Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) talks with her therapist about her fears and bad memories in Bowie Community Theatre’s production of “Night Watch,” closing this weekend at Bowie Playhouse. (Valerie Mikles)
THU 23

“Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man” The master storyteller blends traditional and contemporary stories with the music of African and African American cultures in this interactive show recommended for pre-K through second grade. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

“#bullyculture” Artist Kate Kretz’s work explores how entitlement, domination and other forces negatively impact our society. Through April 15. 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. 39thstreetgallery.org. Free.

FRI 24

Little Margie Clark and Friends Vocalist Margie Clark, a.k.a. Little Margie, sings the blues, soul and R&B. 11 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $10.

Top Dog Bow Wow & Meow Gala The Humane Society of Charles County hosts its annual benefit, featuring live music and comedy, food, a silent auction and more. 7-11 p.m. Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. 301-645-8181. shop.humanesocietycc.org. $75, reservations required.

Laura Dreyer: “Manhattan-Rio Connection” The saxophonist performs a program of New York-flavored Brazilian jazz, including original compositions. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. lauradreyer.com. $25.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Closing weekend for the Tony-winning comedy about a quirky group of students competing in a spelling bee. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. greenbeltartscenter.org. $14-$25.

SAT 25

Maryland Day A celebration of the state’s 383rd anniversary with speeches and free admission to living-history and museum exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. hsmcdigshistory.org. Free.

Brushstrokes for the Barnyard The Accokeek Foundation sponsors a paint-and- sip event to benefit its agriculture and environmental education programs. Reservations requested. Noon. Muse Paintbar, 122 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill. 301-283-2113. accokeekfoundation.org. $45.

Johnny Seaton and Bad Behavior The 108 Music Series presents this tribute to the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. For age 21 and older. 7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 108, 3608 Legion Dr., Cheverly. the108musicseries.com. $20-$25. Spaghetti dinner available for $10.

World Dance Showcase Dance troupes perform in national or regional styles from around the world. 8 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts. pgparks.com. $10-$15.

SUN 26

“Women in Jazz: From Classrooms to Careers” Panelists Candy Shannon of WPFW 89.3 FM, saxophonist Laura Dreyer and trombonist Shannon Gunn will lead a discussion on the circumstances faced by young women pursuing a jazz career. Followed by a wine-and-cheese reception. 2 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

“Night Watch” A woman recovering from a nervous breakdown claims to have witnessed a murder taking place next door, but no one believes her. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-805-0219. bctheatre.com. $17-$22.

“Rebirth of the Cool: Jazz From 1959 Through the 1960s” A performance by Marianne Matheny-Katz & the M2K Jazz Ensemble. 7 p.m. O’Callaghan Hotel, 174 West St., Annapolis. 410-263-0777. jazzbeyondborders.com. $25.

MON 27

Ford’s Theatre field trip A bus trip to the District for ages 12-17 to tour the theater museum and watch the one-act play “One Destiny.” Reservations required. 9 a.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. pgxtremeteens.com. $34-$45.

“Spring Sonata — Works by the Han Mee Artists Association” An exhibition of ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture and paintings by Korean American artists. Opens Monday. Through May 19. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

TUE 28

Inspiring African American Women of Calvert County Visitors can listen to and share stories about local women who have made an impact in the county, as well as view portraits by Delphine Williams. 7 p.m. Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. calvert.lib.md.us. Free.

WED 29

“Healing Light” A multimedia exhibition by members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through March 31. Doctors Community Hospital, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-699-1148. hcaaonline.org. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett from staff reports