No Lions, Tigers or Bears

The Moscow State Circus will perform in Upper Marlboro on Monday as part of its tour of the East Coast. The circus relies entirely on its acrobats rather than the typical animal fare associated with circuses: "People entertaining people" is the circus's slogan. Acrobats will perform on high ropes, do gymnastics and juggle. The artists will perform two 90-minute shows, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave. Tickets: $22; children 12 and younger, $7.50 . 301-952-7900.

Root for the Home Team

The Bowie Baysox are in town for a week starting Monday. The Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles will play the Norwich Navigators from Monday to Aug. 5, then take on the Erie Seawolves on Aug. 6-8. All games are at 7:05 p.m., except for the Aug. 8 game, which starts at 6:05 p.m. Fireworks will follow the Erie games, and fans can meet the players and get autographs after each game. General admission is $9; ages 6 to 12, $5; children 5 and younger, free. On Tuesday, admission is $1 for everyone. Prince George's Stadium is at 4101 NE Crain Hwy. in Bowie. 301-464-4865.

Exploring Rural Life

On weekend afternoons at the Patuxent Rural Museums in Upper Marlboro, visitors can learn about late-19th- and early-20th- century life in southern Prince George's County. Activities include watching open-hearth cooking and blacksmith demonstrations and attempting to name some of the tools on display, such as old-fashioned garlic presses and apple corers. Entrance to the buildings -- the Duvall Tool Museum, the Tobacco Farming Museum, Duckett Log Cabin, and blacksmith and farrier shops -- that make up the museum complex is free. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through October. Patuxent River Park is at 16000 Croom Airport Rd., reached by Route 301 in Upper Marlboro. 301-627-6074.