Thursday, July 5, 2018

Get Out! - The Events Column for July 6 - July 12, 2018

Heurich House Museum
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 17,800+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv   

Friday July 6 from 6 - 8 PM, Heurich House: Made in America. Grab a beer from this month’s sponsor brewery, Atlas Brew Works, while touring the museum’s first floor and shopping the goods available from local, immigrant makers. This month’s “First on First” event will highlight the work of immigrants. Artist and author of the cookbook “Cook Korean!” Robin Ha will present her work alongside designer and owner of Printed Wild, Eva Calonder. Visit a special exhibit in the new Carriage House Gallery featuring works by artist and immigrant Lily Spandorf. Then, design your own flag at our activity table, creating a take-home piece of art. Brewmaster Studios, located in the historic carriage house of Heurich House, regularly participates in First Friday along with local Dupont Circle galleries and studios. Please visit the First Friday website to view all the other galleries and exhibitions open for the First Friday in July -- go to: For more information about the Heurich House program, visit: Heurich House is at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, July 6 from 6 - 9 PM, “Friday Night in the Heights,” featuring Chuggalug (pop/rock/cover band). Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes and join us at Cathedral Commons, Newark Street at Wisconsin Avenue, for a free performance from Chuggalug, with local food and drink, and fun for the whole family.

Saturday July 7 from 11 AM - 3 PM, Family Day: Dear Hamilton, Love Washington. The George Washington University Museum invites you for a day of family-friendly activities celebrating America's founding fathers. Learn the basics of screen printing to create your own postcard featuring George Washington or Alexander Hamilton. Also, join an interactive story time in the galleries and explore historical newspapers and vintage postcards in the exhibition, Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton and Greetings from Washington. All ages welcome. Story Time: 11 AM and 1 PM. Screen Printing Workshops: Sign up at the front desk for one of these three sessions: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM. Free. The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is at 701 21st Street, NW,

Saturday, July 7 from 11 AM - 2 PM, Chinatown Community Festival (rescheduled from June 2). The DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs invites you to experience the tastes, sounds and feel of Asia at the 2018 Chinatown Community Festival in Chinatown Park at 5th & I St NW., Family-Friendly -Free - RSVP required by 11:59 pm on Friday, July 6 at Eventbrite: NOTE: You do not need to RSVP again if you already RSVPed and got a ticket for this event on June 2. That ticket is still valid. Street food provided by local APIA restaurants. Lively performances including Wushu, a lion dance and a dog tricks show, Tinikling, rice flour drawing, kimono dressing, and other cultural demonstrations, including: live screen printing; fitness demonstrations; free face painting, balloon twisting, henna and other Asian arts and crafts. For more information, or to request reasonable accommodations, contact MOAPIA at 202-727-3120.

Saturday, July 7 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Art Exhibit: “The Finnish Illusion.” The Embassy of Finland hosts a new exhibit featuring works by three Finnish female artists: Ilona Cutts, Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wolfram. The exhibit will be on view from June 13 to August 26 and will be open to the public on Saturday, July 11, as well as July 28, August 11, and August 25. This trio of Finnish painters brings a sensitive, strong and feminine approach to their medium and subject matter. Their art is fearless and thoughtful. The presence of humor is evident. The Finnish Illusion exhibition consists of figurative paintings and poetic installations. Free. At the Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More information:

Saturday, July 7 from 6 - 10 PM, Alexandria's 269th Birthday Celebration. Come to Alexandria to celebrate America's 242nd birthday and Alexandria's 269th birthday along the Potomac waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling fireworks display (starts at 9:30pm). As George Washington's hometown, Alexandria is a patriotic hotspot, filled with tours by bike, boat and foot, historic sites and art galleries, plus restaurants and boutiques to explore before heading to the waterfront for the grand celebration. Admission is free. For more information call the Special Events Hotline at 703-746-5592. More info:

Sunday, July 8 at 3 PM, The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents composer and pianist Haskell Small in an afternoon of chamber music as part of their free summer chamber music series. Donations appreciated. At The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA. More info:

Monday, July 9 at 10:30 AM, Pacific Rhythm. Enjoy traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, the Cook Islands and Samoa, presented with authentic costumes for each island. You’ll be up on your feet as this dance troupe teaches you some Polynesian dances. A family program for children of all ages. Free. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW,

Monday July 9 at 1 PM, Passport to Wakanda: Nakia Ring Fling Arena. Test your physical and computational skills and earn your own Vibranium with our Wakandan hoop and ring challenge. Other programs in the Passport to Wakenda series: Killmonger Mask Museum on July 16: Children will explore Igbo tribal culture and create their own ritual masks; Shuri Design Laboratory on July 23: Experiment with a wide range of materials and creative supplies to create your own innovative three-dimensional technological models. Programs are for children ages 5-11. Each participant will receive a Wakandan passport, and a "customs" stamp for every program they attend. Lunch is also provided. Free. At the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW,

Tuesday, July 10 at 4 PM, Explorer's Club: Sound and Science. Join us for all things STEAM (that's science, technology, engineering, arts and math—something for everyone). We're all about sound this month. Come make some noise and do some hands-on activities to investigate sound. Recommended for children ages 4 and older with their caregivers. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW,

Tuesday, July 10 at 5 PM, Free Bike Repair Pop-Up With Gearin' Up Bicycles. Join Gearin’ Up Bicycles at the Deanwood Library for a free two-hour bike repair pop-up clinic. Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local nonprofit. The Deanwood Library is at 1350 49th St. NE,

Wednesday, July 11 is 7-Eleven Day….and no, this is NOT the weekly fake event! This is a real thing: You can go to the Cleveland Park 7-11, or any other 7-11 in the US, tell them it’s 7-11 day and get a free small  Slurpee in your favorite flavor. More about National 7-Eleven Day here: 

Thursday, July 12 from 7 - 9:30 PM, Fort Reno Concert Series: featured bands are: Taciturn (; Born Dad (; and
Messthetics ( This free concert series has the same rules as in years past:  Do not bring glass bottles, alcohol, or drugs; do bring your friends, babies, and dogs. Fort Reno Park is at 4000 Chesapeake St NW, map at Summer concert line-up here: 

Thursday, July 12 from 9:30 - 10 PM, Improve the Band Names Brainstorming Session. We don’t want to sound harsh, but there’s no turning away from reality: So many of the band names of this year’s Fort Reno Concert series are lamer than lame! Let’s give our local bands some wisdom from the crowd and help them come up with much catchier names! Stick around after the concert on Thursday night (details above) and come armed with your cleverest, most appealing band names. Or come ready to brainstorm with your neighbors and come up some meme-worthy names together! Or use this very handy band-name generator: To register for this free event and submit names in advance, go to: (For those of you who have been following the Events Column faithfully for more than a year....yes, this is the second annual occurrence of this event. And we intend to keep it up, as long as the Fort Reno Concert series has bands with names like Born Dad, Messthetics, Tired All the Time (July16), and Branch Manager (August 2).           

1 comment:

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