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*Greenbelt Events: July 29 – August 7

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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, July 29

At the New Deal Cafe


Friends of Pluto: one 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 Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Where the Crawdads Sing” opens! Click for times. Abandoned as a girl, Kya raised herself in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the marsh girl haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, she opens herself to a new and startling world. However, when one of them is found dead, Kya immediately becomes the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal many secrets.

“The Duke.” Click for times. Cast: Jim Broadbent; Helen Mirren; Fionn Whitehead; Anna Maxwell Martin; Matthew Goode. In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, July 30

At the New Deal Cafe

Acme Band Company: a five-piece danceable classic rock band covering a wide range of R&B, Motown, blues, country, and rock favorites with three part harmonies. Adele to Aretha, Petty to Queen. Plus drinking and prison songs (8 to 11pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, July 31

At the New Deal Cafe

Left and right – art by Bill Moat. Center – by Paul Downs.

FONDCA Art Reception: Celebrate the artists Paul Downs and Bill Moat, whose works are now on display in the Cafe’s front and back rooms.. (2 to 4pm)

 


Black Shag Sherpas
: versatile, rhythmic, melodic, funky and pushy at the same time, with a male-female vocal mix; it’s not light pop, yet it’s easy to hear. We get into it, and we care about what’s going on in the world outside.
And the name? Oh, who knows. Have you ever tried to agree on a band name? Well, we can tell you this: A black shag is a bird, from New Zealand (the Maori people call it a Kawau). Yes, it’s black. And sherpas? You may know them as famous Nepali mountaineering guides. So there it is.(6 to 8pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, August 1

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“The Music Man” FREE at 1 pm. Cast:Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Susan Luckey. When Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop, is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.

“Where the Crawdads Sing.”  Click for times.

“The Duke.” Click for times.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, August 2

At the New Deal Cafe

S.A.W. (Songwriters Association Of Washington) Open Mic hosted by Lynn Hollyfield. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played. Featured act plays from 8 to 8:30pm.
(7 to 9:30pm)

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, August 3

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 AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, August 4

At the New Deal Cafe

Poetry Night with Prince George’s County Memorial Library System: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is excited to bring its monthly Open Mic Night to New Deal Cafe. We welcome poets and spoken word artists of all ages to share their work, read a classic, or enjoy the event from the audience. (6:30 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“The Angry Birds Movie” FREE at 1:00 pm. Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, August 5

At the New Deal Cafe


Dirty Soul – stanky low-down funk meets bluesy soul backed by powerful vocals, funky rhythms, and experienced musicians. Dirty Soul is like if Bonnie Raitt, The Foo Fighters, Ella Fitzgerald, The Allman Brothers, and Susan Tedeschi got together and threw down a wild hoodang! (8 to 11pm)

In Roosevelt Center

Summer Circus Show  9:15am. The campers and staff of Greenbelt Recreation’s Creative Kids Camp (session 3) will present an outdoor performance of Summer Circus, a circus-themed musical theater production. Weather permitting, shows will be held in front of the Mother and Child statue on two remaining Friday mornings:

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, August 6

At the New Deal Cafe

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 Allman Others Band – comprised of a super-group of the area’s best local musicians, this DC tribute to The Allman Brothers recreates the mystery and magic of ABB classics. (8 to 11pm)

At Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park

At Granville Gude Park in Laurel

At Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie

At Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, August 7

At the New Deal Cafe


Orleans Express: from the cultural, social and international melting pot of New Orleans, this Dixieland-style music pays homage to tradition and the creativity found in performances of early twentieth century jazz. Come celebrate Mardis Gras with The Orleans Express! (6 to 8pm)

At the Greenbelt Community Center

August’s Artful Afternoon (at 1 pm) will be a Mudcloth workshop with Artist in Residence Karen Arrington. All ages welcome. FREE! Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. 1-3pm. Paint with pigments made from local mud, as inspired by the bogolanfini tradition from Mali in West Africa. Materials provided. Limited seating: sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084babab2ba4ff2-august3 Mask wearing is strongly recommended, but not required. Participants may be seated with other guests.

At Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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On-Going

At the Greenbelt Community Center

Online from the Greenbelt Arts Center – GAC’s Old Time Radio Series

 

Arch Obler’s Another World, aka Alter Ego.” On a cold, dismal, dreary night… in a death-row cell of a southern penitentiary…a young woman kneels beside her prison cot, weeping, speaking softly to the memory of her mother, and explaining that it all started when she first heard that evil voice within her head. Featuring Amy Conley, Rob Glass, Katherine Gourianova, Emily C Letchworth, Hillary Leyendecker, and Pamela Northrup Directed by Rikki Lacewell

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.

Save the Date!

Blues Festival – September 17

Crazy Quilt Festival – October 8

 

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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