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Vida plans for rooftop DJs spark protest

City revises proposals for school boundaries


■ Education: Officials drop

controversial lottery options

By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer

Vida Fitness at 1612 U St. won’t have disc jockeys at its rooftop pool and bar just yet. The Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commission voted last Wednesday to protest the health club’s alcohol board application for the right to offer live music, including a DJ, on its roof. The application also seeks permission to serve alcohol on an expanded fourth floor, although that proposal appears not to have caused controversy. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration will schedule a hearing for the protest in the coming months. Explaining that the application’s proposals constitute a “substantial change” to the original license provisions, commissioners made their protest subject to negotiation of a settlement agreement between the health club and a group of neighbors currently opposed to its plans. Commission chair Will Stephens said, “It could very well be that everyone comes to a very quick resolution on this,” but he noted that See License/Page 5

By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer

D.C. education officials have released a new proposal for overhauling the city’s public school boundaries and student enrollment policies, responding to citywide feedback supporting a system of neighborhood schools. The new plan is the product of an ongoing process led by Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith, aimed at addressing overcrowding

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Hillary Clinton — former first lady, senator and secretary of state — joined Politics and Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine, a former Clinton speechwriter and staffer, for a conversation at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on Friday evening. The two discussed Clinton’s new book “Hard Choices,” among other topics.

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With a vote last Thursday, the Tenleytown/Friendship Heights advisory neighborhood commission urged the D.C. Department of Transportation to make traffic circles permanent at the intersection of 42nd and Warren streets. The commission asked the city agency to act “as quickly as possible” to remove two temporary roundabouts made of metal pylons with plastic attachments and replace them with landscaped concrete structures that will calm traffic while also beautifying the neighborhood. City officials plan to coordinate on the project with American Uni-


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Neighbors are asking the city for landscaped traffic circles to replace the temporary fixtures.

versity, which has committed to spend up to $400,000 to fund the circles to mitigate traffic concerns from its nearby law school construction. Commissioners also asked that officials negotiate a memorandum of

ANC commissioner allegedly assaults American U. official — Page 3

‘Buyer & Cellar’ production coming to Harman Hall — Page 19

■ Development: Giant and

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

understanding allowing neighbors to take responsibility for beautification efforts. The commission further requested that the city protect 42nd Street bicyclists by erecting new signage and repainting shared-lane markings. The Transportation Department installed the pair of temporary circles last year at the two intersections of 42nd and Warren, where Warren splits around a triangle park. The goal was to prevent drivers from running stop signs and speeding down 42nd as a way of avoiding traffic on Wisconsin and Nebraska avenues. Commissioners have said that most neighbors approve of making See Traffic/Page 14


Cathedral Commons aims to wrap up work this year CVS set to open in the fall

Tenley ANC seeks permanent roundabouts By GRAHAM VYSE

and underutilization of school facilities, among other issues. This latest iteration puts forth the goals of improving the interplay between charter schools and traditional public schools, reopening some closed neighborhood schools and investing in public transportation to help students travel to school. But it is the renewed focus on guaranteed access to neighborhood schools that sets this draft apart from initial options for reform released in April. Those proposals included consideration of lottery-based admissions at the elementary, middle and high school levels. That idea See Schools/Page 14

The long-planned Cathedral Commons project at Wisconsin Avenue and Newark Street continues to take shape, as construction progresses on the large mixed-use development and more retail tenants sign leases. Cathedral Commons, which is replacing the neighborhood’s onestory Giant Food supermarket and a nearby shopping strip, is expected to be complete in December. Lauren Neuvel, spokesperson for developer Bozzuto, said yesterday that residential leasing will begin in September, and anchor retailers CVS and Giant are set to open in October and November, respectively, along the south side of Newark. Other confirmed retail tenants include Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, featuring Spanish fare; Raku, an Asian restaurant with sushi and sake; and a Wells Fargo bank branch along Wisconsin Avenue on the southern portion of the project.


Proposal for Capitol security area evokes duck-and-cover fear — Page 8

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Construction on the Cleveland Park project began in fall 2012.

On the northern section, between Newark and Idaho Avenue, confirmed tenants include SunTrust Bank; iDoc Optical, a full-service eye-care office; and Starbucks, all along Wisconsin. Eleven retail spaces totaling about 26,000 square feet remain available, according to the project website; four more have pending leases, including two on the second floor of the southern parcel that are slated for Pilates and spin centers. The project also includes 145 rental housing units: 13 apartments south of Newark, due in September; eight Idaho Avenue town houses See Commons/Page 14

INDEX Calendar/16 Classifieds/24 District Digest/4 Exhibits/17 Foggy Bottom News/11 In Your Neighborhood/10

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AU may sit out ANC meetings following alleged assault by commissioner By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

It was, by most accounts, a productive meeting between American University and neighbors living near its East Campus development project. Residents along New Mexico Avenue were seeking to spread out the impacts of construction traffic, and both sides seemed open to the idea of allowing work on Saturdays instead of just weekdays.

But as stragglers hung around after the meeting last Tuesday night in the Sutton Towers community room, university community relations director Andrew Huff began speaking to advisory neighborhood commissioner Kent Slowinski. According to witness accounts, Huff touched Slowinski on the arm as part of a heated conversation — at which point Slowinski recoiled and repeatedly punched Huff. Huff’s account in a police report states that Slowinski “got very irate and struck [Huff] in

The week ahead Wednesday, June 18

The Georgetown Business Association will hold its 2014 Leadership Luncheon, which will honor Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings. The event will begin with a reception at noon at Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place, 3000 K St. NW. Tickets cost $50 for members and $75 for others. For details contact or 202-640-1279. ■ The D.C. State Board of Education will hold a public meeting to review updated changes to the categories and format of the District’s state and local education agency report cards and to discuss the District’s state accountability plan under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

Thursday, June 19

D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith and the Advisory Committee for Student Assignment will present draft recommendations on school boundaries, feeder patterns and school choice policies. The agenda will include an overview of the proposed citywide policies and breakout groups on their impact on Coolidge, Roosevelt and Wilson high schools. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Takoma Education Campus, 7010 Piney Branch Road NW. ■ Ingleside at Rock Creek will host a community meeting to present an update on its development plans. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Ingleside at Rock Creek, 3050 Military Road NW.

Saturday, June 21

Rock Creek Conservancy will host the first of two community meetings to discuss the future of Rock Creek Park related to issues such as public access, historic elements, programming and recreation, and the environment. The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW.

Monday, June 23

The Friends of Stead Park will hold a community meeting on upcoming construction scheduled to begin in July. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chastleton Ballroom, 16th and R streets NW.

Tuesday, June 24

The D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations will hold its monthly meeting on the city’s public safety response. Speakers will include Kristopher Baumann of the D.C. police union and Kenneth Lyons of the D.C. emergency medical services union. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1114, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

Wednesday, June 25

The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a stakeholder meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. in the agency’s conference room at Suite 300-North, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. The agenda will include an update on housing-related legislation and discussion of voluntary agreements, which can allow a housing provider to increase legal rents beyond ordinary cost-of-living adjustments. For details or to RSVP contact 202-719-6560 or

Thursday, June 26

The MLK Library Friends will host a conference to examine creative solutions to the dilemmas posed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library by homelessness in the District. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. Admission is free, but reservations are required at ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a second public meeting on a planning study regarding potential improvements to Canal Road between Chain Bridge and M Street. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. ■ The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition will hold a town hall meeting on “D.C.: The Unaffordable City” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Sumner School Museum, 17th and M streets NW. ■ The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold its regular meeting at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW. Featured speakers during the program portion of the meeting at 8 p.m. will be at-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds on the general election and Urban Institute senior research associate Peter A. Tatian on demographic changes in Ward 3 and throughout the District.

the upper body several times with a closed fist causing [Huff] to lose balance.” Slowinski, who represents much of Wesley Heights, declined to comment to The Current on the advice of his attorney, except to say “what’s in the police report is false.” A Washington Post article states that he confirmed portions of the incident. “I was walking away and he pushed me. I said, ‘That’s assault,’ and so I punched him in the arm,” Slowinski said in the Post article.

Huff also declined to comment, and Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Paul Metcalf said he could share no details because the incident remains under investigation. The alleged assault has threatened to impede progress toward improving towngown relations at American. In response to the incident, the university banned Slowinski from its campus and property. Furthermore, the university’s Linda Argo wrote in a letter to the See Argument/Page 14


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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District Digest New CFO outlines improvement plan

The District’s new chief financial officer says he will introduce a seven-point plan this week on how to substantially increase the quality of his office’s services to District residents and government suppliers. Jeffrey S. DeWitt told the West End Citizens Association Saturday said the plan would take five years

to become completely operational. DeWitt comes to the city from Phoenix, where he also served as chief financial officer. He told association members about the house he bought there in 2004, which had doubled in value by 2006. But after the recession hit, it was worth less than what he had paid. The result of the city’s rapidly declining real estate values was that officials had to create new service efficiencies

and make cutbacks. By consulting with several private companies, he was able to save Phoenix $100 million annually. He said that although Washington doesn’t have the same real estate problems, there are still “ways you can be more efficient.� DeWitt’s plan will include improving the transparency of his department’s reports — which residents should not have to be accoun-

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tants to understand, he said. Improving the office’s website is also absolutely essential, he told association members. And finally, he plans to make it impossible for an employee to commit a crime like that of Harriette Walters, who stole $50 million from city taxpayers. He called Walters’ action “an atrocity� and said steps must be taken to prevent anything similar in the future. DeWitt said his department must improve at attracting and retaining top employees and managing a fair and equitable system for collecting unpaid taxes.

Catania takes aim at sales tax on gyms

At-large D.C. Council member David Catania, an independent candidate for mayor this fall, wants to amend the upcoming city budget to remove a new sales tax on gyms, yoga studios and similar businesses. “Government should be doing everything in its power to encourage and assist residents in living healthier lifestyles,� Catania said in a news release. “The amendment I will offer to undo the Wellness Tax reflects our shared desire to help residents lead healthier, longer lives.� In order to make up for the reve-

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nue lost under this change, Catania will suggest spreading a proposed reduction in the city’s business income tax over six years instead of five. As proposed in the city’s fiscal year 2015 budget, the tax will drop from 9.975 percent to 8.25 percent. The proposed sales tax on fitness centers was part of a broader proposal covering a variety of services. Catania’s amendment doesn’t affect plans to tax other services including car washes and tanning salons. The final vote on the budget legislation is scheduled for June 24.

D.C. minimum wage set to increase July 1

The minimum wage in D.C. will increase by $1 in less than two weeks, moving from $8.25 to $9.50 per hour on July 1. The city’s Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013 will ultimately increase the hourly compensation to $11.50, via $1 increases each year through 2016. Starting in 2017, the wage will increase annually in proportion to the consumer price index. In a news release, Mayor Vincent Gray, who signed the Minimum Wage Amendment Act into law on Jan. 15, said: “I am proud of the role we played in bringing this minimum-wage increase about, because it will enable all District workers to earn a decent living.� The city previously considered legislation that would have raised the minimum solely at certain largescale retailers. Legislators subsequently worked with surrounding Maryland jurisdictions to agree on a regional increase for all workers.



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representatives of the nearby Haddon condominiums and several other community members had expressed concern about increased noise from the rooftop. Appearing before the commission, Vida Fitness owner David von Storch said music is already permitted on the rooftop every day until midnight. He argued that it wouldn’t make a difference if music were live instead of pre-recorded because it wouldn’t be any louder. “What we are asking for is to have music from a different source,� von Storch said. Von Storch further argued that the health club has a history of good neighborhood relations and no plans to change its business model. Stephens acknowledged that the U Street facility has never violated the terms of its Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration license. But commissioners indicated that their constituents needed to be heard. Commissioner Noah Smith stressed that approval of live music outside

doesn’t come often: “I think we have to tread very lightly when working with outdoor space, whether it’s on a sidewalk or on a rooftop.� When it became clear that the commission was moving forward with its protest, von Storch sounded a conciliatory note: “There will be elements of compromise in any agreement we reach.� When Vida Fitness opened in 2011, operator Capitol City Brewing Co. entered into a settlement agreement with neighbors. The rooftop would not open earlier than 8 a.m. or close later than midnight — except on weekends, when it would close at 1 a.m. Measures would be taken to contain sound on the roof, and the speakers would maintain a low volume. No dancing facilities would be provided. “It ended up being a relatively long negotiation,� Stephens recalled in an interview. But it was resolved amicably, and commissioners expect this protest will end the same way. “The most likely scenario is that we’ll be able to work something out,� Stephens said.


