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ANC hopefuls bring variety of experiences

Kennedy Center unveils more expansion details


■ Arts: Environmental study

examines riverfront pavilion

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

During a general election featuring a rare hotly contested race for mayor, a bid to be the District’s first elected attorney general and a whopping 15 candidates for two at-large D.C. Council seats, it’s easy to overlook the advisory neighborhood commissions. With each commissioner representing about 2,000 people, they’re the entry level of the District government. Hundreds of commissioners across all areas of the city weigh in on civic issues affecting their neighborhoods and help their constituents advance government service requests for things like new stop signs and enforcement of blighted property rules. Most residents won’t have a choice of candidates in their single-member districts, and several districts have no one running at all. But many others will see contested races, with two or more neighbors competing for the chance to put in long hours debating arcane issues without pay. See Election/Page 30

By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

A two-story floating structure on the Potomac River and two new pavilions connected underground are among the recently revealed details of a proposed major Kennedy Center expansion. Announced last fall, the project would add the three new facilities to accommodate education programs, rehearsal space, offices and more. The latest version of the plan was

Local graffiti artist debuts in Georgetown for FAD Photo by Oliver Devine for The Georgetown Dish

The Citizens Association of Georgetown last Friday honored Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans and his wife, Michele, at the organization’s annual gala. The black-tie event at the Italian Embassy drew more than 350 and featured a lavish buffet and a live auction.

Council backs fines for not shoveling snow By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

The D.C. Council Tuesday tentatively — and narrowly — approved a bill that would require property owners to pay a small fine if they don’t clear snow off an adjacent sidewalk within eight daylight hours of a snowfall. The legislation allows an exemption for those over 65 and people with disabilities. Commercial property owners would face higher fines. Ward 3 member Mary Cheh has been pushing the measure for years, arguing it’s unsafe for citizens to have to walk through snow and ice, or in the street, because homeowners and businesses don’t bother to shov-


unveiled this month as part of the project’s environmental assessment review. It fleshes out the development on the river, which officials are keen on constructing as a tribute to the original vision of Edward Durrell Stone, the late architect of the 43-year-old Kennedy Center. “There’s a push to re-connect with the water,” said Claudette Donlon, executive vice president of administration for the Kennedy Center. Currently, that vision calls for a 6,500-square-foot floating pier with a two-story pavilion including an outdoor deck. An “interactive learnSee Expansion/Page 18

Brian Kapur/Current file photo

Proponents of the bill say it will boost pedestrian safety.

el. She said the current law, which requires the city to clear sidewalks for scofflaws and then go to court to recover the cost, is unenforceable. This year, Cheh introduced an array of changes to her proposal to

gather support from her colleagues. Some of the last-minute tweaks would limit fines for homeowners to just $25 for each infraction, allow them to apply salt or sand if it’s too difficult to remove ice, and provide a 24-hour notice to clear snow before a fine is imposed. A volunteer “snow team” would be organized to help out frail homeowners, or those who are away during a snowstorm. Still, there were objections, as in previous years. Ward 4 member Muriel Bowser said she was concerned about “creating more fines and tickets,” and she said many people in her ward “are simply not able” to clear their sidewalks. She argued that people would report their See Council/Page 30


At-large candidates split on chancellor’s education reforms

National Cathedral girls soccer topples league rival Sidwell

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By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

Local artist Kelly Towles likes to root for the underdog. So when he thought about a subject for a Georgetown public art project highlighting the C&O Canal, mules came readily to mind. “They put in the work,” Towles said of the horse/donkey hybrids that 19th-century operators used to pull the boats and barges along the shipping canal. Now a pair of his colorful mules adorn the boarded front entrance of the shuttered Latham Hotel at 3000 M St. He started and finished the project last Saturday as part of the second annual “Fashion Art Design” event, which also featured a D.C. premiere of the aging-in-style documentary “Advanced Style” and a performance by Christylez Bacon, a Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist and Duke Ellington School of the Arts grad. The daylong “FAD Georgetown” was put together by the local business improvement district, which also tied in part of its “Georgetown Gongoozlers,” a six-month-long public art project. Since August,


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The latest M Street mural, by local artist Kelly Towles, depicts the C&O Canal mules.

three local artists have showcased their original pieces about the C&O Canal in the same location. Towles is the project’s third artist. And for this street painter, the mural gave him an opportunity to debut in Georgetown, a more established, clean-cut neighborhood than the upand-coming locations where he has previously worked. Last year, he helped enlivened the facade of an empty federal property near the Washington Navy Yard in Southwest, which eventually was torn down to make room for a newer office building. And in 2010 he creSee Arts/Page 18

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In at-large race, some call for removal of chancellor

By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer

At a forum sponsored by the D.C. Bar earlier this month, the Rev. Graylan Hagler was one of just three D.C. Council candidates to make one particularly bold and risky pronouncement. Seated on a panel with many of his rivals in an at-large field of 15 candidates, the Plymouth United Church of Christ pastor called for firing Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. Shadow Sen. Michael D. Brown and Statehood Green nominee Eugene Puryear also called for Henderson’s ouster, saying her school reforms have failed. In fact, Brown and Puryear both advocated abolishing the position of school chancellor entirely, returning control of D.C. schools to an elected board of education. These policy stances set the three candidates apart from their competitors — including apparent frontrunners Elissa Silverman and Robert White — who have not voiced major disapproval of Henderson’s efforts.

A few days after the forum, Hagler positioned himself as the chancellor’s most vocal critic in the at-large race when he delivered a blistering indictment of Henderson’s policies in a speech at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. The sparsely attended Oct. 15 address was evidence that harsh critiques of the District’s overall school reform philosophy do exist — even if they haven’t found their way into the mainstream of this year’s election cycle. In his speech, Hagler said Henderson and Mayor Vincent Gray have misled D.C. residents about progress in public schools. The pastor specifically lamented academic achievement gaps that persist along racial and socioeconomic lines. “We can each share stories about students that have overcome odds. We know that poor, black and Latino students in D.C. and across this nation can excel academically, and they have. But real progress cannot be measured by a student here, a student there,� he said. “Real reform is not predicated upon individual See Education/Page 18

The week ahead Thursday, Oct. 30

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Agenda items include proposed landmark designation of Van View, 7713 13th St., and construction of a three-story residence at 2310 Bancroft Place. â– The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold a pre-election rally and meeting with Democratic Party nominees appearing on the Ward 3 general election ballot. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Forest Hills of DC (formerly the Methodist Home of D.C.), 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW. Confirmed attendees include Muriel Bowser, Anita Bonds, Mary Cheh and Franklin Garcia.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Hearst Elementary School will present its annual E-cycle and Swap Spot event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 3950 37th St. NW. The event will include electronics recycling and swap, bike and sports equipment swap, family yoga sessions and more. For details, visit or email

Monday, Nov. 3

The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting, which will feature a book talk by Stephen A. Hansen, author of “A History of Dupont Circle: Center of High Society in the Capital.� The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

The D.C. Public Service Commission will hold a community hearing on its investigation regarding Verizon’s continued use of its copper infrastructure to provide telecommunications services. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in Suite 700, East Tower, 1333 H St. NW.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Annunciation and Holy Trinity churches will conduct their annual clothing drive, which will provide clean clothing and other gently used or new household items (particularly bedding, sheets and towels) to charitable organizations serving those in need in the D.C. area. Donors are asked to sort clothes by type (men’s, women’s, children’s and infant’s); broken items and stained clothes and linens will not be accepted. Drop-off hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym at Annunciation Church, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, contact ■Ross Elementary School, 1730 R St. NW, will hold an electronics recycling event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy Team of Washington Fine Properties, the event will feature collection of outdated electronics, televisions, batteries, DVD players, radios, computers, stereos, phones and fax machines. The event is free except for several items, including hard drives, CRT televisions and computer monitors. A full list of acceptable items is available at

D.C. agency beings its largest planting effort The D.C. Urban Forestry Administration has launched its largest single planting effort ever, putting the first of 8,000 new trees into the ground last week Mayor Vincent Gray joined the launch, which took place in Northeast. The administration, a division of the Transportation Department, has planted 50,330 trees throughout the city since 2004, according to a news release. “With each passing year DDOT’s UFA keeps raising the bar,� Gray says in the release.

A map at shows the trees’ proposed locations, and the planting schedule — subject to change due to weather and other matters — will be available at Seasonal planting will run through March. The administration installs slow-release watering devices alongside every tree but also encourages residents to adopt specific trees. Residents may also request a tree for public space — to be planted in fall/ winter 2015 — by calling 311 before June 15.







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District Digest Forest Hills, Mitchell renovations debut

Mayor Vincent Gray cut the ribbons on two newly renovated Northwest playgrounds last weekend, celebrating updates in Forest Hills and Mitchell Park. The Forest Hills Playground at 32nd and Chesapeake streets has a

nature theme, with new features including climbing boulders and mounds, a standing seesaw, adult fitness equipment and picnic areas. The Mitchell Park playground at 1801 23rd St. has new features including a swingset, a tot structure, a SpyroSlide and a corkscrew climber. A playground improvement ini-

tiative called Play DC set out to update 32 facilities around the city, but the mayor added eight more in fiscal year 2014, including the play space in Mitchell Park.

Military Road work about to commence

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portation described plans last week for planned large-scale improvements to Military Road and replacement of the 16th Street bridge that runs over Military. The work will begin this month and is expected to take 11 months, weather permitting, according to a news release. The first phase — on Military


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Ward 3 Dems seek precinct delegates

The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold caucuses to elect new precinct delegates Nov. 12 through 19. Each of the wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 precincts will elect up to six delegates to serve on the committee for a twoyear term. Residents must be registered as Democrats in a Ward 3 precinct in order to vote for or serve as a delegate. Delegates must attend committee meetings, conduct outreach to voters and discuss current political and public policy issues. Precincts 7, 11 and 12 will caucus on Nov. 12; precincts 28, 30, and 31 on Nov. 13; precincts 8, 27, 29, 33 and 138 on Nov. 17; precincts 26, 32, 50 and 136 on Nov. 18; and precincts 9, 10 and 34 on Nov. 19. Locations are at, and all caucuses will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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Historic district name chosen Evans honored at CAGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Embassy gala following â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;West Endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; debate By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finally settled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;George Washington/Old West End Historic Districtâ&#x20AC;? is the official title applied to an area of eastern Foggy Bottom that will now receive additional preservation protections. Although the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board approved the designation Oct. 2, issues surrounding the name lingered. Some residents said the moniker would be confusing because the historic district encompasses a different area from the neighborhood currently known as the West End. But the D.C. Historic Preservation Office worked to straighten out the record, conducting additional research to support including â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Endâ&#x20AC;? in the title. As approved, the new historic district covers about 12 blocks bounded by Virginia Avenue, 19th,

20th, I and 22nd streets. It includes the historic core of the George Washington University campus, as well as pre-Civil War homes in what was once the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prestigious residential area. In the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early days, that area was known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;West End,â&#x20AC;? but todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West End neighborhood is located northwest of Washington Circle. Concerned by the discrepancy, the local advisory neighborhood commission voted to recommend calling the proposed district â&#x20AC;&#x153;George Washington University/East Foggy Bottom Historic District.â&#x20AC;? But the preservation office said that name wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accurate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The term â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;West Endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was used as early as 1817,â&#x20AC;? the preservation officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kim Williams said, drawing from additional research her agency conducted into the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. It stuck â&#x20AC;&#x153;until the 20th century [when the city was expanding and] it started to be called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Old West End.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Current Staff Report The Citizens Association of Georgetown honored the D.C. Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest-serving member, Jack Evans, and his wife Michele on Friday evening at the Italian Embassy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone in the room can look around at someone whose life has been touched by the Evanses,â&#x20AC;? said the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president, Pamla Moore. Evans, a Georgetown resident, was first elected to the council as Ward 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative in 1991. He currently heads the finance committee.

Over 350 attendees attended the black-tie affair featuring a lavish buffet, open bar and live auction that included a five-night stay at a Sicilian villa, a cocktail party for 25 at Evermay, and a golf package in Savannah, Ga. The DC Love Band played Frank Sinatra-era music, and dancing went on well into the night. The associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director, Betsy Cooley, said the group does not make public the amount of money raised, but that the results exceeded last year.

