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ANC requests hearing on strip club ■ Liquor: JP’s owners expect

to reopen within next month By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

As new owners of JP’s get ready to reopen their Wisconsin Avenue strip club next month, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will today review a request to investigate whether the latest plans constitute

“substantial changes” that necessitate a public hearing process. The Glover Park advisory neighborhood commission filed the inquiry, arguing that because the JP’s Night Club owners plan to use seven performance stages instead of the previous two, the operations merit a full public review. Many neighbors have long objected to JP’s and hoped it would not resume operations after a fire almost five years ago.

“We are following the neighborhood’s instructions that have been ongoing since the place burned down in 2008 to make sure that — we’d like it to not reopen, but I’m not sure that we’re going to succeed — so [instead] to make sure JP’s is not a problem for the neighborhood as much as we could,” said Glover Park commissioner Jackie Blumenthal at the commission’s meeting last Thursday. See License/Page 26

Lab School seeks extension of D.C. lease By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

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Friends of Guy Mason Recreation Center and Playground hosted an “Afternoon Extravaganza” on Saturday. The event featured a high-flying and board-breaking demonstration by Rick Feizbakhsh of Kicks Karate, free ice cream and a visit from a group of D.C. firefighters with their firetruck.

The Lab School wants to extend its lease in the Palisades so it can make mechanical upgrades and other improvements to the 1933 red brick schoolhouse that now houses Lab’s elementary program. In 2008, Lab began using the city-owned former Hardy School site at 1550 Foxhall Road to serve specialneeds elementary students. School officials say the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning requires a costly overhaul. “We needed more certainty that this can be our longterm home,” said head of school Katherine Schantz. She said there are 12 years remaining on Lab’s current lease, and it is seeking a new 25-year lease instead. “We wanted a longer lease because of the money that needs to be spent to improve the efficiency of the HVAC system” and other elements of the aging building, she said. See Hardy/Page 20

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The Lab School has been in the leased Foxhall Road facility since 2008. Its main campus is nearby on Reservoir Road.

GU adds solar panels to historic row houses

Activists find hookah, cigar bars without city exemption


■ Health: Some owners say

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In a lead-up to Earth Day on April 22, Georgetown University last week celebrated its latest renewable energy project: Solar Street, a student-led initiative that helped install 75 solar panels on the rooftops of six university-owned historic town houses. When combined with other efforts, the project makes Georgetown the largest user of green power among colleges and universities in the country, according to school officials. Located on 37th Street just north of the university’s main entrance, the row houses serve as student residences. The new solar panels will provide about 27 percent of the electricity needs for the buildings, said Erik Smulson, Georgetown’s vice president of public affairs.


city unresponsive on requests

By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

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White House official Gary Guzy joined university representatives to announce the solar project.

Over time the carbon reductions achieved by this project will be equivalent to planting 330 trees, he said at last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Students made all of this possible,” Smulson added. The idea for the project began in 2011 when a student group called Georgetown Energy heard that funding for See Solar/Page 24


Locally sourced market set to open in Dupont Circle — Page 5

A local watchdog group is calling for an investigation into several hookah and cigar bars, saying they say may be violating the D.C. law that ensures smoke-free workplaces. Smokefree DC, a citizen-based group headed by Angela Bradbery, alleges that nine city bars and restaurants are illegally allowing patrons to smoke inside their establishments.

The group, which in 2006 led the grass-roots effort to pass the smokefree workplace law, looked into the current issue after growing concerns about a proliferation of hookah bars, particularly in Adams Morgan. Several of the establishments — eight in Northwest D.C. and one in Northeast — have since taken steps to come into compliance or had already been in discussions with the Health Department, owners and managers told The Current. District law allows establishments to apply to the Department of Health for an exemption certificate See Smoking/Page 20



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Adams Mill barrier sparks Brightwood home nominated as landmark dissent from some residents By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

A project that’s revamping a troublesome intersection in Mount Pleasant near the National Zoo came under fire recently as residents reacted to a bulky concrete barrier at the center of Adams Mill Road. Last week the D.C. Department of Transportation halted work for three days and held two community meetings to hear concerns and clarify the need for the safety barrier, which stands about 6 feet tall on southbound Adams Mill. And now, the agency is looking into spending $150,000 to dress up the appearance of the barrier, possibly with stone facing. The $3 million “Harvard Triangle� project is about halfway through the reconstruction of a complex stretch of Adams Mill between Kenyon and Harvard streets, near the south entrance to the Zoo and a traffic exit from Beach Drive. In an interview, senior project manager Richard Kenney said the project was well vetted — the result of two past transportation studies, and stamped with various approvals from the Mount Pleasant advisory neighborhood commission. But he acknowledged that some residents who hadn’t been following the process got caught off guard. “It’s really a reaction from the community to seeing this element built that they weren’t fully aware of,� Kenney said. Work on Harvard Triangle is expected to wrap up in September, allowing left turns onto Adams Mill from Kenyon Street, widening the turn from Adams Mill onto Irving Street, replacing water mains and traffic signals, and improving aspects of the pedestrian environment. For example, the project eliminates “the sidewalk to nowhere,� Kenney said — which used to strand

pedestrians on the west side of Adams Mill at a complicated intersection. The work will also create several new crosswalks, including one between the Zoo entrance and the Harvard Towers senior public housing building. Construction started last fall, with residents getting more involved recently after installation of the new safety barrier, which some have criticized as obtrusive and “highwaylike.â€? Mount Pleasant neighborhood commissioner China Terrell said that although her commission approved that design, many in the community didn’t have a full understanding of its implications. “It was only once we all saw that barrier going up ‌ that we reacted and said, ‘Wait, there’s something happening I don’t understand.â€? When the neighborhood commission hosted a special meeting on the project last Tuesday, about 150 people showed up, according to Terrell. That night residents asked the Transportation Department to suspend construction and host a second meeting over the weekend to provide more details. According to Kenney, the median barrier was actually the community’s decision. Those involved in the process opted for that feature as opposed to an alternative side barrier that would have “impacted the ridgeline of trees, including a magnificent 52-inch red oak that had to be cutâ€? along Adams Mill Road, he said. The chosen solution requires rebuilding the two lanes of Adams Mill at different grades, with the southbound lane about 3 feet lower than lower than the northbound. Without a safety barrier in the center, the lopsided lanes would be hazardous to drivers, Kenney said. “If they veered left [going north], instead of See Barrier/Page 20

A quirky Victorian house on Missouri Avenue has long caught the eye of passersby — a picturesque survivor from late 19th-century Brightwood that sits, with its Moorish tower and wraparound porch, adjacent to the old Military Road School. Now the home’s owners have nominated it for local and national landmark status. The house at 1329 Missouri tells a story of the development of Brightwood and the area’s racial shifts over time. But equally important to its owners, five generations of the Lightfoot family have lived under its steeppitched roof. “The house means a lot to me,� said Carol Lightfoot Walker, whose grandfather, father, son and grandchildren lived in the house she grew up in and still co-owns. “I feel their presence and always feel protected and loved because they walked these floors.� Walker said she was first encouraged to seek landmark protection when a neighborhood group was fighting plans — since abandoned — for a large town-house development nearby. But research fleshed out by Patsy Fletcher of the D.C. Historic Preservation Office documents why the “fanciful� 19th-century home — threatened or not — could merit landmark status. According to the nomination authored by Fletcher and submitted to the preservation office earlier this month, the two-story, five-bay frame house was built

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The Missouri Avenue house became a sort of “salon� for prominent black intellectuals.

in 1892 for Frederick Bex, a white carriage-maker and inventor. Brightwood Village was still farmland at the time, and “people of means� were beginning to construct country estates in the area, according to the application. The house had to be slightly relocated on its lot several times, but came to rest next to the Military Road School, initially built to educate children of freed slaves who lived near Fort Stevens. The house stood even as the road fronting it became Concord Avenue, and then Missouri Avenue, and as the Georgia Avenue streetcar line attracted more and more residents to Brightwood. The second owner was George M. Lightfoot, a See Lightfoot/Page 20

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District Digest D.C. special election will be held Tuesday

A special election to fill an atlarge D.C. Council seat and decide a referendum on local budget autonomy will be held Tuesday. All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the April 23 election, and early voting will be available at the Board of Elections headquarters at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St., from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday. As of yesterday, 1,306 residents had cast early votes. Absentee ballots, which must already have been requested, must be mailed by the day of the election and received by May 3. Six candidates are vying to permanently fill the at-large council seat vacated when Phil Mendelson became D.C. Council chairman: Democrat Anita Bonds, who presently holds the seat on an interim basis; Democrats Matt Frumin, Elissa Silverman and Paul Zukerberg; Republican Patrick Mara; and Statehood Green Perry Redd. The budget autonomy referendum would allow the District to treat its budget like other D.C. Council legislation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Congress could overturn it, but it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require special approval, and therefore wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be linked to federal government shutdowns. Critics have questioned whether a referendum approach is legal. The Current Voters Guide, originally published April 3, is available online at

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The D.C. Department of Transportation has rolled out new parking rules and other tweaks to Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park and Cathedral Heights after a streetscape project increased con-

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The League of Women Voters of D.C. will hold a panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Current Issues in Public Education in D.C.â&#x20AC;? from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11thfloor offices, 1100 15th St. NW. â&#x2013; The D.C. Board of Education will hold a public meeting to discuss testing integrity in schools administering statewide assessments and to vote on final rulemaking pertaining to compulsory attendance. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority will hold a Ward 3 town hall meeting to discuss proposed water rates, drinking water, infrastructure and other topics. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Thursday, April 18

Mayor Vincent Gray will hold a Ward 4 town hall meeting on the fiscal year 2014 budget. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brightwood Education Campus, 1300 Nicholson St. NW. â&#x2013; The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a pre-construction meeting on the planned renovation of the Palisades Recreation Center playground. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherier Place NW. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority will hold a Ward 1 town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, 800 Euclid St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Cleveland Park Citizens Association will hold a candidates forum for the special election for the at-large D.C. Council seat. The forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place will host a panel discussion on the rise of family homelessness in the District and how to reverse the trend. The forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Reservations are requested; call 202-503-2967 or email

Saturday, April 20

Mayor Vincent Gray will hold two town hall meetings on the fiscal year 2014 budget at the Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. A session for youth will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a session for Ward 2 residents will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. â&#x2013; PNC Bank and the Chevy Chase Citizens Association will co-sponsor free on-site shredding of personal documents (up to five boxes of paper) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking lot at 5530 Connecticut Ave. NW. The D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations will host a discussion on the reliability of D.C. electric service. Speakers will include Sandra Mattavous-Frye, D.C. peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counsel; Betty Ann Kane, chair of the D.C. Public Service Commission; and Thomas H. Graham, Pepcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional president. The meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW.

gestion there, according to an agency news release. Parking is now prohibited on northbound Wisconsin between Calvert Street and Massachusetts Avenue during the morning and evening rush hours; left turns from northbound Wisconsin onto 35th Street are now restricted to DC Circulator buses; and a new deceleration lane has been installed leading up to the Whole Foods parking garage entrance at 2323 Wisconsin, the release states. The project redesigned the avenue to include dedicated left-turn lanes and improved pedestrian facilities, while reducing the number of through lanes. Planners have said they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipate the level of disruption the changes ultimately generated; advocates have also pointed to pedestrian-safety benefits.

Georgetown to hold annual French Market Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th annual French Market will take place Friday and Saturday in the Book Hill area, featuring live entertain-

ment and discounts from local shops and eateries, according to a news release from the Georgetown Business Improvement District. The event will take place along Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More than 40 businesses are participating, and entertainment will include mimes, musicians and other street performers.


In the April 10 issue, an article on school modernization funding reported incorrectly that funding for Coolidge High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modernization has been pushed back from fiscal year 2017 to 2018. The funding for Coolidge has been delayed from fiscal 2014 to 2015. Also, an article on Wagshalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Delicatessen misidentified the son of Sam Wagshal who sold the business in 1990 to Bill Fuchs. It was Benjamin Wagshal. The Current regrets the errors. As a matter of policy, The Current corrects all errors of substance. To report an error, call the managing editor at 202-567-2011.

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New book highlights work All-local market prepares to open in Dupont by local student playwrights By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

When Chelsea Kirk first started teaching playwriting to her students at the Maya Angelou Academy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a public charter school located within New Beginnings, a residential detention center for D.C. youth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she found it to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;by far the most defining experience for my scholars and our school culture.â&#x20AC;? The academy recently partnered with local nonprofit Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theater, incorporating the playwriting curriculum into its English courses. Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theater, which teaches playwriting at several area schools, convened March 27 at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street to celebrate the launch of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Write to Dreamâ&#x20AC;? is a collection of 30 plays written by D.C.area elementary, middle and high school students between 1995 and

2012, with themes ranging from friendship to bullying to street life. It also includes a guide to Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; curriculum, as the impetus for the book is to help expand the program to schools around the country. Founded in 1995 by local playwright Karen ZacarĂ­as, the nonprofit currently serves about 1,800 students in all eight wards of the District, as well as in Arlington and Montgomery counties. The organization offers in-school, after-school, summer and workshop programs. Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theater is currently exploring opportunities to expand to Detroit, New Orleans, Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore. At last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, actors staged a reading of the play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Society Unjust,â&#x20AC;? written by Shannon Marshall in 2011, who was then a junior at Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights and is See Theater/Page 26

The long-awaited replacement for Dupont Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Secret Safewayâ&#x20AC;? will open Sunday: Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Market, which promises a â&#x20AC;&#x153;full rangeâ&#x20AC;? of locally sourced products at the 2001 S St. store. The new independent grocery is sourcing its goods from small producers within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, owner Danielle Vogel said in an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact of the matter is I will never sell a banana

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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from April 7 through 14 by the Metropolitan Police Department in local police service areas.

psa PSA 101


â&#x2013; downtown

Robbery â&#x2013; 1000-1099 block, 14th St.; 8:31 p.m. April 7. Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  900-999 block, F St.; 3:35 a.m. April 13. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  10th Street and Constitution Avenue; 10:50 a.m. April 9. Theft â&#x2013;  14th and F streets; 6:30 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 10th St.; 8 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 12th St.; 10:10 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 11th St.; 11:04 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 11th St.; 5:19 p.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, F St.; 4:30 p.m. April 10. â&#x2013;  1200-1279 block, H St.; 9:45 a.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 12th St.; 5:19 p.m. April 11.



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Theft from auto â&#x2013; 600-699 block, H St.; 1:02 a.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  New York Avenue and 4th Street; 1:16 a.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  6th and E streets; 12:29 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 6th St.; 3:37 p.m. April 14. Theft â&#x2013;  400-499 block, 7th St.; 2:33 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, I St.; 7:14 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 9:42 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  K and 9th streets; 10:30 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 10:53 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, H St.; 3:50 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  904-999 block, 6th St.; 4:22 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, H St.; 12:39 a.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 10:38 a.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, E St.; 5:50 p.m. April 10. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, I St.; 8 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  7th Street and Indiana Avenue; 11:46 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 4:20 p.m. April 14.

psa PSA 201 201

â&#x2013; chevy chase

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013; 3900-3999 block, Legation St.; 12:20 a.m. April 9. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3700-3799 block,

Livingston St.; 9:49 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013; 5700-5799 block, 32nd St.; 10:50 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Runnymede Place; 3:46 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  3700-3799 block, Ingomar St.; 11:21 p.m. April 8.

psa 202

â&#x2013; Friendship Heights

PSA 202

Tenleytown / AU Park

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013; Alton Place and 39th Street; 5:47 p.m. April 13. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, Fessenden St.; 8:35 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  42nd and Garrison streets; 5:59 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  4000-4099 block, Garrison St.; 9:12 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  42nd and Legation streets; 5:58 p.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  4100-4199 block, Albemarle St.; 8:44 p.m. April 13. Theft â&#x2013;  5254-5299 block, Western Ave.; 1:59 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  4900-4911 block, 41st St.; 8:13 a.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  4300-4326 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:24 p.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  4900-4909 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:32 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  4500-4531 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:24 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, Fort Drive; 4:29 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, Fort Drive; 4:47 p.m. April 13.

psa 203

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

cleveland park

Assault with dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013; 2900-3099 block, Van Ness St.; 4 p.m. April 11. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3701-3751 block, Upton St.; 6:27 a.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, Norton Place; 8:15 a.m. April 12. Theft â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 6:53 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Connecticut Ave.; 12:13 p.m. April 10. â&#x2013;  5100-5199 block, 33rd St.; 4:51 p.m. April 14.

psa 204

â&#x2013; Massachusetts avenue

heights / cleveland park woodley park / Glover PSA 204

park / cathedral heights

Robbery â&#x2013; 2200-2424 block, 37th St.; 11:46 p.m. April 10. Burglary â&#x2013;  3814-3899 block, Fulton St.; 4:48 a.m. April 13. Theft â&#x2013;  2502-2515 block, 39th St.; 9:05 a.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  2600-2699 block, Woodley

Road; 1:03 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013; 3900-3999 block, Cathedral Avenue; 8:02 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  2700-2899 block, 28th St.; 8:55 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  2700-2799 block, Woodley Place; 6:32 p.m. April 14.

psa 205

â&#x2013; palisades / spring valley PSA 205

Wesley Heights / Foxhall

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013; 4424-4499 block, Reservoir Road; 6:25 p.m. April 7. Theft â&#x2013;  3000-3099 block, Idaho Ave.; 9 a.m. April 13.

