Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column, August 9 - 15, 2019

Full Moon & Memorial Walk - Hosted by Washington DC History & Culture
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, August 9 at 10 AM, DIY Digital Friday: Intro to 3D Printing. Want to see one of DC Public Library's 3D printers in action and learn how to "make 3D stuff" at Tenley and the Fab Test Lab? Take our Intro to 3D Printing class and learn more about the process including: preparing digital files for printing, changing filament and basic troubleshooting. This class includes hands-on instruction with Cura, the software used to prepare your 3D object file for printing on a Printrbot Play 3D printer. Registration is required: http://bit.ly/31emUb0. The class is made possible by The Labs at DC Public Library. Click on https://www.dclibrary.org/labsatdcpl for more information about the Labs and to sign up for updates about classes and services. Free. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, https://www.dclibrary.org/node/64618

Saturday August 10 at 11 AM, Artist Talk with Shani Shih. Originally from New Jersey, Shani Shih is a Washington, DC based multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in illustration, painting and street art. She is dedicated to her practice as well as community art and arts empowerment. Her projects include: Bern the System!, a large street art showcase in 2016 that uplifted messages of social change; DC 2 Standing Rock, a cross-country mural campaign in support of the indigenous-led “Water is Life” movement; and the subsequent founding of the 411 Collective, a political graffiti/street art collective. In 2018, in partnership with the Chinatown organization 1882 Foundation, Shih founded Chinatown Art Studio—a youth art space servicing Asian Pacific American youth through art programming. Shih will discuss her work and artistic journey within the context of the exhibition, A Right to the City. To complement her presentation, the artist will moderate a brief discussion with a Chinatown community leader about the relationship between arts/culture and Chinatown community preservation and empowerment (past and present), how art and cultural resources in the neighborhood can be strengthened to meaningfully benefit the community, and how Chinatown Art Studio fits into this scenario. Free. At the Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin Street NE, https://www.dclibrary.org/node/64076

Sunday, August 11 from 11 AM - 5:30 PM, DC VegFest. Free. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a free VegFest totebag filled with samples. Speakers, live music, tasting booths, cooking demonstrations, KidZone, story time, readings, stand-up comedy, and much more!  At Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St SE. More info: http://dcvegfest.com; click on https://dcvegfest.com/schedule/ for schedule. Free admission. Please note that for security backpacks are not permitted (purses and handbags OK).

Sunday, August 11 at 2 PM, Gearin' Up Bike Repair Pop Up. Need to dust off that bike sitting in the garage? Gotta fix that flat tire? Visit Gearin' Up Bicycles at a neighborhood library near you to receive free basic bike repair and maintenance. Limit one adult bicycle or two children's bicycles per customer. For a complete list of Gearin' Up Bike Repair Pop Up dates and locations at DC Public Libraries click on https://www.dclibrary.org/bike. Gearin’ Up Bicycles mechanics, safety coordinators and teen staff provide free bicycle maintenance for schools, parks, churches, and community events throughout the city, with an emphasis on areas not served by for-profit bicycle shops. Parts, tools, and skills are provided by Gearin’ Up. Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V Street, NW, https://www.dclibrary.org/node/64445

Sunday, August 11 at 3 PM, Steinway Series: Natalia Kazaryan. Critically acclaimed pianist Natalia Kazaryan performs pieces by female composers for this installment of the summer Steinway Series. Kazaryan, a graduate from The Julliard School and now an adjunct piano faculty member at Howard University, has received top prizes from the Eastman Young Artists International, the Zosciuszko Foundation Chopin, and the New York piano competitions. Shea has also been recognized by Queen Sophia of Spain with a “Sobresaliente” Award. Free. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and F Streets NW. More info: https://americanart.si.edu/events/steinway-series-natalia-kazaryan-august-11-2019 

Monday, August 12 from 10 AM - 1 PM, World Elephant Day at the National Zoo. From trunk to tail, celebrate all things elephant at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Aug. 12! The largest living land mammals, elephants are intelligent, social and complex creatures that researchers are learning more about every day. Prepare for a day of elephant-sized fun and exploration, where you can hear from elephant researchers, play elephant-themed games and attend special training demonstrations. Free. The Smithsonian National Zoo is at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info on this special event and other animal discovery days at https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/animal-discovery-days

Monday, August 12 at 12:30 PM, Organ Demonstration at the National Cathedral. A Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital. The National Cathedral is at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Included in the tour with admission ticket - $12 adults (ages 18+); $8 for seniors, students and teachers (with ID), active military (with ID) and veterans; $8 for youth (ages 5 - 17); free for children under 5. More info: https://cathedral.org/event/organ-demonstration-2/2019-08-12/

Tuesday, August 13 from 1 - 5 PM, Demand-based Parking Formula Analysis Class. Are you confused by the new formulae that determine the cost of parking in Chinatown/Penn Quarter based on demand? DDOT now offers a class to all who want to understand the underlying math/economics/social psychology used to arrive at the variable parking meter pricing. DDOT detailed the new price structure in an announcement posted on the CP Listserv on July 16 (Message # 149968); here is a brief section of that message: “For spaces in the pilot area, parking meter rates on individual block faces will be adjusted to one of twelve prices: $1.00/hour, $1.50/hour, $2.00/hour, $2.30/hour, $2.75/hour, $3.25/hour, $4.00/hour, $4.75/hour, $5.50/hour, $6.00/hour, $6.50/hour or $7.00/hour. Prices are also different depending on the time of day. On weekdays, there are three periods: 7 am – 11 am, 11 am – 4 pm, and 4 pm – 10 pm.” For the full message go to this link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cleveland-park/conversations/messages/149968. In this class we will examine the socioeconomic variables that contribute to higher parking meter rates, as well as compute the intake predictable under various high-demand/low-demand usage models. Prerequisites for the class include AP Calculus and Microeconomics. Class tuition fee varies based on a percentage of your income after taxes; subsidies and tuition grants available (must apply 90 days in advance of the class - use this online link to the application form: http://bit.ly/cpfakeevent 

Wednesday, August 14 at 2:30 PM, 7th Annual Back to School Bash. Join us for a FREE celebration for the whole family to help kick off a successful school year. The event includes:
Health screenings; Entertainment; Face painting; Educational resources; Caricature artist;
Backpack and school supply giveaways*; Live performance from special guest, Suttle (formerly known as Suttle Thoughts); *Children must be present to receive backpacks -- DC Residents only. Free. At the Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW, https://www.dclibrary.org/node/64761 

Thursday, August 15, 5 – 7 PM, Take 5! With Tyrone Allen. Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz music in the beautiful Kogod Courtyard. In this installment, bassist and DC area native Tyrone Allen celebrates the 80th birthday of legendary local bass player Butch Warren with a lively tribute. Allen, who learned how to play bass from his father, a DC public school teacher, studied jazz and classical music at the Eastman School of Music before attending Berklee College of Music. He has performed at Blues Alley, Twins Jazz Club, Bohemia Caverns, and the Kennedy Center. During the concert, you can stop by the Courtyard CafĂ© for refreshments or borrow a board game to play. Free. In the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW.  More info: https://americanart.si.edu/events/take-5-tyrone-allen-august-15-2019 

Thursday, August 15 at 7 PM, Go-Go Book Club at Solid State Books. This is the third and final meeting of the Go-Go Book Club at Solid State Books to discuss three titles that detail the history of Washington, DC's own indigenous music. In partnership with Solid State Books, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's "The Social Power of Music," and Washington Performing Arts. The third and final book discussion takes on the book, Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City by Natalie Hopkinson. You need not have attended the two previous sessions to attend this one. Free. At  Solid State Books,  600F H St. NE. To learn more about the Go-Go Archive project at DC Public Library, visit https://www.dclibrary.org/gogo or use the hashtag, #SmithsonianMusic. More info on this event: https://www.dclibrary.org/node/62827

Thursday, August 15 from 7 - 9:30 PM, Full Moon Walk: National Mall Monuments & Memorials - hosted by Washington DC History and Culture. Washington DC's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. With the August full moon falling on a Thursday come join us for a pleasant evening walk with friendly people from the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History and Culture: bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.  Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 2 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials. Please note, this a walk and not a guided tour - although some brief information on the sites we’re visiting may be provided. We’ll have a good-sized group, usually 100+ people, and it’s hard to remember people’s names. Therefore, as a fun ice-breaker we’ll bring blank name tags and markers and each person can write their name and their “dream” vacation (past or present) - example: “Michele - Hawaii” & “Robert - Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels! : ) Register: http://bit.ly/2KvTNJr    

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