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Going out in Greenbelt* for February 28 – March 8

*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. All Prince George’s Proud!

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. France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Check showtimes.

“Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” opens. The story of a band that went from backing up Bob Dylan to becoming one of the most influential groups of its era. A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. Check showtimes.

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 NASA Goddard Recreation Center

Steel Magnolias opens! Click for tickets.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and.Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”. See Feb 28 listing above for trailers, etc. Check showtimes.

 

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

At NASA Goddard Recreation Center

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club’s production of “Steel Magnolias.”  Click for 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 Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and.Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”. See Feb 28 listing above for trailers, etc. Check showtimes.

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

At NASA Goddard Recreation Center

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club’s production of “Steel Magnolias.”  Click for 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 2

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Matinee Monday: Top Hat. FREE. 1 pm.

Miyazaki MondaysCastle in the Sky. 8 pm.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” andOnce Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”. See Feb 28 listing above for trailers, etc. Check showtimes.

At the Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts on the UMD Campus

Spring Big Band Showcase, Part 1. UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band. FREE. 7:30.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and.Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”. See Feb 28 listing above for trailers, etc. Check showtimes.

 

At The New Deal Cafe

S.A.W. (Songwriters Association Of Washington) Open Mic hosted by Lynn Hollyfield. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm. Featured act plays from 8 to 8:30pm. (7 to 10pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”. See Feb 28 listing above for trailers, etc. Check showtimes.

 

At The New Deal Cafe

Rumpus – a blend of classic rock, funky N’awlins, Jr. Walker, Jazz Crusaders, blues and some funky old soul with 3 lead singers, tasty jazz and funky originals. Throw in some jump treasures and you’re in for a great time! A Mark O! Production! **Mark Opsasnick, rock historian, will be your emcee for the evening. (Listen here.) (7:30 to 9:30pm)

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” andOnce Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”. See Feb 28 listing above for trailers, etc. Check showtimes.

 

At The New Deal Cafe

Wolf’s Open Blues Jam – a big, bodacious, boogie blues jam hosted by the legendary Wolf Crescenze with a house band backed by veteran musicians Fast Eddie, John Henry, Scott Rabino & more! You never who will show up at a Wolf Jam so come on out and shake your booty or sign up and JAM! (6:30 to 10pm)

At the Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts on the UMD Campus

UMD Repertoire Orchestra performs Songs of War. FREE.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

“Ally Theatre Company’s Rasheeda Speaking” opens (through March 22.) Ally Theatre Company’s take on the incendiary play by Joel Drake Johnson takes another look at the ever-topical questions about the prevalence of ingrained racism in America. This tense workplace thriller examines the realities of a so-called “post-racial” workplace where two co-workers—one black, the other white—are driven apart by the machinations of their boss. A chilling power struggle ensues that spins wildly out of control. This incisive and shocking dark comedy will keep you in its claustrophobic grip until the final moment.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Emma opens.

At The New Deal Cafe

The Thrillbillys – Rockabilly, R&B, and roots rock with Johnny Castle (Nighthawks, Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, Ratso), David Kitchen (multiple WAMMIE-winner, David Kitchen Band, Cutaways), Andy Rutherford (Ruthie & the Wranglers, Little Pink) and Jack O’dell (Hula Monsters, Road Tavern Troubadors). (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

Wicked Thoughts opens, presented by Michael Jons,  It’s a baffling trick of a show that dares to peek into the dark corners of our individual and collective minds. Over the course of this 90-minute, interactive show, psychic entertainer and mentalist Michael Jons will make you laugh, leave you astonished, and have you wondering about whose thoughts you’re really thinking. It’s a thrilling and inspiring piece of psychological theater that’s bound to leave audiences wanting to see it again! 8 pm.

At NASA Goddard Recreation Center

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club’s production of “Steel Magnolias.”  Click for tickets.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

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. Drums will be provided or bring your own. All ages. No experience necessary. (3 to 5pm)

The Oxymorons – combining top notch musicianship and soaring male & female vocals, this seriously-fun eight-piece band plays a mix of their award-winning originals, the hottest new songs and the best of the old, giving the audience a night of hip-shaking New Orleans funk, soulful blues, Americana roots, classic rock and cutting-edge guitar driven songs that entertain like no other! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

Wicked Thoughts 8 pm. See description above in the March 6 listing.

At NASA Goddard Recreation Center

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club’s production of “Steel Magnolias.”  Click for tickets.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

At the Greenbelt Community Center

2020 Greenbelt Youth Musical! The beloved tradition celebrates its 20th year. 3 pm. (See poster above.)

At The New Deal Cafe

Bobby Thompson Trio

Art Reception – Alicia Deligianis and Poetry Show (3 to 5pm)

Bobby Thompson Trio – blues, funk, rock, and jam, along with a strong supply of originals! 2018 WAMMIE-winner for Best Blues Album!
(7 to 9pm)

 

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

Wicked Thoughts  2 pm. See description above in the March 6 listing.

At NASA Goddard Recreation Center

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club’s production of “Steel Magnolias.”  Click for tickets.

At the Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale

Chamber Music Concert. Enjoy a performance in the mansion of Brahm’s Clarinet Quintet by the US Army Strings and mingle with the musicians at a post-concert reception! FREE. 2:30.

 

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