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By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

Georgetown is widely famous for preserving its 18th- and 19th-century dwellings. While many share the same architectural ilk — Colonial, Federal, Victorian — their stylish interiors reflect residents’ varied tastes and lifestyles. Visitors can walk through some of these dapper residences at the annual Georgetown House Tour this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “It provides a unique glimpse of Georgetown’s impressive architecture and the stories behind the bricks and mortar that make Georgetown so special,” tour co-chair Barbara Wolf said in a statement. In its 83rd year, the event will feature eight houses that have undergone renovations but retain the classic appeal of historic Georgetown. Some owners have revealed their international and artistic flair, while others prove that a family-oriented home can be just as stylish. The ninth property on the tour belongs to The George Town Club at 1530 Wisconsin Ave. In the past See Tour/Page 5

By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

The long-term vision for Georgetown University and its associated hospital has started unfolding in tangible ways, as the school narrows down its sustainability goals and prepares for a variety of construction projects. The latest presentation on the university’s “master plan,” which took place last week, included a look at initiatives expected to come out of

School system holds steady on contested Walls merger ■ Education: High school

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Decades ago, the section of Rock Creek Park between Georgetown and Dupont Circle was anything but idyllic. Bottles, newspapers, plastic and other junk items were strewn everywhere. The hillsides were rapidly eroding, invasive species took over much of the greenery, and rendezvous activities were frequent occurrences. When Gary Sikora and Peg Shaw were walking their dogs 25 years ago through this area, they were stunned by the garbage. In response they started working to clean up and later restore this one-mile stretch, known as “P Street Beach” and “The


Black Forest,” located on the east bank of Rock Creek from P Street to south of Pennsylvania Avenue. Their efforts — undertaken in consultation with the National Park Service, which oversees Rock Creek Park — haven’t stopped. Sikora and Shaw still use tools as well as their bare hands to close off worn-dorn foot trails, scattering leaves to prevent erosion. They also actively work to remove nonnative plants and replace them with native species. Last Saturday, they took eight visitors on a tour of their longtime work area, which the couple has been “quietly, humbly and awesomely restoring,” said Scott Einberger, a National Park Service rang-

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Gary Sikora points to evidence of his work to improve the park.

er who accompanied the group on the pre-Earth Day walk. One project involved the oncedecrepit trail called the “Scary Place” due to its steep incline. In September 2003, they rebuilt it using logs split See Volunteers/Page 14


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Georgetown native anchors local lax powerhouse — Page 11

parents request council’s help By GRAHAM VYSE

25-year volunteer project boosts ‘Black Forest’ By KAT LUCERO

the new Office of Sustainability. That university office, created last summer, is working on both long- and short-term plans to improve campus life, including adding more green space, bike routes and Capital Bikeshare stations, as well as cutting gas emissions in half by 2020. The office is also creating a campuswide sustainability plan that it hopes to launch by next summer, director Audrey Stewart reported. She said the first draft of the plan has identified eight priority issues — energy, water, food, transportation, buildings, purchasing, grounds and See Campus/Page 5

Critics of last year’s merger between School Without Walls and the Francis-Stevens Education Campus took their case to the D.C. Council last week, but D.C. Public Schools is reaffirming its commitment to the blended arrangement. “The merger of these two schools has been productive and positive and will remain under one principal,” school system spokesperson Melissa Salmanowitz wrote Monday in an email to The Current. Explaining why Richard Trogisch would continue to lead the Walls high school as well as the pre-K-through-eighthgrade Francis-Stevens school, Salmanowitz wrote that “one principal is needed to lead the various programs and staff between the two campuses.” She noted Trogisch’s previous experience in pre-Kthrough-12th-grade settings and argued that the merger would ultimately benefit all students involved. “While change of this magnitude

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Many high school parents are pushing for separate principals.

is difficult, we have seen very positive student interactions, such as world language clubs and tutoring opportunities,” Salmanowitz wrote. She also credited the new arrangement with expanding high school student access to sports facilities for lacrosse, soccer, basketball and cheerleading, among other benefits. Salmanowitz’s statements came in the wake of last Thursday’s hearing of the D.C. Council’s Education Committee, where three School Without Walls High School representatives — two parents and one student — testified in favor of each campus having its own principal and budget. See Walls/Page 14



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Catania urges creation of uniform curriculum as part of school reform By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer

Creating a uniform school curriculum by grade should be the next major initiative of D.C.’s education reform, according to at-large D.C. Council member David Catania, an independent candidate for mayor and chair of the Education Committee. Speaking Thursday at a budget hearing, Catania said the city needs to ensure that all students are taught the same material in each grade, regardless of which school they attend.

To achieve this goal, Catania said, D.C. should follow the example of Massachusetts, a state with some of the nation’s top public schools. “They have not shrunk from a rigorous curriculum that is uniform,� he said. Catania suggested that the absence of standardized curricula in D.C. may be contributing to the city’s academic achievement gap, especially if students are arriving at high schools with dramatically varied levels of preparation. Washington Teachers’ Union president Elizabeth Davis said this issue is frustrating for teachers, who end up constructing their own

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The D.C. State Board of Education will hold a meeting to hear public comment on the deputy mayor for education’s feeder pattern and boundary proposals. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chamber, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. ■The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will host a Ward 3 town hall meeting on rates, construction projects and other issues. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 2 of the Ward Circle Building at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ The Woodley Park Community Association and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3C will hold an emergency public safety meeting on recent violent incidents in the neighborhood. Officials from the Metropolitan Police Department, the National Zoo and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police are expected to attend. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford in Washington building, Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW.

curriculum based on proficiency standards. Teacher David Tansey cited his own experience at Dunbar High School. He said he supplements the material for his ninth-grade honors students because the curriculum assumes students are behind by two grade levels. “Basically, we just move forward in our current curriculum, so that you start with the new material, rather than the old material,� he said. Tansey appeared to push back a bit on Catania’s ideas, saying he was “more inclined to say what teachers need is accurate data of what kids do know, because the expectation



Thursday, April 24

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Agenda items include historic designation of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Historic District. ■The D.C. deputy mayor for education will hold a community working group session to get public input on student assignment and school choice policies, including the current D.C. Public Schools boundaries, last revised in 1968. The second “Upper NW & NE� meeting will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the armory at Coolidge High School, 6315 5th St. NW. The event will include an information fair, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; a presentation and facilitated Q&A session, from 6:15 to 7 p.m.; and working group discussions, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ■ The D.C. Public Library will host a round-table discussion on the planned renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. For details visit ■ Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets will hold its annual “Spring Fling� silent auction and buffet dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Tickets cost $15 to $20; visit ■ Mayor Vincent Gray will hold a Ward 2 town hall meeting on the proposed budget from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW.

Saturday, April 26

The D.C. deputy mayor for education will hold a community working group session to get public input on student assignment and school choice policies. The second “Center City� meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria at Dunbar High School, 101 N St. NW. The event will include an information fair, from 9 to 9:45 a.m.; a presentation and facilitated Q&A session, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.; and working group discussions, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. ■An Eagle Scout service project will make improvements to the Whitehaven Trail in Glover Park near the community garden. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves. The project will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and may continue Sunday. The work site is accessible from either 40th and W streets NW or the trailhead north of 39th and T streets NW. ■ The Friends of Francis Field group will hold a cleanup day from 10 a.m. to noon at Francis Field, 25th and N streets NW. ■ Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will hold a “Chat With Cheh� event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. Cheh has invited Metropolitan Police Department 2nd District Cmdr. Michael Reese to speak with residents about recent criminal activity in the area.

Tuesday, April 29

Mayor Vincent Gray will hold a Ward 4 town hall meeting on the proposed budget at 6:30 p.m. at Brightwood Education Campus, 1300 Nicholson St. NW. ■The Foggy Bottom West End Village and the Foggy Bottom Association will host a talk by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on “Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.� The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Village on K Street, St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 2430 K St. NW. Reservations are required; visit ■ The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will host a panel discussion on “Tackling Homelessness and the Lack of Affordable Housing in D.C.: Challenges and Potential Solutions� at 7:30 p.m. at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW.

that kids will always advance at a linear pace is unrealistic.� But Tansey and Catania agreed on the risks of promoting students who haven’t truly mastered material. “I think we ought to have endof-year exams, especially in high grade levels,� Catania said. “To do that, it seems to me, you need some horizontal similarities in terms of how the courses are taught. Otherwise, passing algebra at Hart may look very different than passing algebra at Deal.� D.C. Public Schools did not respond to a request for comment.

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District Digest Violent incidents spur Woodley meeting An emergency public meeting will be held tonight in Woodley Park, following multiple incidents of violence in the neighborhood since the beginning of last week. Most notably, two individuals were shot and injured Monday evening outside the National Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance. Members of the area’s advisory neighborhood commission and its community association will join representatives of the Zoo and law enforcement at 7:30 p.m. in the Stanford in Washington building at 2661 Connecticut Ave. NW. In an email to The Current, neighborhood commissioner Jeffrey

Kaliel wrote that there was also a neighborhood shooting one week earlier on April 14. He wrote that several fights broke out at the Zoo on that day as well. Kaliel added that community members were outraged over these incidents and “a general sense of lawlessness� near the Zoo during D.C. Public Schools’ spring break.

Deadline extended for zoning comments

The D.C. Zoning Commission voted last week to extend until Sept. 15 the public comment period on the rewrite of the city’s land-use regulations, a move requested by Mayor Vincent Gray. “I can just tell you that this is ‌

maybe the third time on the commission that we’ve had a request come from the mayor,� said commission chair Anthony Hood, explaining during the brief discussion that he supports the delay in order to get as much input as possible on the zoning regulations rewrite. “We have heard a lot of discussion about, ‘We don’t understand,’ ‘We don’t know.’� Not everyone on the commission agreed. “Some people are engaged and some people are not,� said commissioner Marcie Cohen. “I just don’t think that is appropriate for the mayor to have asked� for this delay. Commissioner Robert Miller also noted that a delay to September might spur further postponement, as the city is poised to elect a new mayor this fall, and some may argue that action should await the new leader. Nevertheless, commissioners voted 4-1 to postpone, with Cohen opposing. In a news release, the mayor thanked the commission for its decision, calling the project an “enormously important overhaul of our city’s zoning regulations.�

Gray touts proposed budget at town hall

At a Ward 3 town hall meeting last week, Mayor Vincent Gray cited a $116 million increase in the allocation for public schools as among the top spending priorities in his proposed $6.79 billion budget for fiscal year 2015. The mayor’s proposed boost to education investment would provide $112 million for D.C. Public Schools and charter schools as well

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as $4 million for infant and toddler services. The proposal comes as the District’s schools are projected to have their highest rate of enrollment in 25 years. Gray also proposes $100 million for affordable housing and $23.45 million for two specific parks and recreation projects in Northwest neighborhoods, among other line items. A $1.75 million allocation would complete the Klingle Trail in Rock Creek Park, and $21.7 million would fully renovate the Palisades Recreation Center.

Saturday cleanup to collect bulky items

The Taylor Agostino Group and Broad Branch Market are offering free pickup of bulky, unwanted items on Saturday, April 26. During the free community cleanup day, a moving team will pick up items from interested nearby residents and dispose of the materials. The market, located at 5608 Broad Branch Road NW, will also host a shredding event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items eligible for pickup include furniture, appliances, carpets, building materials and some hazardous wastes — batteries, cleaning chemicals, fertilizer, motor oil, paint and transmission fluids. Air conditioners, ammunition, explosives, latex paint, medicine, microwave ovens, tires and wooden television cabinets or consoles are not eligible. To request a pickup, contact Steve Agostino at 202-321-5506. Questions about the shredding event should be directed to Tracy Stannard at 202-249-8551.

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sin Avenue this weekend with its annual French Market — a sidewalk sale featuring the wares of more than 30 shops, galleries and cafes, along with live music and wandering mimes. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, businesses will set up shop on sidewalks along Wisconsin between P Street and Reservoir Road. And on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the parking lot of TD Bank at 1611 Wisconsin Ave. will become a community gathering spot with music, mimes and other street entertainers. The Georgetown Library is also getting in on the action, offering a concert, short French language classes, a French film and a lecture on Edith Piaf (visit node/41693 for details). Dumbarton House and Tudor Place will also provide kids’ craft activities. Visitors can avoid driving by taking the Circulator bus, which in addition to its usual service is providing free rides from K Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The closest bike-share stations are at O Street and Wisconsin and in the 1800 block of Wisconsin. And for those who drive, there will be free parking at Hardy Middle School at 1819 35th St., just off Wisconsin. The sponsoring organization, the Georgetown Business Improvement District, is seeking two-minute videos that “capture the spirit and flavor� of the event; email Zeina Davis at zdavis@georgetowndc. com for details. Information about the market can be found at

Sibley event to honor cancer survivors

Sibley Memorial Hospital will celebrate the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, June 7, offering a free brunch and program of speakers from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arch Campbell of NewsChannel 8 will serve as master of ceremonies, with other speakers including Dr. Collette M. Magnant, a breast surgeon and director of Sibley’s Sullivan Breast Center; the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, vicar at the Washington National Cathedral; and Dr. Katherine Thornton, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Jimmel Cancer Center at Sibley. “Come learn how surviving cancer is more than just living. It’s an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest,� Magnant said in a news release. Registration for the event, which will be held in the Leonard Memorial Chapel at the hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW, is required by June 2 at or by calling 202-537-4084.


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TOUR: Stylish residences picked for Saturday’s event reveal occupants’ tastes and lifestyles

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year, operators of the dining and social organization enlisted interior designers Andrew Law and Debbie Winsor to renovate the building’s interior but still keep intact historic architectural features of the 18th-century structure. The building — which was last renovated decades ago — is best known as the likely meeting spot of President George Washington, surveyor Andrew Ellicott and architect Pierre L’Enfant as they discussed plans to develop what is now Washington, D.C. Elsewhere on the tour, some of the artisticinspired residences include a semidetached

34th Street home that owners Soula Proxenos and Bruce O’Brien adorned with their personal craftwork and international art collection. Most of the main level is filled with cabinetry and furniture hand-crafted by the couple. Farther down O Street, local interior designer Linda Battalia created the “ambience of a Paris apartment� inside her town house. The open layout directly flows into the spacious rear garden, which features a croquet lawn, water fountain and seating area. Landscape architects Fritz & Gignoux designed the attractive outdoor space. Another designer, Ann Goodman, took charge of decorating her own O Street dwell-

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solid waste. A second draft will be presented to stakeholders and the community in mid-spring, according to Stewart’s timeline. The office plans to treat the main campus as a “living laboratory,â€? which Stewart explained “leverages the physical campusâ€? to test and pilot sustainability innovations. The new office evolved from the university’s “Sustainability Initiative,â€? which had achieved recent projects like setting up more than 25 filtered water bottle filling stations. The university has also reduced greenhouse gases by 20 percent since 2006 and installed numerous solar rooftops, last year earning distinction as a “Green Power Partner of the Yearâ€? from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the meantime, the university plans to break ground this summer on several construction projects, including a new 144,000-squarefoot athletic center adjacent to the McDonough Gymnasium. And as part of a commitment to house more students on campus, construction will also begin on the new Northeast Triangle dorm, scheduled to be complete by 2016; and on a renovation of the Jesuit Residence in the quad into dorms. Last week’s presentation also addressed plans to update the clinical and research programs at the Georgetown University Medical Center, which comprises five units, including the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. “Over the next decade ‌ the relationship between the medical and main campus will be tightly integrated, and it will have a profound impact on elevating the qual-

ity of what we do here at Georgetown,� said Howard Federoff, the center’s executive vice president and the medical school’s executive dean. Federoff highlighted renovation plans for the hospital, which is operated by the nonprofit MedStar. “It is a place where great medical care is delivered, but it’s also a facility that has not seen what I would call the routine upgrading the way many other hospitals have throughout the United States,� he said. MedStar took over the hospital’s operations more than a decade ago. Although the health provider has been expanding steadily throughout the D.C. area, the Georgetown facility, which currently offers 609 beds, is in dire need of more space. When a first-year medical student asked about planners’ approach, Federoff said construction at the hospital would be conducted floor by floor, instead of overhauling the entire building at once. “It’s going to take some time. I believe before you graduate, you’re going to see some of that,� he told the student. Last fall, MedStar proposed adding two temporary trailers to support overflow office space, but nixed the idea after the plan drew sharp criticism from most Georgetown advisory neighborhood commissioners, who argued that the structures wouldn’t fit into the historic district. With the various changes on tap, advisory neighborhood commissioner Ed Solomon said that he wants to work with the university “to make sure that planning would benefit� everyone in the community. That includes relieving traffic congestion along Reservoir Road. But Solomon said his commission will need to see more defined plans before it can comment further. “It’s still a work in progress,� he said.


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ing. Through a major renovation, Goodman unified the kitchen, family room, brick patio and garden, picking an â&#x20AC;&#x153;English libraryâ&#x20AC;? theme for the open layout. Carrington and Jack Tarr furnished their brick home on P Street with several treasures found at the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antique shops. Local designer Elizabeth Hague aided the couple, who also showcase artwork from Nantucket, where they first met. The familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s updates of this mid-19th-century home included expanding the kitchen and creating a natural flow to the rear gardens. An indoor pool was also transformed into a family room, while a playroom was added in the bot-

tom level for the Tarrsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; three children. Another family-friendly residence is Claire and Tony Florenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s P Street abode. When they purchased it four years ago, they built a small theater room on the bottom level. They also added New England-inspired white beadboard cubbies to accommodate their four childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports equipment. Tickets for the tour can purchased online, or on the day of the tour at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church at 3240 O St. The cost is $50 per person before Saturday and $55 on the tour day, including admission to the traditional parish tea gathering in the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blake Hall. For details, visit


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Judicial review

D.C.’s recently passed Budget Autonomy Act raised questions from the beginning. The measure amended the city’s home rule charter to allow officials to spend local money without first obtaining an affirmative vote by Congress. It’s an important goal, which would allow the city to stay open during federal shutdowns and shift its fiscal calendar to streamline school operations. Avoiding a vote in Congress would also prevent meddlesome legislators from attaching nasty riders, such as unwanted changes to our gun laws and restrictions on our abortion provision expenditures. But D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, while supporting the concept, said last fall that she feared the approach raised legal issues. And the city’s attorney general, who also backs the outcome, says the only way to achieve budget autonomy is through congressional legislation. Yet other experts vehemently disagree. Lawyers working with the organizations DC Vote and DC Appleseed Center, which developed the proposal for the D.C. Council, say the move follows the city charter’s provisions for making amendments to that governing document. They also note that the charter mentions some areas in which amendments are not allowed, and budget control is not one of them. Given the dispute over the act’s legality, it’s unsurprising that the issue is headed to court: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and his colleagues are suing Mayor Vincent Gray and the city’s chief financial officer over the matter. It’s an act that might seem unnecessarily adversarial, but we believe it’s the right approach to obtain clarification. Mr. Gray undoubtedly would be happy to see the lawsuit succeed if it results in budget autonomy for the District. We just hope the justice system can work swiftly in this case. The council has requested an expedited review, with a decision delivered by May 28 — just before its first vote on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This is crucial. Our only concern is that the council should be prepared for the possibility of a negative outcome. Chairman Mendelson created a schedule of hearings and votes that would prevent Mayor Gray from submitting the document to Congress on time. This needs to change as we must have a timely budget should the council lose the suit.

Failing to plan

The advisory neighborhood commission in Glover Park recently voted to request trailers at Stoddert Elementary to relieve overcrowding. What’s notable about that proposal is that it comes less than four years after the school was modernized from head to toe, its capacity expanded by nearly 100 students. That renovation allowed Stoddert to cast off the portable classrooms teachers had used for nearly two decades. “The school was packed at the gills back then, and we didn’t have the resources that we have today. ... And here we are three years later and we’re out of space again,” said Joe Fiorillo, a Glover Park advisory neighborhood commissioner and the community representative on Stoddert’s local school advisory team. Already the school is using space originally envisioned for use by the attached recreation center. Meanwhile, up in Tenleytown, Janney Elementary is in the midst of a renovation that started just three years after its full-scale modernization. The city spent nearly $30 million to update existing space and add 40,000 square feet in 2011. But now the student population has jumped again, from 551 in 2011 to 627 last December, and again there isn’t enough room. The current $4.85 million renovation is adding six new classrooms and more. We have to wonder what sort of population planning D.C. Public Schools undertakes before renovating a school. Surely there are ways to anticipate these student surges and build accordingly. And doing so would no doubt be less expensive. Of particular concern is Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith’s plan for redrawing school boundaries and changing student assignment policies. While we appreciate the need for a comprehensive look at school boundaries, officials should prove that they have solid data to back up their decisions. Ms. Smith has proposed, among many other changes, shrinking the boundaries for both Janney and Stoddert, an idea that is extremely unpopular in the community. Whatever the ultimate plan, it should take clear account of the likely ebbs and flows of student population at all city schools.

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City needs parking enforcement overhaul VIEWPOINT Mary chEh


arlier this month, I introduced a measure that would make significant changes to District transportation agencies. The bill, called the Transportation Reorganization Act of 2014, seeks to streamline and improve how the District approaches the various aspects of transportation infrastructure, planning, policies, operations and governance. I will be holding hearings and a series of working groups throughout the summer to determine the best way to align these agency functions. What was introduced may not be the final product, but it is meant to start a much-needed conversation about how the District structures its transportation agencies. The bill will create a transit authority and bring together all aspects of our many modes of transit from Capital Bikeshare to taxis to streetcars and buses. The bill will also create a new Department of Parking Management, consolidating our parking policy, enforcement and adjudication. Currently the responsibility for setting parking policy, enforcing those policies and adjudicating citations pursuant to that enforcement is divided among three different agencies: the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Motor Vehicles. This division of responsibility has led to inefficiencies and errors. Take, for example, an unfortunately common situation in the District where a DPW enforcement officer physically issues a ticket to a particular car, but the license plate is recorded incorrectly. That ticket is then transmitted to the DMV, but there is no check to see if the ticket is valid on its face. DPW is solely responsible for writing tickets, and DMV is responsible for adjudicating them. So, after 30 days, the fine doubles and DMV sends out a notice to the holder of

LETTErS TO ThE EDITOr N Street developer has troubling history

In your April 16 article “Developer eyes church site on N Street,” the potential developer Sassan Gharai is described as saying that “neighbors seemed to fear the worst.” That is due not only to the increased density of the proposed project that requires zoning variances, but to Mr. Gharai’s own track record. As the story explains, in his project on Florida Avenue NE, an adjacent row house was damaged so badly that the neighbors had to move out; their backyard collapsed three times and their house cracked. They have taken Mr. Gharai to court in order to get relief for the damage caused, and advisory neighborhood commissioner Andrew Hysell has spoken out publicly on their behalf. In your story, Mr. Gharai does not deny that this happened. Instead, he asks to be judged on his other projects, rather than this “one specific case.” Let’s do that. In the Takoma section of the District, Mr. Gharai was the developer on a project called Ecco Park. After some initial delays due to the need to remediate underground storage tank issues, the site still sat as a large mudhole in

the license plate — not necessarily the actual offender. The license-plate holder has to then adjudicate the ticket to have it dismissed. This wastes time and money for both the license-plate holder and the city. Or consider the broader issue of parking policy in the District. Currently, parking policy for the entire District is managed by the City-wide Parking Management Division of the Transportation Operations Administration at DDOT. This office, housed within one of six DDOT administrations, is responsible for developing and executing a broad range of strategies for managing the ever-changing demands on parking for diverse areas of the District. Over the years, we have been promised, but have not seen, a citywide parking plan, a street-by-street analysis of signage, and a red-top meter program that serves the needs of disabled drivers while cutting down on handicap-placard fraud. The visitor parking program had to be frozen in place because the proposed citywide rollout didn’t include an effective communications plan or buy-in from the community, which was reflected in frantic calls to my office and posts on community listservs. The current structure, with vast responsibilities paired with limited personnel, has resulted in decisions related to parking made on an ad hoc basis, with very little consideration of how these policies will work together. A unified approach to parking — its policies, enforcement and adjudication — is only one aspect of the Transportation Reorganization Act. I encourage you to visit to see more about the proposal. That portion of my website allows you to sign up for an email list related just to this legislation. And, as the process continues, I will keep it updated with drafts of the bill, summaries of meetings and notices of what’s to come. Mary Cheh represents Ward 3 on the D.C. Council and chairs the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.

the ground for several years, despite repeated complaints from neighbors and the efforts of advisory neighborhood commissioner Sarah Green, according to The Washington Post. And in Park View, Mr. Gharai was the developer of the Redstone Condominiums at 3577 Warder St. According to a neighborhood blog by advisory neighborhood commissioner Kent Boese, the developer razed an entire house — one of the first in that neighborhood — without a permit, and then claimed economic hardship to get a curb cut that the neighborhood commission had opposed. Three strikes is enough. The neighbors do indeed fear the worst, as that is exactly what has happened before. We cannot accept such a high degree of risk to our community. Martin Sullivan On behalf of N Street Neighbors

D.C. should address income inequality

David Introcaso’s plea for humanity [“D.C. janitors deserve better treatment,” Letters to the Editor, April 16] brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for saying what should be said — for many eyes

Tom Sherwood is on vacation. his column will resume when he returns.

to see — on the front page of The Washington Post. I also applaud Jim McGrath for hitting the nail on the head about the lack of affordable housing in D.C. [“District must protect housing affordability,” Letters to the Editor, April 16.] Years ago I was walking around downtown Toronto and discovered what looked like lowincome housing, but the buildings and grounds were immaculately maintained and there was a nicely designed playground where children were running, playing and having fun in a safe urban space. The housing project was conveniently located close to downtown and public transit with electric buses and trolleys running all over the place like in European cities. Toronto is one of the most racially and culturally diverse cities in the world, and that makes it a very exciting place to be. Schoolteachers, firefighters, librarians, police officers and even train conductors like me can afford to live in the city. Wow! Why can’t we have diversity in D.C. and other gentrifying American cities? Why must Georgetown and Dupont Circle cater to the rich? Washington is becoming a racially segregated city again. Of course Canadians have universal health care and gay marriage, which shows the government cares about all people. Sam Jennings Dupont Circle

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Wednesday, april 23, 2014

Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from April 14 through 20 in local police service areas.

psa PSA 101 101 â&#x2013; downtown

Theft â&#x2013; F and 11th streets; 2:13 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, F St.; 8:55 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, F St.; 9:15 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 14th St.; 3:29 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 10th St.; 4:55 p.m. April 20. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  750-799 block, 10th St.; 9:17 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  G and 10th streets; 12:13 a.m. April 20. â&#x2013;  G and 11th streets; 12:48 a.m. April 20.

psa 102

â&#x2013; gallery PSA 102 place

penn QUarter

Robbery â&#x2013; F and 9th streets; 12:53 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  500-599 block, E St.; 4:10 a.m. April 19 (with gun). Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  500-599 block, 4th St.; 9 p.m. April 18. Theft â&#x2013;  400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 7:10 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, 7th St.; 7:43 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 12:12 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  700-899 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 1:13 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, L St.; 3:53 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, F St.; 4:35 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  7th Street and Indiana Avenue; 8:40 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 1:21 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 4:35 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  800-899 block, 7th St.; 7:02 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 5:24 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 2:25 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  510-599 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 4:20 p.m. April 19. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  7th and I streets; 2 a.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, L St.; 8:13 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, G St.; 9:55 a.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, F St.; 12:13 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 4:38 a.m. April 20.

St.; 1:58 a.m. April 19. Theft â&#x2013; 3246-3299 block, Aberfoyle Place; 5:30 p.m. April 14. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3300-3599 block, Legation St.; 11:13 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Rittenhouse St.; 2:37 p.m. April 17.

psa 202

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 3000-3099 block, Woodland Drive; 7 p.m. April 20.

psa 205

â&#x2013; Friendship heights PSA 202

â&#x2013; palisades / spring valley PSA 205

Theft â&#x2013; 4516-4599 block, 44th St.; 4:50 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  4620-4699 block, 40th St.; 9:48 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, 40th St.; 2:27 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  5254-5299 block, Western Ave.; 6:43 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 5:12 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:53 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 9:02 p.m. April 17.

Theft â&#x2013; 2300-2699 block, 44th St.; 5:10 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  5000-5009 block, MacArthur Blvd.; 8:30 a.m. April 20. â&#x2013;  Canal Road; 6:05 p.m. April 20.

Theft from auto â&#x2013; Wisconsin Avenue and Grant Road; 6:16 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, Yuma St.; 7:48 a.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  4300-4308 block, 45th St.; 11:24 a.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  3700-3799 block, Yuma St.; 8:37 a.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  3900-3999 block, Huntington St.; 10:39 a.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  Brandywine and 40th streets; 9:25 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  4100-4199 block, River Road; 9:34 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  42nd Place and Military Road; 4:20 a.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  Fort Drive and Grant Road; 1 p.m. April 19.

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tenleytown / aU park

psa 203

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

cleveland park

Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 3500-3599 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:40 a.m. April 18. Burglary â&#x2013;  4500-4529 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:14 p.m. April 19. Theft â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Connecticut Ave.; 2 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  3319-3499 block, Connecticut Ave.; 6:08 p.m. April 14. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3700-3799 block, 35th St.; 8:26 a.m. April 19.

psa 204

â&#x2013; MassachUsetts avenUe

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

psa PSA 201 201

Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013; 2301-2499 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 12:41 a.m. April 14.

Burglary â&#x2013; 2919-2999 block, McKinley

Theft â&#x2013; 2700-2799 block, 29th St.;

â&#x2013; chevy chase

11:21 a.m. April 14. â&#x2013; 2600-2699 block, Woodley Road; 12:40 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  2700-2799 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 10:05 a.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  2200-2298 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:30 p.m. April 18.

wesley heights / Foxhall

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 3700-3799 block, University Ave.; 9:26 a.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  4800-4899 block, Upton St.; 11:02 a.m. April 16.

psa PSA 206 206

Theft â&#x2013; 3100-3199 block, P St.; 1 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, K St.; 12:08 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  1224-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:41 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  1851-2008 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:33 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  1670-1677 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 7:55 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  3200-3275 block, M St.; 2 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  3200-3275 block, M St.; 3:25 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  3000-3029 block, K St.; 4:12 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; 4:36 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  3000-3049 block, M St.; 8:59 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  3200-3275 block, M St.; 12:51 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  1851-2008 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:14 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  3000-3049 block, M St.; 3:15 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  1224-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 10 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  31st and K streets; 6:17 p.m. April 20. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  37th Street and St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place; 10:52 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, O St.; 5:20 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  3601-3699 block, M St.; 8 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  1851-2008 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:59 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  3036-3099 block, M St.; 1:28 a.m. April 19.

psa PSA 207 207

â&#x2013; Foggy bottoM / west end

Burglary â&#x2013; 800-899 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 1:59 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  2300-2399 block, N St.; 9:42 p.m. April 20. Motor vehicle theft

â&#x2013; 1100-1199 block, 19th St.; 10:50 p.m. April 19. Theft â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, 17th St.; 10:26 a.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  820-899 block, 20th St.; 1:21 p.m. April 14. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, Vermont Ave.; 1 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  2200-2399 block, Virginia Ave.; 8:34 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, K St.; 8:42 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, New York Ave.; 11 a.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  I and 22nd streets; 4:20 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, Vermont Ave.; 9:12 p.m. April 15. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, G St.; 7:24 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 9:55 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, Vermont Ave.; 12:45 a.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, G St.; 7:50 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  Pennsylvania Avenue and 25th Street; 7:21 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, H St.; 7:39 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, 16th St.; 11:05 a.m. April 19.

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Theft from auto â&#x2013; 1100-1199 block, 15th St.; 9:55 a.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, I St.; 11:37 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  2600-2699 block, L St.; 1:30 a.m. April 19.

psa 208

â&#x2013; sheridan-kaloraMa PSA 208

dUpont circle

Robbery â&#x2013; 1800-1899 block, Jefferson Place; 3:20 a.m. April 17 (with gun). â&#x2013;  1615-1699 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 6:41 p.m. April 19. Burglary â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, P St.; 2:03 a.m. April 14. Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, 20th St.; 11:30 a.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  20th and N streets; 5:44 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 10:26 p.m. April 19. Theft â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Jefferson Place; 2:45 p.m. April 16. â&#x2013;  2100-2129 block, S St.; 6:15 p.m. April 17. â&#x2013;  2015-2099 block, P St.; 2:10 a.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, Jefferson Place; 12:06 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1:45 p.m. April 19. â&#x2013;  1-7 block, Dupont Circle; 9:18 a.m. April 20. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, R St.; 4:50 p.m. April 20. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, Connecticut Ave.; 12:29 p.m. April 18. â&#x2013;  17th and O streets; 11:20 a.m. April 19.









