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*Greenbelt Events May 6 – 15

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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, May 6

At the New Deal Cafe


IlyAIMY – mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass with flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre


“Petit Maman” opens. 5:00 and 7:30 in the Main Auditorium. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a girl named Marion, a neighbor her own age who happens to be building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory, and connection.

 

The Automat opens.5:30 and 8 pm in the Screening Room. Cast: Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elliot Gould, Colin Powell. Before fast food, there was something even better. Iconic, elegant, and populist all at once: the Automat (aka Horn & Hardart) revolutionized American dining a century ago. Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart operated the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City. The restaurant chain was well known in the U.S. for serving food out of a vending machine for a nickel. The Automat became a gathering place for all, filled with communal tables for people to share their lives, their struggles, and their dreams with each other. Debut filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz collages rare artifacts, images, and memorabilia (including personal photos and deeply affectionate stories from former employees and the founding family) to create a love letter to the New York many of us still remember. 

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park

UMD Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert 8 pm. Pay What You Wish. The UMD Symphony Orchestra’s (UMSO) season finale will feature the celestial Sidereus by Osvaldo Golijov, Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven’s cheerful Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93. In partnership with The Clarice’s Visiting Artist Series, Golijov will visit a rehearsal to work directly with the students in preparation for this performance.

Saturday, May 7

In Roosevelt Center

Green Man Festival! Enjoy two days of live music, arts, crafts, kids activities, drumming and vendors at this FREE, family-friendly festival that celebrates the Earth. Saturday’s line-up includes Community Drumming with Katy Gaughan 11-12:30, Ren Fair musical group Kiva from 1 to 2, Soufied Village at 3:30 and Global Warming at 4:45. See the Green Man website for more info.

At the New Deal Cafe

 

49¢ Dressa tasty mix of rock and roll with a dash of blues and soul. Featuring vocalist Melissa Orr, the DC-based band performs tunes by Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, Duffy, and many others. (7 to 10pm)

In the Roosevelt Center Parking Lot

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Petit Maman”5:00 and 7:30 in the Main Auditorium.

“The Automat.” 5:30 and 8 pm in the Screening Room.

At Greenbelt National Park

Greenbelt Park Open House 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Outdoors is for Everyone! FREE
4:00 A Live Animal Show by the “Wide World of Animals”.
5:00 Music by Mariachi Aquila International DC.
6:00 Junior ranger activities, how to pitch a tent with local Scouts, trail walks with the Sierra Club.
8:00 Movie: Postponed to Saturday June 4- The Long, Long Trailer starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At Beltway Plaza Mall

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Sunday, May 8

In Roosevelt Center

Green Man Festival continues! 11 – 5. Prasada-Rao brings his award-winning song-writing talents to the stage at 11:30. This is followed by Greenbelt’s own Melissa Sites, at 1:00, then old-time gospel and folk from Raincrow at 2:30. The festival wraps up with American roots songwriter Mike Elosh at 3:00. For more information, see the Green Man website.

In the Roosevelt Center Parking Lot – the Greenbelt Farmers Market Re-opens!

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)

 

Crush Funk Brass – with a repertoire that spans generations from classical to New Orleans Second Line to old school R&B to modern Pop, they play all styles and genres of music and funk it up with the brass! Their mission is simple: to bring life to the city through music where least expected..(5 to 7pm)

“Petit Maman” 3 and 5:30 in the Main Auditorium.

“The Automat.” 2:30 and 5 pm in the Screening Room.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, May 9

At the New Deal Cafe

Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Petit Maman” 3 and 5:30 in the Main Auditorium.

“The Automat.” 2:30 and 5 pm in the Screening Room.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, May 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 9:30pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Wednesday, May 11

At the New Deal Cafe

The Seth Kibel Quartet – high energy jazz and klezmer. Winner of 25 WAMMIES, including “Best World Music Instrumentalist” and “Best Jazz Instrumentalist”. A must see!! (7 to 9pm)

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, May 12

At the New Deal Cafe

Funktronics – a fresh interpretation of classic grooves and recent jams, guaranteed to please the brain as well as the booty! (7 to 9pm)

At Eleanor Roosevelt High School

 

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, May 13

At the New Deal Cafe

Built 4 ComfortWammie-nominated Built 4 Comfort plays a variety of cover songs in their own signature style – soulful & sassy with lots of hip-shakin’ goodness and groove. What’s the recipe? Start with a deep foundation in the blues, add soulful vocals, hot guitar licks, and a tight rhythm section and you’ve got a tasty mix of blues, soul, R&B, Americana, and roots rock tunes served up by music veterans. Peace. Love. Music. (8 to 11pm)

Saturday, May 14

At the New Deal Cafe

Great Northern – known for their ability to capture the creativity, dynamics and energy of the Grateful Dead’s music, Great Northern is one of the D.C. area’s most fun and energetic Grateful Dead tribute bands. (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

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Sunday, May 15

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 AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, May 16

At the New Deal Cafe and on Zoom


Reel and Meal at the New Deal will screen “The United States of ALEC,” a film described as “a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.” Behind this national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed at raising corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

This will be a hybrid event, beginning at 7 p.m. either live in the New Deal Café or via Zoom. Virtual attendance requires registration via https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealMay16. David Armiak, research director with the Center for Media and Democracy, will lead the discussion.

On-Going

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 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!

Jazz Festival – June 25

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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