Route 1 Weekend Guide: February 22nd-24th

Your guide to weekend fun along our beloved Route 1 is here! Featuring an opening reception for WALL, a Black History Month Exhibit, Argentine Tango Workshop, College Park parkrun, Guest Speakers following screening of Green Book, a celebration of black women in leadership, prenatal yoga, BLK Gold & more!

Friday Fun Along Route 1

Black History Month Exhibit
DMV League of Artists presents this Black History Month Exhibit.
When: 6pm
Where: 39th Street Gallery, Brentwood
Cost: Free

Artist Reception: After Anaglypta
In a site-specific installation, artist Melissa Ezelle upends traditional and historical concepts of wallpaper as interior decoration or a device for concealment. Using cut paper, handmade printed lithographs, and screenprinting, Ezelle creates a lavishly unconfined interior landscape.
When: 6:30pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

Opening Reception for WALL: Curated by Molly Ruppert
Walls can isolate and further divide us from what we have in common. Or a wall can simply be a nice place to hang a painting. Curator Molly Rupert poses these questions to a select group of artists.
When: 7-10pm
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free

Argentine Tango Workshop
Learn and dance your heart out; Argentine Tango classes are designed to be welcoming for all levels.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Posh Cycling & Fitness, College Park
Cost: $85 (for 6 classes)

Guest Speaker for GREEN BOOK after Screening
Join us to hear from two guest speakers following the 8pm screening of Green Book. Susan G. Pearl is a local authority on Prince George’s County’s African-American historic buildings and communities. Anne E. Bruder is the Senior Architectural Historian for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration where she has worked since 2001.
When: 8pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre
Cost: $9

Folk Friday with Dan & Faith and Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller
Dream inspired folks from New England and old-time country from West Virginia.
When: 8pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: $15 cover

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Saturday Fun Along Route 1

College Park ParkRun 
Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run. Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park. All ages welcome!
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Cost: Free but please register before your first run.

Paint a Tile Workshop
Tile painting workshop.
When: 10am
Where: College Park Community Library, College Park
Cost: Free

Prenatal Yoga
Love Yoga’s 4-Week Prenatal Yoga Series starts again this Saturday! All trimesters are welcome, and no yoga experience is necessary. Can’t make it to four classes? Drop-ins are available.
When: 12;30pm
Where: Love Yoga Studio, Hyattsville
Cost: $20

Celebrating Women in Leadership
Be inspired by our star powered line-up of powerful African American women who will share their journeys and how, as leaders, they are impacting change.
When: 4-6pm
Where: Bladensburg Community Center, Bladensburg
Cost: Free

Grab all of your creative friends, entrepreneurs and those looking for good vibes to this interactive event celebrating black creativity through vendors, music by DJ Geena Marie, live painting, a fashion installation, giveaways and more!
When: 6-10pm
Where: Riggs Center, 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park
Cost: Free admission

Blues and BBQ
Members of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Ensemble will grace the Meadworks stage for your listening pleasure. For your eating pleasure, local favorite 2fifty Texas BBQ will “pop-up” to prepare some of their delicious
When: 6-10pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (No cover)

The Head that Wears the Crown
When a mean-spirited plan for revenge goes far out of control, the repercussions of choices will follow all of them for the rest of their lives.
When: 8pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $25

Uptown Cheapskate Coming to College Park Spring 2019

Sunday Fun Along Route 1

Soul in Motion Players: Drum Call 
Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured DC dance company. Combining colorful costumes, spirited movements and energetic drumming rhythms.
When: 4pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $28

Just Jazz on Sunday
Catch Candice Bostwick & Wayne Willentz perform in this great new spot. Wayne is the fearless leader of Capital City Voices and renowned piano virtuoso has a long stellar resume. Candice is a consummate professional and a great jazz collaborator.
When: 5-7pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: $18+


As always, please call ahead to confirm event’s status before heading out!

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