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Vol. VII, No. 45

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Election sites would change under plan

ANC backs hotel plan for Dupont mansion


■ Development: Some still

question height of addition

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Many D.C. voters will go to a new polling place next Election Day if the D.C. Board of Elections implements a draft proposal to redraw the city’s precincts. The plan would simplify the District’s ballots by linking precincts to advisory neighborhood commissions’ single-member districts. All residents within the same singlemember district — meaning, everyone who’s represented by the same neighborhood commissioner — would vote at the same location. The Elections Board says this change would nearly halve the number of ballot styles it needs to produce, from 551 to 296, because there wouldn’t need to be ballots for the same neighborhood commission race at multiple polling places. Operations would also be improved at the polling places, where workers and machines wouldn’t have to handle as many different voters. But the seemingly arcane adjustment has sparked fiery criticisms from some sections of the city, See Voting/Page 10

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Plans to convert Dupont Circle’s historic Patterson Mansion into a hotel won support from the local advisory neighborhood commission last Wednesday. A majority of commissioners lauded the proposal from Atlantabased French Quarter Hospitality, because it would preserve the 1901 structure at 15 Dupont Circle — both the exterior and interior — and

Adams Morgan to consider extension for moratorium Bill Petros/The Current

The Madrigal Singers, consisting of students from St. Albans and National Cathedral schools, performed choral numbers during last Wednesday’s rededication of the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral. See story, page 3.

Tree with Civil War roots wins national honor By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

A chestnut oak in Battery Kemble Park with ties to the Civil War recently made it onto a nationwide list highlighting “champion” trees. The multitrunked oak — 105 feet tall with a 23-foot circumference – is the only D.C. tree on American Forests’ fall 2013 National Register of Big Trees. The tree dates back to at least 100 years before the Civil War, estimates Rod Simmons, a local vegetation ecologist who helped measure the oak last winter. Simmons is a member of the Maryland Native Plant Society, the group that nominated the tree for the registry based on its


open up much of the building to the public. But plans to construct a 65-foot-tall addition behind the mansion, which would replace a shorter structure dating to the 1950s, have generated some concern. As proposed, the first two floors of the mansion — most recently home to the Washington Club — would be open to the public as restaurant, bar and lounge space. About 13 or 14 rooms in the original mansion would house hotel guests, and the addition would hold another 24 rooms plus a ballroom. The old and new buildings would connect only on two stories, and the See Mansion/Page 5

Photo by Rod Simmons

The society’s Greg Zell and David Garcia pose with the 1700s oak.

size and age. Simmons said members of the plant society, which includes a D.C.

chapter, first discovered and started talking about the “really massive tree” in the Palisades park about 13 years ago. The oak is located at the top of the hill off Chain Bridge Road, near the park’s Civil War-era earthworks, according to plant society members. It’s roughly across the street from the property at 3000 Chain Bridge. Based on knowledge of how Union troops dealt with large trees during that time, Simmons said it’s safe to guess they cut the oak down to a 5-foot stump when constructing their fort at Battery Kemble in 1861. “That’s the documented practice,” he said. “When they built these forts, they removed these things and left See Tree/Page 5


■ ABC: Community debating

merits of liquor license limits By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer

Adams Morgan is debating whether to extend its liquor license moratorium, renewing a perennial disagreement that sharply divides residents and the business community. With the current ban on new liquor licenses along the 18th Street and Columbia Road corridors set to expire next April, the area’s advisory neighborhood commission held a special meeting on the issue last Wednesday. The commission is set to vote Nov. 6 on a recommendation about the moratorium to the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Fred Moosally, director of the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, explained the policy’s history at last week’s meeting, saying it was originally implemented in 2001 and most recently renewed for five years in 2009. Community members who spoke in favor of continuing the moratorium said their weekend sleep is dis-

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Some residents worry additional licenses will increase noise.

turbed by Adams Morgan’s latenight party scene. They said adding liquor licenses would make that situation worse. “My biggest problem is noise at 2:30 in the morning on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights,” said resident Peter Lyden. “I’m a heavy sleeper. My wife is not. Believe me, in the interest of domestic tranquility, I would like you to solve that problem.” Resident Robert Ellsworth agreed, saying the amount of noise is in direct proportion to the number of bars in the area. Other residents expressed concerns about bar clientele engaging in vandalism and littering. Representatives of the KalSee Licenses/Page 2



Dupont, Palisades prep for house tours over the weekend

Studio Theatre extends Fierstein’s ‘Torch Song Trilogy’

After council action, District sending out new visitor passes

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LICENSES: Adams Morgan ANC weighs merits of extending liquor moratorium

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orama Citizens Association, the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association and the Lanier Heights Citizens Association all spoke in favor of extending the moratorium. But business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs had a different take. Amsterdam Falafelshop owner

Arianne Bennett said the moratorium prevents business competition in Adams Morgan, ultimately protecting the establishments that cause problems in the neighborhood. “The people who currently hold liquor licenses are able to continue to make money because there aren’t better places to go,” she told commissioners. “I ask that you consider

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Lisa Duperier, a former president of Adams Morgan Main Street Group, explicitly argued that the moratorium contributes to the very problems residents are concerned about. “It creates vacancies and that contributes to the loitering,” she said. “It rewards bad actors. There’s no competition. You are protecting the bad people.”



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House tours showcase Palisades, Dupont By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

A former Prohibition-era brothel and a modern rental home smartly decorated to enhance its cozy space are samples of two neighborhood house tours taking place this weekend in Northwest. In its first year, the Palisades Village aging-in-place nonprofit’s event

will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next day, Oct. 20, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association will host its tour from noon to 5 p.m. Across the country, house tours have become popular fundraising and promotional methods, fanning people’s interests in viewing grand and unique homes. The Palisades Village embarked

on this type of fundraising after seeing the success of longtime house tours in Georgetown and on Capitol Hill. Co-chair Judy Watson was also inspired by a newly renovated house on University Terrace that she marveled at while walking her dog. Funds from the house tours will help the nonprofit with its mission of supporting seniors who want to age See Tours/Page 7

Cathedral celebrates Bishop’s Garden renovation By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

“I don’t have words to describe what it means for me personally to have a garden of this magnitude attributed somehow to me,� said the Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington spoke at last Wednesday’s rededication of the Bishop’s Garden on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. The garden, nearly a century old, sustained major damage stemming from several natural disasters that struck the D.C area over the past three years. Budde also said the rehabilitated garden became a savior for couples whose wedding plans at National Park Service sites were botched due to the federal government shutdown. She said more than 20 couples accepted the Cathedral’s offer two weeks ago to have their ceremonies take place at the Bishop’s Garden at no cost. “The privilege for me of knowing within a matter of hours that this was something we could offer to couples was an extraordinary testimony to the generosity of this place,� said the bishop. Despite the rain, the rededication attracted an audience of more than 75 people. Located south of the Cathedral building, the Bishop’s

Garden has faced a string of challenges in recent years. In 2010, disturbances from that year’s blizzard prompted the All Hallows Guild, keepers of the Cathedral grounds, to undertake a major restoration project. But the group’s work was undone in September 2011 when a 500-foot crane fell on the garden. Brought in to repair the Cathedral towers damaged by the previous month’s earthquake, the machine wrecked the stone structures near the entrances — the 12th-century Norman arch, stone walls, Pilgrim Steps, light fixtures and the Herb Cottage, which is still closed. It also destroyed much of the lush greenery, breaking several mature trees and plants. A year later, strong gusts of wind from the straight-lined summer storm called the derecho caused still more damage to the landscaping. “What you see today is a result of over three years of archival study and numerous meetings in the garden — walking and looking,� said Margaret Steuart, chair of the All Hallows Guild garden committee. In addition to planting more greenery, the reconstruction altered the garden’s layout. Changes included placing the Prodigal Son sculpture in a private area below the garden wall, as well as redesigning the Finial Garden in the upper northeast corner.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The week ahead Thursday, Oct. 17

The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting to discuss plans to reconstruct the pedestrian ramps at the signalized intersections along K Street between 12th and 21st streets to comply with 2010 guidelines under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. ■D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will hold a State of the Schools Address and Engagement Reception. Following her remarks, attendees will have a chance to view displays on academic programs and key initiatives, and school system administrators will be on hand to answer their questions. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cardozo Education Campus, 1200 Clifton St. NW. ■ The Logan Circle advisory neighborhood commission’s alcohol policy committee will hold a Rodent and Sanitation Education, Training and Awareness Summit. Representatives from the D.C. Health Department, Public Works Department and Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration will make presentations, followed by a Q-and-A session and the development of an action plan. The summit will begin at 7 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW.

Monday, Oct. 21

The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a drop-in public workshop to discuss the “moveDC� initiative to develop a strategic, long-range multimodal transportation plan for the District. The event will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Station, 625 1st St. NE. ■As part of Growing Healthy Schools Week, a panel discussion will focus on implementation of the D.C. Healthy Schools Act. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the U.S. Green Building Council, Suite 500, 2101 L St. NW.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

The D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations will hold its regular meeting, which will focus on “Developer/Neighborhood Harmony: Is It Possible?� The guest speaker will be J. Matthew Ritz, vice president of the WC Smith Co. The meeting will be held from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

The Rock Creek Conservancy will hold a “Party by the Park� fundraising reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Zealand Embassy, 37 Observatory Circle NW. The event will feature a cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres and an auction; tickets cost $65. For details visit

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District Digest City begins issuing new visitor passes

Residents are starting to receive their replacement visitor parking passes, which are being mailed out now through December, the D.C. Department of Transportation announced yesterday. The passes, which will be good through September 2014, allow users to disregard two-hour Residential Parking Permit restrictions within the boundaries of a particular advisory neighborhood commission.

The Transportation Department had intended to expand the visitor pass program citywide, but the D.C. Council voted last month to block that move after concern arose in several congested areas. The new passes are instead being issued only in areas where the program was already in place -- restricted blocks in wards 1, 3, 4 and 5 and parts of Ward 6. There will be one pass issued per household, and residents are asked to throw away their old ones upon receiving the replacement. However, the old passes will also

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be valid through the end of the year. A new feature on the passes is a code that parking enforcement officers will scan to ensure that a car is parked in the correct location, according to Transportation Department spokesperson Reggie Sanders. Drivers had routinely used the passes throughout an entire ward instead of a particular neighborhood commission because the tighter restriction was difficult to enforce, he said.

District to redesign driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenses

The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles will cease issuing driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenses and identification cards over the counter on Nov. 26, instead providing 45-day paper documents and sending cards in the mail. Along with this so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;central issuance process,â&#x20AC;? the agency is releasing redesigned cards with features designed to reduce fraud. The new driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenses and identification cards will have two photos on the front and one on the back, and a

signature on the front and back. The agency will not mail cards to post office boxes. Details of the new policy are available at tinyurl. com/new-licenses.

AIDS Walk organizers to honor HIV activist

The 27th annual AIDS Walk Washington on Oct. 26 will honor the late Sean Sasser, an HIV activist who became famous when his thenboyfriend Pedro Zamora starred on the third season of MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real World.â&#x20AC;? Sasser, who died in August at age 44 after living with the virus for 25 years, became active in educating people about HIV and AIDS after being denied entry to the Navy at age 19 because he was HIV-positive. After Zamora died in 1994, Sasser traveled around the country to talk about HIV and AIDS. He served as a member of President Bill Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS and worked with various organizations, including

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Health Initiatives for Youth and the AIDS Alliance for Children Youth & Families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no denying that Sean played a pivotal role in public perception of HIV,â&#x20AC;? said Don Blanchon, executive director of Whitman-Walker Health, which benefits from the AIDS Walk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sean showed the world a face of HIV it had never seen before: a happy, healthy young man living his life, falling in love, and working to make a difference in the lives of others.â&#x20AC;? Details on the walk are available at

Avalon to inaugurate new lobby, elevator

The Avalon Theatre will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the completed renovation of its secondary lobby, which now offers an elevator and handicappedaccessible bathrooms. The upgrades are the final stage of the Avalon Legacy Campaign, a fundraising effort to update the historic movie theater, which was built in 1923 at 5612 Connecticut Ave. and is now run as a nonprofit. The $2 million work was funded with contributions from 1,700 individual donors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The generosity of the Avalonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supporters has ensured that the theater will remain a centerpiece of the Chevy Chase neighborhood as it has since 1923,â&#x20AC;? said theater executive director Bill Oberdorfer. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh and at-large member Anita Bonds will be among the attendees.


