Things to do along the Route 1 Corridor this weekend: Exploration and appreciation of Toni Morrison in Greenbelt, Africa to Asia Garden Party in DC, Live Music and Art Exhibits in Hyattsville, Award-Winning Theatre in Mount Rainier and more all inside Route One Fun’s latest Weekend Guide!
Yoga in the Parks (Ages 13+)
Enjoy the summer sunshine while you still can! With some yoga near a splash park…Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and water. Great way to start your weekend with some mental relaxation and stretching!
Where: Ellen E Linson Splash Park, College Park
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
A timely showing about the life, work and powerful themes this literary great confronted in her career. Watch as Toni Morrison explores race, history, Amerian and the human condition on film.
When: 2pm, 8pm (119 min run time)
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Freddie Long with Sweet B
Friday outdoor concerts are back! Come check out an acoustic duo, relax on benches or chairs nearby. Enjoy food and drink from area establishments. It’s going to be a good time!
Where: Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale Park
A Garden Party: From Africa to Asia (Rain or Shine!)
Summer celebration where you gain exclusive late-night access to galleries featuring art from the African and Asian continents. Museum scavenger hunt, specialty cocktails, small bites featuring local eateries, and music entertainment.
Where: Enid A. Haupt Garden, Washington, DC
Pet Parenting Class
Dying to be a proud dog mama/papa? Get prepared at this session and learn what it takes to bring a furry friend home as your companion.
Where: Prince George’s County Animal Shelter, Upper Marlboro
PGAAMCC 10 Year Anniversary Birthday Party
Bravo! 10 years of raising awareness about the black experience. Celebration includes exhibit opening and mural unveiling – can’t wait to see it! There’ll be artmaking and a community chest workshop. Cake and ice cream to top it off!
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, Brentwood
Never Anotha: Book Release
Reading and signing soiree with author Troii Devereaux. Release of her first book in an urban fiction series for adults. Meet the author, enjoy refreshments, or shop in the vintage store! Open after hours for your perusing pleasure!
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, books for sale
Flowers and Birds Live at Meadworks
Come listen to a father/daughter acoustic duo blending an eclectic mix of originals, classic covers, and trending pop songs. Try some mead if you haven’t already!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, purchase food and beverage
Your Presence is Requested: Calvert Family Weddings 1799-Today
A taste of local history is waiting for you. Come see what an influential Riverdale family’s life was like and how they celebrated marriages. Collection includes decorative arts, clothing, jewelry, photographs, invitations, and wedding gifts.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park
Cost: Regular tour fees apply
Reception for Travel View & Rory Doyle Exhibit
Join an active community volunteer and budding artist with the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance showcase his latest works. You may have seen some of his paintings on display at Franklin’s and now you can check them out here!
Where: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, bring food or drink items to share
The War Boys (Ages 16+)
A moving story about three vigilantes/childhood friends along the U.S./Mexico border forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Fez Tones Hafla starring Katrina
It’s a bellydance party! Set to live music, strum by your hometown hafla band. Professional belly dancers on site with the second part of the show starring you, the audience! Bring your hip scarf!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and beverage for purchase