Adults’ Weekend Guide: July 6th – 9th

Check out opening reception Friday at Mt. Rainier’s ReCreative Spaces!

Happy Weekend, Route One Buds! Another great menu of artsy, musical, active, reflective performances and events to check out this weekend – like Community Forklift’s First Friday, or the opening for an exhibit exploring friendship & identity through hip hop photography (includes a freestyle cipher – wha what?!), a Women & Bicycles Bike Clinic, Arts on the Bladensburg Waterfront and more – All Here.  All Local.  All for you.  Mwa!


Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets! 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 the grounds.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee.

Town Center Market – DuClaw Brewery Tap Takeover 
After the Farmers Market, hop over Town Center Market for this week’s tap takeover, featuring Baltimore’s DuClaw Brewing Company. **TCM and its lovely patio is a kid-friendly biz, even has changing stations in both the mens and womens restrooms.  👊
When: 5-7pm
Where: Town Center Market, 4705 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: $1 off pints and free tastings

Intro to Meditation
When: 6-6:25pm
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! Sign up here.

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!


New York Dog Film Festival
The New York Dog Film Festival comes to Greenbelt!  Catch this celebration through film of the love between dogs & their people at the Old Greenbelt Theatre!
Portion of the proceeds will go to the Greenbelt Animal Shelter!
When: 5:15pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: $9/Adult

Forklift First Friday
We love checking out this monthly event by Community Forklift!  Always live music, tasty beer (pop up a la Town Center Market), good food truck eat (Honey’s Empanadas), local art, kids activities (Strolling Magician Matt Neufeld) and your chance to explore the potential of CF’s goods for sale! Kid + dog-friendly!  Read my review of Community Forklift’s First Fridays here!
When: 6-8pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception: Comunidad, Communaute, Community. 
An exploration of friendship, collaboration, identity, migration and diaspora through ten years of international hip hop photography by Magee McIlvaine. Live dj + freestyle ciper featuring local and international emcesss including Bocafloja (Mexico), Waterflow (Senegal), Dumi Right (Zimbabwe), Kokayi (DC), Baay Musa (Senegal), Dj Boo (NYC/Phillippines), Self Suffice (CT), and Hired Gun (NYC).
When: 7-10pm
Where: ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $5 suggested donation

39th Annual Montpelier Summer Concert Series 
Bring a friend, picnic, blanket or chair to enjoy this Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band play a variety of performances on the West lawn of the mansion grounds. Sit back and relax!
When: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Zodiak at the Listening Room
Cemented together by an invincible weld of funk and soul, Zodiak is on a mission to gift her audience with a spellbinding experience of intimacy. With members hailing from the District and Baltimore regions, Zodiak boasts a unique audible experience: a sonic blend of existing genres like funk, rhythm and blues, and go-go.
When: 8pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: $15 (Available at the Parks and Recreation E-Store or at the door.)

Skye Steele and Jean Rohe
Catch Skye Steele’s “dreamy folk-tinged power pop” and singer-songwriter Jean Rohe’s “one of a kind narrative” songs .
When: 8-10pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: $15


Qigong & Tai Chi Lessons
Join & learn the ancient Chinese martial art and leave feeling relaxed and energized. 
When: 8-9:30am
Where: University Park Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman Street, University 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.

Hollywood Farmers Market 

Check out a new/new2U local farmers market.  
When: 9am-1pm
Where: Hollywood Shopping Center Parking Lot, 9801 Rhode Island Ave, College Park 
Cost: No entry fee!

Yoga in the Parks
Join us for FREE yoga classes in the beautiful outdoors! Learn basic moves to strengthen your body, increase flexibility and free your mind. Classes run Memorial Day through Labor Day and are for ages 13+. No registration is required. Namaste!
When: 9-10am
Where: Lake Artemesia Natural Area, 8200 55th Ave, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception: Matt Hollis at Otis Street Arts Project
Otis Street Arts Project is proud to announce an exhibit of the works of Matt Hollis, curated by Molly Ruppert. This retrospective exhibition, “Florilegia” an amalgamation of botanically inspired art, will be a farewell exhibit for Hollis as he will be moving to Los Angeles to pursue his Masters in Fine Arts. When: 5-8pm
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, 3706 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Women & Bicycles – Bike Fit Clinic & Pot Luck 
Bring your bikes to this workshop on proper bike fit.  We’ll start with a pot luck supper, have a lecture/demonstration, time to make some adjustments on individual bikes, some saddle testing and more. Bring your questions and enthusiasm – and a dish or beverage to share!
When: 6:30-9pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Black Masala 
Featuring a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordian to banjo, 2013 WAMMIE-winning, Black Masala, features a colorful mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves and even a hint of Appalachian twang. Expect a party!
When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free (no cover)


Opening Reception: Barry Goldstein

When: 1-3pm
Where: Monpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 
Cost: Free!

Arts at the Waterfront – Music – Country Current, U.S. Navy
Join this Sunday evening as the waterfront springs to life with music and entertainment – this Sunday, featuring the country & bluegrass sounds of Country Current!
When: 6-7:30pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg
Cost: Free!
A one-of-a-kind East-meets-West classic rock ensemble featuring sitar, taking the works of The Beatles, Traffic, Fleetwood Mac & more to new cosmic horizons! 
When: 7-9pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt 
Cost: No cover 

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Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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