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*Greenbelt Events: August 27 – September 6

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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!

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Friday, August 27

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain opens! It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave behind . . . Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him. Showtimes 5:00 & 8:00 pm.  Purchase ticket

At the Cheverly American Legion

6-8:30 pm. Beer garden style, family-friendly community event with food and drinks available for purchase. Live music at this Food Truck and Fresh Air event by Doug Stevenson and the Spades. The group is a Baltimore/Washington combo that plays — to borrow from The Blasters — American music. Country & western is the main ingredient, with blues, jazz, swing, bluegrass, rockabilly, and rock ‘n’ roll flavoring the gumbo. There will be 2-3 food trucks and an ice cream truck. One truck will be Let’s Chow, the others are TBD. Check the website, In the event of bad weather the band will play in the very large hall. Designated picnic table seating in the rear parking lot along with play area for kids.


Saturday, August 28

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain at 8/28 Sat. 5:00 & 8:00 pm. Purchase ticket

Virtually, from Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Poetry reading by poet and jazz historian Reuben Jackson. A Hyattsville resident, Jackson curated the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington Collection and is an archivist at UDC’s Jazz Archives, as well as co-host of WPFW’s “The Sound of Surprise.”  Go to HyattsvilleAginginPlace.org/events or Click here to register..

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

7-8:30. Experience this event in person, at a socially safe distance! Masks are required for in-person attendance.

Soul in Motion In Motion bring high-energy performance features dances, rhythms, and folklore songs inspired by traditional cultures in Senegal, Guinea, Brazil, and Cuba. Soul In Motion introduces audiences to a wide range of percussive instruments from around the world, including djembes, djundjuns, shekeres, panderas, cowbells, and congas. Be prepared to take a trip around the globe as Soul In Motion becomes your entertainment tour guide to the vast array of culturally diverse traditions of dance and rhythm! In-person $20, seniors, veterans and children – $10.

Sunday, August 29

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain 8/29 Sun. 2:00 – OC & 5:00 pm. Purchase ticket

Monday, August 30

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain, at 8/28 Sat. 2:00 & 5:00 pm. Purchase ticket


Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6 Labor Day Festival Begins! – Full Schedule HERE


Friday, September 3

In Roosevelt Center Parking Lot, a Festival Highlight (See Full Schedule.)

The 2014 Book Sale

4:00-8:00PM Greenbelt Elementary PTA Used Book Sale
This year, the sale is in a hybrid format. Like last year, there will be a number of neighborhood yard sales (map) on Saturday. There will also be sales tables in Roosevelt Center at the Labor Day Festival, though not as in past years. Visit the PTA Labor Day Book Sale website for complete and up-to-date information.

On Stage in front of Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness, a Labor Day Festival Highlight (See Full Schedule.)

7:15 pm. Community Drum CircleCelebrate Greenbelt’s Citizen of the Year and the Return of the Labor Day Festival with a Community Drum Circle! Gather together at the stage in front of the aquatic center to join in the fun of the joyous vibrations of the drum! Participants will connect with one another and make music together! No Experience Necessary. All ages welcome. Family Friendly! Drums will be provided for participants, although you are welcome to bring your own! Katy Gaughan has led too many drum circles to count at Greenbelt events, most notably the Fourth of July Fanfare at Buddy Attic Park, the Labor Day Fest, Green Man Festival and the Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Stillwater” opens. Times and ticket info coming soon.
An American oil-rig roughneck travels to Marseille, France, to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she didn’t commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system, he soon builds a new life for himself as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate her.

At the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park

The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective is an intergenerational group of women from the DMV area who have come together to form a sisterhood of the drum. The BBRC performs tightly sewn compositions of polyrhythms on West African dun-un and djembe drums, complete with exciting breaks, contagious songs, and dancing. The BBRC performs to celebrate unity and diversity, and to spread the joy and healing power of West African drumming to the community at-large. More at www.Drumlady.com


Saturday, September 4

Information Day in Roosevelt Center, a Labor Day Festival Highlight (See Full Schedule.)

