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Posted on: June 29, 2017

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

Friday, June 30

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.

Sneaks Summer Reading Program: Come in and get your summer reading done at the library! 3-4 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

20 Rue Jacob: Années Folles: 20 Rue Jacob is an ongoing series of mobile queer art salons created by Charli Brissey and Courtney Harris. The project develops in and through the communities that it engages, building upon location-specific partnerships and spaces, while also inviting discourse into a dynamic understanding of queerness. This iteration, 20 Rue Jacob: Années Folles, is rooted in the history and politics of the nation’s capital, specifically curated to invite the voices of DC-based and east coast artists. The project asks: In what ways can collective interrogation that is situated inside of queer spaces make visible the myth of American democracy? This contemporary event is as much a party as it is a performance, and audience members are invited to dress in 1920s attire and to enter the space as if they are joining a culturally vibrant and intellectually stimulating party spanning multiple eras. There will be live music, snacks, and cash bar, and plenty of room for dancing! $15. Friday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Recreative Spaces, 3501 Perry St., Mount Rainier

Linda Harris Quintet: Linda Harris returns from her award-winning cruise with Dave Koz just in time for summertime! Chris LaRosa, Marc Chapin, Michael Brad Strader and David Arthur fill out the bill. $15 cover. 7:30-9 p.m., Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park

Cuban Peña (Cuban Cultural meeting): Come and learn how to rumba. There will be a performance by Rumberos All Stars. Snacks and drinks will be provided. $25. 8 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainer

Saturday, July 1

Free Barre Class in Bear Square: Open Barre is offering a barre class in “Bear Square.” First 15 people to check in get a free bag. Space is limited; registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat and a bottle of water! Free. 9 a.m., Riverdale Park Station, 6621 Baltimore Ave., Riverdale Park

Bug House Workshop: Join the hands-on workshop to build a bug house you can use to get a closer look at some many-legged friends in your own backyard. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their bug house with paint. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Free. 9 a.m., Home Depot, Hyattsville

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.

Spanish-English Storytime: Stories, fingerplays and songs will be presented in Spanish and English. For ages 3 to 5. Free. 11-11:30 a.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Acoustic Blues Jam: Long-running informal acoustic blues jam for musicians of all skill levels and interested blues fans who want to just listen. Free. 1-5 p.m., Archie’s Blues Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park

Family Day: A Taste of Chocolate City: Presented by Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. A free Fourth of July celebration with PGAAMCC. Enjoy black-owned restaurants and caterers from across the region. Come for a day of fun, kids activities, performances and food! 2-6 p.m., 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood

Evening Boat Tour of the Anacostia River: Take a pontoon boat ride of the scenic Anacostia River. Tours are open to the public. Boat tour tickets are sold at the park office the day of the tour. $2 residents; $3 nonresidents. 5 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg

Sunday, July 2

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 to check that ride is happening. 9-11:30 a.m., ride starts at Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave. 

Ukulele Jam: Join The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation every first Sunday of the month and play music from many different genres with other musicians. Free, but donations are encouraged. 2-4 p.m., Archie’s Blues Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park

Arts at the Waterfront – Oasis Island Sounds: Join this Sunday evening as the waterfront springs to life with music and entertainment, featuring the reggae and calypso sounds of Oasis Island Sounds! Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg

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



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