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Sexual abuse â&#x2013; 2600-2699 block, O St.; 4:04 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, O St.; 10 p.m. April 8. Burglary â&#x2013;  1000-1199 block, 30th St.; 4:24 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  37th and O streets; 6:08 p.m. April 10. Theft â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 12:44 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  3000-3049 block, M St.; 7:53 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 8:03 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, O St.; 8:06 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  1000-1003 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; 2:15 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  3036-3099 block, M St.; 4:01 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 12:38 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 2:59 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 7:28 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  1234-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:21 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street; 4:53 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  M and 34th streets; 5:30 p.m. April 14.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013; I and 20th streets; 5:54 p.m. April 10. Burglary â&#x2013;  2400-2499 block, L St.; 2:53 p.m. April 9. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 26th St.; 4:08 p.m. April 12. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  I and 20th streets; 5:31 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  Vermont Avenue and L Street; 3:26 a.m. April 11. Theft â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 10:07 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  1200-1215 block, Connecticut Ave.; 2:37 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, L St.;

8:52 a.m. April 8. â&#x2013; 1100-1130 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:38 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  1400-1433 block, K St.; 11:07 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, K St.; 9:26 a.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  1000-1050 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:31 p.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, K St.; 6:48 p.m. April 10. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, L St.; 1:04 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  1100-1129 block, 17th St.; 6:08 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, 19th St.; 5:11 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, I St.; 11:22 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 2 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  1900-1949 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 2:39 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, K St.; 4:16 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  2400-2487 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 8:34 a.m. April 14.

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Burglary â&#x2013; 1517-1599 block, 17th St.; 4:39 p.m. April 14. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1500-1517 block, 17th St.; 3:17 p.m. April 7. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, O St.; 5:45 p.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  1700-1759 block, Q St.; 10:26 a.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  1700-1759 block, Q St.; 9:21 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  1700-1759 block, Q St.; 8:27 a.m. April 13. Theft â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:25 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 9:15 p.m. April 7. â&#x2013;  1700-1721 block, 19th St.; 5:39 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, O St.; 10:15 p.m. April 8. â&#x2013;  1245-1299 block, 22nd St.; 1:04 a.m. April 9. â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:19 p.m. April 10. â&#x2013;  1601-1699 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 10:46 a.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  1200-1215 block, Connecticut Ave.; 7:02 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, P St.; 8:51 p.m. April 11. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, N St.; 9:43 a.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  17th and L streets; 8:13 p.m. April 12. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, S St.; 2:58 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  1300-1379 block, 20th St.; 11:31 p.m. April 13. â&#x2013;  1200-1215 block, Connecticut Ave.; noon April 14.

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Room 108 of Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; safety report. â&#x2013;  public comments. â&#x2013;  consideration of a proposed alley closing by George Washington University in Square 77. â&#x2013;  consideration of Zoning Commission matters: Square 77, second-stage review of a plannedunit development; and zoning regulation rewrite. â&#x2013;  consideration of public space matters: George Washington University Museum, Square 102, curb cut; and Founding Farmers, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; proposed food truck regulations. â&#x2013;  consideration of a historic landmark application for the D.C. War Memorial. â&#x2013;  discussion of Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Empowerment Amendment Act and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Allotment Efficiency Amendment Act. â&#x2013;  consideration of alcoholic beverage control renewal applications: District Commons/Burger Tap & Shake, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave.; Thai Place, 2134 Pennsylvania Ave.; Best Vending, 1776 D St.; Best Vending II, 730 21st St.; Exchange Ltd., 1730 Pennsylvania Ave.; State Plaza/F Street Bistro, 2116 F St.; Froggy Bottom, 2142 Pennsylvania Ave.; Bertucciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brick Oven Pizzeria, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave.; Primi Piatti, 2013 I St.; Meiwah, 1200 New Hampshire Ave.; Sizzling Express, 538 23rd St.; One Fish Two Fish, 2423 Pennsylvania Ave.; Cafe Lombardy/Hotel Lombardy, 2019 I St.; Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th St.; The Prime Rib, 2020 K St.; Renaissance M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave.; Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, 515 20th St.; Marcelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave.; St. Gregory Hotel & Suites, 2033 M St.; Panda Cafe, 2138 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave.; Restaurant Associates, 2700 F St.; TGI Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave.; Tonic, 2036 G St.; Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave.; The River Inn/Dish, 924 25th St.; The Fairmont Washington, DC, 2401 M St.; The Westin Grand, 2340 M St.; Marvin Center, 800 21st St.; Grillfish, 1200 New Hampshire Ave.; George Washington University Club, 1918 F St.; George Washington University Alumni House, 1925 F St.; Ristorante La Perla, 2600 Pennsylvania Ave.; The Caucus Room Brasserie, 2350 M St.; One Washington Circle Hotel/Circle Bistro, 1 Washington Circle; Notti Bianche, 824 New Hampshire Ave.;

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Come and celebrate Earth Day with us at Georgetown University on Monday at 7 p.m. We will get the chance to explore the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest building, Regents Hall, which is an environmentally friendly â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? building, with a Gold rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council. The buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heating and cooling is accomplished through chilled beams, an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly way to regulate temperature in the building. Slats on windows offer daylighting, reflect glare and reduce electricity needs. Most of the furniture, doors, cabinets and lab benches are made from renewable materials. The majority of building materials originate from recycled materials and were secured from local distributors, and recycled rainwater is used for the landscaping. Home to the departments of biology, chemistry and physics, the five-story, $100 million science building comprises 154,000 square feet of space that includes classrooms, 12 teaching labs, more than three floors of research labs, four conference rooms, six student lounges and a cafe. The evening will begin with a reception in the grand Copley Formal Lounge in Copley Hall located on the main quad. Ali Whitmer, a key leader in the development of Regents Hall, will tell us more about the building, and students will be on hand to take us on tours. Earth Day was established by Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes in 1970. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy. Its purpose is to broaden support for environmental programs and build community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate every year. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jennifer Altemus West End Cinema, 2301 M St.; Rivers at Watergate, 600 New Hampshire Ave.; Rasika West End, 1177 22nd St.; Circa at Foggy Bottom, 2221 I St.; RIS, 2275 L St.; Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St.; and Charm Thai, 2514 L St. â&#x2013; discussion of matters related to George Washington Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 campus plan, including designation of community advisory members and the Foggy Bottom Streetscape Plan. â&#x2013;  discussion of the annual Best Buddies Challenge bike ride on Saturday, Oct. 19. For details, visit ANC 2B ANCCircle 2B Dupont â&#x2013;  dupont circle The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alcohol policy committee will host a listening session on the proposed liquor license moratorium for the 14th and U streets area. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.; the tentative location is the ballroom of the Chastleton Cooperative, 1701 16th St. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc. net. ANC 2D ANC 2D Sheridan-Kalorama

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contact ANC 2E ANC 2E Georgetown â&#x2013; Georgetown / cloisters Cloisters burleith / hillandale The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit ANC 3B ANCPark 3B Glover â&#x2013;  Glover Park / Cathedral heights The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Stoddert Elementary School and Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, call 202-338-2969, email or visit anc3b. org. ANC 3C ANC 3C Cleveland Park â&#x2013;  cleveland park / woodley Park Woodley Park massachusetts avenue heights Massachusetts Avenue Heights Cathedral Heights The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring â&#x2013;  spring valley / wesley heights Wesley Heights palisades / kent / foxhall The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Room 333 of the School of International Service Building at American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit

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Tuesday’s special election

District voters might have cause to complain of election fatigue, but that doesn’t alter the need to cast a ballot for Tuesday’s special election. A low turnout is expected, based on historical patterns, so every vote is all the more important — and meaningful. The ballot includes Proposed Charter Amendment VIII, a change to the home rule charter to establish local budget autonomy. We urge voters to support the measure — also called Referendum 8 — as a way to insist on local control and fix an unwieldy budget process. No longer would Congress have to affirmatively approve the entire District budget before local officials could spend locally raised dollars. Instead, under the proposed process, the D.C. budget would become law unless Congress were to pass — and the president were to sign — a disapproval resolution within 30 days. That’s the same process that occurs with other D.C. legislation, and it would avoid the risk of disrupting municipal services due to a federal budget impasse. The proposal takes advantage of the process in the home rule charter for amendments through the referendum process. Critics charge it’s an end run around Congress of dubious legal merit, and likely to upset officials on Capitol Hill. But Congress would remain involved in the process, and retain ultimate authority. Backers also question who would have legal standing to pursue a court challenge. Also on the ballot is the at-large D.C. Council seat vacated when Phil Mendelson was elected chairman. Anita Bonds, selected by the Democratic State Committee to fill the seat on an interim basis, is one of six active candidates seeking the permanent position (former Council member Michael Brown ended his candidacy, but his name remains on the ballot). As we laid out in a recent editorial, we were disappointed to find that Ms. Bonds — despite extensive political and government experience over the years — lacked cogent opinions on many of the issues we raised during an extensive interview. Two other major candidates — Matthew Frumin and Elissa Silverman — are worthy of serious consideration based on their long records of attention to city issues through community or professional positions. But Mr. Frumin lacked reasoned opinions on tax matters in our interview; Ms. Silverman gave the appearance of avoiding direct answers on similar matters. Awaiting the forthcoming recommendations of the tax commission before making a decision — as both said they would do — is a reasonable stance, but that does not mean a candidate should not provide voters a sense of where they stand while leaving room for flexibility. In contrast, we were impressed with Patrick Mara’s reasoning, even if we did not always agree with his answers. Mr. Mara, a Republican, pledged to focus on education, fiscal responsibility and open, honest government. We have been impressed with his service on the State Board of Education, and his reputation among colleagues as a hard worker. We also believe the presence of a Republican on the overwhelmingly Democratic council would improve the legislature’s decision-making by providing different points of view, and he might also help build relations with GOP members of Congress. We were troubled by The Washington Post’s report yesterday about a contract after his 2008 campaign to raise funds on behalf of a conservative think tank from his past donors. But Mr. Mara’s campaign released important clarifications that help assuage concerns and put fears about wrongdoing in perspective: He says he contacted friends and colleagues to raise money for a nonprofit — as many public figures have done — and earned less than $10,000 on the project. Contractual language that suggested use of campaign data did not represent the actual work, according to the campaign. The campaign also raised the possibility of party-based bias: The attorney the Post quoted as saying the agreement might violate city laws was the longtime counsel for the Democratic National Committee. The last-minute timing of the report gives some credence to Mr. Mara’s claim that “opponents are throwing the kitchen sink” at him to block change. We don’t see this issue as sufficient to change our conclusion that Mr. Mara is the best choice for the at-large seat.

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The final daze … vote …


uesday’s special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat is limping into view. The six candidates are exhausted from the myriad forums they feel they must attend. Even the Board of Elections had to spend thousands of dollars to send out clarifying postcards on when polling places would be open. And fear not, other elections are looming, some sooner than you may think. (More in just a moment.) The stubbed toe of racial politics struck again this past weekend. Veteran Washington Post columnist Colby King acknowledged he had misstated Republican candidate Patrick Mara’s worry over split votes, giving it a racial connotation that Mara had disavowed before the column ran. King penned an apology online, and Mara’s supporters await something more in The Post’s print edition. The candidates on Tuesday also include former journalist and current activist Elissa Silverman, the Statehood Green Party’s Perry Redd, lawyer Paul Zukerberg and community leader Matthew Frumin. The sixth is Anita Bonds, chair of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, who temporarily holds the council seat by appointment. Each is rallying voters to turn out Tuesday. Racial concerns, always at least a subtext in politics here and elsewhere, were jolted when the Bonds campaign bluntly acknowledged she intended to maximize African-American turnout as her path to winning. Bonds is a veteran of city politics and campaigns, across racial and ethnic lines, but she never has been an out-front candidate like this. It’s been a dizzying experience. If you already haven’t voted early, put Tuesday’s Election Day on your calendar. These special elections often are decided by narrow margins. Use your voice and ballot. Voters are deciding which candidate will complete the at-large term of now-Chairman Phil Mendelson. The winner — there’s no runoff — will have to begin immediately preparing for next year’s April 2014 primaries for a full term. And some of the candidates — if unsuccessful Tuesday — appear ready to run again in ward-level contests during next year’s regular elections. D.C. officials have moved up the District’s customary September primary in part to accommodate federal requirements that overseas voters be given more time to cast ballots for the general election in November. City leaders didn’t want a mid-summer primary, so April was chosen. (It’s a coincidence that this year’s special election is also taking place in April.) Steel yourself. Next year’s election is on April 1, April Fool’s Day. Let the derisive comments begin. If it seems like we are having perpetual campaigns, we are. The resignations of disgraced Ward 5 member Harry Thomas and Chairman Kwame Brown prompted special elections. And now we’re replacing Mendelson upon his move to chairman. The federal probe into Mayor Vincent Gray still holds the potential of a special mayoral election later this year should Gray — who denies personal wrongdoing — step down. If any legal action against Gray

were to come late this year, a replacement election could be melded into next April’s primaries. The drip-drip-drip unfolding of the Gray saga continued this week. The Post reported that minor mayoral candidate Leo Alexander (not to be confused with minor candidate Sulaimon Brown that year) now says he met privately with Gray in 2010 at a suburban home, where Gray urged Alexander to get out of the race. The main significance appears to be that Gray encouraged Alexander to speak with Jeannie Clark Harris, a Gray operative who has since pleaded guilty to helping conduct the “shadow campaign” that helped elect Gray. Alexander was never a factor in the polls, so it is unclear what benefit would have gone Gray’s way. But there is a lot about the 2010 Gray campaign that, for now, only U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen knows. ■ Who cares? Some might be expressing that sentiment about the council election, but we are referring to Donald Trump. The brash developer breezed into town last week to promote himself and his hotel plan for the Old Post Office Building at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Trump and Ivanka Trump, his daughter and development partner, talked and answered questions for more than hour at a Washington Post forum. Donald Trump was superlatives on steroids. Everything that he said he’s involved with was described as the best, the greatest, the smartest, the most important, yada yada yada. Both Trumps disparaged all other luxury hotels in the Washington area. Ivanka said they would be building maybe the best hotel on the world. The world! The Washington Business Journal ran an online poll asking about Trump’s notion that the region lacks world-class hotels. Of the 544 respondents when we last looked, 22 percent said Trump “nailed it,” another 25 percent said he was wrong, and 53 percent checked off “who cares what Trump thinks?” ■ The view. The Trumps also promised that not only would the building’s observation tower remain open to the public, but they also would create a better ceremonial entrance to heighten the experience and improve the glass-enclosed elevator now used. The Trumps aren’t being magnanimous. The National Park Service operates the observation tower and will continue to do so not because the Trumps liked the idea but because the General Services Administration made it part of the deal. The agency has gotten a lot of bad publicity over staff trips to Las Vegas, but it has done a huge favor to millions of tourists (including me) who enjoy the 270-foot-high views. That’s especially important because the Washington Monument is closed indefinitely. If you have never been up in the Post Office tower, go soon before it is closed for renovations. ■ To summarize. In this column we’ve told you to pay attention to the final days of the council campaign, to vote, to visit the Old Post Office tower and not to pay too much attention to Trump. Next week, not so bossy. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor Dog waste pollutes our local waterways

When your dog goes to the bathroom, it’s not something you’re looking forward to picking up. But you can’t just let it sit there and eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

I’ve learned that dog poop is bad for lawns, and bad for other dogs and humans. If a dog is sick when it poops, it could make other dogs sick if they come into contact with it. Dog poop can also get into local rivers and streams when it rains hard. This isn’t good for the fish or other creatures that live in the water. You should pick it up and help your neighborhood. I have gone around Wesley Heights a dozen

times lately, and each time I have found at least 40 piles of dog poop on the grass. I think that it is very disrespectful to leave this stuff behind just because you don’t want it. Even the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay are suffering from this. I wrote this to tell everybody: This has gone too far — please pick up your dog poop. Jake Liebman Student, Sheridan School

