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Going out in Greenbelt* December 6 – 15

*Here are the special events, music, live music, theater, talks, guided tours, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus selected events in College Park, Hyattsville, University Park, Berwyn Heights, and Mt. Rainier. Together with Greenbelt, they’re a major arts and entertainment hub in Prince George’s County. Click to subscribe to Going out in Greenbelt.* 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

City of Greenbelt Community Tree Lighting

7 pm in Roosevelt Center. FREE 
Roosevelt Center will sparkle as Greenbelt gathers to light the community tree, featuring complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, hot cider, and a musical performance by the Greenbelt Concert Band Brass Choir. Immediately following the tree lighting, come inside the Old Greenbelt Theatre and enjoy a short, classic holiday film – “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”.

At The New Deal Cafe

The Bob Band – a group of five veteran musicians dedicated to capturing the vibe, spirit and arrangement of Bob Dylan’s original recordings. A faithful musical journey through the amazing Dylan catalogue – 50 years of folk, rock, country, blues, even gospel.
(8:30 to 11:30pm)  Click for video.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Waves”. Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family–led by a well-intentioned but domineering father–as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times. Showtimes.

Ford v. Ferrari” Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Showtimes.

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 8 pm. In this play, the beloved children’s fantasy adventure comes to life as Milo and the faithful watchdog Tock travel to the Lands Beyond to rescue Princess Sweet Rhyme and Princess Pure Reason from the Castle-in-the-Air. The play, which features many Greenbelt residents both on- and off-stage, will appeal to all ages, with its fast action and amusing wordplay. Shows run from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 15, with performances on Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Click for more info and tickets.

 

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

At the Greenbelt Museum

At the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center 

Winter Motherland Holiday Party and Fund-raiser, 2-5. Click for info.

At the Clarice Center for Performing Arts in College Park

An Evening of Balinese Gamelan & Japanese Koto. 8 pm. FREE. Details here.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

At the Greenbelt Youth Center

 

At the Greenbelt Community Center

At The New Deal Cafe

Community Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan – connect with Community and have fun with friends by playing awesome world drums with drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan.  Drumming is proven to release stress, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and increase endorphins. Katy will bring drums or you’re welcome to bring your own.  Family-friendly.  All ages. No experience necessary.  This is all about having FUN while making groovy music too! (3 to 5pm 

The U-Liners – socially conscious Americana band playing a wide variety of roots-rock including bluegrass, rock’n roll, country, folk, swing, folk-rock, country-rock, blues, rhythm & blues, soul, and more! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 8 pm. (See Dec 6 listing above.) Click for more info and tickets.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Waves” and “Ford v. Ferrari.” See Dec 6 listing above. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza

AMC Academy 8 movies – Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

$500 Shopping Spree Giveaway & Kids Arts & Crafts, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, TJ Maxx Entrance

At the Old Parish House in College Park

Wreath workshop 1-4. $25. Click for more info.

At the College Park Aviation Museum

Santa Fly-in and Photo Op, 12-4. $5 Click for info.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Greenbelt festival of Lights Juried Art and Crafts Fair, 10 am – 4 pm. (See info for 12/7 above.(

At the Greenbelt Community Church

Christmas Concert – all are welcome. 4 pm. Featuring traditional, classical and popular holiday music and a cookie sale.

At The New Deal Cafe

Deaf Group: Weekly Brunch Meeting – Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language? (10am to 12pm)

The Nighthawks – mixing blues, R&B, honky-tonk country, doo-wop, gospel and rockabilly into one delicious stew, this D.C. legendary band graces the stage at The New Deal for a night to remember!! Reservations suggested. (7 to 9pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 2 pm. (See Nov 29 listing above.) Click for more info.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Waves” and “Ford v. Ferrari.” See Dec 6 listing above. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

At the Clarice Center for the Performing Arts in College Park

Handel’s Messiah. 3 pm. $10-25. Tickets and details here.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Greenbelt Concert Band Holiday Lights Concert. 7pm. FREE.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Waves” and “Ford v. Ferrari.” See Dec 6 listing above. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

