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Vol. XLVI, No. 30

The Northwest Current

City explores options for park sewers

Developers unveil ideas for Walter Reed parcels

stic k y situation

■ Georgia Avenue: All three

proposals envision Wegmans

By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

An extensive project to rehabilitate century-old sewer lines in Glover Archbold and Soapstone Valley parks is getting started through community meetings this summer, while an environmental assessment is under development and actual construction is about two years away. At a community meeting last week, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority officials presented three options for addressing the crumbling sewer lines, clarifying that no decisions have been made. But water authority planning manager Jodye Russell emphasized the necessity of taking action, due to the fragility of the existing system. “The most destructive of all alternatives” is doing nothing, she said. “If there is a failure of these sewers, all they need in a large storm is a tree to fall on them … spilling millions of gallons of raw sewage at any moment.” Because the two Northwest parks are federally owned and administered, the National Park Service gets See Sewers/Page 5

By JULIA O’DONOGHUE Current Correspondent

Regardless of who wins the right to develop the city’s swath of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus, the plans will likely include town houses, condominiums, an institution of higher education or research, and, many hope, a Wegmans grocery store. Three developers presented proposals for the site to a packed house at Tifereth Israel Congregation on

Van Ness project wins nod for public space proposals ■ Development: Neighbors

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Saturday’s block party at the 19th Street Baptist Church on 16th Street featured a velcro wall, carnival games, pony rides, fitness demonstrations, food and drinks.

By ALIX PIANIN Current Staff Writer

NEWS

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The Lab School hosted a pizzamaking event this month.

through the end of July. Earlier this month, Liseth and Andres were embracing and goofing around together at a play area at the

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Lab School, which was hosting a Kidsave pizza-making event. Host families compared notes, and a translator was there to help address language barriers. Most of the children did not speak English, and not every adult spoke Spanish, but cooking side-by-side allowed everyone to at least interact tactically. The next event, the Kidsave Olympics, will take place in Annandale, Va., from 1 to 3 p.m. this coming Saturday (To reserve a spot, contact juliab@kidsave.org). Kidsave works with children ages 8 to 13 — older than the typical adoption age — from countries including Colombia, Russia and Kazakhstan. Organization president See Kidsave/Page 14

SPOR TS

Cleveland Park study stirs debate on service road — Page 3

GWU to host hoops showcase featuring ex-college stars — Page 11

hope for boost to retail area By BRADY HOLT

Group seeks ‘summer miracles’ with adoptions Last year, 10-year-old Andres came to the U.S. from Colombia as part of the annual Kidsave Summer Miracles program, which brings orphans and foster children to the States in search of adoptive parents. Andres, now 11, was adopted and lives with a family in Northwest D.C. And now the Palisades-based group is hoping for another miracle: a D.C.-area home for his 14-year-old sister, Liseth, who was left behind in Colombia. Liseth is one of nine Colombian children staying with volunteer host families in the D.C. area through the program, which will continue

Thursday. All have similar visions for a mixed-use center that would combine residential, retail and some sort of intellectual powerhouse on the property. And each of the three groups specifically referred in their presentation to the high-end grocery store Wegmans. All proposals included building town houses of a similar size and scale to the existing homes on the edge of the property. The tallest and largest buildings in the development, including condominium complexes, would be at the core of the site, as to not disturb the look and feel of the quiet streets that abut See Walter Reed/Page 16

Streetscape improvements planned as part of a pivotal mixeduse project in Van Ness won the unanimous support of the local advisory neighborhood commission last week. Developers of the planned Park Van Ness building have already gutted the interior of the Van Ness Square commercial complex at 4455 Connecticut Ave., and they intend to raze the building to make way for 271 new apartment units and groundfloor retail. The bulk of the project requires no public review because it meets the requirements for the property’s zoning classification, but it has gained broad community support regardless. Developer B.F. Saul needs Public Space Committee approval for plans to rebuild the sidewalk, plant new trees and hedges, and offer sidewalk cafes, among other changes. “I think it’s beautiful,” neighbor-

Courtesy of Torti Gallas and Partners Inc.

An archway will provide a view of Rock Creek Park, as shown in this rendering.

hood commissioner Mary Beth Ray said of the designs. “I love it, and I support what you’re doing.” The 1938-built Van Ness Square, most recently anchored by Office Depot and Pier 1 Imports, has long been a target of criticism. With just three stories, and with a surface parking lot separating it from Connecticut Avenue, the complex has been pegged as a weak point for the neighborhood, and as out of place in a walkable city. The new building — which will stand 65 feet tall, with six stories facing Connecticut Avenue and 10 to 11 stories facing Soapstone Valley Park See Van Ness/Page 14

INDEX

NEWS

Entrepreneur takes to bike to deliver farm-fresh beef — Page 3

Calendar/18 Classifieds/25 District Digest/4 Exhibits/17 In Your Neighborhood/10 Opinion/8

Police Report/6 Real Estate/15 Service Directory/22 Sports/11 Theater/17 Week Ahead/3

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Side road takes center stage Wilson alum offers grass-fed beef to local area in Cleveland Park discussion By JULIA O’DONOGHUE Current Correspondent

By JULIA O’DONOGHUE Current Correspondent

Cleveland Park has just begun to formally discuss proposals to overhaul its main commercial strip along Connecticut Avenue, but people are already focused on whether the area’s service lane should be retained. The city allocated $1.5 million in 2009 for streetscape improvements and pedestrian safety measures on Connecticut between Porter and Macomb streets. Last month, officials finally started studying the corridor in preparation for making changes. The D.C. Department of Transportation conducted pedestrian and vehicle counts and collected other data about the area from June 3 to 20. The agency presented some of these findings at a public meeting

last Wednesday. Much of the meeting, though, was occupied by residents and business owners sharing long-held views on the service lane, which runs between Macomb and Ordway streets on the east side of Connecticut. The business community and some Cleveland Park residents who live farther from Connecticut want the lane to remain in place, largely to preserve the extra parking spaces it creates. Others, including residents of the large complexes abutting the commercial corridor, consider it dangerous. “We hate the service lane,” said Max Lever, who lives in Quebec House at 2801 Quebec St. on the east side of Connecticut. The sidewalk next to the service lane is too narrow for the foot traffic it receives, and pedestrians are often See Traffic/Page 14

Will Mitchell might be the only person to grow up in Upper Northwest D.C. who can get away with riding his bike around town in a cowboy hat. Clad in plaid and handsomely stubbled, the 20-something looks like he would be more at home in Portland, Ore., than Washington, D.C. Mitchell studied sustainability at Pennsylvania State University, and after graduating last year, he decided to bring a bit of the local farm to the D.C.’s dinner table. Last week, Mitchell launched Tenleytown Meat See Meat/Page 13

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Intern Will Lane and owner Will Mitchell show the bike Mitchell will ride for Tenleytown Meat.

The week ahead Wednesday, July 24

The D.C. State Board of Education will hold a working session to hear a briefing on revisions to annual report cards on performance prepared by the D.C. Public Schools system and charter schools. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Room 842, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. ■ The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will hold a community meeting to present findings from the 2013 Follow-Up Spring Valley Public Health Study and Community Health Assessment Survey for ZIP codes 20015 and 20016. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 355, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. For details visit jhsph.edu/springvalley or email practice@jhsph.edu.

Thursday, July 25

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Agenda items will include construction of a new house at Rosedale, 3501 Newark St. NW, and a rear addition and renovation at 2012-2014 Kalorama Road NW. ■ The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority will host a Ward 3 town hall meeting on DC Health Link, a new online marketplace for comprehensive health coverage. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Saturday, July 27

The D.C.-based education group Archaeology in the Community will host the second annual Day of Archaeology Festival, with participation by the D.C. Historic Preservation Office. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Turkey Thicket Park, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE. For details call 202-442-8800 or email ajones@archaeologyincommunity.com. ■ At-large D.C. Council member David Catania, chair of the Education Committee, will hold a Ward 3 community meeting on “The Future of Public Education in the District of Columbia.” The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

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Wednesday, July 31

The District of Columbia Bar will hold a seminar on “Beyond the Consumer Protection Procedures Act: Little Used Consumer Statutes,” including the D.C. auto lemon law and the computer fraud act. The seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. NW. Admission is free, but registration is required; call 202-626-3463 or visit dcbar.org.

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District Digest Metro to roll out new ‘low-floor’ vehicles

Metro recently signed a contract that will help transition the agency’s bus fleet to 100 percent “low-floor� vehicles, making boarding easier for disabled riders.

The transit agency awarded a five-year contract to the Alabamabased NABI firm to procure 654 new buses, according to a news release last week. The “low-floor� buses, which don’t have steps, allow passengers to board and ride on the same level as the curb.

Although Metro’s existing bus fleet is already fully accessible for customers with disabilities, about 18 percent now are so-called “highfloor� buses that require ramps or lifts for some riders to board. The first new batch of 85 dieselelectric hybrid buses is expected to

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Police seek suspect in sexual assault

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking help in finding the suspect in a first-degree sexual assault that took place July 16 in Tenleytown. At about 11:45 p.m. that day, an unknown male approached a woman walking in the area of the 4200 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW and forced her into a building, where he sexually assaulted her, according to a news release. The suspect — as shown in a composite sketch released by the police department — has been described as a Hispanic male who weighs about 200 to 250 pounds and stands between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall. He has a muscular build and tattoos on both arms. Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

Raccoon with rabies found in Georgetown

A lactating raccoon picked up in a Georgetown alley near 34th and R streets NW on July 10 has tested positive for rabies and may have left behind infected babies, according to the D.C. Health Department. The department is warning pet owners not to allow cats and dogs to run free in the woods. It also suggests that all residents secure trash cans and other food sources to help

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Mayor taps GarcĂ­a to lead health agency

Health care consultant Dr. Joxel García — who previously served as assistant secretary of health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — will serve as the new head of the D.C. Department of Health starting Aug. 1. Mayor Vincent Gray named García to the post last week. He replaces Dr. Saul Levin, who filled the position temporarily after Dr. Mohammed Akhter left to serve on the executive board of D.C.’s new Health Benefit Exchange Authority. García is currently a founding partner at two health care consulting firms: Faunus Global and Aegis Health Security. He has also served as president and dean of medicine at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he earned his medical degree. He is a native of Puerto Rico.

New boutique coming soon to Cady’s Alley

Clothing boutique Steven Alan will open in Cady’s Alley in September, taking over a space formerly occupied by the furnishings and fashion retailer MulÊh. The 670-square-foot store at 3319 M St. in Georgetown will be the company’s first in Washington, according to a news release. Steven Alan’s flagship store opened in New York in 1994, offering the work of emerging designers, and Alan launched his own line of casual wear in 1999.

Hardware store adds options during work

While the parking lot at Glover Park Hardware is unavailable due to construction work, the store is offering a curbside pickup program and various options for shopping. Customers can: â–  call ahead and have everything waiting within 45 minutes; â–  call ahead and pay by credit card, picking up the items at the car without getting out; â–  shop in person and then return with a car for curbside pickup; or â–  have items delivered for free within a quarter mile of the store. The services will be available through the construction completion, expected in September 2014. For details contact store manager Jay Rushing or assistant manager Noe Delgado at 202-333-6378 or jayr@acehardwaredc.com or noe@ acehardwaredc.com; allow one to two days for a reply via email.

