Thursday, January 23, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

Smithsonian American Art Museum
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

Friday, January 24 at 12/15 PM, Arts @ Midday. Performance by women’s a capella group Venus D Minor, including favorites by Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, the Monkees, and others.More info at 

Saturday January 25 from 11:30 AM - 3 PM, Chinese New Year Family Festival. Celebrate the Year of the Horse in the heart of Chinatown. Festivities begin at 11:30 AM by awakening the Lion for a Lion Dance by the JHU Yong Han Lion Dance group. Then enjoy two puppetry shows by Tianjin Arts Troupe from China, and live music on traditional Chinese instruments by the Washington Guzheng Society. Visit a display on Giant Pandas, make a panda craft and send a New Year’s greeting to Bao Bao at the National Zoo. Learn the art of calligraphy and watch expert paper cutters, dough sculptors, and painters create artworks on site. Try your own hand at making red paper lanterns to take home and bring yourself good luck in the New Year! At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, 8th & F Streets NW. More info at 

Sunday, January 26 at 3 PM, Free Concert, Plus Icons. Concert is followed by a reception and an exhibition of icons painted by local artists. The concert, "Alpine Horns, Scottish Tunes, and Gypsy Melodies," will be performed by three faculty members from the Levine School of Music: soprano Joyce Lundy, pianist Ralitza Patcheva, and violinist Jorge Orozco, and will include music by Brahms, Schubert, Liszt, Dvorak, and others influenced by folk music. At Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, corner of New Mexico. 

Sunday, January 26 at 4 PM, Chevy Chase Concerts presents The Apollo Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestro Stephen Czarkowski. Guest soloists will include singers from the Washington National Opera’s Domingo Cafritz Young Artists, presenting arias and highlights from Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.” Admission is free -- donations accepted. At the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle.

Monday, January 27 from 1 - 4 PM, Knitwits, a knitting group facilitated by Mimi Mihalchik, sponsored by the Sibley Senior Association. Free, no registration required.. At Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road
NW. More info at 

Tuesday, January 28 at 5 PM. Grand Opening of DC’s first All-Marijuana All-Night Emporium. Now that pot has been made legal in the District of Columbia, you can buy your stash at Joe's All-Night Pot Emporium at
Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness, conveniently near the Metro. The store opens at 5pm, when the celebration begins. And THIS IS THE WEEKLY FAKE EVENT. THIS IS THE WEEKLY FAKE EVENT. THIS IS THE WEEKLY FAKE EVENT. (We wanted to make extra certain that everyone knows this is the weekly fake event.)

Wednesday, January 29 at 7 PM, Tenley Library Author Talk by Maurine Beasley on Discrimination faced by Women Reporters in DC. Maurine Beasley will discuss her book “Women of the Washington Press, Politics,
Prejudice, and Persistence," which chronicles for the first time the discrimination faced by Washington women reporters from the 1830s to the present day. Despite blatant prejudice -- some male news editors
believed women were too emotional to cover hard news and politics -- these remarkable journalists made enormous strides. Beasley, the dean of Washington journalism history, tells the story of determination by these
pioneering women reporters. Book sale and signing to follow event. At the Tenley Friendship Neighborhood Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library 

Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 PM, Talk by architect Don Hawkins on "Tenleytown in the District's Early Road Network." Long before the site of the Federal City was selected, most of the roads that would connect it
with the new nation had already been developed to serve local needs. Many of them have been absorbed into the city's modern road system.  This program will trace the paths and the histories of those that led to Tenleytown's development. Mr. Hawkins is an architect, a member of the Committee of One Hundred, and a map enthusiast. He has long been interested in DC’s history and is currently researching and writing a book on DC. Location: Place: Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place, NW. Please rsvp to tenleytownhistoricalsociety @  Space is limited.

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