Route 1 Weekend Guide: February 8 – 10th

So many cool events happening along the Route 1 corridor this weekend! Hyattsville’s got its nontraditional take on Valentine’s Day with Hy-Ball 2019 as well as Trivia Night, a Celebration of Langston Hughes and more! “Snake Telegram,” exploring what it means to “don a pair” in Mount Rainier. Soul Illuminance in North Brentwood. Argentine Tango in College Park & more – all inside this weekend guide!


Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance – Valentines Day Chocolate & Champagne
A meet and greet with HCAA artists, lovely chocolates and Champagne.
When: 5-7pm
Where: Fleisher’s of Maryland Arts & Events, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

Soul Illuminance: A Quest Skinner Retrospective
Quest is DC based artist, with influences ranging from the energy of cityscapes, music and people she encounters everyday, to the Burning Man festival, indigenous culture and the divine feminine. Quest’s artwork is a mixed media tapestry of flowing pigment and vibrant color, which tells a story that demands to be seen, changing with every person who sees her work.
When: 6-9pm
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free

Trivia Night at Suffragette City
Be ready to play in hard mode, because it’s going to get OBSCURE. Esoteric, even. We’ll have snacks on hand (but feel free to bring some to share) and discounts for players! If you’ve got a team ready-made, be sure to message us; if you don’t, we can put some ad-hoc teams together. See you there!
When: 7-8pm
Where: Suffragette City, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

Argentine Tango Workshop
Learn and dance your heart out; Argentine Tango classes are designed to be welcoming for all levels.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Posh Cycling & Fitness, College Park
Cost: $85 (for 6 classes)

Snake Telegram: Sarah Beth Oppenheim Dance Performance
“Snake Telegram” explores the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern femininity, including what it means to don a pair. Get ready for a bombastic night of all the requisite not-for-kids warnings, plus a serenade of presidential profanity. Be advised this show contains adult content including profanity, frank sexual issues, explicit text about genitalia and gender.
When: 8pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free

Get Married & More at Hyattsville Ball 2019:
Pyramid Atlantic’s Nontraditional Valentine’s Bash!


Learn How to Draw Like Keith Haring
Together we will create drawings in the style of legendary pop artist Keith Haring. We will give easy-to-follow instructions, and provide art materials and stencils for you to create your own masterpiece to take home. This workshop is a casual setting, not classroom style! Arrive any time between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to participate. Artists of all skill levels are invited.
When: 1-4pm
Where: Art Enables, NE DC
Cost: Free

Celebrating Langston Hughes
Join Levine Faculty members Charles Williams (voice) and Gary Prince (guitar) for a memorable evening of music and spoken word celebrating the poetry of Langston Hughes. Charles Williams “The Voice” presents his one act rendition of the life and poetry of Langston Hughes. Accompanied by his collaborator at the Levine school guitarist Gary Prince, we are in for a fine night of poetry, music and story-telling. Reception will follow performance. Call 240-472-9325 to reserve or purchase tickets.
When: 7-9pm
Where: My Dead Aunt’s Bookstore, Hyattsville
Cost: $18-20

HyBall 2019: Heartbreaker
Pyramid Atlantic takes an over-the-top spin on Valentine’s Day for its HyBall (Hyattsville Ball). Whether you find this holiday sweet or saccharine, HEARTBREAKER’s got you covered. In addition to being a hilarious art party, this annual bash helps raise money to support Pyramid’s facility and programs. More about the fun to be had at HyBall 2019 here!
When: 8-11pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville
Cost: $40

The Bluelight Basement Live Jazz Band
Featuring our amazing new segment of the Bluelight Basement live jazz band! You think you can sing? Come prove it!
When: 7-10pm
Where: The Carolina Kitchen, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

Prince George’s Philharmonic
Prince George’s Philharmonic performs at Northwestern High School.
When: 7:30-9pm
Where Northwestern High School, Hyattsville
Cost: Free

New sports restaurant and bar coming to Hyattsville this fall!


Sunday Coffee 🚲 Ride
Meet at Proteus at 10 am for a ride down the trails with Jeff. The weather should be a little warmer than Saturday, so We plan to get some extra miles in with a ride down the Anacostia River trail. Mostly flat, mostly trail, 20+ miles round trip. Coffee stop TBD. Bring cash/cc, lock.
When: 10am-1pm
Where: Proteus Bicycles, College Park
Cost: Free

Fly Away Beetle film showing & discussion
Join us on Sundays in February for a Celebration of Afro-Brazilian Traditions during Black History Month! Our first celebration will feature a film about the Afro-Brazilian tradition of capoeira. After the film, we will have open discussion as well as question and answer sessions with Contra Mestre Baba Jan from Bahia, Brazil.
When: 1-4pm
Where: Espaco Cultural Samba Travao, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email:
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville City Bldg, 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Stage on Screen – Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality
Produced by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, this inspiring documentary proposes an exhaustive artistic journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It begins in 1929 as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist’s death in 1989.
When: 8-9:30pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
Cost: $6-$9

🍕 🥗 🍕
$10 Weekday Lunch Special
at Hyattsville’s Pizzeria Paradiso!


As always, please call ahead to confirm event’s status before heading out, especially when inclement weather is in the forecast!

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