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SEWERS: City explores options for aging pipes in Glover Archbold, Soapstone parks

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the ultimate say on the project. But the D.C. water authority will orchestrate and fund the rehabilitation work, which officials say could cost up to $20 million. In Glover Archbold, the sewer runs about 4.3 miles down the center of the park from Van Ness Street to Foxhall Road. In Soapstone Valley Park, the sewer runs about 1.4 miles from Albemarle Street to Broad Branch Road. So far the water authority has inspected the sewer lines with remote-controlled cameras and conducted research related to the sites’ archaeology, historic features, wetlands and endangered species. There’s also been a tally of the number of trees that could be affected by the work — which has already emerged as a prime concern for both community members and the Park Service. Though the total project area contains about 4,000 trees of six inches or greater in diameter, the work would impact 5 to 10 percent of those trees — an estimated “few

hundred,� according to water authority officials. Every tree of 18 inches or more that is removed for the project would have to be replaced, and the water authority would also have to pay a mitigation fee, officials said. The D.C. water authority is now starting to prepare an environmental assessment for the Park Service. A document should be ready by winter or spring, according to officials. Federal law requires considering several alternatives. Officials last week said the three main options are: 1) to excavate and remove the pipes from the parkland and reroute them elsewhere nearby; 2) to build new pumping stations and abandon the existing pipes; or 3) to add lining and coating to strengthen existing pipes. William Elledge, a supervisor with the water authority, said all of those options come with complications. “There’s not a silver bullet,� he said. In their presentation last week, officials suggested that the first two alternatives are not particularly realistic. Russell said relocating the

pipes is not “technically feasible� due to the excessive depth of mainline pipes in the area. The option of new pumping stations is also unwieldy because building a primary station would require a quarter-acre of open land. Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh detailed other shortcomings to this plan — “noise, odor, high carbon footprint, and poor aesthetics� — in an email this week to constituents. “I would certainly not support the construction of such pumping stations,� she added.

Thursday’s meeting, hosted by the Forest Hills/Van Ness advisory neighborhood commission, focused on the third option — strengthening the existing pipes by placing new lining inside them. All work would be completed through existing manholes. Beforehand, the sewers would need to be cleaned out through a vacuum system. The problem with this option is that it requires moving equipment — including large dump trucks — in and out of the parks. “The impact is not really the technology, but it’s the

space that you need around the manhole for the trucks,â€? said Russell. Though this process usually requires creating a 20-foot-wide access road, D.C. officials said they’ve been talking to contractors about less-invasive solutions. Russell said they’re trying to use “the smallest equipment in the industry,â€? but “it’s still a heck of an impact.â€? The Park Service has already raised objections to this plan. The federal agency “would not support the construction of access roads ‌ See Sewers/Page 16

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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from July 15 through 21 in local police service areas.

psa PSA 101 101 â&#x2013;  downtown

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  14th and K streets; 7:55 a.m. July 21. Robbery â&#x2013;  900-999 block, G St.; 5:22 p.m. July 16. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 13th St.; 11:13 p.m. July 21. Theft â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, G St.; 4:14 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, New York Ave.; 10:37 a.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, G St.; 4:21 p.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  700-723 block, 14th St.; 4 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, F St.; 7:20 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 10th St.; 1 p.m. July 19.

psa 102

â&#x2013;  Gallery place PSA 102

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Robbery â&#x2013;  I and 5th streets; 1:54 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  13th and G streets; 6:45 p.m. July 21.



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Theft â&#x2013;  544-599 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 12:37 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 7:53 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, H St.; 9:32 p.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, F St.; 10:52 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 9th St.; 3:58 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, 4th St.; 6:28 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, K St.; 6:45 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  1000-1089 block, 5th St.; 8 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  462-599 block, Indiana Ave.; 12:48 p.m. July 19. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, F St.; 1:55 p.m. July 20. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, H St.; 12:45 a.m. July 21. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 12:17 p.m. July 21.

psa PSA 201 201

â&#x2013;  chevy chase

Burglary â&#x2013;  3106-3129 block, Quesada St.; 3:46 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  6323-6599 block, 31st Place; 5:05 p.m. July 17. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2600-2699 block, Military Road; 11:07 a.m. July 20. â&#x2013;  5800-5899 block, Oregon Ave.; 11 a.m. July 21. Theft â&#x2013;  6200-6299 block, 30th St.; 7:19 p.m. July 16.

psa 202

â&#x2013;  Friendship Heights PSA 202

Tenleytown / AU Park

Sexual abuse â&#x2013;  4227-4299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 11:45 p.m. July 16. Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  4200-4226 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 11 a.m. July 21. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  4400-4499 block, Chesapeake St.; 8:06 a.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  5100-5199 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:24 p.m. July 21. Theft â&#x2013;  4800-4899 block, 45th St.; 10:43 a.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:20 p.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  3814-3989 block Chesapeake St.; 10:43 a.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 7:55 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  4300-4399 block, Van Ness St.; 10:34 a.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  4100-4199 block, Albemarle St.; 5:39 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  4416-4499 block, Ellicott St.; 10 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 7:50 p.m. July 19. â&#x2013;  4800-4823 block, Brandywine St.; 7:36 p.m. July 20. â&#x2013;  4700-4799 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:30 a.m. July 21. â&#x2013;  4422-4499 block, Nebraska Ave.; 2:37 a.m. July 21. â&#x2013;  4000-4099 block, Albemarle St.; 2:47 p.m. July 21.

psa 203

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

cleveland park

Burglary â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Connecticut Ave.; 8:55 a.m. July 19. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  3700-3799 block, Quebec St.; 1:04 p.m. July 19. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2500-2880 block, Porter St.; 7:53 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  Reno Road and Tilden Street; 8:03 p.m. July 18. Theft â&#x2013;  3000-3379 block, Ordway St.; 8:51 a.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  2900-2999 block, Van Ness St.; 11:27 p.m. July 20.

psa 204

â&#x2013;  Massachusetts avenue

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

Theft from auto â&#x2013;  Woodley Road and 27th Street; 8:57 a.m. July 15. Theft â&#x2013;  2301-2499 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 10:09 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  3050-3099 block, 39th St.; 11:45 a.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  2600-2649 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:36 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  2200-2298 block, Wisconsin

Ave.; 2:40 p.m. July 21. â&#x2013;  2800-2899 block, 35th St.; 11 p.m. July 21.

psa PSA 207 207

â&#x2013;  foggy bottom / west end

Robbery â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, K St.; 10:15 a.m. July 16. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1400-1433 block, K St.; 9:37 a.m. July 15. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1700-1765 block, Constitution Ave.; 10:43 a.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, K St.; 10:54 a.m. July 18. Theft â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 15th St.; 5 a.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, I St.; 1:31 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  H Street and Jackson Place; 9:59 p.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, F St.; 10:02 a.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, L St.; 12:50 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  1000-1050 block, Connecticut Ave.; 12:02 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  2400-2499 block, N St.; 6:10 p.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, K St.; 4:06 a.m. July 21. â&#x2013;  1710-1799 block, K St.; 6:07 p.m. July 21.

â&#x2013;  1401-6209 block, Rittenhouse St.; 5:21 p.m. July 20. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, Sheridan St.; 9:30 a.m. July 21.

psa 403

â&#x2013;  Brightwood / petworth

Brightwood park PSA 403

16th Street heights

Burglary â&#x2013;  5100-5199 block, 2nd St.; 11:40 a.m. July 15. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, Madison St.; 7:40 a.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, Madison St.; 1:25 p.m. July 20. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, Jefferson St.; 11:54 a.m. July 21. Theft â&#x2013;  5400-5499 block, 5th St.; 1 p.m. July 21.

psa 404

â&#x2013;  16th PSA 404Street HEIGHTS

crestwood

Robbery â&#x2013;  900-1199 block, Taylor St.; 11:41 p.m. July 21. Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, 13th St.; 3 p.m. July 15.

â&#x2013;  colonial village PSA 401

shepherd park / takoma

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1414-1599 block, Spring Road; 3:20 p.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  4400-4499 block, 15th St.; 5:55 a.m. July 18.

Burglary â&#x2013;  7618-7731 block, Georgia Ave.; 8:57 a.m. July 20.

Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3800-3899 block, Georgia Ave.; 8:05 p.m. July 20.

Theft from auto â&#x2013;  800-899 block, Aspen St.; 10:03 a.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  7000-7095 block, Blair Road; 2:28 p.m. July 20.

Theft â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Quincy St.; 12:37 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  1900-1949 block, Upshur St.; 1:23 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  1200-1271 block, Quincy St.; 4:03 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  4000-4099 block, Georgia Ave.; 9:46 p.m. July 19.

psa 401

psa PSA 402 402

â&#x2013;  Brightwood / manor park

Robbery â&#x2013;  3rd Place and Nicholson Street; 3:40 a.m. July 16 (with gun). â&#x2013;  5900-5999 block, Georgia Ave.; 10:30 p.m. July 20 (with gun). Burglary â&#x2013;  6200-6299 block, 3rd St.; 4:30 a.m. July 16. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Tuckerman St.; 5:46 p.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, Tuckerman St.; 9:06 a.m. July 21. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1400-1501 block, Fort Stevens Drive; 8:40 a.m. July 15. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, Sheridan St.; 11:18 a.m. July 17. â&#x2013;  1328-1399 block, Peabody St.; 4:10 p.m. July 20. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  6400-6499 block, 16th St.; 9:15 p.m. July 21. â&#x2013;  6000-6021 bock, Georgia Ave.; 10 p.m. July 15.

psa PSA 407 407 â&#x2013;  petworth

Robbery â&#x2013;  800-899 block, Varnum St.; 8:30 p.m. July 19. â&#x2013;  4600-4699 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 5:30 p.m. July 20. â&#x2013;  3700-3799 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 8:57 p.m. July 21. Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  300-399 block, Delafield Place; 1:24 a.m. July 20 (with knife). Burglary â&#x2013;  100-199 block, Varnum St.; 12:21 p.m. July 15. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  4300-4399 block, Kansas Ave.; 11:33 p.m. July 18. â&#x2013;  300-399 block, Emerson St.; 10:30 a.m. July 19.


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Wilson pool, Tenley library undergo repairs due to high temperatures By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

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Rules of the road

The bike safety bill that the D.C. Council recently passed institutes useful protections for cyclists and pedestrians on our city’s streets. It was common sense to create the same driver penalties for striking a cyclist as a pedestrian, for instance, as well as to demand alternate routes when construction blocks a sidewalk or bike lane. But we wish legislators had gone further, pairing the new rules with some restrictions on inappropriate biker behavior. Cyclists who run red lights and stop signs endanger all road users (including pedestrians crossing the street), and fines for those infractions should be increased to reflect the hazard. Enforcement, too, should be amped up to send the message that the laws must be followed. One way to encourage cyclists to stick to the rules of the road is to provide better infrastructure, and we’re pleased with the ongoing striping of new bike lanes around town. Giving bicyclists their own space makes the roads safer for everyone. Disagreement arose recently over a city plan to create a northbound bike lane on New Mexico Avenue NW. Opponents feared further crowding on the street, where trucks already cause obstructions while making deliveries. But proponents noted that bikers currently either block cars as they slowly traverse the steep hill, or ride on sidewalks where they can cause problems for pedestrians. In general, we like to see bikes on the road, rather than on sidewalks, even though the latter is prohibited only downtown. In fact, we wonder if that rule might warrant revision; where a safe, unobstructed bike lane exists, perhaps the sidewalk should be off limits for adults.

