Route 1 Weekend Guide: February 1st – 3rd

From Creative Culture in North Brentwood to Blue Plain’s in College Park to a Three Sheets Lecture Series in Brookland to Vegetarian Cookery in Hyattsville, so much to explore this weekend along the Route 1 corridor!

Friday Events

Creative Culture, Vol. 1 – Black Love
Creative Culture, in conjunction with The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, brings to you a celebration of beauty, art, and love. Be entertained by a changing line-up of live performances, multiple DJ sets, local food & drink vendors, and shop various local retailers that will be selling their goods. Because February is Black History month, this event will celebrate Black Love and will be featuring performances by Aaron Abernathy with Special Guests Anastasia Antoinette and Brian Jones.
When: 7pm-12am
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Brentwood
Cost: $35

Indie Rock Night at Milkboy
Rock out with your socks out and see the DC-based band Blue Plains perform along with 3 other local indie rock groups. If you’re a fan of Pavement, Pixies, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, or Mumford & Sons (answer: C–all of the above), this is a show you will not want to miss! Come early and catch happy hour, which runs from 4pm-7pm and includes $3 drafts and food specials.
When: doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Where: Milkboy Arthouse, College Park
Cost: $10-12

Three Sheets Lecture Series
Described as “TED Talks meets Drunk History,” presenters will take you through some of the most interesting and educational topics of their choosing…but they will also be pretty sloshed. All the proceeds from this event will go towards City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties.
When: 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Dew Drop Inn, NE D.C.
Cost: Pay what you can

First Friday Swing with Ghosts of Weimar
Hosted by non profit Capital City Swing, swing into February with one of Baltimore’s best swing bands, the Ghosts of Weimar! Bring your moves and your dancin’ shoes and jump jive and spin your whale to the sounds of Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, and Cole Porter!
When: 9pm-12am
Where: Caldwell Hall (Catholic University of America), NE D.C.
Cost: $15

Sneak Peek Inside Riverdale Park’s Banana Blossom Bistro!

Saturday Events

Hyattsville Horticultural Society Annual Seed Sale
Dreaming of Fresh Vegetables? Colorful Flowers? Have a Gardening Question? You’ll find what you want. We will have a wide selection of Hart’s and Southern Exposure seeds, chosen by expert local gardeners to work well in your Hyattsville garden!
When: 10am-3pm
Where: Hyattsville City Building (2nd Floor), Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

An Abundant Kitchen Exploring Vegetarian Cookery
If you are interested in vegan or vegetarian cooking or just want to add more plant-based foods into your diet, come join Melinda at My Dead Aunt’s Books for a discussion to inspire you.
When: 2-4pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Closing Reception for “Approaching the Point” Exhibit
If you haven’t made time to check out this exhibit, come out and celebrate University of Maryland’s Art Honors students senior showcase “Approaching the Point” featuring artworks range in materiality, from steel and bronze sculptures, to large-scale painting and illustrations, to three-dimensional prints.
When: 6-8pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

International Championship of Collegiate A Capella
Come out and support the UMD Treblemakers as they compete against 9 other collegiate groups for a chance to move on to the regional Mid-Atlantic Semifinal.
When: 7pm
Where: University of Maryland Clarice Performing Arts Center, College Park
Cost: $20-25

🐕🐶🐕 Riverdale Park’s Waggertail Dog Park &
More Dog Parks Along Route One! 🐕🐶🐕

Sunday Events Along Route 1

Catered Game Night for Furloughed Employees
Bring the family for board games and activities! Enjoy a completely plant based catered meal and bring along your favorite games to share with others who have been affected by the government shutdown. See event page for details on making donations, or if you’re interested in volunteering at the event.
When: 1-4pm
Where: The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Laurel Historical Society Exhibit Opening
Explore the history of healthcare and medicine in Laurel at the Grand Opening of their 2019 Exhibit, Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories takes the visitor through nearly 200 years of medical history in Laurel by highlighting doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacies, hospitals, and medicines. Objects on display include medicine bottles, homeopathic remedies, doctor’s bags, nurse’s caps, and more! There will be light refreshments and giveaways.
When: 1-4pm
Where: Laurel Historical Society, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Community Art Drop-In
Make a simple African-inspired drum with Artist in Residence, Karen Arrington.
When: 1-3pm
Where: Greenbelt Recreation ARTS, Greenbelt
Cost: Free

$10 Weekday Lunch Special
at Hyattsville’s Pizzeria Paradiso!


☔⛄⛆🌠As always, please call ahead to confirm event’s status before heading out,
especially when inclement weather is in the forecast!

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