Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Adults' Weekend Guide: April 5th-8th


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 So many fun, creative, healthy ways to have fun this weekend. :) Take a peek inside!


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THURSDAY 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Sidewalk Near Whole Foods Market
Join this ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new sidewalk/bike path connection between Albion Road in College Park and Riverdale Park Station in Riverdale Park! More info here.
When: 8:30am
Where: Corner of Albion Rd & Route One
Cost: Nada

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets moves indoors for the winter! Get your fresh and local produce right here! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.

Tai Chi
Take it slow and enjoy the movement through the study of Tai Chi Chun long form. Try a new class
When: 7-8pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $13 drop in (or see here for code to try for free!)

Dance Dance Party Party!

Dance Dance Party Party is a women-only freestyle exercise dance session! Come in your exercise clothes. Burn anywhere from 200-400 calories Dance your heart out to an eclectic mix of music for an hour straight. Make new friends, leave refreshed!
When: 7-8pm
Where: Community Forklift Resource Room, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!


FRIDAY 

Food Trucks + Live Music in College Park
Catch some food truck grub and enjoy some live music care of CPCUP's Outdoor Performance Series! See my post about this collabo, here!
When: 6pm
Where: Near College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: No entry fee

Cabaret Noir
Check out this cool, film noir-inspired theatrical montage from Happenstance Theater! This series of dark, comic vignettes reveals Femmes Fatales and fedoras, trench coats and torch songs, intrigue, suspense and shadows. My review here.
When: 8-10pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $23 (use code "Route1NoirOff" for $5 off, making tickets $18)

University & Community Band Concert
The University Band and Community Band share an evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music.
When: 8pm 
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall, College Park 
Cost: Free!

Join Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center and Busboys and Poets Hyattsville for an open mic in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poets, emcees, singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists welcome. Hosted by Drew Anderson aka Droopy the Broke Baller; performance feature by Dwayne B aka the "Crochet Kingpin."
When: 9pm 
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville 

SATURDAY 


[4/5 Update: CANCELLED due to inclement weather] 7th Annual Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Day brings together the local community in a day of service that works to beautify shared spaces through volunteer projects. This year, the projects focus on supporting a "Healthy Community" and include opportunities that benefit community gardens, green spaces, pollinators, and local food pantries. Registration info & ways to get involved here
When: 8:30am-1:30pm 
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park 

When: 8:30am: Beginners (suitable for all levels); 9:45am: Gentle Yoga (for those with injuries or other limitations)
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

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.

Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville is turning two years old! Come and celebrate with snacks, live screen printing, a chalk mural and more! Read here about why we love A & C Hyattsville! 
When: 12-5pm 
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! 

Biomorphic Opening Reception
Biomorphic, featuring works by artist’s Tom Hill and Liza Linder, transports the viewer into surreal worlds through color, form, and surface. Both artists use organic forms that resemble elements in the natural world while having an otherworldly feel.
When: 5-8pm 
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood 
Cost: Free!

Unring the Bell, McLovins & Stacked Like Pancakes
Check out & support local musician Joe Brewer and his rock star band, Unring the Bell, at this performance at MilkBoy ArtHouse! Just read the band's description and you'll be smitten: "Like a middle-aged phoenix that rose from the ashes and then bought a 55-inch flatscreen, Unring the Bell formed in 2012 and then spent the next 3-plus years indoors, confirming its line-up and refining its sound. The band's current roster features members of DC metal act, Brave, and erstwhile indie-rock troupes Edgewood, and DC elite [velvet]. The result is the sonic equivalent of a unicorn with nunchuks: upbeat modern-rock with a pop catchiness that's destined to leave a post aural scar."
When: 8pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $8/advance; $10 day of show

SUNDAY 

Barre & BrunchJoin OpenBarre for a fun class, then stay for brunch afterwards! Registration includes the barre class and one mimosa, or a juice/coffee for those under 21.Class begins right at 10AM, so make sure you're early! Please bring your own mat and water
When: 10am
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $15
Fit & Fab: Afrofusion Dance Class 
In this fun, all-level fitness classes, Healthy Style Lovers, will have an opportunity to try various forms of exciting exercises, that will work out the whole body. This dance class focuses primarily on fusing "whining" with basic forms of cardio, so you can enjoy your very own workout party. When: 11am-12:30pm (arrive at 10:45am)
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $12

The Bird is the Word: Orioles Magic from the Archives!
Celebrate spring and the beginning of baseball season by enjoying rare archival footage from the WJZ-TV Collection of MARMIA, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Self Care Sunday
Many yoga students have expressed an overall feeling of exhaustion, whether it is mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. We hear you, so join us for this Self Care Sunday, where we'll move our bodies and discuss the week's theme - Reclaiming Your Time. We'll laugh, talk, move around, and enjoy light snacks. Leave the mental baggage behind and commune with friends. Register here.When: 1:30pm
Where: Love Yoga, Hyattsville
Cost: $20 

This workshop will provide a safe space for you to build skills and get comfortable with power tools. With demonstrations and hands-on practice, you'll leave with the ability and inspiration to tackle your next DIY project- raised beds, book shelves, picnic tables, you name it! Tickets are not required for this event, but RSVPing guarantees you a seat. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available.
When: 2-5pm 
Where: Community Forklift, 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!

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