Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column Jan 24 - 31, 2019

Frida Kahlo
Photo by Guillermo Kahlo
(Public Domain)
We wanted to share some events and activities that we thought would be of interest to list members. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that the 18,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, please email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv      

Friday, January 25 from 6 - 10 PM, “In Real Life” by District Dodger - Opening Reception. “Can you follow me back?” - “Did you see my email?” - “How many likes do you think this will get?” - Digital thoughts bleeding into a physical world. District Dodger, a 26-year-old visual artist, is releasing a solo exhibit entitled, “In Real Life,” which is a visual observation of the relationship between the digital and the physical. It explores the paradox that both are conflicting realities in which we exist simultaneously. The exhibit will include light design, paintings, projections and modern sculpture pieces. Free. At 1301 4th Street NE,      

Friday, January 25 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Night of 1,000 Fridas. Petworth Arts Collaborative kicks off the 2019 season with a large-scale collaborative street art project called Night of 1,000 Fridas by Theodore Carter ( Artists were invited to contribute a work of visual art or a public performance or something else that includes an image of Frida Kahlo. On the Night of 1,000 Fridas, works will be displayed at several venues in Petworth, including Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave NW) featuring work by David Amoroso, David Currie, Melissa Lindsjo, Jonathon Ottke, Justine Swindell and Charlie Visconage. Plus, take part in placing the beautiful paper flowers on the Frida Kahlo window installations at Fia's Fabulous Finds and Upshur Street Books (806 and 827 Upshur St NW, respectively). Last but not least check out the Frida Kahlo live projections on the wall outside of Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW) by artist Anthony Le. Come out to support local artists and fabulous small businesses who continue to help build arts and community in Petworth! Free. More info:  

Saturday, January 26 from 10:30 AM - 12 noon, Measuring School Quality - a discussion with with Dr. Jack Schneider. Jack Schneider is a professor at Massachusetts University Lowell. He has done extensive work on ways to measure school quality beyond the test scores. He will describe what they have done with the Massachusetts Consortium to expand the measures and also broaden the way we think about quality in schools to better reflect the values we have. Please join us! Free. Childcare will be provided and parking is available. Translation available if requested. Co-Sponsored by the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators; Teaching for Change; Ward 1 Education Group, CHPSPO, EmpowerEd, Ward 4 Education Alliance, Ward 7 Education Council At Columbia Heights Education Campus, 3101 16th Street NW. Register: For more info, contact dc.shappe @ gmail dot com 

Saturday, January 26 from 7 PM on, Australia Day Party by DC Eagles Football Club. Celebrate Australia Day with the DC Eagles Australian Football Club at Blackfinn Ameripub. We will be spinning classic Aussie tunes, offering tasty Four 'n Twenty meat pies, holding a 50/50 cash raffle (bring a few extra bucks with you), and lots of other fun activities! It's gonna be a ripper, so you don't want to miss it! Tickets: $20 at the door; $15 online at With the purchase of a ticket, you will get 1 free beer, free appetizers (while they last), and access to food and drink specials ($4/$5 beers!). PS: Costumes that show your Aussie flare are highly recommended. So, don't forget your pluggers, singlet, boardies, and grab a stubbie at the bar! Please note that this event is 21+ after 10 PM. All proceeds go to help out the DC Eagles Football Club, a 501.c.3 non-profit that promotes Australian Rules Football in DC.  

Sunday, January 27 at 2 PM, Express Jazz in the Basement. Join Erol Danon (piano), Francisco Quintero (guitar), Keith Butler (drums), and Stephen Arnold (bass) for an afternoon of creative new works. Jazz in the Basement is a monthly concert series that highlights young artists, new composers, or unique jazz sounds, intended to broaden the listening landscape of our Washington, DC audiences. Free | Open to the public. This concert is located at the Goethe-Institut Washington at 1990 K St. NW (use the 20th Street entrance). More info:   

Sunday, January 27 at 2:30 PM, Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus is a Washington DC-area 24-voice a cappella choir specializing in exceptional music that is not sung often enough. At this concert: 3 English Partsongs by Sir Edward Elgar, Cinq Chansons Francaises by Georges Auric, Chromatic Renaissance Works by Cripriano de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, and the East Coast Premiere of "Of the Ages," by local composer Joshua Fishbein. The concert is “Pay-What-You-Can.” A light reception follows. At St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info:     

Monday January 28 at 12 noon, Lecture: The Washington Women’s Art Center. Judith Benderson, former managing director, Washington Women’s Arts Center, reflects on her time at the Washington Women’s Arts Center. She will also discuss recent efforts to include the organization’s history as a part of the legacy of DC artists in American University’s summer 2018 exhibition Latitude: The Washington Women’s Arts Center 1975–1987. Free; no reservations required. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW,     

Tuesday January 29 from 10 - 11 AM, Eighty Years of “Adult Development.” In 1938, with the Great Depression still gripping much of the nation and Adolf Hitler named TIME’s Man of the Year, Harvard University launched a long-term study of 268 Harvard sophomores to establish a baseline for medicine to provide maximally healthy human development. President John F. Kennedy was one of the original cohort, and so was Washington Post Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. What does the study tell us about health, longevity, life satisfaction, and our roles in our families? David Jonathan Cohen is working on a book about life choices that draws on the study and his interview with its director. He was executive director of a coalition of national unions that represented professional and technical people and has written for many publications, including The Washington Post and Harvard Magazine. Free. Reservations required: The lecture hall holds 105 people. Due to limited seating, each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants in order to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat. Register here: OLLI at American University, Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor.

