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Park Service questions sewer work

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■ Environment: Projects

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By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Plans to rehabilitate sewer lines in two federal parks in Northwest are facing resistance from the National Park Service, which is worried about the likely impact on the parks’ trees.

The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority has proposed rehabilitating its aging sanitary-sewer pipes in long stretches of Glover Archbold and Soapstone Valley parks. The agency’s first proposal was to build access roads for construction and maintenance vehicles, and conduct its work along 1.4 miles in Soapstone Valley — an offshoot of Rock Creek Park in Forest Hills — and along 4.3 miles of Glover Archbold from near Tenleytown to around the

Potomac River. “The National Park Service has had a heart attack about it,” project manager Jessica Demoise said at last Wednesday’s Wesley Heights/ Foxhall advisory neighborhood commission meeting. “They said it would affect too many trees, so we’re looking at, ‘Where is the pipe in worst condition?’” Park Service spokesperson Megan Nortrup said in a brief interSee Sewers/Page 3

George seeks to double occupancy limit By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

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The Northwest-based nonprofit Kidsave held a pizza party Saturday at the Lab School for potential adoptive parents and families to meet Colombian orphans and foster children spending the summer in Washington. The group’s annual summer program brings children ages 10 to 13 to the U.S.

Georgetown community leaders have protested an application by George, the nightlife hotspot at 3251 Prospect St., to terminate a settlement agreement that caps its number of patrons. Owners of George signed the document — previously called a voluntary agreement — years ago with the Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission and the Citizens Association of Georgetown. The agreement’s terms limit the restaurant’s capacity to 99 patrons, while the building is large enough to legally hold 200. “We’re seeking to modify our voluntary agreement in order to increase capacity for limited windows during the weekend,” George co-owner Reed Landry wrote in an email to The Current. “This will allow us to host a variety of private and corporate events that we’re currently not able to accommodate.” Some residents say George sometimes acts more like

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Patrons regularly line up in the plaza outside George, drawing noise complaints from neighbors.

a bar than a restaurant, though its license identifies it as the latter. (George’s website describes it as “a neighborhood restaurant & tavern,” as well as a “prep bar,” and See License/Page 7

New Mexico Avenue bike lane clears ANC

Wage bill’s passage prompts debate on economic impacts


■ Retail: Impact will extend

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A proposal for a bicycle lane on New Mexico Avenue in Wesley Heights cleared a major hurdle last week after winning a narrow vote of non-objection from the local advisory neighborhood commission. Commissioners voted 5-4 not to oppose the D.C. Department of Transportation’s plan, which the agency and other proponents say will create a safer north-south connection for cyclists. Dissenting commissioners argued that New Mexico is a narrow, congested street that doesn’t have room for a bike lane. The Transportation Department proposal, which has been floating around for several years, is to install the 5-foot-wide bike lane on northbound New Mexico — the uphill side — between the travel lane and parked


beyond Walmart, critics say


The bicycle lane would fit between the northbound travel and parking lanes on New Mexico Avenue.

cars. As part of the project, the street’s center line would shift slightly, and the travel lanes would narrow from 13 feet to 10.5 feet. Parking would not be affected. “There are a number of more bikers in the city, and people need a safe place to bike,” neighborhood commission chair Penny Pagano said at the meeting. “I think See Bikes/Page 7


D.C. Council clears driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants — Page 2

Wilson rallies to win championship in summer league — Page 11

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With frenzied attention focused on the fate of three planned Walmarts in the eastern part of the city, Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser is also worrying about other large retailers already operating in the District or considering locating here. The D.C. Council last week voted 8-5 for final approval of a “living

wage” bill, which would require non-unionized large stores to pay $12.50 in hourly wages and benefits to employees — more than $4 above the District’s minimum wage. “Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s ... they weren’t involved in this,” Bowser said of the bill, which would apply immediately for new stores and in four years for existing ones. “But I’m promising you in four years, you’ll hear the same uproar.” The council’s vote came after Walmart officials threatened to cancel construction of three superstores See Retailers/Page 14



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Council approves bill to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

A measure to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain the same D.C. driver’s license as legal residents won initial approval from the D.C. Council last week. At the same legislative session — the last before a summer recess — the council also took a first vote on a much less controversial measure to encourage older driv-

ers to take safety courses. The first bill, originally proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray, would allow undocumented residents to obtain a D.C. driver’s license or identification card if they have lived in the District for more than six months, can’t get a Social Security number, and can submit a valid passport or birth certificate from their native country. Gray’s initial proposal would have required

those licenses or ID cards to be distinct from the ones issued to legal residents, making clear they are “not acceptable by federal agencies for official purposes.” Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh ratcheted up the debate after her transportation committee agreed that the new licenses should be the same as those issued to legal residents. Immigrants’ rights groups have been lobbying furiously for a license identical to those

issued to legal residents, saying a different license would target and stigmatize undocumented residents. Activists passed out stickers at last Wednesday’s council session playing on the mayor’s “One City” slogan. “One City/ One License” read the stickers, which resemble D.C. tags. In debate, Cheh said there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 undocumented residents in See Licenses/Page 5

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Council approves GWU alley closing without Metro entrance condition By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

George Washington University has secured permission to build student housing atop a T-shaped alley on its campus, without the requirement — sought by some community leaders — that the school contribute funds toward construction of a second Metro station entrance for the area. But Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans has promised to find other ways to build the second entrance for the Foggy BottomGWU Metro stop. The council voted last week to approve the alley closing in Square 77, which is bordered by 21st, 22nd, H and I streets. The university

will renovate three existing dorms that abut the alley and build a taller connection between them that would cover the alley space, creating an 898-bed building informally dubbed the “superdorm.” Under District law, the council can close a public street or alley and let the land revert to abutting property owners if it’s demonstrated that the roadway is no longer needed in the street grid. The Square 77 alley serves exclusively university buildings and would be replaced with an internal loading dock in the new project. But the Foggy Bottom/West End advisory neighborhood commission and West End Citizens Association saw the request as a chance to get leverage for a long-awaited second entrance

SEWERS: Projects to affect trees From Page 1

view that the federal agency hasn’t taken any formal action yet. “Of course our priority is to protect the natural resources that we are obligated to care for,” said Nortrup. “Right now we’re still gathering information and considering all the options on the table and the comments that are coming in from the public.” If the water authority, also known as DC Water, focuses on isolated repair work, there would be less short-term impact on the park but a greater risk of pipe failure in the future, said Demoise. “So far, none of the options has a low-enough impact that the Park Service would be comfortable with it,” she said in an interview after the meeting. “So we might have to do it piecemeal, which we really don’t want to do.” Estimates have varied wildly about how much the project will affect trees, but no one is questioning that the impact would be large under the water authority’s original plan. The authority’s count of trees in the potentially affected area included 600 to 800 in Glover Archbold Park and 200 in Soapstone Valley, Demoise said after the meeting. The figures include only trees with a diameter of at least 17.5 inches, the D.C. standard for a “special tree.” Demoise noted that these tallies — along with the Park Service’s separate estimates of several thousand affected trees — reflect the total number of trees in the area where the water authority intends to work, not necessarily the number that will be cut down. “We will not be going in and clear-cutting no matter what we do,” she said. The bulk of the disruption would come from 14-foot-wide access roads built along the length of the pipes, which would allow access for construction vehicles and a vacuum truck that would periodically clean out the sewage pipe, Demoise said. Because that access isn’t available now, the pipes are suffering from a lack of maintenance, she added. “Both sewer systems have pipe segments and manholes with cracks,

fractures, holes, and root growth inside the pipe,” water authority spokesperson Pamela Mooring wrote in an email to The Current earlier this month. “Although the sewers are not known to be leaking at present, DC Water is acting proactively.” Another alternative that has been raised is to relocate the pipes outside of parkland. Demoise said moving the pipes would make them more convenient for maintenance, but the process to reroute sewage flow and install large new fixtures would be extremely difficult. A series of pumping stations, including at least one large facility, would also be required under this option, because the sewage would no longer simply follow gravity. The work remains at least two years distant, according to Demoise. Under the best-case timeline, the water authority would have a completed project plan approved by the Park Service by December 2014, have a contractor in place six months later, and then begin work in summer 2015. About six months of work is envisioned at each of three project sites: Soapstone Valley, and northern and southern Glover Archbold. The work may take place concurrently and might be allowed to take place only in winter to minimize impact on the parks, said Demoise. Temporary above-ground pipes would likely carry the sewage while the work is carried out. The worst-case scenario, Demoise said, would be for the project to not take place at all. If that happens, the pipes would continue to deteriorate and would ultimately fail. At that point, the water authority would need to replace the pipes on an emergency basis — and clean up spilled sewage in the parks. The Park Service is soliciting input online — the site is available at — through Aug. 18, and a public meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 18 at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. The meeting will focus on the Soapstone Valley portion of the work but include discussion of Glover Archbold.

to the neighborhood’s Metro station. They asked Evans to include the condition in the alley-closing legislation, but the council member said to do so would be inappropriate and unprecedented. But Evans said before the council vote that there are other ways to achieve the goal of getting another Metro entrance for Foggy Bottom, including working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, local businesses and the university to find funding. “Today I pledge to actively assist the community to move this second entrance up on WMATA’s priorities and [secure] funding for elevators to provide access for the elderly and the disabled,” Evans said. “I do not think that conditioning the closing of a public alley on

Square 77 is necessary to achieve the community’s objectives.” The Foggy Bottom-GWU station is the busiest stop with just one entrance in the Metrorail system today, according to a Metro study Evans cited. The transit authority determined in 2007 that a new entrance would be valuable, suggesting the location of 22nd and I streets. As part of its 2007 campus plan, George Washington University agreed to set aside space for the entrance when it redeveloped the corner, but the school declined to contribute financially in conjunction with the dormitory project. Neighborhood leaders tried to get the school to commit to funding the entrance as See Alley/Page 7

Adams Morgan invites musicians to the porch By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

There are street fairs, block parties, neighborhood festivals and cultural tourism trails. Now Adams Morgan is planning a “StoopFest,” with local musicians playing on their front stoops and porches, to lure visitors into the residential streets of the historic but trendy neighborhood. Adams Morgan’s first “StoopFest” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon to 4 p.m., as announced last week by Kristen Barden, head of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, and Steven Shulman, executive director of Cultural Tourism DC. The idea comes from Somerville, Mass., a small city just north of Boston that apparently boasts ample musical talent and has been hosting “PorchFests” —

using as many as 60 houses — for several years. Somerville, according to a local news report, created the “decentralized musical festival” in 2011, and now hosts it as an annual — and ever growing — event. “Perhaps you’ve sat on your porch and overheard a neighbor strumming guitar on another porch? Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it,” says a flier from the Somerville Arts Council, which calls that city’s porches “an underused public venue.” Performers this year ranged from “Bollywood funk,” to “cosmic Americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo.” “We’re stealing a great idea,” said Shulman, “but think it will work well in D.C., a city of neighborhoods.” Shulman said his organization, which encourages visitors to wander beyond the traditional See StoopFest/Page 5


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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District Digest Council votes to ban smoking in D.C. parks

The D.C. Council has tentatively approved a major expansion of nosmoking zones in the city to include areas within 25 feet of any playground, private or public school play area, recreation center or Metrobus stop. The only caveats are that private homeowners or tenants who live within the 25-foot limit could still smoke on their own

property, and that the bill won’t cover federal parks. In a discussion last Wednesday, Ward 3 member Mary Cheh said the bill — combining proposals from at-large members Vincent Orange and David Grosso, Ward 1’s Jim Graham and Ward 2’s Jack Evans — responds to concerns that there is “no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, even outdoors,� and that children are the most vulnerable to its dangers.

At an earlier hearing, some critics called the bill yet another example of a “nanny state,� and argued the restrictions would be difficult to enforce. But Cheh said some 300 other jurisdictions have similar laws, and said penalties have already been defined and used in an earlier D.C. law that allows businesses to ban smoking within 25 feet of their entrances. The bill will require a second vote in September, and couldn’t

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take effect until the council sets aside the estimated $190,000 needed to pay for no-smoking signs at the affected locations. — Elizabeth Wiener

City allows road tests through private firm The D.C. government is now allowing residents to take the city’s road test — necessary to obtain a driver’s license — through a thirdparty provider. Delays at the Department of Motor Vehicles have recently meant three-month-plus waits to schedule driving tests. On Monday, the city announced that it had certified Dexterity Driving School to conduct the assessments as well. Dexterity manages it own schedule and may charge up to $100 for the test (possibly more for providing a vehicle). The tests, which are available Tuesday to Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., begin and end at D.C.’s road test facility, at 1205 Brentwood Road NE. Dexterity will follow the city’s test requirements, using the same routes and scoring sheet. Once a resident has completed the test, the Department of Motor Vehicles will process the license application. Details are available at DC-DMV-RoadTest, which says tests are available within 48 hours; residents must call 202-291-6410 for appointments.

MLK Library unveils new digital offerings

A “digital commons� area opens to the public today at the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The 11,000-square-foot space includes a Skype station; a videophone for communicating via

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Metro lifts water ban during city heat wave

Due to the heat, Metro is allowing train riders to carry and drink water through the end of the day Friday — an exception to the usual ban on eating and drinking on the system. In a news release, Metro encourages passengers to carry their water in containers that are reusable or can be tightly secured and to dispose of bottles properly. to pay $300,000 to D.C.

