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*Greenbelt Events – April 15 – 24

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Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt, College Park, Mr. Rainier, Cheverly, Hyattsville and Bowie – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days.

Friday, April 15

At the New Deal Cafe

Jelly Roll Mortals – a DC-area collision of musical vagabonds. Formed in 2007, this quintet of seasoned DC players combine top-drawer tune-smithing, stellar harmonies, virtuosic playing and low-key sense of humor into an entertaining stew of rock, country and the like. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once” opens! 5 pm and 8:15 pm in the Screening Room. This hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action film tells the tale of Evelyn Wang, an aging Chinese immigrant and the weary owner of a laundromat under IRS audit who is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. Unfortunately, this sweeps her up into an even bigger adventure when she finds herself lost in the infinite worlds of the multiverse.

“CODA” Winner of 2021 Best Film Oscar, is held over! 5:30 and 8:30 pm on the Main Screen.  Seventeen-year-old Ruby is the sole hearing member of a deaf family. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother. 

At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

“Stick Fly opens and runs through April 24. Pay What You Wish This comedy drama by Lydia R. Diamond explores issues of race and class privilege through the story of the LeVays, a wealthy African American family vacationing at their home in Martha’s Vineyard. Set by the beach, Stick Fly reflects the shifting sands of power dynamics as the family negotiates difficult conversations and finds the language to communicate with loved ones.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, April 16

At the New Deal Cafe

Zoom Poetry Open Mic – Express your inner beatnik through the spoken word! Learn how to join this online event by clicking here. (1 to 3pm)

Danger Bird – the Mid-Atlantic’s premier Neil Young tribute band! Drawing from Neil’s acoustic days in the Toronto folk scene, through the golden sound of the Buffalo Springfield in L.A., the proto-grunge of Crazy Horse, the shimmering vocals of CSNY, the country roots of The Stray Gators and The International Harvesters, all the way to the raw energy of The Promise of the Real, Danger Bird digs deep into the catalog of one of the greatest songwriters ever.. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once”5:00 & 8:15 pm in the Screening Room.

“CODA” Winner of 2021 Best Film Oscar, is held over! 2:30 and 5:30 pm in the Screening Room.

In Schrom Hills Park

Egg Hunt! 10 a.m. Come out and celebrate spring at this egg-citing even for kids 18 months-4th grade. Don’t forget to bring your baskets to collect eggs at our new location: Schrom Hills Park, 6915 Hanover Parkway..

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, April 17

At the New Deal Cafe

Orchester Prazevica resistance is futile, this is Turbo Folk! High energy dance music drawing on the tradition of Eastern European Czardas and Gypsy Swing, but widely influenced by jazz and blues. Under the direction of Slovak born and raised guitarist and singer, Tomáš Drgon, this band delivers a unique, authentic and entertaining blend of musical traditions. (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once” 2:00 & 5:15 pm on the Main Screen

“CODA” Winner of 2021 Best Film Oscar, is held over! 5:30 and 8:30 pm on the Main Screen.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, April 18

At the New Deal Cafe OR via Zoom

[On Zoom and in person] Reel and Meal at the New Deal: Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. More information and pickup dinner plans! (7 to 9pm) 

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once”  2:00 & 5:15 pm on the Main Screen

“CODA” Winner of 2021 Best Film Oscar, is held over! 2:30 and 5:30 pm in the Screening Room.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, April 19

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Joey Campfire – sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played.  (7 to 9:30pm)

Wednesday, April 20

At the New Deal Cafe

Pub Quiz – bring your own team, or form one on the spot. We will collect a dollar from each participant, which will be the prize for the winning team.  Come out and test your knowledge on topics from Aardvarks to Zymurgy. See if you can beat the winning team from the last quiz! Hope you can join us! (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, April 21