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New office tower slated for 21st and K streets Developers of a site adjacent to the International Finance Corp. building at 21st and K streets plan to replace existing office space with a newer building and to lease the space to the World Bank subsidiary. “We’re finalizing the sale,� said David Avitabile, an attorney for the developers, a private partnership dubbed Professional Associates. Representatives discussed the plans for the site at Saturday’s meeting of the West End Citizens Association. The proposed office building, which requires approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission, would

be 130 feet tall with 153,000 square feet of office space, 4,000 square feet of retail and 48 parking spots. The commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal July 31. The project is proposed as a planned-unit development, which requires community amenities, so the developers plan to offer meeting space for community organizations. They have also offered to help fund the Foggy Bottom West End Village, an agingin-place organization for local seniors. If the necessary approvals come through, construction would start in 2016 and finish in 2018.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 1300-1399 block, K St.; 2:14 a.m. June 15. Theft â&#x2013;  13th and G streets; 7:09 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, F St.; 3:30 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, H St.; 11:15 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, F St.; 12:30 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, H St.; 6:11 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, G St.; 11:47 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 2 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, E St.; 7:56 p.m. June 14. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 10th St.; 7:35 a.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1200-1399 block, Madison Drive; 6:36 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, E St.; 3:02 a.m. June 15.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 500-599 block, G St.; 9:55 a.m. June 12 (with knife). â&#x2013;  600-699 block, F St.; 12:15 p.m. June 12 (with knife). â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 3:30 a.m. June 15 (with knife). Burglary â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 7:04 a.m. June 10. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  400-499 block, 7th St.; 10:55 p.m. June 9.






Theft â&#x2013; 800-899 block, G St.; 4 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, I St.; 8:09 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 9:52 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, 5th St.; 3:13 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, F St.; 4:58 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 1:54 a.m. June 14. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  300-498 block, Indiana Ave.; 6:17 p.m. June 9.

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Burglary â&#x2013; 1000-1099 block, 16th St.; 8:43 p.m. June 15. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, Vermont Ave.; 11:50 a.m. June 10.

Theft â&#x2013; 2000-2099 block, L St.; 10:45 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, L St.; 11:25 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 15th St.; 6:16 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, I St.; 6:19 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1400-1433 block, K St.; 9:27 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 15th St.; 10:27 a.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, K St.; 11:43 a.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 15th St.; 11:58 a.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 15th St.; 2:44 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 9:15 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1400-1433 block, K St.; 9:07 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, Connecticut Ave.; 10 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, K St.; 5:17 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1100-1129 block, Connecticut Ave.; 7:43 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 10:32 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  2400-2448 block, Virginia Ave.; 7:08 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, 24th St.; 4 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, Vermont Ave.; 6:05 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 25th St.; 1:57 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 23rd St.; 9:40 a.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, M St.; 5:48 p.m. June 15. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, L St.; 5 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, 14th St.; 3:09 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, M St.; 2:23 a.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, 26th St.; 6:10 p.m. June 15.

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Assault with dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 1400-1499 block, P St.; 6:42 p.m. June 10 (with knife). â&#x2013;  1-7 block, Dupont Circle; 8:30 p.m. June 15. Theft â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, P St.; 8:13 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, P St.; 8:25 a.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Jefferson Place; 9:40 a.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1:25 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:52 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:55 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1200-1217 block, 18th St.; 10:49 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1600-1622 block, 19th St.; 6:50 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, 18th St.; 5 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 8:50 p.m.

June 13. â&#x2013; 1700-1799 block, 21st St.; 7 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4 a.m. June 15. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2000-2015 block, O St.; 8:56 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, O St.; 4:36 p.m. June 13.

â&#x2013; 1400-1425 block, R St.; 6:17 a.m. June 15. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1850-1947 block, Biltmore St.; 7:02 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1823-1827 block, Harvard St.; 4:14 p.m. June 10.

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Robbery â&#x2013; R and 13th streets; 9:02 p.m. June 11.

Burglary â&#x2013; 1400-1499 block, Swann St.; 9:43 p.m. June 9.

Burglary â&#x2013; 1200-1299 block, 10th St.; 1:03 p.m. June 13.

Theft â&#x2013; 1400-1499 block, Q St.; 12:24 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, 14th St.; 1 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1400-1425 block, R St.; 12:24 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, 16th St.; 3:33 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1721-1799 block, 14th St.; 6:36 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, Q St.; 7 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, U St.; 1:06 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1400-1429 block, S St.; 3:23 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, U St.; 5:42 p.m. June 15.

Theft â&#x2013; 1200-1299 block, 11th St.; 6:07 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, R St.; 8:51 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 2 a.m. June 11.

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 1400-1499 block, V St.; 2:30 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1700-1789 block, Corcoran St.; 3:34 p.m. June 13.

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Robbery â&#x2013; 2300-2399 block, 18th St.; 1:15 a.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  2300-2399 block, 18th St.; 12:30 a.m. June 15 (with gun). Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  1711-1717 block, Florida Ave.; 2:20 a.m. June 15. Burglary â&#x2013;  2300-2399 block, 18th St.; 10:56 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  2300-2399 block, 19th St.; 8:30 a.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Summit Place; 4 p.m. June 14. Theft â&#x2013;  2400-2499 block, 18th St.; 1 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1646-1699 block, Columbia Road; 9:40 a.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Summit Place; 6:52 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Belmont Road; 1:28 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  2500-2599 block, Mozart Place; 9:03 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  2400-2479 block, 16th St.; 2:26 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1847-1999 block, Calvert St.; 5:50 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1811-1852 block, Columbia Road; 4 a.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  2500-2589 block, 17th St.; 6:14 a.m. June 15.

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 1200-1299 block, N St.; 4:41 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, N St.; 9:09 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Riggs St.; 10:20 p.m. June 9. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, 10th St.; 8:23 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  O and 10th streets; 9:52 a.m. June 12.

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Robbery â&#x2013; 800-805 block, Webster St.; 4:21 p.m. Jun 10. â&#x2013;  25-34 block, Sherman Circle; 7:10 a.m. June 11 (with gun). â&#x2013;  4700-4799 block, 8th St.; 7:25 a.m. June 11 (with gun). â&#x2013;  5000-5099 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 8:59 a.m. June 11. Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  4700-4799 block, 8th St.; 3:15 a.m. June 11 (with knife). Burglary â&#x2013;  4900-4999 block, 4th St.; 9:39 p.m. June 12. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  7th and Webster streets; 6:05 p.m. June 10. Theft â&#x2013;  500-599 block, Shepherd St.; noon June 10. â&#x2013;  1-199 block, Webster St.; 1:28 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  4100-4199 block, 8th St.; 5 p.m. June 11. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3900-3999 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 6:31 a.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  69-129 block, Gallatin St.; 12:39 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  401-499 Allison St.; 5:30 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  3800-3899 block, Georgia Ave.; 3:25 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  750-799 block, Buchanan St.; 1:46 p.m. June 15.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Spotlight on Schools Jewish Primary Day School of the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital

In science, the third-graders did a project called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Egg Drop.â&#x20AC;? There were 12 groups, and each group was challenged to use recycled materials to protect an egg that was going to be dropped from the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof. Each group was given tissue paper, a paper towel, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, an egg carton and string. In class, we learned that a triangle was a strong structure, so many groups tried to include triangles in their designs. We were afraid it was going to rain on the day of the egg drop, but the weather was fine. I held my breath as my groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s egg was dropped. The moment it hit the ground, I knew our egg had cracked. There was yolk dripping out of the container. Too bad! I would suggest that other schools do this exciting activity. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Simone Kimelman-Block, third-grader

Mann Elementary

The third-graders have been researching and writing about endangered animals. On June 17, we are sponsoring a bake sale and the proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund to protect some of the endangered animals we have been studying. We have sent out sign-ups and emails to parents and they will bring in cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts and other sweets. We have posters in the halls of the school, reminding students, teachers, staff and parents of the bake sale. We hope we can raise a lot of money for the World Wildlife Fund to help protect endangered animals from extinction. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Annika Jobanputra, Neeka Sadeghi, Ava McKeever and Noel Mulugeta, third-graders

Murch Elementary

Murch Elementary had its annual spirit week. Each day the students and teachers dressed up to different themes. On Monday, we

School DISPATCHES wore the Murch school colors (blue and yellow). On Tuesday, we dressed up like our favorite teachers, like wearing ties and wigs. Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday, and everyone dressed crazy. You could wear pants on your head or wear socks in your hair. Thursday was Throwback Thursday, and we dressed in our favorite decade. And on Friday, students dressed how they expect to look in the future, like dying their hair gray. Dressing up is fun and funny. Having an annual spirit week is a great tradition at Murch! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gabrielle Bennett, third-grader

Our Lady of Victory School

This year at OLV there were many opportunities for students to learn, express themselves and have fun. A highlight for me was singing the part of Mary in a performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born for Thisâ&#x20AC;? about the Passion of Christ. It was an emotional experience because I got to see through Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes how devastating and heartbreaking it was to see her only son die on the cross for us. In early June the eighth grade took a service trip to Camden, N.J., one of the poorest cities in America. We helped sort socks, made food for the homeless, did gardening work around St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homeless Shelter and played with the kids at the Holy Name School. As I graduate from OLV, I would like to thank my teachers, especially vice principal Katie Sague, who is celebrating her 20th year at our school and who recently was one of 10 teachers in the archdiocese chosen for the $5,000 Golden Apple Award. Mrs. Sague is helpful, happy and understanding. Finally, all of us at OLV would like to express our gratitude to our departing pastor, Father Dave Werning, and extend a warm greeting to his replacement, Father David FitzPatrick. Please stop by the parish

this summer and welcome him! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Whitney O., eighth-grader


Shepherd Elementary

Hello, this will be my last report for the school year. The D.C.-wide science fair was a couple of weeks ago. A Shepherd student won second place overall. Two other Shepherd students got awards in their categories. For example, engineering is a category at the science fair. Nice work, Shepherd! Thanks to Ms. Ulba for helping organize the Shepherd students. Kite Day was Monday. The plan was for students to bring in kites and parachutes, take them down to the lower field, fly them and learn about the science behind flight. Fifth-grade graduation is on Wednesday. On Friday we have a full day, then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all over. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re free! Happy summer, everyone! Writing the Student Scoop has been fun. See you in the fall! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Henry Trimble, fourth-grader

Stoddert Elementary

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a fifth-grader and my name is Arina and I have been at Stoddert since preschool when I went to school at the field house co-op. I went to Ms. Terrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pre-K and I remember that Isabele and I got in trouble a lot. We were natural enemies back then, but from third through fifth grade we have been best friends. I am wondering if I will have really hard homework in middle school and what subjects we will have. Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Gregory and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here since third grade. I remember the earthquake. Ms. Choi was my teacher then and we all got out of the building. Ms. Prosserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth grade and the field trip to Mount

Photo by Victor Flatt

Janney Campfire Council members visited TD Bank last week to count and deposit the money theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve raised this year for Thrive DC, a group that helps the homeless. The students raised $360, with another major donation expected soon. Shown with the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flag are, from left, Owen Bradley-Means, Kevin Harris, Oscar Ertman, Miles Huh and Mattias Facchinato-Sitja. Vernon were really cool. Science was really interesting. We learned about volcano stages. I learned a lot of math. The G-Man assembly was awesome. Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Stefan and I came to fourth grade from Serbia. When I first got to America I was excited. My first friend was Dan and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

from the Russian Embassy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned a lot of new English words. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become a better reader. I won a prize for discovering the second perfect number, which is 28. I like math. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Arina Chowdhury, Gregory Neverson and Stefan Bosic, fifth-graders



Wednesday, June 18, 2014


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Signs of progress

There’s little question that last week’s proposal on new school boundaries and enrollment policies represents a vast improvement from the initial draft, which offered three generally unpalatable options that would have left much of student assignment up to chance through lotteries or “choice sets.” In contrast, the new draft prepared by the deputy mayor for education and an advisory committee expresses a commitment to neighborhood schools, and some of the ideas get at the need for more high-quality programs. For instance, the plan suggests two new standalone middle schools in Ward 4 — in part to handle surging student enrollment, but also to address the lack of enthusiasm for the pre-K-through-eighth-grade programs foisted on the ward several years ago during a time of consolidation. Reconstituting Ward 4’s former MacFarland Middle School in itself will do little to restore parent confidence. With proper planning, however, establishing a coherent feeder system into a well-planned middle school with a strong curriculum could. Proposals for a dual-language immersion program are promising, but they must be fleshed out and paired with further planning for a Roosevelt High School that has an international focus and invigorated academic programs. To this end, the draft policy makes a worthwhile but incomplete commitment: “Students whose new feeder pathway relies on the opening of a new school shall retain their current feeder pathway and geographic rights until the new school is open.” The commitment should be broadened so that parents can have assurance that the new school, once opened, is not only functioning but also providing a quality offering. Though the draft policy is only 20 pages, the ramifications are many, and certainly too varied to digest in a few days. We commend the deputy mayor for education for establishing a process with substantive meetings across the city. The D.C. Council will also hold a public hearing next week. Though we’re hesitant to suggest even more meetings, we think that a session like the daylong Citizen Summits favored by former Mayor Anthony Williams might help sort out these issues by bringing key players into the same room — D.C. officials, parents and other concerned citizens from throughout the city. Scrutinizing student assignment policies and boundaries has offered a reminder of the interconnectedness of the questions at hand: Without establishing quality programs throughout the city, no parents are going to be satisfied losing access to those that have proved successful. The conversations elicited by the latest proposal are both important and worthwhile, which is one reason we’re not ready to suggest the process be put off until the next mayor takes office. But the discussions ought to address the fundamental question of how changing boundaries and assignment policies can contribute to something that the act cannot in itself achieve: the long-awaited provision of a quality education for all D.C. children.

