3The 133rd annual fair will kick off with live performances by 38 Special with Great Train Robbery, Legend and Surreal. Fairgoers can cheer on their favorite celebrity pig in the 11th annual Swifty Swine Racing and Swimming Pig Show. Other activities include daily exhibits, rides, food, a petting zoo and horse shows. Through Sept. 1. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. 410-252-0200. www.marylandstatefair.com. $8, seniors $6, ages 6-11 $3, age 5 and younger free. Ride tickets $1 each or book of 50 for $45. Unlimited-rides wristbands available for $23 through Aug. 28. Additional fee for some concerts.
War of 1812 Night at the ballpark Visitors are invited to commemorate the Battle of Bladensburg at this festival with reenactors, music, family activities, a food truck rally and a fireworks show. Admission includes seats to watch the Baysox take on the Reading Fightin Phils. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-887-0777, 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com or www.princegeorges1812.org. $7-$17.
Secret Society The Wammie Award-winning band, led by saxophonist Bryan Mills, will close out the Wind Down Thursdays concert series with an outdoor concert of jazz and R&B music. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.
Summer Patio Concert Series An outdoor concert by the University of Maryland Clarinet Quartet. 7 p.m. Riverdale Park Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park. www.rpartscouncil.org. Free, donations welcome.
“As You Like It” The Newtowne Players stage an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s comedy about a girl who flees home with her cousin to avoid persecution and encounters many characters, including a great love. Thursday-Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House, 47418 Old State House Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. $15; seniors, students and military $12, age 11 and younger $10; Thursday show $10.
“Amaluna” Cirque Du Soleil’s show is set on a magical island where the ruling goddess’s daughter and a shipwrecked man fall in love. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 4:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 1:30 and 5 p.m., through Sept. 21. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill.
$40-$150, seniors and students $35-$145, children $30-$140.
Maryland State Fair The 133rd annual fair will kick off with live performances by 38 Special with Great Train Robbery, Legend and Surreal. Fairgoers can cheer on their favorite celebrity pig in the 11th annual Swifty Swine Racing and Swimming Pig Show. Other activities include daily exhibits, rides, food, a petting zoo and horse shows. Through Sept. 1. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. 410-252-0200. www.marylandstatefair.com. $8, seniors $6, ages 6-11 $3, age 5 and younger free. Ride tickets $1 each or book of 50 for $45. Unlimited-rides wristbands available for $23 through Aug. 28. Additional fee for some concerts.
Sotterley Barn Bash This family-friendly event will feature live music by Southern Maryland-based band Country Memories, with barbecue, beer and wine available for purchase. 5 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. $5.
John Bull Roast Live music, barbecue and dancing in celebration of the British caricature made popular during the War of 1812. 6:30 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. history.pgparks.com. $24, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $20. Reservations required.
Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark The harmonica player performs an outdoor concert of blues and funk classics. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.
The English Channel The classic rock band plays British rock and pop from the 1960s to ’70s. Part of the outdoor Friday Night Live concert series, which runs through Sept. 26. 7-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.
“Macbeth” The Rude Mechanicals stage Shakespeare’s tragedy. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14.
Warrior Fun Run and Sail Celebrate local veterans at the second annual community festival featuring a 5K fun run, boat parade, Fouled Anchor Regatta boat race along the Patuxent River, live entertainment, food and more. Proceeds will benefit Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran Critical Home Repair Program, which provides mold removal, handicap accessibility and other home repair services to veterans in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. Run at 8 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., regatta at 11 a.m. Solomons Boardwalk, 14544 Solomons Island Rd S., Solomons Island 301-863-6227. www.patuxenthabitat.org or warriorfunrunandsail.wordpress.com. Run $30. Regatta entry: 20-foot boats and under $30, 21-foot boats and over $50. Registration required.
U.S. Sanitary Commission and Garrison Weekend A living-history event to learn about Civil War-era hospitals, shipping warehouses, chapels and army encampments. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-763-4600. www.nps.gov/fowa. Free, registration required.
Battle of Bladensburg Festival History lovers are invited to mark the War of 1812 with a ceremony to dedicate the “Undaunted Battle” monument, live music, trade demonstrations, living history performers, cannon firings, boat rides and trolley tours, children’s puppet show, games and crafts, vendors, war reenactment and a fireworks display. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.princegeorges1812.org. Free.
Park Rock Fest The 12th annual festival will feature 16 bands performing nonstop rock-and-roll, hard rock, punk, indie, acoustic and heavy metal music on two outdoor stages. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Chancellors Run Regional Park, 21905 Chancellor’s Run Rd., Great Mills. 240-925-8659. www.parkrock.com. In advance $10, at gate $15.
Taste Prince George’s Food and Wine Festival Chef cooking demos, local restaurant vendors, wine tastings and live music from Marcus Johnson, Tamara Wellons, Tray Chaney and more. Price includes theme park admission. Noon-8 p.m. Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500. www.tasteprincegeorges.com. $27, some events require additional fee.
Crab and Shrimp Feast An all-you-can-eat menu of crabs, steamed shrimp, corn on the cob, hush puppies and more. 3-7 p.m. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. 301-884-4709. www.mvfd.com. $30 in advance, $40 at the door, ages 5-10 $10, age 4 and younger free.
“Paint It Forward”Artist Pamela Glover leads this class in which students create art while sampling wine. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 2-4 p.m. St. Mary’s County Wine and Design, 41610 Fenwick St., Leonardtown 240-925-7464. www.wineanddesign.com. $45, registration required.
Crab Feast A networking event featuring all-you-can-eat crabs, open bar and barbecue fare. Hosted by the Bowie State University Graduates of the Last Decade to raise funds for the Student Emergency Fund. 2-11 p.m. 1200 Kings Tree Dr., Bowie. Njeri Murugi-Kamau at 301-860-4335. www.bowiestate.edu. $65, reservations required.
“Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” Music Theater International and Laurel Mill present the Summer Youth Production of the Disney classic in which Peter Pan leads three siblings to Neverland, where children can stay young. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $20, seniors and students $15. Reservations requested.
Wall and Frye The Loudoun County-based duo closes out the summer concert series with an outdoor concert of classics from the 1970s and ’80s. 5-7 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.com. $10, seniors $9, students $8, ages 7-18 $5, age 6 and younger free.
Too Much Trouble The classic rock band performs an outdoor concert with members Janet McKee on percussion and vocals, Bill McKee on bass guitar and vocals, Nick Beatty on guitar and Randy Anderson on drums.
7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.
Journey For decades, the classic rock band has been performing chart-topping hits including “Open Arms” and “Any Way You Want It.” Band members Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) will bring the hits to Southern Maryland in this outdoor concert. 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
“Beachcomber Art: Seaside Discoveries” An exhibition of items retrieved from the beach. Closes Sunday. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $3, seniors and ages 5-11 $2, age 4 and younger free.
“Cool Breezes” Members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance display a multimedia exhibit of 35 colorful works featuring images of summer. Through Sept. 6. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Treasures of NOAA’s Ark”A traveling exhibit of artifacts, including 19th-century maps and charts, cartoon strips and other items representing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through Oct. 31. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104. www.amaritime.org. Free.
Sotterley Speaker Series Retired Adm. Stephen Rochon discusses his time as the head usher at the White House. 7 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. Free, reservations required.
Spotlight Music Series A musical theater showcase of favorites from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook. Proceeds will benefit the Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. 7:30 p.m. Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church, Great Hall, 1450 Plum Point Rd., Huntingtown. 410-414-4570, www.calverthospital.org. $20, reservations welcome.
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