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*Greenbelt Events Feb 18 – 27

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Live music, great movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and beyond over the next 10 days. 

Friday, February 18

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


FLEE OPENS! 5 p.m. Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband.

Nominated for three Academy Awards®, this immersive animated documentary guides us through a journey of loss, defeat, and liberation.

The Velvet Queen OPENS! 7:30 pm. In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Through their journey in the Tibetan peaks, inhabited by invisible presences, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, February 19

At the New Deal Cafe  

Zoom Poetry Open Mic! – come express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!! (1 to 3pm)
The Oxymorons – combining top notch musicianship and soaring male & female vocals, this seriously-fun eight-piece band plays a mix of their award-winning originals, the hottest new songs and the best of the old, giving the audience a night of hip-shaking New Orleans funk, soulful blues, Americana roots, boogie down classic rock and cutting-edge guitar driven songs that entertain like no other! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Velvet Queen at 5 pm.

FLEE at 7:30 p.m.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Behind the Greenbelt Elementary School

Winter Vine Identification Class from the GHI Woodlands Committee (but all are invited). Learn to recognize many of the common vines in our woods, such as the valuable native grape vines but also wisteria, bittersweet, wintercreeper, etc. The focus is on Identification – not invasive removal – so no tool needed, but a knife or clippers may be useful. Walk to the right of the building toward the rear, pass the bamboo and meet near the rain garden. 10 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. Questions? Email Catherine: plaisant@umd.edu.

Sunday, February 20

At the New Deal Cafe  

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! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The Velvet Queen at 2:30 pm.

FLEE at 5 p.m.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, February 21

In Buddy Attick Park

Join the community effort to protect trees from beaver herbivory at Buddy Attick Park. 555 Crescent Road. 10 am – 1 pm.  For more info. or to register, contact Kevin at kdriscoll@greenbeltmd.gov.

By Zoom or In Person at the New Deal Cafe

Reel and Meal Film: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in black America during much of her lifetime (1863-1931). William Greaves’ film Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice is a stirring biography of a crusading journalist, anti-lynching campaigner, and black suffragette during the most repressive years of the Jim Crow period. More information and pickup dinner plans!

The film begins at 7 p.m. either live in the New Deal Café or via Zoom. Well-known multimedia journalist and Baltimore City native, Nicki Mayo, will lead the discussion after the film.

Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery will again offer a vegan meal for $7.99. This week’s selection is Thai Dinner of Macro Vegetarian’s Pad Thai and Thai Dumplings with steam broccoli. Phone in your pre-order to 301-474-0522 by 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, for pick-up between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered. People may also choose from a varied menu in-person at the Café.

The Greenbelt Black History and Culture Committee in celebration of Greenbelt’s Black History Month co-sponsors this month’s film along with the Peace and Justice Coalition.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

FLEE at 2:30 p.m.

The Velvet Queen at 5 pm.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, February 22

At the New Deal Cafe  

New Deal Early Bird Tunes Tuesday Open Mic with Michael Cooney – sign-ups begin at 6:15pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played. (6:30 to 9:30pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, February 23

At the New Deal Cafe  

Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel Trio – high energy jazz and klezmer. Winner of 25 WAMMIES, including “Best World Music Instrumentalist” and “Best Jazz Instrumentalist”. A must see!! (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, February 24

At the New Deal Cafe  

The Colliders – the past and future of rock-n-roll with classic rockabilly, blues and honky-tonk. (7 to 9pm)

Online from the Greenbelt Museum

“Saving Black History Sites.” 7:30 pm. Join us for a conversation with Lawana Holland-Moore, Program Officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, about saving Black history sites. We’ll talk about some of the challenges and barriers that make saving these sites difficult. We’ll also hear about some inspiring projects that the Action Fund is supporting. Holland-Moore will also discuss preservation of sites associated with other marginalized groups, such as those that explore Asian American, Native American, and LGBTQ history. Finally, learn about ways we can all be involved in the preservation of BIPOC sites.

FREE.  Info here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, February 25

At the New Deal Cafe  

Rock Creek Revival – a Maryland-based band that draws inspiration from the broad history of bluegrass, from first generation pioneers like Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin to more contemporary acts such as Hot Rize and Yonder Mountain String Band. Their setlists feature plenty of bluegrass favorites, as well as songs by the Grateful Dead, Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt, Sturgill Simpson, and their own original tunes.
The Stripmall Ballads will be opening! Winner of the 2021 WAMMIE awards for Best Folk Album! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theatre is open but films and times aren’t yet known.

At the Clarice Performing Arts Center at UMD – In Person or Streaming

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection.  UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir. Livestream or In Person. It’s pay what you wish! 8 pm to 9:30 pm. Mahler photo credit: Wikipedia.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, February 26

At the New Deal Cafe  

New Deal Cafe Saturday Jazz Jam – come on out and enjoy an afternoon of jazz with an ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the DMV region. (2 to 5pm)
Born Cross Eyed – focusing on the jam music of the Grateful Dead, this group is comprised of several of the DC area’s hardest working and most talented jam band musicians with over 30 years experience. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theatre is open but films and times aren’t yet known.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, February 27

At the New Deal Cafe  

Deaf Brunch (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)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theatre is open but films and times aren’t yet known.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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On-Going

Online from the Greenbelt Arts Center – GAC’s Old Time Radio Series


The Green Hornet – Justice Wears a Blindfold. Star reporter Lowery and his pal and star photographer Clicker uncover corruption in a high profile trial. Judge Grayson claims to be tough on racketeers, but his behavior hints otherwise. Britt Reid isn’t sure about the trustworthiness of the judge, but as the Green Hornet he swings into action. A trap is set to take down the gangsters from the top down – and even the judge, if he is actually corrupt. Featuring Sean Laraway, Bob Singer, Rob Glass, Brittney Horsely, BROPHY BROPHY, Emily Lechworth, Jo Rake, Megan Steinwedel, Nancy Linden, Tillmon Figgs, and Jack Downs. Direction and Sound by Rikki Howie.

Gustav Mahle photo credit: Wikipedia

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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