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*Greenbelt Events June 17 – 26

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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.

Month of June

At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

The popular National Orchestral Institute + Festival every June is filled with performances, talks, master classes and more – most of them free. Check the Clarice Smith calendar for events labeled NOI+F. (Editor’s note: The master classes are free and soooo interesting! You see visiting master teachers in an instrument working with students.)

Friday, June 17

At the New Deal Cafe

The Rockits – the ultimate party rock band! Classics from pop, funk, rock, country, disco, R&B and soul! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen” opens. 5 and 7:30 in the Screening Room. Jeff Goldblum narrates this 50th-anniversary celebration of the iconic musical Fiddle on the Roof. Drawing on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with director Norman Jewison, composer John Williams, actors, and more, the film explores how the experience of making Fiddler deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul

“Jurassic World Domion” 4:45 and 8 pm in the Main Auditorium. The future of mankind hangs in the balance as humans and dinosaurs coexist following the destruction of Isla Nublar. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, June 18

At the New Deal Cafe

Zoom Poetry Open Mic – Express your inner beatnik through the spoken word! Learn how to join this online event by clicking here. (1 to 3pm)

The Highballers In the tradition of outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, not to mention mystics like Gram Parsons and the Knitters, the Highballers spin a web of hard-edged, rockin’ country rooted in the diverse backgrounds of their members and the free-spirited abandon of the fiercest gunslinger in the Wild West. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Da 5 Bloods 8 pm in Main Auditorium. FREE. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors Part of the Chadwick Boseman Retrospective. presented in honor of Juneteeth by the Greenbelt Black History & Culture Committee and RUAK. From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a new joint: the story of four African American Vets–Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.)–who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle the forces of Man and Nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.

“Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen”  5 and 7:30 in the Screening Room.

“Jurassic World Domion” 4:45 and 8 pm in the Main Auditorium.

At Canyon Creek Trailhead in Old Greenbelt

Join the GHI Woodlands Committee for a walk between 60 and 64 Ridge road. Enjoy and learn about trails in Greenbelt Homes. Inc Woodlands and North Woods Tract of the Forest Preserve. Email bryanbruns@yahoo.com for more information.

At Greenbelt’s Observatory at Northway Fields

Join the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt for a Star Party, beginning at 9:30 pm. See galaxies and nebulae currently ghigh in the sky, viewed through the observatory telescope and astronomical camera. All are welcome. In-person or via Zoom (link to be posted to GreenbeltAstro.org.

At Beltway Plaza and Greenbelt Community Center Gym

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At Brock Bridge Road in Laurel

Join the Greenbelt Biota Exploration Number 2 at Brock Bridge Road in Laurel. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a second exploration of a wooded area near the Patuxent River in Laurel.It will be entirely OFF-trail, near the Patuxent river. We will meet in the parking lot of the Maryland City Park. 565 Brock Ridge Rd., and head north to explore.Google map location of the parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/dTnyHoub9VfgTt3w5

Expect uneven terrain, stream crossing, wetness, brambles etc. Comfortable rubber boots or shoes you won’t be upset if they get soaked are best.Prepare for ticks by wearing appropriate clothing.
If it has rained a lot prior to Saturday and the river is too high we may have to adjust our plans.

Sunday, June 19

At the New Deal Cafe

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

“Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen” 2:30 and 5:15 in the Screening Room.

“Jurassic World Domion” 1:45 (OC) and 5 pm in the Main Auditorium.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, June 20

At the New Deal Cafe

[On Zoom and in person] Reel and Meal at the New Deal: Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is a film investigating the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy. More information and pickup dinner plans! (7 to 9pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Get on Up, 2:30. FREE. Part of the Chadwick Boseman Retrospective. presented in honor of Juneteeth by the Greenbelt Black History & Culture Committee and RUAK. James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) was born in extreme poverty in 1933 South Carolina and survived abandonment, abuse and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He joined a gospel group as a teenager, but the jazz and blues along the “chitlin’ circuit” became his springboard to fame. Although his backup musicians came and went, Brown retained the ability to mesmerize audiences with his music, signature moves and sexual energy.

