Thursday, December 11, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

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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, December 11 at 7 PM, 2014 Winter Instrumental Music Concert. The Concert Band, String Orchestra, String Quartet, and Jazz Ensemble, students and faculty of Wilson High School are pleased to showcase their efforts from this semester. We hope that you are able to attend and bring guests to support, celebrate, and encourage these young musicians. Admission will be $5 for all students and faculty and $10 for adults. In Wilson Auditorium (Chesapeake Street off Nebraska).

Friday, December 12 from 4 - 7:30 PM, HeArts for Humanity Alternative Gift Fair and Celebration. Support human rights when you buy unique artist-created gifts, including hand wrought jewelry, illustrations, caricatures, prints, and paintings, as well as commissioned work. Food and drink for sale. Performances in poetry, drama, music, and dance. Speakers and films on human rights. Free admission. At Woodrow Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW.

Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December- 14, Irish Christmas Revels. Travel to the Emerald Isle in the mid-1800’s to celebrate the Irish spirit. Gather at the hearth of the village pub for fiery tunes and mesmerizing rhythms from our Irish Band, the flashing feet of step and céilí dancing, and rollicking songs and toasts—all beckoning the joys of Christmas! Then board a ship bound for the new world, where songs of longing give way to powerful anthems of hope, and children lift our spirits with sean nós dances. Journey with us through the struggle, triumph and fierce joy that epitomize the Irish-American heritage. Tickets $12 - $50. Go to  for tickets and more information. At GW At Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW.

Saturday, December 13 from 11 AM - 4 PM, The Upshur Street Arts & Crafts Fair. Free outdoor arts and crafts festival sponsored by the diverse community businesses on Upshur Street in Petworth. Shop along the 800 block of Upshur street and discover art and handmade gift items from DC-area artisans. Businesses along the street will be open so that you can enjoy even more shopping and warm up with some food and drink. Local musicians will provide free entertainment throughout the day. New at the fair this year: an open yoga studio with massage and some free classes, a bike tuneup to winterize your bike, and a whole area of activities for the kids! Brought to you by the Upshur Street Business Cooperative. Along the 800 block of Upshur Street NW. More info:  .

Saturday, December 13 from 1 - 3 PM, Ice Cream Social and Decorate-Your-Own-Cookies event hosted by The Chevy Chase Citizens Association and Northwest Neighbors Village. At the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5801 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Saturday, December 13 from 3 - 5 PM, Grand Opening of new recreation facilities at Rose Park, hosted by the Friends of Rose Park. There will be ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials, and a Toys for Tots drive. Come and celebrate! At Rose Park, 26th and O Streets NW.

Sunday, December 14 from 10 AM - 12 Noon, Chanukah Celebration 2014 at the Washington, DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC). Grab your socks and your yarmulke, it’s time to bounce for Chanukah! This year’s rockin’ Chanukah party will feature a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats and plenty of fun for the whole family. Pre-registration prices (register online before December 12): $15; $10 Discounted DCJCC or DC Minyan Member Rate. Tickets at:

Sunday, December 14 at 1 PM, “The Future of Family Biking,” a town hall discussion presented by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). At Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW. Free. More information:

Sunday, December 14 at 2 PM, Faroe Islands Holiday Bazaar. Not your usual holiday bazaar -- every item handcrafted by the Faroe Island mums and grandmums. Learn about the tiny remote islands where the oes blow. Kids will love fun, colourful knitwear with skulls from Sirri. Buy a winter hat from Heimavirkisfelagið (if you buy it, ask someone to teach you how to pronounce it)  Find out how you can sign up for that amazing annual Faroese event, the Knitting Festival of 2015. While this is indeed the weekly fake event, it’s fake only because it is not happening here in Washington, DC; everything described here is on the Faroese Islands website and it would become quite real if you can get yourself to Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. For more information about the not-fake Faroese Knitting Festival 2015 go to  For more information about the weekly fake event go to

Monday, December 15 at 12 noon, US Army Chorus Holiday Concert. Free. At National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW. More info:

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