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Going out in Greenbelt* – February 14 to 23

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Mt. Rainier and Riverdale Park. All Prince George’s Proud!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

At The New Deal Cafe

 

Valentine’s Day Show with The Smokin’ Polecats & Marianna Previti – one of the best blues bands in the DMV area! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!

“American Factory” – Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!”

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

At The New Deal Cafe

Poetry Open Mic!!! – come express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!! Read originals, OPP (other people’s poetry) or just hob nob with the literary. Everyone is welcome! (1 to 3pm)

Wild Anacostias – come celebrate Mardis Gras with Hyattsville’s preeminent New Orleans/Blues style, funky, raucous, merry-making, multi-morphous Zydeco party band!!  (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!  and “American Factory” – Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!” Scroll up to 2/14 listing for trailers. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza Mall

 

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

The Sweet and Sour Valentine’s Day Comedy Show, 8 pm.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

At The 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

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!  and “American Factory”– Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!” Scroll up to 2/14 listing for trailers. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

At The New Deal Cafe

ALWAYS IN SEASON | Trailer from Jacqueline Olive on Vimeo.

Reel and Meal at the New Deal:Always in Season explores the traumatic history of lynching in the U.S. More than 4400 African Americans were killed by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Discussion will cover Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative to build memorials in Prince Georges County. Other efforts are also under way to counter current racial disparities and injustice. More information and dinner plans! (7 to 9pm) 

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Miyazaki Monday: “My Neighbor Tortoro.” This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.

“Royal Opera’s Rigoletto” Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto, based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse, was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!  and “American Factory”– Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!” Scroll up to 2/14 listing for trailers. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

At The New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Michael McTrouserpants – 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

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!  and “American Factory”– Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!” Scroll up to 2/14 listing for trailers. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

At College Park Community Library

College Park Arts Exchange’s Nonfiction by Women Book Club (all are welcome!) discusses “The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln” by Kate Clifford Larson. 7 – 8:30 pm. (RSVP to info@cpae.org, as the schedule is subject to change.)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

At The New Deal Cafe

Pub Quiz – bring your own team, or form one on the spot. We will collect a dollar from each participant, which will be the prize for the winning team.  Come out and test your knowledge on topics from Aardvarks to Zymurgy. See if you can beat the winning team from the last quiz! Hope you can join us! (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!  and “American Factory”– Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!” Scroll up to 2/14 listing for trailers. Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

At Denizen’s Brewing Co in Riverdale Park

Democratic Debate Watch Party 8-11. FREE.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

At The New Deal Cafe

Reggie Right Eye and the Missing Pieces – blues, roots rock, rockabilly, a little country, originals & unexpected covers with top musicians from the DMV region. (7:30 to 9:30pm) Hosted and emceed by Greenbelt author and music historian Mark Opsasnick

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”!  and “American Factory”– Oscar winner for “Best Documentary!” Scroll up to 2/14 listing for trailers. 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 on the UMD Campus

Faculty and Guest Artist Series: The Boston Trio. Irina Muresanu, violin; Jonah Ellsworth, cello; and Heng-Jin Park, piano. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, the musicians of the Boston Trio are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire. Since its inception, the trio has established itself as one of the most sought after chamber ensembles and features Jonah Ellsworth, Heng-Jin Park and School of Music faculty member Irina Muresanu. To celebrate 250 years from the composer’s birth, the program will feature “Archduke,” Beethoven’s ultimate piano trio. 8 pm. FREE.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

At The New Deal Cafe

Mike Wescott Band – four-time International Blues Challenge semi-finalist and winner of multiple Guitar Center competitions, Mike Precott, brings his riveting & top notch band to The New Deal for a powerful night of exploring and expanding the boundaries of the blues rock tradition. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Leaves of America” opens! The Civil War in the words of Walt Whitman. A Guest Production from Chris Dwyer. 8 pm Buy tickets.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

At the UMD Memorial Chapel

Mens’ Chorus International.  Guest choirs from the D.C. metro region join the UMD Men’s Chorus to perform a special program of music for men’s voices at the UMD Memorial Chapel. 8 pm. FREE

At the Old Parish House in College Park

Unchoir! turns the tables on traditional choir. No auditions, no rehearsals, no long-term commitment.  All ages welcome. Just show up and sing a song you love! You will get a lyric sheet and we teach you 2 or 3-part harmony to a well-known song, and then we sing our hearts out! 7-9 pm.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

At The New Deal Cafe

New Deal Cafe Saturday Jazz Jam – come on out and enjoy an afternoon of jazz with an ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the DMV region.
(2 to 5pm)

Teshaleh (opening band) – medieval folk metal. (8:30)

Phantom Scimitar –  album release party! Retro unique psychedelic rock comparable stylistically to early Pink Floyd. Anchored by corpulent drum beats, harmonic guitars wail and intertwine like ivy forming a dendritic web that supports wide eldritch vocals while bass and moog swirl, mixing a spectral concoction occasionally punctuated by the tinkle of bells… (to 11:30 pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Leaves of America.” The Civil War in the words of Walt Whitman. A Guest Production from Chris Dwyer. 8 pm Buy tickets.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Did you know that Greenbelt began as a segregated community? Despite the fact that it was built by both African American and white workers, only white families would be residents and it would remain segregated for several decades. Join us for a panel discussion where we’ll hear from some of Greenbelt’s first residents of color.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Soul in Motion company performs “transformation.” Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured DC dance company. Combining colorful costumes, spirited movements, and energetic drumming rhythms, this expert ensemble delivers an exciting performance that inspires all ages.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

At The New Deal Cafe

DOGO du Togo – traditional West African rhythms and ritual & festive melodies form the base of rising Togolese artist DOGO’s remarkable music. A huge following in his home country of Togo has cemented him as an icon overseas, as his popularity in the states grows day by day. (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Leaves of America.” The Civil War in the words of Walt Whitman. A Guest Production from Chris Dwyer. 2 pm Buy tickets.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

 

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Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com and direct Good Gardening Videos.org, a nonprofit, ad-free educational campaign.

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