Thursday, April 11, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

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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 @

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Friday, April 12 at 12:15 PM, Mark Jaster: Mime. Former Marcel Marceau teaching assistant performs and discusses the art of mime. Free. At St. Alban's Episcopal Chruch, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info at

Friday, April 12 at 12:30 PM "Pious Luxury: A Rare Japanese Monk's Kesa." Anderson House curator Ann Marie Moeller discusses the cultural meaning of the traditional Japanese monk's robe, currently in the Anderson House collection. Free - part of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival series of events. Presented by the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info at

Friday, April 12 from 2 - 3 PM, Musical performance by Washington International School students, part of the "Friday Free for All" series by Glover Park Village. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street NW,

Friday, April 12, 7 - 9 PM. Dating tips for jury duty service. Isn't it time you turned a tedious, forgettable experience into an enjoyable, memorable one? In any given juror pool chances are that special someone is there, just a few seats away, bored out of her mind, too. But how do you approach another juror without coming across as one of those pervs whom you'll be judging?  Learn what to wear and what to say to get a date with another juror at this free seminar.  Location: Reilly's Pub, across the street from the District Courthouse, Judiciary Square Metro.  And can we suggest bringing a book to jury duty, because this is the weekly fake event. 

Saturday, April 13 at 8 AM. The Woodley Park Community Association is sponsoring a neighborhood clean-up day. Meet at the Triangle Park at the intersection of 29th & Woodley Road, NW. Help pass out garbage bags, plastic gloves and assignments to make the neighborhood look pristine. Please email Peter Brusoe at pwbrusoe @ with questions.

Saturday, April 13 from 10 - 11 AM, "Bouncing Back: Creatively Dealing with Stress and Adversity," a workshop led by psychotherapist and facilitator Rebecca Wilkinson. Free. At Chevy Chase Library, 5626 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info at .

Saturday, April 13, 11am - 4pm, Washington International School's Annual Spring Bazaar. Shop for books in English, French and Spanish; stroll through the street bazaar and investigate treasures in the flea market; enjoy foods from all over the world, including a crepe stand and high tea on the terrace of the mansion.  There will be a moon bounce and games for kids.  Free to enter, food & game tickets can be purchased at the Bazaar. Rain date: April 14.

Saturday, April 13 from 2 - 3 PM, Authors Barbara Glickman and Valerie Brown discuss their book, "Capital Splendor: Gardens and Parks of Washington, DC." Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Sunday, April 14 at 1 PM, Kids @ Katzen at the American University Museum. This popular event connects children and their parents with current exhibitions of contemporary art at the American University Museum, where they can create their own inspired pieces. Kids will learn about layering paint while exploring different ways to create texture with a variety of provided materials. Kids are also invited to bring objects from home to form texture in the paint (ie: combs, toothpicks, ribbon, lace, sand, spices, etc.). Includes a talk by mixed media artist Lee Haner along with a docent-guided tour of his current exhibit, ?Mischief? for parents. Tickets: $15/child, $10/museum members, $5/additional for participating parents. To register call 202-885-1300. For more info visit

Monday, April 15 at 7 PM, Timothy Noah and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss today's economy and the prospects for the future with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post. At Sidwell Friends School, Meeting House, 3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Books available to purchase at the event.  Tickets: $10 at

Monday, April 15 from 7 - 8:45 PM, Tenleytown Historical Society program: The Civil War Defenses of Washington, (in cooperation with the D.C. Archives) with historians and preservationists Dr. B. F. Cooling and Gary Thompson. Learn about  the construction and manning of the city?s forts, the Battle of Fort Stevens, and related events such as the April 16, 1862 passage of the D.C. Emancipation Act. The presentation will include maps and photos. Free. RSVP to tenleytownhistoricalsociety @ In the 2nd floor meeting room of the Tenley Friendship Library, At Albemarle & Wisconsin Avenue. More info at

Tuesday, April 16 at 1 PM, Emancipation Day Program: Tudor Place will screen the Emmy-nominated documentary "Traces of the Trade," followed by a discussion with director Katrina Brown. Tickets $10 - $12. At Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st Street NW. More info at .

Tuesday, April 16 dinner/lecture "Learning to Love Shakespeare" with Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. At the Westchester Complex Dining room, 4000 Cathedral Avenue, NW. Cash bar 6:30 PM; Dinner 7 PM. Tickets: $40 per person includes dinner, program and free on site self parking. Call Graham Down, 202-333-8258, for reservations.

Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM, John DeFerrari, blogger at the Streets of Washington, discusses the historic bridges of Rock Creek Park. Free. At the Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW. More info at

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