Thursday, March 17, 2016

Get Out! - The Events Column

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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 15,900+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @ 

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv  

Thursday, March 17 from 3 - 6 PM, St. Patrick’s Day Party at Guy Mason Rec Center. You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Guy Mason Recreation Center! For the corned beef and cabbage meal, reservations were required by March 14. For more information please contact Ms. Bell at Guy Mason Recreation Center at 202-727-7703. Guy Mason Rec Center is at 3600 Calvert Street NW.  

Thursday, March 17 from 6 PM - 3 AM, Yad Skcirtapts - Backwards St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Yug Nasom Rec Center! Everything you expect in a St. Patrick’s Day party, but done the other way ‘round: Backwards Step Dancing; Upside-down Pipers; The Wearin’ of the Red (the opposite of green); and a lots more surprises in store! To prepare yourself for all the turned-around traditions, go to  

Thursday, March 17 at 7 PM, A Conversation with Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch is regarded as one of the nation's leading history and museum professionals. AU President Neil Kerwin will share the stage with Bunch; they will discuss the challenges of building a national museum and what steps need to take place before President Obama cuts the ribbon at the museum opening ceremony on September 24, 2016. In the Katzen Art Center's Abramson Family Recital Hall at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Free, but please register at

Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 PM, Hamlet, presented by Wilson Theater and the Wilson Shakespeare Society. Shakespeare’s exploration of the nature of the human condition that tells the tale of the enigmatic Prince of Denmark. Hamlet returns home for his father’s funeral to find his mother married to his uncle, who is now the king - and his world turned upside down. Tickets: Students $5; Adults $ 15 ($10 for the Saturday matinee) - cash or check only. Seating Is Limited! Wilson High School is at 3950 Chesapeake St NW. Additional performances: Friday, March 18 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 19 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM..  

Friday, March 18 at 7 PM, The 2016 Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture – the Loss of Affordable Housing: How to retain affordable housing and its contribution to maintaining character of place. Brook Hill, a student at Georgetown Law School and winner of the 2016 Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture prize, will explain how expiring rent control laws will affect the supply of affordable housing. Following Mr. Hill’s lecture there will be a panel discussion with panelists who represent the views of a DC developer, an affordable housing activist, and the DC Government. A brief membership meeting will precede the lecture, which will be followed by a champagne reception. The event is free and handicapped-accessible. The public is encouraged to attend. Location: The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. More info:   

Saturday, March 19 from 10 AM - 2:30 PM, Youth Law Fair 2016 - Blunt Talk: Clearing the Haze Around D.C.’s Marijuana Laws. The 17th Annual Youth Law Fair will focus on the new marijuana laws and will bring high school students, judges, lawyers, and educators together to explore issues facing students in the DC area, while promoting an understanding between youth and local law enforcement through increased dialogue.The event will also include exhibitors, tours of the courthouse and holding cells, and a catered lunch. This free educational event for high school students is sponsored by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the DC Bar Litigation Section.Registration required -- go to Location: H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue NW.      

Saturday, March 19 from 10 AM - 5 PM, The Faberge Egg Family Festival. Celebrate spring's arrival in Russian style! Admire the exquisite imperial eggs and other fanciful Fabergé creations collected by Marjorie Post.Experience festive folk music performed by Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble and spirited dancing by Kalinka Dance Ensemble. Enjoy stories of Russian Easter traditions in a fun family play, produced by Happenstance Theater. Take part in a traditional Russian egg-rolling game.Step into Fabergé's Workshop to decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg. Tickets: $18, $15 Senior, $12 Member, $10 College Student, $5 Child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6 - available at  At Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.  

Saturday, March 19 from 12 noon - 2 PM, Calling All Gardeners: Rose Pruning Demonstration. The Arlington Rose Foundation presents a Rose Pruning Demonstration in the Bishop's Garden at Washington National Cathedral. Learn how to make your rosebushes healthy and vigorous for the coming season. Bring your pruners and gloves. Begin with tool sharpening, watch a demonstration and then practice.  Free, but please call Sandy 202 537-5773 to RSVP. The Cathedral is at the corner of Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues NW. 

Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 PM, Makers-in-Residence - Your City in 3D! Digital Flaneur Workshop. This workshop will introduce the concept of 3D scanning and imaging, using tools such as handheld IR scanners, attachments for cellphones, holograms and downloadable cellphone apps that allow users to create 3D models of objects.Following this demonstration, participants will capture 3D images in our library's neighborhood, then reconvene to share and edit them. Many of them will be later 3D-printed by our Makers-in-Residence Billy Fribele and Mike Iacovone for use in interactive kinetic sculptures. Light refreshments will be offered. Hosted by the Friends of the Tenley Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW,   

Sunday, March 20 at 2 PM, Legends & Lore of DC: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, DC? Cleveland Park Library hosts a local history book discussion series. For March, we will be reading Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. During the Civil War, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley dressed the society women of Washington. First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln was among her clients, and the two women were friends for many years. Free. In the first floor meeting room of the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,    

Monday, March 21 at 1 PM, FCC chair Tom Wheeler gives the keynote address at a conference on “Governing the Net: The Final Frontier of Freedom?” Should we accept the FCC’s conclusion that the Internet should be governed as a public utility? How can this be operationalized in the context of the many global players, including both nations and organizations, that have a stake in its use and in citizens’ access to it? Following the keynote, a panel of nationally recognized experts, representing different disciplines with a stake in the future of net neutrality, will discuss how the government, businesses, policymakers, and citizens have been affected over the past year by the decision, as well as what is at stake for our collective future. In the Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown Hariri Business School, 37th & O St. NW. Free, but you must register at  

Tuesday, March 22 at 3 PM, Books That Shaped America Series: Gone with the Wind. Despina Kakoudaki, Associate Professor and Director, Humanities Lab, will discuss Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. The most popular romance novel of all time was the basis for the most popular movie of all time (in today's dollars). Set in the South during the Civil War, the book won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Free and open to the whole community. At American University, in the Bender Library, Training & Events Room 115, Nebraska & Massachusetts Avenues NW.  

Tuesday March 22 from 6 - 8 PM, Thoroughly Modern Agnes: Having it All? A Landmark Society Lecture at Tudor Place. To celebrate Women’s History Month, Tudor Place Curator Grant Quertermous will showcase the life and travels of Agnes, youngest child and only daughter of Dr. Armistead Peter and Martha Kennon Peter. In the 1920s, Agnes left behind a life in Washington society to work in Europe with children displaced by World War I; she went on to research stained glass iconography of the National Cathedral and (worth waiting for) find love late in life with a recipient of the Nobel Prize. Through letters, photographs, and objects with stories to tell, all from the Tudor Place collection, Grant will introduce this little known Tudor Place resident and Peter family member who blazed gallantly forward into the Modern Century. Tickets: Free for Landmark Society Members; $15 for Tudor Place members; $20 for non-members - reserve at At Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street NW. 

Wednesday, March 23 at 7 PM, Book Hill Talks - The Hands of Peace. Local author Marione Ingram will discuss her widely acclaimed book, The Hands of Peace, the story of her eyewitness accounts of Holocaust Germany and Jim Crow United States. Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,  

Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM, Saudade: A Play by Wit’s End Puppets. Join President Lincoln’s Cottage and the American Immigration Council for a shadow puppet performance by Wit’s End Puppets, illuminating the immigrant experience in Washington, DC. This thought-provoking show for all ages will be followed by a group discussion. Space is limited to 50 guests. Registrants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance for this event is free. Register at:  Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW.

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