Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column, Jan 17 - 24, 2019

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 18,000+ 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     

Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18 at 6:30 PM, and Saturday January 19 at 1 PM, Seussical Jr - Alice Deal's First Ever 7th Grade Musical. You won't want to miss this wacky, wonderful, family-friendly Seussical show, featuring all your favorite characters from Dr Seuss, and a wonderful musical score. Get your tickets today before they sell out - $12 adult; $5 student at: students need to be accompanied by at least one adult. In the Alice Deal Middle School auditorium at 3815 Fort Road NW.

Friday, January 18 at 12:30 PM, Lunch Bites Lecture: Highland Broadsword. British military historian and armaments specialist Paul Newman discusses a Highland broadsword, the iconic weapon of the Highland Scots in the eighteenth century. This example was used during the Revolutionary War by Nicholas Ruxton Moore, an officer in the Fourth Continental Dragoons and the Maryland militia. It is featured in the current exhibition, A Revolution in Arms: Weapons in the War for Independence (at Anderson House through March 24, 2019). The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the sword. Free. At The Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. More info: 

Friday, January 18 from 5 - 7 PM, Southern Border Advocacy Trip Debriefing. UDC Law alumni and students will report on their experiences providing legal services to refugees and asylum seekers at the southern border over the winter break. Our advocates served in legal observation and preparing refugees for their credible fear interviews at various settings including the port of entry at Chaparral/Ped West, shelters, safe houses, and encampments. They also provided charlas/clinics on asylum law and what to expect during the asylum process or “the deportation conveyer belt,” as some of the advocates called it. With some additional money they raised, our advocates provided necessary food, feminine products, chairs, tables, and towels to the unaccompanied children's shelter where there are about 50 unaccompanied minors. The reality of the refugees was heart-wrenching, the human right violations were outrageous, the service was humbling, and leaving was the hardest part. To learn more about the trip, please come to this public event at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Room 515, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, Free, but please register at: #presente #equitywarriors #brownadvocates

Saturday, January 19 from 2 - 4 PM, The Future of the Arts and Society - Facilitated Dialogue and Deliberations. Please join us for music performances on violin and cello and  participate in facilitated round table discussions about the future of arts and society. Organized by Ieva Notturno, Facilitator, Interactivity Foundation and Michelle Kim, Founder, Culture Saves. For ages 18 and older. Free. At the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW,

Sunday, January 20 at 4 PM, The Apollo Orchestra will perform the Beethoven Symphony (No. 7), works by Respighi (Suite in G for organ and strings), Dvorak Slavonic Dances, and Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme. Featured artists include organist Julie Vidrick Evans and cellist Michael Balas. At Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW. A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert. Neither reservations nor tickets are required for this free concert.

Monday January 21 starting at 12 noon, DC’s MLK Day Parade. DC honors the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. with this annual parade that brings the entire community together on the holiday that celebrates the Civil Rights leader. Community activists, performers and civic leaders will all be on hand for this event that aims to prolong Dr. King’s legacy and everlasting message of peace. The parade will begin at 12 PM at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE and Good Hope Rd SE and proceed south on Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE through downtown Anacostia, concluding at the campus of St. Elizabeth’s East with a Health and Community Fair at the Gateway Pavilion, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE. Free. More info:

Tuesday, January 22 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM,  Winter Wonders Family Discovery Day by DOEE Aquatic Resources Education Center. Join DOEE fish and wildlife biologists for family-friendly winter-themed activities at the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) in Anacostia Park - featuring a Snowy Survival aquarium tour with feedings, Coldwater Critters aquatic animal presentation, and wintry crafts and activities. Come discover what winter is like underwater and how aquatic animals make it through the snowy season! Advanced registration is required and participants must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Please submit only 1 registration per family/email address - go to: All AREC programs are FREE, but space is limited. The Aquatic Resources Education Center is located in Anacostia Park next to the Skating Pavilion at 1900 Anacostia Drive. Questions may be directed to doee.arec @ or 202-727-7400 or visit

Tuesday, January 22 from 6 - 8 PM, House History Workshop by Washingtoniana. This hands-on workshop will teach people how to research the history of their DC house using primary sources in Washingtoniana. Researchers will learn to use building permits, historic maps, city directories, newspapers and other resources to find out about the building and the people associated with it. Class size is small to allow everyone an opportunity to use all the materials - once the class is full join the waitlist to be first in line for the next class! Register: Free. At Washingtoniana at Van Ness, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Wednesday, January 23 from 12 - 1 PM, 62nd Anniversary of the Frisbee. In celebration of this historic date, slackers and their dogs all over the world can take a break around lunchtime to go out to the nearest field and toss a Frisbee around for an hour. No, this is NOT the Weekly Fake Event - it's a real annual celebration (see the attention it got two years ago, on the 60th anniversary: and, serendipitously, it's also National Pie Day ( The Frisbee was invented by college students on campuses in New England, where the Frisbie Pie Company was a popular seller of pies, and the students discovered that the empty pie tins made excellent flying discs.

Wednesday, January 23 at 2 PM, Why We Make Art with Rogelio Maxwell. Rogelio Maxwell is a multimedia artist who fuses on painting, drawing, sculpture, and music with performance art, film and video. Join us for this eight week series as Maxwell discusses why we make art, a brief look at the path some of us take to make art, and how art affects and defines our culture through architecture advertising, fashion, and design. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW,

Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 PM, Lecture and book signing: Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America. President George Washington was determined to secure the Old Northwest—the region extending from the Ohio to the Mississippi—for American settlers, but a powerful Indian confederacy barred the way. Two successive military expeditions to take control of the region had ended in expensive and bloody disasters. Then Washington chose Anthony Wayne—a headstrong Continental Army veteran with a reputation for heavy drinking, womanizing and recklessness on the battlefield—to lead a new army into the western wilderness. In Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America (Yale University Press, 2018), Mary Stockwell introduces us to this remarkable man and this extraordinary moment when the reputation of the president and the future of the West was at stake. The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by a book signing and refreshments. At The Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,      

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