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Going out in Greenbelt* March 6 – 15

*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, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud!

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Emma opens. Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Check showtimes.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” 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.

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 Old Greenbelt Theatre 

Speaker after the 5 pm screening of Emma:

Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  See March 6 listing above for trailer.

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 Old Greenbelt Theatre

Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  See March 6 listing above for trailer.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Speaker after the 7 pm showing of Six Triple Eight – for Women’s History Month! FREE 

 

SixTripleEight trailer from James Theres on Vimeo.

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Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  See March 6 listing above for trailer.

Storytime on Screen. FREE.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  See March 6 listing above for trailer.

At The New Deal Cafe

New Deal 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)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  See March 6 listing above for trailer.

At The New Deal Cafe


Roger Street Friedman – with a sound and songwriting that has been favorably compared to Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Joan Armatrading, and having opened for such venerated artists as Los Lobos and The Blind Boys of Alabama, Friedman brings his eclectic mix of folk, blues, R&B, rock and country to the New Deal for an eclectic evening of Roots Americana. Mike Ryan and Heather Lloyd will be opening.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  See March 6 listing above for trailer.

At The New Deal Cafe

Funktronics – a fresh interpretation of classic grooves and recent jams, guaranteed to please the brain as well as the booty! (7:30 to 9:30pm)

At the Laurel Pool Room

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

At The New Deal Cafe

Tia Nina Video Release Party!
(5 to 6:30pm)
The Wharf Rats – shakin’ psychedelic jam band playing tasty originals, Grateful Dead, Floyd, Cash, Isaak, Feat, Jerry, Morrison, Tucker & groovalicious classics at every show.
(8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Clarice Center for performing Arts on UMD Campus

20th Annual Prince George’s County Spelling Bee! The Bee is open to all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders in public, private and home school associations. Past Bees have been very exciting and well attended community events that are always FREE and open to the public. The winning student of the Prince George’s County Bee will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held at Gaylord National Harbor.

At the Catholic Student Center in College Park

College Park Senior Art Reception. FREE. 4-8.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

At The New Deal Cafe


The Dave Chappell Band – having performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Moore and Percy Sledge, Dave Chappell brings his multiple WAMMIE-winning roots rock blues band to The New Deal for a night to remember! (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Community Center

The 2020 Greenbelt Youth Musical by Chris Cherry: “Theseus and the Monsters in the Maze”. 2 and 7 pm.  See poster above.

At the Old Parish House in College Park

St. Patrick’s Day Concert.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Stage on Screen series: “A Bigger Splash” An intimate and innovative film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking.

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)

 

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