Thursday, January 15, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

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, January 15 at 7 PM, “The Cosmography of the Spheres” concert by the Cathedra Choir, performing ”Dido and Aeneas” by baroque composer Henry Purcell. Free. At Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues. More info at

Friday, January 16 at 7 PM, Concert Preview of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas Cycle, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. This program will feature performances of the Piano Sonatas Op. 2 #1, Op. 7, Op. 27 #2 ("Moonlight") and Op. 31 #1. The featured performers are: Andrew Wu (student of Irena Orlov, Levine Honors student), Anna Nizhegorodtseva, Brian Billion and Ralitza Patcheva. Free. In the Jane Lang Recital Hall at the Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton Street NW. Full details at

Friday, January 16 at 7:30 PM, Violin Recital featuring Sean Yongjoo Lim, performing the Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill Sonata' by Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata No.1 by Ernest Bloch, Agitato (1st Movement), Contemplation from Five Songs, Op. 105, No.1 by Johannes Brahms, Sonata No.5 "Spring", Op.24 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Allegro (1st Movement) "March" from the Love of Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev (arranged by Jascha Heifetz). Attendance is free, but a free will offering will be taken to benefit CHIME, an organization that works to support music education in the D.C. Public Schools. At the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 10th and G Streets NW. For more information visit:  

Saturday, January 17 at 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Coffee lecture and tasting. Come learn about the importance of origin and geography to the flavor of coffee. Joel Finkelstein, owner and head roaster at Qualia Coffee, will be leading this talk. This program will be held in the large meeting room in the lower level at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW,

Sunday, January 18 at 2 PM, Story Time and Crafts in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. We will read a story, listen to music, and make Peace Mobiles and Peace Magnets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parents also will have an opportunity to make Peace Badges to bestow upon their little do-gooders as a way of acknowledging acts of selflessness. For all ages. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 PM, “Cathedral Sings!” - a community singalong of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” led by Music Director, J. Reilly Lewis, accompanied by Todd Fickley performing on the Great Organ. This sing-along is perfect for singers and singers at heart. Bring your own score of borrow one of ours. Tickets, $10 online at or by phone at 202-537-2228, or available at the door. At the Washington National Cathedral at Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues.

Monday, January 19 at 2 PM, “All God’s Children.” This annual event at the Washington Cathedral celebrates Dr. King’s legacy through performances of our city’s rich music and dance heritage. Featured groups for the 2–4 pm program include the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Melvin Deal, director; the Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University, Reginald A. Golden, musical director; spoken-word artist Tika Wallace; soloist Francese Brooks and dancer Mahkai Carroll; Bishop Walker boy’s choir; WPA Children of the Gospel Choir. Tierra Burke, Tony Donaldson, and Micha Green from the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts will be the emcees. The Washington National Cathedral is at Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues. Admission is a donation of either a non-perishable canned food item or a new children’s book. More info:

Tuesday, January 20 at 7 PM, Discussion of the importance of interfaith dialog, presented by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka and Auxiliary Bishop Barry Knestout. Masorti Olami invites you to a community wide conversation “Commemorating 50th Anniversary “of Nostra Aetate and Chasing Peace.“ Rabbi Abrahan Skorka is  Rabbi of the Masorti Olami Community (Worldwide Conservative  Movement) Benei Tikva in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka co-authored a book on interfaith dialogue, titled "On Heaven and Earth” that was published in Spanish in 2010 and in English in 2013. Complimentary Admission Registration Required  Donations Welcome. To register online go to: At Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec Street NW. For more information go to

Tuesday, January 20 at 7 PM, “A History of Dupont Circle.” Author talk by Stephen A. Hansen, longtime D.C. resident, architectural historian, historic preservation specialist, and author of "A History of Dupont Circle: Center of High Society in the Capital" (History Press, 2014). Free. At the West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Avenue NW.  More info:

Wednesday, January 21 from 10 - 11:50 AM, “”Ebola: International, National, and State Responses,” a talk by Margaret Farrell, who has worked as a volunteer attorney advising the Minister of Health in Liberia in the summers of 2009 and 2010. Most of her time was spent revising the country’s 1970’s public health laws, never suspecting that they would be needed so soon. This lecture will be about how Liberia, the U.S., and international community are dealing with the Ebola outbreak of 2014. At the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This lecture will be at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW, adjacent to the American University campus. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed. Information on this lecture and others at

Wednesday, January 21 at 12 noon, “Eat Well to Age Well,” a talk by licensed nutritionist Rose Clifford, hosted by the Chevy Chase and Georgetown chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees organization. Free. In the second floor meeting room of the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Thursday, January 22 from 7 - 9 PM: “The Ethics of Glitter Bombing” - a debate between an advocate of this increasingly popular form of protest and a spokesperson for victims of glitter bombings. The Washington Post recently covered the phenomenon of glitter bombing -- you can read the January 13 article here: -- but should the practice be outlawed? Is it cruel? Or just desserts? Come with an open mind and prepare to leave with tiny sparkles in your hair that you can never entirely remove. Free. At the Law School of the University of the District of Columbia -- or it could be...if this were a real debate, instead of the weekly fake event -- see glitter bombing is NOT something we made up!)

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