“Boats I” is part of Upper Marlboro artist Chez’s exhibit opening Sunday at New Deal Cafe. (La-Mario Chez Jackson. /La-Mario Chez Jackson. )
‘The Future, Past and the Present: Paintings by Chez’

3Upper Marlboro artist Chez displays an exhibit of his acrylic and oil paintings made over his 15-year career, including “Boats 1,” above. Opening reception Sunday 6-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Aug. 31. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

THU 24

Jeanette Harris The jazz saxophonist plays tunes from her latest record, “Summer Rain.” 6 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.

Comfort Zone An outdoor concert of smooth jazz and R&B. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.

FAME gala The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education hosts a black-tie gala to celebrate its 10th anniversary with host Tony Richards of WHUR 96.3-FM and music by Nat Adderley Jr., Rashida “Tulani” Jolley and the Richard Payne Trio. At 9 p.m., the after-party kicks off with a performance by 76 Degrees West Band. Proceeds will benefit the foundation’s cultural and educational programs.
6:30 p.m. Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 301-805-5358. www.fameorg.org. $60.

Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark The harmonica player performs an outdoor concert of blues and funk classics with the Blues All-stars. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. www.pgparks.com. Free.

FRI 25

Tidewater Archaeology Days A guided tour of recent archaeological excavations. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic
St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. 240-895-4990. www.hsmcdigshistory.org. $10, seniors $9, students $6, age 5 and younger free.

Taboo The all-female party band closes out the Twilight Performance Series with an outdoor concert of rock, pop, funk and country music. 6:45-8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

Eric Scott The D.C. singer-songwriter performs songs from his latest CD, “Where the Water Runs Deepest,” and others in an outdoor concert. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-653-4531. www.stcharlesmd.com. Free.

Roadhouse The band plays classic and contemporary rock and country on the lawn. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

The Reagan Years Take a journey to the past as the cover band performs hit 1980s music outdoors by the water. 7-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

Saturday The cover band plays an outdoor concert of classic rock, R&B and Top 40 hits. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, Grounds, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-776-2805. www.southlaurelrecreationcouncil.org. Free.

“Little Shop of Horrors” The Newtowne Players stage Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s comedy musical about a floral store assistant who encounters an exotic, singing, meat-eating plant. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m., through Aug. 10. Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-737-5447. www.newtowneplayers.org. $18; seniors, students and military $15; age 12 and younger $13.

“Sex Please We’re Sixty” The Bowie Community Theatre stages this comedic farce about a bed-and-breakfast whose business is boosted by a suave man. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-805-0219. www.bctheatre.com. $20, seniors and students $15.

SAT 26

Antiques show and sale The Waldorf Lions Club hosts the 35th annual antiques show, with an eyeglasses donation drive. Proceeds benefit club programs. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-2601. $5.

“Behind Closed Doors: The Story of King David and His Son Absalom” Gospel artist Jarmel Evans stars in the dramatic performance of the Bible story that deals with rebellion. Noon and 4 p.m. Evangel Cathedral, Multimedia and Arts Center, 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-9400. www.evangelcathedral.net. $15-$25.

Glenn Dale Day A community celebration featuring live outdoor jazz concert by AJQ Plus 1, 17th-century games, wine samples, farm animals, house tours and more. 2 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. history.pgparks.com. Free.

“Bursting in Air” Watch as local artists paint an overpass in this outdoor festival featuring live music, performances, vendors, children’s activities and more. 3-8 p.m. 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 301-683-8267. www.hycdc.org/bursting. Free.

Project Natale The Burtonsville-based traditional jazz band performs an outdoor concert. 4-6 p.m. Bowie Town Green, Route 564 and Ninth Street, Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

The Rock Christian Fest Amanda Noelle and Royal Tailor headline the Christian music festival with an opening performance by the Central Christian Church praise band. Other highlights include games, an all-you-can-eat buffet and rides in the theme park. 5 p.m. Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500. www.sixflags.com/america. Concert and buffet $39.99, concert only $27.99.

“Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” Maryland Lyric Opera stages the classic Italian operas under direction from conductor Joel Borrelli-Boudreau. Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.marylandlyricopera.org. $45, seniors $35, students $20.

The Billy Hedrick Band Based in Reisterstown, the band plays classic rock and oldies at an outdoor concert. 7 p.m. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-6613. www.pgparks.com. Free.

Face Down The classic rock band performs on the outdoor pavilion. 8 p.m.-midnight. Cryers Backroad Inn, 22094 Newtowne Neck Rd., Compton. 301-475-6628. www.backroadinn.homestead.com. Free.

SUN 27

Muster the Militia Weekend Tour the historic house and participate in a variety of 17th-century family games and cooking demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday noon-3:30 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. history.pgparks.com. Free.

“Eugenio” The play explores religious conversions during World War II. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14.

Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker The Under the Sun tour comes to Solomons with special guests the Gin Blossoms. 4 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, PNC Waterside Pavilion, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042.
. $39-$49.

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition The band performs as part of the summer concert series. 5-7 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. www.historiclondontown.com. Free, donations welcome.

“The Future, Past and the Present: Paintings by Chez” Upper Marlboro artist Chez displays an exhibit of his acrylic and oil paintings made over his 15-year career. Opening reception Sunday 6-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Aug. 31. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. www.newdealcafe.com. Free.

The Winstons The band plays classic Motown outdoors as part of the Sunday Sunset Concert Series. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.

MON 28

“Artists of the Arc Prince George’s County II” An exhibition celebrating two years of artmaking features works by the Arc’s day center participants. Monday-Wednesday, through Aug. 16. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-277-2863. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

Ventriloquist show Comedian Tom Crowl performs with a trunkful of puppet friends. 10-11 a.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Other shows scheduled for Monday 12:30 p.m. at the Leonardtown Branch, and 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Hall Branch. 301-863-8188.
. Free.

Summer Seafood Festival The Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual event featuring live music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings (noon), a crab race, a firemen’s parade, vendors, children’s activities and loads of seafood dishes. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tilghman Volunteer Fire Department, adjacent to Kronsburg Park on Main Street, Tilghman Island 410-770-8000. www.tilghmanmd.com. Free.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” A screening of the 1941 horror film followed by discussion. 7:30 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $5.

TUE 29

Bluegrass concert Performances by local artists Jay Armsworthy, Charlie Thompson and others, plus door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Hospice House of St. Mary’s. 5-7 p.m. Chic-Fil-A, parking lot, 45150 First Colony Way, California. 301-994-3023. www.easterntraditionbluegrass.com. Free.

Guinness International Champions Cup Manchester United takes on Inter Milan
in this professional soccer match. 7 p.m. FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way,
Landover 301-276-6000.
. $35-$250.

WED 30

“The Role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the American Civil War” Coppin State professor Roger Davidson lectures on how African Americans used the chaos of the Civil War to escape slavery and join the Union forces. 7-8:30 p.m. Historic Annapolis, Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis. 410-267-7619. www.annapolis.org. $15, reservations requested.

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Jambassadors The band plays acoustic jazz in an outdoor concert as part of the Jazz on the Lawn concert series, scheduled to run through Aug. 13. 7 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. history.pgparks.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports