Thursday, September 18, 2014

Get Out! - The Events Column

C&O Canal photo by Thomas S. Mann
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 14,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, Sept 18 from 6 - 9 PM, Newark Street Dog Park K-9 Friends Happy Hour at Jake’s American Grille, 5018 Connecticut Avenue NW. Enjoy happy hour drinks, free snacks, and games in the “Boiler Room” downstairs, or relax on the dog-friendly patio with your canine pals. This event is organized by the Newark Street Park K-9 Friends, an all-volunteer group that maintains the dog park at the corner of Newark and 39th Streets.

Thursday, September 18 from 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM, Attorney General Candidates Forum, presented by the Cleveland Park Citizens Association. Join us at the Cleveland Park Library, 1st floor meeting room, for an opportunity to vet the candidates for DC's "top cop". All 5 candidates (Lorie Masters, Karl Racine, Edward Smitty Smith, Lateefah Williams, and Paul Zukerberg) have confirmed their attendance. The library is at the corner of Connecticut Avenue & Macomb Street. More info at

Friday, September 19 from 7 - 9 PM, UNCENSORED: The Preview Party. Celebrate the freedom to read, express and create as the DC Public Library kicks off Banned Books Week. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Great Hall will transform into a gallery space as we unveil works of art by local D.C. artists pertaining to the theme of censorship. Join us for an evening of uncensored fun including art, specialty cocktails inspired by banned books, and live music. Individual Ticket $50; Host Ticket $250 - a benefit for the DC Public Library Foundation. RSVP: or call 202 727 1183. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW.

Saturday, September 20 at 11 AM, Historic Chevy Chase DC Walking Tour, beginning at the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, (one block south of Chevy Chase Circle). We will take a look at the historic commercial structures along Connecticut Avenue and also at the some of the historic residential structures on the side streets. The Avalon Theatre, in cooperation with HCCDC, will be offering coupons good for a discount on ice cream at the Avalon Cafe to participants in the tour. For additional information on the HCCDC tour visit The walking tour is free and everyone is welcome. Reserve your place through Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC): or if you can’t reserve, you can just show up at the appointed time and place. More info on other CTDC tours at:

Saturday, September 20 from 11 AM - 5 PM, Palisades Village House Tour 2014. View some of the most beautiful and unique homes in the Palisades area! Vintage, traditional and contemporary houses will all be featured. All proceeds benefit Palisades Village, an organization that helps neighbors stay in their homes as they age. To purchase advance tickets, go to or call 202-244-3310. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 day of tour (purchase at Our Lady of Victory Church, 4835 MacArthur Blvd NW.

Saturday, September 20 from 12 noon - 7 PM, The 2014 H Street Festival, spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE and featuring over 200 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and merchants. Come down and enjoy great food, drinks, music, contests,kids’ activities and more! This year’s Festival will offer more entertainment than ever before, featuring more than 500 performers and artists on 14 staging areas spread throughout the event. Performances will range from jazz, pop and gospel music to fitness demonstrations, a “skills on wheels” performance and interactive art displays. For those who come hungry or thirsty, the Festival will feature over 70 food vendors, food trucks and restaurants serving up meals from all corners of the world. Festival-goers can also visit the beverage gardens located along the festival route to sample the many available libations. The Festival will take place between the 400 and 1400 blocks of H Street NE. Much more info about dozens more activities at:

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 PM, The Fourth Annual Park After Dark Fundraiser will be held under the stars in the C&O Canal National Historic Park at the beautiful Historic Great Falls Tavern. Enjoy live music, great food, libations, unique auction items, a campfire, and much more! Tickets are $175 per person ($125 of that price is a tax-deductible donation to the C&O Canal Trust) available at

Saturday, September 20 from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, September 21 from 1:30 - 4 PM, Cleveland Park Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale. Books of all kinds, plus VHS tapes, cassettes, vinyl records - FREE! Most books half-price on Sunday. The Cleveland Park Library is at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street.

Sunday, September 21, 10 AM - 4 PM, ZooFiesta, Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at ZooFiesta. See animal demonstrations and learn about animals native to Latin America, such as golden lion tamarins, sloths, Andean bears, and anteaters. Meet Zoo experts and learn how they are working to save these species and more. Family activities include animal feedings, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, educational activities highlighting conservation research in Central and South America, and authentic gourmet cuisine at a Latin American inspired food bazaar. Free and open to the public! At the National Zoo. More info:

Sunday, September 14 at 10 AM, Kidical Mass DC & Kidical Mass Arlington meetup ride:
the incredible adorability of Kidical Mass Arlington will cross the bridge and join forces with the amazing delightfulness of Kidical Mass DC to circle the Washington Monument….and eat cupcakes! Meet at Stanton Park on Capitol Hill (West side, about where the Google Maps dot is). Distance: 2 miles (one way). More info:

Monday, September 22 at 7 PM, Back to School Night for Non-Parents. This evening is for all those who would like to weigh in on the debate about DC public schools but don’t have a child in the system. People will respect your views when you can show that you know something about how your local public school works. Come to this Back-to-School Night and let a DC public school teacher guide you through a typical child’s day at that school.You will not only learn about the curriculum and teaching methods in use but you will pick up some essential multisyllabic educational jargon (“experiential-based learning,” “multiple modalities,” “synergistic pedagogy”), so that others will think you actually know what you are talking about. Location: Your nearest local public school - but if you show up, they just might be holding a real Back-to-School night for parents and you will be embarrassed to discover that this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, September 23 at 10 AM. José-Luis Orozco puts on a fun and exciting family concert in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Children will sing, dance, clap and laugh while learning basic language and literacy skills that engage them in an interactive musical experience. For all ages. Free. At the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW. More info:

Tuesday, September 23 from 7 - 9:30 PM, Chefs for Equality event featuring top chefs and mixologists from dozens of area restaurants, offering food and drink creations, showcasing multi-tiered wedding cakes, with music and a benefit auction. Tickets $150 at At the Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street NW.

Wednesday, September 24 at 7 pm, Washington journalist/author Don Fulsom will discuss his book Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President, in the meeting room of the West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Avenue NW. Free. More info:

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