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MANSION: ANC backs hotel plan TREE: Battery Kemble oak makes national honor roll From Page 1

mansionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing interior layout would be largely retained. The project needs approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board because the mansion is designated as a landmark; the neighborhood commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote urged the board to approve the application when it reviews the case later this month. The neighborhood commission is also due to consider applications for zoning relief and curb cuts at future meetings. Opponentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; biggest issue is the height of the proposed addition, which would stand 10 feet taller than the 55-foot mansion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aghast at the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to look from the circle,â&#x20AC;? Lance Salonia, a Dupont resident whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a member of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, said at the meeting. The committee has urged developers to reduce the additionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s height by one story, Salonia said. The projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architects have worked with community groups, including the neighborhood commission and the Dupont Circle Conservancy, to tweak the additionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design. (The conservancy also supports the plan.) But attorney Marty Sullivan said that if further concessions are required, French Quarter would be unable to produce a viable project and would back out of its deal to buy the mansion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a deal perspective, the footprint that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put forward is critical, as are the curb cuts,â&#x20AC;? Sullivan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the design, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

open.â&#x20AC;? Neighborhood commissioner Leo Dwyer said the community should support the hotel plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If these people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move forward with this project, [the Washington Club] could sell it to someone else who could gut the interior space and sell everything on eBay,â&#x20AC;? he said. Commissioner Mike Silverstein said a big risk would be that a foreign government could buy the mansion for a diplomatic function, which reduces the control the community and the city can exercise over the property. Silverstein cited the example of the Toutorsky Mansion at 1720 16th St., which was sold to the Republic of Congo to serve as the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embassy after residents blocked plans to expand a bed-and-breakfast there. The embassy subsequently paved its front yard without proper approval and held events that bothered neighbors. Two commissioners argued for more time to review designs for the Patterson Mansion, saying there could be long-lasting damage to a community icon if the process is rushed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see approving something that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a very, very good idea what it is,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Feldstein, who joined fellow commissioner Abigail Nichols in voting against the project. French Quarter Hospitality is hoping to secure all preservation and zoning approvals by the end of this year so that it can close on the property and proceed toward construction.

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their stumpsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both to provide extra cover, and to use the branches and brush to create an extra barrier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tree is a link to the past, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got some cultural history,â&#x20AC;? he said. Chestnut oaks â&#x20AC;&#x153;readily resprout,â&#x20AC;? Simmons said, so the one in Battery Kemble started regrowing after the war. He said several similar trees have been found at Civil War-era forts in the Washington area. American Forests, a national conservation-focused nonprofit based in

D.C., releases its â&#x20AC;&#x153;champion treesâ&#x20AC;? register twice a year â&#x20AC;&#x153;to locate, appreciate and protect the biggest tree species in the United States,â&#x20AC;? according to its website. More than 750 trees make it onto each list. The registry encourages â&#x20AC;&#x153;people to hunt for champions and engage with the landscape,â&#x20AC;? according to the D.C. Urban Forestry Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ian Leahy, who also serves as the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Trees coordinator.â&#x20AC;? In an email, Leahy wrote that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;particularly valuable in an urban landscape like the District of Columbia

where most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize we could have trees so large they compete nationally across urban and rural landscape.â&#x20AC;? Inclusion on the list also helps the landowner â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in this case the National Park Service â&#x20AC;&#x201D; do â&#x20AC;&#x153;all they can to manage the treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health for maximum longevity,â&#x20AC;? Leahy added. The oak in Battery Kemble is the first D.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;champion treeâ&#x20AC;? since a jujube on the U.S. Capitol Grounds made it onto the list in spring 2012. According to Leahy, that tree â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfortunately fell in a storm.â&#x20AC;?


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The Current

Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from Oct. 7 through 13.

psa PSA 101 101 â&#x2013; downtown

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013; Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street; 3 p.m. Oct. 12.





Theft â&#x2013; 500-599 block, 10th St.; 2:24 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 11th St.; 12:38 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, F St.; 3:37 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, F St.; 1 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, F St.; 3:40 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  100-199 block, D St.; 8 a.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 12:36 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 8:14 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  K and 14th streets; 7:57 p.m. Oct. 13.

psa 102

â&#x2013; Gallery PSA 102 place


Robbery â&#x2013; 600-699 block, H St.; 6:30 a.m. Oct. 13 (with gun). Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  600-699 block, H St.; 5:14 a.m. Oct. 7. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 7th St.; 2:56 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  E and 7th streets; 4:42 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  800-901 block, I St.; 5:38 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  6th and I streets; 5 a.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 11 a.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  5th Street and New York Avenue; 11:15 p.m. Oct. 13. Theft â&#x2013;  900-999 block, 9th St.; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  7th and H streets; 2:03 a.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 12:57 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 6th St.; 10:30 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  700-899 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 9:56 a.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 5:40 p.m. Oct. 12.






psa 204

â&#x2013; Massachusetts avenue

heights / cleveland park   

woodley PSA 204 park / Glover

park / cathedral heights

Burglary â&#x2013; 3700-3702 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 1:22 p.m. Oct. 7. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, Hall

Place; 5:12 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013; 3800-3819 block, Fulton St.; 10:22 a.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  40th and Benton streets; 12:49 p.m. Oct. 12. Theft â&#x2013;  3900-4099 block, Tunlaw Road; 3:16 a.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  3900-4099 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 5 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  3800-3819 block, Fulton St.; 11:06 a.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  2111-2199 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:58 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  3900-3999 block, Cathedral Ave.; 6:44 p.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  2600-2699 block, 24th St.; 7:13 p.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  2700-2799 block, Woodley Road; 9:50 p.m. Oct. 13.

psa PSA 206 206

â&#x2013; georgetown / burleith

Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 3808-3899 block, Reservoir Road; 7:04 p.m. Oct. 9 (with knife). Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, 27th St. 7:29 p.m. Oct. 7. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road; 5:12 p.m. Oct. 8. Theft â&#x2013;  1350-1422 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:58 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  2800-2848 block, M St.; 9:07 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1234-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:34 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1402-1442 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:13 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  71-1009 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 2:14 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 4:19 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  1000-1199 block, 30th St.; 4:07 a.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1402-1442 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:45 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 1:19 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  1234-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:03 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  3278-3299 block, M St.; 3:40 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1234-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 3:21 p.m. Oct. 13.

psa PSA 207 207

â&#x2013; foggy bottom / west end

Robbery â&#x2013; 2300-2399 block, M St.; 1:50 a.m. Oct. 12. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  23rd and L streets; 10:43 a.m. Oct. 10. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2400-2499 block, N St.; 2:32 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, M St.; 3:18 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, L St.; 12:25 p.m. Oct. 13.

Theft â&#x2013; H and 22nd streets; 10:12 a.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, 14th St.; 2:08 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  20th and G streets; 10:08 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 15th St.; 11:08 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, Vermont Ave.; 1:47 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1000-1050 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, Connecticut Ave.; 2:57 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, L St.; 4:50 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  500-599 bock, 15th St.; 6:58 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, L St.; 3:50 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, I St.; 8 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  2100-2499 block, K St.; noon Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, L St.; 1 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, Vermont Ave.; 3:46 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, M St.; 5 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, F St.; 3:55 a.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 15th St.; 2:55 p.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  2400-2487 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 4:48 p.m. Oct. 13.

4:50 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013; 1300-1399 block, 14th St.; 10:38 a.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 2 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1200-1217 block, 18th St.; 2:22 p.m. Oct. 12.

psa 208

Burglary â&#x2013; 1909-1999 block, 19th St.; 1:45 p.m. Oct. 13.

â&#x2013; sheridan-kalorama PSA 208

dupont circle

Robbery â&#x2013; 1400-1499 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 9:40 p.m. Oct. 8. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  Massachusetts Avenue and Decatur Place; 2:52 p.m. Oct. 11. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, R St.; 8:51 a.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, O St.; 2:05 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  2000-2007 block, N St.; 7:12 a.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, N St.; 8:50 a.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, N St.; 2:28 a.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  S and 20th streets; 1 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, S St.; 2:19 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1250-1299 block, 21st St.; 8:42 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, M St.; 9:48 a.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  O and 16th streets; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1200-1399 block, 16th St.; 3:34 p.m. Oct. 13. Theft â&#x2013;  1-6 block, Dupont Circle; 10:14 a.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1700-1732 block, 18th St.; 11:57 a.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1500-1523 block, 15th St.; 3:52 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Swann St.; 7 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 9:28 a.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1521-1599 block, 16th St.;

psa PSA 301 301

â&#x2013; Dupont circle

Robbery â&#x2013; 1700-1780 block, U St.; 2:45 a.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, U St.; 4:35 a.m. Oct. 13. â&#x2013;  1700-1780 block, U St.; 4:45 a.m. Oct. 13. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1700-1759 block, Q St.; 3:49 a.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Willard St.; 6:32 a.m. Oct. 12. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, U St.; 7:23 p.m. Oct. 13. Theft â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, T St.; 11 a.m. Oct. 11.

psa PSA 303 303

â&#x2013; adams morgan

Robbery â&#x2013; 1850-1947 block, Biltmore St.; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 2000-2099 block, T St.; 5:29 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  2412-2499 block, 20th St.; 1:26 a.m. Oct. 13. Theft â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, 18th St.; 1:40 P.M. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  2700-2799 block, Adams Mill Road; 8:50 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Summit Place; 11:49 p.m. Oct. 11. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, Kalorama Road; 7:49 p.m. Oct. 12.

psa PSA 307 307

â&#x2013; logan circle

Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 1107-1199 block, 11th St.; 5:49 a.m. Oct. 12 (with knife). Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1300-1333 block, Vermont Ave.; 3:25 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1200-1298 block, O St.; 5:32 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  900-921 block P St.; 8:24 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, 12th St.; 4:01 p.m. Oct. 9. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, 13th St.; 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Theft â&#x2013;  923-999 block, O St.; 8:02 p.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, S St.; 9:06 p.m. Oct. 10. â&#x2013;  1300-1321 block, M St.; 10:41 p.m. Oct. 12.


The Current



Wednesday, October 16, 2013


TOURS: Weekend events showcase diverse architectural styles in Dupont, Palisades

From Page 3

in their own homes, rather than moving to retirement or assisted-living facilities. The four-year-old organization manages a group of volunteers who help members living in the Berkley, Kent, Foxhall, Palisades and Wesley Heights neighborhoods. In Dupont Circle, Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event marks the 46th year of house tours for the citizens association. A major charity drive, the event raises money that will support other community groups and activities such as Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, the Dupont Circle Village, Stead Park, Whitman-Walker Health and cleaning teams from Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets. In choosing this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s properties, the Dupont organizers chose 10 homes that were stylishly decorated, including one that represents the growing rental market, said co-chair Robin Diener. The small rental property, occupied by a designer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;adds another layer to our tour,â&#x20AC;? said event co-chair Nelson Marban.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rental market has undergone the same things that the purchase market has â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lot of demand and low inventory,â&#x20AC;? Marban said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought it would be very cool to include it this year.â&#x20AC;? Tour properties also include a large Federal-style town house that once served as a lodge for the Benevolent Order of Elks, and a renovated English Regency-style town house built in 1912 and decorated with Middle Eastern and Moroccan aesthetics. In the Palisades, event coordinators selected eight different styles within walking distance from one another that capture the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allure, said co-chair Watson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an eclectic array of styles from old huge mansions to new mansions to Sears Roebuck [homes]. â&#x20AC;Ś I think it makes us who we are,â&#x20AC;? she said. One property used to be a former open-air dance hall in the late 1890s. During Prohibition, it became a brothel called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat House.â&#x20AC;? It was later converted into a duplex.

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The Foggy Bottom


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Don’t shut down D.C.

