Adults’ Weekend Guide: Sept. 13th-16th

Herbs for Stress Relief, Eat Drink Man Woman, Sixth Annual Naturalista Expo, Hyattsville’s PorchFest, Yoga set to the tunes of Jill Scott, Daniel Caesar and more all inside Route One Fun’s latest Adults’ Weekend Guide!

Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor!

☔🌞☔ Given the inclement / moody weather forecast for this weekend, please make sure to contact the event host ahead of heading out to the event!  When possible, I will update this page if/when I hear of event cancellations. 


Herbs & Herbal Formulas for Effective Stress Relief 
Spend a relaxing and educational evening with David Winston, RH (AHG), as he discusses Herbs and Herbal Formulas for Effective Stress Relief. Register here.
When: 7-8:30pm Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4902 Berwyn Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

Living Local: Everyday Civic Engagement
Join for the first of the Laurel Historical Society’s Fall Speaker Series! Dr. Alexander Chan will discuss how 4-H increases community involvement and will teach attendees how to turn those pesky plastic grocery bags into a durable, re-usable bag using crochet! Light refreshments with local farm samples available.
When: 7pm
Where: Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Streets
Cost: Free! (Suggested donation of $2 for non-members)

Thursday Night Music Series – Cristian Perez
Eat some good Mediterranean food, support a local Mt. Rainier restaurant and get down with the jazz / folk / classical / world vibes from Argentine-born guitarist and composer Cristian Perez! Always a fun time and can attest that their falafels, with some special sauce, will make you return for more! When: 7-9pm
Where: Med Cafe, 3237 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (no cover)

Eat Drink Man Woman
Join us as the Taiwanese Embassy presents: EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN for free as apart of our Taiwanese Film Series!When: 8pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

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Public Art Reception
Join for opening reception of Abstract Perspectives, a group show featuring artwork by Se Cho, Thonas Dahlberg and Jodi Ferrier.
When: 7-9pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison soon learns this was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. A battle of wills ensues between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Nurse Ratched affecting all the ward’s patients.When: 8pm
Where: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel
Cost: ~ $20

ICYMI: Hip Hop, Trap Heels, Belly Dance, 
African Dance & Drum Workshops at Joe’s Movement Emporium!


College Park parkrun 100th event
Come celebrate the 100th College Park parkrun and our healthy, supportive community. It’s as free and friendly as ever, and we guarantee you won’t finish last. All ages, all speeds, and we love walkers as much as speedsters. Dogs and strollers too. Everybody is welcome … except Florence, that is.
When: 9am-10am
Where: Acredale Community Park, 4200 Metzerott Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

Sixth Annual Naturalista Expo
The Naturalista Hair Show is now The Naturalista Expo, an event focused on making busy women’s lives easier through life hacks in hair, beauty and health.
When: 10am-5pm
Where: The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $15+

Porchfest Hyattsville
30 performers on 15 porches! Map here. Fun way to meet new neighbors and travel around the neighborhood! Open to all. Final decision or whether or not to go ahead with PorchFest will be made by 3pm on Friday here:
When: 2-6pm
Where: Hyattsville (see above map for specific addresses)
Cost: Free!

Bodies – Opening Reception
Using photography, drawing, embroidery, and performance this exhibition centers and celebrates bodies that have traditionally been hidden or marginalized within mainstream media and pop culture. “This show is uncensored and contains mature content.” Featuring local artists Ashley Ja’nae, Hard Stitched, Dafna Steinberg, Matt Storm and curated by Amy Loko.When: 5-8pm
Where: Otis Street Art Project, 3706 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!


…& Yoga (Playlist featuring Jill Scott, Sade, Daniel Caesar +)
We invite you to take a journey of self-exploration through the practice of yoga. Accompanied by a carefully curated playlist (featuring artists such as Jill Scott, Sade, and Daniel Caesar), you will be guided through yoga postures and breathing techniques in order to strengthen and explore the body, mind, and spirit.When: 10am
Where: Maryland Performing Arts Academy, 3018 Hamilton Street, 2nd Fl, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! Register here.

Centered Body, Awakened Mind (Yoga/Meditation Hybrid)
Each class will start with a few, easy yoga poses (asanas) in order to cultivate awareness and prepare the body and the breath for sitting. This will be followed by sitting meditation, alternating with periods of walking meditation as needed.
When: 11am
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Drop-in for $13

Taverns of Prince George’s County
Come hear about the long history of taverns and drink in the county with this lecture by County Historian Susan Pearl.When: 1pm
Where: Maryland Milestones Heritage Center, 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

5th Annual Dance & Music Fest
Featuring a special performance by “Brand Nubians.” An action packed tribute to DMV’s own “Urban Artistry.” & NJ’s own DJ Ameer. Also guest DJ’s include: DJ Jo Jo, DJ Kool Flash, DJ Ameer, CHOSEN & The Legendary Cameron Da DJ spinning the best global Rhythms and underground grooves in dance
Music.When: 3-9pm
Where: Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
Cost: Free!

Giselle – Ballet Performance
From the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London: Perhaps the most celebrated ballet of the Romantic era, Adolphe Adam’s intoxicating ballet Giselle is the dramatic story of a peasant girl whose betrayal by her aristocratic lover causes her to go mad before dying and returning as a ghost. [H]ere captured in High Definition video and true surround sound.
When: 8pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: $9

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Event information is subject to chance or weather cancellation.

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