Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events and Performances

Arts/ Harmony Hall Regional Center is available for rentals. To ensure up-to-date availability and pricing, please contact the Technical Director of Arts at Harmony Hall Regional Center at (301) 203-6070.

Wednesday, December 10, 10:30 am
KID'S DAY OUT-CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA

KIDCarols, Santa and Christmas galore! The spirit of the holidays is celebrated in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped musical comedy. Two hilarious elves have misplaced some of Santa’s presents and they go through many rollicking adventures trying to find them. When Santa arrives, he teaches the well-meaning elves that the family and friends we share the holidays with are the greatest gift of all.


Tickets; $5 per person

Saturday, January 10, 8 pm
BLUE SKY 5

BLUE SKY 5Whether you love to lindy hop, remember the days when "swing was king", or just appreciate good vintage jazz, you can dig all that jive with Blue Sky 5.The band’s repertoire consists of songs made popular by Count Basie, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, along with tunes by other swing era artists.
Not just a repertoire band, Blue Sky 5 performs original songs written by Craig Gildner and arranged by the musicians that capture the era's style and sizzle. Its sole mission: to keep live swing music thriving for generations to come and have a ball doing it!

All ages

Tickets: $20/ General Admission; $15 students & seniors




Wednesday, January 14, 10:30 am
KID'S DAY OUT-LOOSE WITH MOTHER GOOSE

KIDA really fun revue featuring popular and obscure Mother Goose nursery rhymes, along with a few original story songs by the Kinderman. There are great visuals that accompany these stories, and of course as is the basis for all Kindercise shows, there is call and response, rhythm movement and chanting.

Tickets; $5 per person


11:00AM AND 1:00PM
MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE- ALADDIN

For Aladdin it’s not easy to find a magic lamp but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along his way Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise Genies, a powerful Sultan, and his own Mother to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs.

All Ages Welcome

Tickets: $5 for each performance


Friday, January 30, 11 am
FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYWOMEN IN FILM:

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Running Time: 121 min Rated R
Drama


FREE MOVIE: PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
301-203-6070

Saturday, January 31, 8 pm
FAST EDDIE AND THE SLOWPOKES

FAST EDDIE AND THE SLOWPOKESFast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet! Their blend of Chicago, West Coast, Swing and Jump Blues peppered with Soul serve up a menu to get the joint jumpin'.

All ages

Tickets: $20/ General Admission; $15 students & seniors


Wednesday, February 4, 10:30 am
KID'S DAY OUT-LINCOLN & TUBMAN

KIDTwo iconic figures of the 19th Century come together onstage to share their roles of ending slavery in America. In the process, they emphasize the importance of education, standing up for your beliefs and having compassion for others. This production delves into the childhoods of Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln, recreating the key moments and events that shaped both of their lives. Audiences follow these great leaders as they face challenges in order to do what is right for their fellow Americans. Abolition and the Civil War are seen through the eyes of two great leaders. This show seeks to celebrate the many contributions of heroic Americans while encouraging audiences to make a difference in their own world.

Tickets: $5 per person



1:00 PM- 6:00 PM
FESTIVAL: EXPRESSIONS OF A PEOPLE

You’re invited to a FREE Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, and entertainment for the entire family. Past performers at this popular event have included gospel singer Robert Pearson, The Oxon Hill High School Gospel Choir, The Yancey Brothers, Baba Jamal Koram, The Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Performance Troupe, a cappella singing group Nu Era, and many more. Children will enjoy mask-making, face painting and a caricaturist.

All Ages Welcome

FREE ADMISSION


Saturday, February 14, 8 pm
SHIRLEY JONES OF THE JONES GIRLS

SHIRLEY JONES OF THE JONES GIRLSShirley Jones, of the Philly soul vocal group, The Jones Girls, was born into a gospel singing family in Detroit. Sisters, Brenda, Valorie and Shirley, calling themselves, "The Jones Girls", spent the better part of the 60's and 70's as backup singers for Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin. The Jones Girls scored their biggest hit in May 1979 with the chart busting "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else". That was followed up by additional hits "Who Can I Run To", "I Just Love The Man" and "Nights Over Egypt". The group disbanded in 1985 and Shirley Jones went on to a successful solo career, scoring a #1 R&B hit in 1986 with "Do You Get Enough Love". Unfortunately, sister Valorie passed in December 2001, but Shirley Jones has carried on the legacy of The Jones Girls and continues to keep their music alive and well.

All ages

Tickets: $20/ General Admission; $15 students & seniors


Friday, February 20, 11 am
FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: THE BUTLER

FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: THE BUTLERWOMEN IN FILM
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Running Time:132 minutes Rated: PG-13

Biography/Drama

FREE MOVIE: PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
301-203-6070

Saturday, February 21, 8 pm
THE VELONS

THE VELONSFour Washington, D.C. high school friends formed The Velons in 1958. In 1968, the group signed to the local record label BJM and released ‘‘Why Don’t You Write?” and ‘‘That’s What Love Can Do”. Their current members are Jimmy Falwell, Bobby Horn, Robert "Snobby" Brown, Jr. and the co-founder of the R&B group, The Dynamic Superiors, George Spann.

