The R&R Train Band, from left, Jimmy Thompson, Mark Uncle, Tommy Bowles, Ed Emery and Cheyenne Wilson. (Mary L. Atkins)
R&R Train

3The rock band (from left, Jimmy Thompson, Mark Uncle, Tommy Bowles, Ed Emery and Cheyenne Wilson) performs on the lawn. Friday 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata.
301-934-8421. Free.

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“Tricks in Motion” Tim Kottcamp performs a family-friendly show of magic, illusion and theater. 6-9 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

Phaze II The local jazz band closes out the Wind Down Thursdays outdoor concert series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Boulevard and Arena Drive, Largo. 301-324-0514. Free.

FRI 30

“Twentieth Century” The Prince George’s Little Theatre presents this comedy about the perils of stardom in 1930s Hollywood. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Sept. 15. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-937-7458. $20, seniors and students $15.

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival The weekend-long festival includes a parade, a carnival, the Miss Greenbelt pageant and more. Proceeds will go toward building a youth center. Friday-Monday, check Web site for full schedule. Roosevelt Center, 101 Centerway, Greenbelt. 240-601-2266. Admission free; fees vary for rides, food, refreshments, activities at carnival booths and other events.

Country Current The U.S. Navy’s country-bluegrass ensemble performs outdoors under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson. 6 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 202-433-2525. Free.

Roaming Street Performers Meet wandering street performers strolling along the waterfront. Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday noon-9 p.m., ends Sunday 1-4 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

“Much Ado About Nothing” The Newtowne Players present Shakespeare’s comedy as part of the Shakespeare on the Lawn series. Friday and Saturday 6:30-9 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House, 47418 Old State House Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-4990. $15, seniors, students and military $12, age 12 and under $10.

Tomorrow’s Time The band closes out the Sunset Concert Series with a funk and R&B dance party. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf. Free.

“ ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” The Rude Mechanicals stage John Ford’s play about a man who starts a relationship with his sister that leads to murder. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbelt
. $17; seniors, students and military $14; age 12 and younger $12.

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Trains and Planes The National Capital Trackers present an exhibition of miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots. Saturday-Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. $4, seniors $3, age 18 and younger $2.

Jousting tournament The 147th event will feature jousting, a shopping bazaar, a concert, supper and more. 11 a.m. Christ Church, 3100 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic. 410-586-0565. Free, donations welcome. Supper $20, ages 6-12 $8, age 6 and younger free with paying adult.

The Retro Rockets Based in Baltimore, the oldies cover band will play rock-and-roll, R&B and other music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and beyond. 7-11 p.m. American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-2302. Free.

SUN 01

“What Is to Be the End of All This: The Calvert Family & the Civil War” This exhibit uses family papers to examine the lives of the surviving Calvert siblings who were separated by the war. Fee includes house tour. For age 12 and older. Friday and Sunday noon-3:15 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. $3, seniors $2, ages 12-18 $1.

Victor Provost The steel pan player performs live. 4-8 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

U.S. Naval Academy Band The outdoor Sunset Concert Series ends the season with the band performing a “Salute to America” concert. 7 p.m. Allen Pond Park, Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

“Remember the Titans” Denzel Washington stars in this true story about an African American coach during his first season at a newly integrated high school in Virginia. This is an outdoor screening. 7:30 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

MON 02

MEOR Maryland’s Labor Day BBQ Formerly known as the Maryland Jewish Experience or MJX, MEOR will host its annual event for the community to learn about Jewish educational and experiential opportunities at the University of Maryland and around the globe. This year’s event will celebrate the grand opening of the group’s newly expanded facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hors d’oeuvres and a barbecue dinner. 5-7:30 p.m. MEOR Maryland, University of Maryland, 4607 Knox Rd., College Park 443-414-5013. Free, RSVP required.

“A Tale of Two Cities: United States Naval Academy & Annapolis” Janet Williman lectures on the history of the U.S. Naval Academy and the town of Annapolis during a sunset cruise aboard the 74-foot schooner Woodwind. Sponsored by Historic Annapolis. 5:30 p.m. Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise St., Annapolis. 410-262-8994. $42, seniors $40, ages 11 and younger $27. Reservations required.

Maryland State Fair The 132nd fair will feature daily exhibits, rides, food, livestock, horse shows, live music from local and national artists, and more. Highlights of this year’s event include pictures with a 1966 Batmobile replica (Thursday-Monday) and the fifth annual Arm Wrestling USA/Maryland Classic (Saturday). Fair ends Monday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. 410-252-0200. $8, seniors $6, ages 6-11 $3, age 5 and younger free. Ride tickets $1 each or book of 50 for $45.

TUE 03

“Doggie Dive-In” Dogs are invited to take a dip in the pool at the annual event. Owners must provide proof of vaccinations. 6-8 p.m. Ellen Linson Swimming Pool, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. 301-277-3717. $5 per dog.

WED 04

“Between the Lines: Southern Maryland in the Civil War”An exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Experience life in Southern Maryland from 1861 to 1865. Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon-4 p.m. through Dec. 15. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. $3, seniors $2, ages 5-18 $1, age 4 and younger free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports