THU 19

“Plaits and Pony Tails” Allita Irby displays her works using recycled plastic. Through June 27. Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-809-0440. Free, donations welcome.

DNA The band performs an outdoor concert as part of the “Wind Down Thursdays” concert series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, 900 Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. 301-324-0514. Free.

Concerts in the Park Harmonica player Bruce Ewan plays and sings the blues in an outdoor concert. 7-8:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456. Free.

FRI 20

Dreams Studio of Dance The troupe performs its annual showcase, “Creature Feature.” 6 p.m. Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby. 401-535-7865. $20.

“Harvey” The Twin Beach Players stage an all-teen production of Mary Chase’s classic comedy about a man, his imaginary six-foot rabbit and his sister, who wants him committed. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at
2 p.m., through June 29. North Beach Community Center, 4025 Fourth St., North Beach. 410-257-4344. $10, seniors and students $7.

360 Band An outdoor concert of rock-and-roll, country, funk and pop music. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. Free.

Ambassadors Jazztet The U.S. Army Field Band play jazz classics in the park. Lawn chair, blanket and picnic welcome. 7-9 p.m. Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St., Laurel. 301-725-7800. Free.

“84 Charing Cross Road” Off the Quill tells the story of a writer in New York and a bookshop owner in London who become friends over decades of letter writing. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through June 28. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. $17; seniors, students and military $14.

“Beachcomber Art: Seaside Discoveries” An exhibition showing off items found on and around the beach. Through Aug. 24. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640. $5, seniors $4, youths $3, age 5 and younger free.

SAT 21

Men’s Entrepreneur Breakfast Networking breakfast sponsored by People for Change Coalition, with keynote speaker Henry Gilford. 9-11:30 a.m. Metro Points Hotel, 8500 Annapolis Rd., New Carrollton. 301-772-1552. $49, reservations requested.

Paddle sport tour Grab a kayak or canoe and join a naturalist for a guided paddling excursion. For age 11 and older; children 11-15 must be accompanied by adult. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. $12, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $10.

BeerFest The fourth annual event will feature beer- and cider-making demonstrations, samples of local cuisine, tavern tours and live music by John Luskey, the 25th Hour Band and the Justin Myles Experience. Noon-6 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. $20, designated drivers $10, age 12 and younger free.

Car and bike show A display of classic cars and motorcycles. Proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi fund. Noon-5 p.m. Dennis Point Marina & Campground, 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden. . $5, age 12 and younger free.

Vine Rewind Retro Wine, Music & Art Festival Take a trip back in time with live performances by bands playing music from the 1970s though ’90s, wine samples, tours, arts and crafts and food. Performances include the Regal Beagles and Spiral on Saturday and Wylde Fire and the Real Geniuses on Sunday. Saturday-Sunday, doors open at 10 a.m., music noon-6 p.m. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432. $20, designated drivers and military $15.

“Heavenly Homeward Bound” Carl Butcher’s gospel musical is an inspirational story about a heaven-bound train. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. $20.

Ten Karat Gold The cover band plays a variety of pop, soul and R&B music. 4-6 p.m. Bowie Town Green, 13090 Ninth Street, Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

Baysox 13th annual Negro League Tribute Night Meet former Negro League players and help Louie the mascot celebrate his birthday with various on-field activities. The Baysox play the Binghamton Mets at 6:35 p.m., followed by fireworks. Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-653-6139. $7-$17.

Taste of National Harbor Patrons can sample from National Harbor restaurants, beer, wine, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit Children’s National Health System. 7-9:30 p.m. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-965-4000. $40.

Global Beat: Farafina Kan The African dance troupe performs traditional song, dance and drumming from Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast and more. 8 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. $20.

SUN 22

Summer tea An array of teas, sandwiches and pastries with a live performance by cellist Tyler Alo. Visitors can vote for favorite works in the 20th annual juried show. 1-4 p.m. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159. Free, donations welcome.

The U.S. Army Chamber Orchestra The U.S. Army Strings band performs works by Aaron Copland, Stravinsky, Elgar and Wagner with wind and brass musicians from the U.S Army Concert Band. 3 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 703-696-3399. Free.

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition The local bluegrass band performs. The outdoor concert is part of the Sunset Concert Series. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

Star Spangled Celebration: Tall Ships Invade Solomons Ships from across the region will dock at Solomons Island and provide open tours and public sails. Sunday, the ships sail to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for a reenactment of the Battle of St. Leonard Creek. Visit Web site for schedule. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. Free; fee for public sails.

MON 23

“Snap, Crackle . . . Rock” Music man Uncle Pete performs his interactive, multimedia show full of dancing, moving and laughing. 10 a.m. St. Mary’s County Library, Lexington Branch. Also at 12:30 p.m. at Leonardtown Elementary and 3 p.m. at Charlotte Hall Branch. 301-863-8188. Free, donations welcome.

WED 25

The Fabulous Bel Airs The Twilight Performance Series continues with a concert by the cover band playing a mix of classic 1950s and ’60s hits and original music. 6:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts building lawn, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251. Free.

The Image Band The local Caribbean music band performs an outdoor concert of reggae and calypso music. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr, Clinton. 301-297-4648. Free.

“Junius & Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy” Peter Carlson presents the true story of Junius Browne and Albert Richardson, two Civil War-era reporters who were captured and jailed but later escaped. 7 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. Free, reservations requested.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Sailboat Rendezvous

3The Chesapeake Bay Nonsuch Association will kick off the sailing season Friday with a boat parade, behind-the-scenes tours and sailings of 19 Nonsuch boats. First constructed in 1978, these rare vessels use a well-designed wishbone to control the sails instead of the boom or shrouds that most sailboats use. There were only 975 made. Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. Holiday Inn, 155 Holiday Dr., Solomons. 410-394-0014 or 410-326-2042. Free.