Route 1 Weekend Guide, Adults: May 25th-28th

This Thursday at Mt. Rainier’s Med Cafe!

Will it be a Freestyle Dance Party? Some Hot Power Yoga?  Jazz or Bluegrass?  Or maybe checking out the critically acclaimed Chocolate Cities exhibit?  If you’re like me, it’s all of the above! 😉

Special thanks to this week’s sponsor!


Riverdale Park Farmers Market

One of my fave farmers markets!  Get your fresh and local produce right here!  Live music, too!  This week’s musician is local superstar & award-winning singer-songwriter, Mary Amato! 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.

Dance Dance Party Party! Freestyle Exercise Dance Session!

Join this women-only freestyle exercise dance session!  Come and unwind, stomp away the stress, celebrate and reminisce to the songs that you love to shake your booty to! Attend in exercise clothes. 
When: 6:45-7:45pm
Where: Colmar Manor Community Center, 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor 
Cost: Free!
At this steady paced vinyasa, we’ll turn up the thermostat and the speed!  Expect to sweat, get deeper into muscles and tissues in your body, and have a great time flowing with the music and encouragement of your favorite teacher. 
When: 7-8pm
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park  
Cost: Drop-Ins $16

New Deal Open Mic

Songwriters Association of Washington Open Mic with host Lynn Hollyfield! 
When: 7:30pm

Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Live Music Thursdays: Superior Cling 
Eat some good Mediterranean food, support a local Mt. Rainier restaurant and get down with the jazzy vibes of Superior Cling at Live Music Thursdays!  Always a fun time and can attest that their falafels, with some special sauce, will make you return for more!
When: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Mediterranean Cafe, 3237 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: No cover charge!

Riverdale Rail w/ Rob Hinkal, Dylan Galvin and Annette Wasilik 

Regional legends, Rob Hinkal and Dylan Galvin play outside the lines and Annette is thrilled to host them for this event. Come out and support local music and local venues!

When 7:30-9:30pm 
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: Suggested $15 (pay what you can)

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth, “Revolution: New Art for a New World” is an exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.

When: 8-10pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt 
Cost: $9


Chocolate Cities Group Show & Footsteps from North Brentwood
Check out Chocolate Cities and Footsteps from North Brentwood while you still can!  Two fantastic, thoughtfully rich and reflective exhibits that you should check out.  
When: 10am-5pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood
Cost: Free

Pre-Memorial Day Wine Tasting! 
Get your Memorial Day weekend off to a winning start by trying and buying some of the fun Good Dog wines from California.
When: 4-7pm
Where: Greenbelt Co-op, 121 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover

College Park Outdoor Performance Series
Go & support this great effort to bring more live music to our area! ?? This evening, join the Dance Institute of Washington for a Family Friendly Dance Routine.
When: 6-7pm
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Yoga & Jazz
Breath in…breathe out! Breathing connects yoga, jazz and life to achieve the perfect balance between hard and soft, the firm and flexible and the give and take. Get some relaxation and find your center this evening at a yoga class with live jazz music. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
When: 7pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Live Music: The Mojo Priests
Take the Blues, add in a helping of Rock, a dash of R&B and a splash of the Jazz and stir. Voila! You get The Mojo Priests. Winner of The 2014 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!
When: 8:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe,

113 Centerway, Greenbelt 

Cost: No cover!


Founder’s Day at College Park parkrun
Join this free, weekly, timed 5K run on the beautiful Paint Branch Trail. College Park parkrun is a FREE weekly, timed 5k run/jog/walk on the beautiful Paint Branch Trail. Paul Sinton-Hewitt started parkrun in London in 2004 as a run in the park with 13 friends. Now it’s the world’s largest running event, in 1000+ locations worldwide every Saturday. On 5/27 Paul will join us in College Park for our 33rd event. Can you be part of an American Record for parkrun turnout? Bring family and friends. Walkers, dogs, kids, strollers all welcome. Get to know the welcoming community at College Park parkrun. After the 5k, join us for our famous post-run meetup for coffee and treats at The Board and Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave. Get your free personal barcode by registering at
When: 9am
Where: 4289 Metzerott Rd, on the Paint Branch Trail (Acredale Park), College Park
Cost: Free!

Wildlife Loop Adventure Scavenger Hunt 

All ages. Using clues and locations, families and groups can drive the North Tract’s Wildlife Loop and nearby trails to hunt for sculptured stones, mystery objects, plants and animals while learning about the history of North Tract and other recreational opportunities. Arrive anytime between 9am & 1pm to begin your hunt and plan 1-2 hours! Call to register: 301-497-5887. 
When: 9am-1pm 
Where: North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel 
Cost: Free! Donations welcome.

Join this workshop and learn the skills you need to properly install a tile backsplash. The lesson will cover tile options, preparing the wall before applying tiles and mounting tiles using SimpleMat adhesive. Heard recently that you must register so do so here
When: 10am-11:30am
Where: Home Depot Hyattsville & College Park 
Cost: Free!  

Introduction to Permaculture 
Join Community Forklift’s own Jane Matt as she teaches the basics of Permaculture and food forest design.
When: 12pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Re-Locations Artists’ Talk 
Your last chance to see Re-Locations. Not only that, but you can hang out with all of the artists and hear about their work. Kapow!
When: 2pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

The Smokin’ Polecats with Mary Shaver
Check out The Smokin Polecats with Mary Shaver, a great band with a sounds that “Comes from the post-WW2 ensemble sound of the Chicago masters like Jimmy ROgers, Little Walter, and Howlin’ Wolf” & more!
When: 8:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover


Arrow Bicycle Sunday Ride 

The Sunday ride is a 32-mile, moderately paced ride that emphasizes group riding techniques. Those new to group riding are welcome as we regroup throughout the ride so that nobody is left behind. Ride starts at Arrow Bicycle. Many rides are held subject to weather so it’s a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too.
When: 9-11:30 am 
Where: Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free!

J-Hop Fusion of Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Class 
When: 3:45pm
Where: Ballet Tap and All That Jazz, 5103 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Downtown College Park Farmers Market 
When: 10am-2pm
Where: 4500 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: No entry fee

Deaf Brunch 
Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Learn more here.
When: 10:30am-12pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover

The Petrified Pickers 
An off-the-cuff evening of bluegrass and country classics with some of the area’s finest pickers!
When: 7pm
Where: 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover

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

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