Going Out Guide for Prince George's County and Southern Maryland, Sept. 23-29

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Sept. 23

ST. MARY'S COUNTY FAIR The annual fair has competitions, live music, demonstrations, carnival rides and performances by the Mitchell Showboat Marionettes. Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fair Grounds Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2256. http://www.smcfair.somd.com. $5, ages 6-12 $1, younger free. Carnival rides require one to five $1 tickets; on Friday all rides are one ticket for children until 6 p.m.

BLUE CRABS BASEBALL The Southern Maryland squad secured home-field advantage for the first round of the Atlantic League playoffs and hosts the second game of a best-of-five series against the Bridgeport Bluefish of Connecticut. The series shifts to Bridgeport for the next two games, and if a fifth game is necessary, it will be back in Waldorf on Sunday (6:05 p.m.). 7:05 p.m. Regency Furniture Stadium, Piney Church Road and St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. 301-638-9788. http://www.somdbluecrabs.com. $6-$13; seniors, military and ages 5-12 $5-$12; age 4 and younger free.


Sept. 24

THE 25TH HOUR BAND The local group plays a mix of jazz, blues, Motown, classic rock and contemporary tunes. 7 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. http://www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

THE GERSHWIN PROJECT: RUSSIAN GERSHWIN Pianists Genadi Zagor and Vakhtang Kodanashvili join the D.C.-based Post-Classical Ensemble for a Russian spin on Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," "Three Preludes," "Concerto in F" and "Cuban Overture." 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $42.

TRIBUTE TO BUCK HILL The saxophonist Buck Hill is joined by Michael Thomas, Cheyney Thomas and Jerry Jones. Part of the Montpelier Fall Jazz Series. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. 410-792-0664. http://www.pgparks.com. $20.

"HUNG UP ON ART" Twenty-eight member artists display their works. Through Oct. 3. CalvART Gallery, 110 S. Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-257-7005. http://www.calvertarts.org. Free.


Sept. 25

RIVERFEST This celebration of the St. Mary's River includes kayaking, a variety show with rescued dogs (1 and 3 p.m.), living history exhibits, live animal displays and music and dance. There's also free admission to Historic St. Mary's City Museum (18751 Hogaboom Lane). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic St. Mary's City, 18559 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. 301-862.3517. http://www.smrwa.org/riverfest.html. Free.

INDIAN HEAD ANNIVERSARY Commemorate the 120th anniversary of Naval Support Facility Indian Head with this day of military demonstrations and a performance by the Cruisers, the Navy Band's contemporary entertainment ensemble (1 p.m.). For kids, there will be pony rides, games and other activities. There will also be exhibits on the facility's history and appearances from Washington Redskins cheerleaders. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Dr., Indian Head. 866-359-5540. 540-653-8153. Free.

DAS BEST OKTOBERFEST The festival returns to National Harbor and expands to a second day. Sample international beer and wine, listen to music and scarf down sausages, schnitzel and other German food. If you can't make this festival, there's one in Timonium, Md., on Oct. 9. Saturday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 800-830-3976. http://www.dasbestoktoberfest.com. $25 in advance, $30 at the gate; designated driver tickets $20. Regular admission comes with a souvenir tasting mug and six beer tokens, with additional tokens available for purchase ($1 each). Bonus beer tokens will be awarded to those in German attire.

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