Thursday, March 13, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

Leprechaun (public domain image)
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

Thursday, March 13, Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15: Wilson High School presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona, a story of love, friendship and betrayal. Our production is set in present day New Jersey and will run for one weekend only. At 7:30 each evening and a Saturday matinee at 2:30. Tickets: $15 for adults; $5 for students at wilsondramatickets @ Tickets are also available at the door.

Saturday, March 15 from 2 - 4 PM, Author Liliane Willens will discuss her book “Stateless in Shanghai,” as part of the Glover Park Village “Artists in the Afternoon” series. Ms. Willens’ book is a memoir of life during the Japanese occupation of China, and the years afterward, up until the beginning of the Communist regime. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW. Free, reservations requested - register at

Saturday, March 15 at 3:30 PM, Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a craft workshop that will teach you how to make Celtic-themed items. Free. At the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park LIbrary, 7420 Georgia Avenue NW,

Sunday March 16 at 1:30 PM, St. Patrick’s Peeps Day! Kids 5 - 12 can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by building a leprechaun trap with Peeps. Free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St NW,

Monday, March 17 at 7 PM, St. Patrick’s Day Performances. The Greater Washington Ceili Club presents a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Irish dances, ballads, and musical numbers, including a singalong of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” Free. At Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW.

Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM, It’s the 2nd Annual Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, a bracket-style competition to benefit Playworks DC, which promotes healthy play at 13 local elementary schools. At Penn Social, 801 E St NW, Tickets ($15 - $20) and info at And yes, this is a real tournament, NOT the weekly fake event!

Wednesday, March 19 at 10 AM, Seminar on encrypting your brain waves. You can secure your phone from NSA snooping; you can secure your email by encryption, and now you can learn how to secure your thoughts. NSA has developed clairvoyant technology to read your brain waves; learn how to exercise mind control techniques to protect the secrets in your brain from NSA intrusion. At the Brain Users Group of DC (BUG-DC) meeting at the Cleveland Park Library auditorium. (You don’t need to be clairvoyant
to see that this is the weekly fake event.)

Thursday, March 20 from 7 - 8:30 PM Forum for Candidates in Contested April 1st Primary for Mayor, with guest moderator Mark Plotkin. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library ~ 1st floor meeting room. Sponsored by the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, which will hold its regular monthly business meeting prior to the forum, starting at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served. More info:

Friday, March 21, 7:30 PM, The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital presents a film that examines green burials. Sounds morbid but it is actually a touching and sometimes funny celebration of
a life well-lived, and an acknowledgement of death as part of life. “A Will for the Woods” follows Dr. Clark Wang as he battles lymphoma while thoughtfully planning his funeral with his loved ones. Determined that
his last act should not harm the environment but rather help protect it, Clark discovers the green burial movement. At St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Doors Open 7:00 PM, with food for sale by Zenful Bites, movie at 7:30. Free popcorn (while it lasts!) Noted journalist Ray Suarez will moderate a Q&A with the directors following the film. $3 at the door. RSVP on Facebook here:

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