Thursday, September 19, 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
Publishers, All Life Is Local
The Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, September 20 at 12:15 PM, Concert by classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff -- part of Season 4 of Arts@Midday series. Free. At St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue. Visit:

Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday September 22: Cathedral Carillon Festival. Washington National Cathedral presents a festival celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the Kibbey Carillon. Come hear carillon recitals, a ringing of the peal bells, and presentations on carillon repertoire and history. Special tours will explore the carillon, the Cathedral nave, and damage from the 2011 earthquake. To reserve places go to

Saturday, September 21, 11:30 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, September 22, 12 noon - 6:30 PM, Annual Egyptian Festival at St. George's Coptic Church. Middle Eastern food, crab feast, prizes, games, and shopping. Free admission. St George Coptic Orthodox Church, 301-263-3006, 6523 78th St, Cabin John,

Saturday, September 21, from 12 noon - 7 PM, H Street Festival featuring over 50 artists and 80 performances on 10 stages accompanied by an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with local entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE. Free admission. 400 block - 1400 block of H Street NE. For additional information visit

Saturday, September 21 from 1 - 4 PM. Chevy Chase Day 2013. The Chevy Chase Citizens Association and the Chevy Chase Community Center will be co-sponsoring core activities, including free ice cream and free music, at the Chevy Chase Commons outside the Community Center (5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW). Musicians will include Marsha Goodman-Wood and SmithJackson. Also on the Commons, the DC Library staff will provide an arts and crafts table and a story time; the Friends of the Chevy Chase DC Library will give away free books; many businesses and volunteers will provide entertainment and activities. For a list visit Rain or shine (activities move indoors in case of rain.)

Sunday, September 22 from 10 AM - 2 PM, Asian Elephant Day at the National Zoo. Celebrate Asian Elephants at this fun family event. Meet elephant care professionals and research scientists working to study and protect Asian elephant populations in Zoos and in range countries. Learn about the cultural and ecological importance of elephants, watch animal demonstrations and find out what you can do to help save these amazing creatures. Free. Location: Elephant Community Center,

Sunday, September 22 from 11 AM - 7 PM, the Latino Festival & Fiesta Parade of DC. Seven stages showcase folklore acts, theatrical performances, music and more. The Parade of Nations, starting at 11 AM, will include hundreds of dancers from Latin America, Spain, and the Caribbean. Embassies will host diplomatic pavilions; there will be arts & crafts, a science fair, and international cuisine. More info at

Monday, September 23 at 7 PM. Ring Tone Exploration Night. Do you have ring tone envy? Do you ever hear a ring tone and say, "What's that? That's great!" At Ring Tone Exploration Night we'll listen to and share ring tones. And you never know, you might also meet your ring tone soulmate, that one other person who has the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" as their ring tone. Meet at Gallery Place Metro. Or not, because this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 - 8 PM, D.C. Builds: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. D.C.'s central library, designed by renowned modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the early 1970s, has been the subject of both praise and criticism. Philip G. Freelon, president of The Freelon Group, presents his firm's conceptual study of the building and discusses the current renovation efforts that are underway. The program closes with a discussion of the future of the library between Freelon and chief librarian Ginnie Cooper, moderated by Mary Fitch, executive director of AIA DC. Tickets $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. Friends of the Cleveland Park Library can register for this program at the Museum Member rate of $12. To register go to or call 202 272-2448.

Wednesday, September 28 at 7 PM, Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner will be discussing and showing excerpts of her Peabody award winning film, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. Ms Kempner will also be selling this DVD with an additional disc that features over two hours of new vignettes, brimming with great baseball stories about fielding and hitting in the Golden Age of Baseball. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, in the large meeting room.

Thursday, September 26 from 6 - 8 PM: Tudor Nights Series at Tudor House presents America's Early Baristas: Coffee & Custom in the Service Wing. For ages 21+. Few things satisfy more than home-brewed coffee, ground and prepared to your personal taste. Learn about early America's quest for the perfect cup and view the Peters's 1873 historic coffee mill in a special evening focused on the historic mansion's service wing, including the Butler's Pantry, Servants' Sitting Room and Kitchen. Enjoy light refreshments with beverages including wine, beer, and a signature coffee cocktail in the historic garage housing the estate's famous 1919 Pierce Arrow Roadster. At Tudor House, 1644 31st St NW Washington, DC 20007. $15 tickets (free for Tudor Place members) Tickets available at

Thursday, September 26 at 7 PM, Teens, meet British author Jonathan Stroud, creator of the the Bartimaeus series. His latest book is Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase. Copies of the author's books will be available for purchase and a percentage of the purchase price will be donated to the Friends of the Library, Bethesda Chapter. This event is at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD.

No comments:

Post a Comment