Halloween in the Garden

3Dress in costume for spooky art activities, trick-or-treat fun and more at the family event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. Free.

THU 24

“Return to Africa” An exhibit by Pierre-Antoine Goho. Through Oct. 31. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. Free.

Halloween open mike Poets, musicians, comedians and dancers are invited to showcase their skills in this Halloween-themed open mike event. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free.

Kronos Quartet The ensemble performs Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 6. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $50, seniors $45, students $10.

Roy Ayers Known for hits such as “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” and “Running Away,” the funk, soul and jazz composer/singer performs live. 8 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $40.

FRI 25

“42” The 2013 film tells the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. 1-4 p.m. Calvert Library Southern branch, 13920 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons. 410-326-5289. calvert.lib.md.us/southern.html. Free.

World Golden Gloves Boxers from the United States, Mexico and Ireland compete for world championship titles. Bouts start Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. 301-843-6165. 301-638-4420. www.goldengloves.com/worldgg. Friday: in advance $25, general admission $35, ringside $45. Saturday: $30, reserved $40, ringside $50. Two-night package: $50, reserved $60, ringside $80.

“Nightmares” A “PG-13” haunted house experience by Tulip Gulch Productions. Doors open 6:30 p.m. nightly through Nov. 2. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. In advance $15, at the door $17.

“Twilight Tales: The Musical” Guests become part of the show in this ghost-led tour of the farm using the popular “murder ballad” to portray a morbid corner of Colonial life. Recommended for age 8 and older. Friday-Saturday at 7 and 8 p.m. National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2113. www.accokeek.org. $10, reservations suggested.

Glow-in-the-dark party A DJ, glow lights, costume contest and more for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m. Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. 301-927-2163. www.pgxtremeteens.com. $5.

SAT 26

Zombie Run A 5K obstacle course with “flesh-eating zombies.” 9 a.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.zombierun.com. $74, registration required.

“Howl-loween Party” A dog-friendly Halloween party to benefit the Washington Humane Society. Costume contest and treats giveaway. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. National Harbor, Black Dog General Store, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. $5.

All Hallows Historic St. Mary’s hosts this Halloween-themed event to learn about legends that existed in early Colonial life. Bring a carved pumpkin to participate in a contest for prizes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. $10, seniors $9, ages 6-18 $6, age 5 and younger free.

Halloween in the Garden Members of the community are invited to dress in costume and enjoy spooky art activities, vendors, trick-or-treat fun and more at the 14th annual family event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. Free.

Harvest Halloween party Dress in costume and enjoy crafts, snacks and children’s treats at this family-friendly event. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. www.townoflaplata.org. Free.

“Bluegrass for Hospice” Larry Sparks will headline the fifth annual music festival to support the Hospice of St. Mary’s Hospice House. Other performers include Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Bluegrass Gospel Express, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Charlie Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, and 15 Strings. The outdoor event features food, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit Helping Hands Food Pantry in Hollywood. Noon-8 p.m. Flat Iron Farm, 45840 Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills. 301-737-3004. www.bluegrassforhospice.com. In advance $25, at the door $30.

Fall Bash Celebrate the season with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts. For age 12 and younger. 1-4 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. history.pgparks.com. $5, accompanying adult free.

All Hallows Eve tea Visitors are invited to dress in costume and sample a variety of loose-leaf teas served in English china, finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, scones and more. Self-guided tour included. For age 18 and older. 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. history.pgparks.com. $29, reservations required.

“Tales From the Dearly Departed” Mike Ricksecker, author of “Ghosts of Maryland,” reads ghost tales of the Snowden family. A candlelight tour of the historic house follows. For age 18 and older. 7-9 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-781 7. history.pgparks.com . $10, reservations required.

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Campfire The annual family event features dozens of hand-carved, illuminated jack-o’-lanterns on display throughout the grounds of the museum. Visitors can enjoy popcorn, hot cider and spooky stories and roast marshmallows by the campfire. Children can win prizes in a hunt for jack-o’-lanterns. 7 p.m. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010. history.pgparks.com. $3.

“Rhoyal Evening in Black” Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Eta Omicron Sigma Chapter hosts this cancer awareness event featuring hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, a silent auction, music, raffles and a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness initiatives. 8 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 10385 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. www.eos1922.org. $40.

Lesole’s Dance Project The dance company presents a fusion of modern and traditional Southern African dance styles, including “Uhambo” (“The Journey”), a duet piece, as well as Ndlamu, a traditional Zulu dance. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. $20; seniors, students and artists $15; youth $10.

Western dance DJ Ty spins country tunes at this party for age 21 and older. Prizes awarded for best male and female Western outfit. 8 p.m.-midnight Miss Motley’s Cafe, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-392-9794. www.belaltonalumnicdc.org. $10.

SUN 27

“Octoberfest” Shop the farmers market and participate in activities such as scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. 8 a.m.-noon. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-9566. www.cityofbowie.org Free.

“Colossal Convertibles” The Potomac Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club showcases more than 80 antique and classic cars in the annual show. Doors open 10 a.m., awards presentation 3 p.m. Capitol Cadillac, 6500 Capitol Dr., Greenbelt. 301-894-8026. www.clcpotomacregion.org. Free.

Jewelry making workshop A beginner’s class on how to use a torch to create enameled earrings or small charms. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $55, registration required.

“Future Prospects”A reception for the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance group exhibit of works that explore the future, science fiction, fantasy, dreams and more. 3-5 p.m., exhibit runs through Nov. 9. Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, 5121 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. Denise Brown 301-699-1148. 301-937-5999. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.

“Waterscapes” Artist Jack Brumbaugh showcases his works using oil pastels and drawing techniques to create abstract water imagery. Closes Sunday. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org. Free, donations welcome.

MON 28

“Artists of the Arc of Prince George’s County” An exhibition of works by students in the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s program with the Arc of Prince George’s County. The program provides a variety of art classes for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Through Dec. 1. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. arts.pgparks.com. Free.

TUE 29

Splat the Cat Windwood Theatricals presents a new musical adventure based on the popular children’s book. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $6, groups of 15 or more $5 per person.

Faculty showcase Members of the College of Southern Maryland’s music, dance and communication departments perform classic and original works. 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/Arts. In advance $5, day of $7.

University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra The group opens its season with a program featuring Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. ww.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

WED 30

Sotterley Speaker Series Peter Hatch, director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, leads a presentation on his book, “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden of Monticello.” The book examines the former president’s farming legacy, including his documented trials of growing more than 300 varieties of 90 plants. 7 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, Barn, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org. Free, reservations required.

2013 UMSO Concerto Competition Finals Conductor Eli R. Osterloh leads the University Band and Community Band in an evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports