Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

By DimiTalen at Dutch Wikipedia
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 15,500+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, October 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, “Current Literary Voices of the District,” an evening of conversation and literary city-making with some of the most important and vibrant poets, fiction writers and editorial figures in Washington today -- presented by HumanitiesDC. The event will take place at Busboys & Poets in Brookland, 635 Monroe St NE. Entry is free, RSVP requested at

Thursday, October 15 at 7 PM, Opening of DC Reads 2015, a DC Public Library literacy program that promotes reading for pleasure by having city-wide celebrations for teens and adults that focus on one book. Each year a new book is selected by a public nomination process, and this year's chosen book is All Aunt Hagar's Children, by Edward P. Jones, a collection of 14 stories centered on African-Americans in Washington DC during the 20th century. The kickoff celebration will look at the music and culture of the city in the 1950s. Free. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St NW. More info:

Friday, October 16 from 7:30 - 11 PM, The Fabulous Hubcaps oldies show. The Fabulous Hubcaps, one of the nation's most sought after oldies show bands, will put on a high-energy, fun show with their extensive repertoire of doo-wop group harmony, classic rock&roll, rock-a-billy, Motown, and R&B music, At the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane in Bethesda. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, food and drink extra. For tickets call 240 876 1532 or email Robbie Rinaudot, robbie.rinaudot @ bccrs dot org. More info:

Saturday, October 17 starting at 10 AM,  Pumpkin Decorating Party at Tregaron. The Tregaron Conservancy invites you to celebrate fall by decorating pumpkins! We will supply the pumpkins, paint and fun craft materials. Registration is required. Email info @ and let us know the number of kids you'll be bringing. We will meet at the Lily Pond near the Klingle Road NW entrance. Please consider making a donation of $10 per pumpkin (or more) at the event to support our mission and help us cover our costs. Feel free to bring some of your own craft materials as well. We will have a bin for donating extra materials to SCRAP DC, a non-profit thrift shop promoting sustainability through re-use of art and craft supplies. More info:

Saturday, October 17 from 10 AM - 3 PM, The 1st Annual Forest Hills Community Yard Sale, a project of the Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance. Several neighbors are clearing out attics, basements and garages full of furniture, kids' stuff and decor, and some are selling one of a kind pieces of art at various sites around the neighborhood. A map of sites will be available on the day of the sale at Also, a poster at Connecticut Ave & Albemarle St will tell you where to pick up a printed map. Questions? Email info @ foresthillsconnection dot com

Saturday, October 17 from 11 AM - 5 PM, Palisades Village House Tour, featuring nine historic and modern houses, including a 1890 Victorian farmhouse, a 1921 Victorian four-gable house, a 1929 Sears bungalow, a Japanese-style abode, and two mid-century modern houses. Now in its third year, the house tour benefits Palisades Village, a nonprofit organization that helps neighbors in the Palisades, Berkley, Foxhall, Kent, Spring Valley, and Wesley Heights stay in their homes as they age. Tickets are $30 if purchased ahead at and $35 on the day of the tour. Start at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW. Doors open at 10:30 AM. Refreshments and music by the Cabin John Dixieland Band from 2-4 PM on the lawn of St. David's Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St, NW.

Saturday, October 17 from 11 AM - 2 PM, The 9th Annual Kids’ Corner Fall Fair. You don't have to drive to the suburbs for pumpkins and fall fun! This Fall Fair features lively entertainment, fun seasonal activities, and excellent food for young children and their families. This event is geared towards young children, ideally 5 years and under, but all are welcome. Activities include: pumpkin decorating, a moon bounce, crafts, wagon-led hayrides, face painting - as well as live performances by Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, FUNdamentals of Music and Movement, Gerry Herbert - Musician/Guitarist and the Flamenco Dancers. At  Mitchell Park, 23rd and S Streets NW. (Rain location: Kids' Corner Facilities around the block at 2200 California St, NW). Free admission -- food and children's activities are available based upon a donation. More info:  

Saturday, October 17 from 1 - 5 PM Brookland Neighborhood Festival. Beer garden, presented by Brookland Pint, mobile photo booth, face painting and balloon twisting for kids, food and drink from a variety of neighborhood favorites, performances by South Rail and The Low Counts, and much more!  Free admission. At 701 Monroe St NE. More info:

Saturday, October 17 at 8 PM and Sunday, October 18 at 2:30 PM, Aaron Copeland’s “The Tender Land.” Commissioned by Rodgers & Hammerstein, this rarely produced gem of Americana tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl from the Midwest, the first in her family to finish high school. With DC area singers and chamber ensemble in a beautiful, intimate space. Only 4 shows: Presented by InSeries at the GALA Hispanic Theatre, 333 14th St NW. Columbia Heights Metro, parking in Giant garage. Tickets: Adults- $45; Seniors: $42; Student/Youth: $22  - go to:

Sunday, October 18 at 5 PM, Catherine and Mary Roth Concert Series presents the Winners of the 2015 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players: Lara Boschkor, Violinist, Souyoung Cho, Violist, Zlatomir Fung, Cellist, with Frank Conlon, Pianist, performing works by Brahms, Carter, Debussy, Paganini, and others, including the World Premiere of “Shades of Red” by David Froom. At the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue NW. No admission charge but a free-will offering would be appreciated. More info:

Monday, October 19 at 2 PM, “Send Fall Foliage to Homesick Easterners Transplanted to the Parched Southwest.” As we fortunate residents of states along the eastern seaboard experience nature’s wondrous color display at this time of year, we should keep in mind all those who used to enjoy the changing of the seasons when they lived here but now must do without in the dry, bare, and unchanging landscape of our southwestern states. Let them know you care! Come to this compassionate workshop, where we will assemble leaves of all the fiery colors of the season -- scarlet, gold, orange, and bronze -- and stuff them into Care Baskets trimmed with bows, to be sent out west to those who have only unchanging palm trees and prickly cactus plants in October and November. We will first meet at Rock Creek Nature Center to collect the leaves, and, weather permitting, assemble the baskets in the picnic area outside. For complete details of what to bring, go to:

Tuesday, October 20 at 7 PM, "Mapping Segregation in DC." Discover why many of DC’s “historically black” neighborhoods were once exclusively white, and how the city’s racial geography has been shaped by segregation. Mapping Segregation in Washington DC is a public history project documenting the historic segregation of DC’s housing, schools, playgrounds, and other public spaces. To date the project has focused on racially restrictive housing covenants. Racial covenants had a dramatic impact on the development of the nation’s capital decades before government-sanctioned redlining policies were implemented in cities across the country. This project was organized by the historians at Prologue DC. Free. At the the Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library,7420 Georgia Ave. NW,

Wednesday, October 21 at 7 PM, JAZZforum music talk. Prominent DC musician and educator Robert "Bobby" Felder will chat with writer and producer WA Brower about his 23-year tenure as Director of Instrumental Music at the University of the District of Columbia where he played a key role in the establishment of the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. Felder, who has had a long career working with some of D.C.'s top jazz musicians, will also speak about his current projects. At UDC’s Recital Hall (Performing Arts Bldg. 46-West), 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW. Free. More info:

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