This weekend’s got you thinking about: Roustabouts CD Release Party, Rated Pg Black Arts Festival, Rafael’s Race, Riverdale Park Day, CROWD FUN.ded: A pARTy Series, College Park Day, Clean Comedy Show & more!
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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.
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! When: 7-8pm Where: Community Forklift Resource Room, 4671 Tanglewood Dr, Hyattsville Cost: Free!
Artists Pamela Bliss & Kenzie Sutton will be creating a one-of-a-kind mural in Polka Dot Park in the style of Loving Vincent using van Gogh oil paints. Drop by and watch the artists in action!
Where: Polka Dot Park, 4320 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free to adore!
Meet the Artist Night w/ Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Check out this opp to meet the makers themselves in this new series by Tanglewood Works. This inaugural Meet the Artist features Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, local encaustic painter and teacher. Hear firsthand from the artist’s perspective all about her encaustic and mixed media painting process.
Where: Tanglewood Works, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Outdoor Performance Series
Catch some live music by a local performer – RNX/N – in this new public space intended to support the vision of a sustainable, walkable, vibrant top-20 college town.
Where: Little Tavern Park, 7413 Baltimore Ave, College Park
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
CROWD FUN.ded: A pARTy Series
Dancing + merriment + fun times with friends all while supporting ReCreative Spaces = Fabulous! If you haven’t been to one of ReCreative Space’s soirees yet, then let this be the time. Homegirl Emily knows how to throw a party! (The money raised will assist in completing facade improvement and support providing affordable space to artists and the community.)
Where: ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry Street, Mt. Rainier
Roustabouts CD Release Party!
The Roustabouts is a locally-based blues/rock band and this evening, all are invited to celebrate the release of local band’s first LP, “Plenty of Blues” at the New Deal Cafe!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover fee!
Rafael’s Race – 5k Race/1k run-walk
Run and support this race organized in honor of Greenbelt Elementary student, Rafael Martin, who pass away in ’09 of a rare disease called VATER syndrome. Money raised supports Greenbelt Elementary PTA.
Where: Greenbelt Elementary School, Greenbelt
Cost: 1K – $10 ($12 day of registration); 5K – $20 ($25 day of registration)
College Park Day!
Join your friends and neighbors at the 8th Annual College Park Day Festival! Free admission to the College Park Aviation Museum, 2 stages of live music, vendors, food trucks, and more!
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cprl. Frank Scott Dr, College Park (free guest parking at 5000 Campus Drive and the College Park Metro)
Cost: No entry fee! (Rides, food, etc. cost $)
Riverdale Park Day 2017!
The Town of Riverdale Park is hosting their annual community day, Riverdale Park Day 2017! Join for music, vendors, food, games and lots of family-friendly fun!
Where: Riverside Neighborhood Park, 5801 Riverside Drive, Riverdale Park
Rated Pg Black Arts Festival
PGAAMCC’s black womanist festival is an intersectional look at black women throughout the diaspora. Come join us for a night of live performances, art, vendors, food, and dancing.
When: 12-8pmWhere: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood
Cost: General admission is free (tickets required, get here.)
Taxes and Legal Issues for Artists
Beyond creative production, succeeding as an artist requires navigating aspects of the business and legal world that can often be complex and seem overwhelming. Kent L. Killelea will discuss common legal issues for artists related to taxes, contracts, the implications of working as an employee vs. independent contractor, and more.
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Little Red and the Renegades
Zydeco, New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll, Funk, Blues and Cajun! Come get your Mardis Gras on with this WAMMIE-nominated, high energy, fun group of musicians!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: No cover!
Reflections from the Keyboards: Two Pianos, Four Painists, Eight Hands, Forty Fingers
Music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Dvorak and others in spectacular arrangements.
Where: UMD’s The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Riversdale Chamber Music Society
Catch a chamber concert of the season featuring musicians from the University of Maryland and friends. Mingle with the performers at a reception after the show.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park
Yoga at Hyattsville Municipal Building
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors Hyattsville’s Magruder Park. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building, 2nd floor Prangly Room