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Going out in Greenbelt* – February 21 to March 1

*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 Beltsville. All Prince George’s Proud!

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 the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Beanpole” opens. In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war. Showtimes here.

 

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture”! 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 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 Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture” – and “Beanpole.” Showtimes here.

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 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

Special Free Screening!

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture” – and “Beanpole.” Showtimes here.

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!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture” – and “Beanpole.” Showtimes here.

Storytime. 10:30 a.m. FREE.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

On the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

At The New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Joey Campfire – 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 “Beanpole.” 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 Smith Center on the UMD Campus

Talk by Ruth E. Carter. Legendary costume designer Ruth E. Carter, whose career has spanned more than 35 years and 40 films, discusses how she uses costumes to tell stories about race, culture and politics. The winner of an Academy Award for her Afrofuturistic designs in Ryan Coogler’s 2018 blockbuster hit “Black Panther,” Carter was previously nominated for her work in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” and Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad.” Carter will discuss her research process and share visual samples of her creations. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. 5 pm. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

At The New Deal Cafe

The Campfire Sessions – monthly “listening room” showcasing local songwriters with something to say. Brief Q&A follows each performance. Get to know the songwriters, get to know the songs!!! (7 to 9:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture” – and “Beanpole.” 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 Duckworth School in Beltsville

The Beltsville Garden Club presents: “Cherry Blossoms, Symbols of Friendship and Courage.” Speaker Ann McClellan is author of two books about cherry blossoms (above). She’ll explore the images and tales associated with the ethereal Japanese cherry blossoms. Books can be purchased at the meeting. 7:30. FREE, open to all.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

At The New Deal Cafe

The Other People – a tribute band highlighting the music & non-conformity of the illustrious FRANK ZAPPA!! “A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules,often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.”~FZ. (7:30 to 9:30pm) Hosted by Greenbelt’s own rock historian Mark Opsasnick.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Parasite” – Oscar winner for “Best Picture” – and “Beanpole.” Showtimes here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

At The New Deal Cafe

Moxie Blues Band –start with 7 musicians with a love for blues, rock and soul, add a generous splash of fun, shake well and you’ve got the Moxie Blues Band! Moxie shows feature a few songs that you know and love, along with even more songs that you may not have heard before, but are awesome, nonetheless. If you’ve got your mojo workin’ then come out and see for yourself—we promise you that the house will be rockin’! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” opens.

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!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

At The New Deal Cafe

Table Talk with Maryland Delegate Alonzo Washington: an informal opportunity to discuss ANY issues, questions, or concerns you may have regarding the 2020 Legislative Session, our County, or District 22. (11am to 1pm)
Built 4 Comfort with special guest, saxophonist Heather Haze (Wicked Jezabel) – with its soulful vocals, tasty guitar licks and a deep foundation in the blues, this band is known to add their own flavor to R&B and classic rock favorites! (8:30 to 11:30pm) Watch their videos here.

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 Buddy Attick Park and Indian Creek Trail

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Community Art Drop-in – FREE. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a free postcard art workshop with artist Racquel Keller. Open to both residents and non-residents of Greenbelt.

Create mixed media artwork to share. At your option, take inspiration from the words of quotable women, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Materials and starter quotes provided. Feel free to also bring any words of wisdom that inspire you. It’s recommended that you reserve your seat (here). A limited number of walk-ins will also be welcome as space permits. Seatings at 1 pm and 2 pm.

At The New Deal Cafe

Rusty Sal – made up of an all-star cast of some of Baltimore’s strongest Americana musicians, Rusty Sal is a sure-fire good time for lovers of classic country. The groove is provided by acclaimed upright bassist Alex Lacquement (Bumper Jacksons, Cahrm City Junction), the twang comes from the impressive lead guitar work of Lucas Chohany (Nick and Luke), and sky high Dolly Parton-esque harmonies from singer-songwrite Letitia VanSant top it all off. (7 to 9pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Leaves of America” opens! 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!

At the Clarice Smith Center on the UMD Campus

School of Music Showcase. 3 pm. FREE, but register.

This annual celebration showcases the range and diversity of exceptional talent across the School of Music. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear student performers shine with repertoire ranging from jazz standards to operatic duets to virtuosic solos.

 

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