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Going out in Greenbelt* for January 31 – February 9

*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 Laurel. All Prince George’s Proud!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

January 31 – February 6

Animated Shorts 83 minutes, PG-13. Animation Nominees include: Daughter (Czech Republic), Hair Love (USA), Kitbull (USA), Memorable (France), Sister (China, USA).

Live Action Shorts 83 minutes, PG-13. Live Action Nominees include: A Sister (Belgium), Brotherhood (Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden), Nefta Football Club (France, Tunisia), Saria (USA), and The Neighbors’ Window (USA).

Documentary Shorts 80 minutes, R. The Documentary Shorts Program is broken into two separate programs of 80 minutes each.
Program A includes: Life Overtakes Me (Sweden, USA), Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) (UK).
Program B includes: In the Absence (South Korea), Walk Run Cha-Cha (USA), St. Louis Superman (USA).

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opens! Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). Showtimes.

“1917.”  At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Showtimes here.

At The New Deal Cafe

The Fuss – dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae with a sound that pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting a modern slant on these timeless styles. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” guest production opens. Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is a comedy best known for its witty wordplay – the clever characters speak in puns, and less clever ones in malapropisms.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and “1917.” See info for Jan 31 listing above.  Showtimes here.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films – see info above for January 31. Showtimes here.

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)
Little Red and the Renegades – Zydeco, New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll, Funk, Blues and Cajun. Come get your Mardis Gras on with this WAMMIE-nominated, high energy, fun group of musicians! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” guest production. 8 pm. See Jan 31 details above. Buy tickets here.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

At the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel

Music and the Black Vote Panel Discussion. 1 pm. Explore the times and history of the Black Vote in America and how music was influenced by its many challenges from the Black Codes to the 15th Amendment and today’s times. Three experts, a musician, social scientist, and historian will take you on this musical and educational journey. This event is in partnership with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts.Located at Montpelier Arts Center (9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD) and is FREE.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Oscar-Nominated Short Films – see info above for January 31. Showtimes here.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and “1917.” See info for Jan 31 listing above.  Showtimes here.

 

At The New Deal Cafe

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band – join this multiple WAMMIE-nominated band for some classic honky tonk, original roots songs, and vintage country from the 1940s-1970s.  (7 to 9pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

Love’s Labour’s Lost” guest production. 2 pm. See info for Jan 31 above. Buy tickets here.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Mudcloth Workshop! (a Greenbelt Community Art Drop-in) 1-3 pm. Seatings at 1pm and 2pm. All ages. FREE! Use earthen dyes to create your own mudcloth, inspired by the Bogolanfini tradition of Mali. This workshop is led by Artist in Residence Karen Arrington. Materials provided. Advance registration is suggested. A limited number of walk-up participants will also be welcome for each one-hour seating on a space-available basis.

At Beltway Plaza’s Academy 8 Theater

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

39 Steps 1935. FREE Monday Matinee at 1 pm. “Although Hitchcock had already made a string of successful movies, The 39 Steps brought him international recognition and helped launch his Hollywood career. The thriller, based on a 1915 novel by John Buchan, also became a defining film in Hitchcock’s career. Notably, The 39 Steps centers on what became one of his most commonly used themes: an innocent man is mistakenly accused of a crime and must clear his name.” – The Encyclopedia Britannica.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films – see info above for January 31. Showtimes here.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and “1917.” See info for Jan 31 listing above.  Showtimes here.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Oscar-Nominated Short Films – see info above for January 31. Showtimes here.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and “1917.” See info for Jan 31 listing above.  Showtimes here.

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)

At the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel

Book and Film Discussion: Their Eyes are Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston, an evocative writer of the Harlem Renaissance and fierce advocate of her people’s culture, has left a rich heritage of story and artistic creation for us to cherish and enjoy. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” as novel and film will be the focus for two evenings as we consider Hurston’s place in American literature and discuss her depiction of African-Americans’ ordinary lives and use of Black dialect which set many in her community of artists and thinkers on edge. Zora Neale Hurston continues to be a force to be reckoned with on her own terms. Come join us! (Celebrating Black History Month) 7 pm FREE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Oscar-Nominated Short Films – see info above for January 31. Showtimes here.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and “1917.” See info for Jan 31 listing above. Showtimes here.

At The New Deal Cafe

Ronn McFarlane – GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane, brings the lute – the most popular instrument of the Renaissance – to today’s musical mainstream and makes it accessible to a wide audience. (7:30 to 9:30pm) Watch his videos.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Oscar-Nominated Short Films – See info above for January 31. Showtimes here.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and “1917.” See info for Jan 31 listing above. Showtimes here.

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)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

At The New Deal Cafe

 IlyAIMY – mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass with flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” guest production. 8 pm. See Jan 31 details above. Buy tickets here.

At the Clarice Center for Performing Arts in College Park

A Doll’s House from the UMD School of Theatre. Performed by an all-women cast, this production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll House questions the roles that society assigns to men and women. Set in late nineteenth-century Norway, the play follows Nora, a woman who seeks self-fulfillment and slams the door on the dollhouse that is her marriage. This fresh perspective on the classic play encourages audiences to question what has changed since 19th-century Europe through the interpretations of six women actors playing male and female characters. Thru Feb 15.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

At The New Deal Cafe

The Allman Others Band – comprised of a super-group of the area’s best local musicians, this DC tribute to The Allman Brothers recreates the mystery and magic of ABB classics. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” guest production. 8 pm. See Jan 31 details above. Buy tickets here.

At the College Park American Legion

Blob’s Park Social Dance Club, with Dede Wyland.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Repair Cafe by Greenbelt MakerSpace 10 am – 2 pm in Room 114. Come learn how to repair tired or broken stuff or help repair others’items, and rescue them from the recycling or garbage bins. Bring clothing, furniture, kitchen appliances, computers, jewelry, toys, etc. for the challenge of making them useful again. Volunteers are welcome to join in making this a great community event; no experience necessary. Sign up as a volunteer .

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Afro-Cuban Percussion Workshop With Doc Gibbs. You’re invited to attend a spiritually rich Afro-Cuban Percussion Workshop with the World-Renowned Percussionist Doc Gibbs! There will be a workshop demo, drum circle (bring your congas), one on one interview, and Q&A conducted by Michael Friend. All Trap Drummers & Hand Percussionists are encouraged to attend! 10 am – 1 pm.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Greenbelt’s Black History Month Events Begin! – click for all the events.


At
 The New Deal Cafe

1 Identity – combining Contemporary R&B, Alternative Rock & Pop with a unique, energetic performance and raw talent, 1 Identity is paving the way as an influential band for the modern generation. You will be hooked from the first note! (7 to 9pm)


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