|Check out the work of artist Chadwick Tolley at Pyramid this weekend!|
From a harmonica workshop to hip hop yoga to Chadwick Tolley‘s fantastic exhibit at Pyramid to Vigilante’s Halloween party to a Funkyard Festival to a spoken word/hip hop/theatre and live instrumentation tribute to women, we’ve got it all here, along Route 1 this weekend!
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Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets! Get your fresh and local produce right here! Live music, too! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors, absorbing some tunes while the kids frolic around and then we all head to Town Center Market to enjoy a tasty beer or 5 outside.
Where: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee.
Tell the Truth About Me
Join us for a panel discussion about black woman identity, beauty standards, and multi-generational traditions. Includes art exhibition, drinks and music.
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free! Register here.
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
Open Barre – $5 Friday Nights
Never tried Open Barre before? Now’s your chance. This class is open to everyone who registers – no membership required to sign up.
Where: Open Barre Studios, 7338 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Vigilante Halloween Party
We love this annual party! Photo booth, live music (from local bands FuzzQueen and Unring the Bell), beer, wine, coffee, food truck, a costume contest and more!
Where: Vigilante Coffee Co., 4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free entry
As you settle into back to school routines, don’t forget to plan some time for dancin’ and shakin’! No experience necessary, just a desire to smile, sweat, and enjoy great international music. Kids are welcome! (I’ve been to this and it’s a really fun time!)
Where: Espaco Cultural Samba Trovao, 4318 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: $10 drop in
Hip Hop Yoga
Join Roni for a juicy hour of yoga flow set to a Friday night mix of your favorite R&B and hip hop music. Mix it up on your mat and welcome the weekend! Come ready to groove, maybe hum along, and perhaps…if you’re feeling it… add a little bounce to your Downward Dog. When: 7-8pm
Where: Numi Yoga, College Park
NextLOOK: Dior Ashley Brown presents The dAb Band
Through song, poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, theater and live instrumentation, Dior Ashley Brown and The dAb Band create a tribute to women past and present. This project will explore women’s struggles and their contribution to creative change.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Pay what you wish
Cheikh Ndoye & Friends
An accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music, bassist Cheikh Ndoye’s musical influences stem from his Senegalese heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Ndoye will be performing with violinist Karen Briggs, drummer Raul Pineda, and pianist Nachito Herrera.
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
College Park parkrun’s 1st Birthday!
This Saturday marks CP’s parkrun’s 1st birthday! Join in the weekly, free, 5K, timed run. Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park. All ages welcome!
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Cost: Free but please register before your first run.
Enjoy a leisurely coffee at Vigilante, then pop over to Pyramid to check out the awesome printmaking exhibit, I Hope You Find What You Are Looking For, by Chadwick Tolley!
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville
This workshop will be for beginner harmonica players, will build upon the instructions from the September class. Saturday jam will being immediately after the workshop, all attendees invited to stay for the jam session.
Where: Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, 4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park,
Bring your friends, family and your (friendly, leashed) pets to the Community Forklift warehouse for a celebration of all things reuse in the DC area! Featuring workshops on DIY Repair and Creative Reuse, Local Preservation and Historical Experts, Antiques Advice, Live Pottery Demonstrations, etc. Food truck, local craft beer available for purchase.
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (No entry fee)
Third Saturday Reading with Sid Gold
Authors Sunil Freeman, Maritza Rivera, Katherine Smith will read from their works followed by open reading hosted by Sid Gold of the Washington Writer’s Guild. Always a grand time. Light refreshments available.
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Mt. Rainier Intentional Blackout Porch Music Night
Witness the revival of a Mt. Rainier and Brentwood tradition. Inspired by the east coast power outages of 2003, this night will feature music and community among friends and neighbors. Join the route when and where you can! Map here.
Where: Mt. Rainier & Brentwood, gen. 4:15pm kickoff at gazebo at 33rd & Bunker Hill. See map.
Arrow Bicycle Sunday Ride
The Sunday ride is a 32-mile, moderately paced ride that emphasizes group riding techniques. Those new to group riding are welcome as we regroup throughout the ride so that nobody is left behind. Ride starts at Arrow Bicycle. Many rides are held subject to weather so it’s a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too.
When: 9-11:30 am
Where: Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Music in Mind: Prokofiev’s Quintet and Stavinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat
Rivals and fellow Russian expatriates, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev both sought – and found – fame and fortune writing music for the theater. They were also known for accepting short-term commissions from touring ballet troupes when in desperate need of cash.
Where: UMD’s The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
- New Colorful Mural Adorns Hyattsville’s Ballet, Tap and All that Jazz
- Sneak Peek Inside MOD Pizza, Riverdale Park (Opening Soon!)
- School’s Out this Friday! Activities & Playgrounds Await Your Exploration!