No time for the public?

One could argue that plenty of public input went into development of the city’s fiscal year 2015 budget. Mayor Vincent Gray led town hall meetings on the document in each of the city’s wards, and the D.C. Council’s committees hosted hearings on each agency’s budget and related proposals. But now that we’re at the most crucial step — with the council having approved the budget itself, and poised to finalize the underlying law — residents have had no chance to weigh in formally on the version that will determine all city spending starting this fall. Council members have made many changes to the mayor’s proposal, including significantly decreasing funding for new streetcars and changing tenets of tax policy. Even judging solely by The Current’s letters to the editor, citizens have much to share about these issues, particularly the so-called “yoga tax,” which extends the city sales tax to certain services, including health club memberships and yoga classes. The lack of a hearing at this final stage is a problem not just this year; it is the city’s standard budget process. But it’s natural that residents want to weigh in when decisions are about to be made. The process is also an aberration from general council practice. The city charter requires two readings for all “legislation,” but the budget is adopted in only one, because it’s couched as a “resolution.” The budget support act, the accompanying legislation that authorizes the budget’s expenditures, requires two votes, and confusion often arises over this distinction, even sometimes among council staffers. We imagine some of the chaos could be eliminated if the council, through its Committee of the Whole, simply held one hearing on the entire amended document. We can think of quite a few folks who would like to weigh in.

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Cue the bomb shelters … again? Fear is a powerful thing. Into the 1950s and ’60s, fallout shelters were all the rage. One plan even envisioned a network of underground bunkers that would hold millions — millions! — of Americans. Children in schools nationwide practiced “duck and cover” routines under wooden desks, an exercise that seems comical today but at the time terrorized families. Flash forward. Fear is still with us. Only the names and threats have changed. And the bureaucratic impulse to “do something” is as strong as ever. Which brings us to the latest proposal to insulate the U.S. Capitol grounds even more from danger seen and unseen. The Hill is already a dispiriting barrier and bollard show, with only glimpses of its former self as a beacon of freedom and democracy. On Sunday, Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney approvingly quoted former Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer on his idea to close off even more of Capitol Hill to the American public. Gainer would ban private vehicles and buy up surrounding private property to create a campus for Congress protected from truck bombs or other terrorist attacks. (But not, we guess, from things falling out of the sky or lobbed over fences and bollards.) Gainer, a former high-ranking D.C. police official, certainly has the public safety credentials to be taken seriously, and he has earned a lot of respect. It was his job — and remains his passion — to provide the best public safety possible. As McCarthy wrote Sunday: “ ... Gainer said last week in a wide-ranging interview that ‘safety must come first.’” We’d respectfully offer a different view. “Safety first” is a common corporate slogan. Our Metro buses and trains announce, “Safety is our No. 1 Priority.” But we all know “safety” is not first in our lives. If it were, we would be paralyzed with fear. Life as we know it could not exist. Safety is hugely important, but don’t believe the fearful rhetoric that safety must come first. Freedom is not free. We pay a price for it with our openness. “Fear is always with us,” Hillary Clinton says in her new book, “but we just don’t have time for it.” The Gainer plan would fence off more blocks of

Capitol Hill, including 1st and 2nd streets. What would keep terrorists from setting up on 3rd Street? Or 4th? Or 5th? Would a terrorist bomb on 3rd Street be less frightening than one on 2nd? Where does this end? Maybe we should put the Capitol campus under a blast-proof glass dome. We then could peer at it like a terrarium, remembering when we once sang a proud national anthem that included, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Gainer, the true professional, already has responded to some tweets critical of his proposals: “Tom, the idea is to open the campus, reduce traffic through the city, eliminate duplicative checkpoints.” Gainer says he’s up for full discussions on what should be done, and we’re all for that. ■ See the USA with the TSA. OK, only older readers will catch the jingle tune of that headline. Our just-completed trip to Orlando was filled with sun, refreshing tropical rainstorms, work, good friends, tasty food and the unavoidable cattle call at the Orlando airport. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has to process 35 million passengers a year in Orlando. By comparison, Reagan National has 20 million. We were struck by the long lines that snaked toward the metal detectors. A terrorist attack there, before reaching the security station, would do extraordinary damage to life and property. But we also were impressed with the number of TSA agents simply doing their jobs with good humor and attention to detail. Given the never-ending stream of passengers, that is remarkable. The agent checking my boarding pass first tended to a family of four. The two children, each no more than 10, seemed swallowed up in the crowd pressing forward. The agent leaned over and spoke kindly to each child, asking their names and asking them to hold onto their very important tickets. The two fidgety children immediately calmed down. It was an act of kindness, and maybe the agent was checking to see if the children really were who they said they were. But in the drudgery of security lines, this agent and others made it almost bearable. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



letters to the editor vary the estate tax by type of wealth

In the June 11 issue, Samantha Waxman and Lou Perwein write that increasing the threshold for estate taxes in the District to the same level as the federal tax on estates ($5.25 million from the current $1 million) will “cement cuts to vital programs that help the working poor survive” [“D.C. Council shouldn’t alter estate tax rules,” Letters to the Editor]. They state further that the increase in the estate threshold would “cost the city $15.8 million of year.” They offer no documentation of these assertions, and certainly there is no economic or social documentation that I know of linking lower estate taxes to reduced services for the poor. The Waxman/Perwein letter notes that they are “young inheritors, people born into families that have millions of dollars in funds

… and will inherit even more money in the future.” Yet those most affected by an appropriate increase in the estate tax level to match that of the federal government are citizens who have worked hard for their money and have accumulated their wealth through prudent investing, sound money management, careful attention to their future financial stability, and sensible living styles. But rather than debate the obligations of “the rich” (at whatever level one defines being “rich”), there is a straightforward way to deal with this tax issue. All taxpayers must maintain careful records of taxes paid to the IRS and the District government. These documents alone will substantiate the type of wealth we are talking about. These records trace real estate and investment holdings over many years and at the time of death can immediately document the difference between this kind of wealth (earned and accumulated over many years) and wealth that is derived entirely from family inheritances or other

arrangements. Wealth in excess of the $5.25 million threshold, if inherited or not earned, can be taxed at another level to be established by statute. D. Philip Baker Sheridan-Kalorama

Government subsidy helps wrong people

Taxpayers subsidized the Hilton Garden Inn at 22nd and M streets, but the hotel’s Cafe Deluxe pays waiters only a meager non-living wage of $2.77 per hour. This is another classic case of the poor subsidizing the rich while firefighters, police officers, teachers and retired train conductors (like me) can hardly afford to live in Dupont Circle/West End because of the lack of affordable housing. And I bet the D.C. elected officials who wasted my money couldn’t care less. I am sick and tired of empty rhetoric and broken promises. Samuel Augustus Jennings Dupont Circle

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sales tax must keep up with buying habits viewpoint WES RiVERS


spend more than $750 a year for a gym membership, a hefty investment but well worth it to help me keep in good shape. The D.C. Council voted last month to add sales tax to my membership â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about $4 a month â&#x20AC;&#x201D; based on a recommendation from a blue-ribbon commission to expand the sales tax to several services. It would treat my gym membership like my other fitness purchases at the bike store or sporting goods store, where I pay sales tax. I am OK with that, especially since the council also passed tax cuts that will help me and almost all other D.C. residents and businesses. The key detail omitted from the debate about expanding the sales tax to services like health clubs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which some have dubbed a â&#x20AC;&#x153;yogaâ&#x20AC;? tax â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is that it is part of a package that includes income tax reductions for virtually all District residents and most businesses, including the people gym owners fear will be priced out by the sales tax. Residents with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000 ultimately will get $400 per year in tax cuts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; far more than any increased costs in their membership costs. The owners of yoga studios and gyms will also benefit from the packageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cut in the business income tax rate. The D.C. Tax Revision Commission recommended expanding the sales tax to health clubs and other services because to be effective, the sales tax needs to cover the things we buy as broadly as possible. The sales tax started out about a century ago as a tax largely on goods, because services were rare. Over time, what we buy has shifted to include more and more services. To have a strong and fair sales tax, the tax base needs to keep up with these consumption changes. While some say that expanding the sales tax to

letters to the editor Focus on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;yoga taxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; clouds real issues

The D.C. Council is planning a yearly gift to highly profitable corporations and other businesses of $42 million. But instead of covering that massive loss of revenues, most members of the local press (including The Current) are obsessing about the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;yoga tax,â&#x20AC;? which is just a sales tax. The financial impact of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;yoga taxâ&#x20AC;? is irrelevant compared to the business tax giveaway. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer told me in mid-May that total taxable income subject to the franchise tax is estimated to be $5.1 billion in fiscal year 2015. The officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s April estimate of the effect of the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to cut the rate on â&#x20AC;&#x153;maximumâ&#x20AC;? filers from 9.975 percent to 9.4 percent shows that D.C. business filers subject to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;maximumâ&#x20AC;? rate will have total taxable income in fiscal year 2015 of $3.48 billion. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;minimumâ&#x20AC;? business filers (which pay 6.5 percent) will generate $1.62 billion in taxable income in fiscal year 2015.

health clubs is â&#x20AC;&#x153;anti-fitness,â&#x20AC;? it is a hard case to make. The council did not create a special tax for health clubs but instead included them in the basic sales tax most businesses collect. The 5.75 percent sales tax would add about $3.50 per month to my membership fee, not much more than a cup of coffee. Some 22 states across the country include health clubs in their sales tax. And in D.C., much of what we do to stay in shape already requires paying sales tax when we buy exercise gear. The gym and yoga enthusiasts say that â&#x20AC;&#x153;two wrongs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a right,â&#x20AC;? and seem to imply that all fitness purchases should be exempt. However, if fitness gear is exempted, then perhaps we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay sales tax when we buy books or supplies to start a vegetable garden, either. But exempting all â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodâ&#x20AC;? things from sales tax would leave the city with fewer resources needed to pay for other things that contribute to public health, including bike lanes, parks, recreation centers and school health programs. The reality is that health clubs and yoga lessons are among the few fitness businesses not covered by the sales tax. So the question should not really be why the council moved to include them in the sales tax, but why health clubs and yoga studios should keep a special sales tax exemption other retail businesses do not get. Simply put, they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. I will not be deterred by a sales tax on my gym membership because my health is worth more to me than a couple of bucks a month. The D.C. Council should continue to support the tax proposals as a whole, and should be applauded for adopting most of the recommendations of the Tax Revision Commission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a panel that had diverse representation and public input. The tax proposals are needed to modernize how the District collects revenues in our evolving economy and to provide tax reductions to those who need it most. Wes Rivers is a policy analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute.

