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*Greenbelt Events December 2 – 11

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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, December 2

In Roosevelt Center

Holiday Tree Lighting. 7-8:30 pm. Roosevelt Center will sparkle with lights as Greenbelters gather to welcome Santa, who arrives on a fire truck to light the community tree. A musical performance by the Greenbelt Concert Band Brass Choir will herald Santa’s grand entrance. Enjoy complimentary treats from Greenbelt Recreation, and a free showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Old Greenbelt Theatre.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

FREE showing of “The Grinch who Stole Christmas” at 7 pm.

“Pinocchio” opens. Click for times. Director: Guillermo del Toro. Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award-winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens. Click for times. Cast: Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

At the New Deal Cafe

Peter Reppert: local cool cat Peter Reppert takes to the piano to share an evening of holiday music. Stop by and enjoy before the Tree Lighting in Roosevelt Plaza! (5 to 7pm)
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)

At the Greenbelt Museum

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the College Park Aviation Museum

Santa Fly-In!10-4. Watch Santa fly into the College Park Airport and Aviation Museum! All guests will have the opportunity to take two pictures with Santa and create several in-person crafts.Santa will arrive between 10:00am-10:15am. We encourage guests to start arriving at 9:30am. Museum members are free, while non-members are $5. Everyone over the age of 2 must have a ticket. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/ycxcpz4b . These tickets are for the event only and not for photos. Pictures with Santa are by reservation only and for specific time slots. For reservations for pictures with Santa, please e-mail collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

Saturday, December 3

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Sparkle Mart (Juried Arts and Craft Fair) 10 am – 5 pm. Mingle and shop with over 70 regional artists, artisans and authors! Find beautiful wares to enhance your daily life, and unique gifts for all occasions. Ceramics, wood working, fiber arts, metalwork, art glass, paintings, photography, books, toys and more, plus Greenbelt Museum and Friends of Greenbelt Theatre booths. Part of Greenbelt’s Winter Lights Festival.Live music: while you shop, enjoy music by the Hot Club of DC on the gym stage.
Free raffle: all day on Saturday, enter a raffle to win $50 in “Art Bucks” gift certificates that you can spend at the fair on Sunday! Ballots and information available at the Arts table at the front of the stage in the gym.

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)
Proverbs Reggae Band: a positive, unique rootz reggae band utilizing strong lyrical content and musical expression to promote ancient wisdom through the art of music. Influences range from Ska, Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Compaz, Zouk, Soul, and a splash of Calypso. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Pinocchio.”  Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At First Baptist Church in Hyattsville

Christmas/Holiday Concert by My Voices 21 Chamber Chorus, 5 pm. Some singalongs, some just for listening. The church is at 5701 42-nd Ave, Hyattsville 20781, parking available. From College Park Explorations on Aging.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Holiday Craft Fair

At the Cheverly American Legion

Dance to King Soul’s sweet soul music, covers as well as originals. 6-10:30 pm. A lasagna dinner by Chef Manny Grey of Para Hita, only $15, sold separately, while it lasts. Craft beer on draft featuring Streetcar 82, Full Bar, Lots of free parking. We have a new floor in the hall, to quote King Soul singer Tom Clifford “best dance floor in the DMV.” Toys for Tots  Bring a new, unwrapped toy. Tickets, $14 in advance, $20 at the door, to order go to: www.the108musicseries.com

Sunday, December 4

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Sparkle Mart (Juried Arts and Craft Fair) 10 am – 4 pm. Mingle and shop with over 70 regional artists, artisans and authors! Find beautiful wares to enhance your daily life, and unique gifts for all occasions. Ceramics, wood working, fiber arts, metalwork, art glass, paintings, photography, books, toys and more, plus Greenbelt Museum and Friends of Greenbelt Theatre booths. Part of Greenbelt’s Winter Lights Festival.

Live music: while you shop, enjoy French jazz with klezmer with Seth Kibel and Friends (Sunday, 2:30-4pm). Performances will take place on the gym stage.

Birthday Cake Give-away at the News Review offices. 12:30 – 1:30.

At the Greenbelt Youth Center

Elves Workshop (ages 6-12) 1:30 – 3:30.  $10 per person.

At the New Deal Cafe

Great Northern: known for their ability to capture the creativity, dynamics and energy of the Grateful Dead’s music, Great Northern is one of the D.C. area’s most fun and energetic Grateful Dead tribute bands. (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Pinocchio.”  Click for times.

