Thursday, March 7, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

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 should be in next week's column, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin

Publishers, All Life Is Local
Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, March 8 from 7 PM - 9 PM, Walt Michael and Co. in concert. Walt Michael, one of America's most celebrated hammer dulcimer players, is joined by bassist Ralph Gordon and fiddler Alexander Mitchell. Donation requested of $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Reservations at Location: Carroll Cafe at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW.

Saturday, March 9 at 10 AM - 12 noon, The National Capital Area Mac Users Group's meeting will be devoted to Games People Play on their Apple devices: Macbooks, iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. If you have a favorite game, website or opinion on gaming, come and share with others. All are welcome. More info at At the Cleveland Park Public Library, Connecticut Ave. & Macomb St. NW.

Saturday, March 9 from 12 noon to 2 PM, Cat and Kitten Adoption Event. Meet many beautiful cats and kittens including young kittens just ready to go home. Young kittens must be adopted in pairs or go to a home with a friendly young cat. At PetMAC DC, 4220 Fessenden Street NW 202-966-7387, More info at Homeward Trails Animal Rescue:

Saturday, March 9, 10 AM - 2:30 PM, Youth Law Fair, hosted by the DC Bar and DC Superior Court. This year's theme is  Bully Proof. The event includes exhibits from local and national organizations; tours of the courtrooms and holding cells; speak-out sessions; law-related career information; mock trials; lunch; and door prizes. At Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave, NW. All area teens invited, registration required; go to

Saturday March 9, and Sunday, March 10, The First Annual DC Whiskey Walk & Tasting Tour, a benefit for Becky's Fund, Eight Dupont Circle bars offer participants a different one-ounce pour of a leading Irish whiskey. Also available: specials on beer and food pairings. Begin the day by checking in from 12 noon - 3 PM and then proceed to unleash your inner leprechaun in whatever order you choose. Various levels of tickets with perks and group rates can be purchased at starting at $35/person.

Saturday, March 9 from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, A capella concert by the Baker's Dozen of Yale University (also known as the BDs), performing a mix of traditional and contemporary favorites, from "Loch Lomond"  to The Temptations, Beatles, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and more. Tickets are $8 for students, $15 for adults, available at the door or by email  request to alexander.du @ At Chevy Chase Baptist Church, 5671 Western Ave NW.

Sunday, March 10, 8 PM - 10 PM, Counter-Facebook Get Together. Are you tired of relating to people entirely online? Are you growing weary of pressing the like button because you don't actually have anything to say? Join us and meet real people, and maybe get a real, new friend, too. Hablemos espanol. Meet in the center of Dupont Circle at 8pm sharp; we'll wander over to a bar at 8:05pm. Yes, you can bring and use your smartphone, but we're hoping that you won't want to. Yes, this is the weekly fake event.

Sunday, March 10, Evensong and Evensocial with the Washington National Cathedral 20s and 30s Group. Evensong starts at 4 PM in in the Great Choir of the Washington National Cathedral; Evensocial reception starts at 5 PM on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. More info at

Monday, March 11 at 7 PM, Local author and journalist Susan Orlins will speak about her new book, Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others. At the West End D.C. Public Library, 1101 24th St NW in the large meeting room on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served. More info at

Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, DC Community Heritage Project Ambassadors Workshop: Oral History, Best Practices. Linda J. Ferren, Executive Director of the Historical Society of the DC Circuit Court, will train participants in effective interview techniques, recording, finding narrators, preliminary research, legal issues, and finding an appropriate repository. At the Benning Library Branch, 3935 Benning Rd, NE,

Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm. Free screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" at Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St, NW, (202) 727-0232,

Tuesday, March 12 at 6 PM, "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century." New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot will discuss her book about her father, actor William Talbot.  At the Lohrfink Auditorium of the Hariri Building at Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets. To reserve your free seat, go to

Tuesday, March 12 at 8 PM, SpeakEasyDC presents a night of storytelling on the theme of giving up temptations for Lent. At Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th Street NW. Tickets $15 at

Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 PM Discussion of Catherine Cookson's "My Beloved Son."  Free. At the West End Library, 2201 24th Street NW,

Friday, March 15, at 8 PM, Guitarfest concert with Sharon Isbin. Internationally renowned, Grammy winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin has been acclaimed for her lyricism and versatility. At Church of the Epiphany. Tickets: Adults $25; Children 12 and under $12,

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