Thursday, January 12, 2017

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 16,600+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, January 12 at 7 PM, Georgetown Trivia Night. It’s the library’s first monthly trivia night. Team up with friends or join fellow nerds to take home the prize... and the GLORY. For adults and savvy teens. Free to attend, brain snacks provided. No registration required. See you there! At 3260 R Street NW,

Friday, January 13 at 11 AM, Games, Lunch and a Movie, "Romancing the Stone" starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street, NW. Games start at 11 AM; lunch is at noon (lunch reservations for Guy Mason events always need to be called in to 202-727-7527 by the Wednesday prior to the event); the movie starts at 1 PM.  

Friday, January 13 at 1 PM, Screening of “Selma,” the 2014 movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1965. Shown in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. week. Free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232,

Saturday January 14 at 1 PM, “Our Foremothers in the Capitol Rotunda: Making the Marble Speak” - a talk by Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to Come learn about the women’s suffrage movement leaders Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who are represented in statuary in the Capitol rotunda. Free. In the Peabody Room of Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW, 202-727-0233.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 PM, Art Talk: “Clark Fox: Icon Chains – Opposites Attract.” The Director of the American University Museum will contextualize Clark Fox’s artwork within the historical, economic and cultural background of Washington, DC of the 1960s through the 1990s. At the Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal Street, Dover, Delaware. Free with Admission. Please register at: or call 302-674-2111 X 110.

Sunday, January 15 at 10:30 AM, MLK Gospel Sing Along. “Sing for Freedom" will be led by Diana Wagner ( and a variety of other acoustic musicians. All ages and abilities are welcome - so bring your acoustic instruments and/or voice to join in song!  Free. At Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell Street NW. For more information:

Sunday January 15 at 10 AM, Mark Shields, American political columnist and commentator, will speak on current events. Since 1988, Shields has provided weekly political analysis and commentary for the PBS NewsHour and was also a regular panelist on Inside Washington. Free. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 16th and H Streets NW,

Monday, January 16 from 2 - 4 PM, “We Shall Not Be Moved: Sanctuary, Witness and Covenant. A Tribute to Dr. King” will use song, narrative and prophetic reflection to explore how faith communities have addressed the Rev. Martin Luther King’s calls for them to be sanctuaries for those in need and to demonstrate public witness to injustice. Free; reservations required: At Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW.

Tuesday, January 17 from 10 - 11:30 AM, “Brexit and Its Aftermath: Challenges in Europe in
an Era of Populism” -- a lecture by Michelle Egan, professor at the American University School of International Service and author of “Single Markets: Economic integration in Europe and the United States.” Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free. Go to for link to the reservations site (available starting on Friday). In the Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Tuesday, January 17 at 11:30 AM, "Nexit, Frexit, Wallexit?: What shall we call it when other countries and regions vote to leave the EU?" After the previous session (see above) discussing the fallout from Brexit, this session will consider the possibilities of other EU member countries taking their leave, triggering the need for more "-exit" terms, including: "Nexit" for the Netherlands, "Frexit" for France, "Wallexit" for the Wallonia region of Belgium, and "Catexit" for the Catalonia region of Spain. If Estonia leaves, should it be "Eexit"? Or "Estexit"? Perhaps we'll say "Fexit" if Finland goes. Add your voice to consideration of this important topic. No linguistic skills necessary, just creativity. If you can't attend, please feel free to contribute your ideas at the following link: 

Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 AM, Age-Friendly DC: Spot on Grownups: Magazines, Large-Print, Audiobooks. Failing eyesight? That’s no reason to be kept in the dark. Experience the DC Library’s diverse collection of magazines, large-print books and audiobooks. New titles are added each month. Take home a winner! Meet in the lower-level lobby of the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW,

Wednesday, January 18 at 7 PM, “France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art” with guest speaker Vanessa BadrĂ©. This is the third lecture in her series on 19th Century paintings. This lecture is titled: “Realism: Representing the Real World, in Fragments or Totality.” Free. At the Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R Street NW. More information at   

Thursday, January 19 from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, Walking Tour: “Race, Space, and the Power of Place on Mt. Vernon Square.” This walking tour will examine the exterior of the Carnegie Library -  one of the District’s first desegregated spaces - and explore how concepts of race and difference impact how citizens are allowed, prohibited, discouraged or encouraged to share space. Offered in conjunction with the current “District II” exhibition at the National Building Museum. Tickets $5 - $10 - reservations required at At the Carnegie Library, 801 K St. NW.

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