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ANC 2E ANC 2E Georgetown â&#x2013; Georgetown / cloisters Cloisters burleith / hillandale The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  transportation report. â&#x2013;  public safety report. â&#x2013;  public works report. â&#x2013;  community comment. â&#x2013;  consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Control matters: restaurant license for a to-be-named operation at 1515 Wisconsin Ave.; restaurant license for a to-be-named operation at 1419 Wisconsin Ave.; and license for Yummi Crawfish, 1529 Wisconsin Ave. â&#x2013;  consideration of Old Georgetown Board matters: 3220 Prospect St., new commercial construction, revised concept; 3324 Dent Place, residence, new building, concept; 1723 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, addition of third floor and three-story rear addition, concept; 1728 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, demolition, three-story addition, concept; 1301 33rd St., multifamily, alterations to rear balconies, permit; 3206 N St., commercial, alterations, replacement curtain wall, sign pylon and covering, concept; 1513 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, rooftop and three-story rear addition, concept; 1065 Thomas Jefferson St., residence, partial demolition, threestory rear addition with basement, concept; 1216 30th St., residence, roof replacement and new roof deck, permit; 1319 30th St., residence, alterations, concept; 2907 P St., residence, two-story rear additions, alterations to front, concept; 3018 P St., residence, one-story rear addition to replace open porch, alterations, concept; 3252 S St., residence, site alterations, concept; and 1621 31st St., residence, replacement gate off alley, permit. The commission will not consider the following Old Georgetown Board items unless residents with concerns contact the commission office by Friday, Oct. 31: 3235 R St., residence, one-story rear addition, concept; 3235 R St., residence, alterations to window openings, permit; 3413 R St., residence, two-story rear addition plus basement, revised permit; 3337 Reservoir Road, residence, replacement railing, alterations to front stairs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in progress, permit; 1826 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, two-story rear addition, roof deck at third floor, green wall, revised concept; 1223 34th St., residence, alterations, permit; 1412 35th St., residence, replacement windows and doors, permit; 3265 N St., residence, alterations/repair front stairs, permit; 3137 O St., residence, twostory rear addition, alterations, revised concept; 3323 O St., residence, replacement slate roof and built-in gutter, permit; 3238 P St., residence, two-story rear addition, revised concept; 3240 P St., commercial, two-story rear addition with basement, permit; 1424 Wisconsin

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Calling all neighborhood little goblins, superheroes, witches and frozen Elsas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; join the fun and trick or treat on Book Hill this Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thanks to Judi Cochran of Long & Foster Real Estate, Hannah Isles of the Citizens Association of Georgetown and the merchants of Book Hill, little ones are invited to wear costumes and walk along Wisconsin Avenue from P Street north to Book Hill Park. Along the way they will collect a treat at all of the stores displaying a â&#x20AC;&#x153;CAGâ&#x20AC;? sign in their window. And be sure to have portraits taken by the professional photographer at the base of Book Hill Park, compliments of Long & Foster. We hope this will be the start of an annual tradition. Thank you to participating stores and to Judi and Hannah. On a much more serious note, and with the holidays getting closer, John Rentzepis, chair of our organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Safety Committee, sent the following message to our 90-plus block captains. I think it is worth sharing with The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readers. Some tips regarding thefts from automobiles: â&#x2013; Lock your doors. While this piece of advice should be a no-brainer, up to a quarter of vehicle thefts are from unlocked cars. Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just running into the store for a minute, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too long to leave your vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contents open for the taking. â&#x2013;  Keep it tidy. Almost any worthless personal item thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visible from the outside â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even an empty shopping bag â&#x20AC;&#x201D; could be seen as a valuable or a carrier of valuables. If you have a wagon or SUV that leaves your cargo area on display, consider getting a retractable cover. â&#x2013;  Conceal all the evidence. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave any bait out for thieves. Stow your electronics and accessories well out of sight â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or better yet, take them with you. This includes power plugs, telltale iPod adapters, or navigational-system windshield suction-cup mounts; and even put the cigarette lighter back in place. Stash before â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not after â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you park. â&#x2013;  Get in the habit of putting shopping bags in the trunk right when you return to the vehicle, rather than after you park at the next place. Thieves sometimes linger in busy parking lots looking for valuables being moved out of sight. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t display what you have. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pamla Moore Ave., commercial, alterations, permit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; revised design; 1054 31st St., commercial, addition of glass vestibule, replacement doors, concept; 3132 M St., commercial, replacement windows, permit; 3256 M St., commercial, rooftop antennas for Verizon Wireless, concept; 3330 M St., rear, commercial, alterations for new storefront at Cadyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley, permit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; revised design; 1212 Potomac St., commercial, replacement windows, permit; 3246 Prospect St., commercial, partial demolition, three-story rear addition, replacement windows, revised concept; 1218 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, alterations to rear fence for incinerator, permit; 2805 P St., residence, replacement standing seam metal roof, permit; 3023 P St., residence, demolition, three-story rear addition plus basement, revised concept; 2909 Q St., residence, replace tile roof, permit; 2816 R St., residence, additions, alterations, site work: areaways on public space, permit; 2920 R St., residence, partial demolition, additions, alterations, revised concept; 3050 R St., Jackson Art Center, restoration of windows, permit; 1607 31st St., residence, rebuild retaining wall and wood fence, alterations to walkway, permit; 3700 O St., Georgetown University, site work for new bus turnaround, revised concept; 3700 O St., Georgetown University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ryan and Mulledy halls, alterations and site work, revised concept; 3700 O St., Georgetown University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ryan and Mulledy halls, excavation and utilities work, permit; and 3614 Prospect St., residence, partial demolition, threestory rear and rooftop addition, alter-

ations to front, replacement windows, revised concept. For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit ANC 3B ANCPark 3B Glover

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, call 202-338-2969, email or 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, Nov. 5, in Room B108, West Hall, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; police report. â&#x2013;  community concerns. â&#x2013;  discussion of potential contamination of the American University East Campus construction site. â&#x2013;  consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control license renewal request for Safeway, 4865 MacArthur Blvd. â&#x2013;  consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control license renewal request for Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Convenience, 5435 MacArthur Blvd. â&#x2013;  consideration of a petition for sidewalk installation in the 4300 block of Lowell Street. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit

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The mayor’s race

While the D.C. mayoral race has rarely been more than a formality for the Democratic nominee, this year features a lively battle between Democrat Muriel Bowser and independent David Catania. The third major candidate, independent Carol Schwartz, has undeniable appeal: a vibrant personality, years of experience and nary a blot on her character. We agree with Washington Post columnist Colbert King, who credits her as being “one candidate who can claim to be ‘unbought and unbossed.’” But, according to all the published polls, Ms. Schwartz doesn’t have a chance — and we believe in casting votes with impact. Accordingly, we find it necessary to pick between Mr. Catania and Ms. Bowser, even if neither can claim the squeaky clean reputation of Ms. Schwartz. Mr. Catania, an at-large council member, used to work for local construction company M.C. Dean. While he says he steered clear of the firm’s local work — offering no inappropriate support for the company from his council seat — the connection reasonably gives some people pause. For instance, Mr. Catania supports expanding the city’s planned H Street streetcars to other areas, and Dean is part of a team bidding to run the operation. On the part of Ward 4 Council member Bowser, she has failed as the committee chair overseeing housing issues to hold hearings on the mess surrounding Park Southern, a deteriorating Ward 8 complex that has defaulted on a $3 million city-backed loan. A former manager there raised $20,000 for Ms. Bowser — who has declined to return the sum, saying it would be premature pending results of the inspector general’s investigation she requested. Again, we doubt there was any wrongdoing, but the possibility is worrisome. If the two were competing for a council seat, we would endorse Mr. Catania. His super-aggressive style when he chairs a committee has produced excellent results. For instance, he had great success in going after the former owner of the only hospital east of the Anacostia River, which had broken machinery, inadequate supplies and an unpaid staff. Thanks to his tenacity as Health Committee chair — and a city investment of well over $100 million — the hospital is today operating in the black under new management. As chair of the Education Committee, he pushed through an end to a silly requirement for social promotion, expanded our summer school programs, and found $80 million to help meet the needs of at-risk students. Yet he has sometimes struggled to work with his council colleagues. Mr. Catania admitted to us he doesn’t suffer fools gladly. “When you’re attempting to do big things, sometimes you break a few eggs,” he said. Mr. Catania has a point, but the talents needed to run the city as mayor are different from those that can work for a council member. He has strong experience, but we fear he doesn’t have the personality to be truly effective as mayor. Muriel Bowser has a reputation for being collaborative. When she makes things happen, she doesn’t tend to cause damage in the process. Like Mr. Catania, she asks substantive questions, albeit less aggressively. Her approach is not dramatic, but it is effective. Ms. Bowser is also no slouch when it comes to accomplishments. She contributed to governmental integrity as the author of legislation that created an ethics board — which served as an arbiter on allegations against Ward 1 member Jim Graham that appeared to factor into his re-election defeat. Ms. Bowser has also made it easier for children to attend top public schools by getting them free transit rides. Thanks primarily to her, there is a 90-day mediation period before banks can foreclose on property. And she is largely responsible for a higher tax rate for vacant and blighted properties. Until recently, we thought Mr. Catania had moderated his overly forceful approach. But we’ve been troubled by the particularly negative tone of some of his campaign mailings, including one that highlighted improper actions of a former campaign strategist for Ms. Bowser — without acknowledging that Ms. Bowser had cut ties with the staffer as soon as the charges came up. If we look at our two most successful recent mayors, Anthony Williams and Vincent Gray, we see leaders who were able to work well with everyone — opponents and collaborators. We think Ms. Bowser has considerably more talent in this area than Mr. Catania and we are happy to endorse her. The Current’s earlier endorsements: ■ D.C. delegate to the House of Representatives: Eleanor Holmes Norton ■ D.C. Council chairman: Phil Mendelson ■ At-large D.C. Council seats: Anita Bonds and Robert White ■ Ward 1 D.C. Council seat: Brianne Nadeau ■ Ward 3 D.C. Council seat: Mary Cheh ■ Attorney general: Karl Racine ■ Ward 1 D.C. State Board of Education seat: E. Gail Anderson Holness ■ Ward 3 D.C. State Board of Education seat: Tricia Braun ■ Initiative Measure 71: Yes

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ill Democrat Muriel Bowser sweep to a commanding win for mayor by a 15 to 20 percent margin over competitor David Catania? Her top supporters believe so. Will Catania — boosted by motivated black and white voters who want a more activist mayor — pull off a stunning upset in this Democratic town? His supporters hope so. Will late-entry candidate Carol Schwartz, mired in third place all summer, get just enough legacy votes to deny Bowser or Catania a victory? Her supporters hope for more than that. And how many registered voters hoping to legalize marijuana will turn out to vote for Initiative 71 and then take time to vote in the mayor’s race? No one really knows. Welcome to the most interesting general election our city has seen in 20 years. Bowser won the Democratic primary in April and immediately turned aside reporter questions about a Catania campaign, charging that the media just wanted to create a campaign contest it could cover. Bowser spent the next five months with limited public appearances, pretending Catania didn’t exist, declining to accept invitations to neighborhood forums and raising goo-gobs of cash for her get-outthe-vote effort. Initially her top campaign aides openly had suggested Catania wouldn’t even run, that Catania’s chance at mayor died when Bowser defeated wounded Mayor Vincent Gray in April. Meanwhile, Catania doubled down. He filed hefty voter petitions to get on the ballot. He began holding small meet and greets, and he accepted — as any challenger would — every forum, debate or public appearance he possibly could. As the chair of the D.C. Council’s Education Committee, Catania had met with more than 130 parent and school groups around the city. His promise to step up school reform resonated with many of them, but now, will they vote for him? (The Post had an interesting story Monday on motivated parents.) The opinion polls consistently have shown Bowser as the leader, almost safely ahead. Still the pool of undecideds and voters willing to switch their alle-

giances nag at some on her campaign. Given that Bowser is the Democrat in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, most think she should easily win this race. Bowser is well-organized and has focused on getting out the vote. Her supporters in Ward 3 this past weekend waved Bowser signs and others reading #WeDoVote. A fear is that voters inclined to support Bowser but not inspired by her simply will stay home. Catania voters by and large appear motivated. But are there enough of them? A number of political professionals and observers expect another racially split election. Bowser should easily win the majority of the black vote, they say, but how much of a turnout will there be? Political activists in wards 7 and 8 say Bowser will carry those areas easily, but the turnout might be slimmer than she wants. Catania has support among African-Americans familiar with his work on schools and the United Medical Center, but the polls suggest he needs far more of the African-American vote than the poll responses indicate he’ll get. And he does need a bigger-than-expected turnout of white voters to win the election. At the DC Chamber of Commerce dinner Saturday night, Bowser was basking in support from the array of business leaders. A few of them privately said they were surprised by the quiet support Catania was getting. But again, is it enough? ■ Jack Evans’ first-timers. When they were born, their father Jack Evans was already the D.C. Council member from Ward 2. Throughout their childhood, they handed out campaign literature for their dad. But on Nov. 4, triplets Katherine, John and Christine will cast their first votes ever in an election. They’ll turn 18 in November. So who are they going to vote for in the mayor’s race? “It’s a secret ballot, a secret ballot,” their father said, but proud that his children will be voting. It is a proud day for them, their father and all families that vote in our city. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor Muriel Bowser best choice for mayor

As the Nov. 4 mayoral election nears, there are some personal traits to consider that consistently come up on the short list of effective political leadership — discipline, temperament, passion and vision. Muriel Bowser embodies all of them. That is why we believe she will be a great mayor. First, we have observed Muriel firsthand as she has built and led an exceptionally dedicated and talented campaign team. All of its members have acknowledged that no one works harder, has more focus and gets more done from sun up to sundown than Muriel. This self-discipline did not suddenly emerge during her candidacy; it is a core element of her character and her council record. Also, Muriel Bowser possesses an “executive” temperament that defines effective leadership. She listens, learns and adapts to changing circumstances, while staying steady and being decisive.