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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at School Without Walls, 2130 G St. NW. For details, visit ANC 2B ANCCircle 2B Dupont

■ dupont circle

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The commission will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW, to consider a public space application for a sidewalk cafe at Lupo Verde, 1401 T St. NW. The commission’s Transportation and Public Infrastructure Committee will meet afterward to discuss priority topics for 2014 and ongoing projects. The commission will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit ANC 2D ANC 2D Sheridan-Kalorama

■ sheridan-kalorama

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW. For details, visit or contact ANC 2E ANC 2E Georgetown ■ GeorGetown / cloisters Cloisters burleith / hillandale The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. Agenda items include: ■ public safety report. ■ financial report. ■ transportation report. ■ commendation for Peter Prindiville. ■ discussion with D.C. Department of Public Works director William Howland regarding the agency’s functions and options for residents regarding newly distributed trash and recycling containers. ■ announcement of plans for a Georgetown Presbyterian Church picnic in Volta Park on Sunday, Sept. 28. ■ discussion of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority proposal to remove the northbound bus stop for 30s buses at Wisconsin Avenue and Dumbarton Street. ■ discussion of a D.C. Department of Transportation proposal to add 40 feet of “No Parking School Days” restrictions on the east side of 35th Street next to Hardy Middle School. ■ discussion of an application to remove a ginkgo tree at 1312 27th St. ■ consideration of an Old Georgetown Board application by the

Citizens Association of Georgetown

I write this on April 19 to express my concern — and the concern, I believe, of many others — about the new streetscape that appeared this week in Georgetown. I returned from a trip of several weeks to find our sidewalks littered with shiny new recycling cans and Supercans for trash. It is a black eye for the District’s Department of Public Works that the agency would decide to distribute the two cans in front of our homes in a week with a trash collection holiday, with Easter on Sunday and when many families with school-age children are on spring break. So here is what I see walking through the east side of our historic community: cans that have never moved from their drop-off location (people out of town?), the smaller of the two cans to be used for garbage full and the tops not closing fully, and recycling cans at front doors and spilling out of alleys because we don’t have any place to store them. Add the fact that email traffic seems to indicate that people can’t find out definitively how to have the new cans, if unwanted, returned to the Department of Public Works or how to manage to have the old bins and trash cans picked up in a timely fashion. Our local government should be aware that the Georgetown House Tour is scheduled for this coming Saturday, with the Georgetown Garden Tour on May 10. These events attract thousands of out-of-town guests and supporters who also shop in our commercial district. Are they going to have to maneuver around trash and recycling cans still on our sidewalks? I agree with the general idea of having cans with secure tops and expect to see much less paper and trash blowing down our sidewalks and caught in our gutters. I also support the goal of having no plastic trash bags left on the sidewalks overnight, inviting rats and other creatures. However, the delivery plan in place isn’t working. The District should communicate one set of instructions to us, notify all employees who take 311 calls of what those instructions are and before this weekend pick up cans that are not wanted. As good neighbors, we should put the cans of those we know are out of town in a location that cannot be seen from the street and let them know where they are stored. — Pamla Moore National Park Service, the D.C. Department of Transportation and Cultural Tourism DC for concept and final approval of Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail wayfinding signs on lampposts, as well as interpretive signs at Tudor Place and Dumbarton House. ■ consideration of an Old Georgetown Board application for concept approval of a new residential building at 3601-3607 M St. ■ consideration of an Old Georgetown Board application for concept approval of new construction and alterations at 2709-2715 N St., the site of Alexander Memorial Baptist Church. ■ consideration of other Old Georgetown Board matters: 1552 33rd St., residence, replacement metal fence on areaway, metal gate, permit; 1686 34th St., residence, alterations to chimney and porch, replacement windows, concept; 3336 Dent Place, residence, threestory rear addition, alterations to front, concept; 1622 Wisconsin Ave., mixed-use, two-story infill addition plus basement, alterations permit; 3332 O St., residence, metal fence on brick wall in front yard, concept; 1357 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, three-story rear addition, revised concept; 3600 M St., office building, demolish and reconstruct brick walls, alterations to roof terraces for waterproofing work, permit; and 3015 P St., residence, one-story rear addition, dormer, concept. For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. For details, visit ANC 3B ANCPark 3B Glover ■ Glover park / cathedral heiGhts The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, call 202-338-2969, email or visit ANC 3C ANC 3C Cleveland Park ■ 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 19, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring ■ sprinG valley / wesley heiGhts Wesley Heights palisades / kent / Foxhall The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Commons at the Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Road NW. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit


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Johns anchors area’s top lacrosse squad By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Brian Kapur/The Current

Gussie Johns, a Georgetown resident, has helped lead St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes to an 18-0 record, including a 12-3 win over Visitation yesterday in a pivotal ISL AA showdown.

If you combine the hand-eye coordination of a baseball and tennis player, a basketball defender’s ability to read cutters and the explosive leg strength of an ice hockey player, the result wouldn’t be Frankenstein’s monster — it would be an elite women’s lacrosse goalie. Gussie Johns, a Georgetown resident who plays for St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes in Alexandria, has played a variety of sports since she was 3, including 10 years of baseball and boys lacrosse. Now a highly-touted girls lacrosse player, Johns also plays tennis and basketball at St. Stephen’s and ice hockey outside of school. In lacrosse, Johns’ well-rounded approach has helped make her into a dynamic goalie who not only blocks opponent’s shots, but also coordinates the defense and jump-starts offensive transition runs from between the pipes. “She is doing a great job of leading, dictating what she wants the defense to do and where to force the ball,” said Saints coach Kathy Jenkins. “In the huddles and everything, her leadership has been fabulous — she’s like another assistant coach for us.” Johns has secured not only the trust of the Saints’ coaching staff, but also the respect of her teammates. “Gussie is unbelievable,” said sophomore midfielder Ellie Carson. “I think of her as another coach. When I have a question on defense

or anything, I know that I can go to her.” Johns has also benefited over the years from the Saints’ talented offensive players, whom she constantly duels in training, and from her fellow defenders, who allow only small shooting windows for the opposition. “It’s just a lot of practice,” said Johns. “My defense is able to force them to the outside, so even when they do get a one-on-one, it’s a very low-angle shot, which helps me out a lot because I don’t have to cover as much of the goal. I’ve learned to cut off angles by just going against these great players in practice.” So far this season, Johns — one of the few returning starters from the Saints’ 27-1 team in 2013 — has had 91 saves in 17 games. “On defense we have a really athletic and quick defense, so we’re going to take a lot of chances,” said Johns. “I’m expecting to have a great year.” Johns’ presence on the field forces opposing teams to game-plan. Aubrey Andre, who served as an assistant at St. Stephen’s for four years and also coached against Johns at Visitation during the past two seasons, said attackers can’t just fling the ball at the cage. Instead, they have to work Johns out of position. “She anticipates very well and will make key interceptions and great saves,” said Andre. “In order to score on her, a shooter must bait and move her ... Otherwise she will consistently make the save. Against Gussie and her team, you cannot

waste a possession with a poorly positioned shot.” Andre has high hopes for her former player. “She is the most athletic player on the field, and she knows lacrosse and sports,” said Andre. “She is very capable and intelligent. It was a joy to coach her. I look forward to hearing how Gussie’s career continues through college, and I hope one day that she will take on a role and share her lacrosse knowledge as a coach or official.” This season the Saints offense has been tasked with replacing Carly Reed and Margaret Tucker Fogarty, who combined for 222 goals, and Besser Dyson, who set a school single-season record of 201 points (combining assists and goals). But with Johns anchoring the goal and the rest of the defenders starting to find chemistry, St. Stephen’s is rolling again this season with an 18-0 record. “I think we’re going to have a really dynamic year,” said Johns. “It’s going to be much different than last year, where we relied on one or two players to really be our offense. This year we can go from a bunch of different angles and switch it up a lot more.” After Johns graduates, she’ll play for the University of Southern California, where she’ll get to work with a talented coaching staff including Lindsey Munday, who helped Northwestern win five NCAA championships as a player and then as assistant coach from 2005 to 2009. Johns will See Lacrosse/Page 10

Maret hoops star selects Shepherd By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

When Maret senior Steffen Davis was younger, he was a natural at football and baseball, but his true love was basketball. Despite being — as he put it — “horrible at basketball when I started playing,” his passion pushed him to excel. “I didn’t mind putting in the time and effort in to be the best player I can be,” said Davis. “Going into high school, everyone told me I was going to be special one day, but I never thought it would get me this far. It shows what hard work and effort can do when you truly love a sport like basketball.” That sense of drive was rewarded Friday, when Davis accepted a scholarship to play basketball for Shepherd University in West Virginia next year. “I want to major in communications, and the program there is new and modern, which could potentially help me in the future for job opportunities,” said Davis. “Athletically the basketball team is really good. The style of

play is what I’m used to from my time playing at Maret, and the comfort level with the coaches and players was great.” The senior had expanded his college search beyond merely the prestige of a Division I program — he wanted the right fit even if it meant playing at a lower level. “I feel like I can succeed a lot better in the classroom and on the court at a excellent Division II school like Shepherd rather then Division I, because the demands are not as high and time-consuming,” said Davis. “I hope in the future that players choose a school for what they have to offer you in the present and future, rather than the level or name of the school.” At Maret, Davis worked with fellow seniors Jalen Barnes and Drake Goddard (who recently committed to Wheeling Jesuit University) to put the Frogs on the basketball map by winning two straight Mid-Atlantic Conference crowns. “The experience that I had at Maret as a student athlete will be something that I never forget,” said Davis. “The way I have grown as See Maret/Page 10

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Maret senior Steffen Davis will play basketball for Shepherd Univeristy next year.

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Eagles eye WCAC crown on the diamond By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer



During the spring season, Gonzaga is usually considered a lacrosse and rowing powerhouse, while the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; baseball team has been an afterthought in the competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. This year, that reputation has motivated the team to start the season strong, with a 13-5 record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love when people say that, because it makes us the underdog,â&#x20AC;? said senior catcher James Orfini. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have nothing to lose when we play. Gonzaga has been stellar on the diamond so far this year, earning a 20-1 statement win to snap a two-game losing streak to Wilson in a five-inning decision at Fort Reno Monday afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was good for our team and for getting recognized in the D.C. area,â&#x20AC;? said senior pitcher Jack Hennessy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beaten them over the last couple of years. We made a statement.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles jumped ahead of the Tigers in the top of the first inning by ringing up five runs, including RBIs by senior first baseman Billy Begala and junior infielder Connor Griffin. Hennessy, who started his first game of the season after suffering a broken foot, was unflappable on the mound, earning six strikeouts while his team allowed just two hits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been six months since I started a game,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love starting because it feels like the game goes by so much faster.â&#x20AC;? Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bats remained hot as Begala and junior David Mervis each rang up three RBIs during the rout. The Eagles earned 18 hits and committed just four errors against the Tigers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our pitching has been pretty good all year,â&#x20AC;? said Gonzaga coach Andy Bradley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hitting has started to come around lately. We were a little inconsistent hitting earlier in the season. Today it seems that when they were

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Gonzaga routed Wilson 20-1 on Monday afternoon.

given the opportunity to hit, they really took advantage of it.â&#x20AC;? With Hennessy back in the starting rotation, the Eagles believe they have enough arms to withstand the rigors of the season, which includes a lot of back-to-back games thanks to weather postponements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a good quality problem,â&#x20AC;? said Bradley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of good pitchers, but with how many games we have coming up and the playoff format coming up, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to need as much pitching as we can possibly get.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles hope to use their deep bullpen and hot bats to end their drought with the WCAC baseball crown, which dates back to 2000. One of the players on that championship squad was Bradley, who was a senior at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that we have a very good chance at making a run at the championship,â&#x20AC;? Bradley said of this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of the more talented teams weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had over the last six years.â&#x20AC;?

LACROSSE: Johns will play at USC next season



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also work directly with the Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defensive coordinator, Devon Willis, who has served as goalie on national teams since 2007. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a collegiate program thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only in its infancy after being established in 2012. But playing there means a chance to help create a tra-

dition, which intrigued Johns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to get out there and just have the opportunity to be a part of building a program and start something new,â&#x20AC;? she said. At St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;so much rich history, and Coach Jenkins has built such a great program. [At USC] itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a part of building a history.â&#x20AC;?

But before she moves on to the next level, Johns hopes to leave a legacy at St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & St. Agnes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be considered one of the best goalies to ever come through here,â&#x20AC;? said Johns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than that. I want to be considered a great teammate and a great leader. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about the play, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also about how you treat people.â&#x20AC;?


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a person is all credited to Coach [Garrett] Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell. He made me into the player that I am, and I thank him for all the time and effort that he put into me that led to my successful career at Maret.â&#x20AC;? After helping elevate Maretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program, Davis hopes to leave an equally big mark at Shepherd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want my experience at Shepherd to be similar to

Scores Boys lacrosse

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12, Ireton 5 Trinity 11, GDS 4 Bullis 7, St. Albans 3 The Heights 16, Sidwell 9 Ryken 7, St. Albans 6 Good Counsel 6, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 Prep 10, Gonzaga 7 Sidwell 8, GDS 0

what I had at Maret in terms of winning championships and making it to the NCAA tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Davis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to break their three-point record.â&#x20AC;? Davis could see immediate playing time at Shepherd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have guards that are graduating and one of them is a really good three-point shooter and plays like me, so the opportunity to potentially step into his role and play lots of minutes and maybe start was there for me,â&#x20AC;? Davis said.

Gonzaga 12, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell 9 Saint James 3, Maret 1 St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7, St. Albans 3

Madeira 12, GDS 3 Sidwell 15, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9

Girls lacrosse

Potomac School 5, GDS 2 Covenant Life 17, Field 8 Ryken 3, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1 Maret 11, Wilson 1 Gonzaga 10, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell 7 Gonzaga 2, St. Albans 0 Washington Christian 12, Field 7

Ireton 18, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 GDS 15, Maret 6 Brighton 17, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 Good Counsel 18, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18, Field 8 Holton-Arms 17, Sidwell 6 Brighton 8, Visitation 7


Flint Hill 8, GDS 0 Gonzaga 11, Ireton 1 St. Albans 7, Maret 1 Maret 10, Sidwell 5 Sidwell 15, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 Bell 16, Anacostia 4 Bell 17, Roosevelt 4 Walls 21, Carroll 4 Roosevelt 16, Richard Wright 1 Gonzaga 20, Wilson 1

Sidwell 14, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7, Ryken 1


Episcopal 13, Sidwell 3 Maret 17, St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1 Paul VI 15, Visitation 0 Stone Ridge 17, GDS 7 Visitation 14, Sidwell 2 Cathedral 7, Holy Child 5 Holton-Arms 17, GDS 6 Maret 19, Madeira 0

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Wednesday, april 23, 2014


Spotlight on Schools British School of Washington


Last week in physics we started a new topic: waves. Mrs. Whitelaw, my physics teacher, began by sharing some very useful basic knowledge on waves. We then looked at different frequencies of waves and how they affect the wave speed. After we learned formulas and did book work, we looked at the two ways energy can be transferred by waves: In a longitudinal wave, the particle displacement is parallel to the direction of wave propagation; and in the transverse wave, the particle displacement is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation, going up and down like water waves. Mrs. Whitelaw made sure we learned this by demonstrating the wave motion using a Slinky. We then took a closer look at the electromagnetic spectrum, which was very interesting. We were assigned a partner and had to pick an electromagnetic radiation. We then chose X-rays and had to create a PowerPoint in which we talked about where to find them, how they could be used, the dangers associated with them and how to protect yourself from them. Mrs. Whitelaw is still teaching us about waves, and she has definitely developed my interest in the topic. — Antoni Stamm, Year 10 Washington (ninth-grader)

Edmund Burke School

In sixth grade at Edmund Burke School, we try all of the three languages that are offered: Spanish, Latin and French. We also try different types of arts to see what we want to do next year. Each trimester we try a new kind of art. In our class “Diving In,” we explore the musical arts and drama. In the first trimester we took drama, where we learned improv games and stage combat. In our favorite game, you pretended you were in a taxi and one person had to have a “quirk,” and everybody else was supposed to copy it.

Georgetown Day School

The senior class surprised the entire school last Tuesday, April 15, when we carried out the notorious, but traditional, senior prank. This year, the focal point of our prank was the hundreds, if not thousands, of feet of yarn and string that we affixed to chairs, doors and banisters and strung across the forum and second-floor hallway areas of the school, rendering them nearly impassable. Additionally, we removed and rearranged desks from the English classrooms, filled offices with balloons, poured green food coloring into various 5-gallon water coolers, double- and triple-parked in the parking lot, and most notably, hired a mariachi band. The annual Art Show opened last week and will run until April 30. The event showcases students’ work from classes in the studio art department including graphic design, drawing and painting, photography and even film. — Carlton Marshall II, 12th-grader





In the second trimester we tried band class. Each student was given an instrument to study and we looked at musical theory. We were split into two sections for this trimester, one of which performed “All-Star” by Smashmouth and the other group did “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley and “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. In the current trimester, we are in chorus. We work on voice warmups like lip buzzes and the vocal siren. We have a teacher’s helper from 12th grade who is interested in becoming a music teacher. To choose a song, we all write one song each on the board, then we listen to them and then vote on our favorites. We chose “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan. — Sasha Isabel Rosenbaum and Maya Green Johnson-Fraidin, sixth-graders




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Recently the third-graders went on a field trip. On the tour bus, we passed famous places and the guide told us interesting facts about the landmarks. We visited the important monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial. Our guide, a park ranger, told us all the history of the monuments. We also saw other park rangers dressed up as Civil War troops. As we walked up to the Lincoln Memorial we got a view of what Martin Luther King Jr. saw when he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. We stood exactly where he gave his speech. In third grade we are also getting prepared to vote for the executive, legislative and judicial branches as part of social studies. We have been working on posters, speeches and IDs. Soon we will start making a whole city with stores, malls and best of all the White House. We are reading books and going on field trips to learn about voting. — Annika Jobanpotra, Ava McKeever and Neeka Sadeghi, third-graders

Our Lady of Victory School

The annual Archdiocese of Washington Band Festival took place on Sunday, April 6, at St. John’s College High School. OLV combined with Annunciation Catholic School to form one band. We played “Two Modal Episodes” and “Festival of the Gladiators.” This is my second year playing the flute. I like our band director Shawn McNamara because he is firm but kind and has a sense of humor. He encourages us to practice 20 minutes every day, which will make us better musicians.

