Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Get Out! The Events Column for September 28 - October 4, 2018

Art All Night - Tenleytown Main Street
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 17,900+ 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, September 28 at 6:30 PM, UNCENSORED 2018: The Cocktail Party. The cocktail party is the premier event of the DC Public Library Foundation's annual Banned Books Week celebrating the freedom to read, create and express. The evening will feature: banned book-themed cocktails created by DC's best local bartenders; live performances by talented local artists and bands; maker crafts led by DC Public Library librarians; pop-up market with local retailers; and so much more. Tickets: $60 individual, up to $300 host - available here: This event is +21. If you require special accommodations, please email info @ dcplfoundation dot org or call (202) 869-4099 in advance. At Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Avenue SW.

Friday, Sept 28 at 7 PM, Freedom First: Contrabands, Camp Barker and Logan Circle. The program will guide visitors from Logan Circle—detailing the African American contraband camp at Camp Barker—to the African American Civil War Memorial, located 1/2 mile northwest on New Hampshire Ave. The topics will include enslaved African Americans seeking refuge in the nation’s capital, Federal response to the estimated 40,000 people that came into the city (which included creating contraband farms/camps in northern Virginia, recruiting black laborers and soldiers). Meet Ranger Steve T. Phan at the intersection of 13th St. and Rhode Island NW at General John A. Logan equestrian monument. The program will end at the African American Civil War Memorial, 1925 Vermont Ave NW. Free. Questions? Email tuan_phan @ nps dot gov or visit: 

Saturday, September 29 from 8 AM - 5 PM, The 11th Annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit. All tenants in the District of Columbia have the right to decent, safe, and affordable housing. Learn how the District’s new eviction rules will protect families. Who should attend: renters in DC; real estate agents; children’s health advocates; disability rights groups; landlords with rental property in Dc; emergency housing agencies; senior service agencies. Free. Lunch provided. At  the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE. Free shuttle service from NoMa-Gallaudet Metro. Register at For more info visit:   

Saturday, September 29 at 2 PM, Getting Published: A Discussion on "Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, & Literary Agents." Calling all local authors, aspiring writers, and other members of the DC literary community! Join Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts for a meet-up, networking and workshop session about various aspects of publishing. Topics that will be addressed include: Finding and Obtaining a Literary Agent; Do You Even Need a Literary Agent?; Self-Publishing - Benefits, Risks, and How to Do it Right; Copyright and Trademark Law for Authors; When Do You Need to Get a Lawyer?; Royalties and Revenue Streams for Authors;
Publishing Contracts and Negotiations; Who Owns the Rights to Your Book?; Intellectual Property Issues Faced by Authors and Publishers in the Digital Age. Free. At Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW,

Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 PM, “Silence the Violence” Benefit Concert, featuring musical performances by: The Augmented Eight men's acapella group; Children's Chorus of Washington; Members of the Capitol Hill Chorale; The Boy & Girl Choristers of the Washington; National Cathedral Choir; National United Methodist's Men's Ensemble. This concert is part of "The Concert Across America" to end gun violence and proceeds will benefit the TraRon Center ( The TraRon Center was created to help those affected by gun violence heal through the arts and activism. General admission $20, children 12 and under are free - tickets at or at the door. At National United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Ample parking in church lot and across Nebraska Ave. in underground lot of American University. More info:   

Saturday, September 29 from 7 PM - 12 Midnight, Art All Night - Tenleytown. Join Tenleytown Main Street for a celebration of the visual and performing arts. Enjoy paintings, sculpture, photography, music, dance, poetry, and more from over 100 artists and performers at 14 venues. And explore your own artistic talents with interactive crafts, photography, dance classes, and even body art! Art All Night has something for every art lover at every age – and all for FREE. The festival kicks off at 7 at the Tenleytown Metro plaza with a special performance of music and dance as we celebrate the power of the arts to transform and transport you. Performances by CityDance POP!, Alma Boliviana, Sahara Dance, and the Chinese lions from Wong People. Then follow our performers as they herald the start of the arts festival, passing Tenleytown’s art and performance venues. The procession ends back at the Metro plaza, but your art journey just begins! Find the full schedule of events and exhibits at - and don’t forget to stop by the Welcome Center (Wisconsin Ave & Brandywine St) on Saturday to pick up a printed Guidebook to Art All Night in Tenleytown featuring a map, full schedule of events and exhibits, and special offers from local businesses.