Play ball

When the New York Mets hosted Major League Baseball’s AllStar Game last week, it was the franchise’s first chance at the gig since 1964. That 49-year drought was the longest in the history of the Midsummer Classic. But D.C.’s gap is just about approaching that length: We last hosted the game in 1969, at RFK Stadium. Of course, for most of the years since then, we didn’t have a team. But now that the Nationals are a fixture in the nation’s capital — with a five-year-old stadium still sporting its new shine — we think it’s time for baseball’s best to swing through town. We can’t take credit for this idea; Mayor Vincent Gray argued the point well in his latest weekly radio address, and others have made the case, too. But we couldn’t agree more. A Major League Baseball selection committee makes the call, choosing among cities that bid for the job each year. The league loves to have a story to tell at its chosen venue, and what better tale than of the loss and return of the nation’s pastime to the nation’s capital? Plus, the area around Nationals Park is well poised for its supporting role. The next All-Star game up for bid will be in 2016 — 2014’s will be in Minneapolis and 2015’s in Cincinnati — but since that year’s game will likely go to an American League team, D.C. has its sights set on 2017. And by then the development that’s already churning around the Navy Yard and in Southwest will be even further along, meaning lots to do for game-going guests — and lots of places for visitors to spend their money. In some ways, waiting until 2017 would be particularly ideal. The temporary structures currently entertaining fans around the ballpark may be popular, but we’d rather showcase our town when construction’s complete. Mayor Gray notes that along with the residential buildings, shops and restaurants opening around the ballpark, we also have recreation and infrastructure in the neighborhood, including Yards Park, Diamond Teague Park, the DC Circulator bus, Capital Bikeshare stations and the Navy Yard/Ballpark Metro station. And of course, Washington’s attractions extend far beyond the waterfront. Do we even need to argue that there’s more for fans here than in most other Major League cities?

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So long, St. E’s …

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ack in the late 1800s, St. Elizabeths Hospital was on the cutting edge of treatment for the insane. Its campuslike Gothic Revival buildings offered space and light in a natural setting to ease troubled minds. The hospital provided enlightened treatment of the mentally ill, even if some of those treatments would make practitioners of modern-day medicine cringe. Now, after a long hiatus of neglect and ruin, the campus is being revived as hyper-secure headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security. Imposing steel fences, bomb-proof glass and all sorts of security apparatus are sprouting all over. What will it all cost? The current price tag is $4 billion — billion with a “b” — to house the many agencies of Homeland Security. The U.S. Coast Guard headquarters building, the first to move onto the campus, officially opens next week. The building is a multitiered structure cut into a hillside. It offers the latest in both security and environmental touches. And it’s nearing $500 million in costs. The Notebook made two trips to St. Elizabeths in the past week. On Monday we toured the new Coast Guard building with D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. On Saturday, we had been part of a tour sponsored by the DC Preservation League. After showing our identification cards to the guards, we were allowed to walk throughout the old grounds, even visiting a cemetery with gravestones dating to the Civil War. We walked past columned buildings with “Fallout Shelter” signs rusting in the sun. We walked up to high-ceilinged screened porches that once offered fresh air to patients. And we peered into doorways through which thousands of patients and attendants once walked. The sense of history emanates from the ground and from every corner you turn. Something remarkable happened here in the annals of medicine and cures. But that St. Elizabeths is long gone. And you won’t get much chance to see or visit the new one. In place of the historic St. Elizabeths will be the burgeoning bureaucracy born out of the 9/11 fears. Congress combined 22 different agencies — Emergency Management, Secret Service, Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs, Transportation Security, et cetera – under the umbrella of Homeland Security. It will be years and maybe decades before we know whether this bureaucratic reshuffling was a

good idea. There already have been some calls to trim back the consolidation, with proponents saying it was done too quickly out of fear. Congress has cooled to the costs of creating the Homeland Security campus. Some funds have been cut back and others indefinitely delayed. But the campus is a true beehive of activity. Construction vehicles rumble to and fro. The plan is that construction will last into 2021 and another 10,000 federal workers will join the 4,000 from the Coast Guard on site. Bureaucracies, once underway, are hard to rein in or stop. The cost is ticking up every day. The only sure thing is that there is a level of site-specific construction not seen since the Pentagon was erected in the 1940s. Whether it makes us safer — or just makes us feel safer — we’ll have to wait and see. ■ Environmental success. While it’s unclear whether America’s embrace of astounding security changes will make us better, there’s no question the Homeland Security construction is more enlightened than ever. The Coast Guard headquarters has won recognition for its control of rainwater runoff. The tiered roofs are filled with 550,000 square feet of green plants, grasses and trees that offer natural insulation and soften the impact of the imposing brick, steel and stone structure. The contractors also are building roadways with proper storm drains and a two-acre pond to collect that stormwater. About 86 percent of the construction debris — 5 million pounds — is being recycled. ■ Local economic benefits? Del. Norton, who led Monday’s tour, insists that the security bureaucracy will embrace the struggling neighborhoods outside its doors and walls. The Notebook worries because a direct access road off of I-295 into the secure complex means employees will be able to drive onto and off the property without ever visiting the neighborhoods. Norton said the Coast Guard’s building has a limited number of parking spaces and food outlets, specifically to force workers into the neighborhood, where the city is rushing to build food and retail opportunities. Norton also said local citizens will be invited to job fairs. But as with the future of Homeland Security itself, citizens who live in Southeast will believe in job training, jobs and retail growth when they see them. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.

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Letters to the Editor Safeway project can enhance Palisades

The Viewpoint piece in The Current’s July 10 issue [“Safeway development should add, not detract”] is offensive in so many ways — starting with the informative-sounding headline being followed with a litany of hyperbolic terms and phrases like “gargantuan,” “enormity” and “incredibly ill-conceived project.” It would be great one day to hear and read Palisades residents addressing issues in measured and logical tones, and not acting like Scarlett swooning in distress upon learning that Sherman is on the way. I am reminded of all the

folks who buy in the Palisades and then are shocked to find that airplanes make noise! Or those who buy in the Palisades and then are aghast to find traffic on what is clearly a main commuting artery from Potomac, Md., to K Street! Our society is awash in hyperbole and incendiary rhetoric, so one could excuse the writer for falling in line. What cannot be abided, however, is the paragraph starting “from my family’s point of view.” It’s not about you! You chose to live in the city. For some years you lived next to the proverbial “empty lot,” and now the owner of the lot chooses to build on the lot. Be thankful for the quiet times and grasp the concept that following disruption you will have additional amenities in the neighborhood. And it matters not

a bit whether you like the amenities, as they may further the common good. Absolutely there should and needs to be discussion and negotiation to achieve “substantial countervailing benefit to the community,” but please do not attempt to support that macro goal with a diatribe about personal (micro) impacts. I do not write to lambaste the author personally, but rather to point out that people — and they are legion — who talk about “community” and then base what is good and bad on their personal loves and hates are not advancing productive discussion. Redevelopment of the Safeway site is necessary and has all the potential to enhance the Palisades. It is not a sign of the Apocalypse. David M. Carr The Palisades


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Parking changes should be fair and balanced VIEWPOINT juliet g. six

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any residents have voiced concern over the proposed elimination of parking requirements for new developments. On July 16, Harriet Tregoning, director of the D.C. Office of Planning, announced several very minor changes to her agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earlier parking proposals for the ongoing rewrite of D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning regulations. Ms. Tregoning would drop the label â&#x20AC;&#x153;transit zoneâ&#x20AC;? but would retain the definition of which areas of D.C. would see few parking requirements for new development. The area where little parking would be required continues to include half a mile from a Metro station or a quarter of a mile from a major bus route or streetcar line. In D.C. these areas are narrow corridors running through residential neighborhoods, which will feel the full impact of new residents and customers to commercial establishments searching for parking. In these areas, where most development is likely to occur, the requirement would be for less than one parking space for every six units â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 33 spaces for a 200-unit building, rather than the 100 spaces currently required. This is a drastic reduction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth noting that more than one person can live in each unit. D.C. already has one of the lowest requirements for parking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; lower than Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; New York City; or Arlington County. There is no statistical or demographic underpinning for the Office of Planningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal. Statistically, D.C. has nine vehicles for every 10 households. In Ward 3, 79 percent of households own a vehicle; Logan Circle has 65 percent vehicle ownership. The number of vehicles registered in the District has increased each year, not gone down. The Zoning Commission can already waive or lower any minimum requirements if deemed unjustified. The Office of Planningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 16 announcement did not alter its proposal to eliminate parking requirements in new developments in the now very broadly defined â&#x20AC;&#x153;downtown.â&#x20AC;? Many people living in this area â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stretching from 22nd Street NW to 3rd Street NE or 4th

Letters to the Editor Ratepayers should have meter options

As a resident of D.C., I have been informed by Pepco that it has the right to shut off my power if I refuse to have a smart meter installed in my basement cabinet, where my current meter now resides. Not only do I not want the once-per-second pulses of microwave energy that smart meters broadcast 24/7, but I also do not want the extra heat they produce to increase the risk of a fire. Will I get headaches? Sleep problems? Dizziness? Loss of hearing? Why risk it? D.C. Council members Yvette Alexander and Kenyan McDuffie have introduced legislation that would allow us to opt out of smart meters, a freedom that Maryland and an increasing number of jurisdictions are allowing. We all need to let the D.C. Council know that

Street SE, and N Street NW to M Street SW, excluding federal sites â&#x20AC;&#x201D; probably would not refer to their neighborhood as â&#x20AC;&#x153;downtown.â&#x20AC;? There is no need to drastically reduce or eliminate parking requirements in order to achieve greater density near transit. This is purely an attempt to push residents to bike or use transit by making car ownership very inconvenient. Metro ridership and bikes (as well as bike lanes) are very worthy of support, but such support does not have to exclude accommodation of cars. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, thousands of people drive to the Metro every day. We are a multimodal society that should support people in all phases of life and people with disabilities. Some argue that drastically reducing or eliminating parking requirements will yield more affordable housing. There are no published papers to support this theory. The developers will charge what the market bears. Others argue that when the Office of Planning and the zoning rewrite create the predictable parking crisis, the D.C. Department of Transportation will fix it by charging more to those competing for the limited remaining spaces. Finally, the Comprehensive Plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which was adopted by our elected officials, and which is being implemented by the zoning rewrite â&#x20AC;&#x201D; does not support drastic reduction of parking requirements almost anywhere in the city where development will occur. The Comprehensive Plan calls for mitigating the impact of new development on surrounding residential neighborhoods; not exacerbating existing traffic and parking problems; reducing parking requirements only where a reduction in demand is clearly demonstrated; and promoting walkability by locating parking behind or under buildings. We urge our elected officials to represent us in this process by pressing the D.C. Office of Planning to stop this negative campaign against parking and by testifying at the D.C. Zoning Commission for more fair and balanced parking requirements that protect our neighborhoods. Juliet G. Six is president of the Tenleytown Neighbors Association.

we would like the freedom to opt out. Even though Pepco has already consumed millions in federal stimulus money (although stimulus money covers only half the cost of meter replacement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; guess who pays the rest!), we should not be forced to have â&#x20AC;&#x153;smartâ&#x20AC;? meters. There are cheaper, more effective (smarter) ways to save energy. Judy Kosovich Washington, D.C.

