3Thirty reenactors from the 2nd Maryland Infantry, above, and the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry portray Union and Confederate soldiers in a Civil War encampment at the site where Union troops were stationed in Laurel from 1861 to 1865. The Saturday family event will include a drill ceremony, firing demonstration and musicians, and participants can tour the museum’s exhibit, “Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story,” which runs through December. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free.
“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. Closes Thursday. Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0965. www.pgcc.edu. Free.
The Intruders The soul group performs classics with vocalist Ida Campbell. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $35.
Baysox opening night The minor league baseball team takes on the Akron Aeros in the Baysox’ 2013 home opener. 7:05 p.m. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. $7-$15.
“Pride and Prejudice” The Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents a live show adapted from Jane Austen’s classic romance novel . Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., through April 27. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-415-3513. www.annapolisshakespeare.org. $15-$20.
“Stop Kiss” Diana Son’s poignant play about two friends turned lovers, Sara and Callie, who are assaulted after their first kiss, leading to a transformation in their lives. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Building A auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 240-725-5499. www.csmd.edu/Arts. $5.
“Rumpelstiltskin” The fairy tale about a troll who turns straw into gold for a very high price is staged by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $6, groups of 15 or more $5 per person.
Northern Stars Theatre The acting group will stage two skits over lunch. “The Visitor” is about a family visit that goes awry, and “The Golden Door” depicts a woman who applies for citizenship but has misunderstandings with her distracted interviewer. 1 p.m. Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-475-4002 x1001. www.co.saint-marys.md.us. $4, includes lunch. RSVP required by noon.
“Continuo” The Ballet Theatre of Maryland will perform Antony Tudor’s classical ballet during its “Director’s Choice” program. The dance company will also perform four other pieces choreographed by “Dianna Cuatto: American Ballads, Interlude, Vortex and Rites of Passage.” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-280-5640. www.balletmaryland.org. $31.50-$42.
“Idomeneo” The Maryland Opera Studio presents Mozart’s opera about the survivors of the Trojan War. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., April 18 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $35, seniors $30, students and youth $10.
“Big River” Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” comes to life when Huck helps his slave friend escape to freedom. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through May 4. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $20; seniors, students and military $17.
Alan Blair and the Prospect Band The band plays oldies but goodies. 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.
CoMotion Dance Theatre Choreographer Valerie Williams leads a performance by the Iowa-based dance company. 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. $20; seniors, students and military $15.
Odean Pope The Philadelphia jazz saxophonist performs. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25, seniors $22.50.
St. Charles Running Festival The third annual event features a 10-mile, 5K and kids’ fun run. The event coincides with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs “Fan Fest” celebration. Proceeds will benefit the College of Southern Maryland. 8:30 a.m. Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. 410-605-9381. www.corrigansports.com. 10-mile race $65, 5K race $30, kids’ fun run $10. Registration required.
“Laurel Station: A Living History Program” Thirty reenactors from the 2nd Maryland Infantry and 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry portray Union and Confederate soldiers in a Civil War encampment at the site where Union troops were stationed in Laurel from 1861 to 1865. The family event will include a drill ceremony, firing demonstration and musicians, and participants can tour the museum’s exhibit, “Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story,” which runs through December. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free.
“A Taste of History” A lecture and demonstration about the foods African Americans ate during the 1700s, including foods transported on slave ships, and how they influenced modern cuisine. 10 a.m. and noon. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. $15, reservations required.
Annapolis Book Festival A family-friendly day of book signings and talks from best-selling authors such as Evan Thomas, Christopher Tilghman, Caroline Leavitt and Hanna Rosin. Other activities include live music, a tea party, balloon characters, educational performances and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Key School, 534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. www.keyschool.org. Free.
ArtsFest An indoor/outdoor open house event featuring live music, displays and performances from local artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Charis Center for the Arts, 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale. www.chariscenterarts.com. Free.
Bowie Green Expo The third annual event features 40 environment-friendly exhibitors, speakers, live animals, face-painting and other family activities. 1-4 p.m. Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenill Dr., Bowie. 301-262-1132. www.bowiegreenexpo.org. Free.
Fashion and talent show extravaganza The Barstow Acres Children’s Center hosts this event featuring live entertainment from John Taylor, known as Kinderman, plus a silent auction, talent and fashion show. Proceeds will benefit the center’s Therapeautic Summer Day Camp for children with socio-emotional problems. 5-8 p.m. Huntingtown High School, 4125 North Solomons Island Rd., Huntingtown. 410-414-9901. www.childrencenter.net. $15, ages 3-12 $7.
“La Boheme” The Maryland Opera Studio is joined by the UMD Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, Wednesday and April 19 at 7:30 p.m., April 21 at 3 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $35, seniors $30, students and youth $10.
Not So Modern Jazz The jazz quartet plus performs oldies from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. 7:30-10 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The educational TV cartoon from the 1970s gets a turn on the stage. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, students and military $14.
Robert DiLutis The clarinetist performs works by Brahms and Schumann. 3 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. Free.
Bowie State Founder’s DaySamuel Myers, former Bowie State president and economics professor, gives the keynote address at the annual celebration of the university’s founding in 1865. 10 a.m.-noon. Bowie State University, Samuel Myers Auditorium, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. Freddie Vaughns at 301-860-3460. email@example.com. 301-860-4000. www.bowiestate.edu. Free, RSVP required.
“The Ugly Duckling” The fable about an ostracized duck is presented by Sign Stage on Tour, a group that uses American Sign Language as well as spoken word. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $6, groups of 15 or more $5 per person.
“Origins: From West Africa to Hip Hop” DishiBem performs music and dance from West Africa with step dance and pop rhythms, influences of modern-day hip-hop. 10:30 a.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6040. arts.pgparks.com. $5.
Jim Gill The award-winning children’s musician and author performs an interactive, educational, family-friendly concert. 6:30 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188. www.stmalib.org. Free.
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