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Vol. XLVI, No. 24

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Palisades wary of Safeway project


■ Development: Grocery

seeks mixed-use building By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

The mixed-use redevelopment of the Palisades Safeway site continues to draw questions and concerns from residents, but so far the supermarket chain has provided few answers. Safeway’s development team

attended last Wednesday’s Palisades advisory neighborhood commission meeting to discuss the project, which would place housing atop a rebuilt grocery store. But the team spent more time on an overview of MacArthur Boulevard and a review of Palisades history — including repeated references to the Fourth of July parade — than it did talking about actual site plans for the store at 4865 MacArthur. “The presentation was very short

on details,” said commissioner Tom Smith after the Safeway team had concluded. “I’m more interested in things like height, how much larger the store is going to be, the impact on [residences at] the rear of building, and the green space that now you’re talking about getting rid of.” The MacArthur Boulevard Safeway was built in 1942, and the interior has seen only minor modifications since, with one Safeway repreSee Safeway/Page 7

Planning to kick off for library update By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

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The Chevy Chase Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday morning featured a hands-on look at fossils with Smithsonian Institution scientist John Pojeta. Kids had a chance to make their own fossils as part of the event.

Plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library downtown should be taking firmer shape soon, with $100 million available for a future renovation and a directive in place to start the process now. Next year’s city budget allocates $3.8 million toward the planning process for the modernist building at 901 G St. NW, which opened as the city’s central library in 1972. Then down the line, there’s $50 million in place for both 2017 and 2018 for a large-scale renovation. More details on that project should be developing soon, as the D.C. Council Committee on Education — which oversees libraries — has requested designs, financing, construction timetables and a community engagement process by Oct. 1. The committee gave those directives last month to the D.C. Public Library agency as part of the fiscal year 2014 budget. See Library/Page 10

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has landmark protections but has been criticized for inefficient use of space. Most new plans would add two stories for private, revenue-generating use.

Carrying a tune, from Tenleytown to Paraguay

Planned bicycle lane proves divisive on New Mexico Ave.


■ Transportation: City seeks for a bicycle lane, proponents argue.

These merits make it a natural fit

Current Staff Writer

In a slum built atop refuse in the village of Cateura, Paraguay, cellos are made out of discarded oil drums and wooden kitchen tools once used to tenderize beef and make gnocchi. Flutes are crafted from narrow pipes and buttons. Drums are constructed from basins with X-ray film duct-taped over the top. But to hear the kids there perform, you’d never know they were playing with trash. With the help of their conductor, Fabio Chavez, a group of children known the world over as the “recycled orchestra” is touring the world performing classical music on homemade instruments. CBS’s “60 Minutes” is producing a piece on the orchestra. A production company called Landfill Har-


to install lane by November

By BRADY HOLT Photo courtesy of Myrna Sislen

Middle C Music owner Myrna Sislen, center, donated instruments to a children’s orchestra in Paraguay that is famous for performing with recycled trash. monic is making a documentary about the kids. And their YouTube teaser, found at, has more than 1 million hits. When Middle C Music owner Myrna Sislen saw that video, she was inspired to help. See Music/Page 10


HVAC noise at issue for Chevy Chase Pavilion neighbors — Page 3

Maret rallies past Wilson to repeat as city champions — Page 11

Current Staff Writer

For some bicyclists, New Mexico Avenue is a handy connection between the outer reaches of Ward 3 and the center of the city. The route allows southbound riders to travel through Glover Park and Georgetown along streets less congested than Wisconsin Avenue, and gives northbound riders access to the Tenleytown Metro station.

The D.C. Department of Transportation has been proposing just that for several years, with the continuous support of the Glover Park advisory neighborhood commission. But last month’s Spring Valley/ Wesley Heights neighborhood commission meeting and a site visit last Tuesday served as a reminder of why New Mexico still lacks bike lanes: objections from residents living directly along the 0.75-mile stretch, who argue that the avenue is See Lane/Page 13



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Georgetown ANC protests hotel’s liquor license over roof deck noise By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Complaints about noise from the roof deck on the newly upgraded Graham Georgetown Hotel have led the community’s advisory neighborhood commission to protest its liquor license renewal. The license is up for its two-year renewal, a review process that neighbors regularly use as leverage to address grievances. In the case of the Graham — the new boutique hotel that’s replaced the former Hotel

Monticello at 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. — the neighborhood commission asked hotel representatives last week to remove the sound system from its roof deck. Commissioners say the music is audible from homes more than a block away, on N Street. The views from the roof deck are so appealing that the spot would be popular even without music, commissioners said. Freddie Wyatt, the hotel’s business development director, responded that the hotel installed a new, more sophisticated sound system soon after opening. The “localized� speak-

ers prevent sound from carrying, he said. “We’ve operated for the last week without a problem. We have the brand-new systems in, and we don’t think we should have to pull them back out,� said Wyatt. Neighborhood commissioner Tom Birch noted that the commission recently negotiated with the new Noodles & Co. restaurant that’s opening at 1825 Wisconsin Ave. to have no amplified sound on its rooftop seating area. He added that problems with the Graham persisted despite the hotel’s efforts to improve the sound system.

“I appreciate the fact, gentlemen ‌ that you came up with a plan to ameliorate the situation,â€? said Birch. “I’m afraid it’s not perfect, and my suggestion to you is to make it extraperfect.â€? Wyatt said the hotel would like to work with an N Street neighbor who complained to Birch, but commissioners said the issue is too widespread for a localized fix. They voted unanimously to protest the license pending an agreement to remove the speakers. Hotel representatives declined to comment after the meeting.

The week ahead Wednesday, June 12

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will hold a drop-in community meeting to discuss a service evaluation study on routes H1, H2, H3, H4, H8 and H9. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the large meeting room at Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW.

Thursday, June 13

■The Georgetown Business Improvement District will host a community engagement meeting as part of its “Georgetown 2028� planning initiative. The meeting, which will include facilitated small-group discussions, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Foundry Office Building, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Reservations are requested; contact ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will host a public workshop to discuss the “moveDC� initiative to develop a strategic, multimodal, long-range transportation plan for the District. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW.

Saturday, June 15

Nelson Rimensnyder, a local historian and expert on D.C.-federal relations, will discuss his proposal to achieve D.C. voting rights through pursuit of a federal income tax exemption. The meeting will be held at noon in the second-floor meeting room at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. For details call 202-364-2526 or email ■Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser will host the “Ward 4 Family Fun Day,� featuring music, games and food. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kingsbury Day School, 5000 14th St. NW.

Monday, June 17

The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will hold a half-day workshop on opening and operating a restaurant in D.C. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. To register contact Jacqueline Noisette at 202-442-8170 or ■The Tenley Neighbors Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 212 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW.

Tuesday, June 18

The D.C. Department of Transportation will host its semiannual public forum on the DC Circulator. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor lounge at the Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW.

Wednesday, June 19

The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will hold a forum on “How to Open a Small Business in D.C.� Agency staff members will discuss licensing, zoning and permit requirements, among other topics. The forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at the agency’s offices, 1100 4th St. SW. To register contact Jacqueline Noisette at jacqueline.noisette@ or 202-442-8170.

Thursday, June 20

The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold its regular meeting, which will feature Mayor Vincent Gray as guest speaker. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW.



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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Zoning board OKs condos Website documents Adams Morgan cemeteries for MacArthur Blvd. parcel By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

Plans for a three-story, four-unit condominium at MacArthur Boulevard and Q Street received zoning approval Tuesday, despite neighbors’ objections to replacing a single-family house on the site. Members of the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, in brief deliberations, said the project met legal criteria for a special exception, which is needed for the switch from a single- to multi-family residence at 4529 MacArthur Blvd. And they rejected neighbors’ concerns that a new multi-unit building would be a “tipping pointâ€? in a neighborhood that already features several lowscale apartments amid the remaining single-family homes. “I’m afraid it’s already tipped,â€? said board member Marcie Cohen at a hearing on the proposal May 21. Chair Lloyd Jordan noted there are multi-family buildings “across the street, down the street, cattycornered. ‌ I think at some point the character has already changed.â€? The board did impose three conditions, which owner and developer

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The existing single-family home will be torn down to make way for the new building.

Hashim Hassan has already agreed to. He must eliminate an existing curb cut on Q Street, add plantings and trees on the east and behind the new building, and reduce its height from 37.5 to 36 feet. “This proposal gives us pause,� Jordan said before the unanimous vote, but he argued the new building would be “in harmony� with the varied sizes of other buildings on that stretch of MacArthur. Hashim Hassam purchased 4529 See Zoning/Page 13

A website introduced this month offers the public a detailed report on the findings of the ongoing archaeology project at Walter C. Pierce Park, which lies above two 1800s cemeteries. The latest addition to the site also provides a searchable database of the biographical details for more than 8,400 people thought to be buried beneath the community park on Adams Mill Road. Mary Belcher, an Adams Morgan resident and historian who has been involved in the grass-roots archaeological effort since its inception, created the new website, Since the death last year of Howard University professor Mark Mack, who had been leading the Pierce Park effort, Belcher has had to give the project a new type of devotion. “Mark was the principal investigator,� Belcher said in an interview. Although the majority of Mack’s research and field notes are still available, Belcher said “what was lost was his expertise as someone who really cared about preserving black cemeteries.� From his experience working on the African Burial Ground in Manhattan, Belcher said, Mack brought “strong ethical expertise and advice� to the D.C. project. The local effort launched in 2005, when neighbors who were aware of the park’s history (including Belcher) intervened to halt a major soil erosion project that threatened to disrupt gravesites. Two ceme-

teries — the Free Young Men’s Burying Ground, the city’s only Quaker cemetery, and the larger Mount Pleasant Plains Cemetery, for freed blacks and former slaves — once occupied seven acres of today’s multi-use community park in Adams Morgan. Once officials acknowledged the park’s archaeological significance, Mack led a team of Howard University researchers and interested community members in exploring the site’s history — first through a foot survey and then with the use of ground-penetrating radar. A boon of $200,000 in city funding, administered by Washington Parks & People in 2008, helped bolster the effort. Though none of the research has involved digging beneath the grounds, the project team came across a number of finds, including skeletal remains, coffin hardware and headstones. The public report that Belcher released on the new website — dedicated to Mack — offers 167 pages of details about the history of the cemeteries and the progress and findings of the archaeological project. The small Quaker burial ground was established on the site in 1807, while the larger cemetery for the Colored Union Benevolent Association was relocated there in 1870 from its earlier home at 12th and V streets NW. Development pressures in the neighborhood forced both cemeteries to close by 1890, and the site underwent a number of disruptions over the years until Walter Pierce Park (originally known as Community Park West) was created in 1982. The extensive burials database Belcher put up on See Graves/Page 16

Pavilion neighbors complain of impact from noise, smoke By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

A new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the Chevy Chase Pavilion has brought roundthe-clock grief to residents of 43rd Street town houses that back to the commercial building, the residents say. Management of the office, retail and hotel complex installed the system in November, neighbors said, and since then it has chugged away 24 hours a day. A sound barrier surrounding the system’s fans is now under construction in an effort to address their concerns. But in addition to noise, residents say, the system regularly expels cigar smoke from the Civil Cigar Lounge, which is located in the pavilion. They’ve described hearing the noise and smelling the smoke even from inside their homes with the windows closed. “I can’t sit outside anymore,� said 43rd Street resident Joy Weber. “I didn’t plant flowers this year because, well, why bother?� Weber’s three-story home backs onto an alley that starts at 43rd and terminates right against the pavilion wall, where the HVAC unit sits two stories up. Her bedroom is the noisiest place in the house, up above the system’s large fans. The Courts of Chevy Chase Homeowners Association, which

represents the 30-odd town homes built between 43rd Street and the pavilion about 14 years ago, has been working with the pavilion’s property managers and with city agencies to get a resolution. So far, residents said, they’ve had little success. The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs found a noise violation in February — the system’s noise exceeded 60 decibels from the bedroom of Jim Bonham, whose house is closest to the unit – but the system squeaked under the limit in a retest in April. Neighbors say a bigger new unit has been installed since then and hasn’t been tested. The D.C. Department of the Environment has also investigated the cigar smells neighbors reported, according to agency spokesperson Donna Henry. On a Friday evening last month, an inspector found no smoke odor in the surrounding neighborhood. “His inspection of the control system used by the lounge to mitigate smoke odors revealed a sophisticated system that when operated properly should mitigate all smoke odors from the lounge,� Henry wrote in an email. The ownership of the Chevy Chase Pavilion declined to answer specific questions about the HVAC unit. But property manager Laura See Pavilion/Page 16

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District Digest D.C. superintendent announces departure

State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley Jones is stepping down in order to move to Chicago — to be near family after her husband suffered a major heart attack, according to a news release from the mayor’s office. Mahaley Jones has led the office since 2011, and Mayor Vincent Gray thanked her in a news release this week. “I applaud Hosanna for her leadership in helping push forward my agenda of expanding access to topquality public education in the District of Columbia,� Gray says in the release. “I thank her for her service to all of our residents, and send my best wishes and prayers to her and her family as she departs.� Deputy Superintendent Emily Durso will lead the office while officials search for a replacement. Mahaley Jones will work until July 26 and will help with a transition to

a new leader. Gray said he will conduct a national search to replace her.

Suspect in custody in Forest Hills assault New Glenbrook finds A suspect is in custody in connection with an attempted sexual were not hazardous assault and burglary that took place in the 2700 block of Chesapeake Street on June 5, according to a Metropolitan Police Department news release. At about 10 a.m. that day, a man entered a residence in that block, produced a Taser and attempted to sexually assault a woman there, the release states. Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-6-inch white male who is about 50 years old, weighs approximately 180 pounds and has gray hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans and possibly driving a red vehicle. Police say the suspect, whom they did not identify, knew the victim.



The Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to find World War I-era debris while excavating a Spring Valley property, but the items found so far have been free of harmful chemical contamination, according to the Army. The Army has been excavating portions of 4825 Glenbrook Road believed to have a “low probability� of containing hazardous materials. Workers most recently found a pipe and small pieces of glass, officials said. A portion of the site is also deemed “high probability� for containing hazardous materials; the Army demolished a home there last fall, and excavation is scheduled to begin in August and continue




D.C. police obtained a warrant for the arrest of the suspect, who is in custody in another jurisdiction, according to the release.





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Francis Pool is closed for work until June 22 The West Endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Francis Pool is closed for maintenance until June 22, according to a city news release. The D.C. Department of General Services will drain the pool and chalk, repaint and refill it. The pool has been open since Memorial Day on weekends; full hours are slated to begin June 24, with the pool open every day but Tuesday. The hours will be 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions about the work can be addressed to the general services agency at 202-727-2800.

Georgetown BID to host strategy session The Georgetown Business Improvement District is working to create a 15-year vision and action plan for the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial district, to be unveiled in November. A 20-member task force comprised of merchants, residents and community leaders is leading the effort, dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgetown 2028.â&#x20AC;? Sub-groups on transportation, economic development and public space include D.C. government

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Volta Park fundraiser brings over $25,000

The Friends of Volta Park raised more than $25,000 for the 34th Street park Friday evening at a cocktail party at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. The money will be used for landscaping, field maintenance and general park improvements. The Friends group hopes to raise $50,000 before the year is over, according to John Lever, a member of the board of directors. The city is contributing $400,000 to improvements at the park, which includes an outdoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, two basketball courts and a baseball field. A playground also on the site is temporarily closed during the rehab but is scheduled to reopen by June 20. Mayor Vincent Gray addressed the 150-plus attendees Friday, saying that they â&#x20AC;&#x153;have really demonstrated how working together makes a difference.â&#x20AC;? Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans, who lives in Georgetown, returned the praise, saying the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;leadership has really made a difference. ... The mayor has been very supportive of Georgetown.â&#x20AC;?


In the June 5 issue, an article on proposed D.C. Council legislation to designate Dimitar Peshev Plaza stated incorrectly that Bulgaria during World War II had deported Jews from Cyprus, among other territories. Bulgarian authorities deported the Jews of Macedonia, Thrace (northeastern Greece) and Pirot (a small district in Serbia proper), but not from Cyprus, which was not under Axis control. The Current regrets the error. As a matter of policy, The Current corrects all errors of substance. To report an error, call the managing editor at 202-567-2011.

