Adults’ Weekend Guide: May 4th-6th

Forklift’s Fist Friday kicks off this – you got it – Friday!

It feels like the summer, ppl! Which is a-ok, as so many of this weekend’s events are outdoors and involve some brewskys. ๐Ÿ˜‹  Lake Fest, Food Truck Frenzy, Puppies & Barre, Paint Branch Creek Album Release, UP’s Porchfest & more! Get to plannin’, Route One! ๐Ÿ‘Š


Art Jam
Come join us for a creative night under the stars. A perfect Friday night for you and your friends. Community painting, live art, music, vendors and your favorite LuvPlates Food Truck and more!
When: 5-9pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: No entry fee!

Forklift First Friday
We love checking out this monthly event by Community Forklift! Always live music, tasty beer (pop up a la Town Center Market), good food truck eats, local art, kids activities and your chance to explore the potential of CF’s goods for sale! Kid + dog-friendly! Read my review of Community Forklift’s First Fridays here!
When: 6-8pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston
Cost: Free!

College Park Outdoor Performance Series – Dominic Elliott
A local acoustic singer/songwriter plays originals and covers!
When: 6-7pm
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

The Kanye Conversation
Weโ€™ll unpack Mr. Westโ€™s recent statements and discuss other topics affecting the Culture over cocktails. Conversation is important. Must RSVP at info@campworkspace.comWhen: 7-9pm
Where: CAMPSpace, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Paint Branch Creek Album Release Show
Following up on their previous sold-out Milkboy show, Paint Branch Creek presents the highly-anticipated release of their debut album. Original songs sung by local favorites Eric Maring, Allison Hughes, Greg Heelan, Patrick Lynch and Arun Ivatury with lyrics by Eric Olson. Curious about PBC? My thoughts here! When: 7:30pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $10 advance; $13 at door

Omer Quartet live at the Listening Room
Come and enjoy the music of violinists Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violist Jinsun Hong, and cellist Alex Cox, who comprise the Omer Quartet — a leader among todayโ€™s young string quartets. (Check out my post here about shows at Brentwood Arts Exchange!) 
When: 8-10pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: $15 


UPCA Yard Sale
Shop your neighbors treasures! Over 40 houses participating!
When: 8am-1pm
Where: University Park
Cost: Up to you!

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!


Join us for the opening weekend of our boating operations. Games, food, entertainers, hayrides, moonbounce, dance demos, D.J., balloons and special guest costume characters round out the day!
When: 11am
Where: Granville Gude Park, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Riverdale Park ArtsFest 2018
There will be artists, artisans, musicians, authors, poets, craft dealers, folk performers and much more. When: 11am-5pm
Where: Riverdale Park train station parking lot, 5008 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

Prince George’s Food Truck Frenzy 
Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with fun games, music, and food trucks! The event is perfect for the whole family! All vendors are local so come support your Prince George’s County small businesses. We’ll keep you posted about which food trucks will be in attendance by posting a line-up before the event.
When: 11am-3pm
Where: Waktins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Cost: No entry fee 

3rd Annual UP Porchfest 
PorchFest is a family-friendly community music event, appropriate for all ages. The focal points will be a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic to electric, and solo to ensemble. Maps will be distributed at the various porches on Saturday.
When: 2-6pm
Where: University Park
Cost: Free!

Open Studio – Passageways Artists Studios
Come meet the artists, have a talk, enjoy some refreshments!
When: 2-5pm
Where: Passageways Artists Studios, 66th Ave, Riverdale (behind East Pines Center)
Cost: Free!

Fiesta de Greenwood
All are welcome to join this silent auction and dinner to benefit the Friends of Greenwood Tuition Assistance Program!
When: 5-9pm
Where: The Greenwood School, Hyattsville
Cost: $20/tkt (2 for $30)


Social Ride to the Arboretum 
It’s about 10 miles each way and once we get to the Arboretum, we’ll ride through to visit our favorite blooms. FYI – The roads inside the arboretum are hilly! Riders must be comfortable riding on the road in traffic. Helmets required. Bring a lock and cash/cc for any food stops.
When: 12pm-4pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Cost: Free!

These 45 minute classes blend Pilates, yoga, and ballet, minus the dancing! You’ll work your lower body, core, and arms, AND be surrounded by puppies! You MUST sign up in advance (not just respond to the facebook event), as space is limited.
When: 3:30pm & 4:30pm
Where: Open Barre, College Park 
Cost: Minimum donation of $14 (goes towards Dogs XL Rescue)

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!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” When: 8-10pm
Where: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel
Cost: $22

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