Saturday, September 29 from 7 PM - 12 midnight, Art All Night - Dupont. There are 18 Dupont Circle galleries, retailers, embassies, and a historic house that will be open from 7 PM until midnight, showcasing paintings, photography, sculpture, dance, music, and retail pop-ups. New this year, there will be an art market at the corner of 15th and P Street, NW – Art Rave – hosting 30 painters, jewelers, and other makers. Details at and   

Saturday, September 29 from 7 PM - 3 AM, Art All Night - DC. Learn about each of the eight Art All Night events taking place in these neighborhoods across DC: Congress Heights; Deanwood Heights, Dupont Circle; H Street; Minnesota Avenue; North Capitol; Shaw; Tenleytown. Find links to each neighborhood’s Art All Night event here:

Sunday, September 30 from 11 AM - 7 PM, FiestaDC celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. At the Fiesta DC street festival you can check out food, festivities, and entertainment while learning more about resources about and for the Latino community. The festival takes place along Pennsylvania Ave. NW, between 3rd and 7th Streets. Free admission. More info: 

Monday, October 1 at 12 noon, Book Talk: Recent Publications on Frederick Douglass, by John Muller and Paul Kendrick, authors. With nationwide recognition of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial occurring across the country and around the globe, join GW graduates and authors Paul Kendrick and John Muller as they discuss their respective books covering the relationship between Frederick Douglass and President Lincoln, and the life and times of Douglass in “Washington City.” Their discussion will be moderated by GW Professor Randi Kristensen. Free; no reservations required. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street, NW, 

Monday, October 1 at 7 PM, The Great American Read Guessing Game. This fun interactive event is based on the PBS Great American Read contest going on until October 18. Readers are asked to vote for their favorite among the 100 books featured on The Great American Read site. Before you look at the list of 100 books and vote for the greatest in your estimation, you can come to this event where we will play a guessing game to find out, without peeking, what worthy works of literature made the cut. Here’s how the game is played: The moderator will call out the name of a book and the audience will applaud if they think it’s on the list or stomp their feet if they think it’s a fake entry. Here’s a preview of some of the contenders: Twilight Saga; 50 Shades of Grey; Gone Girl, The Da Vinci Code, The Hunt for Red October. OK, you are laughing now, because you are sure that none of the above would be named to anyone’s 100 Great Books List. Well, if that’s what you think, you are ready to play! The game will be played on the Honor System, so we will take your word you have not checked over the list ahead of time. There’s only one problem with this game, and that is, it’s the weekly fake event

Tuesday, October 2 at 4 PM, Back to School Open House. Celebrate Back to School at the library! We'll have snacks, a back to school craft, giveaways, and plenty of information on programs and resources like the Educator Card. Whether you're an educator, a parent, or a student, please stop by for information on how Northwest One Library can help you excel this school year. All ages. Free. At Northwest One Library, 155 L Street NW. More info:

Wednesday, October 3 at 7 PM, Friends of The Library Author Talk: Daniel Stone. Join author Daniel Stone for his author talk on The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of The Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Fairchild's finds weren't just limited to food -- from Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America's capital. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW,

Thursday, October 4 at 12 noon, Chamber Music at Noon. The DC Public Library, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut of Washington, presents a chamber music series (formerly titled the Brown Bag Chamber Recital), free and open to the public. Performers include internationally known, local musicians Ralitza Patcheva and Vasily Popov, as well as special-guest performers. At the Goethe Institut of Washington, 1990 K St. NW (entrance is located on 20th St. between Eye and K Streets). More info:

Thursday, October 4 from 6 - 9 PM.The Smithsonian Craft2Wear Opening Night Party. The Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show is a pop-up couture show and sale of fabulous jewelry and fashion by over 60 designers. At the Opening Night party at the National Building Museum you will be among the first to shop limited-edition, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, and accessories by over 60 designers. Sample cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and sweets. Tickets are $50, advance purchase only -  (Includes ticket to return to the show on either Friday or Saturday). Proceeds support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution. The National Building Museum is at 401 F St NW.     

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