When I arrived at the festival, our band unpacked our instruments and went into a practice room with Mr. McNamara to go over our music before the performance. When we were introduced, we took our places on the stage and made sure we sat up straight. Mr. McNamara told us not to rush our parts and beforehand I told myself to play my best. Once we started up, it flew by. At the end we stood up and the audience applauded. My family and I stayed to watch the next band play. After that they gave out the awards. The OLV/ Annunciation band received an “Excellent” rating and a gold trophy. Mr. McNamara told me that I could bring the trophy to school and present it to our principal Mrs. Martinez. What a great day! — Adelaide M., fifth-grader

St. Albans Lower School

At St. Albans, playing fields have finally thawed from the perennial blanket of snow and are ready for spring sports. But nature has not been the only one in frenzy these past few weeks. The lacrosse, baseball, track and voyageur teams are settling into a routine for the third and final athletic trimester. All four groups are excited to finally get outside, for the first two weeks were spent inside, due to our February snow. The lacrosse and baseball teams have hit the ground running, recording a plethora of wins in their first few games. The track squad has been practicing hard for its upcoming meet against St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. The boys in voyageur have begun to hone their skills in rock-climbing and other team-building activities. This May, St. Albans will begin

building a new all-weather field, accompanied by a regulation track. Although a year of construction awaits, in 2016 St. Albans will be able to host its first track meet in over 50 years. — Matthew Deegan, Form II (eighth-grader)

St. Ann’s Academy

On April 14, the eighth-grade class ventured to DeMatha High School where students participated in a DNA extracting lab. They scraped, lysed and extracted the DNA from their cheek cells. It was very exciting! On April 15, the seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in an EGGcellent experiment: the St. Ann’s Egg Drop. They created a support system with certain constraints, the goal being to protect the uncooked egg. The month of May holds some wonderful activities — for example, the science fair, the spring concert, a night for arts and sciences to celebrate the China unit in art, and wonderful and educational field trips, including a tour of the Library of Congress and U.S. Botanic Garden. — Seventh-graders

Shepherd Elementary

My family drove to Chicago for spring break. It’s cold here. During the week it snowed; on that day we went to see “Captain America.” Yesterday, I went to the zoo with my cousins and grandparents. Today we’re at Wrigley Field to see the Cubs take on Cincinnati. My dad is a lifelong Cubs fan. My sister is wearing her Nats T-shirt. I hope everyone is enjoying the break as much as I am! — Henry Trimble, fourth-grader

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A Look at the Market in Northwest Washington

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ment for new vegetation. Sikora has also used the Christmas trees to fill in the eroding bank on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scary Trail.â&#x20AC;? He started by collecting them around the neighborhood after the holidays ended. Later, tree lots and nurseries began delivering unused trees in bulk. On Saturday, Sikora said he has already installed 4,500 trees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a many-many-year experiment. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to work, but the goal is to have roots growing out of the soil,â&#x20AC;? Shaw explained.

While she credits her husband for doing the heavy lifting she has focused on removing the aggressive nonnative plants such as English ivy and replacing them with Virginia creeper vines. Behind the Francis playground, Shaw has created a meadow filled with milkweed flowers, helping to attract monarch butterflies. With cuts in the Park Service budget, Sikora said he and his wife have often spent their own money in maintaining the park. He said they

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Walls Home and School Association president Jean Boland said this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshman class hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten to know Trogisch, because he has spent most of his time at the FrancisStevens location. Walls sophomore Yared Lingo also testified, asking that high school students never be required to travel

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Fl wer Mart’s 75th Year

"Loi Thai, Tone on Tone"

Sponsored by All Hallows Guild

A benefit for the beautiful and historic Cathedral grounds accessible to visitors year round

Friday May 2 – 10am to 6pm & Saturday May 3 – 10am to 5pm

Washington national Cathedral Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues, NW

Family Fun – Rain or Shine – Free Admission PAy gARAge PARking AvAilAble • By Metro to Metrobus: Any 30 series bus


wednesday, april 23, 2014

The CurrenT ■ Flower MarT 2014

A look at Flower Mart’s past


he first Flower Mart, held in artists (Jamaica); a world-renowned 1939, consisted of a handful gypsy violinist, singers and dancers of booths with jaunty green(Ukraine), Belgium’s floral carpet; and-white-striped awnings lining and huge U.S. and Canadian flags the Pilgrim Steps on the south side created out of thousands of flowers of Washington by the wife of National Cathedral. Canada’s ambassaIn that year, Miss dor. These are just a Belle Gurnee few of the wonders chaired the event that Flower Mart and was proud of has seen. the $1,282 raised to For each of the complete the stonelast nine years, 15 wall adjacent to the or more countries Pilgrim Steps. A and their embassies local newspaper have also created reported, “Flower large, one-of-a-kind Market Success; All floral displays for Hallows Guild the Cathedral’s Vendors and booths line Benefit Is Attended 102-foot-tall nave. By Many … and so the Pilgrim Steps in 1942. These beautiful and successful was the artful displays show event that the words ‘next year’ flowers, colors and topography of were words heard often.” each country against a dramatic and stunning backdrop.

First Ladies

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first first lady to attend Flower Mart — she was interested in seeing the wares brought to the “Market” by local farmer’s wives. In 1940, Mrs. Edith Wilson acted as a cashier at one of the flower booths on the Pilgrim Steps. Eight first ladies have “opened” or attended Flower Mart — Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Wilson, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Pat Nixon, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Barbara Bush — though some participated while their husband was still vice president.

Theme Countries

Welcome Spring at Sequels! “A hidden treasure of a shop!” Couture Consignments 4115 Wisconsin Ave. NW (at the corner of Van Ness St.) Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 Mention Flower Mart and receive a gift when you come in.

In 1954, festival organizers first asked an embassy to be a “theme country” for the Mart, adding the awareness and fun that another country’s culture and food can bring to the festival. The first country honored was France, and Mrs. Richard M. Nixon, as wife of the vice president, joined Mme. Henri Bonnet, wife of the French ambassador, to cut the ribbon for the Opening Ceremonies. That Flower Mart set a pattern and tradition that is still followed today. Since that time, 45 countries other than the United States have been honored at Flower Mart. All Hallows Guild is grateful to all of the countries, embassies, ambassadors and wives of ambassadors that have participated in Flower Mart — giving our unique family festival spectacular entertainment, pageantry and beauty unmatched by any other event. In 1993, for example, our honored country of Denmark brought a gorgeous model of the U.S. Capitol made entirely of Lego blocks, as well as the musical and marching Tivoli Boys Guard. Over the years, other honored countries have provided flag throwers and an 1,800-pound olive press (Italy); a carriage pulled by a team of Spanish horses (Spain); the Kingston Boys Choir and national

Antique Carousel

Since 1963, All Hallows Guild has brought out its antique carousel to delight young and old. Prior to that, the Guild had rented merry-gorounds for the Mart. Restoring the carousel through donors who honored or memorialized friends or family members was the brainchild of All Hallows Guild board member Joyce Hanks. Each of the 13 horses, nine menagerie animals and two chariots were lovingly restored by the Cathedral’s master carpenter, John Drew, and the members of the Nation’s Capital Chapter of the National Society of Decorative Painters. The 1890s wooden carousel is the last surviving carousel made by the U.S. Merry-Go-Round Co. It is set up only once a year — at Flower Mart.

Volunteers and Tradition

The thread of friendship — an enduring daisy chain of sorts —has formed the history of Flower Mart. Fond memories include a Mart among the carved stones of the West Front during the lengthy construction of the Cathedral — as well as the area garden clubs that have operated booths or come as volunteers to the Mart for almost its entire history. That friendship among the faithful, many of whom work at the Mart year after year, sustains this unique festival. Today Flower Mart booths encircle the Cathedral. Music, dance, puppet shows, children’s rides and games, flower booths, gift boutique vendors, used books, White Elephant Sale treasures and a variety of wonderful foods make the Flower Mart experience a memorable one for the whole family. Based on recent years’ attendance, about 20,000 people will attend the two-day Mart. The proceeds will once again benefit the Washington National Cathedral’s remarkable 59 acres of gardens and grounds. — Linda Daisley and Missy Warfield

The CurrenT ■ Flower MarT 2014

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Welcome to Flower Mart 2014 — Our 75th Year Washington’s Premier Springtime Festival ■ Most events are free; others require a small fee. Sponsored by All Hallows Guild for the benefit of the gardens and grounds of Washington National Cathedral “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel

Friday, May 2 10 a.m. ■ Opening Ceremony, West Front Regensburgerdom German Men & Boys Choir Sarsaparilla, NCS A Cappella Choir “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel 11 a.m. ■ “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Noon ■ Holy Eucharist, Cathedral High Altar 12:15 p.m. ■ NCS Lower School Choir and STA Forms C-B-A Chorus, West Front 1 p.m. ■ Greece’s Karpouzi Trio, West Front “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel 1:30 p.m. ■ NCS and STA Middle School Choirs, West Front 2 p.m. ■ NCS/STA School Orchestras (Lower, Middle, Upper), Cathedral High Altar “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Celebrate With 75th Anniversary Cake, Flower Mart Anniversary and Embassy Tent (#28 on map) 3 p.m. ■ NCS/ STA Dancers, West Front

4 p.m. ■ Australia’s Cameron McCarthy, didgeridoo performer, West Front 5:30 p.m. ■ Evening Prayer, War Memorial Chapel 6 p.m. ■ Flower Mart Closes

Saturday, May 3 10 a.m. ■ Regensburgerdom German Men & Boys Choir, West Front “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 10:30 a.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 11 a.m. ■ Cathedral Voices, High Altar “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 11:30 a.m. ■ Ukraine’s Andrei Pidkivka and Solomia Gorokhivska, music, West Front Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map Noon ■ Japan’s Taiko performance, Japanese drumming, West Front

Holy Eucharist, High Altar Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 12:30 p.m. ■ Howard University Gospel Choir, West Front Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 1 p.m. ■ “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 1:30 p.m. ■ Hungary’s Mézeskalács Folkdance Group, West Front Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 1:45 p.m. ■ United Kingdom’s Pipes and Drums, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, West Front 2 p.m. ■ Onion Patch Boys, Washington’s Own Bluegrass, West Front “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Celebrate With 75th Anniversary Cake, Flower Mart Anniversary and Embassy Tent (#28 on map) Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map 3 p.m. ■ Regensburgerdom German Men & Boys Choir, Cathedral High Altar “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map

5 p.m. ■ Flower Mart Closes Times to be announced STA Jazz Ensemble STA Percussion Ensemble Madrigal Singers, Sarsaparilla and Jackets Off — Strolling Friday & Saturday as available

All Day ■ Friday and Saturday Exhibit — “Though the Earth Be Moved,” about the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the Cathedral, photographs by Colin Winterbottom; Pilgrim Gallery, seventh floor, Washington National Cathedral Demonstration — Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region Drawing Demonstration, featuring accomplished professional and amateur botanical artists; Friday and Saturday morning; Flower Mart Anniversary and Embassy Tent (#28 on map) Demonstration — Floral Arranging by Linda Hobbins and Louise Lynn of the Washington National Cathedral Flower Guild; Friday and Saturday morning; Flower Mart Anniversary and Embassy Tent (#28 on map)

Military families (veteran or active duty) will receive one free ride on the historic All Hallows Guild carousel for the whole family! The special offer is available for those in uniform or upon presentation of a military ID. There is a limit of one free ride per day.

Avoid the traffic

Take Metrorail to the Tenleytown-AU station and catch any 30 series Metrobus. You also can take the 90 series Metrobuses from the Woodley Park-Zoo station. Some parking is available in the Cathedral’s underground garage.

Late additions: Face painting and extra Tower Climb Betty Gordon and Allison Lineberger are a motherdaughter team that has kept the Flower Mart puppet show going year after year.

NCS Book Sale and Flower Mart: A long tradition For 60 years, National Cathedral School has sponsored a Used Book Sale to help All Hallows Guild maintain the gardens and grounds of Washington National Cathedral. The sale offers approximately 10,000 used books in categories such as children’s books, fiction, mysteries, cookbooks, gardening, history, sports, art, music and architecture. Most books are priced from less than a dollar up to $4, with some specialty books priced higher. Books that

4 p.m. ■ Elite Cheerleaders, West Front Evening Prayer, War Memorial Chapel

Military family special

The loyal puppeteers Mothers and daughters have come to Flower Mart as puppeteers, food preparers and general volunteers, adding to the rich fabric of the Mart’s legacy. That friendship among the faithful, many of whom work at the Mart year after year, even decade after decade, is one of the things that sustains this unique festival — as is the friendship that blooms with the embassy and Cathedral school families who bring so much to Flower Mart. Our puppeteers — Cathie Jones and her daughter, Mary Catherine Thompson; and Betty Gordon (puppeteer emeritus, retired) and her daughter Allison Lineberger — rank among our special loyal volunteers. You can see both Mary Catherine and Allison at work at this year’s puppet show, “Feathered Fables & Fairy Tales.” Show times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

3:30 p.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #67 on map

are not sold are offered to charter schools, literacy groups, halfway houses and military bases. Originally staffed by students, the first National Cathedral School book sale occurred in 1954 as a “Bookstall on the Seine” in a booth decorated with French prints and posters. The students dressed in shabby men’s clothing, wore berets, and were made up with goatees, beards and mustaches. That first book sale cleared more than $70 for All Hallows Guild.

The following year, the school continued its secondhand book sale in a booth with an old English thatched roof that was staffed by students dressed as characters from Dickens stories. Today, the sale is sponsored by the National Cathedral School Parents Association and staffed by more than 60 parent and student volunteers. In 2013, the sale raised more than $17,000 for All Hallows Guild with the sale of nearly 9,000 books.

Just added to the schedule are face painting in the children’s area (#117 on the map) and an extra Tower Climb at noon on Saturday. Participants will enjoy panoramic views of downtown D.C. and other nearby sites from the Cathedral’s Central Tower Bell-Ringing Chamber. Purchase tickets at #67 on the map.

White Elephant Booth spills its secrets

If you are looking for treasures, make your way to the White Elephant Booth. You’ll find everything from glassware to linens, from china to jewelry, and at varying price points. Someone else’s old treasures are looking to find a new home — possibly yours! The savviest Flower Mart regulars have long known the “White Elephant secret.” Antique dealers are among the earliest customers. Collectors hover over porcelain, china and decorative items. Young professionals come for recycled yet attractive home goods. Some of your neighbors may even be entertaining with beautiful White Elephant finds!


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Adults-2 tickets/$2, Child, 12 and under-1 ticket/$1 Show times: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Historic Carousel Ride, Children's Games & Rides Cake Walk, Cat-in-the-Hat, Duck Pond, Goldfish Toss, Turbo Tubs of Fun, Dixie Twister Swings, Extreme Air Inline Jumper, 5-sided Climbing Wall, Whirley Bird Ride, Pirate’s Revenge, Triple Threat Moonbounce, Backyard Slide Rides & Games are ticketed. Tickets $1 each/varying number of tickets required. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable



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Saturday, 10 am – 3:30 pm (except noon) Every Half Hour

St. Albans Springtime Celebration of North American Foods Sayre House - #116 on map

Climb over 300 steps, 300 ft. above the Ground Min. height 48 inches (4 ft.)

Chilled Asparagus Soup • Salmon a la Rainier Salad of Ancient Grains with Pecans and Radishes Sugar Snap Peas in Sesame • Lazy Mary Lemon Tartlets Almond Macaroons • Rhubarb Curd Shortbread

$10 per person

Historic carousel rides Traditional organ grinder and monkey Saturday 10-2:30 (except noon) Cakewalk, Duck Pond Turbo Tubs of Fun, Dixie Twister Swings, Extreme Air Inline Jumper, 5-sided Climbing Wall, Whirley Bird Ride, Pirate’s Revenge, Triple Threat Moonbounce, Backyard Slide

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85 Surfside 8 Sunshine Catering Italian beef sausage with peppers and onion; Pit beef, turkey, ham; Freedom Fries, soft pretzel, sodas and water 92 Swiss Bakery Lobster rolls, sausages, cookies, water, drinks, Bavarian pretzels, Austrian apple strudel, Swiss specialties

SHOPS AND SPECIALTY BOOTHS PLANTS, FLOWERS, BULBS 29 Arlington Rose Exquisite rose bushes and expert rose advice to growers and Foundation enthusiasts 14 Celestial Gardens Bonsai trees, exotic plants and accessories Inc. 65 Melwood Horticul- Baskets and plants tural Training Center 53 Peony’s Envy Peony plants and peony products for home and garden 87 The Orchid Station Beautiful blooming orchid plants 88 White’s Nursery Gorgeous blooming azalea and rhododendron plants 19 Willow Pond Farm Certified organic herb and perennial plants GARDEN ACCESSORIES 57 Foxgloves Garden gloves and hats 4 Garden Place Classic garden ornaments: urns, fountains, trellis, plaques,

and more 104 Instant Garden Artificial floral arrangements, garden hats, umbrellas 34 Kris Krafts Stained Mosaic birdbaths, tables, wind chimes, hummingbird feeders Glass and more

AMERICAN ART AND CRAFT 56 Hawksbill Pottery 42 Iris Grundler Potter/Artist 22 Jacalyn LLC

Stoneware pottery and ceramic wall reliefs Stoneware and porcelain pottery. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe Plein air paintings of the Cathedral and handmade sweaters with vintage buttons 18 Kathy Lynn Flower Lovely floral prints and local honey Photography

5 Nathan’s Forge Ltd. Forged ironwork for home and garden made by an authentic American blacksmith 54 Pleasant Valley Hand-cut wooden baskets, cutting boards, rolling pins and Woodcrafts more

GIFTS AND HOME ACCESSORIES 44 Arts of Asia Fair-trade crafts from Burma, Bali and Thailand - including

115 Blu Gnu Products 26 Cathey’s Vintage Linens 6 Dolce Collection

58 Maison 73 Mexican Art and Craft

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94 Nut-n-Better Cinnamon-roasted almonds and pecans 100 Robek’s Smoothies, water and snacks 96 Rocklands Barbe- BBQ chopped pork and chicken sandwiches, all-beef hotdogs, cue and Grilling Co. homemade cole slaw, chips, lemonade, sodas & water 116 St. Albans

