Sunshine or rain, this weekend’s a delight! The Gateway Open Studio Tour is on your “must do” list, fo sho. Fractal Cat is doing its thing at Greenbelt’s New Deal Cafe. Mother’s Day Pamper Party happening at College Park’s Posh Cycling & Fitness & more – all inside Route One Fun’s latest Weekend Guide!
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Vigilante Coffee Cuppings
The public cupping is essentially an in-depth coffee tasting and an explanation of how a variety of factors can impact flavor. Bring a friend to learn and taste with us at this fun and interactive event!
Where: Vigilante Coffee, Hyattsville
Hart GP Jazz (All Ages)
Come hear a recent UMD music student play live jazz with a trumpet (possibly guitar too!) at this ‘pocket park’. Food trucks ready to sell you dinner or some tasty snacks while you take in the show!
Where: The Little Tavern Park, College Park
Cost: Free!, food & beverage for purchase
The Heidi Chronicles
A funny coming of age story for a student in the 1960s, guided by feminist principles, confronted with the true cost of “having it all.” A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, resonating with a generation experiencing feminism through the #MeToo and #TimesUp lens.
Where: Kogod Theatre, The Clarice
Cost: $25 regular admission, $10 student/youth
Fractal Cat @ New Deal Cafe
A six-piece rock ensemble is coming your way. Classic songwriting, melodic vocals, and multilayered psychedelic rock. Enjoy original songs influenced by Chuck Berry and Pink Floyd.
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food for purchase
Green Housekeeping Workshop
It’s well into spring. City of College Park staff will give you tips on keeping your household clean, green and healthy! Light refreshments served.
Where: College Park City Hall, College Park
Cost: Free! (including parking)
The Art of Yoga
Talk about ideal venues. A yoga class inside the galleries of a historic mansion? Amazing! Bring a yoga mat. Afterwards, enjoy your yoga high, exploring art and the grounds at the mansion.
Where: Montpelier Mansion, Laurel
15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour (All Ages)
We’re talking art up and down the Route 1 corridor, people! It’s the annual visual arts festival, with double the number of spaces this year. Read more about the Gateway Open Studio Tour here.
Where: Gateway Arts District, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!, art for purchase if you’d like
Brentwood Arts Exchange Open House Reception
Explore art spaces, learn about arts programs, and enjoy current exhibits. Shop at the craft store and purchase some mead from Maryland Meadworks in the courtyard!
Where: Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood
Cost: Free!, beverages and art for purchase
Get to Know Your Bike Clinic
Learn basic bike maintenance like safety checks, parts replacement, and adjusting seats. Keep your bike in tip-top shape for maximum riding! Sign up here.
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Silk Road Dance Company: Golden Road to Samarkand (All Ages)
An acclaimed dance performance set in a fabled city at the crossroads of many cultures. Be a part of this dazzling performance influenced by ancient Central Asian traditions!
When: 2pm, 8pm (two showtimes, same show)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $28 general admission, $17 seniors, students, veterans
Mother’s Day Pamper Party
For all the busy mom’s that need to relax and revive! Yoga, glamour photo shoot, makeup, and henna. Complimentary refreshments. You’ve earned it!
Where: Posh Cycling and Fitness, College Park
Campfire program: Tobacco Cash Crop of Maryland’s Past
Cozy up to a campfire discussion with park rangers and learn about Prince George County’s history in the tobacco farming industry and influence in the world market.
Where: Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt
Native Garden Tour (All ages, rain or shine!)
Explore local gardens featuring Maryland native plants with garden hosts. Brainstorm ideas for how to grow them in your outdoor spaces. Visit gardens in any order! See the map here.
Where: Various gardens in Mount Rainier, Brentwood and Hyattsville
Mother’s Day at the Mansion: Chamber Music Concert & More
Today you’re VIP! Free tours for moms, grandmoms and other special ladies. Music with the US Army clarinet quartet, reception with artists. 18th and 19th-century cooking demos with the kitchen guild.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale
Cost: Free! w/ each paid admission, see rates here\
Jolly Llama @ New Deal Cafe
Wrap up Mother’s Day with some sitar & flute-infused hits from the 60s, 70s and beyond. Enjoy groovy vibes, vegan cuisine and brews on tap! Reserve a table, call 301-474-5642.
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free, food & beverage for purchase
Degas: Passion for Perfection
Tour the extensive collections of Degas’ work in Britain on screen. View rare and diverse works of an influential French artist in pursuit of perfection in this innovative film.
When: 8pm (run time 85 min)
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: See price listings here
- Nice article about Berwyn Heights being the Mayberry of the Beltway.
- The Washington Post describes our Gateway Arts District here as “boast[ing] enough independent galleries, offbeat vintage shops and restaurants to rival its D.C. brethren.” We agree!
- As shared by Hyattsville Life & Times here, Denizens Brewing is opening May 25th at Riverdale Park Station!
- Route 1 Reporter is doing some serious coverage of all the local elections in our area. Well done!
- Have you tried Route 1’s newest delicacy, Chun Bing? Hyattsville Wire’s got the scoop here.
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