As the country awaits news on whether the U.S. government’s two-weekold shutdown is near its end, federal workers who live in D.C. are facing impacts on multiple fronts. And all D.C. residents could be affected if the closure lasts much longer. That’s because while city leaders have tapped emergency funds to keep our local government running, the money is running out, meaning an extended federal shutdown could halt many District governmental operations. It seems likely that won’t happen: As we went to press, negotiations to jump-start the government were moving forward. But if they do sputter, we hope President Barack Obama and the Senate Democrats will back pending legislation to free the District budget from federal oversight. The GOP-led House of Representatives has passed a scattershot of bills that would each fund a certain segment of the government — the National Institutes of Health, but not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the national parks, but not the national forests. Their goal seems to be to fund popular — or at least noticed — portions of federal operations in order to reduce pressure to end the overall shutdown. And thankfully the District government has been included in that list. The Democratic-run Senate and President Barack Obama have blocked this divide-and-conquer approach, saying the government must be reopened in its entirety. And we understand that logic. But we have to question the leaders’ opposition tactic when it comes to our city. D.C. isn’t an agency. So there’s no real justification to tying the city’s ability to spend locally raised funds to federal infighting. And doing so has had real consequences. Payments have already been delayed to Metro and health-care providers. If the backup money runs dry, D.C. will miss a regular payment to its 60 charter schools, which have varying amounts of cash on hand to sustain operations. And it’s unclear what will happen to city services. Plus, local leaders have been agitating to release D.C.’s budget from federal oversight for ages, with the GOP usually blocking the way. Now that the Republicans are standing down, let’s take the chance to right this longstanding wrong. We don’t think Democrats would lose face by allowing the District a little self-government — a goal they’ve long professed to support. It might even make it a bit more difficult for Republicans to oppose D.C. autonomy in the future.

Making the grade

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School teacher Katie Bunger says she’s inspired by her students’ drive. “They push themselves to work harder, think more deeply, and surpass expectations,” said Ms. Bunger, who teaches English humanities at the prekindergarten-to-eighth-grade school. “Having these relationships pushes me as a teacher in the exact same way.” It’s been a successful approach: Ms. Bunger recently won a Rubenstein Award from D.C. Public Schools for her success in the classroom. Another winner was Kathleen Sheehy, an instructional coach at HydeAddison Elementary who works with teachers to improve their efforts and help them develop curricula and lessons. “Having a colleague whose job is to both support teachers and help them grow as professionals is so vital to making sure that every classroom has an exceptional teacher,” she said. To qualify for the Rubenstein Awards, teachers and other school staff must be rated “highly effective” on the school system’s IMPACT evaluation system; a central office panel then selects winners of the $5,000 award. In Northwest, Ms. Sheehy and Ms. Bunger were joined in the winners’ circle by Lulla Abraham, a third-grade math teacher at Tubman Elementary School; Myrilyn A. Barr, technology teacher, Stoddert Elementary School; Anita Berger, principal, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School; Christopher Best Sr., custodial foreman, Columbia Heights Education Campus; Janeece Docal, principal, Powell Elementary School; Malaika Golden, assistant principal, Brightwood Education Campus; Deyon M. Johnson, adult basic skills and English language arts teacher, Roosevelt STAY High School; Amador Jomuad, secondary math teacher, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School; Kalpana Kumar Sharma, pre-kindergarten teacher, Brightwood Education Campus; Belinda Omenitsch, Read 180 teacher, Truesdell Education Campus; and Kathleen Sheehy, instructional coach, Hyde-Addison Elementary School. We’d like to congratulate all of the Rubenstein winners – as well as all the teachers who were rated highly effective and will be honored Nov. 4 during the Standing Ovation for DC Teachers event at the Kennedy Center.

The campaign across the river …


e spent Monday riding deep into Northern Virginia to take a look at the intense governor’s race now underway. Well, my NBC4 cameraman drove down I-95 as far as Prince William County, which is pretty far to me. The Notebook was taken by a startling story in The Washington Post that prominent Republicans were openly critical of GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli and his race for governor. We caught up with Prince William County Executive Corey Stewart, a conservative Republican. “I wish I could be more hopeful than I am right now, but right now it just does not look good for our party going into November.” Admittedly Stewart had wanted to be lieutenant governor, but the state GOP lurched further right with nominee E.W. Jackson. But Stewart is not engaging in sour grapes — he’s hearing the footsteps on the ground. “Ken’s message is muddled. I think he needs to be singularly focused on the economy and jobs,” Stewart said. Former seven-term Republican congressman Tom Davis of Fairfax is equally worried about his party losing in November. “The shutdown is certainly not helping Republicans in Northern Virginia right now,” he told us. But Davis says it’s more than that. He said the Republican Party over the past 10 years has shifted right while the demographics of Virginia have changed. He said Northern Virginia voters — who make up a third of the state vote — “are more like New Jersey than the rest of Virginia.” Davis said the party needs to build coalitions that appeal to the vast majority of moderate conservative Virginians. “Our comments are a warning shot” to Cuccinelli and the party, Davis said. Cuccinelli’s campaign told The Post it wasn’t uncommon for such intraparty sniping. “It ain’t over yet,” the spokesperson said. “We won’t concede, and shame on those who do.” ■ Shutdown tales No. 1. My longtime friend Mark James is about as dyed-in-the-wool a Democrat as you can get. But from his home north of Atlanta, James is distressed by the polling plunge of Republicans and tea party advocates. “I should be thrilled … but I’m not happy. The strength of this republic is based on a healthy, twoparty system,” Mark wrote in an email this week. “Will Republicans of conscience have the courage to take back their party? If they don’t, their party will self-destruct and the nation will suffer.”

■ Shutdown tales No. 2. As national leaders lurch toward a solution, maybe they need a little deep breathing and yoga. They could learn a lot from the first-of-its-kind exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery. “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” will open just as the shutdown ends. See it when the Sackler can open its doors and the public is allowed. It’s an extraordinary exhibit of rare masterpieces and a review of 2,000 years of yoga history. Expect to be surprised. ■ Shutdown tales No. 3. Mayor Vincent Gray was having city crews pick up trash on National Park Service lands like Dupont Circle and Logan Circle. Sherri Kimble, who handles constituent services for Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans, says there’s a whole group of local residents and businesses who are also are pitching in to pick up trash. “Thought you’d want to know what truly great citizens we have here,” she wrote us, “who care about their neighborhoods!” ■ New cab colors coming. We visited a cab dispatch garage last Friday to see some newly painted D.C. cabs coming out of the paint parlor. City rules require all new cabs to have the same two-tone color scheme. Any older, repainted cabs must do the same. Some are on the street now. In a couple of years, all 5,000 or more city cabs will look the same, just like New York. Except here in the District, the colors are red and gray. But more specifically, the colors are “Geranium Red” and “Pantone Grey Warm #2” — the same ones used on the Circulator buses. We’ll see if the new colors warm up some of the grumpier cabbies. The city is going for a uniform feel so everyone will know what a taxi is in the District. Half of the city’s 20 million annual cab rides are taken by out-oftowners. ■ New fines … but? As of Oct. 1, some moving violations in the District wound up with different fine amounts. Speeding from 16 to 20 mph over the limit will rise from $100 to $150. But failure to come to a complete stop before turning on red will drop from $100 to $50. But there’s a minor catch we’re still exploring. We received a detailed email from a resident who said he had searched the city’s driving manual and there is no requirement to come to a “full stop.” He said the only references he can find require a motorist to “slow down to a reasonable turning speed but do so gradually.” Again, we’re still checking this. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor Gray right to fight to challenge Congress

Mayor Vincent Gray surely made District residents proud when he challenged congressional leaders on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to exempt this city from the federal shutdown and allow it to spend its own money on District operations. He also stood tall earlier when he declared all District government employees “essential” to keep them working at the vital task of running this city. We at the D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition say kudos to him for that kind of vision and courage. The mayor’s actions have advanced political empowerment

in a city that has far too little. In short, he struck a blow for freedom for us all, especially tenants, who comprise the bulk of District residents. Let us not forget the hardships the federal government shutdown has created for the whole country. As the epicenter of the entire federal government establishment, however, the District bears special burdens and consequences. As a huge nexus of federal employment, federal agency headquarters, tourism and diplomacy, the District is already sustaining a major blow in any federal government shutdown. In addition to suffering cutbacks in federal programs affecting health, welfare, law enforcement, public safety, financial services, parks, museums, monuments, visas/passports and services to veterans, among many oth-

ers, the District of Columbia is especially vulnerable. When thousands of federal employees residing in the District are furloughed and suffer deferred paychecks, the city takes a huge economic hit. When thousands of others — veterans, the poor and the disabled — sustain a break in entitlements, hardships increase and multiply greatly. The 1995 and 1996 federal shutdowns cost the District almost $60 million in uncollected revenue, tourism losses, cancellations and lost business. For all of these reasons, we urge residents of the District, the metropolitan area and all across the country to complain to congressional Republicans, the authors of this disaster. Jim McGrath Chair, D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition

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Answers due on needed Canal Road signal VIEWPOINT howard bray


fter more than a decade this question nags for an answer: Why is the planned and funded pedestrian signal at Canal and Reservoir roads still nowhere in sight? Long before now, walkers, cyclists and strollerpushers justifiably expected to have the essential protection from fast, heavy traffic on Canal Road near Fletcher’s Cove and the C&O Canal. In November 2009, Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh wrote to me that D.C. Department of Transportation officials had assured her that “the design for the signals and traffic markings the intersection is in process.” She added: “The design is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall of next year,” with construction on this “extremely dangerous” intersection expected soon thereafter. The case for the lifeguard signals stemmed from the D.C. Department of Transportation’s Palisades Traffic Impact Study seven years before Cheh’s letter. Citing speeding violations and other problems, the 2002 study concluded the proposed system of signals and related measures would improve safety and help reduce speeds on Canal Road without impeding traffic flow. Reinforcing the assurances Cheh received, a D.C. transportation official announced at a public meeting that the project had received Federal Highway Administration funds. Moreover, the Transportation Department awarded a construction contract for a number of traffic signals, including the one on Canal Road. With that seeming headway, it appeared to community organizations — which had championed the safety

Letters to the Editor Evans wrong on plan for Whitehurst area

I recently received a letter from Jack Evans, the Ward 2 D.C. Council member, asking for contributions to his quixotic campaign for mayor. In his letter, Mr. Evans states that it is his “intention to redevelop the Whitehurst Freeway so that the Waterfront and K Street can be as vibrant as M Street.” His choice of the words “redevelop” and “vibrant” caught my attention. It is obvious that his real interest is in tearing down the Whitehurst Freeway. Like Captain Ahab, Evans has made the demolition of the Whitehurst Freeway his own Moby Dick. Much like the feigned shock expressed by Captain Renaud in “Casablanca” when he discovered that gambling was occurring in Rick’s Café, I was equally shocked when a $500,000 study commissioned by Evans recommended the demolition of the Whitehurst Freeway despite strong opposition from local community groups. Evans himself admitted that “no one knows what will happen to the traffic” should the Whitehurst be removed. It took more than 30 years to build the Georgetown Waterfront

effort — that their goal was near. But it eventually became clear the project was off track. At a May 2012 meeting, two advisory neighborhood commissioners pressed James M. Cheeks Jr., head of traffic safety standards for the transportation agency, for an explanation. They were told the Transportation Department’s designs for the signal system were under review by the National Park Service, which controls the land around the site, though not the road. “Give us two months,” they were told. Frustrated by the continued delay, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D last December unanimously petitioned Mayor Vincent Gray, Council member Cheh and other elected officials for help, without success. Meanwhile, the crossing may have grown even more hazardous. Speed limits on Canal Road have been raised to 40 mph. A veteran D.C. traffic officer says many drivers far exceed that speed. Now a new twist appears in this bureaucratic maze. The Transportation Department is launching a new study of the entire length of Canal Road, according to a senior official who spoke to me without agency authority. He said it’s unclear whether the study will further stymie the pedestrian safety system. And the National Park Service hasn’t responded to the D.C. department’s designs. On Aug. 8, Council member Cheh said she would arrange for officials from both agencies to meet at the intersection and explain the project’s gridlock. Cheh — who chairs the D.C. Council committee that oversees the city’s Transportation Department — is scheduled to meet with the Palisades Citizens Association on Nov. 5. She should be ready to fully answer that nagging question. Howard Bray is a Foxhall Village resident.

