Thursday, August 30, 2012

Get Out! The Events Column

Photo by Thomas S. Mann
We wanted to share some events and activities that look exciting. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that should be in next week's column, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
All Life Is Local
The Cleveland Park Listserv

Relax on the River Concert at The Yards Park on Friday, August 31, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, 10 Water Street, SE. Food provided by Red Apron Butchery, Buzz Bakery and Churchkey. Moon bounce for children starting at 6:00 PM. Free. More information at

Nueve Reinas on Saturday, September 1 at 1 PM. This 2000 Argentine film is a crime caper about Juan and Marcos, two small-time con men who become partners and hatch a scheme involving other con men, making it tough to figure out who is doing the conning and who is being conned. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

Scrabble at the Thornton/Shepherd Library on Saturday, September 1 at 1 PM. Learn to play or sharpen your Scrabble skills. For all ages. Free. 7420 Georgia Avenue, NW. Questions? Call 202-541-6025.

The Electric Maid presents popular band "Ilyaimy" Saturday, September 1 at 8 PM. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages available. Great voices, phenomenal guitar work, unique signature rhythms have won them praise and audiences all over the country. Electric Maid Community Living Room, 268 Carroll St, NW, Washington, DC, less than one block from the Takoma Metro Station. For more info call 202-545-3980 or see

YouthCue Concert on the front nave of the Washington Cathedral on Sunday, September 2 at 7:30 PM. Choral performance by 140 singers, accompanied by members of the National Symphony Orchestra, featuring works by Handel, Hayden, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and other classical composers. Free. More information at

Cathedral Iconography Tour on Sunday, September 2 at 1:30 PM and on Thursday, September 6 at 3 PM. Docents lead a tour of representations of events and figures in US history as depicted in the Cathedral's sculptures, stained glass, needlework and other art forms. Starting at the front nave, Wisconsin Avenue near Massachusetts Avenue. Adults and children over age 10. Tickets: $10. More information and tickets sales at

Huge, 50-Family Rummage Sale, Saturday, September 8, 10am - 1:30pm, Broadcasters Child Development Center (BCDC), a day care serving over 50 families, is hosting a huge sale. Proceeds benefit student programs. The center is located within the Intelsat building at the corner of Connecticut and Tilden Streets, NW (behind the park). Park on Tilden Street and proceed up the driveway towards the playground.

Race To Erase Obesity 5K Fun Run-Walk on Saturday, September 8, starting at 8 AM. Carter Barron Fields, 1600 Kennedy Street, NW. Entry fee:  Free for children 11 and under. students through college $15, adults $20. Health screening and exercise events before and after the race. For more information and to register online visit

Celebration of Grant Road Historic District, Garden Tour and Block Party, Sunday, September 9, 4500 Block of Grant Road, NW, 2 PM - 4:30 PM. The 4400 and 4500 blocks of Grant Road, NW became a Historic District in 2002. Seven homeowners have agreed to open their gardens – and one has agreed to run the electric train in his backyard.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Friends of the Cleveland Park Library is sponsoring a monthly reading series on Ethical Dilemmas. The series begins on September 13 with The Scarlet Letter and continues through February.  Phil Burnham, who teaches at George Mason University, will again be the discussion leader. For more information go to  Call 202-282-3072 to register.

Kalorama Walking Tour and Garden Lunch, Saturday, September 15, 10:00 AM starting at Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S Street, NW. Walking tour of Kalorama highlighting the architecture of Waddy Butler Wood, one of Washington's most prolific architects. Emily Eig, author and historian on the subject will lead the 2-hour walk, highlighting residences of the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District. $35 for members of the public; $20 for ICAA members. Reserve soon as space is limited. Email susan.sapiro @ More info at

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