Thursday, April 26, 2018

Get Out! - The Events Column

Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park
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 17,600+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, April 27 at 6 PM, Dinner and Musical Event at Guy Mason Recreation Center. A piano salon featuring community pianists, including members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. They will play a wide variety of styles and periods of music, such as classical, ragtime, jazz, show tunes, popular songs, gospel, new age, improvisation, and modern or contemporary compositions. Dinner with artists starts at 6 PM and the concert starts at 7:15 PM. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW. RSVP for either or both by calling 202-727-7527 or email guymasonevents @ gmail dot com. For the dinner, please bring a dish for sharing.

Friday April 27 - Sunday, April 29, Georgetown French Market! Georgetown's Book Hill neighborhood will transform into an inviting open-air market as over 40 locally-owned merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display discounted items and unique finds. Live music, street performers, kids’ activities, prizes, giveaways, and more. Free admission. Along Wisconsin Avenue from O Street to Reservoir Road NW. Friday & Saturday, from 10 AM - 5 PM; Sunday from 12 - 5 PM. Schedule of events at:    

Friday, April 27 from 5 - 8 PM, Macron Appreciation Day. After you have enjoyed the first day of Georgetown’s annual French Market, come to a special event hosted by a group of dedicated francophiles in DC, who will be celebrating the successful conclusion of the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the Trump White House. Together we will raise a glass of French champagne to toast the many accomplishments of the Macron tour, including Strategic Trump-Flattering, his Formidable Handshake Prowess; his patient Endurance of the Dandruff-Flicking; and for the finale, his skillful “Now I can say what I really mean” address to Congress. After we recap these feats, we will award him a medal in abstentia and produce a cut-out for double-cheeked kisses from all present. This event will be conducted entirely in French, or it would be, if it were not the Weekly Fake Event    

Saturday, April 28 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Carousel Day at Glen Echo Park. This is the opening day of carousel's 98th season! As many of you know, this festival used to be called Family Day, but Carousel Day better represents what the day is all about - celebrating the park’s beautifully-renovated, historic Dentzel carousel and all the wonderful arts programs at Glen Echo. Free activities throughout Glen Echo Park include: live music and other performances, face painting, storytelling, and carousel themed crafts. More info and schedule of activities at Learn more about the historic carousel and watch a video of it here: Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD

Saturday, April 28 at 1 PM, Peabody Room Presents: Author Talk by Fiona J. Clem on Meridian Hill Park. Join Fiona J. Clem, writer and licensed D.C. tour guide, as she discusses her book about Meridian Hill Park, a 12-acre neoclassical park reminiscent of an Italian villa garden located one-and-a-half miles north of the White House. Peabody Room of Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. Free. More info:  

Saturday, April 28 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Jazz@Wesley presents the Gary Bartz NTU Troop Revisited. The NTU Troop Revisited honors Gary Bartz, who played stints with Max Roach and Miles Davis before developing his own concept of music, social justice, and community in the 60's and forming the NTU Troop. The Gary Bartz NTU Troop Revisited is: Charles Rahmat Woods, saxophone/flute; Emory Diggs, bass; Trae Crudup, drums; Joseph Wilson, piano; Rue Brown, vocals. Complimentary coffee and tea with additional food and beverages available for purchase. Enjoy jazz in an alcohol-free, family-friendly neighborhood venue. Tickets: $10 general admission; $7 seniors ; $5 students; free for ages 12 and under. Credits cards accepted. Tickets available online at At the Wesley Campus of National United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW.  Enter on Connecticut Ave. through the glass doors. More info:

Sunday April 29 from 5 - 6:30 PM, Rajmohan Gandhi, distinguished historian, biographer, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, illuminates the interfaith challenge of “How to Share a Country,” a priority that seems fraught and elusive. Take in Rajmohan’s insights drawn from Mahatma Gandhi's life and from his own years of living and teaching in the democracies of India and the US. The event will take place at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Tickets: $12 students, $15 early bird, $20 general admission, are available at the door or online at:  

Monday, April 30 at 12 noon, Student Presentations: Washington, DC History, Culture, and Politics, presented by Students of Christopher Klemek, GW Department of History. After a semester of working with the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, among other local repositories, students in GW professor Christopher Klemek’s “Washington DC: History, Culture, and Politics” class present their original research. Free and open to the public. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW.

Monday, April 30 at 7:30 PM, Full Moon Arboretum Tour. American University invites neighbors to a Full Moon Arboretum Tour. This guided walking tour of American University’s Arboretum and Gardens will start at the entrance of the School of International Service, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Free. 

Tuesday, May 1 from 4 - 8 PM, DC May Day March, Rally, and Festival. For the rich, every day is a holiday. But May 1 is our day! Rally and March: Gather at 4 PM at Columbia Heights Civic Plaza. Festival: 5 PM onwards at Malcolm X Park (Meridian Hill Park) for a lively community festival featuring local speakers, musical acts, art, and tables with incredible local organizations working in the interest of residents of the DC area!  Bring your friends, family, fellow workers, and your indomitable spirit of resistance to celebrate May Day with our communities! Malcolm X Park (Meridian Hill Park) is at Euclid amd 16th Street NW. Event Facebook page:    

Wednesday, May 2 at 7 PM -- THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 7 -- Tenley Friends Author Talk: Ann Hornaday. Join author Ann Hornaday for her author talk on Talking Pictures: How To Watch Movies. Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art-house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations with friends, we all need ways to watch and talk about movies. In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie—from writing the script and casting to the final sound edit—and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process.  Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light—not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right. Free. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 

Thursday, May 3 at 6 PM, SAMASAMA Library Pop-Up and Zine Workshop. DC Public Library will join Soul & Ink and Batang Kankaloo at the Second Annual SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering, held in honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May at Shopkeepers, 1231 Florida Ave. NE. This show will present original work by over 50 artists of color from diaspora communities. The theme of the exhibit is bayanihan, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a particular goal. DC Public Library staff will curate a pop-up library with items for checkout and offering library card registration from 6-9 PM. There will also be a zine-making session, so get ready to unleash your imagination and learn how to get started designing your very own self-published, no-rules art piece. Space is limited for the zine program so please reserve a spot at Free. At Shopkeepers, 1231 Florida Avenue NE. More info:  

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