Adults’ Weekend Guide: Jan. 4th-7th

Opening Reception for Imaginary Funhouse πŸ‘† is this Friday!
πŸ“· Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic

Yes, it’s cold outside, but that’s no reason to just stream all weekend, especially when there are so many fun, cool, local events happening. For real. Like the Imaginary Funhouse exhibit opening this Friday at Pyramid or NSO in Your Neighborhood or a First Friday Networking Event or Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club (you read that right!) or – well, read on!

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And…Given the weather forecast, please be sure to check on an event’s status before leaving that hot toddy and heading out the door. 😊


Check out a new-to-you pilates class at Hyattsville’s Yoga Space!
When: 6:15-7:15pm
Where: Yoga Space, 4206 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free to new students!

NSO In Your Neighborhood – Rotunda Music
The National Symphony Orchestra’s annual “In Your Neighborhood” program will be coming to the beautifully renovated Woodridge Neighborhood Library. (Just across the Mt. Rainier border, into DC.) To start your new year off on a positive ‘note,’ “Rotunda Music” is a unique program of classical music that will be played from the third floor rotunda space, audible to all within the library’s walls.
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin Street, NW, WDC
Cost: Free!

When: sign-ups at 6:30pm, open mic 7-8pm then 8:45-10pm 
Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt 
Cost: No cover!


Opening Reception: Imaginary Funhouse
Check out this cool opp to see and support the work of an incredibly awesome, local and talented artist – Clara Cornelius – who creates fantastical digital collages on fabric, paper, buttons and interactive pieces. She invents imaginary landscapes woven from the dirty/beautiful/strange/ordinary images in our daily lives. Show will feature fabric banners, interactive games, and a Button-O-Matic vending machine!When: 6-9pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

First Friday in Partnership with PGCSIF Forty Under 40
Check out this networking event with Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund. Drinks, Music, Networking. DJ Antonio Hernandez. Featured Mark Lawrence and Brunson Cooper.
When: 6-9pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Open Barre – $5 Happy Hour Barre
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


Going Out of Business Sale – ReCreative Spaces
As noted in my post here, ReCreative Spaces closed at the end of last year. 😒 They’re selling everything, including home decor, event equipment, furniture, tools, art supplies + ART.
When: 10am-5pm
Where: ReCreative Spaces, Mt. Rainier
Cost: No entry fee

Beginner Pilates
Check out a new-to-you Hatha Yoga class at Hyattsville’s Yoga Space!
When: 10:15-11:15am
Where: Yoga Space, 4206 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free to new students!

Supplement Class
Come learn from an expert from Mega Foods about the different types of supplements that you can purchase from our Whole Body department and pick up an item for 25% off that day! When: 12-1pm
Where: Whole Foods Market, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!  Register behind link.

Tuning Meditation 
Led by Allison Hughes, we will sing together to create a moving and delightful music improvisation, inspired by the work of avant garde composer Pauline Oliveros.
When: 3-4pm
Where: College Park Arts Exchange, College Park
Cost: Free!

Artist Reception
Join the 39th Street Gallery for an Artist reception for two new exhibitions, America Selfie and Every Day Life. America Selfie is a portrait of America now, a contemporary psychosexual take on history painting that uses current events, American history…to explore and develop a portrait of America. Per Marily Mojica, Every Day Life “is a reflection of my everyday life. Like the artist Frida Kahlo, I paint what I feel. I paint my experiences. Like Jean Michel Basquiat, I am influenced by everything around me.
When: 6pm Where: Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club
Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club, now in its 8th iteration, returns to Washington, DC to celebrate the King’s birthday in this hilarious underground event. In seven elaborately staged rounds, this action-packed, 90-minute evening offers flim-flam fisticuffs, cartoon-like violence and below-the-belt comedy. Burlesque talents Nona Narcisse, Maria Bella, and Candy del Rio will help keep the audience “all shook up” between fights! (This event looks super-cool and involves some local players, which explains how it made this fabulous list! πŸ™‚

When: 7pm & 9:30pm 
Where: DC’s Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, WDC
Cost: $25

Bamburia “Little Christmas” concert

Bamburia. An all-male classic a capella group will be hosting a “Little Christmas” concert. This ensemble will be providing a wonderful social atmosphere complete with good company, wine,
and good music from many different genres all based around the theme of “Have yourself a merry little Christmas.”

When: 7-10pm
Where: College Park Arts Exchange, College Park 
Cost: Free!


Board and Brew
Head out for some top notch coffee / beer and play some board games at this fun establishment. Wrote a post here about Board and Brew –  by no means a place just for kids. It’s fun for all ages.
When: 9am-9pm
Where: 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $5/person, unlimited games

Prenatal Yoga 
Check out a new-to-you Prenatal Yoga class at Hyattsville’s Yoga Space!
When: 2-3:30am
Where: Yoga Space, 4206 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free to new students!

McKinley James
With influences that range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding,16-year-old gifted rock and roll guitarist/singer, McKinley James, has performed with the likes of Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson.
When: 7-9pm
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover!

That’s it.  Need more plans?  Maybe prepare your lunches for the week?  Rearrange your sock drawer?…. πŸ˜ƒ

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

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