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*Greenbelt Events October 8 – 18

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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, October 8

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Dear Evan Hansen” opens! 5 pm. The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as Evan Hansen: an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

Hansen embarks on a journey of self-discovery when a letter he wrote for a writing exercise falls into the hands of a grieving couple whose son took his own life.

“The Capote Tapes” opens! 8:15 pm “Answered Prayers” was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s famous friends and infamous enemies, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of one of America’s most influential writers and public figures.

At the Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts in College Park

UMD Symphony Orchestra performs Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” 8 pm. Buy ticket.

The UMD Symphony Orchestra makes a joyous return to the stage to perform the full orchestral suite of American composer Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Created for modern dancer Martha Graham, the original ballet version premiered at the Library of Congress in 1944. Copland then rearranged the work for full orchestra the following year. Appalachian Spring is beloved for its American folk melodies and dancing songs, most notably the Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.”

Continuing the American theme, the orchestra will be joined by the School of Music’s Graduate String Fellowship Ensemble, Thalea String Quartet, to perform Banner by Jessie Montgomery. Written as a 200th anniversary tribute to “The Star Spangled Banner,” Montgomery used historical sources and patriotic songs to create an anthem fitting for the 21st century’s multicultural environment.

The concert will also include Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco and Joseph Bologne’s Symphony No. 1 in G Major.

Program:
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco
Joseph Bologne: Symphony No. 1 in G
Jessie Montgomery: Banner for string quartet and string orchestra
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version)

Tickets for our 2021-22 Season are PAY WHAT YOU WISH. Suggested price:$20 Regular, $10 Student

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, October 9

In Roosevelt Center

Crazy Quilt Festival! Sponsored by Friends of the New Deal Cafe Arts (FONDCA)

Great music, fun times and delicious food and drink are in store on Saturday, October 9, at the Crazy Quilt Festival just outside the New Deal Cafe’s doors in Greenbelt’s Roosevelt Center. This free, outdoor music festival is the New Deal Cafe’s birthday party! This year’s fest will go from 11am until 9pm and will feature a community drum circle with Katy Gaughan and FriendsProverbs Reggae BandTower Green (renn faire music), Greg Meyer Project (jazz), The Wharf Rats (Grateful Dead music) and The Goodfellas (Beatles music).

Crazy Quilt Festival is sponsored by Friends of New Deal Cafe Arts (FONDCA) and celebrates the eclectic music that is featured at the New Deal Cafe. So bring a chair and your dancing shoes and spend the day listening to great music with community!

At the GHI Admin Building at 1 Hamilton Place

Fall Plant Swap and Scavenger Hunt, from the GHI Woodlands Committee. 11 a.m.

Bring along your excess plants, divisions, seedlings, seeds, and bulbs to the Plant Swap and prepare to pick up some new plants. Also bring your surplus tools that are in good working condition, gardening books, magazines, garden ornaments, etc. Please do not bring houseplants or invasive species such as English Ivy, pachysandra, periwinkle, Rose of Sharon — we have more than enough. Large objects that are not traded get to go back home with their respective donors.

We’ll set up at 11:00 AM and start the Swap with a “tour” of the available plants at 11:15. Please bring a card with a description of your plant.

After that, everyone will get a turn to pick out a plant or gardening miscellany until everything is gone. We will go around the tables in one direction, maintaining 6’ distance. If you are a new gardener and don’t have anything for the Plant Swap, you can always garner a few tips as well as pick up some plants.

We are also bringing back our Scavenger Hunt! This is a fun and engaging outdoor family activity that you can take home and do on your own. You can take home the laminated reusable sheets to look for nature items on your walks around Greenbelt throughout the seasons. One is suitable for younger kids, and one for more advanced readers.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Capote Tapes” at 8:15 pm

“Dear Evan Hansen” at 7:30 pm.  Get ticket.

At Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale

Riversdale Harvest Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate all things fall during our family Harvest Festival!. Hear about native peoples with archaeologists while making a craft, explore musical instruments created from natural materials, decorate pumpkins, learn about traditional fall crops in the garden, peek into the past with open hearth cooking and walkthroughs of the museum, and enjoy activities on the grounds. While supplies last. $4 residents of Prince George’s & Montgomery Counties. $6 non-residents. Capacity limited; advance registration required by October 7.
For questions and more information: 301.864.0420; TTY 301.699.2544 or riversdale@pgparks.com

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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At the Old Parish House, Knox Rd, College Park in College Park

Brazilian samba dance – free workshop! Learn the basics of Brazilian percussion and samba dance—no experience required! We’re continuing our popular Brazilian percussion workshops with André Coelho from Rio de Janeiro, with a focus on the ijexá rhythm. We are also adding Brazilian dance workshops! The dance workshops will take place right before the percussion jams, starting at 2PM. Our upcoming dance workshops will be taught by samba instructors Katie Kirkpatrick and Andressa Telles. From the College Park Arts Exchange
2PM – Brazilian dance workshop with Katie Kirkpatrick – REGISTER FOR FREE

Brazilian Percussion Workshop – FREE! Learn the basics of Brazilian percussion and samba dance—no experience required!  We’re continuing our popular Brazilian percussion workshops with André Coelho from Rio de Janeiro, with a focus on the ijexá rhythm. We are also adding Brazilian dance workshops! The dance workshops will take place right before the percussion jams, starting at 2PM. Our upcoming dance workshops will be taught by samba instructors Katie Kirkpatrick and Andressa Telles.
3PM – Brazilian percussion workshop with André Coelho – REGISTER FOR FREE

At Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier

Sunday, October 10

Throughout Greenbelt

HUG (Help Unite Greenbelters) Walk is on! 1-5 p.m.

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“Dear Evan Hansen” at 2 pm OC  Get ticket.

“The Capote Tapes” at 5:15 pm

In Beltway Plaza Mall

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, October 11

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

“The Capote Tapes” at 2:30 pm

“Dear Even Hansen” at 5 pm  Get ticket.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Tuesday, October 12

IN PERSON at the New Deal Cafe

New Deal Open Mic with Tom Woycheck-Gleason – sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will typically have 3 songs or fifteen minutes on the stage. (7 to 10 pm)

Wednesday, October 13

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Thursday, October 14

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Friday, October 15

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater IS open. Their films and times for today haven’t been announced yet. Check here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Saturday, October 16

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater IS open. Their films and times for today haven’t been announced yet. Check here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Online, from the New Deal Cafe

Zoom Poetry Open Mic!!! – come express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!! Read originals, OPP (other people’s poetry) or just hob nob with the literary. Everyone is welcome! (1 to 3pm)

Sunday, October 17

At the Old Greenbelt Theatre

The theater IS open. Their films and times for today haven’t been announced yet. Check here.

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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Monday, October 18

Online from the New Deal Cafe

Reel and Meal at the New Deal:  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used at military installations throughout the country for decades as a constituent chemical for firefighting foam. These series of documentary shorts detail the testimonials of people suffering the effects of PFAS contamination. (7 to 9pm). The discussion will be led by Pat Elder, an investigative journalist who has worked extensively on how PFAS has impacted the environment and wildlife in Prince George’s County.  Pat and his work are also profiled in the film. Register here – https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealOct

In Braden Field

Pickleball is sweeping the nation – check it out!

At AMC-8 at Beltway Plaza

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On-Going

At Springhill Lake Recreation Center – Tuesdays 6 pm.

Online, from the Greenbelt Arts Center 

Old-Time Radio Series: “Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror” 

Is it Johnny Dollar? The Green Hornet? Or maybe Mighty Mouse?….No, it’s a suave gentleman burglar having fun rather uniquely in Boston. Featuring: Dan MacMillan, Sarah Kezman, Tricia Pisarra, Jeff Poretsky, Jo Rake, Nyah Clay, Director/Editing – Rikki Howie Lacewell.

 

Watch now!

In Bowie

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!

  • Utopia Film Festival November 20-22. Screenings  at the Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt Arts Center and the New Deal Cafe.
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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