The D.C. Council wants to slash the rate on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;maximumâ&#x20AC;? filers even more than the mayor proposed. The council will cut the rate paid by maximum filers in several steps from 9.975 percent down to 8.25 percent over the period from 2015 to 2019. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 17 percent reduction! The council is not offering to cut the rate for â&#x20AC;&#x153;minimumâ&#x20AC;? filers. Most members of the local press have so far ignored the revenue effect of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed tax cuts for profitable businesses. D.C. will lose $61.7 million in annual tax revenues starting in 2019, under the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan. Some of that lost revenue would be recaptured by the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoption of an improved apportionment method, roughly $20 million a year in fiscal year 2015, growing to $23 million by fiscal year 2018. (Tax Revision Commission figures for fiscal year 2018 show a revenue loss of $65.4 million offset by $22.9 million from the new apportionment method, a yearly net loss of $42.5 million.) In other words, the council wants to give $42 million a year back to highly profitable businesses. This is not â&#x20AC;&#x153;revenue neutralâ&#x20AC;? tax reform; this is a blatant payoff to wealthy corporations.

In this context, all the drama about a â&#x20AC;&#x153;yoga taxâ&#x20AC;? is a sideshow. We should be concerned about D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term financial security. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;yoga taxâ&#x20AC;? is a red herring thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s irrelevant, while tax revenue from businesses is vital to D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term financial security. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;yoga taxâ&#x20AC;? is puny by comparison. The public interest is not served at all by press coverage that obsesses about a â&#x20AC;&#x153;yoga taxâ&#x20AC;? while ignoring a $42 million gift to highly profitable businesses. David F. Power Van Ness

higher estate taxes drive residents away

I just read the letter in the June 11 issue from Lord and Lady Bountiful praying that D.C. not raise the threshold for estate taxes on their inherited millions. What a noble sentiment. They are truly generous and wonderful people, but they may become the only two multimillionaires still domiciled here should the D.C. Council fail to pass the tax package as written. The others will have moved across Western Avenue or the Potomac River. William Herron



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In Your Neighborhood ANC 1C ANCMorgan 1C Adams

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At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June 4 meeting: â&#x2013; commissioners unanimously passed a resolution asking the Zoning Commission to clarify that it has incorporated the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conditions into its approval of the Adams Morgan Historic Hotel project. The Zoning Commission did not include the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conditions in its order and did not give a written reason why it did not. The resolution asked the Zoning Commission to order, among other things: â&#x2013;  that within 30 days the hotel developer or operator will enter a labor peace agreement with a union if the workers so choose; â&#x2013;  a commitment of at least $8,000 a month for five years to provide watering and mulching of young trees and gutter sweeping for ANC 1C areas that are not cleaned by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District; â&#x2013;  that construction work be limited to between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and â&#x2013;  electronic reports to ANC 1C and the community regarding planned work schedules, and a website to share information and receive inquiries. In response to a question, Gottlieb Simon, the District governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager of advisory neighborhood commissions, said that while the commission itself could not sue when it is not given the required

â&#x20AC;&#x153;great weight,â&#x20AC;? local residents could. â&#x2013; commissioners said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at an impasse in negotiating a settlement agreement with Shenanigans, 2450 18th St. NW. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will consider the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the establishmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positions in mid-June. â&#x2013;  commissioners unanimously supported a special exception for a planned 130-unit apartment building at 1711 Florida Ave. at the corner of Champlain Street. If granted by the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the exception would allow a height of 54 feet, 4 inches, with a parapet reaching to 54 feet, 10 inches, rather than the 50 feet allowed by right. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;minor height adjustment,â&#x20AC;? the resolution states, is due to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the adaptive reuse of the existing parking garage.â&#x20AC;? The resolution also supports allowing a 30-foot loading bay inside the 46-space parking garage and recommends approval of a minor change in compact car space grouping. The projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new developer reduced the project from seven stories and 80 feet and eliminated a modern design that historic row house neighbors did not like. Graham Tyrrell, the developerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager, said there will be no noisy excavation work as the current buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage will remain. The developers will have to return to the commission with plans that will come before the Public Space Committee. Commission Chair Billy Simpson pointed out that unlike when the former developer made a proposal, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a room full of angry neighbors.â&#x20AC;? The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit ANC 2A ANCBottom 2A Foggy â&#x2013;  FoGGy bottom / west end The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in Room 309 of the Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  public safety report. â&#x2013;  update on the New Hampshire Avenue streetscape project. â&#x2013;  report from the office of Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans. â&#x2013;  update from the Ward 2 Education Network. â&#x2013;  public comment. â&#x2013;  presentation by the U.S. General Services Administration on the initiation of a master planning process for development by the State Department at Navy Hill/Potomac Annex. â&#x2013;  presentation by Colleen Hawkinson on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;moveDCâ&#x20AC;? long-range transportation plan. â&#x2013;  consideration of a request by the Embassy of Senegal, 2215 M St., to designate 60 feet of curbside parking as being for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diplomatic Cars Onlyâ&#x20AC;? on weekdays. â&#x2013;  consideration of Alcoholic Bever-

age Control matters: presentation by Sarah Fashbaugh of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration; substantial change application by the Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St., to permit the addition of a summer garden and expanded hours of operation and live entertainment; and application for a substantial change and stipulated license by the River Inn/Dish, 924 25th St., to permit the installation of a summer garden and sidewalk cafe. â&#x2013; consideration of public space matters: permit application by the River Inn/Dish, 924 25th St., for the installation of a 44-seat sidewalk cafe; permit application for the installation of a bench at 2275 L St.; and a request by GCDC for a letter of a support to permit the installation of a sidewalk cafe at 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. â&#x2013;  updates on the West End Library and fire station projects. â&#x2013;  consideration of a letter to the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development regarding funds for affordable housing. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Zoning Commission application by Hillel and George Washington University for zoning relief at 2300 H St. and a related campus plan amendment for the site. â&#x2013;  update on signage issues related to a Board of Zoning Adjustment appeal filed by the commission and 22 West Residences regarding the Hilton Garden Inn, 2201 M St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution regarding permit issuance for nighttime construction activity at Patton Boggs, 2550 M St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a request by Arts in Foggy Bottom for a letter of support to permit installation of a sculpture in public space on a light pole near 26th and I streets. â&#x2013;  consideration of a letter regarding enforcement of rules related to the use of Francis Field by leashed and unleashed dogs. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution regarding the expansion of affordable early childhood education programs at D.C. recreation centers and review of the current online enrollment system. For details, visit ANC 2B ANCCircle 2B Dupont

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc. net. ANC 2D ANC 2D Sheridan-Kalorama

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The commission does not generally meet in July or August. The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW. For details, visit or contact

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Published by the Foggy Bottom Association – 50 Years Serving Foggy Bottom / West End The Neighbors Who Brought You Trader Joe’s!

Vol. 56, No. 26

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WEST END LIBRARY TO OPEN INTERIM LOCATION ON JUNE 23 As you know, the West End Neighborhood Library will be rebuilt. During construction, interim library services will be provided at 2522 Virginia Ave NW. The interim library will open on Monday, June 23, at 9:30 am. The 4,000 square foot space will feature separate areas for children, teens, and adults, 20 computers, and a meeting room for 40 people. The new library will be part of a mixed use

project by EastBanc real estate development company. Designed by architect Enrique Norten of Ten Arquitectos, the future library will feature a 21,000 square foot library on two levels, with eight stories of residential housing above. The library will have a large meeting room, two conference rooms, and several quiet study rooms. The development also will include a cafe and underground parking.

June 18, 2014

WEST END LIBRARY NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 12:30 PM West End Book Club – Discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, as a tie-in with the DC Public Library summer reading program on the theme of “Science in Literature and the Arts” This event will take place in the interim Library at 2522 Virginia Ave NW.



GWU is working with DC-based members of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area to develop legislation to permit university police officers to enforce, on a limited basis, student codes of conduct off campus. Before drafting a bill, GW and other universities are seeking input from their neighbors. According to GW Associate General Counsel Charles K. Barber, GW envisions the legislation will give university police officers the ability to respond to complaints, knock on doors, and remind students of their responsibilities under the GW Student Code of

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the June meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association will need to be rescheduled.

Conduct. He anticipates that this “soft intervention” will suffice for most incidents. But if necessary, GWPD officers would be able to take reports for use in GW judicial proceedings, at the same time notifying the DC Metropolitan Police Department to respond according to DC law. Barber noted that GWPD officers will receive specific, enhanced training should the proposed bill become law. Further, the current accountability process for officers will be made more easily accessible, with reports open to the public. Members of the Consortium

are working to reach consensus, as any legislation will apply to the police forces of all DC colleges and universities. Once consensus is achieved, a bill will be drafted. At that point, the public will be able to review and comment on the draft bill before it is introduced, as well as to testify at hearings. What do you think? Please email your comments to, with a copy to president@ foggybottomassociation. com. We need YOUR input by Wednesday, June 25. Watch this space and www. for further information.

WARD 2 EDUCATION NETWORK WELCOMES NEW DCPS OMBUDSMAN SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 10:00-11:30 AM Introduction of New DCPS Ombudsman, Joyanna Smith Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave NW Light refreshments will be served. Child care will be available. For more information, contact the Ward 2 Education Network at

TUESDAY, JULY 29 7:00-9:00 PM The Birds & the Bees: Their Role In a Healthy Environment Location TBA

YOU’RE INVITED TO GIVE A LITTLE “GREEN” The Foggy Bottom Association Garden Committee works hard to keep Foggy Bottom blooming. The co-chairs – Ken Durham, Susan Lampton, and Bobbie Hertzfeldt – would love your support and assistance. The Committee is seeking both financial support and volunteer green thumbs. The Committee can use your tax-deductible contribution in many ways:

$35 — Funds 6 months of plants in a half barrel $50 – Funds a year’s plants in a half barrel $100 – Funds clean-up and mulching of 5 tree boxes $250 – Funds beautification of one Foggy Bottom public space And volunteers make every dollar go even further! Interested? Contact Ken at (202) 338-2471. Or mail your check, payable to the Foggy Bottom Association, to FBA Garden Committee, 909 26th St NW, Washington DC 20037.

THE FOGGY BOTTOM NEWS – Published weekly by Foggy Bottom Association, PO Box 58087, Washington, DC 20037. All rights reserved. Comments, letters, and story ideas welcome. Send to or leave a voice mail at (202) 630-8349. FB News reserves the right to edit or hold submissions.

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INVITATION TO CONSIGN CONSULT WITH A SPECIALIST ON JUNE 25 & 26 Tom Burstein, Senior Vice President and International Specialist will visit Georgetown and Chevy Chase on June 25 and 26, respectively, CLeVeLaNd PaRK, dC


The “Wedding Cake House” is situated on ¼ acre lot in one of the most coveted locations! Exquisite 1898 Victorian has been carefully restored and offers 7 bedrooms and over 6,200 square feet of comfortable living area. terri Robinson 202.607.7737 / 202.944.8400 (O)

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Sensational contemporary home sited on 3+ acres. Exceptional 11,200+ SF home featuring 7BR & 6.5BA. accept entries to our forthcoming sales. 5BR, 4FBA, 2HBA, 3-story atrium, serene living room, Fully renovated & expanded. Built in 1913, this stunning formal dining room, 2-story family room w/FP, chef’s residence artfully blends historic detail with modern kitchen, MBR Suite w/luxurious BA, open lower level day amenities including main level BR, gleaming hrdwd with library, game room & wet bar. floors, gourmet kitchen and 4 fireplaces. Mary asmar 202.262.0718 / 202-362-1300 (O) eric stewart 301.252.1697 / 301.424.0900 (O)


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Spanish Gem! One-of-a-kind jewel in the Town of Chevy Chase. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, chef’s kitchen, two-car garage, extra-large lot. Walk to Metro, downtown Bethesda. Catherine davila 202.302.0219 / 301.229.4000 (O)

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Oasis in the City! Gracious, sun-drenched 4 bedroom home in Spring Valley offers wonderful privacy, large formal rooms and nanny’s quarters. Trees and lush landscape surround the very private pool.

