Home Is Where the Art Is

The traditional idea of a house with four walls gets an artistic workout in "Raise the Roof," an exhibition of scale models by artists, architects, homebuilders and elementary school students. The show opens today in the Main Gallery of the Montpelier Arts Center, where it can be seen through Nov. 28. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

Indian Delights

Area Hindus celebrate the Festival of Lights with traditional dances, music, food, fireworks and a marketplace that includes clothing, jewelry, books, and videocassettes. Proceeds will go to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Admission is $5; ages 6 and younger, free. 301-952-7900.

A Dance of Combat

The Beijing Wushu Team brings to life the mystical moves seen in the film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and demonstrates the combat stylings of former team member Jet Li when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Tawes Theater at the University of Maryland, located near the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. Tickets, $19-$24. 301-405-2787 or 703-698-8182.

A performer from the U.S. Wushu Academy, which is presenting the Beijing team, at Lakeforest Mall. The troupe appears at the University of Maryland.