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*Greenbelt Events for October 29 – November 7

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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, October 29

In Roosevelt Center

4-6 pm. Kids in costume will get candy from Realty 1 and Generous Joe’s. Outdoor event. Masks are encouraged. All weekend at Coop Supermarket- kids in costume at the customer service area.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“The Rescue” opens. 5 pm and 8 pm. It chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Using a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo) keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they bring alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.

In Beltway Plaza

Trunk or Treat with Greenbelt Police Greenbelt PD Trunk or Treat event moved to Beltway Plaza 5-7pm at the north parking garage due to weather. Mayor Pro Tem Emmett Jordan posted that he believes the north parking garage is the “haunted” area where the Sports Authority used to be located at the rear of the mall.

At the Cheverly American Legion

Family Fun, Dinner and Live Music! With rain forecasted, this event will be in the Legion’s spacious hall, with social distancing. Come in costumes! There will be free crafts for kids, temporary tattoos and glo sticks. A fortune teller for all!

Food sold 5-9 (assorted bratwurst/veg alternative meals, plus waffle fries, funnel cake, etc). Craft beer on draft, full bar. Plenty of parking.

The Fuss performs starting at 7 pm. The Fuss is a dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae band from Washington, D.C. Their sound pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting modern slant on these timeless styles. Please tip generously.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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In College Park, from the College Park Arts Exchange

Halloween Porch Play – schedule listed here.

Saturday, October 30

LIVE, IN-PERSON at the New Deal Cafe

IlyAIMY 8:30 – 11:30 pm. It’s Happy Heather Day at the Cafe! Seating is limited, so buy your ticket here. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass with flavors as varied as jazz and hip hop, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Rescue” 5 pm and 8 pm. Tickets..

In the Roosevelt Center Parking Lot

In Greenbelt, Sundays from 10-2 are the spookiest time of the week! We’re looking forward to welcoming all the ghouls and ghosts, along with master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe (played by local actor @ianblackwellrogers ) who will be prowling the market and reciting The Raven for hapless market goers. Come in costume and add to the fun!

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Pan Masters Steel Orchestra 7- 8:30 pm. The Pan Masters Organization recently celebrated 36 years of providing steelpan music and cultural presentations, including an annual Pan Jamboree. Pay what you can.  (Tickets here.)

In Roosevelt Center

Trick or treating – see graphic above.

Around Old Greenbelt

Pup-o-ween Dog Walk 2-4. It’s a treat-or-sniff walk around the center of Greenbelt, specifically the area near Lakeside, Crescent, Southway and Ridge Road. People who want to share dog treats or water bowls should email organizer Renee Cooper at heavenlywellmassage@gmail.com. People who want to walk with dogs (in costume if possible) can join small groups. Maps will be available in front of Bee Yoga Fusion at 111 Centerway.

At the Bowie Ice Arena (3330 Northview Drive, Bowie)

Halloween on Ice Party! 1 pm – 2:45 pm. Halloween on Ice is back! Wear a costume or bring a canned good for FREE admission. Wear a costume and bring a canned good for free skate rental too. There will be door prizes, skating, music, costume contest, crafts and treat bags for all kids in costume. Food donations will be taken to the Bowie Interfaith Pantry.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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In College Park, from the College Park Arts Exchange

Halloween Porch Play – Schedule listed here.

Sunday, October 31

Throughout Greenbelt

Trick or treating is not an official city event, but they do say: “Recommended trick-or-treating hours in Greenbelt are typically from 6 pm to 8 pm.”

Watch the video above of Halloween 2020 to see decorations around Old Greenbelt, especially around Greenbelt Lake, (starting at :30) and the Haunted Hollow at 36 Ridge Road (starting at 2:19).

In Roosevelt Center

Trick or treating – see graphic above.

At the New Deal Cafe

Art Reception 2-4. Friends of New Deal Cafe  Arts is sponsoring the first art reception at the New Deal since the beginning of the pande4mix. The reception celebrates All That Jazz, a group art show curated by the Cafe’s new art director, Shaymar Higgs. All the pieces in the show feature music as a theme. Proof of vax or a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours is required for attendance, and face masks are mandatory.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Rescue” 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Tickets.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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In College Park, from the College Park Arts Exchange

Halloween Porch Play – schedule listed here.

Monday, November 1

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Mrs. Miniver” is the FREE Monday Matinee. (Registration required.) 1935 – 142 minutes. A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at Dunkirk, the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot, the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid, and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force.

“The Rescue” 4:15 and 7:15. Tickets..

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, November 2

At the New Deal Cafe

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

At your Greenbelt Voting Location

Today is your last chance to vote for Greenbelt City Council! Info here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, November 3

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, November 4

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, November 5

ON STAGE at the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Cymbeline”  by William Shakespeare opens (its first live performance since March of 2020) 8 pm. Adapted & directed by Erin Nealer. They’ve taken a page from The Princess Bride to capture the magic of Shakespeare’s text and included a narrator pair – a father and son – reading the story of King Cymbeline and his court.

Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s final plays, and it will remind Shakespeare-savvy audience members of classic moments from his greatest hits, and the larger-than-life characters will draw in new Shakespeare fans, as well. Cymbeline is the only Shakespeare play the Rude Mechanicals have never performed – and it’s a perfect way to welcome back live theater! Join them for a sweeping fairytale complete with knights, long-lost princes, brainwashed kings, and murder. Through it all, the clever Princess Imogen and her devoted husband Posthumus fight for true love, justice, and truth.

Three performances only – today, Saturday, and Sunday. No Sunday matinee.) Tickets: $24 General Admission; $22 Senior/Military; $12 Child/Student. Tickets will only be available on-line here and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Buy Tickets

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Passing” opens.

Saturday, November 6

ON STAGE at the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Cymbeline”  by William Shakespeare at 8 pm. Scroll up to Nov 5 for info.

At St. Hugh’s Church

At Joe’s movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Uncle Funsy Productions presents: Wombat Drool  

The hit of 2015’s Capital Fringe Festival comes drooling back in a newly revised and safely socially distanced performance. We all need a few Wombats back in our lives. This show is spent nearly four decades at the National Zoo, many of them as a small mammal biologist. After that, he founded Uncle Funsy Productions, purveyor of things theatrical. He has written numerous sonnets, including one in 45 minutes for WNYC’s The Next Big Thing, songs for the mercifully short-lived Fidel’s Marching Marimba Band, three novels for nobody in particular, and numerous scientific papers.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, November 7

ON STAGE at the Greenbelt Arts Center

“Cymbeline”  by William Shakespeare at 8 pm. Scroll up to Nov 5 for info.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Tickets: regular $30, senior $28, student $20.

On-Going

At Springhill Lake Recreation Center – Tuesdays 6 pm.


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!

In Bowie

The Old Town Bowie Grille has a calendar full of live music, outdoors when weather permitting and indoors when it’s not..

Save the Date!

  • Utopia Film Festival November 20-22. Screenings at the Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt Arts Center, City Council Chambers and the New Deal Cafe.
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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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