Park, which is one of this city’s jewels. Now Mr. Evans would like to “redevelop” K Street so that the approximately 45,000 cars a day that use the Whitehurst Freeway will make K Street as congested, noisy, polluted and “vibrant” as M Street. Great idea. Charles Pinck Georgetown

Agency has misled on impact of bike lanes

The D.C. Department of Transportation has justified reconfiguring New Mexico Avenue to install two bike lanes by saying that no travel or parking lanes will be eliminated, based on comments from the agency’s associate director Sam Zimbabwe reported in The Current [“New Mexico bike lanes due this week,” Oct. 9]. Residents have met with Mr. Zimbabwe on several occasions and pointed out that he is simply not correct: Based on the agency’s own designs and chalk markings, the reconfiguration of New Mexico Avenue will eliminate a southbound travel lane in the commercial corridor of New Mexico Avenue between Newark and Lowell streets, exacerbating existing congestion, especially during peak periods. Residents have even provided photos to show the current two-lane

southbound traffic patterns on New Mexico Avenue — traffic patterns that have been in place for more than 35 years. Yet the Oct. 9 article shows that Mr. Zimbabwe continues to mislead the public and ignore the reality on the ground. Are city officials choosing to stay misinformed? When does the “misinformation” actually become an outright lie to rationalize moving forward with a policy decision that most residents of the community oppose? However it is labeled, the persistent denials of the facts on the ground show nothing but contempt for the views of the residents of the community. With the support of Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who chairs the committee that oversees the Transportation Department, New Mexico Avenue will become a live experiment that many residents fear will create new safety concerns for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and also increase cutthrough traffic along drop-off points for Mann Elementary students. With oversight like this, no wonder the city agency feels it can create its own set of facts with no accountability to city taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to expect that city agencies make informed decisions based on data and analysis, instead of becoming human guinea pigs. Tom Smith Spring Valley

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including Dupont Circle, where the neighborhood commission last Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to oppose the Elections Board proposal because it would move some residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; polling places much farther from their homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew that when we made the proposal there was going to be some pushback and in some cases rightfully so,â&#x20AC;? Clifford Tatum, executive director of the Elections Board, said at the Dupont meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard everything from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;great ideaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;worst idea.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? All single-member districts include roughly 2,000 residents, but some span large geographic areas or are shaped irregularly to make the math work. For instance, some voters in Dupontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2B06 district would need to travel a mile to vote at the Charles Sumner School at 17th and M streets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; despite living next door to another polling place, the FrancisStevens school building at 25th and N streets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that somehow counterproductive as hell to try to get those people to vote?â&#x20AC;? said Mike Silverstein, the 2B06 commissioner, whose Florida-shaped district includes swaths of parkland and office buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the whole point of an election to make it easy and convenient?â&#x20AC;? Tatum defended the proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making it inconvenient, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creating more of a consistent process so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have unwieldy ballot distribution, higher ballot cost and administrative burden,â&#x20AC;? he said. He added that residents could also choose to go to an early-voting center or use an absentee ballot. Tatum said the current precinct system has grown too complicated for many poll workers and even electronic voting machines. In the last election, he said, machines couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be programmed to accept every variation of the ballot. Dupont commissioner Leo

Dwyer questioned how difficult it is to handle different ballot styles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The issue is that people canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle nine pieces of paper?â&#x20AC;? he asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our process is as good as the people who are working for us at the polling places,â&#x20AC;? Tatum replied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So when I can simplify the process, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to simplify the process. If we can, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll acquire and train betterquality workers than weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in the past, but at this point weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with what we have.â&#x20AC;? The change would also likely halve the Elections Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ballotprinting costs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which exceeded $160,000 in the last election â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and yield further savings elsewhere. Several other neighborhood commissions have been or will soon be weighing the precinct proposal. The Glover Park/Cathedral Heights commission last Thursday voted unanimously to support the changes, which will mean two voting sites in the Glover Park neighborhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would reduce lines and have everybody voting in a more cohesive way,â&#x20AC;? commission chair Brian Cohen said at the meeting. The Glover Park commission also called upon the Elections Board to educate residents whose polling place would change. Responding to a similar concern at the Dupont meeting, Tatum said locations vary regularly based on sitesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; availability anyway. The Elections Board proposal is at, with the list of proposed polling places beginning on page 14. The board is taking comments through Oct. 30 at, and it will hold public hearings at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 and 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. If the board adopts the plan at its scheduled Oct. 31 meeting, the changes would then go before the D.C. Council for further public review and votes. The board hopes to have the changes in place in time for the April 1, 2014, primary. Staff writer Graham Vyse contributed to this report.


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gEt InVOLVED – It’s *yOUR* fbA Are you interested in making your community more beautiful, vibrant, and inclusive? Do you care about local schools, the quality of life in Foggy Bottom, or bringing people together? Do you have a skill or talent to share? Even if you are insanely busy, we can use your help. The Foggy Bottom Association is seeking volunteers – long-term or occasional – to help with event planning, bookkeeping and finances, outreach to neighbors, coordination of a wide range of service projects, communications, and liaison with other District organizations. No matter how much or how little time you have, we can find a way for you to contribute in a meaningful way. Just send an email with your name, email address and preferred phone number to Include your interests and how you’d like to be involved. Thanks so much!

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Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Opera Lafayette would like to offer a discount to members of the Foggy Bottom Association and the Foggy Bottom/ West End Village to our upcoming performances of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutti on October 18 and 19 at the Kennedy Center. This delightfully hysterical opera often translated to simply “Woman are Like That” follows soldiers Guillaume and Fernand as they test the fidelity of their partners, Fleurdelise and Dorabell. Spurred on Don Alphonse, and aided by clever disguise, Fernand and Guillame attempt to seduce each other’s partners by any means necessary. Opera Lafayette is presenting a rare French translation of Così, which it will take to Versailles this winter. More information is available at: tickets $48 to $78 with discount (regular price $60 to $90) Use the discount code “VILLAgE” for 20% off your tickets. Tickets available at, or by calling Opera Lafayette at (202) 546-9332. Tickets also available from the Kennedy Center Box Office and Instant Charge (202) 467-4600 (additional fees apply when purchasing from the Kennedy Center or Instant Charge).


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Spotlight on Schools Aidan Montessoriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upper elementary class recently came back from Echo Hill Outdoor School. Every day a bell would ring for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After each amazing meal we would put our wasted food in a bucket called â&#x20AC;&#x153;S.L.O.P.â&#x20AC;? (stuff left on plate). The counselors would make a skit for us to show the students how much work goes into producing food and why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad to be wasteful with food. After the skit the counselors would pick a child to weigh the S.L.O.P. On a wall there was a small white board that would say how much the S.L.O.P. weighed. We tried to make it weigh less and less each day. Ever since we came back from Echo Hill, we have started weighing our S.L.O.P. every day after we come in from recess! Now that we pay attention to it we are doing really well with not wasting our food. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alexandra Bullock, sixth-grader

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Year 4 St Louis students have been working on our International Primary Curriculum topic of Active Earth. We have been looking at volcanoes. In literacy, we learnt a poem about a volcano. We made up actions and used a picture map to help us memorize it by heart. Miss Dempster then filmed us performing it and we sent it to her old school in England called Whitehill Junior School in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. They are our new E-Pals. Then we innovated the poem we learnt and made it our own. We made a picture map to help us with the poem we made. Recently, we have been writing our own poem from scratch, using all of the ideas (magpies!) we have come across so far. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also been making sculptures for volcanoes out of clay and thinking of how to make them â&#x20AC;&#x153;mastering level.â&#x20AC;? They are cross sections that show all the parts of a


volcano, like the conduit pipe, magma chamber, ash cloud and parasitic cone. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ellie Guha and Lucas Sullivan, Year 4 St Louis (third-graders)

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Starting this year, Deal has a new non-curricular program that can go on any sort of relevant application. These are some of the courses selected by administrators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forensic Science,â&#x20AC;? taught by Kathy Giron, covers the linking of people, places and things involved in criminal activity. The course culminates in a full-scale crime scene analysis project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Journalism,â&#x20AC;? taught by Evan Klauber, teaches students how to be a journalist and analyze journalistic pieces, as well as the importance of journalism in a democracy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Storytelling Through Video Games,â&#x20AC;? taught by Malcolm Eckel, focuses on the examination and analysis of this increasingly popular form of media. Though focusing on video games, the course is of difficulty equal to the majority of middle school English classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mapmaking,â&#x20AC;? taught by Michael Martini, is a course on how to create interactive maps online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nature Around the World,â&#x20AC;? taught by Cecilia Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antonio, focuses on biomes and culminates in the creation of an eco-travel website. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traveling Our Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Past,â&#x20AC;? taught by Amy Trenkle, is essentially a U.S. history course, but it is done in a much more technologically engaged way than the course that is part of the Deal curriculum. I have taken Mr. Eckelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s video games course, which was phenomenal. The understanding of all forms of media is extremely important. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Isaac Rosenblum-Sellers, eighth-grader

elections last spring so that we could get going at the start of school. Fourth-grader officers are Ava Koerner, treasurer; Maddie Epstein, creative director; and Lukas Borja, parliamentarian. Fifthgrader officers are Tyus Westbrook, secretary; Jack Wallis, vice president; and Matthew Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole, president. This year we are starting a peer mediation program, which will focus on teaching kids to solve their conflicts without an adult. Student council representatives are being taught strategies for problem-solving by our school social worker. We are also working on fundraising with bake sales, and we have a new Eaton school piggy bank by the main office. Parents and students can stop by and put spare change in the piggy bank. Being a member of the student council is a privilege and also a big responsibility because the teachers trust us to do things correctly and to set a good example. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Matthew Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole, Jack Wallis and Tyus Westbrook, fifth-graders

Last Wednesday and Thursday, middle school students met with their upper school buddies, who help the younger students adjust to Field. Middle school students have many opportunities to talk with their mentors and participate in lots of activities with them. On Wednesday the seventh-graders met with their 11th-grade buddies to play a game. On Thursday, sixth-graders met with their 10th-grade buddies and did the same thing as seventhgraders. Our buddies played a sound and we had to try to guess the movie or show it was from. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kameron Poole and Sam Sallick, seventh-graders

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A recent submission to The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Letters to the Editor section

disagreed with Georgetown Day Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usage of the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;powderpuffâ&#x20AC;? when describing our annual schoolwide flag-football tournament for girls. Many high school students responded with uproar and a chorus of disapproval when this faultfinding letter described our school as â&#x20AC;&#x153;from another era.â&#x20AC;? Georgetown Day is unarguably one of the most progressive institutions in the region. Through mandatory equity and justice seminars, special speakers and the education itself, all students understand and are aware of the pejorative nature of certain terms. However, the usage of the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;powderpuffâ&#x20AC;? in no way represents that Georgetown Day endorses its negative connotations. In actuality, Georgetown Day uses See Dispatches/Page 14





The Field School

Fieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter internship program is a unique opportunity. For two weeks in early February, students are off campus either helping at a company or other organization or going on a trip. You have to find your own internship just like in college. Carrie Johnson, the director of the internship program, said there is a lot of opportunity to learn and have fun as part of the internship. A lot of younger students work at their old schools, while some high schoolers get to do more, like travel across the ocean for internships in Europe and other places.

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cups. Using different methods to figure our problem out, we discovered that each cup ended up with four Skittles. The method that was most common was to put one Skittle in each of the nine cups until they were all used up! We found the Skittles very helpful in learning how to divide. They were a great grouping tool! We look forward to using more food for our math lessons in the future. Maybe next time we will use grapes! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Miss Monaghanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-grade class

Hearst Elementary

We learned to divide Skittles into equal groups to learn division. First, we were given a problem that told us to divide 36 pencils evenly among nine students. We were then asked how many pencils each student would receive. We were given nine cups to represent the nine students and 36 Skittles to represent the 36 pencils. We then divided the 36 Skittles into nine

the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;powderpuff flag-footballâ&#x20AC;? in a positive sense, as the event strengthens our camaraderie. Perhaps unbeknownst to our critic, Georgetown Day does not field an interscholastic football team. Consequently, neither boys nor girls are devoid of an equal opportunity to participate. Additionally, Georgetown Day allows girls to play traditionally â&#x20AC;&#x153;boysâ&#x20AC;? sports interscholasti-

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Maret School

Last week, Maretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth grade went on an overnight camping trip to Lewes, Del. It was two nights and three days filled with fun. We slept in cabins. The purpose of the trip was to collaborate and problemsolve as a group. We also wanted to let our new students at Maret get to know everyone well. A naturalist and our science teacher took us on a marsh walk. We built sandcastles at the beach and went seining in the bay. Seining is where you drag a net through the water and collect tiny fish and other sea life. We collected the different species to study in a baby pool and released them back into the bay. Through games and activities, we learned the importance of listening to others and working together as a team. A highlight of the trip was playing flashlight tag. We got to hide while the teachers tried to identify us with their flashlights. Wearing hoodies and switching clothes allowed us to outsmart our teachers. Students buzzed about the fire with great excitement as they roasted marshmallows to perfection.

