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*Greenbelt Events for December 3 – 12

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*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 3

At the New Deal Cafe

Mama Moon & the Rump Shakers – 8:30 – 11:30 . Blues fusion music for the soul with the dazzlingly talented chanteuse, Mama Moon, on vocals ready to shake things up!

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


Belfast 5 pm. It’s a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, and a stunning turn by newcomer Jude Hill.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife at 7:30. Thirty-two years after stopping the despotic spirit Vigo, the original Ghostbusters have disbanded after a decline in supernatural activities in New York City. When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Online from Greenbelt Recreation Arts

 Click for Greenbelt’s Art and Craft Fair ONLINE VERSION through December 19.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the College Park American Legion

Dinner, with dancing to live music by Greater Image.

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

Kaleidescope of Bands 8 pm. University Band, Maryland Community Band and Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band. Some of the School of Music’s finest bands come together for a crowd-pleasing extravaganza. Featuring the University Band, the Maryland Community Band and the grand finale: the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band! It’s an upbeat, lively show that is fun for the entire family. Pay what you wish.

 

 

Saturday, December 4

At the New Deal Cafe

Community Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan – 3 to 5 pm. 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.

 

The Dave Chappell Band – 8:30 to 11:30 Having performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Moore and Percy Sledge, Dave Chappell brings his multiple WAMMIE-winning roots rock blues band to The New Deal for a night to remember!

In the Greenbelt Community Center and Youth Center

 

The Greenbelt Recreation Arts Juried Art & Craft Fair will take place *in-person* at the Community Center and Youth Center: 10am – 5pm.. Housewares, wearable art, toys, books and more, direct from local makers! Masks required. More than 70 local artisans, plus music by Transatlantic Crossing (fiddle tunes) from 1 to 1 in the Youth Center gym and Hot Club of DC (gypsy jazz) from 1 to 3 in the Community Center gym. For more information and online sales, visit www.greenbeltmd.gov/craft

 Click for Greenbelt’s Art and Craft Fair ONLINE VERSION through December 19.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Ghostbusters: Afterlife at 5 pm Thirty-two years after stopping the despotic spirit Vigo, the original Ghostbusters have disbanded after a decline in supernatural activities in New York City. When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Belfast 8 pm. It’s a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, and a stunning turn by newcomer Jude Hill.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, December 5

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Ghostbusters: Afterlife at 2 pm (OC) Thirty-two years after stopping the despotic spirit Vigo, the original Ghostbusters have disbanded after a decline in supernatural activities in New York City. When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Belfast 5 pm. It’s a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, and a stunning turn by newcomer Jude Hill.

In the Roosevelt Center Parking Lot 

Holiday Farmers Market 10am-2pm. 25 vendors will be selling locally-produced vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meat, seafood, wine, craft beer, ice cream, coffee, prepared foods, handmade crafts and more! Holiday favorites and folk tunes will be provided by musician Thomas Farrell.

In the Greenbelt Community Center and Youth Center

The Greenbelt Recreation Arts Juried Art & Craft Fair will take place *in-person* this weekend at the Community Center and Youth Center: 10am – 4pm. Housewares, wearable art, toys, books and more, direct from local makers! Masks required. For more information and online sales, visit www.greenbeltmd.gov/craft. Over 70 local artisans, plus music by Celtic harp from 11 to noon in the Community Center gym and Seth Kibel and the Kleztet (klezmer) from noon to 2 pm. in the Youth Center gym.

 Click for Greenbelt’s Art and Craft Fair ONLINE VERSION through December 19.

At the Granite Building in Roosevelt Center 

OPEN HOUSE: 115 Centerway, 1am-2pm during the Holiday Market going on in the parking lot next door. We would love to give you a tour of our new building and offices, allow you to meet the new business and services available to you. So if you are just curious about the building updates, have fond memories of the past in our building, or looking to see what businesses are now in Roosevelt Center, we look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, December 6

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Shop Around the Corner” 1 pm FREE. Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other’s pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters. To reserve FREE tickets :

Belfast 4 pm. It’s a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, and a stunning turn by newcomer Jude Hill.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife at 6:30. Thirty-two years after stopping the despotic spirit Vigo, the original Ghostbusters have disbanded after a decline in supernatural activities in New York City. When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

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

Winter Big Band Showcase FREE. UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and the University Jazz Band. 7:30. This concert brings together the UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and the University Jazz Band in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works. Concert repertoire coming soon.

The School of Music’s jazz ensembles are composed of more than 100 students. The UMD Jazz Ensemble frequently performs at many off-campus events including the Maryland Music Educators Association annual conference and various local jazz festivals. Each year, the UMD Jazz Ensemble is one of three elite bands that performs at the Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival—one of the most anticipated events on Washington, D.C.’s jazz calendar and frequently broadcast on the BET Network. Combos and big bands also perform a variety of outreach concerts at venues including the National Archives, public libraries, the National Building Museum, area schools and at campus events such as Maryland Day, galas and commencement activities.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, December 7

At the New Deal Cafe

S.A.W. (Songwriters Association Of Washington) Open Mic 7 to 10 pm, hosted by Lynn Hollyfield. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm. Featured act plays from 8 to 8:30pm.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, December 8

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, December 9

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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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

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

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

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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

The theater is open but we don’t yet know the films or times.  Check here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, December 12

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 Greenbelt Station

Santa Tours Greenbelt Station with Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department, starting at 3 pm. Afterward, families can have photos taken with Santa from 4 to 5 in the parking lot of the Franklin Park leasing office.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater is open but we don’t yet know the films or times.  Check here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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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.

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