Wednesday, August 19, 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 15,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, August 21 from 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Sustainability Fair. The event showcases the eco-efforts of many DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program. Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives along with vegetable dips seasoned with herbs from the hotel’s garden, and each guest will be entered to win some great prizes.  Many of the participating businesses and organizations bring complimentary samples for attendees such as energy saving light bulbs.Free and open to the public. At 2401 M Street, NW. More info:    

Friday, August 21 at 7 PM, DC Poetry Festival: The Revolution Will Be Jazz! Find your rhyme at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre for the 15th Annual DC Poetry Festival. The festival, called “The Revolution Will Be Jazz!” will honor Gil Scott-Heron. It will be hosted by Charlotte Fox and the house band is slated to be Stevie B and friends. Free. Gates open at 7 PM and it’s first come, first served. Carter Barron is at 4850 Colorado Ave NW.  

Friday, August 21  at 8 PM, AU’s Neighborhood Movie Night, “Monsters University.” Bring the whole family to campus for a picnic and an outdoor screening of the animated classic, “Monsters University.” This sequel to the popular Monsters, Inc. unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Co-hosted by the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, the movie will be screened at the Woods-Brown Amphitheatre. Free popcorn will be provided and all are welcome to attend. Rain location is the Mary Graydon Center Tavern. American University campus map is at  

Saturday, August 21 at 10 AM and 12 Noon, Performances of “Marmalade,” a delicious and sensory dance and circus performance with poetic movements and circus action fun. Marmalade looks at the world using all senses. Family fun from 2 years and up! Performers are from Sweden’s Claire Parsons Company, presented by the Embassy of Sweden. Free. At Dupont Circle.  

Saturday, August 21 from 10 AM - 2 PM, “Hatch Day.” Sometime around 20 years ago -- no one’s sure of the exact day -- Pokey the Turtle emerged from his egg. Come celebrate Hatch Day with: nature arts & crafts (10 AM - 2 PM); a turtle obstacle course (10:30 AM - for ages 4 - 8); story time at 11:30 AM; Find Pokey a Worm at 12:30; and a kids’ dance competition -- can you move like Pokey? -- at 1:30 PM. For kids from 9 days to 999 years. Free. At Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW,  

Saturday, August 22, 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, August 23, 1:30 - 4 PM, The Friends of the Cleveland Park Library invite you to their 2-day Summer Book Sale on the second floor of the Cleveland Park Library. Choose from thousands of books at great prices -- mysteries, thrillers, biographies, sports, fiction, romance, fine arts, history, business economics, science nature, foreign language, science fiction fantasy, reference, travel, hobbies, psychology self-help, kids books, cookbooks, graphic novels, CDs, DVDs, and more! All items have been donated by your friends and neighbors -- many are brand new and in perfect condition. Proceeds support branch and city-wide library programs. The Cleveland Park Library is at 3310 Connecticut Ave NW, one block south of the Cleveland Park metro red line.  

Sunday, August 23 at 2 PM, Golden Sunday Movie salute to Women’s Equality Day, screening of George Cukor’s 1949 comedy “Adam’s Rib.” Starring real life couple Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, the film pits husband and wife lawyers on opposite sides of the courtroom as they argue gender politics in the name of their clients. Enjoy the power struggle that occurs when professional couples clash in a film the American Film Institute considers one of the top rated romantic comedies of all time. Come enjoy lemonade, cookies, popcorn and a free film! At the Tenley Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW,  

Sunday, August 23 at 7 PM, Ice Cream Creation and Matchmaking App - Beta Testing Event. An incredibly cool new start-up is giving away an app that matches users to the ice cream flavor best suited to their own distinctive taste and personality (determined by filling out an online questionnaire). As a super-bonus, anytime another user’s input leads to the creation of a similar flavor, the user will receive a text message and photo from their ice-cream soulmate; with a swipe to the right they can arrange to meet each other at pickup window to receive their FREE ice cream sample, which they can immediately share at an ICCM table for two. To sign up for this amazing event you must first download the free app at  

Monday, August 24 from 3:15 - 4:15 PM, “Money for Smart Seniors” presented by the Cleveland and Woodley Park Village and Northwest Neighbors Village and the DC Office on Aging’s Elder Abuse Prevention Committee. Learn how to avoid scams, identity theft, fraud, and other types of financial exploitation. Materials were developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Join us and find out how to protect yourself! Free. At Forest Hills of DC, 4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW (formerly The Methodist Home). Please RSVP by email to info @ Clevelandwoodleyparkvillage dot org, as space is limited.   

Monday, August 24 at 7 PM, Tuskeegee Airmen. Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen -- members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the US Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II. Free. At the Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW,  

Tuesday, August 25 from 11 AM - 12 Noon, Landmark Society Archaeology Tour: What Lies Beneath? Join Director of Historic Preservation Jessica Zullinger for a presentation and personal conversation to learn more about the archaeological work being done at Tudor Place and for a tour of the current dig site. Objects discovered during previous excavations will be on view! Due to the size of the excavation site, space is limited. Tickets, $10 for the general public, free for members of Tudor Place or the Landmark Society - go to: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is at 1644 31st Place NW.

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