Camp was a fabulous experience that we will remember forever. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tara Zia and Rohit Barrett, fourth-graders

Murch Elementary

Cross-country is a really fun way to let out your energy. After school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, our team gathers in the gym or outside to practice. Then we do some stretches, and we run one or two miles. Sometimes, on Fridays, our wonderful coaches provide treats for us, usually if we had a meet that week. When we have a meet on Tuesdays, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have practice on Wednesdays, so we have time to rest up and be more than prepared for Friday. This year, we have had two cross-country meets. Our first meet, the girls won. Our second meet, the girls and the boys won. When we have meets at 3:30, we usually have to leave at 1, but since we already knew the course, we left at 2. We go into the gym and we wait on the stage, until our P.E. coach finishes the class. Then we head outside, See Dispatches/Page 15



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Our Lady of Victory School

In spite of the torrential rain Oct. 7 that forced the cancellation of an all-school game of capture the flag, we had a great celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Victory (also known as Our Lady of the Rosary). Our school was founded in 1954 by Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, and every Oct. 7 we honor Our Lady in a tribute to the power of prayer. Our celebration included both seriousness and fun. We remembered Our Lady in our morning worship. We remembered the history of the school, and how it has grown to more than 200 students today, from nursery to eighth grade. Instead of capture the flag, the eighth-graders set up a huge game of musical chairs for everyone in the auditorium. Perhaps best of all, we ate homemade cake pops in our school colors of blue and white, made by our own Ms. Limarzi, the middle school English teacher. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lilly Leibel, eighth-grader

St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy

In the third grade, we have been working really hard. In reading, we have been reading and doing activities with the story â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web.â&#x20AC;? We even built a mini barnyard and made word webs using yarn. In math, we are starting to learn our multiplication facts. In science, we are learning about the food groups and made our very own

food guide pyramid to take home. In cursive, we are working on lowercase letters. In social studies, we have been learning about rural, suburban and urban communities and what makes them each unique. We are also working on Halloween stories with our first-grade reading buddies and are brainstorming ideas for another story about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Greatest Adventureâ&#x20AC;? in writing. Finally, in religion, we have been learning about the rosary and are talking about how Jesus calls us to follow Him. In a few weeks, we will take our first field trip to Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orchard to the pumpkin patch. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Krystian Odom, third-grader

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

Early in the morning of Oct. 2, the fifth-graders began their journey to Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing in New Castle, Va. Over three days, we did many teambuilding activities that were scary but awesome. A few of our favorite activities included ziplining, rock climbing and canoeing. Ziplining was quite the adventure. The zip line was 900 feet long and is the third-longest in North America! When we began to zip through the air, we screamed or were too frightened to scream. After the first drop, our fears left our bodies and we felt exhilarated. Rock climbing was really great. Once we got to the top of the wall, we felt proud that we had done it. We enjoyed canoeing, too. Sometimes our canoes got stuck in the rapids and we had to get out and push. We saw fish and minnows in the water. We learned that even though a physical, outdoor challenge might seem terrifying at first, once you do it, you feel happy and amazed that you finished. Back at school, we are

writing reflections about our trip and, as part of a social studies unit, describing the geography there. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Courtney Yockel, fifth-grader

School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens

Last week there was a book fair at my school. The fair was in the library but then it was moved to our new science lab. There were lots of books. Most of the books were in English but some were in Spanish, French and Chinese. The library assistant, Ms. Becker, helped us make a list of the books we wanted. Mommy bought books for me and my brother on the first day of the sale but not the ones I wanted. I talked to Papi. He bought â&#x20AC;&#x153;Foggy Goes to School,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corduroyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ballerina Swan.â&#x20AC;? They were on my list. Ms. Becker read a book to us during our visit to the book fair. I was sad when Mrs. Redlinger, our teacher, picked us up and our visit was over. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Maya M. Hendricks, kindergartner

School Without Walls High School

At Walls, all seniors must complete a senior project in order to graduate. The major components of the senior project are a 15-page research paper and a subsequent product. Products can be anything from teaching a cooking class to building and designing a robot. All seniors are enrolled in a yearlong senior project class with a faculty adviser who guides them through the process. These classes, which average about 15 students, let students share ideas and learn from each other. Over the summer, students were See Dispatches/Page 30

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1920s house offers Tudor style in storybook setting


top one of the highest lots on Glover Drive sits a charming Tudor-style home. Its lofty post, lush gardens


and expansive lawn help create an ideal storybook scene for this dwelling, inspired by 16th-century English structures. Renovations have kept the 1920s property â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along with its vintage aesthetics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in tip-top shape. With the owner of 20 years now putting the home up for sale, the four-bedroom, three-and-halfbath home at 2922 Glover Drive in Wesley Heights is on the market for $1,395,000. While most Tudors embrace classic deep browns and reds for the exterior, the latest update of this Wesley Heights home went with lighter hues â&#x20AC;&#x201D; soft gray cloaks the brick and stucco facade, with white trimmings and half-timber. Bringing some pep is the lavender door. Through this period entrance is a cozy nook with a convenient coat closet and small sitting bench. The entryway directly leads to the second-floor stairs. It also connects to the living room, which has a fire-

place and radiators hidden by decorative, vintage-style covers. Built-in bookcases are placed on each side of the roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large southern-exposure windows. Adjacent to the living room is a multipurpose area surrounded by windows and a glass door leading to the back gardens. A filled-in opening on the western brick wall seems to indicate that this room was a later addition. Across the room is an arched period door that connects to multiple spots â&#x20AC;&#x201D; powder room, basement and kitchen. The kitchen has also been modernized. The white scheme â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from the cabinetry and vintageinspired sink to even the appliances â&#x20AC;&#x201D; keeps the look simple and classic, which suits the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashion. This area, too, gets a healthy dose of sunlight from the French doors that face the back. To the north is the dining room, which offers a view of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elevated position in the neighborhood, visible from triplet swing windows. The same decorative radiator covers are below them.

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This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath Tudor in Wesley Heights is priced at $1,395,000. French doors connect this space to the front entrance, living room and stairs. Up these steps is the secondfloor landing, also brimming with light from windows facing the garden. Three of the four bedrooms are located on this floor. The master suite has a fireplace, private bath and twin walk-in closets opposite each other. On the other side of the floor are the two smaller bedrooms, which share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The spacious attic can be accessed by a hallway door. This bare-bones room is a prime candidate for smart renovation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it could be a space for storage, studying, reading or even another bed-

room. There are already windows here, but skylights could help vitalize the area. Three stories down is the basement, which includes the fourth bedroom, the third full bath and a carpeted room that can serve as a recreation room. To the back are the laundry space, extra storage and a rear entrance. The back patio can also be accessed outside by a side entrance. Like the front yard, this fenced outdoor area is filled with flora. It also features a magnolia

tree on top of the hillside. Through the wooden gates is a driveway and a two-car garage, painted the same shade as the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exterior and newly outfitted with electricity. With further updates, more storage could be created here beneath the roof. This four-bedroom house with three-and-half baths at 2922 Glover Drive is offered for $1,395,000. For more information contact Cathie Gill, John Gill and John Pruski of Cathie Gill Inc. Realtors at 202364-3066.

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At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct. 9 meeting: â&#x2013; commissioners voted unanimously to support public space permit applications from FreshFarm for the Dupont Circle farmers market to use 1500 to 1629 20th Street and three parking spaces on Massachusetts Avenue. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0, with Kishan Putta absent and Mike Silverstein not participating in alcohol matters, to protest the liquor license renewal application for Fab Lounge, 1805 Connecticut Ave. Citing complaints from the Metropolitan Police Department, commissioners said they hoped to use the protest process to pursue improvements to the loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 8-0, with Mike Silverstein not participating, to protest the liquor license renewal application for Rosebar, 1215 Connecticut Ave., pending a settlement agreement with the establishment or another resolution of concerns. Commissioners said the business appears to have changed recently and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keeping regular hours. â&#x2013;  commissioners took no action on the liquor license renewal application for Ozio, 1813 M St., which they said hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been providing promised contact information to neighbors in the Jefferson Row building. Commissioners said the neighbors should launch a protest themselves if the issue isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resolved. â&#x2013;  commissioners took no action on a liquor license application for Noodles & Company, 1140 19th St. â&#x2013;  commissioners deferred discussion of a change to their settlement agreement with Public Bar, 1214B 18th St., to their November meeting. Public hopes to open its roof deck at 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays instead of 5 p.m. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 6-0 to support a request for extended holiday hours at Policy Restaurant, 19021906 14th St., for Thanksgiving and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Mike Feldstein and Stephanie Maltz were absent; Mike Silverstein didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t participate. The Dupont Circle Citizens Association and a group of residents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both of which are also party to a settlement agreement with Policy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will also need to OK the extra hours. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 8-0, with Mike Feldstein absent, to support a public space application for a 22-seat sidewalk cafe at Pret A Manger. The establishment is located at 17th and K streets, and the cafe would be on 17th. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0, with Mike Feldstein and Kishan Putta absent, to oppose a public space application for planter boxes at Sette Osteria, 1666 Connecticut Ave. Commissioners said restaurant representatives had misled them in the

past, and there was no representative at the meeting to discuss the plans. â&#x2013; commissioners voted 7-2, with Mike Feldstein and Abigail Nichols opposed, to support a Historic Preservation Review Board application for a new rear addition to the Patterson Mansion, 15 Dupont Circle. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 8-0, with Mike Feldstein abstaining, to support a Board of Zoning Adjustment application to construct carriage houses at the rear of 1617 and 1619 19th St. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted unanimously to support Historic Preservation Review Board and Board of Zoning Adjustment applications for a rear addition to a home at 1421 Swann St. The homeowner intends to fill in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;doglegâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a section of a row house that connects to only one neighboring home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and has support from adjacent residents. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-1, with Abigail Nichols opposed and Mike Feldstein absent, to oppose a D.C. Board of Elections plan to redraw voting precinct boundaries, because some voters would need to travel farther to reach their assigned polling place. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0, with Mike Feldstein absent and Abigail Nichols abstaining, to support a proposed D.C. Council resolution that calls upon the Washington Redskins football team to change its name. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0, with Mike Feldstein and Mike Silverstein absent, to support Stead Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60th Anniversary Celebration. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0 to support Stonewall Kickballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-Star Game and Community Award Presentation at Stead Park. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0 to add the commission as a partner in the Logan/Dupont Little Goblins Parade, which will run from Stead Park to Logan Circle Oct. 26. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0 to continue operating under their fiscal year 2013 budget. Commissioner Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor facetiously offered an amendment to repeal Obamacare, which was rejected by chair Will Stephens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will never negotiate with you on that,â&#x20AC;? said Stephens. â&#x2013;  commissioners authorized the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public safety liaisons â&#x20AC;&#x201D; commissioners Kishan Putta and Noah Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to submit a community impact statement calling for stiff sentencing for Gregory Teal, who has repeatedly been convicted of car break-ins in the area. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc. net. ANC 2D ANC 2D Sheridan-Kalorama

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Wednesday october 16 Concerts â&#x2013; The Janusz Prusinowski Trio will perform an interpretation of village music from central Poland with improvisation, contemporary tones and rock music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The D.C.-based 19th Street Band will perform a mix of rock, country, Celtic and bluegrass music. 8:30 p.m. $5. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Farar Elliott, curator of the U.S. House of Representatives, will discuss 19th-century artworks in the Capitol that memorialize heroes of the Revolutionary War. 6 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  Holly Burkhalter will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good God, Lousy World & Me: The Improbable Journey of a Human Rights

Activist From Unbelief to Faith.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013; Alan Wieder will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  The World Affairs Council will host a panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Future of Puerto Rico: Statehood, Status Quo, or Independence?â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. $5 to $10. 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-393-1051. â&#x2013;  Architect Toyo Ito, recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Prize, will discuss his design philosophy and work. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  The Parents Council of Washington will present a talk by psychologist Brad Sachs on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mighty Words: Creating Conversations That Change Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lives.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Hearst Hall, National Cathedral School, 3612 Woodley Road NW. â&#x2013;  Jo Baker will discuss her historical novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Longbourn.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics

and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013; Rabbi Fred Reiner and Benita Lubic will discuss plans for a January trip to Cuba that will visit five Jewish communities and various sites, galleries and points of interest. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Library, Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW. â&#x2013;  The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will conclude with a talk by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Problems.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The Global Lens Film Series will feature Mohamed Diabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cairo 678,â&#x20AC;? about three women from different backgrounds

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who join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has affected their lives. 6 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â&#x2013; The French CinĂŠmathèque series will feature Chris Marker and Pierre Lhommeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1963 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le Joli Mai.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performance â&#x2013;  MirmanHodgmanSchaal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; comedians Eugene Mirman, John Hodman and Kristen Schaal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will perform. 8 p.m. $30. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the New York Rangers. 8 p.m. $45 to $490. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-7453000. Thursday, Oct. 17

Thursday october 17 Concerts â&#x2013; Spiritual classical trio Debra Battle, Raycurt Johnson and Solomon Sparrow will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Awakening.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $25. Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St.



