|📸: Kirsten Lies-Warfield|
Need a little (or big, really) trombone in your life (who doesn’t, amirite)? Then head to Mount Rainier’s Med Cafe for live performance by US Army Band (and local) trombonist Kirsten Lies-Warfield! Perhaps Snap ‘N Paint in Hyattsville to the tunes of Soulja Boy is more (or also) your thing? You’re in luck, too! How about a Friday Night Paint & Sip? Details on these events & more (Carpe Noctem Holiday Market, Stories & Songs from Eastern Europe) below!
Free Herbal Check-Ins with Colleen
Meet Clinical Herbalist Colleen Zuntag to chat about herbs and receive a free, 5 minute check-in on how herbs may help some of your most important health concerns. (I’ve done this before; Colleen’s a guru, full of really helpful info on ways to holistically help your body.)
Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park
Trombone master Kirsten Lies-Warfield
Former U.S. Army band trombonist and Brentwood’s own Kirsten Lies-Warfield takes the instrument places you didn’t know it could go this Thursday! Hear what a virtuoso musician can do over a variety of lively beats. As always, the evening is kid-friendly. (Always a fun time and can attest that their falafels, with some special sauce, will make you return for more!)When: 7-9pm
Where: Mediterranean Cafe, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free! (no cover)
Snap ‘N Paint Experience
Dig Soulja Boy? Like to paint, with friends? Then check out Artbae Society’s Snap ‘N Paint, featuring 2-hour guided instruction session of a painting with “Snap” music selections from the early 2000’s.
Where: Creative Saints Loft, Hyattsville
Grand Opening – Cava in College Park!
Free meals for the first 150 guests on Friday!
Where: Cava, 7350 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Depends on your appetite!
Pam’s Palette – Paint & Sip
A Friday night paint & sip with talented Hyattsville artist, Pam Colby of PM Colby Studio! Follow step-by-step instructions by local artist Pam Colby in this fun and easy workshop. Ticket price includes a 2-hour class, refreshments and a 12×16 abstract masterpiece. When: 7-9pm
Where: Green Owl Design, Hyattsville
For All Good Causes Holiday Sharing Fair
Crafts from global artisans, baked goods, fair trade coffees, teas, a white elephant room and more! Children’s activities may engage kids while you browse. Shop for gifts that support sustainability, justice and peace in the world!
Where: University Park Church of the Brethren, University Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
The Holiday Mt. Rainier Craft Fair
Join for a holiday craft fair like no other! Festive decor, incredible local crafters from all over the DC-MD-VA area and a gathering of loving, accepting community.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Lead by Cindy Xander. Fee includes decorating materials. Please bring your own wreath. Enjoy this fun afternoon with friends while you work on decorating a wreath.
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Carpe Noctem Holiday Market – St. Jerome Academy
Our annual Holiday Market invites the community to shop the night with over 50 unique artisan vendors, while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Festive family fun, including activities for the kids and visits with Santa. this year’s event also features exciting raffles – piano, getaway for 12 at a Pennsylvania vacation house, summer camps and SO much more!!
Where: St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 admission (includes 1 drink)
Greenbelt Farmers Market Holiday
Come for your farmers market favorites plus holiday greenery and other holiday items. The Greenbelt Festival of Lights Juried Art and Craft Fair will be running the same weekend in the Greenbelt Community Center next door.
Where: Greenbelt Farmers Market, Greenbelt
Cost: No entrance fee
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hyattsville City Bldg, 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Zombie Nutcracker anyone? 😉 In this (slightly) deranged (new) annual aerial tradition, UpSpring explores what would happen if the Nutcracker took place on Halloween. Zombies, snow ghosts, and sea monsters dance and dangle from the ceiling. (If you haven’t seen UpSpring aerial performances before, THEY’RE AMAZING! Like a local Cirque!)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $17 adults; $12 students and seniors (DISCOUNT: Thursday only, purchase ticket(s) using code “GONUTS” for $10 tickets to Sunday’s show!)
Stories and Song from Eastern Europe
The College Park Chorale and Chamber Singers present music and folk tales from Russia, Czech Republic and Slovenia.
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park