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*Greenbelt Events November 18 – 27

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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, November 18

At the New Deal Cafe

Greenbelt Business Alliance Happy Hour: The Greenbelt Business Alliance provides the business community with resources, networking, training, marketing, and mentoring. This drop-in event is for members and people interested in learning more about this group.(4 to 6pm)


Out of Order: 5-piece rock band from the Baltimore/DC area, playing alternative/modern rock selections (though they’ve been known to throw in a few classic rock, R&B, 80’s-90’s, and current tunes as well). (8 to 11pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Till” opens! Click for times. The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

Til Special Event at 7:30! Tickets include post-film discussion and Q&A facilitated by Dr. Dennis Doster. Dr. Doster is a board member of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, lead historian for the Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail project, and a member of the Publications Committee of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Buy tickets here.

“Banshees of Inisherin.”  Click for times. Cast:Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon. On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm’s resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences.

At the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center on the UMD Campus in College Park

Orlando Consort: Voices  Appeared. Formed in 1988 by the Early Music Network of Great Britain, the Orlando Consort rapidly achieved a reputation as one of Europe’s most expert and consistently challenging groups performing repertoire from the years 1050 to 1550. The Consort’s performances also embrace the spheres of contemporary music and improvisation: to date they have performed more than 30 world premieres and numerous collaborations.

Saturday, November 19

At the New Deal Cafe and the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Utopia Film FestivalNow in its 18th year, Utopia Film Festival seeks documentaries, feature films, shorts and animation which creatively explore the personal, social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity’s never-ending quest for a better world. (10am to 6:30pm)

At the New Deal Cafe

The Grateful Allman Bandthe Summer of Love All Year Long! The music of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, and The Band. Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the best mid-Atlantic regional band players, The Grateful Allman Band revives the music from the venerated Watkins Glen Summer Jam Music Festival.  (8 to 11pm)

Sunday, November 20

At the New Deal Cafe and the Old Greenbelt Theatre

Utopia Film FestivalNow in its 18th year, Utopia Film Festival seeks documentaries, feature films, shorts and animation which creatively explore the personal, social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity’s never-ending quest for a better world.  (10am to 6pm)

At the New Deal Cafe

Orleans Express: Formerly Dixieland Express, this band brings the exciting sounds of New Orleans style Dixieland music to the DC area! Its fans are transported to the fun and magic that is the spirit of the Mardi Gras. Great music for both listening and dancing! You’ll leave the cafe smiling and humming familiar melodies. (6 to 8pm)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

At the Greenbriar Commmunity Building, Terrace Room

The Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club features U.S. Representative-Elect Glenn Ivey, who will represent Greenbelt, giving his thoughts and analysis of the recent elections. Prior to Ivey’s presentation the club will vote on its new board of directors. Light refreshments, water and soda available. 3-5:30 pm.

Monday, November 21

At the New Deal Cafe

“The Sun Rises in the East” is the FREE Reel and Meal film showing this month, part of the Utopia Film Festival. It’s an inspiring documentary about community activism starting in the 1060s Brooklyn, NY. A pan-African collective called the East creates more than a dozen self-sufficient businesses and institutions — essentially building an independent Black nation. Following the film there will be a discussion of how to improve the PG County school system. Jenni Pompi and local teachers will be present and participate. The event is free and both live and on Zoom.(Register for Zoom,)

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Till.” Click for times.

“Banshees of Inisherin.”  Click for times.

Tuesday, November 22

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Early Bird Tunes Tuesday Open Mic with Michael McTrouserpants – sign-ups begin at 6:15pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played. (6:30 to 9pm)

Wednesday, November 23

At the New Deal Cafe

The Porch Delights: Front porch style Americana music…somewhere between lemonade and moonshine!
These local luminaries and harmonizers Ruthie Logsdon – rhythm guitar (Ruthie and the Wranglers and former New Old Jamboree host), Arch Alcantara – lead guitar (Ruthie and the Wranglers, HalFSmokes and more) and Bill Williams – mandolin/harmonica (Jelly Roll Mortals, Last Train Home) are lighting up every stage they hit and rustling up down home fun with some Buck Owens, The Band, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Elvis Costello, Dave Dudley, Patsy Cline and surprises. Solid, spritely and sincere. Pull up a chair!
(7 to 9pm)

Thursday, November 24

At the Greenbelt Youth Center

Gobble Wobble! Join us for the Gobble Wobble Family Fun Run & Walk, a Thanksgiving morning community tradition. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Participants meet at the Greenbelt Youth Center and the course takes them on the Buddy Attick Park lake path. Get some exercise before your Thanksgiving feast! Online registration ends November 23rd @ 5pm Register at: bit.ly/gobblewobble22

The New Deal Cafe is closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25

At the New Deal Cafe

Pun INtended: We’re total goofballs but the music is no joke. Motown, pop, originals, all to get you up and dancing! With local musicians Mike Bennett INfinite, Brandon Jacobs, Caitlin Gompf, and Dajando Smith! (8 to 11pm)

Saturday, November 26

At the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Cafe Saturday Jazz Jam – come on out and enjoy an afternoon of jazz with an ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the DMV region. (2 to 5pm)

Kiva: For 33 years KIVA has been entertaining audiences with their percussive, acoustic, worldbeat ensemble that celebrates the magic of nature and ancient bardic traditions with music that opens the heart and heals the spirit.  KIVA blends strong vocal harmonies with rich, diverse, instrumentation, performing originals, traditionals, and covers.(8 to 11pm)

At Greenbelt American Legion

Sunday, November 27

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)

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!(6 to 8pm)


At the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel

Greenbelters Lorraine Aldridge-Ey, Chris Corson, Sally Davies, Rachel Cross and Bill Moats are among the artists featured in Prince George’s County Annual Juried Exhibition through January 6, 2023. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, MD.

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.

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“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.

  1. Claude Aubert
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    The Utopia program screenshots are from last year’s festival.

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