There are lots of exciting events and activities in Prince George’s County that celebrate the cultural diversity in our great County! If you are looking to view a new exhibit, watch a concert or simply participate in a hands-on activity, we have it all.
The Bridges of the World Film Festival makes its debut in Prince George’s County this year. The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, will host several feature films from Israel, Slovakia, the Philippines, Panama and Syria. All films will be show with English subtitles.
This statewide initiative is sponsored by World Artists Experience and the International Division of Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State. World Artists Experiences is a non-profit organization which bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in schools, colleges, and communities to foster respect, trust, hope, and peace in the worldsion of Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State.
Showings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays from February 2 to March 1. For more information visit, www.worldartists.com or call The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts: 301-805-6880.
Surratt House Museum is hosting historian Edna Greene Medford, Ph.D., for a talk on the Civil War, ‘U.S. Colored Troops and the Fight for the Union.’ Medford, who received her PhD in U.S. history from the University of Maryland, is the current Chair and former Director of Howard University’s Department of History’s graduate and undergraduate programs. She has contributed to several scholarly works focused on African Americans in the Civil War, notably co-authoring “The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views.”
Advanced registration is unavailable. Seats are limited and participants are advised to come early. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 301-868-1121.
The University of Maryland College Park will host its annual Maryland Day on April 25. This exciting event that features “Everything Maryland” with activities, sports, arts, live performances, campus tours and much more for the entire family!
This year you can take small steps to help the environment can have a big impact by “Taking the Small Footprint Pledge”. Sign the Small Footprint Pledge at locations across Maryland Day to make at least one easy change in your personal habits. Choose from 12 options (such as switching to reusable shopping bags or shortening your showers by five minutes) and how long you plan to commit (a week, semester or year). Take home a copy of follow-through tips and proudly wear a sticker saying you’ve signed the pledge.
For more information visit http://www.marylandday.umd.edu.
“March Madness” begins here. Be on hand for the 2015 CAA Women’s College Basketball Championship at Show Place Arena. Cheer for all the outstanding athletes from the University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Mason University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, UNC Wilmington, Northeastern University, Towson University and the College of William & Mary women’s basketball teams.
The tournament winner will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, so the action will be intense. Tickets available thru TicketMaster.com and the Show Place Arena box office.
The Annual American Indian Festival returns to Patuxent River Park on October 18. This year will be more excitng than ever as Native American culture and heritage is celebrated! Enjoy live traditional and contemporary music, dancing, singing, storytelling, demonstrations and much more. Admission is free with nominal fees for some activities. For more information call 301-627-6074 or visit, http://www.pgparks.com
Cirque Du Soleil returns to Prince George’s County this summer with a new production, Amaluma. Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
The show runs through September 21, at the Plateau at downtown National Harbor. Tickets are available at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com.