Thursday, April 10, 2014

Get Out! - The Events Column

Peeps by Jon Sullivan (Wikimedia Commons)
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 14,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, April 11 at 7 PM, JazzFest 2014 concert celebrates the brilliant collaboration between Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery heard on their classic album Bags Meets Wes, featuring the Levine Jazz Quartet including faculty member Josh Walker on guitar and special guest Chuck Redd on vibraphone. Free for Levine students; $20 tickets at the door; $15 tickets online available at In the Jane Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St, NW.

Friday, April 11 at 7:30 PM, Peeps Diorama for Non-Contestants. Do you love the Washington Post’s annual Peeps Diorama contest? Have you had great ideas for the contest but lacked the time, skill, or patience to carry them out? This year you can have all the fun of a creating a contest entry submission without any of the work! Get together with your fellow Peeps contest wannabes at the Post Pub around the corner from the Washington Post, and talk about what you would have created as a Peeps diorama if you just could have gotten your Peeping act together by the March 17 deadline. Bring your wildest ideas for a diorama, and nothing else, because you don’t need to build anything -- just talk. Wait, you don’t have to do that either -- keep it all in your head -- because this is the weekly fake event.

Saturday, April 12, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Children’s Architectural Tour of Cleveland Park, led by Hartman-Cox Architects, hosted by the Cleveland Park Historical Society. Kids (6-12 year old age range) will spend the first part of the morning learning some vocabulary, then walk around the neighborhood looking at seven different properties including the Uptown Theater, NCRC, and the Macklin Apartments. After the walk, children will build a structure based upon the tour and other ideas. Limit: 20 children, accompanied by an adult. $10/child for CPHS members, $20/child for non-members. Tickets:

Saturday, April 12 from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, April 13 from 1:30 - 4 PM, Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Annual Spring Book Sale at the Cleveland Park Library (Connecticut Avenue Macomb Street), open to the public. Choose from thousands of books in all subjects including mysteries thrillers, history, sports games, fiction, politics, romance, fine performing arts, kids books, cookbooks, travel, science  nature, poetry, graphic novels, foreign language, self-help, plays, business economics, diet fitness, science fiction fantasy, reference, and more. Most hardbacks $1; most softcovers 50¢. Proceeds support Cleveland Park branch and city-wide library programs.

Saturday, April 12, Civil War Walking Tour. House Tour: 10:30 – 11:30 AM; Neighborhood Walking Tour: 1 - 2 PM. Civil War meant uncertain times for Tudor Place and surrounding Georgetown. Learn how owner Britannia Kennon saved her family home by boarding Union officers. See where they dined, learn what they ate, and hear about the landlady’s special precautions to avoid charges of espionage. After breaking for lunch on your own, return for an expert guided tour of historic Georgetown. Choose house or walking tour, or enjoy both - tickets $8-$15 at: At Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW.

Sunday, April 13 from 10 AM - 2 PM Bicycle Tour of the Civil War Defenses of Washington, a 7-mile guided ride from Fort Reno to Fort Totten, led by a park ranger. Free, but reserve by April 11 by email to scott_einberger @ Meet at Tenleytown Metro. More info:

Sunday, April 13 from 3 - 6 PM, “Ancestors, Guardians Guides: A Scholar’s Symposium - The Idea of Ancestry and Its Role in Contemporary Life and Society” led by Dr. David C. Driskell, Artist, Educator, Art Historian, Curator, and a distinguished panel of experts in African American history, Latino culture and museum curation. Location: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street NW. Free, register at

Tuesday, April 15 at 7 PM: Book talk on “Historic Restaurants of Washington, DC: Capital Eats” Join local historian John DeFerrari as he recounts the high water marks of African American achievement in the D.C. restaurant business. Free. At the Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St NW Free. More info:

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