AVERY SHARPE TRIO -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Jazz. Montpelier Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $20. 301-953-1993.
PRETTY RICKY -- 3 p.m. Saturday. Hip-hop. With TCB. CFE Event Center, 7758 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. $30. 301-568-2246.
PRINCE GEORGE'S PHILHARMONIC -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Classical. Prince George's Community College, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, Hallam Theater, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $20; seniors, $18; 18 and younger, free. 301-454-1462.
PUPPET SHOW AND CRAFT ACTIVITY -- 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday. For ages 3 and older. Mount Rainier Nature/Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Free. Reservations, 301-927-2163.
CHILDREN'S NATURE EVENT -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday. For ages 3 and 4, an interactive program about animals that live in trees, with stories, songs and games. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free. Registration, 301-497-5887.
DROP-IN ART CLASSES -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 7. For ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd. $1 per hour per child. 301-397-2208.
AMALEKA G. MCCALL -- 7 p.m. Friday. The author signs "A Twisted Tale of Karma." Karibu Books, Iverson Mall, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights. 301-899-3730.
COLLEN DIXON -- 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday. The author signs "Every Eye Shut." 2 p.m., Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville, 301-559-1140; 5 p.m., Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie, 301-352-4110. Free.
BABE KENT -- 3 p.m. Saturday. The author signs "Keepin' It Real." Borders Books & Music, 931A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. Free. 301-499-2173.
GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON: A FRIENDSHIP THAT HELPED BUILD A NATION -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A lecture by congressional aide and speechwriter Michael Harrison. Montpelier Mansion, Muirkirk Road at Route 197, Laurel. Free. 301-953-1376.
DYNAMIC SPACES -- Opens Sunday; reception, 2-4 p.m. Through Jan. 8. Painting, collage and assemblage by Larry Chappelear. University of Maryland University College, Arts Program Gallery, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. Free. 301-985-7937.
ART SHOW -- Opens Monday. Through next Thursday. Thirty drawings, paintings, collages and crafts by individuals with disabilities. Resource Connections of Prince George's County, 4500 Forbes Blvd., Suite 120, Lanham. Free. 301-429-9300.
SAHOMI NAKA -- Reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 29. Prints by the artist. Montpelier Arts Center, Resident Artist Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.
ALONZO DAVIS -- Through Oct. 28. Mixed-media bamboo sculptures. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.
Theater and Dance
LATIN DANCERS -- 4 p.m. tomorrow. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. Free. 301-864-0756.
"ANATOMY OF A MURDER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 29. Presented by Bowie Community Theatre. Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Route 3, Bowie. $12; seniors and students, $10. 301-805-0219.
"BLITHE SPIRIT" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30, through Nov. 12. Laurel Mill Playhouse presents the Noel Coward comedy. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $12.50; seniors and students, $10. 301-617-9906.
"DRACULA" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 22. Presented by Prince George's Little Theatre. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $15; seniors and students, $10. 301-277-1710.
"LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30, through Nov. 5. A Neil Simon comedy. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $12; seniors and students, $10. 301-441-8770.
"JANE EYRE" -- Through Oct. 22. The University of Maryland's Department of Theatre presents an adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $21; seniors, $19; students, $8. 301-405-2787.
UPPER MARLBORO CAMPFIRE -- 7-8:30 p.m. Friday. For ages 3 and older, nature stories and a marshmallow roast; bring a marshmallow stick. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2; non-residents, $3. Registration, 301-218-6702.
BOWIE LINE DANCE CLASS -- Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Beginners 16 and older learn nightclub line dances. South Bowie Community Center, 1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie. $5; non-residents, $6. Registration, 301-249-1622.
KITE-MAKING WORKSHOP -- Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Instructions from representatives of Wings over Washington. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4 per kite made, plus regular museum admission of $4; seniors, $3; ages 3-18, $2; 2 and younger, free. Reservations, 301-864-6029.
UPPER MARLBORO BOAT TOUR -- 2-3 p.m. Sunday. An educational river ecology tour onboard The Otter. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-627-6074.
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.
EVENING CANOE TOUR -- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For all ages; children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A park naturalist leads a canoe tour of the Anacostia River. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $10; non-residents, $12. Registration, 301-779-0371.
PATUXENT WILDLIFE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Animal demonstrations, research displays, tours of the facility, children's activities and wildlife conservation tram tours. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free admission. Tram tours: ages 13-54, $3; 55 and older, $2; 12 and younger, $1. 301-497-5763.
CRAB FEAST -- Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat crabs, plus sodas. Seat Pleasant Activity Center, 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant. $15; non-residents, $18. Reservations, 301-773-6685.
QUEEN ANNE DAY FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Handmade arts and crafts, music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, maze, pony rides and hayrides, and food vendors. Sponsored by the Patuxent River Civic Association and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Patuxent River 4-H Center, 18405 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro. $2 per car. 301-249-9761.
"DIVA'S DAY OUT" -- 4-7 p.m. Oct. 22. For women 18 and older, health and beauty tips, music, refreshments, a fashion show and vendors. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $10; non-residents, $15. Reservations, 301-248-4404.
-- Compiled by YAWANDALE BIRCHETT-THOMPSON
and LISA MARTIN
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