“Jurassic World Dominon” 6 pm in the Main Auditorium.


“Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen” 6 pm in the Screening Room.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, June 21

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 9:30pm)

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, June 22

At the New Deal Cafe

Domenic Cicala & Thensome – Domenic Cicala is a WAMMIE award nominated Roots Rock/Americana artist who, along with his band, performs his own compositions as well as digging deep into the covers catalog of great rock, blues & country music. (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, June 23

At the New Deal Cafe

Dana Cooper:  a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances combine original indie folk, country, and Americana to engage and inspire audiences around the world. (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, June 24

At the New Deal Cafe

Candyman and the Baltimore Show: From boogie woogie blues to jazz to swing to R&B to rock & roll, The Show is moved by the time-honored sound of American music. At The Show, it’s all noteworthy with music that makes you feel good! (8 to 11pm)

At Greenbelt Lake

Photo Credit: Diane Seigel

Walk around the Lake with Greenbelt Biota. This will be a leisurely walk around Greenbelt Lake. On a large flat dirt trail. A good portion of the trail is in the shade. We will meet in the parking lot on Field House Rd., i.e. between the lake and St Hugh of Grenoble church. Here is the Google Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/VFtxcPjvppsgbS239 The lake has a lot of interesting plants to observe, probably because its location is believed to have been a breaded stream – before being dug (by hand) by CCC workers during the construction of Greenbelt in 1937. We plan for 3 hours but in this case it may be less. Anyone can leave the group whenever they wish.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Cheverly American Legion

Cheverly Day presents Terri and the Back Alley Rhythm Cats live at the Food Truck and Fresh Air event of the Cheverly American Legion. Back by popular demand. Playing roots rock & roll, classic country, rockabilly and early R&B. Music from 6-8:30pm. The Cheverly Day Team will be selling vintage Cheverly Day t-shirts.

Saturday, June 25

In Roosevelt Center


Greenbelt JazzFest – a full day of traditional and modern Jazz outdoors in the Roosevelt Center! (12 to 8:30pm)
12:00-1:00 Tom Reyes jazz organ trio
1:30-2:30 Susan Jones violin
3:00-4:00 M-Class w/Terry Parham
4:30-5:30 Not 2 Cool w/Mike Grasso & Aimee Breslow
6:00-7:00 Greg Meyer Project funky sax
7:00-8:00 Pete Reppert piano in the cafe
8:00 Moving into the New Deal Cafe — see below.

At the New Deal Cafe

The Brother Bill Quintet:  provides listeners with blues and gospel inspired jazz performances of some of the greatest American classics from the 1950s and 60s  “Bluenote era” that are soulful, cool, sophisticated, & funky! (8 to 11pm)

At the Old  Greenbelt Theatre

Join Greenbelt Pride for a gathering at the Old Greenbelt Theatre at 1 pm to enjoy a free film screening and get to know some LGBTQIA+ neighbors. Following the film will be a Q&A discussion panel.  Film to be announced.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, June 26

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)

Strangers That Clique: Tight beats, pounding bass, roaring guitars, slick rhymes, majestic horns, passionate vocals and memorable, danceable hooks define the band, with its unique fusion of funk, hip hop, and rock. (6 to 8pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Greenbriar Community Building

Two candidate forums:

At 1 pm, candidates to represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress: Donna Edwards and Glenn Ivey. Sponsored by the  Greenbelt Democratic Club include:

At 3 pm, candidates for PG County Council District 4 featuring candidates Michael Esteve, Ingrid Harrison, Patrice Murray and possibly Trance Washington, the seat held by retiring Council member Todd Turner. Sponsored by the PG County Council’s District 4 Organization.


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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