Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Out! - The Events Column

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 @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv
Photo by Evan Sweigart
via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, October 30 at 6 PM, Halloween party with stories, music and a parade. Don’t forget to come dressed in your favorite costume! Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Friday, October 31 at 4 PM, Macomb Recreation Center hosts its 5th annual Halloween Haunted House(ages 12 and younger). Free. At 3409 Macomb Street NW. More info:

Friday, October 31 from 5 - 7 PM, The Chevy Chase Recreation Center’s first annual Halloween Masquerade Dog Show. Dogs (with their owners/families) will participate in a parade and "strut their stuff." Dogs will be judged in various categories and prizes will be given.Dogs must register with the site and can be registered the day of the dog show to select their entry categories. There will be Tricks and Treats for all! Contact: Gladys Shoatz, 202-727-7714. Free. At the Chevy Chase Recreation Center, 41st and Livingston Sts NW.

Friday, October 31 - For the complete list of Halloween parties, parades, and haunted houses at DC Recreation Centers, visit: 

Friday, October 31 at 5 PM, Rally to Promote Positive Images of Witches, Sorcerers, and Persons of Magical Proclivities. Every Halloween those tiresome old stereotypes get trotted out: Witches are warty, broom-riding hags; sorcerers are secretive and irresponsible with potions; ghosts and other persons of ectoplasm need to be barred from haunting or other manifestations that are part of their essential nature as spirits. This Halloween lend your voice to the growing movement to free society from these outmoded and harmful stereotypes and help to promote empowering self-imagery among the magically-abled. Rally begins at the Macomb Street Playground at 6 PM. This is the weekly fake event...sort of. The Macomb Street Playground’s Halloween event at 4 PM is real (see above).

Saturday, November 1, 8 AM - 3 PM. The United Methodist Women’s Annual Bazaar, Jewelry, Collectibles, Gifts, Housewares, Boutique Jackets and Accessories, Christmas and Handmade Items, Baked Goods, and Luncheon Cafe. Free admission. Plenty of free parking in the lot - enter on New Mexico Avenue, 3401 Nebraska Ave. (at New Mexico Avenue across from American University). More info

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 PM, The DC A Capella Festival 2014, co-hosted by the Phantoms, Georgetown University’s first co-ed a cappella group, and the GraceNotes, GU’s first all-female a cappella group. Each weekend’s performance features different guest groups; programs include songs ranging from oldies to rock to pop, mixing traditional and eclectic styles and featuring debuts of new arrangements. At Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University. Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 students.Also on next Saturday, November 7, same time and place. More info/ticket sales:

Saturday, November 1 at 10 AM Walking Tour of sites in Dinaw Mengistu’s novel “The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.” The novel was chosen as the DC Reads series selection by the DC Library system and is also featured in the “DC by the Book” app, The walking tour begins at the cluster of trees between Rhode Island Avenue and P Street NW on the east side of Logan Circle. More info at The walking tour is free but reservations are required at .

Saturday, November 1 at 11 AM, Walking Tour of Woodley Park and the Washington National Cathedral, with a tour guide from Washington Walks, Meet outside the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro station - no advance registration needed, just show up and pay in cash when you arrive. Cost: $15 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with US military or federal government ID. More info:

Sunday, November 2 at 1 PM, “Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists.” Gallery talk with the curator and artists Jenn DePalma, Siobhan Rigg, and Sandra Rottmann on their work and the evolution of photography and the variety of techniques used today. This event is presented in conjunction with the Feminist Art History Conference. Free. At American University’s Katzen Art Museum, 3rd floor, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info:

Tuesday, November 4 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, “Smart Growth: Planning the future of DC’s oldest neighborhood.” Learn about “Georgetown 2028,” an 8-month planning initiative meant to guide the commercial development of Georgetown over the next 15 years. Will Handsfield, transportation director of the Georgetown Business Improvement District will discuss the making of the plan. Free, but reservations required at At the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW.

Tuesday, November 4 at 8 PM, The Capital City Showcase presents “A Roast of the DC Mayoral Candidates” with some of DC finest performers and comedians standing in for the roastees: Chelsea Shorte as Muriel Bowser, Donnie Sengstack as David Catania, and Katheirne Jessup as Carol Schwartz. Free. At the Brixtonn, 901 U Street NW. The Brixton will be offering their Happy Hour drink specials from 7 - 10 PM. More info:

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6 PM, Art Deco in Washington and Baltimore. Co-sponsored by Tenleytown Historical Society and Friends of the Tenley Friendship Library. Richard Striner, author of the recently released Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design History of Neighboring Cities and an earlier book Washington Deco: Art Deco in the Nation’s Capital (1984) will share his considerable expertise on the subject. A founder of the Art Deco Society of Washington, Mr. Striner will touch on examples of the Art Deco style in our immediate area – including the Sears/BestBuy building in Tenleytown and the Pepco building in Friendship Heights, and will discuss his new book (not for sale at this event but available at a discount by calling 1-800-537-5487 and mentioning code NAF). Free. Tenley Friendship Library, 2nd floor. Corner Wisconsin Avenue, NW and Albemarle Street, NW. More info: 

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