Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Get Out! The Events Column, January 3 - 12, 2020

Gala Theatre's Three Kings Day Fiesta
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 14,500+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, please email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

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Friday, January 3 from 6 - 9 PM, First Friday Dupont Art Walk. Join us at Hillyer International Arts & Artists on  the first Friday of the month during First Friday Dupont Art Walk! This January, we're featuring solo exhibitions by Tessa Click, Neil Forrest, and Noel Kassewitz. IA&A is at 9 Hillyer Court NW. Free, $8 suggested donation. More info: Other galleries around Dupont Circle also participate in First Friday Dupont Art Walk, including ArtJamz,, offering a creative experience and party (ticket prices vary - see for options). ArtJamz is at 1728 Connecticut Avenue NW

Saturday, January 4 at 2 PM, Make a Vision Board. Visioning is a fun and useful tool for setting intentions, accomplishing goals and broadening your imagination. In this drop-in session, you can design your very own vision board and start the new decade on the right track. All supplies will be provided. Please register at to reserve your spot. This class is a production of the Labs at DC Public Library. Click on for more information about the Labs and to sign up for updates about classes and services. Free. At Fab Test Lab, 2000 14th St NW, 

Sunday, January 5 from 10:30 - 11:15 AM, Family Fun: The Great Zucchini. The Great Zucchini, Washington's funniest and most magical preschool & kindergarten entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! For over 20 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children with a hands-on, interactive magic show. His experience, coupled with his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel comfortable and ready to laugh. Admission: $5 - tickets required for all ages - advance tickets at All adult ticket holders will be able to enjoy our normal weekday happy hour - $4 pours of house cider, $5 craft beer, $6 local wine & $7 cocktails. Doors open at 10 AM. Full food and drink menus will be available. This is a family-friendly event and the show is geared toward children aged 2-7 years old. At Capitol Cider House, 3930 Georgia Avenue NW. 

Sunday, January 5 at 2 PM, Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day). Don’t miss GALA Theatre’s traditional Three Kings Day celebration, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child. Free for the entire family! Tickets will be distributed at the GALA box office at 12:00 PM for the 2 pm show. Procession with animals at 1:30 PM. No tickets reserved by phone. Maximum 6 tickets per person in line. For more information, email info @ galatheatre dot org or go to   

Monday, January 6 at 4:30 PM, Kid's Art Time. Learn about famous artists and their artistic style! We will begin by reading a story about a famous artist and then try our hands at creating masterpieces in a similar style. If you like creating art in various mediums and expressing yourself creatively, then join us! Ages 4 and up welcome. Free. At Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW, entrance on Lamont St.

Tuesday, January 7 at 4 PM, Art Attack: Gyotaku. Learn fascinating facts about a famous artist or artistic style and create art inspired by their masterpieces. This month, we’ll be looking at printmaking. Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW, 

Tuesday, January 7, at 8 PM, The first day of the Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) Tournament, featuring Ken Jennings (holding the record for most consecutive wins at 74 games); James Holzhauer (holding the record for the most money ever won in a single game - actually holding that record 10 times over!); and Brad Rutter (holding the record for the most money won overall - and the only player who’s undefeated by a human being, losing only to Watson the IBM computer). The multi-day tournament starts at 8 PM on ABC. Not exactly a Cleveland Park event - though Jeopardy is so popular in Cleveland Park that the tournament deserves its space in this events column. We’ve given it the space normally reserved for the Weekly Fake Event - how could any made-up event be as fun as the Jeopardy GOAT?! Location: Any TV in the US.

Wednesday, January 8 at 12:30 PM, Organ Demonstration. A Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital. Free. At Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, NW. More info:

Thursday, January 9 at 6 PM, House History 101 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.
This workshop will last two hours. Reservations requested; please reserve a ticket today: Go to Dig DC at for more information about the home pictured on the reservation link. Washingtoniana is at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. More info:   

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