Thursday, February 21, 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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Friday, February 22 at 6 PM, "George Washington and the Cherry Tree." Jack Warren, Director of the Society of the Cincinnati, speaks about the life of the young Washington and the origins of the famous fable. A reception afterward includes cherry pie and other refreshments. Free. At Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Call 202-785-2040 or visit

Friday, February 22 at 8 PM, Aerial performance by Zip Zap Circus USA & AirBorne DC! Magic in the Air. Tickets: $15 - $25 (benefits youth programs). Lang Theatre, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE. Tickets:

Saturday, February. 23, 10:15 AM, Kids Concert: Here Comes Trouble - a super fun band! Presented by Westmoreland Children's Center PreK. Tickets: $6 per person. Pilgrim Lutheran Church in the Parish Hall, 5500 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda.

Saturday, February 23 from 10 AM - 1 PM, Guided tree walk around the US Capitol with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of "City of Trees." Free. Call 202-225-8333 to register (required). Meet on the terrace near the entrance to the Conservatory of the US Botanic Gardens, 100 Maryland Avenue SW.

Saturday, February 23, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Opening of "Senior Athletes" Photography Exhibit by Alex Rotas. At City Fitness Gym, 3525 Connecticut Avenue NW, 202-537-0539,

Monday, February 25 at 2 PM, Workshop on job hunting in the age of social media, hosted by the Jewish Social Services Agency. At Tenley Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Free. More info at

Monday, February 25, 7 - 9 PM, "Hollywood on the Potomac" talk by author Michael Canning and location scout Joseph Martin about location shooting for movies and TV shows set in Washington. A few studio scripts may be given out as door prizes. More info at

Monday, February 25 at 7 PM, Trivia Night at Uptown Tap House. The winning team gets a $50 gift card and second place gets a free drink card for each team member. But win or lose, it's a lot of fun. Trivia night at Uptown Tap House is part of a DC metro tournament operated by District Trivia. More info

Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 PM, "Reconnecting the Grid," panel discussion about a plan to deck over parts of I-395 and re-incorporate F and G Streets back into the urban grid. With Roger K. Lewis, architect and critic, Harriet Tregoning, Director of the DC Office of Planning, and other urban designers, planners, and developers. $12 - $20, reservations required, visit . At the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW.

Tuesday, February 26 at 7 PM. "Celebrate Youth," the 8th annual high school choir festival, featuring choirs from DC schools and the DC Youth Orchestra. Presented by the Cathedral Choir Society in the nave of the Washington Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Free.

Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 PM, Fiber Arts Workshop. Learn a new skill, or just bring along something to knit or crochet and enjoy the company of your fellow fiber artists. Free. More info at At the Cleveland Park Library, corner of Connecticut Avenue & Macomb Street NW.

Tuesday, February 26 from 6 - 8 PM, DC Preservation League presents "Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future." Speakers Richard Longstreth, professor at George Washington University, and Todd Ray, architect at Studio Twenty Seven, discuss the neighborhood's  history and the significance of its buildings and the planning process, in the context of other urban renewal projects in the '50s and '60s. At Jefferson Middle School 801 7th Street, SW. Metro: Waterfront. Cost: $15 -$25. Registration:

Wednesday, February 27 at 7 PM. Author and Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon discusses her book about bullying, "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy." At Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Tickets: $12 tickets or get 2 tickets free with purchase of book:

Wednesday, February 27, 7 - 9 PM, Downton Abbey Recovery Group Meeting. Join other fans of the Masterpiece Theater series for a heartfelt discussion. Tonight's topic is "Why do we actually like this show?" Find out why other fans, like you, put up with characters who come and go, and story lines that make less sense than "Lost." The meeting will be in the servants' hall of the Chevy Chase Castle, which doesn't exist because this is the weekly fake event.

Thursday, February 28 at 1 PM, Scrabble for Adults. Free. At the Chevy Chase Branch Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Presentation, Book Signing and Happy Hour with Chevy Chase resident Philip Greene, author of "To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion." At the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th Street NW (7th & Rhode Island Ave, Shaw/Howard University Metro). Tickets: $50 donation to the DC Public Library Foundation & Museum of the American Cocktail. Open bar features 2 authentic Hemingway cocktails, admission includes signed copy of the book. RSVP by email to rsvp @ or by phone 202.727.4943.

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