Thursday, November 13, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

Photo by EliPatwood via 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

Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 PM, “See/Line,” a Red Line Project documentary about graffiti along the Red Line in Northeast DC. A question-and-answer period with director Saaret Yoseph will follow. Free. At the Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St NW.

Friday, November 14 at 6:30 PM, Oyster Adams Bilingual Book Fair Special Event: “Baseball Night at the Book Fair.“ Fred Frommer, OA parent and author of “You Gotta Have Heart: The History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions” will be reading and signing books, preceded by Little League Players reciting the classic “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Visit for book fair dates and times and info on other special events.

Friday, November 14 from 5 - 7 PM and Saturday, November 15 from 3 - 5 PM, SoleilArt’s Art Open Housefeaturing artist Judith L. Smith's Bold Wall Expressions for Home, Retail and Corporate Spaces. Light refreshments. At General Scott Condominium, One Scott Circle NW #705, 2 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro. For more info call 202-234-4887 or visit

Saturday, November 15 from 9:30 AM – 12 noon, Geology Rocks: Two Different Walking Tours of Cleveland Park in One Day. The Tregaron Conservancy and the Cleveland Park Historical Society are proud to sponsor two free walking tours of the geology of Cleveland Park. Please register for the tours so we know to expect you; however this is not required! We plan to “rock”, so please wear comfortable shoes for walking. For “The Geology and Urban Hydrology of Klingle Creek: A Walking Tour of Cleveland Park’s Watershed” we will meet on 33rd Place in front of John Eaton School. The walk route is less than a mile long and most of it is downhill. The guide and map on this website shows the route and numbered points of interest. Followed by an afternoon walk at Tregaron. More info: RSVP for free tickets:

Saturday, November 15 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Palisades Library Celebrates 50 Years at the V St NW Location. Join us for Barefoot Puppets, Mark Greek from the Washingtoniana Room, the Sherier Mountain Boys, Palisades Community Band and more to commemorate our 50th anniversary on V Street NW. Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan along with Councilmember Mary Cheh, Friends of Palisades Library, and former Palisades librarians will share remarks beginning at 1:30 PM. See a 3-D printer in action and learn about other new technologies at the library. Giveaways, light refreshments, crafts, and fun until 4 PM. More info:

Saturday, November 15 at 11 AM, Oyster Adams Bilingual Book Fair Special Event: “Bilingual Storytime at the Book Fair” with local authors, Eileen Wasow presenting “Ana’s Day/ El día de Ana” and Frida Larios presenting “La Aldea que fue Sepultada por un Volcán en Erupción/The Village That Was Buried by an Erupting Volcano”. Both authors will read and sign books. Visit for book sale dates and times and info on other special events.

Saturday, November 15 at 5 PM, “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” Choral Concert by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, a benefit for homeless veterans. Light drinks and snacks will be provided. All proceeds benefiting Friendship Place, Free admission; suggested donation of $20 strongly encouraged.At Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 Lowell St. NW. For free tickets go to:

Saturday, November 15, 5 - 7 PM, Opening Reception: Kenneth Victor Young, Washington Color School Artist Rediscovered. The artist will be present. The exhibition will feature a retrospective of the artist’s paintings from the 1960s and 70s from museum and individual collections, as well as the artist’s private works. Kenneth Victor Young may be the most important rediscovery of a great talent from the Washington Color School of the 1960s and early '70s. Many of these paintings haven't been seen together since Young's show at Fisk University in 1973 and at the Corcoran Gallery in 1974. At Bethesda Fine Art, 5001 Wilson Lane 2nd floor, corner of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. More information at:

Sunday, November 16 from 9 AM - 1 PM, An Alternative Gift Fair will benefit families in need around the world, including in our local area, as well as in Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. Free. At St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info:

Monday, November 17, all day, DC Government Appreciation Day. The DC Government has declared Monday, November 17 to be a holiday celebrating DC’s 40 years of Home Rule. All DC government offices will be closed and there will be a “Trash and Recycling Slide” in which city residents are asked to bring their bagged trash and recycling to the nearest city playground and drop it down the slide for pickup by city workers the following day. The Fort Totten Hazardous Waste and Shredding Facility will spend the morning making confetti out of shredded paper to be used in the afternoon at the the DC Government Appreciation Parade in front of the Wilson Building. Parking restrictions will not be enforced and all city speed/cams will be turned off. Reversible lanes will become a high-stakes game of chicken. For more information on government closings and traffic enforcement, go to You can also go to to check the holiday schedule changes, but you won’t find a word about DC Government Appreciation Day because this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM, “Stress, Drugs, School, and Other Teen Challenges,” a presentation by author and adolescent psychologist Neil Bernstein. Free. At the Media Center of Wilson High School Library, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW. For more info about Dr. Bernstein visit:

Tuesday, November 18 at 5:30 PM, The 37th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors’ Night.Authors include: Maureen Corrigan, Matt Taibbi, James Webb, Mark Leibovich, Azar Nafisi, Gene Weingarten, and many others (see At the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW. For tickets ($5 - $10) go to:

Wednesday, November 19 from 6 - 9 PM, “Politics & Art: A Jam Session in the Wilson Building”presented by Washington Performing Arts and At-Large Council Member David Grosso, featuring local bands SynchroniCity and the Roof Beams and dance ensemble SerendibDance. Free. At the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Wednesday, November 19 from 7 - 8:30 PM, The Books That Shaped America discussion series at American University features “Red Harvest” by Dashiell Hammett. This session is led by Erik Dussere, Associate Professor, Department of Literature. The Books That Shaped America series offers conversations for the American University and metro-DC communities about books that have helped shape American society. Each discussion starts with a focal text, but the conversations stretch far beyond the pages of the books themselves. Attendees are encouraged—but not required—to have read the featured text. Free and open to the community. You do not need to register and you do not need to have attended any previous sessions. In the Training & Events Room (115), Bender Library at the College of Arts & Sciences, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info: 

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