Route 1 Adults’ Weekend Guide: Sept. 20th-23rd

Hyattsville Arts and Ales Festival
Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival is this weekend!

So much to take in this weekend! Seriously – way too much awesome stuff for me to list just a couple of here. Take a look and start planning your weekend now! 🙂 

Many thanks to this week’s sponsor!


Bird Walk at Lake Artemesia
Find many species of birds by sight and song, learning from an experienced guide. All skill levels are welcome. Binoculars recommended. No reservations required. Sponsored by the Prince George’s Audubon Society and the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society.
When: 3pm
Where: Meet in parking lot at Berwyn Road and 55th Avenue in Berwyn Heights.
Cost: Free!

Thursday Night Music Series – Proverbs 
Eat some good Mediterranean food, support a local Mt. Rainier restaurant and get down with the roots / rock / reggae sounds of Proverbs – a regional favorite led by vocalist and guitarist Ziah Ayubu, whom many of us know from checking out at Glut! 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)

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Park(ing) Day
For one day – street parking spaces throughout the City will be turned into pop-up parks.  Each parking space will be hosted by a local business or group. Enjoy temporary parks in these spaces!
When: 9am – 5pm
Where: Locations throughout downtown Hyattsville, see here
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception: Through the Hedge
Swampy landscapes, castles, creatures, and magical scenes abound in this entertaining exhibition which explores a strange world conjured from the mind of illustrator Rebecca Solow. The work emerged through daily drawings as part of The 100 Day Project on Instagram.
When: 6-9pm
Where: Gateway Media Arts Lab, 3311 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
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. All participants in our Happy Hour classes this evening will receive a free CAVA mini-bowl, so reserve yours now! Sign up in advance here as space is limited. Added bonus – for Family Weekend, when you sign up for a class, you’ll be able to bring a family member for free!
When: 4:30pm & 6:30pm
Where: Open Barre Studios, 7338 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $5

College Park’s Outdoor Performance Series!
Check out Dominic Elliot at this weekly outdoor performance series featuring local musicians and visual arts performers! Go support the vision of a sustainable, walkable, vibrant top-20 college town!
When: 5-6pm
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!
Hyattsville’s Summer Jam Series (w/ The Roustabouts)!
We love Summer Jam! Live music, food, beer/wine, kids frolicking around, parents earnestly attempting however disjointed conversations with friends and neighbors. Includes moonbounce and kids’ activities, too! Can also check out Hyattsville’s Micro Farmers Market!
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: City Municipal Bldg, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

By exploring the activity of drawing and incorporating elements of chance, both artists explore the idea of time and the potential of form as vehicles to experience, interpret, and reflect the temporal world.

When: 7-9pm 
Where: Art Works Now, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free! 
Come join us, the 20 to 30-year olds of Relentless Grace to eat, worship and be social! We have child care for kids ages 1-11!
When: 7pm 
Where: Crossover Church, 5340 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free! 

Join a gala 80th anniversary celebration of the first film ever shown at the Greenbelt movie theatre! Settle into your seat as Greenbelters did 80 years ago and watch a 35 mm print of Little Miss Broadway, starring Shirley Temple. Before the film, there will be a sing-along of Shirley Temple songs. Cake and Shirley Temple drinks will be served.

When: 7-10pm 
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt 


Rivers to Rockets Bike Rally
Come and ride with us leaving from Roosevelt Center, using the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail, to the Hyattsville Arts Festival. We will spend about two hours at the festival before returning. (You may leave early). Bike parking is provided by Arrow Bicycles. Cost includes starting line snack, a tour guide, and a voucher for lunch at the festival. Those that register prior to September 14 will be guaranteed a t-shirt.
When: 10am-3pm
Where: Meet at Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center,
Cost: $20 and up

16th Greenbelt Blues Festival
Bring your festival chairs and dance shoes to this community-based outdoor/indoor free Blues Festival in Greenbelt’s historic Roosevelt Center. 9 acoustic blues to blues rock bands. When: 10:45am-11:30pm
Where: Greenbelt Blues Festival, 113 Centerway Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

2018 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival
Now in its 11th year, enjoy tons of exhibiting artists and artisans, Maryland breweries, food trucks and vendors, and live entertainment, block by block in Downtown Hyattsville.
When: 12-6pm
Where: 3 streets of downtown Hyattsville (Farragut & Gallatin near Franklin’s Brewery)
Cost: No entry fee (bring beer and food truck $$!)

Creative Lock-In
Join us for a night of structured creativity, inspiration, live sketch modeling and more. A Creative Lock-In is a time during which we lead participants through the life cycle of creating a piece of creative work. We can all use a bit of method and intentional process in our creative work. After the Lock-in there will be an Open Creation session to get your creativity flowing. Come to one or both parts of the evening!

When: 5-12pmWhere: Gateway Arts Media Lab, 3311 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $5

BK50: Brooke’s Outlandish 50th Birthday Bash
Joe’s Movement Emporium’s co-founder, executive director, empress of the emporium and visionary, Brooke Kidd, is turning 50 on September 19th! To celebrate this milestone, Joe’s is hosting a birthday fundraiser to raise $15,000 in support of the HOME Improvement Campaign to keep our facility fabulous and functional. Child care included in ticket price.
When: 7-10pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier
Cost: ~ $50 (discount tickets available)


…& 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: $15 Register here.

Smooth & EZ DC Old Skool Hand Dance 
Break in Joe’s brand new dance floor with iconic DC Hand Dance legends, Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute. All levels welcome to learn and dance! An “EZ” class (no partner required) will be followed by open dancing. Light refreshments included.When: 5pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $15

Always call or check the event website before heading out!

Event information is subject to chance or weather cancellation.

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