As a fifth-generation Washingtonian, Muriel cares deeply about this city. Her drive to build on the District’s progress — in our schools, our economy and our neighborhoods — is a reflection of the hometown values she was raised on by a family dedicated to public service. Finally, Muriel has spoken often on the need to be proactive in identifying ways to tackle our long-term challenges. The District will continue to experience the growth of thousands of new residents every month — with new energy, talent and fresh ideas to come with them. But that growth also presents a need for improved education and transportation and quality public housing and health care. Muriel recognizes that such dynamism must be met with creativity, wisdom and imagination. She is eager to help prepare D.C. for an even brighter future, while protecting our most vulnerable residents in the process. For these reasons, we urge you to vote Muriel Bowser for mayor. Shelley Tomkin Chevy Chase

Kevin Wrege Palisades

Bowser shouldn’t have skipped forums

I am a longtime District resident who has always voted for Democrats. Yet I find it outrageous that mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser thinks she is a shoo-in because she won the April primary and thus need not show up at candidates forums and debates with her opponents. She was a no-show last Thursday in her own Ward 4, at a mayoral candidates forum a few blocks from where she lives. Similarly, she stiffed a recent Ward 6 candidates forum, and showed up at the last minute to a key education issues debate she had initially declined — just long enough to get recognized as a participant. I, for one, am tired of Democrats taking our votes as a given. If Council member Bowser, or any other candidate running for office, can’t be bothered to debate their opponents on issues of importance to residents, why should we vote for them just because they are Democrats? Woodrow Landay Dupont Circle

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Current wrong to exclude candidate Puryear VIEWPOINT

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magine our chagrin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no, anger â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when we picked up The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct. 22 edition and found that Eugene Puryear, our favored candidate for one of the two at-large D.C. Council seats, had been deemed a non-person in the newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voters Guide. Yes, Puryearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progressive views had been omitted because the editor determined that the amount of money one raises is what shows who is deserving of inclusion and who is not. A more undemocratic standard for excluding someone from a voters guide is hard to imagine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially in a city where campaign money has been at the heart of scandals and investigations involving city officials. As two of the many volunteers and supporters who have been enthusiastically campaigning for Eugene Puryear for months, we find it ludicrous that the most visible, dynamic, knowledgeable, best-received candidate at at-large forums and community meetings canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have his views made known because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieve some arbitrary dollar figure in contributions. Some civics lesson! Some journalism lesson! More relevant than money in determining who is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;seriousâ&#x20AC;? candidate are the following points: â&#x2013; In the only poll on the at-large race of which we are aware â&#x20AC;&#x201D; albeit a month old and conducted for one of Mr. Puryearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opponents, with a lot of undecided voters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Puryear was in third place for the second seat, just a half-percentage point behind the candidate whom The Current endorsed for that second seat. Does not that poll indicate that there are people out there who are taking Eugene seriously? â&#x2013;  Mr. Puryear and all Statehood Green candidates refuse on principle to accept corporate campaign contributions. By setting the amount of contributions as your sole standard of whether a candidate gets Voters Guide coverage, you put such candidates at a disadvantage. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Statehood Party and its merged Statehood Green successor have had ballot status for more than 40 consecutive years. In each citywide general election they have received more than enough votes to keep that status. Board of Elections figures show the party has just over 3,600 registered voters, yet in general elections it regularly polls six times or more that amount (in

Letters to the Editor Comments on Hart need clarification

Thank you very much for the kind words in your Oct. 15 editorial regarding my service as an Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commissioner and my candidacy for an at-large D.C. Council seat. I appreciate your thoughtful and diligent coverage of local government. I would also like to clarify for the record my positions on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;key issuesâ&#x20AC;? as expressed in the editorial. First, I do believe in greater spending to lift up our most troubled schools. I teach and mentor students at Ballou and Ancacostia high schools, and I see firsthand that those schools are in greater need than others in our city. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I have volunteered with students for six years.

2012, the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at-large council nominee, Ann Wilcox, received almost 23,000 votes). These facts indicate that this is a political party with staying power and permanence and, in the interest of voters, that a solid candidate like Eugene deserves Voters Guide inclusion. â&#x2013; Another measure of a candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;seriousnessâ&#x20AC;? is his or her attendance at election debates and public forums, as well as at zoning hearings, community meetings and the like. To share just a small sampling in the last few months, Puryear has been at every at-large candidates forum (except, perhaps, when two forums conflicted); he has testified at a council hearing in opposition to $150 million in public financing for a soccer stadium for D.C. United; he has testified at a Zoning Commission hearing in opposition to a developerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan for McMillan Park; he has attended numerous hearings, forums and rallies on issues including D.C. statehood, affordable housing, the future of public housing at Barry Farm and police misconduct. In all venues, Eugene has received an enthusiastic reception from the audience and has displayed an encyclopedic knowledge of the topic at hand. â&#x2013;  Good old-fashioned shoe leather and visibility in a campaign is far more exemplary and worthy of support and trust than campaigns in which city contractors, developers and other corporate interests try to call the shots through big donations. Eugene and his supporters have been going neighborhood to neighborhood since the spring â&#x20AC;&#x201D; distributing hundreds of fliers and yard signs, putting up posters on lampposts, and talking to voters in their homes, at farmers markets, at Metro stations and at numerous meet and greets. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what most people would call a serious candidate, regardless of the amount of money in his campaign treasury. â&#x2013;  Detailed position papers also indicate a candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seriousness beyond dollars collected. See Eugeneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for discussions of his key issues and to view â&#x20AC;&#x153;white papersâ&#x20AC;? that he has released on issues including ways to assist small businesses; how to rebuild and empower communities east of the Anacostia River; and how to address our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alarming rates of poverty and inequality. Your omission of Eugene Puryear from your Voters Guide has ill-served your readers. Voters expect more from The Current, and we hope you will rectify your indefensible exclusion of Mr. Puryear. Debby and John Hanrahan are Dupont residents.

I may have said that initial or baseline per-pupil spending should be the same, but then by saying that I believe in greater wraparound services â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which include counseling, academic and extracurricular resources â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I did indicate that we should be willing to spend more resources as necessary to raise the quality of struggling schools. I think we see eye-to-eye on this issue. In addition, I stand by my position that improving our schools is not simply about money. D.C. has comparatively high levels of perpupil spending and yet continues to struggle. There was an interesting report in The Washington Post recently that highlighted the disparities in per-pupil spending across the region but also recognized that other factors significantly influence studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; achievement levels. Second, I believe that charter schools should maintain their current admissions policies, as provided by D.C. law. The policy provides

that charter schools are open to all D.C. residents: Parents can enroll their child if there is space, and if there is not, schools hold a random selection process or lottery. I think charter schools are distinct from neighborhood schools. Moreover, once we go down the path of â&#x20AC;&#x153;neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;? selection for charter schools, it will be very difficult to a draw a line in the sand. For example, what qualifies as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;?? And what would be the process for that determination? Finally, another central issue worth consideration in this election is transparency and honest government, for which I have proposed concrete measures and legislation (available at my campaign website, We must restore that basic public trust in our elected officials if local government is to truly serve residents. Brian Hart Candidate, D.C. Council (at-large)

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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from Oct. 20 through 26 in local police service areas.

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Theft from auto ■ 11th and F streets; 3:41 a.m. Oct. 25. ■ I and 13th streets; 4 a.m. Oct. 25. ■ 200-399 block, 12th St.; 1:07 p.m. Oct. 26. ■ 1200-1299 block, New York Ave.; 3:35 p.m. Oct. 26. Theft ■ 900-999 block, F St.; 4:25 p.m. Oct. 20. ■ 600-699 block, 13th St.; 12:40 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 1300-1399 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 1:10 p.m. Oct. 25. ■ 1200-1299 block, G St.; 8:26 p.m. Oct. 25. ■ 900-999 block, E St.; 4:43 p.m. Oct. 26.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon ■ 600-699 block, H St.; 2:05 a.m. Oct. 26 (with knife). ■ 600-699 block, H St.; 7 p.m. Oct. 26 (with knife). Theft from auto ■ 400-499 block, K St.; 1:34 p.m. Oct. 23. Theft ■ 500-599 block, 8th St.; 2:53 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ F and 8th streets; 3:43 p.m. Oct. 23. ■ 400-499 block, 8th St.; 5 p.m. Oct. 23. ■ 600-699 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 10:47 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 6:17 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 700-899 block, K St.; 7:03 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 500-599 block, H St.; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. ■ 700-799 block, 7th St.; 11:57 a.m. Oct. 26. ■ 800-899 block, G St.; 5:05 p.m. Oct. 26.

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Motor vehicle theft ■ 5450-5499 block, 31st St.; 9:12 p.m. Oct. 24. Theft from auto ■ 3000-3099 block, Stephenson Place; 8:45 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 5313-5329 block, Connecticut Ave.; 10:45 a.m. Oct. 23. ■ 5600-5699 block, 32nd St.; 7:14 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 3500-3599 block, Rittenhouse St.; 8:10 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 2800-2899 block, Rittenhouse St.; 8:13 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 6100-6114 block, Broad Branch Road; 8:14 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 2900-2999 block, Rittenhouse St.; 8:17 a.m. Oct. 24.

■ 6000-6099 block, Utah Ave.; 9:21 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 3200-3299 block, Northampton St.; 11:19 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 2800-2899 block, Rittenhouse St.; 11:28 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 5600-5699 block, 33rd St.; 1:46 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 5400-5419 block, Connecticut Ave.; 12:12 a.m. Oct. 25. ■ 3700-3799 block, Legation St.; 10:20 a.m. Oct. 25. ■ 3600-3699 block, Ingomar Place; 12:48 p.m. Oct. 25. ■ 5600-5699 block, Broad Branch Road; 1:20 p.m. Oct. 25.

St.; 1:26 p.m. Oct. 23.

Theft ■ 5600-5699 block, Western Ave.; 7:04 a.m. Oct. 23.

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

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Tenleytown / AU Park

Robbery ■ 4500-4599 block, 40th St.; 12:28 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 4500-4533 block, 39th St.; 6:01 p.m. Oct. 25 (with gun). Assault with a dangerous weapon ■ 5224-5229 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:20 a.m. Oct. 21 (with knife). Burglary ■ 3700-3799 block, Appleton St.; 3:55 a.m. Oct. 22. Theft from auto ■ 4540-4599 block, 42nd St.; 3:37 p.m. Oct. 21. Theft ■ 4700-4799 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 8:20 p.m. Oct. 21. ■ 4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:19 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 5300-5399 block; Wisconsin Ave.; 7:08 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 10:06 a.m. Oct. 24. ■ 3800-3899 block, Veazey St.; 2:32 p.m. Oct. 26.

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■ forest PSA 203 hills / van ness

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Burglary ■ 3000-3029 block, Tilden St.; 1:34 p.m. Oct. 20. ■ 3500-3519 block, 34th St.; 10:24 p.m. Oct. 20. ■ 3600-3699 block, Albemarle St.; 4:24 p.m. Oct. 21. ■ 3000-3029 block, Tilden St.; 11:43 a.m. Oct. 24. Theft from auto ■ Sedgwick and Tilden streets; 6:50 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ Sedgwick and Tilden streets; 7:22 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 2900-2999 block, Upton St.; 7:30 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 3420-3499 block, Newark St.; 7:47 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ Sedgwick and Tilden streets; 9:40 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 3100-3399 block, Rodman St.; 10:45 a.m. Oct. 21. ■ 3500-3599 block, Newark

Theft ■ 4707-4799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4 p.m. Oct. 21. ■ 4200-4225 block, Connecticut Ave.; 4:13 p.m. Oct. 21. ■ 4200-4399 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:25 a.m. Oct. 22. ■ 3500-3599 block, Yuma St.; 6:10 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 3319-3499 block, Connecticut Ave.; 2:37 p.m. Oct. 23. ■ 3319-3499 block, Connecticut Ave.; 12:52 a.m. Oct. 24.

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■ Massachusetts avenue

Burglary ■ 2700-2899 block, 28th St.; 8:50 p.m. Oct. 23. Motor vehicle theft ■ 2906-3099 block, Cortland Place; 2:20 p.m. Oct. 24. Theft from auto ■ 2700-2899 block, 28th St.; 11:25 a.m. Oct. 21. ■ 3400-3499 block, Macomb St.; 3 p.m. Oct. 21. ■ 2301-2499 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Theft ■ 3700-3799 block, Macomb St.; 3:04 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 2600-2649 block, Connecticut Ave.; 7:59 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 4200-4349 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 3:19 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 2700-2799 block, Woodley Place; 7:53 p.m. Oct. 25.