The Current

Letters to the Editor Silverman has best experience for seat

In the three terms I represented Ward 3 on the D.C. Council, we brought the city out of financial crisis and established the council as an equal branch of government. We instituted annual performance reviews to bring every agency under legislative scrutiny. We made the District smoke-free, passed the Tax Parity Act, and mandated better safety at the D.C. jail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all examples of council initiatives. Today Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m supporting Elissa Silverman in the April 23 special election because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to reinvigorate the D.C. Council with her integrity and her intelligence, and get it past the era of â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as Elissa says â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fully loaded SUVs and pay-to-play politics. Her 15 years as a journalist and budget analyst are credentials unmatched by anyone else in the race. She knows the Wilson Building and its occupants. She can hit the ground running on the fiscal year 2014 D.C. budget the moment she is sworn in. Council members like newly elected David Grosso â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who has endorsed her â&#x20AC;&#x201D; need Elissa to join them in passing strong campaign finance reform. Voters all over the city are responding to her volunteer-driven campaign, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come in first, second or third in every straw poll thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been held. From her days as Loose Lips, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known at the Ward 8 Democratic Committee and in neighborhoods from Hillcrest to Shaw to Glover Park. Hers is a message of integrity, competence and inclusion. Voters should put Elissa Silverman to work on the council on behalf of all of us. Kathy Patterson D.C. Council member, Ward 3 (1995-2006)

Frumin has much to offer D.C. residents

I am supporting Matthew Frumin for the at-large D.C. Council seat for four reasons: 1) Matt is an authentic community activist and volunteer organizer. Thousands of D.C. schoolchildren benefit from his work and leadership over many years. Like him, I believe that prosperity, quality of life and wholesome society stems from early and lifelong opportunities for quality education. 2) Matt and his family are rooted in the District as a total experience, and passionate about sharing our hopes, opportunities and successes across every ward, community and neighborhood. 3) Matt is an accomplished

international trade lawyer, former election monitor in more than 20 countries, longtime community leader and dedicated parent. He is running for the D.C. Council because of what he has to offer, not to expand his resume. 4) Matt mobilizes people of all views and brings them together in consensus and common action that benefits all. He is not a stereotypical politician with knee-jerk opinions based on shallow practical experience. Please vote on April 23 and help my friend bring his level of service to all of us in D.C. Johnny W. Allem Chevy Chase

Letter illustrates bias against Republicans

It is not surprising that a Republican candidate in D.C. omits party affiliation, given the attitude expressed in the letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mara shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t omit Republican affiliationâ&#x20AC;? [The Current, April 10]. How nice that the writer, Jack Olender, concedes that it is the right of this paper to endorse a Republican â&#x20AC;&#x153;if you want.â&#x20AC;? Mr. Olender accuses Mr. Mara of being a â&#x20AC;&#x153;real old-school Republicanâ&#x20AC;? (the evidence being that he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention), as if supporting those in your own party is a crime. I guess it is if you are a Republican. I have read many political ads where I have to research the candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party affiliation. Surprise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are often Democrats. Perhaps that should be assumed in Washington D.C., and it is only the bad-boy Republicans who should declare otherwise? How can anyone talk about people getting along when the attitude of â&#x20AC;&#x153;if you ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a liberal, get out of townâ&#x20AC;? is so prevalent? Anne Allen Hawthorne

Silverman will return integrity to council

We urge you to vote for Elissa Silverman this Tuesday as your atlarge D.C. Council member. Although we write in our personal capacities today, each of us is a current or former chair of a Ward 3 advisory neighborhood commission. Elissa Silverman is honest and smart, and she knows this city. Elissa worked for more than 10 years as a reporter for The Washington Post and City Paper, covering local politics and crime. She knows the issues and people not just in her neighborhood, but in neighborhoods in every ward. D.C. needs its next at-large council member to represent the whole city, and in our opinion she is the candi-


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date most capable of doing that. Elissa fully understands the complex vehicle through which the council drives education, jobs, housing and other policies: the budget. Elissa has worked for the DC Fiscal Policy Institute since 2009, drilling into the budgetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arcana, and making it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the often-hidden tradeoffs it contains â&#x20AC;&#x201D; understandable to citizens. Moreover, she is committed to the close examination of outcomes from taxpayer-funded programs to ensure the council spends our money wisely. She has already spent time visiting other major cities to learn about what approaches have been successful in job training, education and other major issues in common. The special election on April 23 will occur because our second D.C. Council member in a year pleaded guilty to a crime. More recently, the council reprimanded another member for engaging in pay-toplay politics. Against this backdrop, D.C. needs its next council member to be someone beyond reproach who will help restore integrity to the council. Elissa Silverman is that person. She is the only major candidate to refuse corporate and political action committee money. We will never have to wonder who was behind the entities that helped put her in office. Before entering the race, Elissa was a leader in the initiative to ban this kind of money entirely from D.C. politics. Washington Post columnist Colbert King wrote this weekend that Elissa is â&#x20AC;&#x153;more issue-oriented and freer from partisan politicsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;has a deeper understanding of the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenges and issues, especially the budget, than does the rest of the field.â&#x20AC;? We agree, as do Council member David Grosso, former Council members Kathy Patterson and Sharon Ambrose, and a host of good government groups, all of whom have endorsed Elissa. Please join them, and us, in voting for Elissa on April 23. Anne-Marie Bairstow


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Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letters should be shorter

The letters to the editor in The Current are more like treatises. A community newspaper should be able to air the views of many and not just a few verbose individuals. This does not seem to be the case in the newspaper at the present. I strongly urge you to reduce the word limit on the letters. Ritha Khemani Woodley Park

Letters to the editor The Current publishes letters and Viewpoint submissions representing various points of view. Because of space limitations, letters should be no more than 400 words and are subject to editing. Letters and Viewpoint submissions intended for publication should be addressed to Letters to the Editor, The Current, Post Office Box 40400, Washington, D.C. 20016-0400. You may send email to




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any D.C. residents support “smart growth.” Incorporating elements like greater density near transit, environmentally sensitive building materials, permeable surfaces, stormwater management, increased trails and bike stations, smart growth deserves support. But giving developers free rein is not smart growth. The division among residents occurs over where to draw the line on what developers or fellow neighbors can do without input from those living next door. By eliminating minimum requirements for parking and other development standards, the D.C. Office of Planning’s zoning rewrite locks the door to forums for those most affected by land-use changes. Already, D.C. requires less parking from developers than other jurisdictions. New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Arlington, Va., all require a greater ratio of parking spaces to units. D.C. also has a process for waiving the existing minimums if the Zoning Commission agrees circumstances warrant that. Some portray any criticism of the current proposals as out of step with Democratic principles by citing President Barack Obama, who, to my knowledge, has not offered an opinion on the agency’s draft. The Office of Planning proposes to “let the market decide” whether to provide parking in new buildings. With respect for Republicans in our midst, this is Dick Cheney’s approach to decision-making, not the Democrats’. The Office of Planning’s proposal would: ■ eliminate any obligation for developers to provide parking in transit zones, proposed to be along all major bus routes and near Metro stations, even next to residential neighborhoods. ■ eliminate any obligation for developers to provide parking in all zones citywide for single-family homes. ■ eliminate any obligation for developers to provide parking in all zones citywide for 10 or fewer units. ■ eliminate any obligation for developers to provide parking in a dramatically expanded downtown area, including most sites within the area from N Street NW to M Street SW and from 22nd Street NW to 3rd Street NE or 4th Street SE, excluding federal sites. ■ reduce most parking requirements outside transit zones. ■ reduce or eliminate parking requirements for schools, hotels and churches by abandoning factors that predict parking demand and looking only at square footage.

Letters to the Editor D.C. residents should seek full citizenship

The summary statement for Proposed Charter Amendment VIII, which will be on the April 23 ballot, states that, “Currently, the Home Rule Act requires affirmative Congressional action with respect to the entire District budget (both federal and local funds). This Charter Amendment, if ratified, enacted and upheld, would permit the Council to adopt the annual local budget for the District of Columbia government; would permit the District to spend local funds in accordance with each Council approved budget act; and would permit the Council to establish the District’s fiscal year.” As D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan wrote the D.C. Board of Elections on Jan. 2, this referendum, like so many of the “interim” measures pursued in recent decades,

Examples from the Office of Planning’s Ward 3 schools worksheet: for Murch, the requirement would go from 30 to 19; Stoddert, from 23 to five; Georgetown Day’s MacArthur Boulevard campus, from 64 to 17. The Office of Planning has produced no studies to back up its ideas. Officials say D.C. vehicle ownership is going down. But the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles shows registered vehicles up yearly: 267,000 in 2009 to 285,000 in 2012. In Ward 3, 79 percent of households own at least one vehicle. A New York City model parking study (available at concluded that most people with kids and money own cars, even if they live near transit and don’t have on-site parking. Our Metrorail system does not always go where you need it. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority figures show that thousands of people every day drive to the Tenleytown Metro station — some are dropped off, but many others park in our neighborhoods. If the Office of Planning’s vision is adopted, the D.C. Department of Transportation will not be able to solve the problems created. All it can do is charge more for scarcer parking. Some say letting developers decide whether to provide parking will produce more affordable housing. They cite an unpublished paper that says surface lots take land otherwise available for housing. But D.C.’s parking is typically underground, so this mutually exclusive land use isn’t the city’s problem. And developers charge what the market will bear. The zoning rewrite is to implement the Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the D.C. Council in 2006. But the Office of Planning’s proposals don’t honor what our elected officials adopted. The Comprehensive Plan calls for: (1) mitigating the impact of new development on surrounding residential neighborhoods; (2) making certain that land-use decisions do not exacerbate existing traffic and parking problems in already-congested areas; (3) reducing parking requirements only where a reduction in demand can be clearly demonstrated; and (4) promoting walkability by encouraging the location of parking near Metro stations either behind or underneath buildings. Despite these faults, some say, let the Office of Planning send their rewrite to the Zoning Commission, which has the final say. That’s a risky proposition: The Office of Planning is the substantive staff for the commission, and the planners won’t recommend changes to their own draft. Judy Chesser, a Tenleytown resident, served in various appointed positions in the Carter, Clinton and Obama administrations.

is of doubtful legality. Wayne Witkowski, a former D.C. deputy attorney general, and Keinard Becker, former general counsel to Mayor Anthony Williams, made this same point in an Oct. 28 op-ed in The Washington Post. Nathan urged the board to tell voters that “serious legal concerns have been raised about the validity of the amendment, its passage could result in Congressional action disapproving the amendment or in extended litigation and uncertainty about the validity of the District’s budget, and could jeopardize the legal status of individual employees of the District government who expend locally raised government funds in accordance with the amendment but without Congressional authorization.” Why are we wasting time, money and political capital on a legally doubtful action that still leaves us a colony, instead of working for statehood? For the first time since the mid-1990s, there is a statehood bill in both houses of Congress. Statehood would give

District residents the same rights enjoyed by other Americans, including full congressional representation and state budget and legislative autonomy. It’s clearly constitutional and the simplest and most complete way to give us the full right to govern ourselves. Without statehood, Congress can do anything it wants, any time it wants, and enact, amend or repeal any law affecting D.C., including completely revoking the home rule charter. Mere budget autonomy would not make District residents full U.S. citizens with the same right to govern themselves as other Americans. Only statehood can do that. The bottom line is that freedom is an all-or-nothing proposition. We are either free people with the right to self-government in all its aspects or we are not. It is just that simple. On this 151st anniversary of D.C. Emancipation Day, we should be seeking the emancipation of all the people of D.C. through statehood! Ann Loikow Member, D.C. Statehood — Yes We Can!


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April 17, 2013 ■ Page 13

St. Albans sweeps Episcopal series By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

All the way through the Interstate Athletic Conference playoffs last season, St. Albans seemed close to ending its baseball championship drought. But the conference title game with Georgetown Prep derailed the possibility. That close call is serving as motivation for this season, when the Bulldogs hope to claim their first championship on the diamond since 2010. “Georgetown Prep has established themselves as the premier team in our league, and we want to challenge them every year,” said Bulldogs coach Jason Larocque. To prepare for IAC play, Larocque crafted the schedule with a tough out-of-conference trip to Florida to build team chemistry and match St. Albans against some of the best teams in the country. “We’re starting to have more confidence,” said Larocque. “Our play at the plate is much better. It’s taken us a little while, but we’re sticking to the plan that we’re working on and things are going well for us.” That progress was on display when the Bulldogs blew out Episcopal in Alexandria 11-2 Thursday. The win pushed the Bulldogs’ league record to 2-0 and made the team 4-1 since its Florida trip. “We’ve played pretty well in most of the games since we’ve been back,” said Larocque. “The pitching has been strong.” In Thursday’s game, the Bulldogs took a quick 2-0 lead by the end of the first inning. Then seniors Mike Fontaine and Connor

Merley each put bunts in play and made it on base to help St. Albans build a 4-0 advantage going into the fourth inning. During their next at-bat, the Bulldogs effectively put the game out of reach when junior Nate Siegler blasted a home run over the center field fence to score two runners and push the lead to 6-0. Solid pitching from senior Jimmy Swad, who got the start, and relief work from junior Mike Schmandt left the Maroon with no chance for a comeback. It was a productive outing for a talented pitching rotation. “Swad is an emerging pitcher in the area,” said Larocque. The veteran coach also named senior Lane Miles — who’s headed to top-25 Division III Pomona College next year — and junior Chase Packard as strong arms in the pitching rotation. “He’s steady, and he’s our ace,” the coach

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Senior pitcher Jimmy Swad, above, held Episcopal’s batters in check Thursday. Meanwhile junior Nate Siegler, left, hit a home run in the fourth inning to turn the game into a rout. The Bulldogs swept the series by a combined score of 25-2. said of Miles. And Packard, the third pitcher, “has had two quality starts this season,” Larocque added. The coach pointed to the outfield as key to the team’s stout defense. That includes quick sophomore Chris Howe, who has stepped into a big role this season after the team graduated seven players. “We have good speed in the outfield, which is nice, and we can force a lot of plays,” Larocque said. St. Albans’ strong two-game stretch against

Episcopal showcased what the Bulldogs could become this season. The team relies on several big bats in the lineup, including Siegler, Schmandt, junior Nico Boyajian and senior Mike McCurdy. “We’re hitting the ball much better,” Larocque said of the batters. The Bulldogs continued IAC play last night when they hosted rival Landon in a game that concluded after The Current’s deadline. The team will look to continue its strong play and complete its season series with Landon when it travels to Bethesda Thursday.

Lady Cadets drop heartbreaker to Paul VI By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

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Cadets junior midfielder Nicolette Crisalli, above center, scored six goals in the 18-17 loss to Paul VI Friday.

After a back-and-forth game Friday, the St. John’s girls lacrosse team trailed Paul VI by just one. Although time wasn’t on the Cadets’ side, they got the ball and fired a slew of shots on the Panthers’ goal. But the final horn sounded before the Cadets could score an equalizer, leaving them with an 18-17 loss to the Panthers. It was the third time St. John’s lost by one goal or tied this season. “I always feel like we run out of time,” said coach Anne Keenaghan. “This team really wants to win, and they don’t want to give up. We just have to figure out how to get over that hump and to win.” Junior middie Nicolette Crisalli and sophomore attacker Maggie Williams each scored six goals. “Nicolette is a good kid and works hard,” Keenaghan said. “Her ability to put the ball in the back of the cage is tremendous.” Williams also led the team with four assists. “She’s tremendous all

over the field — defensively, on attack and in the midfield,” Keenaghan said. “She really takes control of the offense and settles the team down.” Freshman middie Maggie Flood had a hat trick, and junior midfielder Colleen Jackson had two goals in the game. On defense, junior Joanna Fisher led the way with 11 saves. “Since I started here when she was a freshman, she has worked so hard and improved so much,” Keenaghan said of Fisher. The seesaw battle started with St. John’s jumping out to a 5-1 lead by dominating the draw to stack possession. Crisalli and Williams each scored during the early run, and the Cadets looked like they might blow away their Washington Catholic Athletic Conference foe. But the Panthers responded by taking a timeout and reeling off a 4-0 scoring run to tie the game at five. Although the Cadets saw their lead wiped off the board, Williams then drove through the Panthers’ defense and fired in a shot. Paul VI answered with a score, but the Cadets were

able to add two more goals — from Williams and Jackson — to take a 9-7 lead at halftime. After the break Crisalli scored to stretch the Cadets’ lead to 10-7. But Paul VI made an 8-5 run to tie the game at 15 with eight minutes to play. The Panthers then scored the next two goals to create enough of a cushion to sink to the Cadets. Although St. John’s wasn’t able to come up with the win, the game was a sign of progress for the team and Keenaghan, who is in her third season as team’s coach. “To build a program it’s more of a marathon than a sprint,” said Keenaghan. “Just the progress we have seen over the last three years has been tremendous.” One of the challenges the program has had to deal with is recruiting players who trained in lacrosse before high school. It’s a common problem facing area schools, given the rapid growth of interest in the sport. “You can take as many athletes as you can who are just starting lacrosse See Cadets/Page 14

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Cubs fall to Saints in pivotal ISL matchup By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer



Visitationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls lacrosse team had a chance to put itself in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat for the Independent School League regular-season championship, but St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & St. Agnes derailed those hopes by beating the Cubs 14-9 last Wednesday. Visitation had several players make big contributions against the Saints. Three Cubs each tallied two goals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; seniors Tess McEvoy and Kelly Myers, and junior Mary Patalita. On defense, sophomore goalie Mary Cole added 10 saves. The Cubs fell behind from the opening draw, as the Saints were able to control the tempo early and race to a 3-0 lead in the first six minutes of play. St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also swarmed the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offensive players all over the field to create turnovers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They do a great job overall defensively. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just them pressuring us behind the cage; it was our attack not being more dynamic and not attacking,â&#x20AC;? said Cubs second-year coach Aubrey Andre. The Cubs took an early timeout to adjust to the game and responded well. Myers intercepted a Saints pass to set up a quick-strike goal by Patalita to get Visitation on the board and halt the Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; momentum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hustler,â&#x20AC;? Andre said of Myers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She does everything you need. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strong and smart player. She comes up with the big plays at the right times because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the right place.â&#x20AC;? The Cubs used the spark to go on a 5-3 run to close the first half tied at six. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The name of the game is possession, and we got the next important draw and we were able to capitalize on [the possessions],â&#x20AC;? Andre said of the scoring run. But after the break, the Cubs wilted under the 90-degree weather and the Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pressure on the field. St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reeled off four straight goals to start the final half to take a 10-6 lead with 20 minutes to play.