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IMF work to shut H St. block for three years By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

The 1900 block of H Street NW will be closed to traffic for at least three years to accommodate a major renovation of the International Monetary Fundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original headquarters building. Barricades are already up, with detour signs directing cars south on one-way 19th Street, west on G Street, and back north on 20th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Though the block will be closed to cars, the sidewalk on the north side of the block will remain open, the D.C. Department of Transportation announced last week. Dumpsters now line the north

facade of the big Brutalist IMF â&#x20AC;&#x153;Headquarters 1,â&#x20AC;? which was built in the 1950s. The transportation agency says the closure is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a necessary precaution to ensure public safety during this project,â&#x20AC;? which is expected to continue until late 2016. IMF spokesperson Jennifer Beckman said Friday that virtually all mechanical systems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; air conditioning, boilers, pipe work, water pumps, hot water heaters, lighting and building controls, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;miles of ductworkâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; must be repaired or replaced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All interior systems are in danger of failing,â&#x20AC;? she said. The exterior of the building wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be altered, and IMFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newer Headquarters 2 building on the block to the north will not be affect-

ed. But Beckman said employees will be relocated floor by floor as work is done to â&#x20AC;&#x153;swing spaceâ&#x20AC;? in the newer building. Officials created the swing space by temporarily leasing offices in a building north of Pennsylvania Avenue, she said. Beckman said the prolonged closure is dictated by the extensive amount of work to be done. Patrick Kennedy, a Foggy Bottom advisory neighborhood commissioner who was briefed on the project last Friday, said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipate major traffic impacts from the block closure. That block, he wrote in an email, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is rather lightly used, and is nowhere close to any residential properties. I See IMF/Page 16

Ward 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evans formally launches mayoral bid Current Staff Report Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans has become the third candidate to announce a bid for the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat. Evans, 59, launched his campaign at the corner of 14th and Q streets NW on Saturday morning. He joins his council colleagues Muriel Bowser of Ward 4 and Tommy Wells of Ward 6 in formally seeking the Democratic nomination in next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s April 1 primary. Evans, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest-serving council member, told about 100 supporters Saturday that he wants to â&#x20AC;&#x153;transform our city into a model of Evans what urban living can and should be.â&#x20AC;? He repeatedly used the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;rich tapestryâ&#x20AC;? to describe the District, emphasizing its multiculturalism, distinct neighborhoods and diversity of ages, sexual orientations and interests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see a growing diversity â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latino, Asian, Ethiopian and many other residents, who bring culture and traditions to our city,â&#x20AC;? Evans said, also pointing to senior

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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from June 3 through 9 in local police service areas.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 400-499 block, K St.; 2:40 a.m. June 3. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  600-699 block, K St.; 9:48 a.m. June 8. Theft â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 6th St.; 11:36 a.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  704-799 block, 9th St.; 8:18 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, H St.; 12:19 p.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 12:34 p.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, 7th St.; 4:21 p.m. June 7. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 8:49 p.m. June 8.

psa PSA 201 201

â&#x2013; chevy chase

Burglary â&#x2013; 2800-2899 block, Kanawha St.; 5:21 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, Legation St.; 5:40 p.m. June 4. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3300-3399 block, Stephenson Place; 1 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  6000-6099 block, Nevada Ave.; 4:45 p.m. June 5. Theft â&#x2013;  5500-5530 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:49 a.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  5840-5899 block, Chevy Chase Parkway; 12:53 p.m. June 7.

psa 202

â&#x2013; Friendship Heights TenPSA 202

leytown / AU Park

Burglary â&#x2013; 4300-4399 block, Harrison St.; 8:40 a.m. June 5. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  4114-4199 block, Legation St.; 7 p.m. June 3.

â&#x2013; 4400-4499 block, Burlington Place; 5:57 p.m. June 5. Theft â&#x2013;  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 5:50 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  3814-3989 block, Chesapeake St.; 12:55 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  4500-4515 block, 38th St.; 5:16 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  3814-3989 block, Chesapeake St.; 11:47 a.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  5254-5299 block, Western Ave.; 11 p.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 9:05 p.m. June 7. â&#x2013;  4400-4499 block, Garrison St.; 7 p.m. June 9.

psa 203

â&#x2013; forest PSA 203 hills / van ness

cleveland park

Robbery â&#x2013; Veazey Terrace and Connecticut Avenue; 7:22 p.m. June 9 (with knife). Sexual abuse â&#x2013;  2700-2899 block, Chesapeake St.; 6 p.m. June 5. Burglary â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Chesapeake St.; 9:24 p.m. June 4. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3900-3999 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:23 a.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  3100-3399 block, Rodman St.; 6:17 p.m. June 3. Theft â&#x2013;  4200-4225 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  4300-4449 block, Connecticut Ave.; 5:56 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  4200-4225 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:29 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  2825-2899 block, Brandywine St.; 7:56 a.m. June 7.

psa 204

â&#x2013; Massachusetts avenue

heights / cleveland park woodley park / Glover PSA 204 park / cathedral heights

Robbery â&#x2013; 2312-2399 block, Calvert St.; 4:32 p.m. June 6. â&#x2013;  2300-2315 block, Calvert St.; 12:48 a.m. June 8. â&#x2013;  2700-2798 block, Connecticut Ave.; 7:40 a.m. June 8.

boro Road; 1:46 p.m. June 7. â&#x2013; 5210-5299 block, Loughboro Road; 10 a.m. June 8.

psa PSA 206 206

â&#x2013; georgetown / burleith

Robbery â&#x2013; 3632-3635 block, M St.; 1:11 a.m. June 7 (with gun). Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3808-3899 block, Reservoir Road; 9:15 p.m. June 7. â&#x2013;  1600-1651 block, 34th St.; 9 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  2700-2899 block, Virginia Ave.; 5:10 p.m. June 9. Theft â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, O St.; 4:06 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, O St.; 3:39 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  3000-3091 block, K St.; 10:01 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  37th and O streets; 7:25 p.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 1:26 p.m. June 6. â&#x2013;  1000-1025 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:13 p.m. June 6. â&#x2013;  Wisconsin Avenue and M Street; 3:35 p.m. June 6. â&#x2013;  1133-1333 block, Wisconsin Ave.; noon June 7. â&#x2013;  35th and Prospect streets; 4:15 p.m. June 7. â&#x2013;  1564-1601 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 10:02 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  3000-3091 block, K St.; 3:41 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, K St.; 3:59 p.m. June 9.

psa 401

â&#x2013; colonial PSA 401 village

shepherd park / takoma

Robbery â&#x2013; 6652-6799 block, Georgia Ave.; 9:50 a.m. June 8 (with gun). Theft from auto â&#x2013;  7600-7799 block, Eastern Ave.; 6:30 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  1400-1599 block, Iris St.; 8:04 a.m. June 5. Theft â&#x2013;  Aspen Street and Blair Road; 4:15 p.m. June 7.

psa PSA 402 402

â&#x2013; Brightwood / manor park

Burglary â&#x2013; 2600-2649 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1 a.m. June 3.

Robbery â&#x2013; 16th Street and Fort Stevens Drive; 7:30 p.m. June 4.

Theft â&#x2013; 2731-2899 block, Connecticut Ave.; 8:10 p.m. June 6.

Sexual abuse (knife) â&#x2013; 6500-6599 block, Piney Branch Road; midnight June 5.

psa 205

Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 6500-6599 block, Piney Branch Road; 11:37 a.m. June 9 (with knife).

â&#x2013; palisades / spring valley PSA 205

Wesley Heights / Foxhall

Burglary â&#x2013; 3040-3099 block, Foxhall Road; 10:30 p.m. June 8. Theft â&#x2013;  5100-5199 block, Sherier Place; 6 p.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  5210-5299 block, Lough-

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 500-699 block, Powhatan Place; 9:35 a.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  6100-6199 block, 3rd St.; 11:45 a.m. June 6. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, Rittenhouse

St.; 3:30 a.m. June 8. â&#x2013; 6210-6299 block, 8th St.; 6:44 a.m. June 8. â&#x2013;  300-349 block, Longfellow St.; 2:08 p.m. June 8. â&#x2013;  6100-6199 block, 16th St.; 8:12 p.m. June 8. Theft â&#x2013;  700-799 block, Somerset Place; 7:30 p.m. June 3.

psa 403

â&#x2013; Brightwood / petworth

Brightwood park PSA 403

16th Street heights

Robbery â&#x2013; 5700-5731 block, Colorado Ave.; 4:45 a.m. June 9. Sexual abuse â&#x2013;  4th and Kennedy streets; 5 p.m. June 5. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  5200-5299 block, 1st St.; 11:18 a.m. June 6. Theft â&#x2013;  300-399 block, Kennedy St.; 4:58 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  Ingraham and 4th streets; 12:14 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Ingraham St.; 6:23 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  Jefferson and 9th streets; 11:31 a.m. June 7.

psa 404

â&#x2013; 16th Street HEIGHTS PSA 404


Robbery â&#x2013; 4506-4532 block, Georgia Ave.; 2:30 a.m. June 3 (with gun). â&#x2013;  4601-4627 block, Georgia Ave.; 5:10 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  Georgia and Kansas avenues; 10:55 a.m. June 6 (with knife). â&#x2013;  Taylor Street and Georgia Avenue; 2 p.m. June 6. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Upshur St.; 5:47 a.m. June 7. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Shepherd St.; 11:59 p.m. June 7. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3900-3999 block, Georgia Ave.; 9:29 a.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  4600-4698 block, 13th St.; 12:25 p.m. June 4. Theft â&#x2013;  4200-4499 block, 13th St.; 4:52 p.m. June 5. â&#x2013;  4128-4140 block, Georgia Ave.; 10:15 a.m. June 6.

psa PSA 407 407 â&#x2013; petworth

Robbery â&#x2013; 0-8 block, Sherman Circle; 10:19 p.m. June 3 (with gun). â&#x2013;  800-899 block, Buchanan St.; 10:33 p.m. June 3. Theft â&#x2013;  4315-4330 block, 7th St.; 6:51 p.m. June 3. â&#x2013;  509-699 block, Webster St.; 2 p.m. June 4. â&#x2013;  200-299 block, Upshur St.; 11:22 a.m. June 7.

The CurrenT



Wednesday, June 12, 2013


SAFEWAY: Concerns about redevelopment persist From Page 1

sentative calling it â&#x20AC;&#x153;not functional for 2013 standards.â&#x20AC;? The new store would be larger and could stock more items, including more organic produce, natural foods and prepared meals, said Renee Montgomery of Safewayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real estate division. But Safewayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to construct residential units on top of the rebuilt supermarket have raised concerns from residents about massing, traffic congestion, parking and the impact on the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character. Safeway and developer Duball LLC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which also collaborated to redevelop the groceryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Petworth store â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are seeking zoning approval for the project as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;planned-unit developmentâ&#x20AC;? because part of the site is zoned residential. This process requires developers to provide community amenities in return for flexibility on zoning requirements. A planned-unit development at the site could be as tall as 65 feet, developers said, but Safeway has yet to decide whether it would build a four- or five-story building. If the company opts for fewer stories, then some residential units could swing out from behind the building to face V or 48th streets, which would reduce green space proposed for that area, representatives said. Montgomery estimated it would take another month or two before the company and Duball would have a full-scale design concept, which she said would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;based on feedback from the community.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to give you substantive feedback based on what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen,â&#x20AC;? Smith countered. At a May meeting with the Palisades Citizens Association, Safeway

representatives said they plan to build approximately 100 condominium units, according to association member Spence Spencer. Two levels of underground parking, one for residents and one for shoppers, are part of the working plan, representatives said last week. Residential zoning would allow for four single-family homes along V Street as a matter of right, said one Safeway representative at the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. One resident asked why the Palisades Safeway couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be modeled after one recently constructed in Bethesda, which has a street-level parking garage and a store above it, with no residential units on top of that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you would have 100 percent approval from the Palisades community if you were simply building a new Safeway,â&#x20AC;? said commissioner Stu Ross, garnering applause from many attendees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to do that here,â&#x20AC;? Montgomery said. The population within a two-mile radius of the Bethesda store is â&#x20AC;&#x153;drastically higherâ&#x20AC;? than that of the Palisades store, she added. Safeway officials said that the MacArthur location would remain a â&#x20AC;&#x153;small neighborhood grocery storeâ&#x20AC;? unlikely to attract shoppers from surrounding areas. The housing units above the building make the project â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which includes the high price to build below-ground parking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; financially feasible for the supermarket chain. A few residents expressed support for the project. Eleanor Roberts Lewis, former chair of the Palisades neighborhood commission, said a larger, betterstocked grocery store would be a

benefit to the community, and that the housing units could help older residents stay in the neighborhood. She did state a concern about traffic, however, and said the scale of the new building should be compatible with the neighborhood. Another resident who said he has lived in the Palisades since the mid1960s suggested to Safewayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representatives that 3-D computer modeling could help residents get a better sense of the project. But he also warned that â&#x20AC;&#x153;people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come if they think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve trampled on the community,â&#x20AC;? citing the adjacent CVS store, which some residents still avoid, he said â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about a decade after the chain drugstore purchased the MacArthur Theatre. Responding to widespread concerns about the project, the Palisades Citizens Association and other neighborhood stakeholders have formed a task force to ensure residents get a voice in the process. During the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first meeting Monday night, 55 attendees unanimously passed a resolution asking Safeway to withdraw its current proposal and go back to the drawing board. The attendees said the building is out of scale with the community, will aggravate already overtaxed streets and infrastructure, and will create environmental hazards, according to Spencer, who was named task force chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a broad-based, inclusive group,â&#x20AC;? which includes residents, business owners and religious institutions, said Spencer. Safeway â&#x20AC;&#x153;could build something that could meet all of our concerns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we resolutely believe that â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but first we have to make sure that whatever is done fits in with the community.â&#x20AC;?

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


The Northwest


Davis Kennedy/Publisher & Editor Chris Kain/Managing Editor

Following the money

The news that former at-large D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge has spurred a renewed public focus on ethics — including loose campaign finance regulations — in the District. And we think the critics are right on. Admittedly, no new law is necessary to address Council member Brown’s transgression: His crime of accepting cash for political favor is already illegal. But we think — as do others — that a broad approach is necessary to address what many view as an ingrained pay-to-play culture. Part of that approach must be council movement on languishing campaign finance legislation. We’ve been waiting for years for action in this arena — particularly since the council passed ethics reform in December 2011 without addressing a loophole that allows corporations to exceed donation limits by bundling their contributions. Five months ago we looked for progress on a bill put forth last summer by Mayor Vincent Gray and Attorney General Irvin Nathan. Yet we’ve seen none aside from a hearing, even though the council committee with purview is now chaired by new Ward 5 member Kenyan McDuffie, who made ethics a major plank of his campaign. The legislator has promised to mark up the mayor’s bill before this summer’s recess, but that break is now looming. Also looming is next year’s election, which will see several current members on the ballot. Some say the mayoral and council primary is too soon to allow real reform now, arguing that the rules shouldn’t change so close to the election. So when would be a good time? Besides, the current council is to blame for the delay; let the members deal with any fallout from a change. At minimum, the council should work to strengthen reporting requirements, with real-time announcements made so residents can determine, before they vote, exactly who has given what to whom. We’ve always believed in the tenet that sunshine is the best disinfectant. Of course, all the sun in the desert wouldn’t bleach away all political crime, of which Washington has specialized in recent years. But we hope it will help. And given the embarrassing degree of the problem recently, we urge a pervasive response. In particular, rules should force any donors — corporate or individual — to disclose business ties to the D.C. government. Any failure to do so should lead to a fine of at least as much as the original donation. Adopting new rules in the midst of a campaign cycle may not be ideal, but far worse is leaving loopholes and inadequate reporting requirements in place for another election. The new rules could apply to all donations made after the date of passage.

A prize-worthy letter

The Current


Alessandra Selassie’s childhood is so different from that of her father, who grew up in Eritrea, that it was hard for her to relate the two — until she started seeing connections in books. Specifically, she saw similarities in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books about the rugged life of the 19th-century American prairie. “When I want water, I turn on the tap. When it’s dark, I turn on the light,” the Palisades fifth-grader wrote in an imagined letter to Wilder. “While my life is so different than yours, I was still so touched by your books because they helped me to finally understand the life of someone I love: my father.” For that inspired essay, Miss Selassie recently became the first student from D.C. to win the Library of Congress’ national Letters About Literature contest. The annual competition asks fourth- through 12th-graders to write about how a book, poem or speech affected them, directing their words to the work’s author. After winning at the District level for fourth- through sixth-graders, the fifth-grader at BASIS DC went on to the top of the national contest as well. We’d like to congratulate Miss Selassie for her impressive work. Praise is also due to the Library of Congress for launching and running the contest, which offers the dual benefits of encouraging both reading and writing. And the approach of asking students about their personal connection to written works is a clever one. As Miss Selassie noted, “When I write about something that is personal to me, I end up understanding the book and my personal life more.” D.C. chief librarian Ginnie Cooper made a similar point, saying that great stories can help readers better understand themselves. “When a student like Alessandra connects with and is inspired by a story she reads, it helps that child do well in and beyond school,” Ms. Cooper said. Here’s to all those who help create personal connections between children and books, including authors, teachers and librarians.

