Hyattsville Happenings: Feb. 10-12

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The City of Hyattsville is hosting a parent-child dance party on Saturday at the Hyattsville Municipal Building. Photo courtesy of The City of Hyattsville

Need plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Hyattsville is a happenin’ place.

Friday, Feb. 10:

Creative Kids Day: All-day, structured art classes offered on days when Prince George’s Public Schools are off. Young artists are invited for hands-on art activities that teach skills in art materials, core principals of art, and insights into world cultures. Before and After-Care available. SMARTlink registration required. Residents: $34; Non-Residents: $41. Ages: 6-12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave.

Ageless Grace: A seated exercise class, set to great music. Free. 10 – 11 a.m., each Wednesday and Friday through February, Hyattsville Municipal Building

Toddler Time at Artworks: Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Even the youngest children can explore a variety of age-appropriate art materials in a safe, fun environment. Under adult supervision toddlers will create stress balls by filling deflated balloons with various items with different textures (rice, flour, beans). Teacher will help decorate stress balls with sharpies. $9, 10 a.m.-noon, Art Works Now

Storytime Pop-Up: Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovative collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s organic juice & smoothie joint. Ages 0-5 years old. Free. 10 a.m., The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier

Coffee Cupping: The weekly coffee cuppings are a great way to learn more about coffee, broaden your understanding of origins, flavors, aromas, enhance your palate, and try a wide variety of coffees in one sitting. We love to share our passion for coffee and this very relaxed setting creates a great environment for anyone to learn, question, and experiment in. Free, 1 p.m., Vigilante Coffee

STEM-tastic: Join librarians to use Strawbees and books to explore the world of science and math. Fun, hands-on activities and good friends. Free. Ages 5-12 years old, 2-4 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Chocolate Cities & Sacred Cows Exhibition Opening: Chocolate Cities Group Exhibition is a multidisciplinary art exhibition highlighting the changing cultural and economic landscape of Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County, through the eyes of local artists. “Sacred Cows” features Imar Hutchins’ portraits, which are not only adorned in elaborate jewelry and colorful symbolism, but also cloaked in honor. Inspired by the reverence bestowed upon cows in India, Hutchins’ latest series of collage and mixed media work offers unique commentary on the treatment of Black people in America. Complimentary drinks and music by DJ Underdog of Okayafrica. Black-owned business giveaways. Free. 6-9 p.m., Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave

Paint Night: Join artist and educator Alyss Nicole Grear at Carolina Kitchen for a Nicky’s Taste and Paint event. Includes: Paint, canvas and two drinks or (one drink + appetizer). $35 individual, $65 couples. 7-9 p.m., Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill at University Town Center

Saturday, Feb. 11:

DIY Valentine’s Day Kids Activity: Bring the kids for some fun Valentine’s Day art activities! Kids can create a keepsake to give to family or friends. The mall will provide the activity and supplies. Space is limited, so get there early. Free. Noon-2 p.m., Mall at Prince Georges

Chess/Checkers Club: Hyattsville Chess and Checkers Club!Learn to play or improve your game. All ages are welcome!Bring your own set or play with one of ours. Free. 1-2:30 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Unshrink My Heart: The DIY arts and crafts icon from the 80’s is back! And nothing says “love” like a hand-made pre-shrunk Valentine. Families are invited to create beautiful jewelry, key chains, and other Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones. Free. (First two sheets of Shrinky Dinks free, 50 cents each additional.) 2-4 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave

Candyland Parent & Child Dance Party: Candyland-themed dance party! Kid-friendly music, dancing and fun! Refreshments and fun photos, too. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the evening. Space limited; make reservations here. Tickets are $5 per person. 5-7 p.m., Hyattsville Municipal Building

Side-By-Side With Our Youth: Concert featuring the Prince George’s Philharmonic and students from Northwestern High School. Brian Stone, conductor candidate; Adrienne Ivey, soprano; Northwestern High School Visual & Performing Arts Choir, Dawn Jones, director. Performances include Borodin:  Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor (Side-by-Side); Mendelssohn: Infelice, Op.94; Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167; Berlioz: D’amour l’ardente flamme from La damnation de Faust; Falla: El sombrero de tres picos, Suites 1 and 2. $25, $20 for seniors 62+, $10 for students, 18 and under are free. 8 p.m., Northwestern High School

Blue Plains House Concert: Check out one of Hyattsville’s favorite local indie rock bands, Blue Plains. Proceeds will go to four days of recording at the legendary Inner Ear Studio and an album release later this year. BYOB. $10 suggested donation. 8-11 p.m., 4111 Jefferson St

Sunday, Feb. 12:

Sunday Glass Interactive – Paperweights: With the help of an instructor, you can design and create a unique glass art piece of your own design. $65. Times vary, DC Glassworks, 5346 46th Ave

Sew with Your Sweetheart – Date Night Class: Looking for something unique to do for Valentine’s Day or Date Night? Bring your sweetheart — your spouse, partner, friend, or treat yo’ self — for a fun & unique sewing experience. Beginners and kids ages 13 & up are welcome. Each student will make a standard bed pillowcase. Supplies are not included. Please see the website for required materials. $35. 1 p.m., Three Little Birds Sewing Co.

Ice Skating Fundraiser for Hyattsville Elementary School: Join students, parents, and community members of Hyattsville Elementary School (HES) for this Ice Skating fundraiser! All money from pre-sales and onsite concessions will help provide classroom supplies for creative learning activities. **For HES PTA to get a percentage of ticket sales, you MUST buy your tickets in advance here! $6. 2-4 p.m., Herbert Wells Ice Skating Rink, College Park

Coffee Brewing Basics: Learn the basic concepts of brewing coffee, get tips on how to instantly improve your home brewing, and practice brewing with a drip coffee machine. $15. 5-5:45 p.m., Vigilante Coffee Company

Romance on the Silk Road: An intimate evening of ancient and contemporary dances of Love and Desire from cultures of the Silk Road. Persian, Tajik, Azeri, Uzbek, Uyghur, Georgian, Arabic and more! Guests can enjoy a delicious dessert bar and a live auction of Silk Road treasures. $20 advance; $25 at door. 7-9 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier

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