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*Greenbelt Events Dec 17- 26

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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!

Daily through December 24

At Beltway Plaza Mall

Friday, December 17

At the New Deal Cafe 

Moose Jaw Working Class Bluegrass. Since 2016, audiences from all walks of life have been uplifted and by Moose Jaw’s blazin’ fast, workin’ class, and often crass brand of bluegrass. (8:30 to 11:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


Spencer 7:30 pm. The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. Featuring a breathtaking performance by Kristen Stewart, SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

 

Belfast 5:00 pm A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, and a stunning turn by newcomer Jude Hill.  

 

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, December 18

At the New Deal Cafe

Zoom Poetry Open Mic!!! – come express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!! (1 to 3pm)

Fez Tones Hafla – Join us for an evening of live Middle Eastern music & dance. Musicians will play exotic instruments such as qanun, oud, darbuka, and riq.  Amazing performances by the region’s best belly dancers. There will be open dancing between dance performances, so dancers – bring your shimmy! (4 to 6pm) 

The Skyla Burrell Band – with a perfect whiskey-soaked-with-honey voice and a blazing electric guitar, Skyla Burrell leads her full time, hard workin’ band through high energy offerings of Blues that range from jumping, jazzy and swinging to rockin’ Memphis soul and smoldering straight-up Chicago that’s sure to raise the roof and incite some full-tilt boogie! (8:30 to 11:30pm) 

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


Belfast:  5:00 pm

Spencer 7:30 pm

Outdoors at Mowatt Memorial Church (40 Ridge Road in Greenbelt)

Winter Wonderland hosted by Boy Scotts of America Venturing Crew 746, 5-9 pm. Live music and singing, twinkling lights, a story-telling elf, an interactive nativity, a magical guided walk through the woods and a display of different ways people of different traditions and religions celebrate. Santa and the Greenbelt Fire Dept’s antique fire truck will be there, weather permitting, and there will be fire pits and hot chocolate to warm up after the walk. Questions? Email venturecrew746@gmail.com.

This fund-raiser will benefit outdoor adventures and leadership opportunities for crew members. There’s a recommended donation.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, December 19

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Tickets are FREE.

Belfast: 2:15 pm (OC)

In Guilford Woods in College Park

Plein Air Painting at Guilford woods 9:00am-12:00pm Join College Park Arts Exchange’s instructor Racquel Keller for this FREE outdoor painting experience at Guilford Woods. Bring your favorite art supplies, pack a picnic, and enjoy the beautiful Woods. Meet up at 7591 Mowatt Lane Parking Garage. You can find directions to Guilford Woods here. Find out more about plein air with this handout, download a packing list for plein air, and watch this video to prepare for the experience. RSVP to info@cpae.org..

Monday, December 20

At the New Deal Cafe (and on Zoom)

[On Zoom and in person] Reel and Meal at the New Deal: Yael Bridge’s The Big Scary “S” Word is about the long history of American socialism, which brought about beneficial changes to society. (7 to 9pm). The Peace and Justice Coalition and the DSA PG County Branch sponsor this month’s film. Kurt Stand, a member of DSA in the DC Metro area since 1983, will lead the discussion. The film screens live in the café at 7 p.m. It’s new projector provides a quality, wide-screen experience. If you choose to attend virtually, zoom registration is required; please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealDec

You may order a vegan meal for $7.99 at the Greenbelt Grocery Store. The selection is Macro Vegetarian Creamy Cashew Carbonara with Tofurky Sausage and a side salad. Phone in your pre-order to 301-474-0522 by 1 p.m. on Dec. 20, for pick-up between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the deli. Or you may purchase a meal in the cafe from the New Deal Café dinner menu: https://www.newdealcafe.com/food-drinks/.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Belfast: 5:00 pm 

Spencer 2:00 pm

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, December 21

At the New Deal Cafe 

New Deal Open Mic with Joey Campfire – sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will typically have 3 songs or fifteen minutes on the stage. (7 to 10pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Online from the College Park Art Exchange

CPAE Book Club, Non-Fiction by Women Meeting on Third Tuesdays by zoom. email info@cpae.org for link. December 21:  Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, by Nell

Irvin Painter. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, this memoir of one woman’s later in life career change is “a smart, funny and compelling case for going after your heart’s desires, no matter your age” (Essence).

Wednesday, December 22

Christmas Caroling in College Park 

7-9pm, from the College Park Arts Exchange. Christmas caroling – meet on the path at the intersection of Guilford and Rhode Island.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, December 23

Santa visits Greenbriar, Windsor Green and Greenbelt Lake Village on a Greenbelt Vol Fire Dept truck! 6-6:30pm, may last through 9pm. Track Santa at http://glympse.com/!GVFDSANTA to see when he’s getting close. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear the sirens. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area. Questions? Email events@engine35.com.

Friday, December 24

Santa visits Old Town, Lakewood, University Square, Boxwood, and Lakeside North on a Greenbelt Vol Fire Dept truck! 6-6:30pm, may last through 9pm. Track Santa at http://glympse.com/!GVFDSANTA to see when he’s getting close. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear the sirens. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area. Questions? Email events@engine35.com.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater WILL be open today, Christmas Eve. No word yet on films and times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, December 25

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater WILL be open today, Christmas Day. No word yet on films and times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, December 26

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater WILL be open today. No word yet on films and times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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On-Going

Online from the Greenbelt Arts Center 

Old-Time Radio Series: “Dracula” 

Greenbelt’s Old Time Radio presents an adaptation of Orson Welles version of Bram Stoker’s great novel ‘Dracula’. Featuring: Carrie Brady, Alan Brownstein, Carly Brownstein, Karen Fleming, Mel Gilpin, Rob Glass, Tom McGrath, Pamela Northrup, Peter Orvetti, and Shawn Perry. Director/Editing – Rikki Howie Lacewell. Stage Manager – Pamela Northrup.

 

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“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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