Hyattsville Happenings: July 14-16

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prince George’s African American Museum Cultural Center hosts a Summer Saturdays film screening. This Saturday “Last Night” by Harold Jackson III will be shown.

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

Friday, July 14

Ageless Grace: A seated exercise class, set to great music. Free. Offered Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m., 4310 Gallatin St.

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: Explore weekly varieties of fair trade coffee, learn about our brewing process and how to analyze for distinct flavor profiles. Free to the public. 1-2 p.m. Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin St.

Sneaks Summer Reading Program: Come in and get your summer reading done at the library! 3-4 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Live Jazz Evening Boat Tour: Enjoy this specialized pontoon boat ride down the scenic Anacostia River. Light refreshments will be provided. Event is weather permitting. Trips depend on sufficient registration; specific registration deadlines may apply. $10 resident; $13 non-resident. 7-8:30 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg

Saturday, July 15

DeMatha Community Yard Sale: Join DeMatha as they host the DeMatha Community Yard Sale! Whether you are a craft vendor or you simply have items to sell after cleaning out your garage, this event is perfect for you! This event is open to the public, alumni, parents, family and friends. Reserve your space today! In case of inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for July 16. Vendor set-up is from 7-8 a.m.; the yard sale is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., DeMatha Catholic High School

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening: ArtWorks Now and Pizzeria Paradiso welcomes the community to attend their joint ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the new space at 11 a.m. Pizzeria Paradiso will serve complimentary pizza and soft drinks, and ArtWorks Now will have a pottery throwing demonstration, arts activities, and an open house with works from the artist Pauline Rakis. Children are welcome to play in the Art Works Now imagination playground. Guest speakers will include County Executive Rushern Baker III, Maryland State Sen. Paul Pinsky and Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras. 4800 Rhode Island Ave.

Spanish- English Storytime: Stories, fingerplays and songs will be presented in Spanish and English. For ages 3 to 5. Free. 11-11:30 a.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Ward 3 Community Cleanup Day: Join your friends and neighbors on the third Saturday of each month to help clean the Duck Pond (University Hills Park) and Lane Manor Park. Supplies will be provided, so just bring the fun with you and your friends! 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3400 Stanford St. If you have any questions, please contact Ward Three Councilmember Thomas Wright at 301.422.1506. 

Summer Saturdays Film Series: Prince George’s African American Museum Cultural Center and Electric Llama are coming together for Summer Saturdays film screening on site at PGAAMCC. “Last Night,” a romantic comedy by Harold Jackson III, will be shown. The event  may also include an outdoor mobile gallery, music, merchandise tables, food trucks and vendors. General Admission is $10. 7-9 p.m., PGAAMCC, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood.

Think Before You Holla: Catch the opening night performance of “Think Before You Holla,” a play generated from true stories that examines the patriarchal roots of gender-based street harassment and its overall influence on women’s psyches. Ally Theatre Company presents “Think Before You Holla,” conceived and directed by Taylor Reynolds, and part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets available online or at the door. $17. 8 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd.

Kristen Rebecca Solo in the Listening Room: Kristin combines her powerful, angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms and rare harp ability into a show unlike any other. No two of her songs sound alike; they cover life and all its emotions, from flirtation on the dance floor to standing up for what you believe to striving for dreams. Kristin doesn’t use the harp as a gimmick; she showcases the versatility of the instrument. She is an award-winning musician and is an actively touring artist. $15 cover. 8-10 p.m., Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave., Riverdale.

Sunday, July 16

Arrow Bicycle Sunday Ride: Take a 32-mile ride, moderately paced that emphasizes group riding techniques. Those new to group riding are welcome as we regroup throughout the ride so that nobody is left behind. 9-11:30 a.m., ride starts at Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave.

“The Spirit of the Line” Reception: Join the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance in this reception to celebrate the solo wall exhibition by Carol Morgan. Please bring food or drink items to share. Free. 2-4 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd.

Think Before You Holla: Come and watch a performance generated from true stories that examines the patriarchal roots of gender-based street harassment and its overall influence on women’s psyches. Ally Theatre Company presents “Think Before You Holla,” conceived and directed by Taylor Reynolds, and part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Ally Theatre Company is partnering with local anti-harassment organization Defend Yourself! Lauren Taylor and her teachers will be offering free self defense and active bystander training workshops to attendees. The workshop will happen between shows. 2:30 p.m. performance; 3:45-4:45 p.m. workshop on self defense; 5 p.m. performance (NOTE: attendees from either show can participate in that day’s workshop, with proof of purchase.) Tickets available online or at the door. $17. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd.

Arts on the Waterfront: Join in as the waterfront springs to life with music and entertainment, featuring the Latin and Salsa sounds of Grupo Quimbao. Free. 6-7:30p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg

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