Hyattsville Happenings: March 10-12

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance is hosting a reception for "Browse Awhile" at Robert Harper Books on March 10. Art courtesy of HCAA

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

Friday, March 10: 

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

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. Make some DIY Slime: Drop in and create your own gooey, messy slime! This is a great sensory play project to do with your toddler. (Slime is created with cornstarch and water) $9, 10 a.m.-noon, Art Works Now

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

Magic: The Gathering Club: Come cast spells and battle wizards in our favorite fantasy card game. Bring your own cards or use the ones we have here. All experience levels welcome, from never-played to expert. Free. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Partner Yoga Workshop: A monthly workshop series, led by  yoga instructor, Hermione Rhones. Bring a long-time friend or new one that you want to build with. Bring a family member or your significant other and call it “date night.” You can also come solo and make a new friend. Partner yoga is a creative and fun way to build stronger communication, and to create and nurture trust in your intimate relationships. We will explore weight sharing movement, partner assisted stretches and unison breathing exercises. Stay for light snacks and refreshments afterward. $15-20. 6:30-8 p.m., ReCreative Spaces, 3501 Perry St., Mount Rainier

HCAA Reception and Poetry Reading: Come see the new installation by Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance artists, “Browse Awhile.” There will also be a poetry reading. Light refreshments will be served. $5. 7-9 p.m., Robert Harper Books

Spring Concert Series at The Listening Room: Sara Curtin is a CMJ.com premiered artist and her album “Michigan Lilium” charted on the CMJ Top 200 charts. Sara made a name for herself in the folk scene with her duo The Sweater Set, but NPR’s WAMU Bandwidth describes her solo project led by “Summer,” the first “slow and sultry” single from new album Michigan Lilium, as having more in common “with Sade or Sharon Van Etten than D.C.’s long folk tradition.” American Songwriter recently featured “Summer” as a Daily Discovery. All tickets $15, available online or at the door. 8 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood

Saturday, March 11: 

Rockin Tots: Young artists will get a chance to get a little exposure in voice, piano, drums and beatboxing all while jamming out with the coolest moms or dads ever, soon to be toddler bandmates, and one of the Just Rock artist instructors. $15 per rockin tot and $10 per rockin tot sibling (per class). Monthly deals are available. Register 24 hours in advance; no drop-ins. Ages 0-5. 10-10:45 a.m.; Just Rock Studio, 4344 Farragut Street 2nd Floor

Movin’ with the Mayor: Interested in building your strength through Pilates? Love relaxing your mind with yoga? Join Mayor Candace Hollingsworth for Yogalates! All are welcome. Free. 11 a.m.-noon, Yoga Space Studio, 4206 Gallatin St.

Spanish/English Storytime: Bring your toddler and join in for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Free. 11-11:30 a.m., Hyattsville Library

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

Tasting the Past:Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Indulge in a bit of a sugar rush! Foodways historian Joyce White shares the history of sugar, from its medicinal uses (when a spoonful of sugar really WAS the medicine!) to the tasty treats and recipes it’s used in today. If it were up to us, we’d love to say that calories don’t count if you’re learning something! Call 301-864-0420 to register. $12 residents/$16 non-residents. 1:30 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park

Tiny Book Binding Demo with Holli: Watch a demo on making miniature hand-bound books — with pages less than an inch tall! — that can be worn as pendants. Holli will demonstrate two different binding techniques and two different styles of cover. Free. 2-3 p.m., Tanglewood Works

Black Wall Street: Pathways to Community Wealth: Chocolate Cities panel discussion featuring Stephanie James, founder of Women in Prince George’s, Kezia Williams, founder of The Black UpStart and Jared Brown, operations director of The Black UpStart. Free, RSVP here. 2-4:30 p.m., Price George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood

Mommy & Me Sewing Classes: Take a sewing class with your child! Together you’ll learn how to operate a sewing machine and make a child’s apron. If time allows, you can make a matching one for yourself. What’s included: 3 hours of studio time with instructor; use of sewing machines, including thread; pattern and instructions for apron. All supplies are available for purchase in store. Students receive a 10% discount on materials for their class. $4o. For kids 6-12. 2 p.m., Three Little Birds Sewing Co.

#Bullyculture Artist Reception: Join artist Kate Kretz for the opening of #bullyculture in the main gallery, with artists Laurel Lukaszewski, Tamara Laird, Brent Pafford and Jo Ellen Walker from White Point Studio in the Corridor Gallery. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Free. 6-8 p.m., Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood

Sunday, March 12:

Arrow Sunday Bike Ride: The Sunday ride is 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 to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements. Ride starts at 9 a.m., Arrow Bicycle

Monument Quilt Making Workshop: The Monument Quilt is an ongoing collection of stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence that are written, stitched and painted onto red fabric. Our stories blanket public spaces and will cover the National Mall with the phrase NOT ALONE in the summer of 2018. To date, more than 1,700 survivors and allies have created a square for the Monument Quilt. Make your own quilt square at the workshop! Quilt squares can contain your own story as a survivor, messages of support for survivors, or stories about your personal experiences supporting survivors in your life. Free. Noon-4 p.m., Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr.

Improv Orchestra: Biggi Vinkeloe (saxophone/flute) created an orchestra in Gothenburg Sweden that is a broad mix of amateurs and professionals, and is open to the community. The Washington Women in Jazz will recreate this for the day locally, inviting musicians, amateur and professional, singers and instrumentalists to create an improvised orchestra where Biggi will conduct and guide the music-making. Come join in or just listen. Suggested $20, students $10. 2-4 p.m., Robert Harper Books

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