So many fun things to do this weekend along Maryland’s Route 1 Corridor! Craft beer fest with pizza, art and games take center stage at Pizzeria Paradiso’s Spring Fest, Trolley Trail Day is full of special activities for all ages, Brad Doggett performs at Riverdale Park Station, Jazz Night at Community Forklift & more all this weekend!
Many thanks to this weekend’s sponsor:
Art Exhibit – “Color-Full” Paintings by Charles Reiher (All Ages)
Come see the works of famous artist Charles Reiher known for creating colorful paintings with a three-dimensional feel. Explore color and movement in this exhibition, a balance between 21st century living and sense of pleasure and hope.
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly
Jazz Night at the ‘Lift: Funding in/Fusion (All Ages)
Bring your family, friends and well-behaved leashed pets for a night of jazz. Crepes and more for dinner. Art walk and upcycled goods for sale. Kids dancing and face painting. And a mystery sale – announced two hours before the event starts!
Where: Community Forklift, Edmonston
Cost: Free!, food and goods for purchase
Summer Music Concert
It’s back, my friends. The summer music concert series featuring artists from the DMV. Grab some food at one of the nearby establishments and have a good time!
Where: Riverdale Park Station, College Park
Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini
Come hear some emotion filled classics by famous Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini. Enjoy excerpts from La boheme, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly, performed by the local opera.
Where: The Clarice, Kay Theatre, College Park
Cost: $25 and up; Students $10 and up
Trolley Trail Day (All Ages)
Get ready for a fun-filled day of activities along the trolley trail that connects College Park, Riverdale Park, and Hyattsville. Fun run, bike rides, drinks and more! Specials and activities pretty much all day!
Where: See schedule here
Cost: Mostly free, some events and concessions for purchase, see details here
“Wear Orange” – Prince George’s County
It’s “Wear Orange” Weekend to raise awareness about gun violence. Come see a movie three years after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, CT. Seating is limited, rsvp to email@example.com or 530-903-6685. Wear Orange!
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Spring Fest (All Ages)
Have a great time at this cool, local event featuring beer from delish craft breweries, outdoor pizza oven, art activities, ice cream, music, local artists and vendors.
Where: Pizza Paradiso, Hyattsville
Cost: $10-$50 (depends on how much you want to drink!)
Crazy Quilt Music Festival (All Ages)
Outdoor music festival in the plaza outside this cafe (unless it rains, then the musical entertainment moves indoors!). Join them as they celebrate the diversity of the people and sound in their “community living room” where everyone is welcome.
Where: Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt
Matt Wilt’s Hand/Eye Opening Reception
Stop by this opening reception and see sculptural pieces created by Matt Wilt. It’s an enigmatic collection of objects that seeks to present a more eclectic vision of art and transcend some of the common stereotypes associated with a given medium.
Where: Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood
Your Presence is Requested: Calvert Family Weddings 1799-Today (All Ages)
A new exhibit is here for you to check out at this historical mansion. This time, they’re commemorating 220 years of family weddings starting with the original residents of Riversdale. Stay tuned for related special tours, events and concerts!
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale
Cost: Regular tour fees apply
Beltway BBQ Showdown (All Ages)
A tasty event that you don’t want to miss. There’ll be a Tasting Tent with grilling demos, food and craft vendors, live music, a classic car show, and children’s area full of fun things to do for everyone!
Where: The Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free!, fee applies for some attractions and food purchases
Celebrate Spring w/ Dakshina!
Enjoy a dance performance featuring modern dance built on group dynamics and use of space while layering in the filigreed detail of hand gestures, rhythmic variations, and facial mime for which Indian dance is known.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: Adults $30; Students, Seniors, Veterans, Artists $20; Children 16 & under $15
Community Concert (All Ages)
Join some of America’s most gifted young orchestral musicians with organist David Houston for an afternoon concert featuring Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll along with works for brass and organ.
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park