Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Get Out! - The Events Column, November 16 - 22, 2018

Photo by Peggy Robin
We wanted to share some events and activities that we thought would be of interest to list members. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that the 17,900+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, please email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv   

Friday, November 16, 7 - 9 PM,  Opening night party for Home/Brewed: How the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Witnessed DC History. The exhibit, which will be housed in the museum’s Carriage House Gallery, highlights a collection of over 1,000 items including bottles, cans, signs, and branded objects of every kind from the brewery’s existence between 1872 and 1956. Free. Registration is recommended - At the Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW

Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, November 17 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM, RENT (School Edition), presented by Wilson HS Theatre. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop culture phenomenon with a rock music score, and a mature story that resonates with all generations. (Some material may not be appropriate for younger children; please use your discretion.) Tickets at the door: $5 student/child/Wilson staff (all performances); $15 adult ($10 for the matinee). In Wilson High School Auditorium, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW. 

Saturday, November 17, 9 AM 5K and 10 AM Fun Run. Calling all local runners and walkers - looking for some fun and healthy activity before the Thanksgiving week? Register to participate in the 8th Annual Janney 5K & Fun Run, sponsored by the Janney Elementary PTA. The 5K will kick off at 9 AM and the Fun Run will take place at 10 AM. All members of the community are welcome to participate. Strollers and dogs are welcome, too, but we ask that you line up at the back. Janney Elementary is at 4130 Albemarle St NW. To register ($40 for the 5K; $20 for the Fun Run - includes T-shirt), go to For all details, go to:

Sunday, November 18 at 4 PM, Concert: A Salute to our Veterans. Jennifer Heemstra, pianist, Carrie Pierce, cellist, and Jacqueline Nutting, violinist, perform patriotic favorites with works by Amy Beach, Florence Price, Irving Berlin, and more. This is the third performance of the fall American Music Series. Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. At the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW,     

Sunday, November 18 at 4 PM, "The History of Washington's Grand Department Stores: A Nostalgic Look Back." In the Chevy Chase Historical Society’s Fall Lecture of 2018, department store expert Michael Lisicky will lead local residents on a trip down memory lane when he takes his audience back to Woodward & Lothrop in its heyday -- past the elaborate holiday window displays, through the up-to-the minute fashions for men, women and children, past the Wedding Services department, and on to the seventh-floor Tea Room, known for its Chicken Pot Pie and other specialties. He will also discuss other beloved local department stores, including Garfinckels, Hecht’s, and more. A reception will follow the lecture, and light refreshments will be served. Copies of Lisicky’s book about Woodward & Lothrop will be available for sale and signing by the author. Questions concerning the program may be directed to CCHS at 301-656-6141 or info @ chevychasehistory dot org. Free. At the Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane. More info: 

Monday November 19 at 12 noon, Lecture and Gallery Talk: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Learn about recent collaborations between the museum's Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection and students of GW's Phi Alpha Theta history honors society, through talks and a special guided tour of the exhibition Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection. Presented by Julia Brown and Isabella Bucci, GW Phi Alpha Theta students; Jackie Streker, assistant curator, Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW,

Monday November 19  at 6 PM, Michelle Obama on her memoir, “Becoming.” In a surprise addition to her multi-city book tour, Michelle Obama will come to the Cleveland Park Library for a reading and book signing. “I’ve always loved Cleveland Park, and the new library is phenomenal - I just knew we could not leave it off the tour,” said the former First Lady through a spokesperson. Attendance is free but you must register in advance at, with priority seating given to those who use the promo code: “CLEVELANDPARKLISTSERVFANTASYFAKEEVENT.”

Tuesday, November 16 at 12:30 PM, Lunch Bites: A portrait of an American loyalist. Portraits of American loyalists depicted in the uniforms they wore when they fought against the patriot cause are rare. This recently acquired oil painting is of Colonel James DeLancey of Westchester County, New York, who led several loyalist cavalry and infantry units during the war. Attributed to itinerant artist John Durand, the portrait was painted ca. 1778-1782. Join Deputy Director and Curator Emily Parsons for a discussion of this painting, DeLancey's activities during the Revolution, and eighteenth-century depictions of American loyalists. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the painting. Free. At the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW,     

Wednesday, November 21 from 12 - 5 PM, Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa: DIY Decorative Gift Box. Drop in to the Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa anytime between 12 and 5 PM to assemble and decorate a special laser-cut box before you head home for the holidays. Give the box as a gift, or use it to hold an even more exciting present! Please register at to let us know you're coming. The Fab Lab is a weather-dependent space, and may close at short notice due to adverse conditions. We will do our best to notify class members who have signed up in advance. Free. At 1150 First St. NE. Questions? Email fab.lab @ or call 202-604-7820,

Thursday, November 22 at Whatever Time Your Family Can Agree on - It’s Thanksgiving! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, everyone! More info:   

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