Thursday, April 25, 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, April 26 from 4 - 6 PM, Glover Park Village hosts a "Friends, Food & Fun" get-together with games and potluck refreshments. Free, but you must rsvp to info @ At the Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street NW.

Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, Benefit Events for the Children's House of Washington Montessori School located in Georgetown. The weekend kicks off with an adults-only cocktail party on Friday night at 7 PM - $20 for open bar and dinner. The Children s Fair is on Saturday, April 27th, from 11am - 3pm, with great games, a clown performance, bake sale, face painting & other fun activities, along with the Silent Auction which will continue on Sunday until 2:30 pm. All events will be held at the school, located at 3133  Dumbarton St. NW. For more details email Stephanie Schott, stephanieschott4816 @

Saturday, April 27 from 11 AM - 5 PM, Georgetown House Tour, featuring some of Georgetown's finest historic homes. For more information go to Tickets ($50) are no longer available online but may be purchased on the day of the event. Tour starts at St. John?s Episcopal Church, 3240 O Street NW.

Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 PM, a birthday tribute to Duke Ellington, performance by trombonist Charles Funn's Dunbar Alumni Jazz Ensemble, presented by Jazz@Wesley. Tickets $7 - $10, free for age 11 and younger. At Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more info and tickets, go to

Sunday, April 28 at 4 PM Chamber Music Concert, works of works by Beethoven, von Weber, and Brahms, performed by Jeremy Eig (clarinet), Kristen Wojcij (cello), and Alex Peh (piano). In the nave of All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue NW, a half-block east of Connecticut Avenue. More info at

Sunday, April 28 from 11 AM - 3 PM, The Lab School Spring Fair features great food, games, dunk tank, rides, games, music, food, and a plant and jewelry sale. Free admission, game tickets sold on site. At the Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Road NW.

Sunday, April 27 from 11 AM - 1 PM  - DDOT, WABA and Kidical Mass DC Present "The ABCs of Family Biking." This free event celebrates the joy of biking with children and introduces parents to the tools, skills and equipment that can help them start biking with their kids. "Squirrels on Bikes," puppet show begins at 11:30 AM, Biketrain class begins at 12 noon. In the parking lot behind Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan, 215 G Street, NE. The location is easily accessible from the Union Station Metro and Capital Bikeshare stations. For more information go to

Sunday, April 28, Evensong and Evensocial, both events of the Washington National Cathedral 20s and 30s Group (but all ages are welcome). Evensong is at 4 PM in the Great Choir of the Washington National Cathedral and Evensocial is at 5 PM at the Francis Sayre House on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW.  RSVP: 20sand30s @ More info at

Sunday, April 28, Celebrate the 90th/10th Avalon Anniversaries. Come celebrate two significant anniversaries in the theater's history, the 10th anniversary of its revival as a nonprofit film center and the 90th anniversary of its historic theater building, with an hors d?oeuvres reception at 5 pm followed at 6:30 pm by a screening of Tribeca Films "Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinematography," a documentary film, produced by actor Keanu Reaves, featuring interviews with accomplished directors such as Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and Christopher Nolan. A post-screening discussion will be led by Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Tuesday, April 30, 12 PM - 1 PM, Dupont Circle Freestyle Dance. Come and go crazy during lunch hour. Four bands will be playing four different styles of music --rock, country, classical waltzes, and R&B--  so you can dance to whatever your mood is. Come as you are -- there's no dress code. There's no rain date, so if it's raining, bring a cool-looking umbrella. Oh, and maybe bring your phone and headphones for music, because this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, April 30 at 7 PM, Author Jonathan Evison will talk about his novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving over pizza, live music, and ping-pong. Free. At Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Avenue, NW. More info at

Wednesday, May 1, 6 PM - 8 PM, Opening Reception for the Live to Read Program by Humanitini. Washington's city-wide celebration of literature is back: This year's selections are Bombingham by Anthony Grooms, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.  Both historical novels focus on the climactic events of the Civil Rights movement that took place in Birmingham, Alabama and Washington, DC in 1963. The opening program will feature a reception and book signing with Bombingham author Anthony Grooms, an author reading and discussion with Grooms, and an intergenerational program for teens and seniors. The first 200 attendees will get a free copy of Bombingham.  At the Deanwood Recreation Center and Library, 1350 49th Street NE. More information at

Wednesday, May 1 at 7 PM, "Inside the Actor's Studio." WUSA's anchor J.C. Hayward interviews film, TV and stage actor  Gregory Jbara about his career. Reception at 6:30, program begins at 7 PM. Free, reservations required - email Vanessa Spevacek at grandoaks.dcr2 @ or call 202.349.3400 to reserve your seat. At Grand Oaks, 5901 MacArthur Blvd,

Wednesday, May 1 at 7 PM, Author John Burgess discusses his historical novel, A Woman of Angkor, set in 12th Century Cambodia during the age of the lost civilization that built Angkor Wat. Free. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info at

Thursday, Mary 2 at 1:30 PM, The Maru-Montero Dance Company performs Mexican and Latin American folk dances for Children's Day/Book Day. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW, see

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