At The New Deal Cafe

Open Mic with Tom Gleason – sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will typically have 3 songs or fifteen minutes on the stage. (7 to 10pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Waves” and “Ford v. Ferrari.” See Dec 6 listing above. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

At The New Deal Cafe

Reggie Right Eye – solo guitar (6 to 6:30pm)

Misbehavin’ Maidens – lewd lyrical lasses with tight chorals and loose morals! A mixed a capella/folk band comprised of four women with a love of sex-positive music, parodies, drinking & fandom references for the adult crowd. While all of the ladies come from a “pirate” background, they like to embrace a wide range of subcultures, often singing songs with references to anime, video games, science fiction, and fantasy, in addition to their repertoire of folk tunes and shanties about sex and drinking. Parental Discretion Is Advised.
(7:30 to 9:30 pm)

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

At The New Deal Cafe

Lulu’s Fate

LuLu’s Fate – a mix of music from the Appalachian, southern string band and country blues traditions, as well as original tunes and covers ranging from Hank Williams to Tom Waits. The trio blends virtuosic instrumentals with lush 3-part vocal harmonies to create new interpretations of traditional tunes.
(7:30 to 9:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Waves” and “Ford v. Ferrari.” See Dec 6 listing above. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

At The New Deal Cafe

Cold Hard Cash – join Rob Petrie and his talented co-conspirators for a special evening of Johnny Cash favorites with a liberal sprinkling of holiday-themed numbers. This special night includes a guest appearance by The Man In Green, the old Grinch himself. Don’t be shy — participate in our annual UGLY SWEATER CONTEST! Dazzle, delight, or disgust (or all three at once) with your ugliest holiday knitwear! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 8 pm. (See Dec 6 listing above.) Click for more info and tickets.

At Hope Lutheran Church in College Park

Movies@Hope Presents “Meet John Doe” 7:30 pm. This year’s holiday season offering from 1941 comes from the legendary director Frank Capra, best known today for the perennial favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This tale of hope’s eternal struggle with cynicism and despair also stars the great Barbara Stanwyck. As always, admission and refreshments are FREE!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

At The New Deal Cafe

Still Standing – the best Rockin’ Blues, American Roots, Jump, Swing, and Rockabilly in the DMV region featuring Linwood Taylor, Michael Tash, Scott Rabino & Wolf Crescenze! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” – FREE at 11 am

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 8 pm. (See Dec 6 listing above.) Click for more info and tickets.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

“The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker,” in the Greenbelt  Dance Studio. 3 pm FREE

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

AMC Academy 8 movies –  Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!

$1,000 Shopping Spree Giveaway, Treasure Chest and Captain Jack Sparrow, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, TJ Maxx Entrance

At the American Legion in College Park 

Blob’s Park Social Dance Club with Bayside Big Band. 9215 Baltimore Avenue. 8-11 pm. Admission is normally $10/person, cash only.

In University Park

The University Park Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour featured 5 homes for tours and to view holiday decorating. 4-8 p.m. $20 Call Jean Pirovic at 301-520-8420 or email her: jean.pirovic@Inf.com..Payment can be made through PayPal or with cash or check or at the door the night of the tour.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

At The New Deal Cafe

Fez Tones Hafla at New Deal Cafe

Fez Tones Hafla – Join us for an evening of live Middle Eastern music & dance. Musicians will play exotic instruments such as qanun, oud, darbuka, and riq.  Amazing performances by the region’s best belly dancers. There will be open dancing between dance performances, so dancers – bring your shimmy! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Rembrandt Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favorite makes a welcome return to the big screen.

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 2 pm. (See Dec 6 listing above.) Click for more info and tickets.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

“The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker”, in the Greenbelt  Dance Studio. 10 and 3 pm FREE

At Beltway Plaza

Holiday Carolers and Hot Chocolate, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, TJ Maxx Entrance

AMC Academy 8 movies –  Click for movies and times. It’s all-new, with reclining seats and more!


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