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Wesley Heights / Foxhall

Burglary ■ 5000-5099 block, Millwood Lane; 4:50 P.M. Oct. 25. Theft ■ 3000-3099 block, Idaho Ave.; 9:42 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 4100-4199 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 12:53 p.m. Oct. 23.

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■ georgetown / burleith

Motor vehicle theft ■ 3800-3899 block, Reservoir Road; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Theft from auto ■ 1200-1237 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 11:08 a.m. Oct. 22. ■ Wisconsin Avenue and Grace Street; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22. Theft ■ 3000-3029 block, K St.; 10:48 a.m. Oct. 21. ■ 1500-1521 block, 11th St.; 10:49 a.m. Oct. 21. ■ 3600-3699 block, T St.; 3:35 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 1224-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:18 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 3200-3275 block, M St.;

7:08 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 10:07 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 9:33 a.m. Oct. 23. ■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 9:26 p.m. Oct. 23. ■ 2900-2999 block, Olive St.; 4 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 1026-1051 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 5 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 3100-3199 block, K St.; 12:15 a.m. Oct. 26.

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dupont circle

Robbery ■ 11-15 block, Dupont Circle; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. ■ 1500-1523 block, 15th St.; 6:33 a.m. Oct. 26 (with gun). Burglary ■ 1518-1599 block, 17th St.; 7:39 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 1700-1799 block, Q St.; 1:25 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 1400-1499 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 5:36 p.m. Oct. 24. Motor vehicle theft ■ 1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 9:21 a.m. Oct. 26. Theft from auto ■ 1700-1799 block, N St.; 3 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 1200-1221 block, 17th St.; 2:49 a.m. Oct. 26. ■ Massachusetts Avenue and 17th Street; 7:45 p.m. Oct. 26. Theft ■ 1400-1499 block, P St.; 12:29 a.m. Oct. 20. ■ 1200-1219 block, 19th St.; 1:34 a.m. Oct. 21. ■ 2200-2299 block, California St.; 2 p.m. Oct. 26. ■ 2008-2099 block, N St.; 3:54 p.m. Oct. 26.

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■ Dupont circle

Burglary ■ 1400-1499 block, W St.; 10:49 p.m. Oct. 21. ■ 1700-1799 block, Willard St.; 1:36 a.m. Oct. 23. Motor vehicle theft ■ 2000-2099 block, 14th St.; 3:35 a.m. Oct. 25. Theft from auto ■ 1700-1789 block, Corcoran St.; 9:13 a.m. Oct. 22 ■ 1821-1899 block, 16th St.; 11:16 a.m. Oct. 25. ■ 1500-1599 block, Swann St.; 11 p.m. Oct. 25. Theft ■ 2100-2199 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 10:01 p.m. Oct. 25. ■ 1900-1920 block, 14th St.; 5:57 p.m. Oct. 22. ■ 1700-1799 block, Q St.; 10:20 p.m. Oct. 23. ■ 2200-2299 block, 14th St.; 11:10 p.m. Oct. 24. ■ 2200-2299 block, 14th St.; 10:26 p.m. Oct. 25.


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October 29, 2014 ■ Page 11

Cathedral blanks Sidwell for regular-season crown By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Throughout early fall, parents of Sidwell, Georgetown Day and other Independent School League girls soccer players could be overheard talking among themselves at games, prognosticating the season. While they all thought their respective teams could win the conference, their biggest concern was the threat from National Cathedral’s Marta Sniezek and Rubii Tamen. Unfortunately for those parents, the two seniors have continued to perform at a high level. And in the de facto ISL regularseason title game, they justified their reputation by playing vital roles in Cathedral’s 1-0 win. That victory, which came on a Sidwell field sloppy with mud, sealed the team’s third straight ISL regular-season crown. “It means everything,” said Sniezek. “This is what we were aiming for. We had to work on a lot of things at the beginning of the season, but our team has done a good job of putting in the work, and it’s good to see a successful outcome.” Tamen looked like a natural on defense — heading away corners and acting as a defensive enforcer — despite having switched from striker to the back line this year to fill

a need. The shift was a season-long evolution. “It’s a big adjustment,” said Tamen. “I’m getting more comfortable as the season goes by. In the beginning of the season, you would always find me dribbling up the field, trying to get into the box, but as the season has gone on, I have realized that as a center back and as a captain … you have to know when you have to stay back.” The gamble to swap her to defense paid dividends on Thursday as the senior helped the Eagles shut out Sidwell. “Rubii has changed roles for us this year,” said Eagles coach Danielle Malagari. “It’s the first time she’s played the center back position for us. ... She’s still learning the position, but she came up big.” Eagles junior goalie Erica Sanders was happy to have Tamen helping her on the last line of defense. “It’s been amazing. I love having her back there,” said Sanders. “She’s a fantastic player. She is so talented that she can play center back and still have assists and goals this year. She’s really kept the game together for us, and she always works to get to the ball first.” While Tamen helped anchor the defense, Sniezek did damage on the offensive end, scoring the lone goal

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National Cathedral senior Rubii Tamen, center, who switched from offense to defense this season, helped the Eagles keep Sidwell scoreless in the de facto ISL girls soccer regular-season title game. of the game early in the first half. Freshman Jordan Gasho fed the ball to Sniezek, who beat two Quakers and struck the ball while falling to the ground for a nifty goal. “It was a great pass from Jordan Gasho — Marta is being fed the ball, and she’s getting on the end of it,” said Malagari. “A lot of it has to do with her being able to read the play. She’s just an athlete and she works

hard and she wants to win.” Sidwell responded with several good chances at goal, including a corner kick just before halftime. But Tamen headed that ball away, denying the shot. “It’s just posting up in the center,” said Tamen. “That’s where they’re aiming for and if you’re strong and post up and you’re strong in the center, it’s easy to clear the

ball.” In the game’s final minutes, Sidwell made a strong push to tie, continually taking the ball deep into Cathedral’s backfield. But when Tamen and other Eagles were unable to make stops, Sanders had their back, making five saves in the final nine minutes to preserve the lead. “I felt really good,” said Sanders. See NCS/Page 12

Gonzaga falls in WCAC showdown; Sidwell wins big By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

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Marcus Lewis and the Eagles’ offense was shut out in the second half Saturday.

After a near-perfect first half Saturday, which included building a 13-point lead, Gonzaga saw the game flip after intermission as DeMatha scored 21 unanswered points to stun the Eagles 28-21. “We just didn’t execute,” said Eagles firstyear head coach Randy Trivers. “Offensively we didn’t convert when we needed to and made crucial errors at critical moments.” Gonzaga’s offense was led by sophomore running back Tyree Randolph’s 80 rushing yards and senior runner Reggie Corbin’s 75 yards and two scores. Nick Johns led the passing game with 166 yards. His favorite targets were senior wideout Jabari Greenwood, who had 58 yards, and senior Cam Bohlander, who tacked on 30. Before they fell in the second half, the Eagles controlled the game. The lone bright spot of the first half for DeMatha was when the Stags scored the first touchdown of the game with a 5-yard run. But from that point, the Eagles seized the reins until halftime. Gonzaga’s Corbin pushed through for two touchdowns, while junior kicker Brian Johnson added two field goals as

the Eagles built up a commanding 20-7 tally by halftime on Coolidge’s field. Johns missed a few plays after an apparent knee injury, caused when he was twisted awkwardly to the ground in a tackle. But he returned on the following offensive series and remained in the game. “He’s a very determined young man,” said Trivers. “He went down with an injury, but got back in there. I’m sure he’s sore right now, but hopefully he’ll be able to bounce back.” After the break, DeMatha looked like a different team, as it dominated possession in the third quarter while bringing the score to 21-20. Gonzaga’s offense was on the field for just six plays and earned no first downs during the Stags’ surge. “Field position wasn’t in our favor and offensively we weren’t able to sustain any drives there in the third,” said Trivers. In the fourth quarter, the Stags tacked on another touchdown to stretch the lead, bringing the score to 28-21. Gonzaga got an extra chance to salvage the game after a DeMatha fumble, but a potential game-tying drive stalled in the red zone to sink Gonzaga’s record to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. “It was one loss; it’s not the end of the sea-

son,” said Trivers. “We have to come back and correct some of those things so that next time when we get in a tough ballgame we are able to be triumphant.”

Sidwell pounds Saint James

The Quakers thrashed Saint James 36-6 on Saturday afternoon to push Sidwell’s MidAtlantic Conference record to 3-0 and create a de facto regular-season title game against Flint Hill this weekend. Against Saint James, Sidwell junior quarterback Ted Hefter threw three touchdown passes and 234 yards. His scoring targets were sophomore receiver Dylan Greynolds, who caught two scores, and junior wideout Ben Lee, who added a touchdown. The Quakers’ other scoring plays were provided by senior running back Miles Brown on a 2-yard plunge and senior Oscar Boochever on a 92-yard fumble return for a score.

Bell routs Phelps in DCIAA game

Bell rolled past Phelps 32-6 on Friday night. Junior running back Charles Brooks led the squad with 132 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and junior quarterback Marlon West tossed an 11-yard touchdown to junior fullback Damon Quigley.

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Locals run to league titles in cross-country By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer







Cubs win ISL title, NCS runner takes race

Visitation won the Independent School League cross-country meet on Saturday at the same course that hosted the MAC and IAC races. Georgetown Day took second, while National Cathedral earned third place. Visitationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading runner was Emily Kaplan, who finished third overall. Michaela Kirvan took ninth, Cassia Torczon earned 11th, and Elle Lynott grabbed 12th. Meanwhile, Georgetown Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silver was led by Katherine Treanorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall fourth-place finish. The Hoppersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ishah Bakayoko took sixth place, and Isabel Boyer came in 14th. National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bronze team finish was led by Page Lester, who won the meet individually. The Eagles also had Erin Bell and Isabelle Hupez earn seventh and eighth place respectively. Other top finishers included Sidwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taylor Knibb and Ellie Leape, who earned second and 10th

Photo courtesy of Susie Shaffer

Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Page Lester won the ISL title meet on Saturday. place overall.

St. Albans races to victory

St. Albans won the Interstate Athletic Conference cross-country crown on Saturday at the Agricultural Farm Park in Derwood, Md. Joey Gaines won the meet, Clayton Forman earned fifth place, Jasper Arnold grabbed seventh and Matt David finished eighth.

Hoppers run to MAC crown

With the top three finishers,

Georgetown Day won the MidAtlantic Conference cross-country championship meet at the same venue Saturday. Tristan Colaizzi earned gold and Zeke Cohen took silver, while Aidan Pillard grabbed bronze. The Hoppers also saw Liam Albrittain race to eighth place to boost the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s score. Sidwell earned second place overall, led by Jake Gosselin, who took fourth place in the race, and Christian Roberts, who grabbed sixth. Quakers Sam Blazes, Amal Mattoo, Julian Dixon and Jack Knibb finished in 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th places, respectively. Maret also had a top-15 runner in Chris Comas, who finished 12th.

Gonzaga finishes second

The Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cross-country team earned second place in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship meet Saturday at Lake Fairfax in Virginia. Gonzaga had three runners finish in the top 11. Jacob Floam, Harry Monroe and Will Wimbish earned third, fourth and 11th places at the event.

NCS: Eagles eye unshared crown, senior honored From Page 11

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a team effort, and we really wanted to get this banner and get the three-peat. I had complete faith in my team that we could do this and keep the shutout.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles captured a triple crown last year by winning the regular and postseason titles and then capturing the DCSAA title. They hope to pull off the difficult feat again now that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve completed the first part of the challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not planning on letting it down,â&#x20AC;? said Sniezek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully it goes up from here.â&#x20AC;?

Upcoming Games Football slate Friday Wilson at Ballou, 7 p.m. Saturday Carroll at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2 p.m. Coolidge at H.D. Woodson, 2 p.m. Gonzaga at McNamara, 2 p.m. Sidwell at Flint Hill, 2 p.m.

Cathedral will begin play in the ISL tournament today as the No. 1 seed, hosting Holton-Arms at 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Sidwell enters the bracket as the No. 3 seed and will host Flint Hill today at the same time.

Sniezek named All-American

Sniezek earned another honor Friday when she was named to the second annual Girls High School AllAmerican Game in Raleigh, N.C., according to a news release. The Eagles senior will join 42 other top seniors at the Dec. 13 event.

WCAC girls soccer Saturday, Nov. 1, at Germantown Soccerplex in Boyds, Md., 6 p.m. WCAC boys soccer Saturday, Nov. 1, at Germantown Soccerplex, 8 p.m. DCIAA volleyball Monday, Nov. 3, at Cardozo, 6 p.m. DCIAA girls soccer Saturday, Nov. 1, at Wilson, 3 p.m.

Championship dates and locations

DCIAA boys soccer Saturday, Nov. 1, at Wilson, 5 p.m.

