Thursday, May 18, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide! May 18th-21st

So much going on this weekend that we're getting a full day's head start!  From the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, to Bladensburg's Paddle Night on the Anacostia, West Hyattsville's Bursting on the Scene, Open Mic in Greenbelt, Craft Beer Festival in Upper Marlboro, Mt. Rainier Day, the 38th Annual Historic Hyattsville House Tour & you last chance to catch The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, plus more, below!

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THURSDAY 

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets!  Today's line up includes strawberries, asparagus, potatoes, spinach, kale, raw milk cheeses, free range hen eggs, delish olive oils, breads & more!  Also, today's musician is the fantastic Charles Soloman on the harmonica!  (We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors, absorbing some tunes while the kids frolic around and then we all head to Town Center Market to enjoy a tasty beer outside.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee.

Paddle Night on the Anacostia River
Come discover your Anacostia River by joining the Anacostia Watershed Society for this fun series! AWS provides the canoes, life jackets, paddles and safety lesson: everything you'll need to have a great paddling experience! First come, first served.  Go here to register. 
When: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg
Cost: Free! Donations welcome!

Dance Party! Freestyle Exercise Dance Session!
A convening of funky women who enjoy the power and release of dance. Come and unwind, stomp away the stress, celebrate and reminisce to the songs that you love to shake your booty to! A women-only freestyle dance session.  Attend in exercise clothes.
When: 6:45-7:45pm
Where: Colmar Manor Community Center, 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor
Cost: Free!

New Deal Open Mic
You do you in front of a hot mic! Hosted by Joey Campfire.
When: 7pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free! 

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington 
If you haven't checked this out yet, do so now - only 3 shows left!  This is truly a great chance to view some fabulously well-done theatre right here on our neighborhood!  After tonight's performance, Artistic Ally Katie Keddell will lead a discussion with special guests Chanel Compton, Executive Director of Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center and Jessie MacLeod, Associate Curator of the Lives Bound Together: Slavery at Mount Vernon exhibit. All are welcome to stay and ask questions!
When: 8pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost:$25 general/ $15 students

FRIDAY 

Bike to Work Day
Join other cyclists in this one day each year when our region celebrates and promotes bicycling as a healthy alternative to driving to work.  Register here
When: When the spirit compels you on Friday to start biking to work (for most, 6:30-9:30am)
Where: Find a pit stop here.  There are 86 across the region.
Cost: Free!

Sunrise Yoga w/ Coffee!
Join Numi's Kelsey and the Javazen crew to wake up right this Friday!
When: 6:45am
Where: Javazen Headquarters, 4505 Campus Drive, College Park (GPS may direct you on campus so be sure to type in Javazen Headquarters to your GPS.)
Cost: Free!

Sixpoint Brewing Tasting!
Check out Brooklyn's own Sixpoint Brewery at this beer tasting at our beloved Town Center Market! 
When: 5pm
Where: Town Center Market,4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

College Park Outdoor Series feat Secret Annika - Postpunk Live! 
Come join awesome postpunk band Secret Annika as they play your favorite early new wave music featuring Joy Division, Interpol, The Cure, Editors covers, as well as original music in the era's classic style.
When: 6-7pm
Where: College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

Hyattsville's Summer Jam!  
I heart this series so much!  Held in the parking lot of the Municipal Building, it teems with live music, a beer and wine garden (local beer from Calvert Brewing, see the review here), food, a moon bounce and the fab Mandy the Clown. This month's band is Lenny Kurlou and KRA Band.  Great way to kick off the weekend and get to know more folks in our awesome Route 1 community!
When:  6:30-8:30pm
Where: City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (bring cash for food/beer&morebeer)

Beyond Borders: Voices of Immigrants in Story and Music
Join the College Park Chorale and the College Park Chamber Singers with a program that features songs and stories that honor and celebrate the diverse experiences of our nation of immigrants.  Park at UMD Visitor Parking.
When: 7pm
Where: UMD's Memorial Chapel, College Park
Cost: Free! Donations accepted to the CPAE & CASA

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington 
If you haven't checked this out yet, do so now - only 2 shows left!  This is truly a great chance to view some fabulously well-done theatre right here on our neighborhood!
When: 8pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost:$25 general/ $15 students


SATURDAY 

8th Annual Hyattsville Native Plant Sale  - Buy a plant, help our students! :)
Looking to make your garden or yard more beautiful, interesting, and inviting to birds, bees, and butterflies? Do you want to plant fruit-bearing shrubs? Or, maybe you want to replace some English ivy that’s smothering your garden. You can find all the plants you need to make these changes and more at the 8th Annual Hyattsville Native Plant Sale. All proceeds support Hyattsville Elementary School PTA and its work!
When: 8am-2pm
Where: 5311 43rd Avenue, Hyattsville
Cost: No entry fee

Mount Rainier Day
Come enjoy this celebration of community!  Parade, street festival, music, bake off contest, arts and crafts, local vendors, kids activities and more! 
When: 10am-6pm
Where: Perry Street & Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: No entry fee!

Prince George's Book Festival 2017
This annual one-day event is celebration of the written word, and its role in improving literacy in the community. Free and open to the public featuring exhibiting authors who will sell and sign their books, panel discussions, readings, and activities for children in the special Kidz Zone. 
When: 11am-5pm
Where: Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Landover
Cost: Free! 

Bursting on the Scene!  Community Mural Day at West Hyattsville Metro 
Celebrate Hyattsville and amplify public art by joining awesomely local muralists (both from Hyattsville!) Cory Stowers and Henry Portillo in painting two funky paint-by-numbers murals at the Metro Station Underpass.  Refreshments, family-friendly & bilingual, too! Please bring bottled water, paint smock/clothes, folding chair(s) and remember to wear sunscreen!
When: 12-5pm
Where: West Hyattsville Metro Station, 2700 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Street Eats, Acoustic Beats & Craft Beer Festival
Join us for a brew-tastic time at Watkins Regional Park. Taste craft beers, listen to music, visit vendors and much more!
When: 1-5pm
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Cost: $25

Artist Talk with Juliana Vallejo
Please join the 39th Street Gallery for an artist talk with our Artist-in-residence, Juliana Vallejo, as she ends her residency and heads to Mexico for her next residency at Rasquache in San Francisco de Cuapa, Mexico.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY  

The 38th Historic Hyattsville House Tour 
The Hyattsville Preservation Association presents this year's self-guided tour, featuring 9 homes of various styles and periods. Tour-goers will receive an informative booklet with a map showing the sites. Houses are within walking distance. There'll also be a bus that continuously circles the tour route. 
When: 1-5pm
Where: Begin at Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Day of Tour Tickets: $15 / Advance Tickets $10 (purchase at Franklins) 

We the People (Movie) Series: Ida
As part of a series celebrating diversity in Maryland (sponsored by Maryland Humanities), Old Greenbelt Theatre presents Ida, a movie set in Poland, 1962 where two women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. Special guest speaker Leslie Swift, who has worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for almost 20 years.
When:  2:30pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

MELT Workshop for Yogis and Non-Yogis
MELT is a simple, easy self-treatment technique that directly affects the part of your body commonly stressed during yoga practice – your connective tissue. Better than modifying postures as we age, we can learn how to truly return our body to its ideal state. MELT is a perfect complement and pro-active solution to your yoga practice whether you are just beginning or were born a yogi. Register in advance.
When: 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $30


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