Another criminal … more to come?


t is hard to believe the crassness of Michael A. Brown’s crime. Even as then-D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was legally imploding and former Ward 5 Council member Harry Thomas was heading off to prison a year ago, at-large member Michael Brown was accepting handfuls of cash from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen. Michael Brown — who last November lost reelection and this year aborted a comeback attempt — pleaded guilty to a felony bribery charge Monday and later will be heading to prison. Here is how U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen put it Monday: “After seeing two of his former colleagues resign in disgrace, after promising voters that he had never violated the public trust, after hearing warnings from myself and from law enforcement, Michael Brown made the audacious choice to sell the public trust for cold, hard cash,” Machen said in a written statement. The U.S. attorney said the corrupt businessmen “were not real, but what was real was Michael Brown’s willingness for put a for sale sign on his D.C. Council seat.” Machen has completed a hat trick — three convictions of public officials — but he is far from done. “This prosecution should make clear that we will not allow the politics of pay to play to flourish in the District of Columbia,” Machen said Monday in his summation of the Brown matter. “We will not tolerate the back room deals, the secret payments, and the unreported cash that corrupt not only our elections and public officials but our entire system of government. Our work will not stop until we stamp out the show-me-the-money culture that has deprived the great citizens of the District of Columbia of the honest government that they so desperately want and deserve.” Compare that to what Machen first said when he successfully prosecuted participants in the notorious “shadow campaign” that helped elect Vincent Gray mayor in 2010. That shadow campaign “deceived” the people of the District, Machen said. “Deceived” — a powerful word. And that investigation is ongoing. There are some people who believe, without a shred of evidence, that Machen has made a deal with Gray; that Gray will finish his term and won’t seek re-election in exchange for not facing criminal charges. In a word, hogwash. Anyone who knows Machen or reads his public

statements knows he is not looking to settle. He’s looking to clean house. Timothy Gallagher, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington office, appeared with Machen on Monday. In his own statement, Gallagher said the FBI is all-in with the prosecutors. “This case is not only one more example of an elected official violating the public trust for their own benefit, but it is also another example of the determination and resolve of law enforcement in putting an end to such activity,” he said. “We will not stop our pursuit until public corruption is a thing of the past within the District of Columbia.” To any public official out there who has done something illegal, allowed something illegal to occur or pretended not to notice blatant illegality, just be sure that you’re not safe. The cliché is that “thieves fall out.” They tell on each other. They cut deals. Michael A. Brown has not just pleaded guilty; he’s “cooperating” with authorities in their investigations. His sentencing has been put off until October. That’s plenty of time to tell all he knows. In the immortal words of feisty actress Bette Davis, “Fasten your seat belts; it’s going to be a bumpy night.” ■ And Jack makes 3 in the race. Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans announced his campaign for mayor on Saturday. Evans paid homage to the ethics morass in the city, pledging a clean government. Anyone who behaves unethically “will be gone” from his administration, he said. Mayoral candidates Tommy Wells from Ward 6 and Muriel Bowser from Ward 4 have staked their own claims to ethics purity. There are differences among the three announced candidates in terms of what campaign contributions should be banned, how stringent disclosure rules should be and what penalties should be assessed. But there’s no doubt that as the 2014 campaign for mayor revs up, the biggest player on the campaign field is in fact none of the candidates, but U.S. Attorney Machen. He will let us know when or if Mayor Gray will be cleared to run for re-election. In the meantime, for any of you out there who have violated the law or are thinking about it, remember Michael A. Brown. Son of Ron Brown, a national figure in the Democratic Party, Michael Brown had a respectable career virtually handed to him on a silver platter — and he turned it into fool’s gold. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor School reform must address key issues

David Catania’s attempt to take a whack at the educational piñata that is both Washington, D.C., specifically, and America in general, is well-intentioned but will ultimately prove to be yet another act of futility. Improving schools nationally and locally would be remarkably simple if we could focus on three specific areas. I taught secondary school for a decade in D.C., Hawaii and Maryland, and it became apparent that, all things being equal, there is a strong correlation between achievement and attendance. Secondly, we must return to tracking. Placing stu-

dents in Advanced Placement courses for which they are unprepared is a waste of time and money. Let’s not play games for the sake of feel-good rankings that have little association with future success. I strongly believe that you can teach most anyone, if they’re motivated, how to do most anything, but differences in interest and preparation exist. Curriculums have become diluted in an attempt to create a one-size-fits-all approach to learning that actually pushes stronger students into private and charter schools. Finally, we have to change our culture. For years we’ve been told that income is one of the strongest predictors of educational success, and while that tends to be true one has to step back and take a more nuanced view of what income generally means in regard to education. Without regard to color or

income, those who embrace books and newspapers and who seek the nuanced and the novel will succeed. If engaged parents send prepared and interested students into the schools, the teachers will be free to focus on educating our young people. Today’s political landscape surrounding education more closely resembles a lowbudget Western in which the “good guys” and the “bad guys” have become so disoriented that they’ve begun shooting at anything that moves. Mr. Catania’s “legislative package” is another barrage of dummy rounds that, like former Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s reforms, will attract some attention, but will ultimately prove to be “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Greg Boyd Mount Pleasant

The Current

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to get voting rights for D.C. residents VIEWPOINT joseph n. grano


ike most of us in the District, I want voting rights in Congress. I also believe there is only one way to achieve it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pursuing an exemption from federal income taxes for D.C. residents. To succeed where past attempts have failed, we need to reach the conscience of the American people on the voting rights issue. Ironically, the road to their conscience goes through their wallets. We can create a teachable moment by playing on the American peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-justified concern about taxes. Tie voting rights in Congress to federal income taxes and the American people will for the first time understand our situation and consent to our representation in Congress. Over the years, the proposal to exempt District voters from federal income taxes while the District is without representation in Congress has been taken seriously by many in the political and chattering classes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but unfortunately never at the same time, and never with any consistency. Among the past supporters are former Statehood Sen. Jesse Jackson Sr. (1990), the D.C. Council (1994), the D.C Republican Party (1995), the late Jack Kemp (1995), former Mayors Anthony A. Williams and Adrian M. Fenty (2001), former libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (2009) and Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform (2013). To see how my plan would work, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s examine two bills actually introduced in the House of Representatives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one in 2001 by D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a liberal Democrat, and the other in 2009 and 2011 by Rep. Louie Gohmert, a conservative Republican from Texas. The bills share the same title â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Taxation Without Representation Actâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but are otherwise different. Nortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill mandates full representation and exempts us from federal income taxes until we achieve it. Gohmertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill acknowledges that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have representation and would therefore treat us exactly like the territories, which also do not have representation in Congress. His bill states forthrightly: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In keeping with the early history and democratic traditions of the United States, the principles established in the Constitution, and in conformance with the other territories of the

Letters to the Editor On traffic complaints, Evans right on target

Why does everyone keep lambasting Jack Evans, the Ward 2 D.C. Council member, for complaining about the new traffic plan in Glover Park? He is not the only resident of Georgetown or Burleith who thinks the plan was born out of a nightmare. I have lived in Burleith for 43 years and have never seen traffic bottled up in all directions as it is now not only on Wisconsin Avenue but on every street in Burleith. Today is Friday and it is 2 p.m. I just returned from a short trip to the CVS at Wisconsin Avenue and Hall Place. It took me 20 minutes to drive to Whitehaven Parkway,

United States which have delegates but no Representative, the residents of the District of Columbia should be exempt from paying United States Federal income taxes.â&#x20AC;? Nortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill had 119 co-sponsors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all Democrats, including members of the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. Gohmertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill had 10 co-sponsors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all Republicans. Neither bill passed, doomed by the lack of a bipartisan approach. What we need is for Norton and Gohmert to introduce a bill with not only the same title but also with the same wording. If they could obtain about 100 Democrats and 25 Republicans as co-sponsors, there would most likely be hearings. The public would pay attention because it involves something that the American people know about and are passionately involved with: federal income taxes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and an exemption from them I must say I believe the American people would resent such a law. Once the American people understood the story, they would be adamant in not creating what they would perceive to be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monaco on the Potomac.â&#x20AC;? Poor islands may have become tax-free zones, but never a comparatively wealthy jurisdiction in the continental United States. Americans already have the mistaken belief that most of us in D.C. work for the federal government and have cushy, high-income jobs. Exempt them from federal income tax? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You must be kidding.â&#x20AC;? But paradoxically, this â&#x20AC;&#x153;envy factorâ&#x20AC;? is what would finally, for the first time, get the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention on the merits of this issue. Introduction of bipartisan legislation would make the public aware that District residents are actually third-class citizens in their own country, behind Puerto Rico and the other four territories. If the country were forced to grapple with the clear alternative of either supporting voting rights for D.C. or its exemption from federal income taxation, I have no doubt how it would choose. Now is the time for Del. Norton and Rep. Gohmert to get together, compromise on the wording of their bills and introduce a joint bill for an exemption on federal income taxes for District residents. Doing so will set the stage to make our lack of voting rights a truly bipartisan national issue. To learn more on this proposal, please come to the Cleveland Park Library on Saturday at noon to hear Nelson Rimensnyder, a local historian and expert on the D.C.-federal relationship, speak about it. Joseph N. Grano is a McLean Gardens resident.

where I live. I noted that the traffic coming north was backed up from Calvert Street down to R Street â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bumper to bumper. I find it hard to believe that Glover Park residents and the D.C. Department of Transportation consider the new patterns to be safer for pedestrians. I walk a lot in the neighborhood, and since the Wisconsin Avenue project, I fear for my life. The congested traffic on Wisconsin Avenue, 35th Street and 37th Street makes drivers very impatient, and they rush through traffic lights and stop signs, paying little attention to those of us trying to cross the street safely. They also block intersections to avoid losing space to another car, and so pedestrians have to weave through cars whose drivers have one foot on the accelerators. I have had too many â&#x20AC;&#x153;near hitsâ&#x20AC;? of me to count. So no one can convince me the Wisconsin

Avenue project has created any additional safety for cars or pedestrians. I have not read anything regarding the opinions of residents in Burleith except what I read on the Facebook page on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin Avenue Traffic.â&#x20AC;? It tells the true feelings of those opposed to the new patterns. Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh got the lanes changed in her area, but she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to make change changes south of Calvert, which affects many Burleith and Georgetown residents. So, I hope people who love the new congestion, danger to pedestrians, traffic smog, and so on will lay off Jack Evans. There are hundreds of us who agree with him. As I said, the Wisconsin Avenue changes were born out of a nightmare, certainly not from common sense. Sara Page Smith Burleith

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LIBRARY: Funds slated for update of MLK facility MUSIC: Shop owner donates From Page 1

A few initial schemes for the 400,000-square-foot building emerged last fall. The Freelon Group, the North Carolina-based firm that has served as the library system’s architect of record in recent years, presented ideas including an enormous glass atrium at the center of the building, two new stories on top, more inviting outdoor spaces, and two levels of underground parking to generate revenue. Over the years, estimates for the cost of renovating the building have ranged from about $175 million to $250 million. George Williams, spokesperson for the library system, couldn’t provide any details on his agency’s October-due report. “The Library is beginning the planning process for renovating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library,” he wrote in an email. “As this plan takes shape we will include it in a report to Council.” Any plans will be complicated by the library’s status as a historic landmark, secured in 2007. The building was the only public library designed by renowned modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. But for many years there have been complaints — including those from outgoing D.C. Chief Librarian

Ginnie Cooper — about the library’s lack of practical functionality. Critics say the building suffers from confusing mazes of stairways, vast open spaces that are hard to heat and cool, and an uninviting, fortress-like exterior, among other problems. Two years ago the library system commissioned a pricey study from the Urban Land Institute to examine redevelopment scenarios for the King building and its prime downtown location. Both of the most viable options an advisory panel explored at that time involved adding two stories. Advisers also suggested that the central library comprise just 225,000 square feet, versus its current 400,000 square feet. From both of those conclusions, among others, the most practical recommendation seemed to be merging the library with a private use, to generate more revenue for the city and to help fund the renovations. One group that continues to watch the process closely is the Ralph Nader-founded Library Renaissance Project, which has made repeated calls for the city to form a citizens task force to guide the central library’s renovation process. In an interview this week, Robin Diener, executive director of the watchdog group, said the budget

allocations and other details sought by the council “create an urgency.” Diener said she was confused about why the council’s recent requirements listed community engagement as the final step of the process, when it should be the first. In her Dupont Circle neighborhood, Diener has won the support of both the citizens association and the advisory neighborhood commission in her push for a task force. It’s not a matter of opposing the funding, or wanting to micromanage technical details, Diener said. “I think it would be fun for residents of this city to participate in a meaningful planning process for the library.” She added that the District should take its cue from the collaborative approaches cities like Seattle have used, “engaging … hundreds of people in creative sessions with architects and planners.” A staffer with the council’s Education Committee said the reporting requirements are a standard part of the procedure for agencies when they undertake such large projects. “As the new Library is one of the largest capital projects in the proposed 6-year Capital Improvement Plan, the Committee looks forward to DCPL’s report,” committee director Brendan Williams-Kief wrote in an email.

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Istrati arranged for a formal ceremony in Cateura to present the kids with the instruments, and the U.S. ambassador to Paraguay, James Thessin, attended. Some local officials from Asunción wanted the event to happen in the capital city — preferring not to go to the village — but Istrati insisted it take place at the landfill, to bring attention to the living conditions there. Sislen had sent over violins, violas, cellos, guitars, a double base, flutes, clarinets, trombones, an alto sax, a tenor sax and trumpets. Once

Recognizing that music is likely the only way out of poverty for these children, Sislen decided to send them professional instruments from her shop at 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Last month she shipped 38 pieces to Paraguay — instruments worth well over $10,000, enough to supply a small orchestra. But getting the instruments there required ingenuity. “It was like the movie ‘Argo’ but in reverse,” said Sislen. “Instead of trying to smuggle people out, in a way we were trying to smuggle instruments in.” Chris Istrati, cultural attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay, advised Photo courtesy of Myrna Sislen Sislen to ship the instruments Myrna Sislen is the first person to send instruments in small batches to the children’s “recycled orchestra” in Paraguay. to prevent theft — as one violin is more valuable in there, she also purchased a drum set the landlocked South American in a nearby town. When the instruments were country than many homes. Once the shipments arrived, Istrati took them revealed at the ceremony, the children were overwhelmed, and many to the embassy for safekeeping. “For weeks I didn’t tell anyone burst into tears, said Sislen. “There what I was doing for fear the instru- was a lot of crying,” she recalled. “It ments wouldn’t make it,” said was very moving.” Then the chilSislen. “I didn’t ask for donations; I dren started to play on their new just did it, and I thought I’d figure it instruments. While the orchestra will likely out financially once it was over.” Once she knew the instruments continue to tour using the recycled were in the embassy’s hands, Sislen instruments it’s known for, the kids traveled to Paraguay to present the will use the ones Sislen sent for learning and practicing. She hopes kids with her gift. Their village, Cateura — near the that if the older children develop capital city of Asunción — is one of skills on the instruments, they might the poorest places in Latin America. win admission to the local universiThere are no paved roads, there are ty in Asunción to study music, and frequent floods, and shanty houses she plans to maintain a partnership with the orchestra to track the progare built on top of piles of trash. Residents earn money by sifting ress. Of all the people who viewed the through the trash and selling recycled materials. A few years ago, YouTube video, Sislen, who learned some of the adults began using that of it from her Paraguayan friend and trash to make instruments for the renowned classical guitarist Berta Rojas, is the only one who has children. “People realize that we shouldn’t donated instruments. “We’re a community music store throw away trash carelessly. Well, we shouldn’t throw away people — a small brick-and-mortar, which either,” conductor Chavez says in is an endangered species,” she said group’s YouTube video. “The world of her Tenleytown store. “Everyone sends us garbage; we send back who shops here or who takes lessons here gets credit for sending those music.” “My life would be worthless instruments to Paraguay. If people without music,” says one young didn’t support our store, I never performer who appears in the video, would have been able to step up and do this.” walking alongside piles of trash.

