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*Greenbelt Events February 25 – March 6

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

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


Cyrano opens! 5 pm and 8 pm. 2021 – 124 minutes – PG-13

Get swept away in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty with Cyrano, a re-imagining of the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles – with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. Convinced that his appearance makes him unworthy of the love of his radiant friend, Roxanne, he lends his heartfelt words to Christian, the man with whom Roxanne has become infatuated.

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

Cyrano at 4:15 pm (OC) and 7:15

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,


King Richard – One Screening Only! at 1:00 pm. Presented in honor of Black History Month by Greenbelt Recreation.

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.

Cyrano at 4:15 (OC) & 7:15 pm.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, February 28

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Cyrano at 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, March 1

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 8:30 pm.
(7 to 9:30pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, March 2

At the New Deal Cafe 

The Campfire Sessions – 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 AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, March 3

At the New Deal Cafe 

Wolf’s Thursday Blues Show & Sit-In 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 AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, March 4

At the New Deal Cafe 

The Fuss – dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae with a sound that pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting a modern slant on these timeless styles. (8 to 11pm)

At the Clarice Performing Arts Center at the UMD

The Miguel Zenón Quartet at 7 pm and 9 pm. PAY WHAT YOU WISH.
From bubbling rhythms and engrossing tunes to traditionally-rooted subjects and musical forms, the music of Puerto Rico native Miguel Zenón is the epitome of Latin jazz. A composer, improviser, saxophonist and MacArthur Fellow, Zenón combines the sounds of his homeland with contemporary complexity and innovation to create what the MacArthur Foundation has called “an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” His records are an immersive experience, animating cultural sounds such as the intoxicating plena and the centuries-old jíbara.

Cabaret-style seating with tables for two or four people and an in-venue bar. Beer, wine and bottled water will be available for purchase. You may be seated with another party and guests may remove their masks while drinking.

Fefu and Her Friends at 7:30 p.m – and repeated Saturday and Sunday 3/5 and 3/6. PAY WHAT YOU WISH. This play by Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés explores the personal struggles of women against gendered stereotypes and societal expectations in a male-dominated world. Set in New England in 1935, Fefu and Her Friends is the story of a group of friends brought together by their loneliness, fears and secrets. With a diverse and multicultural cast, this production utilizes innovative design techniques to highlight interpersonal relationships between characters.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, March 5

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.
(4 to 5pm)
The Wharf Rats – shakin’ psychedelic jam band playing tasty originals, Grateful Dead, Floyd, Cash, Isaak, Feat, Jerry, Morrison, Tucker & groovalicious classics at every show. (8 to 11pm)

Sunday, March 6

At the New Deal Cafe 

The Chromatics – a high-energy vocal band on a mission to delight audiences with a full spectrum of songs about science, technology, life, and their intersections. They have taken their astronomically-correct a cappella songs, a project called AstroCappella, from coast to coast, and their CD has flown in space (for realz!). Celebrating 25 years together they are a mainstay of the local music scene and still bring a youthful exuberance to their fun-filled, colorful, and scientifically accurate performances. (6 to 8pm)

In Schrom Hills Park

Poetry Reading 3-5 pm. Participants choose a poem they wrote or a favorite by another poet. Poets who write in a different language from English are welcome to read a poem in their language and tell the group what the poem is about. All are invited to come and just listen. Because it’s cold, the event is temporarily moved from the Three Sisters Garden to the clubhouse at Schrom Hill Park.

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

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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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