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and French soaps Unique European styled gifts for house and garden Pewter and clay home accessories, textiles and jewelry Linen, silver, tabletop items, serve ware, ceramics, beach bags and pails Outdoor rugs from recycled plastic, buckets, totes, vases and more Handmade clay flower sculptures Home décor and personal accessories featuring American made and fair trade products Potpourri, sachets, and herb pillows, refresher oils and diffusers Hand-crafted olive oils; balsamic and wine vinegars; tapenades and salts Artisan tea, enhancers and shortbread

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Artisan chocolates and confections Glamorous vinaigrettes ensure that every salad is Dressing dressed to perfection 11 Moore’s Candy Gourmet chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries 47 Patisserie Poupon French pastries, cookies and desserts 61 Sweet Teensy Gourmet cupcakes, cookies, blondies, brownies & Boutique Bakery breads from premium ingredients CHILDREN’S APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES 111 Lil’ Fishy Baby onesies, dresses, t-shirts, aprons and bibs 113 The Barrette Lady Hair accessories for women and children 76 Witchy Poo Children’s jewelry and accessory items 114 Yo Wear Clothing Reversible dresses, skirts, aprons in 100% cotton fabrics Fashion and Accessories 52 A Pocket Full of Hand-decorated vintage handbags and accessories Posies 45 Andrea’s Beau Gorgeous hair ornaments for every occasion 35 Art & Craft, Natural cotton sweaters and dresses for women and girls Cuarto Suyos Be You Fashion 24 Hand-woven bags and hats from Madagascar and unique

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The CurrenT ■ Flower MarT 2014

A truly global entertainment lineup


lower Mart always offers a bevy of entertainment options, and this year it has even more than usual with performers sponsored by various embassies joining the lineup. Here are background details on many of this year’s offerings, including some local favorites returning to the Mart once again:

Embassy-Sponsored Entertainment Indigenous Australian Didgeridoo Performer Cameron McCarthy Courtesy of Embassy of Australia Cameron McCarthy, an Australian aboriginal performer, grew up in North Queensland, Australia. Since 1999 McCarthy has performed as a vocalist and didgeridoo player for the Cairns-based indigenous hip-hop group Blek Affiliation. Blek Affiliation’s socio-political music addresses many of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders today and has lyrics in both Aboriginal language and English. Since relocating to New York City in 2001, McCarthy has performed across the United States. He is a cultural affairs representative at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Australian Consulate General in New York and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C. Regensburger Domspatzen German Men & Boys Choir Courtesy of Embassy of Germany The Regensburger Domspatzen, the Regensburg cathedral choir, has been in existence for more than a thousand years. The internationally renowned choir, founded in the year 975 by Bishop Wolfgang, consists exclusively of boys and young men. On their tour through the USA the Regensburger Domspatzen will sing various songs from their spiritual repertoire with compositions of Palestrina, Pachelbel, Mozart, Rheinberger and Mendelssohn. They also will sing German folk songs, romantic choir music, spirituals, and songs from Humperdinck’s “Hänsel and Gretel” and Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” Karpouzi Trio Courtesy of Embassy of Greece In Greece, a karpouzi is a sugar baby melon — sweet and tasting of summer. In the D.C. area, Karpouzi is a group of friends who play music on traditional instruments from Greece. The trio is made up of Margaret Loomis (santouri), Len Newman (laouto) and Spyros Koliavasilis (vocals, oud, laouto, kemane). Mézeskalács Folkdance Courtesy of Embassy of Hungary This Hungarian folk dance group is called “Mézeskalács,” which means gingerbread in English. The members have performed locally in various folk dance groups at bazaars, Hungarian fairs and private school international fairs, as well as at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2013. Mézeskalács Folkdance features Isabelle Boone, Alexander Boone, William Boone, Anna Sprio and Andrew Spiro. The children are former students at Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary School. Taiko Performers — Mark Rooney and the Art of Japanese Drumming Courtesy of Embassy of Japan Mark Rooney studies, performs and

teaches taiko, a dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. Mark combines that traditional foundation with a modern sensibility to create performances and classes that are full of energy, endurance and excitement. As a performing artist, Mark’s credits span multiple continents and genres. While living in Wakayama, Japan, from 2000 to 2003, Mark performed with local taiko groups. He has also performed widely in Europe and the United States as a touring member of Marco Lienhard’s Taikoza. Andrei Pidkivka and Solomia Gorokhivska Courtesy of Embassy of Ukraine Concert flutist Andrei Pidkivka has been critically acclaimed in the United States and Europe as the pre-eminent performer and clinician of classical flute and traditional Eastern European wood flutes. His East European background and extensive world music research keep him in demand as a recording artist and a maker of folk flutes. He performs extensively in concerts and festivals across the United States. Dr. Solomia Gorokhivska has established her musical career as both a successful performer and an experienced instructor in violin, viola and piano. An International Laureate Award recipient in classical and folk music performance, she holds degrees from Ternopil State College of Music, Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine and the Catholic University of America. Dr. Gorokhivska is a member of Manhattan Symphonie in New York and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra of Baltimore. She is also co-founder of the world music ensemble Gerdan. Pipes and Drums, 1st Battalion Scots Guards Courtesy of Embassy of the United Kingdom Formed in 1642 as King James I’s Royal Guard, the Scots Guards have seen action around the world as the oldest un-amalgamated infantry regiment in the British Army. In years past, Pipers and Drummers have always traveled with their battalions, leading troops into battle. Today, the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards not only play regimental music, but serve as infantry assault engineers, maneuver support machine gunners and tactical intelligence specialists while deployed in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Embassy-sponsored entertainment includes (from top left) the Pipes and Drums, 1st Battalion Scots Guards; Regensburger Domspatzen German Men & Boys Choir; and indigenous Australian didgeridoo performer Cameron McCarthy. Shaquina “Quina” Oates. Terry Bender – Organ Grinder Terry Bender has been providing entertainment at Flower Mart and other area festivals for many years. Entertainment for young and old, Bender’s performances feature a mechanical monkey. Scots Guards Pipers wear full highland dress in Royal Stewart tartan and blue doublets. The Drummers wear bearskin caps and scarlet tunics embroidered with the “Fleur de Lyes” as a battle honor from the 18th century.

Washington Area Performers Onion Patch Boys The Onion Patch Boys are a bluegrass combo feature Chris Dockins (guitar and vocals), Jared Creason (string bass and vocals), Matt Slocum (banjo and vocals), Dan Purdy (mandolin and vocals) and Ken Shaw (fiddle and vocals). The band’s repertoire features lively bluegrass and mountain music with tight harmony vocals. Together since about 2009, the band has performed at Flower Mart three times previously. Howard University Gospel Choir The world-renowned Howard University Gospel Choir — the first college gospel choir on any collegiate campus in the nation — was founded in 1968 on the campus of Howard University under the auspices of the historic Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. Recent international tours have included Croatia and the Republic of Georgia. Alumni include Grammy Award winner Richard Smallwood and Elberta “Twinkie” Clark of the legendary Clark Sisters gospel group. The choir is currently under the direction of Howard University alum Reginald Golden. Elite Cheerleaders Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Elite Cheerleading Squad features girls ages 5 to 12 from the Clay Terrace neighborhood in Northeast D.C. Since September 2013, the girls have been training at the Richardson Youth Center, an afterschool program managed by Sasha Bruce Youthwork with offerings from gardening to cheerleading. Practices are led every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by 22-year-old coach

Cathedral Close Performers Washington Ringing Society The Washington Ringing Society is the volunteer organization responsible for ringing the Cathedral’s 10 change ringing bells for Sunday services and other important Cathedral events. The group began as the Cathedral Ringing Society shortly after the Cathedral’s bells were installed in 1963. With the installation of a set of change ringing bells at the Old Post Office in 1983, its name was changed. For Flower Mart, members provide brief demonstrations in conjunction with the Tower Climbs. Ed Nassor — Carillonneur Edward Nassor, the Cathedral’s carillonneur, plays classical and religious music on the 53-bell carillon in the lower belfry of the Cathedral’s Central Tower. On Saturday he will demonstrate playing music on the bells of the carillon to Tower Climb participants. National Cathedral School/St. Albans School Performers Ensembles from the combined Performing Arts Department of National Cathedral and St. Albans School will appear throughout Flower Mart. Performances on the West Front’s Pinnacle Stage will feature NCS Sasaparilla; NCS Lower School Choir; STA C, B, A Forms Chorus; NCS/STA Middle School Choirs; STA Jazz Ensemble; STA Percussion Ensemble; and STA Jackets Off. Additionally, the NCS/STA School Orchestras will appear on the High Altar inside the Cathedral. Cathedral Voices Cathedral Voices, Washington National Cathedral’s volunteer adult choir, sings at the 9 a.m. Sunday service and at special services such as Advent Lessons and Carols, the Bethlehem simulcast Christmas service and the Easter Vigil. The choir also performs annual concerts at Flower Mart.

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wo outstanding individuals housing industry and has served as are leading the 75th Flower a panelist and speaker at housing Mart to one of its most industry conferences around the exciting years with an especially country. With her two children splendid festival set for May 2 and attending Cathedral schools, Lucie 3. Filled with enthusiasm for their became a volunteer in the school yearlong appointment to create the activities as well as All Hallows 75th Flower Mart under the ausGuild’s annual Flower Mart festipices of All Hallows Guild at val. She chaired the St. Albans Washington National Cathedral, both Christina Grigorian and Lucie Lu Patton give great credit to their many committees and the 130-plus men and women who have joined the annual event’s cadre of volunteers. Both women lead Flower Mart 2014 committee chairs join with full lives with work and families, but “giv- co-chairs Christina Grigorian and Lucie Lu ing back” is one of Patton on the Cathedral Close. their most evident efforts. Café at Flower Mart, and her love Having come from a gardening of food, flowers and landscape led family, Grigorian has always to her present volunteer effort in enjoyed the beauties of the Close. celebration of the Mart’s diamond Her favorite flower is the queenly jubilee. Flowers are important to tulip, with the iris a close runnerLucie. Her favorite flower, the up. Christina , a Bethesda resident, orchid, is represented in a collecpracticing lawyer and mother of tion of 15 plants in her home, and three, Christina was first attracted she maintains a flourishing to Flower Mart activities when her Japanese garden outside. Another children were attending Cathedral favorite in her garden is the magschools. As an eager Flower Mart nificent peony, which brings good volunteer, she soon began chairing luck according to Chinese lore. In events, most recently the highly addition to her work with the All popular Children’s Rides and Hallows Guild, she is a member of Games. Ever the champion of the board of trustees of the Chinese beautiful vistas and gardens, School in Rockville. Christina realized the importance Christina and Lucie are workof maintaining the beauty of the ing with their committees to create Cathedral Close and providing the the musical events, food stations, financial resources necessary to do vendors booths and entertainment so. She is striving to advance the that bring the Cathedral Close mission of All Hallows Guild: to added energy each year during the preserve and maintain the 59-acre Mart. They are especially exuberclose. The annual Flower Mart has ant that a particularly large and been one of All Hallows Guild’s brilliant display of flower arrangelargest fundraising events. ments from Washington embassies Co-chair Lucie Du Patton will highlight the interior of the brings an expertise in business and Cathedral. Christina and Lucie will finance to an occasion marked also host embassy representatives with tradition in metropolitan from past Flower Marts’ honored Washington. She is president of Du countries during the Opening & Associates Inc., a comprehenCeremonies on Friday morning. sive asset management and housWith these two talents leading ing consulting company. She has the way, the 75th anniversary is spent 28 years in the multifamily sure to sparkle.

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Embassies Participating in Flower Mart 2014’s International Floral Exhibit 1. Embassy of the Republic of Armenia His Excellency Tatoul Markarian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia, and Mrs. Anahit Markarian Designer: The Women’s Guild of the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church

2. Embassy of Australia • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 2002 His Excellency Kim Beazley, Ambassador of Australia, and Ms. Susie Annus • Designer: Nova Dela Cruz 3. Embassy of Austria • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1961 and 2011 His Excellency Dr. Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of Austria • Designer: Johnson’s Florist and Garden Center 4. Embassy of Colombia His Excellency Luis Carlos Villegas, Ambassador of Colombia, and Ms. Carmela de Villegas 5. Embassy of Ecuador Her Excellency Nathalie Cely, Ambassador of Ecuador, and Mr. Alvaro Iván Hernández Alvarez Theme: “All You Need Is Ecuador — Four Worlds in One” 6. Embassy of Greece • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1959 and 1998 His Excellency Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece • Designer: Anna Katsikopoulou Theme: Protomagia — May Flower Wreath 7. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Mr. Clement Leung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States Designer: Joan Cheong of Greenworks Florist 8. Embassy of India His Excellency Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India, and Mrs. Kyoko Jaishankar • Designer: Rick Scott of Greenworks Florist Theme: Colors of Indian Flag 9. Embassy of Jamaica • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 2012 His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, Ambassador of Jamaica, and Mrs. Lisa Anne Vasciannie • Designer: Rick Scott of Greenworks Florist Theme: Island Paradise 10. Embassy of Japan • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1956, 1975 and 1995 His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan, and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae • Designer: Mrs. Tomie Nishiyama Theme: Japanese Spring 11. Embassy of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, and Ms. Lee Seon-Hwa 12. Embassy of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg His Excellency Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, Ambassador of Luxembourg Theme: “Luxembourg: Land of Roses” 13. Embassy of the Royal Netherlands • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1958, 1980 and 1985 His Excellency Rudolf Bekink, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Ms. Gabrielle de Kuyper Bekink Designer: Susanne Schrijvers Wijnen Theme: “A Dutch Still Life” 14. Embassy of Peru • Flower Mart’s Honored County 1983 His Excellency Harold Forsyth, Ambassador of Peru, and Mrs. Verónica de Forsyth • Designer: Patty McGrail Theme: Tumba Monte 15. Embassy of Singapore His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore, and Mrs. Gouri Mirpuri Designer: Juniper Lim, Ag Minister Counselor (Administrative and Consular) Theme: Merlion Tropical Garden 16. Embassy of Spain • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1968 and 1992 His Excellency Ramón Gil-Casares, Ambassador of Spain • Designer: Suha Kaidbey of Le Printemps Florist 17. Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka His Excellency Jaliya Chitran Wickramasuriya, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and Mrs. Priyanga Wickramasuriya 18. Embassy of Sweden • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1987 His Excellency Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden, and Mrs. Madeleine Lyrvall • Designer: Mr. Al Paras Jr. 19. Embassy of Switzerland • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1971, 1996 and 2005 His Excellency Manuel Sager, Ambassador of Switzerland, and Mrs. Christine Anne Sager • Designer: Rodrigo Geron Theme: The Flower Clock of Geneva 20. Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1955, 1973, 1984, 2000 and 2009 His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Lady Westmacott Designer: Martha Blakeslee with assistance from John Sonnier, APLD, horticulturist 21. Embassy of Ukraine • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 2010 His Excellency Olexander Motsyk, Ambassador of Ukraine, and Mrs. Nataliia Terletska Theme: One United Country 22. The United States of America • Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1965, 1970, 1976, 1990 and 2013 Designer: Jan Palm, Flower Guild of the Washington National Cathedral Theme: Honoring United States Veterans We would like to commend our co-chairs, Foree Biddle and Margaret Gardner, for their leadership and tenacity in coordinating the exhibit for Flower Mart’s 75th anniversary. Our thanks also go out to Tom Wright, information technology specialist at the Washington National Cathedral; Ann Cooper of Table Manners; Eric Sepler, owner of Kinetic Artistry Inc.; and the St. Albans School Altar Guild. This is the ninth year the exhibit has been held in the Washington National Cathedral’s 102-foot-tall nave. Each embassy’s floral arrangement represents something special about the country’s culture through flowers, colors and design. We sincerely thank our country participants, their ambassadors and staff, and the creative designers who have made this year’s International Floral Exhibit outstandingly beautiful!


