“Clowning Around” Bob Brown Puppets turn the stage into a circus big top. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $4, children $3.
UniverSoul Circus The high-flying circus show returns to the Washington area with live animals, stunts and more. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday and May 18 at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday and May 19 at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., through May 19. Capital Plaza Mall, 6900 Annapolis Rd., Landover Hills. 800-316-7439. www.universoulcircus.com. $17-$32.
“Ladies Night: Out in Style” A Mother’s Day shopping event featuring designer clothing, jewelry, skin care products, cocktails and a “swag bag” giveaway. For age 21 and older. 6-10 p.m. Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-7782. $12, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $10.
Wilasaco Founding director of Bolivian folk group Amabolivia, the author and composer will perform a concert of traditional Bolivian folkloric music. Tuesday and Thursday 6-9 p.m., through Sept. 26. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.
Open mike night Spoken word artist 2Deep hosts an open mike for poets, musicians and more. 9-11 p.m. Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-2787. www.busboysandpoets.com/hyattsville. $5.
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” TheatreWorks USA performs a musical version of Judith Viorst’s children’s book. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $5.
Sam Grow The Southern Maryland native performs mix of pop-rock and soul music. Part of the Friday Night Live concert series. 5-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.
Little Paul and Company The Americana singer-songwriter performs in an outdoor concert. Part of the Sunset Concert Series. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West, St. Charles. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.
Sea Chanters The official chorus of the U.S. Navy performs a concert of traditional choral music. 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. Free, registration requested.
“Twelfth Night” The Rude Mechanicals perform their take on the Shakespeare classic, in which twin pop stars that lose each other after a freak tour bus accident. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through May 18. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. 410-313-2787. www.rudemechanicals.com. This weekend: $12, seniors and students $10. Next weekend: $15, seniors and students $12.