Adults’ Weekend Guide: Oct. 12th -15th

Grammy-winning Don Flemons at Brentwood Arts
Exchange this Friday! 📷 Credit: M-NCPPC

Catch local troubadours Paint Branch Creek at Robert Harper Books, Grammy winner Don Flemons at Brentwood Arts Exchange, Jazzfest at New Deal Cafe, Arts Works’ Come As You Art Fundraiser, Hyattsville’s Zombie Run, Dracula at Otis Street Arts Project, Hyattsville Music Fest at Polka Dot Park & more, all in Route One Fun’s Adults’ Weekend Guide! 

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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 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.

Hispanic Heritage Film Series: El mar la mar 
Join for this final free film screening for Hispanic Heritage Month. From Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, known for pushing the boundaries of aesthetics and nonfiction films, El mar la mar explores the US/Mexico Sonoran desert border with an experimental approach that at times borders on total abstraction while touching on the narratives and experiences of the migrants and border patrol agents that traverse the region.
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Brentwood Art Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
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!

Paint Branch Creek
Come join this locally acclaimed group (feat. Eric Maring, Greg Heelan, Patrick Lynch and Allison Hughes with lyrics by Eric Olson) as they bring family friendly music to the store!
When: 8pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Park
Cost: $10 cover (includes dessert, coffee and snacks)


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


As you settle into back to school routines, don’t forget to plan some time for dancin’ and shakin’! No experience necessary, just a desire to smile, sweat, and enjoy great international music. Kids are welcome! (I’ve been to this and it’s a really fun time!)
When: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Espaco Cultural Samba Trovao, 4318 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: $10 drop in
Join to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with Martin Luther. This acclaimed British documentary from 2002 explores the life and legacy of the obscure monk and college professor. Elizabeth Platz, the first women ordained into the Lutheran clergy in North America, will introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Dr, College Park
Cost: Free!

Don Flemons at the Listening Room 
Catch grammy award winning musician, Dom Flemons, for his fresh, contemporary style of folk. As a multi-intrumentalist, expect Flemons to break out anything from banjos, guitars, drums and more for an engaging and provocative performance! Check out my review of Brentwood Arts Exchange here!
When: 8pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange,
Cost: $20

Hurricane Relief Screening – Apollo 13
Please join us as we host a special screening of APOLLO 13 to benefit the hurricane victims. 50% of the proceeds will go to three highly rated nonprofits dedicated to providing emergency relief (Americares,, Oxfam America) 
When: 8-10pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: $9


**Community Rummage Sales! –> There are no less than 4 community rummage sales, including HY-Swap, this Saturday! Check out this post here to learn the when and wheres!

Second Annual Hyattsville Zombie Run! 
All fitness levels welcome! There’s a 5K, 1 Mile Kids’ Challenge and a 1K Family Fun Run! Money raised goes towards classroom resources, art and music supplies, field trips and more.
When: 8:45am-2pm
Where: Magruder Park, Hyattsville
Cost: tickets here.

Cyclocross Clinic
Beginner women’s cyclocross clinic. Learn all the stuff – the dreaded mount/dismount, hopping barriers, climbing short steeps, etc. Bring your CX or MTB, snacks and water.
When: 9am-12pm
Where: Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt (Meet in the grassy field by the dam. Parking in lot requires permit so park in parallel spots or on Lastner Lane – or ride from metro).
Cost: Free!

Home Decorating Event
Join the Hyattsville Preservation Association and Will’s Home Decorating to learn about the latest environmentally friendly paints, made in America flooring, wall coverings, window treatments.
When: 10:30am-12pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville (2nd Fl Gallery)
Cost: Free!

Prince George’s Oktoberfest 2017
Complimentary beer and wine tastings. Great food vendors, exhibitors and artisans. Benefit for Concert for Causes, a nonprofit supplying musical instruments to children in underserved communities.
When: 11am-6pm
Where: Bowie Towne Center, 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie
Cost: Free!

Greenbelt Jazzfest 2017
House Maestro John Guernsey opening for Big Band Tradition, Not Too Cool Trio, Brilliant Corners, Funkis Omnibus, & 4 Tha Gruv.
When: 1-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee

Hyattsville Music-Fest
Join your Hyattsville Art District Community at our first Hyattsville Music Fest! Featuring live music and performances by local area artists. Food trucks and vendors.
When: 2-8pm
Where: Polka Dot Park, 4320 Hamilton St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Artists Talk: Methods
Methods explores formal, material, and conceptual approaches to investigating identity as personal narrative and shared experience. Featuring artists from across the DMV, Methods challenges the boundaries of traditional media and found materials to reexamine how we see form and understand meaning in art.
When: 2pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Art Works’ Annual Come as You Art Fall Fundraiser
Come dressed as your favorite artist or work of art and enjoy an evening of art, food, and live music to benefit Art Works programs. Tap into your inner artist or masterpiece and express yourself through art activities while enjoying handcrafted cocktails + craft beers, food, music, and live and silent auctions.When: 6:30-10:30pm
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $50

Dracula at Otis Street Arts Project
Experience this nightmarish achievement of storytelling as it drags you through the memorandum, newspaper clippings, and diary pages of a frantic vampire hunt. Bring your own garlic!
When: 7-9pm
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, 3706 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10

Friction Farm Folk Duo
Friction Farm has been Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists – pretty big deals in the small world of folk music1 Blending country, folk and pop into a fun show at Robert Harper Books.
When: 8-10pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Park
Cost: $15 includes refreshments


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!

I Hope You Find What You Are Looking For, by Chadwick Tolley
Sunday morn’ recommendation: Enjoy a leisurely coffee at Vigilante, step next door to explore Studio Sohy’s Zunzima exhbit, make your way to Tanglewood Works, then pop over to Pyramid to check out the awesome printmaking exhibit, I Hope You Find What You Are Looking For, by Chadwick Tolley!
When: Pyramid’s Sunday hours 12-5pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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