ISL A volleyball Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & St. Agnes, 3 p.m.

PVAC cross-country Today, at St. Anselmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 4:30 p.m.

ISL AA volleyball Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & St. Agnes, 1 p.m.

PVAC volleyball Thursday, Oct. 30, at Montrose Christian, 6 p.m.

ISL AA soccer Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & St. Agnes, noon

PVAC boys soccer Thursday, Oct. 30, at Germantown Soccerplex, 3 p.m.

WCAC volleyball Thursday, Oct. 30, at Bishop Ireton, 7 p.m.

PVAC girls soccer Thursday, Oct. 30, at Germantown Soccerplex, 3 p.m.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Spotlight on Schools Aidan Montessori School

My name is Sydney McDonald and I go to Aidan Montessori School. This year, our class went on a four-day trip to Echo Hill Outdoor School. It was really fun, and we learned a lot. We went on a long walk exploring the swamp ecosystem, we learned primitive survival skills in a survival class, and we explored the Chesapeake Bay in a boat during the Bay Studies class. We also did things like a night hike where we played really fun games like Wolf Pack, and we took on challenges like the Giant Swing. I think the Giant Swing was most people’s favorite activity. That’s my awesome experience at Echo Hill. — Sydney McDonald, sixth-grader

Annunciation School

On Oct. 3, we celebrated the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is known as the patron saint of animals and devoted his life to God. To commemorate the day, the school community gathers for a short ceremony and blessing of the animals. Many animals came with their owners. We saw dogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, turtles, fish and stuffed animals. Beta Club members spoke to us about St. Francis and told us a little bit of information about him. Beta Club members did an excellent job communicating to the school, even though this was their first time speaking in front of all of us. Then we sang an adapted version of a song written by St. Francis and led by Khoudia Diop. She sang beautifully. After that Lisa Davis, the director of the young adult community, blessed the animals and stuffed animals. To conclude, we sang another song led by Ms. Gorecki: “All God’s Critters,” written by Bill Staines. In our opinion the celebration of animals and St. Francis went very well. There was even a scuffle between two dogs that barked at each other from across the parking


lot! Overall, we think it was great! — Kennon Arnold and Ignacio Toro, fifth-graders

British School of Washington

Sometimes when you live in a nation’s capital, you don’t realise all the amazing tourist attractions sitting right under your nose. That is why (for our International Primary Curriculum topic, the holiday show) we visited the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Union Station and more. This field trip was to teach us about tourism so we could make our A-Z booklets, kind of like a travel guide. F was easy, that would be Ford’s Theatre; here, Lincoln was assassinated. C was not much harder with the Capitol Building, but once we got to X we were a little stumped. Thank fully our team members whipped up the idea of the famous Xmas tree on the White House lawn. To end our IPC topic we’ve been set the challenge (in groups of three) of choosing a holiday destination with a $5,000 fantasy budget to match with a topic — beach, winter sports, luxury, food and more. My group chose Puerto Rico for its amazing white sandy beaches and the delicious steak and mofongo (a dish made with mashed plantains, seafood and vegetables). It isn’t too expensive either. I’ve learned that no matter how much you love your city, sometimes you just need to get away. — Bruno Sullivan, Year 6 New York (fifth-grader)

Deal Middle School

This week we went on a field trip to the Newseum. We did many fun activities such as learn about ethics in journalism and photojournalism. Students learned how photojournalists had to be close up to see the scene and have accurate

photos explaining the story. Some fun interactive things students got to do were become real news reporters and find information about articles and newspapers from the past and compare them with articles and newspapers from the present. If you are an English teacher, this trip is highly recommended for your students. They will learn wonderful new things. — Mackenzie Lews, Team Seoul (sixth-grade)

Eaton Elementary

It all started with a question, a good question. Last spring, D.C. Council member David Catania visited our fourth-grade class and Peter asked, “Did you know that D.C. doesn’t have a state rock?” Mr. Catania said that he didn’t know that and he asked us which rock it should be. We said the Potomac Bluestone and he suggested that we tell the council about it. So we did. We found out that to get a state rock, we had to write a bill and present it to the council. Ms. Clark helped us write the bill and we each had to research state rocks and the Potomac Bluestone. We came up with facts to support our bill. We learned that the Potomac Bluestone was used to build a lot of D.C. buildings including the White House and the Capitol Building. Our bill is called the “DC Rocks So We Need One Act of 2014.” We also had to testify for a state rock, so on Oct. 17, we went to a D.C. Council roundtable at the John A. Wilson Building to give our reasons for our state rock idea. Nine students spoke to present all of our research. Liam even said, “Give me a rock or give me death!” We hope the council votes for

the Potomac Bluestone! — Maddie Epstein, Liam Hansen and Peter Herrick, fifth-graders

Edmund Burke School

In all the grades at Burke we all commit to doing a community project. In the eighth grade our project includes going to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten at various schools close to Burke. The whole grade was split into two groups. One group went to Horace Mann and the other went to John Eaton. My group went to Horace Mann and we worked with preschoolers. The first time that we went to the schools, we observed the children, took notes and talked to the teachers. We learned about what they do in classes. Afterward, we started to plan a science lesson to teach the concept of force, mainly pushing and pulling. We talked about techniques to explain this to them. We discussed using colors, shapes and stories. The groups had different ideas of what to use for demonstrations. One group is reading a book and another is using milk carton cars. Our group is using real world examples to show how this is useful. We also had to plan and make a “script” of

what we would say. The lessons are usually 30 to 40 minutes long. We have gone to teach them three times and will go a few more. At the end we will celebrate with a book party. So far, this has been a great experience for us and for the students as well! — Patrick Means, eighth-grader

Hearst Elementary

Screen on the Green is a Hearst tradition. Screen on the Green is a place where kids can watch a movie and get free popcorn. On Sept. 16, the date of Screen on the Green, the school played “Despicable Me 2,” and anyone who dressed as a minion got a free giveaway. There were snacks at Screen on the Green that included ice cream, popcorn, pizza and smoothies. We saw friends from second grade at the event. Screen on the Green was great because while you waited there were things to do and it is free! — Ms. Shultz’s second-graders

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital

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DISPATCHES From Page 13 learning about mazes and the farm had a huge corn maze! While on the farm, we learned about bees, fed animals, and picked pumpkins and popping corn. We also saw a peacock and took a hayride across a stream (and back again). The maze was really tricky. Since the maze was so hard, at most intersections there were questions. The questions were about coyotes and black bears. If you answered correctly you were

sent in the right direction, but if you got it wrong, you went to a dead end. Even though we got stuck in the maze, we had fun. We learned about the animals and discovered that solving a maze on paper is much easier than solving a maze youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re walking through. The corn in the maze was so tall we could not see over it, so we had to use different strategies. Our experiences at the enormous corn maze will help us when we build our own life-size, walk-through maze at JPDS-NC! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Avital Alpert, Netanel Bitton, Dalia Epstein, Joshua Goodglick,




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Key Elementary

Right now, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a program for kids in Washington to learn a unique sport called speed skating. Every Saturday from 7 to 8:40 a.m., Key students and children from across the city can go to Fort Dupont Ice Arena to learn speed skating. I myself do it, and it is my favorite sport to do, watch and learn! The program is absolutely free, except for donations at the end of the year. And the arena has skates to loan everyone. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn, as long as they have basic skating skills. The head coach is three-time Olympian Nathaniel Mills. Coach Nat participated in the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics. But know you have been warned â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bundle up! Skaters should wear knee-length socks (soccer socks are great), and a long-sleeved shirt with a sweatshirt on top. On the bottom, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear jeans. Tight pants and

sweatpants work well if they are easy to move around in and are unlikely to rip or be cold. Bring a thin hat to wear underneath a helmet. Skateboarding helmets are the best, but bike helmets are fine, too. Finally, always wear warm gloves on the ice. If you enjoy going blazing fast, this is the sport for you! The arena is at 3779 Ely Place SE. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Annabelle Harbold, fifth-grader

Maret School

During the first week of October, my fourth-grade classmates and I went to Camp Arrowhead in Delaware. It was a three-day camping trip, and we slept in very large wood cabins. We had fun and enjoyed activities such as taking a hayride, building huge sand castles on Rehoboth Beach, seining, walking in the marsh, roasting marshmallows and playing flashlight tag. My favorite part was making the sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores, because everyone had to duck really low to avoid get burned by the blazing flames. I think the entire class enjoyed that because it was a new experience and a challenge with a yummy treat at the end. The purpose of our camping trip was to focus on cooperation and teamwork so we played games such as Flip the Rug, Zoom and Rezoom, and the Blindfold Game. Another purpose of this field trip was to get to know our classmates better and to make the new students feel like they are part of our grade. I thought it worked out wonderfully and we all enjoyed Camp Arrowhead very

much. We had a great experience and wish we could go back again! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Courtney Pine, fourth-grader

Murch Elementary

This past Sunday morning, I ran the Murch Fun Run 5K with my dad. The race was held near a soccer field where I play soccer in Rock Creek Park. There were so many people there including some of my friends like Tai, Will and Henry. I really like the bright yellow race T-shirt that all the runners wore. We ran down a long hill. They had a water station in the middle of the race in case you got thirsty. Our principal Mr. C was at the water station to greet you and hand out cups to drink. When we passed the middle of the race I started to get tired so we walked a little bit. Then I got my energy back and I ran up the same big hill with my dad to the finish line. At the end of the race I ate a banana from a big table with bananas for all the racers. It was a lot of fun running the race and I felt proud of myself for finishing it. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Andrew Bennett, first-grader

Our Lady of Victory School

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DISPATCHES From Page 14 tha J., 15th place, and Laura F., 19th place; under 11 boys: Jack S., 12th place, and Gregory Z., 18th place; under 8 boys: Nicholas Q., seventh place. When I heard we were starting a cross-country team I was so excited. I started running when I was in third grade. I do love to run and you will find me running with my dad especially during the summers on MacArthur Boulevard. This year our team met for our first practice on Sept. 4 at the Foxhall Playground. We are really fortunate to have wonderful coaches, Mr. Sague and Mr. Shirvinski. They always reminded us to relax and breathe. They also challenged us to improve every week. What I loved about the races is all the cheering by team members and parents. That show of support was so important especially during those really tough moments when you think you are about to collapse. Some of the courses definitely were challenging with many hills and narrow passageways. This summer I am going to remember everything my coaches taught me and train hard. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for next year! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joseph Y., sixth-grader

Ross Elementary

This week the fourth- and fifthgraders went on their trip to Sweet-

green and we got to learn about eating healthy salads. We had an awesome time there. Sadly, the kindergarten field trip to the Kennedy Center and secondgradersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; field trip got rained out. However, the kindergartners got a second chance when they went this week on another field trip to the Air and Space Museum. We are in our second week of Everybody Wins. With this program, we get to read to adults and/ or they read to us. We can pick any book we want. They come during our lunch times. In our library classes, we were introduced to media literacy questions. This was an exercise in asking good questions before we come to conclusions about pictures that we see in the newspapers, magazines, on the Internet and in books. Also, some of us are still creating stories and books like graphic novels. Junior Great Books began this week. This program helps us to

become better readers and critical thinkers. We get to read different reading texts, ask a lot of questions and share our opinions. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sydney Shepard and Jada Mitchell, fifth-graders

St. Albans School

Homecoming is a way to bring members of the school community together to watch some good oldfashioned football. Every year there are different themes or different foes to play but the main difference this year was that we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even on our home field. The St. Albans Bulldogs had to travel out to Wootton High School for a showdown with one of our biggest rivals, Bullis. All the football players and most of the fans met up at St. Albans and rode on the school buses over to Wootton. Because of the American theme this year, everyone was sporting their red, white and blue, which are also our school colors. The match-up was big, with Bullis ranked in the top 20 in the met-

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 ropolitan area; in addition, the Bullis quarterback is being recruited by all sorts of Division I schools like Ohio State. It was Bulldogs against Bulldogs, but the team spirit and cheering from the St. Albans fans was overwhelming. The game might have not gone so well for our team, but that did not stop the fans from having fun. Our football team might not have Division I recruits or the best record, but players know that they have a strong fan base to cheer them on. That is what home-

coming is about: bringing people together to enjoy something that they all like. A successful homecoming is all about school spirit, and that is what we have at St. Albans. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Youngkin, Form II (eighth-grader)

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Pretty much all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in kindergarten at Sheridan is fun. At our Morning Meeting every day, we greet each other in a circle by shaking hands, high-fiving, or with a fist bump. When you are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star of the Week,â&#x20AC;? you get to pick the greeting and to have your picture put up on the wall. We have blocks in center time, and we go outside where the best thing to do is to go down the fire pole on the tree house. We also do â&#x20AC;&#x153;math talkâ&#x20AC;? where we learn about â&#x20AC;&#x153;taking awayâ&#x20AC;? numbers and adding them up. We are learning about the sounds the letters make. The teachers want us to draw a letter while we say the sound that it makes.