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Maret rains on Wilson’s parade, captures city title By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Maret coach Antoine Williams usually tries to prepare his team for a variety of situations by simulating game action in practice. But after the D.C. Baseball Classic was suspended because of heavy rain on June 2 and a date was set for a continuation, Williams and the Frogs knew exactly what the circumstances were: Maret trailed Wilson 1-0 at the bottom of the fifth inning, but had a good opportunity with a runner on first and no outs. For two days the Frogs practiced for that situation, and last Wednesday their extra preparation paid off. Maret promptly reeled off eight runs en route to a 10-1 win over Wilson at Banneker, earning the school backto-back D.C. city championship titles. “We had an opportunity to work on the game situation,” said Williams. “We really just worked on that and what we were going to do — plan B, plan C. It just really worked.” Maret’s senior class has elevated the school’s program to a new level by also winning three Mid-Atlantic Conference crowns. “This is the winningest [senior] class that we’ve ever had,” said Williams. “I don’t know that this will be accomplished again.” Last Wednesday, Maret senior pitcher Andrew Culp returned to the mound on short rest — after pitching at Nationals Park the prior Sunday — and shut out the Tigers in the final two innings while notching three strikeouts. The most valuable player

of the game was senior Jonathan Korobkin, who made big plays on defense and at bat. “It’s just a testament to all these guys and these seniors,” said Culp. “We’ve grown up together, and it’s a culmination of our hard work.” When the game started at Nationals Park on June 2, Wilson came out as the aggressive team carrying the momentum, but at Banneker, Maret played with high energy. The Frogs sparked their comeback when Williams inserted senior Daniel Becker into the lineup as a courtesy runner because of his base-running speed. The adjustment proved to be a shrewd one. Maret got Becker to second with another man on first, and then Korobkin connected on a hit, bringing in two runners to put Maret ahead 2-1. “From that everyone was pumped

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After rain halted play at Nationals Park back on June 2, Maret trailed Wilson 1-0. But when play resumed last Wednesday at Banneker, senior pitcher Andrew Culp, left, shut out the Tigers en route to a 10-1 win. up, and we had the heart of our lineup coming up,” said Korobkin. “After I got a hit, the floodgates kind of opened up.” With Maret’s bats heating up, Wilson pulled senior pitcher Sean Kelly — also working on little rest after pitching Sunday — in favor of sophomore Devin Rivera. The second-year slinger didn’t fare much better as the Frogs loaded the bases. Rivera then walked a runner home, and Maret scored again when senior Andrew Reid launched a ball into the outfield to bring home two more runners. The scoring barrage continued when junior Kane Hassan brought in a pair to balloon the lead

to 8-1. “It worked to a T,” Williams said of the team’s preparation. “You can have all the plans you want, but you have to execute. Our seniors really came out and did that.” After the Frogs’ bats lit up the scoreboard, Culp did his part in the sixth inning, striking out the heart of the Tigers lineup — seniors Pedro Mateo and Vincent Femia — before a groundout ended Wilson’s batting opportunity. Maret improved further in the bottom of the sixth when Matt Bainum scored two with a big hit. When Wilson came back up to bat with one last chance to come back, Culp shut

the door with a strikeout and a pair of groundouts. Although the suspended game halted Wilson’s momentum and may have derailed a championship effort, the team harbored no sour grapes. “I give the D.C. Classic a lot of credit,” said Wilson coach James Silk. “They were exceptionally organized this year. I just applaud everyone’s actions in the months leading up to Sunday and today to make them special for both teams.” “It means a lot,” Maret senior Jonathan Korobkin said of the win. “There are very few teams that have a chance to win their last game of the season. There is no better feeling.”

St. John’s names Visitation’s Andre as its new lax coach By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

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After two successful seasons at Visitation Aubrey Andre, right, will coach the Cadets girls lacrosse team.

St. John’s hired Georgetown Visitation’s Aubrey Andre as its new girls lacrosse head coach Monday afternoon, according to Andre and Cadets athletic director Thomas Veith. During Andre’s two-year stint with the Cubs, the team captured its first-ever Independent School League AA lacrosse banner in 2012 and reached back-to-back ISL championship games. Prior to coaching at Visitation she served as an assistant coach at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes. At St. John’s, Andre will work at the school full-time as well as serving as the girls lacrosse coach, which she said was a major factor in her decision. While working with the Cubs, Andre had to juggle her coaching responsibilities with a full-time job outside of Visitation.

“A full-time opportunity working in the tech department launching their iPad program and working in the [St. John’s] communications office was offered to me,” said Andre. “Being able to align my professional aspirations with coaching is the best-case scenario. I couldn’t pass it up.” Andre was complimentary about about her time at Visitation. “I am thankful to athletic director Zeff Yusof and head of school Dan Kerns for giving me the opportunity to coach at Visi,” said Andre. “The preparation and knowledge that I am taking away from coaching at a nationally ranked program is invaluable.” Yusof said Visitation has begun searching for a new coach, but there is no timetable in place. “She did an outstanding job for us as a coach, and we wish her all the best,” Yusof said of Andre.

The Cadets’ new coach will have a chance to build the program at St. John’s from the ground up. Last year the Cadets went a paltry 7-10-1, but Veith believes Andre can help the team take a step toward the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference’s upper echelon. “With her experience at Visitation, I think she’s up for the challenge at St. John’s,” said Veith. “I think they’re ready to take it to the next level, and she’s the one to do it.” Andre welcomes the opportunity. “The challenge will be setting the groundwork in the first few seasons to set the expectations and support current and future players to develop, learn and buy into the competitive program,” said Andre. “[St. John’s] is making progressive decisions to be a competitive player in the WCAC and is a great place for student athletes. The groundwork is laid out for me to take the program to the next level.”

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Spotlight on Schools British School of Washington

Throughout the Reception Year (4- and 5-year-olds) the children have been learning thematically through the International Primary Curriculum. When discussing their learning this week, we reminisced about the different themes and shared what we had learned and enjoyed the most. Petra felt that she had enjoyed the shopping unit the most because â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked having a bakery because I got to sell everything and we had a shoe shop too! I liked that because you got to put on the shirt and try on the shoes.â&#x20AC;? Others had liked the treasure unit, especially when we made a pirate ship role play in our classroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got to be a pirate and when I was the pirate I was shooting the cannon and finding the treasure and turning the pirate ship wheel,â&#x20AC;? said William. Adhav decided that his favourite unit was when we learned about flight: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked Up, Up and Away because I like things that fly like the


and started the drive to Williamsburg, Va., and immediately the students started bonding on the bus ride. They arrived at the hotel where we would be staying for the night and had time to get settled into our rooms before being rushed off to the chorus competition! There were students from many schools from all over at the festival, warming up their voices and all of them excited from the thrill of a competition. We were ushered to a room and then it all became quickly serious and the next thing we knew, we were in the auditorium, nervous and giddy at the same time. Our choral group was introduced to the audience and immediately when Aaron (our teacher) started to wave his hands, our mouths started moving and the words began to flow out. We soon finished all three songs and we were all eyeing the judges to see their reactions. After we heard the applause and took our bows, we exited the stage and all breathed a sigh of relief. The next day, as a reward, we went to the Busch Gardens theme park for the whole day! Everyone had a great time relaxing after we worked so hard. About a week later we got our scores for the competition. We were all very pleased to know we had scored in the mid-

90s! Go Burke! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bella Bergman, seventh-grader

St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Day School



Graduating eighth-graders were asked to interview themselves as a reflective exercise in anticipation of their next-step schools. This excerpt is from one student who asked herself what similarities she still has with herself as a kindergartner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, there are quite a few similarities, but in many ways Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve changed. As a young child from age 5 to age 10, I went along with what everyone said and was terrified of getting in trouble. In my first year, when I had to sit out of recess for making a fork fly through the air at lunchtime, I cried. Since then, I have slowly learned, from making many more mistakes, that messing up is a part of life and worrying doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help anyone. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also learned to stand up for what I believe in. I used to be silent during class, only raising my hand to answer questions. These days I am a lot more comfortable making my voice heard, in and out of the classroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been at St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since kindergarten, for nine whole years. Now, many essays, Family Fun Days, and chapels later, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m graduating. One thing I can say for sure is that I felt welcomed from the start. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have made it to where I am today without the support of the St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Natasha Gibbs, eighth-grader



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hang glider we made.â&#x20AC;? We all agreed that the most popular theme has been our walking in the woods unit where we have learned how to respect nature and care for the woodland beside our school: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like going to the woods and seeing the kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bench and chipmunks and seeing the old house, and I am looking forward to our junior ranger graduation!â&#x20AC;? Divayo exclaimed. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Madison Class, Reception (pre-kindergarten)

Edmund Burke School

The singers in the seventh through 10th grades at Edmund Burke went to a choral festival in early March. The group had worked hard from September to February on the three songs it would be singing: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mangwani,â&#x20AC;? an African folk song; â&#x20AC;&#x153;By the Waters,â&#x20AC;? a traditional Jewish song; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Old Hammer,â&#x20AC;? an American folk song. We got onto a bus on March 12

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SeĂąor Francisco Alarcon, a famous author from Mexico, came to Powell as part of the annual Festival de Poesia, hosted by the school systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Bilingual Affairs. He read us his famous books: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laughing Tomatoes (Timotates risuenos),â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the Belly Button of the Moon (Del ombligo de la luna)â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angels Ride Bikes (Los angeles andan en bicicleta).â&#x20AC;? He also shared with the students pictures of his family, his love for the Mexican culture and how it inspires his work. When one of the students, Yaira Melara, asked him what his greatest hope was, he responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of you!â&#x20AC;? He said the students are his greatest hope and inspiration. He also reminded students to never forget their roots and be proud to be bilingual. To honor him the dual language students here at Powell memorized his poem â&#x20AC;&#x153;Las palabras son pajaros (Words are Birds)â&#x20AC;? and recited it for him with hand gestures. We are very grateful to have such a person like him visiting our school. Thank you Mrs. Pierre for organizing this visit. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Williams, fifth-grader



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Last Wednesday, hundreds of D.C. Public Schools students and their families gathered at Nationals Park to celebrate the end of the school year. For the designated â&#x20AC;&#x153;DCPS Night,â&#x20AC;? every year the school system gives out hundreds of tickets to willing fans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all for free. The Walls family received about 360 tickets this year. Since all of the tickets were concentrated in a few sections, anywhere you turned you could see other Walls family members. Teachers came with friends and students came with parents, some for their first experience at a Major League baseball game. Last year, the softball team was privileged to be the first softball team to practice at Nats Park â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ever! Then, to make the experience even more unique, the team was asked to be part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;starting nine.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x153;starting nineâ&#x20AC;? are the fans lucky enough to greet the players when they come out on the field. They get some personal time to chat with the players, wishing them luck, asking questions and professing favorite-player status. This past Wednesday night was no exception. Our own senior Katie Thomas-Canfield was honored with students from other high schools as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;DCPS all-star.â&#x20AC;? Moreover, a couple of the baseball team members got to be part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;starting nine.â&#x20AC;? Even though the Nats lost in a staggering game to the Mets, it is safe to say everyone enjoyed a nice break from the school week. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Eleonore Edgell, 11th-grader

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ZONING: Despite neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; objections, MacArthur condo project wins zoning approval

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MacArthur and the old bungalow that sits there for $832,000 in March, according to D.C. property records, and said he plans to live in one of the four units. At the May hearing, he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d already made concessions to address neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns: cladding the building in traditional red brick rather than a modern stucco; adding setbacks; and eliminating the Q Street curb cut, which he said is unsafe for children walking or biking to the Hardy Recreation Center.

Hassan said neighbors also had misconceptions about his plans. The units would be condominiums, not rentals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They thought it would be student housing, rentals, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case,â&#x20AC;? he said. And much of the landscaping around the existing house will remain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chances of seeing my development are very small,â&#x20AC;? he told the board. But neighbors were fairly unified in their opposition, gathering 126 names on a protest petition and support from the Palisades-Foxhall advisory neighborhood commission, which voted 6-2 to oppose the project.

Penny Pagano, chair of the neighborhood commission, noted the existing house sits on a rise, meaning the new building will appear taller. She said adjacent single-family houses had stood for decades while low-rise apartments rose around them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other homeowners will feel much more vulnerable,â&#x20AC;? Pagano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are worrying about it being the tipping point.â&#x20AC;? At the May hearing, others expressed concerns about the height of Hassanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building, architecture, setbacks, loss of trees and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; most of all â&#x20AC;&#x201D; how it could change the charac-

ter of the neighborhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will destroy part of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to hold onto here,â&#x20AC;? one resident testified. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the beginning of a domino effect on MacArthur, and then up Q Street,â&#x20AC;? said neighbor Frank Staroba. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be a solid urban canyon before we know it.â&#x20AC;? Board members said they sympathized, but concluded the project meets legal requirements for a special exception. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project gives me grave concerns, but based on special exception criteria, our role is almost ministerial,â&#x20AC;? Jordan said.

LANE: Biking on New Mexico Avenue debated at meeting of Wesley Heights ANC

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too narrow and too congested to squeeze in another lane. The neighborhood commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May discussion was almost a verbatim replay of a February 2011 meeting in which the Transportation Department pitched the same plan. The department wants to see a 5-foot-wide bike lane on northbound New Mexico, which would give cyclists their own place to ride as they travel uphill, according to the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Goodno. The entire roadway is 40 feet wide, which more than accommodates the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimum widths of 7 feet for each parking lane and 10 feet for each car lane. The proposed bike lane would go between the northbound travel lane and parking lane. Southbound cyclists would ride in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sharrowâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lane shared by bikes and cars and marked with bicycle logos to designate it as a cycling route. The downhill cyclists will be able to keep up with most car traffic anyway, Goodno said. But neighborhood commissioner Michael Gold said in an interview that last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8:30 a.m. site visit illustrated the problems with the corridor. The road was clogged with drivers and idling delivery trucks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and two vehicles even collided while residents and transportation


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officials looked on, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now when you drive on New Mexico, you have to swerve out of your lane just to move forward because of all the deliveries that are occurring,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no room for cars, much less bikes.â&#x20AC;? In a separate interview, the Transportation Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jim Sebastian called the site visit â&#x20AC;&#x153;very productive.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got a better idea of how the street operates, so that will help us in responding to some of the questions and refining the design,â&#x20AC;? he said. Revisions will likely include changing where parking spaces will be eliminated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 13 would be lost under the existing plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and working to better manage curbside loading, Sebastian said, but the bike lane is still likely to go in by midNovember. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Residents] have some valid

issues they put out, but things like the volume of traffic doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a bike lane,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regardless of the

â??Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little bit of change, but it works itself out.â?&#x17E; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Goodno volume of traffic, the bike lane will help with the bicyclistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; safety and convenience.â&#x20AC;? About a half-dozen cyclists attended last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighborhood commission meeting to support the bike lane proposal. One woman said she already bikes on New Mexico Avenue two to three days a week on her way to and from work near the White House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cycling between cars that are parked

and drivers who are trying to beat the light and arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looking for you,â&#x20AC;? she said. Having bike lanes â&#x20AC;&#x153;signals to people that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re allowed to be there.â&#x20AC;? Beth Marcus, a resident of the Sutton Place complex, said New Mexico Avenue is already too tight and that the new lane would be a further burden on people living there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will impact us directly, not just a couple minutes when you go past it, but we will have it affect us all the time,â&#x20AC;? she said. That view is typical of what Gold said he has heard from constituents; not one person in single-member district 3D08 has told him they support the bike lanes, he said at the meeting. But that argument irked Tom Quinn, a cyclist who serves on the American University Park neighborhood commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to remind you the oath of

office that you take is to consider the interests of the entire city, not just 3D08,â&#x20AC;? Quinn replied at the meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s narrow-minded to say that because people in one apartment building donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a bike lane they should stand in the way of additional transportation modes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took an oath to the city, but we have a higher oath to the laws of physics,â&#x20AC;? countered Gold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I literally donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how it can happen.â&#x20AC;? But Goodno, at the same meeting, urged residents to keep an open mind, saying that other streets in the city have accommodated bicycle facilities without issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People adjusted to the bike lanes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little bit of a change, but it works itself out,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Glover Park advisory neighborhood commission will discuss the bike lanes on New Mexico and the adjacent Tunlaw Road at its meeting on Thursday.

