St. Mary’s College, will talk about sports and leisure in Colonial America on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Historic St. Mary’s City visitor’s center. (Courtesy of Historic St. Mary’s City)

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.

FRI 29

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.

SAT 30

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. abelltennis@gmail.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.

SUN 31

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.

MON 01

“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.

TUE 02

“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.

WED 03

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.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah from staff reports

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