Our list of events sponsored by local nonprofits, arts organizations and performance venues, occurring between March 11 and April 8; all information is current as of March 2. 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 April 9 and May 8 to managingeditor@hyattsvillelife.com by March 31.


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

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

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. hyattsvillefiguredrawing@gmail.com


A Collaboration of Creativity: Print Work of David C. Driskell. As an artist, Driskell is best known for his modernist paintings, collages and prints. In 2003, Driskell began a lifelong collaboration with master printer Curlee R. Holton. Together, they produced over 40 creative projects with two still in progress at the time of Driskell’s passing. For this exhibit, Holton shares a curated grouping of approximately 30 prints made with Driskell. Feb. 11 to March 19. Free. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4218 Gallatin St. 301.608.9101

The Uhuru Quilters Guild, a group of 80 predominantly African American quilters who meet monthly to share work, challenge skills and inspire future projects, has a mission to promote the work and accomplishments of African American quilters and preserve the traditions, culture, and history of quilting. Come see Freedom, a collection of their masterful quilts, at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301.277.2863

March 11

“The Evolution of Inner by Patrick Leonardo Casimir”: This Afro-modern dance concert explores the concept of energy and how music, people and the environment can alter the energy within us. 7:30 p.m. (and March 12 at 4 p.m.) $25. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier. Joesmovement.org

March 12

Second Sunday poetry reading at My Dead Aunt’s Books, hosted by Sid Cold. 5 p.m. 5132 Baltimore Avenue. 240.472.9325

March 13

The women known as Madan Sara in Haiti work tirelessly to buy, distribute and sell food and other essentials in markets throughout the country. The “Madan Sara” documentary tells the stories of these indefatigable women who work at the margins to make Haiti’s economy run. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s creator and executive director, Etant Dupain. 7 p.m. Hyattsville Public Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd. 240.455.5451.

March 17

Come listen to Guy Davis in concert. Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues.” Suggested donation: $20. 8 p.m. Archie Edwards Blues Foundation, 4502 Hamilton St. For more information or to reserve a seat, write to info@acousticblues.com with “Guy Davis concert” in the subject line. acousticblues.com

March 24

Enjoy nature tales and roasted marshmallows over a community campfire in the beautiful outdoors! Start new friendships, make family memories, and feel free to bring hot dogs. Patrons will be notified of weather-related cancellations. 7 p.m. All ages. $3 county residents, $4 nonresidents. Register at pgparksdirect.com. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301.779.0371

March 25

Artist & Curator Talk for quilt exhibit Freedom (see above entry under “Ongoing”). 2 p.m. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301.277.2863. Register through pgparks.com.

April 1

Come to an annual Easter Egg Dyeing Egg-stravaganza, and celebrate the season by creating bright, beautiful and colorful Easter eggs. Participants will receive two eggs to paint and design at this FREE family-friendly workshop. 2 p.m. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301.277.2863. Register through pgparks.com

April 9

Second Sunday poetry reading at My Dead Aunt’s Books, hosted by Sid Cold. 5 p.m. 5132 Baltimore Avenue. 240.472.9325