Thursday, November 15, 2012

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Bill Adler
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

November 15 - 18, Flamenco: Territorio DeMente by Karen Lugo & Company at GALA Stage. Tickets: $30, Performances: Nov 15-17 at 8 pm; Nov 18 at 3 pm at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW,

Saturday November 17, between 10 AM and 4 PM, the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School will hold an International Bazaar on the at the school, 220 Taylor Street, NE,

Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM guided tour of Tudor Place historic 1816 mansion and garden, starting with a traditional Victorian tea (sandwiches, scones, desserts and historic tea blends), 1644 31st Street NW. $30, tickets available at

Saturday, November 17, from 1 PM - 2:30 PM at Palisades Community Church, Holiday Decorating - Fresh Wreath Making Demonstration, with prize-winning floral designer Derya Samadi. Palisades Garden Association invites you to learn how to make a wreath of fresh plant material. Local expert, Derya Samadi, will share techniques and tools for building a fresh wreath that can be displayed indoors or outdoors throughout the holidays. Other holiday decorating ideas will be shared including outdoor planter displays and easy to create small indoor forced bulb displays.  This event is free, and all Palisades residents and friends are encouraged to attend. The church is located at 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW.

Sunday, November 18 at 10:10 AM, Talk by climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on the impact of climate change and our vocation to protect our earth, sea, and atmosphere. Front nave of the Washington Cathedral, Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues. Free. More information at

Sunday, November 18, from 9 AM to 3 PM, holiday gift and food vendors at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road, NW. Sample on site or take home delicious food, and get a jump start on holiday shopping or just pick up a little something special for any occasion. New this year: Israeli items for sale and Israeli wines for tasting.

Monday, November 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Author Sam Pizzigati discusses his book The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph Over Plutocracy That Created the American Middle Class,at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th Street NW,

Tuesday, November 20, 12:15 - 1:15 PM, health care experts Linda Miller and Bruce Wolff discuss health care reform and the new Congress, presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University in Room 6 at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue NW. Free.

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, Turkey Trot for Hunger. The Trot will be held from 9:00 AM on and will begin and end on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 13th Street, NW and 12th Street, NW at Freedom Plaza. The Trot includes a timed 5K run (ChronoTrack) and an un-timed family fun walk. The 5K is preceded by a Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run (all ages) at 8:30 a.m. that is open to all Trot for Hunger participants.  Overall and age group prizes are offered. Register online at - $25 for untimed participants and $30 for timed participants; $35 from November 13 - November 21.

Saturday, December 1 at 5:00 PM, Concert "Great Glad Tidings" by the Washington Bach Consort in National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue, an all-Bach program of Cantatas for the holiday season performed by music director J. Reilly Lewis on the church's magnificent pipe organ. Offered with a neighborhood discount of 20% (for seats regularly priced at $23 - $65) with the special code SANTABACH, which you'll enter at checkout on our online ticketing (offer expires at 3 pm on Friday, November 30). Student tickets $18 (available by phone only, 202.429.2121) and if your age is 18-38 you can pay your age.

Sunday, December 9, the Cleveland Park Historical Society's Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party will be held in two sessions at the Cleveland Park Club, 3433 33rd Pl., NW. First session, 1 PM - 2:30 PM; second session, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Houses to decorate are $30 for CPHS members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please reserve online at

Monday, September 12, 2016, first Presidential Debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 8 PM. If you're interested in being in the audience, please submit your name for security clearance at least three years in advance. Stephen Colbert and Bill O'Reilly are the co-moderators. (Yes, we're kidding, but we just wanted to see if anyone read all the way to the end of this column.)

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