Thursday, July 18, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Thomas S. Mann
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 the 13,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
All Life Is Local
Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, July 19 from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors. Drivers 50 and older will learn proven safety strategies to maintain their confidence behind the wheel. Some car insurance companies offer a discount for taking this class. At Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle Street NW. See

Saturday, July 20 at 2 PM, Screening of the Hollywood classic, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The Mount Pleasant Library's summer series of groundbreaking Hollywood movies presents this classic Warner Brothers picture about three friends and what happens when a little gold prospecting in the mountains turns into a life or death battle of wills. From 1948, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, and Walter Huston. Join us for a brief discussion after the movie and find out what made this picture groundbreaking; guess the trivia right and win a prize! Free. At the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street, NW,

Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM, Washington Art Matters. Art Attack Project artists and writers discuss the 1980s art scene in Washington from an aesthetic and political perspective. Free. At American University's Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM, The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge University (England), will present a concert at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church. For more information about the choir's U.S. tour, see  All Souls is at 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW, a half-block east of Connecticut Ave. Visit

Sunday, July 21 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM Horseback Tour of Rock Creek Park. Ranger Tony Linforth leads the tour through the park. Tickets $45, reserve by calling 202-362-0117. At the Rock Creek Park Horse Center, 5100 Glover Road NW.

Monday, July 22 at 10:30 AM, American Folk Music performance by Slim Harrison and his jug band, for kids ages 5 - 12. Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V Street NW, more info at

Monday, July 22, 12 - 1 PM, Are Your Facebook Posts Boring Your Friends? Bring your five most recent Facebook posts for an independent evaluation to find out if what goes on your wall is boring your friends to tears. Maybe your friends are interested in the fact that the bananas you bought turned brown after just a day, or that you burned the top of your feet at the beach. Or maybe they aren't. You'll be better off --and so will your friends-- if your Facebook posts are delightful and sprightly. Location: Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street. The library has wifi, so you can use it while you're there, too, and that's a good idea, because this is the weekly fake event.

Monday, July 22 at 7:05 PM, Nationals vs. Pirates. It's that time of year again - Ward 3 Night at Nat's Stadium! Please contact Leah Singleton in Councilmember Mary Cheh's office if you would like to attend the Nationals game on July 22nd. Tickets are free and available to Ward 3 residents on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday, July 17th at 10 AM. Pickup your tickets at the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, suite 108. Call  202-724-8062 or email lsingleton @

Wednesday, July 24 at 10 AM, Blue Sky Puppet Theater performs The Time Capsule, for kids ages 3 - 12. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Wednesday, July 24 at 12 noon, "There's More to New Jersey Than the Sopranos." Dr. Marc Mappen, will speak on his new book, Prohibition Gangsters: the Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation, covering the generation of gangsters who came of age during Prohibition: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Louis Lepke Buchalter (the only gangster to die in the electric chair), and others. Free. At the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW.

Wednesday, July 24 at 6 PM, "Welcome to Chocolate City: A Contrary Visual History of the District," presented by artist James Huckenpahler. Free. At the Hemphill Fine Arts Center, 1515 14th Street NW. More info at

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