Adults’ Weekend Guide! April 21st – 23rd

Miz Martha – Community Special @ Joe’s this Friday

Want to check out some live music this weekend? Got plenty of options here! How about a Shrinky Dink Jewelry Party? Check. Earth Day festivities?  Check.  Gamer Symphony Orchestra.  Double check.  Then round it all out with some yoga and barre classes.  All here.  All this weekend.  High-fives for all!

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Wine Tasting
Start your weekend off right (and early) with a free wine tasting!  Yes, please!
When: 4-7pm
Where: Greenbelt Co-op, 121 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Wind down your long work week and prepare for an enjoyable weekend with this TGIF yoga class!
When: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $10

District Nomad: Live in the Listening Room
Musicians Gary Prince, Chris Brown, Sarah Foard and Manny Arciniega offer an exciting re-interpretation of Olivier Messiaen’s work “The Quartet for the End of Time” as the human race faces new threats of intolerance and fascism, serving as a reminder that music can overcome any obstacle and soar above any wall.

When: 8-11pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: $15

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
Be one of the first to check out this production by national award-winning playwright James Ijames at their Pay-What-You-Wish Community Preview Night!  About the play:  The recently-widowed “Mother of America” lies helpless in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and cared for by the very slaves that are free the moment she dies. The fever dream of terrifying theatricality that follows investigates everything from Martha Washington’s family to her historical legacy.
When: 8pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium,
Cost: Pay What You Wish – Purchase tickets here.

Concert: B’s Bees 
One of Montreal, Canada’s favorite jazz bands is touring the U.S. for the first time! Led by Brandon Goodwin, B’s Bees plays an inspired program of straight-ahead jazz, featuring the late master Charlie Haden as well as the group’s own “Kanata Suite.”
When: 8pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel 
Cost: $25/person

Cold Hard Cash
Check out this tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash, featuring spot-on recreations of both the sound and spirit of the originals!
When: 8:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover!


Earth Day Donation Classes at OpenBarre
Celebrate Earth Day by donating to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation! We’re holding four donation-based classes today, and 100% of the funds raised will go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Please come prepared to donate a minimum of $10.
When: 9am; 10:15am; 11:30am; 1pm
Where: OpenBarre Studios, 7338 Baltimore Ave, Suite 200, College Park
Cost: Donation of $10 or more

Hyattsville Aging in Place Aging Fair
Hear from AARP guest presenter about changes in healthcare. Learn about dancing, music and recreation options. Discuss caregiver and family dynamics and learn about ways to find support.
When: 9am
Where: Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
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: 9 am
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission: Free but please register before your first run.

Earth Day Celebration 
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a community watershed cleanup and gardening opportunity! Training and materials will be provided.
When: 9am-12pm
Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherryhill Ln, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Azalea Ride to National Arboretum
Make some new friends and join this cycling crew to check out this year’s azalea bloom at the National Arboretum.  Also, of course, to get food and beverages.  Here is the route. Note this ride includes some hills and riding in traffic.
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Meet at Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Shrinky Dink Plastic Jewelry Party
Make and shrink your own unique jewelry! Participants will learn to make brooches, earrings, and necklaces from shrink plastic. We’ll provide design inspriation and all the materials you’ll need, and you can shrink your pieces on-site before assembling them into finished jewelry! (Call ahead to confirm in case of bad weather.) 
When: 12-2pm 
Where: Tanglewood Works, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville 
Cost: $30, tickets here
** Read our review of Hyattsville’s Tanglewood Works

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: 1 pm
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall

Admission: Free!  Reserve tickets here.

Movin’ with the Mayor – Hip Hop! 

Dance with Mayor Candace Hollingsworth & your neighbors in this FREE Hip Hop class! 

When: 3-4 pm
Where: Ballet Tap & All That Jazz Studio, 5103 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free!

The Roustabouts
An original, upbeat take on the blues that wanders into the worlds of funk, R&B and rock with the fiddle as the X-factor.
When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover!


Yoga 101 
Learn the foundations of the poses and philosophy of yoga in a cozy atmosphere ripe for asking questions!  This class is great for beginners or those looking to refine or clarify their work.
When: 1:30-3pm
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park
Cost: $25

Jazz Talk: Allyn Johnson
Performer, composer/arranger and educator, Allyn Johnson was specially chosen by jazz legend Calvin Jones to succeed him as director of the jazz studies program and jazz ensembles at the University of the District of Columbia.
When: 2pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

The Oklahoma Twisters
DC’s premier Western Swing Band!  Playing together since 1995, they have performed at the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, The Annie Oakley Festival and many more! Swing music in the Bob Wills tradition!
When: 6-9pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover!

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