During rest time teachers read us a story and if you want you can go to sleep. We are learning Spanish and our teacher is my neighbor. Lunch is delicious. The macaroni and cheese is better than my grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, but I like yogurt, granola and strawberries best. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Darcy Schruben, kindergartner

Sidwell Friends School

On Oct. 17, Forrest Pritchard came to Sidwell Friends to talk about his farm. He is a seventh-generation farmer who not only farms but also writes books. When he was a child, his parents had to work city jobs to pay their farming debts. Forrest went to William and Mary College and has a degree in English and geology. His farm is called Smith Meadows. He rauses pigs, cattle and chickens. When he started farming, his first paycheck was $18 for five truckloads of corn. He was very humiliated and ashamed with that first $18. He even doubted that he could make a living by farming. Twenty years later his farm is making enough profit to pay 10 fulltime salaries. I thought this assembly was very entertaining. Forrest described farming very clearly, and he made it funny. He told us about his childhood life and what kinds of animals he farms on Smith Meadows. He told us about his book called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gaining Groundâ&#x20AC;? which he wrote himself. He made a PowerPoint with cartoons about farming. Surprisingly he does not have a lawn mower to mow his lawn; instead, the cows eat it. And because the grass grows so tall (up to your knee) on Smith Meadows, the cows are very helpful. During the assembly he told us what it is like on Smith Meadows

and what he does every day. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harold Fuson, fifth-grader

Washington Latin Public Charter School

Sixth-grade civics teacher Lawrence Staten is helping his students make comedy videos of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Epic Rap Battles of Civics Class,â&#x20AC;? or ERBOCC. The series launched on Oct. 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, you, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to your mommy, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;cause this line here is for the Roman Army. Take a look at my clothes, laurel wreath, purple robes. Dictator for life till I got stabbed with a knife,â&#x20AC;? said Ketan Mampara, as Julius Caesar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We build up to the skies, all you have is old wise guys! Oh wait, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Greek, which makes you look so tiny and meek. You got stabbed in the back by our own best friend, if we did this over I could beat you again!â&#x20AC;? rapped Lucien Anderson, as Ramesses II. The second rap battle, between Al Capone and Harry Houdini, brought together very different men. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took the name that my mother gave me and turned it into a slang name, and right now you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set yourself free from the A-L-P-H-ON-S-E!â&#x20AC;? said Ketan Mampara, as Capone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I twist my chains put â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em through ya, give you the biggest scar you ever did see. I think you need a better meal, oh no wait, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re imprisoned for how you make people feel!â&#x20AC;? said Lucien Anderson, as Houdini. Next week, four new characters will be entering the tournament: Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ketan Mampara and Lucien Anderson, sixth-graders



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mild climate. In addition, the region had large, indigenous animals that could be domesticated. This combination led to a steady food supply and, eventually, a surplus of food. Once there was a surplus, people could specialize in different pursuits, such as masonry, writing, trade and metallurgy. Experimentation in metallurgy led to the development of steel, and the creation of movable type printing, swords and guns. According to Diamond, other regions were not as â&#x20AC;&#x153;geographically lucky.â&#x20AC;? For example, the Americas only had one large, native animal that could be domesticated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the llama. In addition, the Americas are spread out on a north-south axis, so the climate varies dramatically across the region. This made the transfer of agricultural products and technology difficult. It also limited the spread of ideas because people were less likely to travel into harsh conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stone Walker, seventh-grader

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of Chevy Chase next to Rock Creek Park. Built in 1987, the home has had just one set of occupants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the current sellers, who made it their base even while they were posted overseas. Over the years, including recently, they have commissioned several careful renovations to create a sophisticated home for their family. The quarter-acre property at 3017 Oregon Knolls Drive has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and multiple outdoor entertaining areas. The house is listed for a new price of $1,149,000; the residential community also has a monthly homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s association fee of $119. The propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive hillside setting is best appreciated from inside. Many rooms offer views of the woodsy backyard, a vivid scene with a narrow natural creek running through a small valley. Currently, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a colorful pal-

ette outside as a canopy of mature trees has been unveiling and shedding its fall leaves. A darling wooden bridge connects two hills from alongside the house to a grassy, open lot. Residents can enjoy this natural display outside from two flagstone patios, as well as three outdoor decks. At the front of the home, a driveway connects to a tandem twocar garage, while a leafy flagstone path leads to the main entrance. Inside are an elegant foyer and hallway, embellished by dark brown Italian marble floors, crown moldings and high ceilings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; features that repeat throughout much of the main level. This L-shaped corridor also offers a renovated powder room, a coat closet and access to the garage. Wide stairs here lead to the upper and lower levels. The living room shows off multiple views of the backyard and offers side access to one of the three decks. This polished area is adorned with hardwood flooring, a classy chandelier, crown molding and a fireplace bordered with the same dark-hued marble as the foyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s floors. Through a set of French doors is the dining room, another elegant area that provides more outdoor views.

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Located on a quarter-acre parcel, the Oregon Knolls Drive home is priced at $1,149,000. The kitchen and family room are joined into one section. Recently upgraded, this gourmet space features custom cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including double wall ovens and a French door refrigerator. A black glass cooktop sits on a large center island, which also serves as a breakfast bar. The layout here connects this space directly to the dining room, as well as to an outdoor deck, making for convenient al fresco meals. Upstairs, an expansive hallway landing leads to two of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four bedrooms, each offering scenic views. Farther along the hall are an office nook, convenient laundry room and shared renovated bath. Around the corner is the master

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suite, which includes a sitting area, a large walk-in closet naturally brightened by a skylight, and a luxurious private bath. This spacious renovated bathroom is complete with a linen closet, jetted soaking tub and separate shower with four extra water jets, a bench and pebbled stone flooring. The bedroom overlooks the treetops and comes with more closets, including one made just for shoes. A few stories down, the bottom floor provides more scenes of the hillside. That setting, paired with high ceilings, removes any â&#x20AC;&#x153;basementâ&#x20AC;? feel. A family room here has

a fireplace and doorway to another deck, which has steps leading to the yard. The fourth bedroom and the third bath are around the corner, as is a spacious multipurpose area thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently used as a mini-gym. Ample storage space and a wine cellar are also on this level. This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath property at 3017 Oregon Knolls Drive is offered for $1,149,000 with a monthly homeowners association fee of $119. For details, contact Phyllis Wiesenfelder of Long & Foster Real Estate at 301-907-7600 (office), 301-529-3896 (cell) or




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in Teach for America, the national program that sends recent college graduates to spend two years teaching in low-income communities. Hagler also supports five-year contracts for principals, an end to school closures east of Rock Creek Park and an increase in â&#x20AC;&#x153;wraparound community services to overcome studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; non-academic obstacles to learning.â&#x20AC;? The other candidates who oppose Henderson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brown and Puryear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have also described plans to take the school system in a new direction. Brown previously told The Current he would add a new staff posi-

success but rather collective advance.â&#x20AC;? Hagler went on to lambast â&#x20AC;&#x153;inexperienced teachers,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;testing ad nauseamâ&#x20AC;? and other faults he finds with the school system. In a seven-page policy paper, Hagler calls for â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing less than a fundamental change in school reform strategy.â&#x20AC;? His ideas include requiring new teachers to have at least a year of â&#x20AC;&#x153;intensive, supervised training in the classroom,â&#x20AC;? most likely at a teachers college. Such a requirement would mean an end to D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participation

tion to every middle and high school in the District: a full-time student advocate, funded by the city. Like a case manager, the advocate would work with students individually and act as a resource for parents who feel dissatisfied with teachers, guidance counselors or administrators. In this election cycle, these types of ideas havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been widespread. Though every at-large candidate has outlined potential improvements for education, most havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pushed for a complete overhaul of the system. Those supporting or remaining neutral on Henderson have emerged as the raceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strongest contenders.







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ated a larger-than-life mural called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scoutâ&#x20AC;? near the U Street corridor featuring anime-looking characters. Towlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art has also appeared at some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new restaurants and bars. He was invited to participate in the Georgetown public art project by business improvement district officials who have become familiar with his cutting-edge work, which he partly describes on his website as featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;striking characters with physical deformities.â&#x20AC;? Last Saturday, he spent almost the entire afternoon creating the large upper bodies of his whimsical mules. As he worked, Towles listened to the heavy metal tunes of Deafhaven on his white earphones as Georgetown shoppers, carrying bags from high-end shops such as Coach and Michael Kors, passed by, watched him paint and snapped pictures. Some children even sat behind him,

mesmerized by the artistic display. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy that they let me do this,â&#x20AC;? he said as he was wrapping up early Saturday evening. Before Towles, two artists had already created and displayed murals on construction barricades at the same spot on M Street. Nena Depazâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixed-media work, which includes materials collected from the canalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s towpath, was on display from Aug. 1 to Sept. 4. Next up was Georgetown resident Sidney Lawrence, who created a black-and-white cityscape of the neighborhood with the canal depicted in blue and red. His mural was displayed until Oct. 15. Towlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work will be on view until mid-November. Following him will be Ekaterina Krupko, whose piece will remain until early January. Each installation will then be auctioned off to help revitalize education programming for the C&O Canal and contribute to the construction of a new barge.

EXPANSION: Kennedy Center From Page 1

ing spaceâ&#x20AC;? for the public is planned for the first floor, and a cafe would go above it, according to the new report, which also describes possibilities for an anchoring system. A short pedestrian walkway would link this new floating structure to the Rock Creek Park trail and, beyond it, the Kennedy Center grounds. On land, two new pavilions are planned for the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern grounds. According to the report, each will have its own design, but both structures will stand approximately 31 feet tall. A tunnel would connect the two buildings. Together, these pavilions would house classrooms, rehearsal spaces, lecture halls, and a multipurpose room. The latest report describes two options â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a crosswalk or a pedestrian bridge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for linking these pavilions to the riverbank. The preferred alternative is a 9-foot-wide bridge that would go above the road and avoid traffic. Meanwhile, a glass canopy would connect the two pavilions to the institutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main building. The first pavilion, designed to be 3,300 square feet, would be closer to the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main driveway. The second building would be nearly twice that size, located in the middle of the southern grounds. That way, the facade facing the main building could serve as an outdoor screen to display images, such as simulcasts of live performances. As part of the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental assessment process, this recent report offers an alternative design. This approach replaces the floating structure with a third landbased pavilion, 15 feet high, that

would be constructed closer to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. Some criticisms of the latest report have come from the West End Citizens Association. In a letter to Donlon, members identified transportation issues they feel project officials need to reassess, particularly since the neighborhood already suffers from traffic problems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some caused by other construction work in the area. The association also criticizes the loss of dozens of parking spaces at the Kennedy Center, since the project would remove an outdoor parking lot and a garage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The WECA worries about additional overflow Kennedy Center patron parking in the limited neighborhood on-street parking,â&#x20AC;? the letter states. When asked last week about the parking deficit, Donlon said the Kennedy Center would encourage visitors to use alternative transportation, such as bicycles, to access the center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to work with [the Transportation Department] to add more bike racks near the river pavilion,â&#x20AC;? said Donlon. Although the local advisory neighborhood commission has not yet taken a position on the project, commissioners at their October meeting agreed that officials need to provide more details on construction staging, parking and the river pavilion. Chair Patrick Kennedy said the group is working on a resolution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a project with great promise,â&#x20AC;? he said, but he noted that neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns should be addressed. For details, visit parkplanning. The public has until Nov. 10 to comment on the latest version of the plan.

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Wednesday october 29 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; A Halloween Haunted House will include ghosts, goblins, bats, music and games (for ages 12 and younger). 6 to 8:45 p.m. Free. Petworth Recreation Center, 801 Taylor St. NW. howard.marshall@ The event will repeat Thursday and Friday from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Classes â&#x2013;  Tai chi instructor Susan Lowell will lead a workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense,â&#x20AC;? based on the books of Suzette Haden Elgin. 7 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1449. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Library will present a yoga class. 7:15 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis will perform Italian baroque works by Monteverdi and Scarlatti. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  Legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson will perform at a concert to celebrate his new release â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homo Erraticus on the Road.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $55 to $75. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. â&#x2013;  The bands John Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Body, Dub Campaign and Dub Architect will perform. 8:30 p.m. $15 to $18. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Ruth Gavison, professor of human rights law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Meaning and Implications of the Jewishness of Israel.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Copley

Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013; Author Katha Pollitt will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  Kelly Jacobson will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cairo in White.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8707. â&#x2013;  The International Affairs Society will host a conversation with Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Film â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Courtyard Movie Palaceâ&#x20AC;? will feature Soviet director Dziga Vertovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silent film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man With a Movie Camera,â&#x20AC;? a dusk-todawn portrait of urban life in Russian cities. 7 p.m. Free. Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-6331000. Performances â&#x2013;  The Vietnamese contemporary dance company Arabesque will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mist,â&#x20AC;? featuring young artists exploring their countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, traditions and aesthetics to forge new forms of creative expression. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Legendary artist Carmen de Lavallade will present a multimedia show weaving together dance, personal writings, projections of her younger self and films featuring some of her significant collaborates. 7:30 p.m. $39. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, october 29 â&#x2013; Concert: American cellist Cicely Parnas will perform. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Performance Hall, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. Readings â&#x2013;  A literary event to celebrate the release of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems About Perfumeâ&#x20AC;? will feature readings by contributors James Arthur, Leslie Harrison and Shara Lessley. After the reading, Arts Club of Washington member Sandra Beasley will moderate a discussion with editors Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby about the making of the anthology. 7 p.m. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-3317282. â&#x2013;  The Visiting Writers Series will present a nonfiction reading by journalist, essayist and memoirist Richard Rodriguez. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Conference Room 4, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8852972. Special events â&#x2013;  Presented by the D.C. Commission

on the Arts and Humanities, the 29th annual Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arts Awards will feature performances by Levine Music, Kendall Isadore, Split This Rock, Chamber Dance Project and the cast of Arena Stageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five Guys Named Moe.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. â&#x2013; The Crime Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haunted house, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fright at the Museum â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dead Men Walking,â&#x20AC;? will feature a maze of jail cells, electric chairs, dark alleyways and gruesome crime scenes. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $30 for a half-hour visit; reservations required. Crime Museum, 575 7th St. NW. The tours will continue Thursday through Saturday. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the Detroit Red Wings. 7:30 p.m. $54 to $570. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-7453000. Thursday, Oct. 30

Thursday october 30 Benefit â&#x2013; The 2014 Fall Benefit for the National Museum of Women in the Arts will feature a cabaret evening with Karen Akers. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. $350. Great Hall, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  A Halloween party will feature a costume parade, trick-or-treating, games, crafts and a movie. 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-7270232. â&#x2013;  A Halloween celebration will feature a costume contest, activities, a scary story contest and surprises. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013;  A Halloween party will feature stories, music and a costume parade. 6 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Fun at the Libraryâ&#x20AC;? will feature stories and crafts. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Book or Treat!â&#x20AC;? will feature a ghoulish storytime, a costume contest and a craft activity. 7 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-576-7252. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2014 will feature a performance by the Latvian folk-pop ensemble Tev un Man and a singalong with children from Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014. 6 p.m. Free. Millenni-



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um Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013; The National Symphony Orchestra and violinist Midori will perform works by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Mozart. 7 p.m. $10 to $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. â&#x2013;  The ALEA-Ensemble will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;String Action With Traditional and Contemporary Austrian Music.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW. â&#x2013;  Ensemble Dal Niente will perform music by George Lewis, including a new commission from the Library of Congress and a recent work written especially for the Chicago-based group. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  The Washington International Piano Series will feature pianist Maurizio Barboro performing works by Liszt, Schumann and Debussy. 8 p.m. Free. Recital Hall, Ward Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5414. â&#x2013;  The duo Larkin Poe and singer-songwriter Will Duvall will perform. 8:30 p.m. $10 to $12. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  John Carroll University professor Zeki Saritoprak will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus in Islam.â&#x20AC;? 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Free. Room 270, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Richard Brookhiser will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Founderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  Russian specialist Fiona Hill, senior fellow at the Bookings Institution and director of its Center on the United States and Europe, will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.â&#x20AC;? Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-2327363. â&#x2013;  MacArthur fellow Yiyun Li will read from her work and discuss the state of Asian-American literature. 4 p.m. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5394. â&#x2013;  Astrobiologist Steven J. Dick will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Discovery of Life Beyond Earth Will Transform Our Thinking.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Room 119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-0213. â&#x2013;  Michal Ksinan of the Slovak Academy of Sciences will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Birth of Heroes: A Biography of Milan Rastislav StefĂĄnik.â&#x20AC;? 4 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. McGhee Library, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. See Events/Page 21


Continued From Page 20 â&#x2013; Venezuelan investigative journalist Sergio Dabhar and Venezuelan press expert Marianela Balbi will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Condemned to Silence? The State of Freedom of Expression in Venezuela.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Conceptual artist Dinh Q. LĂŞ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for using documentary video, animation and photography to explore the history and people of his native Vietnam â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will discuss his work in conversation with Anne Monahan, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Modern Art. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; free for students. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger, manager of visitor education at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wars of the Roses: Family Feud, Plantagenet Style.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $28 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  A support group for job seekers will host a breakout session for participants to network and strategize. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  Historian Richard Norton Smith will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8:30 p.m. $20 to $25. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Valerie Ogden will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Beard: Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath,â&#x20AC;? about the 15thcentury French serial killer Giles de Rais. The event will include a preHalloween costume event. 7 p.m. $10 to $25. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The K-Cinema series will present Choo Chang-minâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masquerade.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Japan Information and Culture Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animezingâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Mamoru Hosodaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wolf Children.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The West End Library will host a Thursday night film series. 6:30 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8698. â&#x2013;  The Mexican Cultural Institute will present Luis BuĂąuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1950 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Los olvidados (The Young and the Damned).â&#x20AC;? 6:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Local filmmaker Robin Bell will present extra footage from his forthcoming documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Positive Force: More Than a Witness, 30 Years of Punk Politics in Actionâ&#x20AC;? and lead a discussion on aspects of punk culture that were related to D.C. political activism in the 1980s and 1990s. 7 p.m. Free. Large Meeting Room, Mount

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Events Entertainment Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202671-3121. Special events â&#x2013; The third annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating for Dogsâ&#x20AC;? event will feature a canine costume contest and peanut butter doggie biscuits. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, 2401 M St. NW. 202-457-5019. â&#x2013;  Klimptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helix Lounge will host its 10th annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest and Happy Hour. 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-462-9001. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Night of the Living Zooâ&#x20AC;? will feature live music, fortunetellers, fire breathers, illusionists, access to animal exhibits and glow-in-the-dark games. 6:30 to 10 p.m. $20 to $80. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Juan ValdĂŠs, chief geographer at National Geographic, will lead a behindthe-scenes tour of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maps department to discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Geography of Food.â&#x20AC;? The event will include a private viewing of the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food: Our Global Kitchen.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $100. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Tour â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghosts of the Octagon,â&#x20AC;? a walking tour of the grounds and the interior of what has been reputed since the end of the 20th century to be the most haunted house in D.C. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Location provided upon registration. The tour will repeat Friday at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Friday october 31 Benefit â&#x2013; The Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen will host its annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Un-gala Gala,â&#x20AC;? featuring a dinner, live music, a silent auction, trick-or-treating and more. 6 to 9 p.m. $25 to $55. St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  A Halloween Fest will feature an afternoon of games, food, music and scary fun (for ages 5 through 13). 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Hearst Recreation Center, 3950 37th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Macomb Recreation Center will host


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understanding todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture, will open Friday at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and continue through Feb. 22. Located at 9th and G streets NW, the museum is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration,â&#x20AC;? featuring 11 paintings from local museums by the dramatic Renaissance master, will open Sunday at the National Gallery of Art and continue through Feb. 16. The National Gallery also recently opened â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the Library: The Book Illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe,â&#x20AC;? highlighting the prolific 17th-century printmakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s etchings, frontispieces and illustrated books of political satire and commentary. It will continue through Jan. 25. Located at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, the gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  Cross MacKenzie Gallery, in partnership with Mindy Soloman and Jonathan Ferrara Galleries, will open an exhibit tomorrow of photographs by the its fifth annual Halloween Haunted House (for ages 12 and younger). 4 p.m. Free. Macomb Recreation Center, 3409 Macomb St. NW. 202-282-2199. â&#x2013;  The annual Chevy Chase â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Spooktacularâ&#x20AC;? will feature a chance for children to collect candy and prizes from neighborhood merchants, participate in face painting and games, and enjoy other festivities. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Connecticut Avenue between Livingston Street and Chevy Chase Circle NW. â&#x2013;  A Halloween party will feature face painting, carnival games, arts and crafts, and a costume parade. 4 to 6 p.m. Free.

collaborating partners Matt Vis and Tony Campbell, a New Orleans duo that evokes old masterworks to explore contemporary social issues. An opening reception will take place tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., and the show will remain on view through Nov. 29. Located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-3337970. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Master of Illusion: Through the Mediums of Joan Konkel,â&#x20AC;? presenting works that aim to create a unique dimension where light, color and space interact with planes of layered mesh to form a visual labyrinth, will open Friday at Zenith Gallery and continue through Dec. 6. An artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reception will take place Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Located at 1429 Iris St. NW, the gallery is open Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-783-2963. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deferred Dreams,â&#x20AC;? featuring works by Iraqi artist Qais Al-Sindy about the frustration that often results when reality meets our dreams, will open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Syra Arts at the Alla Rogers Gallery. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 8. Located at 1054 31st St. NW in Suite A at Canal Square, the gallery is open by appointment only. 703-9443824. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 200 I Street Gallery will open â&#x20AC;&#x153;Full Spectrum: The Prolific Master

David Beckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;DODO,â&#x20AC;? graphite on paper, is part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Within LoĂŻs Mailou Jonesâ&#x20AC;? with a reception Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit, which examines milestones in the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and career, will continue through Jan. 30. Located at 200 I St. SE, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-724-5613. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yearning: Sehnsucht,â&#x20AC;? highlighting portraits by painter Oskar Stocker that portray people who have left their native lands to pursue their fortunes abroad, opened last week at the Austrian Cultural Forum, where it will continue through Nov. 14. Located at 3524 International Court NW, the gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 202-895-6776.

Volta Park, 1555 34th St. NW. â&#x2013; A Halloween party will feature music, games and fun (for ages 12 and younger). 4 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Stoddert Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013;  Lafayette Recreation Center will host a Halloween party (for ages 6 through 17). 4 to 7 p.m. Free. Lafayette Recreation Center, 5900 33rd St. NW. 202-282-2206. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Townâ&#x20AC;? will feature a fun, haunted, spooky house of tricks and treats (for ages 12 and younger). 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Fort Stevens Recreation Center,

1327 Van Buren St. NW. 202-541-3754. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Spooky Nightâ&#x20AC;? will feature games, a haunted house and fun (for ages 6 through 17). 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Marie Reed Recreation Center, 2200 Champlain St. NW. 202-673-7768. â&#x2013;  A Halloween Haunted House and Movie Night will feature spooky fun. 6 to 8:45 p.m. Free. Emery Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Ave. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club will See Events/Page 22

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Continued From Page 21 present works by Brahms, Wesenauer and other composers. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-3332075. â&#x2013; The Noon-Time Organ Recital Series will feature organist Julie Vidrick Evans. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202797-0103. â&#x2013;  The Friday Music Series will present soprano Erin Driscoll performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Happy! The Songs of Harold Arlen.â&#x20AC;? 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202687-3838. â&#x2013;  The Prague Philharmonic Choir will perform works by DvorĂĄk and other composers. 3:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. â&#x2013;  A Halloween concert will feature a coven of organists performing haunting melodies. 7 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C., 1328 16th St. NW. 202-383-2206. â&#x2013;  Barbara Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spotlight series will feature Tony Award-winning performer Faith Prince. 7:30 p.m. $45. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Banjoists BĂŠla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform with bluegrass

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; The annual meeting of All Hallows Guild will feature a talk by U.S. Botanic Garden director Ari Novy on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sustainability and Education: The Future of Learning at the U.S. Botanic Garden.â&#x20AC;? 10:15 a.m. Free; reservations required. Pilgrim Gallery, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202537-2937. â&#x2013;  Jonathan Kirshner will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Power After the Financial Crisis.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Conference Room, Mortara Building, Georgetown University, 3600 N St. NW. â&#x2013;  The fourth annual Moneywise Financial Empowerment Summit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hosted by Kelvin Boston, host of the long-running PBS series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moneywise With Kelvin Bostonâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will open with an Interfaith Community Financial Forum featuring Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal, the Rev. Jonathan Weaver and the Rev. Willie Wilson. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW.

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Friday, october 31 â&#x2013; Concert: The Local Artist Concert Series will feature singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The summit will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  Kirstin Downey will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isabella: The Warrior Queen.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  The Tenley-Friendship Library will present its all-day â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Movie Spooktacular.â&#x20AC;? 9:45 a.m. Free. Large Conference Room, Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1225. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Library will present F.W. Murnauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spooky 1922 classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nosferatu.â&#x20AC;? 2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viewing Chinaâ&#x20AC;? will feature Liang Biboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Way of Taichiâ&#x20AC;? and Chen Weijunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please Vote for Me.â&#x20AC;? 3 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Performances â&#x2013;  The Baltimore Rock Opera Society will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Electric Pharaoh,â&#x20AC;? about a futuristic city where scarce electricity is used as currency and a powerful pharaoh keeps the people divided. 8 p.m. $20. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Washington Improv Theater will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;HOWL,â&#x20AC;? featuring unscripted tales of horror, witches and ghosts. 7:30 and 10 p.m. $12 to $15. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. The



performance series will conclude Saturday at 7:30 and 10 p.m.

musicians Del McCoury and David Grisman. 8 p.m. $40 to $60. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. â&#x2013; Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will present a Halloween party and concert featuring Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues of Richmond, Deaf Scene and the Trongone Band. 9 p.m. $10 to $14. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW.