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NW. â&#x2013; The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Corcordia DC will present a joint concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Lucie-KĂślsch Music School of Worms and the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the music school of the AlzeyWorms district. 7:30 p.m. Free. The United Church, 1920 G St. NW. 202-331-1495. â&#x2013;  Singer Diego Gargia will perform. 8 p.m. $15 to $18. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Lemony Snicket will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Did You See Her Last?â&#x20AC;? (for ages 9 through 13). 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â&#x2013;  Robert G. Kaiser will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Act of Congress: How Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5221. â&#x2013;  William B. Quandt, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Negotiating for Peace in the Middle East: Egypt and Israel in 1978.â&#x20AC;? 1 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. â&#x2013;  Brad Stone will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; and Aminatta Forna will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hired Man,â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  As part of Architecture Week 2013, architect Claudio Silvestrin will discuss his work and inspirations. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. Architecture-Week-2013. In conjunction with the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, various venues will host Architecture Week activities through Oct. 27. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;1973: The Road to Warâ&#x20AC;? will feature Yigal Kipnis, historian at the University of Haifa and author of a new book that draws on recently declassified information revealing diplomatic overtures in the months preceding the October 1973 Yom Kippur War; William Quandt, professor of politics and the University of Virginia; and Harold Saunders, director of international affairs at the Kettering Foundation. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Best-selling childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author Lemony Snicket will discuss his latest book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Did You See Her Last?â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  James Barrat will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. â&#x2013;  Artist John F. Simon Jr. will discuss his Intersections installation at the Phillips Collection in a conversation with Vesela Sretenovic, senior curator of modern and contemporary art. 6:30 p.m. Free. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-3872151. â&#x2013;  The Cottage Conversation series will feature a book talk by Richard Moe, former president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rooseveltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the See Events/Page 21


Continued From Page 20 Politics of War.â&#x20AC;? Reception at 6 p.m.; lecture at 6:30 p.m. $10 to $20; reservations requested. President Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cottage at the Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Home, Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW. 202-829-0436, ext. 31232. â&#x2013; Aaron Scherb, director of legislative affairs at Common Cause, will discuss legislative outreach and advocacy initiatives. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20 to $25. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013;  A discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Muslims in Uniformâ&#x20AC;? will feature panelists discussing their experiences serving in the United States. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Passion for Photographyâ&#x20AC;? will feature seven photographers featured in the October issue of National Geographic, including David Guttenfelder on North Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closed society and Marcus Bleasdale on conflict minerals. 7 p.m. $30. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. â&#x2013;  As part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managing Great Estatesâ&#x20AC;? lecture series, Michael Hall, curator at Exbury Estate in Hampshire, England, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rothschilds at Exbury.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8 p.m. $7 to $20; reservations required. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202686-5807. Films â&#x2013;  Senior Cinema Thursday will feature Alfonso CuarĂłnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gravity.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 a.m. $5 for seniors. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-9666000. â&#x2013;  The 2013 Human Rights Film Series will feature Dawn Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gideonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army,â&#x20AC;? about three young public defenders in the Deep South. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The 3rd Thursdays Film Series will feature Claudine Boriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2010 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Les Arrivants,â&#x20AC;? about a pair of French social workers and the immigrants who pass through their office. 6:15 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discovering Central Asiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vibrant Cinemaâ&#x20AC;? will feature the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Story of the Weeping Camel.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Voesar Conference Room, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Screen on the School Yardâ&#x20AC;? will feature the 2010 computer-animated comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despicable Me.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 p.m. Free admission. Hyde-Addison Elementary, 3219 O St. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2013 will feature a performance by Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sousou and Maher Cissoko, who weave together movement, rhythms, stories and singing with music played on a 22-stringed West

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Events Entertainment African harp. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will present a mixed repertory program featuring the D.C. premiere of Mats Ekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;CasiCasa.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $22 to $60. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Washington Performing Arts Society will present the Dance Theatre of Harlem performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contested Spaceâ&#x20AC;? and the world premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;pastcarry-forward.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $35 to $65. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-7859727. The performance will repeat Saturday at 2 p.m. Reading â&#x2013;  Playwright, author and poet Ismail Khalidi will read from his new, unpublished collection of poetry, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Insurgent Sea: Poetic Dispatches From the Outskirts of the Terror Wars, 2003-2013.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 2 p.m. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958. Special event â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;History & Hopsâ&#x20AC;? will feature a talk by Tom Acitelli, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Audacity of Hops: The History of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craft Beer Revolutionâ&#x20AC;? and a tasting led by the brewers of Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $35. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Wizards will play the Brooklyn Nets in a preseason game. 7 p.m. $39 to $332. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Tour â&#x2013;  American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sustainability will present a tour of green buildings, vegetated roofs and other environmentally friendly features on campus. 11 a.m. Free. Meet at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Friday, Oct. 18

Friday october 18 Classes â&#x2013; AARP will present a driver safety course. 9 to 5 p.m. $12 to $14; reservations required. Zion Baptist Church, 4850 Blagden Ave. NW. 202-439-3665. â&#x2013;  AARP will present a driver safety course. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $12 to $14; reservations required. Room 2, Renaissance Building, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW. 202364-7602. The class will continue Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert of works by Bach, Vivaldi and Beethoven. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-3332075. â&#x2013;  Arts@Midday will feature musician Tom Teasley demonstrating a world of percussion styles and techniques derived from his extensive travel as a cultural envoy with the U.S. State Department. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. N W. 202-363-8286. â&#x2013;  The Friday Music Series will present the ensemble Modern Musick performing

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Sackler to host exhibition on yoga â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yoga: The Art of Transformation,â&#x20AC;? the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first exhibition about the history of yoga, will open Saturday at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and continue through Jan. 26. The gallery will also open â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strange

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and Wondrous: Prints of India From the Robert J. Del BontĂ Collectionâ&#x20AC;? Saturday. Featuring 50 prints from the Age of Enlightenment to modern times, the exhibit will continue through Jan. 5. Located at 1050 Independence Ave. SW, the gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Gallery plan b will open an exhibit today of works by Chad Andrews and Joey P. MĂĄnlapaz, two artists with different styles who use a variety of media to express their vision of the world. It will continue through Nov. 24. An artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Located at 1530 14th St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. 202-234-2711. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still Magic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Desolate Tears,â&#x20AC;? featuring photographs of Egypt taken between 17th- and 18th-century compositions for violin, cello and harpsichord. 1:15 p.m. Free. Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-6872787. â&#x2013;  George Washington University will host a Cabaret Showcase. 7 p.m. Free. Room B120, Phillips Hall, George Washington University, 801 22nd St. NW. 202-9946245. â&#x2013;  The KC Jazz Club will feature drummer Winard Harper and his band Jeli Posse. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $26 to $30. Terrace Gallery, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The Hackensaw Boys will perform. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Curator Emily Schulz will discuss a


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2007 and 2011 by Egyptian artist Amr Mounib, will open tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alla Rogers Gallery. Presented by Syra Arts, the exhibit will continue through Nov. 5. Located at 1054 31st St. NW, Suite A, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-3338595. â&#x2013; The Fathom Creative Gallery will open an exhibit of photography by Chad Bartlett tomorrow with a reception from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Portraying life in Burundi and the remote health clinics served by LifeNet International, the images can also be viewed by appointment for roughly the next three weeks. The gallery is located at 1333 14th St. NW. 202-588-8100. â&#x2013;  Members of Mid City Artists will open their studios to the public Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For details visit â&#x2013;  Touchstone Gallery recently opened two exhibits that will continue through Oct. 27. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Privileged Series: Pestsâ&#x20AC;? presents images by Anthony Dortch illustrating what it means to be socially and financially above others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blessings of This Lifeâ&#x20AC;? features paintings by Mary Trent Scott that por-

trio of 16th-century Spanish polychrome sculptures of the Passion of Christ owned by Larz and Isabel Anderson. 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013; Howard Vincent Kurtz, curator of costumes and textiles, will discuss the daily routines and customs that established Marjorie Merriweather Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style of dressing. 12:30 to 1 p.m. $5 to $15. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. â&#x2013;  Jim Lehrer will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; and Diane Ravitch will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Schools,â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yogo Narasimha, Vishnu in His Man-Lion Avatar,â&#x20AC;? circa 1250, is part of the Sackler exhibition. tray a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shared existence. Scott will present an afternoon family tea Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., and Dortch will stage a performance that invites guests to be upper class and lower class Oct. 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Located at 901 New York Ave. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 202-347-2787. â&#x2013; Dev Sanyal, executive vice president at BP in London, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Setting the Direction for 21st Century Energy.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Rome Building Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Egyptophile John Adams will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 p.m. Free. Rome Building Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Architects Alphonse Sarthout and Erwan LevĂŞque of CiguĂŤ Agency will discuss their work and creative process, as well as current architecture trends and See Events/Page 22






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Continued From Page 21 innovation. 7 p.m. $8 to $12. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Films â&#x2013; Cinema Night will feature Tavis Fineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any Day Now,â&#x20AC;? about a gay couple who take in a mentally challenged 14-year-old boy abandoned by his drugaddicted mother. 7 p.m. $5 to $15. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013;  The Union Market Drive-In series will feature Gus Van Santâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1997 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Will Hunting,â&#x20AC;? starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Gates open at 6 p.m.; film starts at 8 p.m. Free admission. Union Market, 305 5th St. NE. Performances â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2013 will feature juggler and comedian Marco Solo of the Netherlands leading audience members on a trip to make-believe countries. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Georgetown University Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painters and

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Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-3997993. The performance will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Special events â&#x2013; The Glover Park Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday Free-for-Allâ&#x20AC;? series will feature a film or games, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and dinner, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013;  Gravensteen Haunted Productions will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Curse of Frau Mueller,â&#x20AC;? a haunted house. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Rebound, which helps disabled soldiers pursue an active, athletic lifestyle. 7 to 11 p.m. $15 to $50. 50 Florida Ave. NE. The haunted house will be open Friday through Sunday, and then daily from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2. Tour â&#x2013;  As part of Architecture Week, the Mexican Cultural Institute will host a tour of its 16th Street mansion, designed by architect Nathan Wyeth. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW.