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Visitation senior Tess McEvoy, left, was one of three Cubs to score two goals last Wednesday.

Visitation had several opportunities to rally in the final period, but Saints goalie Gussie Johns, who is regarded as the best keeper in the area and one of the best in the country, caught fire. While Johns is very skilled, Visitationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooters contributed to the Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success with poorly placed shots. It was a tough lesson, but one Andre believes can help the team in the postseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our shot selection should be improved,â&#x20AC;? the coach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think sometimes you can tell a player not to shoot high or to do something over and over again, but until it matters and they see it in action, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not necessarily going to make that change. Today was a very important turning point for us.â&#x20AC;? The Cubs will play Flint Hill Thursday and Episcopal next Tuesday.

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as a high school player, but when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing against Good Counsel or Holy Cross, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the challenge,â&#x20AC;? said Keenaghan. This year the Cadets have a mix of talented players, starting with the tandem of Crisalli and Williams, who both started playing lacrosse before entering St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The two of them are tough to stop,â&#x20AC;? said Keenaghan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re improving over last year and not just having a couple girls here or there who can score or play defense.â&#x20AC;? The team also has a slew of talent across the field. Senior Mary Ellen Garrett, junior Molly Flores, Flood and Jackson have made big strides. The Cadets have also looked to sophomore defender Taylor Hamer for big plays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have her playing

Scores Boys lacrosse

McNamara 6, Wilson 3 Saint James 8, Sidwell 5 St. Albans 13, The Heights 7 Gonzaga 7, Landon 2 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15, Ireton 5 Pallotti 14, GDS 5 Maret 11, Oxon Hill 0

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Sophomore Maggie Williams, left, scored six goals in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. low defense this year to add speed and natural footwork to the backline,â&#x20AC;? Keenaghan said.

Gonzaga 19, McNamara 0 Paul VI 14, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 Wilson 7, Lab School 2 Ryken 17, Sidwell 3

Maret 10, Wilson 7 Paul VI 18, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17 Visitation 19, Holy Child 6 Flint Hill 21, Sidwell 4

Girls lacrosse


Maret 15, GDS 4 Madeira 13, Sidwell 12 Ireton 22, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7 St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10, Field 7 Holy Child 14, GDS 3

Walls 40, Dunbar, 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, Good Counsel 2 Holton-Arms 7, Maret 1 Cathedral 9, Visitation 5 Visitation 16, Maret 6

The Cadets will look to bounce back when they travel to play Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Friday.

Walls 16, Sidwell 11 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7, Holy Cross 3 Cathedral 9, Episcopal 1 Walls 7, Roosevelt 0 Paul VI 2, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 0 Holy Child 14, GDS 1 Sidwell 17, Visitation 14


GDS 11, Sidwell 6 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12, Gonzaga 2

St. Albans 14, Episcopal 0 Wilson 16, Ballou 0 GDS 18, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1 DeMatha 3, Gonzaga 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6, Ryken 4 Maret 3, Potomac School 0 Saint James 7, GDS 4 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell 3, Gonzaga 2 Maret 1, Wilson 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4, McNamara 0 St. Albans 5, Sidwell 4

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Spotlight on Schools Aidan Montessori School

Our spring break at Aidan started March 25 and lasted until April 2. Here are some of things the students said: Fifth-grader Leyu Negussie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I stayed at home most of the time, but I went to a party and had chocolate cake and frozen yogurt. I also went to my grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. I would rate it a 10.â&#x20AC;? Fifth-grader Sylvia Altman went to St. Louis, where there was a foot


of snow. She said she enjoyed spending time with her cousins. Another fifth-grader, Edvin Leijon, visited family in Woodbine, Md. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The spring break is one of the best times of the school year because it was cold and it snowed.â&#x20AC;? Fourth-grader Zari Garfield said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to San Diego, Calif. It

was awesome because I got to see old friends. I enjoyed my spring break a lot because I get to rest.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sydney Wittstock-McDonald and Dolci Gates, fourth-graders

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Newcastle Class have been learning through the theme of the circus. We performed for our school and our parents about what we had learnt. We started to talk

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about the history of circuses and how they started in Italy and Egypt, countries that some of us come from. We also learnt that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to go to a circus to see circus skills. We had loved the story of Philippe Petit walking between the Twin Towers in New York and so made this the main part of our assembly. We learnt that Philippe was expelled from five different schools and at 16 stepped onto the high wire for the first time. We all had lines to learn to tell the story. We worked really hard practicing them. When we were talking some of us may have had a little stage fright. We all dressed as different characters. Some were people walking in the street. There were acrobats who also did an impressive dance. Some of us were clowns, who made the audience laugh and wore rainbow wigs! We have been to see French clowns at the Discovery Theater and will go to the Verizon Center to see the real circus when it arrives in Washington, D.C.! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Year 2 Newcastle Class (first-graders)

Edmund Burke School

Walking into the school a week before the end of summer, I was the only middle school student except for Hazel. We were there for the school play. Hazel was there for tech while I was there for the cast. Hazel and I became close friends as we waited each day after school for rehearsal to begin. The play was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tartuffe,â&#x20AC;? written by Molière. Throughout the whole school, upper and lower, it is called the high school play. The director never cared that I was a sixth-grader as long as I worked hard. The part I played was Armande, sister of Valère. I learned my lines quickly and I played an annoyed sister â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hard, having siblings of my own. I wore a hoop skirt and a blouse with a lace-up back. Putting on the costume made me feel I like I was in the 16th century. The high school students were nice and helped me to learn my lines; I never felt embarrassed when I stumbled on a word. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind staying late at school or waiting for the high school students to get out of class. We were supposed to perform on two different weekends but Sandy, the storm before Halloween, made us lose rehearsal time and only perform one weekend. When we did perform, few people could believe I was a sixthgrader. I was so glad I auditioned rather than doing a sport. The play was beautiful. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Zoe Smallwood, sixth-grader

Georgetown Day School

Georgetown Day sports teams have been triumphant in the weeks after spring break. The boys varsity tennis team notched two wins, the girls varsity lacrosse team defeated St. Andrews, the girls junior varsity

softball team routed Bullis with a 10-4 victory, and the boys varsity baseball team had an emotional win over Sidwell and St. Andrews. Last Tuesday, April 9, the varsity baseball team traveled south on Wisconsin Avenue to take on league rival Sidwell Friends. It was the first 90-degree day of the year in Washington, but the Mighty Hoppers possessed clear eyes and full hearts. Senior pitcher Jason Hanerfeld and junior pitcher Rhett Stuart led the Hoppers to an 11-6 win over the Quakers, the first since May 1, 2009. The Hoppers and Quakers do not meet again until May 2, at Sidwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home field. In other news, high school science teacher Matt Eddy has been selected as a Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. As one of just 14 instructors selected nationwide, Eddy will spend his summer in the Arctic aboard the Lindblad expedition ship National Geographic Explorer. In its seventh year, the fellows program recognizes teachers who demonstrate merit and professionalism in geographic education. In addition, the program provides an opportunity for teachers to experience geography through a hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Eddy will have the chance to use his experiences during the adventure to further enrich his biology and environmental sciences courses at the high school. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carlton Marshall II, 11th-grader

Key Elementary

The Key School students always look forward to the annual science fair each year. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s science fair took place March 8 in the Key gymnasium. The fair gives students of all ages (mandatory for third though fifth grade) an opportunity to go through the scientific process of researching, hypothesizing, experimenting, observing and concluding. When you walked into the gym, it was hard to take it all in, with all the plants (and mold) growing, the airplane models of every shape and size, circuits glowing and the essence of deep thinking and nerves hanging in the air. Science teacher Amy Johnson has been doing science fairs for 13 years. She says that every project was fantastic and she learned a lot from her students this year. Paola Trinh, a fifth-grader, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was really fun testing my hypothesis. Even if [students] didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win, [they] were still happy.â&#x20AC;? Every year students are chosen, after being judged by two professional scientists, to receive honorary mentions and some students are even chosen to go on to the Citywide Science Fair, which will take place on May 18. Best of luck to our citywide contestants! We are already thinking about our next See Dispatches/Page 17

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DISPATCHES From Page 16 science fair projects! — Grace Kowal and Gwenith Bowker-Bafna, fifth-graders

Maret School

On April 4, Ms. King’s firstgrade class went on a field trip to the Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Maryland. We learned about waterways and what happens when a river becomes polluted. We took a pontoon boat down the Anacostia River to see all the pollution. There were plastic bags, tires, bottles and lots of stuff — you name it! Capt. Chris told us that trash enters the watershed when people litter and rain carries the pollution into the water. He said it might take days, months or even years, but it always ends up in the water, unless someone picks it up. Luckily, we didn’t just see the bad things that happened to the river; we saw good things, too! We spotted birds like the cormorant, the red-tailed hawk and the great blue heron. Capt. Chris and his assistant Ms. Anne pointed out turtles and river plants, too. These animals and plants can now survive because people are helping to clean up and take care of the river. Many years ago, the river was too dirty for shad, a type of fish. Today the water is cleaner, and the shad can return. To help increase

the number of shad, Maret students are releasing shad fry (or babies) into the river. We hope you will also help keep the Anacostia watershed clean! — Ms. King’s first-graders

Murch Elementary

At Murch, we began a new club this year called Art From the Heart. I chose this name because it has a ring to it, and it fits the purpose of our club. What our group does is make art projects that can help benefit good causes. I talked to Ms. Nichole David, our school’s art teacher, about it and she became the club’s sponsor. We were pleased when about 15 members showed up for the introductory meeting. We decided that our first project would help polar bears, and agreed to donate to Polar Bear International. The club’s members met after school and made paintings, bookmarks and origami, all in the theme of polar bears. Our first sale was on April 8, and we raised nearly $100! We still have some artwork left, so we decided to have another sale on April 22 after school on the playground. We are hoping to help at least one more charity by the end of the year. Next time we want to focus on helping people, or our community. We may have another sale, or we might donate the art directly. The club is fun, but it is also helps to make the world a better

place. All the club members really care about making a difference. Although I am graduating this year, I hope that Art From the Heart will continue at Murch when I am gone. I’m planning to start a similar club next year at Deal Middle School. — Abigail Atwood, fifth-grader

Parkmont School

On March 14, I started my internship. When I found out my internship was at Wagtime, I was excited to work with animals. What made it even more exciting is that I had worked there over the summer. I really missed the people I worked with over the summer as well as the dogs. On my way to my internship I kept trying to recollect all the names of the dogs so that when I got there I wouldn’t have to go over all their names. Luckily, there weren’t too many new dogs, so it wasn’t hard to remember all their names. I quickly remembered all the faces of the old dogs, especially the rowdy ones. My job is to play with the dogs and clean up after them. I was very happy to be back there and to see everyone’s face again. I will be proudly working at my internship over the summer, too. — Sarih Anderson, seventh-grader

Powell Elementary

On April 10, teachers, students

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 and parents of Powell joined many Americans in the march for Immigration Reform at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. They marched four miles for a worthy cause. They were there to represent every family of immigrants at Powell, especially the youth who want the chance to earn their citizenship, to stand up for the ideal that all men and women are created equal. They supported the hardworking new immigrants as contributing members of our community. They also helped to give voices on behalf of families impacted by a broken immigration system. — Jeff Williams, fifth-grader

St. Albans School

After the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a group of St. Albans lower school students met to express concerns about gun violence. We have seen far too many reports of recent gun violence in Washington and all across America, especially in schools. We decided to work toward change in our community and our country. In our school community, we decided to read a biography of a person who died due to gun violence at lunch every Friday. We also agreed to write a petition addressing high-capacity magazines, universal background checks, school safety measures and assault rifle regulation. Now we hope to collect enough signatures


to be able to send it to members of Congress, as well as to President Barack Obama. In our petition we argue, for instance, that if the shooter at Sandy Hook had not had such a large magazine, he probably wouldn’t have been able to kill so many innocent people. If the shooter had needed to reload a couple of times, at least a few of the lives lost would have been saved.
 We have posted this petition on If it receives enough signatures, it will be reviewed by people higher up on the political ladder. To sign, go to our website,, and follow the link there. We have been silent for far too long. We must act now. — Noah Donohue and Max Whisnant, Form II (eighth-graders)

St. Ann’s Academy

The second-graders have been very busy. We recently celebrated First Reconciliation and are now preparing for First Eucharist on May 11. Now that spring is here we have several field trips planned, including visits to the National Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Pavilion, Imagination Stage to see “James and the Giant Peach,” and Butler’s Orchard for the annual Strawberry Festival. In science class we planted sunflower seeds and will make observations and chart their growth and See Dispatches/Page 27

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HARDY: Lab School wants to extend its lease at District-owned Foxhall Road site

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To satisfy regulations governing District property, the D.C. Department of General Services has scheduled a public hearing at the school on April 30 to take comment on the “proposed surplus” of the city site. But, said agency spokesperson Darryl Pressley, “we’re keeping the same use and same school — just revising the term of the lease” to give Lab

more years at the site. The revised lease, with its longer term, will also require approval from the D.C. Council. The old brick building has hosted several kinds of schools. The former public school that bears Rose Hardy’s name was shifted to upper Georgetown, where it is now known as Hardy Middle School. The schoolhouse was then leased to Rock Creek International School, which weathered financial difficulties before

abruptly shutting down. Lab, an acclaimed private school for children with learning disabilities, took over that lease in 2008. The site was fortuitous, allowing more space for Lab’s middle and upper school students who remain at the original campus a few blocks away on Reservoir Road. Shantz said the elementary school has maintained good relations with its neighbors. “We’re just trying to be good stewards of the

BARRIER: Adams Mill Road median will stay From Page 3

just crossing a line, there would be a dropoff.” Because the southbound lane is lower, the barrier will be about 6 feet tall on that side. On the raised northbound side, the wall will appear about 3 feet tall. Mount Pleasant neighborhood commissioner Jack McKay, in an interview, said the Transportation Department “had a good reason” for choosing that option to preserve the trees, “but the rationale behind that did not get the publicity it warranted.” After the meetings last week, construction has resumed — and the median barrier is staying. Even if

some residents “are reluctant to accept it,” Kenney said, “They understand the safety behind the project.” And as a solution to create “a dramatically improved aesthetic,” he said, the agency has offered to improve the barrier with stone facing that matches “the historic fabric of Mount Pleasant.” Commissioner Terrell said though there’s still “a vocal set within the community” who want the barrier torn down, among other changes to the project, many are “ready to make the best of it.” The commission has also helped organize resident teams to work with transportation officials, including on masonry and landscaping decisions.

LIGHTFOOT: House nominated for landmark status From Page 3

professor of Latin at Howard University and prominent black scholar. Lightfoot bought the house around 1917, but apparently didn’t live there until 1933. Fletcher says he was one of the first AfricanAmericans able to purchase a grand home in what was then a suburban enclave. It was still an era when blacks were discouraged from gathering in clubs and other public facilities. Lightfoot’s Missouri Avenue house became a “salon” of sorts for prominent black intellectuals, including

Carter Woodson and W.E.B. Dubois, according to Fletcher’s research. The application cites the house’s “eclectic Victorian” style — bays, porches, the copper-clad dome of its tower — as a “significant example of 19th century suburban architecture,” one of the few surviving homes of Brightwood Village, even though the original architect is unknown. Fletcher describes the house, still nearly intact, as a “curious but pleasing edifice.” But it’s also significant in the area of “ethnic heritage,” representing black homeownership at a time when few African-Americans owned

such stately homes in the outskirts of the city. The continued preservation of the house, Fletcher writes, is attributable to Lightfoot’s “passion for the Classics,” and for his family. Walker, as a little girl living in her grandfather’s house, said she attended first grade at the Military Road School next door — until the old black school was closed in the 1950s as the District’s public schools were desegregated, and its pupils were transferred to the formerly all-white Brightwood Elementary. The Historic Preservation Review Board has not yet set a date to consider the landmark application.

building. We are dedicated to being in the city, and we’re very happy there.” Lab has an enrollment cap of 200 students at the Foxhall Road campus, but “we’re not even close,” Shantz said. There are just 78 children in the ungraded elementary program, with no plans for any significant increase because the curriculum requires small classes and a high ratio of teachers to students, she said.

