THE VOODUDES -- 7 p.m. today. New Orleans soul, blues and zydeco. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-218-6700.

CONCERT UNDER THE STARS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Picnickers can listen to jazz, blues and country music. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

SUMMER MUSIC ON THE PORTICO -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Jazz concert by Bruce Katsu and Carol Gaylor. Audience members can bring blankets or lawn chairs; grilled food will be sold. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

For Children

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW -- 10 a.m. Tuesday. A naturalist will introduce kids to local wildlife. Reservations required; ages 2 and up. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. 301-297-4575.

SEASHELL PLAQUES -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Kids will make a pair of seashell plaques to take home. Ages 6-13. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $9. 301-352-8983.

VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT -- noon Saturday. Children 5-12 bring their favorite PlayStation 2 game and challenge others for the PlayStation Championship. Refreshments provided. Reservations required. Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant. $3. 301-773-8881.

ALOHA ART -- 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. An island-themed craft project with tropical treats and music. Reservations required; ages 3-6 (12:30 p.m. ) and 7-12 (1:30 p.m.). Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. $3. 301-552-1093.

JAZZ AND BLUES -- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The history of blues and jazz, from their origins in the Mississippi Delta in the 1890s to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s. Ages 4 and older. Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.


And Literature

WILLIAM E. SMITH -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The author reads from his book, "Hip Hop as Performance and Ritual," followed by a performance by local rapper Priest da Nomad. Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

TERRY McMILLAN -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The author of "Waiting to Exhale" reads from her new novel, "The Interruption of Everything." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

Theater and Dance

"UP WE GO" AND "THE REAL IDOL" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The Teen Performance Ensemble presents a modern take on traditional fairy tales, and a play by Gilbert Pryor about the world of show business. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.


And Exercise

OUTDOOR ROLLER-SKATING PARTY -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Participants can roller-skate to music on outside courts. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $3. 301-248-4404.

FITNESS DAY -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Families are invited to use Kentland Community Center's exercise and fitness room in recognition of National Fitness Month. All ages. Columbia Park/Kentland Community Center. 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

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

LAKE ARTEMESIA HIKE -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A naturalist leads a walk around the lake; for ages 18 and older. Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-927-2163.


MIKE SHAFFER -- through Aug. 19. Works from the artist's "Line Paintings" series. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.


NEEDLEART '05 -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Sunday. A variety of stitched art, including needlework and ribbon point; visitors help choose the winners. Montpelier Mansion grounds, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. $6; $5, seniors; $3, ages 6-18. 301-776-2805.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND QUARTER HORSE SHOW -- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday. A free quarter horse show. Prince George's Equestrian Center, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7999.

ARTSDRIVE -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. An arts and crafts show and sale with pottery, furniture and paintings. Food and live music. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $6. 301-952-7999.

HISTORY WEEKEND AT HOME -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours of historic Marietta House, with 19th-century games and activities. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. Free. 301-464-5291.

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