Listen to some great live jazz and folk music by Alex Martin Quartet in Brentwood, University Park’s got it’s tre fun UPES PTA Silent Auction happening on Saturday (all welcome!), Roadside Attractions Galore at HyBall in Hyattsville, Mount Rainier’s got Welcome to Sis’s, a local story set in the 1940s and more – all this weekend along our amazing Route 1 Corridor! Tell a friend!
Friday Near Route 1
Listening Room Music Series: Alex Martin Quartet
Have you caught a show at the Brentwood Arts Exchange yet? It’s a great, local, intimate space to hear live music – and by great local musicians like Alex Martin & friends! Vocalist, songwriter, jazz drummer & more present original scores, folk melodies & musical settings of poems. Lots of entertainment packed into one program!
Where: Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood
Saturday Near Route 1
Ballet: Swan Lake
A classic ballet story told through compelling dance, passion & athleticism. Presented by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. A Russian masterpiece not to be missed!
Where: Center for Performing Arts, PG Community College, Largo
Cost:$39.75 (includes $4.75 service charge)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Love story set in France in the 1700s. Described as subtle yet thrilling. See what happens as the lives of two women intertwined, the portrait becoming a collaborative act of & testament to their love.
When: 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm (Q&A to follow the last showtime!)
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Ally Theatre Company’s Welcome to Sis’s
Local story set in the 1940s. See how a community survives racism & local dividing lines which still affects us today. The spot to be this Friday night is Sis’s Tavern. A powerful performance you don’t want to miss!
When: 4pm & 8pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: Adults $20; Children $12; Students & Seniors $16
GNS Spaghetti Dinner + Auction
We will be featuring great food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Some of the prizes include a week at a Chincoteague Vacation home, Washington Nationals tickets, and a Liberty Mountain ski package.
Where: Greenbelt Community Church, Greenbelt
University Park Elementary School PTA Silent Auction
Food, libations, friendly neighbors and your chance to bid on cool things like wine tastings and catered dinners, sports and theater tickets & more – all while supporting a great local public school!
Where: Wallace Presbyterian Church, College Park
The Paul Carlson Duo
Celitc & Nordic traditions meet fiddle & drums. High energy & deep groove fiddle tunes. Tap your feet & raise your glass of mead!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, donations appreciated, mead for sale
AFRO BLUE: We Will Overcome (All Ages)
A CD release concert! Featuring a wide variety of music. Songs from the Civil Rights Era, originals, Big Band sounds, & unique jazz versions of contemporary tunes!
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly
Cost: $25/person; $20/person: seniors (60 & better), students (18 and younger)
Sunday Near Route 1
Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts
Come witness the stories & experiences of African American lives told through the arts. Quilts, felt, sewing, beading & more! Worth the trip!
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
Exhibition: Paul Henderson Photos from the Civil Rights Era
Catch this traveling exhibit while you can! Get a glimpse @ daily lives of African-Americans. Over four decades of photography capturing the Civil Rights Movement & community in mid-20th century Baltimore.
Where: Student Center Lobby, Bowie State University, Bowie
Frida Kahlo Two Museum Art Tour: NMWA & NPG
Lucky ducks, it’s community day! No museum charge AND you get to see two authentic Frida paintings @ two fab local museums! Learn more about Frida as you explore her works on this walking tour!
When: 4-6pm, museum open until 7pm to continue looking
Where: Start @ National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Get in a groove w/ an all-start cast of Baltimore’s American musicians. Lovers of classical country music, this is for you! Groove, twang, & ‘sky high Dolly Parton-esque harmonies’. Come check it out!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, donations appreciated, drink & food for sale
- Always wanted to learn how to play tennis? Now’s your chance, adults! 6 lessons for $49 (plus bring at friend for free) at College Park’s JTCC!
- University Park’s now got a Little Free Community Cupboard!
- Route 1’s 2019 Real Estate Trends & Market Report
- The ONLY Summer Camp Guide for the Route 1 Corridor is here!
- Got a kids birthday party to plan? Check out our latest Birthday Parties Guide!