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*Greenbelt Events January 16 – 29

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Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks.

Monday, January 16

At the New Deal Cafe

Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm)

Reel and Meal! Did you know that the clothing industry uses 3.2% of all available fresh water in the world and accounts for 20% of the world’s industrial-related freshwater pollution? Come see the film, RiverBlue, Monday, January 16, 7 p.m. at the New Deal Café and on Zoom to learn more. Online registration is required for “virtual” participants at https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealJan16. Roger Williams, producer of the film, will lead the discussion following the film.

Reel and Meal at the New Deal: RiverBlue explores the dark side of jeans production. More information and dinner plans! (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Whale.” Charlie (Brendan Fraser) is a morbidly obese and reclusive English professor who teaches online college writing courses and is cared for by his nurse and only friend, Liz.
THE WHALE follows Charlie’s struggles as he attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, avoid an overly-interested missionary, and navigate his complicated relationship with the outside world.   Click for times.

“Avatar: The Way of Water”  Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.Tuesday, January 17

“Corsage” Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sissi’ celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elizabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, visiting former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against the hyperbolized image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.

Tuesday, January 17

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Joey Campfire – sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played.  (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – click for times.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” 

“Whale.” 

“Corsage”

Wednesday, January 18

At the New Deal Cafe

Pub Quiz – bring your own team, or form one on the spot. We will collect a dollar from each participant, which will be the prize for the winning team.  Come out and test your knowledge on topics from Aardvarks to Zymurgy. See if you can beat the winning team from the last quiz! Hope you can join us! (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre click for times.

 

“Avatar: The Way of Water” 

“Whale.” 

“Corsage”

Thursday, January 19

At the New Deal Cafe

The Reilly Goulait Band Band & Book” Event: A harmonious musical evening of popular covers and originals. Bob Reilly, author of his new book, “Rideshare by Robert: Every Ride’s a Short Story” will be sharing new “rideshare” songs based on the stories and experiences he’s had as a rideshare driver over a 7-year period, and over 25,000 rides. Personalized signed copies of the book can be obtained during the night. (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – click for times.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” 

“Whale.” 

“Corsage”

Friday, January 20

At the New Deal Cafe

Adults are invited to join TEA (Taking Effective Action) Time! (empowering one’s personal and professional growth) at New Deal Cafe on Fri. Jan. 20, 2023 12-1pm in the front room for lunch and creation of our own Vision Board (supplies provided).RSVP Li’l Dan at dceldran@hotmail.com, before Jan. 19th.(12 to 1pm)

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.

With opening set from Samantha Press, a solo songwriter from Bedford, PA. Her amplified acoustic guitars and smooth, jazzy vocals are the perfect pairing for an evening of moody, bluesy, folk music. (7 to 10pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Saturday, January 21

At the New Deal Cafe

Poetry Open Mic: RETURNING LIVE, IN PERSON! Express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!  Read originals, OPP (other people’s poetry) or just hob nob with the literary. Everyone is welcome! (1 to 3pm)
Moxie Blues Band start with 7 musicians with a love for blues, rock and soul, add a generous splash of fun, shake well and you’ve got the Moxie Blues Band! Moxie shows feature a few songs that you know and love, along with even more songs that you may not have heard before, but are awesome, nonetheless. If you’ve got your mojo workin’ then come out and see for yourself—we promise you that the house will be rockin’! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Sunday, January 22

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)

Meet the Author Event with Bob Reilly: If you missed Thursday night’s performance by The Reilly Goulait Band, featuring some of Bob Reilly’s original songs based on stories from his new book, then this event is for you! Bob will be sharing his experiences and stories from his new book, “Rideshare by Robert: Every Ride’s a Short Story.” There will be a Q&A along with an acoustic live music presentation of “rideshare” songs, and a few popular covers for your listening enjoyment.(1 to 3pm)

Colleen n Crew – roots rock that includes the Grateful Dead, CSNY, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and more! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Along Northway in Old Greenbelt

Celebrate 20 years of Forest Preservation! Join a celebratory hike into the Greenbelt Forest Preserve. For 20 years now it’s still protecting our air, water and wildlife and providing Greenbelters a wilderness experience in the midst of our urban landscape. Get your hiking shoes and walking sticks ready! We will meet on Northway Road extended by the Greenbelt Forest Preserve – North Woods Tract sign.  The hike begins at 11am and will be 1.5-2 hours. Visit Blueberry Hill, the old Pumpkin Trail, the 100 year flood plain, Goddard Branch and more!  Hot drinks and sandwiches and more will be provided after the hike. The hike will be led by forest protector and 2017 Outstanding Citizen, Paul Downs. Hike will be moderately strenuous going up and down hills. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for mud, and possibly climbing over downed trees. For more information contact suzanbwild@gmail.com.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

