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*Greenbelt Events April 29 – May 8

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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 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 the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“The Automat” opens. 5:00 and 7:30 pm in the Main Auditorium. Cast: Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elliot Gould, Colin Powell. Before fast food, there was something even better. Iconic, elegant, and populist all at once: the Automat (aka Horn & Hardart) revolutionized American dining a century ago. Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart operated the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City. The restaurant chain was well known in the U.S. for serving food out of a vending machine for a nickel. The Automat became a gathering place for all, filled with communal tables for people to share their lives, their struggles, and their dreams with each other. Debut filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz collages rare artifacts, images, and memorabilia (including personal photos and deeply affectionate stories from former employees and the founding family) to create a love letter to the New York many of us still remember.

Everything Everywhere All at Once 5:00 and 8:15 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.

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 Place)

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 the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Automat” 5:00 in the Main Auditorium.

Everything Everywhere All at Once”  5:00 and 8:15 in the Screening Room.

At U.Maryland in College Park

It’s Maryland Day – click for info.

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 the Greenbelt Community Center

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

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Automat” 2:30 and 4:30 in the Main Auditorium.

Everything Everywhere All at Once”  2:00 and 5:15 in the Screening Room.

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

Spring Choral Showcase – UMD Chamber Singers,. 7:30 pm. Pay What You Wish. The UMD Chamber Singers perform a retrospective of the internationally acclaimed ensemble’s work over the past academic year with music by Mozart, Handel and Bach, as well as a repeat performance of its 2019 commission from alumna Dale Trumbore ’09, If I Say Yes. Completing the program will be selections from Brahms’ beloved and cheerful Liebeslieder Waltzes, featuring faculty pianists Rita Sloan and Justina Lee.

Monday, May 2

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is the FREE “Monday Matinee.” 1 pm in the Main Auditorium. When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses

“The Automat” 4:00 and 6:00 in the Main Auditorium.

Everything Everywhere All at Once”  2:00 and 5:15 in the Screening Room.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

Spring Brass Concert 8 pm. FREE. No tickets required.UMD Trumpet Ensemble, UMD Horn Choir, UMD Trombone Choir & Terrapin Brass Ensemble. Maryland’s brass ensembles join together to present a variety concert with musical selections ranging from classical to pops to jazz. Highlights include Anthony Plog’s Suite for Six Trumpets, Josef Zawinul’s Birdland, Freddie Mercury/Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son and Henri Tomasi’s Fanfare Liturgiques.

Tuesday, May 3

At the New Deal Cafe

S.A.W. (Songwriters Association Of Washington) Open Mic hosted by Lynn Hollyfield. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played. Featured act plays from 8 to 8:30pm. (7 to 9:30pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, May 4

At the New Deal Cafe

Scotch and Soda: Acoustic jazz, Latin and swing with a deep groove.  Featured on Tom Cole’s Sunday morning “G-strings” show on WPFW, this exciting 4-piece band plays on nylon string guitars, upright bass and drums.  Tunes from Monk, Duke, Coltrane and more.  A cool “listening room” experience! (7 to 9pm)

Thursday, May 5

At the New Deal Cafe


Wolf’s Thursday Blues Show & Sit-In Jam – a big, bodacious, boogie blues jam hosted by the legendary Wolf Crescenze with a house band backed by veteran musicians Linwood Taylor, Scott Rabino & more! You never know 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)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, May 6

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 to 11pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

UMD Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert 8 pm. Pay What You Wish. The UMD Symphony Orchestra’s (UMSO) season finale will feature the celestial Sidereus by Osvaldo Golijov, Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven’s cheerful Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93. In partnership with The Clarice’s Visiting Artist Series, Golijov will visit a rehearsal to work directly with the students in preparation for this performance.

Saturday, May 7

In Roosevelt Center

Green Man Festival! Enjoy two days of live music, arts, crafts, kids activities, drumming and vendors at this FREE, family-friendly festival that celebrates the Earth. Saturday’s line-up includes Community Drumming with Katy Gaughan 11-12:30, Ren Fair musical group Kiva from 1 to 2, Soufied Village at 3:30 and Global Warming at 4:45. See the Green Man website for more info.

At the New Deal Cafe

 

49¢ Dress – a tasty mix of rock and roll with a dash of blues and soul. Featuring vocalist Melissa Orr, the DC-based band performs tunes by Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, Duffy, and many others. (7 to 10pm)

In the Roosevelt Center Parking Lot

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, May 8

In Roosevelt Center

Green Man Festival continues! Tom Prasada-Rao brings his award-winning song-writing talents to the stage at 11:30. This is followed by Greenbelt’s own Melissa Sites, at 1:00, then old-time gospel and folk from Raincrow at 2:30. The festival wraps up with American roots songwriter Mike Elosh at 3:00. For more information, see the Green Man website.

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)

 

Crush Funk Brass – with a repertoire that spans generations from classical to New Orleans Second Line to old school R&B to modern Pop, they play all styles and genres of music and funk it up with the brass! Their mission is simple: to bring life to the city through music where least expected..(5 to 7pm)

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 music and comedy, check the calendar.

At The Hall in College Park

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

Save the Date!

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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