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Fl wer Mart’s 75th Year

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All Hallows Guild would like to thank the generous, community-minded companies, individuals and businesses for their support of Flower Mart 2014 Michael Rankin Sarah Talcott Michael Rankin Sarah Talcott Burka’s Wine & Liquors

Flower Mart 2014 Acknowledgments

…and of course, these important businesses and individuals that contribute valuable time, expertise, goods and funds to Flower Mart. Audrey Abshire Farinaz Akhavan A Mano of Georgetown Pia Anderson Vladimir Angelov Susan Ashcom Louvette Aspiotis Babikow Cynthia Bader Balloons and Décor by Pattie Ladan Basiri Beauvoir School Beauvoir Children’s Rides Volunteers Louise Beale Patti Beatty Lydia Chopivsky Benson Bethesda Pet Shoppe Foree Biddle Tom Billington Robin Boswell Chuck Bowers Kay Diane Bowles Barbra Bradley Sarah Brau Michelle Bryski Sandra Caracciolo Elsie Carome Cathedral Staff & Volunteers Lorna Meigan Chan Jenny Chiang Classic Party Rentals Anne Clippinger Ann Price Cooper, Table Manners Beth Cowie Tanya Coyne Susan Crudgington Nelson Cunningham Current Newspapers, Inc. Anja Cyriax Linda Daisley June Das Gupta Betty Dietel Marlin Dohlman John Dinger Anne Donohoe Amanda Downes Debra Dunn Jocelyn Dyer Eagle Eye Test Prep Hope Eccles Liz Evans Faye Fager Pam Falge Laura Felder Diane Flamini Flower Mart Chairs and Volunteers Susan Foster

Jo Ann Fowler Bethany Frank Athlene Gabay Martha Gaffney Mitra Ganji Luis Garay Garden Club of America Margaret Gardner Christina Georgiou Monica Powell Gerald German School of Washington Graham Getty The Gift Shop in the Herb Cottage Betty Gordon Alexandra Graubert Christina Grigorian Diane Grimes Monica Gross Wendy Hammond Kristie Hassett Linda Hobbins Gwen Holliday Kate Hornyan Hosaka Dental Yi-Fun Hsueh Mark Huffman Cindy Hutchings Ben Hutto Malini Jadeja Dan Jamieson Alison Alten Jia Wilhelm Jonach Mary Catherine Jones Debbie Karlin Karpouzi Trio Tricia Karppi Anna Katsikopoulou Carol Kelleher Beth Kelley Angie Kelso Young-Ai Kim Kinetic Artistry (Eric) Beverly King Lidia La Ferla Tracy Ward La Violette Irma Lainez Holly Larisch Fran Lewis Allison Gordon Lineberger Cheryl Loewe Vickie Longosz Joe Luebke & the Entire Facilities Staff Louise Lynn Tammie Manning Sheila Matini Anja Mayer Daniel McAtee

Canon Michael McCarthy Diane McClure Andi McCormick Noelle McHugh Rita McWilliams Molly Meinhardt Melwood Middle Kingdom Jason Long Suzanne Miller Renato Miracco Shirley Moore Lisa Mould Katia Murillo Sarah Najjar NCS Alumni Outreach Coordinators NCS Book Sale Volunteers Semi Nasseri National Cathedral School National Cathedral School – Upper School Student Volunteers Old Europe Masato Otaka Tara Palmore Debbie Page Pete Panagiotopoulos Susan Parkinson Lucie Patton Natalia Pena Ricardo Perez DDS, PC Charlotte Perry Aneisha Persaud Sophia Philippidou Vivian Portis-Escoto Premier Plant Volunteers Amano and Dalton Pratt Dalton Pratt Prep Matters Mary Preston Puppet Show Volunteers Cynthia Quarterman Linda Roecklein Steve Rothenberg Rita Roy Kelley Rucker Andrea Ruiz Katy Sadeghian Sara Schaberg Krista Schauer Security Storage Mary Lou Semans Firoozeh Shahidi Artemis Skenteris Dee Skillern Jane Slatter Liz Sears Smith Stacey Sovereign

St. Albans Alumni Outreach Coordinators St. Albans School St. Albans Café Volunteers St. Patrick’s Church St. Sophia’s Church St. Andrews School Peggy Steuart Priscilla Street Leslie Stubbendieck Kim Summerville Ann Cooper, Table Manners Sarah Talcott Talk of the Town Hani Thariani, Orthodontist Crystal Thrower Tower Climb Volunteers Carrie Tydings Elizabeth Ulmer Seiichi Urauchi Carmen Gutierrez Vegarra Ginger Vallaster Arinda Vander Meer Victoria Vieru Washington Cathedral Altar Guild Lucinda Watt Adam Wojciechowicz Allison Wolf Scott Wood Tom Wright And these participating Embassies : Embassy of Australia Embassy of Austria Embassy of Colombia Embassy of Ecuador Embassy of France Embassy of Germany Embassy of Greece Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Economic and Trade Affairs Embassy of India Embassy of Italy Embassy of Jamaica Embassy of Japan Embassy of the Republic of Korea Embassy of Luxembourg Embassy of the Royal Netherlands Embassy of Peru Embassy of Singapore Embassy of Spain Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Embassy of Sweden Embassy of Switzerland Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Embassy of Ukraine The United States of America

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Wednesday APRIL 23 Classes and workshops â&#x2013; Science of Spirituality instructors will present a class on Jyoti techniques to deepen and stabilize meditation practices. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  Experienced career mentor Joe Ryan will lead a workshop on self-assessment as part of a seven-session series on job seeking skills. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. â&#x2013;  Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 7:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-2431188. Concerts â&#x2013;  As part of the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservatory Project, students from the Eastman School of Music will perform works by Balakirev, Ravel, Puccini and others. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Blues Alley Jazz Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Jam!â&#x20AC;? will feature the U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Airmen of Note ensemble and saxophonist Bob Mintzer. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The bands Dopapod and Moogatu will perform. 9 p.m. $10 to $12. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Cultural anthropologist Sibiyha Prince will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.; Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-2274. â&#x2013;  Ian Morris will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization From Primates to Robots.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  Marcus Sedgwick will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Is Not Invisibleâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 15 and older). 7 p.m. Free. Children & Teens


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Events Entertainment Department, Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013; Sigrid Fry-Revere, ethics consultant for the Washington Regional Transplant Community and director of the Center for Ethical Solutionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Solving the Organ Shortage (SOS) Project, will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. â&#x2013;  The International Affairs Society will host a talk by Tom Schieffer, former U.S. ambassador to Japan and Australia. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 212, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library will present the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gasland Part II,â&#x20AC;? a follow-up to the 2011 film about the dangers and politics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. 6 p.m. Free. Watha T. DanielShaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-7271288. â&#x2013;  The K-Cinema series will present Choi Dong-hoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Thieves.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Filmfest DC 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; featuring features, documentaries and shorts representing the best in new cinema from around the globe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will present the 2013 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cairo Drive,â&#x20AC;? about the barely controlled chaos that occurs every day and night on the roads of the Egyptian capital. Director Sherief ElKatsha will attend the screening. 6:30 p.m. $12. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. The festival will continue through Sunday at various venues. â&#x2013;  George Washington University will host the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assignment China: Tiananmen Square,â&#x20AC;? a behind-the-scenes story about the reporters who covered the dramatic events in Beijing in spring 1989. A post-screening discussion will feature Dan Southerland, executive editor of Radio Free Asia; Jim Mann, former Beijing correspondent for the Los Angeles Times; and Edward McCord, director of the Sigur Cen-


Performances â&#x2013; The Happenings Happy Hour series will feature Aether Art Projectsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; presentation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Triptych,â&#x20AC;? an experimental performance inspired by Hal, Falstaff and Hotspur of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Henry IV, Part 1.â&#x20AC;? 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688. â&#x2013;  LYGO will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, Worst, Best,â&#x20AC;? a comedy show featuring Jessica Brodkin, Mike Finazzo, Jimmy Merritt and Herbie Gill, at 6:30 p.m.; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sadness Town,â&#x20AC;? a comedy show hosted by David Tveite with Matty Litwack, at 8:30 p.m. $10. Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Washington Ballet will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tour-de-Force: Balanchine!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a gala-style program of provocative classical and contemporary ballets. 7:30 p.m. $35 to $125. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. The performance will repeat Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  Dwayne B will host an open mic poetry event. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013;  The Wonderland Circus, a variety show from the producers of the Capital City Showcase, will feature burlesque artist Mindi Mimosa, musician Linsay Deming and comedians Dana Bell, Danny Charnley and Leo Lytel. 8:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 202-431-4704. Reading â&#x2013;  A National Poetry Month event will feature poets Dan Brady, Michael Gushue and Chloe Miller reading selections from their recent chapbooks. A Q&A will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. Special event â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Yiddish Poetry Gameâ&#x20AC;? with guest poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub will offer a chance for participants to play a word game, learn some words and write a short poem in English with Yiddish words (ability to speak Yiddish not required). 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. 202332-1221. Thursday,APRIL April 24 24 Thursday


Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event â&#x2013; Blue Sky Puppets will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Three Not-So-Little Pigsâ&#x20AC;? as part of Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Farm Month at the National Zoo. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Free. Bandshell below Lion/ Tiger Hill, National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW.


Concerts â&#x2013; The Blues Alley Jazz Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Jam!â&#x20AC;? will feature a performance by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, at 11 a.m.; a master class with saxophonist Bob Mintzer, at noon; a performance by Lake Braddock Middle School, at 1 p.m.; a performance by Wilson High School, at 2 p.m.; a performance by Richard Montgomery High School, at 3 p.m.; a


to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW.

ter for Asian Studies. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 108, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. â&#x2013; Georgetown University will host a screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Next 1000 Days,â&#x20AC;? about the collapse of old, centralized infrastructures and the emergence of a new, local, do-it-yourself, sustainable economy. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Room 208, White-Gravenor Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.

Wednesday, APRIL 23 â&#x2013; Discussion: Poet Edward Hirsch (shown) will discuss his work in conversation with Ron Charles, fiction editor of The Washington Post. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

performance by John T. Baker Middle School, at 4 p.m.; and a performance by McLean High School, at 5 p.m. Free. Pershing Park, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. â&#x2013; As part of the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservatory Project, students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will perform works by Lorenzo, Thomas, Ligeti, Hindemith and Holst. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Stick Mob will perform as a prelude to the fifth annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, 2201 I St. NW. â&#x2013;  The National Symphony Orchestra and instrumentalist Martin FrĂśst will perform works by Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Aho under conductor Osmo Vänskä. 7 p.m. $10 to $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. The concert will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Washington International Piano Arts Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13th annual Winners Grand Prix Concert will feature pianists Matthias Fischer, Sylvan Carpentier and Ebehard Zagrosek performing works by Schumann, Schubert, Haydn and Liszt. 7 to 10 p.m. $75 to $1,000. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. â&#x2013;  Cellist Daniel MĂźller-Schott and pianist Simon Trpceski will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  The Washington Performing Arts Society will present a jazz concert by the Brad Mehldau Trio as part of the Sessions @ Sixth series. 8 p.m. $35. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-7859727. â&#x2013;  The Blues Alley Jazz Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Jam!â&#x20AC;? will present the Yellowjackets performing jazz fusion. 8 and 10 p.m. $35. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The concert will repeat Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. â&#x2013;  The bands Ikebe Shakedown and the Funk Ark will perform. 8:30 p.m. $10

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; Amish quilt expert Janneken Smucker, assistant professor of history at West Chester University, will discuss the exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Workt by Handâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.â&#x20AC;? 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. â&#x2013;  M.J. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired.â&#x20AC;? Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Chapter of the National Writers Union and the Special Libraries Association will host a panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Copyright in the Digital Age: Creators in a Landscape of Google Books and Orphan Works,â&#x20AC;? featuring speakers Edward Hasbrouck, Michael Capobianco, Kurt Wimmer and Larry Guthrie. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Room, AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. â&#x2013;  A panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The State of Democracy and Democracy Studiesâ&#x20AC;? will feature Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Steven Heydemann of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Sharon Wolchik of George Washington University. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Fischer Colloquium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  As part of a Centenary Anniversary Tribute to Jan Karski, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Responsibility to Protectâ&#x20AC;? panel discussion will feature Robert Egnell, visiting professor at Georgetown University; Melanne Verveer, former U.S. ambassador at large for global womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues and executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; and Stephen Mull, U.S. ambassador to Poland. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with AIA/DC Architecture Week 2014, Mary L. Levkoff will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;William Randolph Hearst and His Life With Art,â&#x20AC;? about how the media tycoon chose and displayed his works of art. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $7 to $20. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. Architecture Week events will continue through May 1 at various venues; details are available at â&#x2013;  Author and playwright Pearl Cleage will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons, and Love Affairs.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  The Cottage Conversation series will feature a book talk by John Taliaferro, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, From Lincoln to Roosevelt.â&#x20AC;? Reception at 6 p.m.; lecture at 6:30 p.m. $10 to $20; reservations requested. President Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cottage at the Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Home, Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW. 202-829-0436, ext. 31232. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the opening of a War of 1812 commemoration exhibition, George Washington University history professor Denver Brunsman will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impressment and the War of 1812.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. See Events/Page 17


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 16 Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202337-2288. â&#x2013; Joe Lamport will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Life and Times of Richard Musto.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-7892227. â&#x2013;  London-based multimedia artist Zarina Bhimji â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for exploring history and memory through her hauntingly sparse and poetic photographs, films and sound installations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will discuss her work in conversation with Vesela Sretenovic, senior curator of modern and contemporary art at the Phillips Collection. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; free for students. Reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Yvonne Caruthers, a cellist and a popular Smithsonian music lecturer, and Du Yun, a Shanghai-born composer, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intersections: Western and Chinese Music.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 9 p.m. $28 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Jenny Han will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;To All the Boys Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Loved Beforeâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 15 and older). 7 p.m. Free. Children & Teens Department, Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz Diplomacy: Sending Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music to the Worldâ&#x20AC;? will feature John Edward Hasse, author, curator, biographer and founder of the Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra; David T. Killion, former U.S. permanent representative to UNESCO and organizer of International Jazz Day; David Ensor, director of the Voice of America; and Penny Von Eschen, historian and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. â&#x2013;  Experienced career mentor Joe Ryan will lead a support group for job seekers. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steinbeck Onstage: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Grapes of Wrathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at 75â&#x20AC;? will feature a panel discussion with Frank Galati, a writer-director who created a stage version of John Steinbeckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic novel for Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steppenwolf Theatre in 1988; Lois Smith, the actress who created the role of Ma Joad at Steppenwolf; Michael Donald Edwards, artistic director of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asolo Repertory Theatre; and Susan Shillinglaw, a Steinbeck scholar. The event will include a screening of excerpts from Galatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adaptation and actors from Asolo performing scenes from their current production of the show. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $20 to $25. Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Twentythirtysomething Book Club â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a casual discussion group for ages 21 through 35 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will delve into â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gulpâ&#x20AC;? by science writer Mary Roach. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Breadsoda, 2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real Monuments Men: Holocaust Art Restitution Yesterday and Todayâ&#x20AC;? will feature Marc Masurovsky, co-founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project; Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies; L. Eden Burgess, attorney at Cultural Heritage Partners; and moderator Aviva Kempner, local filmmaker. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $10 to $12. Washington D.C. Jewish

Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Films â&#x2013; Daniela Schmidt-Langels will present the D.C. premiere of her film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meret Oppenheim â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Surrealist on Her Own Terms.â&#x20AC;? Afterward, the Swiss artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s niece, Lisa Wenger, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meret Oppenheimer, My Aunt.â&#x20AC;? 5 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Performance Hall, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. â&#x2013;  The Classic J-Film series will feature Yoji Yamadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1969 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tough Being a Man,â&#x20AC;? the debut of the hapless, unlucky hero Tora-san. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  Oscar nominee David Strathairn will star in a world-premiere staged reading of Derek Goldman and Clark Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember This: Walking With Jan Karskiâ&#x20AC;? with an ensemble of Georgetown University students. 5 p.m. Free; tickets required. Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  LYGO will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comics Against Humanity,â&#x20AC;? a comedy show with Ryan Schutt and guests, at 6:30 p.m.; and Max Rosenblum and guests, at 8:30 p.m. $10. Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW. â&#x2013;  American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduating theater and musical theater majors will present six new 10-minute, one-act plays and seven new songs produced, written, composed, performed, directed and designed by the students. 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3634. The performance will repeat Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. â&#x2013;  GW Shakespeare Company will present a 1950s version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Taming of the Shrew.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $5. Lisner Downstage, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. The performance will repeat Friday and Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m. Readings â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poem in Your Pocket Nightâ&#x20AC;? will offer a chance for audience members to read their favorite poems. 3 to 4:30 p.m. for children; 4:30 to 6 p.m. for teens; 6 to 7:30 p.m. for adults. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3096. â&#x2013;  In honor of National Poetry Month, Ioana Ieronim will read from her published works, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Triumph of the Water Witch,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Line as a Skyscraperâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tempo Rubato.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. â&#x2013;  Rachida Madani, a native of Morocco, will read from her poetry. 7 p.m. $8 to $10. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Nationals will play the San Diego Padres. 7:05 p.m. $10 to $90. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 1:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Friday, April 25

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On EXHIBIT reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at American Painting Fine Art. The exhibit will continue through June 7. Located at 5118 MacArthur Blvd. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202244-3244. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships,â&#x20AC;? spotlighting Swiss surrealist Oppenheim with sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, books, letters and other archival materials, will open Saturday at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and continue through Sept. 14. Located at 1250 New York Ave. NW, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors; it is free for ages 18 and younger. Free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community Daysâ&#x20AC;? are the first Sunday of every month. 202-783-5000. â&#x2013;  The annual Christ Church Art Show and Sale will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 31st and O streets NW. 202-333-6677. â&#x2013;  The American University Museum will open two exhibits Saturday with an artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reception from 6 to 9 p.m., preceded by a gallery talk at 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan and Their Circle,â&#x20AC;? continuing through Aug. 17, presents more than 140 individual and collaborative works by two pioneering 20th-century San Francisco artists and their friends, along with personal letters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perambulators: 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition,â&#x20AC;? on view through May 12, highlights students in the Master of Fine Arts program at the university. Located in the Katzen Arts Center at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 202-885-1300. â&#x2013;  The Jackson Art Center will hold an Open Studios on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., with a preview Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The center is located at 3050 R St. NW. jacksonartTree?â&#x20AC;? workshop. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20 to $25; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202225-8333. The event will continue Saturday with a tour through the Regional Garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Blues Alley Jazz Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Jam!â&#x20AC;? will feature a performance by Washington-Lee High School, at 11 a.m.; a master class with saxophonist Bob Mintzer, at noon; a performance by Sherwood High School, at 1 and 2 p.m.; a performance by Charles H. Flowers High School, at 3 p.m.; a performance by Thomas Jefferson High School, at 4 p.m.; and a performance by Wilde Lake High School, at 5 p.m. Free. Pershing Park, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert of works by Takemitsu, Liszt and other composers. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-333-2075. â&#x2013;  The Friday Music Series will feature soprano Allison Mondel and baritone Richard Giarusso performing works by Schubert, Mahler and Wolf. 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz Combo will perform. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Flag Hall, National Museum of American

Barbara Nussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morning Interludeâ&#x20AC;? is part of an exhibit at American Painting Fine Art. â&#x2013; Watergate Gallery recently opened an exhibit of paintings by Elizabeth Martineau, inspired by a recent trip to her Haitian homeland, and sculptures by Philippe Mougne, echoing a lyrical and uplifting moment. The exhibit will continue through May 10. An artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; discussion will take place today 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. â&#x2013;  The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden recently opened three exhibits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gravityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge,â&#x20AC;? continuing through June 15, offers an expanded view of Color Field painting with works spanning the period 1959 to 1978. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Directions: Jeremy Deller,â&#x20AC;? on view through Aug. 31, features â&#x20AC;&#x153;English Magic,â&#x20AC;? a 14-minute video from 2012 that looks at Britishness and shares its title with the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo exhibition commissioned for the 2013 Venice Biennale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo,â&#x20AC;? continuing through May 18, presents the collaborative 2012 video â&#x20AC;&#x153;Los Encargados (Those in Charge),â&#x20AC;? which depicts a fake governmental parade. Located at Independence Avenue and 7th Street SW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-6331000.

History, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. 202-767-5658. â&#x2013; The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Lela Seikaly will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Evening With Ella,â&#x20AC;? highlighting Ella Fitzgeraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collaborations with big bands such as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. 5 to 8 p.m. Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013;  As part of the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservatory Project, students from the Manhattan School of Music will perform works by Senfi and DuprĂŠ. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The S&R Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third annual

Overtures Spring Concert Series will feature mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen and pianist Ryo Yanagitani performing Schumannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song cycle â&#x20AC;&#x153;A womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and loveâ&#x20AC;? and other art songs. 6:30 p.m. $65. Evermay Estate, 1623 28th St. NW. â&#x2013; Pianist Jenny Lin will perform as part of Composition Weekend. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lang Recital Hall, Levine Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. â&#x2013;  The International Club of DC will present an evening of jazz, dancing and food. 7 to 10 p.m. $20. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288. See Events/Page 18


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Events Entertainment Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. ■ The Pan American Symphony Orchestra’s “DC Tango Festival” will feature “Trio Tarranga Plays Piazzolla.” 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 240-242-8032. ■ Musician Martha Redbone will perform a blend of Native American elements, funk, Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. 8 p.m. $20 to $33.50. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202399-7993. ■ The bands John Brown’s Body and Jah Works will perform. 9 p.m. $15 to $18. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys. com.

Continued From Page 17 ■ The Embassy Series will present the Mendelssohn Piano Trio performing works by Hadyn and Smetana. 7:30 p.m. $90. Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2410 California St. NW. 202-625-2361. ■ The Catholic University of America Town and Gown Community Chorus will perform works by Britten. 7:30 p.m. Free. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-3195414. ■ The American University Symphony Orchestra, American University Chorus, soprano Allison Mondel, soprano Carley DeFranco, tenor Ole Haas and bass John Gauthier will perform Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor” and Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony.” 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-2787. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. ■ The National Symphony Orchestra’s “Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 — Why Italy?” will explore the composer’s “Italian Symphony” with a multimedia concert featuring actors, narration and excerpts followed by a full performance of the work. 8 p.m. $10 to $50.

Discussions and lectures ■ Timor Sharan, political economy consultant for the Afghan Parliament, will discuss “Post-2014 Afghanistan: The U.S. Military Exit and Political Stability.” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ Best-selling author Min Jin Lee will discuss “Heart’s Desire: Love and the Late Bloomer,” about challenges of the writing craft, the topic of Korean immigrant experiences in her work, and her upcoming proj-

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ects. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ British comedy writer, performer, journalist and foreign correspondent Jane Bussmann will discuss her book “A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil: Charities, Joseph Kony, and Other Abominations.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room B12, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ Psychiatrist Sally Satel and scientist Gary Marcus will discuss “Understanding the Human Brain: Can Neuroscience Tell Enough?” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Jo Becker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, will discuss her book “Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. Films ■ “Jazz at the National Archives” will present the 1994 documentary “A Great Day in Harlem.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ The West End Library will host a “Friday Matinee Movie!” series. 2 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202724-8707. ■ “Tango Night at the Movies” will feature Carlos Saura’s 1998 musical film “Tango, no me dejes nunca.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW. ■ In a program sponsored by the German Language Society, Berlin-based documentary filmmaker and independent journalist Daniela Schmidt-Langels will screen and discuss her most recent film “Méret Oppenheim — a surrealist in her own ways” (in German). 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Switzerland, 2900 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-239-0432. ■ Union Market’s “Drive-In” outdoor movie series will feature the 2013 animated film “Frozen.” Gates open at 6 p.m.; film starts at 8 p.m. Free admission; $10 parking fee per car. Union Market, 305 5th St. NE. Open house ■ Alliance Française de Washington will host an open house to introduce its programs, teachers and new academic director, Gérard Beck. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Performances ■ The Washington Performing Arts Society, CityDance and Lisner Auditorium will present MOMIX, a troupe of athletic dance-illusionists, performing “Botanica.” 8 p.m. $28 to $48. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-785-9727. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. ■ Actor Bob Benn will star at the Evangelist in “The Gospel of John,” presented by the Metro Players. 8 p.m. $5 to $10. Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312

Saturday, APRIL 26 ■ Concert: The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival will feature performances by 30-plus local musicians, including the Hackensaw Boys, Sligo Creek Stompers (shown), By & By, Second String Band, 19th Street Band, Only Lonesome, King Street Bluegrass and Delafield String Band. The event will include food trucks, tours of the island, canoe rides and children’s activities. Noon to 8 p.m. $10 donation suggested; proceeds will benefit Living Classrooms’ environmental education programming. Kingman Island, 575 Oklahoma Ave. NE. Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-895-9485. Special events ■ “Celebrate Earth Day Festival” will feature cooking demonstrations with seasonal produce and a chance to meet with representatives of regional environmental organizations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ The Glover Park Village’s monthly “Friday Free-for-All” series will feature a film or games, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and a dinner, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. Saturday,APRIL April 26 26 Saturday Children’s programs ■ As part of AIA/DC Architecture Week 2014, the Washington Architectural Foundation will present a walking tour of Georgetown geared to ages 8 through 12. 1 to 3 p.m. Free except for $10 fee for Architecture Week registration; reservations required. Meet at Bowie Gridley Architects, Suite 400, 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ Children will hear a story about Benny Goodman and then create a special piece of art inspired by his life and accomplishments. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202633-1000. The program will repeat Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. ■ Patch Theatre Company of Australia will present “Me and My Shadow,” a new show using a combination of light and shadow, paper and water, fantastical imagery and intriguing sounds to reveal the perplexities and pleasures of friendship (for ages 4 and older). 1:30 and 4 p.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. ■ “Found Poetry Workshop” will feature a lesson about the 20th-century radical art

movement known as Dada and a chance to use multicultural text and images to create “found poetry” through collage (for ages 5 through 14). 3:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. ■ A park ranger will present “Black Holes: The Edge of Infinity,” a cutting-edge production featuring high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena (for ages 10 and older). 4 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. ■ Park ranger Tony Linforth will lead a planetarium program about “Planet Earth: Adventures of a Blue-Green World” (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. Classes and workshops ■ Artist Carol Beach will lead a painting and drawing workshop on Mid-Atlantic flora and their pollinators. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $150 to $175; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333. ■ Art historian Bonita Billman will lead a seminar on “Painters in Provence: From Van Gogh to Matisse.” 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Scholar and performer Kenneth Slowik will lead a seminar on “The Keyboard Sonatas and Trios of Joseph Haydn,” with musical assistance from violinist Ian Swensen and cellist Elisabeth Reed. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $75 to $100. Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. 202-6333030. ■ Historian and author Andrew Jampoler will lead a seminar on “Wrecks, Rescues, and Mysteries: Air and Sea Disasters.” 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Concerts ■ The annual Georgetown University JazzFest will feature the Annandale Jazz Ambassadors, at noon; the Washingtonian Jazz Orchestra at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, at 1 p.m.; the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble, at 2 p.m.; and the Afro Bop Alliance, at 3 p.m. Free. White-Gravenor Lawn/Copley Lawn, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-3838. ■ The Blues Alley Jazz Society’s 10th annual “Big Band Jam!” will feature a performance by the Capital Focus Jazz Band, at noon; a performance by Levine Music, at 1 p.m.; a performance by the Jazz Academy Orchestra, at 2 p.m.; a performance by Virginia Music Adventures’ Annandale Jazz Ambassadors, at 3 p.m.; a performance by the Nashville Jazz Workshop AllStars, at 4 p.m.; and a performance by the U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note, at 5 p.m. Free. Pershing Park, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. ■ Deaf Dog and the Indictments Band, an almost-all-judge band, will perform a mix of rock, Motown and the blues. 4 p.m. Free. Auditorium, St. Elizabeths Hospital, 1100 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-299-5220. ■ The 21st Century Consort will present “Just Folk,” a program inspired by exhibitions highlighting 20th-century American Realism and the socially minded folk art of See Events/Page 19


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 18 Ralph Fasanella. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-6331000. â&#x2013; As part of the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservatory Project, the Israeli duo talYtali from the Berklee College of Music will perform jazz influenced by Israeli traditional songs and classical music. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  Jazz@Wesley will feature a concert by the Synchronicity String Band performing works by Duke Ellington. 6:30 p.m. $7 to $10; free for ages 11 and younger. Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Music With the Angels Concert Series will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Colart Duo in Concert,â&#x20AC;? featuring saxophonist Martina StĂźckler and pianist Mara Zandersone performing works by Bach, Telemann, Chopin, Larsson and Maslanka. 7:30 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-4626734. â&#x2013;  So Percussion, a Brooklyn-based quartet, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where (we) Live,â&#x20AC;? a program with visual, video and theatrical elements. 8 p.m. $20 to $38.50. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202399-7993. â&#x2013;  Popa Chubby and Lisa Lim will perform blues music. 9 p.m. $20 to $25. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  For the last Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program held on S Street, Textile Museum trustee Wendel Swann will invite past speakers and audience members to share recollections of the most interesting and informative programs in the series. 10:30 a.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441. â&#x2013;  Novelist and George Washington University professor Thomas Mallon will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capturing Watergate,â&#x20AC;? about the historical details and local geography that bring his D.C.-set books â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watergate,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Henry and Clara,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fellow Travelersâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two Moonsâ&#x20AC;? to life. The event will celebrate the debut of a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC by the Bookâ&#x20AC;? app that includes a walking tour of fiction set in Foggy Bottom. 11 a.m. Free; reservations required. Room 702, Gelman Library, George Washington University, 2130 H St. NW. â&#x2013;  Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, Robert L. DuPont and Caroline M. DuPont will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Children,â&#x20AC;? at 11 a.m.; Ron Suskind will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autismâ&#x20AC;? in conversation with Howard Norman, at 1 p.m.; Paul Dickson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Martin Goldsmith will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  The Glover Park Village will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;World at War: Eyewitness Tales of World War II,â&#x20AC;? featuring Arnold Einhorn on his

escape from Nazi encroachment and experiences as resistance fighter; Edgar Edelsack on his experiences in Pattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army; Ghislaine Clark on the scene in London during the bombings of 1941 to 1945; and Iise Stauffer on bombings by the Allies in Hamburg and the march of liberating Russian troops. 1 to 4 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013; James Kaplan will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frank: The Voice,â&#x20AC;? his biography of singer Frank Sinatra. 2 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  University of the District of Columbia professor Sandra Jowers-Barber and University of Virginia professor Holly Cowan Shulman will discuss the efforts and achievements of interracial women during the civil rights movement. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013;  Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Room 215, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-559-5368. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends and Lore D.C.,â&#x20AC;? a new book club, will discuss Robert Pohlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-3080. Family events â&#x2013;  The USA Science & Engineering Festival will feature more than 3,000 hands-on activities and exhibits; a Career Pavilion and College Fair; over 150 stage shows, including music, magic, comedy and more; and a book fair with more than 25 featured authors. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. The expo will continue Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ellingtonia! Fabulous @ 40 Festivalâ&#x20AC;? will feature an opening-day event with vendors, food and music, at noon; a vocal music performance, at 1:30 p.m.; an instrumental music performance, at 3:30 p.m.; a spoken word performance, at 5:30 p.m.; and a dance performance, at 7:30 p.m. $10 to $50. Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. 202-337-4825. Festival events will continue through May 9. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;FrĂźhlingsfest: A Spring Family Celebrationâ&#x20AC;? will feature a scavenger hunt, relay races, face painting, maypole dancing and decorating, live German music, roast pig and more. 1 to 4 p.m. $5 for children; $20 for adults. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinemaâ&#x20AC;? will feature Andrzej Munkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1957 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eroica,â&#x20AC;? a piquant satire on the theme of personal courage. 12:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. â&#x2013;  The National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dino Film Fest,â&#x20AC;? featuring a talk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinosaurs Imagined and Re-Imaginedâ&#x20AC;? by dinosaur expert Matthew Carrano on the history of dinosaurs in popular film, at 1 p.m.; and a screening of the 1969 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Valley of Gwangi,â&#x20AC;? at 3 p.m. Free. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Magic Fluteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; set to open The Washington National Opera will present a new English-language production of Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Magic Fluteâ&#x20AC;? May 3 through 18 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. A princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quest leads to love at first sight â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but to prove

On STAGE his worth in marriage, he must first survive trials of wisdom and devotion. Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final opera is both a delightful fairy tale for the whole family and a profound reflection on spiritual enlightenment. The opening-night performance will be simulcast free to thousands of fans at Nationals Park as part of the annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opera in the Outfieldâ&#x20AC;? event that will include Taiko drumming, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and more. Tickets for the Kennedy Center performances start at $25. 202-467-4600; â&#x2013; Washington Stage Guild will present Simon Bentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offbeat comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ellingâ&#x20AC;? April 24 through May 18 at the Undercroft Theatre of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church. A pair of oddly matched roommates must cope with the real world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and each other â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as they try to prove they can handle everyday life. Poetry becomes the lifeline that makes independence possible. Tickets cost $40 to $50. The Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church is located at 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 240-582-0050; â&#x2013;  Catholic University will present Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Merchant of Veniceâ&#x20AC;? April 24 through 27 at the Hartke Theatre. This classic tale about prejudice, revenge, justice and redemption tells the story of a questionable business deal Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013;  Director Jia Zhang-ke and actress Zhao Tao will attend a screening of their 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Touch of Sin.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013;  The DC Anime Club will present the 2014 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisherâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 13 and older). 2 p.m. Free. Room A-10, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shorts-Courts-Kurzâ&#x20AC;? will feature a selection of the best international short films from the 2014 Clermont-Ferrand and the 2013 Dresden festivals. 2 to 5 p.m. $7 to $10. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-289-1200. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artists, Amateurs, Alternative Spaces: Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960-1990â&#x20AC;? will feature short documentaries from Latvia, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia and Poland, at 2:30 p.m.; and Latvian director Uldis Braunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1967 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;235 000 000,â&#x20AC;? about the daily lives of people of various ethnicities across the Soviet Union juxtaposed with the official state events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, at 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. â&#x2013;  On the final weekend of Fossil Hall, the National Museum of Natural History will present Steven Spielbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film


The Washington National Opera will open a new production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Magic Fluteâ&#x20AC;? May 3. between Antonio the merchant and Shylock the moneylender. When Antonio cannot fulfill his end of the bargain, he faces shocking consequences that challenge the beliefs of Veniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people. Tickets cost $5 to $15. Hartke Theatre is located at the campus of Catholic University at 2801 Harewood Road NE. 202-319-5358; â&#x2013; After a sold-out run at Theater J, Motti Lernerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Admissionâ&#x20AC;? will run April 30 through May 18 at the Studio Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mead Theatre as a commercial presentation backed by Busboys and Poets. This Israeli homage to Arthur Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;All My Sonsâ&#x20AC;? is set in Haifa during the first Intifada. Giora is a young professor engaged to Neta but in love with Sami, the Palestinian daughter of a family friend who becomes troubled when the company owned by Gioraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father begins building on the site of a battle that took place 40 years ago. Tickets cost $25 to $35. The Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jurassic Park 3D,â&#x20AC;? with a discussion of the science behind the film with Matthew Carrano, the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curator of dinosauria. 7:30 p.m. $15. Johnson IMAX Theater, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 866868-7774. Performances â&#x2013; The Lab DC Breakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School will host a break dancing festival. Noon to 7 p.m. $10 to $12 for spectators; $20 to $25 for competitors. Aqua Club & Lounge, 1818 New York Ave. NE. â&#x2013;  Theater Allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual Hothouse Reading Series will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dream of a Disenfranchise Manâ&#x20AC;? by Psalmayene 24. 2 p.m. $5 for reservations; pay what you can at the door. Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  Sahara Dance will present its 12th annual gala â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under a Desert Moon: 1,001 Dances of Love,â&#x20AC;? a look at the joy and beauty of belly dance. 4 and 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Greenberg Theatre, American University, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Punctual Drunks and Aboulia! will present an improv comedy show. 5 and 7:30 p.m. $8 to $10. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. â&#x2013;  Actor Bob Benn will star at the Evangelist in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gospel of John,â&#x20AC;? presented by the Metro Players. 5:30 p.m. $5 to $10. St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission Center, 3655 Calvert St. NW. 202-895-9485. â&#x2013;  Scena Theatre will present a staged

reading of John Shandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guilt,â&#x20AC;? set in 17th-century France. A Q&A session will follow. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Melton Rehearsal Hall, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. Special events â&#x2013; An awards ceremony in the 2014 Letters About Literature essay contest will honor winners, finalists and participating educators. 10 a.m. Free. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Run of the Millâ&#x20AC;? will offer a chance to see D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only surviving gristmill in action. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202895-6070. â&#x2013;  Teen participants in the National See Events/Page 20


