Thursday, January 17, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

We wanted to share some events and activities that list members might be interested in. 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
Publishers, All Life Is Local
Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, January 18 at 12:30 PM, Presentation and discussion of Pierre L'Enfant's hand-drawn map of the District of Columbia, by Emily Schulz, curator of the Society of the Cincinnati. Free. At Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 202-785-2040.

Friday, January 18 at 7:30 PM, Town and Gown Chorus will perform Benjamin Britten's Cantata Saint Nicholas at  the Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul, on John McCormick Rd, just north of the Catholic University Law School. Free and all are welcome:

Saturday, January 19, Celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Statehood and the Inauguration, beginning with Freedom Walk. Assemble at 8:45 AM at Landsburgh Park at M St and Delaware Ave SW and proceed over the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, arriving at the Black United Fund Building at 2500 MLK Avenue SE, directly across from Anacostia Metro. At 10 AM the Peace Walk will start from the grassy area outside the Black United Fund Building and proceed up Martin Luther King Avenue SE to Shepard Park at Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Avenues SE. The program at Shepard Park will begin at noon and will include gospel singers, the African Heritage Drummers, youth presentations, and speakers on Martin Luther King Jr. More info at

Saturday, January 19 beginning at 11 AM, Five free docent-led tours at Historic Congressional Cemetery. The tours begin at 11 AM and will continue on the half hour, with the last tour leaving at 1:00 PM. All tours will meet at the Chapel inside the Cemetery.

Saturday, January 19. Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service on the Martin Luther King Day of Service by saving trees from English ivy and other invasive plants, and removing trash in Rock Creek Park. Tools, gloves and training provided. Four events to choose from: Soapstone Valley site, 9 AM - noon, removal of English ivy; Normanstone site, 9 AM - noon, removal of English ivy; Little Forest Site, 10 AM - noon, removal of invasive periwinkle (little kid friendly activity); Piney Branch site, 9 AM - noon, trash cleanup. For more info:

Saturday, January 19 at 8 PM, Art Soiree: 3rd Annual Cartoonist Exhibit - First Term Retrospective, at Malmaison, 3401 Water St NW. Journey back through Obama's first-term in the office through the eyes of the world's most respected contemporary editorial cartoonists. Dress: Business casual/cocktail attire. Ticket Link:

Saturday, January 19, Gun Appreciation Celebration. Join the National Rifle Association for an evening of merriment, celebrating the importance of guns in American history. The evening starts at with 7 PM with a showing of Death Wish, , starring Charles Bronson. Free to NRA members; $20 for all others. No guns allowed. Yes, this is the weekly fake event.

Sunday, January 20 at 1 PM, Walking Tour, "From Slavery to Freedom," led by Walter Pierce Park Archaeology volunteers Eddie Becker and Mary Belcher. Free. Meet at the SunTrust Bank Plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road.

Sunday, January 20 from 8 - 10 PM,  Inaugural Party at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Streets, NW. The DC Statehood Coalition is hosting a rocking party to celebrate President Obama`s 2nd term and honor delegates from around the country who support DC statehood. For tickets go to - $25 each, or become a sponsor for $50 per ticket (sponsors will be honored as well).

Monday, January 21, 8:30 PM - Midnight, "An Inaugural Ball for the Rest of Us: Four More Years." Dancing, hors d'ouevres, drinks, and fun, at the DC Jewish Community Center, tickets are $55 - $65. Reservations required:

Tuesday, January 22 at 7 PM, Fiber Arts Workshop for local knitters and crochet-ers. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street, 

Tuesday, January 22, 12 PM - 1 PM, "Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math" panel discussion with Jolene Jess of the National Science Foundation, Janice Koch of Hofstra University, and April Osajima of Girls Inc. Free. Clearinghouse of Women's Issues, 1 Dupont Circle.

Tuesday, January 22 at 6 PM, free screening of "Cinema Paradiso," the fictional memoir of a film director's life and a tribute to his love for the movies. Free. At Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St., NW, 202-727-0232,

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