Federal agency right to protect park trees

I am writing to offer kudos to the National Park Service for protecting the trees under its jurisdiction in Glover Archbold and Soapstone Valley parks [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Park Service questions sewer work,â&#x20AC;? July 17]. If Pepco and the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority had their way, D.C. could no longer be called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City of Trees.â&#x20AC;? Moving the sewer pipes outside the park could spare many trees and would certainly be worth the cost. Trees are natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s air condition-

er, water runoff preventer, habitat for many creatures and provider of beauty. Thank you, National Park Service! Bonnie Coe American University Park

Wisconsin Avenue is safer with new setup

As a 26-year Glover Park resident, I fully support the new traffic configuration on Wisconsin Avenue, which has provided safer left turn lanes and greater safety for pedestrians. The people complaining from outside of our Glover Park community have been using Wisconsin Avenue as their â&#x20AC;&#x153;expresswayâ&#x20AC;? to or from Georgetown. They should enjoy the slower speeds and maybe even visit one of the great businesses in our dynamic community. I applaud the efforts of Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh and the D.C. Department of Transportation for supporting these much-needed improvements. Buddee CH Clinton Glover Park

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At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 11 meeting: â&#x2013;  Western Avenue resident Karen Sims complained that construction work on a house next door to her home takes place when it is not allowed and that at times there are noise problems. Sims said when she calls 311 to report the issue, she is routed to 911 but police officers say they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t equipped to respond to such complaints. Meanwhile, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs noise inspectors respond only during normal business hours, she said. Commissioner Matt Frumin said he knows the homeowner and will reach out to him. Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Alan Hill said officers are not trained to measure decibel levels and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have details on allowable noise standards for various types of machines. A representative of Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Chehâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office said he would look into Simsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns. â&#x2013;  Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Alan Hill reported that area crime is down roughly 10 percent. A recent unarmed robbery involved Wilson High School students who first played â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep awayâ&#x20AC;? with another studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cellphones but later tried to sell it. Hill also reported that a burglar was arrested who held property from a total of five burglaries within the previous week. â&#x2013;  commissioners unanimously agreed to urge the Board of Zoning Adjustment to grant a variance for a 1917 house at 4916 Belt Road. The house occupies a greater percentage of its lot than current zoning allows, but it was built before zoning regulations went into effect. The owners want to reconfigure the second floor and finish work on the attic, thereby increasing the livable space. There will be no changes in the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exterior. The owners said they have letters of support from neighbors. â&#x2013;  commissioners unanimously agreed to support the request of Cava Mezze Grill at 4237 Wisconsin Ave. to serve beer and wine at its sidewalk cafe until 10:30 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. â&#x2013;  Patricia Baptiste, who chairs the board of managers for Chevy Chase Village, Md., described plans for an open-space park next to the Mormon church between Western Avenue and Grove Street. The town purchased the land with the Montgomery County Parks Department and plans to use it for â&#x20AC;&#x153;passive purposes,â&#x20AC;? she said. A wrought-iron fence is planned along the District/Maryland border. Commissioner Tom Quinn urged Baptiste to push for an area for organized sports, such as a small soccer field for young children. A curb cut on Western Avenue to the park, built for a driveway to a house that has been taken down, lies within the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boundaries.

Chevy Chase Citizens Association

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summertime, and the city may be slowing down, but things are far from quiet at the Avalon Theatre, Chevy Chase D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighborhood nonprofit film center. The big news is that the last stage of the Avalon Legacy Campaign is now underway and is expected to be completed by early fall. The most notable change will be the addition of an elevator, making Theater 2 fully accessible. In addition, the renovations will include new accessible restrooms in the downstairs and upstairs lobby areas of Theater 2. The downstairs lobby will include a donor board recognizing those who generously gave to the Legacy Campaign. While both screens at the Avalon will be up and running during the renovations, some temporary changes have been made. Weekday shows may start later in the day than usual. Patrons attending shows in Theater 2 will be directed to other restrooms, and the walkway between the two theater lobbies will be blocked off. Patrons will need to enter Avalon 2 from the outside. Theater 1 will be available for evening rentals but bookings for birthday parties will not be available until September. The cafe will be open daily throughout the construction from 8 a.m. until 30 minutes after the start of the last show of the day. There are also exciting programming developments. A new addition to the regular Wednesday lineup of special international film screenings is Avalon Docs, a bimonthly series showcasing the best in documentary film. Series openers were the highly acclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Central Park Fiveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gatekeepers.â&#x20AC;? Screenings are held on the first Wednesday of every other month at 8 p.m. And plan on coming to the Avalon on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m., as the group Women in Film & Video and the Avalon Theatre present a special screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;A League of Their Own,â&#x20AC;? featuring a Q&A session with director Penny Marshall. Tickets are $20 for this special event and can be purchased on the Avalonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, theavalon.org. While there, consider signing up for the weekly newsletter, which reports all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on at the Avalon. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sarah Pokempner

Shepherd Park Citizens Association

Residents from Shepherd Park and other nearby neighborhoods looked on with interest last week as three developers shared proposals for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus. Teams from Forest City, Hines/Urban Atlantic and Roadside Development offered highlights of proposals that would bring mixes of housing, retail and services to the site over the next couple of decades. Focusing on their prior work in the city and the thousands of construction and permanent jobs they would bring, developers described how they would showcase the site as a new frontier for the city. Intense discussion continues on both the neighborhood listserv and front stoops over the Large Retailer Accountability Act and its local impact. The act, which the D.C. Council recently passed, would increase the minimum wage requirement for certain large retailers. Worried about the effect of the act on the nearby Walmart under construction as well as the retailers included in Walter Reed proposals, neighbors seem split on how to reconcile wage fairness and growth in the city. The mayor has not yet said whether he will sign the bill. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Josh Gorman Several commissioners urged Baptiste to try to fill it in. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the library at Janney Elementary School, 4130 Albemarle St. NW. For details, visit anc3e.org.

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The commission does not hold regular meetings in July or August. The next scheduled monthly meeting is 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 anc4a.org.

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The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  announcements â&#x2013;  discussion of the Cafritz development at 5333 Connecticut Ave. and possible vote, pending further discussions, on joining the 5333 Connecticut Neighborhood Coalition in appealing the building permit issued for the project. For details, send an email to

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GWU to host new basketball league By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

For most pro basketball prospects, once college is over there are only a few options to continue playing — catch on with an NBA team, go into the NBA’s D-league system, or play on the international circuit. But now there’s a new choice: The Basketball Alumni Legends League, which gives Mid-Atlantic stars a chance to continue their hoop dreams close to home. The-BALL, as it is known, will consist of D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Philadelphia teams, each featuring former regional college stars. The District’s team, christened the “D.C. Dobermans” on July 11, showcases a roster of big names from Georgetown, George Washington, American and George Mason universities. Alums of Howard and James Madison are also eligible for the team. The league will present a fourgame showcase beginning Saturday at George Washington University’s Charles E. Smith Center. Next year the league plans to expand to a full 20-game schedule, which will run from June through mid-August. “With the expansion of TheBALL this summer and the launch of our Washington, D.C team, we

are committed to bringing college hoops entertainment to local fans during what was once the off-season,” founder and CEO Michael Wranovics said in a recent news release. The D.C. Dobermans feature a lineup of familiar local faces, including former Georgetown stars Austin Freeman, Jonathan Wallace, Henry Simms and Chris Wright, who also played in high school locally at St. John’s. Wright will also reunite with St. John’s teammate Vlad Moldoveanu, who played collegiately for American University. Rounding out the roster are ex-George Washington standouts Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Chris Monroe, Tony Taylor and Danilo “JR” Pinnock. “The-BALL is a great concept and gives players like me a chance to compete in high-level games and gain some valuable exposure during the off-season,” Freeman said in the release. “We’re also looking forward to putting on a good show for the local fans, and I assure you that we’ll be playing to win.” Dan Peterson, president of the D.C. Dobermans, said in the release that the team name “represents strength, speed, toughness, and loyalty. Trust me when I say the rest of the league will know exactly what bit ’em.”

Sports Desk Spalding to sponsor DCSAA

The Spalding brand has become the official source of balls for the D.C. State Athletic Association’s baseball, basketball, football and volleyball postseason and championship games. Dudley, a Spalding brand, will provide the official softballs. As part of the three-year deal, which the association announced last Thursday, Spalding will provide balls and sponsor each

The Dobermans will take the court for the first time against Maryland’s team on Saturday. Then they’ll take on North Carolina’s squad on Aug. 1, followed by an Aug. 3 date with Virginia’s team. The Dobermans will close out their schedule Philadelphia Aug. 5. All games will start at 7 p.m. at George Washington University’s Smith Center, 22nd and G streets NW. “We are thrilled to be hosting this world-class city’s newest professional sports team at our Charles E. Smith Center,” Patrick Nero, director of athletics at George Washington, said in the release. “It creates a unique opportunity for local residents, visitors, and the other universities in the area to welcome home and celebrate these tremendous basketball players.” The-BALL will twist some of the conventional rules of pro basketball to keep the action moving, which the league hopes will generate excitement and eliminate the late-game fouling that can often bog down play. The three biggest changes include a four-point shot from 25 feet from the basket, and all-or-nothing free throws — which means only one free throw is allowed, worth two, three or four points depending on where the shooting foul occurred. Also, in an effort to save time, when

sport’s Most Valuable Player awards, which will be named for the company. “We are proud to partner with a manufacturer that is held in such high regard throughout the athletics industry,” said Clark Ray, statewide director of the athletic association. “Spalding’s contributions will allow our city’s athletes to use top-of-the-line equipment in competition.”

Sidwell names new soccer coach

Ryan Alexander will take over as Sidwell’s girls varsity soccer coach this fall, the school

Above courtesy of the Hoyas; top and bottom left coutesy of the D.C. Dobermans

Former Georgetown University teammates Austin Freeman, above, and Chris Wright, left, will reuinte as part of the newly formed D.C. Dobermans. They will play at George Washington University Saturday. a foul occurs in a penalty situation, the offensive team can either keep the ball with a fresh shot clock or choose to take a free throw worth up to four points. Other changes include hockeystyle substitutions in which players come in and out on the fly, looser traveling rules and no zone defense. “It will be up to the fans whether or not The-BALL’s new rules make

has announced. The Quakers won the Independent School League regular-season banner in back-toback seasons under former coach Martin Dell, who left Sidwell in April to take over the men’s soccer program at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Va. Alexander brings professional soccer playing experience to Sidwell, having played overseas since 2005. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he played soccer, and he recently coached for the Braddock Road club teams in Virginia.

the game more exciting and enjoyable,” the league says on its website. “They have definitely been designed to do so. ... The rule changes have been thoughtfully considered, analyzed, and debated with the purity of the game in mind.” Tickets range from $8 to $20 per game. There are VIP floor seats and group packages available as well. To purchase tickets go to the-ball.com.

