Oh the HORROR!! The roads are A MESS in my neighborhood. Prince George’s County snow trucks were nowhere to be found along our snow routes; not even near Largo Metro Station. I tweeted to my councilman and County Executive Baker and received a response from Derrick L. Davis saying “Thanks. We’ll alert @PGCMDOCR and #DPWT http://egov.princegeorgescountymd.gov/snowtrack/. Everyone needs to get in on the contact your representative bandwagon. It’s the only way for us to knock out the plague of mediocre services and non-existent or inept responses. I also put in a request with egov.princegeorgescountymd.gov/snowtrack/ for my entire street to be cleared of snow and salted.
Even if the roads are clear by the evening, it’s so cold that I don’t want to come outside to do anything. The goal: find stuff to do that involves me being warm, cozy even.
First Event: Warm some apple cider and sit in the house beside the fireplace and relax. Then there are other things going on throughout the county that involve me leaving the comfort of my home. I’ll consider these few below.
Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, features the exhibit “Direct Current: A Multimedia Exploration of Black Life Within Prince George’s County.” The mixed-media and multimedia works in this exhibition depict African American life and history in Prince George’s County. Presented in honor of Black History Month (February). Through Feb. 24th. More information call 301-377-7800. Free to the public.
I’m SO not into gaming but the MAGfest happening at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor sounds like one big party. MAGFest (short for Music And Gaming Festival) is a four day long party dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. The festival runs from Thursday Jan. 2nd to Sunday Jan. 5th, 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers, and much much more. Check the website HERE for more information and tickets. All-access four-day passes are $50. Groups of eight or more, $40 per ticket.
I checked the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Bowie Theater, Publick Playhouse, and Prince George’s Little Theater, Inc. and none of them have shows playing right now so that’s a bust. If you know of any other theater goings on, email me. You can make your own art any day of the weekend or week at Wet Your Palettes in Hyattsville. Bring a bottle of your choice; doesn’t have to be alcohol either, but it certainly can be. Ha! Located in the Hyattsville, MD Arts District at 5608 Baltimore Avenue, Wet Your Palettes describes themselves this way: Our painting classes are led by lively local artists who have a passion for their craft, They will teach you step-by-step how to recreate the painting of the evening. Our vibe is eclectic and lively – and the experience is one you won’t forget. Bring an open mind, your beverage of choice, and let your creative juices flow – we will supply all of the tools you need! No experience necessary – YOU CAN DO THIS.
You could sit back in the big comfy recliner chairs and enjoy a movie on a 70 foot screen at Xscape Theatres in Brandywine, MD. Check this link HERE for what’s playing. Personally, I’ll wait until February when all the romantic comedies come out. I’m into sci/fi and action adventure too but this stuff hitting the theaters is not for me just yet. Frankenstein, Open Grave, Paranormal Activity. No thanks.
Saturday (Jan. 4th) evening from 7-8pm at the Glenarden Community Center there is a GO-GO Zumba class. Yes, the DC chick in me LOVES Go-Go music. This 60 minute, high-intensity dance fitness workout incorporates various dance styles–and the classic call-and-response of a live GoGo. Cost: $25 for a 6 week session or $5 for a drop-in. Ages 18 & up. Glenarden Community Center is located at 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden 20706. More information call 301-772-3151