Lovely weather to enjoy live music outdoors in College Park and University Park or explore the outdoors in Laurel. Inside’s got true, moving stories about homelessness in Mount Rainier, multi-media art exhibit in Hyattsville & more. Read on, Route 1 buds!
Friday Near Route 1
The Gleasons – Outdoor Performance Series (All Ages)
Breath in the fresh autumn air and take in some acoustic/folk rock. A father and son duo stars in this performance bringing the hip vibes straight to you! There’ll be food for sale to pair with your entertainment.
Where: Little Tavern Park, College Park
Inspired Bodies Multi-Media Art Exhibition
Meet the artists behind this thought-provoking exhibit. Exhibit explores the human body and resilience. Artists inspired by those living with disabilities, chronic illness or pain. It’s opening night, engage in stimulating conversation!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, drinks and snacks sold separately
Glow in the Dark Happy Hour!
Get your ride on. Happy hour fab you. Burn those pre-weekend calories and reward yourself with a post-class mocktail. It’s the perfect way to end the month. And, did someone say glow in the dark? Please. This is going to be the night!
Where: Posh Cycle and Fitness, College Park
Crying from the Streets Stage Play
We haven’t seen this yet, but based on the description. Wow. We know you’re going to be moved. A true story of DC’s homeless and their trials and tribulations come inspiring stories to end homelessness.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Saturday Near Route 1
Federal Duck Stamp Contest & Activities (All Ages)
Cast your vote! These duck stamps have super powers. You buy them, they help protect wildlife. To add fanfare, this weekend there’ll be bird walks, a bird safe window dedication, archery/fishing simulations, decoy carving demos and more!
Where: National Wildlife Visitor’s Center, Laurel
Autumn Equinox Detox Day
Who’s ready for a detox after summer? We are! In this workshop, learn about herbal detox therapy and get your autumn off right! Includes sample tea and detox protocol. The seasons are changing, so are fabulous you!
Where: Vital Traditions Acupuncture, College Park
Felting Workshop (for Adults and Teens)
Our sister-in-law made a felt purse for us once, and we thought she was crafty. Well, now you can be too at this hands-on workshop with new friends. Next time, you’ll be the one with the cool DIY gifts!
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Check out tons of live music at the always entertaining University Park Porchfest. Music ranges from ska to folk, from originals to covers, and everything in between.
Where: University Park
La Unica, Live in Concert
Step inside, sit down at the table you reserved, order your meal and then delight in some Latin and Irish music fused with rock, funk, and a dash of soul 😉 It’s what the new American roots are all about. Make it a date night!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and beverages available for purchase
Sunday Near Route 1
Washington Monument Reopening! (All Ages)
It’s a happening my friends! How many times have you wondered if it’s still closed? No more! Ride the elevator to the top, take in the sites from all directions, see exhibits about the museum. First-come, first-served. Don’t delay!
Where: Washington Monument, Washington, DC
Mercado DC | Latin America & Spain Street Food Festival (All Ages)
We’re always looking for a good excuse to visit this historic market. This event is alluring us with tasty foods and drinks. They’ll even have a spot for kids to feel welcomed. Hop the metro or take advantage of easy Sunday parking in DC!
Where: Eastern Market (Northern Hall), Washington, DC
Cost: Free!, food and drink available for purchase
They say it’s the best nap ever, and we’re here to tell you, we agree! Perfect time to sneak away and recline in one of their chairs with a calming eye mask. Never tried it? They’ll walk you through everything and discuss what you need so you can feel good!
Where: Revive Community Acupuncture, College Park
A woman was outcasted from her community when she was pregnant and poor. What could make a society skew their morality for comfort and personal gain? Come see this dramatic dark comedy performance unfold on stage.
When: 2pm & 7:30pm
Where: Kay Theatre, College Park
Cost: Adult $25, Student/Youth $10