Thursday, June 20, 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, June 21 at 8 PM, Black Tie, Red Noses, a benefit gala for Clowns Without Borders at the Arts Club of Washington, Monroe House, 2017 I Street NW. Tickets $35 at

Saturday, June 22 from 10:30 AM - 12 noon, Tea time inspired by the 18th Century American Girl Doll Felicity. Learn what it was like to grow up during the American Revolutionary War. Reservations required - $10, - at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Saturday, June 22 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Cleveland Park Friends of the Library's $5 Bag Sale. You do not need to be a member of the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library to attend this sale. We'll give you the shopping bags. You fill them up -- for only $5 per bag. Choose from a great selection of over 7,500 popular, classic, and hard-to-find titles (sorry, no children's books in this sale.). Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Park branch and city-wide library programs. In the 2nd floor meeting room, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW.

Saturday, June 22  from 5 - 7 PM, Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series featuring Doug Stevenson and the Spades, performing blues, jazz, swing, and rock. Free. At the plaza in front of BB&T Bank, Columbia Road, Adams Mill Road and 16th Street NW.

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 11 AM - 3 PM (both days): Kitten Adoption Event. Meet over 20 wonderful kittens. Come to PetMAC and see all the cuties hoping to find forever homes. Not sure about adopting? Try fostering and help us save lives. Kittens must be adopted in pairs or to homes that have another young cat. More information at: Location: PetMAC, 4220 Fessenden St NW, 202-966-PETS.

Sunday, June 23 from 5 - 6:30 PM, The Citizens Association of Georgetown presents its 11th annual Concert in the Park series featuring local singer-songwriter Rebecca McCabe and Bobby Braddock, performing country and pop music. Free. Location: Volta Park, 34th & Q Streets NW.

Monday, June 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, DC Builds: Along the Waterfronts, panel discussion with prominent DC, Maryland, and Virginia planning officials, developers, and business leaders. At the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW. $20 - reservations required:

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 PM, Washington Summer Sings: Tuesday evening sing-alongs. These are delightful evenings to enjoy singing with top choral conductors including Tom Beveridge, Robert Shafer, and Reilly Lewis, with professional soloists. This Tuesday's program: Mozart: Requiem, J. Reilly Lewis, conductor, Music Director of the Cathedral Choral Society and the Washington Bach Consort; Pianist: Thomas Pandolfi. Cost is nominal, rental scores provided, no need to sign up ahead. At Western Presbyterian Church, 24th and G Streets NW, near the Kennedy Center. Details at

Wednesday, June 26, 5 - 7 PM: Get your t-shirt painted on by street artists. Wear an all white t-shirt to this event at 18th and Columbia Road and a band of roaming graffiti artists will paint any design that suits *their* fancy on your shirt. It might be a raccoon, it might be the Mad Hatter, or a vision of a better world. Whatever it is, you'll enjoy it -- and who knows, maybe the shirt will bring a pretty coin on eBay. If this event actually existed, because this is the weekly fake event.

Thursday, June 25, from 6:30-8:30pm, DC Community Heritage Project Symposium: "Does Preserving History Help Build Community?" We will examine this question with a panel of experts, including representatives from local history projects, a real estate development firm, and the DC government.. This year's program will be held at Room and Board DC, 1840 14th Street, NW. The DCCHP Symposium is free and open to the public, so join us for some light refreshments as we discuss this important and timely issue.  Register online at:

Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 - 8: PM DC Streetcar Community Information Fair. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will have info about the DC Streetcar project including: H Street/Benning Road construction, the Car Barn Training Center, streetcar stations, safety and kids, the midline substation, happenings in Anacostia and future streetcar lines. At the Atlas Performing Arts Center Great Hall, 1333 H Street NE. For more information about the DC Streetcar, please visit

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