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An article in the July 10 issue on Georgetown University’s plans for a new dormitory misidentified Robin Morey, the university’s vice president for planning and facilities management. Also, due to a production error, a photograph of a sign installation along Logan Circle’s new heritage trail was misattributed. It was taken by Logan Circle Community Association president Tim Christensen. The Current regrets the errors. As a matter of policy, The Current corrects all errors of substance. To report an error, call the managing editor at 202-567-2011.

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LICENSES: Council discusses motorist safety issues From Page 2

the District, and that without a driver’s license, “they may not be able to get to a job, take a child to school or to the doctor.� Denying licenses also creates “a serious safety problem,� she said, because “those who need to drive, will drive,� but without testing or auto insurance. But critics say the single license for all will violate the federal REAL ID act, an equally controversial measure that requires states to make applicants for driver’s licenses pro-

vide documentation of their legal status as well as Social Security numbers. A single license, they say, could be rejected by the Transportation Security Agency when District residents try to board an airplane. REAL ID, enacted in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, is designed to identify foreign terrorists as well as illegal aliens, and to prevent them from boarding planes or entering federal buildings. Implementation of the act has been repeatedly delayed, as many states balk at the rules. In response to the concerns, Cheh

noted that the federal REAL ID program “is not near to being implemented. I’m not at all insensitive to that. But I want to dispel the notion that we’re currently at risk.� The second measure, proposed by Cheh and Tommy Wells of Ward 6, would make drivers 50 and older eligible for auto insurance discounts if they take an accident prevention course for senior drivers. Currently the course is offered only to drivers over 55. The bill would also reduce the required hours for the course, and allow the District to offer it online.

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STOOPFEST: Event set for Oct. 5 From Page 3

tourist spots and into the District’s varied communities, may try the idea in other neighborhoods if the event in Adams Morgan goes well. Barden also said StoopFest seems a perfect fit for Adams Morgan, a neighborhood full of row houses with their ample and inviting front porches, as well as local musicians eager to get a gig. In an announcement on a neighborhood listserv, Barden wrote that the venue will spread across residential side

streets, “making the stunning architecture there the backdrop as you follow your ears from house to house.� The event is, of course, free. Barden is inviting local musicians interested in sharing their stoops or their songs to contact her at “Or just dust off the guitar and practice on your porch that day,� she adds. The StoopFest will come near the end of Cultural Tourism’s Art4All DC, taking place across the city from Sept. 13 to Oct. 6.

The week ahead Wednesday, July 17

The Home and School Association of the School Without Walls at FrancisStevens will host an open house to present the preschool-through-eighth-grade school’s plans to parents, prospective parents and the community at large. The event will feature principal Richard Trogisch, new staff members and senior administrators. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the school, located at 2425 N St. NW. For details contact ■The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting and workshop on transportation and pedestrian safety in Cleveland Park as part of an upcoming study. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details contact Kelly Peterson at 202-671-4573 or

Thursday, July 18

The Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority and the D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development will hold a community open house. Three short-listed “master developer� teams will present their plans for redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW. ■The George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus will hold its quarterly community meeting at 7 p.m. in the Webb Building on campus, at 2100 Foxhall Road NW. To RSVP contact Britany Waddell at ■ The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F will host a community meeting to discuss a proposed sewer rehabilitation project in the Soapstone Valley section of Rock Creek Park. Discussion items will include the purpose and scope of the project, alternatives for repair of the existing sanitary sewers, and the potential impact on trees. The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Saturday, July 20

At-large D.C. Council member David Catania, chair of the Education Committee, will hold a Ward 2 community meeting on “The Future of Public Education in the District of Columbia.� The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW.

Monday, July 22

The National Capital Planning Commission and the National Park Service will hold a public scoping meeting on an environmental study for the proposed Kennedy Center expansion project. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center.

Tuesday, July 23

The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority will host a Ward 1 town hall meeting on DC Health Link, a new online marketplace for comprehensive health coverage. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St. NW.

Wednesday, July 24

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

Thursday, July 25

The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority will host a Ward 3 town hall meeting on DC Health Link, a new online marketplace for comprehensive health coverage. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

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Motor vehicle theft â&#x2013; 3700-3724 block, Military Road; 10:38 a.m. July 12.

Burglary â&#x2013; 800-899 block, 14th St.; 4:29 p.m. July 13.

Theft from auto â&#x2013; 5921-6031 block, Utah Ave.; 3 p.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  5400-5419 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:35 a.m. July 12.

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Theft from auto â&#x2013; 900-999 block, 10th St.; 8:02 p.m. July 13. Theft â&#x2013;  F and 13th streets; 6 p.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, G St.; 10:04 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, G St.; 10:54 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, F St.; 1:45 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, G St.; 2 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  12th and G streets; 3:45 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, F St.; 3:23 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, K St.; 7:11 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  Constitution Avenue and 7th Street; 10:07 a.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1200-1299 block, G St.; 1:20 p.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  1000-1099 block, H St.; 10 a.m. July 14.

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Robbery â&#x2013; 1000-1089 block, 5th St.; 5:15 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  H and 5th streets; 10 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  7th Street and Indiana Avenue; 9:50 a.m. July 13. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 6th St.; 8:03 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1000-1029 block, 4th St.; 10:55 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, K St.; 11:56 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, K St.; 12:48 a.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, K St.; 3:30 a.m. July 14. â&#x2013;  7th and K streets; 5:59 a.m. July 14. Theft â&#x2013;  600-699 block, F St.; 8:20 p.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, H St.; 5 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 2:30 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  300-498 block, Indiana Ave.; 6 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, F St.; 3:01 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 4:20 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 7th St.; 6:30 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, L St.; 2:48 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  400-499 block, Massachu-

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Theft â&#x2013; 3700-3799 block, Oliver St.; 7:57 a.m. July 10.

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tenleytown / aU park

Burglary â&#x2013; 5000-5099 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 9:45 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, Davenport St.; 2:32 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  4400-4499 block, Butterworth Place; 3:47 p.m. July 14. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  Chesapeake Street and Wisconsin Avenue; 2:38 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, Windom Place; 3:03 p.m. July 13. Theft â&#x2013;  3814-3989 block, Chesapeake St.; 6:05 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  4600-4699 block, Chesapeake St.; 10:41 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  4500-4599 block, 40th St.; 1:02 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3:12 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 7:40 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 7:45 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 3 p.m. July 13.

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Burglary â&#x2013; 3100-3199 block, Rodman St.; 1:17 p.m. July 8. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  3500-3599 block, Yuma St.; 11:15 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  Reno Road and Tilden Street; 1:30 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  3000-3379 block, Ordway St.; 5 p.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  5000-5099 block, Connecticut Ave; 11 a.m. July 14. Theft â&#x2013;  5000-5099 block, Connecticut Ave.; 5:02 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  4400-4411 block, 36th St.; 12:39 p.m. July 10.

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â&#x2013; 2301-2499 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  2600-2649 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1:38 p.m. July 14. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  4000-4299 block, Cathedral Ave.; 2:05 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  2731-2899 block, Devonshire Place; 10:44 a.m. July 12. Theft â&#x2013;  2900-2999 block, 28th St.; 9:28 a.m. July 12.

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Theft from auto â&#x2013; 5051-5099 block, Macomb St.; 8:47 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  4200-4399 block, Embassy Park Drive; 8:08 p.m. July 9. Theft â&#x2013;  3200-3301 block, New Mexico Ave.; 10:40 a.m. July 9.

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Burglary â&#x2013; 71-1099 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:55 a.m. July 8. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  O and 33rd streets; 11:17 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1738-1899 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:29 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, 34th St.; 5:15 p.m. July 14. Theft â&#x2013;  3000-3091 block, K St.; 3 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1601-1647 block, 30th St.; 8:53 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1402-1442 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 12:57 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 11:25 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 5:12 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 7:06 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, O St.; 12:11 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  3300-3399 block, Volta Place; 10:10 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 11:29 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, M St.; 7:40 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  3000-3049 block, M St.; 3:04 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  3101-3299 block, S St.; 7:15 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, Q St.; 11:49 a.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  3600-3699 block, O St.; 12:45 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  2900-2999 bock, M St.; 2:52 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1000-1003 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; 1:25 p.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  3200-3277 block, M St.; 6:41 p.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  3300-3399 block, Water St.; 12:17 p.m. July 14. â&#x2013;  3100-3199 block, K St.; 1:29 p.m. July 14. â&#x2013;  3000-3091 block, K St.;

4:37 p.m. July 14.

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dUpont circle

Burglary â&#x2013; 1500-1599 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 12:16 a.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1300-1399 block, 14th St.; 6:27 p.m. July 12. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  P and 15th streets; 2:12 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, Church St.; 4:46 p.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1125-1225 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 4:33 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, N St.; 11:55 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Church St.; 10:42 a.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  N and 15th streets; 12:53 p.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, N St.; 2:58 p.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  1600-1629 block, 20th St.; 12:18 p.m. July 14. Theft â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, P St.; 3:11 p.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1200-1219 block, 19th St.; 6:35 p.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, Connecticut Ave.; 12:42 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, O St.; 5:55 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1200-1219 block, 19th St.; 11:15 p.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, P St.; 9:07 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  1600-1699 block, P St.; 9:40 a.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  2000-2099 block, M St.; 4:06 p.m. July 10. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, M St.; 3:58 a.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  1600-1629 block, 20th St.; 12:55 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:07 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3 a.m. July 14.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013; 1600-1619 block, 15th St.; 1:17 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  W and 14th streets; 11 p.m. July 11 (with gun). Burglary â&#x2013;  1707-1799 block, S St.; 12:46 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, T St.; 10:29 p.m. July 11. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, T St.; 6:35 a.m. July 12. Theft â&#x2013;  1822-1899 block, 17th St.; 11:56 a.m. July 8. â&#x2013;  1825-1899 block, 16th St.; 9:24 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, 16th St.; 3:02 p.m. July 12. â&#x2013;  1500-1599 block, U St.; 10:40 a.m. July 13. â&#x2013;  1616-1699 block, 17th St.; 1 p.m. July 13.

g The Current W ednesday, July 17, 2013


BIKES: ANC votes not to oppose city proposal for New Mexico Avenue bicycle lane

From Page 1

we can learn to drive and bike together.” Agency officials have said previously that the plans are scheduled to move forward by mid-November. In addition to the northbound bike lane, the project will include a southbound “sharrow” — bicycle logos painted on the street indicating that it’s intended as a bike route. Planners said downhill cyclists don’t need a separate lane because they move quickly enough to not interfere with car traffic, unlike cyclists traveling more slowly uphill. The neighborhood commission’s vote won sustained applause from a room dominated by cycling advocates from nearby and around the city, though several immediate neighbors were

also on hand to speak in opposition. Several community groups representing the residents along New Mexico also oppose the plan. The most vocal opponent at the meeting was Michael Gold, a neighborhood commissioner representing much of the 0.75-mile stretch of New Mexico Avenue. Gold said that while he supports bike lanes on principle, there is regularly congestion and disorder where delivery trucks unload to serve the street’s commercial buildings. “If we put in a bike lane on New Mexico, that’s not going to the change the situation with the loading. What we’re going to have is more bikes on the street that will be swerving around double-parked trucks,” said Gold. At the same meeting, the neighborhood

commission voted unanimously to request extra enforcement of the curbside loading zone, which is intended for two trucks at a time. “It threatens all three types of people who use New Mexico Avenue: motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists,” said commissioner Joe Wisniewski, who said loading zone problems are a separate issue from the bike lane. To Wisniewski, a bike lane wouldn’t change who uses the road, but simply clarifies which users go where. Commissioner Rory Slatko added: “We aren’t voting tonight on whether bikers are allowed on New Mexico Avenue. The fact of the matter is that they’re there.” According to several bike advocates at the meeting, many cyclists now use the narrow sidewalk — endangering pedestrians and

themselves — or take up a travel lane as they pedal slowly up the hill, holding up traffic. Several commissioners said they were uncomfortable with the lack of a formal traffic study for the corridor, and said the Transportation Department should consider alternative bike routes on less-busy streets. The commission’s resolution includes a request for a study, but the vote of non-objection was not contingent upon that study taking place. The commission’s resolution of non-objection would have likely failed had commissioner Tom Smith been present, because his opposition would have led to a tie vote. Smith, submitted written comments stating concerns about increased congestion and the plan’s lack of analysis.

ALLEY: Council approves closing From Page 3

part of a community amenities package required by the development process, but the Zoning Commission rejected that call. The superdorm project already has approval from the Zoning Commission and Historic Preservation Review Board. The university intends to have it open by late summer 2016. The new dorm will replace the school’s master lease at the City Hall building off campus at 950 24th St., as part of a commitment to house all undergraduates on campus. Few other council members par-

ticipated in last Wednesday’s discussion during the legislative meeting, but Ward 4’s Muriel Bowser said the council should consider requiring more community amenities in the future in exchange for street and alley closings. The city surveyor assessed the land on this alley at $2.8 million. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson replied that the District government originally received land for the city’s streets and alleys from adjacent property owners, which is why there is no cost for them to be closed and returned to those property owners. The city has only a right-of-way to use the land, not a title.

