D.C. band Blu Neffu will play an outdoor concert of jazz, pop, funk and rock with a Latin flavor on Thursday at Towne Centre at Laurel. (Donald Winstead)

DC Fusion The local R&B and soul cover band closes the Concerts in the Park series. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. ­301-218-6700. pgparks.com. Free.

Blu Neffu The D.C. band plays an outdoor concert of jazz, pop, funk and rock with a Latin flavor. Town Centre at Laurel’s Thursday Night Concert Series continues through Aug. 24. 7 p.m. Towne Centre at Laurel, 14828 Baltimore Ave., Laurel. 301-317-0206. visittcl.com. Free.

“The Blind Side” An outdoor screening of the 2009 biographical drama about NFL player Michael Oher. The Movies on the Potomac Date Night series continues through Sept. 28. 7 p.m. National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor. ­877-628-5427. nationalharbor.com. Free.


“En Blanc et Noir” tour A docent leads this tour of a black-and-white photography exhibit by eight artists from the Chesapeake Arts Center. 9-11 a.m. Through Sept. 1. Gallery 90, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena. ­410-987-2003. chesapeakearts.org. Free.

Rockin’ First Friday Live music by the Lucky Few, a rocker costume contest, vendors and more.
5-8 p.m. Through Oct. 6. Leonardtown Square, 22670 Washington St., Leonardtown. ­301-475-9791. firstfridaysleonardtown.com. Free.

The Classroom Dragons The R&B and soul band closes out the Montpelier Summer Concert Series with this outdoor concert. 7:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-776-2805. southlaurelrecreationcouncil.org. Free.


Governor’s Cup Yacht Race The 44th annual overnight boat race features a variety of alumni and community events. On Saturday, watch sailors race across the Chesapeake Bay, then enjoy a waterfront crab feast and barbecue with an awards ceremony and live music by Byzantine Top 40. 10 am.-10 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 47645 College Dr., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-2000. smcm.edu . Free-$25.

National Lighthouse Day Celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Piney Point Lighthouse with local artists, crafts, tours and a Lego lighthouse-building contest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday. Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, 44720 Lighthouse Rd., Piney Point. 301-994-1471. stmarysmd.com. Free.

Youth Steelpan Festival Featuring Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra, Rhythm Starters Steel Orchestra, Pans of Faith Youth Orchestra, Children of Praise Youth Orchestra and Queens Royal College Steelpan Ensemble. 1-5 p.m. Enterprise Estates Neighborhood Park, 11311 Chantilly Lane, Bowie. 240-667-2235. cafeyouth.org. Free.

Wine & Jazz A celebration of local wineries and musicians with live jazz by AJQ Plus 1, food and craft vendors, artisans, and house and exhibit tours. 2-7 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. pgparks.com. $15, includes tasting glass.

Phaze II The D.C. jazz band performs an outdoor concert. The Shops at Iverson’s Summer Concert Series continues through Aug. 19. 6-8 p.m. The Shops at Iverson, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. ­301-423-7400. shopiverson.com. Free.

257th Army Band The D.C. Army National Guard band performs. 7-8 p.m. The Salute the Sunset Concert Series continues through Sept. 23. 7-8 p.m. National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor. ­877-628-5427. nationalharbor.com. Free.

Sharon Thomas Experience The band plays jazz, funk and R&B on the outdoor lawn as part of Bowie Town Center’s Saturday Night Concert Series. The series continues through Sept. 30. 7 p.m. Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie. 301-860-1818. bowietowncenter.com. Free.


Concerts on the Lawn Horizon plays cover versions of songs from the 1950-1970s. 1-3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-934-7828. csmd.edu . Free.

Anasegromma of Ghana An outdoor children’s performance of stories, songs and dance. 2-3:30 p.m. Fairwood Community Park, 12700 Fairwood Pkwy., Bowie. 301-446-3232. pgparks.com. Free.

Da Flame and Strykers Posse Live outdoor reggae music. The Sunday Sunset Concerts series continues through Sept. 3. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3011. cityofbowie.org. Free.


“Material – Object – Form” A group exhibit by Leda Black, Melissa Burley, Eric Celarier, Katie Dell Kaufman, Annie Farrar, Zofie Lang and Fabiola Yuricisin that explores the artistic process. Through Aug. 12. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. pgparks.com. Free.


Science Tellers The educational storytelling group presents an interactive family show about pirates on a deserted island. 10 a.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. townoflaplata.org. Free.

Dave Chappell Band The D.C. guitarist plays the outdoor Bay Breeze Summer Concert Series, which runs through Sept. 12. 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-3892. cbrm.org. Free.


“Smurfs: The Lost Village” An outdoor screening of the 2017 animated family film. 7:30 p.m. Beechtree West Park, 2707 Lake Forest Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-203-6000. pgparks.com. Free.

“Escape: Art on Vacation” An exhibition of 45 works that celebrate the wonder, joy and inspiration of travel. Through Aug. 27. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell. 410-326-4640. annmariegarden.org. Free-$5.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett from staff reports