EducArte (the College Park-based Latino arts nonprofit) and Joe’s Movement Emporium are proud to present this eclectic, virtuosic, and charismatic duo.  2 pm. $5. Grab Tickets Here
Take a magical trip to the continent of Africa to visit Kofi’s village! This exciting adventure dances and sings its way through instruments, harvesting a treasure map and more! Ages 2+. 2:00 PM. Ticket Price: $5

Monday, January 23

At the New Deal Cafe

Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm)
New Deal Cafe regular board meeting. Members and visitors welcome.
(6:30 to 7:30pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Jeanne Dielman FILM AND DISCUSSION 1:00 FREE. Jeanne Dielman, the widowed mother of a teenage son, ekes out a drab, repetitive existence in her tiny Brussels apartment. Jeanne’s days are divided between humdrum domestic chores — shopping, cooking, housework — and her job as an occasional prostitute, which keeps her financially afloat. She seems perfectly resigned to her situation until a series of slight interruptions in her routine leads to unexpected and dramatic changes.

Join Drs. Oliver Gaycken (Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Maryland) and Caitlin McGrath (Executive Director, Old Greenbelt Theatre) for JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 Quai du Commence, 1080 Bruxelles – named the Sight & Sound’s Greatest Film of All Time. This event will include an introduction, full-length screening, and post-film discussion. Presented in the Screening Room. Registration capped at 20 guests.

 Click here to find out what else is playing today at the OGT.

Tuesday, January 24

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 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Wednesday, January 25

At the New Deal Cafe

Argo and the Violet Queens: a brand new alternative rock band based in Washington D.C. All four members make unique contributions to the overall sound through their implementation of seventies psychedelia, uplifting new wave attitudes, fifties rock and roll aesthetics, and rhythmic flourishes informed by jazz tradition.  (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Thursday, January 26

At the New Deal Cafe

Dar Stellabotta: a one woman stoner blues rock band from Southern Maryland who builds and plays cigar box guitars. She plays with a slide, muddy distortion, and the kick drum making her a one woman band. Dar released her first vinyl record Lo-fi Rejection in 2019. This album is available on all streaming platforms. The show will also feature the blues of Tossing and Turning, Danny Stellabotte’s band. (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

 Click here to find out what’s playing today at the OGT.

Friday, January 27

At the New Deal Cafe

Built 4 ComfortWammie-nominated Built 4 Comfort plays a variety of cover songs in their own signature style – soulful & sassy with lots of hip-shakin’ goodness and groove. What’s the recipe? Start with a deep foundation in the blues, add soulful vocals, hot guitar licks, and a tight rhythm section and you’ve got a tasty mix of blues, soul, R&B, Americana, and roots rock tunes served up by music veterans. Peace. Love. Music. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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At the American Legion in Cheverly

2023 Grammy nominee, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. performs for what’s going to be one big ol’ dance party, with plenty of dance space. Doors open at 6:30, music at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at : www.the108musicseries.com or at the door. A shrimp etouffee dinner prepared by Cafe Para Hita, will be served from 6:30-8:30pm for $15, while it lasts. Draft beer featuring Denizens Brewing Co. Plenty of free parking, no outside food or drink, Full Bar and a brand new floor.

Saturday, January 28

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)

The Dave Chappell Band – 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! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Online from Three Local Organizations

Corridor Conversation – Stories And Drawings About Metro Riders. 2-3:30 pm. Carol Morgan, DC artist, sketches other riders on Metro buses and trains, noticing the diverse backgrounds of the people she sees. Prompted by Carol’s drawings, Gerry Hendershot, a poet from Riverdale Park, imagined the lives of Metro riders and wrote poems about them. Carol’s drawings and Gerry’s poems were published by Politics and Prose as Metro Anthology: Stories and Drawings about Metro Riders. In this presentation, Carol will show and talk about her drawings, and Gerry will read selected poems. Participants will be invited to share their own Metro stories. To register click here. It seems to be free.

Sunday, January 29

At the New Deal Cafe

Clothes Swap Event: open to the public! (10am to 1pm)
Art Reception: Sisters – Nature Inspired (1 to 3pm)
Magical Mystery Four – an all-female rockin’ quartet of musicians that pay tribute to the Beatles in sound, quality and costumes. (5 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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On-Going

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel

Greenbelters Lorraine Aldridge-Ey, Chris Corson, Sally Davies, Rachel Cross and Bill Moats are among the artists featured in Prince George’s County Annual Juried Exhibition through January 6, 2023. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, MD.

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.

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. Susan launched the video blog "Susan's Hoop Dancing Journey" after trying hula hooping during the 2022 Crazy Quilt Music Festival.

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