All ages

Tickets: $25/ General Admission; $20 students & seniors



Saturday, March 14, 8 am
HEATWAVE

HEATWAVEHeatwave remains one of the most beloved groups of the 70s. Heatwave is an international funk/disco band and are best known for their successful songs "Boogie Nights", "Always and Forever", and "The Groove Line". Heatwave is still bringing the heat and they are still a welcome sound to hear in 2015.

All ages

Tickets: $35/ General Admission; $30 students & seniors


Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 am
KID'S DAY OUT- THE LITTLE "BREAD" HEN

KIDInspired by the classic tale of The Little Red Hen, this version reveals the truth about what really happened that fateful day when a chicken decided to bake a loaf of bread. Were the other farm animals just lazy or was there something else stewing in the barnyard? Journey to a small European bakery as we cook up the answers to these questions and more in this hilariously tasty retelling.

Tickets: $5/person


Friday, March 27, 11 am
FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: THE BIG WEDDING

FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: THE BIG WEDDINGWOMEN IN FILM:

A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.
Running Time: 89 minutes Rated: R

Comedy

FREE MOVIE: PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
301-203-6070

Saturday, March 28, 8 pm
THE MARCELS

THE MARCELSThe Marcels were an American doo-wop group known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll. The Marcels are as advertised, the guys who put the "Bomp" in the "Bomp-A-Bomp" back in 1961 when their first recording, "Blue Moon" sold over two and a half million copies. The Marcels are audience favorites for both young and old and whenever they perform they define the term "Class Act."

All ages

Tickets: $25 person/$20 seniors and students

Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 am
KID'S DAY OUT- DINOROCK-JUNKYARD PIRATES

KIDWith marvelous original music and colorful singing, dancing Junkyard Pirates puppets made from recycled materials sail the urban seas on the lookout for ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle as they confront the trash-hungry monster, Landfill


Tickets: $5/person


Saturday, April 11, 8 pm
GLENN LEONARD'S TEMPTATION REVIEW

GLENN LEONARDGlenn Leonard, who was the lead singer of the Temps from 1975-83, recorded on 10 albums with the group, appeared on numerous TV specials world-wide, and circled the globe many times over. Mr. Leonard has hand selected his current group, all with a long history with Glenn and a variety of national recording groups. They've had amazing reviews world-wide because of their vocal talent, showmanship on stage, and personalities off-stage. This show is full of high energy and choreography, and they perform all the hits only like Glenn Leonard can!!!

All ages

Tickets: $35/ General Admission; $30 students & seniors


Friday, April 24, 11 am
FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: PEEPLES

FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: PEEPLESWOMEN IN FILM:

Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.

Running Time: 95 minutes

Comedy

FREE MOVIE: PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS.
301-203-6070


Wednesday, May 6, 10:30 am
KID'S DAY OUT- THE FABULOUS CHINESE ACROBATS

KIDDazzling acrobatic stunts and feats of balance, flexibility, coordination and strength - truly fabulous! This professional troupe of three to four acrobats, aged 16 and older, is accompanied by an interpreter who enriches this unique performance with fascinating information about Chinese culture, customs, history and school life. These talented athletes tumble and flip, twist and bend in mesmerizing ways, demonstrating how practice, concentration and hard work turn their bodies into moving works of art. They skillfully balance or juggle items such as porcelain jars, silk umbrellas, tables or each other as they share this ancient and colorful art form. The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats give audiences an unforgettable, breathtaking experience.

All ages

Tickets: $5/person


Saturday, May 9, 8 pm
BE'LA DONA

BEWashington D.C. is the birthplace of this exciting and diverse all female band. Their musical style has been branded as “Sensual Crank”. Versatility is the group’s main attribute. They have the ability to play any music genre from Rock, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Jazz and of course their hometown music Go-Go. Be’la Dona captivates their audience and delivers their best performance each and every time. These ladies are strong, talented, ambitious and beautiful. Be’la Dona is more than a group…..it’s a movement, and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll understand how the Be’la Nation continues to grow. This is the band you’ve been waiting for. Come and enjoy, the ladies of Be’la Dona.

All ages

Tickets: $25/ General Admission; $20 students & senior

Saturday, May 16, 8 pm
CUBA GOODING AND THE MAIN INGREDIENT

CUBA GOODING AND THE MAIN INGREDIENTWith over 40 years under his belt as an entertainer, lead vocalist Cuba Gooding continues to thrill audiences around the world with his smooth, unique and captivating voice, all the while remaining a solid part of the musical consciousness of fans both old (The Main Ingredient) and new.The harmonic convergence known as The Main Ingredient that pumped out such still-played '70s hits as "Everybody Plays The Fool," "Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love)," "I'm So Proud," "You've Been My Inspiration," "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely," and "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" still belts out the classic sounds for audiences that crave true harmony, beautiful melodies, and lyrics they can relate to. As long as we are able, we will continue to give the fans what they crave", says Gooding. The Main Ingredient chants it's mantra at concerts all over the world, "old school will never die" and it certainly seems to be true.

All ages

Tickets: $35/ General Admission; $30 students & seniors


Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7:45pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. All exhibitions and receptions are free public events.
THE CAPITOL HILL ART LEAGUE

Diverse Dimensions
The Capitol Hill Art League
A multi media exhibition featuring the work of Capitol Hill Art League members, including works in three dimensions, painting, photography, collage and printmaking

JUNE 1, 2015-JULY 24, 2015

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 3-5pm