Adults’ Weekend Guide: August 24th-27th

Catch the Chuck Brown Band at Bowie’s Fairwood Music Festival! 📷 Chuck Brown Band

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend which means more opps to check out all the cool stuff going on around town! Inner Loop plays at Med Cafe’s Live Music Thursdays, an Aerial Dance workshop will make you feel light as air,  🙂 The Fairwood Music Festival will have you movin’ to the sounds go the Chuck Brown Band & Macy’s Backstage’s Grand Opening will have you spending their money (free gift cards to first 100).  Details on all that and more, below!

Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide!


BLACKOUT – My 40 Years in the Music Business 
Meet the Author: Paul Porter as he discusses his book, “BLACKOUT – My 40 Years in the Music Business. Presented by Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.
When: 6-8pm
Where: Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville, Zinn Room
Cost: No cover

Outdoor Movie – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars! Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a FREE date night movie! As movie times/dates may change due to weather, check website for updates.
When: 7pm
Where: Waterfront Street, 165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor
Cost: 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!

Live Music Thursdays Inner Loop
Eat some good Mediterranean food, support a local Mt. Rainier restaurant and catch the energetic improvisational sounds of Inner Loop at Live Music Thursdays! Always a fun time and can attest that the falafels here, 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!

Jeff Smith is a performing singer songwriter whose songs are the stories of country and folk music, with the feel of blues and rock n’ roll. 
When: 8-10pm 
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park 
Cost: $15 


Cold Hard Cash

Tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash, featuring spot-on recreations of both the sound and
spirit of the originals.

When: 8:30-11pm 
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free – no cover!


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. Register here.
When: 10-11:30am
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville & College Park 
Cost: Free!  

To kick off Macy’s Backstage’s grand opening, they’re giving away $20 gift cards to the first 100 customers. There’ll also be gifts, photo ops, music, refreshments and other giveaways! 
When: 10am (may need to line up ahead of opening time)
Where: Macy’s Backstage is located inside Macy’s at the Mall at Prince Georges, 3rd floor
Cost: Free! 

Want to make a fun & unique wall hanging? We’ll teach you the very basics of weaving—- warping a loom, weaving techniques, and finishing your weaving. Class requires the Pop-Out Loom by Black Sheep Goods, which is available for purchase in our store. The loom includes all tools & a variety of yard to get you started.

When: 2pm 
Where: Three Little Birds Sewing Co, Hyattsville
Cost: $25 
A combination of tribal world beats with progressive rock-jazz-jam influences. 
When: 8:30-11pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free – no cover! 


Learn key aerial conditioning techniques, how to sit and stand on a trapeze, how to climb aerial fabrics, basic tricks, and more under the guidance of our kind and supportive instructors. 
When: 12:30-2pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier 
Cost: $25 
Come out for a day of family fun featuring live performances, food vendors and children’s activities. This year, our line-up includes: 4ThaGruv, Charis Jones, Secret Society, Faycez U Know and hte Chuck Brown Band! Bring your law chair and enjoy! 
When: 1pm
Where: Fairwood Community Park, 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie
Cost: Free!

Chapter Three: Closing Reception
Closing reception for a solo project by Pauline Rakis. Rakis considers her best work to be that which is produced intuitively. She began exploring abstracts and collage in 2011 and has found these to be both enlightening and freeing.
When: 2-5pm
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! 

Free Community Yoga
Check out Numi Yoga with this free community class. Register here.
When: 3-4pm
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park
Cost: Free! (Register!)

Yoga at Magruder Park
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors Hyattsville’s Magruder Park. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email:
When: 5-6pm
Where: Magruder Park (on left by playground), 3911 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Game Night FUNdraiser
Join Penny Appeal USA on Sunday, August 27th for a night of boardgames, laughter, and friendly competition. Network with other young professionals in the DMV area while supporting an up-and-coming startup nonprofit with games and trivia.
When: 5-7pm
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville, Zinn Room
Cost: No cover

** Route One Fun (read: I) will be off next week.  Weekend Guides will resume the week of 9/7.

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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