Home » Events » *Greenbelt Events December 10 – 20, 2021

*Greenbelt Events December 10 – 20, 2021

posted in: Events
*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, December 10

At the New Deal Cafe


Miles Gannett Band 8:30 to 11:30. A mix of Cosmic Americana, bluegrass, and rock n roll. The band will perform a mix of Miles’s original songs (both from this year’s solo album, Meridian, and from his band Fractal Cat’s catalog) and classic covers from the country, bluegrass, and rock traditions, interspersed with psychedelic jamming.

Above, a video of Miles’s solo performance at Connie Davis’s house last summer, as a fund-raiser for the Cafe.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


King Richard opens. 8:15 pm. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.
Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story of two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

The Hand of God opens. 5 pm. 130 minutes. English subtitles. Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino expertly weaves the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The Hand of God is a story full of unexpected joys and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto’s future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss. 2021 – 130 min – R – English  subtitles.

At Beltway Plaza Mall

 

At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD in College Park

20th Annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols 8 pm. UMD Treble Choir, UMD Men’s Chorus, University Chorale, Femmes de Chanson and MännerMusik. Celebrate 20 years of Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at the University of Maryland! Five choirs, brass quintet and organ bring the joy of the season to life with carols, hymns and spoken word that epitomize hope and goodwill.

Led by Edward Maclary, the choral ensembles have achieved international renown and offer a wide array of experiences with music encompassing all styles and eras. In addition to this season’s on campus performances, the UMD Concert Choir participates in annual collaborations with both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are $12-22.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Saturday, December 11

At the New Deal Cafe

On The Bus8:30 to 11:30. The longest-running premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the Washington DC area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Dead show. On The Bus is not just a tribute to the Dead, but to the entire community that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and gospel.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 5:30 and 7 pm. FREE. To reserve tickets

The Hand of God 8:15 pm. 130 minutes. English subtitles. Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino expertly weaves the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s.

King Richard 5 pm. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.
Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story of two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

At Beltway Plaza Mall

Live Holiday Music  by Eric Maring Sunshine Family Band, 2-4 pm in the TJ Max area inside the Mall. Also visit Santa (see graphic for Dec 10 above.)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Sunday, December 12

In Franklin Park

2021 Santa Run by the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. Santa will be riding on a fire engine through town again this year, all decked out in Christmas cheer. Santa’s holiday crew will include the Greenbelt Police Department this year! After his run through the Franklin Park Apartment complex, Santa will be available for photos in the Franklin Park leasing office parking lot on Springhill Drive from 4pm-5pm. All are welcome to attend.

Santa will be riding through other parts of Greenbelt on Dec 23 and 24. Watch this space for details.

At the New Deal Cafe

Art Opening Reception, 3-5pm for the new art shows in the Cafe,  by local artists Raven Eyes Cagle, and Lindsey Vance.  There will be live music, food, drinks, and a chance to meet and talk with the artists of the shows. It is sure to be a good time! Both shows will be up now through December 31, 2021. Please come by the New Deal Café to see some great local artwork!

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Hand of God 5 pm. 130 minutes. English subtitles. Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino expertly weaves the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s.

King Richard 1:45 pm (OC). Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.
Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story of two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier  

On Stage at Joe’s presents Unity by Nootana 3 – Unity brings together Nootana’s resident musicians and dancers in melody, harmony, rhythm, spirit, after a 20 month gap from live stage performances due to the pandemic. “Unity” features some of Nootana’s favorite pieces over the years, new works developed in the pandemic, and previews for upcoming shows. Join us for Unity, in person or online. Tickets $30 or live stream for pay-what-you-want.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Monday, December 13

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Hand of God 2 pm. 130 minutes. English subtitles. Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino expertly weaves the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s.

King Richard 515 pm. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.
Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story of two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Tuesday, December 14

At the New Deal Cafe

Open Mic with Tom Woycheck-Gleason – 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

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Wednesday, December 15

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Thursday, December 16

Online from the Greenbelt Arts Center

Old Time Radio Series starts today On YouTube 

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

The theater is open, but films and times aren’t available yet.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

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 Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

In Celebration of Yalda, a day of FREE workshops and a wonderful FREE performance to end the night. Details here

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater is open, but films and times aren’t available yet.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

Sunday, December 19

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater is open, but films and times aren’t available yet.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

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

The theater is open, but films and times aren’t available yet.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times. Click for Covid procedures.

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.

 

Watch now!

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.