“Revolution Has No Pause: African American Teens in the Civil Rights Movement” A program about the roles Maryland teenagers played in the civil-rights movement. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. 301-736-5355. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Black History Month artist reception Featured artist Jenae Asemoz Davis showcases and discusses her work in mixed media. Light refreshments served. 7-9 p.m. Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. 301-464-3725. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“The Empty Chair” In this Tim Kelly play, a group of teenagers in a substance-abuse counseling center share their memories and personal stories after a peer overdoses. For mature audiences. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Black Box Theatre, room FA-143, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. $5.
Jeff Majors The jazz harpist and gospel artist performs his greatest hits. 8 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $45.
“Fire & Ice” art reception The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance hosts a reception for its exhibit of works that reflect the physical features of winter. Reception Friday 5-8 p.m. Exhibit on display until March 9. Calvert House Inn, 6211 Baltimore Ave., Riverdale. 301-864-5220. 240-478-7588. 301-864-5220. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Festival of New Works” The first graduates of the school’s masters of fine arts in performance program stage seven new works. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., through Feb. 16. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25, seniors $20, students and youth $10.
“The Musical Stories of Journeys” David Hildebrand performs songs and stories about the American journey. Subjects include soldiers during the Civil War, sailors and commercial fisherman, and migrant workers. 7 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 240-725-5499. www.csmd.edu/Arts. Free.
Sweetheart Charity Ball A potluck dinner and dance with music by Dino & Friends. Proceeds will benefit FAIR Girls and Covenant House. 7 p.m.-midnight St. Ambrose Church, 3107 63rd Ave, Cheverly. 301-773-9300. www.sacheverly.org. $20, reservations requested.
“A Rite” Choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane’s SITI Dance Company collaborate in the deconstruction of Stravinsky’s original score of “The Rite of Spring.” Friday-Saturday at 8 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. $50, seniors and alumni $45, students $10.
“Slavery, Resistance and Freedom” A guided tour and presentation of slave life on the plantation. For age 13 and older. 1 and 3 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. $15, reservations required.
Not So Modern Jazz The jazz group performs oldies from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free, reservations recommended.
Prince George’s Philharmonic Charles Ellis conducts the ensemble with Peter Minkler on viola. 8 p.m. Prince George’s Community College, Hallam Theatre, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-446-3245. 301-322-0965. www.pgphilharmonic.org. $20, seniors $18, age 18 and under free.
“Expression of a People” A Black History Month celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops and more. 1-6 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“New Beginnings” Meet local artists from the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance’s exhibit. Reception 3-5 p.m. Exhibit on display until March 9. Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-2740. 301-345-7711. 301-927-2740. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
Misto di Voci Ensemble Translated from Italian as “mixed voices,” the ensemble includes David Yarbrough on violin, Paula Hickey on clarinet and Daniel Lau on piano. Part of the Ward Virts Concert Series. 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/Arts. Free.
Grace Griffith and Lynn Hollyfield The local folk singers perform Celtic and other traditional music with special guests vocalist Carey Creed, bassist Steve Wolf, fiddler Dave Abe and percussionist Jimmy Brink. 6:30 p.m. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org/music_daviesconcerts.html. $12, students $5.
“Show Me What You’re Working With!” Members of Black Artists of D.C. showcase their works expressing their view of the world. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Opens Monday, reception Feb. 16 5-8 p.m. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com.
“Diaspora Dialogue” An exhibition featuring the works of Ghanaian artist Kawbena Ampofo-Anti, Ethiopian artist Skunder Boghossian and Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk. Exhibit runs daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through May 12. Opens Tuesday, reception Feb. 24 3-5 p.m. Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, Lower Level, Arts Program Gallery, 3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi. 301-985-7937. www.umuc.edu.
Black History Month program Staff from Montpelier Mansion host a cooking class on how to make hominy, a corn dish often made by slaves in 18th-century America. 2:30-4 p.m. Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-7882. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Herb Smith Trio The saxophone and clarinet player performs with a piano and guitar duo as part of the Afternoon Tea program. 2 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $15, registration required.
YellowTieGuy The alternative rock band performs songs from its first album, “Joy in the Mourning.” 7 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. www.reverbnation.com/
— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah from staff reports