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U STREET CORRIDOR $819,900 GREAT LOCATION! Stunning, contemp PH unit at the award winning Visio. 2BR, 2BA on 2 lvls featuring 20’ ceiling; expansive windows; maple flrs; MBR loft w/ priv terrace. Euro-style KIT w/gran counters & ss applcs. Covered PKG & Metro. John Plank 703-528-5646 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300 WASHINGTON GROVE $395,000 CLASSIC GROVE COTTAGE (1891) w/FR & Sun Rm for xtra space. 3BR, Norris Dodson 202-486-7800 beamed ceilgs, siding to parkland, come Friendship Hgts Office 202-364-5200 be charmed! 100+acres of parks, forests & swimming lake. This is an Oasis!!! MT PLEASANT $514,000 Susan Van Nostrand 301-529-1385 STUNNING 2BR, 2BA condo in the Friendship Hgts Office 301-652-2777 Argyle bldg. Renov gran/ss KIT w/brkfst bar. Sun-filled LR and DR w/wall of bay WOODLEY $450,000 windows. Huge MBR/WIC and beautiful TRUE GEM w/ private yard. 1BR + Den w/ MBA. Roof deck with views of National sep DR in Cathedral Park. The 1000 SF Cathedral and DC. Storage unit, solar interior space is expanded by a huge wrappanels. Assigned bike parking; communiaround PRIVATE fenced yard with 2 brick ty garden and patios. Minutes to Metro. patios. HWFs. Needs some polishing & Linda Low Foxhall Office 202-363-1800 updating. Fab location betw 2 METROS! Diane Adams 202-255-6253 SILVER SPRING, MD $239,900 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700 OWN THIS 2BR, 2BA Condo (1,275 SF) $599,000 for less than you can rent. Parking & All SW/WATERFRONT Utilities are included. Mortgage of $875 ELEGANT, spacious, 3 levels solid (w/ 20% down) + Condo Fee of $788 + masonry TH with 2BR + den, sep LR, KIT Taxes of $189 Total = $1,853 per month. opens to FR, 2 patio/gardens and parking Wrap-around Balcony with tree-top by patio wall. Call for further details. 202-646-1063 views, Swimming Pool & Exercise Room. Lewis Bashoor Shuttle Bus from building to nearby Friendship Hgts Office 202-364-5200 Silver Spring METRO. Thomas Wilson 301-502-3519 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700

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Textile Museum offers array of possibilities


n what is being described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;once-in-a-century opportunity,â&#x20AC;? the historic property that houses the Textile Museum in Sheridan-


Kalorama is on the market for $22 million, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the firm representing the seller, announced last week. The Textile Museum will be moving in 2014 to a newly constructed space on the George Washington University campus. It will remain open at its 2320 S St. location through 2013, and it is scheduled to reopen in the new Foggy Bottom spot in fall 2014. The Textile Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s S Street property now up for sale includes three early-20th-century buildings once owned by museum founder George Hewitt Myers: Nos. 2320 and 2330 S St., which originally served as opulent formal residences, and a third, rear building that was once the garage and chauffeurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s living quarters. Myers commissioned renowned architect John Russell Pope to build No. 2320 as his family home in 1913. Pope is well-known for

designing the Jefferson Memorial, the National Archives Building and the National Gallery of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Building. The S Street home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1916, Myers purchased the adjacent residence at 2330 S St. to house his growing textile collection. The building was designed in 1908 by prominent local architect Waddy Butler Wood, who is known for creating the Department of the Interior Building and the present-day National Museum of Women in the Arts. Myers opened the Textile Museum in 1925. The museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-building property comprises nearly 27,000 square feet of interior space on a 34,000-square-foot lot, which includes a 7,000-square-foot garden. It must be sold as a single property, and cannot be subdivided into condominiums or town houses under current zoning. However, its residential zoning with diplomatic overlay means that there are many possibilities for the urban compound. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The property is remarkable for its flexibility,â&#x20AC;? said Marin Hagen, one of the Coldwell Banker Realtors representing the museum in the sale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be used as a grand

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Now home to the Textile Museum, the three-building property in Sheridan-Kalorama is on the market for $22 million. residence, as it was when the Myers family lived here, or it could be an ideal home for an embassy, for a university or institution, or for another museum.â&#x20AC;? Coldwell Banker plans to host receptions and special open houses for brokers and agents representing such prospective buyers in the coming weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if it sold quickly,â&#x20AC;? said Hagen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to know, but there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t many properties like it.â&#x20AC;? The former Myers family home at 2320 S St. serves as the current entrance to the Textile Museum, and its residential roots are still visible. The neoclassical-style building


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walls in Italian walnut, built-in bookcases, and fluted pilasters alongside the windows and doors. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a marble fireplace, now concealed, and along one wall the bookcases can be moved to reveal two walnut doors that open to the adjacent living room. The living room â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now known as the Myers Room â&#x20AC;&#x201D; features the same walnut paneling. The fireplace here has a frieze on the mantle, and floor-to-ceiling windows offer another view of the gardens. Across the foyer is the dining See Sale/Page 16

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has a brick and limestone facade that incorporates Doric and Ionic columns and draped window cornices. The vestibule and central foyer feature nearly 13-foot ceilings and a diamond-patterned marble floor in Belgian black and Eastman cream. The formal gardens behind the house are immediately visible through floor-to-ceiling French doors at the end of the foyer. To the right is a grand curved staircase with intricate original molding. To the left is the library, now used as the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift shop. It features wood-paneled

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Northwest Real Estate GRAVES: Research continues From Page 3

the website last week gives biographical details â&#x20AC;&#x201D; names, occupations, residences, causes of death, et cetera â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for the 8,400-plus people whom researchers were able to link to the cemeteries through city death records. Belcher said the research team â&#x20AC;&#x153;spent hours and hours reading all the death certificatesâ&#x20AC;? one by one. The majority of the database represents the Mount Pleasant Plains Cemetery, since most burials in the Quaker cemetery took place before formal death certificates appeared. Each entry gives a truncated life story. For example, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spencer P. Gaines, a Virginian-born shoemaker who lived at 1107 15th St. NW and died of consumption in 1875 at age 30. Sarah Palm, a washerwoman who lived at 1023 P St. NW, died during a difficult labor in 1876 at the age of 40. Belcher said many of those buried there had lived in Northwest D.C., â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the neighborhoods we all know now, like Adams Morgan and U Street and Shaw.â&#x20AC;? Though about 60 percent of those buried were young children, quite a few made it into old age â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including about 24 who lived past 100. Adults were â&#x20AC;&#x153;all over the mapâ&#x20AC;? in terms of occupations and income levels, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Several tombstones cost over $100, which was a lot in

those days.â&#x20AC;? The hope, she said, is that people today might be able to find links to their ancestors in the database. The 40 percent of those buried who lived into adulthood and had children could potentially have connections to about 1 million living ancestors, she estimates. Research for the archaeology project is ongoing. Belcher said Howard University professors, including Rachel Watkins and Eleanor King, have continued to support the effort; a number of Mackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colleagues from the African Burial Ground project â&#x20AC;&#x153;have stepped in to help since he died.â&#x20AC;? The next step is releasing the results of a second round of groundpenetrating radar, conducted this April by an Ohio-based archaeologist. (The first such survey, in 2009, proved â&#x20AC;&#x153;unreliable,â&#x20AC;? according to the public report. Belcher didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide further details.) Belcher also plans to add a section to the new website about the Underground Railroad. (A number of those buried were involved in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest recorded escape attempt, aboard The Pearl schooner in 1848.) Belcher said the project team intends to nominate the site to the National Register of Historic Places, and to ensure that future plans for Pierce Park incorporate some sort of memorial to the cemeteries.


SALE: Kalorama mansion From Page 15

room, where a massive stone fireplace features an iron mantle with a roundel of a classical goddess. The wood panels are made of American oak, and the original moldings and ceiling ornament have been well maintained. An interior door leads to the butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry, which currently serves as a kitchen, and adjacent stairs lead down to the basement, where the original kitchen once was. In what is now office space on the second story, the master suite was once located facing the garden, with guest bedrooms and a sewing room facing the street. The third floor originally housed the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedrooms as well as the servantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quarters. A second-story enclosed limestone bridge connects the two main buildings. The 2330 S St. house is Colonial Revival in style, with Victorian elements. An extensive renovation from 1979 to 1980 transformed the four-story residence into gallery space where light and climate are carefully controlled to preserve the textiles. Panels installed to block windows and original fireplaces can be easily removed. Among the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most stunning features are its expansive gardens, which are regularly reserved for special events. Behind No. 2320 is a more formal garden where symmetrical gravel paths lined with boxwood lead




to a central fountain. Pergolas on either side are covered in wisteria, and at the far end is a small structure in the form of a Tuscan order temple. Behind No. 2330 is an expansive lawn with a raised stone patio nearest the house. A tall willow oak stretches out across the green space, and in the rear is a rooftop deck above the former garage facing Decatur Place. Both gardens are surrounded by trees and mature plantings that make the space surprisingly quiet and private despite its urban location. This three-building historic property is offered for $22 million. For more information, contact Marin Hagen of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Georgetown office at 202-257-2339 or

PAVILION: New sound barriers aim to ease concerns From Page 3

Rogers wrote in an email to The Current last week that the ownership has been working to address the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ownership has recently made substantial improvements to the Chevy Chase Pavilion to the benefit of the surrounding community,â&#x20AC;? she wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ongoing project includes the addition of a sound barrier around the fan units on the retail

roof. That work is scheduled to be completed shortly.â&#x20AC;? Helder Gil, spokesperson for the Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Department, said his agency is currently reviewing this latest change to ensure compliance with zoning regulations. Support beams are in place for the new barrier, but there had been no recent progress as of yesterday. Neighbors said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure

whether the wall will solve their complaints, but they said some fix is long overdue. Bonham said he and his neighbors are accustomed to living next to a large commercial building, but this is the first time in 14 years it has been a problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not trying to shut down their business. We just want for them not to impose upon the community,â&#x20AC;? he said.

IMF: Renovation project will close street for three years From Page 5


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The property has 7,000 square feet of gardens.

assume that DDOT has concluded that it is not integral to the functioning of the surrounding street grid.â&#x20AC;? Kennedy noted that the 1900 block of H Street is generally closed during the IMFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring and fall meetings, which often attract large protest demonstrations. But, he wrote, the lack of advance notice to the neighborhood commission is a concern. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am far more troubled by the fact that DDOT didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that a closure of a street within our ANC for a period of three years was significant enough to trigger the standard

advanced notification of 30 days.â&#x20AC;? He added that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;not the first time that DDOT has ignoredâ&#x20AC;? requirements or failed to comply with laws for â&#x20AC;&#x153;great weight.â&#x20AC;? Beckman said the IMF was not legally required to notify the neighborhood commission about the renovation project or block closure. She said commissioners were briefed about the project late last week â&#x20AC;&#x153;as a courtesy.â&#x20AC;? Transportation Department spokesperson Monica Hernandez did not respond to a query this week about the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notification policy.





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Cleveland Park – Ordway Street NW. NEW LISTING! 30,000+ sq ft lot ready for a single family home. This very private Cleveland Park lot sits next to the Rosedale Farmhouse and overlooks the 3-acre Rosedale Conservancy. With views of National Cathedral to the south, nothing else in town compares. $3,950,000. Sylvia Bergstrom 202.367.3730 Marin Hagen 202.257.2339

Georgetown – 3410 N Street NW. Charming semi-detached w/2-CAR GARAGE. Light streams in from large windows. Private side entrance affords a gracious foyer and high-ceiling LR w/French windows. Large kitchen w/Viking stove opens to a solarium/family room which opens out to the landscaped garden. Upstairs: 3BR, 2BA (4th BR now a master closet/dressing room). LL offers BR/BA, plus storage and wine cellar. $2,395,000. Sylvia Bergstrom 202.367.3730 Marin Hagen 202.257.2339

Bethesda – 7002 Braeburn Court, Bethesda, MD 20817. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this new construction six bedroom seven bath all brick colonial with two story foyer is enhanced by many environmentally friendly features including solar panels. Easy access to DC, NoVa and Bethesda. $1,599,000.

Diana Keeling 301.537.3703

Forest Hills – 2801 Allendale Place NW. Fabulous Forest Hills Tudor at end of a quiet cul de sac overlooking Rock Creek Park. Meticulous renovations have transformed this classic Tudor into a contemporary beauty, while maintaining original warmth and charm. Open floor plan. 5 Bedrooms plus den, 4.5 baths, living/sitting room on every level, gourmet kitchen, perfect master suite, top level 2 bedroom suite with park views. Metro. $1,750,000. Erich Cabe 202.320.6469

ALL of Our Listings Are International Offerings! COLDWELL BANKER OFFICES WORLDWIDE United States • Aruba • Australia • Bahamas • Belize • Bermuda • British Virgin Islands • Canada • Cayman Islands • China • Colombia • Costa Rica • Czech Republic • Dominican Republic • Ecuador • Egypt Cleveland Park – 3434 34th Place NW. Cleveland Park 3-4BR, 3.5BA charmer on quiet one-block street is adjacent to the Rosedale Conservancy and is only a few short blocks to the restaurants and amenities of both Wisconsin and Connecticut Aves, including Cleveland Park Metro. $1,545,000. Sylvia Bergstrom 202.367.3730 Marin Hagen 202.257.2339

U Street Corridor – 1915 9 ½ Street NW. 3level 2BR/2.5BA home with possibility for addtl BR. 2nd floor main living area, sun-lit kitchen, FP. Master BR with spa tub. 3 skylights + private patio and secure parking. 2 blks to Metro. $739,555. Mandy Mills and David Getson The Mandy & David Team, 202.425.6417

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Tenleytown – 4101 Albemarle Street NW #635. Penthouse 2BR, 2BA apartment w/10-ft. ceilings & view of the city from balcony. Chef's kitchen with ss appliances, granite countertops. Washer & dryer. Garage parking. Building has 24-hr desk, fully equipped gym. Convenient location, Metro at the building, plus public library, shops and restaurants. $709,000. Gregory Ennis 202.276.1778

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Georgetown – 3652 Winfield Lane NW. NEW LISTING! Rarely available 4-level Cloisters home, facing Visitation. Newly renovated 3BR/4.5BA, with brand new kitchen. Two-story LR with Palladium windows facing S and overlooking Visitation. Approx 3150 sf. Garage, driveway, plus guest parking. $1,435,000. Sylvia Bergstrom 202.367.3730 Marin Hagen 202.257.2339

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The commission will meet at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the library at Janney Elementary School, 4130 Albemarle St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; announcements/open forum. â&#x2013;  police report. â&#x2013;  discussion of and possible vote regarding an alcoholic beverage control license renewal application by Le Chat Noir, 4907 Wisconsin Ave. â&#x2013;  discussion of a resolution or letter recognizing the director of Friendship Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for her service. For details, visit ANC 3/4G ANCChase 3/4G Chevy â&#x2013;  CHEVYâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;CHASE

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The commission has tentatively canceled its June 24 meeting; commissioners will make a final decision by June 17. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. For details, send an email to or call 202-363-5803. ANC 4A ANC Village 4A Colonial â&#x2013; colonial village / crestwood Shepherd Park Shepherd Park / brightwood Crestwood 16th street heights At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June 4 meeting: â&#x2013;  Paul Millstein of Douglas Development and Patrick Cooper of Compass Design & Development gave a brief description of the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans for a mixed-use project with 220 residential units and a Harris Teeter grocery store at Georgia and Eastern avenues. Tentative plans call for a building that rises to 75 feet in height near Georgia Avenue and drops down to 40 feet near residential neighbors. The grocery store entrance would be on Eastern Avenue, and the residential entrance would be on Kalmia Road. There would be 134 residential parking spots and 130 for Harris Teeter. The store has signed a letter of intent stating that it can abandon the project if approval takes too long. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the will of the community that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t proceed, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine,â&#x20AC;? said Millstein. Gorove/Slade is doing a traffic analysis that includes planned developments in nearby Silver Spring, as well as plans for the shuttered Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Construction might be able to start in January 2015, with the store opening in fall 2016. â&#x2013;  commissioner Stephen Whatley said the master developer for the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the Walter Reed property should be selected late in August. The deadline for public comment on the selection is Aug.

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The Lafayette Tennis Association is set to begin the first of its eight consecutive one-week summer sessions of full-day tennis camps for girls and boys ages 5 to 15, starting June 24. The camp will be held at the two upper tennis courts at the Lafayette Recreation Center, at 33rd and Quesada streets NW. The campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is for children to develop tennis skills while having fun. Players will learn to play tennis through shot drills, games and tennis matches appropriate for their skill level. Fitness strengthening and flexibility will be worked into tennis activities. In addition to tennis, kids can cool off in the Lafayette water daisy and with ice-cold slushies from the nearby Broad Branch Market. There will also be some trips to the Wilson Aquatic Center to cool off in the hot afternoons. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Optional pre-camp care (7:30 to 9 a.m.) and post-camp care (4 to 6 p.m.) are also available for an additional fee. Half-day camp (9 a.m. to noon) is available as well. For more information on the camp, visit The Lafayette Tennis Association, not the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, runs the camp. On another subject, the next meeting of the Chevy Chase D.C. Library Mystery Book Club is on June 26 at 7 p.m. at 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. New members are welcome. The monthly book selection is the legal thriller â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defending Jacobâ&#x20AC;? by William Lanaday, released in 2012. Copies of the book are available at the Chevy Chase Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information desk. To learn more, email In other news, we thank Write For You, which recently renewed as a gold business member of our association. For information about Write For You and our other business members, visit our websiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Corner at â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jonathan Lawlor 19. The Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority will hold an open meeting on July 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at a to-be-announced location. The five teams approved to compete for the contract will each have 15 minutes to present their proposals. The commission unanimously voted to have a special meeting in July where each of the competitors may make a presentation. â&#x2013; commissioners voted unanimously to support a historic landmark nomination for the George M. Lightfoot House at 1329 Missouri Ave. The house, once owned by Lightfoot, a Howard University professor, was one of the first buildings constructed in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;suburbanâ&#x20AC;? part of the District. The Historic Preservation Review Board will hold a hearing on the nomination on June 27. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted unanimously to oppose plans by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority that would raise the average householdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly bill by between $7 and $12. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted unanimously to support a Board of Zoning Adjustment application by the owner of 5714 16th St. to increase the size of the house with a threestory addition. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted unanimously to suspend their agreement with the Little Green Nest day-care center located at 1357 Tuckerman St. until it has more than six children. The commission will hold a special meeting in July. Details have not been announced. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next scheduled regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 14th and Underwood streets NW. For details, call 202-450-6225 or visit