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Continued From Page 19 Building Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Design Apprenticeship Program will discuss their collaboration with design professionals to build Little Free Libraries for community gardens. 1 to 3 p.m. Free; attendees are encouraged to bring a book in good condition to donate. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013; The Global Language Network will host its fourth annual Global Languages and Cultures Festival, with embassies, cultural organizations, performance groups and teaching fellows showcasing their countriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cultures and traditions. The event will include interactive booths, dance performances, language lessons and more. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. New York University Washington DC, 1307 L St. NW. â&#x2013;  Crawfish for Cancerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual DC Crawfish Boil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; featuring unlimited crawfish, corn and potatoes with beer, wine and specialty drinks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. 2 to 7 p.m. $80 to $100. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. â&#x2013;  Alliance Française de Washington will host a party with DJ BEATrix to kick off â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Corps 2014,â&#x20AC;? an annual transatlantic urban dance festival featuring dancers,

musicians and speakers. 7 p.m. $10 to $15. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Festival events will continue through May 3. Sporting event â&#x2013; D.C. United will play FC Dallas. 7 p.m. $25 to $55. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. Tours and walks â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present a walking tour of Columbia Heights. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the north exit to the Columbia Heights Metro station. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown House Tour, now in its 83rd year, will showcase nine of Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic homes. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $50 to $55. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW. Sunday,APRIL April 27 27 Sunday Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Are Art,â&#x20AC;? a kids@katzen program


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inspired by local artist BK Adams, will offer a chance to repurpose a toy or figurine into art and then splatter paint on their clothes, reminiscent of Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. 1 to 3 p.m. $10 per child; participants are asked to bring an item such as a toy or figurine to use in the project. Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Classes and workshops â&#x2013; Katie Ryan and Kat White will lead the Theater Allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mini Bake-Offâ&#x20AC;? workshop, with participants having only a few hours to put the ingredients given into a delicious short play. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10. The Fridge, 516 8th St. SE (rear alley). â&#x2013;  GoPink!DC, a dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors and their supporters, will host an introductory paddling workshop and social event for novice paddlers. 4 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Anacostia Boathouse, 1900 M St. SE. 240-855-7344. Concerts â&#x2013;  Levine Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Misbin Chamber Music Competition will feature chamber music ensembles in various age divisions competing for prizes and performance opportunities. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Levine Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202-6868000. â&#x2013;  The Takoma Ensemble will perform a mix of jazz, blues and classical music. 2 p.m. $20 donation suggested. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. â&#x2013;  Musicians from Levine Music will perform as part of Jazz Appreciation Month. 2 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2823080. â&#x2013;  American University Workshop will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound Collage â&#x20AC;&#x201D; glued-together music clipped from the past and present to reinvent the future.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. $5 to $10. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3634. â&#x2013;  Koray Broussard will present an afternoon show with a free zydeco dance lesson during the band break. 4 p.m. $15 to $18. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. â&#x2013;  Organist Hector Olivera will present a recital on a 6,000-pipe organ. 4 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C., 1328 16th St. NW. 202-3872206. â&#x2013;  Violinist Bartosz Woroch and pianist Sam Armstrong will perform works by Poulenc, Elgar and Szymanowski. 4 p.m. $15 to $30; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown University Orchestra will perform works by Bowen, Liszt and Gounod with the Georgetown University Concert Choir and guest soloist Philippe Chao. 5 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 Choral Arts Society of Washington will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tango! Soul and Heart: A Celebration of Argentine Music and Dance,â&#x20AC;? featuring Luis Bacalovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Misa Tangoâ&#x20AC;? and Alberto Ginasteraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lamentations of Jeremiah.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. $15 to $75. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  As part of the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservatory Project, students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music will perform works by Abel, Chandler, Schober,

Sunday, APRIL 27 â&#x2013; Benefit: The Avalon Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual spring benefit will feature a screening of the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Herblock: The Black and the White.â&#x20AC;? A hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres reception will precede the film, and a postscreening discussion about the legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and legacy will feature Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;PBS NewsHourâ&#x20AC;?; George Stevens Jr., the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s producer and honorary chair of the event; and Tom Toles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post. 5 p.m. $250 for the reception, film and discussion; $50 for the film and discussion only. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. Schumann, BartĂłk and Pappalardo. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Washington Performing Arts Society will present commentator, conductor and composer Rob Kapilow discussing Vivaldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Springâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summerâ&#x20AC;? from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Four Seasonsâ&#x20AC;? as part of Kapilowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Makes It Great?â&#x20AC;? series. The event will include a full performance of both movements by violinist Paul Huang and the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. 6 p.m. $20. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-785-9727. â&#x2013;  The Emerson String Quartet will perform works by Shostakovich and Schubert. 6 to 8 p.m. $51 to $67. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202633-3030. â&#x2013;  Guitarists Elliot Fisk and Paco PeĂąa will perform classical and Flamenco repertoire. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Tim Wendel will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Richard Ravitch will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  As part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Past Belief: Visions of Early Christianity in Renaissance and Reformation Europeâ&#x20AC;? lecture series, Princeton University professor Anthony Grafton will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Relics and Ruins: Material Survivals and Early Modern Interpretations.â&#x20AC;? 2

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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 20 and teachings. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10 per class. Third-floor lounge, Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. Concerts ■ As part of the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, students from the New England Conservatory of Music will perform works by Dutilleux, Strauss, Legeti, Sang, Chopin and Piazzolla. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will present “Phoenix From the Ashes: Terezín in Words and Music,” featuring pianist and composer Judith Lynn Stillman and soprano Lori Phillips. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required by April 25. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. ■ The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra and soloist Martin Labazevitch will perform works by Debussy and Brahms. 7:30 p.m. Free. Hartke Theatre, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5414. ■ The Blues Alley Jazz Society’s 10th annual “Big Band Jam!” will present guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and friends with a tribute to Count Basie and Grant Green. 8 and 10 p.m. $20. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ The group 40Plus of Greater Washington will present a talk by Lauree Ostrofsky on “How to Navigate a Career Transition.” 9:45 a.m. to noon. Free. Suite T-2, 1718 P St. NW. 202-387-1582. ■ Wendy Lower will discuss her book “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.” Noon. Free; reservations requested. Room 241, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ As part of AIA/DC Architecture Week 2014, architects David Shove-Brown and David Tracz will discuss “Small Firm, Big Choice,” about their experiences at architecture and design firm Studio3877. Noon to 1 p.m. Free except for $10 fee for Architecture Week registration. District Architecture Center, 421 7th St. NW. ■ The Ward Circle Chapter of AARP will host a talk by Washington National Cathedral director of preservation and facilities James Shepherd on earthquake damage to the Cathedral and the status of repairs. 12:30 p.m. Free. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. ■ The Dupont Circle Village Live & Learn program will feature a talk by Thomas Cooke, client representative for Help Unlimited, on financial management for seniors. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free for members; $10 for others. Reservations required. Ping Pong Dim Sum, 1 Dupont Circle NW. 202234-2567. ■ Georgetown University professor Matthew Kroenig will discuss his book “A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat.” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free. Mortara Building, Georgetown University, 3600 N St. NW. ■ “The United States and Iran: Can Diplomacy Prevent an Iranian Bomb?” will feature panelists Thomas Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Jordan, India and the United Nations; Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings

Institution; and Shaul Bakhash, professor of history at George Mason University. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, New Mexico and Nebraska avenues NW. ■ The Tenley-Friendship Library will present “Get Happy: Book Discussion and Vision Board Workshop,” an event inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Happiness Project.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1225. ■ Krista Bremer will discuss her book “My Accidental Jihad.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ The History/Biography Book Club will discuss Edmund De Waal’s “The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss.” 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1225. ■ Erika Ettin, founder and CEO of A Little Nudge, will discuss “Love at First Site,” a program offering tips and tricks for online dating to women in their 20s and 30s. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ Richie Frieman will discuss his book “Reply All … And Other Ways to Tank Your Career,” about professional etiquette in the office. 7:30 p.m. Free. Room 209, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Films ■ The Chevy Chase Library will host the “Marvelous Movie Mondays” series. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. ■ The Fiction Lover’s Film Companion series will feature John Erman’s film “Stella Dallas,” an adaptation of Olive Prouty’s 1920 novel of the same name. 6 p.m. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The “Cool Hand Paul” series will feature Stuart Rosenberg’s 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke.” 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before the screening. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. ■ “Film/Neu Presents” — a series showcasing new German films — will feature Julia von Heinz’s 2014 film “Hanna’s Journey (Hannas Reise),” about a young German woman who goes to Israel to advance her career by working with disabled people. 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. Readings ■ Members of Poets on the Fringe will read from their works. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-7270232. ■ The Actors’ Center will present a staged reading of “Amy’s View” by British playwright David Hare. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Queen Vic, 1206 H St. NE. Tuesday,APRIL April 29 29 Tuesday Concerts ■ The Tuesday Concert Series will feature violinist Marlisa del Cid Woods and harpsichordist Elena Tsai performing sonatas by Bach. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-3472635. ■ Friends of Francis Field and the Duke Ellington Society will present the fifth annual Duke Ellington Birthday Concert, featur-

■ A Duke Ellington birthday concert will feature guest performers from the Denver School of the Arts. 7:30 p.m. $25. Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. 202-337-4825.

Monday, APRIL 28 ■ Concert: Singer Ben Folds will perform a solo show. 8 p.m. $30 to $50. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. ing King James and the Serfs of Swing. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Duke Ellington Park, New Hampshire Avenue, 21st Street and M Street NW. ■ Violinist Adrian Anantawan (shown) and pianist Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung will perform classical works. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The Washington International Piano Series will feature pianist Igor Lebedev, a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, performing sonatas by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. 6 p.m. Free. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5414. ■ A benefit concert for the District Alliance for Safe Housing will feature inspirational music performed by SongRise, an all-women social justice a cappella group. 7 to 9 p.m. $15 donation suggested. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ The Blues Alley Jazz Society’s 10th annual “Big Band Jam!” will present the Columbia Jazz Band, at 7 p.m.; and the Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, at 9 p.m. $18. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ The Colart Duo — Austrian saxophonist Martina Stückler and Latvian pianist Mara Zanderstone — will perform works by Telemann, Larsson, Yoshimatsu, Bach, Maslanka, Ibert, Chopin and Piazzolla. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW. ■ The Washington Performing Arts Society will present British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performing works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Mompou, Medtner, Ravel and Strauss Jr. 7:30 p.m. $49. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-7859727. ■ The Catholic University of America Wind Ensemble and soloist Rob Craven will perform works by Malcolm Arnold, Henry Fillmore, Robert Sheldon and Brian Balmages. 7:30 p.m. Free. Great Room, Pryzbyla University Center, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5414.

Discussions and lectures ■ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by James P. Blair on his varied career as a National Geographic Society staff photographer. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Free. Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. ■ “Taking Stock: Kerry’s Peace Efforts” will feature panelists Khaled Elgindy, fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; Leila Hillal, director of the New America Foundation Middle East Task Force; and Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202338-1290. ■ Diana Allan, fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, will discuss “Terrace of the Sea: The Mediations of Memory in a Palestinian Beach Camp in South Lebanon.” 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602,

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Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ Olivier Wieviorka, professor at ENS Cachan and senior fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France, will discuss “D-Day: History. Memory. Legacy.” 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Seventh floor, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ “Is the Tunisian Revolution Over?: The Past, Present, and Future of Tunisian Democracy” will feature panelists William Lawrence, visiting professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University; Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy; and Intissar Fakir, editor in chief of Sada. 6 to 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-2327363. ■ The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Royal Society of London and the Carnegie Institution for Science will present”The Universe Is Stranger Than We Thought,” featuring Wendy Freedman, director of Carnegie Observatories, and Martin Rees, astronomer royal and past See Events/Page 26

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Continued From Page 21 president of the Royal Society. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. ■ Donald Stadtner, a specialist in Burmese history, arts and archaeology, will discuss “Burma: The Next Vacation Hot Spot.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Alex Beam will discuss his book “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. ■ The Foggy Bottom West End Village and the Foggy Bottom Association will host a talk by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on “Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Village on K Street, St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 2430 K St. NW. ■ Jeff Chu will discuss his book “Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America.” 7 p.m. $10; reservations required. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. ■ Aaron Hurst will discuss his book “The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World.” 7 to 8:15 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Films ■ The Tuesdays at Noon film series will feature the National Geographic Channel’s 2014 documentary “Invisible Nature,” about wonders of nature hidden to the naked eye. Noon. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. ■ The Egyptian Contemporary Film Series will feature Ahmad Abdalla’s 2010 independent film “Microphone,” about the underground art scene in Alexandria, Egypt. A discussion will follow. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Room 241, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Special events ■ The second annual Taste of Adams Morgan event — featuring samples at various neighborhood restaurants — will benefit the nonprofit group Mary’s Center. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Four tickets for $25; eight tickets for $40. Purchase tickets in advance or on the day of the event at A Little Shop of Flowers, 2421 18th St. NW. ■ Chris O’Brien, author of “Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World,” will lead an environmentally friendly tasting of spring beers. 7 p.m. $25 to $30. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Tour ■ A guided garden tour will trace the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and English boxwood. 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. $10; free for members. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW.



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Wednesday,APRIL April 30 30 Wednesday Classes ■ Sapna Batheja, community educator for the University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Diet, Nutrition and Health,

will lead a nutrition class on “Plan, Shop, Save” as part of a series of monthly workshops. 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ “Create at the Corcoran Happy Hour” will feature a workshop led by Corcoran instructor Jennaway Pearson on screen printing and other printmaking techniques. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. ■ Experienced career mentor Joe Ryan will lead a workshop on “Developing Your Job Search Marketing Plan” as part of a seven-session series on job seeking skills. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. ■ Instructor Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class. 7:15 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1488. Concerts ■ The Happenings at the Harman series will present jazz singer Beverly Cosham and actress Cam Magee in “Shakespeare in April,” a cabaret show of songs linked to the Bard. Noon. Free; reservations suggested. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688. ■ Pianist Ann Schein will perform works by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and Ravel. 12:10 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. ■ Nasar Abadey’s Supernova Chamber Orchestra will perform a mix of jazz, bebob, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and free form in honor of Jazz Appreciation Day. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ A singer-songwriter showcase will feature Allison Shapira, Harris Face and Kipyn Martin. 8 p.m. Free. Vinyl Lounge, Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. ■ The Blues Alley Jazz Society’s 10th annual “Big Band Jam!” will present vocalist Christiana Drapkin and the Mike Gellar Quartet with “A Tribute to Ella and Joe.” 8 and 10 p.m. $20. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ The soul-rock horn band Holy Ghost Tent Revival will perform. 8:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ Dennis Deletant, visiting professor of Romanian studies at Georgetown University, will discuss “Facing West With an Eye on the East: Romania’s Security Challenges.” Noon. Free; reservations required. Conference Room, Mortara Building, Georgetown University, 3600 N St. NW. ■ Heather Slania, director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, will discuss selections from the “Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship” special exhibition. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. ■ A “World Without Borders” panel discussion featuring Leslie Schweitzer, Fawzia Etemadi, Malal Nezam and Mehreen Farooq will focus on challenges, opportunities and rights for Afghan women on peace, gender equality, political advancement, education and economic sustainability. 6 to 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ The Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library will host a National Poetry Month tribute to author and Howard University professor

Sterling Brown. Panelists will include E. Ethelbert Miller of Howard University, Joanne Gabbin of James Madison University and James Early of the Smithsonian Institution. 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202727-1288. ■ David Harris-Gershon will discuss his book “What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife,” described as part memoir, part journalistic investigation. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. ■ Ralph Nader will discuss his book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Astronomer and astrophysicist Costantino Sigismondi will discuss “Measuring Time With the Sun: The Astronomical Use of Basilicas in Italy.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Auditorium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. ■ Christopher Merrill will read from the work of Burmese poet Tim Moe and discuss contemporary Burmese poetry. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5394. ■ Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, will discuss his book “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital” in conversation with Franklin Foer and David Brooks. 7 p.m. $14 to $24. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877987-6487. ■ Architect Vladimir Belogolovsky will discuss “Harry Seidler: Lifework,” about the Vienna-born architect’s role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW. Films ■ Urban Corps 2014 will feature Jean Pierre Thorn’s 1998 documentary “Faire kiffer les anges,” about the origins of the French hip-hop movement. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. ■ The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host a screening of the PBS documentary “The Civil War” by Ken Burns. A discussion will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ American University will host a screening of Karen Yedaya’s 2009 film “Jaffa,” about the heartbreaking tragedy that erupts from an affair between a young Jewish woman and an Arab mechanic. A discussion with visiting Israeli film professor Dan Chyutin will follow. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lecture Hall 2, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. american. edu/cas/israelstudies/news.cfm. Performances ■ LYGO and Story League DC will present “Funny 7.” 6:30 p.m. $12. Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW. ■ Opera Lafayette will present “A Celebration of Rameau, Part I: The Salon,” featuring a program devoted to the composer’s vocal and instrumental chamber works. 7:30 p.m. $60. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

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