Get a head start on planning your weekend now! From Art openings to live music to a dance party to some live A Cappella, to Los Gallos Negros, there’s really something for all of y’all this weekend!
Free Herbal Check-Ins with Colleen
Meet Clinical Herbalist Colleen Zuntag to chat about herbs and receive a free, 5 minute check-in on how herbs may help some of your most important health concerns.
Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park
Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets moves indoors for the winter! Get your fresh and local produce right here! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.
Where: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.
Dance Dance Party Party!
Dance Dance Party Party is a women-only freestyle exercise dance session! Come in your exercise clothes. Burn anywhere from 200-400 calories Dance your heart out to an eclectic mix of music for an hour straight. Make new friends, leave refreshed!
Where: Community Forklift Resource Room, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville
Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep
For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
Where: Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 cover
Opening Reception: not too high, not too low
In not too high, not too low, curator Amy Lokoff has challenged six emerging cartoonists and comic book artists to make work outside of their traditional medium and into a gallery setting. Krypt will be setting the mood. The artists will bring the ‘tude. Enjoy some dope art, cool people, wine and food.
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club
Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we’re planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There’s plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast. Curious about Board and Brew? Read my review here!
Where: The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: No fee to join!
Meet up with fellow artists for a constructive, informal discussion of everyone’s work. Bring 1-3 pieces in any medium. All experience levels welcome.
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
Marking the centennial of his birth, UMSO celebrates American icon Leonard Bernstein with the performance of his Divertimento. Professor Robert DiLutis is also featured performing Francaix’s Concerto for Clarinet. Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 concludes the program.
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall
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.
Nurture the harmony of mind and body – work with alignment and awareness, deep stretching and relaxation for a revitalizing experience. (I’ve taken this class and it’s perfect for getting your deep stretching into the workweek!)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $13 drop in (or see here for code to try for free!)
UP Saturday Lecture Series – Alice Christman of Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Alice Christman, a staff member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be speaking about the pressures placed on the Bay by the 18,000,000 people who live in the watershed and what can be done to protect this special place.
Where: University Park’s Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman Street, University Park
Faux Paz Presents: 25th Anniversary Show
Faux Paz is turning 25 years old! Join UMD’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, Faux Paz, for a fun night of music, featuring performances from the University of Florida’s Gestalt and a group of Faux Paz alumni.
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Los Gallos Negros at the Listening Room
Check out this DC-based collective of musicians focused on preserving and promoting musical genres from Mexican and Latin American culture. Curious about the Listening Room? Check out my review, here!
Where: Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Barre & Brunch
Join OpenBarre for a fun class, then stay for brunch afterwards! Registration includes the barre class and one mimosa, or a juice/coffee for those under 21.Class begins right at 10AM, so make sure you’re early! Please bring your own mat and water
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
In a Timely Fashion: 19th Century Clocks in America
In the 19th century, clocks were just becoming common in households. Explore the history of timekeeping in this exhibit at Riversdale House Museum featuring clocks from members of the D.C. chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park
Cost: Adults: $5; Students: $2
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Bldg, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville