Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column, July 5 - 11, 2019

Serenade! Choral Festival Presents Túumben Paax
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 18,300+ 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, July 5 at 6 PM, MPD Community Movie Night. Come out and hang with your local Police Officers at the Second District Station, for a viewing of the animated film "Wonder Park". We will be serving hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, nachos, and snacks! Doors open at 6:00pm, movie starts at 6:30pm. Limited seating - must rsvp to kyi.branch @ dc dot gov. Free. At the Second District Police Station (Community Room), 3320 Idaho Avenue NW.

Friday, July 5 from 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM, Serenade! Choral Festival Presents Túumben Paax and Choir Cedemusica, presented by Mexican Cultural Institute. The performance will feature Túumben Paax, (“New Music,” in the Mayan language), a female vocal sextet, pioneer ensemble from Mexico established in 2006 by Lucía Olmos, and formed by young singers from the top conservatories in Mexico. The choir brings a repertoire to Serenade! that includes pre-Hispanic music, modern arrangements of traditional folk song, and contemporary pieces that reflect Mexico’s past and present, such as Cadet’s Xon ahuiyacan (Be Joyful). Opening for Tuumben Paax is Cedemusica, a non-profit institution based in the city of Ambato, Ecuador, whose performances are distinguished by their indigenous costumes and Afro-Ecuadorian rhythms. At the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW. Free, but please register here:       

Saturday, July 6 at 10:30 AM, DC Strings Workshop. Celebrate the 4th of July weekend with a special concert by DC Strings Workshop. These local professional musicians will play music, discuss music theory and have a time for children to explore the instruments after the performance. Free. At the Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW,   

Saturday, July 6 at 2 PM, Author Talk with Dr. Ashante Reese: Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, DC. In her book, Black Food Geographies, Reese examines the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, the author examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, DC. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free. At the Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE,   

Sunday, July 7 from 12 - 4 PM, Celebrate International Chocolate Day at the United States Botanic Garden. Come see our beautiful Theobroma cacao tree in bloom and learn how our arborist hand pollinates its flowers. Participants will learn about the process from flower to fruit and fruit to chocolate. A local chocolatier will be on site to ensure everyone gets a taste! In the Conservatory Garden Court of the United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW. Free, no pre-registration required. More info:     

Sunday, July 7 at 7:30 PM, Serenade! Choral Festival Presents: The Human Journey. Artists: Calmus (Germany), Sedaa (Iran & Mongolia) and Barbara Furtuna (Corsica). Calmus is a German a cappella quintet that embodies the rich choral tradition of Leipzig, its hometown city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. Sedaa means "voice" in Persian and connects traditional Mongolian music with the Orient, which makes an extraordinary and fascinating sound. Master singer Nasaa Nasanjargal and Naraa Naranbaatar, who studied in their Mongolian homeland join with the virtuosic Dulcimer player Ganzorig Davaakhuu and the Iranian multi-instrumentalist Omid Bahadori to bring you one genuinely exotic world between the Orient and Mongolian steppe. The Corsican ensemble, Barbara Furtuna is a polyphonic group of four men mostly performing a capella, but occasionally with other instruments. Barbara Furtuna combines repertoire grounded in the island’s rich musical heritage with original works that reflect contemporary themes, such as the plight of refugees, through a lens informed by Corsican culture dating back thousands of years. Free - register at At the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW

Monday, July 8 from 7 - 9:30 PM, Fort Reno Concert Series - First concert of the season features: Broken Hills; Tosser; Babies with Rabies. What to bring: Yes to friends, dogs, babies.  No to alcohol, drugs, glass bottles. Free. Ft. Reno Park is at Chesapeake and Nebraska Ave, across the street from Wilson HS. Scroll down the page at to see the schedule for the summer. Questions - contact: Amanda @ fortreno dot com. Concert information line: 202-355-6356

Tuesday, July 9 at 5 PM, Idea to Reality: How to Make Your First Video Game with Cloudy Heaven Games. Learn from a local game developer and software engineer how anyone can make a video game with no prior programming experience. Discover what skills are required to make a game, tips for writing out your game idea, suggestions for beginner-friendly game development software and tools, and ideas for monetizing games. Ages 13-19. Free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW,

Tuesday, July 9 at 6 PM, From Game Reality to Your First Billion: Sell Your First Video Game. After your teenager has created a video game at the workshop described above, stick around for the next hour when you and your whiz-kid can meet with some tech start-up investors who are looking for the next Minecraft or other worldwide game phenomenon. Come with your lawyer and be prepared to negotiate! Sample contracts available in advance at: At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 

Wed, July 10 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Roots to Rivers: How Trees Improve our Waterways. Join Casey Trees and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and DC Department of Energy and the Environment to learn how plants and people can protect our District’s waterways. The Sustainable DC plan set the goal to achieve 40% tree canopy in the District, and to have fishable, swimmable rivers by 2032. How do we bring these two goals together for a healthier environment? Come explore the intersection between trees, stormwater runoff and stream health. You will learn about your local watershed,stormwater runoff and what you can do to improve our District's watersheds. A healthy urban forest means a healthy watershed. You must register in advance at Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status. Meet at Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd SE. More info:   

Thursday, July 11 from 11 AM - 7 PM, It’s 7-11 Day! And it’s the 75th anniversary of 7-11 this year. Every year on July 11 (7-11) the stores celebrate 7-11 Day and since 2002 they've been giving away Slurpees on this date. Get yours while supplies last! The Cleveland Park 7-11 is at 3433 Connecticut Avenue NW. More about this sweet national holiday at:

Thursday, July 11 from 7 - 8 PM, Gallery Talk: Keith Morrison. Join this evening discussion with artist Keith Morrison and curator Judith Stein at the Katzen Arts Center at American University. Dive into Morrison’s world through works that explore Afro-Caribbean and Meso-American art forms with themes of spirituality and resilience. Free and open to all, no RSVP required. The Katzen Arts Center is on Ward Circle on the northeast corner of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues. More info:     

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