3D.C. native Ayokunle Odeleye’s “The Guide,” above, is a 25-foot-high welded-steel figure marking the grounds at Baltimore City College High School for nearly 20 years. He celebrates “32 Years of Public Art” with sculptures, drawings and photographs on display at Bowie State University. A panel discussion will take place Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 31. Bowie State University, Gallery of Art, Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-4000. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.
“Ayokunle Odeleye: 32 Years of Public Art” D.C. native Ayokunle Odeleye’s “The Guide” is a 25-foot-high welded-steel figure marking the grounds at Baltimore City College high school for nearly 20 years. She celebrates “32 Years of Public Art” with sculptures, drawings and photographs on display at the Bowie State University. A panel discussion will take place Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 31. Bowie State University, Gallery of Art, Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-4000. www.bowiestate.edu. Free.
Capital Challenge Horse Show A national horse show competition on the indoor and outdoor rings. Events begin 7:30 a.m., show runs through Sunday. Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. www.capitalchallenge.org. Free.
Coniece Washington The D.C.-based jazz singer performs. 8 p.m. Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. 410-721-9081. www.theashleighgroup.com. $20.
“Museum of False Memories” Dance Box Theatre presents a work choreographed by Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp with original music by Jamie Kowalski. Thursday-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.
“Avenue Q” When a recent college graduate moves into a shabby New York apartment, his life is quickly flipped upside down by his new colorful neighbors. Recommended for teenagers and mature audiences. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Oct. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m., through Oct. 26. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $20; seniors, students and military $17; age 12 and younger $15. Reservations suggested.
“Evil Dead: The Musical” The Hard Bargain Players stage this suspenseful play based on the classic cult film about five college friends who find an ancient book in an abandoned cabin the woods that unleashes a world of evil. Performances are held in an outdoor amphitheater. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., through Oct. 19. Hard Bargain Farm, Theater in the Woods, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-5665. www.hbplayers.org. $10, seniors and students $8.
“Quartet” A comedic stage play about retired musicians who have to cope with growing old and past grudges. Performed by the Tantallon Community Players. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Oct. 13. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. www.tantallonstage.com. $15, seniors and students $12, groups of 10 or more $10.
Miami String Quartet The ensemble performs Joan Tower’s “Angels,” Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 9 and Mendelssohn’s Octet. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $35, seniors $30, students $10.
Tamara Wellons The singer-songwriter performs a blend of soul, jazz and house, in addition to music fr om her upcoming album, “Life Is.” 8-10 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com . $25, seniors $22.50.
“Exit Number Six” Artist Chris Kienke displays his latest works that focus on hybrid painting and digital imagery. Closes Friday. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.
Bowie International Festival A celebration of diversity with two stages featuring music from around the world including African dance and drumming, a German band, Irish dancers, Latin dance music and more. Vendors also will be on hand selling Thai, Greek, Caribbean, African and Austrian food and crafts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.
Bike and Wine Tour A 12-mile bike ride along the Little Patuxent River, followed by a wine, cheese and French bread break. For age 21 and older. 1 p.m. Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry St., Savage Mill. 301-725-1313. www.terrapinadventures.com. $59.95, registration required.
Susan Jones Jazz Quartet The Berwyn Heights resident performs jazz, Latin music and original music from her latest CD, “Exit 19,” on the violin with Tom Jones on drums, Pete Fields on guitar and Bob Abbott on bass. Sponsored by the Berwyn Heights Recreation Council. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Balew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. 301-404-2759. www.berwyn-heights.com. Free.
Artists of the Arc A reception for an exhibition by participants of the Arc of Prince George’s County’s day center programs. 2-4 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-277-2863. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Jubilee Voices The Washington Revels musical troupe teaches African American history through a a cappella music, drama and dance. 4 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. history.pgparks.com. Free.
“Bridging the Musical Spectrum” A celebration of music that spans the generations including classical, jazz, gospel and country. Trombonist Leon Rawlings of the 76 Degrees West Band will perform live and deliver a tribute to Chuck Brown, the late Godfather of Go-Go. The event will also feature other national and local acts, including Prince George’s County Council members Derrick Leon Davis and Will Campos on saxophone. Sponsored by the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education. 7 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-805-5358. www.fameorg.org. $35, seniors $30, students $10.
“The Dancing Princesses” A young hero ventures into a world of mystery and magic to help break a spell cast on a princess and defeat the Goblin Queen in this Ballet Theatre of Maryland original retelling of the popular Grimms’ tale. 7 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-9566. 301-805-9566. www.balletmaryland.org. $25, seniors $20, students $15, children $10.
Lyra On tour from St. Petersburg, the a cappella ensemble performs Russian folk music live. 7-8 p.m. Christ Church Parish, 600 Farmington Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-5633. www.accokeek
church.org. Free, donations welcome.
Kinderfest Especially designed for preschool and elementary-age children, this event will have hayrides, moon bounces, crafts, games and more. Noon-5 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. www.pgparks.com. Free.
“Moving in Circles” College Park artist Russ Little will have a reception for his exhibition of art quilts. The abstract work features large circles that he cut apart, dyed and reassembled. Closing reception Sunday 1:30-3:30 p.m., closes Oct. 11. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.
Brian Ganz The classical pianist kicks off the 2013-14 Ward Virts Concert series with a live performance. 3 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Building B, Multipurpose room, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. 443-550-6000. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.
Londontowne Symphony Orchestra The ensemble celebrates its 10th season with a live outdoor performance of original pieces. 3-6 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-562-8920. www.lso-music.org. $15, seniors $10, students free.
FrightFest Six Flags America has transformed its amusement park into a haunted playground for its annual Halloween festival featuring scary shows and street entertainment. Sundays-Wednesdays through Oct. 31. Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500. www.sixflags.com. From $36.99.
“Thrills and Spills: The Golden Era of Powerboat Racing in Southern Maryland” The exhibit traces 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. 10-5 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 5 and younger free.
“Hometown Heroes: A Celebration of Greenbelt Women” The Alight Dance Theatre in partnership with the Greenbelt Museum presents this interactive display of photography, fiber arts and other multi-dimensional art works. Public reception Monday 1:30-3:30 p.m., exhibit runs through Oct. 26. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts. Free.
Teapots and tea sets This “Girls’ Night Out” event is for women age 21 and older to make teapots and tea accessories. 6:30 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $80, registration required.
“Crafting Inspiration: Why the Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. Still Motivate Us Today” Scholars discuss the two influential Americans and the impact their speeches made on America. Kojo Nnamdi moderates. 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. Free.
Joseph Arthur The singer-songwriter, painter and designer incorporates song lyrics into his paintings. Through Oct. 27. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
Punkin Chunkin Tweens are invited to use science and engineering skills to turn pumpkins into projectiles. 6:30-8 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free, registration required.
“Birding Panama and Audubon International Bird Conservation” Hugh Simmons, National Audubon Society board member, leads a presentation about the board’s recent trip to Panama and the challenges and efforts to help protect birds and their habitats in the Central American country. Hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society and Patuxent Bird Club. 7:30 p.m. College Park Airport Annex, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park. 301-262-5148. www.pgaudubon.org. Free.
“Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story” Laurel’s Civil War past is examined, with re-created 19th-century hospital rooms. Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free.
David Wright The local instrumentalist and vocalist performs as part of the Afternoon Tea program. 2 p.m. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $15, reservations required.
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