ANC 4C ANC 4c Street Heights Petworth/16th

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The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; government reports. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application by Donatelli Development for a variance from off-street parking requirements to allow construction of a new residential building at 38253829 Georgia Ave. â&#x2013;  presentation by proposed development at the old Goins Building site. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception to allow a rear garage addition at 5502 13th St. â&#x2013;  community comments. â&#x2013;  consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration matters: a final settlement agreement with Sweet Mango Cafe, 3701 New Hampshire Ave., and a vote to remove the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protest; and discussion of a summer garden at the Hitching Post, 200 Upshur St. â&#x2013;  discussion of National Park Service matters, including grass-cutting at Sherman Circle and signage at Grant Circle. â&#x2013;  presentation by Empower DC. â&#x2013;  discussion of food truck regulations. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution regarding Caribbean Restaurant Week. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution calling for D.C. Public Schools to keep Deal Middle as the in-boundary feeder school for students in singlemember districts 4C01 and 4C02. For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit

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Rare 4BR/ 3.5BA w/ unobstructed Potomac River vw! Exacting, tasteful renov & expansion, 2-lvl addition w/ rich finishes. MBR ste w/ spa BA & Jacuzzi, opens to deck. Gorgeous European kit w/ top of the line appl, 3 marble FPs. 2-car garage. Georgetown Office 202.944.8400




Grand home w/7BR 6.5 BAs, MBR w/2 BAs. Renov chef’s kit w/Miele + Wolfe appl’s. In-law ste w/ sep entr. Huge LL rec room. Quiet cul-de-sac convenient to G’Town, downtown, Key & Chain Bridges. Wendy Gowdey 202.258.3618 / 202.363.1800 (O)





Truly breathtaking, renovated and expanded 5BR/4BA Bannockburn Estates magnificently sited on a nearly half acre lot with a myriad of mature trees, minutes to TOP SCHOOLS, downtown Bethesda and DC and all major commuting routes. Chevy Chase Uptown Office 202.364.1300




Handsome, newer 4/5 BR home in Spring Valley West. Features include high ceilings, open floor plan with expansive kitchen, breakfast room, family room, 1st floor library and spacious bedrooms including luxurious master bedroom. Miller Spring Valley Office 202.362.1300





5BR, 4–lev, 3.5BA Col: 9-ft ceilings, generously proportioned rooms, excellent entertaining in/ out! Driveway parks 3 + 2 more in garage. Family room addition & master suite bonus room. Close to Bethesda’s restaurants, shopping and METRO! Miller Bethesda Office 301.229.4000

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AMERICAN VICTORIANA, cir 1913, restored w/orig detail. Drapery hrdwr, pocket drs, 10’ coff ceilgs, 10 FPs w/orig deco inserts, sconces w/glass drop prisms. FR, DR, large kit + sep bkfst rm, 7 BRs, 3.5 BAs, CAC, 4 car pkg incl garage! Steps to RC Park. Chevy Chase Office 202.363.9700

2005 renovation with breathtaking views of The Park. Owner’s suite/marble Bath + 4 large BR’s, 3.5 BA’s & 2 FP’s. Wainscoting, crown moldings, hardwoods. Chef’s kit/breakfast room overlooks landscaped yard/patio, tree house & 2 car garage. Chevy Chase Office 202.363.9700

Diamond in the rough! Grand 4 level Colonial sited on desirable corner lot. LR, DR, FR, PR, kitchen & screened porch. 3/4 BRs, 3 FBs up. 1 car garage.

Totally renovated true 5 bedroom up Center Hall Colonial on cul de sac. New designer kitchen + 2.5 new baths. 1st floor Family room & library. Owner/agent.

Kimberly Cestari 202.253.8757 / 202.966.1400 (O)

Chevy Chase Uptown Office 202.364.1300






Move-in condition 3BR/2.5BA townhome only 1 block to Metro! Warm hrdwd flrs, high ceilings, exposed brick, updtd kit & BAs, fin bsmt w/ rec rm, secure parking & rear patio/garden. See @ Woodley Park Office DC 202.483.6300



Updated 4BRs, 3BAs Cape Cod on corner lot features custom upgrades galore. This home is a BEAUTY with high-end details too numerous to list. Close to Sligo Creek & Takoma Park. Friendship Hts Office 301.652.2777 / 202.364.5200




Elegant, renovated & move-in ready townhome. Elevator to all 4 levels, 4BR, 3.5BA, 2 level LR w/FP, fully mirrored DR, gourmet eat-in kitchen, rear loggia w/circular staircase to upper balcony. Extra wide paver driveway & 1 car garage. Miller Spring Valley Office 202.362.1300


Classic 3BRs, 2.5BAs stucco colonial with front porch. State-of-the-art kitchen, new 3rd floor master combined with charm and graciousness of the 1920s on almost ½ acre. Historic town with 100+ acres of forest, parks and swimming lake. Friendship Hts Office 301.652.2777 / 202.364.5200

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Spacious 2BR/2FB in the Annecy. LR/DR combo w renovated galley KIT - gran/ss. Large BR’s; updtd FB’s. Back entrance to private slate patio. New carpet, appliances, HVAC. Recessed lighting. Low fees. Close to Dupont, Adams Morgan, Metro. Miller Bethesda Office 301.229.4000

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Wednesday, June 12

Wednesday june 12 Concerts ■ The Michael Formanek Quartet will perform as part of the DC Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. ■ The Marine Band will perform works by Sousa, Weber and Wagner. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures ■ Sacha Z. Scoblic will discuss her book “Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ Margalit Fox will discuss her book “The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code.” 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $18 to $25. Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030. ■ New York Times bestselling author Jeannette Walls will discuss her novel “The Silver Star.” 7 p.m. $12; $26 for the book and two tickets. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ Abraham H. Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, and Christopher Wolfe, a privacy and data-security law expert, will discuss their book “Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ National Book Award winner Colum McCann will discuss his new novel, “Transatlantic.” 7 p.m. $20; $30 for the book and one ticket. Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Exhibit ■ The Woman’s National Democratic Club will host a reception to open its summer art exhibit, featuring works by artists Sharon Wolpoff, Claudia Samper and Felisa Federman. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. Films ■ The Inter-American Development Bank will present Sean Fine and Andrea


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Events Entertainment Nix’s film “Inocente,” the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short Subject. A panel discussion on art intervention will follow. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-6233558. ■ The EuroAsia Shorts festival will feature films from China, Japan and Italy. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. The festival will continue through Saturday with screenings at various venues. ■ The Czech That Film Festival will screen the comedy “Men in Hope (Muži v nadeji),” about the challenges inherent in marriage. 7 p.m. $10.34. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature the 2003 film “The Italian Job,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Donald Sutherland. 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. ■ Fathom Events and Competitor Group will present the documentary “Spirit of the Marathon II,” about seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the 2012 Rome Marathon. 7 p.m. $12.50. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. fathomevents. com. ■ The Lions of Czech series will feature Adam Dvorák’s 2011 drama “Lidice,” about three interconnected stories in connection with the tragic burning and razing of a Czech village by the Nazis during World War II. 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performances ■ The Happenings Happy Hour series will feature performance artist and storyteller Rachel Hynes, who will describe how she got the scars on her body. 5:30 p.m. Free. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. ■ The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Jamel Johnson, Schewitz Whichard and Natalie McGill. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. ■ Busboys and Poets will host an open mic talent showcase. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Teen programs ■ Members of the Albus Cavus art collective will teach teens about the art form    

Enlightenment to America.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Eileen B. Gottlieb, director of the Florida Family Research Network, will discuss the roots of anti-Semitism. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, 4400 MacArthur Blvd. NW.

of wheatpasting. 5:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. ■ In a workshop for teens, meditation expert Karin Silverman will teach simple techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. 6 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2820021. Tour ■ A Corcoran Gallery happy hour will include a docent-led tour celebrating the images of men in the collection, in honor of Father’s Day. 7 p.m. $8 to $10 for admission; $15 includes one drink ticket as well. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. Thursday, June 13

Thursday june 13 Book signing ■ Seth Kahan will sign copies of his book “Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success” as a fundraiser for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s Camp Lighthouse. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $100 to $250; reservations required. Morton’s, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Children’s program ■ Storyteller Kathy MacMillan will use and teach American Sign Language in her interactive program “Stories by Hand” (for ages 6 through 12). 10:30 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202243-1188. Concerts ■ National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows will perform a recital of chamber music in their final program of the year. 5:45 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Soprano Magdalena Risberg (shown), recipient of the Jenny Lind Scholarship for 2013, will perform with accompanist David Huang. A reception with light refreshments will precede the concert. 6:15 p.m. $15 donation; reservations required. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. ■ British conductor Matthew Halls will lead the National Symphony Orchestra and cellist David Hardy in Dutilleux’s “Tout un monde lointain,” as well as works by Ravel and Vaughan Williams. 7 p.m. $10 to $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. The concert will repeat Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. ■ The Marine Band will perform works by Sousa, Weber and Wagner. 7:30 p.m. Free. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. 202433-4011. ■ The U.S. Army Concert Band’s Sunsets With a Soundtrack series will feature patriotic music in honor of the Army’s 238th birthday. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. The concert will repeat Friday at 8 p.m.; the series will continue June 20 and 21. ■ Composer, cellist and trombonist Dana Leong will blend jazz, classical and pop in a performance with his ensemble. 8 p.m. $15 to $18. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. Discussions and lectures ■ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Wednesday, june 12 ■ Concert: D.C. trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse and his septet will perform “bop” and “post-bop” music, as well as modern originals. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. chair Sheila Bair on the government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis and the future of global financial services. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. ■ National Air and Space Museum curator Roger Launius, George Washington University professor emeritus John Logsdon, NASA chief historian William Barry and other panelists will discuss the space program under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Richard Youngs, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Academy, and other panelists will discuss “The Democratic Disconnect: Western Democracy in Crisis at Home, Implications Abroad.” Noon. Free; reservations required. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Former Reuters correspondent Jonathan Lyons will discuss his book “The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America.” Noon. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202707-1748. ■ Garry Adelman, director of history and education at the Civil War Trust, will present a photographic tour of the Civil War. 2:30 p.m. Free. Room 209, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ A gallery talk will focus on “Access Denied: Braque’s Confounding Spaces.” 6 and 7 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. ■ Michael FitzGerald, professor of fine arts at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., will discuss “Paris Between the Wars: The Pioneers of Cubism and Paul Rosenberg.” 6:30 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. ■ Karate expert Susan Schorn will discuss her book “Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly.” 7 p.m. Free. Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. ■ Jonathan Lyons will discuss his book “The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the

Films ■ The EuroAsia Shorts festival will feature films from France and Asia. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. St. NW. ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies” will feature an outdoor screening of Jon Favreau’s 2008 film “Iron Man.” Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 2nd and M streets SE. Meeting ■ The Talking Book Club will meet to discuss the novel “What Was Lost,” by Catherine O’Flynn. 11 a.m. Free. Adaptive Services Division, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. Performance ■ Warehouse Theater will host Eric Davis’ “Red Bastard,” an interactive performance of biting wit, improvisation and physical prowess. 8 p.m. $20 to $30. Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Ave. NW. The performance will repeat Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Reading ■ Actor Ted van Griethuysen will read some of his favorite poems by William Carlos Williams, Matthew Arnold, Carl Sandberg, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Shakespeare. A questionand-answer session will follow. Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. Teen program ■ Lewis “LeWONe” Ford will teach a hip-hop music workshop for teens. 5:30 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-576-7252. Tours ■ U.S. Botanic Garden expert Alex Torres will lead a tour of the National Garden. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Free. National Garden, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ Facility manager John Gallagher will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden’s conservatory systems. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; registration required. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333. Friday, June 14

Friday june 14 Book signing ■ Lisa Kurtz will sign copies of her book “Heaven Sphere.” 5:30 p.m. Free. Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, 3064 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 202-299-0141. Concerts ■ The Arts Club of Washington will present its Friday Noon Concerts series. Noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 See Events/Page 21

Continued From Page 20 I St. NW. ■ Organist Christopher Gage of Rochester, N.Y., will perform. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103. ■ The U.S. Navy Band’s Commodores ensemble will perform. 12:30 p.m. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 6th Street and Independence Avenue SW. ■ The blues fusion Deanna Bogart Band will perform as part of the Jazz in the Garden series. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360. ■ Members of the National Symphony Orchestra will perform Bolling’s “Suite No. 1 for Flute and Jazz Trio.” 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ As part of the DC Jazz Festival, National Endowment of the Arts jazz master Paquito D’Rivera will lead an all-star ensemble in “Jazz Meets the Latin Classics,” with arranged works by composers Piazzolla, Lecuona and D’Rivera. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $35. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Saxophonist Lee Konitz will perform with the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble in a 17-piece big band tribute to jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. Discussions and lectures ■ National Park Service cultural resource specialist Simone Monteleone will lead a presentation on the history of Rock Creek Park trails. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202895-6070. ■ Master artist Hoko Tokoro will present “Japanese Kumihimo and Traditional Colors,” about the traditional art of Japanese braiding and fabric dyeing. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. ■ The local chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt will present a talk on “Excavating the Lost Pyramid of Snefru” by Kerry Muhlestein, director of the Brigham Young University’s Egypt Excavation Project. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rome Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son, Ken, will discuss their book “Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ The Jerusalem Fund’s Summer Film Series will feature the documentary “Enemy Alien,” about a Palestinian-born human rights activist detained after 9/11. Director Konrad Aderer will discuss his movie after the screening. 6:30 p.m. Free. Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958. ■ The EuroAsia Shorts festival will feature films from China, Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Korea. A reception will follow. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations request-


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Events Entertainment ed. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. ■ The Woman’s National Democratic Club will screen Woody Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in Paris,” starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. 7 p.m. $5 for film; $15 for light dinner. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202232-7363. ■ The 18th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival will feature Pang Ho-Cheung’s 2012 comedy “Vulgaria.” 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-1000. The film will be shown again Sunday at 2 p.m. ■ The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and the Heurich House Museum will present Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window” as part of the weekly “Golden Cinema Series” of outdoor screenings. 8 p.m. Free. Courtyard, Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Meeting ■ A weekly bridge group will meet to play duplicate bridge. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $6. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 301-654-1865. Performances ■ The Akwatsire Storytelling Dance Troupe will share traditional stories through dances such as the Alligator Dance. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. The performances will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ■ The U.S. Marine Corps will host a weekly Friday Evening Parade with music and precision marching. 8:45 to 10 p.m. Free; reservations required. Marine Barracks, 8th and I streets SE. 202-4336060. ■ Washington Improv Theater ensembles will present a long-form improv performance. 10 p.m. $8 to $12. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. The performance will repeat June 21 and 22 at 10 p.m. ■ Busboys and Poets will host a poetry slam. 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Special events ■ “Design Fridays” will offer a chance to visit the former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, now the site of an exhibit highlighting Spanish design for modern offices. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 2801 16th St. NW. The event will repeat June 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ The Smithsonian Associates and the Embassy of France will present a seminar on “Scandalous Spring: Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ at 100,” led by National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers. The event will include lunch. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $125 to $150. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. 202-633-3030. ■ The Glover Park Village’s monthly “Friday Free-for-All” series will feature a performance by magician Eric Redman, from 2 to 3 p.m.; a screening of Danny DeVito’s 1996 film “Matilda,” from 3 to 5 p.m.; and “Friends, Fun & Food,” with

refreshments by the Campus Kitchens Project, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. ■ The Austrian Cultural Forum and the American-Austrian Cultural Society will host a traditional Viennese Cafe with live music by pianist Stan Engebretsen, director of choral studies at George Mason University. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. $30 to $35. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. ■ The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present “Pulse DC,” a summer dance party featuring DJ Quicksilver and others playing musical styles from doo-wop and swing to classic ’80s and current hits. 6 to 11 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Cultural Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-724-5613. Tour ■ Horticulturist Ray Mims will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden’s 2013 summer exhibit “Food for Thought.” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free; registration required. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Saturday,june June 1515 Saturday Children’s programs ■ “Saturday Morning at the National” will feature Maryland Historical Society

Friday, june 14 ■ Concert: The Kreeger Museum’s annual June Chamber Festival will feature the American Chamber Players performing works by Dohnányi, Prokofiev, Hoffmeister and Weber. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $35; $75 to $90 for the three-concert series. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-338-3552. The concert series will continue June 18 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. actors portraying Sgt. Maj. Christian Fleetwood, a newspaper editor and musician who was the first African-American recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required.

