“Bang, Bang, You’re Dead” The College of Southern Maryland’s Cause Theatre presents William Mastrosimone’s drama about a criminal plagued by guilt over murders he committed. Not suggested for young audiences. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-934-7828. www.csmd.edu/arts. $5.
Black History Month art exhibit A textile, mixed-media and painting exhibit by local artist Que Gaskins is presented by Artistic Visions Artist Showcase. Through Feb. 29. Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. 301-464-3725. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Natalia Panfile On the first day of her show, the Moldova-born artist and recent University of Maryland Baltimore County graduate performs an endurance piece, “Food for Thought,” in which she sifts through 400 pounds of buckwheat in search of impurities, Friday from 7-9 p.m. Videos of past performances will be shown for the remainder of the exhibit dates. Opens Friday. Through March 30. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Lou Stovall The master printmaker has lived and worked in Washington since 1962. The recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Stern Family Fund, his works can be found in public and private collections worldwide. Opens Friday with a reception 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 29. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Nimbaya! Women Master Drummers of Guinea The women’s drum and dance company formerly known as Amazones returns to the United States for the first time in years. The group is hailed for its progressive values, because its singing, dancing and drumming are traditionally for men only. Performances Friday at 10:15 a.m. and noon, and Saturday at 8 p.m. They’ll also lead a drumming workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. and a dance workshop Saturday at noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. Friday performances $6; workshops $15 each; Saturday performance $20, seniors and students $15.
Suburban Maryland Home Show Hundreds of contractors, interior designers, landscapers and other exhibitors give tips and demonstrations. Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. www.acshomeshow.com. Free. “Cabaret” John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical, based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, is set in pre-World War II Berlin, where an American writer woos an English cabaret star. Not recommended for children younger than 13. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through Feb. 19. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, military and students $14.
“Crimes of the Heart” Prince George’s Little Theatre performs Beth Henley’s tragicomedy about three sisters who gather to solve one sister’s crisis and confront their own sordid pasts. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-937-7458. www.pglt.org. $19, seniors and students $14.
“The Hollow” Suspects include husbands, wives, mistresses, ex-mistresses, crushes and friends in Agatha Christie’s murder mystery. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 25. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. 301-452-2557. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $13; seniors, military and students $10.
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: “Light Moves” Choreographer Margaret Jenkins presents a new piece co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Center, with media artist Naomie Kremer, composer Paul Dresher, poet Michael Palmer and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $35, seniors $30, youth $9.
Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Musicians perform historical and contemporary works on traditional instruments such as the erhu, xiao and dagu. Part of a national tour supported by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Arrive early for a lecture on the history of the modern Chinese orchestra by J. Lawrence Witzleben, professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland’s school of music. Lecture at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. 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. Concert $45, seniors $40, youth $9.
Stone Pleasure Band The Charles County band plays classic oldies for age 21 and older. Fridays at 8 p.m. Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.
Prince George’s history program Experience 19th-century life with a multimedia presentation, games, toys and artifact reproductions. 10 a.m.-noon. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. Free; reservations required.
“Rivers and Memories” Lillian Burwell and E.J. Montgomery have been on the arts scene for decades. Burwell incorporates a 3-D element to her Georgia O’Keeffe-esque paintings, while Montgomery works in abstract prints, sculpture and photography. Reception Saturday 4-7 p.m. Through March 24. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Maker’s Market Browse for Valentine’s Day gifts at 30 tables of handmade art, jewelry, gifts and bath products. Although usually held outdoors, this one will be indoors. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. Free.
Soup cook-off Children and adults compete in the annual soup cook-off judged by local chefs, celebrities and leaders, with house soup and contest samples served to all in attendance. Contestants must register in advance. Proceeds will benefit the Forrest Center’s programs and SkillsUSA student organization. Cooking begins at 3 p.m., doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m. Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-0242. $6, students $3, age 3 and younger free.
“City of Borders” Yun Suh’s 2009 documentary tells five stories set in the Shushan, Jerusalem’s only gay bar, which brings together people whose nationalities and religions would usually make them enemies. 8:15 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Campus Center, Cole Cinema, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-2000. www.smcm.edu. Free.
“History of Hip Hop” The Philadelphia hip-hop dance troupe Illstyle & Peace Productions presents the history of hip-hop with a positive message. The show includes audience participation and a question and answer session. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. www.pgparks.com. $6.
Ellyn Crawford At an afternoon tea, the singer performs a tribute to Marian Anderson. 2 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. $15.
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3John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical, based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, is set in pre-World War II Berlin, where an American writer woos an English cabaret star. Not recommended for children younger than 13. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through Feb. 19. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. www.ptplayers.com. $17; seniors, military and students $14