Adults’ Weekend Guide: Feb. 8th- 11th

Catch a glassblowing demo at DC Glasswork’s Open Studio is this Saturday!

Sumthin, sumthin for everyone this weekend! ๐Ÿ‘ Essential Oils workshop, Album Release Party, Heartfest, DC Glassworks Open House, Seoul to Soul, maybe some opera, perchance? All this and more in Route One Fun’s Adults’ Weekend Guide!

*Due to tricky weather, don’t forget to call ahead to confirm events are still going on.
**Did I miss any events? Add them to the comments below and I’ll try to update ASAP!
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Meet Clinical Herbalist Colleen Zuntag to chat about herbs and receive a free, 5 minute check-in on how herbs may help some of your most important health concerns.
When: 1-4pm
Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park 
Cost: Free! 

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets moves indoors for the winter! 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.

Inferno Pilates
Everybody loves instructor Tyecia (Ty) Powell and her interval-rhythmic ways!  Now’s your chance to check out her pilates class (FREE for new folks: use code ROUTEONEMOVESIT). Check out my post here for more on Adults’ Classes at Joe’s!
When: 6-7pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $13

ICYMI: FREE CLASS at Joe’s Movement Emporium! Yoga, Pilates, Dancehall, Hip Hop ++

Films: I Am Not Your Negro
Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary I Am Not Your Negro.
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
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!

Blue Plains Release Party w/ Olivia & The Mates
Blue Plains is a local indie rock band who’ve been compared to Wilco, Radiohead, Mumford and Arcade Fire. And they’re your neighbors. If you haven’t heard them yet and happen to be downtown, stick around and check out their album release party at the Black Cat.
When: 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Black Cat, DC
Cost: $10

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, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 cover


Exhibit: One Woman’s Lasting Legacy: Henrietta Lacks
This exhibit honors the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who had cervical cancer when she was 30. Read about her extraordinary life, her struggles, and how she left a legacy that changed modern medicine. Memorabilia and other items will be on display.
When: 9am-8pm
Where: Berwyn Heights Community Center, 6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!

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

Town Hall – Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018
Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage.
When: 7:30pm
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Cost: Free!


Open Barre’s Anniversary Open House
Tour the space and meet the instructors! All classes today are free but we recommend registering online in advance to reserve your space. Arrive 10 minutes early or space will be given to another.
When: All day (see schedule)
Where: Open Barre, 7338 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Heartfest – Listen, Paint, Give, Love

Enjoy the smooth funk sounds of Damon Foreman while enjoying MilkBoyโ€™s holiday food and drink specials. Learn how to create your own hand-painted wine glasses. And if youโ€™re still looking for that perfect gift, the Pop-up Shop presented by Brentwood Arts Exchange has everything you need all made by local artists.

When: 11am-4pm 
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park 
Cost: Free (no entry fee)! 

Meet the artists, see their latest locally handmade creations and watch the magic happen. See free glassblowing demonstrations, tour artist studios, or work with our artists to create something awesome from hot glass for a fee. Artists will also be there to answer questions, explain the process and show their finished pieces (some would make great locally-made Valentine’s gifts!). And on a cold day, the glassblowing studio is the perfect place to be!

When: 1-5pm 
Where: DC GlassWorks, 5346 46th Ave, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free!

Public Reception – Relics and Prospects
Montpelier Arts Center is proud to honor Black History Month through an exhibition of contemporary artwork that reflects the lives and perspectives of the African-American experience. Using symbolism and found objects, artists explore the journey and history of being Black through painting, mixed media, and sculpture.
When: 1-3pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Scents and Scentuality – Learn, Make, Take
Join Sharon Johnson for a discussion on how Essential Oils support your physical, emotional/hormonal and sexual health! ๐ŸŒนWhen: 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $30

Second Saturday: Author Kim Schmidt discusses her novel, “Magpie’s Blanket”

In Magpie’s Blanket, a thoughtful award-winning novel, Kimberly D. Schmidt brings to life the history of Plains Indian women and the white invasion–an account not solely of violence and bloodshed but also of healing and forgiveness. Through the memories of three generations of Cheyenne people, the novel recounts the events of the massacre and the century-late reconciliation after the townspeople’s misguided attempt to re-create the “battle” of the Washita with descendants of US soldiers.

When: 5pm 
Where: University Park Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman Street, University Park
Cost: Free! 


Valentine’s Origami 
Learn how to make a simple origami flower, followed by a more complicated origami heart box. Materials are free for one flower and one box per customer.
When: 1-3pm
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Music in Mind: Marimba and Strings
Faculty percussionist Lee Hinkle joins School of Music colleagues to premiere a new work for marimba and strings.When: 3pm
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Cost: Free!

Seoul to Soul
Music, drumming, and dancing are universal languages, and in honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted by South Korea, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) and the Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation have joined together to celebrate the commonalities and distinctions of these essential forms of expression. Fascinating, entertaining, and joyous, this international multi-cultural event is perfect for the whole family.
When: 4pm
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly
Cost: $15

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!

Love Can Work
Want to have a conversation about single, married, divorced or dating life? The Woman of Empowerment and Destiny will be putting it all on the table.
When: 6-9pm
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville
Cost: $15/person; $25 couple

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

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