Scripps National Spelling Bee The E.W. Scripps Co. continues the annual spelling competition with the semifinals round Thursday at 10 a.m. and finals Friday at 8 p.m. The top speller will receive a $30,000 cash prize, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and Encyclopædia Britannica items. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.spellingbee.com. Free.
Duck Dynasty Night The Baysox will take on the Akron RubberDucks in this minor league baseball matchup. Attendees are invited to meet “Mountain Man” Tim Guraedy from the hit A&E network show. Opening pitch 6:35 p.m. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com. $7-$17.
Rascal Flatts The Grammy Award-winning country group rocks the stage in an outdoor concert by the water. 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 800-787-9454. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. $48-$68.
UniverSoul Circus The audience plays a key role in this interactive, high-flying circus show featuring animals, acrobatics and stunts set to popular music. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Show runs through June 16. Capital Plaza Mall, 6900 Annapolis Rd., Landover Hills. 800-316-7439. www.universoulcircus.com. $19-$30.
“Light of Night” Venus Theatre presents playwright Cecilia Copeland’s Latina retelling of the myth of Persephone, the Greek goddess of the underworld, the story of a woman’s ascension to the dark side of desire, power and abuse. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Venus Theatre, 21 C St., Laurel. 202-236-4078. www.venustheatre.org. $20.
Unity Thunder’s “Cruise-Ins” The local car club puts on a family-friendly car show featuring classic, custom, street rod and muscle cars from the East Coast. 6-9 p.m. The Boulevard at Capital Center, rear parking lot, 900 Capital Centre Blvd, Largo. 301-324-0514. www.shopcapcentre.com. Free.
Matt Venuti Recognized as one of the world’s premierHang and Gubal players, Venuti will perform a concert of original compositions using the Swiss metal hand drums. For adults. 7 p.m. Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center, 3120 Belair Dr., Bowie. 301-233-1694. www.imaginetheplace.com. $20.
“Habeas Corpus” Alan Bennett’s satire features mistaken identity and sexual escapades. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $17, seniors and students $14, age 12 and younger $12.
“Hello Dolly” The hit Broadway musical comes to the small stage in 2nd Star Productions’ rendition about the adventures of a widowed matchmaker. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through June 29. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-832-4819. www.2ndstarproductions.com. $22, seniors and students $19.
“The Taming of the Shrew” Shakespeare Teen Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy about a money-grubbing man who attempts to court a bad-tempered woman. Friday at 8 p.m., through June 13. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906. www.laurelmillplayhouse.org. $15, seniors and students $12. Reservations requested.
Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride A scenic bicycle ride through rural areas in the county including farms, wetlands and woods that are protected from development. Participants can choose routes of 22, 35, 44 or 64 miles and enjoy a picnic at the finish. 7 a.m. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-567-0089. www.ohbike.org. $40, registration requested.
Local author festival A meeting of dozens of local authors discussing writing, publishing and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291. 301-855-1862. www.calvert.lib.md.us. Free.
28th annual Swap Meet Buy, sell or trade anything musical while enjoying live blues music by the Mike Starkey Band. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hot Licks Guitar Shop, 3250 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. 301-843-2799. www.hotlicksguitarshop.net. Free.
Marietta Wine Festival A celebration of local wineries with food and craft vendors, wine tastings, music and more. Must be age 21 or older. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. history.pgparks.com. $15.
Resonance of South Asia With Sitar A celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with classical Indian music by Alif Laila, accompanied on tabla by Rabeel Riaz. Other activities will include raag-mala paintings, Saari exhibition and traditional cuisine. 5 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $20.
USN Cruisers The U.S. Navy rock band performs an outdoor concert as part of the Military Summer Concert Series. 6-7:30 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.
29th annual House & Garden Tour North Beach House and Garden Club hosts this tour of sites in the bayside city. Participants can also enjoy boardwalk activities and an art and craft show. 1-5 p.m. St. Anthony’s Church, parking lot, 8816 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-286-3988 or 442-964-4087. www.northbeachmd.org. $10.
Genesis Dance Unlimited The company presents its inaugural spring showcase, “The Arrival,” featuring local youth dancers. 3 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-528-2260. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. In advance $15, at the door $20.
Movies on the Potomac Residents can enjoy a family-friendly movie each Sunday evening. This week’s feature is the 2009 Disney animated film “Finding Nemo.” Sunday at 7 p.m., through Sept. 28. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.
Sam’O & JFC Stephen Samuel, a.k.a. Sam’O, and reggae band JFC perform classic Caribbean rhythms and music from their album “Real Love” at the outdoor Sunset Concert Series. 7 p.m. Allen Pond Park, Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.
“Insta-Artist: Snap It, Send It, Show It” An exhibit of works taken using smartphones and then edited through Instagram or other apps. Closes Sunday. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. www.annmariegarden.org. $5, seniors $4, youths $3, children 5 and younger free.
Montpelier exhibit closings Three exhibits will close Sunday: photographs by Janet Matthews; Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann’s paintings alongside sculptures by Joseph Corcoran; and watercolor paintings by Irene Sylvester. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. Free.
“Diversity” Janna Zuber will display a solo exhibit of her works. The local artist uses watercolors, oils, pastels and more to create abstracts, florals, landscapes and figurative paintings . Through June 30. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-6880. www.bowiecenter.org. Free.
Community Quilt display The handmade historical quilt was created by students in the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s Culture Keepers, an after-school program, and members of the community. On display next to the quilt is the student-created mural “Gorgeous Prince George’s: Then and Now.” The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8844. www.pgaamcc.org. Free.
Line dance lessons The public is invited to come and learn fundamentals or more complex moves. 7-8:30 p.m. Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. 301-736-5355. www.pgparks.com. $5.
“Flying Force: The Prince George’s County Police Aviation Unit” Through large-format images, this exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the unit, its history and officers. Through June 30. College Park Aviation Museum,
1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. www.collegeparkaviation
museum.com. $4, seniors $3, age 18 and younger $2.
“Lost and Found Laurel” This exhibit offers a nostalgic look at the city from the 1960s to the present day, pairing old and new items that explore schools, restaurants, entertainment, libraries, festivals and more. Through Dec. 21. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free, donations welcome.
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