Friday, July 21, 2017

Get Out! - The Events Column

The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art
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 17,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv  

Friday, July 21 at 8 PM, Trump Tweets Mad Libs Party. Play Mad Libs with a contemporary twist. MacSweeney’s supplies the Mad Libs and you and the party guests fill in the blanks with hilarious words, which, no matter how clever you are, will never be kookier than the original quotes! Fun for all ages! No spelling, grammar, or substantive knowledge needed! Free. Location: New York Times, 1627 I Street NW. Advance registration required at:

Saturday July 22 from 10 - 11 AM, Coffee with a Ranger. Join a National Park Service Ranger at the Georgetown Waterfront Park to learn more about the history of Georgetown, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Rock Creek Park, or a park-related topic of your choice. Bring your own coffee. All ages. Free - no advance registration. Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park, Wisconsin Avenue at K Street NW,   

Sunday July 23 at 7:30 PM, Concert: The YouthCUE National Honor Choir is made up of 150 of the finest high school singers in North America, accompanied by members of the local professional symphony orchestra. The Grand Performance is free and open to the public. At Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, NW,

Monday, July 24 from 7 - 9:30 PM, Fort Reno Summer Concert Series Presents: Ear; Fuzzqueen; Mimi Loco and the Drama Queens. Free. Fort Reno Park is at 40th and Chesapeake Streets NW across the street from Wilson HS. In the event of rain call 202-355-6356 to find out if the show is on - there are no rain dates. Concert series schedule at

Tuesday, July 25 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM, “Do-ré-mi les amis!” Sing and dance with Achille, French children’s musician. Children will enjoy traditional French songs and dance. Free. Ages 1-18. Please RSVP: At the Alliance Francaise, Dupont/Kalorama, 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW, (202) 234-7911.

Wednesday July 26 at 1:30 PM, Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library: "The Peacock Room." Join Coffee + Conversation for Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. This week: James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room (1876-1877), a London-commissioned dining room entirely of the artist's design which now resides in the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art. Enjoy great conversation and critique served up fresh alongside tasty snacks and free coffee (courtesy of the DC Public Library Foundation). Free - no registration or previous experience required. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is at 3260 R Street NW. More info: Questions? Email rebekah.smith @ dc dot gov. Full series schedule at:

Thursday July 27  from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, “Free Parking” Conversation Series Presents: Performing the Border. This season’s Free Parking, the series of salon-style conversations in the Alper Initiative space at the AU Museum, features local artists whose performance-based visual art reflects on the tensions surrounding issues of immigration, border security, and international relations. Washington artist Clay Dunklin, Susana Raab, Jenny Wu, and artists from the Street Light Circus will discuss their work with curator Megan Rook Koepsel. The exhibition Performing the Border is on view from June 17 - August 13, 2017. Free and open to all interested in Washington art. Space is limited. RSVP required: At  the Katzen Arts Center at American University, on the northeast side of Ward Circle.  

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 PM, Concert: Dupre and Rachmaninov - a presentation of the Washington National Cathedral Summer Concert Series. Come and experience music by two of the most formidable virtuosi of their day: Dupré as organist and Rachmaninov as pianist, and hear the Cathedral organ, situated in the National Cathedral’s Great Choir, at its most exhilarating. Featuring: Erik Wm. Suter (organ); Rebecca Kellerman Petretta (soprano); Jeremy Filsell (piano). Program: Marcel Dupre: Toccata: Placare Christe Servulis (from Le Tombeau de Titelouze) Op. 42; Quatre Mélodies Op. 6; Sous La Pluie – Roses Dans La Nuit – Marquise – Les Deux Soeurs; Variations sur un Noël Op. 20. Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op. 43. The Washington National Cathedral is a Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Concert included in $5 discounted admission for Summer Evening Hours.

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