Adults’ Weekend Guide: November 8th – 11th

Craftowne at Joe's Movement Emporium
Art from Craftowne, A Visual Novel

Dance, Dance, Party, Party is back in Hyattsville! Opening reception for Craftowne, A Visual Novel is happening in Mount Rainier. A Perfectly Imperfect Ceramics Sale will help you get a head-start on your holiday shopping (I love mugs, btw 😆). Into the Air Literary Music Salon and Mary Amato’s book release party at My Dead Aunt’s Books. Red Dirt hosts its open studio annndddd, if you take a look under Sunday’s listings, you’ll notice a new section: The Week Ahead, featuring upcoming weekday events that are sure to interest all of y’all (like upcoming free community ride at College Park’s newest spinning studio!) Live long and prosper, folks.

Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor! 
Emily Jackson Group

Route 1 Corridor Adults’ Weekend Guide


Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.

Thursday Night Music Series w/ Alex Martin Trio, Jody Beder Trio with bassist Ethan Foote
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)

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

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Opening Reception for Craftowne: A Visual Novel 
Craftowne is a graphic novel that you can walk through. It tells stories in and around a planned suburban community and the people that live in the community. Please join us for the opening reception! Meet the artist, hear about the inpspiration behind the work, and play Craftowne the Card Game. Light refreshments will be served.
When: 7-9:30pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier

The Sunrise Review Live at the Listening Room
The Sunrise Review uses nature as inspiration for music compositions. Solar-powered recording equipment allows these natural spaces to function as a studio as well, adding a unique production style and project narrative.
When: 8-10pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: $15

Choro Das 3 
Choro Das Tres is a vibrant and virtuosic all-female instrumental ensemble who play in seamless harmony, carrying on the rich tradition of Brazil’s first popular music choro.
When: 8-10pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $25+


Vinyasa Yoga
Nurture the harmony of mind and body – work with alignment and awareness, deep stretching and relaxation for a revitalizing experience. (I’ve taken this class and it’s perfect for getting your deep stretching into the workweek!)
When: 9:30-11am
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $13 drop in

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair
Explore local crafters and artists who create treasures made from at least 50% recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably-harvested materials. There will be food vendors, face-painting, a kids craft table and more! When: 10am-4pm
Where: Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free!

Saturday Social 🚲 Ride
Our regular Saturday morning easy ride to points south in search of food and drink and fun! Some on road riding, but mostly trails, mostly flat, usually 12-16 miles round trip. Bring cash/cc, lock. Helmet required. Children are welcome if they are confident on 2 wheels and can ride 10 miles, or are attached to a parent’s bike (trailer or bike seat).When: 11:15am-1:15pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Cost: Free!

Perfectly Imperfect Ceramic Sale 
Purchase beautifully unique pottery “firsts & seconds” made by local artists from the Studio A Ceramics Studio at University of Maryland.
When: 11am-3pm
Where: 5602 42nd Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Prices start at $5 (cash and credit accepted)

Mary Amato Book Release Party 

Celebrate local Hyattsville author Mary Amato’s two newest books: “Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery” and “News from Me, Lucky McGee” fiction for adults/teens and ages 7-10. Light refreshments.
When: 5-7pm
Where: My Dead Aunts Books in Tanglewood Works, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception: It’s not all glitter and rainbows
Meet artist Jordann Wine and indulge in a colorful, vibrant experience of sacred geometry, patterns, color and movement, inviting us to reflect on the infinite.When: 5-8pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

College Park Blues Festival
Bands, vendors, craft beers, dancing.
When: 6-11pm
Where: Ritchie Coliseum, 7615 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Raq Out Belly Dance Concert
The theme for this concert “Storytime!” Local teachers and students of belly dance will tell a story using rhythmic motion and styles around the world, from traditional and cabaret to Asian, fusion and tribal.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Cost: Free! (Donations welcome)

Hike, History & 🍺 Hops: Check Out Route 1’s Day Trip to Historic Ellicott City!


Spinning Class 
Try out a spinning class at Posh Cycling and Fitness – the first official spinning studio in College Park! More about Posh Cycling and Fitness here.
When: 9:30am
Where: Posh Cycling and Fitness, 9925 Rhode Island Ave, College Park
Cost: $20 (Use PROMO CODE “EARLYSINGLE” for $5 off a single class.)

Red Dirt Open Studio, Fall 2018
Jump on this chance to explore one of the coolest studios in our area! Great art, fun folks and good conversation with hot cider and bourbon – and this year, new Red Dirt pint glasses for sale in support of Mount Rainier Elementary’s and Thomas Stone Elementary’s Arts Integration Programs!
When: 1-5pm
Where: Red Dirt Studio, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!

Yoga and Wine
Fun, challenging, dope playlist and wine! Bring a friend; make a friend. Must be at least 21. Register online.
When: 1:30-2:45pm
Where: Love Yoga Studio, Hyattsville
Cost: $20

Into the Air Literary Music Salon
Nicole Saphos (DC based indie-jazz singer, songwriter and upright bassist): Nicole carries a serious punch with her vocals and songwriting as well. Amy K Bormet is an in-demand pianist, vocalist and composer. As an advocate for women in music, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011 and continues to serve as executive director.
When: 5:15-7:15pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books (inside Tanglewood Works), Hyattsville
Cost: $20

The Baxter Theatre Centre’s The Fall
The Fall is presented by the Baxter Theatre Centre’s University of Cape Town, in collaboration with Studio Theatre and created by the company. As a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, eight students wrote The Fall, charting their experiences as activists who brought down a statue and then grappled with what was left standing in its wake: the legacies of race, class, gender, history and power 24 years after the official end of Apartheid.
When: 7-9pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!

Sprinklin’ of upcoming weekday events for you to consider: 

Monday, November 12th: Free Spinning Class – Free Community Ride at noon at Posh Cycling and Fitness. Register here. 

Tuesday, November 13th: Escape to the Caribbean in College Park – Bird talk at 7:30pm at College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park.
Thursday, November 15th: Creatives Meet Up & Art Exhibit Opening at Hyattsville’s CampSpace; tickets are $10 and available for purchase here.

Thursday, November 15th: Need to Know – Mentor Matching – As homeowners, at times, we all need help with a project….a bathroom or kitchen remodel, tax credit forms to fill out. Get matched up with an expert who can show you the ropes at Community Forklift. 

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

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