Works in Glass and Bamboo
September brings two new shows to the Montpelier Arts Center. Judith Conway's nature-inspired fused glass pieces go on display tomorrow in the Resident Artist Gallery. Conway is a founder of Vitrum Studio in Beltsville, where she is an instructor. An installation of Alonzo Davis's mixed-media and bamboo sculptures opens Saturday in the Library Gallery. Davis says his work has been influenced by his travels in the Southwest and California, and in Brazil, Haiti and West Africa. Admission is free; the galleries are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is at 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. For more information, call 301-953-1993.
All Play and No Work
Forget Labor Day -- Greenbelt's celebrating the holiday with a weekend's worth of events at its annual Labor Day Festival. There will be a parade, the Miss Greenbelt pageant, games for adults and kids, children's events, carnival rides and booths, art exhibitions, a crafts show and music galore. Performers tomorrow evening include the Greenbelt Concert Band and Diamond Alley. Saturday evening brings the Nighthawks; Sunday afternoon features Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits, and the evening performance is by Wayne Brown & 2nd Conspiracy. Monday afternoon starts with Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues and ends with the Zach Sweeney Band. It all happens in the parking lot at Roosevelt Center, at Southway and Crescent roads, and it's all free. Call 301-910-0050 or visit www.greenbelt.com/laborday.
Kids can liven up their tees at a tie-dye workshop Wednesday at Glenn Dale Community Center. Those 8 and older are encouraged to bring two clean, white T-shirts or other articles of clothing to turn into wearable art using this simple decorating technique. The program, which costs $4, is from 4 to 7 p.m. at 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. For more information, call 301-352-8983.