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MEAT: Firm offers local products From Page 3

Co. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a distributor of local, grassfed beef â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from his childhood home on Van Ness Street. He has partnered with Glen Mary Farm, about 65 miles south of the city in Maryland, to provide the cattle, and he hopes to supply anywhere from 500 to 1,000 families with cuts this fall. The first D.C. deliveries should take place by the end of August. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got about two and a half cows ordered so far, and the first round of cattle goes to slaughter in a couple of weeks,â&#x20AC;? said Mitchell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to help the farm grow, and as the farm grows, I grow, too.â&#x20AC;? Tenleytown Meat has no physical storefront. Mitchell, who graduated from Wilson High School in 2008, plans to take orders online and deliver the frozen beef to customers on his bike. Last week, he finished building a special bike trailer with room for two coolers. The trailer will eventually be decorated with the company name and logo, and he plans to wear the cowboy hat while dropping off the packages. If customers send a picture of him on the bike with the cowboy hat, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get a discount on their next order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it would be a noticeable thing,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. His next-door neighbor, a rising freshman at the University of Michigan, is helping him with market research this summer. But come fall, Mitchell will be doing all the deliveries himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did my thesis on bicycles and bicycle commuting. I sold my car as

soon as I got home from school,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bikes should be at the forefront of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds when they think about how to get around the city.â&#x20AC;? Mitchell became interested in sustainability and the local food movement as a college student. When he was a sophomore, he traveled around the world to study agriculture, food and eating as a member of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Semester at Seaâ&#x20AC;? study abroad program. Later, he was part of a group of students at Penn State who tried to get the university dining halls to use locally grown food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was insane how difficult it was to get food grown 10 miles down the road into our school kitchens,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. The D.C. native became familiar with Glen Mary Farm last summer while working as a hired hand there. At the time, he was a vegetarian and more interested in growing plants than cattle. But Mitchell learned a lot at the farm about how to graze cattle and what type of food they need. He has even resumed eating meat, as long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locally sourced and raised at an environmentally conscious farm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even at Whole Foods, it can be very difficult to find local, grass-fed beef,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can get local beef, and you can get grass-fed beef, and you can get organic beef. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to find local, grass-fed beef.â&#x20AC;? Orders via tenleytownmeatcompany.com range from about 50 pounds of meat at $456.88 to about 200 pounds at $1,722.50. Various cuts are available.

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to the rear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is pitched as a catalyst for change. Besides revitalizing what had most recently been a half-empty aging commercial building, developers promise an arch that aligns with Yuma Street to offer a view to the park, and street-activating retail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty pleased to see these plans for public space, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really pleased about the plans for the cafe space,â&#x20AC;? neighborhood commission chair Adam Tope said at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes

Cleveland Park pretty lively, what makes 14th Street really lively.â&#x20AC;? B.F. Saul is proposing a 10-footwide sidewalk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two feet wider than in an earlier plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a hedge on one side and six new trees on the other, along the street. The hedge would separate the â&#x20AC;&#x153;throughâ&#x20AC;? sidewalk from outdoor seating areas. The neighborhood commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution of support underscores several details of the plan as particularly laudable, like the variety among the planned paving materials, and a curb cut across from Yuma Street

that would allow for easy pickup and drop-off for residential traffic without blocking a lane of Connecticut. The commission requested a few minor changes, though, including a different style of streetlight and accommodations for a possible Capital Bikeshare station. Saul representatives said at the meeting that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve applied for demolition and building permits for the site, and will begin once they are approved â&#x20AC;&#x201D; likely in September or October. Construction would then take 27 to 28 months, they said.

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Terry Baugh said Summer Miracles, now in its 15th year, has brought more than 1,700 children to the U.S., with 80 percent of them adopted. That rate of success in placing youths in adoptive families, Baugh said, has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;remarkable.â&#x20AC;? The group pays particular attention to repeats, she said. Two of the nine Colombians at the Lab School event â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 14-year-old Carolina and 11-year-old Alejandra â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also participated last summer but were not adopted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through no fault of their own,â&#x20AC;? said Baugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They seem like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a good fit for a family. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to advocate particularly hard for them.â&#x20AC;? Liseth is another priority. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until Andres became more comfortable with English that his adopted family learned that he still had family back in Colombia. Baugh was taken aback when she learned that Andres and Liseth had been separated. Her program works closely with the Colombian government, and most governments try to prevent sibling separation. After several inconclusive meetings with representatives from the country, Baugh ventured a guess that Liseth might have been kept there over concerns that she had become too old for adoption.

All the children in Kidsave stay with Summer Miracles volunteer host families, who spend the next month making a full-court press for their visitors. The host families bring their Colombian visitors to weekly events with prospective adopting parents and encourage the adults to spend time with the children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; taking them to family dinners and engaging them in summer activities, such as outings to local swimming pools or board game nights. Baugh believes pairing volunteer families with these children, if even for a month, motivates the adults to find a permanent place for the kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people have children in their homes, a lot of them fall in love,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more than willing to do outreach to help the child. Some go to extraordinary lengths.â&#x20AC;? Liseth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along with Esperanza, 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is staying with hosts Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum in Bethesda. Liseth and Esperanza, whom Baugh described as quiet and artistic, speak only Spanish â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an app for that. Rapaport says she has been communicating through her own limited Spanish, charades and a translator program on her iPad. This is Rapaportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second summer hosting a child from Colombia. Her last guest was an 11-year-old girl who was adopted by a family earlier this month.

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forced to step out into the service road to make room for people walking toward them, some residents argued. This creates a dangerous situation, since drivers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really prepared for pedestrians to be walking in the lane, they said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Predominantly itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a safety issue. The narrow sidewalk means pedestrians are constantly forced into the area where people are driving,â&#x20AC;? said Karri Allen, who also lives in Quebec House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too much traffic. You have strollers going to the Zoo, the police on Segways and bikers.â&#x20AC;? Others say the safety concerns are overblown. Business owners along that stretch of road want to preserve the 29 parking spaces the service lane provides, particularly during rush hour when drivers are not allowed to park directly on Connecticut Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are small, independent businesses that rely upon that service lane access during rush hour,â&#x20AC;? said Roger Marmet, owner of Ripple restaurant, which is located along that strip of Connecticut. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do not want any loss of parking.â&#x20AC;? Still, the intersections at each end of the service lanes are confusing for drivers and pedestrians alike, said Lever and Allen. Drivers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how to turn from the service road onto Macomb or Ordway, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not obvious how a car can weave back onto Connecticut Avenue safely from the service road, they said. And pedestrians looking to cross Connecticut Avenue arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure whether the â&#x20AC;&#x153;walkâ&#x20AC;? signal means that cars in the service road have to stop for them, critics said. But many people hope the Cleveland Park traffic study addresses issues beyond the service

road. For example, the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Porter and Quebec streets is equally confusing for pedestrians and drivers, said many attending the meeting. There are also some concerns about the timing of the Transportation Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s study. Several of the local private schools had already begun their summer break when the vehicular and pedestrian counting took place in June. Adas Israel synagogue, which is located on Quebec Street near the problematic intersection, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have its preschool or religious school in session during the count, said advisory neighborhood commissioner Margaret Siegel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am disappointed by the dates they used,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Transportation Department performed the counts during morning and evening rush hours as well as on Saturdays, said Kelly Peterson, the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planner for the western portion of the city. Among the more interesting findings was that parking in the evening is relatively stagnant. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on an average weekday, vehicles sit in a metered parking space on the service road for 87 minutes, on Connecticut for 124 minutes, on Porter for 102 minutes and on Ordway for 96 minutes, according to the data presented. Residents who attended the meeting said it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t helpful to hold the first public information session in the middle of July, when many people are away on vacation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scheduling of this entire process has severely limited the outcomes,â&#x20AC;? said resident Mark Rosenman. The city has scheduled the next public input session on the Cleveland Park transportation study for Sept. 12. The final recommendations, preliminary design plans and performance metrics are scheduled to be released in November.

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youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find an expansive space spanning four levels. This open and airy California contemporary takes full advantage of views of Battery Kemble Park, which abuts the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backyard. From the foyer, one can see through to the step-down great room, where two sets of French doors, each flanked by windows on the sides and above, show off sweeping views of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lush greenery. The room has 14-foot ceilings and a wood fireplace with a fieldstone mantel that stretches from floor to ceiling. Also gracing the walls are several large paintings from Zenith. One by local artist Joan Konkel, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morning of the Magician,â&#x20AC;? is an abstract that incorporates shades of green and blue. Other artists whose work is featured throughout the home include Chris Hayman, Robert C. Jackson and Bradley Stevens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been so much fun to see the house with all new artwork,â&#x20AC;? said Donna Uberman, who came up with the idea of the combined event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like living in a museum or being on vacation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great.â&#x20AC;? The home is also ideal for entertaining. A formal dining room off the sleek and bright eat-in kitchen is large enough for about 16 guests.

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track. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why local homeowners Donna and Eric Uberman are taking a fresh approach to making their open house in Kent stand out. Working with the Zenith Gallery, the Ubermans are combining their open house with an art exhibit. Both the home at 2816 Battery Place and more than 30 pieces of art are available for purchase. The seven-bedroom, five-and-ahalf-bath home is on the market for $1,995,000. The pieces from Zenith â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mostly contemporary paintings, and many by local artists with national reputations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; range in price from $450 to $13,500. (Several pieces from the Ubermansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; collection are also on display, and some could convey with the sale.) The combination open house/art show is planned for Sundays through the end of August. Tucked at the end of a quiet culde-sac, the house appears modest from the front, but walk inside and

For larger parties, the Ubermans have seated about 65 people in the great room and almost as many on the adjacent wood deck, which they have tented for outdoor events. An expansive master suite can be found on the uppermost level. It features a fireplace and a cathedral ceiling in natural cedar. French doors open to a private deck. There are deep closets along one wall and a walk-in closet along another. The master bath is swathed in marble, and it features a double vanity and Jacuzzi tub. Skylights overhead bring lots of natural light to the space. There are three additional bedrooms on this level; one has an en suite bath, while the other two share a Jack-and-Jill bath. Two levels sit below the main floor, and because of the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sloped lot, both are above ground in the rear. The first houses a bedroom with en suite bath, and the second includes a large guest suite with a

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the property, they said. The developers and city officials also made a pledge to keep the public in mind when moving forward with the project. The city had been unusually tight-lipped about details of the plans presented last week, refusing to release information in advance of the public meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are committed to an open and transparent process,â&#x20AC;? Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser said at the unveiling of the proposals for the sprawling Georgia Avenue campus, which were created in accord with the master plan forged by the city and community. While the plans from each group are similar, there were a few substantive differences.

Above: A rendering from the the HinesUrban Atlantic plan shows an arts district planned for the site; below left, Roadside Developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal shows a retail hub.

Forest City Washington

All of the officials leading the Walter Reed project for the Forest City Washington team live in D.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grew up in this neighborhood, in 16th Street Heights, and now I live [elsewhere] in Ward 4,â&#x20AC;? said Aakash Thakkar, senior vice president of development at EYA, a home-building company that is part of the Forest City team. The group, which was responsible for developing The Yards, an entertainment and residential project along the Anacostia River near Nationals Park, would create five distinct neighborhoods on the Walter Reed site and build an â&#x20AC;&#x153;innovation campusâ&#x20AC;? around an outpost of Georgetown University. The university could partner with an entity like the Rockefeller Foundation or the Clinton Global Initiative to open a international facility and education hub, according to Alex Nyhan, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president of development. Forest City has worked with several institutes of higher education â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University and University of Pennsylvania â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on neighborhood development projects in the past, Nyhan said. In terms of retail, Forest City would hope to attract a high-end grocery store like Wegmans, Whole Foods or Harris Teeter to the site. The group would also focus on getting local and regional retailers to populate the space. At The Yards development, Forest City has managed to woo companies including Vida Fitness and Sweetgreen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not to mention Harris Teeter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even though that site had far more challenging demographics than the Walter Reed site has, said Nyhan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe in local and regional retailers. We put those type of retailers in at The Yards,â&#x20AC;? he said. Though all of the developers included green space in their proposals, Forest City placed a lot of emphasis on its suggested six-acre

park. Nyhan said the team built a similar space at The Yards.