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Saturday october 19 Bazaar â&#x2013; Northminster Presbyterian Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual community bazaar will feature white elephant items, electronics, jewelry, accessories, clothing, handmade purses and desserts. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7720 Alaska Ave. NW. 202-723-7867. Benefit â&#x2013;  The Neighborhood Farm Initiative will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Night of Reflections,â&#x20AC;? featuring farm-grown food, garden-themed cocktails and the unveiling of an oral history project. 7 p.m. $50. The Passengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Ave. NW. Book sales â&#x2013;  The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament will sell used books, videos, DVDs and CDs. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Parish Center, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3030 Quesada St. NW. 202-449-3974. The sale will continue Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide will hold â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art & BookFair 2013,â&#x20AC;? featuring used books, art and col-

lectibles. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Exhibit Hall, U.S. State Department, C Street between 21st and 23rd streets NW. 202-223-5796. The sale will continue Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will feature North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bright Star Theatre presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bluegrass and Tall Tales.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013;  As part of the Kids Euro Festival, Portugalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s puppet troupe Marionetas Mandragora will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;BZZZoira Moira,â&#x20AC;? about a deep, dark pit that hides a treasure. Noon. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Jason Gedeik, head of greenhouse and design operations at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, will lead an orchid workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Repot or Not?â&#x20AC;? 9:30 to 11 a.m. $20 to $25; reservations required. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. â&#x2013;  Historian George B. Munro will present a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Romanovs: Four Centuries of Imperial Power.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. $90 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-3030. â&#x2013;  The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will host a half-day retreat and workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meditations for Inspiration.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. $25. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-9862257. â&#x2013;  The Smithsonian Associates will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mario Livio on the Universe: An Up-to-Date Perspective,â&#x20AC;? featuring the renowned astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $90 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Jason Gedeik, head of greenhouse and design operations at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, will lead a handson workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Get Your Orchid to Re-bloom.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 2 p.m. $20 to $25; reservations required. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. Concerts â&#x2013;  Singer-songwriter Allison Shapira will perform classic American folk songs and original works. 1:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown University Orchestra will present an open rehearsal, with audience members invited to listen or to bring an instrument and play along. 3 p.m. Free. Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  George Washington University students will present a Camerata Showcase highlighting their instrumental skills. 3 p.m. Free. Room B120, Phillips Hall, George Washington University, 801 22nd St. NW. 202-994-6245. â&#x2013;  George Washington University and the GW Troubadours will host a Colonials Weekend concert featuring various a cappella groups. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $5 donation requested for Miriamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen. MarSee Events/Page 23

Continued From Page 22 vin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-6245. â&#x2013; The KC Jazz Club will present saxophonist Javon Jackson, drummer Jimmy Cobb, pianist George Cables and bassist Nat Reeves performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Four: Celebrating John Coltrane.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $26 to $30. Terrace Gallery, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Grammy-nominated singer Chandrika Tandon will perform at a concert to celebrate the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yoga: The Art of Transformation.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Studio 1, NPR Headquarters, 1111 North Capitol St. NE. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Dumbarton Concerts will present the string quartet Ethel performing an adaptation of Ennio Morriconeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s score to the Academy Award-winning film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mission.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $30 to $35. Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000. â&#x2013;  Cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2 Cellos, will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;classical crossoverâ&#x20AC;? concert. 8 p.m. $35 to $55. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-9946800. â&#x2013;  New Riders of the Purple Sage will perform. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Gregory Smith, director of U.S. religion surveys at Pew Research Center, and Michael Gerson, a syndicated columnist at The Washington Post, will join other experts at a conference on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Changing Terrain of the American Religious Landscape.â&#x20AC;? 8:30 a.m. to noon. $15 to $20; reservations suggested. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  James Reston Jr. will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Real Target in Dallas,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; Craig Steven Wilder will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Universities,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Chris Matthews will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Panelists will discuss the Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art. 2 p.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8851300. â&#x2013;  Co-author Jessica Mason Pieklo will discuss the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crow After Roe: How â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Separate but Equalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Has Become the New Standard in Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health and How We Can Change That.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Family programs â&#x2013;  Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Corner Day Care Center will hold its annual Fall Fair, which will feature pumpkin painting, a moon bounce, wagonled hay rides, games, crafts, face painting and live performances. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. â&#x2013;  Stoddert Elementary School will hold its annual Fall Festival with a moon bounce, pumpkin painting, a costume store, music and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Events Entertainment Free admission. Stoddert Elementary School, 4001 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arts for Familiesâ&#x20AC;? will offer a chance to weave a work of art on a miniature loom that also serves as a built-in frame. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home Movie Dayâ&#x20AC;? will offer audience members a chance to watch films from local archives, share their own home movies and learn how to save them for future generations. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  The Ballet in Cinema series will present a production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le Corsaireâ&#x20AC;? from Moscowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bolshoi Ballet. 11 a.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013;  Kevin Jerome Everson will present his 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Island of St. Matthews.â&#x20AC;? 2:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Performances â&#x2013;  Dupont Festival will present Keegan Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music in the Circle,â&#x20AC;? featuring selections from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Awakening,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spamalot,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabaret,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Full Monty,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Producersâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hair.â&#x20AC;? 1:30 p.m. Free. Dupont Circle Park, Massachusetts and New Hampshire avenues NW. â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2013 will present Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mime Theater performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beloved Daughter.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  Lee Camp will perform his one-man show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comedy, Revolution, and Beer.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $15 to $18. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. â&#x2013;  The Capital City Showcase will feature rock band The French Admirals, musician Zia Hassan and comedians Abe Barth, Dana Bell, Jamel Johnson and Sean Joyce. 10 p.m. $15 to $20. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Special events â&#x2013;  An â&#x20AC;&#x153;art@katzenâ&#x20AC;? event will offer participants the chance to build a terrarium inspired by the current exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots.â&#x20AC;? 11 a.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. â&#x2013;  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Operation Paws for Homes will host a Pet Adoption Day. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Suite 101, Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW. 202-333-6100. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the Columbus Blue Jackets. 7 p.m. $39 to $560. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800745-3000. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  Suzanne Bouchard, director of gardens and grounds at Tudor Place, will lead a visit to the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5.5-acre landscape at a Fall Foliage Tea & Tour. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10; free for members. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. tudorplacehistoricandgrowing. â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present a walking tour of Rock Creek Cemetery, first established in 1719 and later opened to the public as a burial ground and park. 11


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Studio Theatre has extended Harvey Fiersteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tony Award-winning play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Torch Song Trilogyâ&#x20AC;? through Oct. 27. Arnold Beckoff knows what it is to long for love. Tired of trawling New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gay bar backrooms and armed with fierce

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humor, Arnold faces commitment-shy men, a hostile world and his formidable mother as he tries to find a family on his own terms. Tickets cost $39 to $85. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; â&#x2013; Theater J will stage Alexandra Gersten-Vassilarosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Argumentâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 23 through Nov. 24 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. Sophie, a charming, vibrant artist, and Phillip, a loyal, solid businessman, are a 40-something couple whose new relationship is rocked when Sophie learns she is pregnant. The argument that ensues forces both to recognize the profound personal differences between them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and all bets are off once the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;abortionâ&#x20AC;? enters the debate. Tickets cost $30 to $65. The Washington DC Jewish Community Center is located at 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497; â&#x2013;  Studio Theatre will present Charlayne Woodardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo play â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Night Watcherâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 23 through Nov. 17. a.m. $15. Meet at the visitor parking lot at Rock Creek Cemetery, 201 Allison St. NW. Sunday, Oct. 20

Sunday october 20 Concerts â&#x2013; The Korean Concert Society will present cellist Han Bin Yoon performing works by Debussy, Kim, Britten, Mendelssohn and Martinu. 2 p.m. $30. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Local youth musicians from Bach to Rock Music Schools will perform at a concert to benefit Rock for Hope and the breast cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope. 2 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St. NW. The concert series will continue Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. â&#x2013;  Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, cellist Robert Battey and violist Elva Cala will perform works by Mark Edwards Wilson, Lalo, Hummel and Rimsky-Korsakov. 3 p.m. $20; free for ages 18 and younger. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 703-799-8229. â&#x2013;  The Cathedral Choral Society, soprano Jennifer Check, mezzo-soprano Anna Maria Chiuri, tenor Rolando Sanz and bass Paolo Pecchioli will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viva Verdi!â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. $31 to $73. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin          

Studio Theatre has extended Harvey Fiersteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Torch Song Trilogyâ&#x20AC;? through Oct. 27. Motherhood eluded Woodard, but as a godmother, aunt, confidante and mentor, countless children have enhanced â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and sometimes rattled â&#x20AC;&#x201D; her life. The two-time Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee fuses together 10 vignettes of non-parental guidance. Tickets cost $39 to $59. Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; â&#x2013; Constellation Theatre Company will stage Naomi Iizukaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;36 Viewsâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 24 through Nov. 24 at Source. An art dealer and an art historian discover what they think is an ancient manuscript â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a priceless Japanese pillow book â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and try to learn whether it is authentic. Their search becomes a game of greed, love and mental hide-and-seek. Tickets cost $15 through $45. Source is located at 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7741;

avenues NW. 202-537-2228. â&#x2013; Organist Ken Cowan will perform works by Bach, RogerDucasse, Laurin, Liszt and Reger on the First Baptist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new 6,000-pipe organ. 4 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C., 1326 16th St. NW. 202-387-2206. â&#x2013;  British pianist Ivana Gavric will perform works by Grieg and JanĂĄcek, as well as the U.S. premiere of two lyric pieces written for her by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. 4 p.m. $15 to $30; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Soprano Debra Lawrence, violinist Sonya Hayes and pianist Frank Conlon will perform African-American spirituals and works by Mozart, Holst, Brahms, Helfman, Ravel and Debussy. 5 p.m. Free. Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-441-7678. â&#x2013;  The professional Choir of Christ

Church will perform the music of Herbert S. Sumsion, Thomas Attwood Walmisley and H. Balfour Gardiner. 5 p.m. Free. Christ Church, Georgetown, 31st and O streets NW. 202-333-6677. â&#x2013; The National Gallery Orchestra will perform works by Grieg, Schubert and Schoenberg. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-8426941. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Melody Barnes, former domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Obama Domestic Agenda.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. Free. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766. â&#x2013;  A discussion on the impact of gun violence on American children will feature Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Defense Fund; Dr. Thomas McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Dr. Mark Rosenberg, See Events/Page 24










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Continued From Page 23 president and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health; and Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general. 10:10 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. â&#x2013; Peter Savodnik will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Robert Dallek will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camelotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  The Cleveland Park Library will host a talk on the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostiaâ&#x20AC;? by John Muller. 3 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-3080. â&#x2013;  Helen Fielding will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boyâ&#x20AC;? in a conversation with Radhika Jones, executive editor of Time. 5 p.m. $15 to $30. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Films â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pages of Beauty and Madness: Japanese Writers Onscreenâ&#x20AC;? series will fea-

ture Makoto Shinkaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;5 Centimeters Per Second,â&#x20AC;? followed by a discussion of the manga version. 2 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013; A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Muslim Journeysâ&#x20AC;? film series will feature the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prince Among Slaves.â&#x20AC;? 2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richard Wagner Revisitedâ&#x20AC;? will feature Luis BuĂąuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1930 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Age Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;or,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; and Lars von Trierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Melancholia,â&#x20AC;? at 5:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  A French cinema series will feature Ursula Meierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;enfant dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;en haut (Sister).â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. Eckles Auditorium, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-2425117. Performances â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Kind of Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature

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Monday october 21 Concerts â&#x2013; Dennis Sobin on guitar and Gary Vagnetti on French horn will join Kennedy Center performer Raoul Anderson for an American songbook concert sponsored by the Dictionaries-for-Prisoners Project. 7 p.m. Free; donation of paperback dictionaries requested. Watergate Gallery, 2552 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-393-1511. â&#x2013;  Guitarist and singer Levi Stephens will perform. 8:30 p.m. $5. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The group 40Plus of Greater Washington will present a talk by Terry Monaghan on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Manage Your Time When Job Hunting.â&#x20AC;? 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Suite T-2, 1718 P St. NW. 202-3871582. â&#x2013;  As part of Architecture Week, William Kirwan of Muse Architects will offer tips on selecting an architect and contractor. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. District Architecture Center, 421 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Ward Circle Chapter of AARP will present a talk on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on local seniors by Chris DeYoung, co-director of the Health Insurance Counseling Project at the George Washington University Community Legal Clinics. 12:30 p.m. Free. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. â&#x2013;  Architect Jan Gehl and public space expert Birgitte Svarre will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smart Growth: How to Study Public Life.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required.






