THU 28

“Single Family Home, Nice Wooded Lot: The Archaeology of the Dunkirk Sites” Archaeologist Barbara Silber will discuss the excavation and artifacts found at two late archaic/early woodland prehistoric sites discovered in 2012 during construction of a park-and-ride lot. Findings include a 3,000-year-old house and other artifacts that tell the story of how people lived in Calvert County during that time. 7 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. 410-586-8501. Free.

Summer Patio Concert Series Pianist Elizabeth Brown performs outdoors accompanied by violin and cello. The concert series runs through Sept. 18. 7 p.m. Riverdale Park Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park. Free, donations welcome.

Maryland State Fair Fairgoers can cheer on their favorite celebrity pig in the 11th annual Swifty Swine Racing and Swimming Pig Show. Other activities include live music, rides, food, a petting zoo and horse shows. Through Monday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. 410-252-0200. $8, seniors $6, ages 6-11 $3, age 5 and younger free. Ride tickets $1 each or book of 50 for $45.

“Amaluna” Cirque du Soleil’s high-flying show is set on a magical island where the ruling goddess’s daughter and a shipwrecked man fall in love. Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 4:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 and 5 p.m. Through Sept. 21. Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. $30-$125.

“Slice: Works by David Purcell and Peter Stern” An exhibit of works includes Purcell’s cardboard sculptures and Stern’s aerial photography. Through Oct. 17. Greenbelt Community Center art gallery, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. Free.

“Cool Breezes” Members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance display a multimedia exhibit of 35 works featuring images of summer. Through Sept. 6. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-699-1148. Free.

FRI 29

Southern Maryland Concert Band The all-volunteer community ensemble performs an outdoor concert of show tune favorites. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. Free.

The Randy Thompson Band Hailing from Piedmont Virginia, the singer-songwriter performs an outdoor concert with his band as part of the Friday Night Live concert series, which runs through Sept. 26. 7-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

Tomorrow’s Time The D.C. cover band plays classic old school R&B and funk. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. Free.

Larnelle Harris The five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel artist performs with the Rev. Anthony Brown and Friends at this pop and inspirational music concert to benefit the Dream 4 It Foundation, which provides local youths with college scholarships. 7:30 p.m. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. 443-472-3311. $40.

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” At the height of the Depression, a 15-year-old Brooklyn boy must navigate the hardships of puberty, poverty and hectic family life. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Sept. 13. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-937-7458. $20, seniors and students $15.

Karikatura Reggae meets hip-hop as the New York-based band performs its indie-rock mix. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. Free.

SAT 30

Chaptico Classic Run or walk at the 29th annual race featuring a 5K or 10K course along scenic country roads. The event also features music by the Bushwood Mill Band, a meet-and-greet with Olympic competitors, plus healthful snacks and other activities. Proceeds will benefit Southern Maryland-based charities. Registration at 7 a.m., race at 8 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. 301-475-2886 or 301-884-3451. In advance $30, race day $35, high school runners $15.

Power Slam Marvel Youths ages 8-13 are invited to learn how to create sports strips and animated videos on the computer in this interactive workshop. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. 301-749-4160. Free, registration required.

“Blowout in the Boondocks” The second annual Poker Run for Special Olympics will feature a scenic motorcycle ride with stops in Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties. At the last stop, enjoy an after-party with live music from the Miles From Clever band, Jell-O wrestling, a silent auction, food and more. 10 a.m. Vera’s White Sands Restaurant and Marina, 1200 White Sands Dr., Lusby. 410-586-1182. $20 per bike, couples $30. Registration required.

Kevin Robinson and KERQ The electric guitar player and his bluesy rock band perform a high-energy concert. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. Free.

“Summer Heat” An exhibit of 41 large and powerful images using bold colors, graphics and abstract materials that depict the summer heat. Sponsored by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Closes Saturday. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-699-1148. 301-552-8060. Free.

SUN 31

“Seasonal Selections” Members of the kitchen guild demonstrate 19th-century recipes for cold meats and salads. Noon-3:30 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. Free.

The O Street Band The band combines acoustic guitar, keyboard, flute, harmonica and soulful vocals as it performs rock and blues classics. 5-8 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. Free.

ASO Presents Lexus Pops in the Park An outdoor musical celebration of the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” featuring works by Sibelius, Shostakovitch, Liszt, Duke Ellington and John Philip Sousa. 5:30 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-263-0907. Free.

Fitzmaurice An outdoor country music concert. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

“By Invitation” Bowie’s Arts Committee closes its gallery exhibition featuring more than 40 pieces of photography and paintings. Closes Sunday. Bowie City Hall, Art gallery, 15901 Excalibur Rd., Bowie. Free.

“The Future, Past and the Present: Paintings by Chez” Upper Marlboro artist Chez exhibits acrylic and oil paintings made over his 15-year career. Closes Sunday. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. Free.

MON 01

“Blazz: Works on Blues and Jazz by Ulysses Marshall” Curator Jon West-Bey displays Marshall’s “paper doll”-style works to explore the historical relationship between blues and jazz as it relates to the African American experience. Through Sept. 30. Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-809-0440. Free, donations welcome.

TUE 02

Chesapeake Chorale The chorus celebrates its 34th season with an open rehearsal featuring pop music from the 1980s and classical favorites. 7:30 p.m. Christian Community Presbyterian Church, 3120 Belair Dr., Bowie. 410-721-5422. Free.

“Axis” An exhibition of visual and literary arts created by 13 artists linked by the common experience of having been fellows at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Through Oct. 18. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. Free.

“Retro/Spective: Works by Alan Binstock” An exhibition of sculptures that fuse stone, glass and steel into creations that inspire dialogue and self-reflection. Through Oct. 3. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. Free.

WED 03

The Brothers Yares The Southern New Jersey band plays American folk and rock music. 7-9 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports