Adults’ Weekend Guide: December 13th – 16th

Wild Anacostias
Wild Anacostias at Riverdale Park Festival of Lights this wknd!

Mix up with holiday shopping with some art, music, Cheverly Home Tour, Ugly Sweater contest, UMD Gospel Choir and more this weekend, Route 1!

Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor: 
The Emily Jackson Group


Green Owl Design Holiday Party
Join to celebrate the season, sing karaoke and find the most perfect holiday gift for that special someone! (I’ve been to this party! Good times and great way to find some special, eclectic gifts for those on your list!) 
When: 7-10pm
Where: Green Owl Design, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Live Music with Proverbs Reggae Band at Med Cafe!
Hear some great music from the DMV’s favorite reggae band! 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)

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Maryland Gospel Choir 
Come join Relentless Grace at the Charging Dock! The UMD Gospel Choir will be joining and you don’t want to miss this! We’ve got food, child care and a seat for you!
When: 7-9pm
Where: Crossover Church, 5430 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Holiday Jazz at the Meadworks 
Please join for a night of amazing jazz, including a few holiday classics! In addition, new vintage of “Blue is the New Orange” (my fave!!) will be available for your sipping pleasure.
When: 7-10pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free – no entry fee.


Artist by the Tracks: Open Studios 
Studios in Mt. Rainier, the largest cluster of artists in the Gateway Arts District, open their doors to the public! (I love these Open Studios events – great way to see new art and actually meet the artists who made the work!) 
When: 12-5pm
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Holiday Make-and-Take – Essential Oils
Join us for a fun, holiday learn – make – take workshop with essential oils. DIY Goodies include Holly Jolly Foam Handsoap, Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub, Whipped Body Butter & more! (Local Sharon Johnson runs this workshop and she knows her stuff on essential oils!)
When: 2:30pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $20

Riverdale Park Festival of Lights & Holiday Market
Craft alcohol, artisans, food makers, and many others from noon to 8pm. Multicultural Santa’s: 1-4pm; Live local music: noon to 8pm (including Wild Anacostias at 6pm); Neighborhood Trolley: 5:40-8pm
When: 12-8pm
Where: 6200 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

Cheverly Home Tour 
Do you love the splendor or homes or need ideas for how to decorate on a budget, how to restore an old home? Then come check out the Cheverly Home Tour, featuring 6 beautiful and unique Cheverly residences! Fundraiser benefiting Cheverly Weekday Nursery.
When: 3-7pm
Where: Cheverly
Cost: $25

Ugly Sweater Party
Come in your ugligest holiday sweater and enjoy some delicious craft beer as DJ Todd Dengel spins some records!
When: 5-10pm
Where: Streetcar 82, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

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Artbae Hip Hop Holiday Trap ‘N Paint
Event features a 2-hour guided art instruction session of a “trap” snowman with hip hop holiday music selection.
When: 12-2pm
Where: Creative Saints Loft, 5124-B Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $30/pp

Douglas Thompson Reads and Signs “Fully Human”
Local Yoga legend Douglas Thompson is also an author. Here he presents a wonderful mashup of thought and body which is the essence of his art. When: 3-5pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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!

Guest Speaker for “In Seach of Haydn” 
Q & A with Howard University Musicologist Matthew Franke.
When: 8-10pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: $9

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