Thursday, February 27, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

"Dolly & Me Taking Tea" by Tudor Place 
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, February 28 at 1:30 PM, A Talk by Direct Descendants of Solomon Northup, whose true story was the basis for the award-winning film, Twelve Years a Slave. Free. At President Lincoln’s cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW. Reservations required, email hmalson @ or call 202-829-0436 ext 31228. More info at

Friday, February 28 at 8:30 PM, The Dupont Circle Pub Crawl scheduled for Friday night has been CANCELED due to the forecast 12+ inches of snow. Not only is this the weekly fake event but this forecast is fake, too. Phew!

Saturday, March 1 from 2 - 4 PM "On The Road and At Home with The Rolling Stones." Author and Rolling Stones insider Bill German will discuss his ups and downs with "the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world." His book, Under Their Thumb, chronicles his friendship with the Stones (forged when he was just a teenager) and how he became the band's official historian for two decades. He traveled the world with them, stayed at their homes, and witnessed their private jam sessions, decadent parties, and vicious in-fights. He'll share his humorous anecdotes and never-before-seen photos at the Petworth Library at 4200 Kansas Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC A book signing will follow. Free. More info at

Saturday, March 1 from 1 - 2:30 PM, Dolly & Me, Taking Tea. Bring your favorite doll to tea! Children and accompanying adults will sample historic tea blends along with tasty desserts. Dolls will sip from their own miniature tea and special treats. After the tea, children will make a craft for their dolls and learn early American dances. For ages 5+. At Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street NW. Tickets $10 - $25 at

Sunday, March 2 at 4 PM, Kinderkonzert by the Kennedy Center String Quartet with NSO performers on violin, viola, and cello playing works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others, for children age 4 and up. There
will also be a hands-on musical instrument “petting zoo.” At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O Street NW. Free for age 15 and younger, $30 for adults, tickets at

Wednesday, March 5 at 4 PM, Chess for Kids, instruction for all ages. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Wednesday, March 5 at 7 PM, Author talk by Mark N. Ozer about his book Washington DC Streets and Statues. Learn about the people whose names have become a part of everyday life as we travel across the city. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info:

Thursday, March 6 at 3 PM, Women in Glass and Stone, tour of the depictions of women in carving and represented on glass at the Washington National Cathedral. Meet at the welcome desk at the main
visitor entrance at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues. Tickets $20 or $16 for seniors, students, children, and military. Reservations recommended. More info and tickets: 

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