Monday, March 12, 2012
Is Mount Rainier's arts community more authentic and more numerous than Hyattsville's? Does it even matter?
When it comes to the arts, is Hyattsville a poser? Is Mount Rainier's arts community more authentic or more numerous? These were the intentionally incendiary, if only slightly, questions raised at yesterday's Conversations in the Corridor discussion at Busboys and Poets on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Hyattsville. Hyattsville City Councilor Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1), moderator for the event, used the questions to lead a conversation which tangled with the idea of how to make the four-city coalition of the Gateway Arts District–Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier–work as a cohesive unit. Justin Fair, content manager for MyGatewayArts.org and editor of the SoulStrong Arts blog, said it isn't a question of who has…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Hand Picked art show brings together six artists for a unique experience.
Hyattsville Patch was live at the opening reception for the Hand Picked art show at the Lustine Gallery in downtown Hyattsville and returned with this video.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Take some time to mingle with artists this weekend at the Hand Picked art show.
Get a chance to meet some of the artists whose work makes up the Hand Picked show currently hanging at the artdc Lustine Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 7-10 p.m. at 5710 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville. Hand Picked features the work of Washington D.C. area artists working in a variety of mediums. The works were selected by artdc Creative Manager Grayson Heck. The show highlights the work of artists Heck has met through his time at the University of Maryland and at artdc. Artists involved include darkroom photographer Barry Schmetter, woodcarver Camden Place, printmaker Justin Strom, multi-media artist Peter Gordon, sculptor Ryan McKibbin and Printmaker Henrik Sundqvist. Via artdc.com
Friday, February 24, 2012
A simple list of notable live music, arts and cultural events right here in Hyattsville this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 7:30 p.m. - OOO Trio - Urban Eats Arts and Music Cafe - No Cover The OOO Trio (pronounced Tri-O Trio), features Luke Stewart on upright bass, Sam Lohman on drums and Aaron Martin on Saxaphone. The members bring years of regional jazz experience to the table, so come early and don't miss a minute. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2012 - Business hours - Franklin's 10th Anniversary Event - Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store Celebrating 10 years of the restaurant wing of the store, Franklin's presents brewery tours, kids treats and a wine tasting in the general store. Plus, customers can get a free Franklin's Pint Glass with a purchase of a house beer. 12 p.m. - African Educational Drumming by Jali-D - Prince George's…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
It's Thursday. Time to start planning your weekend. Here's a simple list of local performing arts to check out.
Thursday, Feb. 9 7-9 p.m. - Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop Open Mic - Urban Eats Arts and Music Cafe - No Cover The Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop will host a new monthly open mic and acoustic jam session at Urban Eats Arts and Music Cafe near the intersection of 34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue in Mount Rainier. 9-11 p.m. - Thursday Night Open Mic - Busboys and Poets - $5 Cover Regional spoken word artist Pages Matam hosts this week's installment of Busboy's open mic. Come out to see a wide range of performers take to the stage to speak some beautiful truth. Friday, Feb. 10 7:30 p.m. - Kate Charnock and Mercedes Mill - Urban Eats Arts and Music Cafe - No Cover Kate is an acoustic indie singer/songwriter whostarted writing music in …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Looking for something to do this weekend, but don't want to travel far? Check out these three events in Hyattsville and Mount Rainier.
Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry - Busboys and Poets - $5 - Jan. 26, 8:30 p.m. Need to speak your mind, or have an urge to rhyme? Perhaps you just want to hear up-and-coming poets? Then come down to Busboys and Poets in downtown Hyattsville tonight for their weekly Open Mic Poetry night. The sign-up list to speak opens up at 8:30 p.m. A wristband will be needed to get into the show inside the Howard Zinn room. Wristbands cost $5 (cash only) and are sold until they run out. As a special treat, Silver Spring artist Lizzie Spaceship will be painting live throughout the open mic. Cheeky Monkey Sideshow - Joe's Movement Emporium - $15 - Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Billed as "the most amazing show your eyes have ever beheld" the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow troupe …