Route 1 Weekend Guide: January 4th – 6th

Beautiful works of art for $50 (like this one by Rose Jaffe) until Sunday at Pyramid Atlantic. But you can’t have this one; it’s mine. Mwah ha ha!

πŸŽ‡Happy New Year, Route One Buds! πŸŽ‰2019 is gonna be fantabulous, I can feel it! Speaking of feelings, got every one covered this weekend. Physical feelings (but not in that way πŸ˜‰), creative feelings, reflective feelings, curious feelings, jazzy/mead-y feelings, Elvis feelings, nature feelings – there’s an event for all the feelings you’re feeling, as you listen to In my feelings. 🎢 Read on.


40 Acres Deferred Artist Talk
40 Acres Deferred highlights the ways in which, even with oppressive systems actively dismantling the rights outlined in our constitution, Black Americans have created spaces that affirm liberty, justice, and happiness. When: 6-9pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Jazz Night at Maryland Meadworks
Enjoy this regular jazz night as Luke, Lena and friends grace the Maryland Meadworks stage as you enjoy your delicious mead. Check out this post on Maryland Meadworks here.
When: 7-10pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club
“Elvis” and Kittie Glitter take care of business as hosts of this hilarious underground fight club. Don’t miss this sexy, subversive, satirical, and nonsensical tradition that celebrates The King’s birthday month! (Kate Taylor Davis of Hyattsville’s Pyramid is involved with this production and promises a good time!) When: 8pm & 10:30pm
Where: Gala Hispanic Theatre, Columbia Heights, DC
Cost: $25-$35


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

POSH Open House
Free demo classes like Boxing, Wellness Workshop, Tango, Posh Bounce, Yoga and more!
When: 9am-4pm
Where: Posh Cycling & Fitness, College Park
Cost: Free!

10 x 10 Invitational: 150+ Works, 100 Artists
Today’s your last day to buy some tremendously affordable + local artwork. $50 for a beautiful 10 x 10 work of art.
When: 10am-6pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Yoga Nidra Workshop
Are you feeling exhausted both physically and mentally after the holidays? The class will begin with restorative yoga poses and end with Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra reliably reveals and awakens your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy.
When: 12-1:30pm
Where: Love Yoga, Hyattsville
Cost: $15

Mindful Music
Join for a meditative music workshop with Jael Patterson. “Mindful Music” will allow participants an opportunity to use music as a container to place affirmations and hopes for themselves for the new year.
When: 1:30-3pm
Where: College Park Arts Exchange, College Park
Cost: No fee noted

Free Self-Defense Seminar – Gracie Self-Defense Program for Women
Special two-hour seminar is designed for first-time self-defense students and will teach participants six critical techniques to protect yourself. Suitable for ages 13 and up. Wear comfortable workout attire. Call 703-867-1746 to register.
When: 3-5pm
Where: Gracie Jiu Jitsu College Park, 7100 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free, but RSVP to reserve your spot.



Lake Artemesia
There’s sun in the forecast (as of the time I write this post) so head outside and go for a stroll or a bike ride or a slow but enjoyable crawl along lovely Lake Artemesia! Last time we went, spotted some turtles, frogs, ducks & birds of all stripes, beautiful lilipads & more!
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: Berwyn Rd & 55th Ave, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!

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
Free Community Day – National Museum of Women in the Arts
Take this opp to check out the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts for FREE (tickets are usually $10 each)! And yes, the museum is open during / not affected by the government shutdown.
When: 12-5pm
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave, NW, DC
Cost: Free! 

Artist Reception: Point of View
Join us at Maryland Milestones Heritage Center for a wine and cheese artist reception. Artist Sally Davies has lived and worked in Prince George’s County for over 20 years. The paintings in this exhibit, POINT OF VIEW, are part of her series of landscapes with unusual vantage points.

When: 2pm
Where: Maryland Milestones, 4318 Gallatin Street, 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!
πŸ“… January 7th – 13th: Free Yoga, Pilates or Feldenkrais class for students NEW to Yoga Space! **Additionally, for the duration of the Government Shut Down, the price per class is $5 for all locked out from work. Here in Hyattsville, the honor system prevails no proof needed.

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