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Posted on: November 5, 2023

Our list of events sponsored by local nonprofits, arts organizations and performance venues, occurring between Nov. 7 and Dec. 12; all information is current as of Nov. 3. 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. 13, 2023, and Jan. 8, 2024, to ma************@hy*************.com by Dec. 7.




Busboys and Poets hosts an open mic for poets every Thursday. $5. 8 to 10 p.m. 5331 Baltimore Ave. 301.779.2787.


Weekly acoustic blues jams, in the Piedmont blues tradition. Listeners welcome! Free. Saturdays 1 to 5 p.m. Archie Edwards Blues Foundation, 4502 Hamilton St. 


Sharpen your drawing skills in a relaxed, informal setting at Hyattsville figure drawing group’s drop-in drawing sessions at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Sessions consist of several short warm-up poses and a single sustained pose for the duration of the session. Bring your own art supplies; drawing boards and chairs provided. $20/session or $75/5-session punch card or $15/session for Pyramid Atlantic members. Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. 4218 Gallatin St. hy**********************@gm***.com


November 8

Spend an afternoon at the Hyattsville Branch Library for coffee and a screening of the 1941 film adaptation of Dashiell Hammet’s book, “The Maltese Falcon” (101 min.), starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. 1 to 3 p.m. 6530 Adelphi Rd. 240.455.5451


November 9


The Janine Wilson Band performs at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. Wilson’s award-winning songs are full of love, heartache and mischief — with vocal styles that range from Blues and Americana to torch songs. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 4650 Queensbury Rd. rp********@gm***.com/">rp********@gm***.com


Prince George’s County Women’s Bureau Toastmasters Club Meeting: Distinguished Toastmaster Julia Musson will be the special guest speaker. The virtual meeting’s theme is Thanksgiving, and the word of the day is “harvest.” Register and receive Zoom link at 7 p.m. pg******************@gm***.com 

November 10 through 19

Based on the award-winning book by Debbie Z. Harwell, “Wednesdays in Mississippi” tells the story of interracial teams of women working together in the Civil Rights Movement. General admission $25, students $15. Nov. 10, 16 and 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 18 and 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier. 301.699.1819.

November 13

Come to the Hyattsville Branch Library for a screening and discussion of National Geographic’s documentary “The Last Ice” (2020, 83 min.). In the Arctic, melting sea ice tells two stories: one about the financial incentives to exploit the newly opened waters, and the other of Inuit communities fighting to protect the rapidly disappearing Arctic home. Free. 7 to 9 p.m. 6530 Adelphi Rd. 240.455.5451

November 16

Come listen to the O’McPub Band at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. Joe Basso and Ryan-Allen McKinney share Irish culture through music and have cultivated a wide variety of pub tunes, rebel songs and Celtic-inspired pop music. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 4650 Queensbury Rd. rp********@gm***.com/">rp********@gm***.com

November 18

Join Route 1 Corridor Conversations online to learn more about The Desks Project, a College Park-based nonprofit, founded by Chikondi and Andrew Kulemeka, that is working with local carpenters to support schoolchildren in Malawi. Attendees can join via telephone or Zoom. Free. Talk held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register at

Swing 5 Django Jazz returns to Maryland Meadworks for a night of jazz and swing dancing. Free, although tipping the band is encouraged. 7 to 10 p.m. 4700 Rhode Island Ave., Suite Bee. 201.955.9644

November 19

Sense of Wonder brings their American covers and folk originals to Maryland Meadworks.  Free (again, feel free to tip the band!). 3 to 5 p.m. 4700 Rhode Island Ave., Suite Bee. 201.955.9644

December 2

It’s that time of year! The Mt. Rainier Holiday Craft Fair is back and ready to bring all the wonderful crafters and shoppers to Joe’s Movement Emporium. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier. 301.699.1819.

Celebrate and shop at Carpe Noctem, a Christmas boutique featuring local artists, food trucks, a white elephant sale, childrens’ activities and photos with Santa! Adults $5, children (12 and under) free. 5 to 9 p.m. St. Jerome Academy, 5207 42nd Pl.

December 9

You’re invited to the opening reception of the “10 x 10” annual invitational. This exhibition/fundraiser has just two rules: All work must measure 10 x 10 inches and be priced at $60. Works will be on view between Dec. 9 and 24. 5 to 8 p.m. Register at

Come to Art Works Now for a joyous afternoon of gingerbread house building and merry mingling, at Barbara’s Gingerbread Bash. Registration for a time slot, at, is required for this free event. Noon to 4 p.m. 4800 Rhode Island Ave.



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