Sometimes, us adult-types like to have fun, too. So, serving you all up some fun, local ideas on how to do just that this weekend!
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
Admission: Free but please register before your first run.
Artist Talk: Drawn Out: A Conversation about Expanding the Boundarie
Please join us for a performance by Michael Pestel of his “Birdrawing Machine.” The performance will be followed by a panel discussion that aims to raise the critical questions surrounding the nature and sustainability of drawing in academic institutions.
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Big Ten Bhangra
If you’ve never heard of Bhangra and/or have never witnessed a Bhangra competition, then you owe it to yourself to check out this fun event! Bhangra is a form of music and dance that originated from Punjab. In this competition, Bhangra is embraced in its traditional form, but also in a new form that encompasses a fusion with different musical and dance style genres, such as hip hop and R&B.
Where: The Clarice
Cost: $20. UMD student: $10
A Night with Jackie Moms Mabley
Step back in time with the wonderful mother-wit of Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Enjoy snacks and an evening with Charisma Wooten in the Helen Hayes nominated Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play. You will laugh and cry!
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale
‘It’s Out Time’ – Soul in Motion’s 33rd Anniversary Concert
You’ll be enticed by the high energy choreography and heart pounding rhythms as we continue to salute the richness of the African Diaspora!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $25 adults; $15 students/seniors
Proteus Coffee Ride
Our weekly ride to Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville for caffeinated goodness. Bring cash/cc, lock.
Where: Proteus Bicycles, 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free to ride.
Out of the Shadows: A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Using the open hearth in the dependency kitchen, the Riversdale Kitchen Guild cooks up foods typical of 19th-century African American residents of Riversdale. You will also receive a tour of historic house.
Where: 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale
Cost: Adult $5; Senior $4; Student $2; FREE ages 4 & under
Well Rooted: Black Townships in Prince George’s County
An exploration of legacy, featuring narrative presentations shared by historians & life-long residents.
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood
Beethoven at the Threshold
Three of Beethoven’s most consequential works encompassing three different chamber music genres and wildly contrasting landscapes are dramatically juxtaposed in one exciting evening.
Where: The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Afternoon of Sugar & Jazz
Break out the rolling pin and get the family together to bake your best cookies, to be enjoyed while listening to some sweet jazz. Bring two dozen cookies (all one kind), and your’s just might be named “Best cookie of Hyattsville.” Prizes will be awarded.
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville
A Night with the Stars Party!
Join to celebrate the year in movies – Free! Open to all. There will be bingo, trivia, and special offers for members of Old Greenbelt Theatre. Open to all.
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre
Ashley Heath Solo in the Listening Room
With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath has been arising as one of Asheville, NC finest and uniquely gifted musicians with as described “velvety” vocals and bluesy guitar style.
Where: Robert Harper Books,