Exhibitors during the 2014 Information Day included the local Chorale and the even more local Old Greenbelt Theatre.


10:00AM-4:00 pm Information Day & Community Exhibits. Visit the information and display tables set up by local groups and learn about your community..

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

The theatre IS open today (Fridays-Mondays) and details will be added here when available.

In Calvert Hills, at 6705 Rhode Island Ave

College Park Art Collective’s Labor Day Porch Play,  7 pm: Laundry World, an ever-growing collective, covers an eclectic mix of new and older rock tunes (which we refuse to call “oldies” even though they probably qualify for that by now).

Sunday, September 5

At the Greenbelt Museum, a Labor Day Festival Highlight (See Full Schedule.)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

The theatre IS open today (Fridays-Mondays) and details will be added here when available.

In Berwyn, at 4902 Quebec Street

College Park Art Collective’s Labor Day Porch Play,, 3-5 p.m. ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive-acoustic folk-rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass, flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through the band’s sound, which includes guitars, electric cello, a bevy of percussion, and lush harmony. Among other accolades, ilyAIMY are multiple winners of the Washington Area Music Association’s “Best Contemporary Folk Group” award. www.ilyaimy.com tip at venmo @ilytips or paypal.me/ilyaimy 

In Hollywood – 9312 Rhode Island Avenue  

College Park Art Collective’s Labor Day Porch Play at 4 pm – Mike Hummel is an American Studies professor at UMBC and a singer-songwriter by avocation.  Mike has been writing, playing, and singing original music for over 30 years.  He is influenced by the melody, wit, and harmony of the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, the political commentary of Pete Seeger, and the passion and poetry of early Cat Stevens.  You can usually see him playing at the Greenbelt Farmer’s Market, College Park Arts Exchange Pop-up concerts, and New Deal Café.  His first full-length CD, Little Miracles, containing 13 original songs is available on Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby.

In Hollywood at 9711 Wichita Ave

College Park Art Collective’s Labor Day Porch Play at 4 pm: “A.B.D.”: Jazz standards with trombone, bass, and violin.

In College Park Woods at 9003 Gettysburg Lane  

College Park Art Collective’s Labor Day Porch Play, 5-6 pm, Melissa Sites, folk and rock acoustic covers

Professor Goldstein and the Adjuncts: A teacher-folk band with punk leanings and tongue in cheek lyrics. Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/professorgoldstein Youtube – Professor Goldstein Instagram – @professorgoldsteinmusic.

Monday, September 6

65th Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, 10 am – Noon (See Full Schedule.) 


Hope we see this popular group in the 2021 Parade!

Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes – a Festival Highlight in front of the Aquatic and Fitness Center

Here’s the band performing at the 2017 Labor Day Festival!

3:00-6:00 pm Live Performance of Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes. Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes’ playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock ’n’ roll in between. Their goal is to get you up on your feet, and they never miss their target!

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

FREE at 1 pm. “Gilda.”  1946. Advanced Registration Required. RESERVE TICKETS NOW!  Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is caught cheating at a game of blackjack, Farrell manages to talk his way into a job with the casino’s owner, the powerful Ballin Mundson (George Macready). The two form an uneasy partnership based off their mutual lack of scruples until Mundson introduces Farrell to his beautiful new wife, Gilda (Rita Hayworth), who just happens to be Farrell’s ex-lover.


Online, from the Greenbelt Arts Center 

Old-Time Radio Series: “Dimension X – A Logic Named Joe” 

The electronic Logic sets are working well and then… Logics began doing everything for their users — and doing it too well.

Featuring: Mel Gilpin, Stu Fischer, Zoe Northrup, Dan Macmillan, Jackie Youm, Jeff Poretski, Patrick Pruitt, Jack B Levine, and Jill Vanderweit

Direction, Sound, and Editing by Rikki Howie 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!

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.

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