“The Civil War” The war is told through the eyes of a former slave, a girl-turned-drummer-boy and an Irish immigrant. Presented by Theatreworks USA. 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 each.
“The Evolving Layers” A reception for Janna Zuber’s exhibition of 31 paintings. 3-5 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake” seriesKen Paynter, director of the University of Maryland at College Park’s graduate program in marine, estuarine and environmental sciences (MEES), leads a presentation titled “Restoring Oysters to the Chesapeake.” 7 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.
Eddie Baccus Jr. The jazz saxophonist performs. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.
“Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” Set in a barbershop, the play follows the lives of two African American men as they maneuver capitalism and a racist culture. Presented by the Bowie State Theatre Department. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3717.
www.bowiestate.edu. $10; seniors, students and faculty $5.
Renaissance Festival The College of Southern Maryland Chorale kicks off the festivities with madrigals and other period music. The festival will feature outdoor family activities and entertainment, including six medieval-themed plays, jugglers, magicians, crafts and more. Concert Thursday at 8 p.m., festival Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. Concert $5 in advance, $7 day of concert; festival free ($10 wristbands available for plays).
“Same Time, Next Year” New Direction Community Theatre presents Bernard Slade’s stage play about two married people who meet once a year for an affair that lasts 30 years. Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-624-4484. ndctheater.net84.net. $12, seniors and students $10.
Shady RillPatty Casey and Tom MacKenzie make up the acoustic folk music duo. 7 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House of 1676, 47418 Old State House Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. $15.
Sotterley Speaker Series Mitch Yockelson and Greg Tremaglio lead a talk titled “A Conspiracy to Steal History: Barry Landau & Jason Savedoff and the Theft of America’s National Treasures,” about two men who posed as professional researchers and stole more than 10,000 objects of cultural heritage before being caught at the Maryland Historical Society in 2011. 7 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. Free, registration required.
Caribbean Art Jazz Ensemble The band plays a blend of calypso, salsa, reggae and jazz on the steel drums, keyboards, marimba, congas and more. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25, seniors $22.50.
Stone Pleasure Band The Charles County band performs old and new R&B 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.
Asphalt Angels Spring Car Show Community members are invited to enter their classic automobiles for $15 or just enjoy the show. Sponsored by the Asphalt Angels Car Club of Maryland. Vehicle registration 9 a.m.-noon, show runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glory Days, 15505 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 443-812-3184. www.asphaltangelsofmd.org. Spectators free.
Classic car show A display of classic cars, with trophies awarded in various categories. Food and refreshments sold. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Bel Alton High School Alumni Association, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-873-7343 or 240-216-6634. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $5, age 10 and younger free.
Bring Your Parents to the Museum Day An interactive learning experience for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. Activities include the PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure and a concert by kid’s rock band Milkshake. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Most events free.
“Marching Through Time” A multi-period history reenactment featuring cannon and musket demonstrations, crafts, military drills and more. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. www.pgparks.com. $5.
Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance reception A public reception for “Transitions” and artist Teresa Regil’s solo wall, which will be on display through May 4. Noon-2:30 p.m. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Anything Goes” The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance hosts a public reception for its exhibit, which runs through May 4. Food and refreshments sold. 2-4 p.m. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. Denise Brown at 301-699-1148.
“Fanning the Flames” The Filipino Cultural Association at the University of Maryland presents this historical retelling of the People Power Revolution, a series of nonviolent demonstrations from 1983 to 1986 that protested violence and electoral fraud and later led to the restoration of the Philippines’ democracy. Dinner served. 6 p.m. Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 973-960-7204. www.fcaatumd.com/pcn. $10, students $5.
The Glo Run The glow-in-the-dark, 5K party run/walk event will feature stimulating activities and music along the course through to the finish line. Proceeds will benefit Playworks Washington DC, a group that promotes physical activity and safe play for children. Registration begins at 6:45, run starts at 8:15 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.theglorun.com. $42, registration required.
Creole Gumbo Band The jazz band performs. 7:30-10 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations highly recommended.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra The orchestra performs the works of Gabriel Kahane, its first composer-in-residence. 8 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. $35, seniors $30, students $10.
The Temprees The Memphis soul vocal trio of Jasper “Jabo” Phillips, Harold “Scotty” Scott, and Deljuan “Del” Calvin performs. 8 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $30, seniors and students $25.
“Real and Remembrance”A group exhibition featuring paintings created both through direct observation and through the reconstruction of memory and imagination. Closes Saturday. Artist talk 3-5 p.m. 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. www.39thstreetgallery.com. Free.
Earthfest The Accokeek Foundation sponsors a potluck picnic and family-friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day and National Volunteer Week. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-763-4600. www.accokeekfoundation.org. Free, picnic lunches $5.
Garrett Academy Musical Revue Student musicians from the Garrett Music Academy perform. 3 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free.
Multimedia art show An exhibit of works by local visual artists. Closes Sunday. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free, donations welcome.
“Fast Forward: Corcoran College of Art and Design 2013 Graduates, a Pop-up Exhibition” Members of the Corcoran’s 2013 graduating class take over the Brentwood Arts Exchange to showcase their work. Through April 27. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
“Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love” Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s documentary film about Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour, who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. Part of the Hyattsville Independent Film Series. 6:45 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. www.pgcmls.info. 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. www.pgparks.com. Free.
State of the County breakfast County Executive Rushern L. Baker III delivers the annual address at the buffet breakfast. Hosted by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce & Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable. 7:30 a.m. Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville. 301-262-0920. www.bowiechamber.org. $45, registration required.
War of 1812 boat tour A scenic pontoon boat tour along the Anacostia River to learn the history of Prince George’s County and the Town of Bladensburg. 1-2 p.m. Battle of Bladensburg Visitors Center, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.
Afternoon Tea with Tommy Cecil The D.C. bass player performs. 2 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $15.
— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett from staff reports