Thursday, January 9, 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 10 from 11 AM - 8 PM, Washington Winter Antiques and Fine Arts Show: “Southern Celebrations: Traditions Handed Down.” The show continues on Saturday, 11 AM - 8 PM and Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM. At the Katzen Arts Center at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Tickets $20 at the door. More info:

Sunday, January 12 from 11 AM - 5 PM. Cat Adoption Event at Petco. Tails High will be at Petco, 3505 Connecticut Avenue NW with several gorgeous cats - social, fully vetted and looking for homes (Frick and Frack, Chloe and Tesla - take a look at It's cold out there -be part of the solution and offer a good home to a great animal!

Sunday, January 12 at 10 AM (doors open at 9:30 AM), GPA and MakomDC present Shirlala in concert. Shira will headline an amazing concert for families with young children this Sunday morning. This is a must-see for the young ones. Shira is nationally renowned for her ability to charm the little ones with fun, interactive, and inspiring Jewish music and storytelling! She's guaranteed to get your little one(s) jumping and
singing and to provide a break for the January blues. At the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary, Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec Street NW. RSVP: by 1/11/14. Tickets: GPA members
$5, Adas Israel members $6, Non-members $8. Questions? Contact Debbie at dzucke3 @ .

Sunday, January 12 at 5:15 PM, Cathedral Pipe Organ Recital. Guest organist James Hicks plays compositions by Swedish composers Erik Alvin, Yrgve Skold and others on the Cathedral’s massive pipe organ. At Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Suggested donation $10, more info at

Monday, January 13 at 4 PM, Kit Kat Concert. A symphony of 200 Kit Kat bar snappers perform the classic “Gimme a Break” Kit Kat candy bar theme by snapping apart genuine Kit Kat bars, while accompanied by other harmonizing percussive sounds supplied by the snapping of pop tops on soda cans, the slamming of car doors, and crumpling of wrappers. Free. At the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage…in your dreams, as this is the weekly fake event.

Monday, January 13 at 6:30 PM, Digital DCPL. Do you have an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or even a smartphone? Maybe you got a new one as a holiday gift and are just starting to fill it up with reading materials and music. Did you know that you can download library materials to your device? Come to our Digital DCPL workshop and learn how easy it is to download books, magazines, and more—from anywhere! Bring your own fully charged device, cords, and library card. We will have a couple of devices for hands-on practice. This is a drop-in workshop, no registration is required. Meet in the Conference Room on the lower level of th Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW.

Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 PM, The Creative Juices Writing Club for adults at Georgetown Branch Library. Ginger Ingalls, published author and poet, will lead the workshop, teaching techniques to find the flow of words within you. The Georgetown Library is at 3260 R St. NW. More info:

Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30 PM, DC Youth Poetry Slam Team Workshops. The D.C. Youth Poetry Slam Team uses poetry and spoken word performance to teach and empower teens from the DC metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice.
Free. At the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road NE

Thursday, January 16 at 2 PM, Screening of “My Favorite Year,” starring Peter O’Toole in a comedy based on the lives of comedy writers and performers in the 1950s TV hit “Your Show of Shows.” Free. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW.

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