Thursday, January 16, 2014

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, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, January 17 - Saturday, January 18 - All Day - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Let’s Promote Peace Mural Project. Stop by any time during library hours to add to the Let’s Promote Peace Mural. Each child will decorate one paper representation of peace (a dove, a two finger peace sign or a peace symbol) for our mural. Then they can add their name to our promote peace pledge drawn from Dr. King’s inspirational words on the subject. The mural will be on display at the Petworth library for one week and then will travel to Martin Luther King Jr. Library, where it will become part of a larger Black History Month exhibit for all participating D.C. public libraries. The Petworth Library is at 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.

Friday, January 17, Saturday, January 18 at 8 PM and Sunday, January 19 at 3 PM, GALA Theatre’s Evening of French Cabaret Music. Tickets are still available for the critically acclaimed In Series evening of French cabaret chansons and dance featuring the music of Berlioz, Debussy and Satie to Edith Piaf's heart-rending love songs iIn collaboration with the exuberant dancers of the Washington Ballet Studio Company, under the direction of Septime Webre and David Palmer. At the Gala Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW. Tickets $40, Seniors $37, and Students $20. Mention Cleveland Park Listserv for a $5.00 discount - call 202 204 7763 or buy online at

Saturday, January 18 at 1 PM, Pass the Kuai-Zi: Learning Chinese Through Food presented by Mei Mei Chang, as part of the Knowledge Commons DC and DC Public Library series of free classes and workshops. (Sadly, no food is permitted at this event.) Location: Takoma Park DC Public Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. More info:

Sunday, January 19 at 2 PM, Too Much Information: Intelligence Archives After Government Collapse - presented by David Blum as part of the Knowledge Commons DC and DC Public Library series of free classes and workshops.This class will discuss what happened in the Soviet Union, East Germany, South Africa, Libya and other former security states after the secret archives were opened.. Location: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info:

Monday, January 20 from 2 - 4 PM Building the Peaceable Kingdom, honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances by African Heritage Dances and Drummers, The Washington Youth Choir, The National Cathedral School’s Sarsparilla Singers and the St. Albans Madrigal Singers and other groups. Free with donation of canned goods or a new children’s book. At the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin Avenue Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info:

Tuesday, January 21 at 4 PM, Planning Your Oscar Snark-Fest. The Oscar nominations are out and you have just six short weeks to prepare your snarkiest remarks for your Oscar watching party. Learn which nominees are most prone to fashion faux-pas, which ones are to be derided for their loopy lifestyles, and which can be dissed for their epic narcissism, as well as who is due copious amount of kudos and unadulterated adulation for their public acts of charity and/or noble suffering. At the Joan Rivers Home for the Snide, address to be revealed when and if this imaginary event (the weekly fake event) turns into a reality.

Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 PM, Professor Peter Levine discusses civic activism, the subject of his new book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America. Peter Levine is the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement...and a former Woodley Parker. Free. Location: Busboys Poets (the Langston Room), 2021 14th Street NW. More info:

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