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Going Out in Greenbelt* November 22- December 1

Going out in Greenbelt Maryland

Here’s a preview of upcoming events in Greenbelt and nearby: festivals, music, live music, theater, talks, guided tours, and more. It covers the next 10 days.

*Included are selected events in College Park, Hyattsville, University Park, Berwyn Heights, and Mt. Rainier. Together with Greenbelt, they’re a major arts and entertainment hub in Prince George’s County.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

 

 

JoJo Rabbitt Writer-director Taika Waititi (Thor: RagnarokHunt for the Wilderpeople) brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Click for details

 

The Irishman. This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino crime family. Now older, the WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in particular, considers his involvement with his good friend Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance. Click for details.

At The New Deal Cafe

The GoodFellas – a Beatles tribute band that entertains with not only the classic hits, but also with early gems and obscure B-sides, embracing the energy reminiscent of the Fab Four’s Liverpool and Hamburg days. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts (on the U.MD Campus)

Maryland Gospel Choir at The Clarice Center for Performing Arts on the U.MD campus. 7:30 FREE. Since its founding in 1975, hundreds of voices have joined together to share joyous music through UMD’s very own gospel choir. The group is committed to encouraging fellowship and community service.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Irishman and JoJo Rabbitt (See 11/22 listing above.) Showtimes here.

At The New Deal Cafe

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)

Billy Coulter Band – drawing on influences as varied as Bob Dylan, Creedence and Johnny Cash to The Black Crowes and Squeeze, mutiple WAMMIE-winner, Billy Coulter, brings his band to The New Deal for a night of inspired, organic and original music that blurs the line between Roots Rock and Power Pop. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Irishman and JoJo Rabbitt (See 11/22 listing above.) Showtimes here.

At The New Deal Cafe:

Naked Jungle – a combination of tribal world beats with progressive rock-jazz-jam influences, this instrumental trio (and rhythm section of TELESMA) combines ancient world beats with drums, bass & percussion styles and intertwines body moving grooves and pulses which appeal to the primal spirit in everyone! (7 to 9pm)

Greenbelt Time Bank Celebrates the Season

3 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, Room 202. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite holiday treat to share. Drinks, cups and napkins will be provided; bring personal eating utensils and a plate. The members hope to share with each other not just holiday cheer, but also hope for how the Time Bank can better use everyone’s talents for the good of the community. After a brief ice breaker activity, the group will brainstorm thoughts, hopes and dreams for the time bank. RSVPs are not required, but are greatly helpful in planning. For more information, contact greenbelt.timebank@gmail.com. or call Linda Warren Seely at 731-217-8013.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Irishman and JoJo Rabbitt (See 11/22 listing above.) Showtimes here.

At the Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts on the U.MD Campus

Korean Percussion at The Clarice Center for Performing Arts on the U.MD campus. FREE
Experience the vibrant beat of samulnori. This modern incarnation of traditional Korean folk music celebrates harvest time and provides a lively soundtrack to dancing. The ensemble is comprised of four types of percussion instruments—an hourglass drum, a barrel drum, a small gong and a large gong—each representing a natural element: rain, clouds, lightning and wind, respectively.Under the direction of Sebastian Wang, this concert will be performed by the UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble and features appearances by members of the professional groups Washington Samulnori and New York Korean Traditional Marching Band.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Irishman and JoJo Rabbitt (See 11/22 listing above.)Showtimes here.

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)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Irishman and JoJo Rabbitt (See 11/22 listing above.) Showtimes here.

At The New Deal Cafe

The Reilly Goulait Band – a lush harmonic blend of originals and popular acoustic folk and rock of the ’60s through today. (7:30 to 9:30pm)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Gobble Wobble, Family Fun Run & Walk. 

8-12. From the City: Join us on Thanksgiving morning for the Gobble Wobble Family Fun Run & Walk. Participants meet at the Greenbelt Youth Center and the course takes them on the Buddy Attick Park lake path. Join your family, friends, and neighbors in this community tradition and get some exercise before your Thanksgiving feast. Participants receive a Gobble Wobble shirt. Medals are awarded for top male and female finishers and youth participants.

Gobble Wobble, 9-12

Spend Thanksgiving morning with Greenbelt Recreation as we host the 14th annual Gobble Wobble. The Gobble Wobble is roughly a 5K race (2 laps) and a 1.5 mile fun run/walk (1 lap) around Buddy Attick Park lake path. All registrants will receive a Gobble Wobble shirt.
$15/individual, $50/family 4-pack (before 11/28) $20/individual, $70/family 4-pack (on 11/28)

The Irishman and JoJo Rabbitt (See 11/22 listing above.) Showtimes here.

At The New Deal Cafe – Closed for Thanksgiving

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

At The New Deal Cafe

Full Power Blues with Mama Moon  – smooth Chicago-style blues with a side order of modern soul, ensured to make you wanna move and groove. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 8 pm Click for more info.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

At The New Deal Cafe

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

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 2 pm Click for more info.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

At The New Deal Cafe

40 Dollar Fine – raucous roots rock, alt country, a tablespoon of ’60’s rock ‘n’ soul, and a pinch of blues at its finest. Eclectic, unpredictable, and above all…big time fun! (7 to 9pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

“The Phantom Tollbooth” 2 pm Click for more info.

 

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Performance Movement in Progress with Dance Metro DC FREE Get involved in the creative process! Featuring choreography by Ila M. Conoley, Ava Delasanta, Nancy Havlik and Gabriel Mata. This new application-based program showcases 4 performing artists’ works-in-progress followed by a feedback session.


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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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