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*Greenbelt Events August 26 – September 5

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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, August 26

At the New Deal Cafe

Fast Eddie & The Slow Pokes – a blend of Chicago, West Coast, Swing and Jump Blues peppered with Soul that serve up a menu to get the joint jumpin’! (8 to 11pm)

“My Old School” opens. Click for movie times and tickets. 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend. Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate. Playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming all bring this strange tale to life

 

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times. Cast: Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Isabella Rossellini. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

Live theater returns!!!

The Rude Mechanicals in Residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present Twelve Angry Women by Reginald Rose. directed by Ed Starr

Twelve Angry Women both tells a story and examines our society. The story is straightforward: twelve strangers must vote guilty or not guilty to decide the future of a young man charged with the murder of his father. Their verdict must be unanimous. The drama is played out in a claustrophobic jury room during an unbearable hot summer day. The environment is a crucible—a vessel that purifies through fire. Each of the jurors is forced to face herself—her life experiences, prejudices, personalities, and biases. Herein lies the ever-ascending drama of the play—the conflicts of every jury member within herself and with her fellow jurors as they examine the evidence.

Performances: August 26, 27, 28 & September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10. This will be a 70-minute performance. Find details here. Tickets must be purchased online; there will be no door sales.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Cheverly American Legion

Doug Stevenson and the Spaces, old-school country, Honky Tonk and Rockabilly. Part of the “Live at the Food Truck and Fresh Air” series. Outdoors. Rain or shine. Performers are playing for tips. Food at 5pm, Music 6pm.For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/489583269835423 ,

Saturday, August 27

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)

 

 

Rock Creek Revivala Maryland-based band that draws inspiration from the broad history of bluegrass, from first generation pioneers like Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin to more contemporary acts such as Hot Rize and Yonder Mountain String Band. Their setlists feature plenty of bluegrass favorites, as well as songs by the Grateful Dead, Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt, Sturgill Simpson, and their own original tunes.(7 to 10pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“My Old School.”  Click for movie times and tickets.

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times.

At the Greenbelt Observatory

Star Party 9-11. Free and open to the public. In -person or zoom (zoom link to be posted here).

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At Patuxent River Park

Walk in Patuxent River Park with Greenbelt Biota. 10 am – 1 pm.

At College Park Woods Park

Sunday, August 28

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)

Play Music On the Porch Day on New Deal Cafe’s patio, with Mike McMullin and friends! The 8th Annual Play Music on the Porch Day is an international event started by Los Angeles artist and Milwaukee native Brian Mallman in 2013. The movement encourages musicians of diverse backgrounds to play music in all genres from the comfort of their own porches. (12:30 to 2:30pm)

The Repeat Offenderz: a band mostly made up of attorneys in the Washington, DC area who love playing music, but aren’t ready to quit their day jobs. (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“My Old School.”  Click for movie times and tickets.

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, August 29

 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“My Old School.”  Click for movie times and tickets.

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, August 30

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Matt Severson – 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)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, August 31

At the New Deal Cafe

Green Eggs and Ham – returning for the this is the 25th anniversary of Jeff Aug’s first performance at New Deal Cafe, this acoustic rockin’ country blues jam duo is  comprised of Guinness World Record Holder and guitar virtuoso Jeff Aug (guitar/vocals) and Big Daddy Stalling’s band member, Steve Levine (harmonica). (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, September 1

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, September 2

Around Greenbelt – Labor Day Festival Begins!

Great line-up of live music!

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, September 3

Around Greenbelt – Labor Day Festival Continues!

Great line-up of live music!

At the New Deal Cafe

Zydeco Jedan East Coast roots band blending many influences from rock, jazz, funk, grateful delta and more through original material and kind covers. (8 to 11pm)

At Beltway Plaza Mall (Rear Parking Lot)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, September 4

Around Greenbelt – Labor Day Festival Continues!

Great line-up of live music!

At the New Deal Cafe


The Pilgrims of Deep Run: Baltimore-based Irish traditional group. Covering dance tunes and pub songs. The Pilgrims give the audience a wide variety of styles within the tradition. With members switching between violin, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bodhrán, bouzouki, viola, octave mandolin, and tin whistle, each tune has its own unique character.  (6 to 8pm

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, September 5

Around Greenbelt: Final Day of Labor Day Festival

Great line-up of live music!

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Save the Date!

Blues Festival – September 17

Crazy Quilt Music Festival – October 8

Roosevelt Center Art Crawl – October 16

Utopia Film Festival November 18-21

On-Going

At the Old Bowie Town Grille

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

At the Station at Riverdale Park

Fridays 5-7 pm Summer Concert Series.. Click for details.

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.

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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