Thursday, September 20, 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 @

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Friday, September 21, Mapping: The Journey As Metaphor - Art opening and reception from 7 - 9 PM, by  Art Matters, showing local artist Kimberley Bursic's exhibit. Young visitors are welcome -  supervised crafts and coloring will be available in the classroom during the reception: Art Works Studio School, 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier MD 20712, 301-454-0808,

Friday, September 21, Comet Lecture by University of Maryland professor Michael A'Hearn, at 8:15 at the Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Avenue NW. Free. Sponsored by the Philosophical Society of Washington. For more information call 703-370-5282.

Glover Park-Burleith Farmers' Market, Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 AM- 1 PM, Hardy Middle School parking lot, Wisconsin Ave & 34th St., NW. Special Events: Storytime with the Georgetown Library (10 AM - 11 AM), curbside crabcakes for lunch! (11 AM - 1PM), Chef demo with Rachel Brumitt (10 AM - 12 PM), Live music from neighborhood rising star Emily Fullerton & Teddy Rycroft, Free bike clinic (10 AM - 1 PM), facepainting, hola hoops, fall produce.

Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 am to 6 pm, the annual DC VegFest at Yards Park, right next to Nationals Park. VegFest is a free, outdoor celebration highlighting the benefits of a plant-based diet. Free food samples and gift bags, cooking demos and 100 exhibitors. Speakers include WRC's Wendy Rieger, award-winning journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell, vegan tri-athlete Rich Roll and Dr. Michael Greger, nutrition expert.  More info at

The Tenley Friends annual fall used book sale is Saturday September 22 on the second floor of the Tenley-Friendship Library.  The official hours are 10:30 am to 4:00 p.m., with a Friends Only hour between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM. Children's books, cookbooks, history, politics, science, art and architecture and all sorts of fiction, mysteries and much more. Most of our books have never been in another book sale. Cash or check only. The Tenley-Friendship Library is on Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street, NW.

Saturday, September 22, 11 AM - 5 PM, The Third Annual DC State Fair, a culinary, artistic, and agricultural showcase of the District @ the Barracks Row Fall Festival (8th Street SE just south of Eastern Market metro station), featuring crafts, cooking, baking and vegetable growing contests, and demonstrations of beekeeping, home canning, home brewing, and more.

Car-Free-Day is on Saturday, September 22. The DC Department of Transportation invites you to take part in the worldwide movement to celebrate sustainable transportation on Car Free Day, Make a difference today by bicycling, walking, carpooling or taking public transportation. More info at

Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 PM, Poetry reading with teachers & poets, Michela Costello Lakkala, Hayes Davis, & Katy Richey. Wohlfarth Galleries, 3418 9th Street NE, half a block from Brookland Metro station. For information call 202-526-8022.

Sunday, September 23 at 6 PM, Urban Wildlife Walk, led by a National Park Service Ranger. Starts at the Washington Monument Survey Lodge Ranger Station on Independence Avenue, SW. For map, go to

Monday, September 24, Sarah Norman of GCS-SIGAL LLC leads a tour of the construction at the rehabilitation and modernization of Cardozo High School, which was originally designed  by William B. Ittner, built in 1916.  Tour meets at 6pm at Cardozo High School, 1200 Clifton Street, NW. Register at

Tuesday, September 25, 12 noon sharp to 1:30 pm, Forum, "Protecting Our Democracy: Ensuring Fair Elections" with law professors and voting rights experts Dr. E. Faye Williams and Marcia Johnson-Blanco. Open to the public, no reservation necessary. Location: One Dupont Circle, Conference Room A. Bring brown bag lunch, soft drinks available from a machine.

Rock'n'Roar outdoor rock concert at the National Zoo, Thursday, September 27, 6-9:30 PM, featuring the band Gonzo's Nose. Enjoy primo wines and a mondo list of wicked awesome specialties. Whether you're a val, prep, new waver, or yup, we want to see you in your most bangin' 80s threads for our Chameleon Costume Contest. Winner gets a ffabulous breakfast with the birds at the Zoo's Bird House. Tickets at

Friday September 28 at 6pm, Ice Cream Social at Turtle Park, 45th & Van Ness Streets.. This may be the last gasp for ice cream weather so bring a dinner picnic and have some free ice cream.  Entertainment will be provided as well.

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