Thursday, January 29, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Reinhard Kraasch
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 14,800+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, January 29 from 6 - 8 PM, Opening of the Jesse Reno Addition to Deal Middle School. The Alice Deal Local School Advisory Team invites the community to an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Jesse Reno School addition at Deal. Please use the school’s main entrance at 3815 Fort Drive NW. Free. Contact Karin Perkins at karinperkins @ with any questions.

Friday, January 30 at 7 PM, Levine Music Concert - works by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini and others. Join Levine's most dedicated and talented students in the Honors Program as they perform in the first of two Solo Recitals at the prestigious Kosciuszko Foundation. A reception follows. Free. The Kosciuszko Foundation is at 2025 O Street NW. More information at

Saturday, January 31 at 10 AM, Singer/songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood sets little toes to tapping with original melodies that mix generous doses of science and positive social messages into songs that are just plain fun. Her quirky, smart compositions take on topics from astronomy (answering the age-old question “Why Can’t You Dance on Jupiter?”) to nonconformity (“Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes”) to biology (“The Penguin Song”). Tickets: $7.00 / $5.50 for Avalon members (Children under 2 are free). At the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW. Tickets:

Sunday, February 1 at 2 PM, “Rainbow Fairies” program for kids from 5 - 12. Do you love the Rainbow Fairies books? Join us for a Rainbow Magic extravaganza complete with activities, crafts, and snacks. Children are welcome to come in costume as their favorite fairy. Free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Sunday, February 1 at 3 PM, Puppy Bowl Watching Party. By now almost every fan will have lined up a place to watch Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday -- but where will you be for Puppy Bowl XI? Puppies may not be as fast or as hard-hitting as 300-pound professional football players, but they’re a whole lot cuter! And nobody minds if they play with squishy balls! Bring your own puppy or dog to the Newark Street Dog Park where there will be treats for all and you can watch the spectacle on a Jumbo-Tron -- but perhaps you should stay home and watch, as this is the listserv’s weekly fake event. (The Dog Park Party, that is....the Puppy Bowl is very real and lots of fun.) See  for complete details.

Monday, February 2 at 7:30 AM, Groundhog Day. Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog, will make an appearance and offer weather and political predictions. Phil will let us know whether to expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Live accordion music, polka dancers, puppet show, VIP celebrities and more. Dupont Circle, at the fountain. The event will begin at 7:30AM sharp, Potomac Phil will emerge at approximately 8AM. Free.

Monday, February 2 from 7 - 10 PM “Probation, Parole, Criminal Record: The Collateral Consequences of Being Imprisoned." Opening Speaker, Shelley Broderick, Dean and Professor of Law. Moderator, Andy Shallal, Proprietor, Busboys and Poets. Guest Speakers: Former DC Councilmember, Tommy Wells; DC Councilmember David Grosso; Teresa Hodges, returning citizen; Prof. Edwina Dorch, Criminal Justice Department, UDC; Deborah M. Golden, Project Director, Washington Lawyers Committee; Jared Ball, Professor, Communication Studies, Morgan State University; Reverend Kelly Wilkins. Co-Sponsored by The Institute for Policy Studies and People Demanding Action. In the Moot Court Room, 5th Floor, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. Free - reservations required - go to:

Tuesday, February 3 from 6 - 8 PM, “Ladies Night” at Ace Hardware. The 5th annual “Ladies Night” event features DIY demonstrations, giveaways, raffle prizes, food and wine tastings, and gift bags for the first 100 guests. Free but reservations required by January 31 - email ladies @ At the 5th Street NW Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street NW.

Tuesday, February 3 from 2:30 - 4 PM, “US and European Responses to Terrorism: Do We Have It Right?” Speakers: David Barno, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, SIS; Nora Bensahel, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, SIS; Moderated by David Gregory, Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, SIS. In the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Bldg, American University, Nebraska Avenue at New Mexico Avenue NW. Free. RSVP at  


  1. Was the Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle fake?

    1. Yes, it's real and it took place this morning at 7:30 am. The fake events are always labeled fake, or they provide a link to the fake events page at

      One of these days I'll get up early enough to attend - although I'd be more inspired to do so if they could get themselves a real live groundhog. Potomac Phil is a stuffed one: