Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

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 15,400+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, September 3 from 6 - 7:15 PM, Yamomanem plays New Orleans-style jazz, part of the “Music on the Lawn Series” at Grace Episcopal Church. Bring a friend and a picnic! Free, but a $10 donation would be appreciated. At Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info:

Friday, September 4 from 6 - 8 PM, Piano concert by Steven Schwarz - part of the First Friday Dupont art event at the Heurich House Museum. Guests are welcome to the explore the first floor of the house and Steven Schwarz of Friday Morning Music Club will play the Heurich family’s 1901 Steinway piano. Visit talented letterpress artist Sea Heart City Press of Brewmaster Studios, located in the museum’s historic carriage house. This event is free and open to the public. The Heurich House Museum is at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW.

Saturday, September 5 at 1:30 PM, The Brass Trio showcases the sounds of brass and piano from around the world, including a dance from the Iberian Peninsula, a Danish romance, and favorites from Porgy and Bess. Seating is free on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert. At The Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info on this events and others at Anderson House:

2015 LOC National Book Festival
Saturday, September 5 from 10 AM - 10 PM, The 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, featuring 170 authors, illustrators, and special presenters, giving book talks, Q&A sessions, panels discussions, and demonstrations. Kids’ activities, photo ops, giveaways, and more. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library's acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson's quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books." Free. At the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Full schedule of all activities at or download the Book Festival app at

Sunday, September 6 at 1:30 PM, Needlework Tour of the Washington National Cathedral. Explore some of the more than 1,500 pieces of needlework in the Cathedral, portraying historic Americans, floral patterns, baby animals, and many other works painstakingly done “for the Glory of God.” This tour reveals how the exquisite treasures of needlepoint convey messages throughout the Cathedral. For visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are encouraged but not required; space is limited. The tour meets at the west-end docent station, nave level, just inside the main doors. Tickets $16 - $20 available at

Monday, September 7 at 7 PM, Scrabble Without Vowels (or Scrbbl Wtht Vwls), a fun but challenging game night in which players will use a standard Scrabble set with all 42 vowels removed (the 2 “Y’s” will remain). To keep the game from becoming impossible, text-message-style abbreviations are permitted (BTW, BRB, THX), as are all Czech words (it’s the language with the highest ratio of consonants to vowels and it features a popular tongue-twister that can be written entirely without vowels: StrĨ prst skrz krk (“stick your finger in your throat” according to Wikipedia: Free. At the Clvlnd Prk Lbrry -- or it would be if this were not the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, September 8 from 4 - 8 PM, Open House at CityDance Pop! Try a free class -- Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, B-boy, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Break Dancing, Contemporary, Zumba and more. Walk-ins are welcome for Open House, but RSVP is encouraged -- go to More info: CityDance Pop! is at 4435 Wisconsin Ave, NW.

Wednesday, September 9 from 8:30 AM - 1 PM, “Building Bridges - Strengthening Educational and Citizen Exchange Linkages Between the United States and Cuba.” Two panels composed of US government officials and private Americans from a range of academic, people-to-people and cultural organizations will discuss how the new US approach on Cuba can promote more educational and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The event will provide practical information and advice for U.S. organizations about U.S. Cuba policy and regulations and advice from individuals and institutions in the U.S. that have had experience facilitating exchange and cultural programs with Cuba. Free, but reservations required, as space is limited. Register at In the Jack Morton Auditorium of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW.

Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30 PM, Benefit Screening of “99 Homes.” Friendship Place will host a special screening of the soon-to-be-released film 99 Homes (starring Andrew Garfield from The Social Network and The Amazing Spiderman) to raise money that will assist 9 families in DC in securing their first month of affordable housing. $20/ticket, available at More info at The show is at AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW.

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