Adults’ Weekend Guide: May 17th-20th

Waterfront Arts Festival is this Saturday! 

This weekend’s lineup includes the kickoff of Hyattsville’s Summer Jam, local musicians Run come see and Fellow Creatures kickin it at MilkBoy ArtHouse, David C. Driskell exhibit at Frame Savvy, Hyattsville Historic House Tour, Mt. Rainier Day, Waterfront Arts Festival, BeyoncĂ© Yoga & more!

Special thanks this weekend’s 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.

For as long as she can remember, jazz bassist and singer-songwriter Nicole Saphos has always gotten lost in the elegant emotionality of The Great American Songbook. To date, she’s performed at such venerated venues as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Mansion, and The Kimmel Center, among others. Run come see and Fellow Creatures playing too!

When: 8pm
Where: Milkboy ArtHouse, College Park 

Bike to Work Day
Join other cyclists in this one day each year when our region celebrates and promotes bicycling as a healthy alternative to driving to work. Register here.
When: When the spirit compels you on Friday to start biking to work (for most, 6:30-9:30am)
Where: Find a pit stop here.
Cost: Free (if you’re using your own bike!)

One of the world’s leading authorities on African American Art, David C. Driskell curated the groundbreaking exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art: 1750-1950 which was foundational in the field of African American art history. At least 30 of Driskell’s works will be on exhibit through June 10th.

When: 2-8pm
Where: Frame Savvy, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free! 

MakerSpace Minecraft
We are making changes to our Minecraft worlds, a MakerSpace community built multiverse of unlimited territory to explore, play, and survive. We invite folks, kids and adults, to help us test the new environment. Bring your laptop and/or Minecraft account, or use one of our 20 systems. While it may be raining outside, we have the option to disable weather in Minecraft so leave that umbrella at home.

When: 5-8pm
Where: Greenbelt MakerSpace, 125 Centerway, Greenbelt

Cost: Free!

Diego Nava will play a series of jazz swing tunes, bossa novas, jazz ballads and some up tempo fast tunes with backing tracks.

When: 6-7pm
Where: College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

Hyattsville’s Summer Jam Series! (As of 1:30pm, Still happening – now inside Muni Bldg!)
Join us for a Summer Jam like no other! Live music by N2N Band, delicious good, beer and wine garden, our moonbounce and kids’ activities! Can also check out Hyattsville’s Micro Farmers Market!
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: City Municipal Bldg, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!


9th Annual Hyattsville Native Plant Sale 
Looking to make your garden or yard more beautiful, interesting, and inviting to birds, bees, and butterflies? Do you want to plant fruit-bearing shrubs? Or, maybe you want to replace some English ivy that’s smothering your garden. You can find all the plants you need to make these changes and more at the 9th Annual Hyattsville Native Plant Sale. When: 8am-2pm
Where: Hyattsville Elementary School Gymnasium, 5311 43rd Ave, Hyattsville
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!

Mt. Rainier Day
Filled with artists, vendors, entertainers and many of the City’s businesses so come out and explore Mt. Rainier! Kickoff parade starts at 11am. 
When: 11am-6pm 
Where: Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier 
Cost: Free! 

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN Waterfront Art Festival 
Amid the scenic atmosphere of an urban waterfront park, enjoy an afternoon of art and imagination! This outdoor gallery and market will have extraordinary art from local artists as well as art activities for all ages. Boat tours along the Anacostia River as well as live musical performances from the Crawdaddies, Kim Reynolds Trio and Strike Force Dummies. 
When: 12-6pm 
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg 
Cost: Free! 
The self-guided tour (downloadable map and app will be provided) takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville. Performing artists and pop-up visual artists along with well known permanent studios will be providing visual, sound and sight cultural humanities for all ages.  
When: 12-5pm 
Where: Gateway Open Studio Tour, 4102 Webster Street, North Brentwood 

Cost: Free!

Celebration of Spring!

Come enjoy arts & crafts, activities, performances, food and music with your neighbors, friends and Greenbelt Recreation.

When: 2-6pm
Where: Springhill Lake Recreation, 6101 Cherrywood Land, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

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Join us as we provide context and insight for artists to complete options for a design for a mural on the underpass walls for the bridge over the Paint Branch Stream on Baltimore Avenue. The workshop will be facilitated by a mural consultant. Please RSVP to Valerie Woodall, or 845-649-2477

When: 12:30-3:30pm 
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park 
Cost: Free! 

Presented by the Hyattsville Preservation Association, the self-guided tour will feature nine homes of various styles and periods.
When: 1-5pm 
Where: Starting at Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 
Cost: $10 on sale at Franklins NOW; Day of tickets are $15  

This event will be a panel discussion with Chloe Marshall of the Food Justice Coalition 20743 and Margaret Morgan-Hubbard of ECO City Farms. Both will provide context for understanding the way that systemic racism has led to food inequities in Prince George’s County and the DMV area.

When: 2:30-4pm 
Where: Prince George’s Museum & Cultural Center, North Brentwood 
Cost: $15 

You really don’t need a description. Yoga set to BeyoncĂ©’s music = magical! Register behind link.
When: 5pm
Where: Maryland Performing Arts Academy, 3018 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 

Cost: $15

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