Adults’ Weekend Guide: September 7th-10th

Catch this festival & more this weekend!

The forecast notes sunny skies and beautiful temps this weekend! Head out, support our live music scene, including Live Music Thursdays at Mt. Rainier’s Med Cafe and Riverdale Rails Music at Riverdale Park’s Robert Harper Books. The Bladensburg Waterfront Art Festival is happening and University Park’s Second Saturday Lecture is on Wine. Need I write more? 😉 Mmm. Not to be outdone, there’s a beginner-friendly trapeze class happening in Mt. Rainier. You heard me right. All this & more in your beloved Adults’ Weekend Guide! 🙂

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Celebrating Cassini at Saturn 
Celebrate the scientific discoveries of NASA’s Cassini mission at Saturn. Event features hands-on activities, exhibits, presentations by Cassini scientists. Learn more about Goddard’s contributions to this successful mission before Cassini makes its “Grand Finale” by diving into Saturn’s atmosphere later this month.
When: 6-9pm
Where: Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt
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: Superior Cling
Eat some good Mediterranean food, support a local Mt. Rainier restaurant and get down with the jazzy sounds of Superior Cling at Live Music Thursdays! Support our local music scene and grab a beer / falafel, maybe both, while you’re at it!
When: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Mediterranean Cafe, 3237 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free! (No cover charge)

Join local songwriters Lynn and Annette hosting Bob Ardern all the way from Scova Notia.

When: 8-10pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park 
Cost: $15

Outdoor Performance Series 

Catch some live music by a local performer in this new public space intended to support the vision of a sustainable, walkable, vibrant top-20 college town.
When: 6-7pm
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Open Barre – $5 Friday Nights 
Never tried Open Barre before? Now’s your chance. This class is open to everyone who registers – no membership required to sign up.
When: 6:30pm
Where: Open Barre Studios, 7338 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $5

The Wharf Rats ðŸŽ¸
Shakin’ psychedelic jam band playing tasty originals, Grateful Dead, Floyd, Cash, Isaak & more!
When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover!


Road Ride 🚲
Join College Park’s Proteus in this regular Saturday morning ride – route TBA (expect 40+ miles, rolling hills and a pace of 14-17 mph).
When: 9am-12pm
Where: Meet at Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, 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.

Hyattsville Green Expo 
Sustainable goods from local and regional vendors, speakers, live music, electric vehicle showcase, giveaways, food trucks, electronics and old paint recycling and more!
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Waterfront Art Festival 
The festival will showcase the talent and work of local artists, from painting to sculptures, glass work to jewelry, photography and more! Demonstrations and workshops will delight and inspire, including a kid’s creative space. There’ll also have food trucks, live music (Wild Anacostias play at 4pm) and performances, and river boat tours! Don’t miss the fun!!
When: 12pm-6pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg
Cost: Free!

Body Language
Body Language, a show curated by Alma Selimovic, features the work of seven queer artists/activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Body Language is an initiative of connecting with queer artists from post-Yugoslavia region and bringing their work to Washington, DC. The goal is to open an exchange of dialogue concerning issues of importance to both regions. Live performance from Sarajevo via Skype at 3:30pm.
When: 3-7pm
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, 3706 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

In-Cider Art, Opening Reception
Art Matters Gallery, in collaboration with Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville and Graft Cider, presents In-Cider Art, a solo show by Caleb Luke Lin offering an up-close look at the illustrated labels of Graft Cider. Opening features cider tastings from Graft Cider.
When: 3-6pm
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: No entry fee

Opening Reception: Methods
Methods explores formal, material and conceptual approaches to investigating identity as personal narrative and shared experience. Featuring artists from across the DMV.
When: 5pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception: Ric Garcia
Join us for Culture Pop, an opening reception with painter and digital print maker, Ric Garcia. Garcia builds his work on the traditions of pop art, “eliciting emotional reactions, introspective questions and celebrating Latino culture.”
When: 5-8pm
Where: Green Owl Design, 5303 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Second Saturday – Lecture on Wine
Are you a wine lover? Would you like to know more about wine? Long time University Park resident, Dick Groppe, brings his knowledge of this subject to this 2nd Saturday lecture. Groppe has traveled extensively and will talk about what makes a good wine and describe some of the interesting wine growing regions here in the United States and abroad. Talk concludes with a wine sampling.

When: 5pm 
Where: University Park Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman St, University Park 
Cost: Free! 

What Happened 2 Chocolate City, September 9, is a transformative experience that will take people on an explorative journey to understanding the history and legacy of Black Washingtonians, and the driving force behind its decline. Each Summer Saturday Film Screening will include a screening of a film created by a local filmmaker and a Q&A segment.

When: 7-9pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood 
Cost: $10+
Whimsical Romance Album Preview 

Catch a preview of upcoming album “Whimsical Romance” in this relaxing and fun setting while Sarah plays at the chickering baby grand. 
When: 8-10pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park 
Cost: $15 


Beginner-Friendly Trapeze 
Come learn fundamental aerial skills on trapeze in a friendly and supportive environment. Buy tickets in advance. 
When: 2-3pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $35

How Climate Change Affects You and Your Family
Sponsored by the Health, Wellness and Recreation Committee of the City of Hyattsville, Barbara Gottlieb, Director of Environment and Health at Physicians for Social Responsibility, will lead the discussion. Join us to listen, learn, and ask questions! Light refreshments will be served.   
When: 2-4pm
Where: Hyattsville City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free! 

Music in Mind: Duo Down the Danube
The Stern/Andrist Duo takes a musical cruise from Vienna to Bratislava to Budapest to Bucharest. When: 3pm 
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall 
Cost: Free! 

Free Yin Yoga at Numi Yoga 
Check out a free yoga class at College Park’s Numi Yoga. Register behind link. 
When: 8:15pm
Where: Numi Yoga, College Park 
Cost: Free!  Register toady

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

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