Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide


The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will include Grammy-winning singer Bonnie Raitt. (Chesapeake Bay Events)
May 16, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

3Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt will headline the annual music festival playing a blend of R&B, blues, rock and pop. Other performers include Eric Burdon and the Animals, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bad Influence, Mavis Staples, the Slide Brothers and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Proceeds will benefit local environmental charities. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Music runs Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Pkwy., Route 50, Exit 32, Annapolis. 410-974-2149. www.bayblues.org. In advance through Thursday: one day $60, two days $110. At the gate: one day $80, two days $140. Age 10 and younger free with paying adult.

THU 16

“What Is Sustainable Seafood?” David Moyer, the museum’s curator for estuarine biology, leads a presentation about the local seafood scene and how to evaluate and choose seafood. Meet local watermen and seafood vendors on-site. Part of the “PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake” series. 7 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-
2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

The Langgaard Quartet Also known as the Atlas Quartet, the classical group performs works by Beethoven and Bartok. 7:30 p.m. Christ Church, 112 E. Charles St., La Plata. 301-392-1051. www.christchurchlaplata.org. Free.

Rebecca Dupas The local poet hosts an open-mike event for spoken-word performers, musicians and more. 9-11 p.m. Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-2787. www.busboysandpoets.com/
hyattsville
. $5.

FRI 17

“Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” The comedy covers 37 works by Shakespeare in less than two hours. For age 13 and older. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through June 2. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, students and military $14.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company A program for young audiences featuring traditional Chinese festival dance combined with modern dance. Lecture and demo Friday at 10:15 a.m. and noon ($5), master class Saturday at 10 a.m. ($15), performance Saturday at 8 p.m. ($20-$25). Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com.

The Cruisers An outdoor concert by the U.S. Navy rock band. Part of the Sunset Concert Series. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick’s and Smallwood drives West, St. Charles. www.stcharlesmd.com/
summer-concert-series.html
. Free.

The Band Perry Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry perform a mix of country and rock-and-roll music from their latest album, “Pioneer.”7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, PNC Waterside Pavilion, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $35-$55.

“Hair! The Musical” The rock musical tells the story of a group of politically active hippies living in New York City who aim to change the world. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. through June 9. No Memorial Day weekend shows, special 2 p.m. matinee shows June 1 and 8. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $18; seniors, students and active-duty military $15.

“Twelfth Night” The Rude Mechanicals perform their version of the Shakespeare classic, in which twin pop stars lose each other after a tour bus accident. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. 410-313-2787. www.rudemechanicals.com. $15, seniors and students $12.

“You Never Know” Set in 1929 Paris, this romantic comedy tells the story of a baron and his butler who switch identities so that the butler can pursue a woman of higher class. Presented by the Prince George’s Little Theatre. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and students $15.

Andy McKee A performance by the acoustic guitarist. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $30, seniors $27.

“Live! From Busboys” A talent showcase of musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians and more. 10 p.m.-midnight. Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-2787. www.busboysandpoets.com/
hyattsville
. $5.

SAT 18

Heritage Bike Ride A scenic 100K, 50K or 25K ride along the Nanjemoy Creek with stops at local points of interest. Lunch will be provided. For age 16 and older. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-753-1647. www.charlescountymd.gov. $27, residents of Charles County $25.

Fairy & Gnome Home Festival Coinciding with the “Fairies in the Garden” exhibit of more than 50 handmade fairy and gnome homes, the third annual festival will feature a children’s play area, dress-up tours, crafts, face-painting and live music from Cosmic Flute Choir, bagpiper Kevin Foley and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5.

Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage A tour of eight properties in Charles County that have War of 1812 connections, including the Manor of Truman’s Place in Waldorf. Local historians will be at each site to discuss the life of watermen on the Chesapeake, the landing of British troops in 1814, architecture and other topics. Price includes transportation, lunch and snacks. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. American Legion, Jameson Harrison Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd., Hughesville 410-821-6933. www.mhgp.org. $70, reservations required.

