The Route 1 Corridor’s Weekend Guide is here! Flights Under Lights in College Park, Sonic Frontiers in Brentwood, Pet Parenting Fun in Upper Marlboro, Solstice Soiree in Hyattsville & more all inside our latest Weekend Guide!
Friday Along Route 1
Say it isn’t so! 11 years in the running. Don’t miss your chance to visit a museum dedicated to free press and the first amendment. 7 levels, 15 galleries, 15 theaters. Discounts available online. Check it out before it’s too late!
Where: Newseum, Washington, DC
Cost: $14.95-$24.95, ages 6 and under free!
Give A Can, Get A Can!
Yes, you can! Just grab a canned good, drop it off in exchange for a can of beer. Food gets donated to Martha’s Table. Beer (and why not some pizza!) goes to you!
Where: Pizza Paradiso, Hyattsville
Cost: Canned good, food and other drinks sold separately
Vigilante Coffee Cupping
From plant to the cup, learn about all the basic steps coffee goes through and what makes it taste so good at this in-depth coffee tasting event.
Where: Vigilante Coffee, Hyattsville
Flights Under Lights (Ages 21+)
Feel special visiting the museum after-hours. Holiday beats w/ live music, libations and tasty treats. Chance to win a prize for the ugliest sweater & get an up close view of the model trains moving display. Only viewable once a year!
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door (tickets includes 2 drinks)
Sonic Frontiers Experimental Music Series
Fourth and final and sure to be fabulous performance in this musical series. Brews for sale from Maryland Meadworks & free popcorn! Two performers to enjoy!
Where: Gateway Art Center, Brentwood
Saturday Along Route 1
College Park parkrun
Free, weekly 5K run/walk on the beautiful Paint Branch Trial, starting at Acredale Community Park in College Park, 4289 Metzerott Rd.
Where: Acredale Park, College Park
Winter Solstice Walk in the Arboretum
Enjoy a Feldenkrais in Nature walk. During the walk, you will learn about efficient walking and bone building strategies and wake up our senses. Limited to 10 people; register ahead of time.
Where: National Arboretum, DC
Customer Appreciation Extended Hours
Thanks for being loyal customers! Just for you, more shopping hours and discounts! Enjoy homemade pastries and hot cider while you’re browsing. Several vendors and artists to select from. More local shopping ideas here
Where: Tanglewood Works, Hyattsville
Cost: Depends on what you purchase!
Holiday Shopping Ride
Scoot around town on your bike and squeeze in some holiday shopping. Destinations include Eastern Market and the Downtown Holiday Market. Social paced, 30+ miles round trip. Bring lock, bags, and helmets!
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Cost: Free!, bring cash/cc for purchases
Pet Parenting Class
Holidays are a popular time to bring a new furry friend into the home. Be the best pet owner ever! W/ the whole fam, learn how to receive love and give love to your pet @ this shelter workshop!
Where: Prince George’s Animal Shelter, Upper Marlboro
Community Sing: The Joyful Holiday Edition (All Ages)
Warm up your chords for an afternoon of singing and enjoyment. All ages and levels welcome. Let’s bring the community together through song!
Where: Gateway Media Arts Lab, Mount Rainier
Rosa Tatuata Solstice Soiree
Old & New World meet in this musical event. Music influenced by Southern Italy. Delight in this concert in honor of the winter solstice and the Italian ancestors of the musicians. Something different for your Saturday night!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Sunday Along Route 1
Sangfroid Distillery Tours & Tastings
Check out their specialties including fruit brandies, dutch-style gins, and rye whiskies! Learn about the art of making quality drinks and support local! More exciting news here
Where: Sangfroid Distillery, Hyattsville
Early Victorian Christmas & “A Christmas Carol”
Short talk on early Victorian Christmas customs followed by actor performing Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1834) from memory. Holiday refreshments served!
When: 1:30pm (talk), 2-3:30pm (performance)
Where: Laurel Historical Society & Museum, Laurel
Cost: $10, seating limited, reservations suggested
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Be mesmerized by the unique cast of cirque artists & theatrical talent. The ultimate holiday show to experience w/ the fam. A critically-acclaimed extravaganza of Broadway caliber closer to home!
When: 2pm, 7:30pm
Where: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill
Cost: Starting @ $28 (note, prices may fluctuate)
Kiva Performance (All Ages)
Energizing mystical folk music for all to enjoy. Performers use mythological stories and images to weave a rainbow tapestry of ancient cultures and natural imagery into their musical event.
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and beverage sold separately