Adults’ Weekend Guide: Nov. 1st-4th

Film Screening: Agnes Varda’s Cleo de 5 a 7 this week.

Film screening, lecture about Maryland Emancipation Day, Paul Simon Tribute, Marvin Gaye music-inspired show, My Dead Aunt’s Books Grand Opening, Hilltop House Party, Yoga at the Meadery & more happening along the Route 1 Corridor this weekend!


1st Thirsty Thursday
Join the City/University Community every FIRST Thursday (of most months) for 1st Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!When: 5-7pm
Where: Fishnet, College Park
Cost: No cover

154 years ago, Maryland amended the state’s constitution and emancipated enslaved African-Americans in the state. Join for a lecture and musical performance in celebration of Maryland Emancipation Day. Dr. Clara L. Small, renowned historian, author, and Professor Emeritus in History at Salisbury University, will present her lecture, “How free, was free?” and examine the experience of African- Americans in post-emancipation Maryland. Cap the evening with a moving performance by The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, an ensemble committed to the preservation of African-American history and traditions– presenting songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials and triumphs, as expressed through a cappella music, drama and dance.

When: 7-9pm 
Where: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park 
Cost: Free!

Thursday Night Music Series – Open Mic with The John Figuras
Eat some good Mediterranean food and listen to the tunes of great local musicians. 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)

Film Screening: Agnes Varda’s Cleo de 5 a 7
Join us for the first film of the Women in Film: Gender Redefined film series, and afterwards, stay for the lively discussion with series curator Erin Devine.When: 7-9pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

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NewSueRevue Part 1 – Upcycled Fall Leaves
Tanglewood Sue will teach you how to use scissors our Big shot cutter , aluminum cans and Alcohol Ink to make Fall Leaves for wreaths. Be at the shop by 6pm sharp! When: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Tanglewood Works, Hyattsville
Cost: $45

Paul Simon Tribute with Paint Branch Creek and friends
Night of music including a tribute to the legendary Paul Simon! With Rocky Korr, Matt Jones and the next generation.
When: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: Not noted

What’s Going On
What’s Going On seeks to provoke thoughtfulness and spark conversations to ignite change in each community it touches. The music of Marvin Gaye is given fresh perspectives with choreography by Vincent Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah in this evening-length work that features modern, jazz and West African dance, provoking thoughtful engagement with audience members. When: 8pm (Also times on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $17 and up


My Dead Aunt’s Books – Grand Opening Celebration
My Dead Aunt’s Books Formerly Robert Harper Books has reopened inside Tanglewood Works in Hyattsville, MD. Come celebrate our Grand Opening with a variety of events: 11am Ribbon Cutting
1pm Book Signing “Hyattsville” by Andra Damron and Aaron Marcavitch will sign “US Route 1 Baltimore to Washington DC”; 3pm Performance by Pianist Songwriter Cynthia Marie; 6pm Signing Chesapeake Table by Renee Brooks Catacalos; 7-9pm Music by the Repeat Offenderz. Defense Attorneys under cover.
When: 11am-9pm
Where: Inside Tanglewood Works, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Garden Event at Riversdale 
Join for a tulip planting frenzy! Help our gardener plant over 2,000 tulip bulbs. All ages welcome. Bring friends, family and enjoy coffee and hot cocoa in the garden!
When: 10am – 2pm
Where: Riversdale House
Cost: Free!

2 Day Pop-Up Art Show
Harlem Fine Arts Show and the DMV League of Artists present Alfred Addo, Water Kolours Fine Art / Danny Jenkins, Thomas Lockhart, Grace Mugala and many more!
When: 10am-10pm
Where: Gateway Media Arts Lab, Mount Rainier
Cost: $15

Hilltop House Party 
Been to a rockin’ house party lately? Now’s your chance! Catch Soraia (from Philly), One Way Out DC, Jacob Jasper + Ryan Moran at this welcoming Hyattsville Hilltop House Party!
When: 7-11pm
Where: 4111 Jefferson Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Donations for bands


Free Community Day: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Great opp to visit this cool museum FOR FREE! Explore current exhibits, permanent collection and events!
When: 12-5pm
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, WDC
Cost: Free!

Numi 2nd Anniversary Party 
Join us to celebrate two years of community and growth – whether you’ve been in once, once a day, or not at all! We’ll have food and drinks from some awesome local vendors like The Cultured Kombucha, Frutta Bowls and a visit from future event partner WeWork! When: 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Numi Yoga, College Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Yoga at the Meadery
A great way to finish your weekend!
When: 4:30pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: $20 includes all level class and mead

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 City Bldg, 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Sprinklin’ of upcoming weekday events for you to consider: 

Monday, November 5th: Award-winning writer and Washington Post journalist Monica Hesse discusses her latest release, The War Outside, as the November speaker at the Woman’s Club University Park‘s monthly meeting. Hesse will also share her experience as a Washington Post features journalist focusing on gender and its effects on society. 11:30am at the University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville. All welcome.

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  1. Hi there! I just reached out to Maryland Meadworks and they confirmed that Yoga at the Meadery is indeed on the 4th (the registration page will be updated soon to reflect the correct date). Thanks for catching that and letting me know!

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