Weekend’s here, Route 1 Corridor! Ugly Sweater Game Night in College Park, Best Folk Troubadours in Brentwood, Typerwriter Holiday Letters, Indian Dance and Hip Hop in Mount Rainier, Vintage Pop-Up Market in Riverdale Park – SO MUCH GOOD STUFF! Check it out and then tell a friend!
Vigilante Coffee Cuppings
It’s all in the cup, as they say! Learn what it takes to make good coffee. Think of this as an in-depth tasting & chance to discover what impacts coffee flavors. It’ll be a fun & interactive event! Bring a friend!
Where: Vigilante Coffee Co., Hyattsville
The Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars
Outdoor pavilion w/ a festive spirit of shopping w/ vendors, food & crafts, raffle & music. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy retail therapy & start the weekend off right!
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: $5, ages 15 and under free!
NextLOOK: Chitra Subramanian
Through the language of Indian dance & hip-hop culture, come explore the experiences & stories of a South Asian immigrant’s journey on stage. The power of hip-hop is boundless!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: Tickets start @ $5!
Adult Ugly Sweater Game Night (Ages 18+)
If you’ve got it, you might as well flaunt it. Your ugly sweater, that is. 😉 Your about to get your game on w/ wine & spirit tastings, food & of course votes for ugliest sweater! Every type of game to play w/ friends plus DJ to rock out. Have fun!
Where: Posh Cycling and Fitness, College Park
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 @ the door
Listening Room Concert Series: Stranger in the Alps
A DC-based folk rock & roll band is calling you w/ their sweet melodies. Named “Best Folk Troubabor” by Washington City Paper (& featuring great local musician Tom Liddle!). Catch them b/f their new album release!
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
The Origins and Flavors of Coffee
Explore the origin of coffee and the many exotic & beautiful places that coffee grows. Not to mention you will walk away with a freshly roasted bag of beans!
Where: Vigilante Coffee, Hyattsville
Vintage Pop-Up Market
Check out Lost & Founds’ amazing vintage store collection at this quaint pop-up market inside a local Vietnamese bistro. Local curator & owner carefully selects items for you to take home! Read more here & enjoy Vientamese fare!
Where: Banana Blossom Bistro, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!, minus the wares & food you purchase 🙂
Riverdale Park Festival of Lights & Holiday Market
Heated tent, ya’ll. No excuses! Full music schedule, local crafts, craft alcohol, artisans, food makers & much more! Xmas trees for sale, multicultural Santa (1-4pm), live music starting at 12pm (w/ Wild Anacostias at 3pm!) & neighborhood trolley (5:40-8pm).
Where: Riverdale Park Farmers Market, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!, crafts, concessions & holiday trees for sale
Artist and Curator Talks
You’re invited! It’s an intriguing conversation about the work, process & unique art community of Baltimore County & discussion about DC artists & their collaborative sound & sculpture installation. Get the inside scoop first-hand from these talented artists!
Where: Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood
Sip and Sew DC – Project: Kimono (Ages 21+)
DIY delight for you, right here. Get the basics, sew your own kimono! Materials, instruction & 2 wine drinks included. No strings attached or experience necessary! Just sip, sew & have a good time!
Where: Sew Creative Lounge, Mount Rainier
Portobello Brass Quintet
A bit o’ holiday & winter cheer’s coming your way. Meet these great bass composers for some mead & musical magic. Traditional carols, winter favorites & more!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, mead for sale
These classes led by local Yogi Rebekah incorporates elements of vinyasa flow, alignment, pilates, strength work, and natural movement that will have you moving on and off your mat. (Been before; great class for working out the week’s kinks!
Where: Numi Yoga, College Park
Justice Arts Coalition Card-Making, Collaboration and Coffee!
Please join Justice Arts Coalition as we team up with Red Dirt Studio on Sunday for this festive card-making event. We want to be sure all of the incarcerated artists in our network know we’re thinking of them this holiday season. Receiving handmade cards will mean a lot to these folks. We have markers, colored pencils, cards and more… join us to draw, color, write and collaborate. Any art supplies you’d like to bring will be appreciated, as well!
Where: Red Dirt Studio, Mount Rainier
Paws ‘n Claus
The paw-fect holiday party is coming your way. Get pet portraits w/ Santa & enjoy treats for humans & furry friends w/ other holiday festivities in Bear Square (near Whole Foods & other great venues, score!). When you’re here, you & your pets are family! Happy Holidays!
Where: The Station, College Park
Typewriter Holiday Letters
oin us at Denizens Brewing Co. Riverdale Park for holiday letters written the old fashion way – on a typewriter. We’ve invited some friends from the area to be click-clacking away on personalized holiday letters for you!
Where: Denizens Brewing Co., Riverdale Park
Miracle on 34th Street
An all time favorite holiday story told on stage. Find out how an old man named Kris Kringle & a little girl’s belief in Santa bring back the joy of childhood fantasy. Who really is the true Santa? Come find out!
Where: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel
Cost: $20 general admission, $15 for ages 12 and under, active duty military & ages 65+
Art Shares (Teens & Adults)
Excited to share your artwork w/ others? Come on out & join us for a chat about each other’s creations. No need to be a professional, just bring 1-3 pieces in any medium. Leave w/ great feedback!
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt
“Champagne” and Tchaikovsky (All Ages)
You’re invited to sip on holiday “bubbly” & enjoy selections from The Nutcracker, played by an orchestral ensemble w/ the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts. Cheers!
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
Home for the Holidays: Asking About Guns in Homes
Join Hyattsville’s Tired Parents for a FREE family event with art activities, snacks and conversation on preventing gun violence.
Where: Art Works Now, College Park
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