Blues & BBQ in Hyattsville, Coffee / Canvas + Cacti in College Park, Aging with Pride & Passion for Life in College Park, Beers, Blues & Burgers in Glenn Dale, Luther Re-lived in Bowie, Composting 101 in Greenbelt, Happenstance Theatre in Mount Rainier & more all inside Route One Fun’s latest Weekend Guide!
Friday Along Route 1
Marcia Wolfson Ray: archiTERRA (All Ages)
Don’t miss an exhibit showcasing the evolution of wood art, creating a new environment that reflects the interdependency that humans and the natural world have with each other.
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
Sol Roots Band
This band is New Orleans style funk mixed with raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves and southern soul. If you’re lucky they might even dabble into a little reggae.
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and beverages for purchase
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Saturday Along Route 1
Want to do good by nature, but never seem to get it right? Let the folks at Public works show you how composting is done.
Where: Greenbelt Public Works, Greenbelt
Your three new favorite B words. Variety of beers to choose from. Fresh burgers and more for sale. Visit craft vendors and artisans and tour the historic home. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and enjoy some blues!
Where: Marietta House Museum, Glenn Dale
Cost: $10, burgers and beer available for purchase
Aging with Pride and Passion for Life (All Ages)
A day of celebration for all! There’ll be free chair massages and mingling and munching while supporting our LGBTQ+ residents and friends. Drum circle and create your own pride button.
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Blues & BBQ
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation players will be in the house as will 250 Texas BBQ (including a scrumptious vegan sandwich).
When: 6-10pm (Food begins at 6pm; music at 7pm)
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
Luther Re-Lived feat. William “Smooth” Wardlaw
If you love Luther Vandross this is the performance for you! It’s a tribute to the R&B master. We hear the performer is the spitting image of Vandross from his mannerisms to his laugh and voice.
Where: Bowie State University, Bowie|Cost: $25 general admission; $20 seniors, faculty, staff & students
Sunday Along Route 1
Coffee, Canvas, and Cacti – Oh My!
Parking lot remake! It’s an art party. Live painter, art market, ink box tattoo station, and free interactive art. Paint and take home your own terracotta pot. Cacti for sale. We hope to see you there!
Where: Vigilante Coffee Parking Lot, College Park
Cost: Free!, cacti and coffee for sale
Smithsonian Folklife Festival (All Ages)
It’s worth the trek downtown to experience cultural performances, workshops and demonstrations. This year’s theme is the social power of music. Consider it a staycation in your backyard! Sample food trucks and enjoy adult beverages.
Where: The Mall, Washington DC
Cost: Free!, food, beverages and souvenirs for purchase
Is There A Doctor In The House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Got some free time this Sunday? Explore pharmacies, hospitals, medicines, and people who have cared for Laurel for the past 200 years through memorabilia from years of medicine. Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy.
Where: Laurel Museum, Laurel
Cost: Free! (with donations suggested)
Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon (All Ages)
Name a group of performers who can mix slapstick humor with Greek mythology, taking classics and paring them down to 1940’s aesthetics. That’s Happenstance for you. Enjoy their live musical score and portrayal of an array of mortals and Gods whose flaws reflect their own.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $23 general admission, $17 senior, student, military