Our list of events sponsored by local nonprofits, arts organizations and performance venues, occurring between April 9 and May 8; all information is current as of April 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 May 8 and June 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4.
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. email@example.com
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. Closes April 22. 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
Emory Grey is a new project by Erin Frisby, founder of the nonprofit record label This Could Go Boom! After touring extensively with Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray and FuzzQueen, Frisby settled in the District, where she co-founded the post-punk rock band, The OSYX. Purchase tickets through pgparksdirect.com. $15. 8 p.m. Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301.277.2863
Join the Hyattsville Horticultural Society for their spring plant exchange. A short business meeting will be followed by the exchange of plants, including annuals, perennials, vegetables, volunteer tree saplings, etc. No invasive plants; bare-root plants preferred. Non-members are welcome, as well as anyone without plants to share. 10 a.m. Walk down the driveway to the backyard of 3925 Nicholson St. hyattsvillehorticulture.org
Go on an action-packed scavenger hunt! Complete a list of missions using the GooseChase mobile app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Collect photos, videos, GPS checkpoints and text-based answers to score as many points as possible in the time allowed. All ages. 1 p.m. Register at pgparksdirect.com. $3 county residents, $4 nonresidents.. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301.779.0371
Join aerial artists from UpSpring Aerial Lab and the musicians of Kundalika for a preview of their upcoming show, “Elemental,” a collaborative performance exploring how people are experiencing climate change. After watching performance excerpts, the audience will be invited to share their feedback and ask questions. Pay-what-you-wish starting at $5. 8 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier. Joesmovement.org
Open mic night with Cherry Blossom Special at My Dead Aunt’s Books. $10 suggested donation. Doors open at 7 p.m., open mic 7:30 p.m., band 8:30 p.m. 5132 Baltimore Avenue. 240.472.9325
Come listen to Andy Cohen in concert. Andy Cohen is a blues musician who plays mostly Southeastern music that was on 78s, including blues, gospel, country dance music, fiddle tunes, monologues, ballads, classic rags, ditties, country songs and boogies. $20 suggested donation. 8 p.m. Archie Edwards Blues Foundation, 4502 Hamilton St. Acousticblues.com
Bring your beagles and beagle wanna-bes to Greenbelt Dog Park for Beaglefest, a beagle prom and class reunion all in one, which will benefit Beagle Rescue and Welfare, or BREW. All dogs are welcome to enjoy this quality unleashed time with other dogs. $10/dog entry. Noon to 4 p.m. 7300 Hanover Dr., Greenbelt. brewbeagles.org
The HY-Swap is back for another year! Drop off pre-sorted donations from 9 to 11 a.m., then come and “shop” for free from noon to 1:30 p.m., or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Items are free; $10 suggested donation per family to cover operating expenses. Rain date May 7. Driskell Park Pavilion (behind the softball field). hy-swap.com
Learn the importance of native plants, how they grow, the benefits they provide and how they help us grow food. Make a seed bomb to take home and help encourage native plant growth. Presented by Defensores de la Cuenca in Spanish and English. 4 p.m. Hyattsville Public Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd. 240.455.5451
“New-to-You” yard sale to benefit Route One Communities Care/Greater Riverdale Cares. All proceeds buy meals from local restaurants for neighbors facing hunger. Find new and lightly used items, including clothes, jewelry, household items, smaller pieces of furniture, toys and games. Cash only. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. University Park Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman St., University Park.
Sacred circle dance is a circle dance experience that draws from ancient and traditional folk dances, many from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The dances in this workshop evoke peace, insight, healing, joy and a powerful sense of interconnection with each other and all life. $35. 10:30 a.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier. Joesmovement.org
Do you nerd out about “My Hero Academia,” “Attack on Titan,” “Demon Slayer” or “Sailor Moon?” Come enjoy a showing of the “Laid-Back Camp Movie.” Refreshments will be provided. Teens. 11:30 a.m. Hyattsville Public Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd. 240.455.5451
Independent Film Series: “My Year of Living Mindfully.” In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier? In this world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindfulness to the test. 7 p.m. Hyattsville Public Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd. 240.455.5451