The Greenbelt movie theater was chosen to compete for grant money from Partners in Preservation The last day to vote in support of the theater is Friday, May 10.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Big changes proposed for 42-year-old local landmark.
The Kennedy Center has announced plans for a $100 million expansion to its now 42-year-old complex that stands as a landmark along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, according a Washington Post story. The current facility hosts 2,000 events annually, drawing crowds from the city, its suburbs and far beyond, and it is "pressed for space," according to the article. The new architectural plan seeks to connect the current complex with the waterfront with public green spaces, a video projection wall, classrooms, rehearsal facilities, multipurpose rooms for educational programs and most notably, a floating stage on the Potomac. Half of the funding will come from Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, marking the largest single gift in …
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 …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Walters Art Museum is a great place for families.
For parents with kids on the Autism Spectrum, there are many experiences that we have to miss out on due to large, loud crowds. Children on the Autism Spectrum can be over stimulated easily and being put in an environment with a lot of people can lead the child to having a meltdown. My oldest son is on the spectrum and though the meltdowns have become fewer as he’s gotten older, instead over stimulating environments effect his attitude. He becomes “snippy”, short tempered, quick to argue with his brother in other words not pleasant to be around for the rest of the day. We don’t take advantage of the museums in DC as much as we should mainly because of the crowds. Recently we discovered a hidden gem in Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
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. Santa Fly-In Christmas Tea Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Holiday Bazaar Festival of Lights Juried Art and Craft Fair St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School's 29th Annual Christmas Craft Festival Multicultural Winter Festival Evangel Cathedral Christmas Celebration 13th Annual, Gingerbread House Contest and Show Winter Festival of Lights Holidays in the Heritage Area MODERNISM: James Hilleary and Color – Opening Reception and Discussion
Monday, November 26, 2012
Eleanor Roosevelt High School's drama department presents the musical "Grease," playing through Saturday.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Screen two documentaries in production and give their filmmakers feedback at the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt.
By Erica Ginsberg, Executive Director of Docs in Progress Two almost-finished documentaries will be presented from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday in the Greenbelt Municipal Building free. This work-in-progress screening is organized by the Silver Spring-based film nonprofit, Docs In Progress, which is co-founded by Greenbelt resident Erica Ginsberg, and is presented as part of the Utopia Film Festival. ABOUT THE FILMS "I’m Paying for This Microphone: The Inside Story of America's Televised Presidential Debates" by Christopher Richmond A behind-the-scenes look at how, in the television era, major independent candidates have been excluded from presidential debates… with the collusion of both Democrats and Republicans. "Nemo 1934: Searching For…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Greenbelts school children will converge on Eleanor Roosevelt High School to share their musical and creative talents in a weeklong festival.
See local students as they share their talents in bands, choirs, orchestras, the visual and dramatic arts and more at the Greenbelt Community Arts Festival. It's a chance to support local elementary, middle and high school students during the week long festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Darelynn Fung, music teacher at Greenbelt and Berwyn Heights elementary schools, shares the following announcement: The Greenbelt Community Arts Festival will take place at Eleanor Roosevelt High School from Oct. 22 through Oct. 29 and will feature performers and artists from: Each night a different performing art will be featured. Monday the ERHS and Hyattsville Middle School Drama departments will present a showcase of their work. There will …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Films from around the world will be shown in Greenbelt.
Films from Australia, Iran, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada, as well as from across the United States will be shown at the Eighth Annual Utopia Film Festival. It opens Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs from Oct. 13-21. Nestled in a city birthed 75 years ago according to the Franklin-Delano Roosevelt Administration’s goal to establish cooperative and garden communities, Utopia seeks out and shows independent films that explore Utopian visions. It also sprinkles in a Halloween theme. Local horror show legend Count Gore De Vol from Channel 20 will be there for a screening of "Every Other Day is Halloween," on Oct. 20, and will answer questions afterward. The film festival has a general ticket price of $5, but Utopia is offering free …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Enjoy a puppet show, decorate re-usable bags or step back in Greenbelt history with Hometown Heroes—all part of an Artful Afternoon.
Amelia Earhart flies into Greenbelt Sunday, puppet-style. It's time for another Artful Afternoon with activities planned for kids and adults at the Greenbelt Community Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dinorock Productions is producing the free show, "Amelia and Her Big Red Plane" at 3 p.m. It is recommended for children pre-K through 2nd grade. Artful Afternoon helpers will also walk participants through decorating their own reusable bags, with Artist in Residence Cestine-Howes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For those who want to step back in time to Greenbelt's beginnings—"Hometown Heroes: A Celebration of Greenbelt Women" will be in the art gallery from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. It's alight dance theater’s interactive display and multi-dimensional …