Thursday, March 7, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column, March 8 - 14, 2019

Cleveland Park Library
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 18,100+ 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, March 8 from 6:30 - 10 PM, Women in the Arts DC Pop-Up for International Women’s Day. Celebrate International Women’s Day and Female Artists and Entrepreneurs changing the world, with four hours of art, music, shopping, cocktails at L2 lounge in Georgetown. This day is not only a call to action for gender equality but also a celebration of women, all women! L2 Lounge & Events Venue, 3315 Cady's Alley NW. Must be 21+ to access the lounge. Free admission - register at     

Friday, March 8 from 6:30 - 10 PM, Luce Unplugged: Community Showcase. Luce Unplugged showcases up and coming local bands surrounded by beautiful artworks in the Luce Foundation Center. In this installment, enjoy the slowly unfolding compositions of Jax Deluca and the brooding melodies of Knife Wife. Free beer tastings (ages 21+) provided by a local craft brewery. Additional beverages and small snacks available for purchase. Free tickets or just walk in:  At Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center (third floor), 8th and F Streets, NW.

Friday, March 8 at 7:30 PM, Chamber Music Concert. Olivier Messiaen’s rarely-heard Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du Temps) is the focus of a chamber-music program at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. This landmark 20th-century work for clarinet, violin, cello and piano was composed and first performed in 1941 at the Stalag VIII-A prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz, Germany, where Messiaen, three other professional musicians he found, and thousands more French soldiers were interned. It is music “heavenly to analyze and devilishly difficult to play” per music critic Alex Ross. The concert will begin with John Williams's Air and Simple Gifts, scored for the same instruments, which was commissioned for President Barack Obama’s first inaugural on January 20, 2009. $15 suggested goodwill donation. At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Avenue NW (at 36th & Everett Sts NW)

Saturday, March 9 at 1 PM, All the Rage: Washington and Impeachment. Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist, discusses how in 1868 impeachment was center stage and the presidency was in crisis. Free. At Georgetown Branch Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Saturday, March 9 from 2 – 4 PM, Fashion and Function Showcase: Exhibits and Demonstrations for Adaptive Living. A common challenge many older adults face is the act of getting dressed and undressed by themselves. This can be the result of a physical disability, chronic conditions, and/or other restrictions that may come with age. Dupont Circle Village is hosting this free Fashion and Function Showcase. Come learn about some functional clothing and accessories available from vendors. Free. At All Souls Episcopal Church Annex, 2300 Cathedral Avenue NW (Accessible Facility) RSVP to Dupont Circle Village at 202-436-5252 or register here: 

Sunday, March 10, 10:30 AM - 3 PM, Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Feminism and the Arts. Think women artists deserve more recognition? This is your chance to correct the historical record! Join SAAM and Art+Feminism and learn how to edit and create new articles about female artists. A special tour of remarkable women artists in SAAM’s collection kicks off the program at 10:30 AM.  All levels of technological proficiency welcome. Tickets: Free; RSVP to SAAMPrograms @ si dot edu. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, MacMillan Education Center,  8th and F Streets NW. Event Link:

Sunday, March 10 from 12 - 1 PM, Clocksetter Assistance Workshop. It’s the first day of Daylight Saving Time, and that means “Spring Ahead.” At this very practical clock resetting help session, you can bring in your digital watches, alarm clocks, grandfather clocks, and even your ancient VCRs, and receive expert help in resetting the time ahead one hour. No manual, no problem! We can help you reset any timepiece, no matter when, where or how it was made. No fee, either! It’s just too bad this is the weekly fake event ( -- it really could be useful for a lot of people!

Sunday March 10 at 1 PM, It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story - A Jazz in the Basement: Blue Note Celebration with The Chris Ziemba Quintet. The Goethe-Institut Washington and WPFW-FM join DC Public Library to present a special Jazz in the Basement honoring the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records. Featuring a screening of Eric Friedler‘s documentary IT MUST SCHWING! - The Blue Note Story (2018) and a live performance with the Chris Ziemba Quintet, we will spend the afternoon celebrating the jazz label founded by two German-Jewish immigrants in 1939. Joining Ziemba (piano) will be Luke Brandon (trumpet), Mike Cemprola, (saxophone), Nathan Kawaller (bass), Kevin McDonald (drums). Schedule: 1-3 PM Screening of IT MUST SCHWING! – The Blue Note Story (2018); 3-3:30 PM Discussion of IT MUST SCHWING! facilitated by DC-based jazz expert Rusty Hassan; 3:30-4:30 PM Break; 4:30-6:30 PM Live performance by the Chris Ziemba Quintet. Free. At the Goethe-Institut Washington located at 1990 K St. NW (enter on 20th St.) Open to the public, first come, first served,