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Terrific house offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 powder rooms, wood floors, fireplace and library. Inviting living spaces on main level flow nicely to upper terrace overlooking rear garden. Located close to Spring Valley shopping and restaurants. Miller spring Valley Office 202.362.1300

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A Look at the Market in Northwest Washington

June 18, 2014 â&#x2013; Page 13

Spanish-style home marries classic and modern touches


Spanish-style stucco residence recently went on the market near the SheridanKalorama neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stretch of

ON THE MARKET kat lucero

Embassy Row. In addition to its main four-level home, the property offers a rear courtyard, side driveway, and carriage house with a garage and studio apartment. Located at 2441 California St., this home with four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths and the studio apartment is on the market for $2,990,000. True to its Mediterranean makeup, the asymmetrical main house features red-tile roofing to complement its neutral facade and black Juliet balconies. A classic side loggia anchors the front of the house, including its solid teak wooden main entrance. Arched openings, a dark-beamed sloped ceiling and red brick flooring complete the exteriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look. While the entire property is over 4,000 square feet, owner Patrick Menasco says the main house is â&#x20AC;&#x153;sizable, but also comfortableâ&#x20AC;? for just one person. Inside, the 1923 house showcases a modern yet classic interior,

with many original restored features blending well with recent renovations. Original wooden floors, for example, have been painstakingly stained to create a timeless look, matching the espresso hue of the teak front door. The foyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arched entryways lead to different parts of the home, including a nook that stashes the coat closet and powder room. To the east is a bright, expansive living room with lofty beamed ceilings and a decoratively framed fireplace. All windows here are topped with transoms, including the larger arched one with French doors that open to the Juliet balcony and California Street. Across the hallway is the side corridor connecting to the kitchen, which also gives access to the side exterior, pantry and stairs to the lower level. The long galley kitchen exemplifies the stylish marriage of the old and new. Top-of-line stainless steel appliances such as the double oven, range stove and hood and a built-in coffee maker, suit the wellpreserved 1930s white steel cabinets. The kitchen leads west to the dining room, another bright section of the house that is surrounded by windows. Toward the back is a sitting room with terra-cotta tile floors and

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This four-bedroom house near Embassy Row is priced at $2,990,000. a petite fireplace. French doors bookend this cozy spot â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one faces the balcony and driveway, while the other opens to the outdoors. The Spanish architectural elements, like the neutral stucco and red brick flooring, continue in this rear courtyard. Arched black gates take after hacienda stable doors. In this area, a brick staircase leads up to the carriage houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio apartment, which sits above the two-car garage. The same stairs also lead to an elevated patio thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the roof of the garden storage room. Back inside the main house, three bedrooms are located on the second floor. The master suite has built-in closets in the hallway, a bright walk-in closet and a large bathroom decked with statuary

marble. The bedroom features beamed ceilings, a sitting area with a fireplace, Juliet balconies and windows covered with plantation shutters. The second-largest bedroom has vaulted ceilings and Italian custommade closets. The hallway bath is next door, and the smaller bedroom is across the hallway. On the third floor, the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth bedroom offers a more private setting. It has a renovated bath and windows overlooking the driveway. In the basement, a deep closet is

tucked behind a built-in shelf in the hall. The adjacent carpeted media/ library room has more built-in shelves. It opens to a lower-level patio, a more secluded outdoor spot below the front garden. The basement level also has a full laundry room, a full bath, utility space and more storage. This four-bedroom, four-and-ahalf-bath home with a studio apartment at 2441 California St. is listed for $2,990,000. For more information, contact Washington Fine Propertiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Daryl Judy at 202-3807219 or


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Northwest Real Estate COMMONS: Project advances From Page 1

behind the Giant, due in November or December; and 127 apartments north of Newark. The 127 apartments will be the last phase of the project when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re completed in December, aside from some possible retail build-out, Neuvel said. Some neighbors and businesses have faced disruptions from the Cathedral Commons work since the project kicked off in October 2012. Newark Street has been closed between Idaho and Wisconsin, and portions of Idaho have also been closed at times (including now). There have been issues with construction traffic, worker parking and runoff from the construction site, according to advisory neighborhood commissioner Nancy MacWood. Now, said MacWood, residents must prepare for four to six months of nighttime water main work under Wisconsin Avenue. This work began late last week, and MacWood said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already gotten â&#x20AC;&#x153;the first round of complaintsâ&#x20AC;? from constituents. According to MacWood, the D.C. Department of Transportation is allowing the work only overnight, despite requests that the noisiest work take place during the day. MacWood also said the community has faced a resurgence of con-

struction workers parking in the neighborhood, which violates an agreement with Bozzuto as well as Residential Parking Permit restrictions. Cleveland Park advisory neighborhood commission chair Carl Roller reported at the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monday meeting that he sought more parking enforcement. But overall, MacWood praised Bozzutoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to work with the community, including monthly meetings with key stakeholders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew because of the size of the construction project and its location that it was going to be very disruptive,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been very helpful that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests very seriously.â&#x20AC;? She also said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard positive community feedback on the planned retail tenants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in particular Raku, which has a good reputation from its Dupont Circle location. (Barcelona also has an existing restaurant, on 14th Street NW.) She also expects that the fitness centers â&#x20AC;&#x153;will be embraced.â&#x20AC;? At its Monday meeting, the neighborhood commission endorsed an application for a 26-seat sidewalk cafe for Barcelona, contingent upon adequate sidewalk space remaining for pedestrians. The commission is also due to consider a liquor license application for Giant in July.

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TRAFFIC: ANC supports permanent roundabouts From Page 1

the circles permanent, and roughly 10 community members appeared at last Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting in a show of support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard thus far is that there does seem to be somewhat less traffic on 42nd Street and it tends to be less aggressive,â&#x20AC;? commissioner Jonathan Bender said at the meeting. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D, which represents communities southwest of Tenleytown, voted earlier this month to oppose permanent installation of the circles. Among other issues, the panel expressed concern

about how pieces of the pylons and their plastic attachments had been breaking off, creating debris in the road. Bender acknowledged this reality last Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things we learned is that you never want to build circles out of materials like that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were distracting to drivers. They fell apart. In many regards, the temporary circles were kind of a disaster.â&#x20AC;? But Tenleytown commissioners are confident that the city will solve problems with the new circles. In addition to being made of concrete, each proposed circle would have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lipâ&#x20AC;? to make it easier for emergency vehicles to traverse them. The agency has yet to name a start date.

SCHOOLS: Officials release revised boundary plan From Page 1

was met with widespread public opposition, and it has since been abandoned. The latest proposal does include provisions to foster school diversity, which could prove tricky to balance with a focus on neighborhood schools. The plan would set aside 10 percent of seats for out-of-boundary students, starting in the fall of 2015 for elementary schools and later applying to sixth-grade seats at middle schools and ninth-grade seats in high schools. By that same school year, schools with low numbers of at-risk students would begin to give at-risk out-of-boundary students priority in their lotteries. By the fall of 2018, sixth and ninth grades would set aside an additional 10 percent seats for out-of-boundary students. The new plan would also have a series of specific effects on the boundaries of Northwest schools, though there would be a phased-in approach that would limit the immediate effects for current students. The Crestwood and 16th Street

Heights neighborhoods would lose rights to Deal Middle and Wilson High. Although there would be grandfathering provisions, these neighborhoods ultimately would feed MacFarland Middle, a closed facility proposed to be reopened, and Roosevelt High. Meanwhile, Shepherd Elementary, now in-boundary for Deal but not for Wilson, would be an official feeder school for both. Overcrowded Murch Elementary would give up an area north of Military Road to Lafayette Elementary. Also, a portion of the current Murch area north of Albemarle Street would be moved into Hearst Elementaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s territory. Officials dropped plans to shift an area near Janney Elementary to the less convenient Hearst. Eaton Elementary would lose its right to Deal and feed into Hardy Middle exclusively, a proposal that drew opposition Monday night from the Cleveland Park advisory neighborhood commission. As in the earlier proposals, Burleith would shift from Stoddert Elementary to Hyde-Addison Elementary, an idea that Burleithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory

neighborhood commission opposes. The revised plan would send Foxhall Village students to Hyde-Addison, but other areas near the Georgetown Reservoir would continued to attend Key Elementary. Matthew Frumin, a Tenleytown advisory neighborhood commissioner who serves on the deputy mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory committee, said many families in feeder patterns for Wilson and Deal are likely to be relieved by the latest proposal. But he stressed that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the long-term sustainability of any feeder pattern will turn on the success of feeder patterns across the city.â&#x20AC;? A public meeting about how the latest proposals would affect schools in Northwest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; particularly Coolidge, Roosevelt and Wilson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will be held tomorrow, June 19, at Takoma Education Campus, at 7010 Piney Branch Road NW. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The D.C. Council Education Committee will hear testimony about the subject of school boundaries more broadly on June 26, beginning at 9 a.m.

ARGUMENT: Commissioner accused of assault From Page 3

neighborhood commission: â&#x20AC;&#x153;American University will not participate in any ANC meeting until adequate assurance is provided that Mr. Slowinski will not be present.â&#x20AC;? Neighborhood commission chair Gayle Trotter said she was reluctant to take sides because she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t present at the Sutton Towers event, which was not an official commission meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not entirely clear to me who was the aggressor in it, but regardless, whoever was, it was a complete failure of the communication between American University and the community,â&#x20AC;? she said. But Trotter and several other commissioners criticized the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move to suspend attendance at the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meetings, especially while the university moves forward with major construction projects. University spokesperson Camille Lepre wrote in an email that the school and its neighbors must â&#x20AC;&#x153;ensure that we have constructive discourse and a safe environment for discussion and debate.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This incident was regrettable and is not indicative of the relationships we have with our surrounding community members,â&#x20AC;? she wrote. Regarding the decision to not attend meetings with Slowinski, she added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to make sure AU employees are not put in harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way while conducting university business.â&#x20AC;? Trotter wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convinced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, life is risky, but we all make calculated decisions based on risk versus return,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I think that American University

in not participating in meetings faces the risk of not being able to work together with the community.â&#x20AC;? The commission has no plans to take action against Slowinski in connection to the incident, she said. Commissioner Tom Smith, an outspoken critic of many of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development plans, said in an email that he has found Huff to be sometimes rude and threatening at past community meetings and personally refuses to attend meetings in which Huff is the only university representative present. Commissioner Michael Gold, who organized last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting for constituents of his single-member district, said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;appalledâ&#x20AC;? to witness what appeared to be an unprovoked assault by a fellow commissioner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It does a disservice to our constituents whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had a very productive discussion,â&#x20AC;? said Gold. Gold said Slowinski had been raising his long-standing concern that the East Campus site could contain some of the same World War I-era chemical contamination thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long plagued nearby Spring Valley and other parts of the university campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did a disservice to these issues by these actions last week,â&#x20AC;? Gold said. Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incident is Slowinskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second police matter in recent months regarding the munitions issue. According to a Metropolitan Police Department report, an officer stopped him in September 2013 for trespassing while taking pictures inside an Army Corps of Engineers cleanup site at 4825 Glenbrook Road. The report says he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;agitated and uncooperativeâ&#x20AC;? when asked to leave the property until additional officers were summoned.

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Wednesday june 18 Concerts â&#x2013; The summertime Harbour Nights concert series will present singer-songwriter Paul Pfau. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a Grand Old Flag.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Free. Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument Grounds, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-767-5658. â&#x2013;  The Marine Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporary ensemble Free Country will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202433-4011. â&#x2013;  A singer-songwriter showcase will feature Hugh Trimble, Andrea Pais and Michael Mattice. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Author Michael Lasser will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;:

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The Songs of World War I,â&#x20AC;? about changing attitudes between 1914 and 1917 as reflected in the music of the time. A book signing will follow. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $15. President Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW. â&#x2013; Randall C. Jimerson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shattered Glass in Birmingham: My Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fight for Civil Rights 1961-1964.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202387-7638. â&#x2013;  Steve Forbes will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and What We Can Do About It.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pride Month Film Screeningâ&#x20AC;? will feature Dee Reesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2011 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pariah,â&#x20AC;? about a Brooklyn teenager juggling conflicting identities. 6 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-576-7252. â&#x2013;  The Japan Information and Culture Center will present Takashi Yamazakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunset on Third Street â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices on Palestineâ&#x20AC;? summer film series will feature Maryanne Zehillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;La VallĂŠe des Armes (The Valley of Tears).â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958. â&#x2013;  The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor movie series will feature the 2009 animated film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Up.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. â&#x2013;  The French CinĂŠmathèque series will feature Catherine Breillatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abuse of Weakness.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. â&#x2013;  The U Street Neighborhood Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth annual movie series Harrison Field Under the Stars will feature Kevin MacDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marley,â&#x20AC;? about international star Bob Marley. Sundown. Free. Harrison Recreation Center, 1300 V St. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present alumni Dan Mitra, Ernest Baker, Garrett Coleman, Dave Eggar and Mark Whitfield Jr. performing dance solos and a collaborative work spanning hip-hop, tap and Irish step dance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Dumbarton House and the Picnic Theatre Company will present a garden performance of Langdon Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The New York Idea,â&#x20AC;? an American social comedy of manners. Grounds open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. $12; reservations required. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. The event will repeat Thursday. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Nationals will play the Houston Astros. 7:05 p.m. $10 to $90. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. Thursday, June 19

