“Big Impact!” An exhibit of works by members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through Jan. 25. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
Tom Kirby The Bowie artist displays his abstract paintings. Through Feb. 2. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-9566. www.bowiecenter.org. Free.
“Direct Current: A Multimedia Exploration of Black Life Within Prince George’s County” The works in this exhibition depict African American life and history in Prince George’s County. Presented in honor of Black History Month, which is celebrated in February. Public reception Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 24. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition The exhibit features works by local artists in the newly renovated galleries. Art professionals from across the county will serve as judges and award first- through fifth-place prizes. Through Jan. 26. University of Maryland University College, Art Gallery, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. 301-985-7937. www.umuc.edu/art. Free.
DeMatha Catholic High School benefit concert The DeMatha Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic and Alumni Band put on this concert to benefit the school’s John H. Mitchell Scholarship Fund. 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787, www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $15.
“Over the River and Through the Woods” The Prince George’s Little Theatre presents a comedy drama about Italian American grandparents who meddle in the life of their dutiful grandson. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Jan. 25. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819. www.pglt.org. $20, seniors and students $15.
GrooveSpan Singer Jennifer Cooper leads this eclectic ensemble in a mix of jazz, soul, rock and popular music. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.
“Collections” Digital artist Paho Mann explores global environmental awareness in his exhibit. The project examines what we own and consume and what it reveals about identity and culture. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., closes Friday. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.
“Write on Saturday — With a Twist!” Local author/journalist Yvonne J. Medley leads this writer workshop with group and one-on-one consultations. Participants should bring in writing samples for critique, professional editing advice, marketing, networking and more. Sponsored by the Life Journeys Writers Club. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Marriott Residence Inn, 3020 Technology Pl., Waldorf. 301-705-8972, www.lifejourneyswritersclub.com. $59.97, registration required by Friday.
Jukebox Sock Hop Children age 3 and older are invited to drop in for a 1950s dance party with jukebox music. Participants can learn dance steps that include the mashed potato, the twist and the pony. 2 p.m. Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St., North Beach. 410-495-8386. www.baysidehistorymuseum.org. Free.
“Recycle for the Birds” This hands-on program teaches participants about common backyard birds and how they survive the winter. Participants will create a bird feeder using recycled materials. 2-3:30 p.m. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. 410-741-9330. www.jugbay.org. $3, or $10 per family. Reservations required.
“A Black and White Affair” A New Year’s celebration with line and hand dancing for age 18 and older. Light refreshments will be served. 8 p.m.-midnight. Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-292-9191. www.pgparks.com. $10, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $8.
Gene Chandler Known as the “Duke of Earl,” the R&B/soul singer will perform his hits. 8 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $30, seniors and students $25.
Kiva The local acoustic folk/rock ensemble uses mythological stories and images to celebrate the magic of nature and ancient bardic cultures for all ages. 8-11 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.
“Latitude” Baltimore-based artist Kyle Bauer displays his sculptures and mixed-media works in this exhibit. Through Feb. 23. 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-864-3860, www.39thstreetgallery.org. Free.
“Memories Past to Present” The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance presents this art exhibition, which closes Saturday. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“The World Around Us” This exhibit of works by the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance closes Saturday. Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. 301-927-2740. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Winter Break” This exhibit of works by members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance closes Saturday. Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Humor Me! Giggle, Chuckle, Chortle” This exhibit of artworks designed to make the viewer smile or laugh closes Sunday. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5, seniors and military $4, ages 6-17 $3, age 5 and younger free.
“Celebrating Civil Rights Milestones: From Emancipation to Administration in Prince George’s County, 1864-1964” This exhibit examines a variety of historic national and local events, including Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the election of the county’s first African American county executive. Through March 7. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Bill Harris The D.C. area printmaker and wood turner meshes his two processes to illustrate the area’s history, community and social issues. Public reception Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.; exhibit runs through March 8. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Michael Kelly The acoustic guitar and soul singer performs. 7-9 p.m. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.
Kinobe The Uganda-born musician uses traditional African instruments, songs and stories to teach the culture and traditions of his country. 10:30 a.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $5.
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