Mix up with holiday shopping with some art, music, Cheverly Home Tour, Ugly Sweater contest, UMD Gospel Choir and more this weekend, Route 1!
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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!)
Where: Green Owl Design, Hyattsville
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!)
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!
Where: Crossover Church, 5430 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
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.
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free – no entry fee.
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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!)
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, Mt. Rainier
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!)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
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
Where: 6200 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
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.
Ugly Sweater Party
Come in your ugligest holiday sweater and enjoy some delicious craft beer as DJ Todd Dengel spins some records!
Where: Streetcar 82, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
SUNDAY EVENTS ALONG ROUTE 1
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.
Where: Creative Saints Loft, 5124-B Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
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
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
Guest Speaker for “In Seach of Haydn”
Q & A with Howard University Musicologist Matthew Franke.
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
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