Thursday, July 13, 2017

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 17,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, July 13 at 7 PM, Georgetown Trivia Night. Bring friends or we'll team you up with fellow trivia-lovers present for the chance to win prizes and...eternal GLORY. This program is recommended for adults and savvy teens. Brainy snacks and sparkling beverages will be provided. Parents, we will also be showing a movie for kids during trivia.  It will be in a different room on the same floor of the library as trivia and popcorn will be provided. All free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Friday, July 14 from 5 - 8 PM, Celebrate Quatorze Juillet and the Tour de France with a wine-tasting at Cork & Fork DC, 1522 14th Street NW. Free. Registration required:

Saturday, July 15 from 10 AM - 3 PM, Day of Archaeology Festival. Each year, AITC (Archaeology in the Community) hosts the Day of Archaeology Festival, a gathering of archaeology and community organizations from DC, Virginia and Maryland, offering free hands-on activities related to archaeology, local history, and community building. Plus music, food trucks, face painting and more - a great event for all ages! Free. At Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW. More info at: and  

Saturday, July 15 from 10 AM - 6 PM, French Festival at Hillwood. Indulge your inner Francophile with eighteenth-century French amusements in celebration of Bastille Day and Hillwood's French decorative arts collection. Enjoy a short play performed by Happenstance Theater, make a Napoleon hat, stroll the grounds to meet costumed French nobles, watch a baroque dance, learn courtly manners, listen to a baroque guitarist, hear garden talks, and admire the exquisite collection of eighteenth-century French decorative arts collected by Marjorie Merriweather Post. Come rain or shine - performances take place in the airy and open shelter of the C. W. Post Courtyard Tent, and the visitor center theater. Outdoor activities are weather dependent. Tickets: $18, $15 seniors, $12 members, $10 college students, $5 active military members, $5 children 6-18. Free for children under 6 and children of active military service members. The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens are located at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW,  

Saturday, July 15 from 1 - 4 PM, It’s Union Market’s 7th Annual DC Scoop Ice Cream Social and People’s Choice Competition. Sample the best that DC area ice cream makers have to offer and vote for your favorite. Plus raffles and giveaways. Free admission. At Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St NW. More info:

Sunday, July 16 at 2 PM, An Afternoon with the Illudium String Quartet. Enjoy a free classical music concert with a special guest performance by the Illudium String Quartet. Free. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW,

Sunday, July 16 from 5 - 7 PM, DC Preservation League’s “Mid-Century Modern #Instameet.” Join DC Preservation League for a photo walk through the mid-century modern paradise of Southwest DC. Learn about local mid-century modern architecture, including River Park’s aluminum arches and one of I.M. Pei’s lesser known works. Afterwards, cool off with other architecture enthusiasts at a nearby location with drinks and snacks.Meet up starts in front of Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, two blocks from the Waterfront metro station. Free. Please register at

Monday, July 17 from 7 - 9:30, Fort Reno Concert: Teen Mortgage, Dissonance, and Tubefreeks are the featured bands. (No, we did not make up these names and this is NOT the Weekly Fake Event.) Free. Fort Reno Park is at 40th and Chesapeake Streets NW across the street from Wilson HS. In the event of rain call 202-355-6356 to find out if the show is on - there are no rain dates. Concert series schedule at  

Tuesday, July 18 at 4 PM, In the Zone: 3D Art. Change a flat portrait into 3-D art! Learn about portraiture and explore the life of Albert Einstein, an iconic figure of the 20th century, as we change a flat image into art that comes of the page! (literally). For ages 4 and older and their caregivers. No registration required. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW,

Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30 PM, Workshop: Personal Archiving and the DC1968 Project. The 50th anniversary of 1968 is right around the corner. Marya Annette McQuirter, a native Washingtonian and historian, is producing a history of DC in 1968 and you can contribute to her project. Bring your 1968 photographs, yearbooks, report cards, church bulletins, letters, diaries, holiday cards and more. Get your items scanned and return them safely home armed with the knowledge of how to correctly preserve them for future generations. During this workshop, you will also learn basic concepts and practices for preserving photos, papers, and memorabilia. Create a plan for your personal archive - the stuff on paper, on your devices, and in the cloud. There are simple things you can do now to keep your memories alive. Free. At the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW,

Wednesday July 19 at 1 PM, Workshop: Summer Swelter, Summer Swagger. In this town you need to be practiced in the fine art of one-upsmanship, and perhaps the easiest application of the art is in conversation about DC’s sweltering summer heat. At this practical but fun session, you will learn a few good rejoinders to any Washingtonian’s whine about the beastly summer weather. For example, “You think this is hot? Back in 1990 when we were trying to take down Noriega in Panama, he had holed himself up in a back room of a house without AC, and we were camped outside his hideout, blasting rock music at him, day after day, night after night, in that thick, steamy tropical heat - no relief from the flies and mosquitoes - until he finally couldn’t stand it anymore and gave himself up.” Or this: You should have been with us in Mildura, Victoria (that’s in Australia) last February, end of summer. It was 46 degrees -- 114 if you need me to put it in Fahrenheit for you” ( Register for the workshop in advance and answer a few simple questions about your age and travel history, so that we can craft some with snappy comebacks to DC summer weather complaints just for you, tailored to your own personal profile. Free. Register here:  

Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 PM, Mount Pleasant Photo Scavenger Hunt Kickoff. The Mount Pleasant Photo Scavenger hunt will run July 20 to August 30. Learn neighborhood history, practice your photography skills, and have the chance to win great prizes all as you tromp the streets of Mount Pleasant to find neighborhood landmarks! The hunt kicks off on July 20 at the library. Participants can drop in to receive their clue packet, hear about useful resources, get how-to tips for street photography, and learn how to submit answers. Participants can also stop by the Information Desk on the lower level anytime after July 20 to pick up a clue packet and learn more about the hunt. Free. The Mount Pleasant Library is at 3160 16th Street NW,   

Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 PM, “Delights from the Baroque Era” - part of Washington National Cathedral’s summer outdoor concert series. An evening of musical gems from the Baroque Era. Program to include works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Byrd, Handel and more. Featuring Jaely Chamberlain, Soprano, and George Fergus, Piano and Harpsichord. Concert included in $5 discounted admission for Summer Evening Hours. The Cathedral is at the corner of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW,

Friday, July 21 at 12:30 PM, Anderson House Lunch Bites: George Washington Manuscript Forgeries. Michele Lee Silverman, research services librarian, presents several examples of forged George Washington manuscripts in the library collection. The talk will focus on the life and work of Robert Spring (1813-1876) whom Time magazine called one of the most notorious autograph forgers in United States history. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the manuscripts. Free. At Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW,

Schedule note: Due to moderator vacation schedules, the next “Get Out!” events column will not appear on Thursday as usual, but we will do our best to get it out on Friday, July 21. Or maybe Saturday the 22nd.

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