The 40th annual Patuxent River Appreciation Day festival features live music, arts and crafts displays, boat cruises and more. (Calvert Marine Museum)
Thursday

Riverdale Rail concert Performances by guitarist Bill Baker, singer-songwriter Jerry Bresee and singer Annette Wasilik. 8-10 p.m. Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave., Riverdale Park. 240-472-9325. robertharperbooks.com. $10-$15.

Sahomi Naka The Montpelier Arts Center’s resident artist displays work that mixes new and traditional printmaking techniques to portray life and nature. Through Oct. 29. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Friday

Leonardtown First Friday The SoMar Drummers lead a drum and rhythm circle, with vendors and family activities. 5-9:30 p.m. Leonardtown Arts Center, 22660 Washington St., Leonardtown. 240-309-4061. facebook.com/SoMarDrummers. Free.

“Antigone” An ancient play about a young woman who speaks truth to power, but whose king is convinced that his word is law. 7:30 p.m., through Oct. 13. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. theclarice.umd.edu. $10-$25.

La Manta The band plays flamenco, Latin rock and jazz, and other music of Mexico. 8-9:30 p.m. MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park. 240-623-1423. facebook.com. $10-$30.

Dani Cortaza at Montpelier Master Argentine guitarist Dani Cortaza performs Argentine folk music seasoned with elements of jazz. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25.

Saturday

Patuxent River Appreciation Day The 40th annual festival features live music by GrooveSpan, more than 25 arts and crafts displays, boat cruises, live animals, a rain barrel workshop and more. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

Bowie International Festival Celebrate a diverse mix of cultures through music, dance and exhibits. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. cityofbowie.org. Free.

College Park Day The eighth annual community festival features music and performances on two stages, food trucks and vendors, a kids’ fun zone, yoga, Zumba and more than 100 exhibitors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. College Park. ­301-864-6029. collegeparkday.org.
Free.

Riverside Wine Festival The 15th annual food and drink event features live music, tastings of local wines, food vendors and house tours. Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. sotterley.org. Free-$25.

Nanjemoy Heritage Day The 17th annual festival features a parade, live music, children’s crafts, face-painting, games and a classic car show. Noon-3 p.m. Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-246-9612. charlescountymd.gov. Free.

Rated PG Black Arts Festival A festival celebrating black female artists explores beauty standards, identity, multigenerational traditions and sisterhood with musical performances, film screening, panel discussions and other events. 12-8 p.m. Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood. 301-809-0440. pgaamcc.org/ratedpg. Free.

Mosaic Duo The D.C. chapter of the American Harp Society presents a recital by the Virginia Symphony’s flute and harp duo. 2 p.m. Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, 8424 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton. 410-674-4600. facebook.com/AHSDCHARP. $20-$25.

Author’s & Playwright’s Corner Authors H.L. Brooks and Dea Schofield will read from their new supernatural fiction at this adult program. Arrive at 2:30 p.m. for house tours and a costume contest. 2:30 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd. Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. pgparks.com.Free, reservations requested.

Prince George’s Philharmonic The orchestra opens its 52nd season with this classical music concert featuring Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Antonin Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.” 8 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd. 301-446-3245. pgphilharmonic.org. $20-$25.

Sunday

“Moving Lightly” A mixed-media exhibit by Croatian artist Alma Selimovic that investigates the concepts of home, gender and individuals affected by displacement, oppression and exclusion. Opening Sunday. Through Nov. 10. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Monday

“Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks From A to Z” Ray Troll’s alphabetized paintings represent living and prehistoric sharks. Through Dec. 31. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free-$9.

“Existence” Local sculptor Melissa Burley’s exhibit investigates the concept of beauty after death. Through Oct. 13. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Tuesday

“African Roots/Latino Soul” A play for students in grades one and two that explores what it means to be a proud Latino and African American growing up in the nation’s melting pot. 10:15 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $8.

Wednesday

Platinum Class: Soul Line Dancing Seniors can learn how to put style and rhythm into their dance moves with these drop-in classes. 10-11:30 a.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $5.

Sotterley Speaker Series Michael Twitty leads a discussion titled “The Cooking Gene,” in which he tells his family story through the foods eaten over three centuries. 7 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane. Hollywood. 301-373-2280. sotterley.org. Free, reservations required.

“Mon élue noire” Senegalese dancer Germaine Acogny performs this modern reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. theclarice.umd.edu. $10-$40.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett from staff reports