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*Greenbelt Events August 13 – 22

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*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, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Laurel and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud!

Friday, August 13

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Purchase Tickets Here

Summer of Soul opens! Shown at 5:30 and 8:30. Questlove Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary – part music film, part historical record created around an epic music festival n Harlem in 1969 that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

At Riversdale Museum in Riverdale

A recent Picnic Pod Concert at Riversdale Museum

Picnic Pod Summer Concert Series: Picnics and Polka with The Polka Terps, 6-7 pm. FREE. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 14

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Purchase Tickets Here

Summer of Soul at 5 and 8 pm. Scroll up to August 13 for more information.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainer

Outdoor performance by “singing sensation Tamara Wellons, 7 pm. Artist, advocate and avid supporter of music, arts and education programs Tamara Wellons returns to the Joe’s Outdoor Stage! Tamara is an independent American singer, songwriter and producer of Soul, Jazz and House Music and has executive produced three full length albums.

Click here for information, tickets, and video of Wellons singing.

At the Cottage City Community Garden in Cottage City

Salsa in the Garden, noon to 2 pm. FREE. Enjoy a salsa dance lesson and taste test homegrown and homemade Cottage City salsa! Select tomato and pepper picking, too!  clCick here for more info.

Sunday, August 15

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre Purchase Tickets Here

Summer of Soul at 2:30 (OC) and 5:30 pm.

Monday, August 16

Online, from the New Deal Cafe

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Summer of Soul at 2:00 and 5:00 pm. Scroll up to August 13 for details.

Friday, August 20

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Purchase Tickets Here

“In the Heights” Opens! 8:15 pm. The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

“The Sparks Brothers” Opens.  5 pm. How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.

At the College Park American Legion

Dinner and live music.1st and 3rd Fridays of every month.

Saturday, August 21

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Purchase Tickets Here

“In the Heights” at 5:00 pm. Scroll up to August 20 for details.

“The Sparks Brothers” at 8:30 pm. Scroll up to August 20 for trailer..

At Joe’s  Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

Upspring presents “Summertime” 7-8:30 pm.

Sunday, August 22

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre Purchase Tickets Here

“In the Heights” at 5:30 pm. Scroll up to August 20 for details.

“The Sparks Brothers” at 2 pm. Scroll up to August 20 for trailer.


Online, from the Greenbelt Arts Center 

The Black Museum – Four Small Bottles.

Matched closely to the true case history of Scotland Yard and the story of The Pimlico Poisoning Mystery. Cast: Sarah Baczewski, Allison Mollenkamp, Stu Fischer, Rob Glass, Steven Rosenthal, Sean Laraway, Rikki Howie, Jill Goodrich, Sandy Kozel. Direction/Sound/Placards… Rikki Lacewell.


Suspense – The ABC Murders 

Loosely adapted from the 1936 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. Cast: Amanda Jones, Jackie Youm, Michael Wong, Carly Brownstein, Mel Gilpin, Alan Brownstein, Pamela Northrup,  Paul Jordan, Felicity Misse-Ekwa, Miriam Lemus. Direction/Sound/Placards… Rikki Lacewell

In Bowie

The Old Town Bowie Grille has a calendar full of live music, outdoors when weather permitting and indoors when it’s not..

Save the Date!

Labor Day Festival, including Parade!

Greenbelt Blues Festival in Roosevelt Center – Saturday, September 25.

Crazy Quilt Festival in Roosevelt Center – Saturday, October 9.

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. Susan launched the video blog "Susan's Hoop Dancing Journey" after trying hula hooping during the 2022 Crazy Quilt Music Festival.

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