Adults’ Weekend Guide: Feb. 22nd-25th

Funky Dawgz play MilkBoy ArtHouse this Thursday! 📷: MKDevo

Sneak peek: Funky Dawgz Brass Band brings their New Orleans R & B to town, History of Maryland Politics teaches us a thing or two, Mens Chorus Invitational will have you singing a new tune, free Meditation to keep you centered (as if! 😄), Black Renaissance Networking Event, Bowlero Bowl Grand Opening Party & more, all in your Adults’ Weekend Guide!

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Riverdale Park Farmers Market
Get your fresh and local produce right here! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee.

Learn basic brewing concepts and specific techniques in this hands on, approachable, and fun class. We’ll cover plenty of tips on how to make your home brewing more successful, and how to get the most flavor from your cup.

When: 5-6:30pm
Where: Vigilante Coffee Company, 4327 Gallatin Street, Hyattville 
Cost: $35

A Fireside Chat: The History of Maryland Politics

Join the Hyattsville Preservation Association for an evening by the fireside as we listen to John Peter Thompson talk about the history of Maryland Politics. We’ll take a journey through time as we hear about George Calvert and the first European colonies that helped establish religious freedom for Roman Catholics, the “Know Nothing” movement during the mid 19th century, and how this all helped shape politics in Maryland today. Seating is limited so must RSVP: 301.699.5440
When: 7:30-9:30pm 
Where: Hitching Post Hill, 3308 Rosemary Lane, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Funky Dawgz Brass Band
It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as the Funky Dawgz play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.
When: doors 7:30pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $5 advance; $7 door

Benefit for Music for Food: Omer Quartet
The concert, which benefits the UMD Campus Pantry, will explore the intimate chamber music of the early works of Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. The UMD Campus Pantry offers food to students, staff and faculty who face the challenges of food insecurity. We in the Omer Quartet find the work of the campus pantry inspirational in the quest to alleviate hunger among members of the UMD community who may go to work or classes hungry.
When: 8pm
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Cost: Free!  Donations welcome!

Killer of Sheep – Free Black History Month Screening
Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.
When: 8pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!


Artist Talk and Reception 
Featuring Samera Paz’s solo exhibition, “Pay my Tuition.” Paz will be “selling her work and discussing her life as a woman artist.”
When: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Shortcake Bakery, 4700 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Grand Opening Party – Bowlero Bowl
Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration and enjoy free bowling, arcade play, giveaways and more!
When: 6-9pm
Where: Bowlero College Park, 9021 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free! (Must RSVP here.)

Zumba Happy Hour
Ease into the weekend with an awesome Zumba class taught by instructor Chantal Ross – who will have you with a smile on your face as you dance the evening away!
When: 6:30pm
Where: Espaco Cultural Samba Trovao – Brazilian Culture, Music and Capoeira Angola, Hyattsville
Cost: $10

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

Black Renaissance: Networking Event + Opening Reception
Celebrate Black History Month with Distinctly Creative, and the opening reception of Black Renaissance — our rotating gallery of portraits featuring 28 local black creatives + entrepreneurs at our Brentwood studio. Tickets include wine and light refreshments.
When: 8-11pm
Where: Distinctly Creative, 4303 Rhode Island Ave, Studio 211, Brentwood
Cost: ~$13


Beginner’s Yoga
Focuses on learning yoga positions and correct alignment to build strength and increase flexibility. The class includes mindful movements and stretches. The use of props is encouraged. Mindful breath work is also included to balance the practice. Perfect for all practitioners.
When: 8:30-9:30am
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, 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, 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.

When: 9:10-9:45am
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Bookmaking Workshop
When: 10am
Where: College Park Arts Exchange, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: $10

Saturday Social Ride
This week we’ll be heading down to Zeke’s Coffee of DC. You’ll get a taste of riding on DC roads for a few miles. There are some hills. Pretty easy ride, you should be comfortable in light traffic, no drop, delicious coffee! About 18 miles RT. Bring lock, cash/cc. Helmets required. Forecast is for more rain so we’ll be watching the weather – will post here if canceled.
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Heart Healthy Health Fair
February is Heart Health Month! University of Maryland Capital Region Health will conduct cholesterol screenings, blood pressure screenings, chest pain center health information, health food demo/samples and more!
When: 11am-3pm
Where: Mall at Prince George’s, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

Introduction to Medicinal Food
Students will taste, make and discuss recipes for incorporating therapeutic amounts of medicinal herbs into such yummy concoctions as chocolates, soups, baked treats and beverages. 
When: 11am-1pm
Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park
Cost: $45

Essential Oils for Beginners
Learn how to use essential oils to: Reduce tension and stress; Promote mental alertness; Assist supporting respiratory health; Sooth sore muscles and joints; Maintain optimal gastrointestinal balance & more!
When: 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Amateur Stand-Up Comedy Night
UMD Stand up is a new club this semester full of comedians from comedy groups on campus and newbies alike. We’ll spend the semester meeting weekly to practice material, do workshops, observe other comedians in DC and work on our sets.
When: 7pm doors; 8pm show
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $5

Men’s Chorus Invitational
Guest choirs join the UMD Men’s Chorus to perform music for men’s voices: MännerMusik
Rock Creek Singers of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Washington Men’s Camerata Young Men’s Chorus of the Maryland State Boychoir, Marriotts Ridge High School Men’s Chorus, North Point High School Men’s Chorus, Walt Whitman High School Men’s Chorus
When: 8pm
Where: The Clarice, Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

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Beekeeping 101 ~ A two part series
So! you’ve decided you’ll become a beekeeper.. or you want to understand honey bees to that degree 😉 Beekeeping 101 will afford the attendee a sufficient grasp on the basic tenets of beekeeping. The attendee who partakes in the entire series.. will have been presented the knowledge & information necessary to then begin keeping bees.

When: 2-5pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr., Hyattsville
Cost: $45-80

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: Art Works Now, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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