“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.