Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide: Nov. 30th-Dec. 3rd

Image Source: Mt. Rainier Craft Fair (happening this Saturday!)
Your weekend guide's sprinkled with fun holiday events, festive fairs, ways to get your body movin' & groovin' as well as a GAMER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA! Yes - all caps because an orchestra playing the songs from The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Brothers = AWESOME!

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THURSDAY 

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
Catch the last outdoors version of this awesome farmers market (they'll move indoors next week)! Get your fresh and local produce right here! Live music, too! 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 or 5 outside.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee.

Pilates Mat I/II
Have you heard that you need to be fit and muscle-bound to take Pilates? Think again! In this class, we work to emphasize developing more core strength, and refining our breathing and stamina by incorporating new exercises.When: 6:15-7:15pm
Where: Yoga Space, 4206 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: $15

FRIDAY 

Light Up the Wharf 
Ok - so this is in DC but it sounds awesome & we've been meaning to check out The Wharf so sharing deets: The Wharf gets merry and bright with our inaugural tree lighting. Join us as we flip the switch on a 40-foot fir tree, plus thousands of twinkling lights all along the one-mile waterfront. It’s a new holiday tradition not to be missed!
When: 5-8pm
Where: 690 Water Street SW, WDC
Cost: Free!

Holiday Tree Lighting
Please join us for the lighting of the City's Holiday Tree! The program will include holiday music and a visit from Santa. Refreshments will be served. When: 7pm
Where: Magruder Park Recreation Center, 3911 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet! The Slowpokes playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock n’ roll in between.
When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover! 


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! **Psst - The Wall Street Journal is working on a feature article about Parkrun in the US and today's College Park run is going to be the highlighted event so please turn out!
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission: Free but please register before your first run.

23rd Mt. Rainier Community Craft Festival
Support artists and crafters in your local community!
When: 10am-5pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: No entry fee.

PREIT Perks Member Weekend at the Mall at Prince George's!
Head to the Mall at Prince George's this weekend for fun, holiday events and specials for PREIT Perks Members (free membership) including free beauty samples, mini-makeovers, free gift wrapping, holiday concert & more!  See more info here!
When: 12-4pm
Where: Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Greenbelt Festival of Lights
Enjoy this juried art and craft fair, ceramics, clothing, accessories, bath & body, fine arts, books,
toys, Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, Friends of Greenbelt Theatre.
When: 10am-4pm
Where: Greenbelt Recreation ARTS, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee.

Guitar Workshop with Gina DeSimone
Improvising, basic scales, slow jam. No pressure, no judgement, guitar jam- just have fun. Warts and all!When: 11:15am-12:45pm
Where: Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, 4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

UMD's Gamer Symphony Orchestra!
Come out for a fantastic evening of live, orchestrated video game music performed by the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at UMD! We have prepared many wonderful selections like pieces from Pokemon, Uncharted, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and more. Our mission is to bridge the worlds of video games and the performing arts and promote orchestral VGM as an art form.
When: 12:30pm
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Cost: Free! Reserve tickets here.

Sculptural Bus Shelters Finalists Community Presentation
Check out the three artist finalists who will share their design proposals with the public for 2 sculptural bus shelters coming to Studio 3807 and Artisan at 4100 developments in the Gateway Arts District.When: 2-3pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Holiday Concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Rockville Brass Band performing a Holiday Concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in College Park, MD!
When: 2-3pm
Where: 4512 College Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!


University Park Tree Lighting
Come join the community for the annual University Park Tree Lighting!!
When: 6-7pm
Where: University Park (Town tree - intersection of Queens Chapel & Sheridan Street)
Cost: Free!

Cartoonists Draw Blood Closing Reception + Book Signing
When: 7-10pm
Where: ReCreative Spaces, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Carpe Noctem Holiday Market 
Our annual Holiday Market invites the community to shop the night with over 50 unique artisan vendors, food and drinks, white elephant sale, raffles and festive family fun! Plenty of activities for the kids and visits with Santa. When: 5-9pm
Where: St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 admission includes one drink; children 12 and under free.

SUNDAY 

Greenbelt Festival of Lights
Enjoy this juried art and craft fair, ceramics, clothing, accessories, bath & body, fine arts, books,
toys, Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, Friends of Greenbelt Theatre.
When: 10am-4pm
Where: Greenbelt Recreation ARTS, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee.

10 x 10 Invitational
Love art, especially art created by local artists? Well, here's your chance to buy some at prices you can afford! Featuring artwork by over 85 regional and national artists, each artwork can be purchased for $50 and taken home day-of!
When: 12-5pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

PREIT Perks Member Weekend at the Mall at Prince George's!
Head to the Mall at Prince George's this weekend for fun, holiday events and specials for PREIT Perks Members (free membership) including free beauty samples, mini-makeovers, free gift wrapping, holiday concert & more!  See more info here!
When: 12-4pm
Where: Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! 

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat - all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: rlgitter@gmail.com
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Bldg, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free!

Works-in-Progress 2017 Aerial Showcase
See new aerial work, experience movement improvisations, and hear a live musical performance by Kiersten Whitehead. Allow your own imagination to widen as you watch students share expressive work on a variety of aerial equipment. Come early and take an aerial mini-lesson in the lobby from 5:15-5:45pm. Concessions sold by Mount Rainier Elementary School PTO will support arts programs for local students, so bring a few bucks and have a snack to support our neighborhood school.
When: 6-8pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium,
Cost: $15/ticket



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