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*Greenbelt Events April 22 – May 1

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Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days.

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 at 5 pm on the Main Screen..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.

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once” at 8 pm on the Main Screen. 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.


“Drive My Car” at 5:30 pm in the Screening Room. Academy Award Winner: Best International Feature. Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, renowned stage director Yusuke Kafuku  receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari, a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. 

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.

“Mothering Sunday at 8:30 pm on the Main Screen

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once” at 5 pm on the Main Screen.

“Drive My Car” at 6 pm in the Screening Room.

At Northway Fields

Kite Fly! 4 pm. Sponsored by The SPACE Free Art for All and Greenbelt Unplugged. Kit kits and decorating supplies are available and free for children. Lawn games will be available. Bring kites and come fly with us.

At Greenbelt Station

Community Walk, 10 am. Neighborhood Design Center will host a community walk to inform a community-led greenspace plan for the future of public green space in the Greenbelt Station neighborhood. Sign up to attend one of the meetings (repeated on Thursday April 28 at 6 pm.)

At Buddy Attick Food Forest

Earth Day Celebration, 10 am – 1 pm. Be part of the community effort to revitalize the Buddy Attick Park Food Forest with a native planting. Volunteers will work with Public Works staff to install native landscape plugs and provide general maintenance for the area. Sustainable give-aways will be available for registrants. For more info contact kdrisc9oll@greenbeltmd.gov.

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 Mixt Food Hall in Brentwood

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

Stars of Mothering Sunday

“Mothering Sunday at 2 pm (OC) on the Main Screen

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once” at 5 pm on the Main Screen.

“Drive My Car” at 2:30 pm in the Screening Room..

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, April 25

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Mothering Sunday at 5:30 pm on the Main Screen

“Everything, Everywhere All at Once” at 2 pm on the Main Screen. (Above)

“Drive My Car” at 2:30 pm in the Screening Room

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, April 26

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Early Bird Tunes Tuesday Open Mic with Michael Cooney – sign-ups begin at 6:15pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played. (6:30 to 9:30pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, April 27

At the New Deal Cafe

Rhiannon’s Lark – have you ever wanted to hear a Disney princess singing about the things you love…board games, ninjas, and krakens? Rhiannon’s Lark is happy to make your wish come true. This geek-goddess-girl tackles everything from t-rexes to moral dilemmas with insightful lyrics, gorgeous vocals, and gentle humor. (7 to 9pm)

Thursday, April 28

At the New Deal Cafe

Reggie Right Eye and the Missing Pieces – blues, roots rock, rockabilly, a little country, originals & unexpected covers with top musicians from the DMV region. Emceed by Greenbelt author (“Rock the Potomac”) Mark Opsasnick. (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, April 29

At the New Deal Cafe

New Blue Soul – originating out of The Rogue Johnsen Trio (winners of the 2017 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and competitors at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis), New Blue Soul is an exciting DC area octet melding Old School Blues and Soul into modern originals as well as playing a ton of great tunes that leave you with no option but to get up and dance. Featuring Mary Shaver on vocals! (8 to 11pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, April 30

At the New Deal Cafe

Candidate meet and greet with Brooke Lierman (candidate for comptroller) (9:30 to 11:30am)


The Loose Ends Roots Rock with a mix of Alt-Country, Rockabilly and Vintage Rock & Roll including Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and the Grateful Dead, along with a number of originals. (8 to 11pm)

At the GHI Administration Building (One Hamilton Plaza)

Plant Swap at 11 a.m (We’ll set up at 11:00 AM and start the Swap with a “tour” of the available plants at 11:15) Divide your perennials and evaluate your blank spaces. Then bring along your excess plants, divisions, seedlings, seeds, and bulbs to the swap and prepare to pick up some new plants.Also bring your surplus tools that are in good working condition, gardening books, magazines, garden ornaments, etc. Please do not bring houseplants or invasive species such as English Ivy, pachysandra, periwinkle, Rose of Sharon — we have more than enough. Large objects that are not traded get to go back home with their respective donors. Please bring a card with a description of your plant.

If you are a new gardener and don’t have anything for the Plant Swap, you can always garner a few tips as well as pick up some plants.

In addition, we are bringing back the Scavenger Hunt! This is a fun and engaging outdoor family activity that you can take home and do on your own. You can take home the laminated reusable sheets to look for nature items on your walks around Greenbelt throughout the seasons. One is suitable for younger kids, and one for more advanced readers.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At Montpelier Mansion in Laurel

Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts, 10 am – 4 pm. Enjoy the extensive grounds and art displays.  Deluxe tea boxes, with finger sandwiches, desserts and tea are available for pre-order by April 24 to enjoy at the festival or take home. Order here.

Sunday, May 1

At the New Deal Cafe

DeBonis/Allen Joseloff Trio – a three piece jam band that plays a kaleidoscopic blend of original and classic favorites. From the Dead, Allmans, and Hendrix to Van Morrison & Led Zeppelin, D.A.Band is achieving new heights with their precise melodic, rhythmic , and harmonic interplay. Every show is different, but the GROOVE is always there to make you want to get up and dance. Let the PARTY begin! (6 to 8pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Greenbelt Community Center

Art Studio Open House, 1-4 pm. Visit the studios of Artists in Residence.


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. She also created and curates the Greenbelt Maryland YouTube channel. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com.

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