Adults’ Weekend Guide: May 24th-27th

Check out (EN)lighted this weekend!

Paddle Night on the Anacostia, Labor Film Fest and a Laborpalooza Music Fest, House Concert for Pyramid featuring Lauren Calve, barre in Magruder Park only to be followed by free community yoga the next day! SO much to get excited about this weekend! 👊

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Featuring works by Melissa Burley, Sean Hennessey and Scott Pennington, “(EN)lighted” is a poetic play of light, texture and color. Mixed media, mechanical and multilayered illuminated works.
When: 10am-7pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Anacostia River Discovery Series Paddle Night 
Come discover your Anacostia River by joining AWS for paddle night at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. From this site, there is a covered pavilion, picnic benches and a playground so it’s an ideal summer evening out on the water! First-come, first-served so come early for your best chance of getting out on the water! Must register here!
When:  5:30-7:30pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg
Cost: Free!

2018 Preservation Month: Annual Historic Preservation Reception

This annual celebration of work in historic preservation will be at the Publick Playhouse. Professor William Thomas III will present a film about Ann Williams from Bladensburg and her fight for freedom. Awards for preservation work will be made.

When: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly

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!

One man goes up against one of the nation’s largest paper mill and chemical plants in a bid to save his town from sickness-causing pollution.

When: 8pm 
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free! 


Coffee Cupping 
Explore weekly varieties of fair trade coffee, learn about our brewing process and how to analyze for distinct flavor profiles.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Vigilante Coffee, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! 

Join Paint Branch Creek for this cool, al fresco performance in College Park! 
When: 6-7pm
Where: 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park 
Cost: Free! 

Marianna Previti & The Smokin’ Polecats will be having a ball at The New Deal Cafe.

When: 8:30pm
Where: New Deal Café, Greenbelt 

Cost: Free (no cover)!

Made any guesses on #whereamiwednesday yet? Check it out! 

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: 10am-3pm
Where: Frame Savvy, Hyattsville

Cost: Free!

Barre in Magruder Park!
Join this barre class led by certified barre instructor Amanda Rooney, a mom of two under two, who fell in love with barre as a way to strengthen herself after back to back pregnancies! Bring a yoga mat and RSVP if you can to so that she can get a sense of numbers!
When: 2:30pm
Where: Magruder Park, by the tennis courts
Cost: Donation (Pay what you can!)

Join this fun fundraiser for Hyattsville’s Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Roots rocker Lauren Calve will perform. If you haven’t seen her you are missing out – she is an amazing artist…super soulful and leaves it all on the stage. BYOB. rsvp

When: 7-10pm
Where: 4111 Jefferson Street, Hyattsville 

Cost: $10 suggested donation.

Laborpalooza Musicfest 
This year’s first-ever Laborpalooza will showcase an exciting lineup of talented musical artists from the DC-area labor movement. Emceed by LaborFest coordinator Chris Garlock and Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director Elise Bryant, Laborpalooza will feature four groups: the DC Labor Chorus, The ULiNERS, Moose Jaw Bluegrass and punk band Chill Parents. This swashbuckling evening of music for the movement is a can’t-miss LaborFest event! When: 8-11pm
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! Register behind link.

Have you been to The Public Option? Great place for a delish beer! 


Last chance to check out this exhibit of surreal worlds through color, form and surface. More about exhibit in this Hyattsville Life & Times article.
When: 10am-4pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: Free! 

Social Ride to Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market
Bring your pannier’s and backpacks! Millie is leading a ride to the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market. This is a great market – in addition to the usual spring veggies and fruits, there are beer and wine, pastry, food, cheese, and pasta vendors! It’s about 26 miles round trip. Bring a lock, cash/cc, metro farecard if you want to metro home.
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Cost: Free! (No fee to ride)

When: 12pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Community Yoga at Magruder Park
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: Magruder Park, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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