LICENSE: Occupancy at issue From Page 1

boasts that it was picked in a 2010 Washington Post poll as “the preppiest place in Washington.”) With just 35 seats and a handful of menu items, “that doesn’t really sound like a restaurant to us,” said the citizens association’s Jennifer Altemus. “It would be nice if they could serve some more food,” neighborhood commissioner Bill Starrels said in a separate interview. Landry — who has been involved in a number of nightlife ventures in Georgetown and Glover Park, including co-owning Mason Inn at 2408 Wisconsin Ave. — rejects such criticisms. He wrote that George has “never had an issue satisfying our food requirement,” referring to the city’s regulation that restaurants like his make 45 percent of their sales from food or at least $2,000 per occupant annually. Starrels said yesterday that negotiations with George are proceeding and include issues of menu selection and seating capacity. The neighborhood commission voted unanimously at its July 1 meeting to file its protest; the citizens association had already done so. The protest procedure allows parties time to negotiate and ideally reach an accord, and a public hearing follows if that does not occur. Neighbors have also complained

of being woken up by George’s loud patrons, Altemus said. “We have heard from various people there is noise resulting from people waiting in line and coming and going through the courtyard,” she said. Also, Altemus said some nearby restaurants “aren’t happy with the clientele that George brings in … the number of people who are younger and more boisterous.” “We’ve had a few issues and the bottom line is, if you double the numbers, the chances of something becoming more of an issue is greatly increased,” said Starrels. Landry said that logic doesn’t apply to the situation at George. “The main noise issue we deal with is when we’re at capacity and patrons are forced to wait in line outside the courtyard,” he wrote. “By increasing the capacity to that which is allowed by the fire marshal, it will likely alleviate any noise issues that currently exist.” This latest effort is George’s second attempt to terminate its agreement with the community. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board rejected an application submitted several years ago, a decision that was upheld by the D.C. Court of Appeals. Starrels said he’s hopeful a compromise will be reached this time, citing “good rapport” and regular discussions with the restaurant’s representative.

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The Georgetown


Davis Kennedy/Publisher & Editor Chris Kain/Managing Editor

An 11th-hour affront

When Americans hear about political leaders postponing elections, their initial thoughts almost surely drift overseas — Egypt, Tunisia or Haiti, perhaps. Googling the term “delayed elections” this week turned up a story about “Violent scuffles in Kiev over delayed Mayoral elections.” In contrast, there was no violence, and little outcry, over the D.C. Council’s 11th-hour decision last week to postpone the District’s first election of an attorney general. Previously scheduled for April 2014, it now won’t occur until 2018 unless the council decides — wisely — to reverse course. What makes the idea all the more perverse is that the council is overturning the clear will of the electorate. In 2010, 75 percent of voters approved a charter amendment to make the attorney general an elected office. The Board of Elections’ summary concluded: “If voters approve of this amendment and the U.S. Congress does not reject the measure, residents of the District of Columbia would begin voting for the Attorney General in 2014.” As it turns out, the language ought to have included a phrase about the D.C. Council changing its mind. The council is in the midst of reviewing Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposal to alter the government’s structure so that legal counsels within the executive branch agencies will report to the mayor rather than the independent attorney general. We’re sympathetic to the idea, since any mayor needs a legal team in line with his or her goals and policy initiatives. The attorney general’s office would continue to enforce D.C. laws through court proceedings, write legal opinions and adjudicate cases. But now the council, at the behest of Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans, is using that unsettled debate as a rationale to delay the 2014 election. Legislators say uncertainty about the attorney general’s role is the reason there are no candidates as of yet. Mr. Evans described the delay as the responsible thing to do: “It is not overturning the will of the voters. ... What we are saying is postpone the election until we are ready to have it.” At-large Council member David Catania correctly noted that the council’s unwillingness to adhere to the will of the voters deprives local leaders of credibility when they complain of congressional meddling and push for D.C. statehood. As Chairman Phil Mendelson aptly explained: “We are thumbing our nose at the voters — and we are doing it rather glibly.” Alas, they failed to sway their colleagues, losing an 8-5 vote (joined only by Ward 6’s Tommy Wells, Ward 5’s Kenyan McDuffie and at-large member David Grosso) just before the council went on its summer recess. We hope for a reversal as soon as they return in September.

Zoning minimums

Under current zoning rules, developers must generally include parking spaces when constructing new buildings throughout D.C. But city planners had hoped to change that: The Office of Planning is updating the zoning code, and officials initially proposed eliminating the minimum requirements downtown and in other parts of the city that are well-served by transit. That idea drew some strong opposition, and last week the agency’s director announced that the minimums will remain in place everywhere but “downtown” (including the ballpark area and certain other neighborhoods). The goals of the original idea — to decrease car use, traffic and pollution — were honorable. And the thought process behind the scheme made some sense: If you provide fewer places to park, people won’t drive; maybe they’ll even forgo owning a car altogether. But behavior is only so malleable. Harriet Tregoning, who directs the Office of Planning, says 38.5 percent of D.C. households have no cars. But even the director is part of the next step up in vehicle use — a member of a “car-light” household, which includes an infrequently used auto. And even rarely driven cars need spaces. That’s what worries many residents who already struggle to find parking spots in their crowded communities. Even if all inhabitants of new residential buildings were banned from getting street-parking permits, those residents might still get visitors who come in cars, while retail and restaurant offerings are certainly likely to draw driving patrons. Transit, biking and walking just don’t work for everyone in all instances. Where minimums would be eliminated — the downtown area — there are fewer single-family residences and row houses, so spillover parking would be less of a problem. Public transit is also better there. We appreciate the effort to reduce driving in the city. Already we see some success: There are parts of town where most residents know they shouldn’t even try to park, so they turn to alternative methods. But the approach needs to be balanced. The debate over eliminating minimums has stood in the way of the much-needed overall zoning update. We hope this change will allow the package to move forward.

The Current

The whack-a-Walmart game …


f you’ve been to most any seashore amusement park, you’ve seen the copyrighted “Whac-AMole” game. We now have our own version here. The D.C. Council created Whack-a-Walmart last week when it passed what it terms a “living wage” bill that targets big-box stores of 75,000 square feet and $1 billion in annual revenues (for the parent company). The thinking is simple: Such firms can afford to pay the wage of $12.50 an hour (counting benefits), and that’s that. The bill exempts union shops that negotiate wages. Walmart, which had been wooed for more than a decade to open in the District, cried foul. Now store officials are bluntly saying that if Mayor Vincent Gray doesn’t veto the bill, they’ll dump three planned Walmart stores in the city and consider abandoning three others now under construction. NBC4 reported last week that sources say Gray will veto the measure after he marshals support from business and community leaders appalled at the bill. But those expecting action this week likely will be disappointed. As of Monday, the council, which voted 8-5 to pass the bill, had not finished the paperwork to send it to the mayor. Once he formally receives it, he has 10 business days to sign or veto it. The council then would have 30 calendar days to meet for an override vote. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, who authored the original legislation, said he would discuss an override vote with other members once the veto occurs. Mendelson says he thinks the mayor should sign it, but he doesn’t seem too hopeful. Other sources who support the Walmart bill privately admit to News4 that the votes aren’t there to override the expected veto. The council would need nine of 13 votes to override Gray. But the five members who voted against the bill appear firmly against it, meaning a win for the mayor. This is not an original game. We’ve seen it before in Chicago. According to a New York Times report in 2006, Chicago aldermen voted 35-14 that summer to impose a similar wage bill of $10 an hour on big-box stores. That was a hefty margin of victory. It would have affected big-box stores that had $1 billion in

sales and stores of at least 90,000 square feet. But then-Mayor Richard M. Daley vetoed it. “We need jobs,” he said. “If it’s OK for suburban areas, why not Chicago?” he asked. “You can enjoy the fruits of suburban area living with Walmart and no one objects! Labor people, union people, business people, reporters — all of you don’t object.” Despite the lopsided vote in Chicago for the bigbox wage, the council fell three votes short of overriding Daley’s veto. The bill never became law, and Walmart now likes to point out that it has built eight stores in Chicago and is about to open its ninth. The company also says it employs approximately 1,500 people in the city. Here in Washington, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins also has warned that other national retailers, like Wegmans and Lowe’s, are now skeptical about entering the D.C. market. While the issue plays out, organized labor knows that it has a tough road to steer if it wants to keep the big-box bill alive. There is a compelling argument that the city spent more than a decade to lure major retailers only to move the goalposts. A lot of union members live in the suburbs and won’t depend upon these new stores (and can’t vote in city elections). It could be that, in the end, all sides will win something. The mayor, with his veto, will look strong even if organized labor is angry. (It’s already split over supporting him for re-election, so not a lot will change.) The council members who back the mayor — including mayoral candidates Tommy Wells and Muriel Bowser — will burnish their image as community builders. Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans, who is also running for mayor, has strong support from business already and won’t be punished for backing the Walmart higher wage. Organized labor, even if it loses the battle, will have shown some muscle at a time when many believe its influence is waning. And maybe the citizens in struggling communities will win something, too. Either they’ll get a law that insists they be paid higher wages, and the stores will comply, or the stores will pay lower wages and they’ll have somewhere, finally, to shop. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor Mayor should veto living wage measure

Good public policy is carefully thought out and responds to the complexity of the issues it addresses. The Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013 fails to meet this criteria, and Mayor Vincent Gray should veto it. The bill purports to address the relatively low wages paid to service industry workers in the District. Somehow, requiring a small number of large retailers who don’t happen to be either of the two unionized grocery chains in the city to pay 50 percent more than the current minimum wage is supposed to result in higher wages for all low-paid workers. The bill is full of logical fallacies: ■ The real reasons wages are low are two-fold. One, we do not have

a robust manufacturing sector, which generates higher-wage jobs. Two, we have a substantially higher unemployment rate in the city than in the suburbs, so there’s an oversupply of low-skilled workers for low-wage positions. This bill addresses neither issue. ■ The bill would work against hiring unemployed D.C. residents and reward non-residents with higher wages. Numerous studies have shown that the District has a lack of “job-ready” applicants — those who are willing to show up on time, who offer a positive attitude, who are reliable and who have sufficient skills in basic literacy and math. If an employer has to pay a minimum of $12.50, there will be a natural tendency to hire a non-D.C. resident who has those skills, rather than pay that kind of money for someone without them, who might have started at a low wage but moved up to a higher wage by showing promise. ■ Forcing retailers, especially grocery retailers, to pay higher wages

is deleterious to consumers. The grocery industry has notoriously low profit margins, so the increased cost of labor must be passed along to the consumer. ■ While most of the discussion about the bill has focused on its effect on Walmart, there are a number of other large retailers that have indicated interest in locating here and are now reconsidering. ■ The District is currently losing more than $1 billion of retail sales every year to nearby jurisdictions. Why would we want to restrict the entry of new retailers and continue to lose sales tax revenue? So far as I can see from press reports, there is no successful example of a major city that has enacted such legislation. We need to continue to diversify our retail base, and bring additional goods and services to our residents, particularly those living in the “food deserts” that several large retailers are planning to serve. Ellen McCarthy Chevy Chase

The Current

In Chevy Chase, the community spirit prevails VIEWPOINT

bill oberdorfer and beth anderson


ommunityâ&#x20AC;? is not a word that outsiders often associate with the District. The perception is that D.C. is a transientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s town â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that no one actually grows up here. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true of Chevy Chase. This is a neighborhood where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon for one to have neighbors who have lived here for 20, 30, 40 years or more. There is a sense of Main Street USA that is absent in most near-urban areas of the country. As much as its residents look forward (notice the Prius on almost every block), they also have a strong sense of history and continuity. And perhaps no other place in the neighborhood encapsulates that dynamic like the Avalon Theatre on Connecticut Avenue, the oldest operating movie theater in the District. This year, the Avalon celebrates its 90th anniversary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; cause for celebration not only for the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longevity, but also our current standing as a vibrant, financially healthy community landmark. And soon we will meet a long-standing request from our neighborhood patrons: This month we began the installation of an elevator to our upstairs theater and the renovation of our Theater 2 lobby restrooms to bring them into Americans With Disabilities Act compliance. When the theater opened in 1923 as the Chevy Chase Theatre, it was a place where patrons paid 30 cents to watch a silent movie accompanied by pipe organ music. But, like our local residents, the theater â&#x20AC;&#x201D; renamed the Avalon in 1929 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has always looked forward. The theater was wired for sound in 1929. A renovation in 1937 brought a modern art deco look (including the vertical sign that still exists today) and the installation of air conditioning. The upstairs theater was added in 1970. Another renovation in 1985 added the beautiful ceiling mural in Theater 1 and also made the Avalon one of the first theaters in the nation to present digital sound. Just a few months ago, the Avalon replaced its 35 mm projectors with a digital projection system in keeping with new industry-wide standards.

Letters to the Editor Sewer projects need more public scrutiny

On June 18, the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and the National Park Service held a brief community meeting on two upcoming projects. They pointed out that the concrete sewer lines running through the stream valleys in Soapstone and Glover Archbold parks needed refurbishment. The original plans for this work involved relining and restoring these sewers. These are summarized at under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Projects & Initiatives.â&#x20AC;? Most likely a technique called â&#x20AC;&#x153;cured-in-placeâ&#x20AC;? pipe relining would be used, using epoxy-resin-impregnated liners that are inflated at high pressure. It appears, however, that the Park Service would rather that the water authority â&#x20AC;&#x153;abandon in placeâ&#x20AC;? the existing sewer lines, avoiding the need to manage the impacts of

Still, with all these changes, the theater has kept sight of its history. In the mid-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, due to the efforts of local residents, landmark status was granted for the Avalonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exterior. Unfortunately, that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to keep the theater from closing in 2001. But an incredible community effort brought the theater back from the dead as the nonprofit Avalon Theatre Project, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Yet there has remained one glaring flaw that flies in the face of our mission to be a local film center that serves the best in film to the entire community â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that is, some of our elderly and handicapped patrons have not been able to access our upstairs theater due to the absence of an elevator. Due to the age of the Avalon, we were not required to comply with ADA requirements. However, the board of directors has, ever since the Avalon became a nonprofit in 2003, made it a goal to make the entire theater handicapped accessible. With this project, we are finally able to make that goal a reality. The success of the Avalon is due to a relationship between the theater and the community that is essential for the long-term success of any local arts institution. This idea is not new. When the theater was under construction in 1923, a local newspaper article about the new venue opened with the sentence: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community spirit prevails.â&#x20AC;? The article noted that the president of the theater promised â&#x20AC;&#x153;a community institution, one in which the individual shall have an interest.â&#x20AC;? Ninety years later, those words are still true. All decisions at the Avalon are made with our local community members in mind. The process is sometimes chaotic, much like the construction in the next few months promises to be, but rewarding for all involved. And to ensure that landmarks like the Avalon continue to thrive, they must have the active support and engagement of the public. Without the efforts of local citizens, the Avalon would have never made it to its 90th anniversary. Fortunately, Northwest D.C. is a place where â&#x20AC;&#x153;the community spiritâ&#x20AC;? continues to prevail. Bill Oberdorfer is executive director of the Avalon Theatre, and Beth Anderson is marketing and digital content manager of the Avalon Theatre. Both are Chevy Chase residents.

construction work in these parks. It is true, unfortunately, that refurbishing the sewer lines would require a construction road along the sewer route, for which trees would have to be taken down. A temporary road ought to be considered for the purpose of this work, so that upon removal it could become a meadow and, eventually, forest again. Alternatively, perhaps an access right of way could be used for a bike trail. The alternative proposal, to abandon the sewer lines, involves intercepting the feeder lines to these sewers; building 20 to 24 sewage pumping stations outside the park borders; and then installing new sewer lines under the streets, through which sewage would be pumped uphill to another route to the sewage treatment plant. Apparently, possible sites for the two largest pumping stations would be across from Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Center on Van Ness Street, and near the community garden off New Mexico Avenue. This option would have a great impact on many areas. Sewage

pumping stations create significant noise and odor, and they can release raw sewage when they fail. Additionally, the amount of electricity required to pump all the diverted sewage uphill is significant. Despite the incursion required in the park to fix the existing gravity sewer, which has served D.C. well for more than 50 years, this is the best solution. Sewage pumping stations would not be good neighbors. The street disruption of building the new uphill pressure sewer lines would be considerable as well. I urge residents to write to the water authority and to the Park Service to demand an extension of the public comment period on this plan. This now ends Aug. 18. The community still knows little about plans for these projects, which could affect our community greatly. Comments to the Park Service can be submitted at tinyurl. com/pipe-project-comment. Please demand more public comment time and more information. Edward Bernton Cathedral Heights

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW. For details, visit or contact ANC 2E ANC 2E Georgetown â&#x2013; Georgetown / cloisters Cloisters burleith / hillandale The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit ANC 3B ANCPark 3B Glover

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At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 11 meeting: â&#x2013; Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ralph Neal provided crime statistics for Police Service Area 204 that showed general drops in crime compared to the same time last year. There was one recent violent crime: a robbery with a gun. Neal said burglaries have increased in neighborhoods surrounding Glover Park, but that police have apprehended a suspect. The lieutenant also said a suspect, who lives in the area, turned himself in for recent destruction of property on Bellevue Terrace. Commissioner Joe Fiorillo said those crimes involved extensive damage to vehicles. â&#x2013;  Vera Ertem of the D.C. Urban Forestry Administration talked about her agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission and recent activities. The agency planted more than 100 trees in the Glover Park area last year, she said, and all but one have survived. Ertem said the agency has adopted a policy of attaching â&#x20AC;&#x153;gator bagsâ&#x20AC;? to newly planted trees for watering purposes; she also encouraged residents to adopt street trees. Commission chair Brian Cohen relayed a residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concern that the administration has gone from planting larger canopy trees to more â&#x20AC;&#x153;ornamental trees.â&#x20AC;? Ertem responded that Pepco wires play a factor in that trend, since trees canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be planted in a way that interferes with the utility wires. When one resident reported that several trees on the 3800 block of W Street had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;butcheredâ&#x20AC;? recently in conjunction with Pepco work, Ertem explained more about Pepco standards and the way her agency coordinates with them. She encouraged calling 311 with concerns. â&#x2013;  Paul Hoffman of the D.C. Department of Transportation said work started recently to reconfigure the intersection of 37th Street and Tunlaw Road, with the project expected to be finished by the end of July. Commissioner Jackie Blumenthal said cars donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be following the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s detour direc-

Citizens Association of Georgetown

During these dog days of summer, the Potomac River continues to cool down the area below M Street as it always has. This important part of our community offers old and new treasures to be enjoyed this summer. The Percy Plaza fountain is regularly filled with little ones squealing through the spray. Yachts, skimmers, kayaks, canoes, crew teams and even a pirate ship ply the waters of the Potomac past Georgetown, while people watch from the new steps in the Waterfront Park that disappear into the river. Tourists from around the world read the etched granite slabs that describe what the waterfront was like in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the port was lined with wharves and seagoing vessels. And trees provide meaningful shade this summer to picnickers and people enjoying a quick nap on the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawns. A free exhibit at the Swedish Embassy tells the story of the emigration of 1.2 million Swedes who left their homes for a better future in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;land of opportunity.â&#x20AC;? New and rejuvenated restaurants and outdoor bars at the Washington Harbour offer great people watching and time for enjoying each other. Twinkling lights brighten in the trees, and fish jump from the Potomac to catch bugs in the twilight. You can even occasionally glimpse a bald eagle overhead or a deer on Roosevelt Island coming out for a quick sip of water. Turtles and fish swim near the surface in the C&O Canal hoping for bread from Sea Catch Restaurant. New restaurants and music venues join the old favorites. The Georgetown waterfront, made up of the 25 blocks between M Street and the river, and home to more than 1,500 people, is going through a metamorphosis. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been for a while, we recommend you stroll down and prepare for a delightful surprise. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michele Jacobson tions, and that â&#x20AC;&#x153;pedestrian crossing is impossible.â&#x20AC;? Commissioners also told Hoffman that the traffic blockade should be farther south. Hoffman said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d look into the matter. Hoffman also said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d respond to an issue raised by commission chair Brian Cohen, who said the Transportation Department never reinstalled two â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yield to Pedestrianâ&#x20AC;? signs at Fulton Street that were removed as part of the Wisconsin Avenue streetscape reconstruction. â&#x2013; commissioners voted unanimously to oppose two Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration matters related to the reopening of JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the strip club at 2412 Wisconsin Ave. In their first resolution, commissioners objected to the renewal of the JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor license, which has been in a dormant period of â&#x20AC;&#x153;safekeepingâ&#x20AC;? for over two years. The opposition is based on ongoing confusion over the ownership of JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and the applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of â&#x20AC;&#x153;fitness for licensure,â&#x20AC;? the resolution says. The second resolution protests a substantial change application from JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that commissioners believe would allow a new type of operation that could be harmful to the community. The resolution objects to JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to use tabletop stages and to allow dancing within semiprivate alcoves. Commissioner Jackie Blumenthal said alcohol agency placards would be placed at JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that week announcing the license renewal and proposed changes, and citizens would have until Aug. 26 to comment. â&#x2013;  commissioner Mary Young provided information from a recent meeting about plans for a sewer project that will affect parkland in Soapstone Valley, Foundry Valley

and Glover Archbold Park. Young said one complicated issue is the D.C. Water and Sewer Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to construct access roads (possibly 14 feet wide) to make way for equipment for the sewer rehabilitation work â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a proposal the National Park Service opposes. She also said residents are concerned about tree removals and the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to vent sewer pipes. The water agency will be hosting another public meeting on the project July 18 and is accepting public comments through Aug. 18, Young reported. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 12, 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 â&#x2013; cleveland park / woodley Park Woodley Park massachusetts avenue heights Massachusetts Avenue Heights Cathedral Heights The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring â&#x2013;  spring valley / wesley heights Wesley Heights palisades / kent / foxhall

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit


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Tigers repeat as summer league champs By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Summer league is where basketball teams build rapport and learn lessons on the hardwood without consequences in the loss column. Wilson’s boys basketball team took what it gleaned over the past month and turned it into a championship performance. The Tigers knocked off Blair 65-60 to capture the More Than Basketball summer league title Thursday evening at Wilson. “My biggest thing for summer is development,” said Wilson head coach Andre Williams, who attended the game but didn’t coach the team per summer league rules. “I don’t care about wins and losses — no one remembers who wins the summer leagues. We won it last year but finished third in the city. We have a new team this year, and I’m thinking about chemistry and development for our players.” The game ended up providing a solid lesson for the Tigers, who played an uneven contest. Wilson struggled early on, trailing by double digits throughout the first half before going into halftime down by 12. “The team in the first half was extremely selfish — played individual basketball, played a one-on-one game and threw up shots,” said Williams. After the break, Angelo Hernandez, the Tigers’ assistant coach, who served as the summer squad’s coach, focused on cohesion. The adjustments proved to be good ones as Wilson chipped away at the Devils’ lead and made it a one-point deficit — 49-48 — with 5:23 to play. The Tigers then took the lead for good when guards Apronti Jones and Dimone Long came up with clutch free throws to push Wilson to a 51-49 advantage. “In the second half we passed the ball, pushed the tempo and played great defense,” said Williams. “We were able to capitalize by playing

team basketball.” Blair tried to rally with two minutes left, but Wilson center Michael Knapp made an emphatic block, which led to a three-point bucket from Rasheed Shorter-Brice to put the game on ice. “Shorter-Brice is stepping up a lot,” said Hernandez. “I liked the effort I’ve seen from him. He’s a hard worker. He’s little, but he makes up for it with heart.” While Shorter-Brice got the trey, it was Knapp who made the play by providing Wilson with toughness in the post, which could be a major factor this winter. “Our biggest surprise has been Michael Knapp,” said Williams. “He played on junior varsity two years ago, but last year he wrestled. I gave him my best sales pitch to come back and play. With wrestling he’s used to all the bumping and bruising. He’s really been a force for us. He’s probably had the biggest impact for us.” Along with Knapp’s emergence, the Tigers also found a new point guard option in Larry Holmes, who transferred from St. Albans. “He brings the grittiness to our team,” said Williams. “He never gives up. Although he’s small, he hits the floor a lot. He is really our toughest leader on the floor.” Hernandez was also impressed with Holmes. “He can really play,” Hernandez said. “He gets our guys open and gets them shots. He’s probably the one that makes us go.” The Tigers also saw Brenton Petty blossom as a leader on the

team. “He calls all the guys for the games,” Williams said. “He sets up weight room stuff. He has really stepped up in being a leader this summer.” While watching Wilson develop has been Williams’ focus this summer, he has also begun preparing for the new look of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association. As announced in April, the league will no longer have east and west divisions for basketball. All of the teams will play each other twice — once at home and once on the road. Williams explained that the change will reduce the school’s non-conference slate and early-season tournament prospects from 10 down to six games. “They’re trying to even out the playing field so people can keep their confidence up during the season,” he said. Williams also had a chance to see

Sports Desk Northwest youngsters capture D.C. city Little League crown

Photo coutesy of Leslie Maysak

The 9- and 10-year-old Northwest Little League team celebrates its title win.

The 9- and 10-year-old Northwest Little League baseball squad won the D.C. city championship by knocking off Capitol Hill in a thrilling 9-8 ballgame at Banneker last Tuesday. The squad went on to play in the Maryland State Little League tournament, but fell 5-3 to a team from Thurmont, Md. Northwest was then knocked out of the tournament by a squad from Easton, Md., 6-5 Sunday.

Brian Kapur/The Current

Rising senior Michael Knapp, above right, emerged as a force that Wilson can count on in the post. Knapp will play for the Tigers’ varsity basketball team this winter after competing for the school’s wrestling squad last season. The Tigers also had rising senior Apronti Jones, bottom left, step up this summer. Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt play summer league games. Those peeks at DCIAA rivals left the coach excited for the upcoming year.

WIS grad to play soccer at UNC

Francesco Amorosino, who graduated from Washington International School this year, will play soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall, the university said in a news release recently posted to The Tar Heels won the national championship in 2011 and came up one game shy of the title game last season. “This is an exciting group,” North Carolina coach Carlos Somoano said of his recruiting class in the release. Last year, Amorosino received acommunity service award from Mayor Vincent Gray

“I was able to see our top opponents play this summer,” he said. “It looks like it’s going to be another great season.”

for his work with the local nonprofit DC SCORES, where he volunteered weekly as a soccer referee at elementary schools and helped with the group’s summer camp.

Local hockey star joins Team USA

D.C. native Connor Roth will head to the prestigious Maccabiah games as part of Team USA’s junior ice hockey team. Roth is a rising senior at the Hotchkiss School, a prep school in Lakeville, Conn. He had attended St. Albans before switching to Hotchkiss for high school. The games are being held in Israel today through July 30.

