Thursday, November 1, 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

Friday, November 2, 6-8 PM: Art reception at the Washington Studio School, 2129 S Street, NW for exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Diane Wilson.  Exhibit is open from 10 AM - 4 PM on weedkays, weekends by appointment through November 28. Free,

Saturday, November 3 at 10 AM, Community Walk for Friendship Place, which provides services to men and women experiencing homelessness.  The walk will take place rain or shine starting at the Courtyard by Marriott, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD (just a few blocks from the Friendship Heights metro). Complimentary continental breakfast provided between 9 - 10 AM. Register online at, $30 for adults, $20 for age 25 and under. 100% of fees are donated to Friendship Place. Event-day registration available.  All participants will receive a 2012 "Help the Homeless" t-shirt. More info at

Saturday, November 3, 10:30 AM, Children's Storytime Program. Read aloud, songs, other activities. Children's Story time meets the first Saturday of each month. The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road, NW, (202) 232-5483, 4 blocks from Columbia Heights Metro.

Sunday, November 4, LUNGevity's fourth annual Breathe Deep DC 5K walk to raise awareness and critical lung cancer research funds takes place on the National Mall. Check-in at 9 AM at the Washington Monument grounds at the Sylvan Theater, walk begins at 10 AM, rain or shine. More info and registration at

Sunday, November 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church at 10 AM: "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism," talk by Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute on the rise of extreme partisanship in Congress. The church is at 1525 H Street NW, on Lafayette Square. Free.

Sunday, November 4 at 5 PM, Roth Concert Series: Violinist Galllia Kastnera, violist Ziyu Shen, cellist Brannon Cho, and pianist Frank Conlon perform pieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and other classical composers, as well as the world premiere of "The Three Minute Chaconne" by Jonathan Leshnoff. At the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. No charge but free will offering encouraged.

Monday, November 5 from 9 AM - 2 PM, the Children's Art Studio will hold a single-day art workshop for children 5 years old and up. Children should wear old, comfortable clothes. The cost for the day is $90. For more info visit

Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM: 160 Years of Scholarship and Achievement in the Nation's Capital. Join historians Marjorie Lightman and William Zeisel as they trace the history of the University of the District of Columbia back to 1851 and then follow the effort of Washington's black community to gain full educational access from the end of the Civil War through the years of segregated public schools and afterwards, leading finally to creation of the University of the District of Columbia in 1975. The speakers will illustrate their presentations with archival photographs and will moderate an engaging discussion. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Recommended for ages 16 to adult.

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 - 8:45 PM, "Something Old, Something New, Something Green: Developing Sustainability Guidelines for DC's Historic Districts." How are energy conservation and sustainable technologies best adapted in to DC's Historic buildings and neighborhoods? The District of Columbia's Historic Preservation Office is in the process of developing Sustainable Preservation Guidelines to assist residents in making the best choices for their homes. Please join HPRB members Andrew Aurbach, Gretchen Pfaehler and Maria Casarella for a presentation and discussion of Sustainable Preservation methods of evaluation for historic structures. Free and open to the public. Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St NW.

Tickets are now on sale for Guys and Dolls at Wilson High School. Featuring a well known score with songs such the rollicking "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" and show stopper, "Luck be a Lady", this musical is sure to delight all ages. Because the Wilson fall musicals have become a school and community favorite, we encourage you to reserve early. Performance dates and times are: Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 10 at 7:30; Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM, Special Matinee Performance, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM; Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM. Ticket prices are: Adults $15, Students/Children $5. For ordering email wilsondramatickets @, and be sure to specify the type and number of tickets you are ordering.

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