3The jazz singer performs Thursday with special guests B. Blunt, Danomi Brown and the Second New St. Paul Praise Singers. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.
College Park Restaurant Week The inaugural foodie event allows patrons to enjoy food specials at participating restaurants: Aroy Thai, Asian Fusion Restaurant, Azteca Restaurant and Cantina, Big Play Sports Grill, Calvert House Inn, the Common, Cornerstone Grill & Loft, Fishnet, Hanami Japanese Restaurant, the Jerk Pit, Ledo Restaurant, Looney’s Pub, the Maryland Smokehouse, Ovo Simply Veggie, Pho D’Lite, and RJ Bentley’s. Through Aug. 17. www.shopcollegepark.org. Visit Web site for prices.
“Thrills and Spills: The Golden Era of Powerboat Racing in Southern Maryland” An exhibit tracing the highs and lows of powerboat racing in the region. Artifacts on display include trophies, engines, helmets and embroidered shirts and jackets worn by racers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $9, seniors and military $7, ages 5-12 $4, age 4 and younger free.
“A Hot Happening for Hospice” This luau-themed benefit for Calvert Hospice will feature seafood and heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as open bar. All proceeds will help serve Calvert County hospice patients and their families. 6 p.m. Stoney’s Seafood House, 3939 Oyster House Rd., Broome's Island. Jeannie Stone at 410-586-1888. www.stoneysseafoodhouse.com. $100, reservations required.
Tom Newman The local guitarist plays blues, smooth jazz and contemporary R&B in an outdoor concert. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Boulevard and Arena Drive, Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.
Big Daddy Stallings and the Bluez Evolution Band Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings performs the blues, soul and R&B music outdoors in the park. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6700. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Tammi Adair and Friends The jazz singer performs with special guests B. Blunt, Danomi Brown and the Second New St. Paul Praise Singers. 7 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.
Annmarie After Hours Participants can enjoy live music by Folk Salad Trio and appetizers by Quality Street Catering and shop the Small Works Exhibition and Sale. Meet author Ellynne Brice Davis and illustrator Joyce Judd as they sign copies of their book, “Ellynne’s Top Tomato Cookbook,” and sample recipes from the book. 6-9 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5.
“’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” The Rude Mechanicals stage John Ford’s controversial play about incest, obsession and revenge. Relocated to 1947 Italy, the play follows Giovanni, part of a prominent Mafioso family, who falls in love and starts an incestuous relationship with his sister Annabella that leads to murder and tragedy. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., through Aug. 31. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17; seniors, students and military $14; age 12 and younger $12.
Crab and Beer Festival All-you-can-eat crabs, wine and beer. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. www.mdcrabfest.com. $39-$69 per session.
“Communities” A public reception will take place for the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance group exhibit. Maureen Wheatley will display “Reflections: Study of Light on and Through Water” on the solo wall. Public reception Saturday 1-3 p.m., exhibit runs through Sept. 7. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. www.hcaaonline.org. Free.
“Seussical the Musical” The Summer Youth Production closes its presentation about Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing a world of Whos. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $18; seniors, students and military $15.
The Battle of Gettysburg Revisited Civil War scholar and author Bradley Gottfried leads the discussion on the lasting impact of the Battle of Gettysburg. 4 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. history.pgparks.com. Free.
Blues Night at the Farm D.C. bluesmen Linwood Taylor, James Mabry and Steve Wolf perform live. 8 p.m. Hard Bargain Farm, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-5665. fergusonfoundation.org/hard-bargain-farm. $12.
Public star party The Southern Maryland Astronomical Society hosts this event to explore the night sky through a variety of astronomical equipment. 9 p.m. Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rose Hill Rd., Port Tobacco, Md.. 301-743-7003. www.smas.us. Free.
“Dreamer” Dakota Fanning stars in this Disney movie about a girl who rescues a racehorse with a broken leg. This is an outdoor screening. 8 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.
“Courtship Aboard Ship” Janet Williman discusses courtship practices of the past during a sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot schooner Woodwind. Sponsored by Historic Annapolis. 6:30 p.m. Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise St., Annapolis. 410-262-8994. www.annapolis.org. $42, seniors $40, age 12 and younger $27. Reservations required.
“Voices From the Diaspora: The Afro-Latino Experience in Prince George’s County” Art, artifacts, photography and music by Afro-Latino artists exploringtheir personal experiences and cultural identities. Through Jan. 4, 2014. Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-209-2981. www.pgaamcc.org. Free, donations welcome.
Wednesday Wine Night Artist Robyn Strayer hosts this arts and crafts session for adults. 5-7 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $7, registration required.
Brûlée The D.C.-based band performs jazz outdoors as part of the Jazz on the Lawn concert series. 7 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. www.pgparks.com. Free.
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