Groove Stu performs Thursday at Watkins Regional Park. (Antar Hanif/Antar Hanif)
THU 07

Valerie Simpson Best known as half of the hit duo Ashford and Simpson, the R&B/soul singer will perform songs from her solo album “Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Again” and other classic hits. 6 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. $50, reservations suggested.

Night of the Arts An evening of wine and live music and wine on the outdoor patio overlooking the Patuxent River. For age 21 and older. 6:30-8 p.m. Billingsley House, 6900 Green Landing Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-0730. $12, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $10.

Earl Carter The smooth jazz guitarist-bassist-producer performs an outdoor concert. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. Free.

Summer Patio Concert Series Flutist Emily Robinson performs with clarinet player Meghan Shanley in an outdoor concert. 7 p.m. Riverdale Park Town Center, 4650 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park. Free, donations welcome.

Groove Stu The band blends hip-hop, soul, jazz and pop in this outdoor concert. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. Free.

“Summer Heat” An exhibit of 41 images using bold colors, graphics and abstract materials to depict the summer heat. Sponsored by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through Aug. 30. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-699-1148. 301-552-8060. Free.

“Cool Breezes” A multimedia exhibit of 35 colorful works depicting images of summerthe Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through Sept. 6. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-699-1148. Free.

“Treasures of NOAA’s Ark” A traveling exhibit of artifacts, including 19th-century maps and charts, comic strips and other items representing the science and stewardship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through Oct. 31. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104. Free.

FRI 08

N2N Band An outdoor concert of R&B music with a moon bounce, face-painting and other children’s activities as part of the Outback Steakhouse Summer Jam Series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. 301-985-5020. Free.

“Games” The Greenbelt Youth Circus, featuring performers age 9-16, presents a full-length circus show inspired by popular games. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. $5.

Deanna Dove The Broomes Island native performs an outdoor concert including music from her latest CD, “Peace, Love & Crabs.” 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O'Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. Free.

John Luskey Band An outdoor concert of pop, country and rock-and-roll. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. Free.

Lee Brice and Cole Swindell The country music artists perform their hits in a concert to benefit fire, rescue and EMS services. 7 p.m. St. Leonard Fire Department, 200 Calvert Beach Rd, St. Leonard. 410-586-1713. $35-$45.

The Apple Core An outdoor concert by the Beatles tribute band. 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.

Summer Knights Hotrod Band The band plays pop, rock-and-roll and country music in an outdoor concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-776-2805. Free.

SAT 09

“Local Living” The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance presents a multimedia exhibit featuring 19 images of people interacting in the community. Opening reception1-3 p.m. Exhibit runs through Sept. 6. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. Free.

“Bark for Life” The American Cancer Society sponsors this inaugural walk event for leashed dogs and their owners. Proof of current vaccinations must be shown for all dogs at check-in. Check-in 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m.-noon. John G. Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows, Lexington Park. 301-982-2125. Individual and one dog $25, additional dogs $15 each. Registration required.

Antique and Vintage Doll Show and Sale The show features vintage dolls owned by local residents, including a wide variety of African American dolls. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. $2.

“Sister Soldiers of the Civil War” Local Civil War reenactor Audrey Scanlan-Teller discusses the women who disguised themselves as men in order to fight in the war. 4-5 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. Free.

Historic 1812 Sunset Supper Cruise Historians lead this dinner cruise aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison to commemorate the War of 1812’s Battle of St. Leonard Creek. 5-8 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042, Ext. 41. $50, reservations required.

Green Expo and Tech Showcase A family-friendly event featuring environment-friendly products and services, secure document shredding services and a tech showcase, including electric vehicles. Admission includes ticket to watch the minor-league baseball game between the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and the Lancaster Barnstormers. Expo begins at 3 p.m., game at 5:30 p.m. Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. 301-645-0684. $8-$13, age 4 and younger free.

SUN 10

Taste of Linganore An outdoor showcase of foods from the region’s most popular restaurants, caterers and food trucks paired with wines and music from Peter James and Mark and Da Sharks. For age 21 and older. Noon-5 p.m. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy. 410- 795-6432. $10.

“Goldfinger” Sean Connery stars in the 1964 James Bond film, which will be shown outdoors on the big screen. 6 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

U.S. Army Blues The Army’s jazz band performs as part of the Sunset Concert Series, which runs through Sept. 7. 7 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 703-696-3718. Free.

“Little Shop of Horrors” The Newtowne Players stage Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s comedy musical about a florist’s assistant who encounters an exotic, singing, meat-eating plant. 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. $18; seniors, students and military $15; age 12 and younger $13.

MON 11

“Sailor-Made: Return of the Woolies” Donald Berezoski showcases his private collection of “woolies,” hand-stitched portraits of ships created by British seamen between the 1830s and 1880s. Through Jan. 25. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. $5, seniors $4, youths $3, age 5 and younger free.

TUE 12

Airmail Day The museum celebrates the anniversary of the first airmail flight from the College Park Airport on Aug. 12, 1918. 1-3 p.m. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. www.collegeparkaviation
. $4, seniors $3, age 18 and younger $2.

WED 13

Prince Frederick carnival Rides, concessions and games to benefit the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department. 6-11 p.m., carnival continues through Aug. 16. Old Calvert Middle School, Athletic field, 435 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-9875. Free, all-you-can-ride wristband $25.

Jazz on the Lawn An outdoor performance by the Susan Jones Jazz Quartet. 7 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Groove Stu

3The band blends hip-hop, soul, jazz and pop in this outdoor concert. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. Free.