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Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-7833372. ■ The National Park Service will present a hands-on program about rocks and minerals as part of a two-mile hike through Rock Creek Park (for ages 7 through 12 and their families). 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-8956070. ■ Alliance Française will host a storytime with children’s book writer and artist Claude Ponti, author of “L’album d’Adèle” and “Blaise, le poussin masqué.” Ponti will also lead a mask-making workshop. 10:30 a.m. $5 to $10. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. ■ The Petworth Library will hold a summer storytime for children and their grandparents or other senior friends. 10:30 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. ■ Children will hear a story about flora and fauna artist John James Audubon, and then create a reverse foil “painting.” 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. The program will repeat Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. ■ In conjunction with the new exhibit “One Man’s Search for Ancient China: The Paul Singer Collection,” the Sackler Gallery will host a workshop to teach children how to make clay figurines. 2 p.m. Free. Sackler See Events/Page 22


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Continued From Page 21 Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202633-1000. The program will repeat Sunday at 2 p.m. â&#x2013; Park ranger Tony Linforth will lead a presentation on famous astronomers and their discoveries. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  An AARP driver safety course will offer instruction in proven safety strategies. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $12 to $14; registration required. Crystal Room, Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, 610 Rhode Island Ave. NE. 202-529-4547, ext. 157. â&#x2013;  Carol Reynolds will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glorious Prague: City of Mystery and Gold.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. $90 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Psychotherapist Rebecca Wilkinson will lead a workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bouncing Back: Creatively Dealing With Stress and Adversity.â&#x20AC;? 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202352-5225. â&#x2013;  Archivist Claire Kluskens will lead a workshop about using records from the 1940 Census. 10 a.m. Free. Room G-25, Research Center, National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  Art historian Joseph Paul Cassar will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creative Partnerships That Changed Modern Art.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $90 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Designer, illustrator and art director Maureen Lauran will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exploring Color Theory.â&#x20AC;? 1 to 4 p.m. $45 to $60. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-3030. Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;JuneFest 2013â&#x20AC;? music festival will feature Just What I Needed performing 1980s covers, Cosmonaut Orchestra performing blues, singer-guitarist Alex W. Young performing easy listening and soft rock, and Stephen and the Hawkings performing indie, jazz and blues. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. â&#x2013;  The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series will feature the indie rock band


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Events Entertainment Wheelie. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Public plaza in front of BB&T Bank at Columbia Road, Adams Mills Road and 16th Street NW. 202-997-0783. â&#x2013; The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will play David Colsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiet Placesâ&#x20AC;? and Brahmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quintet in B minor.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  CapitolBopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s D.C. Jazz Loft Series will feature performances by SinĂŠ Qua Non, Heidi Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moon in Scorpio, ERIMAJ and the Karriem Riggins Quartet. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $16. D.C. Jazz Loft PopUp Hall, 906 H St. NE. â&#x2013;  The DC Jazz Festival and Events DC will present The Roots in a concert celebrating the Grammy-winning hip-hop bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th anniversary. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $60. Kastles Stadium at The Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 800-745-3000. â&#x2013;  The National League of American Pen Women will present soprano Monica Harwood, oboist Yeon Jee Sohn and pianist Andrew Kraus performing works by Wang An Ming. 7 p.m. Free. Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th St. NW. 202-785-1997. â&#x2013;  The Kennedy Center will host the 2013 World Pianist Invitational, a premier international youth classical piano competition. 7:30 p.m. $35. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Baroque violinist Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gil Incogniti will perform. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $15 to $25. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Civil rights lawyer Marjorie Heins will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; D.C.-area writers who have contributed essays, stories and poetry to Politics and Proseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new literary journal â&#x20AC;&#x153;District Linesâ&#x20AC;? will discuss their work and the local writing scene, at 3:30 p.m.; and Gawker columnist Drew Magary (shown) will present his book







Sunday, june 16 â&#x2013; Concert: Pianist Michael Arnowitt will perform music by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Satie and other composers. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013; Judy Tiger, owner of D.C.-based Just That Simple, will share the basics of getting and staying organized. 1 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. Films â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series on French ethnographer Jean Rouch will feature the 1954 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Les MaĂŽtres fous,â&#x20AC;? at 2 p.m..; and the 1970 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Petit Ă  petit,â&#x20AC;? at 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. â&#x2013;  The National Museum of the American Indian will show Alanis Obomsawinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;The People of the Kattawapiskak River.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. Performances â&#x2013;  Jason Walther and Matty Litwack will perform at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wake & Bacon,â&#x20AC;? a weekly brunch and comedy show presented by the collective LYGO DC. 3 to 5 p.m. $10. Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern, 520 Florida Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will host a youth open mic poetry night. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013;  The comedic group Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will perform. 7 and 10 p.m. $20 to $25. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. â&#x2013;  In honor of Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, SpeakeasyDC will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait Till Your Father Gets Home: Stories About Being a Dad.â&#x20AC;? 7 and 9 p.m. $22. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. â&#x2013;  The Capital City Showcase will feature hip-hop artist Universe City Press and comedians Pat Coffey, Ludmilla, Tyler Richardson, Pat Riley and Greg Roth. 10 p.m. $10 to $15. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Special events â&#x2013;  The D.C. Department of Public Works will sponsor the sixth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truck Touch,â&#x20AC;? featuring a chance to learn about

city vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, fix potholes, clear snow, provide emergency services and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. â&#x2013; The U.S. Botanic Garden will host food-related family activities as part of the festival â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food for Thought: A Celebration!â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  The Cleveland Park Library will hold a â&#x20AC;&#x153;read-in,â&#x20AC;? where volunteers will recite passages from their favorite books. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â&#x2013;  The West End Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daylong â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read-in Celebrationâ&#x20AC;? will feature excerpts from poems, novels, short stories, essays, plays, letters and speeches. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the hour. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. â&#x2013;  The National Park Service will present an informal, drop-in program on four centuries of Georgetown history. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Waterfront Park, Wisconsin Avenue and K Street NW. 202895-6070. â&#x2013;  The DC By the Book program will host a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mapathon,â&#x20AC;? where volunteers can help enter passages from fiction set in D.C. into a new database. 1 to 4 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Room 304, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Chevy Chase Library will host its annual Edible Books Contest, where entrants are invited to create a representation of a book with food. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  The National Museum of Women in the Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Young pARTners Circle and the International Club of DC will host a 1920s-themed ball inspired by â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Gatsbyâ&#x20AC;? and featuring an open bar, desserts, big band music and dancing. 8 p.m. to midnight. $75 to $90. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The D.C. United will play against the Toronto FC. 7 p.m. $26 to $55. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-7453000. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  The D.C.-based tour group Encore! will host a Virginia bus trip to the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plantation home, circa 1730. The daylong trip will include visits to a berry farm and a winery. Depart at 8:30 a.m. from Chevy Chase; earlier pickups beginning in Foggy Bottom. $150; reservations required. 202223-1259. â&#x2013;  A tour of Peirce Mill and its grounds will feature a look at how renewable energy and gravity provided power for the 1820s technological marvel. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6227. The tour will repeat Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southwest Waterfront: From Watermen to Wreckers to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Wharf,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? a walking tour on the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evolution since the late 18th century. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the Waterfront Metro station.

â&#x2013; Tudor Place will celebrate Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day will a special tour of the estate, as well as period games and treats. 1 to 3 p.m. $3 to $10. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-9650400. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a tour of the Old Stone House and discuss life in Georgetown in the late 1700s. 3 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6070. Sunday, June 16

Sunday june 16 Concerts â&#x2013; The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Fantasy,â&#x20AC;? featuring music by Sibelius, Hofeldt, Fiocci, Mendelssohn, Monti and Newbold. 2 p.m. $25. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The DC Chamber Orchestra, part of the DC Chamber Music Players Meetup Group, will perform works by Telemann, Mozart and Beethoven. 3 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club Chorale will perform works by Haydn and Mozart. 4 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, 16th and O streets NW. 202-333-2075. â&#x2013;  The Citizens Association of Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11th annual Concerts in the Parks series will feature a Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Reggae Fest with a performance by the Image Band. The event will include family activities, including a tug of war competition. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Volta Park, 34th and Q streets NW. 202-337-7313. â&#x2013;  The 29th annual VSA International Young Soloists Concert will recognize outstanding young musicians with disabilities. Performers will include vocalist Colette Cecil Young of D.C., percussionist Paul E. Gavin of Tampa, Fla., sarangi player Zohaib Hassan of Pakistan and vocalist Brian Michael Moore of Cincinnati. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  Dahlak Restaurant will present its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Jazz Jamâ&#x20AC;? session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-5279522. â&#x2013;  A Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day concert, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like Your Dad Did,â&#x20AC;? will feature some of D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most musically accomplished fathers performing with their musician children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Bill and Owen Danoff, Jon and Ben Carroll, Lea and John Morris, and Ronnie and Ryan Newmyer, among others. 7:30 p.m. $22.50. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a program on Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seafaring history and demonstrate how to tie knots like a sailor. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Georgetown Waterfront Park, Wisconsin Avenue and K Street NW. 202895-6070. â&#x2013;  Scholar Debra Pincus will discuss antique lettering in Renaissance-era Venice. 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  Will Schwalbe will present his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The End of Your Life Book Club.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and documentarian Raymond Depardonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Journal de Franceâ&#x20AC;? in conjuncSee Events/Page 24


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Exhibit celebrates Asian migration to the Americas


usion,” featuring artworks that trace Asian migration to the Americas during the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, will open tomorrow at the Art Museum of the Americas with a reception at 6 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 15. Located at 201 18th St. NW, the museum

On exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-370-0147. ■ A New Age of Exploration: National Geographic at 125,” a visual and interactive exhibit that celebrates the 125-year history of the National Geographic Society, will open tomorrow at the National Geographic Museum and remain on view for a year. Located at 1145 17th St. NW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission costs $11 for adults; $9 for seniors, students and military personnel; and $7 for ages 5 through 12. 202-857-7588. ■ “Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American

Photography,” highlighting daguerreotypes by two of the first American studio photographers, will open Friday at the National Portrait Gallery and continue through next May. Located at 8th and F streets NW, the gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000. ■ “Jayme McLellan: Jealousy of Clouds,” presenting photography, video and installations by Mount Pleasant artist McLellan about a Buddhist myth, will open Friday at Heiner Contemporary with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will continue through July 27. Located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-338-0072. ■ “Place and Process,” featuring paintings by Matthew Langley that explore his creative process, will open Friday at Susan Calloway Fine Arts with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will continue through July 13. Located at 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-965-4601. ■ The American University Museum will


open six exhibits Saturday with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. They will continue through Aug. 11. “Washington Art Matters: 1940s-1980s” highlights 80 artists to tell the story of art over 50 years in the District. “Tim Tate: Sleep Walker” presents videos by one of Washington’s best-known contemporary glass artists. “Nan Montgomery: Japanese-brazilian artist Manabu Mabe’s “Solemn Pact,” Opposite and Alternate” features new paintings by the a 1980 acrylic on canvas, is part of an exhibit at the Mount Rainer, Md., artist. American Museum of the Arts. “Kitty Klaidman: Beneath the Surface” presents recent mixed-media Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 paintings by the D.C. artist. p.m. 202-885-1300. An exhibit of Raya Bodnarchuk’s work ■ “Fresh,” featuring diverse works by many features sculpted animals and people. artists, will open Saturday at Zenith Gallery “Chester Arnold: Accumulations and Diswith an artists’ reception from 2 to 6 p.m. The persals” presents large-scale oil paintings by exhibit will continue through Aug. 31. the San Francisco Bay Area figurative artist. Located at 1429 Iris St. NW, the gallery is Located in the Katzen Arts Center at 4400 open Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 Massachusetts Ave. NW, the museum is open p.m. 202-783-2963.

Arena brings back Joplin show for another run


rena Stage will bring back last year’s hit show “One Night With Janis Joplin” June 21 through Aug. 11 in the Kreeger Theater. With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Joplin took the music scene by storm, proving it

On StAGe wasn’t a man’s world anymore. Packed with classic songs like “Piece of My Heart,” “Summertime” and “Mercedes Benz,” the show also shines a spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Joplin. Mary Bridget Davies, a 2013 Helen Hayes Award nominee, will reprise her role as Joplin. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $45 to $99. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; ■ WSC Avant Bard will present the world premiere of Allyson Currin’s “Caesar and Dada” June 19 through July 14 at Catholic University’s Callan Theatre. As a group of actors rehearse “Julius Caesar,” the inner workings of their avant-garde troupe show the members searching for truth and striving to challenge and change the audience’s expectations and experiences. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $50, except for pay-what-you-can admission to previews and Saturday matinees. Callan Theatre is located at Catholic University, 3801 Harewood Road NE. ■ The Bel Cantanti and Catholic University Joint Summer Opera Festival will come to Ward Recital Hall June 21 through 23. The festival will feature performances of Richard Strauss’ Viennese operetta “The Bat” (sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles) and Jacques Offenbach’s first full-length operetta “Orpheus in Underworld” (sung in French with English dialogue and English supertitles). Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday for “The Bat,” and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday for “Orpheus in Underworld.” Tickets cost $15 to $27. Catholic University’s Ward Hall is located at 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 240-230-7372;

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Mary bridget Davies will reprise her starring role in Arena Stage’s “One Night With Janis Joplin.” ■ Arena Stage will host the U.S. premiere of “Trust me,” a new dance/theater project by the D.C.-based ensemble force/collision, June 13 through 16 as part of the Kogod Cradle Series. The collaboration with German playwright Falk Richter explores the body and psyche in Western culture through dance, theater, video and music. Each performance will conclude with an open rehearsal and discussion. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets cost $10. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; ■ The In Series will present a pocket opera double bill — Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire Du Soldat (The Soldier’s See theater/Page 30


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Continued From Page 22 tion with its series about French ethnographer Jean Rouch. 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Performances â&#x2013; Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock will host the monthly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Kind of Loveâ&#x20AC;? poetry performance. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  The collective LYGO DC will present a stand-up comedy show featuring David Tveite and Randy Syphax. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. Desperados, 1342 U St. NW. â&#x2013;  Marga Gomez will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pride Baby,â&#x20AC;? a stand-up show about her experiences as a gay comic. 8 to 10 p.m. $12 to $15. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Readings â&#x2013;  The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series will feature readings by Adam Chiles and Moira Egan. 3 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 703-820-8113. â&#x2013;  In honor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bloomsday,â&#x20AC;? Scena Theater will present local actors in a staged reading honoring James Joyce and his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulysses.â&#x20AC;? The event will include a performance by the Irish band Lilt. 7 p.m. $25. Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Ave. NW. 703-683-2824. â&#x2013;  Zeitgeist DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theater of the Voicelessâ&#x20AC;? symposium and festival will feature a staged reading of â&#x20AC;&#x153;a small, small worldâ&#x20AC;? by

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Konradin Kunze and Sophia Stepf. 7 to 10 p.m. Free; reservations required. GoetheInstitut, 812 7th St. NW. Special events â&#x2013; Politics and Prose will celebrate â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bloomsday,â&#x20AC;? the day on which James Joyceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulyssesâ&#x20AC;? is set. Noon. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Service to Serve Haiti Fairâ&#x20AC;? will feature information on volunteer opportunities with groups working in Haiti; a concert by trumpeter Carlot Dorve, a graduate of St. Vincentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Handicapped Children and a music major at Michigan State University; and a screening of the 2011 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lift Up,â&#x20AC;? about two brothers living in Maryland who visit the land of their birth after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. 5:30 to 9 p.m. $10. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, East Capitol and 2nd streets SE. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Mystics will play the Indiana Fever. 2 p.m. $12 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Tour â&#x2013;  Park ranger Michael Zwelling will lead a tour of Georgetown, focusing on the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presidential heritage. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6070. Monday, June 17

Monday june 17 Concerts â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? performance series will launch for the summer. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-


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Meetings â&#x2013; The Fiction Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book Club will discuss M.L. Stedmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Light Between Oceans.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Room 221, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-1295. â&#x2013;  Barnes & Nobleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film group will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Documentaries: The Original Reality Programs.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176.

Monday, june 17 â&#x2013; Film: The Civil War Film Series will screen Steven Spielbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lincoln.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Second-floor West Lobby, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321.