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Thursday june 19 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; A workshop will focus on building a marshmallow catapult, followed by a scientific test to see how far the marshmallows will fly depending on various testing conditions (for ages 7 through 12). 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? performance series will feature jazz guitarist Ronnie Smith. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â&#x2013;  Cathedra will present music for a cappella choir by Howells and other composers. 12:10 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-8426941. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take 5! Jazz Concertâ&#x20AC;? series will feature pianist, composer and arranger Noble Jolley, saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, trumpeter John Williams II and bass player Romeir Mendez. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013;  YoungArts@KennedyCenter and the National Symphony Orchestra will present

Thursday, june 19 â&#x2013; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uno, Dos, Tres con AndrĂŠsâ&#x20AC;? will offer a chance to sing, shake and sound our rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words (for ages 5 and younger). 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-7271225. violinist Rhea Chung, cellist Daniel Tavani, pianist Nicholas Biniaz-Harris and cellist Peter Eom performing works by Sibelius, Elgar, Barber and DvorĂĄk. 6 p.m. Free. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  Alison Hinds, the Queen of Soca, will perform. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-1410. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arts on 8th,â&#x20AC;? presented by Dance Place and Monroe Street Market, will feature Polvo and Scree performing jazz. 6:30 p.m. Free. Arts Plaza, 8th and Monroe streets NE. 202-269-1600. â&#x2013;  Sak Tzevul, popular practitioners of Mexican indigenous rock, will perform. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Singer-songwriter and guitarist Griffin House will perform. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $20. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-7871000. â&#x2013;  The Marine Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporary ensemble Free Country will perform works. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. â&#x2013;  Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney and indie folk quartet Darlingside will perform. 8 p.m. $12 to $15. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Demonstration â&#x2013;  Writer Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook will showcase new ideas for summer salads. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The program will repeat June 25 at noon and 12:45 p.m. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Two Sudans: A History of Conflict, Prospects for Peaceâ&#x20AC;? by Linda Bishai, senior program officer in the Center for Middle East and Africa at the U.S. Institute of Peace. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. â&#x2013;  Beth Baker, a freelance journalist and features editor of BioScience, will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a Little Help From Our

Friends â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Creating Community as We Grow Older.â&#x20AC;? Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013; Charles Montgomery will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-2722448. â&#x2013;  Carol Joyntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Q&A Cafe series â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now in its 13th year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan, hosts of ESPN 980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sports Fix.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. $25. The George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202333-9330. â&#x2013;  William M. Fowler Jr., professor of history at Northeastern University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The U.S. Navy During the War of 1812.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  Best-selling author Kyung-sook Shin will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Be Right Thereâ&#x20AC;? and the stories that inspire her work. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Washington Project for the Arts will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working With Galleries,â&#x20AC;? featuring George Hemphill of Hemphill Fine Arts and Amy Eva Raehse of Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $10; free for members. Reservations required. Lounge, Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SE. 202-234-7103, ext. 2. â&#x2013;  Marion Barry, the four-time D.C. mayor and the current Ward 8 D.C. Council member, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.â&#x20AC;? at a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. 6:30 p.m. $5 to $10; reservations required. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Beau Willimon, creator, showrunner and executive producer of â&#x20AC;&#x153;House of Cards,â&#x20AC;? will discuss the popular Netflix series in conversation with New York Times culture reporter David Carr. 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $25 to $30. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Mark Horowitz, a senior music specialist at the Library of Congress and a leading authority on Stephen Sondheim, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrating Sondheim!â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 9 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-6333030. â&#x2013;  Michael Smerconish will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talk.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â&#x2013;  Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy Approaches to Weight Control and Reversing Diabetes.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â&#x2013;  Victor Zabielski, professor and assistant dean of geology at Northern Virginia Community College, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Responding to Cataclysms & Climate Change.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz in the USA: On the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festivalâ&#x20AC;? will feature panelists George Wein, the music eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founder; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master; and Jonathan Batiste and Christian McBride, jazz musicians. Film clips of the 1960 festival will complement the discussion. 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives BuildSee events/Page 17


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 16 ing, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Experienced career mentor Joe Ryan will lead a support group for job seekers. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. ■ The Classics Book Group will discussion “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ The Georgetown Book Club will discuss Edith Wharton’s novel “The House of Mirth.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Films ■ George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, will introduce a screening of Bert Stern’s 1958 film “Jazz on a Summer’s Day,” about that year’s festival starring Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Mahalia Jackson and Thelonious Monk. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ The National Gallery of Art will present the 2010 documentary “Vincent Scully: Art Historian Among Architects.” 12:30 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The film will be shown again Friday at 12:30 p.m. ■ The Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library will present a horror film series. 6 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ The AFI Docs film festival will feature Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s 2014 film “E-Team,” about Human Rights Watch’s specially trained Emergencies Team sent to the front lines of Syria and Libya to document human rights abuses and capture the world’s attention. 7 p.m. $14. McEvoy Auditorium, National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. The festival will continue through Sunday at various venues. ■ DC Moving Pictures will present Edgar G. Ulmer’s classic 1945 film noir “Detour.” A discussion will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Large meeting room, Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. ■ The group Friends of Mitchell Park will kick off its summertime “Films in the Field” series with a screening of the 2002 movie “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (rescheduled from June 12 due to rain). 8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. 202-265-4778. The series will continue July 10 and Aug. 14. ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies: It’s a Whole New Ballgame” will feature “Dodgeball.” Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 200 M St. SE. Performance ■ Wolf Trap Opera Company will present “Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art,” featuring soprano Tracy Cox and tenor Robert Watson responding to the exhibit “Made in the USA.” 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. Special events ■ “Juneteenth 2014 Celebration,” a multimedia event presented by members of the Aspiring Writers Circle and D.C. Public Library staff members, will feature original works and letters from slaves that evoke the strength, courage and freedom that Juneteenth represents. 6:30 p.m.

Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. ■ The monthly “History & Hops” event will feature Adroit Theory and three of the Loudoun County craft brewery’s beers. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Sporting event ■ The Washington Nationals will play the Atlanta Braves. 7:05 p.m. $10 to $90. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Tour ■ U.S. Botanic Garden deputy executive director Ari Novy will present “Amber Waves of Grain: An Overview Tour.” 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Meet on the terrace in front of the Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Friday, June 20

Friday june 20 Concerts ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” series will feature the Nightwork Band performing roots rock. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ Speakers of the House will perform old school funk, boogaloo and rock as part of the 14th season of “Jazz in the Garden” concerts. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. ■ The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus — featuring young women from young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, British West Indies and Zambia, along with children whose families have been in the U.S. for generations — will perform in honor of World Refugee Day. Actress Kat Graham will make opening remarks. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ The Friday Night Concert Series will feature Sin Miedo performing Latin salsa. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. ■ The Kreeger Museum’s June Chamber Festival will feature the American Chamber Players performing works by Mozart, W.F. Bach, Foote, Raimi and Tchaikovsky. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $35. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-338-3552. ■ The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform symphonic blockbusters from Tchaikovsky, Copland and Sousa as part of the “Sunsets With a Soundtrack” concert series. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. ■ “Baroque Bonanza” — a three-part concert series featuring chamber music on period instruments — will present Modern Musick and Kleine Kammermusik performing works by C.P.E. Bach, Boyce, Fasch, Telemann and Zelenka. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. The series will continue Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ■ Miss Tess and the Talkbacks will perform. 9 p.m. $15 to $18. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW.


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On exHibiT pigeon, great auk, Carolina parakeet and heath hen, will open Tuesday at the national Museum of natural History and continue through October 2015. Located at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202633-1000. ■ Coldwell Banker’s art gallery, Art 17, will open an exhibit of diverse works by Shaw artist Brian Petro with a reception tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Made between 1996 and 2014, the works will remain on view for three weeks. Located at 1606 17th St. NW, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-387-6180. ■ “Form, Light, Line: Architecture in Print,” a group show of 19 printmakers spanning more than 90 years of creative expression, will open Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Old Print Gallery. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 13. Located at 1220 31st St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. 202-9651818. ■ Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will present My Brother’s Keeper performing a mix of folk, bluegrass and gospel. 9 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ Biochemist and U.S. Botanic Garden

■ “Pictures of the Year,” showcasing news images from last year entered into the Pictures of the Year International photojournalism contest, opened recently at the newseum, where it will continue through Sept. 1. Located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $22.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and $13.95 for ages 7 through 18; it is free for ages 6 and younger. 888-6397386. ■ “Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems,” featuring jewelry that highlights the long-standing relationship between the noted jeweler and the wealthy breakfast-cereal heiress, opened recently at Hillwood estate, Museum and Gardens, where it will continue through Dec. 31. Located at 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and selected Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for ages 6 to 18; it is free for ages 5 and younger. 202-686-5807. ■ “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames,” presenting more than 70 paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors and pastels from the time American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler spent in London, opened recently at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and will

volunteer Beth Burrous will discuss “What Science Says About GMO Foods.” Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ Society of the Cincinnati library assistant Alexis Yorczyk will discuss how children learned about the Revolutionary War

The national Museum of natural History exhibit features species such as ectopistes migratorius, the passenger pigeon. continue through Aug. 17. Located at 1050 Independence Ave. SW, the gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000. ■ “Images of the Great War: The European Offensives — 1914-1916,” featuring World War I prints and drawings from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library, opened recently at the President Woodrow Wilson House and will continue through Aug. 10. Located at 2340 S St. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission, which includes a guided tour, costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students; it is free for visitors 11 and younger. 202-387-4062. in their 18th- and 19th-century textbooks. 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. ■ Lisa See will discuss her novel “China Dolls.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202See events/Page 18




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Continued From Page 17 364-1919. â&#x2013; Politics and Prose will present a talk by Sam Miller and Jason Wojciechowski on their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baseball Prospectus: The Essential Guide to the 2014 Season.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Boiler Room, Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grille, 5018 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talk Les Bleus: A World Cup Discussionâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about French attitudes toward soccer and the French national team â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature historian Lindsay Krasnoff, Washington Post social media editor for sports Cindy Boren, Alliance Française de Washington director of cultural programming Sylvain Cornevaux and Washington Post online columnist Clinton Yates. 7 p.m. $8 to $12. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The National Archives will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swing: Pure Pleasure,â&#x20AC;? the fifth episode of Ken Burnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz: A Film.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. â&#x2013;  The 2014 AFI Docs Guggenheim Symposium will honor Alex Gibney, director of 2007â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taxi to the Dark Sideâ&#x20AC;? and 2005â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.â&#x20AC;? The symposium will feature excerpts from the Academy Award winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work and a discussion of his career. 6 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices on Palestineâ&#x20AC;? summer film series will feature Abdallah Omeishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The War Around Us.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-3381958. â&#x2013;  The Golden Cinema Series will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. Free. Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Performance â&#x2013;  Korea National University of the Arts will present the K-Arts Dance Company in a mixed repertory program. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the States Gallery


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Saturday june 21 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will present Uncle Devin using percussion to introduce families to jazz, funk, reggae, hip-hop and Latin beats. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before the screening. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will explore Rock Creek Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique plants and animals through arts and crafts. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt,â&#x20AC;? featuring two films about Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt based on Mike Venezlaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting to Know the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Artistsâ&#x20AC;? books (for ages 4 and older). 11 a.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The films will be shown again Sunday at 1 p.m. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present Richard Mozerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1999 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary Cassatt: American Impressionistâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 8 and older). Noon. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. â&#x2013;  Children will hear a story about Mark Twain and then create a special piece of art inspired by his life and accomplishments. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-6331000. The program will repeat Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a scavenger hunt through Montrose Park. 3 p.m. Free. Montrose Park Playground, R Street near

Saturday, june 21 â&#x2013; Film: The group Friends of Rose Park will open its 2014 summer family movie series with the 2013 animated musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozen.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Free. Rose Park, 26th and O streets NW.

