Adults’ Weekend Guide: Jan. 25th-28th

Amy Winehouse Tribute this weekend! 
📷 by Remember Jones

This weekend’s lineup includes a tribute to Amy Winehouse, some Science on Screen, Inferno Pilates, Final Friday, Animation Show of Shows and your last chance to catch Ally Theatre’s excellent play, Rabbit Summer.

Annndddd….Don’t miss you chance to try out a FREE workout class at Joe’s Movement Emporium! Route One Fun readers enter promo code “ROUTE1MOVESIT” to try a class for free! 🙂

Enjoy your weekend, Route One!


Inferno Pilates
Check out this great high-intensity, low impact, interval-training workout with awesome instructor Ty Powell. Curious? See my post here about classes at Joe’s & use code to try class for free!
When: 6-7pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $13 to drop in (or try free using special code found here!)

Dance Dance Party Party!
Dance Dance Party Party is a women-only freestyle exercise dance session! Come in your exercise clothes. Dance your heart out to an eclectic mix of music for an hour straight, make new friends, leave refreshed. This is an incredible form of exercise that you don’t even realize you’re doing.
When: 7-8pm
Where: Community Forklift Resource Room, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Science on Screen: Chasing Coral with Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Eakin

Join for the first of our Science on Screen series, featuring classic, cult, science fiction and nonfiction films provocatively matched with lively presentations by experts who discuss specific issues raised by each film. Dr. Eakin is the Chief Scientific Advisor for CHASING CORAL.
When: 8-10pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Paint Branch Creek
Paint Branch Creek brings their blend of original Americana to Robert Harper Books one last time. Read my review of Paint Branch Creek here!
When: 8-10pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: $10 cover


College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. There’s plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
When: 7:45am-9am
Where: The Board and Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park 
Cost: No cover, bring cash for food

Final Friday 
Join SoHy Collective for another night of art and fun! Local artist Isak Shah will open her solo show “People Person” at Studio SoHy. Meet the artist and mingle with friends. Light refreshments will be served. Curious about Final Friday? Check out my post about it, here! 
When: 6-8pm
Where: Downtown Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (No cover fee)

Rabbit Summer, Inc. Talkback with Meshaun Labrone
Check out the last weekend of this fantastic show exploring legacy, gun rights and what it means to “live your truth” in an America built on lies and join for a post-show discussion with Meshaun Labrone, an 11 year law enforcement veteran. Read my review of Rabbit Summer here.
When: 8-10pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Use code “LUCKYRABBIT” to get a $15 ticket!

Back to Back to Black: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse by Remember Jones (15-Piece Orchestra)
When: 9pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $10

ICYMI: FREE CLASS to Get You Movin’ at Joe’s Movement Emporium!


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.

Join the Busboys and Poets Book Club @ Hyattsville for a four month look at the immigrant experience in the United States through four literary novels. On January 27, we discuss OPEN CITY by Teju Cole, as a Nigerian doctor working on his residency looks at national identity, race, freedom, loss, dislocation and surrender.
When: 9-11am
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville
Cost: No cover

Vinyasa Yoga
Nurture the harmony of mind and body – work with alignment and awareness, deep stretching and relaxation for a revitalizing experience. (I’ve taken this class and it’s perfect for getting your deep stretching into the workweek!)
When: 9:30-11am
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $13 drop in (or see here for code to try for free!)

Let’s try Bar Roubaix! This new DC restaurant/bar is bike-centric. They open at 10:30 on Saturdays, so it’s a perfect destination for this week’s Saturday social ride. Brett is leading. The ride is about 12 miles each way, and there is some riding on city streets, so it’s not a good beginner ride.
When: 10am-2pm 
Where: Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park 
Cost: Free! (Bring cash/cc for food)
Rethink the most visited rooms in your home with a backsplash install. Our Store Associates will cover trending and classic tile options, demonstrate how to prepare your surface and instruct you how to cut your project time down by mounting tiles with SimpleMat adhesive.
When: 10-11:30am 
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows 

Presenting 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.
When: 11am-1pm 
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: TBD 

Holli’s Vintage Valentine Workshop
Make fancy, frilly Valentines at our all-day workshop!  We’ll provide piles of vintage paper, ephemera, and trims, plus instructions for a few techniques you may not have tried before. Drop in for a few hours, or stay longer– it’s up to you.  Either way, we provide all the materials and tools you’ll need.     
When: 12pm
Where: Tanglewood Works, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $35

DIY Alcohol Ink Valentine Workshop
Come make Valentine Art with us! Use Ranger Alcohol Inks to create works of “HE-art.” Price includes one 3 pack of ink for you to use plus one stamper. We will provide refills and tiles for you to upcycle with style as well as instruction, tips and tricks to getting the look you want for your gift.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Tanglewood Works, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $45

Opening Reception: A Curator Collects: Highlights from the Collection of H. Elaine Jackson
Local collector and independent curator H. Elaine Jackson has, over a period of nearly four decades, acquired and exhibited work by prominent mid-20th-century artists of color drawn from the continental U.S., as well as practitioners from the Caribbean basin and Africa, with a deliberate focus on the graphic mediums. 
When: 5-8pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Rabbit Summer
Tragicomedy examining the fracture point of a marriage and a friendship. An exploration – both tragic and comedic – of legacy, gun rights, secrets not well kept, and what it means to “live your truth” in an America built on lies. Mature audiences; explicit language/themes including gun violence. Read my review here!
When: 8pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Use code “LUCKYRABBIT” for $15 tickets!


ZER with Guest Speaker – Director Kazim Öz

Screening of ZER, a movie about Jan, a young man who traveled to Kurdish coreland to search for the truth behind a song his grandmother sang to him on her deathbed. Presented by American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN). There will be a Q&A with director Kazim Öz after the show!
When: 12-2pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt

Cost: Free!

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email:
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Bldg, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

A four piece jam unit, playing classics from the Allmans, Hendrix, the Dead and more!

When: 7-9pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt 
Cost: No cover!

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