Robert Fulghum's humorous book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" struck a chord with a large audience when it was published more than 15 years ago. Sunday and Monday in Laurel, Tent Troupe, a traveling summer theater group and a ministry of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, presents a show with the same name based on Fulghum's book. It is a compilation of theatrical storytelling approaches, with monologues, dialogues and multiple-voice narration enhanced with songs and music. In addition to the performances at 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, the group will present a children's show at 1:45 p.m. on Monday called "Animal Tales." Through stories, songs and games, the production centers on such favorites as "Going on a Bear Hunt" and "Caps for Sale." Admission and parking for all shows are free at the Montpelier Mansion grounds, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road. No tickets or reservations are required. 301-776-2805.
Movies are shown outdoors at film festivals and events across town every summer, but this year, there's a new movie-watching opportunity. The parking lot at Prince George's Stadium has been converted into a drive-in theater that uses digital technology and surround-sound and presents high-definition images on a 58-by-31-foot inflatable screen. On weekend evenings and some weekdays when school is not in session (and when there are no Bowie Baysox games), popular movies will be shown beginning at dusk, usually two cartoons followed by a double feature. Saturday, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (PG) and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (PG) will be screened, and on Sunday, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (PG-13) is the featured presentation. Admission to the "Bowie Baysox Drive-In Theatre" is $15 per car. The number of people in each car should be equal to the number of seat belts. For a schedule or other information, call 301-464-4806. The drive-in theater will operate through September at 4101 NE Crain Hwy. in Bowie.
Donna Brazile, the first African American woman to head a major presidential campaign, has written a memoir, "Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics." Tonight, the political strategist who ran Al Gore's 2000 campaign discusses experiences that include her first political fight at age 9 -- while campaigning for a city council candidate who promised a playground in her neighborhood -- and the 2000 election. The free event is at 7 p.m. at the Hyattsville library branch, 6530 Adelphi Rd. 301-985-4690.