Adults’ Weekend Guide: Thanksgiving Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving, Route 1! Many local, small businesses are opening their doors this weekend & hosting events for the community to explore the Route 1 Corridor. Check ’em out and pick me up something! 😉

Exploring Hyattsville’s Tanglewood Works

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Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Black Friday Sale 
Check out (and perchance purchase!) some delightfully unique, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, handbags and more on sale at their Fine Craft Store (at 20% off but still paying the artists the same as with a regular sale).
When: 10am to
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: No entry fee.

Green Friday at Community Forklift
Community Forklift gives you an excuse to stay away from the mall! Instead of fighting crowds to buy presents, come by our warehouse to relax with friends and learn how to *MAKE* presents. Design a coaster, build a wreath, carve a butter spreader & more! 11am-1pm Live Music by 5onFriday; 2-4pm Live Music by Walter Weinschenk.
When: 11am-4pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston
Cost: No entry fee

Light It Up – Holidays in Hyattsville
Businesses all along the Route 1 corridor will be lighting up their shops starting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24th to kick off the shopping season. Many participating shops will be staying open till 8 p.m. and will also be hosting a special event or treat for visitors that night.
When: 5-8pm
Where: SoHy Collective, Route One (check out map in link)
Cost: No Entry fee

Black Friday Special Open Mic Hosted by E-Baby 
For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. 
When: 9-11pm
Where: Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 entry


Small Business Saturday
Do what you can to support the many local businesses & neighbors who bring color and life to our lovely Route One. Explore their goods, classes, services, etc. I’ve tried to include the ones that have come across my radar, but if you know of more stores with special events, etc., please add in the comments. And, check out this Hyattsville Life and Times article about the Hyattsville stores participating in Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday at Community Forklift 
Instead of fighting crowds to buy presents, stop by Community Forklift’s warehouse to explore why folks think CF is the “coolest business around!” Live Music, local artisans , pottery demos and more!  When: 11am-4pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston
Cost: No entry fee

Shop Small: A Kat’s Korner Pop Up
Featuring a list of small vendors selling a variety of goods like tea, skin care products, comics, vinyl records & more!
When: 11am-4pm
Where: ReCreative Spaces, Perry Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: No Entry fee.

Liquitex Pour Painting Demo
Learn 3 different pour painting techniques using Liquitex paints and mediums. These amazing abstract paintings make great holiday gifts!
When: 1-4pm
Where: Artist & Craftsman Hyattsville, 4902 43rd Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

City Bus Band
blues and rock with outstanding guitar and renowned vocals by Cheryl Poirier and original arrangements by tunes from Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green and more!
When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee


Liquitex Pour Painting Play Day
Join us for a chance to play with the pour painting techniques you learned Saturday. Our instructor will be there to help and guide you with any questions.
When: 12-3pm
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville, 4902 43rd Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Rest up before work tomorrow! 

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