Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, May 30, 5 pm
Opening Reception for At War with Ourselves - A Visual Art Response

Opening Reception for At War with Ourselves - A Visual Art ResponseAt War with Ourselves is part of a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America presented across regional partnerships with the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center and centered on a new work of poetry The Clarice commissioned by Nikki Finney.

This exhibition invited members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney's poem - released to artists before its official publication - utilizing art to contribute to the national conversation about the history and experience of being a black male in the United States.

Wednesday, June 3, 6 pm
PRISMS An IMPACT Public Art Project by Becky Borlan

PRISMS An IMPACT Public Art Project by Becky BorlanJune 3rd from 6 - 8 pm
Food | Drinks | Conversation | Art

Join Gateway CDC, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Neighborhood Design Center, Maryland Art Place, Brentwood Arts Exchange and Landex in the unveiling of artist Becky Borlan’s public art piece, PRISMS at the site of Studio 3807.

Site also features banner wraps of Gateway Arts District artists from the Art Lives Here photoshoots. This project was made possible by funding from Maryland Art Place, Art Lives Here and Neighborhood Design Center.

Friday, June 5, 8 pm
Thad Wilson and Friends

Thad Wilson and FriendsThad Wilson's music is best described in one word: Authentic.

Born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, Wilson studied with Jimmy Owens before spending many nights playing at jam sessions at the Village Door, Village Gate, Blue Note, Visiones, Smalls, and other NYC clubs.

In addition to composing and touring, Thad currently teaches Jazz Studies at George Washington University. This is your chance to catch Thad up close right here in Brentwood, MD.

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation

Friday, July 10, 8 pm
Justin Hoben – Singer/Songwriters

Justin Hoben – Singer/SongwritersSinger/Songwriter Justin Hoben is best known for his work with the Washington, DC folk-rock collective The Deadmen, who released their debut EP in March 2014 to enthusiastic reviews. This EP was followed months later with their alternately rumbling and sweeping 7-inch record Crystal/Sunday Afternoons.

Join us to hear Justin pare things down to show his own influences.

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation

Saturday, July 18, 12 am
Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skate Series

Southside Mt. Rainier Music and Skate SeriesOur popular summer concert/
skateboarding competition is back!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Trio Lee, Blackwood, and Graham perform their signature gritty, funk-inspired improvisations to warm up the competitors and the crowd from
12:00 – 1:00 pm.

The skate competition starts at 1:00 pm accompanied by live announcers and local DJs spinning drum n bass, dubstep, and more.

Listen to the music and enjoy watching the art and athleticism of skateboarding.