Sligo Creek Stompers (Jess Eliot Myhre, Chris Ousley, Adrian Erlinger and Sarah Foard) will perform at New Deal Cafe on Friday. (Rachel Schmidt/RACHEL SCHMIDT)
THU 07

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. Thursday-Friday and Tuesday-Wednesday at noon. Through Oct. 26. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. Free; reservations required.

FRI 08

“The Velveteen Rabbit” Ballet Caliente performs a ballet based on the classic children’s tale by Margery Williams. Friday-Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Great Mills High School, 21130 Great Mills Rd., Great Mills. 301-862-0038. $15.

“Divine Intervention” Transitions Theater presents the local premiere of Amie Shafer’s play about one woman’s Christmas memories, from wrapping presents and faking Christmas Mass to some darker ones she’d prefer to forget. No unaccompanied minors admitted. A $1 discount is offered to attendees dressed in pajamas. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through June 17. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. $12.

Outback Steakhouse Summer Jam D.C. blues band Blues Condition and Mandy the Clown provide entertainment, along with a moon bounce, food and a wine garden. 6:30 p.m. Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. 301-985-5020. Free admission; fees for food and beverages.

Max Impact The U.S. Air Force rock band plays. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West, St. Charles. 202-767-5658. Free.

The Commodores The U.S. Navy’s premier jazz ensemble performs outdoors. Chairs and coolers welcome; no alcohol. A play area will be set up for kids. 7 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. Free.

Sligo Creek Stompers Jess Eliot Myhre, Chris Ousley, Adrian Erlinger and Sarah Foard make up the D.C. string band, which plays hot jazz and traditional roots music. D.C. string band plays hot jazz and traditional roots music. 8 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. Free.

SAT 09

Artsfest The Charles County Arts Alliance celebrates local visual, performing and literary arts with this outdoor event. Includes an art market, bands, locally made food and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. Free.

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day Tour Blackistone Lighthouse, play old-fashioned games and take a free boat ride. Museum admission is free for the day, too. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point. 301-769-2222. Free.

Rome at Riversdale Legion XX wages a mock battle on the lawn while neoclassical pastimes are offered inside the museum. Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at noon. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. $5, students $3.

St. Mary’s Crab Festival Local acts SouthBound, 25th Hour Band and Dave Norris play country music at the annual event with seafood (naturally), a car show, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and farm animals. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. 240-577-1697. 301-475-2256. $5, age 11 and younger free.

D.C. Divas The women’s football team plays the Boston Militia. 6 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 240-676-5090. $12; military, police and firefighters $9; seniors and ages 7-17 $5; age 6 and younger free.

SUN 10

Footlight Festival The Newtowne Players highlight local playwrights in this annual one-act festival. This year’s lineup: David Ives’s “The Sure Thing,” Roger Cornish’s “Mental Reservations,” Mallory Green’s “Avaritia” and Peter Abresch’s “Headquarters.” Thursday- Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-737-5447. $15; seniors, military and students $12.

Piney Point Home and Garden Tour Select homes on Lighthouse Road in Piney Point and the Piney Point Lighthouse and Museum are showcased by the Women’s Club of St. Mary’s County. Thursday is the last day advance tickets will be available. Day-of-tour tickets will be sold at Piney Point Lighthouse and Museum, 44701 Lighthouse Rd., Piney Point. 1-5 p.m. 301-994-1038. E-mail $20 in advance, $25 or $5 per house day of tour.

A Laurel Fair Circa 1870 The Laurel Museum hosts games that might have been played by the children of the Laurel Mill: bean bag and water balloon tossing, pie-eating contests, craft activities and more. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. $5 per child; reservations required.

“Guys and Dolls” The Tantallon Community Players perform the ’50s musical based on short stories by Damon Runyon. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. 301-203-6070. $15, seniors and students $12.

“Into the Woods” The Port Tobacco Players present Stephen Sondheim’s musical about classic fairy tale characters who don’t all live happily ever after. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819. $17, seniors and youth $14.

MON 11

“Home Tweet Home: Art for the Birds” Twenty whimsical birdhouses in a wide variety of shapes and sizes decorate the sculpture garden in this multi-artist exhibit. Through Aug. 31. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. Park admission $3, age 55 and older and ages 5-11 $2, 4 and younger free.

TUE 12

Color and Light Society Art Show Southern Maryland artists display paintings, sculpture, photography and multimedia works. Closes Tuesday. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-
2042. $7, seniors and military $6, ages 5-12 $2, 4 and younger free.

WED 13

Mary Ida Rolape and Tammy Vitale The two Southern Maryland artists who have explored new techniques together over the years present an exhibition of sculptural assemblage and multi-media collage. Closes Wednesday. Lexington Park Library, Gallery, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports