Route 1 Weekend Guide: January 10th – 13th

Route One Fun Weekend Guide

Celebrating the Life & Poetry of Langston Hughes in Hyattsville, Photography Exhibit exploring grand landscapes in Mount Rainier, DJ Happy Hour in College Park, Core de Force in Cheverly, Guest Speaker following “On the Basis of Sex” in Greenbelt & more, all this weekend! (Also read this post for a number of specials and special events for furloughed workers.)

Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor: Bouncing Bambini – Now in College Park! FREE Zumbini Class (1/10) & FREE Baby Mombo Class (1/15)!
Bouncing Bambini


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. **Bonus for furloughed employees: Any customer with a federal government ID will receive a $5 gift certificate at the RPFM’s information booth. Offer lasts each Thursday until the shutdown is over. πŸ‘
When: 3-7pm
Where: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.

Preview DJ Happy Hour
Reviving our weekly DJ happy hour every Thursday – This weeks special guest Kenny M. and residents Chris Stauffer & Jon_MFD. We provide an intimate lounge with house and techno played by live local DJs on the second floor art gallery. Food and drink specials.
When: 6pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Picture Hanging Workshop
Learn hands-on how to hang posters, pictures and frames to create a stylish gallery wall a la Living by Lovett Workshop.
When: 6-8pm

Where: Ikea, College Park (in the Bedrooms Department)


Open House: Creative Saints Loft
Been trying to find time to visit this new spot? Come to the open house and explore this new creative space.
When: 2-6:30pm
Where: Creative Saints Loft, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Get Crafty / Artsy at Furlough Friday

Burn some creative energy in at Pyramid Atlantic as you learn form the pros how to pull a print, stencil ink, make a zine & enjoy an interview-based performance and mural creation at Studio SoHy with artist Josh Franco.

When: 3-6pm 
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free! 
Yes, this is in downtown DC but have to share as I highly recommend catching Dumi (of Zimbabwe Legit) do his thing! Had the chance to hear him and his exploration of rhymes, beats, and cultural infusions in Mt. Rainier a while back and he’s tre good. 
When: 6-7pm 
Where: The Kennedy Center, Millenium Stage, DC 
Cost: Free!

Hatha Yoga
When: 7-8:30pm
Where: Yoga Space, Hyattsville
Cost: Free for students new to Yoga Space; $5 for furloughed employees (unless new to YS, then free); otherwise $15

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Core de Force
Try Core de Force, a non-contact mixed martial arts style format that is much more than a typical cardio class for FREE at Greenleaf Fitness (see my post here to learn more about Greenleaf Fitness and use promo code below).
When: 8-9am
Where: Greenleaf Fitness, Cheverly
Cost: Free! (Must register here and use promo code: 653124842169

Dom Flemons: The American Songster
Take a journey through a century of folklore and musical styles, including ragtime, blues, country western, bluegrass, and more with Dom Flemons: The American Songster. This tour de force of American music illuminates the history and influence of African American musicians on a century of song.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly
Cost: Free!

Celebrating the life and poetry of Langston Hughes
Join Levine Faculty members Charles Williams (voice) and Gary Prince (guitar) for a memorable evening of music and spoken word celebrating the poetry of Langston Hughes.When: 7-9pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $20/door; $18 in advance

Guest Speaker for “On the Basis of Sex” after the 7:30pm Show
After the movie, join for Q & A with Debbie Levy – author of more than 20 nonfiction and fiction books for young people, including New York Times best-selling “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark.”
When: 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: $9

βœ‹ Special Request: Going to any of the great events listed here? 
Please let them know you read about it on Route One Fun! here! Thank you! 😍


** Given the snow, please be sure to contact each business below to confirm operating status before heading out. 

Try this class focused on thoughtful, low impact movements, strengthening the body through exercises that challenge core strength, flexibility, and stability while also providing an opportunity to deepen ones faith through weekly devotions and reflections during class for FREE at Greenleaf Fitness (see my post here to learn more about Greenleaf Fitness and use promo code below).
When: 8-9am
Where: Greenleaf Fitness, Cheverly
Cost: Free! (Must register here and use promo code: 653124842169

A Taste of Tea 
Come in out of the cold and join us for tea, the β€œcomfort drink!” We will taste various teas, such as green, black, herbal, and white, and will learn a little history of the beverage. Scones will be served with jam and lemon curd. A casual, fun, buffet style get-together, while meeting new friends and neighbors – you don’t want to miss this!
When: 1pm
Where: Marietta House Museum, Glenn Dale
Cost: $5/person

Opening Reception for “The World Through My Eyes” 
Explore grand landscapes, epic sunsets, intimate images, and other interests at this photography exhibit by Gary J. Kohn. Light refreshments will be served.
When: 2-5pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
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!

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

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