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just under $2 million. Built in 1925, the home has kept its period details while still becoming more modern, open and airy through a full renovation completed this year. Original leaded glass on the front entrance gives a nod to the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past. The entry opens to a foyer that shows off the millwork and gleaming hardwood floors that can be found throughout the house. To the right is the living room, which features crown molding and a gas fireplace with a marble mantel. An adjacent side porch was converted into a sunroom, but the original beadboard ceiling remains, adding charm to the space. The roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s windows, along with all the others in the house, were recently replaced, and they flood the space with natural light. To the left is the formal dining room, large enough to accommodate at least 12 guests. A side hallway leads to the kitchen, making entertaining a breeze. Tucked between the two is a powder room.

The kitchen and family room are located at the rear of the house and share an open layout. The family room has a gas fireplace surrounded by built-in bookcases. The kitchen is centered around a large island, which features a unique granite countertop that resembles slate; it also has room for seating. Home chefs will appreciate the highend appliances, which include a Viking range with six gas burners; a grill and a double oven; a stainlesssteel refrigerator and dishwasher by KitchenAid; and a Sharp microwave oven. Custom wood cabinetry in white provides plenty of space for storing accoutrements. Three sets of French doors along the back wall open to a stone patio and backyard. Mature plantings include several rose bushes that line the perimeter of the yard. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a two-car detached garage, accessible from the back alley. Back inside, the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original staircase was kept intact, and it leads to the second level and three of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six bedrooms. The expansive master suite has

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This center-hall Colonial in Chevy Chase is priced at $1,999,999. The six-bedroom home dates to 1925. several windows that look out onto the side and backyards. A walk-in closet is ready to be customized by new owners. The master bath features a claw-foot soaking tub, double vanity and a spalike extra-large tiled shower with five showerheads. Two additional bedrooms on this level are surprisingly large. One has two closets, and the other has an en suite full bath. That bathroom, which is also accessible from the main hallway, has a soaking tub and a penny-tile floor. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a separate laundry room on this level with a stackable washer and dryer. Two more bedrooms and a full bath are on the third level. The ceilings follow the pitched roofline, which is mimicked in the alcoves

above the windows. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unexpected is the large rooftop terrace off the main hallway, which looks out over the backyard, with treetop views of the neighborhood. The basement also has been fully renovated. One room has all the necessary wiring and plumbing to be converted into a kitchen. It also has an exterior door that leads to stairs along the side of the house. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a large storage and utility room, a full bath and a spacious step-down bedroom and living area, perfect for a guest or au pair.

The house is within walking distance of Lafayette Elementary School and the adjacent park, and the shops and restaurants on Connecticut Avenue are convenient as well. This six-bedroom home with four-and-a-half baths at 3513 Rittenhouse St. is offered for $1,999,999. For more information contact Mary Ellen Greene of the Greene McGowan Group, part of Keller Williams Capital Properties, at or 301-717-4772.

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in wards 5 and 7 if the act becomes law. Supporters were not deterred by the corporate bluster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about jobs, but quality jobs,â&#x20AC;? said Chairman Phil Mendelson, author of the original bill, which has since been modified. Major national retailers, Mendel-

son said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;have the economic power to pay a living wage, or to drive down wages in the larger economy. Walmart is the only large retailer thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objected.â&#x20AC;? The bill would cover all nonunionized stores of over 75,000 square feet whose parent companies gross more than $1 billion a year. Bowser, chair of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Development Commit-

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tee, said she believes two Walmarts now under construction in her ward â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Georgia and Missouri avenues, and at South Dakota Avenue and Riggs Road â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will move forward. (The third Walmart currently under construction is located at 801 New Jersey Ave. NW.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fairly far along in construction, and Walmart has signed leases for those stores,â&#x20AC;? she said of the two in her ward, noting that the Georgia Avenue outlet is expected to open in November. But for the future, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worried about the Wegmans supermarket being wooed to anchor the redevelopment of Walter Reed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will they just choose to relocate across the border?â&#x20AC;? she asked, referring to Marylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower minimum wage. Despite the concerns, some of the Ward 4 residents who are the most invested in Walter Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development backed the living wage bill. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which covers the area just across Georgia Avenue from Walter Reed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; voted twice to support the legislation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be hanging this Walmart

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issue on Wegmans, on anything else â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is just silly,â&#x20AC;? said commission chair Sarah Green. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a real disservice to everybody.â&#x20AC;? Dwayne Toliver, who sits on the neighborhood commission that represents the Walter Reed site, said people canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t predict what type of effect the legislation could have. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saying whether the legislation will impact Walter Reed is a guess at best,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mayor Vincent Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top economic development adviser, Victor Hoskins, will discuss three private development proposals the city has received for the Walter Reed site at a public meeting at Tifereth Israel Congregation July 18. Roadside Development, Forest City Washington and Hines Interests/Urban Atlantic have all bid to become master developer for the project, according to the development office. Meanwhile Gray is still weighing whether to veto the living wage measure, a move that would take nine council votes to override. The council could reconvene during its summer recess â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which began Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to vote to override a veto. Hoskins testified firmly against the legislation last week at a hearing before Bowserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee, warning that it would undercut efforts to lure new stores to the District, particularly to underserved communities in the eastern part of the city. The uncertainty over Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future was fueled by a July 9 statement from regional general manager Alex Barron, stating flatly that the company â&#x20AC;&#x153;will not pursue stores at Skyland, Capitol Gateway or New York Avenue if the LRAA is passed.â&#x20AC;? The Skyland and Capitol Gateway

sites are in Ward 7, while the New York Avenue site is in Ward 5. Barronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement also mentioned, with a bit less certainty, that passage of the bill would â&#x20AC;&#x153;jeopardize the three stores under construction, as we would thoroughly review the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial and legal implications on those projects.â&#x20AC;? Bowser voted against the Large Retailer Accountability Act, arguing that while some parts of the District are enjoying a retail renaissance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t arrived on Georgia Avenue, or at St. Elizabeths. Nobody is breaking down the door to come to Skyland.â&#x20AC;? At-large member David Catania offered an amendment to exempt stores that are occupied by next July â&#x20AC;&#x201D; presumably including the three Walmarts currently under construction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from the higher wage requirement. But his effort failed 3-10. Several council members seemed unfazed by Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s threat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;D.C. has arrived. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the point we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need these retailers; they need us,â&#x20AC;? said at-large member Vincent Orange. He said such bigbox stores could easily offer wages that would keep workers and their families barely above the poverty line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Should we just bow down and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thank God Walmart is coming to town?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Walmart will come here because they want to make money,â&#x20AC;? said Ward 1 member Jim Graham. Noting Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding effort to redevelop the battered Skyland shopping center, Bowser said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sent a message to the mayor in a public forum. For one of the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top priorities to proceed, this bill cannot become law.â&#x20AC;?

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Wednesday july 17 Classes ■ The Downtown Business Improvement District’s “Workout Wednesdays in Franklin Park” will feature a weekly fitness class. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Franklin Park, 13th and I streets NW. The classes will continue through Sept. 25. ■ The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will host a class on “Who Am I? Who Are You? A Buddhist Perspective.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-986-2257. The class will repeat weekly through Aug. 14. Concerts ■ Listen Local First D.C. will present a performance by soul-rock ensemble Mission South. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The 2013 Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival will feature “Italian Four-Party Canzonas,” with Jeffrey Cohan (shown) on Renaissance and Baroque transverse flutes, Joseph Gascho on the harpsichord, Risa Browder on the violin and Leslie Nero on the viola. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $25 donation suggested; free for ages 18 and younger. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3rd and A streets SE. 202-543-0053. ■ The Marine Band will perform works by Mozart and John Williams. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures ■ A summer lecture series on architecture will feature Lyn Rice of New York City’s Rice+Lipka. 5:30 p.m. Free. Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center of Architectural Studies, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. ■ A panel of three North Korean defector students will share their experiences in North Korea and South Korea. 6:30 p.m. Free. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Steven R. Conlon, an instructor in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, and Mary Ellen O’Toole, a retired profiler from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, will discuss “The Real CSI: Tracking Hidden Criminals With the FBI’s Elite Units.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-6333030. ■ Columbia University neurologist Oli-


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Events Entertainment ver Sacks will discuss his book “Hallucinations” in a conversation with psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. 7 p.m. $15; $25 for book and ticket. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. ■ Orville Schell and John Delury will discuss their book “Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ The Chevy Chase Library will host a discussion of “Groundbreaking Mysteries.” 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.

■ Story League will hold a comedy storytelling contest, with a $100 grand prize. 9 to 11 p.m. $10. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW.

Films ■ “The Met: Live in HD” will feature an encore showing of “La Traviata.” 7 p.m. $12.50. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature Wes Anderson’s 2012 movie “Moonrise Kingdom,” starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand. 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. noma-summer-screen. ■ The West End Library will show Rob Reiner’s 2008 film “The Bucket List.” 7 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. ■ The French Cinémathèque series will feature Chantal Akerman’s 2011 film “Almayer’s Folly,” an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s debut novel. 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. ■ The “Films on the Vern” outdoor series will feature Bryan Singer’s 2013 fantasy adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer.” 8:30 p.m. Free. Quad, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-242-5117.

Children’s programs ■ The Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform “The Time Capsule,” a show designed specifically for the D.C. Public Library system (for ages 3 through 12). 10:30 a.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. ■ Space Days at the National Archives will feature hands-on family activities and screenings of archival film footage on the U.S. Space Program under Presidents Richard Nixon and Jerry Ford. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; screenings at noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. The program will continue Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ■ The Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform “The Time Capsule” (for ages 3 through 12). 1:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202727-1288. ■ Park rangers will lead a blindfolded nature walk as part of “How Well Do You Know Mother … Earth,” a hands-on program for “junior scientists” to explore the natural world. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070.

Performances ■ The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Herbie Gill and David Carter. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. ■ Busboys and Poets will host an open mic poetry night hosted by Jonathan Tucker. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-7892227.

Sporting event ■ The Washington Kastles will play the Springfield Lasers in Mylan World TeamTennis competition. 7 p.m. $15 to $35. Kastles Stadium at The Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 800-745-3000. Thursday, July 18

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Class ■ Nancy Wing of the National Archives will teach a course on using the website for genealogy research. 11 a.m. Free. Room G-25, Research Center, National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. Concerts ■ Students from the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ Dumbarton House and the International Club of DC will present a tribute to jazz musician Abbey Lincoln, performed by Heidi Martin & The Simon Bros. Trio. 6:30


Thursday, july 18 ■ Discussion: A panel discussion on “Heirlooms: Old, New, Local, Global” will feature Pati Jinich (shown), host of “Pati’s Mexican Table”; Rayna Green, curator at the National Museum of American History and a Native American food and plant specialist; Hiu Newcomb of Potomac Vegetable Farm; and Ira Wallace of the cooperatively owned Southern Exposure Seed Exchange of Virginia. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Victory Garden, National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000.

p.m. $10 to $15. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. ■ The Duende Quartet will perform Latin jazz music. 6:30 p.m. Free. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. ■ The Fort Reno concert series will feature Bearshark and the Washington Bach Consort. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. ■ The Marine Band will perform works by Mozart and John Williams. 7:30 p.m. Free. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. 202433-4011. ■ The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform works for solo violin and French horn as part of its “Sunsets with a Soundtrack” series. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. Discussions and lectures ■ Horticulturist Adam Pyle will discuss the importance of foliage texture in gardens. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ Catholic University professor William D’Antonio will discuss his book “Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict Is Changing Congress and American Democracy.” Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ Admissions representatives, alumni and current students from five universities will discuss careers in international relations and admissions requirements for graduate school. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Father Patrick Desbois, president of the Yahad-In Unum Association, will discuss his organization’s efforts to locate every site in Ukraine where Jews were killed during the Holocaust. 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Auditorium, Bunn

Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ A gallery talk will focus on “Conflict and Culture: Braque and World War II.” 6 and 7 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. ■ Weaver Deb McClintock will discuss the simple looms and techniques used in Southeast Asia to create and store intricate patterns. 6 p.m. $20 to $25; reservations required. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. ■ The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC, will sponsor a talk by Elena Poptodorova, ambassador of Bulgaria to the U.S. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $25 to $35; reservations required. Embassy of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd St. NW. 202-293-1051. ■ NPR commentator Marion Winik (shown), author of “Highs in the Low 50s: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living,” and comic Ophira Eisenberg, author of “Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy,” will discuss love and relationships with Washington Post “OnLove” page editor Ellen McCarthy. A book signing will follow. 7 p.m. $12 to $38. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ A panel of artists and local gallery owners will discuss collecting vintage and contemporary photographs. 7 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. ■ Novelist J. Courtney Sullivan will discuss her book “The Engagements.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ The Southern Food Short Film Series will show movies about regional cuisine. Noon. Free. Second-floor West Lobby, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies” will feature an outdoor screening of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film “Thor.” Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 2nd and M streets SE. ■ The Friends of Mitchell Park’s “Films in the Field” series will feature Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 movie “Back to the Future,” starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. 8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. Meetings ■ The Classics Book Group will discuss “The Inferno” by Dante Alighieri. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ The Georgetown Book Club will discuss the thriller “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Performance ■ The Phillips Collection will host a staged reading of Noël Coward’s 1936 play “Still Life,” about the relationships of two very different couples. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. Special events ■ To honor civil rights icon and former South African leader Nelson Mandela, Busboys and Poets will celebrate Mandela See Events/Page 17


