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*Greenbelt Events August 5 – 14

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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 5

At the New Deal Cafe


Dirty Soul – stanky low-down funk meets bluesy soul backed by powerful vocals, funky rhythms, and experienced musicians. Dirty Soul is like if Bonnie Raitt, The Foo Fighters, Ella Fitzgerald, The Allman Brothers, and Susan Tedeschi got together and threw down a wild hoodang! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen” opens. Click for times. A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times. The song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit. And moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchtone.


“Where the Crawdads Sing.” Click for times. Abandoned as a girl, Kya raised herself in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the marsh girl haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, she opens herself to a new and startling world. However, when one of them is found dead, Kya immediately becomes the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal many secrets.

In Roosevelt Center

Summer Circus Show  9:15am. The campers and staff of Greenbelt Recreation’s Creative Kids Camp (session 3) will present an outdoor performance of Summer Circus, a circus-themed musical theater production. Weather permitting, shows will be held in front of the Mother and Child statue on two remaining Friday mornings:

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times.

Saturday, August 6

At the New Deal Cafe

Community Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan – connect with Community and have fun with friends by playing awesome world drums with drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan. Drums will be provided or bring your own. All ages. No experience necessary. (3:30 to 5pm)

 

The Allman Others Band – comprised of a super-group of the area’s best local musicians, this DC tribute to The Allman Brothers recreates the mystery and magic of ABB classics. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen.” Click for times.

“Where the Crawdads Sing.” Click for times.

At Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park

At Granville Gude Park in Laurel

At Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie

At Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, August 7

At the New Deal Cafe


Orleans Express: from the cultural, social and international melting pot of New Orleans, this Dixieland-style music pays homage to tradition and the creativity found in performances of early twentieth century jazz. Come celebrate Mardis Gras with The Orleans Express! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen.” Click for times.

“Where the Crawdads Sing.” Click for times.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

August’s Artful Afternoon (at 1 pm) will be a Mudcloth workshop with Artist in Residence Karen Arrington. All ages welcome. FREE! Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. 1-3pm. Paint with pigments made from local mud, as inspired by the bogolanfini tradition from Mali in West Africa. Materials provided. Limited seating: sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084babab2ba4ff2-august3 Mask wearing is strongly recommended, but not required. Participants may be seated with other guests.

At Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times.

Monday, August 8

At the New Deal Cafe

RaincrowTight harmonies, hot harmonica solos and an eclectic set list are Lya Kehn and Marbury Wethered’s stock in trade. Expect to hear everything from Delta blues to Appalachian folk songs to straight-up rock ‘n’ roll! (6 to 8pm)

Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen.” Click for times.

“Where the Crawdads Sing.” Click for times.

At the Greenbelt City Council Chambers

Art Reception for John Drago Honoring Greenbelt resident John Drago at the opening of a display of his artwork in Council Chambers. 6:15pm – 7:15pm.

Tuesday, August 9

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Tom Woycheck-Gleason – 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)

Wednesday, August 10

At the New Deal Cafe

Bob Schwartz QuartetStraight-ahead jazz, standards, vocals, two CDs. Bob on tenor sax & flutes “is an impressive presence on the bandstand; his improvisation has the feeling of a lively raconteur, spinning yarns with witty asides and amusing details.” Michael J. West, Washington City Paper, 2-12-15 (7 to 9pm)

Thursday, August 11

At the New Deal Cafe

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Wolf’s Open Blues 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 the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), Leonard (Bill Hader), Courtney (Awkwafina), Silver (Rachel Bloom), Bomb (Danny McBride), Red (Jason Sudeikis) and Chuck (Josh Gad) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 – FREE at 1 pm.

Friday, August 12

At the New Deal Cafe

The Fly Birds: Free range mountain sirens.

Heavy Nettles: bluegrass trio based in VT, USA. Playing New Time, Black Hole Bluegrass, Prairie Jazz
(8 to 11pm)

In Roosevelt Center

Summer Circus Show  9:15am. The campers and staff of Greenbelt Recreation’s Creative Kids Camp (session 3) will present an outdoor performance of Summer Circus, a circus-themed musical theater production. Weather permitting, a show will be held in front of the Mother and Child statue next Friday.

At the College Park Aviation Museum

Saturday, August 13

At the New Deal Cafe

Lonesome Dave Fisher – southern songwriter from Baltimore who’s recorded with musicians like Earl Poole Ball from Johnny Cash’s stage band and Mike Buck from the Texas Tornados and Fabulous Thunderbirds. Fisher leads an incredible rockabilly trio. (6:30 to 7:30pm)

Rock-A-Sonicsan amazing band led by young phenom, Willie Barry. Playing a compelling mix of authentic rockabilly, vintage country, and atomic age rock and roll, they will keep you dancing and shouting for more! (8 to 11pm)

Outdoors at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

The JoGo Project 7-8:30 pm. The JoGo Project is a band from Washington, DC that fuses many styles of music, but with Jazz harmonies and a driving Go-Go beat at its core. JoGo was founded by DC Native and Jazz Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed during a residency at Strathmore in 2014. Eight years later, The JoGo Project has become a mainstay in the DC music community and is dedicated as ever to keeping DC’s Go-Go music alive while also exploring new sounds and repertoire. Pay what you wish starting at $10. Get ticket.

At Marietta House in Glenn Dale

Sunday, August 14

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)

The Thrillbillys – Rockabilly, R&B, and roots rock with Johnny Castle (Nighthawks, Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, Ratso), David Kitchen (multiple WAMMIE-winner, David Kitchen Band, Cutaways), Andy Rutherford (Ruthie & the Wranglers, Little Pink) and Jack O’dell (Hula Monsters, Road Tavern Troubadors). (6 to 8pm)

On-Going

At the Greenbelt Community Center

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 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.

Save the Date!

Blues Festival – September 17

Crazy Quilt Festival – October 8

Art Crawl – October 16

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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