Norman Evans plays the Blue Dolphin on Thursday. (Courtesy of The Ashleigh Group)
THU 17

Poetry Out Loud competition Students from Calvert County schools compete to represent the county in the regional, state and nationwide competitions. 4 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. www.msac.org/poetryoutloud. Free.

“Living Shorelines” environmental talk Rich Takacs of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center leads a discussion about the Chesapeake region and how its rising seas and sinking lands create problems for owners of waterfront homes. 7 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

Norman Evans A performance by the Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, keyboard player and composer. 8 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $10.

FRI 18

“The Living Gallery Studio” The main gallery is transformed into studios where visitors can interact with artists at work. Through March 24. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $3, seniors and ages 5-11 $2, age 4 and younger free.

College life program High school juniors and seniors will hear from Howard University students as they discuss college life and how to prepare for it. 7-10 p.m. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-864-1611. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Victoria Saunders Local folk singer Victoria Saunders performs. 7-9 p.m. Sixty-Six Beans Coffee Lounge, 29948 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall. 240-249-3431. www.66beans.com. Free.

“Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” A small-town Texas family comes together after the father dies from a stroke. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Jan. 26. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. www.bctheatre.com. $17, seniors and students $12.

SAT 19

“A Year on the Water” Chesapeake Bay artist Marc Castelli presents a slideshow of his photography, including images from Bohemia River to Tangier Island. 1-3 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $3, seniors and ages 5-11 $2, age 4 and younger free.

Special Olympics fundraising event The Calvert County Special Olympics will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise money for its athletes. 5 p.m. Church by the Chesapeake, 3255 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic. 410-257-5079. www.somdcalvert.org. $10, ages 3-11 $5, age 2 and younger free.

Step Show Challenge Teens from area high schools compete in the fourth annual Black History Month contest. Cash prizes awarded. 6-10 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-9566. www.pgparks.com. $10, age 13 and younger $5.

Purdue University’s Varsity Glee Club In town to perform at an inaugural ball, the glee club will first perform a special concert. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society and CSM Theatre Club. 7 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.chesapeakechoral.com. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

HALO Heaven Allows Love Only, the D.C.-based R&B group, performs its greatest hits. 8 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.halomusic.info. $30, seniors and students $25.

SUN 20

“Sunday Conversations With Chesapeake Authors” Richard LaMotte, sea glass expert, discusses his book “Pure Sea Glass” and teaches participants about the glass that is found on beaches after being tumbled and smoothed by water and sand. Jewelry artists will also be selling handcrafted creations. 2 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-
2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

Black and White Affair A New Year’s celebration for age 18 and older. Dressy attire. 8 p.m.-midnight Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-292-9191. www.pgparks.com. $17, residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties $15. Day of event $20.

MON 21

Otter Breakfast A continental breakfast is served in honor of the Calvert Marine Museum otters’ 10th birthday. The program, for age 8 and older, will also include a behind-the-scenes talk with a keeper to learn about otter habitat and behaviors, and a chance to watch a feeding. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-
2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $15, registration required.

Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast The ninth annual event is presented by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s County Human Relations Commission and St. Mary’s County Public Schools. 6-10 a.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Great Room, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-3081. www.smcm.edu/calendar/events. $8.75.

MLK community art project The public is invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by joining together to create a community art installation in honor of the civil rights leader. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. Free.

TUE 22

“Winston Harris: Printmaking in 2 and 3 Dimensions” Prints by the local artist are displayed as part of the Black History Month Biannual Fine Art Exhibit. Through March 16. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Community quilt display The handmade historical quilt was created by students in the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s Culture Keepers, an after-school program, and members of community. On display next to the quilt is the student-created mural, “Gorgeous Prince George’s: Then & Now.” Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. The quilt will be displayed until the opening of the new museum, scheduled for 2015. The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.pgaamcc.org. Free.

WED 23

Kappa Paul Band Songstress-and-guitar duo Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson perform with Danielson’s daughters Halie and Emma as part of the “Winter Interludes” concert series. 7 p.m. Calvert Library’s Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. calvert.lib.md.us/winterinterludes.html. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah from staff reports

Norman Evans

3The Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, keyboard player and composer performs. Thursday at 8 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $10.