Route 1 Corridor’s weekend guide is here! A Night of Experimental Music in Brentwood, Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival, Be Steadwell narrates A Letter to My Ex in Mount Rainier, Port Town’s Day Festival in Bladensburg, Sip Local in Cheverly, Donut Ride takes off in College Park & more! Check it out!
Parking spots throughout Hyattsville are transformed into cool, public spaces. Each space is hosted by a local business, group, or organization.
When: Check schedule
Where: Throughout Hyattsville
Rene Trevino: Gran Fury (All Ages)
Cool new exhibit showcasing a Mexican American artist’s work. Described as thoughtful and beautiful, his artwork confronts societal assumptions and gives new insight into human experience. Bonus, his local from Baltimore!
Where: Montpelier Mansion, Laurel
Shen Yun Symphony Presentation
Deep dive into art and history of Chinese culture. Highlights include the renaissance and new frontier of classical Chinese music. Speaker featured in Wall Street Journal and the like.
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Sonic Frontiers Concert Series – A Night of Experimental Music
Local musicians are experimenting and they want you to come check it out. Think electro acoustic mixed with modular synthesis. Something different to experience!
Where: Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood
2019 Jazz Series @ the Meadworks
Sip your beverage and relax after a hard day’s work with some live jazz. They can’t wait to see you!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, drinks available for purchase
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Fern Valley Celebrates 60 Years! (All Ages)
Hop on a tour of Fern Valley Garden. Enjoy presentations and hands-on educational displays. Kids activities and of course, ferns for sale. Take yours home today!
Where: U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC
Cost: Free!, plants available for purchase
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day (All Ages)
Free museum admissions today, thanks to Museum Day. Several local options to choose from. What are you waiting for? Their doors are wide open!
When: College Park Aviation Museum, 10am-5pm; Montpelier Mansion, 11am-3pm; Riversdale House Museum, 11am-1pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park; Montpelier Mansion, Laurel; Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!, get your tickets here!
Hyattsville Arts Festival: Arts & Ales (All Ages)
Downtown Hyattsville is where it’s at! You can shop, enjoy local brewskies, plus delish food and activities. Jury-selected artists and artisans featured!
Where: Farragut St, Gallatin St, and Church Alley, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, food, beverages, and art for purchase
23rd Annual Port Town’s Day Festival (All Ages)
Four local cities unite for “Collaboration at its Finest”. Come see for yourself! Entertainment, craft vendors, international food and activities!
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg
Sip Local: A Tasting Social
Meet local producers and sample beer, wine and spirits. Locally-produced snacks and sweets featuring Market vendors, plus a raffle! Take home products and enjoy new-to-you drinks at the Market’s bar!
Where: Cheverly Community Market, Cheverly
Cost: 21+ / $20 each; $10 if you are not drinking or are a designated driver, additional drinks available for purchase
They had us at donuts! Stops include the Pretzel Factory and Astro Donuts among others. Worth every calorie that you burn on this 30-mile round trip bike ride!
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Cost: Free!, bring cash/cc, lock.
Collage Workshop: Wedding Memories
Let a local mixed-media artist show you how to make a collage and a keepsake of your fondest wedding memories.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park
Cost: $25, includes 12:15 pm tour of mansion and food demos from 12-4pm in the dependency kitchen
Be Steadwell: A Letter to My Ex – The Musical
Come see the artist’s latest album come to life. A collage of music, movement, and film, narrating her journey through love and letters to an ex.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: Adults $25; Students, Seniors, Veterans, Teachers $20
Great Northern – Live @ New Deal
Performing songs from all eras of the Grateful Dead. It’s this band’s debut at a local hip joint. Great food, libations and tunes to round out the weekend!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and drinks available for purchase