Hines-Urban Atlantic

The Hines/Urban Atlantic team already has a name for the development: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Parks at Walter Reed.â&#x20AC;? Instead of an â&#x20AC;&#x153;innovation campus,â&#x20AC;? the company would develop a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walter Reed Commerce and Science Center,â&#x20AC;? which would house bioscience and health research companies. A French firm that works in this field has already committed to moving into the space, said Victoria Davis, president of Urban Atlantic Development. Davis said her group also plans to put a full-service senior living community on the property and to make half of its units affordable. The team would call this facility â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Benjamin Davis Senior Villageâ&#x20AC;? in honor of the first black general in the U.S. Army. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retail partner, Weingarten Realty, has worked with several sought-after national retailers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Whole Foods, Target and Trader Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on other projects. It is one of the largest retail developers in the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weingarten developed the Alexandria Wegmans,â&#x20AC;? said Victoria Davis. In order to make way for a large town center, Hines and Urban Atlantic would have to demolish the expansive 1970s hospital building on the property, said Hines senior vice president Chuck Watters. Still, the group would find ways to make the property beneficial to the community during the years of construction, by hosting a farmers market, movies on the green and other activities. Davis said she wants residents to get used to visiting the campus for arts and entertainment events.

Roadside Development

While the other teams talked

about Wegmans, Roadside Development actually brought a Wegmans representative to last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation, just to show that the team has already secured a commitment from the grocery store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is also about jobs. [Wegmans] is one of the top five places to work in the country,â&#x20AC;? said Richard Lake, a founding partner of Roadside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have worked with them on other projects, and we brought them here today.â&#x20AC;? Roadside would use part of the existing hospital building, known as Building 2, for the new Wegmans, integrating the grocery store facility into the existing facade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to demolish everything,â&#x20AC;? said Lake. He added that the original hospital, known as Building 1, would be the centerpiece of his development. Roadside has talked to Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Medical Center, George Washington University and Howard University about establishing facilities on the site. The National Organization for Rare Disorders is also interested, Roadside said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have over half a million square feet of users identified,â&#x20AC;? said Lake, whose company is building the CityMarket at O, a mixed-use development near the Washington Convention Center. In honor of Walter Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, Roadside would include an interactive caregiver and firstresponder museum on the property. The company also plans to provide senior housing and services, partnering with an existing organization, Iona Senior Services in Tenleytown. Roadside would work with a local firm, Clark Construction, on the development. To learn about the proposals visit walterreedlra.com. The city is seeking public input via email at walterreed.lra@dc.gov until 5 p.m. Aug. 19.


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Exhibit documents increasingly mobile society

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landscape in passing and invoke an increasingly mobile society, will open Friday at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and continue through Jan. 20. Located at 9th and G streets NW, the museum is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-6331000. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes,â&#x20AC;? presenting original costumes, set designs, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, posters and film clips in a multimedia installation about the famed avant-garde Parisian ballet troupe, has been extend-

ed through Oct. 6 in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art. Located at 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-7374215. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mynd Up,â&#x20AC;? an installation by D.C. native BK Adams, opened recently at Honfleur Gallery and will continue through Aug. 30. Located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-580-5972. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chocolate City Rest in Peace,â&#x20AC;? featuring photography by Steven M. Cummings that documents the many changes the District has seen since 1991, opened recently at the Gallery at Vivid Solutions and will continue through Aug. 30. Located at 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, the gallery is open

Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-365-8392. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grace and Measure,â&#x20AC;? presenting abstract paintings by Robert Stuart that incorporate painted strips of paper, opened recently at Long View Gallery and will continue through Aug. 11. Located at 1234 9th St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 202232-4788. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter Coffin: Here and There,â&#x20AC;? featuring sculpture, video, photography and lithography by New York artist Coffin, opened recently at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, installed throughout the building and on the plaza. The exhibit will continue through Oct. 6. Located at Independence Avenue and 7th Street SW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30

Woolly Mammoth extends â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;America All Better!!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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p.m. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Genome: Unlocking Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Code,â&#x20AC;? an interactive exhibit about advances in genomic science, opened recently at the National Museum of Natural History and will continue through Sept. 1. Also recently opened at the museum is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best 2012

'DLO\ 'LQLQJ 'HDOV The Second City will continue its production â&#x20AC;&#x153;America All Better!!â&#x20AC;? at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company through Aug. 18. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $10 to $20. The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839; chaw.org. â&#x2013;  The Capital Fringe Festival will run through July 28, bringing 129 â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncensoredâ&#x20AC;? performances to 19 venues throughout D.C. All tickets cost $17, plus a onetime purchase of a Fringe button ($7). Tickets can be bought at the Fort Fringe box office, at 607 New York Ave. NW, or by phone or online: 866-811-4111; capitalfringe. org. â&#x2013;  The Studio 2ndStage will stage the horror comedy musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richard Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Rocky Horror Showâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 4 in the Metheny Theatre. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $40, with some discounts available. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; studiotheatre.org. â&#x2013;  Ambassador Theater will pres-

ent the U.S. premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Third Breastâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 4 in the Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $40. Flashpoint is located at 916 G St. NW. aticc.org. â&#x2013;  Arena Stage will reprise last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit show â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Night With Janis Joplinâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 11 in the Kreeger Theater. 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; arenastage.org. â&#x2013;  The Kennedy Center will host the hit Broadway musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Book of Mormonâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 18 in the Opera House. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $43 to $250. 202-4674600; kennedy-center.org.

Photography Awards: Windland Smith Rice International Awards,â&#x20AC;? highlighting top amateur and professional nature photographers. It will remain on view through March. Located at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000.



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Wednesday july 24 Classes ■ The Downtown Business Improvement District’s “Workout Wednesdays in Franklin Park” will offer a weekly fitness class. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Franklin Park, 13th and I streets NW. downtowndc.org. The classes will continue through Sept. 25. ■ The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will host a weekly class on “Who Am I? Who Are You? A Buddhist Perspective.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-9862257. The classes will continue through Aug. 14. Concerts ■ D.C. musical groups Son Cosita Seria, Los Gallos, Nueva Cosecha and Anexo Social will perform in conjunction with the #Not1MoreDeportation exhibit of poster art and photography from the immigrant rights movement in Arizona and around the country. 5 to 9 p.m. Free. Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. notonemoredeportation.com. The exhibit will continue Thursday until 2 p.m. ■ Brazilian group Casuarina will perform original samba and choro music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The Marine Band’s jazz combo will perform works by Charlie Parker, Peter Erskine and Pat Metheny. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures ■ Artist James Huckenpahler will present “Welcome to Chocolate City: A contrary visual history of the District.” 6 p.m. Free. Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. ■ Printer Melanie Ouellette Karlins will discuss her influences and creative process. 6:15 p.m. Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Author Daniel Silva (shown) will discuss his book “The English Girl” in a conversation with NBC correspondent (and his wife) Jamie Gangel. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-9876487. ■ Mark Kurlansky will discuss his book “Ready for a Brand New Beat: How ‘Dancing in the Street’ Became the Anthem for a Changing America.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.

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Events Entertainment 202-364-1919. Films ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature the 2010 film “True Grit,” starring Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges. 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. ■ The Women’s Learning Partnership will host a screening of the documentary “Because Our Cause Is Just,” about the backlash against women’s rights in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. A discussion will follow. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. learningpartnership.org. ■ The March on Washington Film Festival will present the documentary “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment,” followed by a panel discussion. 7 to 9:15 p.m. Free; tickets required. Performance Hall, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. marchonwashingtonfilmfestival.org. ■ The Petworth Library will screen the 1932 film “Island of Lost Souls,” based on the H.G. Wells novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau.” 7 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. ■ The Reel Israel DC series will feature Shemi Zarhin’s 2012 film “The World Is Funny.” 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. ■ The “Films on the Vern” outdoor series will feature Sam Raimi’s 2013 movie “Oz the Great and Powerful,” starring James Franco and Rachel Weisz. 8:30 p.m. Free. Quad, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202242-5117. Performances ■ The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Tommy Sinbazo and Daylon Morrison. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. lygodc.com. ■ The Wonderland Circus will feature musician Deb Felz, storyteller Jennifer Tress, burlesque artist Private Tails and comedians Mariya Alexander and Becca Steinhoff. 8:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Ken-

yon St. NW. 202-431-4704. ■ Busboys and Poets will host an open mic night focused on LGBT-dedicated poets. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202789-2227. Sale ■ St. Alban’s Opportunity Shop will host a “Half Price Sale.” 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202966-5288. The sale will continue through Saturday. Special event ■ Beer historian Richard Wagner will present “Beer Tasting and Brewing in the Age of Pirates,” featuring a demonstration of Colonial-era brewing techniques and a tasting of pirate- and seafaring-themed Heavy Seas brews. The event will include access to the “Real Pirates” exhibition. 5 p.m. $40. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-8577700. Sporting events ■ The Washington Nationals will play the Pittsburgh Pirates. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Thursday at 12:35 p.m. ■ The Washington Kastles will play the Boston Lobsters in Mylan World TeamTennis competition. 7:10 p.m. $15 to $35. Kastles Stadium at The Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 800-745-3000. Teen programs ■ Local poet Candice Danielle Iloh will discuss and perform her spoken-word work. 5:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. ■ The Albus Cavus artist collective will lead a workshop on fractals and natural structures in art. 5:30 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. ■ Local comics writer Rachel Scheer will discuss autobiographical comics and offer instruction on writing and drawing. 6 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. Thursday, July 25

Thursday july 25 Children’s program ■ Park rangers will lead “Indiana Jones in Rock Creek Park,” a hands-on archaeology program. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. Class ■ The Cleveland Park Library will host          