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt will headline the annual music festival playing a blend of R&B, blues, rock and pop. Other performers include Eric Burdon and the Animals, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bad Influence, Mavis Staples, The Slide Brothers, and more. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Proceeds will benefit local environmental charities. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Music runs Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Pkwy., Route 50, Exit 32, Annapolis. 410-974-2149. www.bayblues.org. In advance through Thursday: one day $60, two days $110. At the gate: one day $80, two days $140. Age 10 and younger free with paying adult.

Pirate Fest A high-seas adventure featuring swashbuckling reenactors, hands-on children’s activities, live music, a costume contest, a treasure hunt and more for age 5 and older. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010. www.pgparks.com. $5.

Wildlife habitat tour The Bowie Gardens for Wildlife Habitat Team hosts the second annual tour of four homes that use sustainable gardening practices to improve the environment for wildlife and humans. Tour sites will feature native plantings, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, rain barrels and ponds. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 14107 Westholme Ct., Bowie. 301-809-3043. bowiegardens4wildlife@yahoo.com www.cityofbowie.org/civicalerts.aspx?aid=276.

UniverSoul Circus The high-flying, contortionist-twisting circus returns to the Washington area with live animals, stunts and more. Saturday at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Capital Plaza Mall, 6900 Annapolis Rd., Landover Hills. 800-316-7439. www.universoulcircus.com. $17-$32.

“The Scottish Play for Kids” Farrar Williams, drama specialist, leads young actors in a short version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” 3 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.

“A Night at the Opera” The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society in collaboration with Cosmic Symphony presents a concert of popular choral and orchestral works, opera and Broadway hits. Saturday 7 p.m. (Great Mills High School, 21130 Great Mills Rd., Great Mills, $8-$10) and Sunday 3:30 p.m. (College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata, $12-$15). 301-642-0594. www.chesapeakechoral.com.

Raq Sharqi A showcase of belly dance, including tribal groove, Asian Pacific and Mediterranean folk styles. 7:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free, donations welcome.

SUN 19

Art Show and Garden Market An exhibit of works by local crafters, artists and needleworkers, including the colorful Baltimore album quilt by Leona Unkle. Shop herbs, perennials and other greenery in the garden market. Sunday-Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. Free.

Bowie Heritage Day Pony rides, bluegrass music, a horse show, kids’ games and activities, tours and more. Noon.-4 p.m. Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089. www.cityofbowie.org/museum. Free.

Festival of Nations A cultural celebration featuring music, dance, crafts, games, food and more. Noon-5 p.m. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. 301-248-4404. www.pgparks.com. Free, nominal charge for some activities.

Bike and Wine Tour A 12-mile bike ride along the Little Patuxent River, followed by wine, cheese and French bread. For age 21 and older. 1 p.m. Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry St., Savage Mill. 301-725-1313. www.terrapinadventures.com. $59.95, registration required.

Historic Hyattsville House Tour A self-guided walking tour of several homes. Meet homeowners, politicians, artists and others. Sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association. Rain or shine. 1-5 p.m. Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. 301-699-5440. www.preservehyattsville.org. In advance $10, day of tour $12.

Linganore Sunday Music Series A performance by Jason Schaarschmidt with food from Keep It Smokin’ BBQ food truck and wine tasting. Part of the Sunday Music Series. 2-5 p.m. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432. www.linganorewines.com. Performance free, wine tastings $5, food and wine pairing $10.

“Behold the Sea!” The Maryland Choral Society presents its final concert of the season featuring classical, world, pop and gospel music inspired by imagery of the oceans. 4 p.m. Mount Calvary Catholic Church, 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. www.marylandchoralsociety.org. $20, seniors and students $15.

MON 20

“Marley” A screening of the film about the life of reggae artist and revolutionary Bob Marley, including exclusive footage, performances and interviews from people who knew him best. 6 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. 301-345-5800. www.pgcmls.info/greenbelt . Free.

TUE 21

Poetry showcase Local female poets showcase their talents. 8-10 p.m. Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-2787. www.busboysandpoets.com/
hyattsville
. $5.

WED 22

Book Lovers Expo Meet local authors as they read from their books. 9-11:30 a.m. Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. 301-262-6200. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett from staff reports

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