Avon Place NW. 202-895-6070. â&#x2013; Faber-Castell artist Franz Spohn will lead a creative class on how to make an animal mask (for ages 3 and older), at 3 p.m.; and how to make a pop-up card (for ages 7 and older), at 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Barstons Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Play, 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2443602. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Art therapist Rebecca Wilkinson will lead a workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being.â&#x20AC;? 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations suggested. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-352-5225. â&#x2013;  Lawrence E. Butler, professor of medieval and Islamic art at George Mason University, will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glittering in the Sun: Sicilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Treasures.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  The Glover Park Village will present a weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tai Chi for Beginnersâ&#x20AC;? class led by Geri Grey. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013;  Yoga Activist will present a class for


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beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013; Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will present a workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of wooden nested doll painting, known as matryoshka. 1 to 4 p.m. $35; $10 per additional family member. Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 4001 17th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Bahman Aryana of Rondezvous Tango will lead a class on the Argentine Tango. 2:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202727-0321. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Alliance Française de Washington, Sofitel and Art Soiree will kick off â&#x20AC;&#x153;FĂŞte de la Musique 2014â&#x20AC;? with childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, musical storytelling, and Beauty and the Beatz DJ. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, 806 15th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The group CantarĂŠ will perform Latin American song selections in Spanish and Portuguese and introduce instruments from the indigenous, African and European traditions of Latin American music. 3:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202541-6100. â&#x2013;  The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series will feature the band Clarence Buffalo. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Public plaza in front of BB&T Bank at Columbia Road, Adams Mills Road and 16th Street NW. 202-9970783. â&#x2013;  YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present violinist Caroline Campbell and jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti in a recital of popular film music and original arrangements. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Alliance Française de Washington, Sofitel and Art Soiree will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;FĂŞte de la Musique 2014,â&#x20AC;? featuring a night of music from nearly every genre with performances by Julie O., Natalie Jean, Micheline Ewang, The Mellish, Color School, Light Arms, Honest Haloway and Thursday People. 6 p.m. to midnight. $15 to $30. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, 806 15th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Lynda Carter will present her new cabaret show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Time of My Life.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. $25 to $65. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baroque Bonanzaâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a three-part concert series featuring chamber music on period instruments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will present Ensemble Gaudior and the Friends of Fasch performing works by J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Graun, Dornel and Boismortier on period instruments. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  Ruthie and the Wranglers (shown) will celebrate â&#x20AC;&#x153;25 Years of Wrangler Twang!â&#x20AC;? on a double bill with the Bumper Jacksons. 9 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Middle East Cafe will feature a book talk by Nafessa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar, authors of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arab Women Rising: 35

Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013; Lauren Francis-Sharma will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Til the Well Runs Dry,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; contributors to the second issue of the Politics and Prose journal â&#x20AC;&#x153;District Linesâ&#x20AC;? will discuss their work and the local literary scene, at 3:30 p.m.; and Lisa Howorth will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying Shoes,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  Luis Carlos MontalvĂĄn, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him,â&#x20AC;? will discuss his new book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tuesday Tucks Me In.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. â&#x2013;  Michelle Nanouche, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding God, Finding Health.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. Free. Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, 5510 16th St. NW. 202-726-6776. â&#x2013;  Artist Bill Newman will discuss his photographs, photorealist paintings and sculptures. 4 p.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Festivals â&#x2013;  Safewayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 22nd annual National Capital Barbecue Battle, benefiting DC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charities and the Capital Area Food Bank, will feature cooking demonstrations, musical performances and Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only National Barbecue Championship. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $12 to $15; free for ages 12 and younger. Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 14th streets NW. The festival will continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Strawberry Festival will feature fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake dessert, picnic food, baked goods, jewelry and plants available for sale. The event will also include entertainment, a moon bounce, field games, face painting, a scavenger hunt and tours of historic Rock Creek Cemetery. 4 to 8 p.m. Free admission. St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street NW. 202-726-2080. Films â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present Oeke Hoogendijkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The New Rejksmuseum,â&#x20AC;? about the extensive and often contentious process of renovating Amsterdamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabled museum. 1 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  A summertime â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prideâ&#x20AC;? film series will feature Jamie Babbitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1999 satire about a high school cheerleader who is sent by her parents to a deprogramming camp for teens with homosexual tendencies. 2 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. â&#x2013;  A summertime science fiction film series will feature a 1971 film about a deadly alien virus that comes to New Mexico on a space satellite. 2 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Performances â&#x2013;  The In Series will present Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Traviata.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. $22 to $44. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-204-7760. The performance will repeat June 23 at 7:30 p.m. and June 28 at 8 p.m. See events/Page 19


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 18 â&#x2013; Contemporary dance artists Nick Bryson and Sharon Mansur will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insert [ ] Here, an evening of site-situated performance,â&#x20AC;? featuring guest artists Daniel Burkholder and Naoko Maeshiba. 6:30 and 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Reading â&#x2013;  In honor of the summer solstice, the Georgetown Library will host a participatory reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic romantic comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. Special events â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washington Fit Fest: A Day of Wellness for Washington Womenâ&#x20AC;? will feature fitness classes, health and nutrition workshops and running clinics. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 to $30. Bender Arena, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. php. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development and the Greater Washington Urban League will host the sixth annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show with information on home purchase assistance, financial literacy, new affordable housing developments, energy-efficient products, and decorating and remodeling ideas. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inti Raymi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Festival of the Sun,â&#x20AC;? a celebration of the winter solstice found in many Andean cultures, will feature music and dance performances, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and cultural programs. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  A Dupont Circle Community Solstice Celebration will feature a yoga class for all levels, at 4 p.m.; and a community event with food, fellowship, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and the commissioning of a new beehive, at 7 p.m. Free. Sacred Greens Urban Garden, Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Institute for Spiritual Development will celebrate the first day of summer and the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light and energy at a solstice service combining ancient rituals and a contemporary spiritual message. 7:30 p.m. Free. Institute for Spiritual Development, 5419 Sherier Place NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exploring the Skyâ&#x20AC;? will offer a chance to observe Mars, Saturn and other space objects through telescopes. 9 to 10 p.m. Free. Military Field, Military and Glover roads NW. 202-895-6070. Sporting event â&#x2013;  Volkswagen Rallycross DC, the third round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, will feature competitive racing, live music, food, entertainment, and driver Q&A and autograph sessions. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $20 to $149. RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. The event will continue Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present a walking tour about the history of the U Street corridor. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the 13th Street exit to the U Street/Cardo-

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Off-Broadway hit comes to D.C. Shakespeare Theatre Company will host Michael Urie in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buyer & Cellarâ&#x20AC;? June 20 through 29 at Sidney Harman Hall. Urie reprises the role he originated in the hit off-Broadway show written by

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is located at 610 F St. NW. 202-5471122; â&#x2013; The fifth annual DC black Theatre Festival will kick off June 20 and 21 with Broadway star Chester Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new one-man show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Eve of Jackie,â&#x20AC;? about the late entertainer Jackie Wilson. The festival will continue at various venues through June 29. Other featured shows include Brian Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original play â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Still Dreams,â&#x20AC;? about a woman lost in loss and life; Patrice Cassedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Detroit Blues,â&#x20AC;? about the human cost of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racial prejudice; and Jacqueline Hudson Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Eagle Stirs Her Next,â&#x20AC;? about a man whose desire for prosperity jeopardizes his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unity. Tickets for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Eve of Jackieâ&#x20AC;? at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) Theater at 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE cost $25 to $45; prices

tour of the Brightwood area, focusing on Confederate and Union sites associated with the Battle of Fort Stevens. 10 a.m. Free. Meet at Fort Stevens, 13th and Quackenbos streets NW. 202-895-6070. â&#x2013; A slide show and outdoor tour will focus on the Washington National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gargoyles and grotesques. 2 p.m. $6 to $15. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Monday, June 23 Monday june 23 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reptiles Alive!â&#x20AC;? will feature snake secrets, lizard stories and turtle tales (for ages 5 through 12). 5 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-2431188. Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? performance series will feature Mike Leverone performing rock music. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â&#x2013;  YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present flamenco dance star Alice Blumenfeld exploring the varied facets of flamenco and dance music accompanied by Hector JosĂŠ Marquez on vocals, Ricardo Marlow on guitar and Behzad Habibzai on percussion. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Capital Fringe will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music in the Library,â&#x20AC;? a series of acoustic concerts

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Tuesday june 24 Children’s programs ■ Blue Sky Puppet Theatre will present an interactive show featuring Rufus and his adventures in class with Dr. Science. 1:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ Juggler Nicolo Whimsey will present an act that combines juggling, storytelling, poetry, music, comedy, character acting and audience participation (for ages 5 through 12). 3 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Class ■ The Georgetown Library will present its “Take an Om Break” lunch-hour yoga series. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. The class will repeat Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Concerts ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza”

series will feature the Soul Messengerz performing gospel music. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ The Tuesday Concert Series will feature the early music vocal ensemble Magnificat. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. ■ As part of the DC Jazz Festival, bassist, composer and arranger Cheikh Ndoye will celebrate his West African roots and American influences with a concert of jazz and world music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The U.S. Navy Band will perform as part of the “Concert on the Avenue” series. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. ■ New Dominion Chorale’s “Washington Summer Sings!” — a series of group singalongs of major choral works — will feature choral excerpts from Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” conducted by Robert Shafer, artistic director of the City Choir of Washington and director of choral activities at Shenandoah Conservatory. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $12. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. ■ The U.S. Air Force Band’s Air Force Strings will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-767-5658. ■ Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will host its weekly open mic show. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. ■ The eighth annual Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Iceland’s Sunn Gunnlaugs Trio. 8 and 10 p.m. $12. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. ■ Dustbowl Revival and The Sweater Set will perform. 8:30 p.m. $10 to $15. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ Michael Waldman will discuss his book “The Second Amendment: A Biography.” Noon. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5221. ■ The West End Book Club will discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. 12:30 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-727-8707. ■ Ward 8 D.C. Council member and former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry will discuss his book “Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.” 6 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202347-0176. ■ Joel Greenberg will discuss his book “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.” 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-2241. ■ The DC Science Café will feature a talk by physicist Trey Porto of the Joint Quantum Institute on “Exotic Tales From the Coldest Place in the Universe.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ Paul Rhymer, former taxidermist for the Smithsonian and now a judge on one of cable television’s reality shows about the field, will discuss “Mounting Interest in a Lost Art.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. The Commons, Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ A discussion of Rebuild by Design, a unique competition that asked the world’s most talented design professionals to envision ways to increase resilience across the See events/Page 25






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• Small custom carpentry projects • Furniture repair & Refinishing •Trimwork, painting • Miscellaneous household repairs Experienced woodworker Good references, reasonable rates Philippe Mougne: 202-686-6196

Masters of Music from Yale U. All ages All levels Located near A.U.

Call Rach el @ 202-342-5487



with experienced teacher

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New Computer? iPod? Digital Camera? NW DC resident with adult training background will teach you to use the Internet, e-mail, Windows, Microsoft Word, numerous other programs, or other electronic devices. Help with purchase and setup available. Mac experience. Call Brett Geranen at (202) 486-6189.


Licensed & Board Certified My Office or Your Home 90min = $120 60min = $95 Packages/ Gift Certificates available

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J ULE’S Petsitting Services, Inc. Setting the Standard for Excellence in Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Since 1991

• Mid Day Dog Walks • Kitty Visits • In-Home Overnight Pet Sitting and other Pet Care Services • Insured and Bonded

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Senior Care NURSING ASSISTANT seeking priv. duty work. Avail day or night. Cert., 16 yrs exp, first aid/CPR. Care in your home. Call Ms. Garnett 240-855-4432. e-mail:


Pressure Washing Chesapeake Power Washing, Co. Gentle, low-pressure, thorough turbo-

washing wand ensures no damage to clean brick, stone, slate, wood, and siding. Careful workmanship with 20 years exper. Lic. Bond Ins. 301-656-9274 Chevy Chase, MD


Neighborhood Powerwashing Family Operated: Father & Sons Decks • Patios • Fences References • Licensed • Insured 202-329-6006

Ace Window Cleaning, Co. Family owned and operated for over 20 years using careful workmanship 301-656-9274 Chevy Chase, MD Licensed • Bonded • Insured • We also offer glass, screen, and sash cord repair service

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De-stress your life and turn to Tournesol! Tournesol Services provides affordable concierge services for seniors, families, or anyone undergoing a major life transition. Enjoy flexible, personalized, non-clinical visits and support for you or a loved one. Visit or call Isabelle (301) 785-7181 weekdays 9am - 9pm.

