You’ve really got your pick of fun & interesting things to do this weekend! Catch Floyd Coleman speak with David C. Driskell about the scholarship of African American Art or tune into Lulu’s Fate covering Tom Waits and Hank Williams or cheer on cyclists as they zoom by at the Route 1 Rampage or head to a Garden Party and get some new gardening tools or maybe move your groove thang at a Contra Dance Party – all this & more, right here!
Floyd Coleman in Conversation with David C. Driskell
Floyd Coleman is an artist and a scholar of African American Art and Art History. Coleman will speak with David C. Driskell about subject matters ranging from the Porter Collection, the legacy of scholarship of African American Art, the legacy of James Porter and more. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: UMD, David C. Driskell Center, 1214 Cole Student Activities Building
Wind down your long work week and prepare for an enjoyable weekend with this TGIF yoga class!
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
UMD Men’s Chorus Presents Men’s Chorus Invitational
Guest choirs join the UMD Men’s Chorus to perform music for men’s voices, both as distinct ensembles and en masse.
Where: UMD Memorial Chapel, intersection of Regents Drive and Chapel Drive
|Credit: JT Photo & Design|
Lulu’s Fate Unplugged
Lulu’s Fate is a trio based in the Washington, DC area, performing a variety of traditional American music as well as original and “new traditional” songs and tunes. They also mix in a variety of country blues, Dixieland, sea chanteys, southern string band tunes, and covers ranging from Hank Williams to Tom Waits.
Where: Robert Harper Bks, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Route 1 Rampage (Bike Race & Much more!)
Join us in the Race Village at Gallatin Street and Route One, where we’ll have beer from Franklin’s, food from Chez Dior and Manny & Olga’s, and coffee from Vigilante. There will also be a “print a bike” art activity with Pyramid Atlantic, music, race awards, and more!
Where: Route 1 & Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Garden Party & Spring Sale
The Annual Garden Party is a fun-filled event with a ton of landscaping and garden supplies, workshops, live music, art sales and activities for the whole family, including a Reuseosaur Scavenger Hunt!
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville
Cost: No entry fee.
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: 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission: Free but please register before your first run.
Open House – Passageways Art Studio
Join us for our open house, where you can check out the work of 10 amazing artists. We’ll have food and drink so drop by and visit!
Where: 6001 66th Ave, Riverdale Park
Nature Photography Workshop
Improve the quality of our nature photography at this two day (April 1st & 8th) workshop.
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel
Cost: Free, donations welcome!
Studio SoHy OurHyattsville Opening Reception
For the past 2 years, many residents of Hyattsville have been contributing to the @OurHyattsville Instagram feed. Check out these cool pics and get to know your neighbors! Music + food + beverages!
Where: Studio SoHy, 4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Contra Dance: Organic Family Band
Contra dance is fun, fun, fun! It is danced to live music which can have an array of instruments depending on the band. At the beginning of each evening dance, there is a 30-minute lesson to go over all the basic steps that will be called. Once you get the moves for the dance, the pattern just repeats itself. Easy!
Where: Greenbelt Community Center Gym, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: $10 p/p (cash at door)
Pop Raqs – Bellydance to Popular Music
Local belly dancers bring their mesmerizing movements to pop favorites!
Where: College Park Methodist Church, 9601 Rhode Island Ave, College Park
Third Coast Percussion
The energy of a rock concert, the sophistication of classical music and the accessibility of interactive technology meet in this high-energy ensemble. With exceptional talent and quirky artistry, they combine the driving intensity of drums, the warmth of marimbas and vibraphones, and the surprisingly exotic sounds of everyday objects to make music that is playful and profound.
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Cost: $25 / Youth: $10
Stream Clean-Up & UPCA Sustainability Fair
Show your kiddo(s) you’re more than just an armchair politician and together join in this effort to clean up University Park Town Stream. This cleanup is coordinated with the area-wide Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Coffee, juice, doughnuts aplenty! We did it last time and kiddos definitely enjoyed stomping through the creek in rain boots, inspecting curious rock, etc.
Where: Meet at University Park’s Soccer Field on Queens Chapel Road
Reverse Tashlich – Stream Cleaning Event
Usually performed on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), “Tashlich” refers to the Jewish custom of throwing crumbs into a body of water to symbolically rid oneself of bad habits. A modern spinoff of the traditional custom, a “reverse tashlich” offers us the opportunity to reverse the effects of some of our bad habits by cleaning up a local stream. This year we will be removing trash around Still Creek near the Greenbelt Dog Park.
Where: Meet at Mishkan Torah, 10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt
Quatuor Ebène’s concerts are marked by a special élan. With their charismatic playing, fresh approach to tradition and open engagement with new forms, these talented musicians have been successful in reaching a wide audience of listeners. Join the artists for a pre-performance conversation at 2pm.
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Cost: $25 / Youth: $10
Strata in concert
Strata (layers) is a coming together of 3 musical talents: Audrey Andrist, piano; Nathan Williams, clarinet; and James Stern, violin and viola. Their combined credits encompass numerous international prizes and performances across four continents, including such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Marlboro Festival and the Kennedy Center.
Where: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi
Cost: No admission fee, donations welcome
Linda Harris Jazz
Linda Harris made her debut performance on at Robert Harper Books March 5 to a packed house performing jazz favorites creating a soulful mode with a Brazilian flair. Catch her while she’s back in town!
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Contact Sarah@routeonefun.com for more information.