Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get Out! - The Weekly Events Column

Georgetown Public Library Program "Pacific Rhythm"
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 15,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, July 23 from 7 - 8:30 PM, Spotlight on Design: “Snarkitecture.” The Brooklyn-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture manipulates and reinterprets existing materials, structures, and programs to reveal new ideas about architecture. Founding principal Alex Mustonen and senior associate Benjamin Porto discuss the firm's work, which includes the BEACH, the 10,000 square foot, interactive architectural installation at the National Building Museum that includes an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. At the National Building Museum, 401 F St NW. For more info and tickets ($7 - $20) go to

Friday, July 24 at 7:30 PM, Reggae Night, featuring Monsoon & S.T.O.R.M. Reggae Band, Puma Ptah, Ras Biruk & Ras Band. Presented by The Washington Post Going Out Guide. Free. More info:  At Carter Barron Amphitheatre in
Rock Creek Park, 4850 Colorado Avenue NW.  

Saturday, July 25 at 9 AM, Mayor Muriel Bowser invites you to a FitDC walk in Georgetown, part of the FitDC Billion Steps Challenge. Free. The walk starts at the Jelleff Recreation Center, corner of Wisconsin & S Street NW. More info: 

Saturday, July 25 from 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Stomp and Boogie with Uncle Devin - a live, interactive musical experience that takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion. Along with his flute-playing sidekick, Mr. Grasshopper, Uncle Devin will introduce kids to different genres of music. Part of the Children’s Summer Concert Series. Free. At Stead Park, 16th & P Streets NW. More info:  

Saturday, July 25 at 6 PM, The Petworth Jazz Project. Children’s show featuring Planet Swagg, followed by the Mark Meadows Quartet at 7 PM. Free and on the lawn at 8th and Taylor Street NW. More info:  

Saturday, July 25 from 11 AM - 4 PM, National Parks & Recreation Day, presented by the DC Department of Parks & Recreation. Bring the whole family and enjoy an extravaganza of fun activities, and entertainment. Residents from across DC can enjoy music, swimming, soccer, basketball, softball, moonbounce, dodgeball, horseshoes, sack races, tug of war and more, including competitive fun each hour. Free. At Randall Field, South Capitol and I Streets, SW. Complete details at  

Sunday, July 26 from 2 - 6 PM, Artists & Artisans Summer Jam, presented by the 3 Stars Brewing Company, featuring live music, beautiful art work, multiple food trucks, an oyster roast, tons of BBQ, and some amazing limited and rare beers. $15 admission price includes a goblet and your first beer. Food & drink tickets, $5. Buy tickets in advance at or pay with cash on site.  

Sunday, July 26 at 4 PM, “Wacky Weather of the Solar System.” Think the weather on earth is strange? Wait till you see what other planets in our solar system have to offer. For kids age 7 and up. Free. At Rock Creek Nature Center & Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW.  

Monday, July 27 at 4 PM, Joe Romano, Magician. Comic books, graphic novels, and all books related to “heroes” come to life through the art of magic and illusion! Free. For ages 5-10. The Petworth Library is at 4200 Kansas Avenue NW,  

Tuesday, July 28 at 10:30 AM, “Pacific Rhythm.” Enjoy an engaging performance of traditional dances and music from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa. Free. For all ages. The Georgetown Library is at 3260 R Street NW,  

Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM, “100 Things to Do in Washington DC Before You Die.” You've probably had a half-smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl, but have you been to the gospel brunch at the Howard Theatre? Did you know there is a Darth Vader mask built into the National Cathedral? Do you know where to find the "Exorcist stairs"? Join local author Shannon Morgan as she shares these highlights and more hidden gems of the District from her new book 100 Things to Do in Washington D.C. Before You Die. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,  

Wednesday, July 29 at 7 PM, Book Hill Talks: "Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm" Screening and Discussion. What does the future hold for books? Booksellers? And (most importantly) libraries?
Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a screening of the Deutsche Velle TV Arts 21 short documentary (26 min.) called “Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm,” followed by open discussion. Free. The Georgetown Library is at 3260 R St. NW. More info:  

Wednesday, July 29 at 7 PM, Author Talk: Reggie Pobbin discusses his book, A Journey Around My Apartment: Reflections on All the Roads Not Taken, a series of essays on life lessons the author would have learned if he had actually traveled the world. Instead, the reclusive Mr. Pobbin has found it much more comfortable, convenient , and certainly less expensive to stay home and learn about exotic lands by watching travel documentaries on Nat Geo and the Discovery Channel -- and all for the price of cable at the “basic-plus” level. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library -- or it would be, if this were a real book by a real author, and not the weekly fake event.

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