GARAGE SALE: 5001 Glenbrook rd, NW (corner Glenbrook & Loughboro). Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


MOVING/ GARAGE sale: Thur/ fri/ sat. 9-2. 5010 Cathedral Ave, NW (off Arizona, above MacArthur). YARD SALE Sat., June 21 8:30 AM-noon Annual Foxhall Community Yard Sale! (Rain date Sun, June 22); on front lawn of Lab School, 1550 Foxhall Rd (at Q St). Furniture, household goods, clothing, toys, books.


Yard/ Moving/Bazaar

Housewares Jewelry Collectibles SUPER SATURDAY SALE SUMMER CLOTHING SALE – 2 FOR 1

The Shops at Ingleside, 3050 Military Road, NW June 21, 10:00-2:00 Also open Tues. and Thurs. 10:00-2:00

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Hurricane Sandy-affected region, will feature panelists Nancy Kete, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation; Harriet Tregoning, director of the Office of Economic Resilience at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Gena Wirth, associate at SCAPE/Landscape Architecture; and Daniel Pittman, business manager for strategy and innovation at OMA. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12 to $20; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ David Boies and Theodore B. Olson will discuss their book “Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Susan Jane Gilman will discuss her book “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.” 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.

Classes and workshops ■ The University of the District of Columbia will present a nutrition class. 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ Joe Ryan will lead a workshop on “Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government,” the final session in a series on job seeking skills. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW.

Special event ■ “An Evening With Carla Hall” will feature a book signing, tasting and talk with the host of ABC’s “The Chew” and fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Whole Foods Market, 2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Concerts ■ A lunchtime summer concert series will feature musician Johnny Artis. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. L’Enfant Plaza, 10th and D streets SW. ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” performance series will feature Dave Wilson performing contemporary jazz. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ As part of the DC Jazz Festival, a happy hour concert will feature Sin Miedo. 5 p.m. Free. Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. ■ The summertime Harbour Nights concert series will present singer Josh Burgess. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. ■ The eighth annual Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Finland’s Kari Ikonen Trio, Iceland’s Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio, Denmark’s Christian Winther Soul House and Sweden’s Anders Hagberg Quartet. 6:30 p.m. $15 to $35. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. ■ “Evenings With Extraordinary Artists” will present “Tell Me the Truth About Love,” a program of words, music and movement by tenor Peter Burroughs, pianist Carlos Rodriguez and guest artist Cynthia Word. 6:30 p.m. $10 to $20; reservations required. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3. ■ The Marine Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-4334011. ■ The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet will present “Brubeck Reimagined.” 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ The 2014 East River JazzFest will feature “Black Noize,” featuring pianist Marc Cary, bassist Rashaan Carter, percussionist Sameer Gupta, drummer Russell Carter Jr., pianist and vocalist SweetCherie and saxophonist Craig Alston. 8 p.m. $25. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE. ■ John Doe Band and guitarist Jesse Dayton will perform. 8:30 p.m. $15 to $20. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW.

Tours ■ A guided garden tour will trace the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and English boxwood. 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. $10; free for members. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. ■ Charles Robertson, deputy director emeritus of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will discuss the many uses of the museum’s historic home — dubbed the “noblest of Washington buildings” by poet Walt Whitman. 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Meet in the Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW.

Discussions and lectures ■ Lynn Sherr will discuss her book “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Drew Bury, a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, will discuss his recent experience serving as first tour officer in Kiev, Ukraine. Lunch buffet at noon; program at 12:30 p.m. $5 to $15. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ Michelle Gable will discuss her novel “A Paris Apartment.” 6 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ Local artist Alicia “Decoy” Cosnahan

Films ■ In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the National Archives, “From the Vaults” will feature a selection of archival films, including “Your National Archives” and “The Washington Parade: The Archives.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ The Georgetown Library’s weekly June film series will focus on “Twinkle Toes,” featuring movies about dance. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will present its weekly Pop Movies series. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District and the Marie Reed Learning Center PTA will present Wes Anderson’s 1998 movie “Rushmore” as part of an outdoor film series. 8:30 p.m. Free. Soccer field, Marie Reed Learning Center, 18th and California streets NW. 202-997-0783. Performance ■ The Washington Improv Theater’s “Harold Night” will feature performances by People Like Us and Madeline. 9 p.m. By donation. Source, 1835 14th St. NW.


will discuss D.C. murals and her personal experiences as a street artist. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Free. Meet in the F Street lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Loretta Neumann, David Swerdloff, Kym Elder and Patricia Tyson of the Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington will present a talk on “The Battle of Fort Stevens and Its Impact on the Community.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 1327 Van Buren St. NW. 202-827-2221. ■ Alison Fortier will discuss her book “A History Lover’s Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Room 307, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ Mexican writer and editor Alberto Ruy-Sánchez will discuss the world of Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. 6:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. ■ Tim Townsend will discuss his book “Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis.” 7 p.m. Free. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. ■ Lynn Sherr will discuss her book “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. ■ Padma Venkatraman will discuss her book “A Time to Dance” (for ages 12 and older). 7 p.m. Free. Children & Teens Department, Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Festival ■ The Smithsonian Institution’s 48th annual Folklife Festival will focus on “China: Tradition and the Art of Living” and “Kenya: Mambo Poa.” 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 12th streets. 202-633-1000. The festival will continue daily through June 29 and from July 2 through 6. Films ■ “Summer Singalong Series” will feature a movie musical. 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-0971. ■ “The Met Summer Encore” will feature a showing of Puccini’s “La Rondine.” 7 p.m. $15. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor movie series will feature the 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally.” 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. ■ The Reel Israel DC series will feature Eli Cohen’s 2013 film “Hora 79.” 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performances ■ China’s Zheijang Wu Opera will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Salvadoran comedian Julio Ernesto Hernández Yúdice will perform as La Tenchis in “Burlesque” (in Spanish). 8 p.m. $20. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. The performance will repeat Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. Special event ■ “Michael Jackson Memorial: Celebrate the King” will feature the pop icon’s music videos. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.

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Palisades, DC


Kensington, MD


Spectacular contemporary home. Kitchen w/ custom cabinetry & top-of-the-line appliances, 4/5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths.

5-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial offers master suite with 2 walk-in closets & master bath w/soaking tub. Slate patio, 2-car garage. Close to parks & MARC.

Joan Caton Cromwell 202.441.8912

Mark Hudson 301.641.6266

Cleveland Park, DC


Rare Mid-Century Modern in Cleveland Park. Architect-designed. 12 ft ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, family room, home office, 2 car garage.

Joan Fallows 301.526.0744

Silver Spring, MD


Fabulous split level on cul-de-sac, ideal for entertaining. Fenced backyard & patio, landscaped perimeter. Walk to Metro. Near 495, park & shops.

Kathy Byars 240.372.9708

Silver Spring, MD


Light-filled, 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home features oak hardwood floors, living room w/ fireplace, formal dining room, & updated kitchen. Lush & private yard.

Sabina Emerson 301.996.2902

Chevy Chase, MD


7,000+ SF in Hamlet neighborhood. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. Lovely entertaining spaces, pool & patio.

Allison Brigati 240.475.3384 Kelly Garrett 202.258.7362

West End, DC


Bright & spacious top floor condo in the Columbia! Open living plan. Updated kitchen, balcony, garage parking, pool & concierge.

Katherine Bertles Hennigan 202.321.3427

Accokeek, MD


Chevy Chase, MD

Bret Brown 202.409.4338

Chevy Chase, DC

4315 50th Street NW • Washington, DC


Elegance and style throughout this spacious home with show-stopping gardens, garage & on a delightful tree-lined street in a super location.

Rina Kunk 202.489.9011

Ashburn, VA


Great value in Broadlands! Updated home on cul-de-sac backs to woods. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with finished lower level.

Leslie Dembinski 202.365.0903

Bethesda, MD


Charming & tranquil! Historic home with guest house on private 10 acres. Less than 25 mins from DC. The escape that you’ve been looking for.

Fantastic brick Cape in Parkwood. Generous rooms, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, off street parking. Walk to Rock Creek Park, KP Elementary, Metro!

Michael Makris 703.402.0629

Kathy Byars 240.372.9708



Stunning residence in Parc Somerset. 4500+ SF including master suite with his & hers luxury baths and dressing rooms.


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Selling the AreA’S FineSt ProPertieS Selling the AreA’S FineSt ProPertieS Selling the AreA’S FineSt ProPertieS Stately Elegance Kenwood, Chevy Chase, MD. This impressive residence features 8 BRs, 6.5 BAs & rear stairs on a 2/3 acre lot. $2,495,000 Ted Beverley 301-728-4338 Patricia Lore 301-908-1242

Grand Dame

English Manor House

Chevy Chase, MD. One of the historic “Three Forest Hills. Elegant Tudor on 1/2 acre of grounds. Sisters” blt in 1898. Enhanced & expanded w/open 5 BRs, 4 BAs, 2 HBAs. Stunning kit. Skylights, patios lightfilled spaces. 5 BRs. Landscaped grounds & pool. & gardens. $2,375,000 $2,395,000 Andrea Evers 202-550-8934 Susan Berger 202-255-5006 Ellen Sandler 202-255-5007 Melissa Chen 202-744-1235

Breathtaking Bethesda, MD Tree top views from this 5 BR, 4.5 BA new home. Grand proportions & designer finishes on 3 masterful levels. Easy stroll to Potomac River. $1,895,000 Marina Krapiva 301-792-5681

City Classic Garfield/Woodley Park. Exquisitely updated 3 BR, 3.5 BA detached house w/ 3 fin. levels. Custom millwork. Brick walled patio. Garage. Near

One Of A Kind

Chevy Chase Classic

Chevy Chase, MD. Stately Colonial on magnificent Rock Creek Forest. Soaring ceilings, exquisite details 15,000 sf lot w/Koi pond. 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Renov. & new designer kitchen in this 5 BR, 4.5 BA home. kitchen w/island & brkfst area. Family rm. Custom blt-ins. Slate patio. $1,449,000 7500+ sf of living space. 3 car garage. $1,675,000 Beverly Nadel 202-236-7313 Melissa Brown 202-469-2662 Drew Gibbons 301-538-0477

2 Metros.

California Ranch


Potomac, MD. Updated & light filled home on 2 landscaped acres w/lge salt water pool. 3 BRs, 3 BAs. Family rm, Guest suite/rec rm. Garden views from all rooms! $1,249,000 Laura McCaffrey 301-641-4456

John Nemeyer 202-276-6351

Smashing! H ST Corridor. Completely renovated 3 BR, 3.5 BA w/gorgeous marble, granite & SS kit. Huge LL w/kitchette, Ba. Patio, porch & off st pkg. $898,000.

Picturesque Westmoreland Hills. Traditional home w/3+ BRs & 3.5 BAs on quiet tree lined street. Splendidly renovated lower level. Tranquil yard. Close in neighborhood. $998,000 Harriet Fowler 240-346-3390

Original Charm

Brookdale, Ch Ch, MD. Spacious center hall Colonial in quiet neighborhood still just a stone’s throw from Friendship Hgts. 3 BRs, 2 BAs, family rm on 1st flr. $925,000 Denny Horner 703-629-8455 Leyla Phelan 202-415-3845

Linda Chaletzky

The Total Package


Wesley Heights. Exceptional renovated TH in this popular

Nancy Hammond 202-262-5374

community w/pool & tennis cts. 2 BRs, 2 BAs, 2 HBAs. Redone kitchen. Fin. LL w/media rm. Patio. $849,900. Dorothy Stein 202-230-1081

Top Notch Dupont. Glorious city views from this spacious 1,057 sf 2 bedroom penthouse at The Cassandra. W/D. Cats allowed.

Curb Appeal Springfield, Bethesda, MD. Charming Colonial w/4BRs, 2 BAs. Family rm, den, built-ins. LL rec rm. Porch, lovely yard. 1 car garage. $844,000 Linda Chaletzky 301-938-2630 Rachel Widder 703-216-4446

Urban Oasis

Chevy Chase, DC Beautiful fully renovated semidetached w/open gourmet kitchen. 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs. Private backyard faces Rock Creek Pk. 1 blk to shops & restaurants. $775,000 Catherine Arnaud-Charbonneau 301-602-7808

uPtown 202-364-1700 uPtown uPtown 202-364-1700 202-364-1700 DuPont 202-464-8400 DuPont DuPont 202-464-8400 202-464-8400

$582,000. Marian Krapiva 301-792-5681

Vintage Charm Kalorama. Perfect studio at the fabled Altamont coop. 10’ ceilings, crystal chandelier, sep. kitchen & refinished flrs. $194,500

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