Thursday, February 20, 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 @

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Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, February 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Washington Revels - Carpe Diem Community Sing: A Special Tribute to Pete Seeger, featuring a host of great song leaders. Bring your favorite Pete Seeger songs to share by way of honoring and celebrating his life and lasting legacy. Free, but please sign up in advance if you want to lead a song or two (time permitting) -- and let us know which song(s). Email busygraham @ or call 301-466-0183. More info:; flyer: In the Revels Community Room, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Friday, February 21 at 8 PM, HABITAT, a composition for percussion with video and computer transformations, is a concert-length technology venture by Steve Antosca, percussion performance and video content by Ross Karre, and audio technology by William Brent. Free. At the Katzen Arts Center at American University, 4400 Mass Ave. More info:

Saturday, February 22 at 1 PM Archaeology in Georgetown and the District of Columbia. Come hear city archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli and her staff talk about archaeology in the District and what has been unearthed recently, including some interesting finds from a burial site in Georgetown. These sites contain remains of prehistoric and historical significance that contribute to our knowledge of the city’s cultural past.. Free. In the Peabody Room of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Saturday, February 22, House History Day workshops sponsored by the Humanities Council of Washington. Session 1 from 10 AM - 12:30 PM, session 2 from 12:30 PM - 3 PM. This year's DC Community Heritage Project workshops will guide community historians of any skill or knowledge level through the DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division's collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property through sessions on: DC Maps; Historic Building Permit Database; Photo Archives; Microfilm Records; Neighborhood Context/DC Digital Museum. More information and free tickets:

Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM, Sing Out for Shelter concert, featuring some of the best contemporary a cappella singers, including DC's own Augmented 8 and NBC's "The Sing Off" finalists, The Beelzebubs. Proceeds of the concert will benefit Friendship Place, Christ House, and Metropolitan House. For more information, contact Benjamin Bradburn at bbradburn @ To purchase tickets ($10 - $50) go to: At Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave NW.

Saturday, February 22 at 7 PM, Reading by author Anne Pellicciotto, a native Washingtonian, who loves to get outside the Beltway from time to time to regain perspective. She recently made it back across the border (by bus!) from Mexico where she spent 2 years in the Peace Corps. Anne will read from her book (due out this summer) of photos and stories about her Mexico adventures. She'll also show some of her fabulous photos. The evening will also feature a reading by Maryland-based poet Mark McCaig whose newest collection, Lifelist, "braids together the remarkably observed and startling details of bird life, with a feathered fable of his own, all the while holding up his mirror to human foibles, and human longings." Free. At Studio 4903, at 4903 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Sunday, February 23 at 5 PM, Concert by Kate Liu, pianist, winner of the first prize at the New York International Piano Competition, performing works by Haydn, Kirchner, and Chopin. Free - offerings appreciated. At the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue NW (one block west of Wisconsin Ave.)

Sunday, February 23 from 3 - 4 PM. Workshop: Artisanal Toilet Paper. At this one hour craft workshop you will learn how to recycle newspaper, printer paper, Post-its and other discarded paper into creatively designed and comfortably functional toilet paper. You'll save money when you roll your own toilet paper. Location: Inside the west entrance of Tyson's Corner Mall. You can shop while you're there as well, and maybe mostly shop, because this is the weekly fake event.

Monday, February 24 from 7 - 10 PM, Jazz at Guapo’s, showcasing musicians from the Metropolitan Washington DC Federation of Musicians and a performance by the Janelle Gill Trio. Free for DCFM members, $10 non-members. Guapo’s is at 4515 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info:

Thursday, Feb 27 from 6 - 8:30 PM, Mini Taste of DC - Junior League of Washington Kitchen Tour Preview Kick-off Event features some amazing restaurants and spirits including: G by Mike Isabella, Cashion’s Eat Place, Sprinkle Cupcakes, Founding Farmers, an exclusive after party at Bar Pilar, and much more. Some silent auction items include: Disney one-day park pass for 4; basketball signed by the entire Washington Wizards Roster; signed Ovechkin jersey; hockey stick signed by all of the Washington Capitals; gift certificates to many local restaurants, wineries, and more! Oh, and just for coming, you’ll get a goodie bag with offerings from Pinkberry, Fuel Pilates, Vitamix, Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill, Shakeshak, and MANY more! Tickets at The event is at Room & Board, 1840 14th Street NW. All funds from this event will go directly to the Junior League's literacy events in the community and DC-based charities.

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