SMOKING: Group seeks inquiry From Page 1

permitting indoor smoking, including the use of hookah pipes, if they meet certain requirements. “It’s a public health and workplace safety issue,” said Bradbery. “A lot of these places probably do qualify [for the exemption], but it’s important for them to go through the regulatory procedures to make sure that they qualify. Otherwise what you have is a bunch of bars and restaurants that allow smoking, which is exactly what the council said in 2006 is not OK.” The District’s law — which took effect Jan. 2, 2007 — requires almost all indoor workplaces to be smoke-free, including bars and restaurants. The measure was passed in large part to protect employees from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke, particularly those who work in restaurants and bars, as well as their patrons. A Health Department statement issued after Smokefree DC’s recent inquiry into hookah and cigar bars says the agency is “redoubling our educational efforts to ensure that bars/restaurants are aware of the District’s Smoke Free Workplace law and advising of exemption requirements.” The agency says it is working with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration to enforce the law. In a letter sent last week to the Health Department director and other city officials, Smokefree DC alleged that the following Northwest establishments allow patrons to smoke indoors without the required exemptions: Sawah Diner and Lounge at 2222 18th St.; Rendezvous Lounge at 2226 18th St.; Queens Cafe & Hookah at 2405 18th St.; Bistro 18 at 2420 18th St.; Tangier Restaurant and Hookah Lounge at 2305 18th St.; Civil Cigar Lounge at 5335 Wisconsin Ave.; Zenobia at 1025 31st St.; and Prince of the Harbor at 1042 Wisconsin Ave. None of those appear on the Department of Health’s online list of nine establishments that have previously secured the exemption certificate. On Monday, agency spokesperson Najma Roberts said the department’s list is up to date. Penalties for violating the law could be assessed to both the establishment in question and to the smoker. Smokers could be subject to fines between $100 and $1,000 per

violation, and owners could face fines of $500 per day. To qualify for an exemption, establishments — which could include hookah or cigar lounges, as well as bars and restaurants that allow indoor hookah pipe smoking — must generate 10 percent or more of their annual revenue from on-site tobacco-related sales. For tobacco retail stores, the requirement is for 75 percent tobacco sales. The Current tried to reach the establishments listed by Smokefree DC, and heard back from three. Civil Cigar Lounge co-owner John Anderson said Monday that “we didn’t know we needed to file for an exemption.” After learning that the regulations required it, Anderson said the application was completed and submitted to the Health Department that day. Nadi Afattah, who owns Queen’s Cafe & Hookah, said he’s trying to “preserve Egyptian culture” with his establishment, which he says sells only hookah tobacco and drinks like tea and soda, and does not serve food or alcohol. Afattah said he believes his establishment is “grandfathered in” since it opened before the law was passed in 2006, but added that he’s tried to file for an exemption twice and never heard back from the Health Department. Although the rules don’t include a broad grandfathering clause, Queen’s Cafe could qualify for an exemption if its revenues meet the requirements. The mayor could also grant an “economic hardship waiver,” which can apply to establishments that existed before 2007. Zakariah Ibrahim, manager of Bistro 18, said he thinks the regulations regarding the exemption are “unclear.” He said after months of trying to clarify the law with the Department of Health, he finally has a meeting with the agency scheduled for later this month. Ibrahim said his establishment sells only what’s known as “mu’assel,” which he described as a non-tobacco substance that contains molasses and vegetable glycerol. Ward 1 D.C. Council member Jim Graham, who represents Adams Morgan, wrote in an email to The Current that he “supported the original measure” and “support[s] enforcement.” For Bradbery, that’s key. “Without enforcement, the health and safety aspect of the law is undermined,” she said. “It’s important for the law to be followed — that’s all we’re saying.”

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French Tudor in Colonial Village features elegant living


erched on a hill overlooking the Fenwick Tributary of Rock Creek Park in Colonial Village is a stately French Tudor-


style home at 1708 Portal Drive, now on the market for $1,500,000. Built in 1941, the well-maintained six-bedroom home has a fieldstone facade, original copper gutters and downspouts, and five gable windows that overlook a manicured front lawn with mature plantings. Current owners took care with the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior design, incorporating furnishings that perfectly fit the period of the home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including oriental rugs, deep sofas with wood trim and a grand piano in the formal living room. The effect is elegant yet warm, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see how one could fall in love with the charm the home exudes. The living room features unique crown molding, thought to be original, and a restored French marble fireplace. Original hardwood floors are found here and throughout the home. Large paned windows, also original, flood the space with light. Across the foyer is the formal dining room, where a period glass chandelier takes center stage,

descending from an ornate ceiling medallion. The large room could accommodate a dining table for eight or more guests. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a built-in corner china cabinet flanked by Doric columns and chair-rail moldings, and the same crown molding can be found in this room as well. Behind the living room is a library or study that features mahogany panels and built-in bookcases. An exterior door leads to a screened-in side porch with marble floors. The recently remodeled kitchen includes custom wood cabinets, beam ceilings and a built-in banquette with storage concealed underneath the seats. The countertops were done in an extra-thick opaque white marble, which complements the oversize farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sink, in white porcelain. Top-of-the-line appliances include a Wolf fourburner gas stove with grill, SubZero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The second level has five of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six bedrooms. The master suite has a private hallway with built-in armoires along the sides. Stepping down into the suite, the spacious room spans from the front to the back of the house, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s filled with light thanks to windows on three walls. There are two addi-

Photos courtesy of Evers & Co. Real Estate

This six-bedroom house in Colonial Village is priced at $1,500,000. tional closets in the main room. New owners may want to update the en suite master bath. Two other bedrooms on this level share a Jack-and-Jill en suite bath, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a third full bath off the main hallway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both incorporate vintage tiles and light fixtures. One bedroom has access to a terrace situated above the screenedin porch on the main level. This spot enjoys shade from the tree branches above and looks out onto both front and rear gardens. A guest bedroom features a large window with views of the landscaped backyard, and a glass chandelier hangs from the center of the ceiling. A fourth bedroom features built-in bookcases on two walls.


The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attic has a cedar closet, perfect for storing seasonal clothing. The main area has hardwood floors, and was once used as a guest bedroom. Separate alcove spaces offer plenty of room for storage. The lower level features a family room with a brick fireplace, a tumbled marble floor and a wet bar with a small vintage oven. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an office that could be used as a bedroom, as it has an en suite bath with an antique clawfoot tub. In the back is a separate laundry room

with an exterior door that leads to the backyard. The rear yard has been beautifully landscaped, and one could easily envision entertaining outside. Off the screened-in porch is a flagstone patio that features a small seating area, while a larger brick patio accommodates an outdoor dining table. Peruvian stone walls and slate stairs highlight the gentle rise in the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elevation, which leads to a 15-by-30-foot swimming pool surrounded by flagstones. See House/Page 24

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Northwest Real Estate MARKET: Dupont grocer to open HOuSE: Landscaped backyard creates outdoor oasis From Page 5

foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming from,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you buy local, you are taking a stand for local jobs and the environment, and getting food that tastes better and is more nutritious.â&#x20AC;? Vogel considered several spots in Northwest before choosing Dupont. In part, it was the available 10,000-square-foot space that helped Dupont beat out Glover Park and some other locations, but demographics were another key factor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seemed to be the perfect spot for this concept given the success of the Dupont farmers market and the P Street Whole Foods,â&#x20AC;? said Vogel, who herself lived in Dupont 10 years ago and now lives in Alexandria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a concentration of people who are seeking out this sort of thing and not necessarily getting it.â&#x20AC;? Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will offer a full range of products but often from unfamiliar brands that are seeing their first major retail presence, she said. Vogel said that although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make direct comparisons with other grocery stores, shoppers at Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will typically find similar prices within the same category of food. But she emphasized the extra cost associated with small producers who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieved economies of scale. And though Vogel said some of the products at Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been

certified as organic, she said she personally vets each item to ensure quality, environmental friendliness and, when applicable, proper care of animals. Vogelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family founded the Shopwell supermarket chain in New York and its upscale brand The Food Emporium, which The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) bought in 1986. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a fourth-generation grocer; it was only a matter of time,â&#x20AC;? she said. She declined to discuss her own personal experience in the grocery business, citing an exclusivity agreement with another media outlet. The Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location opening Sunday will be Vogelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first, but she said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interested in expanding at some point. Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was first announced last summer with a spring 2013 opening date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The neighborhood has been wildly supportive and incredibly helpful, which has significantly expedited a process that could have otherwise been incredibly protracted,â&#x20AC;? Vogel said. She singled out Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commissioner Mike Feldstein as particularly helpful, including with marketing efforts; Feldstein announced the opening date three times at last Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commission meeting. The storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut was also highlighted at the Sheridan-Kalorama commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting this week.

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Mature plantings and perfectly placed sculptures and small classical statues in the backyard look as though they have been there for centuries. Adding to the elegant but well-lived-in environment is the ivy that climbs the back of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brick facade, the wrought-iron fence that surrounds the backyard, and two arched gates.

Running alongside the rear yard is the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driveway, which can be accessed from an alley. The driveway can accommodate about six cars and leads to the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attached two-car garage. This six-bedroom home with four-and-a-half baths at 1708 Portal Drive is offered for $1,500,000. For more information contact Delia McCormick of the McCormick Gregory Team, part of Evers & Co. Real Estate, at 301977-7273 or

SOLAR: GU adds solar panels to student housing From Page 1

projects was available through the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student government association. The group mobilized to see how the funds could be used to save energy on campus, according to Dan Mathis, a Georgetown University senior who served as a leader on Solar Street. After organizing several working groups with fellow students, faculty and administration to test the feasibility of a rooftop solar panel project and to survey potential houses, in spring 2011 Georgetown Energy won $250,000 to make Solar Street and other renewable energy projects a reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project really shows the impact students can make if they think big and arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to take risks for something theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re passionate about,â&#x20AC;? Mathis said during the ceremony. Additionally, according to Mathis and university sustainability coordinator Audrey Stewart, students wanted to show other Georgetowners a way to go solar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping for with Solar Street is that it might help inspire or enable more property owners to pursue renewable energy projects on their properties,â&#x20AC;? said Stewart. To carry out the initiative, students partnered with SolarCity, a company based in Silicon Valley but with an office in the District.

SolarCity won the contract through a competitive bidding process. The panels were installed on the rooftops during the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s break in December and January. The project is expected to save the university $3,000 annually in electricity costs. The panels are not visible from the street, which was key in getting approval from the Old Georgetown Board, which must first approve

â??This project really shows the impact students can make â&#x20AC;Ś .â?&#x17E; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dan Mathis changes to structures within the federally protected historic district. What makes this project distinct is the business model SolarCity uses to bring solar energy to its clients. Instead of installing rooftop panels that clients would purchase, SolarCity provides panels that it owns, and clients pay for the electricity generated. According to Sam Boykin, a spokesperson for SolarCity, this can be an attractive option for homeowners, businesses and institutions because there is no upfront cost to purchase panels, and SolarCity maintains them. At Georgetown, the university entered into a 20-year agreement to purchase power from SolarCity.

SolarCity began operating in D.C. in 2011, and so far the company has more than 220 clients in the area. Leon Keshishian, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president, is a Georgetown alumnus who has worked closely with students on Solar Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project has had a big impact on me,â&#x20AC;? he said in an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put myself in the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shoes, remembering when I started in the industry. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really fun working with them.â&#x20AC;? Gary Guzy, deputy director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, spoke at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event and shared the Obama administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support for the student project. Georgetown University has a history of supporting renewable energy. In the 1970s, the Intercultural Center (a modernist structure that stands out from the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more typical Gothic or Georgian architecture) was designed to support 4,000 solar panels, the largest installation on a university campus at the time in the U.S. Additionally, New South Hall, which is now in the design stages, will likely incorporate passive light and stormwater management systems. And just last week, the campus received word that its newest building, Regents Hall, was awarded a Gold rating under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.





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Kalorama – 2449 Tracy Place NW. Grand Kalorama home designed by prominent architect Waddy Wood in 1923. Fully renovated in 2008. Features large entertaining rooms, 6 bars, library, conservatory, 4 fireplaces, and 2-car garage. Open By Appointment. $3,795,000.

Monica Boyd 202.321.5055

Georgetown – 1657 34th Street NW. Offered for 1st time since 1937! Cherished for generations, Pristinely-maintained 3-Bed/1.5-Bath gem with grace & character. Coveted open floor plan, with no obstruction of natural light between Living Room & Dining Room. Deep Backyard. Lovely vistas of secret gardens & treetops from Upper Level. Easy street parking. Open Sunday 1-4. $889,900. Ann Young 202.246.6100

West End – 2311 M Street NW #706. Stunning 1BR+Den, 1.5BA. Brazilian floors, gourmet kitchen, 2 Balconies and parking. Open By Appointment. $525,000.

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Northwest Real Estate LICENSE: Glover Park ANC asks alcohol board to review strip clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed new stages

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New owners have recently been renovating the facility at 2412 Wisconsin Ave. As proposed in the building permit application, the five new pedestal stages would do double-duty as tabletops. Two of the new stages would be located on the first floor, and three would be located in the middle of the second floor. The application describes some of the new performance spaces as private â&#x20AC;&#x153;VIP booths,â&#x20AC;? but the areas donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to be enclosed by walls or doors, according to the neighborhood commission. The additional tables could also mean more dancers would be performing at one time. The application envisions seven stages that could accommodate up to nine strippers, rather than two stages that could accommodate four dancers; commissioners argue this is another factor contributing to the substantial change. Neighborhood commissioners also questioned whether the new stages within JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

close quarters would allow for a 3-foot clearance between dancers and the patrons, as required by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning laws. The clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license allows for up to 99 patrons. Commissioners are also concerned that the change could lead to security blind spots where prohibited behavior might not be detected. Paul Kadlick, who serves as the registered agent for JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners in alcohol matters, disagreed with the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position on the substantial change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have met every underlying criteria put forth by the alcohol beverage control [board], and we will be opening in a matter of weeks,â&#x20AC;? Kadlick said at Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. He suggested that the issue of stages was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a matter of interpretationâ&#x20AC;? for the alcohol board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a substantially different view of that than the ANC, and that will run its course.â&#x20AC;? A previous application from the owners of JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, related to the venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor license, made no mention of the new stages. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;business information formâ&#x20AC;? filed Aug. 12 with the alco-

hol agency describes â&#x20AC;&#x153;2 stages, 1 per floor.â&#x20AC;? The form was accompanied by a notarized â&#x20AC;&#x153;no substantial changeâ&#x20AC;? affidavit signed by JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-owner Jason Daniel. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alcohol board hearing would be a preliminary step toward a protest of the JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor license. If the board decides thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough evidence that the new stages constitute a substantial change to the license, it would hold a public hearing for further review. After that, if the board ruled the change â&#x20AC;&#x153;substantial,â&#x20AC;? it would trigger an automatic 45-day placard period during which the neighborhood commission or a group of residents could launch a formal protest of JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and further weigh in on the business. This would not lead to the revocation of the JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor license, but it could require the owners to adhere to the original plan for two stages instead of building five more. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also another potential path toward an alcohol board hearing. The JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license has been in â&#x20AC;&#x153;safekeepingâ&#x20AC;? or inactive for more

than two years, but once it becomes active city regulations would open the doors for a protest from community members. Any legitimate protest would trigger an automatic license hearing, according to the regulations. Kadlick remained strident that JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s would open sometime in May, regardless of any possible protests from neighbors about this new concern or any others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to inform the ANC and the communityâ&#x20AC;? that when â&#x20AC;&#x153;we apply to take our license out of safekeeping we are going to come here and formally ask you not to protest us because protests just cost time and money, and the underlying matters have been adjudicated and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been approved to open,â&#x20AC;? Kadlick told commissioners last week. Last fall, the commission and several residents requested a hearing to establish who exactly owned JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, since paperwork filed by its representatives contained â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot of obfuscation,â&#x20AC;? Blumenthal said at the time. The alcohol board rejected that request.

