Thursday, March 2, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide! March 3rd-5th

Adults!  You want to bike?  You want to run?  You want to have a blast at University Park Elementary School's Silent Auction (course you do!) and then be up in time Sunday afternoon for some jazz or a concert with music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  Me, too.  Lucky you, your weekend guide is here! 

FRIDAY 

College Park Coffee Club
Join Proteus Bicycles & their Friday morning meet-up crew for coffee/breakfast/conversation of bike-minded folks. Ample bike (and car) parking at the Varsity building. Optional post-breakfast ride. Or stop in on your way to work! If you're the first one there, grab a table and get your order going.
When: 7:30-9am
Where: Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free, 'cept for whatever coffee/food you ingest! 


What to Do? Resistance Art for 2017 
Credit: ReCreative Spaces
Art that unifies, uplifts, resists…With artwork by The Monument Quilt Project, Andrea Noel, DC2StandingRock & others.
When: 7-10pm
Where: ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $5

SATURDAY

College Park ParkRun 
Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run.  Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park.  All ages welcome!  
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission:  Free but please register before your first run. 

UPES Silent Auction
FREE food, FREE libations, and FREE live music!  ALL welcome! See, knew that would get your attention!  Come join us, eat some food, have some drinks and help raise some money for University Park Elementary School's PTA - which helps to pay for library books, field trips, art instruction, classroom supplies, physical education equipment, and other enrichment opportunities not funded by the county.
When: 5-8pm
Where: Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3725 Metzerott Road
Cost: Free! (Though expect to bid on a number of hot items!)
** Read our University Park Elementary School review

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Winner of both Tony and Drama Desk awards, this musical features an eclectic ensemble of tween characters who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. 
When: 8pm
Where: Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: $25

UMD Women's Chorus
For the 13th consecutive year the UMD Women’s Chorus presents a program of music for treble voices to mark the beginning of Women’s History Month.
When: 8pm
Where: UMD, Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!  

 
District Comedy 
District Comedy will have you in stitches when they bring DC’s hottest comedians to the Playhouse stage.  Since 2009 District Comedy has kept people laughing through nearly 7,000 performances across the DMV, so don’t miss this chance to see the latest, brightest, and funniest talent. 
When: 8pm
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly
Cost: $15/person

SUNDAY 

Greenbelt Community Art Drop-In 
Your invited to collaborate in the creation of a colorful mosaic using recycled bottle caps as our tiles. All ages. Led by Karen Arrington, artist in residents with studios at the Community Center. 
When: 1-3pm
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Linda Harris Just Jazz 
Linda Harris stellar Jazz vocalist presents her groups debut here at Robert Harper Books accompanied by stellar keyboardist Felipe Paccagnella on the Chickering Grand Piano, Alex Meadow on bass and Brian Cooper on drums.
When: 2-4pm
Where:  Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: $15

Riversdale's Chamber Music Society 
Join us as the US Army String Quarter and UMD's School of Music interpret the theme "Styles"! Stay for a post-concert reception and enjoy some sips and nibbles while mingling with the musicians. This is a walk-in program and seating is first come, first served. All ages.
When: 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Riversdale House Museum
Cost: Free!

From "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to Vivali's "Gloria"! 
Don't miss the College Park Youth Orchestra's Winter Concert when they College Park Chorale and Chamber Singers will join the Youth Orchestra in performing these and other classics!  
When: 7pm
Where: Northwestern High School Auditorium, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Always call or check the event website before heading out; Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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