Find below events sponsored by local nonprofits, arts organizations, and performance venues, occurring between Nov. 11 and Dec. 15. For events and meetings organized by the City of Hyattsville, see the Hyattsville Reporter in the newspaper’s centerfold.  

Please send notices of events that will take place between Dec. 16 and Jan. 12 to kit@hyattsvillelife.com by Dec. 9.

All events are current as of Nov. 5. 

Recurring

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation presents an acoustic blues jam every Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The jam is open to those who bring proof of vaccination and is held outdoors in the parking lot at 4502 Hamilton St. Check facebook.com/groups/aebhf for weather cancellations.

Classical figure drawing sessions with a live model, beginning with short action poses and ending with one long pose. Hyattsville Figure Drawing Group. Nine participant limit; first come, first seated. Masks required. Legal guardian consent for those under 18. $20. Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4218 Gallatin St. 

Poetry open mic every Thursday at Busboys and Poets. $5. 8 p.m. 5331 Baltimore Ave 301.779.2787. busboysandpoets.com 

Riverdale Park Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot near the Riverdale MARC Station, 4650 Queensbury Rd., with live music each week. For more information, contact Jim Coleman at rpkfarmmkt@gmail.com. facebook.com/RPFMarket

Ongoing

Brentwood Arts Exchange will have two art exhibits on display through Dec. 25: “Do Not Forget Us,” an exhibit concerning the displacement of people during the war in Syria, by Helen Zughaib, and “Layers: Cause and Effect,” a group show. Free. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood.

November 12, 13, and 14

Gridlock presents “Veritas,” a multimedia dance performance about how truth can be silenced, distorted, or erased entirely by American mass media. Featuring original music and projections. Nov. 12: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 13: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Masks and proof of vaccination or of testing within 72 hours required. $20 general admission; $10 seniors, veterans and children. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. joesmovement.org

November 13

The local Irish duo O’McPub Band will play Maryland Meadworks. Free. 7 p.m. Limited seating. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors. 4700 Rhode Island Ave., Suite Bee. 201.955.9644 

The Hyattsville Mennonite Church will host a tent sale, selling homemade baked goods as well as fair trade gifts from the Ten Thousand Villages store in Alexandria, including food, accessories, ornaments, and children’s books. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4217 East-West Hwy.

November 14

UpSpring Studio presents “In the Witch’s Woods,” a pandemic production featuring fabrics, sling and trapeze. A lonely witch casts a spell to bring complete strangers to her woods to entertain her. Will they stay? Masks and proof of vaccination or of testing within 72 hours required. $20 general admission; $10 seniors, veterans, and children. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. joesmovement.org

November 16

After screening a documentary on school policing’s effects on our children entitled “Homeroom,” Joe’s Movement Emporium will host a community discussion with students, parents, and advocates. Masks and proof of vaccination or of testing within 72 hours required. Free. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. joesmovement.org

November 19

Jazz Night: Maryland Meadworks. Free. 7 p.m. Limited seating. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors. 4700 Rhode Island Ave., Suite Bee. 201.955.9644 

November 20

Swing 5, a gypsy swing band in the style of Django Reinhardt, will perform. A simultaneous Pup-Treat Pop-Up is planned. Maryland Meadworks. Free. 7 p.m. Limited seating. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors. 4700 Rhode Island Ave., Suite Bee. 201.955.9644 

Starting December 3

Pyramid Atlantic’s annual 10×10 Invitational art exhibition will feature small pieces by many artists. Members’ preview: Dec. 3; Opening weekend: Dec. 4-5. Through Jan. 2, 2022. Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays: noon to 5 p.m. 4318 Gallatin St. 301.608.9101. Pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

December 4

An annual tradition at the Riversdale House Museum, A Visit With Good Niklaas allows kids to learn Belgian customs, do a craft, and have a chat and photo with Good Niklaas. Capacity limited. No more than two adults per child. Ages 3 to 10. Residents: $5 children, $3 adults; nonresidents $7 children, $4 adults. Two sessions: 10 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Advance registration required by Nov. 30 at tinyurl.com/VisitNiklaas. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park.

St. Jerome Academy’s Christmas Market, Carpe Noctem, returns in 2021 as Carpe Lucem. That means this year, it’s during the day. Vendors, food, raffles, crafts and baked goods. Mostly outdoors. Noon to 4 p.m. 5207 42nd Pl.

Come celebrate at an outdoor holiday party at Archie’s Barbershop. Enjoy food and beverages, heaters and a fire pit for warmth and acoustic music. Participants are encouraged to bring side dishes or desserts to share. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Free. 1 to 5 p.m. Rain date Dec. 11. Parking lot at 4502 Hamilton St. Check facebook.com/groups/aebhf for weather cancellations.

December 9 

A holiday singalong of songs of the season, from gospel to Motown. Live band!

For ages 60 and better. $10. 11 a.m. to noon. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. To purchase tickets, call 301.277.1710, or purchase online through Parks Direct.

December 11

Vibraphonist Warren Wolf plays live showcasing the styles of vibraphonists including Roy Ayers, Bobby Hutcherson, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, and Cal Tjader. All ages. $25 adults; $20 seniors, students, and children. 8 to 9:15 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. To purchase tickets, call 301.277.1710, or purchase online through Parks Direct.