The Route 1 Corridor’s weekend guide is up! Experimental music in Brentwood, exhibit reflecting migration from Vietnam in Hyattsville, Community Halloween Dance Party in Mount Rainier, Art Works Now’s RISE! fundraiser and more!
Opening Reception for While We Waited: Khanh H. Le
Prints & mixed-media collage that reflect the artist’s personal experience w/ migration from Vietnam. Includes photos of D.C.’s Vietnamese community.
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville
Local Author’s Event Ben Myers & Stewart Stevens
Come hear two local authors talk about a civil war memoir & personal account of serving five U.S. presidents.
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, books sold separately.
Sonic Frontiers: Experimental Music Series
Local artists come together to bring you an eclectic live musical performance. Mead for sale & free popcorn while you enjoy the show!
Where: Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood
Bill Charlap (All Ages)
Back by popular request, a Grammy award-winning pianist. Performances include Lincoln Center, Chicago Symphony Center & more. Big time jazz coming your way!
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
College Park ParkRun Turns 3!
Join all for this fun 5K run and celebrate CP ParkRun’s 3rd birthday!
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
American Indian Festival (All Ages)
Celebrate the rich & diverse cultures of Native Americans with dancing, drumming, singing, storytelling, interactive exhibits & demos!
Where: Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free!, nominal fees for some activities
Tails on Trails
Get your dog in costume & bring them out for hayrides, trick-or-treating & more. Enter the canine costume contest for real treats & pumpkin flavored everything!
Where: Piscataway Park, Accokeek
Cost: $5/dog (humans are free!), proceeds support Piscataway Park.
Cycling Through History: Historic Greenbelt
Join Maryland Milestones for a tour of a planned utopian community. Ride with us from the metro station (must pay for parking) to see the old cemetery, around the lake, to Roosevelt Center and then to the museum for a pit stop before heading back. Advanced Registration Required. Call 301-887-0777.
Where: Greenbelt Station, College Park
Hy-Swap is a community exchange of free infant, children’s and maternity clothing, toys and gear organized by Hyattsville residents.
When: 1:30-2:30pm (see website)
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building
Community Halloween Dance Party!
It’s the 2nd annual Halloween party! Live DJ, dancing & food! Costumes, if you like. Proceeds benefit the Dhana and the Rosebuds performance, opening Nov 1!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $10 online, $15 @ the door, ages 13 and under free!
RISE! AWN’s Fall Fundraiser
Celebrate our community as we welcome over 200 guests to our studios for delicious food, delightful drinks, dancing, art activities, and amazing auction items.
Where: Art Works Now, Hyattsville
Late Night Underground
Late Night Underground hails from the DC suburbs and enjoys whipping crowds into a frenzy with its unique blend of new and classic musical influences.
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no cover)
Your Presence is Requested: Calvert Family Weddings 1799-Today
Centuries of wedding traditions curated for you at this historic mansion. Feel like royalty as you peruse the collection & step back in time!
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park
Cost: Regular tour fees apply
Samia Ahmad (All Ages)
Come hear an award-winning classical Indian vocalist perform music from the Vedic tradition. He’s performed for Nobel laureates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu & the Carters among others. Be uplifted!
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
Cost: Free!, $5/person donation appreciated
Music & The Great Migration: Movin’ On Up (All Ages)
Encore performance of a historically relevant musical presentation & how literature & music impacted U.S. during an era of migration.
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly
Fez Tones Halfa starring Belladona|
Belly dancing event set to live music. Second part of show features open dancing, so bring your hip scarf & get ready to shimmy!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food & beverage available for purchase
Rumi Matsuyama says
Late night underground is Saturday night, not Friday, at Meadworks. Friday is the Hyattsville Jazz Collective
Jaime Banks says
The Future of Transportation Day at KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda . Come and design the cars, bridges, and trains of the future! Hands-on activities for kids 4-11. Drop in any time 10-4. Admission: $12/child (includes 2 adults).