BASKETBALL STAR COLLECTS ART
Grant Hill has written a book, and it's not about basketball. The Orlando Magic star has penned "Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art." Hill, whose parents collected artwork that expressed their heritage and culture, began acquiring art of his own in the early 1990s. In his book, he documents 46 of his pieces by artists such as Romare Bearden, Phoebe Beasley, Arthello Beck Jr., John Thomas Biggers, Malcolm Brown, John Coleman, Edward Jackson and Hughie Lee-Smith. Hill will discuss his art collection and book from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Admission is free. 301-352-4110.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
Dance aficionados can watch as choreographer Brian Brooks creates a new work for the Maryland Dance Ensemble this week at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Today and tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m., Brooks finishes his week-long residency as he puts together a production using modern dance techniques with video and music. Rehearsals are free and open to the public in the arts center's Dance Theatre on the University of Maryland campus, Stadium Drive and Route 193. 301-405-2787.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN LANDOVER
The Redskins aren't playing at FedEx Field this weekend, but devoted football fans are excited anyway. On Saturday, the Black Coaches Association (BCA) Football Classic takes over the stadium as the Virginia Tech Hokies play the top-ranked University of Southern California Trojans. Since 1997, the BCA has held this annual event to showcase college football while promoting its mission of enhancing the employment opportunities and development of minority professional coaches. Kickoff is at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $55; parking is $5. The field is on Lottsford Road and Arena Drive in Landover. For more information, call 301-276-6800 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.