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 16 Day. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202789-2227. â&#x2013; The Divine Science Church of the Healing Christ will present a special meditation series. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. 2025 35th St. NW. 202-333-7630. The series will continue July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Kastles will present the 2013 Charity Classic, featuring politicians, media personalities and other local celebrities. 7 p.m. $10. Kastles Stadium at The Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 800-7453000. Teen program â&#x2013;  The Albus Cavus art collective will lead a workshop on analyzing and sketching organisms in an urban environment. 5:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Tours â&#x2013;  Education technician Alex Torres will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Garden. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Free. National Garden Lawn Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of Trees,â&#x20AC;? will discuss D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arboreal history in a tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Garden Lawn Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  A behind-the-scenes tour will focus on the Washington National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gargoyles and grotesques. 6:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Trivia event â&#x2013;  The Ruth and Samuel Salzberg Family Foundation will host a trivia night. 7 p.m. $18 to $20; registration required. Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW. Friday,july July 19 19 Friday Benefit â&#x2013;  RaiseDC will host a one-year anniversary event with the band Brett and DJs Chris Burns and Sami Y. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight beneficiaries will include 826DC, Thrive DC, Earth Conservation Corps and Miriamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen. 10 p.m. $10 to $15. Malmaison, 3401 K St. NW. Class â&#x2013;  An AARP driver safety course will offer instruction in proven safety strategies. 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. $12 to $14; reservations required. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-362-0704. Concerts â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chamber ensemble will perform. 12:30 p.m. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 6th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-767-5658. â&#x2013;  Jazz-rock fusion group Euphonasia will perform. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-2893360. â&#x2013;  Students from the National Sympho-

ny Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013; The 2013 Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Evening Concerts for Louis XIV,â&#x20AC;? featuring Jeffrey Cohan on Renaissance and Baroque transverse flutes, Risa Browder on the violin, Leslie Nero on the viola and John Moran on the viola da gamba. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $25 donation suggested; free for ages 18 and younger. St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3rd and A streets SE. 202-543-0053. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform works for solo violin and French horn as part of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunsets with a Soundtrackâ&#x20AC;? series. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. Conference â&#x2013;  The National Business League of Greater Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eighth annual ProBiz Procurement Conference will feature speakers discussing the $10 billion in available contracts for area small businesses. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $65. Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Demonstration â&#x2013;  Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi will lead a demonstration in cooking stone fruits. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Greater Washington Board of Trade will host a talk by John Hunter, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements.â&#x20AC;? 8 to 10 a.m. $75 to $100. Rotunda, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Economic historian Maury Klein will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will screen Woody Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1979 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Manhattanâ&#x20AC;? in a special early, â&#x20AC;&#x153;noshushâ&#x20AC;? showing for parents and children. 10 a.m. $11. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Drive-Inâ&#x20AC;? will feature Jonathan Lynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1992 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Distinguished Gentleman,â&#x20AC;? starring Eddie Murphy. Lot opens at 7 p.m. for cars with reservations and 8 p.m. for others; pre-show activities begin at 7:30 p.m.; film starts at 9 p.m. Free admission. Union Market, 305 5th St. NE. â&#x2013;  The 18th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival will feature Ching Siu-tungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1987 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Chinese Ghost Story,â&#x20AC;? about a traveling tax collector who falls in love with a dead woman. 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-6331000. The film will be shown again Sunday at 2 p.m. â&#x2013;  As part of the annual Living Earth Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian will present the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free; reser-

tinue Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Tour â&#x2013; Curator Bill McLaughlin will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American food and flavor plants. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Saturday, July 20

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Friday, july 19 â&#x2013; Film: The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and the Heurich House Museum will present Michael Curtizâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1942 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casablancaâ&#x20AC;? as part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Cinema Seriesâ&#x20AC;? of outdoor screenings. 8 p.m. Free. Courtyard, Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW.

vations required. Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. â&#x2013; The March on Washington Film Festival will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,â&#x20AC;? followed by a discussion led by NPRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michele Norris. 7 p.m. Free; tickets required. NPR Headquarters, 1111 North Capitol St. NE.


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Book sale â&#x2013; St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opportunity Shop will host an outdoor used-book sale. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-966-5288. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will feature a fast-paced introduction to ancient Greece by Bright Star Theatre. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-7833372. â&#x2013;  Children will hear a story about baseball great Roberto Clemente. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. The program will repeat Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. â&#x2013;  Tudor Place will host a fairy-themed tea and dessert (for ages 3 and older). 1 to 2:30 p.m. $10 to $25. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. â&#x2013;  Trevor Pryce will discuss his chil-

drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Army of Frogs: A Kulipari Novelâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 8 and older). 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013; Artist Karen O. Brown will explain how to make art books out of everyday materials (for ages 6 through 12). 3 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Choreographer Carla Perlo will lead a workshop on creating flowers from recycled materials. 12:30 p.m. Free. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. â&#x2013;  Sarah von Pollaro, founder of Urban Petals Floral Design, will lead a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Build Your Own Terrariumâ&#x20AC;? workshop. 1 to 4 p.m. $70 to $90. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Instructor Catherine Fleishman will lead a yoga class in Rock Creek Park, at 2 p.m.; and a Zumba fitness class, at 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  Argentine singer-guitarist Victorio Menghi will perform traditional tango music. 4 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. See Events/Page 18

Meeting â&#x2013; A weekly bridge group will meet to play duplicate bridge. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $6. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 301-654-1865. Performances â&#x2013;  The People Objects Play group will present a program of interactive movement with recycled objects. 6:30 p.m. Free. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-2691600. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Marine Corps will host a weekly Friday Evening Parade with music and precision marching. 8:45 to 10 p.m. Free; reservations required. Marine Barracks, 8th and I streets SE. 202-4336060. Special events â&#x2013;  The annual Living Earth Festival â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a celebration of indigenous contributions to environmental sustainability, knowledge and activism â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature presentations by tribally owned food cooperatives, performances, an outdoor farmers market and an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Chefâ&#x20AC;?-style cook-off. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. The festival will continue Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club will host an ice cream social and networking event. 6 to 8 p.m. $15; includes snacks and one drink. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Nationals will play the Los Angeles Dodgers. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will con-


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Continued From Page 17 â&#x2013; As part of the annual Living Earth Festival, the Indian Summer Showcase Concert will feature Quetzal Guerrero, a Latin soul singer, violinist, guitarist and percussionist; She King, an indie rock outfit from Toronto fronted by Six Nations vocalist Shawnee Talbot; and Ozomatli, a Grammy Award-winning group that mixes hiphop, salsa, cumbia, samba and funk influences. 5 p.m. Free. Potomac Atrium, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Students from the National Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  Sligo Creek Stompers and Bumper Jacksons will perform traditional roots music. 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-7453000. â&#x2013;  Folk Soul Revival, a band from the Appalachian Mountain region of Virginia and Tennessee, will perform. 9:30 p.m. Free. Hill Country, 410 7th St. NW. 202556-2050. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The DC Fashion Foundation will present a talk by marketing professional Marchlena Rodgers on merchandising basics for retailers. 10 a.m. to noon. $25 to $35; reservations required. Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Collectors Amy Rispin and John Howe will discuss the annual quilt auction held by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;old-order Amishâ&#x20AC;? of St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s County in Southern Maryland. 10:30 a.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64.

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Events Entertainment â&#x2013; As part of the Architecture 101 lecture series, Illinois Institute of Technology professor Kevin Herrington will focus on the work and legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, whose style was characterized by large expanses of plate glass, steel framing and minimal structural decoration. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $12 to $20. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Rock Creek Park interpretive volunteer Olivia Collins will discuss her experiences exploring and researching ecology in Costa Rica. Noon. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. â&#x2013;  Artist Mequitta Ahuja â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who casts herself as a character in a mythic drama in a series of drawings on display in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edgeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will discuss her techniques and works. 2 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood will discuss the articles in his series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond the Battlefield,â&#x20AC;? about wounded American soldiers and their families. 2 p.m. Free. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Artist Bernhard Hildebrandt will discuss his installation â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Conjugation of Verb.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. â&#x2013;  Art Attack project artist Alberto GaitĂĄn, curator Jim Mahoney and writer Lee Fleming will discuss the aesthetic and political issues of the 1980s art scene in Washington. 3 p.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. â&#x2013;  Journalist Camille Sweeney and illustrator Josh Gosfield will discuss their new


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Saturday, july 20 â&#x2013; Tour: â&#x2013;  A half-hour tour of Peirce Mill and its grounds will feature a look at the 1820s technological marvel. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-8956227. The tour will repeat Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley (shown) of the Brookings Institution will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  In celebration of Nam June Paikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday, digital video artist Takeshi Murata will discuss how Paikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work inspired his own career and what influences he draws from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;father of video art.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Family program â&#x2013;  The National Postal Museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a variety of favorite family activities, including a model train display and a stamp design contest. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. National Postal Museum, 1st Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE. 202-633-4739.

Films â&#x2013; The West End Cinema will screen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Esmeralda,â&#x20AC;? Victor Hugoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic tale performed by Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bolshoi Ballet. 11 a.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013;  The March on Washington Film Festival will feature a family screening of Robert Mulliganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1962 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Kill a Mockingbirdâ&#x20AC;? (shown), starring Gregory Peck, at 2 p.m.; and a screening of Spike Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1997 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;4 Little Girlsâ&#x20AC;? and panel discussion about the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., at 5 p.m. Free; tickets required. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. SE. â&#x2013;  The Black and White Classics Film Series will feature Otto Premingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1959 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anatomy of a Murder,â&#x20AC;? starring Jimmy Stewart and Lee Remick. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â&#x2013;  The Phillips Collection will present Jean Renoirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1939 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Regle de Jeu,â&#x20AC;? about the relations and affairs of the French aristocracy and their servants on the eve of World War II. 2 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s: Forgotten Films From American Archivesâ&#x20AC;? will feature depictions of D.C., Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. Performances â&#x2013;  DanceEthos dance troupe will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unsung,â&#x20AC;? a story of war inspired by letters and interviews of soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. 11 a.m. Free. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. â&#x2013;  David Carter and Sampson McCormick will star in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wake & Bacon,â&#x20AC;? a weekly brunch and comedy show presented by the collective LYGO DC. 3 to 5 p.m. $10. Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern, 520 Florida Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Dancers from Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bolshoi Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre will perform excerpts from the repertoire of Diaghilevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ballets Russes. 3 p.m. Free. East Building Mezzanine, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. The performance will repeat Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will host a youthfocused open mic poetry night. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013;  Timeless Entertainment & DemiMode Hair Studio will present the hit play â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Masks We Wear,â&#x20AC;? about balancing career, life and family. 8 p.m. $33. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. â&#x2013;  Dance Place will present its annual showcase of new work by established and emerging choreographers. 8 p.m. $8 to $22. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202269-1600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 7 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Capital City Showcase will feature rock band YellowTieGuy, musician Jonny Grave and comedians Dana Fleitman, Adam Friedland, Ryan Schutt, Haywood Turnipseed Jr. and Tim Young. 10 p.m. $10 to $15. District of Columbia Arts

Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Special event â&#x2013; In honor of Belgian National Day, the annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mussel Throw Downâ&#x20AC;? will feature Belgian-influenced chefs competing to create the tastiest dish using mussels and a Belgian beer. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 for admission plus one beer, water or one pot of mussels. Eastern Market Hall, 225 7th St. SE. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  Geologist Chelsea Lewis will lead a three-mile introductory geology hike. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present a walking tour of the Georgetown waterfront. 11 a.m. $15. Meet in the park at 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a tour of the Old Stone House and discuss life in Georgetown in the late 1700s. 3 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6227. Sunday, July 21

Sunday july 21 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; Rock Creek Park volunteer Libby Moulton will introduce games and toys that children played with during the 1770s (for ages 6 through 12 and their families). 3 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6070. Concerts â&#x2013;  The National Building Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday Concert Series will feature the Luis Garay Percussion World Ensemble performing a blend of South American, Caribbean and African rhythms. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Students from the National Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  Dahlak Restaurant will present its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Jazz Jamâ&#x20AC;? session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-5279522. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Washington National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of worship, the Rev. Gina Campbell, will discuss behind-the-scenes work at the Cathedral. 10:10 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. â&#x2013;  Katherine Hill will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Violet Hour,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Ken Ludwig will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  National Gallery of Art associate curator Sarah Kennel will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rite of Spring: Race, Dance and Modernism in 1913.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Films â&#x2013;  The CinĂŠ-Concert series, featuring accompaniment by pianist Philip Carli, will screen Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silent film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downhill,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; and Adrian Brunelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1928 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Constant Nymph,â&#x20AC;? at 5:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and ConSee Events/Page 20


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Scena brings Wildeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-act tragedy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SalomĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to Atlas


cena Theatre opened Oscar Wildeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s controversial one-act tragedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;SalomĂŠâ&#x20AC;? last week at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. It will continue through Aug. 18. The dark tale of revenge, lechery and deception tells the story of the beautiful stepdaughter of King Herod Antipas. Performance times are generally Thursday

On ExhiBiT through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $40, except for $10 previews July 10, 11 and 12. The Atlas Performing Arts Center is located at 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993; â&#x2013; Alliance for New Music-Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandaya: Burmese Lessonsâ&#x20AC;? through July 21 in the Sprenger Theatre at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Told from the perspective of artists, musicians and other performers, this musical theater performance covers 20 years of Burmese history. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday

through Sunday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $25 to $30. The Atlas Performing Arts Center is located at 1333 H St. NE. 202-3997993; â&#x2013; The Keegan Theatre will present David Lindsay-Abaireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rabbit Holeâ&#x20AC;? through July 21 at the Church Street Theater. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $30 to $35. The Church Street Theater is located at 1742 Church St. NW. 703892-0202; â&#x2013;  The Capital Fringe Festival will run through July 28, bringing 129 â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncensoredâ&#x20AC;? performances to 19 venues throughout D.C. The festival, now in its eighth year, includes one-acts, comedies, musicals, dramas, dance, improv, clowns, poetry and more. All tickets cost $17, plus a one-time purchase of a Fringe button ($7). Tickets can be bought at the Fort Fringe box office, at 607 New York Ave. NW, or by phone or online: 866-811-4111; â&#x2013;  The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Second City will collaborate to present â&#x20AC;&#x153;America All Better!!â&#x20AC;?

through Aug. 4. Performance times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35 to $67.50. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939; â&#x2013; The Studio 2ndStage will stage the horror comedy musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richard Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Rocky Horror Showâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 4 in the Metheny Theatre. Performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40, with some discounts available. The theater is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; â&#x2013;  Ambassador Theater will present the U.S. premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Third Breastâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 4 in the Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $40. Flashpoint is located at 916 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  Arena Stage will reprise last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit show â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Night With Janis Joplinâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 11 in the Kreeger Theater. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m.

