What’s up

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006






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Book Talk

Zane is slated to sign her new novel ‘‘Caramel Flava” at 6:30 p.m. today at Karibu Books at Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Call 301-352-4110.

J.M. Benjamin is scheduled to sign ‘‘Down in the Dirty” at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Karibu Books at Iverson Mall, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights. Call 301-899-3730.

Kendrick D. Weaver is scheduled to sign ‘‘Evidence of Things Not Seen” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Karibu Books at Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Call 301-352-4110.

Poets who were published in ‘‘Echoes,” a collection of poems by county residents, are scheduled to give several readings throughout the county. They are slated to read at 7 p.m. Sept 20 at the Spauldings branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Road, District Heights, 301-817-3750; and at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, 301-405-2787.

Sounds of Music

An open mic night is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. today at New Deal Café, 113 Centerway Road, Greenbelt. Steve Key and Christina Van Norman are slated to perform at 8 p.m. Friday. Midge is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Magic Ray Jazz is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday. Midnight Bob and Friends is slated to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Steve Haug is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Call 301-474-5642.

Crossroads’ Annual Glow Party with Atlantik featuring Soca Sensation and Destra Garcia is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Entertainment Complex, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. Must be age 21 or older. Tickets cost $30. Call 301-927-1056 or visit www.crossroadsclub.com.

A blues jam is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday and at 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Chick Hall’s Surf Club, 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Bladensburg. Call 301-927-6310.

An open mic jam session is scheduled to run from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at Remington’s of Laurel, 3340 Fort Meade Road, Laurel. Call 301-490-7000.

Savage Bluegrass is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver’s, 531 Main St., Laurel. They are also slated to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Call 301-490-9200.

An open mic jam session is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays at My Way Restaurant, 9920 Washington Blvd. North, Laurel. Call 301-497-9494.

The One Love Festival is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Crossroads Entertainment Complex, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. Tickets cost $45. The festival features Buju Banton, Capelton, Gregory Isaacs, Cocoa Tea, Assassin and Elan. Call 301-927-1056 or visit www.crossroadsclub.com.

Buck Hill and his Quartet are scheduled to perform as part of the Fall Jazz Series at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Cedar Walton is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Mark Mosley and his Quartet are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. David Yarborough and Esther Williams are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Ronnie Wells and the Eon Elliston Quintet are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 13. Winard Harper and Sextet are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 20. The Ron Kearns Quintet is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets cost $20, or $120 for tickets to all seven shows. Call 301-953-1993.

Prince George’s Community College is slated to present its free 14th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the college on the grounds outside Novak Field House and Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, 301 Largo Road, Largo. Call 301-322-0853.

The Showtime Singers are seeking tenors, baritones and basses to join the nonprofit chorus singing popular and show music in the Baltimore-Washington area. The Showtime Singers rehearse Thursday evenings in Ellicott City. Call 301-490-2063.

Scenes on Stage

‘‘Hamlet, Revenge!” is scheduled to be performed for free at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway Road, Greenbelt. There are also scheduled to be performances at 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 at Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. Visit www.hamletrevenge.com.

Hollywood Flyers is scheduled to present the movie ‘‘The Aviator” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765; or visit www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

2nd Star Productions is scheduled to hold auditions for the musical ‘‘Scrooge, The Stingiest Man in Town” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, just off Route 3 south in Bowie. Prepare a song and bring sheet music. Bring a resume and headshot, and be prepared to move for the choreographer. Call 410-757-5700 or 301-858-7245.

Sir Charles Cary is scheduled to host ‘‘Cranberries: Rhythm n’ Rhymes,” a series of poetry and open mic nights, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 19 at Cranberries Restaurant, 5740 Silver Hill Road, Forestville. Call 301-967-3100 for information or 301-420-0000 to become a featured poet.

The Rude Mechanicals are scheduled to present ‘‘Antony and Cleopatra — Snakes In A Play” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. Tickets cost $10, $8 for seniors and students. Call 301-441-8770.

The Young Artists Theatre is scheduled to present ‘‘The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 6 to Oct. 23 at the theater, Cherry Tree Center, Route 29 and Route 216, Laurel. Tickets cost $8, $7 for groups of 10 or more. Reservations required. Call 301-604-2844.

Etc. Etc

Ben Svrjcek’s Life Paintings are scheduled to be on display for free through Oct. 21 at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. Call 301-203-6070; TTY 301-203-3803.

‘‘Illuminations: The Healing Experience,” an exhibit of photographs by Alex Jamison, is scheduled to be on display through Nov. 25 in the Himmelfarb Gallery in the Tai Sophia Institute campus, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Artist reception scheduled for 5 p.m. Sept. 13. Call 410-888-9048.

The exhibit ‘‘Paintings and Drawings by Julia Wade: Studies and Compositions” is scheduled to be on display through Aug. 26 at the New Deal Cafe, Roosevelt Center, Southway and Crescent roads, Greenbelt. Call 301-474-5642.

A sunset boat tour is scheduled to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, departing from Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro. Cost is $3 for residents, $4 for nonresidents. Refreshments served. Reservations required. Call 301-627-6074; TTY 301-699-2544.

The Capital Trackers, a club for model train enthusiasts, is scheduled to display model trains in the main gallery of the College Park Aviation Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday at the museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765; or visit www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

Reservations are required by Saturday for a free talk on healthy and unhealthy foods for ages 60 and older scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Cora B. Wood Senior Center, 3601 Taylor Street, Brentwood. Call 301-699-1238; TTY 301-445-4512.

A beginners catch-and-release fishing program for ages 5 to 12 is slated to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro. Equipment is provided. Reservations required. Cost is $5 for residents, $6 for nonresidents. Call 301-627-6074; TTY 301-699-2544.

A reception for Greenbelt photographer William Cornett’s ‘‘Flora Astrographica” is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at New Deal Café, 113 Centerway Road, Greenbelt. The show is scheduled to be on display through September. Call 301-474-5642.

A Marlow Heights Community Center open house is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Drive, Marlow Heights. Call 301-423-0505; TTY 301-203-6030.

A free reception for an exhibit of calligraphy art by Elizabeth Harty is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th St., Bowie. Call 301-464-3725; TTY 301-218-6768.

The Prince George’s County Fair is scheduled to be held from Sept. 7 through Sept. 10 at the Prince George’s County Equestrian Center and the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro. Fair is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7, and seniors 55 and older will get in free all day. Fair is also open from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 9; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10. The admission cost is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 17 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call 301-952-7999 or visit www.countyfair.org.

A reception for three exhibits and an artist talk by Tadeusz Lapinsky are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Montpelier Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel. Prints by Tadeusz Lapinski are scheduled to be on display through Oct. 28 in the Main Gallery. A sculpture installation by Lincoln Mudd is scheduled to be in the Library Gallery through Oct. 28. New work by David Brosch is scheduled to be on display through Oct. 28 in the Resident Artist Gallery. Call 301-953-1993, 410-792-0664; TTY 301-490-2329.

An Anacostia River cleanup is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg. High school students can earn community service hours. Call 301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544.

A flea market is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant. Call 301-773-8881; TTY 301-218-6768.

A show, ‘‘Greenbelt Impressions,” a collection of photos of Greenbelt, is slated to run through Sept. 10 at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. Call 301-397-2208.

Kathy Edwards’ ‘‘Works Of Wonder” are scheduled to be on display for free from Monday through Sept. 12 at Harmony Hall Regional Center Art Gallery, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. Call 301-203-6070; TTY 301-203-3803.