Sunday, March 10 from 2 - 3 PM, James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Lecture with Tim Harding. In describing his work, fiber artist Tim Harding uses words more applicable to painting and photography. He speaks about pixels, light and shadow, figure and ground, and references the Pointillists or Hockney and Rothko. Harding brings together elements of fine art and applied art to create textile pieces that defy categorization and allow them to be considered for their intrinsic beauty. This lecture is part of the James Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Lecture Series. Free and open to all, no RSVP required. To register for Harding’s accompanying workshop, click on . At the American University Katzen Art Center, northeast corner of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle.

Monday, March 11 at 12 PM, Lecture: Enslaved Laborers at Georgetown University, 1792–1862. Elsa Mendoza examines slavery's role in the operation of Georgetown University through primary sources, includes diaries, letters, and other records. Free; no reservations required. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW. 

Tuesday, March 12 at 2 PM, Lessons from Lives? The Harvard Study of Adult Development.  The Harvard Study of Adult Development began in 1938 with 268 healthy college sophomores. It followed them through their lives. Under only its fourth director, it continues today with their descendants. What does the Study tell us about health, longevity, life satisfaction, and our roles for our families? This free talk will be presented by David Cohen, a volunteer and former Board member with Northwest Neighbors Village, who is working on a book about life choices using data from longitudinal studies and other scientific research. Its working title is A Life You Want. His book draws on, among other sources, the Harvard Study of Adult Development and his July interview with its director. RSVP to 202-615-5853 or info @ ClevelandWoodleyParkVillage dot org. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Wednesday, March 13 from 7 - 8 PM, “Trip of a Lifetime: Walking the Jordan Trail.” Join Andrew Evans as he describes his experience hiking the full length of the Jordan Trail in 2017. The Jordan Trail Thru-Hike is a long distance hiking trail in Jordan connecting the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south. With more than 650 kilometers of trail it travels through 52 villages and towns on its way. The trail traverses the diverse landscapes and vistas of the country, from the rolling wooded hills of the north, the rugged wadis and cliffs overlooking the Jordan Rift Valley, the rose rock of Petra, the dramatic sands and towering mountains in Wadi Rum, to the crystal waters of the Red Sea. This talk is the part of the “Trips of a Lifetime” series. Free. In the meeting room at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 7th Street NE. Register at

Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, “Story Time” Gala and Reception. The DC Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) will host its 4th annual “Story Time” gala reception to benefit the DC Public Library’s children’s programs. This event will take place in the beautiful new Cleveland Park Library, which will be transformed into a forest of knowledge and enchantment and a celebration of reading and STEM learning at the DC Public Library. DCPLF gala organizers have planned a delicious evening of food, drink and discovery, taking full creative advantage of all that International Pi Day has to offer. Tickets available at At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Tudor Nights: Raise a Glass to Prohibition! Get a unique look at Prohibition through the eyes of the Peter family at Tudor Place. This special salute to the Prohibition era features an exclusive look at objects and ephemeral from 1920-1933 in the Tudor Place archive and collection. The special exhibition is followed by cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres at the Victorian-style Dower House. Tudor Place is at 1644 31st Street NW.  For ages 21+. Free for Tudor Place Members, Non-Members: $15. Reservations: 

Thursday, March 14 from 6 - 9 PM, Wonder Women. Who runs the world? Girls! Evenings at the Edge returns with a tribute to the trailblazing women who have created and inspired masterpieces of art from the last century. Discover their stories with pop-up talks, craft your own fierce female superhero, and get into formation with performances from the internationally renowned, all-female tap sensation Syncopated Ladies.Free. This program is part of the “Evenings at the Edge” After Hours at the National Gallery of Art series, East Building, Constitution Avenue at 4th Street NW. Register:  Register    

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