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On ExhiBiT from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Old Print Gallery. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 14. Located at 1220 31st St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. 202-965-1818. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Invitation From the Potomac: Li Keran Painting Academy Comes to Georgetown,â&#x20AC;? highâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Zasis iV,â&#x20AC;? a soft ground etching and aquatint by Stanley Kaplan, is on lighting works by five artists from display at the Old Print Gallery. the prestigious Beijing academy, opened yesterday at Susan Callothe Massachusetts Museum of Con- three centuries, opened recently at way Fine Arts, where it will contemporary Art. The exhibit will the National Air and Space Musetinue through July 31. remain on view through Sept. 2. um. An opening reception will take Located at 1050 Independence Located at 6th Street and Indeplace tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Ave. SW, the gallery is open daily pendence Avenue SW, the museum Located at 1643 Wisconsin Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633- is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 NW, the gallery is open Tuesday 1000. p.m. 202-633-1000. through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raising Dust,â&#x20AC;? featuring works â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Procession: Dolls From p.m. 202-965-4601. by five artists who combine clay the Charles and Valerie Diker Colâ&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perspectives: Rina Banerjee,â&#x20AC;? an with other media, opened recently lection,â&#x20AC;? featuring 23 colorful and installation by Indian-born New at the Carroll Square Gallery, meticulously detailed dolls, opened York artist Rina Banerwhere it will continue recently at the National Museum jee that combines through Aug. 23. The of the American Indian, where it diverse objects into a artists are Margaret will continue through Jan. 5. form inspired by major Boozer, Akemi MaegaLocated at 4th Street and IndeAsian river systems, wa, Melissa Mytty, pendence Avenue SW, the museum opened last week at the Matt Price and Matt is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 Arthur M. Sackler Ziemke. p.m. 202-633-1000. Gallery and will Located at 975 F St. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Time: Portraits by Boris Rhonda holy Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remain on view NW, the gallery is open Chaliapin,â&#x20AC;? showcasing 26 portraits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maternal journeyâ&#x20AC;? though June 8. Monday through Friday by Chaliapin that adorned the cover is part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also recently of Time magazine between 1942 opened at the Sackler and 1970, opened recently at the Processionâ&#x20AC;? exhibit. 202-347-7978. is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nine Deaths, Two â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time and NavigaNational Portrait Gallery, where Births: Xu Bingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Phoenix Project,â&#x20AC;? tion: The Untold Story of Getting it will continue through Jan. 5. which traces the evolution of the From Here to There,â&#x20AC;? a permanent Located at 8th and F streets NW, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phoenix Project,â&#x20AC;? a massive instal- exhibition exploring the impact of the gallery is open daily from 11:30 lation by Chinese artist Xu Bing at revolutions in timekeeping over a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000.

irina Koval and joseph Carlson star in Scena Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;SalomĂŠ.â&#x20AC;? Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $45 to $99. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; â&#x2013; The Kennedy Center will host the hit Broadway musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Book of Mormonâ&#x20AC;? through Aug. 18 in the Opera House. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $43 to $250. Limited tickets are available on the Kennedy Center website, at the box office or by phone. 202-467-4600;

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stitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Open house ■ DC Dahn Yoga will hold an open house to celebrate its ninth anniversary with aura readings, complimentary 10-minute evaluations with posture therapy and healing relaxation, and magnetic meditation training for focus and concentration. Noon to 2 p.m. Free; reservations requested. DC Dahn Yoga, 700 14th St. NW. 202393-2440. Performances ■ “Sunday Kind of Love” will include readings by emerging and established poets, followed by an open mic segment. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-3877638. ■ The collective LYGO DC will present a stand-up comedy show featuring Jamel Johnson, Stavros Halkias and Nick Mullen. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. Desperados, 1342 U St. NW. ■ Students from the Beijing Youth Performing Arts Group will perform songs, dances and choral selections. 8 p.m. $10 to $40. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Sporting event ■ The Washington Mystics will play the Indiana Fever. 4 p.m. $12 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Walks and tours ■ Rock Creek Park will present a “Fun Run,” featuring a three- to four-mile loop and a five- to seven-mile option. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. ■ Ranger Tony Linforth will lead a horseback tour through Rock Creek Park. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $45; reservations required. Rock Creek Park Horse Center, 5100 Glover Road NW. 202-362-0117. ■ A behind-the-scenes tour will focus

Events Entertainment Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-234-2567. ■ Novelist Koethi Zan will discuss her psychological thriller “The Never List.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919.

on the Washington National Cathedral’s gargoyles and grotesques. 2 p.m. $5 to $10. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The tour will repeat July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 22

Monday july 22 Children’s programs ■ Slim Harrison and his handmade jug band will perform American folk music (for ages 5 through 12). 10:30 a.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-2823139. ■ A children’s storytime will focus on “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. 11 a.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202347-0176. ■ The Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform “The Time Capsule,” a show designed specifically for the D.C. Public Library system (for ages 3 through 12). 2 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. ■ Rebecca Klemm, author of “Numbers Alive! Washington, DC,” will lead activities and crafts focused on numbers (for ages 2 through 5). 3:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-7270232. ■ The Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform “The Time Capsule” (for ages 3 through 12). 6 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Concerts ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” series will feature pianist Matt Wigler. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-3121300. Performances will continue through Aug. 27 each Monday and Tuesday at noon. ■ Students from the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600.

Sunday, july 21 ■ Reading: The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series will feature readings by Bernadette Geyer (shown) and Rachel Richardson. 3 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 703-8208113. ■ The Fort Reno concert series will feature Southern Problems and The Mauls. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. ■ The U.S. Navy Band’s Country Current ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. Discussions and lectures ■ The group 40Plus of Greater Washington will present a talk by Dawn Farquhar on “Your Professional Image: Tips for Job Seekers.” 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Suite T-2, 1718 P St. NW. ■ The Dupont Circle Village Live and Learn series will host an interactive community discussion on “What You Need to Know When You Travel.” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free for Dupont Circle Village members; $10 for others. Reservations requested. Conference rooms A and B, Human

Films ■ The Fiction Lover’s Film Companion series will feature Damien O’Donnell’s 1999 comedy “East Is East.” 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library will screen the Ken Burns documentary “Prohibition,” with an audience discussion to follow. 6 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ “Mr. Stewart Comes to Washington,” a salute to legendary actor James Stewart, will feature Henry Koster’s 1950 film “Harvey.” 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. ■ The West End Cinema will screen Franco Zeffirelli’s production of “Aida” at Teatro alla Scala. 7 p.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. The film will be shown again July 27 at 11 a.m. ■ The Screen on the Green festival will feature Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” 8 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 12th streets. Sporting event ■ The Washington Nationals will play the Pittsburgh Pirates. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 23

Tuesday july 23 Classes and workshops ■ Teacher and therapist Heather Ferris will lead a weekly yoga class. Noon. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ Middle C Music will host a saxophone clinic. 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326. ■ Instructor Jillian Penndorf will lead a gentle yoga class. 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ The group Yoga Activist will present a weekly yoga class geared toward beginners. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2823080.


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Concerts ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” series will feature vocalist Kia Bennett. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ Armonia Nova will perform medieval music by de Machaut, Harcourt and Johannes le Grant. 12:10 p.m. Free.

Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. ■ Ethiopian ensemble Krar Collective will perform dance music centered on the traditional krar, a stringed harp. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The U.S. Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-7675658. ■ The U.S. Navy Band will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and industree will present a panel discussion with Kyle Bailey, executive chef of Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, GBD and Bluejacket; Bertrand Chemel, executive chef of 2941 Restaurant; Todd Gray, chef/owner of Equinox, Muse at the Corcoran and Market Salamander; Brian McBride, partner/chef of RW Restaurant Group; Geoff Tracy (shown), chef/owner of Chef Geoff’s and Lia’s; and Andrew Markert, executive chef of Beuchert’s Saloon. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25 to $45. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. ■ Kenneth Pomeranz will discuss “Resisting Imperialism, Resisting Decolonization: Making ‘China’ From the Ruins of the Quin, 1912-1949.” 4 p.m. Free. Room 119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5510. ■ Courtauld Institute of Art lecturer Maureen Cross will discuss the portraits painted by Gilbert Stuart during his time in Great Britain, and National Gallery of Art paintings conservator Joanna Dunn will discuss her experiences with Stuart’s portraiture in America. 6 p.m. Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Radley Balko will discuss his book “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ Textile historian Cecilia Anderson will discuss “Woven Art From the Navajo Loom: History, Design, and Techniques.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-3030. ■ New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich will discuss his book “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ As part of its Groundbreakers series, the Georgetown Library will screen the 1997 film “Seven Years in Tibet,” starring Brad Pitt. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ The Popular Movie Series will feature Brian Helgeland’s 2013 film “42,” about Jackie Robinson’s first season with the Brooklyn See Events/Page 21


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 20 Dodgers. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Performance â&#x2013; Busboys and Poets will host an open mic poetry night. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Sale â&#x2013;  St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opportunity Shop will host a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Half Price Sale.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202966-5288. The sale will continue through Saturday. Tour â&#x2013;  An in-depth tour of the Washington National Cathedral will precede a traditional English tea. 1:30 p.m. $30. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The tour will repeat Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Teen program â&#x2013;  The Albus Cavus artist collective will lead a workshop on fractals and natural structures in art. 5:30 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Wednesday, July 24 Wednesday july 24 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  The Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Time Capsule,â&#x20AC;? a show designed specifically for the D.C. Public Library system (for ages 3 through 12). 10 a.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â&#x2013;  Storyteller Kathy MacMillan will tell tales using American Sign Language (for ages 6 through 12). 10:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. â&#x2013;  Storyteller Sharon Gaston will share high-energy tales about character building (for ages 3 through 8). 1:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  Slim Harrison and his handmade jug band will perform American folk music (for ages 5 through 12). 1:30 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202576-7252. â&#x2013;  Storyteller Kathy MacMillan will tell tales using American Sign Language (for ages 6 through 12). 1:30 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â&#x2013;  The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host a book talk about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (for ages 6 through 12). 3 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  Storyteller Sharon Gaston will share tales about character building (for ages 3 through 8). 4:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. Class â&#x2013;  The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will host a class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Am I? Who Are You? A Buddhist Perspective.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-986-2257. The class will repeat weekly through Aug. 14. Concerts â&#x2013;  Brazilian group Casuarina will perform original samba and choro music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy

â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Films on the Vernâ&#x20AC;? outdoor series will feature Sam Raimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oz the Great and Powerful,â&#x20AC;? starring James Franco and Rachel Weisz. 8:30 p.m. Free. Quad, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-242-5117.

Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; The Marine Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jazz combo will perform works by Charlie Parker, Peter Erskine and Pat Metheny. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The National Museum of Women in the Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elizabeth Keaney will discuss selections from the exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paintings of the 1960s.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. â&#x2013;  Marc Mappen will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  Peace activist Sandra Tamari and Journal of Palestine Studies assistant editor Nour Joudah will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Failed Attempts to Return Home: Discrimination Against Palestinian-Americans at the Israeli Border.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202338-1290. â&#x2013;  Artist James Huckenpahler will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to Chocolate City: A contrary visual history of the District.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. â&#x2013;  Printer Melanie Ouellette Karlins will discuss her influences and creative process. 6:15 p.m. Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Mark Kurlansky will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready for a Brand New Beat: How â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dancing in the Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Became the Anthem for a Changing America.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  The National Museum of American Jewish Military History will present the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Above and Beyond the Call of Duty,â&#x20AC;? followed by a tour of a Congressional Medal of Honor exhibit led by retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sheldon Goldberg. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. National Museum of American Jewish Military History, 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280. â&#x2013;  The Textile Museum will screen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dream Wanderers of Borneo,â&#x20AC;? the fourth part in the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. â&#x2013;  The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature the Coen brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2010 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;True Grit,â&#x20AC;? starring Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges. 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. â&#x2013;  The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Learning Partnership will host a screening of the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because Our Cause Is Just.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 9 p.m. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  The March on Washington Film Festival will present the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment,â&#x20AC;? followed by a panel discussion. 7 to 9:15 p.m. Free; tickets required. Performance Hall, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Petworth Library will screen the 1932 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Island of Lost Souls,â&#x20AC;? based on the H.G. Wells novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Island of Dr. Moreau.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  The Reel Israel DC series will feature Shemi Zarhinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The World Is

Wednesday, july 24 â&#x2013; Discussion: Author Daniel Silva (shown) will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The English Girlâ&#x20AC;? in a conversation with NBC correspondent (and his wife) Jamie Gangel. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.

