Happy Halloween Along the Route 1 Corridor, buds! You all certainly have your pick of rockin’ things to do, be it in Hyattsville, College Park, Riverdale Park, Greenbelt, Cheverly, Laurel and all the way to Accokeek! We growin’, yo! Missing any events? Add them to the comments below. And please do us a solid and share this Guide if you like what you see? You keep us going!
Friday Along Route 1
Dark has fallen on the farm, gather around and hear legendary ghost tales from Maryland history. You never know what you might encounter on a spooky night! 😉
When: 6pm, 7:30pm
Where: Accokeek Foundation @ Piscataway Park, Accokeek
NCAA Women’s Basketball Game
Make it a slam dunk and cheer on your home team. It’s women’s college basketball at it’s best! Highly ranked Terps against CAL U. This is a shot you don’t want to miss!
Where: Xfinity Center, College Park
Cost: $5 – $21, ages 2 & under free!
Jazz Night at the Meadworks
The perfect date night, night out with friends, or just chillin’ to hot licks; mead and jazz, are made for each other.
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
Laurel’s House of Horror
The haunted house is open! And it’s waiting for you to step inside. Situated in an abandoned movie theater. Face your fears, if you dare, at Maryland’s largest indoor haunted house.
Where: Laurel’s House of Horror, Laurel
Shana Tucker @ Montpelier Arts Center (All Ages)
Jazz talent is knocking at your door. Won’t you come and enjoy it with us? A one-of-a-kind show with a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. It’s going to be lovely.
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
Saturday Along Route 1
‘Shatter the Silence’ Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault 5K Run/Walk
Race for a difference! No registration fee, just tie up your laces and get ready to show your support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Together we can make a difference!
When: 7:30am registration opens, 9am race begins
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free!, registration required here
Champion Tree Tour
Bus tour of some of the largest and most beautiful trees in Maryland. Brought to you by PG County’s Forestry Board. Be sure to snap some pics!
Where: Meeting location is Ellen-Linson Pool, College Park
Cost: $25, includes lunch
1st Anniversary Halloween Party! @ Maryland Meadworks (All Ages)
It’s a party! Help this establishment blow out the candles in seasonal style with apple bobbing and a costume contest (for humans and dogs!). Sheet cake and pumpkin spice mead too. And live music and other surprises!
When: 12-4pm: bobbing for apples and dog costume contest; 4-5pm: Debut of the Led Stage Bee and Smokers Table; 5-7pm: Birthday cake; 7-10pm: Portobello Brass Quintet and Costume Contest
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, drinks for purchase
Hand Drumming Made Simple Master Class
Want to get a solid understanding of the fundamentals of hand drumming? Interested in getting clear and consistent sounds from your instrument? This class will give you the tools you need to be an effective hand drummer in any musical setting!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Vigilante 4th Annual Halloween Bash (All Ages)
Halloween fun at a local coffee shop. Chocked full of entertainment. Costume contest, magic show, and a palm reader! Roaming Rooster chicken sandwiches and of course coffee and a DJ! 15% of sales for Anacostia Watershed clean up!
Where: Vigilante Coffee Co., Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, drinks and food for purchase
Lean On Me: Jose James Celebrates Bill Withers (All Ages)
Celebrate legendary R&B singer songwriter Bill Withers’ birthday with his greatest hits. Think “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Hope She’ll Be Happier,” and “Just the Two of Us” to name a few. You know the ones!
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly
Sunday Along Route 1
Once Upon a Mattress in Concert (All Ages)
Join Young Artists of America at Strathmore as over 150 talented young instrumentalists and vocalists celebrate the 60th anniversary of this timeless score, as well as that of the Broadway debut of its star, Carol Burnett.
Where: Dekelboum Concert Hall, College Park
Yoga for you courtesy of your friends at Balanced Stages Doula Care & Yoga. Bring a yoga mat. Come out and stretch! No prior experience necessary.
Where: 4310 Prangley Street (Second Floor Prangley Room of the City Building), Hyattsville
Enjoy some food and libations while you take in the modern, contemporary, abstract & 21st century art. Soft soulful jazz and standstill poetry to pair it with for a full night of entertainment!
Where: Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville
Summoned: Frances Perkins & the General Welfare
Hear the story of the first woman appointed to a presidential cabinet and the influence she and other women have had in shaping key issues as we know them today.
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt