Adults’ Weekend Guide: May 10th-13th

Pizzeria Paradiso’s Spring Fest is this Saturday!

This weekend – with Pizzeria Paradiso’s Spring (Beer) Fest, Gateway Arts District’s Open Studios Tour, cycling through our area’s aviation history, alight dance theatre’s Faerie, Festival of Literary Arts & more – is a prime example of how awesome it is to live along Route One in Prince George’s County! Pat yourself on the back!


Special thanks to this weekend’s fabulous sponsor!


Southern Fried Woodcuts Exhibit
Explore the work of Sean StarWars. Full of Hillbilly Alligators, Drunken Hot Dogs and more! My review here.
When: 10am-6pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Riverdale Park Farmers Market

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: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.

Speedball Demo 
Artist and Craftsman will be hosting a free demo at Pyramid courtesy of Speedball. The demo will feature Artists Bill Fick and Carlos Hernandez creating a collaborative print with Speedball’s professional relief and silkscreen inks.
When: 5-7pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new Arcadia Publishing book “US Route 1: Baltimore to Washington, DC” authored by our own Executive Director, Aaron Marcavitch.

When: 6:30-8:30pm 
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park 

Cost: Free!


College Park Outdoor Performance Series – Hart GP Jazz Duo
A recent UMD graduate with dual Jazz Studies and Music Education degrees will play jazz tunes with a trumpet, and potentially a guitar!
When: 6-7pm
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
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

alight dance theater will create a fantastical and mythical dance work exploring the under-considered culture and belief in fairy lore.

When: 7pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier 
Cost: Pay What You Wish

Zakke’s music blends Latin rhythms with an explosive twist of Funk, Ska, Disco and Rock beats.When: 8:30-11:30pm
Where: New Deal CafΓ©, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee!


Yoga at the Old Parish House
When: 8:30am: Beginners (suitable for all levels); 9:45am: Gentle Yoga (for those with injuries or other limitations)
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

14th Annual Green Man Festival 
Join us, rain or shine, for two days of music, vendors, crafts, environmental awareness, food, and fun in beautiful downtown! Drum circles, entertainment, dress up & more! When: Saturday, 10am-6pm: Sunday, 11am-5pm
Where: Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Cycle Through Aviation History
Discover 250 years of flight in a guided bicycle tour along the Anacostia River trails, from the first balloon flight in America to intriguing 20th century inventions and industry. The ride will be a flat 10 mile loop with snacks provided; some riding on quiet streets, but mostly off-road, paved trails. Persons 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required.When: 10am
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: $6/person

Festival of Literary Arts
Join this literary consortium that celebrates the intersection of authors, poets, screenwriters, visual artists, literary entrepreneurs with personal journeys, career paths, and dream building throughout Prince George’s County. FOLA is meant to inspire dreams and reinvigorate dormant ideas, while celebrating cultural and creative diversity.
When: 11:30am-6pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: Free!

We invite you to join us in celebrating spring, all things pizza and beer, and the diverse, artistic community that is Hyattsville. Independent breweries including Denizens’s Brewing Co, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, DC Brau Brewing Co, Flying Dog Brewery & more! Local vendors, lawn games, live music (and if you have kiddos, Art Works Now will be offering child care and entertainment).

When: 12-5pm 
Where: Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville 
Cost: $20 – $50 
Catch the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival! The self-guided tour (see link for downloadable map) takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Hyattsville.
When: 12-5pm 
Where: 3706 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier 
Cost: Free!

The Art of Beauty v. The Beauty of Art
Spring beauty tips and product demos presented by Quon’s Eyes from 12-4pm.  FREE swag bag for the first 50 Perks Members: Noon-1pm Perks Members are eligible to win a Mother’s Day Beauty gift basket. Spin the Perks Prize Wheel: Noon-2pm Pop Up Art Show & Sale featuring local artists.When: 12-4pm
Where: The Mall at Prince George, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! 

We have a new, second gallery and we want you to join us in the grand opening! Featuring work by Melissa Burley, Sean Hennessey, and Scott Pennington, “(En)lighted” is a poetic play of light, texture and color.

When: 5-8pm 
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood 

Cost: Free!

The History of Chocolate
Join fellow chocolate lovers to hear Sheilah Kaufman tell the Story of the History of Chocolate. Learn about using and cooking with chocolate – and its medicinal value. Lecture presented by Helping Hands UP and Second Saturday Lecture Series.
When: 5pm
Where: Church of the Brethren, University Park
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY – Happy Mother’s Day! 

Mommas & Mimosas Yoga
We’re celebrating all women on Mother’s Day with a flow yoga class followed by mimosas. Get a practice in before you take mom out, or you’re taken out for brunch. You don’t have to be a momma to take the class, but you must be 21+ to have a mimosa.
When: 9am
Where: Love Yoga, Hyattsville
Cost: $20

Join us, rain or shine, for two days of music, vendors, crafts, environmental awareness, food, and fun in beautiful downtown! Drum circles, entertainment, dress up & more! 

When: Saturday, 10am-6pm: Sunday, 11am-5pm 
Where: Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Songwriter Sundays: Brooksie Wells, Susan Rowe and Patty Reese
Curated by local songwriter Annette Wasilik, each Songwriter Sundays event showcases three incredible songwriters and includes a short opening set from a local rising star. Doors open at 4:00. Come in early for dinner, drinks and a great seat.
When: 5-7pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $10

Yoga at Hyattsville Municipal Building
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 Building, 2nd floor Prangly Room
Cost: Free!

Love you, Ma! 😘

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

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