Hyattsville Happenings: June 16-18

Thursday, June 15, 2017

An opening reception is being held Sunday for artist Daniel McNeill. Photo courtesy of Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance

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

Friday, June 16

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 and open to the public. 1 p.m., Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin St.

Summer Jam: Come and party with the community at Summer Jam. There will be food (burgers, chicken and hot dogs), a beer and wine garden, music by Timbason la Original, a moon bounce and Mandy the Clown. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Magruder Park, 3911 Hamilton St. 

LIVE! From Busboys: It’s time to showcase your talents! A Busboys and Poets in-house series! “LIVE! from Busboys” is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers, not just poets. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, magician or any other type of performer. Hosted by Angie Head. $5 cover. 10 p.m.-midnight, Zinn Room, Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave.

Saturday, June 17

Toddler Time: Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults to create art. $5 drop-in fee (per child). 10 a.m.-noon, Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave.

Ward 3 Community Cleanup Day: Join 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. Happening on the following dates: Saturday, June 17 ; Saturday, July 15;  Saturday, Aug. 19; Saturday, Sept. 16. If you have any questions, please contact Ward Three Councilmember Thomas Wright at (301) 422-1506. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3400 Stanford St. 

Movin’ With the Mayor: Join Mayor Candace Hollingsworth and JM3 Health and Fitness for circuit training at Magruder Park basketball court. Get ready for fun strengthening, toning, and cardio exercises. Free. 11 a.m.-noon.  

Third Saturday Readings: Monthly author reading hosted by Sid Gold. FREE refreshments provided. Three authors will read from their works. Doritt Carroll is a native of Washington DC. Her collection, “GLTTL STP”, was published by Brickhouse Books in 2013 and a chapbook, “Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner” is forthcoming from Kattywompus. Barabara Westwood Diehl is the founding editor of the Baltimore Review. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of journals. Bernard Jankowski is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: “The Bullfrog Does Not Imagine New Towns” (WWPH, 2001) and “Radio In The Basement” (Pond Road Press, 2013). He has three collaborations with the painter Ed Ramsberg: “Luminous Mud” (KarlysKline, 2007), “The Shamokin Monologues” (Banty, 2009) and the recent “Shadows Of The Monocacy” (Banty, 2017). Free. 2-4 p.m., Robert Harper Books

“I Am Hyattsville” video shoot: Want to represent Hyattsville in a video? The city is creating a video called “I Am Hyattsville” to show the welcoming spirit of our community. If you’re interested in appearing in the video, or have questions, please email Rich Brown at rbrown@hyattsville.org with “I Am Hyattsville” in the subject line. The city is looking for people of all stripes, ages, hairstyles, heights, languages, and more. Participants will also receive a free “I Am Hyattsville” t-shirt after the shoot, while supplies last. 4-7 p.m., Vigilante Coffee  

Opening Reception: Material-Object-Form: Attaching meaning to the things around us among the most fundamental aspects of what it means to be human. We value many things not for what they are, but for where they came from, who gave them to us, or what they help us remember. This exhibit explores the ways that artists use these relationships to develop the content of their artwork. Free. 5-8 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood

Summer Saturdays Film Series: Each Summer Saturday Film Screening will include an outdoor screening of a film created by a local filmmaker and a Q & A segment. “Hermanas en Ruedas” by Amberly Alene Ellis ventures into a country in the midst of major socio-political change to continue conversations around gender, sexuality and autonomy. Through the underground skate scene, the film questions the future of Cuban subcultures and technology amidst a backdrop of international exchanges and a drastic shift in US and Cuba relations. $10. 7-9 p.m., Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood

Erica Rebollar & Friends in “40 and UP!”: In “40 and UP!,” Erica Rebollar of RebollarDance partners with ten eclectic professional artists over 40 years old to celebrate the works, wit and wisdom of age, featuring the best choreographers from the DC/Baltimore area plus critically acclaimed out-of-town guest artists. The show features work by Erica Rebollar, Helanius Wilkins, Sharon Mansur, Carol Hess-Vait, Dan Kwong, Sandra Lacy, Jack Kirven, Giselle Rusany, Malcolm Shute, and Maida Withers! Exploring choreography as innovation, RebollarDance promotes an artistic process of challenge and risk-taking. Tickets start at $20. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier

Eileen Bernstein “No Place But Up” CD release: Come celebrate with award-winning indie singer-songwriter Eileen Bernstein at the next stop on her “No Place But Up” release tour. The musical influences on her latest album are nas wide-ranging as Katy Perry, Evanescence, Emerson Drive, Miranda Lambert and Alanis Morissette. She will be accompanied by veteran underground guitarist and Double Intrigue duo partner Gregtape. Light refreshments available. $15 cover. 8-10 p.m., Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave.

Sunday, June 18

Arrow Bicycle Sunday Ride: Take a 32-mile, moderately paced ride that emphasizes group riding techniques. Those new to group riding are welcome as we regroup throughout the ride so that nobody is left behind. Call 301-531-9250 to confirm the ride is happening. Free. 9-11:30 a.m., ride starts at Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave.

Father’s Day Beer Tasting & Tours at Riversdale: Celebrate dad, grandpa, or another special gentleman with a free guided tour of Riversdale. As an extra special treat, beer lovers can visit the tasting station, where a variety of brews will be available for sampling. Free tours are limited to one free tour with each paid admission. First-come, first served. Adults: $5; Seniors: $4; Students: $2; Children 4 and under are free. 12:15-3:15 p.m., Riversdale Historic Site, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park

Reception for Daniel McNeill: Join HCAA for a reception to celebrate the “solo wall” exhibition of Daniel McNeill. Bring food or drink items to share. Free. 1-3 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd. 

Battle of the Sexes: Come and continue to search for the meaning behind the differences and similarities of two of the biggest mysteries of the world: Men and women. Hostess Nicole Turner will try to solve some of the mystery at Battle of the Sexes: What Men Think, What Women Hear. This event is for everyone (single, dating, or married). Free, RSVP required. 5-7 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave. 

Got an event you’d like to add? Let us know at webeditor@hyattsvillelife.com. Keep up to date on events during the week by checking out our online calendar, featured on the HL&T homepage.