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*Greenbelt Events for August 19 – 28

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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, August 19

At the New Deal Cafe

Tommy Lepson & the Bad Dawgs – having performed 3 times at the Clinton White House and with such luminaries as The Kinks, Root Boy Slim, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Nighthawks, Nils Lofgren, Danny Gatton, and many more, eleven-time WAMMIE-winner Tommy Lepson brings his roots Americana band, Bad Dawgs, to the New Deal for a fantastic night of original and funky covers that will leave you wanting more! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

 

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On” opens. Click for times.

Cast: Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Isabella Rossellini. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

 

“NOPE.”  Click for show times. Directed by Jordan Peele. Cast: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun. Two siblings running a horse ranch in California discover something wonderful and sinister in the skies above, while the owner of an adjacent theme park tries to profit from the mysterious, otherworldly phenomenon.

At the Greenbelt Aquatic Center

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, August 20

At the New Deal Cafe

Zoom Poetry Open Mic – Express your inner beatnik through the spoken word! Learn how to join this online event by clicking here. (1 to 3pm)

 

 

Still Standing – the best Rockin’ Blues, American Roots, Jump, Swing, and Rockabilly in the DMV region featuring Linwood Taylor, Big Boy Little & Wolf Crescenze! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“NOPE.”  Click for show times.

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, August 21

At the New Deal Cafe

Kids Open Mic: For children and kids at heart! Bring your kiddos to come play songs or share other talents (under 8 minutes) in a family friendly daytime environment. Sign ups start at 12:30! (1 to 3pm)

Fez Tones HaflaJoin 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

“NOPE.”  Click for show times.

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, August 22

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“NOPE.”  Click for show times.

“Marcel the Shell with No Shoes On.” Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, August 23

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Early Bird Tunes Tuesday Open Mic with Michael McTrouserpants – 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, August 24

At the New Deal Cafe

Scotch and Soda: Acoustic jazz, Latin and swing with a deep groove.  Featured on Tom Cole’s Sunday morning “G-strings” show on WPFW, this exciting 4-piece band plays on nylon string guitars, upright bass and drums.  Tunes from Monk, Duke, Coltrane and more.  A cool “listening room” experience! (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, August 25

At the New Deal Cafe

The Badger Band – one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier purveyors of fresh jams, inspired originals, rockin’ tunes & sonorous songs! Featuring members of the legendary Jello Boys!! (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“The Emoji Movie.”  FREE at 1 pm. Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Talk on Greenbelt’s “Light Bucket” Telescope in the City of Greenbelt Observatory by the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt. 7:30 in Room 114 and also available on Zoom (the link will be posted here a few days before the event.) Speaker is Astronomical Society member Conrad Terrill. His talk will cover upgrades over the past few years plus a brief pictorial history of astronomy in Greenbelt and of the installation of the observatory. FREE.

Friday, August 26

At the New Deal Cafe

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 Arts Center

Live theater returns!!!

The Rude Mechanicals in Residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present Twelve Angry Women by Reginald Rose. directed by Ed Starr

Twelve Angry Women both tells a story and examines our society. The story is straightforward: twelve strangers must vote guilty or not guilty to decide the future of a young man charged with the murder of his father. Their verdict must be unanimous. The drama is played out in a claustrophobic jury room during an unbearable hot summer day. The environment is a crucible—a vessel that purifies through fire. Each of the jurors is forced to face herself—her life experiences, prejudices, personalities, and biases. Herein lies the ever-ascending drama of the play—the conflicts of every jury member within herself and with her fellow jurors as they examine the evidence.

Performances: August 26, 27, 28 & September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10. This will be a 70-minute performance. Find details here. Tickets must be purchased online; there will be no door sales.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Cheverly American Legion

Doug Stevenson and the Spaces, old-school country, Honky Tonk and Rockabilly. Part of the “Live at the Food Truck and Fresh Air” series. Outdoors. Rain or shine. Performers are playing for tips. Food at 5pm, Music 6pm.For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/489583269835423 ,

Saturday, August 27

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)

Rock Creek Revivala 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.(7 to 10pm)

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At Patuxent River Park

Walk in Patuxent River Park with Greenbelt Biota. 10 am – 1 pm.

Sunday, August 28

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)

Play Music On the Porch Day on New Deal Cafe’s patio, with Mike McMullin and friends! The 8th Annual Play Music on the Porch Day is an international event started by Los Angeles artist and Milwaukee native Brian Mallman in 2013. The movement encourages musicians of diverse backgrounds to play music in all genres from the comfort of their own porches. (12:30 to 2:30pm)

The Repeat Offenderz: a band mostly made up of attorneys in the Washington, DC area who love playing music, but aren’t ready to quit their day jobs. (6 to 8pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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FYI

Save the Date!

Labor Day Festival – September 2 – 5. Great line-up of live music!

Blues Festival – September 17

Crazy Quilt Music Festival – October 8

Roosevelt Center Art Crawl – October 16

Utopia Film Festival November 18-21

On-Going

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.

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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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