Thursday, January 31, 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 @

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Saturday, February 2, starting at 7:30 AM Groundhog Day festivities featuring "Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog,"? with live accordion music, polka dancers, and presentations. Free. At the Dupont Circle fountain.

Saturday, February 2, 10 AM - 3:30 PM, Tenley-Friendship Library Open House, with coffee and cake, sponsored by the Friends of Tenley Library.

Saturday, February 2 starting at 2 PM, a guided walk through Georgetown through what was once the bustling 19th Century African American community of Herring Hill. Free. Starts at the Old Stone House, 3051 M Street NW.

Saturday, February 2, 5 - 7 PM, opening reception for "We the Artists: an exhibition of artists from the Gateway Community Development Corporation studios," presented by Art Matters, the exhibition project of Art Works Studio School, and the Gateway Community Development Corporation. At Art Works Studio School, 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD, 301-454-0808, The art show runs through March 9.

Saturday, February 2, 8 - 10 PM, A Hot Winter's Night of Comedy, featuring performers with credits from shows like Seinfeld, Ellen, and The Drew Carey Show, plus SpeakEasy DC favorites, and African Drumming. Doors open at 7:15 PM; tickets are $17 in advance, $12 for students $20 at the door. Go to to reserve. At the Junior Women's Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD. Show benefits the JWCCC, Operation Smile, the Chevy Chase Firehouse, the National Center For Children and Families, and Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

Sunday, February 3 at 1:30 PM, tour of stained glass windows at the Washington National Cathedral. $10, reservations recommended:

Sunday February 3, 5 PM - 8 PM, an "Un Super Bowl Party." Enjoy an evening of quiet conversation, cards, and board games at Murphy's Bar, 501 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. Feel free to discuss philosophy, linguistics, the classics --whatever you want-- with your fellow non-sports fans. Dips, soft drinks, and sandwiches will be served. If you really don't want to watch the Super Bowl, you'll have to do something else, because this is the weekly fake event.

Sunday, February 3 at 6:30 PM, screening of the 1967 movie, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" starring Sidney Poitier. Free. At the Chevy Chase DC Branch Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue, NW. For dates and times of other films in the series of Sidney Poitier classics visit

Monday, February 4, 7 - 9:30 PM, Journalist Ted Conover discusses his new book, "The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World." Free, at the School of International Studies at American University, in the Abramson Family Founders Room, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. More info at

Tuesday, February 8 at 12:10 PM, concert by pianist Jeremy Filsell and organist Nigel Potts, performing Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW.

Tuesday, February 5 at 12:30 PM, author Jeanne Theoharis discusses her book, "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks." Free. At Barnes & Noble, 555 12th Street NW,

Tuesday, February 5 at 6 PM, Screening of "Rosewood" (1997, rated R), as part of the February Film Series on Black History Month. Free. In the lower-level meeting room, Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St., NW,

Wednesday, February 6 at 7 PM, Local author Danielle Navidi will discuss her new cookbook "Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids With Cancer." At Tenley Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the Tenleytown Metro. Book sales benefit the pediatric oncology hematology program at Georgetown University Hospital.

Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM, 21st Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert, at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church ), 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, organized by the Augmented Eight, a nonprofit, men's a cappella singing group. This year's concert of a cappella vocal music will once again benefit three local organizations that serve the more than 30,000 individuals who experience homelessness each year in the Greater Washington DC Region. Tickets (tax deductible): $50 Preferred seating; $25 General Seating; $10 Students/Seniors; Children 13 and under are free. Reserve by emailing musicdirector @

Saturday, February 9, 9:30 AM - 3 PM: DC Department of Transportation presents a Transportation Fair, a family-friendly public event, held to share ideas about how District residents, workers and visitors can have convenient and reliable multimodal options that connect them to economic and quality of life opportunities. Anyone who drives, walks, bikes, rides a bus, or takes a train in DC is invited to drop in anytime or stay throughout the day to hear information, participate in interactive activities and to join a panel discussion. At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW. More info at .           
Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM, concert by David Lonkevich, flute, and Maribeth Gowen, piano, presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music, performed at Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, One Westmoreland Circle at Massachusetts and Western Avenues, the boundary of DC and Bethesda. Free, but donations gratefully accepted at the door. For more information see

Friday, February 15 at 7 PM, Wine tasting with Tom Natan and Cy Behroozi of First Vine, at the Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW. Tickets, $15 - $20 at

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