Thursday, july 18 ■ Concert: The 14th Street Uptown Business Association’s summer concert series will feature singer-songwriter Margot MacDonald. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Plaza, 4700 14th St. NW. summeroftheartsdc.org. a fiber arts workshop. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Concerts ■ Mandy Harvey, a jazz vocalist with hearing loss, will perform a concert to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ The Fort Reno concert series will feature The Buzz and Capital Ghost. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com. ■ The Marine Band’s jazz combo will perform works by Charlie Parker, Peter Erskine and Pat Metheny. 7:30 p.m. Free. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. 202-4334011. ■ The Bombadil quartet will perform inventive pop-rock music. 8 p.m. $10 to $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. ■ The U.S. Army Band’s party band, Downrange, will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. usarmyband.com. The concert will repeat Friday at 8 p.m. Discussions and lectures ■ Oscar-winning actor Shirley Jones will discuss her memoir, her legendary Hollywood co-stars and her interactions with the cast of “The Partridge Family.” 12:30 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. ■ The U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies will hold a forum to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room HVC-201, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, 1st and East Capitol streets. uskoreainstitute.org/events/ koreanwar072513. ■ A gallery talk will focus on “Kindred Spirits: Duncan Phillips and Georges Braque.” 6 and 7 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202387-2151. ■ A panel discussion on “Foraging: Finding Food at Your Feet” will feature Matt Cohen, local forager and foraging educator; Holly Poole-Kavana of Little Red Bird Botanicals of Maryland; Nathan Zeender of WildCraft Sodas; and Lincoln Smith, a production forest ecosystems

specialist with Bowie, Md.-based Forested LLC. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Victory Garden, National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Robert Wolke, a former Washington Post columnist and professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss “A Scientist in the Kitchen: Demystifying the Science of Cooking.” The event will include a demonstration and a book signing. 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $25 to $30. Atrium Cafe, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030. ■ Armstrong Yakubu, partner at Foster + Partners, and Bill Alsup, senior managing director with Hines, will discuss the master-planning and design process for CityCenterDC, the 10-acre neighborhood taking shape at the site of the former convention center. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ A panel of artists and local gallery owners will discuss collecting sculpture, glass and 3-D art. 7 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. ■ Novelist Philipp Meyer will discuss his book “The Son,” about the lives and times of a Texas family from the 1850s to the present. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Rose A. Neal, a Swansea University doctoral candidate, will discuss “Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth: Teacher With a Golden Pen,” about a 19th-century Georgetown resident who was the most popular female writer of her era. 7 p.m. Free. Peabody Room, Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0233. Films ■ The March on Washington Film Festival will present Keith Beauchamp’s 2005 film “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.” 7 p.m. Free; tickets required. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. marchonwashingtonfilmfestival. org. ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies” will feature an outdoor screening of Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film “The Dark Knight,” starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 2nd and M streets SE. capitolriverfront.org. Performances ■ The Vibe Collective will present AfroCuban jazz improvisation. 6:30 p.m. Free. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-2691600. ■ Wolf Trap Opera Company will present “Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art,” featuring performers responding to art at the Phillips Collection. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/events. Special events ■ Food historian Matthew Jacob, author of “What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame,” will lead a tasting exploring American cuisine from Colonial times to the Gilded Age. 6 to 8 p.m. $15; reservations required. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. ■ The Divine Science Church of the See Events/Page 19


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Continued From Page 18 Healing Christ will present a special meditation series. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. 2025 35th St. NW. 202-333-7630. â&#x2013;  The Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club will celebrate D.C. budget autonomy with hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and drinks. Participants will include D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser and at-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15 to $25. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-2327363. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Kastles will play in the Eastern Conference playoffs in Mylan World TeamTennis competition. 7:10 p.m. $15 to $35. Kastles Stadium at The Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 800-745-3000. Tour â&#x2013;  Education technician Alex Torres will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Garden. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Free. National Garden Lawn Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Friday, July 26

Friday july 26 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Library will present a workshop on dinosaurs and archaeology (for ages 4 through 7). 11 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Washington Guzheng Society will present music inspired by mythical Chinese legends about the phoenix, performed on the 21-stringed guzheng zither. 1 p.m. Free. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Latin guitar ensemble Incendio will perform world fusion jazz. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360. â&#x2013;  Students from the National Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  Detroit duo Jamaican Queens will perform. 9:30 p.m. $8. Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3640404. Discussion â&#x2013;  Baltimore-based astrophysicist Mario Livio will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Drive-Inâ&#x20AC;? will feature Rob Reinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1995 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The American President,â&#x20AC;? starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening. Lot opens at 7 p.m. for cars with reservations and 8 p.m. for others; pre-show activities begin at 7:30 p.m.; film starts at 9 p.m. Free admission. Union Market, 305 5th St. NE. dcdrivein.com. â&#x2013;  The 18th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival will feature Derek Yeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1996

film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viva Erotica,â&#x20AC;? about a down-on-hisluck filmmaker who agrees to direct a softcore porn flick. 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. The film will be shown again Sunday at 2 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and the Heurich House Museum will present Billy Wilderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1959 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some Like It Hotâ&#x20AC;? as part of the weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Cinema Seriesâ&#x20AC;? of outdoor screenings. 8 p.m. Free. Courtyard, Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. goldentriangledc.com. Meeting â&#x2013;  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 â&#x2013;  The Coyaba Dance Theater will perform African dance and drumming. 6:30 p.m. Free. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. â&#x2013;  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. Special event â&#x2013;  Teen participants in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Investigating Where We Liveâ&#x20AC;? project will unveil an exhibition of their writing, photography and artwork about the Shaw neighborhood and its importance in the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Nationals will play the New York Mets. 1:35 and 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Saturday at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Tour â&#x2013;  Gardener Nathan Bartholomew will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden focusing on plants suitable for a home vertical garden. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Saturday, July 27

Saturday july 27 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Molly Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013;  Geologist Chelsea Lewis will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocky Rocks and Crystalline Cousins,â&#x20AC;? featuring a two-mile hike to Rock Creek with time for some rock-skipping and hands-on learning (for ages 7 through 12 and their families). 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a night sky tour in Rock Creek Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planetarium. 1 to 1:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-8956224. The program will repeat Sunday at 1 p.m. â&#x2013;  Children will hear a story about base-

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Saturday, july 27 â&#x2013;  Special event: Hip-hop troupe Culture Shock, tap duo the Manzari Brothers, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and percussionist Tito Rodriguez Jr. (shown) will join other performers for National Dance Day, with shows throughout the day on the South Plaza and in the Grand Foyer. 1 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

ball great Jackie Robinson. 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.

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer Todd Brethauer will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Right Water: Not Too Wet and Not Too Dry.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  As part of the Architecture 101 lecture series, Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning dean Randall Ott will discuss expressionism in architecture, which emphasizes a distortion of form for emotional effect. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $12 to $20; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Davies will discuss his childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ben Rides On,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and former Senate historian Richard A. Baker will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The American Senate: An Insiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History,â&#x20AC;? which he co-authored with the late Neil MacNeil, at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Groundbreaking: Funeral and Burial Choicesâ&#x20AC;? will feature experts in the field. 2 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-

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541-6100. â&#x2013;  Freelance visual journalist and writer Zoeann Murphy will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vietnam: Our Father Daughter Journey,â&#x20AC;? a book she coauthored with her father. 2 p.m. Free. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. gallerytalkzoeannmurphy.eventbrite.com. â&#x2013;  Park ranger Michael Zwelling will present a planetarium program on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fire and Ice: Moons of the Solar Systemâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. Films â&#x2013;  West End Cinema will screen Franco Zeffirelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aidaâ&#x20AC;? at Teatro alla Scala. 11 a.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-4193456. â&#x2013;  The CinĂŠ-Concert series will feature Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1926 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lodger,â&#x20AC;? with live accompaniment by the Mont Alto Orchestra. 2 p.m. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  The Black and White Classics Film Series will screen Elliott Nugentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1949 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Gatsby,â&#x20AC;? starring Alan Ladd. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship See Events/Page 20

Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Sandy Lerner, founder and chair of trustees of Chawton House Library and the Centre for the Study of Early English Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Writing, will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life at Pemberly: Ever After With Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $90 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  The Corcoran Gallery of Art will host a family workshop for participants to respond artistically to works in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;War/ Photographyâ&#x20AC;? exhibit. 10 a.m. to noon. Free; registration suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-6391700. artresponsefamilywrkshp.eventbrite. com. â&#x2013;  The Corcoran Gallery of Art will host an art workshop on woodblock prints, from 10 a.m. to noon; and silk screens, from 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. â&#x2013;  Executive chef Javier Romero will lead a master cooking class on making paella. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $110. Taberna del Alabardero, 1776 I St. NW. tabernawdc. eventbrite.com. â&#x2013;  Master dyer and educator Mary Edna Fraser will lead â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mapping Your Personal Landscape,â&#x20AC;? a two-day batik workshop. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $100 to $125; reservations required. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. The workshop will continue Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Petworth Jazz Project will present concerts by Iya and the Kuumba Kids, at 6 p.m.; and the Feedel Band, at 7 p.m. Free. Lawn, Petworth Recreation Center, 8th and Taylor streets NW. petworthjazzproject.com. â&#x2013;  The Fort Dupont Park summer concert series will feature R&B bands Cops Come Knockin and Beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;la Dona. 6 p.m. Free. Fort Dupont Park, 3600 F St. SE. 202-426-7723. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Festival au Desert: Caravan for Peaceâ&#x20AC;? will feature Malian musicians Tartit, Imarhan and Mamadou Kelly performing traditional songs and contemporary tunes. 8 to 10:30 p.m. $10. Tropicalia, 2001 14th

   



   

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Continued From Page 19 Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1488. â&#x2013;  The Phillips Collection will present Marcel CarnĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1945 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Les Enfants du Paradis.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-3872151. â&#x2013;  Filmmaker Paula Gladstone will screen and discuss her movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dancing Soul of the Walking People.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  The National Campaign to End the Korean War will present Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Memory of Forgotten War,â&#x20AC;? about the continuing impact of the Korean War. A panel discussion will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW. info@endthekoreanwar.org. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will screen French director CĂŠline Sciammaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomboy,â&#x20AC;? followed by a discussion about gender history and identity by College of William & Mary history chair Leisa Meyer. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-7892227. Performances â&#x2013;  The Bowen McCauley Dance company will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afoot in Vienna,â&#x20AC;? a modern and minimalist multimedia piece, as part of the eighth annual Capital Fringe Festival. 7:45 p.m. $17 plus Fringe admission button ($5). GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. tinyurl. com/afoot-in-vienna. The performance will repeat Sunday at 2 p.m. â&#x2013;  Dance Place will host the Choreographers Collaboration Project, featuring works inspired by various iconic sites around Alexandria. 8 p.m. $8 to $22. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-2691600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 7 p.m. Special events â&#x2013;  The D.C.-based nonprofit Archaeology in the Community will host the DC Day of Archaeology 2013 Festival, part of a

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worldwide celebration. The D.C. event will include mock excavation, artifact displays, craft activities and lectures. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Turkey Thicket Park, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE. archaeologyincommunity. com/festival.html. â&#x2013;  The Petworth Library will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Librari-Conâ&#x20AC;? for comic book and anime fans to celebrate their favorite graphic stories. Noon. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  As part of a celebration of the life of master craftsman Thomas Day, furniture maker Jerome Bias will demonstrate Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s techniques and use period-specific tools to re-create historic designs, and storyteller and historian Fred Motley will present dramatic readings of Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letters to his daughter. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-founders of The Book Doctors, will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pitchapalooza!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where writers hoping to sell their book ideas to publishers will have the opportunity to practice and hone their pitches. 3:30 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Insatiable Bites will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wiz: A Food and Art Pop Up Experience,â&#x20AC;? featuring food, drinks, art, a trunk show and a live cook-off competition. 7 to 10 p.m. $55 to $85. Epic Yoga Center, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW. insatiablebitesthewiz.ticketleap.com. â&#x2013;  Politics and Prose and Modern Times Coffeehouse will host a trivia night. 8 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Sporting events â&#x2013;  The 2013 Citi Open tennis tournament will feature Angelique Kerber, Juan Martin del Potro, Tommy Haas and Denis Kudla, among others. 10 a.m. $10 to $80. William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. 800-745-3000. The tournament will continue through Aug. 4 at various times. â&#x2013;  D.C. United will play the New England Revolution. 7 p.m. $26 to $55. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-7453000. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  A half-hour tour of Peirce Mill and its grounds will feature a look at the 1820s

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â&#x2013;  Ranger Tony Linforth will lead a horseback tour through Rock Creek Park. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $45; reservations required. Rock Creek Park Horse Center, 5100 Glover Road NW. 202-362-0117. â&#x2013;  A behind-the-scenes tour will focus on the Washington National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gargoyles and grotesques. 2 p.m. $5 to $10. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. nationalcathedral.org. Monday, July 29

