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*Greenbelt Events January 4 – 15

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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

Wednesday, January 4

At the New Deal Cafe

The Campfire Sessions: A 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 the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Fabelmans”  Click for times. Director: Steven Spielberg. Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.

“Empire of Light”. Click for times. Hilary (Olivia Colman) is a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward) is a new employee longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Together they find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

The Inspection.  Click for times. In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

At the Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery – through February 3

In his new exhibition “Closer to the Source”, photographer Chip Irvine finds metaphors for the macrocosm in microcosms, while reminding us all of the value of close observation. Meet “bog sprites”, “ice sprites”, lichen sprites”, and more! Gallery hours: M-F, 9am – 9pm; Sa, 9am – 6pm; and Su, 9am – 7pm.

Thursday, January 5

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 the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Fabelmans.” Click for times. Director: Steven Spielberg. Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.

“Empire of Light.” Click for times. Hilary (Olivia Colman) is a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward) is a new employee longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Together they find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

The Inspection.  Click for times. In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

Friday, January 6

At the New Deal Cafe

Dirty SoulPlaying in the mid Atlantic region since 2017, Dirty Soul is defined by a powerful vocal duo, harmonized guitar leads, blistering solos, organ swells all backed by a freight train rhythm section. The result is a high energy, signature sound of Swampy-Funk and Rhythm & Bluesy Soul that creates an experience that’s part revival, part soul-shaking juke joint, sweat inducing, feel-good freedom where everyone is elevated to be one with the music, one with the band. Funky originals, unique covers, this stew of flavors keeps you wanting more. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Avatar: The Way of Water “ opens. Click for times.  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.

“Corsage” opens. Click for times.  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.

Saturday, January 7

At the New Deal Cafe

Photo from December of 2021
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. (3:30 to 5pm)

The Roustabouts from Kammer Films on Vimeo.The Roustabouts: offering roots-music lovers a fresh take on the blues, The Roustabouts provide an exciting mix of original music and carefully selected covers, all with a dynamic lead fiddle. If you think you know the blues, think again – this band will not be stereotyped! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Avatar: The Way of Water “  Click for times.  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.

“Corsage”  Click for times.  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.

At Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights

A slow walk around Lake Artemisia on a flat paved path with Greenbelt Biota. 10 am – 1 pm. Open to all. Bring your binoculars as this can be a good place for birdwatching. Our walks are typically until 1pm but this one is likely to be shorter if it is cold, and you can leave when you need to.Meet in the parking lot near the trail to the lake. Google Map directions: https://goo.gl/maps/caAuEiWkoctZ7bYA9

Sunday, January 8

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)

Basset Hound Boys Elvis Birthday Tribute Show: classic and roots rock, blues and funky ol’ soul that shakes, rattles and rolls!  (6 to 8pm)

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Artful Afternoon Workshop, 1pm – 3pm in Ground Floor East. Create simple hand puppets with Black Cherry Puppet Theater! All ages welcome. FREE. Information and sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/409084babab2ba4ff2… Walk-ins also welcome as space permits.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Avatar: The Way of Water “  Click for times.  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.

“Corsage”  Click for times.  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.

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Penny’s PuppetsTree Songs (puppet show) the first in the 2023 Family Series. 2 pm. Price $5. Jasper and his puppet friends take you on an interactive, musical adventure. Sing and dance to your favorite tree songs, while exploring preschool science. Grab Tickets Here

Monday, January 9

At the New Deal Cafe

Membership Appreciation Night: Discounts on beer, wine, & appetizers for New Deal Cafe members! (4 to 9pm)

Cameron & the ClaytonesBaltimore based acoustic duo playing Country, Folk, Blues and whatever strikes our damn fancy. Check them out here (6 to 8pm)
Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

 

“Avatar: The Way of Water “  Click for times.  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.

“Corsage”  Click for times.  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 10

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Tom Woycheck-Gleason:  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

“Avatar: The Way of Water “  Click for times.  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.

“Corsage”  Click for times.  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.

Wednesday, January 11

At the New Deal Cafe

Songwriters in the Round: (7 to 9pm) Come into an intimate space for songwriters and audience to be near each other in a non-hierarchical arrangement, and enjoy careful listening to the craft that creates these songs. Talented local songwriters will take turns talking about their songs and performing them. The audience sits around the performers, with even the stage used for audience seating! Featuring:
Kim EatonAmericana with a twist, carrying on the tradition of Austin, Texas singer-songwriting.

  • Tom Prasada Rao: a musician’s musician whose voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. Melodic, ambitious, and reverent
  • Lynn Hollyfield: a powerful, passionate WAMMIE-nominated singer/songwriter, a crisp acoustic guitar player, and a heartfelt observer of the world
  • Tahlele: Songs of Solomon personified

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Avatar: The Way of Water “  Click for times.  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.

“Corsage”  Click for times.  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.

Thursday, January 12

At the New Deal Cafe

Reggie Right Eye and the Missing Pieces – blues, roots rock, rockabilly, a little country, originals & unexpected covers with top musicians from the DMV region. (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Avatar: The Way of Water “  Click for times.  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.

“Corsage”  Click for times.  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.

Friday, January 13

At the New Deal Cafe

Friends of Plutoone of DC’s hottest cover bands, bringing you tunes that span the past five decades with a strong focus on the very best rock n roll of the 90s and 2000s — along with a few indie gems guaranteed to get your pulse pumping and feet moving. (8 to 11pm)

At the Greenbelt Community Center, Room 113

Art Share  Join fellow creatives for a friendly discussion of everyone’s work. Bring 1-3 pieces to share. Free! All media welcome. Information and sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/409084babab2ba4ff2…

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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

Saturday, January 14

At the New Deal Cafe

Miles Gannett Band: 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. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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

Sunday, January 15

At the New Deal Cafe

Art at the Cafe: Join Cafe Arts Coordinator Mary Ann Lipovsky as she guides you through the creation of your very own finished painting(s)! Make your own abstract or floral greeting cards or hangable painting using acrylic ink. Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase at the café. You must register in advance to participate! Register here. Registration fees are $25 for Greenbelt Recreation Arts members and $30 for non-members.  All materials are included. This program is a collaboration of Greenbelt Recreation Arts and the New Deal Café. (12 to 1pm)

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

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

On-Going

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

Click for titles and times.

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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