“Bearden at Bowie” An exhibition of limited-edition prints and other works by the celebrated artist Romare Bearden. Through Oct. 31. Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Bowie. 301-860-3750. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.
Anacostia River boat tours Naturalists lead environmental and historical tours on a 40-seat pontoon boat. Passengers 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesdays-Fridays at noon, through Oct. 28. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.
“Romeo and Juliet” Experience the thrilling ride of young, forbidden love as the National Players present William Shakespeare’s popular play. 8 p.m. Community College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-7828. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. $20, seniors and youth $15. Reservations encouraged.
Eliza Garth The pianist celebrates the John Cage centennial with a performance of his masterpiece for prepared piano, “Sonatas and Interludes.” 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.
Lucky Plush Productions Performance of “The Better Half,” a dance-theater piece poking fun at the classic film “Gaslight,” about a villainous husband who tries to drive his wife insane. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $30, seniors and alumni $25, U-Md. faculty and staff $24, students and youth $10.
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra Led by James Ross, the orchestra begins its season with Ravel, Lutoslawski, Rachmaninoff and Barber. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25; faculty, staff, seniors and alumni $20; students and youth $10.
“October’s Promise” reception Refreshments and conversation about the new exhibit that celebrates the season’s vibrant colors and rejuvenating appeal. 5-8 p.m. Calvert House Inn, 6211 Baltimore Ave., Riverdale. www.calverthouseinn.com. 301-864-5220. Free.
Doomsday Asylum A 20-minute walking haunted house adventure featuring more than 30 live actors with props and special effects. Rated PG-13. 6:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October, as well as Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Bowie Baysox Stadium, Flagship Building, Room 119, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-464-4865. www.baysox.com. $17 at door, $15 in advance.
“Incorruptible” A dark comedy set in Priseaux, France, around 1250 about a group of destitute monks that take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Ends Sunday at 2 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14.
“It’s Not You, It’s Me” Explore the painful art of breaking up through this comedic play. 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Flagship Building Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 301-934-7828. www.csmd.edu/arts. $5.
Broto Roy Ensemble The band performs its unusual brand of Indian-influenced jazz-fusion. Part of the Fall Jazz Series. 8 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $25, seniors $22.50.
Brandywine fall festival and craft fair The annual event features local artisans, live music, vision and hearing screenings, children’s activities and more. All proceeds benefit local and international charitable organizations. Saturday-Sunday at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Brandywine Lions Club, Route 301 and Cherrytree Crossing Road., Cheltenham. 301-782-7900. www.brandywinelions.com. $7, seniors and military $5, age 12 and younger free.
Patuxent River Appreciation Days A family-friendly festival featuring live musical performances, harbor cruises and rowboat rides, a “Green Village” and model boat crafts. Saturday-Sunday at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Auditorium, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.
Bowie International Festival A festival to celebrate the city’s diversity with live entertainment, children’s activities, food and crafts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.
JumpOFF! An outdoor jump-roping festival featuring performances from youth teams, live music by Bach 2 Rock, food trucks and more. Noon-4 p.m. National Children’s Museum, American Way, between St. George’s Boulevard and Fleet Street, National Harbor. Michal Miller at 202-675-4129, 301-686-0225.
Riverside WineFest The 10th annual event celebrates the best of Maryland wineries with wine tastings, live music, food, hand-crafted wares, children’s activities, garden tours and more. Saturday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. $25 at gate, designated drivers $15, ages 6-20 $5, age 5 and younger free.
“Autumn Splendor” An opening reception for the exhibit, which demonstrates the colors, landscapes and energy of the season. Sponsored by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. 1-3 p.m., exhibit runs through Nov. 17. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-864-1611. hcaaonline.org. Free.
Taste of the Boulevard The food festival includes live music, children’s activities, prizes and samplings from area restaurants. 2-5 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Boulevard and Arena Drive, Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.
“Aladdin” The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents an original hybrid of the traditional story about a pure-hearted street urchin in love with the beautiful princess, who finds himself caught in a supernatural battle. Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite hero and enjoy snacks at a pre-performance “Arabian Nights” party at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 410-224-5644. 301-805-9566. www.balletmaryland.org. $25, seniors and Bowie residents with identification $20, students $15, age 10 and younger $10.
University of Maryland Wind Orchestra Michael Votta leads the orchestra by celebrating Joseph Schwanter’s 70th birthday with a performance of his latest work, “Recoil.” Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $25; faculty, staff, subscribers,seniors and alumni $20; students and youth $10.
Bostwick Harvest Festival Take a step back in time to celebrate the anniversary of the War of 1812 with music from the 1800s, period games and activities, quill writing and spinning, Native American dance demonstrations, hot cider and food, tours and more. 1-4 p.m. Bostwick House, 3901 48th St., Bladensburg. 301-927-7048. www.battleofbladensburg1812.com. Free.
Redskins vs. the Atlanta Falcons. 1 p.m. FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover. www.redskins.com. $34.95-$108.90.
Ward Virts concert series The music series kicks off with performances by violinist Robert Sorel and pianist Narciso Solero. 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Flagship Building, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6011.
“I Draw the Line” Pen, ink and watercolors by Margaret S. Yednock will be on display in the gallery. Through Oct. 14. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. Free.
National Harbor Restaurant Week Participating restaurants will offer lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinner menus for $35.12. Mondays-Wednesdays, through Oct. 21. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com.
Savage Bluegrass The folk band performs. 7 p.m. Sam and Elsie’s Bar and Restaurant, Route 1 South, Laurel. 301-317-7796. Free.
Afternoon tea with Richard Miller The Brazilian-born guitarist will perform. 2 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $15.
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Take a step back in time Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the War of 1812 with music from the 1800s, period games and activities, quill writing and spinning, Native American dance demonstrations, hot cider and food, tours and more. 1-4 p.m. Bostwick House, 3901 48th St., Bladensburg. 301-927-7048. www.battleofbladensburg1812.com. Free.