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Performances â&#x2013; The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Tommy Sinbazo and Daylon Morrison. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Wonderland Circus will feature musician Deb Felz, storyteller Jennifer Tress, burlesque artist Private Tails and comedians Mariya Alexander and Becca Steinhoff. 8:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 202-431-4704. Special event â&#x2013;  Beer historian Richard Wagner will



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present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beer Tasting and Brewing in the Age of Pirates,â&#x20AC;? featuring a demonstration of Colonial-era brewing techniques and a tasting of pirate- and seafaring-themed Heavy Seas brews. The event will include access to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Piratesâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. 5 p.m. $40. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-8577700. Sporting event â&#x2013; The Washington Mystics will play the Chicago Sky. 11:30 a.m. $12 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Teen programs â&#x2013;  Author Marc Tyler Nobleman will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heroes With and Without Capes.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  Local poet Candice Danielle Iloh will discuss and perform her spoken-word work. 5:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  The Albus Cavus artist collective will lead a workshop on fractals and natural structures in art. 5:30 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.



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Help Wanted After School Counselor Counselors lead and work with a group of 15-25 elementary school aged children. Counselors ensure the safety of the children as they take them through a schedule of activities that includes: computers, homework, cooking, arts & crafts, outdoor sports, physical activity, reading, board games, and more! Athletic energy and enthusiasm for sports and recreational games a plus! Email Resume and cover letter to: or call 202-364-8756

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Public Notice: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Expansion Project Public Scoping The National Capital Planning commission (NCPC) and the National Park Service (NPS), acting as co-lead agencies in cooperation with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will hold a public scoping meeting to share information and invite comments on the proposed Kennedy Center expansion project. The purpose of the proposed expansion is to improve the facilities of the Kennedy Center by adding space for classrooms, rehearsal rooms, event spaces and offices in a dedicated area. The project is needed because the Kennedy Center, with the largest performing arts education initiative in the country, contains no dedicated classrooms, a limited number of rehearsal rooms, and no dedicated event space. The project partially falls within the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, which is under the jurisdiction of the NPS. NCPC will be reviewing the project under its authorities in the National Capital Planning Act. Under the proposal, the Kennedy Center would expand on the south side of the Kennedy Center. As proposed, the project would include three pavilions. Two of the pavilions would be located on the south side of the Kennedy Center and would connect with the existing building underground and at grade via the main plaza. The third pavilion would be located across Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, on a floating platform on the Potomac River. The third pavilion would provide space for an interactive family-oriented education facility for children to learn about and experience the performing arts. The project would also create a public waterfront connection and provide safe pedestrian access between the Kennedy Center and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Trail along the riverfront. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the NPS and NCPC are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify alternatives and assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposal. Concurrently, the agencies will conduct consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This informational scoping meeting will include an “open house” format. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The location, time, and date are presented below: WHEN: July 22, 2013 Open House: 6:30-8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 Comment sheets will be provided at the meeting. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Claudette Donlon, at least four days in advance of the meeting at or by phone at (202) 416-8000. These services will be provided free of charge.

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Senior Care ELDER CARE: Experienced Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who is also a Certified Practical Nurse (CPN) seeks position in private home or assisted living facility. Has own transportation. Christina 202-644-2546.

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202-966-3061 A 45-day public scoping period will be opened from July 15, 2013 through August 30, 2013. During this time, the public is invited to comment on the proposed action, and identify potential issues or concerns for consideration in the EA. Interested parties are also invited to participate in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA.

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You may submit comments electronically at the NPS's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website ( Written comments may be mailed to: Stantec Consulting Services, Attn: Elizabeth Estes, 6110 Frost Place, Laurel, Maryland 20707. Mailed comments must be postmarked by August 30, 2013 to receive consideration. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Once the EA is developed, it will be made available on the project website and at public libraries for public review for a 45-day period. If you wish to be added to the project mailing list for this or other announcements, please be sure to indicate that in your response.


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This Georgian residence offers impressive scale and flawless interiors by designer, Barry Dixon. The 12,000 sf home accommodates large scale entertaining and casual living. There is also a 2 BR guesthouse and pool. $7,995,000 | PENNY YERKS +1 703 760 0744


This renovated home is restored with modern conveniences while reflecting the style of the early 1900s. Grounds feature a pool and detached 2-car garage. $4,500,000 | MICHAEL RANKIN +1 202 271 3344


Minutes from Chain Bridge, this spectacular BOWA custom built 5 bedroom, 5 and a half bath home sits perfectly on almost one acre with exceptional views of park land. $3,375,000 | PENNY YERKS +1 703 760 0744


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This contemporary farmhouse is privately located on nearly 2.5 beautifully landscaped acres adjoining River Bend Country Club and features 5 bedrooms and 5 and a half baths. $2,875,000 | PENNY YERKS +1 703 760 0744

This townhouse in an ideal location offers two units, a 4 BR, 3 BA unit, and a 1 BR, 1 BA unit. There are new systems and plumbing, as well as fully renovated kitchens and baths. $1,249,000 | GARY WICKS +1 202 486 8393

Charming, light-filled 4BR home just one block from Lafayette Park. Eat-in remodeled kitchen, large formal LR and DR. Lower level offers large remodeled family room. Large manicured yard and 2-car garage. $849,900 | JENNIFER KNOLL +1 202 441 2301

VIRGINIA BROKERAGE | +1 703 319 3344 GEORGETOWN, DC BROKERAGE | +1 202 333 1212 DOWNTOWN, DC BROKERAGE | +1 202 234 3344 MARYLAND BROKERAGE | +1 301 967 3344

This stately brick residence features an impressive façade, mature landscaping and retains many of its original architectural details yet has been lovingly updated for today’s modern lifestyle. $2,595,000 | MICHAEL RANKIN +1 202 271 3344

Luxury abounds in this tastefully appointed 2 BR, 2 BA condo in Turnberry Tower with private-access elevator, Brazilian cherry floors, Italian cabinets, Meile, Sub-Zero, and a 300 foot balcony with views over the Key Bridge. $1,199,500 | BILL ABBOTT +1 202 903 6533

Wonderfully remodeled 1BR at The Lauren, just 1.5 blocks from the Circle and Metro. Open floor plan with hardwood floors. Master bath is updated with a whirlpool tub. 24-hour front desk, on-site manager and rooftop pool. $340,000 | JENNIFER KNOLL +1 202 441 2301

This 6 BR, 4 full BA, 2 half BA home offers grand entertaining space combined with comfortable family living. The residence features a custom kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, 2-car garage, deck and flagstone patio. $1,850,000 | DONNA MANK +1 202 550 5617

This spacious brick, stone and cedar shake split level 5 BR, 5.5 BA home has been thoughtfully renovated to accommodate the need for convenience, privacy and space. $1,198,000 | KATHERINE BUCKLEY +1 202 255 6536

This white brick 3 BR, 3 BA colonial features hardwood floors, renovated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, attached garage, garden and finished basement with rec room and bath. Walking distance to metro. $4,200 Rental | ZELDA HELLER +1 202 257 1226

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keePSake Quality

Kent. Gracious home renovated & updated to the highest level. 4 fin. levels w/7 BRs, 5 BAs, 2 HBAs. Gourmet eat in kit., 2 fam rms w/firpls. art/loft studio, amazing MBR suite, home theater. LL au pair suite. Pool! $3,200,000

Beverly NaDel 202-236-7313 meliSSa BrowN 202-469-2662

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Forest Hills. Light filled expanded Tudor. Open spaces, designer kit., family rm. 5 BRs, 4 BAs includes skylit master bath, 2 half bas on 4 fin. levels. Landscaped 1/2 acre. $2,495,000

Andrea Evers 202-550-8934 Melissa Chen 202-744-1235

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elegaNce DeFiNeD

Kenwood. Magnificent colonial on 2/3 acre grounds has 8 Brs, 6.5 Bas, great entertaining spaces, paneled library, front and back stairs; beautiful street. $2,795,000

teD Beverley- 301-728-4338 Pat lore 301-908-1242

claSSic StyliNg

Town of Chevy Chase, MD. Close in home built in 2001 w/6 BRs, 4 BAs. Open spaces perfect for entertaining. 4 finished levels! Lovely tree lined street. Short walk to Metro. $1,999,500

Eric Murtagh 301-652-8971

oNe oF a kiND

American University Park. Exquisite & impeccably expanded Colonial on 1/3 acre. 5,300sf interior includes 6 BRs, 3 BAs, 2 HBAs. brkfst rm, family rm. Patio & outdoor fountains. A work of art throughout.. $2,275,000

Anne-Marie Finnell 202-329-7117 Ellen Abrams 202-255-8219

keNwooD claSSic

Kenwood. Masterfully renovated home on 1/3 acre. 7 BRs, 7.5 BAs on 4 finished levels. 1st flr BR & BA, fam rm overlooking deck & garden, sun rm. 3 BRs w/ensuite Bas on 2nd. 2 & 1 on 3rd. LL w/rec rm w/frpl & BA, Br w/ Ba. $2,649,000

timeleSS Style

Town of Chevy Chase. Sunny & sophisticated. Thoughtfully expanded & renovated Colonial w/6 BRs, 3 BAs, 2 HBAs. Kitchen opening to family rm. Deck, patio, screened porch. Large lot. $1,829,000

Marcie Sandalow 301-758-4894 Catarina Bannier 202-487-7177

Pat Lore 301-908-1214 Ted Beverley 301-728-4338

imPreSSive & Dramatic

Chevy Chase, MD. Grand renovation & expansion w/5 BRs, 4.5 BAs is near completion. Soccer-size yard. Breathtaking designer finishes. Gorgeous MBR suite. A beautiful, classic home that won’t disappoint. $1,825,000

mariNa kraPiva 301-792-5681

DazzliNg DeSigN

Georgetown. Transformed 3 BR, 3.5 BA home w/elevator. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, LR w/granite frpl, family rm. Master BR w/adj thiS oNe ShiNeS Summer Delight office & dressing rm. Town of Chevy Chase. Custom blt stone Westmoreland Hills. Bright Stone terraced patio. home. Freshly staged, painted, restained flrs & sunny Colonial w/beautiful Gated community & new carpets. Lovely 4 BR, 3 BA (up). pool. 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Sunroom. w/pool, tennis & Sited on 10,000 sf park like lot. Charming 2 frpls. 15x30 recreation 24 hour security. period details.Walk to Metro. $1,345,000 rm. Convenient close-in $1,650,000 neighborhood. $1,139,000 Eric Murtagh 301-652-8971

Lynn Bulmer 202-257-2410

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coNtemPorary gem

Kenwood. Delightful 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in this sought after area. Oozes w/charm. Renovated by owner/architect. $1,250,000

Ashk Adamiyatt 202-607-0078

Flair & Style

Bethesda. Luxury 2 level corner unit w/ upgrades throughout. 2 BRs, 2.5BAs. Sep. LR & DR. Office w/ built-ins. Loads of windows. 70’ balcony w/treed views. Gar pkg. $974,000

Kathi Kershaw 301-613-1613

a SeNSe oF Style

SittiNg Pretty

Chevy Chase, MD. Fabulous updated Colonial w/lge family addition. near Rock Creek Pk.Sun filled 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Updated kit, MBR w/sitting rm. Finished LL. Lovely landscaped yard. $799,000

Delia mccormick 301-977-7273 laura mccaFFrey 301-641-4456

the total Package

16th St. Heights. Large detached home w/approx. 3000 sf of living space. 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs on 4 finished levels. Soaring ceilings, custom built-ins & detailing. Gourmet kitchen. Off st pkg. $699,000

Dina Paxenos 202-256-1624 Lee Goldstein 202-744-8060

Chevy Chase, MD The Hamlet Lovely coop townhouse in great location. 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Spacious rooms, kit w/granite counters. Walkout LL w/flexible suite. Flagstone patio w/park view. $599,000

Delia McCormick 301-977-7273

Star Quality

Logan Circle. A smashing 1 BR at The Eleven Condo blt in ‘04. Flooded w/light, bamboo flrs., cook’s kitchen w/brkfst bar. 1 garage space & extra storage included. Patio for grilling & roof deck. Pets welcome. $399,000

viNtage charm

Dupont/West End. Renovated one bedroom at the venerable St. George. 800 sf. Fresh, sparkling and east facing. Loads of light. Fabulous roof deck. $395,000

Ellen Abrams 202-255-8219 PeNNy mallory 202-251-6861 Anne-Marie Finnell 202-329-7117

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