Thursday, November 14, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Tudor Place Fall Harvest Tea on November 16
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 the 13,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, November 14 at 5 PM, Opening reception for the exhibition Hamburg: Building the City Anew. A Journey into the City of Tomorrow. A half-day conference will take place on Friday, November 15 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and the exhibit exhibition will run Mondays through Saturdays from Nov. 15 -l Dec. 6. These events are presented by the University of the District of Columbia's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences the Goethe-Institut Washington. HafenCity, Europe’s largest inner-city development project, is setting new standards for ecological sustainability and mixed use development along the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. The exhibition features examples of IBA Hamburg and HafenCity projects. Launching the exhibit will be Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Deputy Mayor of Hamburg, and Karlfried Bergner, Minister, German Embassy, at an opening reception on Thursday. Please RSVP to to attend. The exhibition can be found on the A level of Building 42 of UDC’s Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Friday, November 15, 6 - 8:30 PM, Preview Night for the Annual Christmas Bazaar at Annunciation Catholic Church, adults only, $20 - price includes first dibs on all the incredible deals, 2 glasses of wine, appetizers provided by Shanghai Lounge, and $10 off coupon for Shanghai Lounge. The Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday, Nov 16, from 9 AM - 4 PM and on Sunday, Nov 17, 10 AM -12:30 PM. Free entry and fun for all ages. Location: 3125 39th Street, NW - near Wisc Mass Aves, enter at upper back door of the Church, off parking lot. Rocklands Surfside Food Trucks will be selling lunch from 11-2. The Bazaar features a prize drawing, gift baskets, a silent auction, a Wine Pull (try to pull the $190 bottle and not the 3 buck chuck!), Christmas decorations and presents, fine jewelry, great purses and scarves, unique antiques and collectibles, and hundreds of other lovely items.

Friday, November 15, 3 - 4 PM. Gerbil Power Demonstration by the US Department of Energy. Location DOE public auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave SW. As we look toward alternative sources of energy, we shouldn't forget that small mammals are an excellent source of power. Often used
in comics, cartoons and parodies, gerbils are actually a real energy source -- with just a little lettuce and cheese you can power a PC for hours. Of course, there's a good reason why gerbil power is featured in cartoons. If you haven't figured it out yet, this is the weekly fake event.

Friday, November 15 at 8 PM, Saturday, November 16 at 5 PM and Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM, The classic American play To Kill a Mockingbird will be performed by the Metropolitan Players at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. The church is at 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW at New Mexico, across from AU. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Ample parking available; enter lot from New Mexico. Take this opportunity to refresh your memories of Scout, her brother Jem, and their widowed father Atticus, a lawyer who is causing an uproar in their quiet southern town. Call 202-363-4900 for more information.

Saturday, November 16 from 12 noon to 4 PM, Free concert at G8WAY DC located at the pavilion at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE  on the St. Elizabeths East campus. The concert is presented as part of Gateway DC’s “Fall for Gateway” Festival, a day of fun for the entire family.   Free and open to the public from 12pm-4pm, the Fall Festival will feature a live concert with R&B artist and eight-time Grammy nominee Tank; live music by the Red Carpet Affair Band; sounds by DJ Young Music; games for all ages, prizes, and a variety of food and drink from local vendors. The Festival will also feature a canned food drive benefiting Ward 8’s  Bread for the City SE Center. In return for donating two cans of food, attendees will receive a free food ticket that can be used at any of the food vendors during the festival. Parking is available on site and access is provided from the Congress Heights metro station (green line). More info at

Saturday November 16 from 1 - 3 PM, Fall Harvest Tea at Tudor Place. Enjoy traditional Victorian tea service with tea sandwiches, scones, delicious desserts and historic tea blends in the elegant 1870s town house at Tudor Place. Then cross the North Garden for a guided tour of the 1816 National Historic Landmark mansion. Tickets (for adults only): At Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1670 31st Street, NW. 

Saturday, November 16, at 1 PM and 2:30 PM, Washington, DC based Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will be performing a new work "Homage" at the National Portrait Gallery in the Kogod Courtyard. The work, choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess during his current residency at
the museum, is inspired by the "Dancing the Dream" exhibition now on display. Admission is free. More information can be found at

Friday, November 15, Saturday November 16; Friday, November 22 - all at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM: Wilson Theater Arts is proud to present this year's Wilson musical, West Side Story. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theater's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Featuring an 18 piece Wilson/Community Orchestra along with almost 100 Wilson students participating in the production. At Wilson Auditorium, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students/children. Advance ticket reservations and information: Tickets will also be available at the door.

Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM, Screening of Modest Reception, a film by Mani Haghighi. Made in 2012 in Farsi with English subtitles, it runs 100 minutes. Leila and Kaveh are an urbane couple from Tehran who drive through the mountainous countryside giving away bags of money. The objects of their generosity [?] are variously confused, angry, and indifferent. Location: in the first floor meeting room, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW. 20008,

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM, InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington's 35th Anniversary InterFaith Concert - honoring Reverend Clark Lobenstine's three decades of interfaith leadership and the ongoing work of the InterFaith Conference. Experience music, desserts, and
presentations from diverse faith communities, including: Hindu and Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Sikh…and a combined choir including voices from eleven faith traditions. Tickets $10 - $30: 7:30 pm concert, dessert reception to follow. Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St NW, in Cleveland Park.

Wednesday, November 20 at 7 PM, Introduction to Muslim Foods, a talk on the role of food in Muslim culture by congregants of Masjid Muhammad. This event is part of the Muslim Journey series. Free. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue, NW

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