At the New Deal Cafe


Hot Club of Baltimore – hot jazz inspired by the Django Reinhardt repertoire! Stretching the boundaries of Gypsy jazz, HCB encompasses elements of folk & world into their music with a sound that appeals to listeners who enjoy fast picking, solid melodies, irresistible rhythms, and exciting solos. (7 to 9pm)

At the Greenbelt Community Center

“Women of World War II” 7:30 pm. FREE. What famous TV chef worked in the WWII spy business? What famous actress was a scientist whose inventions are still in use today? What WWII era Miss America foiled a plot to steal her property by shooting the perpetrators tires out of their getaway truck at age 82? Long-time Greenbelt Museum volunteer, Donna Peterson, will share the answers to these questions answers and much more!Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, April 22

At the New Deal Cafe


Greg Meyer Projecta blend of R&B, classic rock, funky N’awlins, Jr. Walker, Jazz Crusaders, blues and some funky old soul. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Mothering Sunday opens! .On a warm spring day in 1924 in England, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven, are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend, and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

St. Lawrence String Quartet at 8 pm. Pay What You Wish.

Saturday, April 23

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)

Strange Beacon: ALL WEIRDOS WELCOME! Come for an open mic with an eclectic mix of featured performers, musicians and artists. This creative showcase includes vendors for buying, selling and trading music, equipment, vinyl, cds, art, and more!

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Experimental Workshop. 1-5 pm. Does your 9-12 year old enjoy music, film, or just being overall creative? If so, here is a great opportunity for them to join Composer Andrew Simpson’s workshop exploring the connection between sounds and emotion! Open to children 9-12.  Register here.

At the Cheverly American Legion

Wild Anacostias perform 7:30 – 10:30. Just added, dance lesson at 6:30. This ten piece band will play everything from Cajun to Zydeco to Funk to Rock. Our Hall has plenty of space for you to dance. Tickets: $14 at the DugOut, and at: www.the108musicseries.com,  $20 at the door Dance lesson at 6:30. Food: Jambalaya, 6pm till 8pm, while it lasts. Must show proof of full vaccination.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

NextLook Work-in-Progress Showing. 7 pm. FREE. Part of the NextLOOK creative residency. In partnership with The Clarice, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space while providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, April 24

At the New Deal Cafe

Deaf Brunch: gathering of Deaf & hearing people on the 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings for socializing and increasing Deaf access to movies, services, and other aspects of living together. We solve problems and take action together. Newcomers are welcome! (10:30am to 12pm)

 

DC’s Different Drummer’s Jazz Band – part of DC’s Different Drummers, an LGBTQ+ music organization based in DC, The Jazz Band is an 18-piece big band playing jazz music in a variety of styles, from big band swing to blues to bossa nova and more! (6 to 8pm)

At 58 Lakeside Drive in Old Greenbelt

All are welcome to tour this outstanding spring garden overlooking Greenbelt Lake. This video of Mary Lou’s garden in April of last year will surely tempt you! Light refreshments served.

At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater is open; films and times not yet announced.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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On-Going

Online from the Greenbelt Arts Center – GAC’s Old Time Radio Series

 

Arch Obler’s Another World, aka Alter Ego.” On a cold, dismal, dreary night… in a death-row cell of a southern penitentiary…a young woman kneels beside her prison cot, weeping, speaking softly to the memory of her mother, and explaining that it all started when she first heard that evil voice within her head. Featuring Amy Conley, Rob Glass, Katherine Gourianova, Emily C Letchworth, Hillary Leyendecker, and Pamela Northrup Directed by Rikki Lacewell

At the Old Bowie Town Grille

Live music Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – check the calendar.

At Maryland Meadworks in Hyattsville

For live jazz, check the calendar.

At The Hall in College Park

Comedy Open Mic on Wednesdays – and live music Fri-Sundays. Calendar here.

Save the Date!

Green Man Festival – May 7-8

Jazz Festival – June 25

Blues Festival – September 17

Crazy Quilt Festival – October 8

Follow Susan Harris:
“Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV.

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