Monday july 29 Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature guitarist Tom Principato. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-3121300. Performances will continue through Aug. 27 each Monday and Tuesday at noon. â&#x2013;  The Washington International Piano Festival will present the Young Pianist Showcase Concert, featuring students of Bok Hwa Kim, at 6:45 p.m.; and the 2013 faculty recital, at 7:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. washingtonpianofest. com. â&#x2013;  The choirs of the Washington National Cathedral and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will perform works by Mendelssohn, Allegri and other composers. 7 p.m. $40. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. nationalcathedral.org. â&#x2013;  The Fort Reno concert series will feature Priests, Humble Fire and The Accidentals. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform at the Capitol. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. navyband.navy.mil. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The group 40Plus of Greater Washington will present a talk by Tom Morris on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good News for Gray Hairs: Marketing Yourself After 50.â&#x20AC;? 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Suite T-2, 1718 P St. NW. 202-3871582. â&#x2013;  Experts will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Politics of Repair: Restitution and Reparations in the Wake of the Holocaust.â&#x20AC;? 2 to 4 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Rubinstein Auditorium, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. ushmm.org/events/restitutionworkshop. â&#x2013;  Civil rights attorney Johnny Barnes and Howard University professor Michael E. Fauntroy will discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its relevancy today. 6 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  Barbara A. Perry, a senior fellow at the University of Virginia, will discuss her new biography â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Stewart Comes to Washington,â&#x20AC;? a salute to legendary actor James Stewart, will feature Otto Premingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1959 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anatomy of a Murder,â&#x20AC;? co-starring Lee Remick, George C. Scott, Ben Gazzara and Eve Arden. 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202783-3372. â&#x2013;  West End Cinema will host an advance screening of AMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new crime drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Low Winter Sun,â&#x20AC;? starring Mark Strong. 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. See Events/Page 21


Continued From Page 20 West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. westendcinema.com. â&#x2013;  The Screen on the Green festival will feature Martin Rittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1979 drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Norma Rae,â&#x20AC;? starring Sally Field and Beau Bridges. 8 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 12th streets. friendsofscreenonthegreen.org. Performance â&#x2013;  Split This Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DC Youth Slam Team will feature local teens performing poetry about social justice issues. 6 p.m. Free. Theater Lab, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. Special event â&#x2013;  The Washington Wizards will host a final audition showcase featuring 30 finalists to become Wizard Girls. 7 p.m. $10 to $15. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. wizardgirls.com. Teen program â&#x2013;  Performance poet Candice Danielle Iloh will lead a workshop on verse and song lyrics. 5:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-6713121. Tuesday,july July 3030 Tuesday Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  The Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Time Capsule,â&#x20AC;? a show designed specifically for the D.C. Public Library system (for ages 3 through 12). 11 a.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. The program will repeat at 1 p.m. at the Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW; 202-576-7252. â&#x2013;  The Roald Dahl Book and Film Club will meet to discuss works and films by the

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Events Entertainment classic childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book author (for ages 7 and older). 4 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. elaine.pelton@dc.gov. 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;  An AARP driver safety course will offer instruction in proven safety strategies. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. $12 to $14; reservations required. Hattie Holmes Senior Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW. 202-291-6170. The class will continue Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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 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;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature the band Cubano Groove. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202312-1300. â&#x2013;  Organist Pamela Meys Kane will perform works by Belgian composer Firmin Swinnen. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013;  The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The Washington International Piano Festival will present the Young Pianist Showcase Concert, featuring prize winners of the 2013 International Young Artist Piano Competition, at 6:45 p.m.; and Brian Ganz, a laureate of the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competi-

tions, at 7:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. washingtonpianofest.com. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navy Band will perform as part of its Concert on the Avenue series. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets. navyband.navy.mil. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Airmen of Note ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-767-5658. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Curator Erin Kuykendall will discuss Tudor Placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doll collection after a full Victorian tea service with scones, sandwiches and petite desserts. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $25 to $30. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-9650400. â&#x2013;  William Roger Lewis will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another Dimension of Empire: The History of the Oxford University Press.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Room 119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202707-5510. â&#x2013;  Wil Haygood will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Butler: A Witness to History,â&#x20AC;? which has been adapted to an upcoming film starring Forest Whitaker. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Lea Carpenter will discuss her debut novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eleven Days.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Films â&#x2013;  The Popular Movie Series will screen Fede Alvarezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evil Dead,â&#x20AC;? a gory remake of the 1981 cult horror favorite. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  The Groundbreakers film series will

screen Walter Sallesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2004 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Motorcycle Diaries,â&#x20AC;? about a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calling. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-7270232. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Movies in the Park,â&#x20AC;? sponsored by Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, will feature Jay Roachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2000 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet the Parents,â&#x20AC;? starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. 8:30 p.m. Free. Stead Park, 1625 P St. NW. 202-491-1275. Meetings 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. â&#x2013;  The Creative Juices Writing Club will hold a monthly workshop led by author Ginger Ingalls. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Performance â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will host an open mic poetry night. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Teen program â&#x2013;  Performance poet Candice Iloh will

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Wednesday july 31 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  A storytime at Peirce Mill will explore childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books related to milling heritage. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-8956070. â&#x2013;  Youth employees of the Common Good City Farm will discuss their experiences as urban farmers. 1 p.m. Free. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. Classes â&#x2013;  The Downtown Business Improvement Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Workout Wednesdays in Franklin Parkâ&#x20AC;? will feature a weekly fitness class. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Franklin Park, 13th and I streets NW. downtowndc.org. The classes will continue through Sept. 25. â&#x2013;  The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will host a weekly class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Am I? Who Are You? A Buddhist Perspective.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-9862257. The classes will continue through Aug. 14. Concerts â&#x2013;  Scottish folk musician Alasdair Roberts will perform a mix of his own compositions and traditional songs. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Washington International Piano Festival will present the Adult Pianist Showcase Concert, at 6:45 p.m.; and See Events/Page 26

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Continued From Page 21 Tanya Gabrielian, recipient of prizes in the Scottish, Sydney, Aram Khachaturyan and Bosendorfer international piano competitions, at 7:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. washingtonpianofest. com. ■ The Marine Band will perform works by Reineke, Chabrier and Sousa. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-4334011. ■ Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Dawn McCarthy will perform idiosyncratic indie rock. 8 p.m. $30 to $35. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. Discussions and lectures ■ Digital media specialist Laura Hoffman will discuss selected items in the exhibit “Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger.” Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202783-7370. ■ Tunisian curator and art historian Ikram Lakhdhar and Palestinian-American artist Manal Deeb will discuss the role of art in shaping national consciousness and the Palestinian identity. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290. ■ Catholic University’s summer lecture series on architecture will feature Andrea Leers of Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel. 5:30 p.m. Free. Gensler’s Washington Conference Space, 2020 K St. NW. architecture.cua.edu. ■ Rosalie Riegle will discuss her books “Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community” and “Crossing The Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ ESPN fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will discuss his book “Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports From the Guy Who’s Lived It.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature Gary Ross’ 2012 film “The Hunger Games.” 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. ■ The “Films on the Vern” outdoor series will feature Tim Burton’s 2010 movie “Alice in Wonderland.” 8:30 p.m. Free. Quad, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-242-5117. Meeting ■ The Tenley-Friendship Library’s “Young Prose Book Group,” for ages 21 through 35, will meet to discuss “Room” by Emma Donoghue. 7 p.m. Free. Kitty O’Shea’s D.C., 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW. megan.biggins@gmail.com. Performances ■ The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Sara Armour and Adam Friedland. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. lygodc.com. ■ The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Poetry magazine and the Corcoran Gallery of Art will present “I am the beggar of the world,” a reading of Afghan folk poetry by journalist Eliza Griswold and filmmaker Seamus Murphy. A screening

of Murphy’s short film “Snake” will follow. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. afghan-women-poetry.eventbrite. com. Sporting event ■ The Washington Mystics will play the New York Liberty. 7 p.m. $12 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800745-3000. Teen program ■ The P.E.T. Clique Anime Club will meet to talk about and watch Japanese animated movies. 4 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-2431188. Volunteer event ■ Volunteers will help build the new Southwest Community Garden. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; registration requested. Lansburgh Park, 1098 Delaware Ave. SW. swgardens.org. Thursday, Aug. 1

Thursday august 1 Children’s program ■ An exercise activity will teach participants how to train like astronauts. 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-8956070. Concerts ■ The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host a chamber music concert. Noon. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The fifth annual Washington International Piano Festival will present its Young Pianist Showcase. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. The concert will repeat Friday at 6 p.m. ■ The Fort Reno concert series will feature Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Sniffs, and Nervous Impulse. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com. ■ The Marine Band will perform works by Reineke, Chabrier and Sousa. 7:30 p.m. Free. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. 202-433-4011. ■ The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform classic tenor arias. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. usarmyband. com. The concert will repeat Friday at 8 p.m. Demonstration ■ Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi will lead a cooking demonstration focused on late-summer produce. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Discussions and lectures ■ Scholar Patricia O’Brien will discuss “English Colonialism and Piracy From the Atlantic to the Pacific.” Noon. Free. Room 113, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5510. ■ Seng Luangrath, head chef at Bangkok Golden Thai Restaurant, will discuss how food is prepared in her native Laos and offer samples of several dishes. 6 p.m. $20 to $25; reservations required. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202667-0441, ext. 64. ■ University of Washington law professor Ronald K.L. Collins will discuss his book “On Dissent: Its Meaning in Ameri-

ca.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Palestinian-American author and political commentator Susan Abulhawa will discuss her recent experiences in Gaza and present her forthcoming poetry collection “My Voice Sought the Wind.” 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-3877638. Films ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies” will feature an outdoor screening of Joss Whedon’s 2012 film “The Avengers,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 2nd and M streets SE. capitolriverfront. org. ■ The Corcoran Gallery of Art will hold a short film competition inspired by the museum’s exhibition “Ellen Harvey: The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. aliensguidefilmfest.eventbrite.com. Meeting ■ The Mystery Book Group will discuss “Midnight in Peking” by Paul French. 6:30 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. Special events ■ “Phillips After 5” will feature a jazz performance by violinist David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel; a gallery talk about “Sensorial Space: Braque’s Reimagining of the Still Life”; and “A Moveable Feast,” featuring locally sourced foods, a handson art activity and a talk by area distillers about cocktails. 5 to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $12; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/events. ■ The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue will host a “milkshake happy hour” for interns and recent college graduates. 5:30 p.m. $5. Good Stuff Eatery, 303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. tinyurl.com/milkshake-happy-hour. ■ Celebrity chefs Carla Hall, Bart Vandaele and Victor Albisu will compete in the “Chef Challenge” as part of the 2013 Citi Open tennis tournament. 6 to 8 p.m. $100. William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. 202721-9500. ■ The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will host a game night with drink and appetizer specials. 6 to 9 p.m. $27. The Board Room Game Bar, 1737 Connecticut Ave. NW. washingtondcjcc. org. Tour ■ A close-up tour will focus on ironwork at the Washington National Cathedral. 3 p.m. $10; reservations suggested. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. nationalcathedral.org. The Current welcomes submissions for the Events & Entertainment calendar, although space constraints limit the number of items we can include. Items must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event and include a summary of the event and its date, time, location with complete address, and cost to attend (indicate “free” if there is no charge). Also, please list a phone number for publication and a phone number for an editor to reach a contact person. Entries may be sent to calendar@currentnewspapers. com or The Current, P.O. Box 40400, Washington, D.C. 20016-0400.


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