Thursday, October 16, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

White House photo by David Bohrer
(Public Doman/Wikimedia Commons)
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

Friday, October 17 at 12:15 PM, Arts @ Midday, Concert by OperaBelle with Angela Knight, soprano, Katherine Keem, soprano and Anna Korsakova, Mezzo-Soprano. This trio of opera singers will present a selection of operatic arias, ensembles, art songs, and Broadway hits in Italian, French, German, English, Korean, and Russian. Free. At St. Albans Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For info about the series visit:

Friday, October 17 at 4 PM, Skype Author Chat with Beth Revis, author of several YA books including the Across the Universe series. Beth Revis will discuss her writing process and her books. You can: Ask questions / Learn about the life of an author / Receive giveaways / Meet friends. At the Cleveland Park Library, corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street NW. More info at

Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, DC Authors' Festival. Meet local authors (some of them are your neighbors!) and attend writing workshops, visit author booths, and hear readings and discussion panels. Participating authors include George Pelecanos, Warren Brown, Elisavietta Richie, Carrolivia Herron, Carolyn Morrow Long, many others. Free. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW. Full details at

Saturday, October 18 from 10 AM - 12 Noon, Trick or Treat at Tudor Place. Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween at Tudor Place. Children in Halloween costumes are invited to trick-or-treat through the enchanting north gardens on the estate and participate in pumpkin painting, crafts, face painting, and games. For children aged 2+ and their family members. Member Child: $7, Non-Member Child: $10, Accompanying Adult: $3. Register at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st Street NW, 202.965.0400. More info:

Saturday, October 18 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Self Guided Garden Walks through four gardens -- part of the Garden Conservancy’s “Open Days” program. The tour includes the Macleish garden in Cleveland Park. $7 per garden or $25 for all four, payable by cash or check at any of the four locations. The Macleish Garden is at 3525 Springland Lane. Information about all four gardens at:

Saturday, October 18 from 2 - 5 PM, The second annual Mount Pleasant House and Garden Tour, featuring six homes and gardens in the Mount Pleasant historic district, with reception afterward, from 5 - 7 PM. Tickets $25 - $40, benefiting the Bancroft Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. More info:

Saturday, October 18 from 3 to 7 PM, The Adams Morgan PorchFest transforms the front porches of homes and a few local businesses into intimate performance spaces to be enjoyed by anyone who happens to stroll by. Inspired by similar PorchFest events across the country aimed at creating a family friendly, neighborhood-based alternative to the nightclub music scene, Adams Morgan's version will span an eclectic range of styles from Brazilian, Irish and jazz, to indie rock, children's music and even Egyptian Nubian folkloric. Adams Morgan PorchFest is free to the public and presented by Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District in partnership with Cultural Tourism DC. Free. Tour maps available at the information booth at 18th St & Columbia Rd NW.

Sunday October 19 at 2 PM, Newark Street Dog Park Costume contest and fundraiser. Celebrate the Park's Anniversary with baked goods (for K9 & Human alike), a doggy costume contest, and drawings for prizes. We'll also have hot apple cider The event opens at 2 PM and the Costume Contest will take place at 3 PM. The drawing will be at the end of the event and you do not need to be present to win. The Dog Park is at Newark & 39th St. More info:

Monday, October 20 at 5 PM, Eisenhower Memorial Redesign Competition. Although the Frank Gehry design for the newest presidentil memorial on the Mall has, after many years of controversy, finally been approved, and groundbreaking is set for sometime in 2015 (see, you still have until the close of business on Monday to bring your own design down to the National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street NW to meet the deadline for the “I Could Design a Better Memorial Than That in My Sleep” addendum to the Eisenhower Memorial Design Review Process. This is an open call to all designers, artists, architects, computer modelers, or anyone else who has looked at the Gehry “tapestries” and thought “meh” to bring in your own model, sketch, or computer schematic showing how you think the Memorial should look. Even though this is the weekly fake event, we really hope some people actually show up with their own inspirations!

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