Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sponsors, donations sought to help put on April art show at Busboys and Poets.
The Pathways Schools, a regional network of therapeutic schools for middle and high schoolers, is looking for local patrons of the arts to help support an upcoming student art show in downtown Hyattsville. “We are really trying to actively solicit donations and contributions," said Dr. Tania DuBeau, director of programs for the Pathways Schools. "Fundraising is critical and every dollar counts, every donation makes a difference.” The second-annual art show, raffle and sale will be held on April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, will help fund the academic, therapeutic and vocational components of The Pathways Schools programs. The Pathways Schools operate six therapeutic educational …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
It's not too late to make sure you've the Best Picture nominees.
Local film fans needing to catch up on the Academy Award-nominated movies before Oscar Sunday are in luck—several of the Best Picture nominees are still playing. There are nine films contending for the Academy's top honor at the 85th Oscars: Use the Moviefone search window above to find local showtimes for the films or—if you prefer a movie marathon at home—find Oscar-nominated movies available on On Demand by clicking here. Buoyed by its Golden Globe win, Argo is considered the front-runner for Best Picture by many Hollywood watchers. Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty are also in the mix. See the nominees in all categories here. The Academy Awards air Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC. Movie buffs can download the free Oscars App. The app promises a "…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around the county.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. 23rd Annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show Jazz: A Dialogue in the Performance and Visual Arts RKC Kidz Expo - Free Admission Honky Tonk Dance Jazz Brunch Calvert House Restaurant Discovery Hike G.E.A.R.: Passion for Fashion Project
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Program looks to transform 20 properties within Gateway Arts District into large, public works of art.
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation is looking to transform 20 properties within the Gateway Arts District into large, public works of art. But they need property owners to come forward with artistic visions for their properties. Dubbed the Street Art Initiative, the program already has 15 area muralists signed up and awaiting their assignments. A Dropbox gallery shows off the previous work of the selected artists and provides an artists statement for each one. Interested property owners can apply online with this form or can apply via snail mail by printing, completing and mailing this PDF application form. The goal of the program is to pair muralists with a total of 20 property owners, five in each of the four …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Annual spring event highlights arts community in Gateway Arts District.
The Gateway Arts District is looking for artists to showcase their work during the 9th Annual Gateway Community Development Corporation's Open Studio Tour on May 11, 2013. More than 50 artists in the Gateway Arts District have registered for the event so far, according to an announcement from the Gateway CDC. Registration details and applications can be downloaded at the Open Studio Tour's Eventbrite page. To participate, artists must have their studios located in neighborhoods east of Queens Chapel Road in the towns of Hyattsville, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Mount Rainier. The deadline to apply for the tour is March 17, 2013 at 5 p.m. Selected artists will be asked to provide a safe and clean studio for visitors to tour between the …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
What Chinese zodiac year are you born under?
A lot of people cringe at the thought of snakes, but if you're born in the Year of the Snake, as described by the Lunar New Year calendar, you are a quick learner, lead by wisdom and intuition. As Americans celebrate 2013, it can be interesting to take a look at what it means on the Chinese calendar. Followers of the Chinese zodiac believe each person has personality traits similar to the animal character for the year he or she was born. For 2013, the year of the snake, snakes are said to like the best things in life and are mysterious, quiet and deep thinkers. Famous people born in the year of the snake include Oprah Winfrey, Sara Jessica Parker, Picasso, Martha Stewart and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Since the Chinese New Year begins …
Friday, February 8, 2013
One man's African-American heritage serves as his inspiration for a special exhibit of paper dolls and poetry.
By Jenny Kay Paulson, Capital News Service Maryland artist Ulysses Marshall turned a childhood hobby into a career. His "Paper Dolls" artwork is on display at the Prince George's African American Museum, Gallery 110, along with poetry written by local poets.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Find out the top 10 rented movies for the week and Red Box locations in College Park and Hyattsville.
Here are the hit Red Box movies for the past seven days and Red Box store locations in Upper Marlboro. Share your own local reviews with Upper Marlboro readers below. The star ratings come from Red Box's average of its website readers reviews. Click on links to get the Internet Movie Database's description, ratings and cast. Top 10 countdown on popular Red Box's rentals as of Monday, Feb. 4: If you watch a movie on this list, please share your local review in the comments below. College Park Red Box locations: 7-Eleven, 8600 Baltimore Ave. 7-Eleven, 8905 Rhode Island Ave. Royal Farms, 8150 Baltimore Ave. 7-Eleven, 4404 Knox Rd. Hyattsville Red Box locations: 7-Eleven 6304 Baltimore Ave. 7-Eleven, 3737 Hamilton St. Giant, 3104 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Hyattsville restaurant holds grand opening celebration on Friday.
On the birthday of the restaurant's patron saint, poet Langston Hughes, Busboys and Poets held a grand opening in Hyattsville yesterday to celebrate the launch of their new in-restaurant bookstore. The name Busboys and Poets was inspired by Hughe's life story, which saw the celebrated jazz-era African-American poet rise from humble beginnings working as a busboy at the high-society Wardman Park Hotel in Woodley Park. Busboys and Poets, which has become a regional restaurant chain with four locations spread across Washington, Virginia and Maryland, has always had a connection to the world of literature. Their first location at 14th and V streets NW has hosted a bookstore run by the non-profit Teaching for Change. This, however, marks the …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nation's Capital features prominently in three Best Picture nominees.
Three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture prominently feature Washington, DC: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and, of course, Lincoln. While serving as a location for major films is nothing new to Washington, DC, I can't think of another year in which so many DC-centric movies have been nominated. The Washington Post described each movie as "an engrossing, superbly crafted story that plunges viewers into otherwise opaque and unknowable worlds made distant by time, secrecy or both" and believe film attendees will be pleased that the films "enthusiastically celebrate institutions more often mired in dysfunction and public malodor." Argo, the Ben Affleck-directed tale of a CIA mission to rescue Americans caught up in the 1979 Iranian hostage …