312-1300. Performances will continue through Aug. 27 each Monday and Tuesday at noon. â&#x2013; Members of the National Symphony Orchestra will play Françaixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quintetâ&#x20AC;? and Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Razumovskyâ&#x20AC;? quartet. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Indie-rock group Low will perform with singer-songwriter Mike Doughty. 8 p.m. $25. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform. Free. 8 p.m. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Zeitgeist DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theater of the Voicelessâ&#x20AC;? symposium will feature political and cultural experts, playwrights and artists from the United States and German-speaking countries to discuss and celebrate documentary theater. The event will include a talk by director and playwright Ping Chong and staged readings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worst Caseâ&#x20AC;? by Austrian writer Kathrin RĂśggla and â&#x20AC;&#x153;a small, small worldâ&#x20AC;? by German playwrights Konradin Kunze and Sophia Stepf. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free; registration required. Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  New Yorker staff writer George Packer will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will screen Ekaterina Kibalchichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Belarusian Dream,â&#x20AC;? about a young man from Minsk who has lived most of his life under a dictatorship. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Stewart Comes to Washington,â&#x20AC;? a salute to legendary actor James Stewart, will feature Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1955 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rear Window.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-

Performance â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zami: A Circle of LGTBQ Cultural Performances & Conversationsâ&#x20AC;? will sponsor D.C. Black Pride open mic night. 9 to 11 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Photo exhibit â&#x2013;  The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new traveling exhibit, the culmination of a biennial photo competition now in its 20th year, will feature 49 award-winning photographs of children receiving care at childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitals. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Rotunda, Russell Senate Office Building, 1st and C streets NE. childrenshospitals. org. The exhibit will continue Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Special event â&#x2013;  Georgetown University will host a staged reading of Milo Rauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hate Radioâ&#x20AC;? as part of Zeitgeist DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theater of the Voicelessâ&#x20AC;? symposium. Afterward, a discussion on theater as a tool of cultural and political diplomacy will feature Cynthia Schneider, former U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, and Michael Pelletier, deputy assistant secretary of state for diplomacy and public affairs. 7:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Devine Studio Theatre, Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Teen program â&#x2013;  The Mount Pleasant Library will host the D.C. Beat Club, a digital music workshop for participants to create music together (for ages 13 through 19). 5:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Tuesday, June 18 Tuesday june 18 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  The Petworth Library will host a teddy bear picnic. 4 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Teacher and therapist Heather Ferris will lead a weekly yoga class. Noon. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013;  Glover Park Village and Healthy Living Inc. will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy Cooking for Aging Wellâ&#x20AC;? workshop led by chef Juliette Tahar and nutrition counselor Martha Rebour. 3 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. healthylivinginc. â&#x2013;  Instructor Jillian Penndorf will lead a gentle yoga class. 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  The Golden Triangle Business

Improvement District will present a Pilates class led by a certified instructor from Yoga District. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. The class will repeat June 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m. â&#x2013; The group Yoga Activist will present a weekly yoga class geared toward beginners. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2823080. Concerts â&#x2013;  Baritone Steven Combs and pianist Scott Hanna-Weir will perform music by Purcell, Stravinsky and Britten. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013;  Young musicians from the Washington Performing Arts Society will perform jazz, classical and world music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  New Dominion Choraleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washington Summer Sings!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a series of group singalongs of major choral works â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature Brahmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ein Deutsches Requiem,â&#x20AC;? conducted by Choral Arts Society of Washington artistic director Scott Tucker. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $12. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Kreeger Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual June Chamber Festival will feature the American Chamber Players performing works by Piston, Schoenfield, Schubert and Mozart. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $35; $75 to $90 for the three-concert series. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-338-3552. The concert series will conclude Friday at 7:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-7675658. â&#x2013;  The Redwine Jazz Band will present a salute to New Orleans. 8 and 10 p.m. $12. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. 202-2340072. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by Mark Schneider, senior vice president of the International Crisis Group, about international efforts to halt genocide and mass atrocities. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. â&#x2013;  American Enterprise Institute scholar Norm Ornstein will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.â&#x20AC;? Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013;  Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movementâ&#x20AC;? in conversation with D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Michael Pocalyko will discuss his See Events/Page 25

Continued From Page 24 book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Navigator.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. â&#x2013; Elissa Altman, winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Individual Food Blog, will discuss her new memoir and cookbook â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poor Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feastâ&#x20AC;? in conversation with Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan. 7 p.m. $12; $27.50 for the book and two tickets. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. â&#x2013;  An accountant, attorney and financial adviser will share tips for laying the foundation for a successful new business endeavor. 7 p.m. $6 to $8. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-4083100. â&#x2013;  Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Movie MatinĂŠe film series will screen the 2008 animated movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tale of Despereaux.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  As part of its Global Lens series, the Georgetown Library will screen the 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fantastic World of Juan Orol.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  The Popular Film Series will screen Brian Singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack the Giant Slayer,â&#x20AC;? starring Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  A Czech film series will feature JirĂ­ Menzelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Served the King of England,â&#x20AC;? about an opportunistic hotel porter who becomes a hotel millionaire during the most turbulent period in Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent history. 7 p.m. Free. Bistro Bohem, 600 Florida Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will screen Eytan Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yossi,â&#x20AC;? about a young manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s road trip and encounter with a group of Israeli soldiers. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $12.50. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Meeting â&#x2013;  Recovery International will host a group discussion for people suffering from stress, anxiety, panic, depression, sleep problems, anger, fear and other mental, nervous or emotional problems. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3642680. The group meets every Tuesday. Reading â&#x2013;  Zeitgeist DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theater of the Voicelessâ&#x20AC;? will feature a staged reading of Kathrin RĂśgglaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worst Case,â&#x20AC;? followed by a discussion with the cast. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Austria, 3542 International Court NW. Special event â&#x2013;  As part of the 2013 Francophonie Cultural Festival, beer sommelier Sylvain Bouchard will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Cuisine du QuĂŠbec: Exploring the Passion and Depth of QuĂŠbecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerging Microbreweries.â&#x20AC;? A


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Events Entertainment beer tasting will follow the presentation. 7 to 9 p.m. $25 to $30. International Gallery, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. Tour â&#x2013; Biochemist Beth Burrous will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poisonous and medicinal plants. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Wednesday, June 19

Wednesday june 19 Classes â&#x2013; Genealogy specialist John Deeben will lead a workshop on how to find personal or family information in petitions and memorials submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. 11 a.m. Free. Room G-25, Research Center, National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. â&#x2013;  Housing Counseling Services, a local nonprofit, will present an orientation session for prospective homebuyers interested in the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inclusionary zoning program, which sets aside units for sale and rental at below-market prices. 6 p.m. Free. Suite 100, 2410 17th St. NW. 202-6677006. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Washington Performing Arts Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Men and Women of the Gospel Choir will perform as part of the Happenings at the Harman series. Noon. Free. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-5471122. â&#x2013;  Mother Falcon, an 18-member orchestral indie band from Austin, will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Marine Band will perform works by King, Humperdinck and Nelson. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-4334011. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by commentator Mark Shields on his personal observations of the political scene â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both serious and humorous. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8954860. â&#x2013;  Astrobiologist Avi Mandell, a research scientist at NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Goddard Space Flight Center, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exotic Earths: Exploring Planets Around Other Stars.â&#x20AC;? 11:30 a.m. Free. Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5664. â&#x2013;  U.S. Botanic Garden staff members will discuss carnivorous plants. 1 to 1:30 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  A summer lecture series on architecture will feature New Jersey Institute of Technology associate professor Rhett Rhusso. 5:30 p.m. Free. Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center of Architectural Studies, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. â&#x2013;  Writer and artist James Bridle will speak about his research-based projects, which center around the theme of drones.

Wednesday, june 19 â&#x2013; Discussion: Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley (shown) of the Brookings Institution will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economyâ&#x20AC;? in conversation with Gwen Ifill. 7 p.m. $12; $30 for the book and two tickets. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-9876487. An opening reception of his Gallery 31 exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Quiet Dispositionâ&#x20AC;? will follow. 7 p.m. Free; registration required. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-6391700. â&#x2013;  Mexican-American journalist Alfredo Corchado will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midnight in Mexico: A Reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey Through a Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Descent Into Darkness.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $18 to $25. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-3030. â&#x2013;  Elizabeth Becker, former New York Times foreign correspondent, will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Judy Tiger, owner of D.C.-based Just That Simple, will share the basics of getting and staying organized. 7 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. â&#x2013;  A panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;1989 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the End of the Cold War in Europeâ&#x20AC;? will feature panelists Hans Peter Manz, ambassador of Austria to the U.S.; Peter Ruggenthaler of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for War Consequences; and Guenter Bischof, professor of history at the University of New Orleans. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. Films â&#x2013;  The Textile Museum will screen â&#x20AC;&#x153;East of Krakatoa,â&#x20AC;? the third volume in the film series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. â&#x2013;  The Chevy Chase Library will host a movie screening. 6 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-0193. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theater of the Voicelessâ&#x20AC;? festival, Goethe-Institut Washington will present Stefan Kaegiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rimini Protokoll: Soil Sample Kazakhstan,â&#x20AC;? about five performers with a Berlin-based theater company. 6:30 p.m. 4

to 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-2891200. â&#x2013; The Czech That Film Festival will present Jan Hrebejkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Innocence (Nevinnost),â&#x20AC;? about the relationship between truth and morality. 7 p.m. $10.34. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Met: Live in HDâ&#x20AC;? will feature an encore showing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carmen.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $12.50. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature Richard Donnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1985 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goonies.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. â&#x2013;  The French CinĂŠmathèque series will feature François Ozonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the House,â&#x20AC;? about a 16-year-old boy who insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student in his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-9666000. Performances â&#x2013;  Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Time Capsule,â&#x20AC;? a show for children


ages 3 through 12. 10:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. â&#x2013; Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Time Capsule,â&#x20AC;? a show for children ages 3 through 12. 1:30 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-2823139. â&#x2013;  The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Haywood Turnipseed Jr. and Lawrence Owens. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Picnic Theatre Company will present an outdoor, picnic-style performance of Moliereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tartuffe.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $12 to $15. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will host an open mic poetry night. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Special event â&#x2013;  Golf DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ninth annual Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golf Month Networking Reception will feature keynote speaker Renee Powell, recipient of the PGA First Lady of Golf Award. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. East Potomac Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW.



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THEATER From Page 23 Tale)” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” — June 15 through 24 at GALA Theatre. Stravinsky’s story follows a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that will make him rich, while Puccini’s comic masterpiece — presented in an Americanized version by Bari Biern — depicts a family fighting over their deceased relative’s cheesesteak fortune as con-man Johnny Schicchi wins the day for true love. Performance times are 3 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets cost $21 to $42. GALA Theatre is located at 3333 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763; ■ The Kennedy Center will present a new production of Ferenc Molnár’s classic play “The Guardsman” through June 23 in the Eisenhower Theater. Less than six months into a new marriage, an actor suspects his new wife — Budapest’s most beautiful and beloved young actress — is getting restless. So he decides to disguise himself as a dashing courtier to the emperor to test her fidelity and win her love. But the more he woos his wife as this guardsman, the more insanely jealous he gets of the character he feels compelled to play. This new translation by Richard Nelson veers from the 1920s adaptation — which was tailored to the light comedy skills of husband-andwife acting legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine — and restores Molnár’s original, more passionate version. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $54 to $95. 202467-4600; ■ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Aaron Posner’s “Stupid F----ing Bird” through June 23. Loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” the play offers a contemporary, irreverent riff on the Russian classic. An aspiring theater director named Conrad struggles to get out from under the shadow of his mother Emma, a famous actress. Meanwhile his young muse, Nina, falls for Emma’s lover, Doyle — and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be. Woolly Mammoth artistic director Howard Shalwitz directs. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $35. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939; ■ The Shakespeare Theatre Company will stage the Bard’s late romance “The Winter’s Tale” through June 23 at the Lansburgh Theatre. An act of jealousy sets the plot in motion when Leontes, King of

Sicilia, accuses his virtuous wife Hermione of infidelity with his friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia. Leontes’ spiteful sentence against his queen and newborn child brings divine punishment down upon his house and head — and the wrong can be righted only if the lost child, Perdita, is found once more. The ensuing events involve forbidden love, mistaken identity and magic. Director Rebecca Bayla Taichman offers a female approach to the story and an intimate production with nine actors playing 16 characters. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $43 to $95. The Lansburgh Theatre is located at 450 7th St. NW. 202-547-1122; ■ The Source Festival will celebrate its sixth year with debuts of 24 original works through June 30 The festival lineup will include three full-length plays, 18 10-minute pieces and three “artistic blind dates,” in which nine artists of varying disciplines are united to create three new interdisciplinary works. Performance times vary. Tickets cost $10 to $20, with four-play passes available for $55 and allaccess passes available for $100. Source is located at 1835 14th St. NW. 866-811-4111; sourcefestival. org. ■ The Studio Theatre will stage Tom Stoppard’s drama “The Real Thing” through June 30 in the Milton Theatre. Henry is a celebrated playwright, his wife is an actress, and his latest play is a Noel Cowardesque take on relationships and adultery. But as the intricate web of off-stage infidelities unfolds, relationships prove much more demanding than a droll retort. Performance times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $39 to $82. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; ■ Theater J will continue its second annual “Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival” with the world premiere of Jacqueline E. Lawton’s “The Hampton Years” through June 30 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. The play explores the development of African-American artists John Biggers and Samella Lewis at Virginia’s Hampton Institute under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator Viktor Lowenfeld. Amid the terrors of World War II in Europe and Jim Crow laws in America, a small community of artists shares a complex survivors’ bond and a vision that art should reflect the truth of society, even if society is not ready to face it. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Saturday; and 3

p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $35 to $75. The Washington DC Jewish Community Center is located at 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497; ■ Landless Theatre Company will present the world premiere of London composer Richard Campbell’s prog-metal rock opera “Frankenstein” through June 30 at GALA Theatre. Based on Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel, the production features Andrew Baughman as Dr. Victor Frankenstein — who becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life after the death of his mother — and Robert Bradley as Walton — a young sea captain who serves as Dr. Frankenstein’s confidante (and narrator of the opera). Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $16 to $24. GALA Theatre is located at 3333 14th St. NW. landlesstheatre. com. ■ The Ford’s Theatre Society will present summer evening performances of Richard Hellesen’s “One Destiny” through July 6 at Ford’s Theatre. Commissioned by the society to bring the drama of the Civil War to life, the 35-minute play captures the emotions of the fateful night of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford reconstruct the sequence of events and grapple with the question of whether John Wilkes Booth could have been stopped. Performance times are generally 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets cost $5 to $7.50. Ford’s Theatre is located at 511 10th St. NW. 800-982-2787; ■ The Kennedy Center will host Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning revival of “Anything Goes” through July 7 in the Opera House. Cole Porter’s musical comedy features memorable songs such as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and the title song. As the S.S. American heads out to see, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love — proving that destiny sometimes needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and even some good old-fashioned blackmail. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $25 to $115. 202-467-4600; ■ The long-running whodunit “Shear Madness” at the Kennedy Center draws input from the audience and provides up-to-the-minute improvisational humor. The setting for the comic play is the Shear Madness Hair Styling Salon at 3229 P St. in Georgetown. The schedule is generally 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $38 to $50. 202-4674600;

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Chevy Chase, MD $1,320,000

Chevy Chase, MD $1,635,000

Gorgeously renovated and updated 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial on a charming, private street.

Pristine & polished. Over $200,000 in updates since 2011. Waterworks bathroom. Stunning patio & deck.

Strikingly handsome Mikkelson colonial with 4-5 bedrooms, family room, sunroom, finished third floor.

Great opportunity in the Hamlet. Home rebuilt in 2002. Over 12,000 SF lot, 2-car garage, gazebo & more.

Dolly Tucker & Frank Snodgrass 202.744.2755

Sue Goodhart 703.362.3221

Andy Hill & Sue Hill 301.646.3900

Alyssa Crilley 301.325.0079

U St Corridor, DC $449,000

Chevy Chase, MD $2,650,000

Kensington, MD $524,500

Stylish 2-bedroom, 2-bath with high ceilings, granite and stainless kitchen, hardwood floors. Pet friendly.

Incredible custom-built estate in the Hamlet on close to an acre with pool. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths.

Light-filled colonial with private yard and patio. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 updated baths. Huge family room.

Chris Fischer 703.930.6349

Allison Brigati & Kelly Garrett 240.475.3384

Mark Hudson 301.641.6266




Capitol Hill, DC $800,000




Rare detached early Hill residence beautifully restored. Separate studio/office in Japanese garden.

Joan Fallows 202.544.0744 Petworth, DC $475,000 Top-notch renovation boats open floor plan, kitchen with abundant space, and fully finished lower level. Fenced yard, secure parking, and multiple decks.

Ann Yanagihara 703.725.2346

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Palisades, DC $1,595,000

“Our goal is to earn the respect of the public and, eventually, their recognition as the best. Not the biggest necessarily, but the best!” John McEnearney, Chairman – July 7, 1980 when our first office opened in Alexandria, VA

More than 30 years later, McEnearney Associates have earned a reputation for exceptional service and outstanding performance in the real estate industry.

Arlington, VA $1,695,000 Stunning Arts & Crafts home in the heart of N. Arlington. 6 bedrooms, 6 baths on 4 levels, gourmet kitchen.

With 7 offices and 320 Agent Associates serving the Washington Metro Area, we build on our reputation every day, with every client.

Hal Logsdon 202.372.6273

Call today to learn how we can help you – 202.552.5600

Columbia Heights, DC $250,000

Southwest, DC $559,000

Basye, VA $239,900

Basye, VA $249,500

Fabulous 1-bedroom condo located just a half block from 14th St. Bamboo floors & updated kitchen.

Gorgeous top-to-bottom renovation of this charming townhouse. Walk to Metro, Nats Park, and Arena Stage.

4-bedroom, 3-bath house in the treetops. Wonderful office/studio/ playroom/enclosed porches.

3-bedroom, 2-bath home with terrific views from large deck. Renovated kitchen and baths.

Clay Burke 202.520.4274

Mary Schrodt 703.346.5676

Kate & Kevin Brennan 540.999.8895

Dave Schauer 540.333.6660


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