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*Greenbelt Events July 30 – August 8

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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, July 30

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – the last of its Outdoor “Moonlit Movies”

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, DirectorRobert Zemeckis 1988, 1 hr 44 min, PG Watch trailer.  Purchase ticket.

Attendance is capped at 100 people and each attendee must purchase their ticket in advance. Please, no pets.

  • Each attendee (regardless of age) must have a ticket.
  • $5 snack packs (mini-popcorn, can soda, small candy) may be added to your ticket purchase and picked up at the field.
  • Select concessions available for on-site purchase (cash or credit).
  • Masks are suggested whenever you are not seated. Masks required for indoor bathroom use.
  • Self-seating anywhere in designated area. Blankets preferred. Chairs permitted – the lower the better. Depending on crowd size, chairs may only be allowed in the back of the audience.

At the College Park American Legion

The Esquires Band performs. Here’s the calendar.  

Saturday, July 31

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

Indian classical music group Kundalika performs outdoors at Joe’s. Kundalika is Indian classical music in an improvised conversation with the traditions of bluegrass and jazz. Kundalika is Deep Shenoy’s ensemble.

More info here.

Monday, August 2

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

FREE Monday Matinee! Click to reserve a seat.

Attendees may pick up archival copies of the Greenbelt News Review at this event. Read about it on page 6 of this edition.

Tuesday, August 3

In Beltway Plaza and Hunting Ridge Community

We have TWO National Night Out events in Greenbelt this year:

Friday, August 6

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Opens August 6, 5 pm – Minari (1 hr 56 min PG-13) 2020 OC Lee Isaac Chung, director – Winner of 2021 Oscar for Best Director!


A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Watch the trailer.


Opens August 6, 8 pm – Nomadland (1 hr 50 min R) Chloe Zhao, director. Winner of 2021 Oscar for Best Movie of the Year! 
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

Saturday, August 7

At Beltway Plaza

Okay, it’s not entertainment, but live entertainment and movie theaters depend on enough of us getting vaccines!

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Opens August 7, 8 pm – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1 hr 24 min R) 2020 George C Wolfe, director.


Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago. Trailblazing performer Ma Rainey engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits, ambitious cornet player Levee spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives. Watch trailer.
Nomadland at 5 pm. Scroll up to August 6 for info.

At the Greenbelt Museum

Greenbelt North End Walking Tour, 9-10:30 am. Explore the WWII-era history of Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built in 1937. 9-10:30 a.mLearn more here.

Somewhere in Greenbelt

Sunday, August 8

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Nomadland at 5 pm. Scroll up to July 6 for info.

Minari at 2 pm. Scroll up to July 6 for info.

At the Greenbelt Museum

Historic Greenbelt Walking Tour – Explore the New Deal history of Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built in 1937. 5-7 pm. Click here for more info.


Online, from the Greenbelt Arts Center


The Rude Mechanicals are celebrating their 22nd anniversary with John Lyly’s “Gallathea” which opened on Saturday, July 24th and is now playing. Written in 1588, and one of the most subversive comedies to have emerged in the last 2400 years or so, “Gallathea” features a same-sex, gender-fluid relationship that multiple gods and a whole village get behind and support, and it ends happily, with a marriage.

Out of Town

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!

Labor Day Festival, including Parade!

Greenbelt Blues Festival in Roosevelt Center – Saturday, September 25.

Crazy Quilt Festival in Roosevelt Center – Saturday, October 9.

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 and direct the nonprofit Good Gardening Videos.org.”

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