Route 1 Weekend Guide: March 15 – 17th

From a launch party in Hyattsville for super-cool graphic novel adaptation of The Iliad to a St. Patrick’s Day sing-song Celebration with Paint Branch Creek in College Park to Apollo 11 + Guest Speaker in Greenbelt, this weekend’s gonna be a lot of fun along Route 1!

Friday Along the Route 1 Corridor

Seniors in the Community Art Show & Reception
30 area artists featured.  Works include paintings, photographs, pottery and sculpture, textiles, needle and fabric art. Disability access and exhibit drop-off available in the lot behind the Catholic Student Center (CSC). Free parking available 4pm – 12pm at the University’s Mowatt Lane Parking Garage across from the CSC.
When: 4-8pm
Where: UM Catholic Student Center, 4141 Guilford Dr., College Park
Cost: Free

The Iliad: A Graphic Novel Adaptation – Launch Party & Meet Author Gareth Hinds
Local author/illustrator, Gareth Hinds, will introduce and talk about his newest graphic novel adaptation, The Iliad. All ages welcome. Refreshments will be served!
Where: Vigilante Cofee, Hyattsville

Apollo 11 + Guest Speaker Dr. Matthew Shindell
Watch Apollo 11 and then hear Dr. Matthew Shindell, Curator of Planetary Science and Exploration Space History Department Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum share his thoughts about the movie and the solar system.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: $9

Enter Route One Fun GIVEAWAY for pair of tickets
to A Bronx Tale at the National Theatre!

Saturday Along the Route 1 Corridor

Fire Next Door
The Howard County Historical Society and the Howard County African American History Project present “Fire Next Door,” a compelling documentary on the tragic and controversial 1965 Fire on Fells Lane, a black community in Ellicott City. There will be an introduction by Historical Society Executive Director, Shawn Gladden and commentary / Q&A with Tyrone Tyler, Fells Lane resident and the documentary’s producer.Reservations are recommended since seating is limited. Please call 410-480-3250.
When: 1pm
Where: Museum of Howard County History, Ellicott City
Cost: Free

Traffic Box Art Wrap
You may have noticed some new art around Hyattsville…well meet one of the artists!
When: 2-3pm
Where: Corner of Baltimore Ave & Hamilton St, 4500 Hamilton St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Good people, good music, good times to celebrate St. Paddy’s day. Young musicians making it special beyond belief. Not to be missed. Hosted by Paint Branch Creek.
When: 7-9pm
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Cost: Free

Sunday Along the Route 1 Corridor

Julie Mack / David Jernigan Duo – Jazz
Catch this intimate, hip and soulful duo show what a voice and an upright bass can do! From Bebop to Brazilian and more.
When: 5-7pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: $15

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: rlgitter at
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville City Bldg, 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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