Tuesday, January 29 at 7 PM, Book Hill Talk: Love and Transgression in the Middle Ages: Yseult and Tristan. Valerie Guyen Croquez, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer of World Languages and Cultures at American University, will lead a discussion on the legendary love triangle. Free. At Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW,   

Wednesday, January 30 at 4 PM, Art Attack: Marc Chagall. Learn about the artwork of Marc Chagall and create an art project in the style of his dreamy landscapes. This program is for ages 6 and up. Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW,    

Wednesday, January 30 at 6 PM, The Labs Presents: DIY Ear Warmers. Learn how to make a stretchy headband to keep your ears warm for the winter! This beginner-friendly class will go over the basics of using a sewing machine, then show you how to measure and cut out a headband that doubles as an ear warmer. All supplies provided. Free. This class will take place at Library Express, 1990 K Street NW (entrance on 20th St between K & I Sts). Space is limited, please register at to reserve your spot. More info: 

Wednesday, January 30 at 7 PM, What To Do With DIY Ear Warmers That Did Not Come Out Right? Let’s say you were one of those kids who, after making your very first string pot-holder at day camp, brought it home to Mom and she said, “What’s this supposed to be?” because it did not look a bit like a pot-holder. And now you are an full-grown adult and you’ve just finished your DIY Ear Warmer class and you have ended up with a thing that does not look or function like a headband with ear warmers. What can you do with it? This follow-up session for not-so-successful DIY project participants will brainstorm to find some creative uses for you not-so-hot warmers. Too loose to wear around your head? What about as a tube top? Too stiff to be comfortable? Add some tin-foil points and bingo, you’ve got a crown for a king or queen! And don’t forget that anything made of yarn can be turned into a great cat toy! To learn 101 more uses for your non-warming ear warmers, register today for this practical FREE class: 

Thursday January 31 from 10 - 11 AM, Code Girls. Nearly 10,000 young women cracked the codes of Germany, land and sea, during World War II. Sworn to secrecy, their exploits were nearly lost to history as they kept their vows for decades. They conducted the meticulous work of code breaking, about 200 of them working across from the main American University campus. Their contributions to cryptanalysis helped secure the Allied victory in an extraordinary study of courage, service, and scientific accomplishment. Liza Mundy is the New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II, and also The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming Sex, Love and Family and Michelle: A Biography. Free. OLLI lectures are held at American University, the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor. Reservations required at The lecture hall holds 105 people. Due to limited seating, each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants in order to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat. For an overview of the OLLI lecture series, visit    

Thursday, January 31 from 1 - 2 PM, Free Furlough Lecture: Lafayette’s Return to Washington, 1824-1825. A rockstar returns to Washington. During his triumphal tour of the young republic in 1824 and 1825, Lafayette came to Washington on multiple occasions, including visits to Tudor Place.Using contemporary accounts and images of Washington by Tudor Place Artist-in-Residence Peter Waddell, Mark Hudson will explore how the Federal City greeted the hero, while describing life in the city during this period. Mark Hudson is executive director of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden. Free|Pay what you can. At Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW,    

Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 PM, Respect: Aretha Franklin as Political Activist. Join scholars, musicians and community members as we remember Aretha Franklin. We will discuss her work for social change, listen to her most empowering songs, and talk about music as activism in our community today. In partnership with WPFW and The Goethe-Institut Washington. Joining the discussion will be: Katea Stitt, WPFW; Dr. Greg Carr, Howard University; Kelly Navies, Smithsonian NMAAHC ; Kerrie Cotten Williams, DC Public Library; Yara Allen, New Poor People's Campaign. This program will take place at the Goethe-Institut Washington located at 1990 K St. NW (use the 20th St. entrance). FREE | All Ages. 

Thursday, January 31 from 7 - 8:30 PM, Boys Will Be <boys> Good Humans: Book Talk for Parents/Students. New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins will speak about the hot topic of the moment: “Boys Will Be <boys> Good Humans: What All Students and Their Parents Should Know About Young Men, Drinking, Sex, and The College Social Scene”. This presentation is based on Robbins’ surprising new book about goodhearted college boys, “FRATERNITY: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men.” The book will be available for purchase before the publication date and Robbins will sign and personalize books immediately after the presentation, which is free and open to the public. In the auditorium of  Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. Bethesda.    

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