Route 1 Corridor’s Weekend Guide is up! Holiday Markets, Philadelphia Dance Company, Opening Reception for “To Baltimore, With Love”, Underground Railroad Bazaar, Movemberfest and more – all inside Route One Fun’s latest weekend guide! Even better? 2fifty Texas BBQ is now doing BBQ Sundays at Dumm’s – so you’ve already got Sunday’s lunch/dinner plans squared away!
Beyond Needleart Exhibit
You’re invited! An annual fiber art exhibit showcasing everything from quilts to felting to embroidery, handcrafted by local artisans. So cool!
Where: Montpelier Mansion, Laurel
Cost: $5/adults; $4/seniors 60 and better; $2/children 5-18; Free/children 4 and under. Items may be for sale from artisans!
International Craft Fair
Fair trade crafts from around the world & bake sale. Perfect for holiday gifts & the season of giving! Proceeds will benefit a local charity.
Where: Hyattsville Mennonite Church, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, crafts for sale, of course!
The Underground Railroad: Bazaar Under the Stars
Check out this festive spirit of shopping, celebration and diaspora vibes, featuring a curated selection of vendors, food, and crafts in the museum’s outdoor pavilion.
Where: PGAAMCC, North Brentwood
Adult Play Date is next weekend!
Enter to win 2 free tickets over on Route One Fun’s Facebook Page!
Jazz Night @ the Meadworks!
Hear some of the best jazz in the DMV courtesy of the Hyattsville Jazz Collective. Make it a night out w/ your better half or w/ your friends! Bottoms up w/ locally brewed mead.
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, drinks for sale
Madden Dance Project
Two dance pieces to enjoy at this show. One touching on the moments of small sadness. The other rendering the magical phenomenon of magenta, with swaths of color vibrating & spilling across the stage. Powerful dance on one stage. Don’t miss out!
Where: UMD Dance Theatre, College Park
Tommy Lepson & the Bad Dawgs
No strangers to the White House under the Clintons, this roots Americana band is turning it up a notch for you w/ original music & funky covers. You’ll be asking for an encore!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food & drink for sale
Christmas Tree Stand Box
Come learn how to build a fashionable alternative to a holiday tree skirt. You’ll get to use a circular saw, create a basic frame & paint or stain wooden pieces before assembling your tree stand box w/ the assistance of Home Depot staff!
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, purchase materials separately
Healthy Holiday Cooking: Black Eyed Peas & Collard Greens (All Ages)
Holiday meals that are healthy & delicious? Who knew! Try samples, take home new recipes & learn to prepare these hearty meals for you & yours for the holidays!
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg
5th Annual Movemember Pigfest
(Organized by local folks) Amazing food, frosty beverages, all for a good cause! We’ll be there! Raffle prizes & more to help raise funds & awareness about the importance of men’s health. Movemeber is leading efforts worldwide to address issues such as cancer, suicide & more.
Where: Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, Washington, DC
Opening Reception – “From Baltimore, With Love”
This diverse group exhibition celebrates the vibrant and unique character of the contemporary art scene in Baltimore county, displaying various disciplines that give this area its nationally renowned reputation as a groundbreaking art nexus.
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Rick Bowers “Innocence on Trial” Book Release
Celebrate the launch of a new legal thriller w/ former Hyattsville resident & award-winning writer. Join the author to hear what inspired him while writing this piece. Refreshments will be served. Guaranteed to be intriguing & fun.
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Books, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, books for sale
Enjoy an evening of belly dancing performed by local instructors & students. The theme is “Assassins, Brigands & Cutthroats- a Compendium of Diabolical Dance.” Sounds fiery!
Where: Old Parish House, College Park
Cost: We think it’s free!
Free Rabies & MicroChip Clinic!
Make taking care of your pets easy w/ a quick stop for rabies vaccinations & microchipping. Don’t forget to bring proof of residency for free services. Non-residents get services at a discounted rate!
Where: Davis Hall, College Park
Cost: Free! w/ proof of residence, non-residents pay $10/rabies vaccine, $20/microchipping
Marriage & Cohabitation Among Maryland’s Enslaved Communities
Maryland State Archive specialist will engage audience members in a presentation about cohabitation practices & policies relating to enslaved men & women in Maryland. Coincides w/ museum’s other events commemorating historical weddings.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park
Silver Spring Craft Market Comes to Denizens
Get an early jump on shopping for the winter holidays with this lovely craft market! They’ll be setting up in the brewery with jewelry, vintage clothing, fair trade products including hand-woven Guatemalan textiles, and more.
Where: Denizens Brewing Co, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
Polaris Piano Trio
Enjoy an evening listening to music that explores works by women & composers of African descent as well as the standard repertoire. A long-lasting friendship, the trio will be combining forces to bring you an uplifting show!
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel
Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation appreciated
Watch The Philadelphia Dance Company perform live! Known for its captivating choreography & thought-provoking dance pieces that reflect a range of modern dance styles & evoke present-day events. A guaranteed powerhouse on stage!
Where: Publick Playhouse, Cheverly
Cost: $30/person; $25/person: seniors (60 & better), students (18 and younger), and groups of 20 or more