A mix of pan-Latin American sounds results when five artists from three geographical backgrounds come together as Solazo. The members of the group, who hail from Chile, Argentina and Cuba, blend flamenco, mambo, salsa, reggae, Latin folk and dance tunes. Using traditional instruments, including Andean panpipes, Solazo will perform at Mount Airy Mansion, 8714 Rosaryville Rd. in Upper Marlboro, at 7:30 p.m. Monday. After the show, audience members will have the opportunity to meet the musicians and taste Latin American food. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call Pineapple Alley Catering, 301-856-1954.
A tale of identical twins, shipwreck, separation, misidentification and reunion, "The Comedy of Errors," is this year's Shakespeare in the Park production. There will be six free performances in the county, four of them outdoors. Next week's shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the following locations: Tuesday at Magruder Park, 3800 Hamilton St., Hyattsville; Thursday at Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro; July 16 at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel; and July 17 at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. The final two performances will take place at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on July 18 at the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive in College Park. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the park performances. Parking is free at each site. 301-454-1450.
For more than half their lives, Stuart and Lea Ann Mawler have been taking pictures together. As teenagers, the College Park couple began photographing landscapes, other natural settings and wildlife. Now, when they look back on the thousands of photographs they have shot, they often cannot remember who took which picture. Some of their work is on display at the New Deal Cafe, at 113 Centerway in Greenbelt, through July 31. On Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be an artists' reception where Stuart Mawler's folk band, Cliff Art, will perform. Free. 301-474-5642.