|Film Screening: Agnes Varda’s Cleo de 5 a 7 this week.|
Film screening, lecture about Maryland Emancipation Day, Paul Simon Tribute, Marvin Gaye music-inspired show, My Dead Aunt’s Books Grand Opening, Hilltop House Party, Yoga at the Meadery & more happening along the Route 1 Corridor this weekend!
1st Thirsty Thursday
Join the City/University Community every FIRST Thursday (of most months) for 1st Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!When: 5-7pm
Where: Fishnet, College Park
Cost: No cover
154 years ago, Maryland amended the state’s constitution and emancipated enslaved African-Americans in the state. Join for a lecture and musical performance in celebration of Maryland Emancipation Day. Dr. Clara L. Small, renowned historian, author, and Professor Emeritus in History at Salisbury University, will present her lecture, “How free, was free?” and examine the experience of African- Americans in post-emancipation Maryland. Cap the evening with a moving performance by The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, an ensemble committed to the preservation of African-American history and traditions– presenting songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials and triumphs, as expressed through a cappella music, drama and dance.
Thursday Night Music Series – Open Mic with The John Figuras
Eat some good Mediterranean food and listen to the tunes of great local musicians. Always a fun time and can attest that their falafels, with some special sauce, will make you return for more!
Where: Med Cafe, 3237 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (no cover)
Film Screening: Agnes Varda’s Cleo de 5 a 7
Join us for the first film of the Women in Film: Gender Redefined film series, and afterwards, stay for the lively discussion with series curator Erin Devine.When: 7-9pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
NewSueRevue Part 1 – Upcycled Fall Leaves
Tanglewood Sue will teach you how to use scissors our Big shot cutter , aluminum cans and Alcohol Ink to make Fall Leaves for wreaths. Be at the shop by 6pm sharp! When: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Tanglewood Works, Hyattsville
Paul Simon Tribute with Paint Branch Creek and friends
Night of music including a tribute to the legendary Paul Simon! With Rocky Korr, Matt Jones and the next generation.
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park
Cost: Not noted
What’s Going On
What’s Going On seeks to provoke thoughtfulness and spark conversations to ignite change in each community it touches. The music of Marvin Gaye is given fresh perspectives with choreography by Vincent Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah in this evening-length work that features modern, jazz and West African dance, provoking thoughtful engagement with audience members. When: 8pm (Also times on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $17 and up
My Dead Aunt’s Books – Grand Opening Celebration
My Dead Aunt’s Books Formerly Robert Harper Books has reopened inside Tanglewood Works in Hyattsville, MD. Come celebrate our Grand Opening with a variety of events: 11am Ribbon Cutting
1pm Book Signing “Hyattsville” by Andra Damron and Aaron Marcavitch will sign “US Route 1 Baltimore to Washington DC”; 3pm Performance by Pianist Songwriter Cynthia Marie; 6pm Signing Chesapeake Table by Renee Brooks Catacalos; 7-9pm Music by the Repeat Offenderz. Defense Attorneys under cover.
Where: Inside Tanglewood Works, Hyattsville
Garden Event at Riversdale
Join for a tulip planting frenzy! Help our gardener plant over 2,000 tulip bulbs. All ages welcome. Bring friends, family and enjoy coffee and hot cocoa in the garden!
When: 10am – 2pm
Where: Riversdale House
2 Day Pop-Up Art Show
Harlem Fine Arts Show and the DMV League of Artists present Alfred Addo, Water Kolours Fine Art / Danny Jenkins, Thomas Lockhart, Grace Mugala and many more!
Where: Gateway Media Arts Lab, Mount Rainier
Hilltop House Party
Been to a rockin’ house party lately? Now’s your chance! Catch Soraia (from Philly), One Way Out DC, Jacob Jasper + Ryan Moran at this welcoming Hyattsville Hilltop House Party!
Where: 4111 Jefferson Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Donations for bands
Free Community Day: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Great opp to visit this cool museum FOR FREE! Explore current exhibits, permanent collection and events!
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, WDC
Numi 2nd Anniversary Party
Join us to celebrate two years of community and growth – whether you’ve been in once, once a day, or not at all! We’ll have food and drinks from some awesome local vendors like The Cultured Kombucha, Frutta Bowls and a visit from future event partner WeWork! When: 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Numi Yoga, College Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
Yoga at the Meadery
A great way to finish your weekend!
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: $20 includes all level class and mead
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hyattsville City Bldg, 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Sprinklin’ of upcoming weekday events for you to consider:
Monday, November 5th: Award-winning writer and Washington Post journalist Monica Hesse discusses her latest release, The War Outside, as the November speaker at the Woman’s Club University Park‘s monthly meeting. Hesse will also share her experience as a Washington Post features journalist focusing on gender and its effects on society. 11:30am at the University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville. All welcome.