BROTHERS PLUS ONE -- 9 p.m. Saturday. "Oldies but Goodies," Christmas concert featuring Brothers Plus One. Brandywine Fire Department, 14210 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. $12.50. 301-782-4428.

For Children

"A HOLIDAY HAPPENING" -- 7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. A musical comedy for families. Cherry Tree Center, Route 29 at Route 216, West Laurel. $7. 301-604-2844.

MOUNT RANIER PUPPET THEATER -- 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday. Holiday puppet show. Mount Rainier Nature/Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Reservations, 301-927-2163.

DISCOVERY HIKES -- 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday. Hikers ages 4 and older will explore the park with a naturalist. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-218-6702.

"CINDERELLA'S WISH" -- 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. One-act musical based on the fairy tale. Landless Theatre, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $10, adults; $8, children. 301-441-8770.

"THE NUTCRACKER" -- 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Thursday. The International Ballet Theater presents an ensemble of award-winning dancers in the classic holiday fantasy, for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $7. 301-277-1710.

Sports and Recreation

KRIS KRINGLE BINGO -- 6:30-8 p.m. today. Kris Kringle calls bingo games for all ages. Prizes will be awarded; light refreshments. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton. $2. 301-297-4648.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL -- 8:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, for ages 18 and older. Kettering/Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free with center ID. 301-390-8390.

ADULT SWIM -- 8:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex, 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden. $5; bi-county residents, $4. 301-772-5515.

ROLLER-SKATING & KARAOKE PARTY -- 7-9 p.m. Friday. Carols, karaoke and roller-skating for all ages. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton. $3; bi-county residents, $2. 301-297-4648.

DROP-IN HAND AND LINE DANCE -- 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn the latest hand and line dances. Ages 18 and up. Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. $5. 301-567-6033.

CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL AREA DRIVING TOUR -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. A self-guided, four-mile driving tour with interpretive stops, an observation tower and a timber bridge over scenic wetlands. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.

FAMILY ICE-SKATING NIGHT -- 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Up to four children are admitted free with a paying parent. Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. $6; bi-county residents, $5. Skate rental, $4. 301-277-3717.


"THE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER" -- 10:30 a.m. today and Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. National Ballet in a performance set to the music of Duke Ellington. Hallam Theater, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $15-$30. 301-218-9822.

Lectures and Literature

C.R. GIBBS -- 4 p.m. Saturday. The author of "Black, Cooper & Bright: District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment" will discuss and sign copies of his book. Karibu Books, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East/West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-1140.


BRAZILIAN ART -- Through Dec. 27. Contemporary art by Brazilian painters. U.S. District Court, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt. Free. 301-277-1402.

"EARTH TEACH ME" -- Through Dec. 27. Photographs by Ann Krumein. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"SEEING RED" -- Through Jan. 11. Juried exhibition featuring art with red as a significant element. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-454-1450.

RADIO PREMIUMS -- Ongoing. Memorabilia related to the radio serials of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, including "Little Orphan Annie," "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and "Captain Midnight." The Radio-Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-390-1020.

WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE BROADCAST HISTORY -- Ongoing. Photographs and artifacts from the early days of broadcasting in the two cities. The Radio-Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-390-1020.

"PICTURING VICTIMS AND PATRIOTS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II" -- Ongoing. Photographs illustrating New Deal social welfare programs. Photographers include Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein and John Vachon. Greenbelt Museum, 15 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-507-6582.

"THE FORGOTTEN WAR REMEMBERED: AMERICA AND THE KOREAN WAR" -- Ongoing. Includes 20 photographs chronicling the war, from the growing tensions during the late 1940s through the signing of the armistice in 1953. National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-713-6800.


ARTIST'S RECEPTION -- 7-9 p.m. Friday. Painter Billy Simms, visiting from Florida, shows his work. Food and wine will be served. World Arts Focus Gallery, 3806 34th St., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-699-1819.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Dance And BodyWorks Inc. presents African storytelling, arts and crafts and dance classes as part of its annual Kwanzaa celebration in its studio. 7924 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. $5. 301-877-2245.

WINTER GOSPEL DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA -- 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Local dance ministries perform. Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights. $4; bi-county residents, $3. 301-423-0505.

KWANZAA FAMILY CELEBRATION -- 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Bette McLeod, international speaker on multicultural issues, emcees a Kwanzaa party sponsored by the Prince George's County Chapter of the NAACP. Barnes & Noble, 15455 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-809-9097.

Prince George's Extra Weekend section lists events as space permits. Mail notices noting date, time, address, cost and phone number to Weekend Section, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772. Deadline is 10 days before publication date.