THEATER: Nonprofit organization helps students tackle conflict through playwrighting

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now a student at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play explores gentrification through a story about an elderly woman dying of cancer and a developer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; described as the main characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;worst enemyâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who offers to buy her house at an undervalued price. The reading was followed by panel discussion of teachers, student writers and a teaching artist involved with Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Using the arts in the classroom in this way is a really powerful tool for not only teaching literacy skills and engaging students more deeply in their learning, but also for empow-

ering them to know the value and the impact of their own voices,â&#x20AC;? Brigitte Moore, executive director of Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theater, said in an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helps students to develop confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills, which are important to be successful in and outside of school.â&#x20AC;? In Northwest, Young Playwrights has in-school programs at Bancroft and Powell elementary schools, Lincoln Multicultural Middle School, Bell Multicultural High School, Fillmore Arts Center and the Maret School. The 12-week curriculum incorporates Common Core State Standards for fourth- through-12th

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grade English and language arts instruction. Lessons include writing character sketches; developing themes, conflicts and plots; and crafting dialogues and monologues. Students workshop their plays, sometimes with professional actors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerful, especially for high school kids, to have the opportunity to write about their own lives,â&#x20AC;? said Kirk. Her studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plays are often about street life, violence, abuse and teen pregnancy. The material frequently comes out of group mental health sessions at the school, with students dealing with â&#x20AC;&#x153;their core issuesâ&#x20AC;? by writing about them, Kirk said. Teaching artists work with students to write about difficult incidents like shootings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes though you might think the violence is dramatized, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not,â&#x20AC;? Kirk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is their real life.â&#x20AC;? Enrico Nassi, a playwright and teaching artist with Young

Playwrights, elaborated this point during the panel discussion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at schools in D.C. unfortunately are experiencing and are confronted with extremely difficult things in their lives, things that anyone would be stopped in their tracks by â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that comes to the fore in a process like this,â&#x20AC;? Nassi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re blessed in this program to deal with a whole spectrum of populations in the D.C. metro area, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful thing to be able to engage with the challenges that these students face through the medium of playwriting.â&#x20AC;? Young students also benefit from the curriculum. Many of the elementary studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plays in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Write to Dreamâ&#x20AC;? focus on relationships with family or friends. Paul McCoyer, a seventh-grader at Deal Middle School, wrote a comedy while in the fifth grade at Bancroft Elementary about two friends torn apart by money, who

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later understand the importance of their friendship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I realized that I could make my writing fun,â&#x20AC;? said McCoyer, who serves on the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student Advisory Council. When asked what advice heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give other students, McCoyer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give yourself limits.â&#x20AC;? He explained that his teacher instructed students to have a protaganist and antagonist in their plays. Instead, McCoyer chose to develop two characters who were each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antagonist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really follow the guidelines, but it got published,â&#x20AC;? McCoyer said straightforwardly, causing the audience to erupt in laughter. Young Playwrightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theater will hold its annual New Play Festival next week, with professional actors performing 12 student plays over two nights. The shows will take place Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at GALA Theatre at 3333 14th St. NW; admission is free. Copies of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Write to Dreamâ&#x20AC;? are available at Busboys and Poets and on Amazon. com. For more information, visit

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DISPATCHES From Page 17 progress in the coming weeks. In math we are learning how to tell time and how to count money. We recently read a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biography about the life of Roberto Clemente and are following the progress of our favorite baseball team, the Washington Nationals. In social studies class we are learning about local and state government and will have our own election for class president in the near future. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Second-graders

Sheridan School

In kindergarten, we are talking about fiction and nonfiction. Fiction is like fake-tion; nonfiction is not fake. You can tell by the pictures in the book if it is fiction or nonfiction. If it is nonfiction, there are usually photographs. In fiction books, there are usually drawings. Nonfiction gives us information and it is telling the truth. In one book, it tells you about different kinds of sharks, and it tells you what they do and how they get their food. In two different nonfiction books about sharks, they use similar words to describe sharks. You can learn from a nonfiction show that asteroids crashed into the moon. Asteroids are a type of space rock. â&#x20AC;¨ We thought that maybe we could do a nonfiction book about mosquitoes outside. We could take photographs of mosquitoes and put them in the book. We could learn information about mosquitoes on the computer. â&#x20AC;¨â&#x20AC;¨ A fiction book would be like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter and the Snowy Day.â&#x20AC;? Sometimes in a book that is fiction, the made-up characters talk about something that actually happened. We read a book called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hachikoâ&#x20AC;? in class. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t true, but it was based on something that really happened. It was fiction. In fiction, sometimes somebody is a dog or a person, and there are a lot of different scenes that are really cool. Nonfiction is really awesome because you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go around to see the world; you can just see the world from a book. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kindergartners

School Without Walls High School

Last Friday, a group of students met excitedly, bags full and smiles plastered on their faces, at Reagan National Airport to fly to Costa Rica. The trip is on behalf of the Community Service Club to restore the habitat of the Gandoca Sea Turtles. Already this year, other groups of students have gone to Senegal, France, India and England. Next year, there are trips in the works to Ecuador, Japan, India, England, Rome, Germany and Brazil. Some, such as the Germany and England trips, are exchange programs where students have home-stays with natives in the other country. This requires many Walls families to offer their

houses to host exchange students. Other voyages are just to enjoy the culture or language. In order for many pupils to afford the price of travelling abroad, groups must fundraise. For the Costa Rica trip, for example, students held many turtlethemed bake sales, complete with turtles frosted elaborately onto cupcakes. They also held a fundraiser with the local Baja Fresh, where a portion of the proceeds goes toward the school. In other news, the DC-CAS standardized test is coming up for ninth- and 10th-graders. Moreover, any student who took health in the past year must also be tested. During testing, 11th- and 12thgraders will work in study halls to prepare for upcoming Advanced Placement exams and finals. Seniors must also organize for their senior project presentation, and juniors will observe them to understand the standards of expectation. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Eleonore Edgell, 11th-grader

Stoddert Elementary

Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Val and I am from Moscow. I came to the United

States because my father is a diplomat for the Russian Embassy. American school is interesting because here we have many lessons, but in Russian school we only have five or six lessons like math, Russian language, English language, physical education, history and Swiss culture. In American school I like all subjects. My favorite subjects are PE because we run, and reading because we read about people like Paul Revere and President Barack Obama. If I could take one thing from American school to Russian school, it would be to do fractions. Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Ksenia and I have been in American school for third and fourth grades. I really like learning math in American school because it is helping me to count money. I win Math Minute prizes a lot in class. In Russian school we do counting and multiplying in our heads. Russian school is different because we raise our hands from the elbow up from our desks instead of raising our hand high. It is always quiet in our Russian class. We never say a word. In

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 American school we work with partners and students learn from me. My favorite subject is math. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m best at area, perimeter and multiplication. If I could take the learning from American school to the Russian school, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be happy. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Valentin Kuznetsov, fifth-grader, and Ksenia Chepurnova, fourth-grader

Wilson High School

Two of Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debate teams are headed to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals competition. The national debate championship will be held on May 25 and 26 in Philadelphia. Sophomores Daniel and Ryan Katz make up one team, while the other consists of juniors Luke Kopetsky and Luke Trinity. Both teams are returning competitors. The teams have been practicing all year with coach Kyla Sommers, learning debate theory, argumentation and topic knowledge. To qualify for Nationals, both teams competed in at least five tournaments. The five teams from the D.C. metropolitan area who qualified for the


district tournament this year will each will be continuing to the national competition. The competition at Nationals will be intense. Only 32 teams make it past the preliminary rounds to the elimination rounds. But both teams from Wilson have high hopes. In other news, The Washington Post recently named the Wilson girls track and cross-country coach, Desmond Dunham, Coach of the Year. This is Dunhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year coaching at Wilson, and he has pushed the team to new heights. The Wilson girls team won the cross-country city championships and placed second in the state championships. For indoor track, the team won both the state and city championship meets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the first time in seven years. Each of the 20 girls on the team scored in the inaugural D.C. State Athletic Association indoor track championship meet. Dunham has brought the team closer and helped them work harder than ever before. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Annie Rosenthal, 10th-grader, and Julia Kott, 12th-grader








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Wednesday april 17 Concerts â&#x2013; The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert of works by Beethoven, Bach, Gilière and Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rivera. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. â&#x2013;  The Embassy Series will feature tenor Rafal Bartminski and pianist George Peachey performing works by Strauss, Schubert and other composers. 7:30 p.m. $85. Embassy of Poland, 2640 16th St. NW. 202-625-2361. â&#x2013;  Stile Antico will perform masterpieces from the golden age of choral music, including works by Praetorius, Gombert, Palestrina, Gibbons, de Ceballos and Tallis. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Mexican human rights activists Alberto Xicotencatl and Silvia Grijalva will discuss the risks and challenges they face in their work. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Ahmed Benchemsi, a U.S.-based Moroccan journalist and a visiting scholar at Stanford University, will discuss secularism in the Arab world. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Room 241, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-6215. â&#x2013;  Jean Edward Smith, a visiting professor at Georgetown University, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eisenhower in War and Peace.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202337-2288. â&#x2013;  Patrick Mulloy, former member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and former assistant secretary of commerce, will lead a seminar on how the trade deficit with China harms the U.S. economy and job growth. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Sixth-floor JD Lounge, Washington College of Law, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-274-4000. â&#x2013;  Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt


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Events Entertainment will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Why America Should Listen.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013; John DeFerrari, editor of the Streets of Washington blog, will lecture on the historic bridges of Rock Creek Park. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. â&#x2013;  Ori Z. Soltes, resident scholar in theology and fine arts at Georgetown University, will lead a discussion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mothers and Sonsâ&#x20AC;? by Colm ToĂ­bĂ­n. 6:30 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. â&#x2013;  Wharton School professor Adam M. Grant will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Veronica Zeitlin McKenna, countertrafficking adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other panelists will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sex Slavery and Human Trafficking.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Stone Fellowship Hall, National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202537-7527. Films â&#x2013;  Filmfest DC, now in its 27th year of spotlighting the best in international cinema, will feature Rowan Athaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feature debut â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wasteland,â&#x20AC;? a twist on the classic heist thriller. 6:30 p.m. $12. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. The festival will continue through Sunday with screenings at various venues. â&#x2013;  The American University Museum will screen Johan Grimonprezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Double Takeâ&#x20AC;? as part of its Katzen Cinema Series. 7 p.m. Free. Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-895-1300. Performances â&#x2013;  National finalists for the Ten-Minute Play Award will perform their works as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The collective LYGO D.C. will present a stand-up comedy show featuring Ashley Mayo, Michael Foody, Kasaun Wilson and Dana Fleitman. 6:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW.

â&#x2013; Story League will hold a storytelling contest focused on tales of illness and injuries, with a $100 prize for the funniest story. 9 to 11 p.m. $10. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will host an open mic poetry night. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Thursday, April 18

Thursday april 18 Benefit â&#x2013; Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culinary and mixology stars will host a gala with live jazz music to benefit Shaw Main Streetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; commercial revitalization and historic preservation programs. 7 p.m. $75. Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  The Palisades Library will celebrate Earth Day with stories and crafts (for ages 5 and older). 4 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi will present a demonstration on cooking with fresh herbs. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333. â&#x2013;  Arnaud Lucas and Corinne Merzeraud will lead an introductory workshop on tango dancing. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW. The class will repeat April 25 at 6:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Parent Encouragement Program will launch an eight-week workshop for parents of 5- to 12-year-olds on how to discipline without punishing, gain cooperation without yelling and make parenting easier and more satisfying. 7 p.m. $248; registration required. Temple Micah, 2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 301-929-8824. â&#x2013;  Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Dan Shapiro will lead a parenting workshop about promoting healthy eating. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $23.50 to $31.50. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The U.S. Army Concert Band will per-


Thursday, april 18 â&#x2013; Concert: The National Symphony Orchestra Pops will present pop, jazz and classical music by trumpeter Chris Botti (shown) and conductor Steven Reineke. 7 p.m. $20 to $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. form. 6 p.m. Free. National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 703-696-3399. â&#x2013;  Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musician John Henry will perform a weekly concert. 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Broad Branch Market, 5608 Broad Branch Road NW. 202-2498551. â&#x2013;  The International Club of DC will host a jazz soiree with dancing, food and drinks. 7 to 10 p.m. $20. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. georgetownjazzsoiree. â&#x2013;  The Embassy Series will feature tenor Rafal Bartminski and pianist George Peachey performing works by Strauss, Schubert and other composers. 7:30 p.m. $60. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. 202-625-2361. â&#x2013;  Musical group Rhye will perform. 8 p.m. $20. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. â&#x2013;  The Pavel Haas Quartet will perform works by Schnittke, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202707-5502. â&#x2013;  Owen and His Checkered Past will perform with Crow Jane. 9 to 11 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Journalist M. Stanton Evans will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stalinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Rooseveltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Government.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. â&#x2013;  Historian Randall B. Woods will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. â&#x2013;  Mary D. Doering, an heirloom clothing collector, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothing During the Civil War Era: Dresses, Foundations and Accessories.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Dining Room A, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE.

202-707-0945. â&#x2013; Filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe will discuss the role of Jews in the Indian film industry, with clips from his new documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-9897. â&#x2013;  Former CIA analyst Judy Olmer will discuss recent travels in Cuba. Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-2327363. â&#x2013;  Filmmaker Annemarie Jacir will share her thoughts on the subjects of Palestinian film, and on making movies as a Palestinian. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290. â&#x2013;  Scholar James Collins will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free. Regents Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Scholars, experts and journalists will discuss the importance of race in modern American politics, with a keynote address by veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile. 1:30 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. Jack Morton Auditorium, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Human rights lawyer Sadakat Kadri will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a Law From the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World.â&#x20AC;? 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 270, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Georgetown University professor Peter C. Pfeiffer will discuss Adalbert Stifterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Der Nachsommer (Indian Summer).â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Conference Room, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Panelists from the Center for American Progress and the DC Trans Coalition will discuss the ways in which transgender people are affected by health care practices. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Room 203, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3346. â&#x2013;  Jesuit and Mormon missionaries will discuss their work spreading their faith. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Artist Wangechi Mutu will discuss her sculptures and paintings in conversation with Phillips Collection curator at large Klaus Ottmann. 6 p.m. $5 to $10; free for students. Reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  A gallery talk will focus on Alfonso Ossorioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60-acre Hamptons estate The Creeks, a hub of artistic activity for Ossorio, Jackson Pollock and Jean Dubuffet. 6 and 7 p.m. $10 to $12; free for ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-3872151. â&#x2013;  Michelle Cove, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeking Happily Ever After: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without Losing Your Mind,â&#x20AC;? will lead a discussion about choosing or not choosing motherhood, and how Jewish culture can influence the decision. 7 p.m. $10. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, See Events/Page 29

Continued From Page 28 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ Author Rosamund Bartlett will discuss “The Culture of Imperial Russia,” about the achievements of Russia’s major artists, writers and musicians from the 18th century to the early 20th century. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $7 to $20; reservations required. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. ■ The DC Startup Forum series will feature a talk by media entrepreneur and author Amy Webb on the secrets of building a digital strategy company and a personal brand. 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Butler Board Room, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Elinor Lipman will discuss her novel “The View from Penthouse B.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ The Georgetown Women’s Center will host a round-table discussion about gender-based violence. 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Room 113, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Films ■ In celebration of the life of film critic Roger Ebert, the D.C. Public Library will show Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film “Vertigo,” one of the films he selected in 2012 for Sight and Sound Magazine’s list of “10 Greatest Films of All Time.” 3 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. ■ The School of International Service’s new film series, “3rd Thursdays,” will feature the film “Men of Arlington,” above thousands of Irishmen who fled poverty and unemployment to seek work in London in the 1950s. 6 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. ■ A panel of photographers hired by the Environmental Protection Agency to capture images of environmental problems will discuss their work, currently on display at the exhibit “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project.” 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. Meetings ■ The Classics Book Group will discuss “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Charles Dickens. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ The Georgetown Book Club will discuss Stephen Carter’s legal thriller “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Performances ■ The Alma Boliviana Dance Company will perform. 5:30 p.m. $20, which included wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3. ■ Students from the University of Puerto Rico will perform the family show “Platero y Yo,” adapted from Juan Ramón Jiménez’s classic book of poems (in Spanish with English captioning). 6 p.m.


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Events Entertainment First Love Keeper.” 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-6331000. ■ The Woman’s National Democratic Club will screen Rubba Nadd’s 2009 romance “Cairo Time,” starring Elena Anaya and Patricia Clarkson. 7 p.m. $5 to $15. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-2327363.

Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown and the Ritmo y Sabor dance group will perform modern rhythms and traditional folkloric dance. 8 p.m. $4. Black Box Theatre, Walsh Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Friday,april April 19 19 Friday Children’s program ■ The Rock Creek Nature Center will introduce its collection of live animals to children and allow students to assist in their feeding. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat April 26 at 4 p.m. Concerts ■ The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert of works by Haydn, Donaudy and Grieg. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-3332075. ■ The Aeolus Quartet will perform as part of the Friday Noon Concert Series. Noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282. ■ As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the George Washington University Jazz Faculty Group will perform. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Phillips Hall, George Washington University, 801 21st St. NW. ■ Organist Kristine Adamaite and saxophonist Artis Semanis will perform works by Widor, Grigorjeva, Vasks and Darzins. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-7970103. ■ The New Orleans-based Mike Dillon Band will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The Georgetown University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts orchestras will perform Dvorák’s “New World Symphony.” 7:30 p.m. $15; free for Georgetown University and Duke Ellington students. Ellington Theatre, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. 202-337-4825. ■ Singer-songwriter Grace Pettis, a showcase artist at this year’s International Folk Alliance Conference, will perform. 7:30 p.m. $12. Ebenezers Coffeehouse, 201 F St. NE. 202-558-6900. ■ Brooklyn-based band People Get Ready will perform. 8 p.m. $18. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. ■ The In Series will present Peruvian baritone Jose Sacín as part of “Cabaret Latino,” a celebration of Latino songs and singers. 8 p.m. $16 to $28. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763. ■ The American University Chamber Singers and Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Handel’s “Psalm 110.” 8 p.m. $5 to $10; reservations required. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8853634. The concert will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. Demonstration ■ A family of master artists will demon-

Friday, april 19 ■ Concert: Saxophonist Gary Louie and pianist Kirsten Taylor will perform as part of the Friday Music Series. 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-6872787.

stration traditional doll-making techniques. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Potomac Atrium, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. The demonstration will continue Saturday at the same times. Discussions and lectures ■ Panelists will discuss the technical architecture of the Internet. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Daniel Daianu, former finance minister of Romania, will discuss the global financial crisis. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ Dick Cavett will share behind-thescenes stories from his late-night talk show and discuss his book “Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ A symposium will explore the Jesuit approach to mission and dialogue across the world’s major regions. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Riggs Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Lori Wallach will discuss her book “The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. ■ Historian Randall B. Woods will discuss his book “Shadow Warrior,” about former CIA director William Egan Colby. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ In celebration of the life of film critic Roger Ebert, the D.C. Public Library will show Werner Herzog’s 1972 film “Aguirre: The Wrath of God,” one of the films Ebert selected in 2012 for Sight and Sound Magazine’s list of “10 Greatest Films of All Time.” 3 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The Freer Gallery will debut its new 3-D projection technology with a trio of movies commissioned by the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival — “The Suicidal Assassin,” “The Witch” and “The

Performances ■ Histrio Theatre will present “Ionesco en Compagnie de Mozart,” featuring French and English excerpts from “The Bald Soprano,” “Rhinoceros,” “Ce formidable bordel” and other plays, with music by Mozart. 7 p.m. $12 to $20. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-333-2666. ■ Comedian Sinbad will perform. 7 p.m. $35.50. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 800-745-3000. ■ National finalists for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships will perform as part of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival. 7:30 p.m. $20. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Alliance Française de Washington will present “Histoires Exquises,” performance pieces created from local stories by French choreographer Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh and director Charlie Windelschmidt. 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. ■ American University will present its annual spring dance concert, “Backyards and Frontiers.” 8 to 10 p.m. $10 to $15; reservations required. Greenberg Theatre, American University, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2787. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. ■ The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will present “CHAWbaret 10: Take a Chance on Me,” featuring pop songs, standards and show tunes celebrating gambling and risktaking. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839. The performance will repeat Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m.

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■ “The Charlie Visconage Show” will feature fashion designer Mauro Farinelli, musical guest Lindsey Buckingham Palace and sideshow performer Mab, Just Mab. 9:30 p.m. $15. Fort Fringe-The Shop, 607 New York Ave. NW. Reading ■ The “Tea@2 Reading” series will feature Ernie Joselovitz’s play “Backstage,” about a recently widowed actor who struggles to hold together his family and maintain its Yiddish Theatre on the Lower East Side. 2 to 4 p.m. $5. Bernstein Library, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Service ■ Kevin Snider of the rock group DeLeon, percussionist Guy Irlander and vocalist Rachel Sberro will play perform soulful acoustic music in a Shabbat service. A dinner sponsored by the Germany Embassy in honor of its Action Reconciliation Service for Peace fellows will follow. 6:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Special events ■ The U.S. Botanic Garden will celebrate Earth Day with discussions and cooking demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333. ■ The Georgetown Business Improvement District will sponsor the Book Hill neighborhood’s 10th annual French Market, featuring special deals, French fare, music and children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road NW. The event will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ■ In conjunction with the National See Events/Page 30

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Continued From Page 29 Association for Urban Debate Leagues National Championship, two debate teams will square off over the need for greater government investment in transportation infrastructure. A panel discussion will follow. 10:45 a.m. Free. Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. Saturday, April 20

Saturday april 20 Benefit â&#x2013; An evening of music, dinner and dancing will benefit The Backpack Project Inc., a program that provides school supplies and mentoring to underserved children in the Washington area. 7 to 11 p.m. $60; $100 per couple. Epic Studio, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  Chess Challenge in DC will host its second annual Citywide Elementary and Middle School Chess Tournament. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will feature childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illustrator and author Jackie Urbanovic reading from her books. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-7833372. â&#x2013;  Park rangers will discuss national parks around the world. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202895-6070. â&#x2013;  The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and volunteers from University of the District of Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jumpstart group will host an afternoon of Earth Day activities. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Room 200, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202727-1248. â&#x2013;  Children will hear a story about poet and writer Gertrude Stein and then create a special piece of art. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  The Rock Creek Park Nature Center will lead a seasonal planetarium program.



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Events Entertainment 1 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 1 p.m. â&#x2013; In a production for children and their families, Medicine Bear and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will combine whimsical music, dance and storytelling to illuminate traditional Iroquois stories. 2 p.m. Free. Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. The performance will repeat Sunday at 2 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Rock Creek Park planetarium will host a program exploring the sun, moon, stars, planets and other space phenomena. 4 p.m. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 4 p.m. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Artist Carol Beach will lead a workshop on depicting orchids in pencil and watercolor. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $150 to $175. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  Author and instructor Willona Sloan will lead a workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;It Could Have Happened: Telling (Almost True Stories),â&#x20AC;? about writing fiction based on life experiences. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $49. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Trumpeter Chris Botti will share his knowledge of trumpet techniques in a master class. 1 p.m. $5. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Concerts â&#x2013;  Violinist Leo Sushansky and pianist Carlos Rodriguez will perform music by works by DvorĂĄk, Liebermann and Franck. 1:30 p.m. Free. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  The George Washington University Singers and Chamber Choir will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sing of Spring,â&#x20AC;? featuring an all-American repertoire of Gershwin, Ellington, Weill, Bernstein, Copland and others. 4 p.m. Free. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The 21st Century Consort will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance the Night Away,â&#x20AC;? featuring works by Derek Bermel, Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brian, David Froom, Snorri Sigfus Birgisson, George Crumb and Donald Crockett. 5 p.m. $20. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  East River Jazz will present the Akua Allrich Quintet performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrating Ellington â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in a Mellow Tone.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. $7 to $15; free for children ages 12 and younger. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 728 23rd    

a celebration of Latino songs and singers. 8 p.m. $16 to $28. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763. The performance will repeat Sunday at 3 p.m.

Saturday, april 20 â&#x2013; Concert: The National League of American Pen Women will host a concert by violinist Sonya Hayes (shown) and pianist Frank Conlon. 7 p.m. Free. Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th St. NW. 202-785-1997.

St. NW. 202-262-7571. â&#x2013; Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers, two select vocal ensembles of the Gay Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus of Washington, DC, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Side by Side,â&#x20AC;? featuring arrangements from various genres. 5 and 8 p.m. $35. Church of the Epiphany, 1133 New York Ave. NW. 202-293-1548. â&#x2013;  Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers will perform as part of the Music of New Orleans series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  IBIS Chamber Music and soprano Wendy Waller will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music and Poetry in Modernist Vienna,â&#x20AC;? featuring original chamber versions of works by Korngold, Strauss and Schoenberg. Proceeds will benefit MusiCorps, which rehabilitates wounded warriors through music therapy. 7:30 p.m. $30. Belmont Mansion, 1618 New Hampshire Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Gallery Voices, directed by soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, will perform works by Handel. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013;  The Left Bank Society and soprano Patricia Green will perform works by Brahms, Walker and Koston. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  The In Series will present Mexican soprano MĂłnica Soto-Gil, Peruvian baritone Alex Alburqueque, Mexican soprano Adriana GonzĂĄlez, Bolivian tenor Pablo Henrich-Lobo and Venezuelan mezzo Adrienne Starr as part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabaret Latino,â&#x20AC;?

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; An Espionage Book Fair will feature talks by Michael J. Sulick, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spying in America: Espionage From the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War,â&#x20AC;? at 10:30 a.m.; Randall B. Woods, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA,â&#x20AC;? at noon; Richard L. Holm, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA,â&#x20AC;? at 1:30 p.m.; and Sandra Grimes, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed,â&#x20AC;? at 3 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  Tom Dunkel will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Color Line,â&#x20AC;? about an integrated semipro team that played in North Dakota during the Great Depression 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Historian Mara Cherkasky will use maps and images to discuss Mount Pleasantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origins. 2 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202671-3122. â&#x2013;  Robert Perciasepe, acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climate Change Basics and Current Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. â&#x2013;  Panelists will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transatlantic Conversations and Abstract Expressionism,â&#x20AC;? about the cross-cultural artistic dialogue between Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio and Jean Dubuffet. 2 p.m. $10 to $12; free for ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202387-2151. â&#x2013;  Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr will discuss their books â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ten Thousand Stories,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homer Was an Epic Poetâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Henderson Robot.â&#x20AC;? 3:30 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Chevy Chase-based novelist Sarah Pekkanen will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best of Us.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  Washington-born, Pulitzer Prizewinning composer George Walker talks about his seven-decade career and introduces the world premiere of his newest composition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bleu,â&#x20AC;? for solo violin, performed by his son Gregory. 6:15 p.m. Free. Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  Terry McMillan, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Stella

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Got Her Groove Backâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting to Happy,â&#x20AC;? will read from her work and talk about the writing process in conversation with Lisa Page, former president of the PEN/Faulkner board of directors. 7:30 p.m. $22. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Films â&#x2013; The West End Cinema will screen the Russian opera â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eugene Oneginâ&#x20AC;? as part of the Opera in Cinema series. 11 a.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will screen short films as part of its movie series â&#x20AC;&#x153;L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. â&#x2013;  The Film Noir Matinee Series will show Carol Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1949 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Third Man.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will host the Washington premiere of Richard Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth,â&#x20AC;? about one of the leading collectors and scholars of African-American art. Driskell will attend the screening, and National Museum of African Art director Johnetta Cole will introduce the film. 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. â&#x2013;  The West End Cinema will present Rebecca Richman Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Code of the West,â&#x20AC;? about the politics of marijuana policy reform. 4:20 p.m. $8.46 to $10.34. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-345. â&#x2013;  ITVS Community Cinema will present Jon Shenkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Island President,â&#x20AC;? about Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Diverse City Fund will host a benefit screening of the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traces of the Trade,â&#x20AC;? about a family whose wealth was built on slave trading. A discussion with filmmaker Katrina Browne will follow. 6:30 p.m. Free; donations requested. Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW. event/5739226180. Performances â&#x2013;  Local actor, playwright and producer Hilary Kacser will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;DisordR, The Play,â&#x20AC;? an original solo show about hoarding. An audience feedback session will follow. Noon. Free; reservations encouraged. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road NE. 202-553-5695. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will host a youth open mic poetry night. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013;  Histrio, Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only French Theatre, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ionesco en Compagnie de Mozart,â&#x20AC;? featuring excerpts from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bald Soprano,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhinoceros,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ce formidable bordelâ&#x20AC;? and other plays, with music by Mozart. 7 p.m. $12 to $20. Hotel Lombardy, Pennsylvania Avenue and I Street NW. 202-333-2666. â&#x2013;  Choreographer Karen Shermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;One with Othersâ&#x20AC;? program will explore self-realization through dance. 8 p.m. $8 to $22. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. This program will repeat Sunday at 7 p.m. See Events/Page 32


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New exhibit offers look at couple’s travel-inspired prints


oss/Romano,” featuring prints by On exhibit husband-and-wife printmakers John Ross and Clare Romano that portray scenes from their travels through 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-338-1958. Italy and the American Southwest, will open ■ “In Other Words: A Native Primer,” an Friday at the Old Print Gallery and continue installation by Anna Tsouhlarakis that through July 13. explores aspects of Native An opening reception will American identity and its take place Friday from 5 to 8 relationship to contemporary p.m. life in Washington, will open Located at 1220 31st St. Friday at Flashpoint Gallery NW, the gallery is open and continue through May 18. Tuesday through Saturday An opening reception will from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. take place Friday from 6 to 8 202-965-1818. p.m. ■ “Visual Musings on a Located at 916 G St. NW, Search for Peace,” presenting the gallery is open Tuesday Corinne Whitlatch’s “Beit wall and window sculptures through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-315-1305. by Capitol Hill artist Corinne Jala Besieged” is part of an exhibit at Jerusalem ■ “River Visions,” featuring Whitlatch inspired by her 30 paintings of the Potomac years of Middle East-related Fund Gallery. employment, will open River by Andrei Kushnir, will Friday at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery and open Saturday at American Painting Fine continue through May 24. Art and continue through June 1. Located at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, the An artist’s reception will take place gallery is open Monday through Friday from Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Located at 5118 MacArthur Blvd. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-2443244. ■ “Traveling Companions,” presenting oil paintings by Marcela Olivia Dorantes, will open Saturday at Watergate Gallery and continue through May 14. An opening reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., and the artist will give a talk April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Located at 2552 Virginia Ave. NW, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. 202-338-4488. ■ “The Sublime/Subliminal,” highlighting local artists Mariah Anne Johnson, Michael Matason, Kendall Nordin and Peter Gordon, will open Saturday at the Alley Cat Studio and continue through May 19. An opening reception and party will take place Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. Located at 29 Kings Court SE, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. by appointment only. 202365-0219.

Arena Stage hosts family drama ‘Desert Cities’


rena Stage will present Jon Robin Baitz’s contemporary family drama “Other Desert Cities” April 26 through May 26 in the Fichandler Stage. After a six-year absence, Brooke


Wyeth returns to her Reaganite parents’ Palm Springs home for the holidays. The warm desert air turns chilly when news of her upcoming memoir threatens to revive a painful chapter of the family’s history. Perception and realty grapple with love and mercy as old wounds are opened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets cannot stay buried forever. Baitz’s play won the Drama League Award and garnered a Tony nomination for Best New Play. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $40 to $85. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; ■ The Studio 2ndStage will celebrate its 25th anniversary season with “Pas de Deux: Plays From New Zealand and Canada,” a duo of international one-acts, April 24 through May 19 at Studio Theatre. Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor’s “2-2 Tango” depicts an interracial couple’s sweet and stylish exploration of the universal obstacle course of love. And in New Zealand playwright Gary Henderson’s “Skin Tight,” a husband and wife relive the torrid fervor of their marriage. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 7

Jon Robin Baitz’s award-winning drama “Other Desert Cities” will run April 26 through May 26 at the Arena Stage. p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $30. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; ■ CulturalDC will present the world premiere of Wit’s End Puppets’ “The Amazing and Marvelous Cabinets of Kismet” April 24 through May 19 in the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. This devised piece of puppet theater explores alienation and braving change. It tells the story of Kismet, a puppet who lives contentedly in a crowded world of cabinets and drawers. When his home is destroyed, he must adapt to a strange new world made of paper. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 to $15. the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint is located at 916 G St. NW. 866-811-4111; ■ Spooky Action Theater will stage TJ Edwards’ “Optimism! or Voltaire’s Candide” April 25 through May 19 at the Universalist National Memorial Church.

This updated version of “Candide” features 30 fast-paced scenes filled with adventure and unexpected twists, combining the outrageous satire of the original with the urban grit of life today. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $25, except for a pay-what-you-can show on April 25. The Universalist National Memorial Church is located at 1810 16th St. NW. 202-2480301; ■ The Studio Theatre has extended Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” through May 5. This compassionate, unsentimental drama shows the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is forgetting hers. Performance times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $39 to $82. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300;

“Voyage,” a collagraph by John Ross, is part of an exhibit at the Old Print Gallery. ■ Touchstone Gallery recently opened two shows and will continue them through April 28. “Journey to Lo Manthang” features Leslie Johnston’s paintings about a trek in Nepal. “Pagan Dreams”presents ceremonial constructions by Janet Wheeler. A “Third Thursday” reception will take place tomorrow 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.


