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*Greenbelt Events March 4 -13

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Live music, great movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and College Park over the next 10 days. 

Friday, March 4

At the New Deal Cafe 

The Fuss – dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae with a sound that pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting a modern slant on these timeless styles. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 


Death on the Nile opens! 5 pm and 8 pm. 2 hrs 7 min. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

At the Clarice Performing Arts Center at the UMD

The Miguel Zenón Quartet at 7 pm and 9 pm. PAY WHAT YOU WISH.
From bubbling rhythms and engrossing tunes to traditionally-rooted subjects and musical forms, the music of Puerto Rico native Miguel Zenón is the epitome of Latin jazz. A composer, improviser, saxophonist and MacArthur Fellow, Zenón combines the sounds of his homeland with contemporary complexity and innovation to create what the MacArthur Foundation has called “an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” His records are an immersive experience, animating cultural sounds such as the intoxicating plena and the centuries-old jíbara.

Cabaret-style seating with tables for two or four people and an in-venue bar. Beer, wine and bottled water will be available for purchase. You may be seated with another party and guests may remove their masks while drinking.

Fefu and Her Friends at 7:30 p.m – and repeated Saturday and Sunday 3/5 and 3/6. PAY WHAT YOU WISH. This play by Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés explores the personal struggles of women against gendered stereotypes and societal expectations in a male-dominated world. Set in New England in 1935, Fefu and Her Friends is the story of a group of friends brought together by their loneliness, fears and secrets. With a diverse and multicultural cast, this production utilizes innovative design techniques to highlight interpersonal relationships between characters.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, March 5

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.
(4 to 5pm)
The Wharf Rats – shakin’ psychedelic jam band playing tasty originals, Grateful Dead, Floyd, Cash, Isaak, Feat, Jerry, Morrison, Tucker & groovalicious classics at every show. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

“Death on the Nile” 5 pm.

“Cyrano”  8:00 pm. 124 minutes. Get swept away in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty with Cyrano, a re-imagining of the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles – with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. Convinced that his appearance makes him unworthy of the love of his radiant friend, Roxanne, he lends his heartfelt words to Christian, the man with whom Roxanne has become infatuated.

Sunday, March 6

At the New Deal Cafe 

The Chromatics – a high-energy vocal band on a mission to delight audiences with a full spectrum of songs about science, technology, life, and their intersections. They have taken their astronomically-correct a cappella songs, a project called AstroCappella, from coast to coast, and their CD has flown in space (for realz!). Celebrating 25 years together they are a mainstay of the local music scene and still bring a youthful exuberance to their fun-filled, colorful, and scientifically accurate performances. (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

“Death on the Nile” 2:00 pm (OC) 

“Cyrano” at 5 pm.

In Schrom Hills Park

Poetry Reading 3-5 pm. Participants choose a poem they wrote or a favorite by another poet. Poets who write in a different language from English are welcome to read a poem in their language and tell the group what the poem is about. All are invited to come and just listen. When it’s cold, the event is temporarily moved from the Three Sisters Garden to the clubhouse at Schrom Hill Park.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, March 7

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre 

In the Heat of the NightFREE at 1 pm. 1967. 109 minutes. Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. Tibbs proves his innocence and partners with the chief to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

Death on the Nile 4:00 & 7:00 pm

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, March 8

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 9:30pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, March 9

At the New Deal Cafe 

JC – an acoustic duo featuring vocalist Jenee Bevett and guitarist Cornell Pearce. Their music is a collection of songs from the 70’s through the present. Soul, soft rock, reggae, R&B…..there’s something for everyone on the JC setlist(7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, March 10

At the New Deal Cafe 


Kurt Crandall and the DC Blues All-Stars – Richmond-based harmonica player & vocalist, Kurt Crandall, is a master of the West Coast meets Chicago meets Kansas City Jump Blues sound. He will be joined by an all-star band. (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, March 11

At the New Deal Cafe 


Billy Coulter Band – drawing on influences as varied as Bob Dylan, Creedence and Johnny Cash to The Black Crowes and Squeeze, multiple WAMMIE-winner, Billy Coulter, brings his band to The New Deal for a night of inspired, organic and original music that blurs the line between Roots Rock and Power Pop. (8 to 11pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, March 12

At the New Deal Cafe

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 AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, March 13

At the New Deal Cafe 

Deaf Brunch (10:30am to 12pm)


Annette Wasilik & The Porchmen – Americana Indie-folk group singing award-winning originals and covers.
 (6 to 8pm)

At the Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD

Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw 3 pm. PAY WHAT YOU WISH

Also Pre-concert talk at 2 pm.

Since forming at The Juilliard School in 1992, The Brentano String Quartet has recorded numerous gold-standard performances of Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Haydn. Named for the supposed “Immortal Beloved” of a mysterious Beethoven love letter, Brentano has won prestigious awards including the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Described as “brilliant, virtuosic, and still mellow” by the Los Angeles Times, these dynamos treat masterpieces with reverence and enthusiasm, rendering performances with equal passion and precision.

On-Going

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


The Green Hornet – Justice Wears a Blindfold. Star reporter Lowery and his pal and star photographer Clicker uncover corruption in a high profile trial. Judge Grayson claims to be tough on racketeers, but his behavior hints otherwise. Britt Reid isn’t sure about the trustworthiness of the judge, but as the Green Hornet he swings into action. A trap is set to take down the gangsters from the top down – and even the judge, if he is actually corrupt. Featuring Sean Laraway, Bob Singer, Rob Glass, Brittney Horsely, Brophy Brophy, Emily Lechworth, Jo Rake, Megan Steinwedel, Nancy Linden, Tillmon Figgs, and Jack Downs. Direction and Sound by Rikki Howie.

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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