At the Greenbelt Youth Center

Santa’s Visit 10-noon. For ages Pre-K+

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, December 5

At the New Deal Cafe

The Monday Mauveness Karaoke Night: Karaoke with endless options- sing with tracks, a capella, or LIVE BAND accompaniment. Hosted by Mike Bennett.
To preview the list of available songs, click here!
(6 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Christmas in Connecticut” at 1 pm. FREE and open to all. While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones grows to adore the “Diary of a Housewife” column and its author, Elizabeth Lane. Elizabeth’s publisher and Jeff’s nurse conspire for him to spend the holiday at Elizabeth’s Connecticut farm with her husband and child. No one but Elizabeth knows the truth: there is no farm, husband, or child! Can she create a fake life in time to save her job … and will she want to after she meets Jeff?

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Pinocchio.”  Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, December 6

At the New Deal Cafe

S.A.W. (Songwriters Association Of Washington) Open Mic hosted by Lynn Hollyfield. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played. Featured act plays from 8 to 8:30pm. (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Pinocchio.”  Click for times.

Wednesday, December 7

At the New Deal Cafe

The Campfire Sessions: A monthly “listening room” showcasing local songwriters with something to say. Brief Q&A follows each performance. Get to know the songwriters; get to know the songs!  (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Pinocchio.”  Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, December 8

At the New Deal Cafe

Jim Morrison Birthday Tribute: Greenbelt author Mark Opsasnick (“The Lizard King Was Here”) discusses Jim Morrison’s high school years in the DC area. Then at 7:30,
InTone Nation celebrates the birthday of the late Doors singer with songs of the 60s and 70s! (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Pinocchio.”  Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, December 9

In Roosevelt Center

Krampusnacht: Greenbelt Honk! Situation has managed to secure passage of Krampus, the Christmas demon, from his lair in the Alps to make a visit and spend time giving the naughty girls and boys (of all ages) of Greenbelt what they deserve! This mayhem filled event will feature costumes, lights and our weird take on holiday music including Here Comes Krampus! (6 to 8pm)

At the New Deal Cafe

The HalfSmokesThe HalfSmokes perform favorites from the WHFS playlists of the station’s glory days (late ‘70s – early ‘90s). Combining equal parts smart pop with rootsy rock, their inspired performances of these eclectic classics will remind of happier times. (8 to 11pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, December 10

At the New Deal Cafe

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians: This endearingly awful 1964 film might just be so naughty it’s nice for viewers seeking a sub-competent sci-fi holiday adventure. Come watch and feel free to cheer and jeer along! Martians kidnap Santa to put an end to their children’s obsession with Christmas, which they see on television. Two Earth children are kidnapped along with Santa, and the Martian leader seeks to destroy them all. (3 to 4pm)
Hard Swimmin’ Fish – a blues quartet playing a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and the Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans’ second line.(8 to 11pm)

At the Greenbelt Arts Center

The Chromatics are a “Returning Presence” this December, and will entertain you with their unique combination of holiday tunes, covers from five decades of pop and rock music, and their own twisted original songs of science, technology, and modern life. Come and get in the mood for the holiday season!

Click here to purchase tickets.

At the Mowatt United Methodist Church on Ridge Road in Greenbelt

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, December 11

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 Nighthawks – mixing blues, R&B, honky-tonk country, doo-wop, gospel and rockabilly into one delicious stew, this D.C. legendary band graces the stage at The New Deal for a night to remember!! (6 to 8pm)

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Greenbelt Concert Band Holiday Lights Concert 3 pm.

At Greenbelt Community Church

Outdoor Christmas Festival 3-5 pm. Activities include Christmas crafts, games, cookie decorating, storybook readings, caroling, a holiday photo booth and an audience participation Nativity play.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At Glenn Dale Park in Lanham

Folly Branch Trail from Greenbelt Biota 10 am – 1 pm.

On-Going

At the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel

Greenbelters Lorraine Aldridge-Ey, Chris Corson, Sally Davies, Rachel Cross and Bill Moats are among the artists featured in Prince George’s County Annual Juried Exhibition through January 6, 2023. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, MD.

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. Susan launched the video blog "Susan's Hoop Dancing Journey" after trying hula hooping during the 2022 Crazy Quilt Music Festival.

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