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Continued From Page 30 â&#x2013; The Capital City Showcase will feature hip-hop artist Bo Jankans, musician Rachel Levitin and comedians Matty Abrams, Mike Finazzo, Elahe Izadi, Natalie McGill and Brandon Wardell. 10 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Sale â&#x2013;  St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church will host a rummage sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Gym, St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Day School, 4701 Whitehaven Parkway NW. 202-342-2800. Special event â&#x2013;  Antoinette Cordova, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miss District of Columbia 2013 and a doctoral student in tumor biology at Georgetown University, will appear at a meet and greet. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Juicy Couture, 3034 M St. NW. 202-337-4131. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  The National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold the 25th annual Walk MS, a 5K event to raise funds and awareness. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Free; registration required. National Mall, 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue SW. â&#x2013;  Researcher Mattiebelle Gittinger will lead a tour of the new exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. for members; 11 a.m. for general public. Free; reservations required for membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tour. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. â&#x2013;  The All Hallows Guild will present an Olmsted Woods walk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Glories of Spring Wildflowers,â&#x20AC;? led by Washington National Cathedral horticulture manager Deanne Eversmeyer. 1 p.m. Free. Meet at 35th and Garfield streets NW. 202-5372319. Sunday, April 21

Sunday april 21 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; Tudor Place will celebrate Earth Day with games, a scavenger hunt and flowerpot painting and seeding. 1 to 3 p.m. $5 to

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$8; reservations required. Tudor Place Historic House and Graden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. Class â&#x2013; The Body You Want will present a metabolic acceleration class. 11 to 11:45 a.m. Free; requested donation of four pounds of lean protein (natural peanut butter or canned chicken, tuna or salmon). 1070 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. 202-3161457. The class will repeat April 28. Concerts â&#x2013;  Marine Chamber Ensembles will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Golijov. 2 p.m. Free. John Philip Sousa Band Hall, Marine Barracks Annex, 7th and K streets SE. 202-433-4011. â&#x2013;  The George Washington University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform. 3 p.m. Free. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  The City Choir of Washington and the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diamond Jubilee: A Coronation Anniversary Concert,â&#x20AC;? featuring the world premiere of a new composition by John Tavener in honor of the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 4 p.m. $25 to $80. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202537-2228. â&#x2013;  Pianist JeanEfflam Bavouzet will perform. 4 p.m. $20; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. music. â&#x2013;  The World Percussion Ensemble will perform works by American percussion ensemble composers. 4 p.m. Free. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  The professional Choir of Christ Church will perform the music of Richard Ayleward, William H. Harris and Edward C. Bairstow. 5 p.m. Free. Christ Church, Georgetown, 31st and O streets NW. 202333-6677. â&#x2013;  Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes will perform as part of the Music of New Orleans series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Pianist Mykola Suk will perform music by Beethoven. 6:30 p.m. Free. West


Sunday, april 21 â&#x2013; Reading: The National Portrait Gallery will celebrate Poetry Month with readings by awardwinning poets John Koethe (shown), Yusef Komunyakaa and Paul Muldoon, followed by a questionand-answer session and book signings. 2 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202842-6941. â&#x2013;  Dahlak Restaurant will present its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Jazz Jamâ&#x20AC;? session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-5279522. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  David Ferriero, archivist of the United States and former director of the New York Public Library, will discuss his work and the role of libraries in contemporary society. 10 a.m. Free. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766. â&#x2013;  Benn Steil will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order.â&#x20AC;? 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art and professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University, will


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Films â&#x2013; As part of the Contemporary Danish Film Series, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will screen the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Life,â&#x20AC;? about a group of Danish resistance fighters in World War II. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Performance Hall, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. â&#x2013;  The 2013 Korean Film Festival DC will feature Jang Kun-jaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleepless Nightâ&#x20AC;? and Kang Yik-wanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juvenile Offender.â&#x20AC;? 1 and 2:30 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will screen the 1940s films â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never Give a Sucker an Even Breakâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cobra Womanâ&#x20AC;? as part of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Universal at 100â&#x20AC;? movie series. 4 and 5:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Performances â&#x2013;  The collective LYGO D.C. will present a stand-up comedy show featuring Will Hessler, Matty Litwack and Chelsea Shorte. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. Desperados, 1342 U St. NW. â&#x2013;  Comedian W. Kamau Bell, star of the FX television series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell,â&#x20AC;? will perform. 8 p.m. $20. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. Reading â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Kind of Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature readings by Pamela Uschuk and Ruth Forman, followed by an open mic poetry event. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Special event â&#x2013;  Celebrity chef Mark Anthony will present a vegan cooking demonstration and dinner. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Free; donations encouraged. Capital Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3150 Chesapeake St. NW. 202-362-3668. Sporting event â&#x2013;  D.C. United will play the Philadelphia Union. 5 p.m. $26 to $55. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000.

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Family program â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday Open Houseâ&#x20AC;? will feature jugglers, jesters, music and theater performances, birthday cake and a tour of the Folger Shakespeare Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reading rooms. Noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-5447077.


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Walks and tours â&#x2013; Park rangers will lead a three-mile hike to celebrate Earth Day (for ages 10 and older). 10 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070.

â&#x2013; Professional tour guide Dwane Starlin will lead a walking tour of Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Village, focusing on its history in the early 1800s. 1 p.m. $10. Meet at 27th and Dumbarton streets NW. georgetownwalkingtourapril.eventbrite. com. Monday, April 22

Monday april 22 Classes â&#x2013; AARP will present a driver safety course. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $12 to $14; registration required. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 301365-0630. â&#x2013;  Art therapist Rebecca Wilkinson will present a workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wabi Sabi: Finding Beauty in Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Imperfection and Transience.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 9 p.m. $30. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. Concerts â&#x2013;  The duo Alexis and the Samurai will perform as part of the Music of New Orleans series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The World Projects Corporation will present the 2013 Washington DC International Music Festival. 7 p.m. $30. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble will perform works by Quincy Jones and Thad Jones. 8 p.m. $5; free for students. Gonda Theatre, Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  The Washington Performing Arts Society will present Grammy Awardwinning singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding. 8 p.m. $39 to $49. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. 202-785-9727. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  J. Patrick Lewis will present his childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Face Bug.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Author, architect and sustainability expert William McDonough will discuss his vision for a future of abundance and how to redesign human activity to inspire continuous improvement. A book signing will follow. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. â&#x2013;  Georgetown University visiting history professor M. Antoni J. Ucerler will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aristotle and Aquinas in Japanese Dress: European Medieval Texts in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Warring Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Japan.â&#x20AC;? 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  As part of Preservation Week 2013, conservators will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preserving Your Memories: Print and Digital Photographs.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Dining Room A, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-8618. â&#x2013;  Max Boot, senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invisible Armies,â&#x20AC;? about guerrilla uprisings throughout world history. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. See Events/Page 33

Continued From Page 32 NW. â&#x2013; Lindsay Harris, exhibition research assistant at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reformers Abroad: The Legacy of American Documentary Photography in Postwar Italy.â&#x20AC;? 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Free. East Building Small Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. â&#x2013;  American University professor Jeff Colgan will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;PetroAggression: When Oil Causes War.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. 202-885-1843. â&#x2013;  The Dupont Circle Village will present a talk by Loretta DiPietro of George Washington University on current findings on the clinical and psychological benefits of exercise. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free for Dupont Circle Village members; $10 for others. Reservations required. North Conference Room, St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-234-2567. â&#x2013;  University of Pittsburgh economics and history professor Thomas G. Rawski will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boom: Why Not Earlier? Why So Long? Can It Last?â&#x20AC;? 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Panelists will discuss Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political and energy outlooks for the next 10 years. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Free. Room 213, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  As part of Preservation Week 2013, experts will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-8618. â&#x2013;  Speakers from the D.C. Historic Preservation Office will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. â&#x2013;  Australian-born author Geraldine Brooks (shown) and Australian journalist Lisa Millar will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Meaning of Home.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Helen Marriage, co-director and founder of Artichoke, will discuss the London-based groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work producing innovative art and events in the public realm. A panel discussion will follow. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th St. NW. 202-482-7200. â&#x2013;  Judy Wicks will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist, Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Rebecca Gale will talk about her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trying.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think Globally, Act Locally,â&#x20AC;? an Earth Day panel discussion, will feature Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public


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Events Entertainment Works and Transportation, and Reid Detchon, vice president for energy and climate at the United Nations Foundation. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. â&#x2013; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â&#x2013;  American University professors Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;FDR and the Jews.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Daniel Mendelsohn (shown), author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million,â&#x20AC;? and Leslie Maitland, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Love Story of War, Exile and Love Reclaimed,â&#x20AC;? will discuss their true stories of lives lost in the Holocaust. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $18. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The Marvelous Movie Mondays series will feature Ben Affleckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Argo.â&#x20AC;? 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3525225. â&#x2013;  The Fiction Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Film Companion series will screen Vincente Minnelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1956 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lust for Life,â&#x20AC;? starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reconciling Livesâ&#x20AC;? film series will feature Arnon Goldfingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Flat.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. GoetheInstitut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-289-1200. â&#x2013;  In honor of Earth Day, Alliance Française will screen Coline Serreauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solutions pour un dĂŠsordre global,â&#x20AC;? about three societies whose agricultural practices are creating positive change. 7 p.m. $4 to $6. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Meeting â&#x2013;  The D.C. Fiction Book Club will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bearsâ&#x20AC;? by Dinaw Mengestu. 6:30 p.m. Free. Room 307, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. Special event â&#x2013;  In honor of Earth Day, Maga Design and Create A Cure will host a happy hour celebration of sustainable design and collaboration, featuring locally sourced, farminspired food and beverages, and displays by area vendors, artists and organizations. 5 to 8 p.m. $15. Maga Design, 1838 Columbia Road NW. Tuesday,april April 23 23 Tuesday Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Teacher and therapist Heather Ferris will lead a weekly yoga class. Noon. Free.

Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-966-3362. â&#x2013; The United Church will host a viola recital by Viet Hertenstein. 7:30 p.m. Free. The United Church, 1920 G St. NW. 202331-1495. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown University Wind Ensemble will perform works by Shostakovich and Schuman. 8 p.m. $5; free for students. Gonda Theatre, Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202687-2787. â&#x2013;  Ukulele expert Jake Shimabukuro will perform. 9 p.m. $30 to $35. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800745-3000.

Monday, april 22 â&#x2013; Film: The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Montgomery Clift â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hollywood Enigmaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Joseph L. Mankiewiczâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1959 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suddenly, Last Summer,â&#x20AC;? costarring Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372.

Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013; AARP will present a driver safety course. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. $12 to $14; registration required. Hattie Holmes Senior Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW. 301-3650630. The class will continue Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The group Yoga Activist will present a weekly yoga class geared toward beginners. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2823080. Concerts â&#x2013;  The ninth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Jam!â&#x20AC;? will feature performances by Yasar University of Izmir, Turkey, at 11 a.m.; saxophonist and flutist Ernie Watts (a master class with students), at noon; Bowie State University, at 1 p.m.; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, at 2 p.m.; the U.S. Airmen of Note, at 3 p.m.; Xavier University, at 4 p.m.; and Northern Virginia Community College, at 5 p.m. Free. Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Blues Alley Jazz Society will present New York-based musician Xavier as part of the ninth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Jam!â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1 p.m. Free. National Garden Amphitheater, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  Avanti, the orchestra of the Friday Morning Music Club, will join violinist Gloria Ferry Brennan to perform an all-Mozart program. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013;  The Herman Burney Jazz Quartet will perform as part of Jazz Appreciation Month. 5 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-1261. â&#x2013;  Guitarist, singer, composer and lyricist Luke Winslow-King â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for his slide-guitar work and eclectic mix of deltafolk music, classical composition, ragtime and rock â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will perform as part of the Music of New Orleans series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  Artist-in-residence Jeremy Filsell will present a recital sponsored by the Washington Committee of the National Cathedral Association to help preserve and restore needlepoint. 7 p.m. $100. Washington National Cathedral, 3101

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri of the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Birthplace of Trust: A Theological Approach to the New Quest for Truth.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Riggs Library, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  J.R. Martin, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selling U.S. Outâ&#x20AC;? and an entrepreneur, will discuss his nonpartisan examination of trade and economic policies that have led to the current economic crisis. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Sixth-floor JD Lounge, Washington College of Law, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-274-4000. â&#x2013;  George Washington University neuroscientist Sarah Shomstein will discuss the science of paying attention and staying on task. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202789-2227. â&#x2013;  A panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gender and Sexuality Diversityâ&#x20AC;? will feature Clara McCreery, an alumna of Lowell School and a sophomore at Stanford University; Dr. Edgardo Menvielle, a professor at George


Washington University and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Medical Center; Deborah Roffman, a sexuality educator; and Kisha Webster, an educator working on human rights issues. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia Road NW. â&#x2013; Author Simon Reynolds will discuss his journalistic career and books about music and pop culture. 7 p.m. $10 to $12; reservations suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. â&#x2013;  John Boyne will talk about his seventh novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The House of Special Purpose.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. Films â&#x2013;  As part of Preservation Week 2013, the Library of Congress will present the 2011 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Made America.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-8618. â&#x2013;  As part of the Films of France Series, the Georgetown Library will screen the 1987 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jean de Florette.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  The Popular Film Series will feature Ruben Fleischerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gangster Squad,â&#x20AC;? starring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  American University will host a screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Neighborhood,â&#x20AC;? about a Palestinian teenager growing up in East Jerusalem. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Room 1, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. See Events/Page 38


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 33 ■ The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will screen the Israeli film “Fill the Void,” about the life of a young woman in Tel Aviv’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic community. A lecture by Washington Jewish Week commentator Moran Stern will follow. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $11. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. ■ In honor of Earth Day, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will present a 3-D screening of Werner Herzog’s 2010 film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” 7:30 p.m. $12. AMC Loews Georgetown 14, 3111 K St. NW. Meeting ■ The West End Book Club will discuss “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut. 12:30 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Performance ■ First Draft playwright-in-residence Allyson C. Currin will read from her work as part of a fundraising event for women writers living in the D.C. area. 7 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Special event ■ Five finalists in the 2013 Makes-MeWanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge will compete for prizes and bragging rights. Proceeds will benefit Martha’s Table. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW. 202-332-9672. Sporting event ■ The Washington Capitals will face the Winnipeg Jets. 7 p.m. $44 to $365. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-7453000. Wednesday,april April 24 24 Wednesday Concerts ■ The ninth annual “Big Band Jam!” will feature performances by WashingtonLee High School, at 11 a.m.; saxophonist and flutist Ernie Watts (a master class with students), at noon; Richard Montgomery High School, at 1 p.m.; Georgetown Day School, at 2 p.m.; and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, at 4 p.m. Free. Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. ■ The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Feder String Competition winners will perform classical works. Noon. Free. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202547-1122. ■ Pianist Sandra Moubarak and cellist Anthony Leroy will perform French music written between 1815 and 1915 for cello and piano. 12:10 p.m. Free. West Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. ■ The Blues Alley Jazz Society will present musicians from Turkey’s Yasar University as part of the ninth annual “Big Band Jam!” Noon to 1 p.m. Free. National Garden Amphitheater, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ Esagramma, an Italian group that provides therapeutic music programs for children, teenagers and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will perform and give an interactive workshop about their initiatives. 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Gonda Theatre, Davis

Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202687-2787. ■ The Washington Performing Arts Society will present pianist Evgeny Kissin performing works by Hadyn, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt. 8 p.m. $45 to $125. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs will perform as part of the Music of New Orleans series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The Georgetown University Concert Choir will present masterworks of the 19th and early 20th centuries. 7:30 p.m. $5; free for students. Gonda Theatre, Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202687-2787. Discussions and lectures ■ As part of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters’ centennial celebration, artist Jack Hannula will lead a panel of artists discussing plein-air painting and the group’s history. 5:30 p.m. $10 to $20, which includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3. ■ Civil rights attorney Chase Madar will discuss his book “The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ History and travel writer William Dalrymple will discuss his book “Return of a King: the Battle for Afghanistan, 183942.” 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. ■ Thomas Dyja will talk about his book “The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. ■ Christof Metzger, curator at Vienna‘s Albertina Museum, will present a lecture about German art from the 15th century to the classical period. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. Readings ■ In honor of Robert Penn Warren’s birthday, novelist Alan Cheuse and poet Maurice Manning will read from Warren’s work, and the Library of Congress will present materials from its collection pertaining to Warren. Noon. Free. Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5394. ■ Poets Tarfia Faizullah, Yvette Neisser Moreno and Joseph Ross will read from and discuss their work. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Battelle-Tompkins Atrium, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-2908. Special events ■ The Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Baking Co. of Georgetown will host a 125th anniversary event with pie and libations, as well as the unveiling of a “Pie Man” carving modeled on a 1902 Washington Herald advertisement. 4 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Martin’s Tavern, 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202333-7370. ■ The Smithsonian Women’s Committee will host the Preview Night Benefit for the 31st anniversary Smithsonian Craft Show, featuring 121 distinguished craft artists. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $200; tickets required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-633-3030.

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KENWOOD, CHEVY CHASE, MD NEW LISTING! Renovated and expanded 5 bedroom Colonial with fabulous kitchen, family room, huge lower level with in-law suite, deck, private garden, and pool! $2,595,000 Joanne Pinover 301-404-7011 Bonnie Billings 202-812-5399

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Kenwood Park, MD. Mid-century contemporary rambler w/4-5 BRs, 3 BAs on gorgeous 14,000 sf lot. Renovated kitchen, walls of glass, main level study. In-law suite w/2nd kitchen on walk out LL. 2 blks to Whitman. $949,000

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