National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013; Mamphela Aletta Ramphele, leader of the South African political party AgangSA, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honoring Oliver Tambo by Restoring the Promise of Freedom.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Problems,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; and Richard Rodriguez will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography,â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Henry R. Nau, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Farah Griffin will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013;  Christopher James Alexander, assistant curator of architecture and design at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and co-curator of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990,â&#x20AC;? will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exploring the Impact of a Metropolis on the Move.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202272-2448. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Laramie Project,â&#x20AC;? a panel discussion will focus on â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Bind Up the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wounds: Communities Respond to Hate.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ottolenghi: The Cookbookâ&#x20AC;? in conversation with food writer Joan Nathan. 7 p.m. $20 to $40. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The Global Lens Film Series will feature Srdjan Dragojevicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Parade (Parada),â&#x20AC;? about a group of gay activists in Belgrade who strike an uneasy alliance with a warhardened Serbian crime boss. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  The Fantasy Flicks series will feature Jim Hensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1986 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Labyrinth.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joan Crawford: Hollywood Starâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Edmund Gouldingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1932 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Hotel,â&#x20AC;? co-starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Lionel Barrymore. 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before the screening. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania See Events/Page 25


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Continued From Page 24 Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Espionage in the Eastâ&#x20AC;? series will present JĂĄnos Veicziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1963 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Eyes Only â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Top Secret.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Corcoran Gallery of Art will host a screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forge,â&#x20AC;? the first episode of the fifth season of the PBS series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft in America.â&#x20AC;? Afterward, a panel discussion will feature master metal sculptor Albert Paley and other artists from the episode. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Opera in Cinema series will present a production of Wagnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Die Walkureâ&#x20AC;? from Teatro alla Scala. 7 p.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. 202-4193456. The film will be shown again Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. â&#x2013;  The Washington Psychotronic Film Society will present Dominick Brasciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1986 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evil Laugh.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Donation suggested. McFaddenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202462-3356. Reading â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festivalâ&#x20AC;? will feature a staged reading of â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Grand Design,â&#x20AC;? a dark comedy by DW Gregory. 7:30 p.m. $10. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2013 will present Belgiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yvette, Tania, and Edith painting colorful scenes with their hands and feet while serenading the audience. 6 p.m. Free; tickets distributed a half hour before showtime. Theater Lab, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The District of Columbia Arts Center will host a performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom Baby God,â&#x20AC;? a one-woman political theater piece that promises a look inside the anti-abortion movement. 7:30 p.m. $20. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. The performance will repeat Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Special events â&#x2013;  Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taste of Dupont,â&#x20AC;? a progressive dinner at 15 area restaurants. 6 to 9 p.m. $5 for one ticket; $20 for five. Tickets will be available after 4 p.m. on the night of the event at the Dupont Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. â&#x2013;  Vida Fitness will host its inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Til Dawnâ&#x20AC;? Zumbathon, featuring a two-hour dance party followed by a masquerade social. 7 to 11 p.m. $29.99; tickets required. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-588-1880. â&#x2013;  The In Series will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Season Salon,â&#x20AC;? featuring talks by Septime Webre, Frank Conlon and others about upcoming programming and a performance of excerpts from â&#x20AC;&#x153;La vie in roseâ&#x20AC;? and the opera-musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Family Reunion.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-204-7765. Tuesday, Oct. 22

Tuesday october 22 Concerts â&#x2013; The Friday Morning Music Club and Dumbarton House will present music circa 1800, including works by Corelli, Gemin-

iani, Cambini and Bach. Noon. Free. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. â&#x2013; The Tuesday Concert Series will feature pianist Sonya Suhnhee Kim performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to the Classics: Beethoven.â&#x20AC;? 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013;  The Idan Raichel Project will perform. 8 p.m. $30 to $45. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202994-6800. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by Capital Area Food Bank president and CEO Nancy E. Roman on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Coming Revolution in Food and Hunger.â&#x20AC;? 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Free. Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibitionâ&#x20AC;? will feature a conversation among members of five California winemaking families who survived Prohibition and thrived in its aftermath. 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Presidential Reception Suite, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. â&#x2013;  David Faris, assistant professor of political science at Roosevelt University, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt.â&#x20AC;? 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Landmark Society will present a lecture on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greek Architectural Odysseyâ&#x20AC;? by Calder Loth, senior architectural historian with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $15 to $20; free for Landmark Society members. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400, ext. 104. â&#x2013;  Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The End of San Francisco,â&#x20AC;? about the passions and perils of a life that refuses to conform to the rules of straight or gay normalcy. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013;  J. Craig Venter will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Poet Billy Collins will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aimless Love.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $25 to $30 for one book and one ticket. Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  George Washington University adjunct professor Michele Clark will discuss human rights and combating trafficking. 7 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room B04, Gelman Library, George Washington University, 2130 H St. NW. michsc@ Films â&#x2013;  National Geographicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuesdays at Noon series will feature Jacques Perrinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingdom of the Oceans: Giants of the Deep.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700.

â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Film Focus: Javier Bardemâ&#x20AC;? will feature the 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love in the Time of Cholera,â&#x20AC;? based on the novel by Gabriel GarcĂ­a MĂĄrquez. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  The Global Lens 2013 series will feature the 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Student,â&#x20AC;? about a solitary philosophy student who commits a calculated violent crime against the backdrop of Kazakhstanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing inequality, institutional corruption and ruthless competition. 6:30 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. â&#x2013;  National Geographic and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital will present the D.C. premiere of Kim Mordauntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rocket,â&#x20AC;? about a boy in Laos who is believed to bring bad luck. 7:30 p.m. $10. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Meeting â&#x2013;  The West End Book Club will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemptionâ&#x20AC;? by Laura Hillenbrand. 12:30 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Performance â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2013 will feature Slovakiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tino the Clown in a classic magic show that includes tricks, jokes, puppetry, a barnyard of animals, hovering balls, endless strings and more. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Readings â&#x2013;  The Goethe-Institut will host a staged reading of Benjamin Lauterbachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chinese.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Lannan Center will present readings by writers Marie Howe and Nick Flynn (shown). 8 p.m. Free. Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Special events â&#x2013;  The 55th annual Washington International Horse Show will feature more than 500 of the top national and international horses and riders competing for the $100,000 Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup and other prizes. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $15 to $40; free for ages 12 and younger. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. The competition will continue through Sunday. â&#x2013;  The NovaGold/Peenstra Antiques Roadshow will feature appraisals of jewelry and antiques by Jamie Grasso and Steve Gouterman of NovaGold LLC and Todd Peenstra of Peenstra Antiques Appraisals. 10 a.m. Free; reservations required. Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. 202-362-0704. Tour â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Historic & Growing: The Tudor Place Landscapeâ&#x20AC;? will look at how orchards, vegetable gardens, stables and grazing land made way for lawns, rose gardens, fountains and the various garden â&#x20AC;&#x153;roomsâ&#x20AC;? of an urban estate. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. $10; free for members. Tudor Place Historic

House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. tudorplacehistoricandgrowing.eventbrite. com. Wednesday, Oct. 23 Wednesday october 23 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; Susan Fillion will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pizza in Pienzaâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 6 through 9). 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Happenings at the Harman series will feature the Beau Soir Ensemble performing works by Ravel and Barnes. Noon. Free. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. â&#x2013;  Lecturer Aloma Bardi, tenor Salvatore Champagne and pianist Howard Lubin will present a lecture-recital featuring compositions from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedescoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American years. Noon. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  Washington National Opera chorus members Tricia Lepofsky and Alizon Hull Reggioli and pianist Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flight: A Cabaret Fantasy on the Tarmac,â&#x20AC;? featuring songs by George Gersh-


win, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others. 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $40 to $50. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013; The Yeskel Memorial Concert Series will feature Stephen Wade and Zan McLeod presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Music All Around Us,â&#x20AC;? a combination of live music, project images and spoken narrative that traces Wadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey into musical traditions across the American South. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. 202-994-6245. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz at the Atlasâ&#x20AC;? will feature Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University alumnus Brian Settles and his band Central Union. 8 p.m. $28.50. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. â&#x2013;  The Railers will perform. 8:30 p.m. $8 to $10. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Astrobiologist Michelle Thaller, assistant director for science communication at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Place in the Universe: CosSee Events/Page 30



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mology From the Greeks to Today.” 11:30 a.m. Free. Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5664. ■ “An American Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration” will feature a viewing of the “Civil War Battlefields” film on Wilderness and Spotsylvania and a talk by Sam Smith, education manager of the Civil War Trust. Noon. Free. National Museum of American Jewish Military History, 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280. ■ The Jerusalem Fund will present a book talk by journalist Max Blumenthal, author of “Goliath: Live and Loathing in Greater Israel.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958. ■ Mexican artists Marco Vera and Fernando Corona will discuss cultural exchanges like Mexicali Rose and resulting artistic expressions created in border cities. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. ■ Evening With Extraordinary Artists will feature a talk by Carla Perlo on her personal journey as a dancer, choreographer and founding director of the acclaimed D.C. performance venue Dance Place. 6:30 p.m. $20; reservations required by Oct. 22. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 16. ■ As part of Architecture Week, a panel of architect-musicians will discuss “Architecture as Frozen Music.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. $10 donation suggested; reservations required. District Architecture Center, 421 7th St. NW. ■ Educator Enid Lee and journalist A. Peter Bailey will discuss “Rethinking Malcolm X,” about his perspectives on international politics, self-defense and self-determination. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St.

NW. 202-387-7638. ■ “Healthy Lunches, Healthy Students” — about the importance of wholesome, locally sourced menus in cafeterias and the growing interest in school gardens — will feature Sam Kass (invited), assistant chef and senior policy adviser for healthy food at the White House; Stephen Ritz, teacher and founder of the Green Bronx Machine; Frances Evangelista, assistant principal at Hyde-Addison Elementary School; and Nona Evans, executive director of the Whole Kids Foundation. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Politics and Prose will present a book talk by Brad Meltzer, co-author of “History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.” 7 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202727-0321. ■ Scholar Jawid Mojadeddi will discuss Rumi’s “Masnavi,” followed by a performance by Persian musician Amir Vahab and his ensemble. 7 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ Simon Winchester will discuss his book “The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Samuel G. Freedman, author of “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights,” will moderate a discussion on “Sports as a Catalyst for Social Change.” Panelists will include sportswriter Michael Hurd and former NFL players James Harris and R.C. Gamble. 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Georgetown University professor Lin-

coln Brower will discuss “The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly.” 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Room 208, White-Gravenor Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Wally Lamb will discuss his book “We Are Water.” 7 p.m. $12 to $30. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877987-6487.


face painted and won some prizes. — Zoe McCullough, fifth-grader

affecting people all over the country — and also the rowers at Wilson. Members of the crew team have spent the last two weeks doing workouts on land and practicing on erg machines in the hallways. Thompson Boat Center, where Wilson and many other high school teams row, is run by the National Park Service and therefore closed. The fall crew season lasts only for about two months, with five races. So missing two weeks in the middle of the season is a big deal. This weekend the girls and boys varsity teams will be racing at the Occoquan Chase without a chance to practice lineups at all. Rowers are working on general fitness, and although it is important, this is not the same as rowing in boats. Senior captain Sofie Heffernan said not being on the water “is prohibiting our ability to increase our speed this season.” Head coach Matt Grau agreed this will “significantly affect the varsity teams’ technique.” Without time on the water, new rowers “don’t know what rowing is.” Coach Grau was quick to add that the shutdown is causing much bigger issues than the Wilson crew teams’ inability to practice. — Erin Sternlieb, 11th-grader

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From Page 15 required to choose and research two possible topics for their senior project. This assignment proved crucial as seniors hit the ground running with an interview with an expert and a five-page paper due within the first weeks of school. From graffiti to the World Cup, or martial arts to human trafficking, senior project topics reflect the diversity of the students’ interests. — Delmar Tarragó, 12th-grader

Shepherd Elementary

Hi. My name is Zoe McCullough and so far I’m really enjoying this school year. I am in fifth grade and I am in Mr. Leonard’s class. Can you believe that it’s fall already? Speaking of fall, the Fall Fest last weekend was so much fun. I don’t know why they didn’t have the goldfish and the bungee jump, because those are my two favorite things about the Fall Fest. The Moon Bounce Deluxe was fun, too, but there was a bee in there and I was totally freaked out. Besides those three things, the Fall Fest was really cool. I got my

Sheridan School

On Wednesday we had an unusual visitor at Sheridan: Albert Einstein. He explained his theory of relativity and some basic physics to us by singing songs with our teachers. I especially liked the physics song. It helped to hear Einstein say that physics is the study of matter and energy, and that this explains how we move around. I think everyone from the kindergartners to the teachers learned something. In sixth grade we are learning about memoirs, where we write about something very important that happened to us. It doesn’t have to be big, it can be something as simple as learning to tie your shoelace, as long as it has meaning to you. We get to hear all of our classmates’ memoirs — it’s really fun to hear people’s stories and you learn more about them just by listening. We’ve posted our memoirs out in the hallway so that other students can learn about us, the sixth grade, and be inspired to write their own. — Dani Vargas, sixth-grader

Wilson High School

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Films ■ Retro Movie Night will feature Roman Polanski’s 1960s classic “Rosemary’s Baby.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. ■ The Reel Israel DC series will feature Benny Toraty’s 2012 film “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring.” 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Meetings ■ The Glover Park Village’s twicemonthly “Conversation Corner” will offer a chance to speak French, Spanish or German with neighbors. 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. ■ A support group for job seekers will hold its weekly meeting in Tenleytown. 2 p.m. Free. Panera Bread, 4501 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Performance ■ The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will present a sneak peek at its upcoming season. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Tasting ■ A book signing and tasting party will celebrate Fred Minnick’s new book “Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey.” 6 to 8 p.m. $30. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. 202-5887388.

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