Special events â&#x2013; The Millennium Stage will present dance lessons on the moves to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monster Mash,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time Warpâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thriller,â&#x20AC;? followed by the live sounds of The Loserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge and a costume contest. Dance lessons at 5 p.m.; live music at 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Chevy Chase Recreation Center will host its inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halloween Masquerade Dog Show,â&#x20AC;? featuring a costume parade and contests with prizes in various categories. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; registration required. Chevy Chase Recreation Center, 41st and Livingston streets NW. 202-7277714. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fear at the Freer!â&#x20AC;? will feature a chance to learn about spooky objects in the Freer Gallery of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection, make a mask and enjoy Japanese food for sale from the Tokyo in the City food truck, at 5 p.m.; and a screening of Hideo Kakataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1998 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ring,â&#x20AC;? the movie that inspired the American thriller â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ring,â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  The third annual Pottery on the Hill show and sale â&#x20AC;&#x201D; featuring the work of 16 nationally recognized ceramic artists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will kick off with a preview reception. 6:30 p.m. $25 to $30. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 920 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The show and sale will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1

Saturday november 1 Book signing â&#x2013; George Clinton, founder and leader of Parliament Funkadelic, will sign copies of his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t That Funkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kind Hard on You?â&#x20AC;? The event will include a George Clinton lookalike contest. 12:30 p.m. Free. Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paul Hadfield: Spats the Lost Vaudevillian,â&#x20AC;? featuring juggling, unicycling, music and physical comedy. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before the screening. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-7833372. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beware the Ides of March,â&#x20AC;? a family program geared to ages 6 through 12, will offer a chance to explore â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julius Caesarâ&#x20AC;? and learn how Shakespeare translated historical events into thrilling drama. 10 to 11

a.m. Free; reservations required. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. â&#x2013; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performer John Henry will present his annual Halloween concert. 10 a.m. $5 to $6.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202966-6000. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;NSO Kinderclassics: Musical Oppositesâ&#x20AC;? will demonstrate the many types of musical contrasts and show how composers use them to express a variety of musical moods and emotions (for ages 4 and older). 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  A Halloween Bash will feature games, crafts, refreshments, music and a photo booth. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1488. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Fun Time: Halloween Party!â&#x20AC;? will feature crafts, games, stories and trickor-treating. 2 p.m. Free. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Room, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-1248. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a planetarium program about distant galaxies, nebulas and other deep space objects (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 4 p.m. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Instructor Bob Reed will present an AARP Smart Drivers course. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $15 to $20; reservations required. Lab School, 4759 Reservoir Road NW. 202-244-4750. â&#x2013;  Yankee Clippers will present a pruning workshop. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $65; reservations required. Oak Hill Cemetery, 3001 R St. NW. â&#x2013;  Musicologist Saul Lilienstein will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shifting Power in the Opera House: Creative Dramas, Prima Donnas, and the Evolution of an Art.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-3030. â&#x2013;  The Mount Pleasant Library will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning Yoga.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. Free. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. â&#x2013;  Archaeologist Michael Parker Pearson will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stonehenge Yields Its Secrets: An Ambitious Project Probes the Stone Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mysteries.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $90 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  The Glover Park Village will present a weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tai Chi for Beginnersâ&#x20AC;? class led by Geri Grey. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  Cuban jazz pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Jazz and blues singer CĂŠcile McLorin Salvant will perform. 7 p.m. $25. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877987-6487. See Events/Page 23

Continued From Page 22 â&#x2013; The Levine Presents performance series will feature a concert of Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Fugue.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 9 p.m. $15 to $20. Levine Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. â&#x2013;  The DC A Cappella Festival 2014 will feature the Phantoms, Georgetown Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first co-ed a cappella group, and guest ensembles. 7:30 p.m. $8 to $10. Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202687-2787. The festival will continue Nov. 8 with a performance by the GraceNotes and guest groups. â&#x2013;  The Windsbach Boys Choir will perform as part of a U.S. tour. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $30. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  The American University Chamber Singers will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices Heard From Abroad,â&#x20AC;? featuring music from the Balkans and the European Renaissance, as well as the romantic, contemporary and spiritual choral spheres. 8 p.m. $5 to $10. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3634. The performance will repeat Sunday at 3 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Capital City Symphony and Go-Go Symphony will perform. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. â&#x2013;  Instrumental combo Los Straitjackets and roots music legend Deke Dickerson will perform. 9 p.m. $20 to $25. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reality, Truth, and Conscious Lightâ&#x20AC;? will offer an introduction to the core message of American-born spiritual teacher Avatar Adi Da Samraj on the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self and the nature of human suffering. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Second-floor Meeting Room, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Anne Sarah Rubin will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the Heart of Dixie: Shermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March and American Memory,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; Diana Walker will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Photographs of Diana Walker,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Pamela Paul will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life From The New York Times Book Review,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  A teach-in on Iraq and Syria will feature Tamara Sonn, professor in the history of Islam at Georgetown University; Marwa Daoudy, assistant professor of international affairs at Georgetown University; and Emad Shahin, visiting professor at Georgetown University. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  George Clinton will discuss his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t That Funkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kind Hard on You?â&#x20AC;? and African Ancestry Inc. will reveal Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ancestral DNA. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Festival â&#x2013;  The second annual Capital Maritime Music Festival will feature a kickoff concert


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Events Entertainment by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, workshops, singalongs, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and cameo performances featuring the music, folklore and history of sea warriors, merchant sailors, African-American sailors and dockworkers, recreational sailors, maritime communities, and canals and inland waterways. 1 to 7 p.m. Free. Plaza, U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300. An evening concert from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Burke Theater will feature performances by John Roberts, Janie Meneely and Calico Jenny, Alan Redi & Rob van Sante, and the Washington Revels Maritime Voices. Films â&#x2013; Fathom Events will present the Metropolitan Operaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Bizetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carmen,â&#x20AC;? featuring mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as the ill-fated gypsy temptress. 12:55 p.m. $18 to $24. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The film will be shown again Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The 19th annual Arabian Sights Film Festival will feature Rani Massalhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giraffada,â&#x20AC;? at 2 p.m.; Salem Brahimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abd El Kader,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; Kauouther Ben Hanlaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Challat of Tunis,â&#x20AC;? at 6:30 p.m.; and Kamal Kamalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sotto Voce,â&#x20AC;? at 8:30 p.m. $12 per screening. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. arabiansights. The festival will continue through Nov. 9 at various venues. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Originals Now: Jodie Mackâ&#x20AC;? will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fabriflicks,â&#x20AC;? about formal and cursory elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. 2:30 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morality and Beauty: Mario Bellocchioâ&#x20AC;? will present the directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1965 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fists in the Pocket,â&#x20AC;? with introductory remarks by Frank Tomasulo. 4:30 p.m. Free. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000. Performances â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The New Movementâ&#x20AC;? will feature rising stars of the Washington Ballet Studio Company performing works by Lucy Bowen McCauley, Tamas Krizsa, Luis R. Torres Jr. and David Palmer. 7 p.m. $25. The Washington Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s England Studio, 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The In Series will present Spanish composer Manuel de Fallaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rarely performed opera â&#x20AC;&#x153;La vida breve (The Short Life),â&#x20AC;? featuring cast members Shaina MartĂ­nez, Peter J. Burroughs and Patricia Portillo (shown). 8 p.m. $22 to $42. Gala Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763. â&#x2013;  VTDance/Vincent E. Thomas will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Occupy,â&#x20AC;? a multimedia, multidimensional dance piece with witty, poignant, athletic and gestural movement designed to provoke the mind, spirit and body. 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The event will repeat Sunday at 4 p.m. Sales â&#x2013;  The United Methodist Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual bazaar will feature gently used items for sale. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. â&#x2013;  The Czech Christmas Market will fea-


Arena revives â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fiddler on the Roofâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Arena Stage will celebrate the 50th anniversary of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiddler on the Roofâ&#x20AC;? with a revival Oct. 31 through Jan. 4 at the Fichandler Stage. The iconic American musical, which

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won nine Tony Awards for its 1964 debut, weaves together a portrait of family, community and lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unexpected miracles. Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith helms the production. Tickets cost $50 to $99, subject to change based on availability. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; â&#x2013; The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;As You Like Itâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 28 through Dec. 7 at the Lansburgh Theatre. Poetry, mistaken identities and true love lost and found abound in one of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular comedies. Tickets cost $20 to $100. The theater is located at 450 7th St. NW. 202547-1122; â&#x2013;  The Welders will present Caleen Sinnette Jenningsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not Enuf Lifetimesâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 29 through Nov. 15 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2004, and Frank Riley â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a wellmeaning, white, 50-something car mechanic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; must figure out why his son Ian walked away from the life he worked so hard to give him. Tickets cost $10 to $20, except for pay-what-you-can previews Oct. 29, 30 and 31. The theater is located at 1333 ture handblown glass ornaments, handcrafted glass, Christmas cookies and mulled wine, as well as performances of the puppet show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Czech and Slovak Tale

H St. NE. 202-393-7993; â&#x2013; Georgetown Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nomadic Theatre will present Peter Sinn Nachtreibâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boomâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 30 through Nov. 8 at the Walsh Black Box Theatre. In a world where chaos reigns, every turn gives Jo and Jules something new to overcome after a night of â&#x20AC;&#x153;no strings attachedâ&#x20AC;? sex takes on evolutionary significance. Tickets cost $10 to $12. The Georgetown University campus is located at 37th and O streets NW. 202-6872787; â&#x2013;  The Washington National Opera will present Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;La bohèmeâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 1 through 15 at the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opera House. The timeless tale of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams, find love and stay warm through a harsh Parisian winter returns in a brand-new production. Tickets cost $25 to $310. 202-4674600; â&#x2013;  Ambassador Theater will present the U.S. premiere of Michele Rimlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rageâ&#x20AC;? through Nov. 16 at Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. Will â&#x20AC;&#x153;justifiableâ&#x20AC;? violence or passive resistance win the day? Who will survive? Tickets cost $8 to $40. The theater is located at 916 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  WSC Avant Bard and Gallaudet University will present the world-premiere musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visible Languageâ&#x20AC;? through Nov. 16 at Gallaudet Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eastman Studio Theatre. In the volatile 1890s, two powerful

for Stringsâ&#x20AC;? presented by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiddler on the Roofâ&#x20AC;? will open Oct. 31 at Arena Stage. and egotistical men clash over how the deaf should be taught to communicate. Featuring book and lyrics by Mary Resing and music by Andy Welchel, the production commemorates Gallaudetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th anniversary. Tickets cost $10 to $35. Gallaudet University is located at 800 Florida Ave. NE. â&#x2013; The Washington Stage Guild will present the local premiere of David Marshall Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Penâ&#x20AC;? through Nov. 23 at the Undercroft Theatre of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church. As a divorced couple wrangles over their college-bound sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future in this three-character play, sharp and pointed dialogue reveals the bonds of a family some would call broken. Performances cost $40 to $50. The church is located at 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 240-582-0050; Special events â&#x2013;  Minyan Oneg Shabbat will hold a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mindfulness Gathering Through a Jewish See Events/Page 24




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Continued From Page 23 Lens,â&#x20AC;? led by Rabbis Elyssa Joy Auster, Gilah Langner and Mark Novak. 10:15 a.m. to noon. Free. Geneva Room, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-362-3270. â&#x2013; The Mexican Cultural Institute will present its annual Day of the Dead Altar, a quintessentially Mexican tradition that will be dedicated this year to the life and work of Latin American literary giant Gabriel GarcĂ­a MĂĄrquez. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. â&#x2013;  An â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh-So-Omm Halloween Partyâ&#x20AC;? will feature an afternoon of spirited yoga, dance and movement in costume (for families with children 2 and older). 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. $20 for a family with up to four people. lil omm yoga, 4708 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-248-6304. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Wizards will play the Milwaukee Bucks. 7 p.m. $25 to $356. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-7453000. Tours and walks â&#x2013;  As part of the monthlong DC Reads program, a walking tour will visit sites described in Dinaw Mengestuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears,â&#x20AC;? as well as highlight the DC by the Book app that features local landmarks mentioned in other books set in D.C. 10 a.m. Free; reservations required. Meet at the cluster of trees between Rhode Island Avenue and P Street NW on the east side of Logan Circle. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eating Local: Feeding the Urban Estateâ&#x20AC;? will focus on sites integral to food production at Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tudor Place estate, including the newly restored circa 1795 Smokehouse. Garden tour at 10:30 a.m.; house tour at 12:30 p.m. $8 to $15. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;National Mall Memorials: An Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perspective.â&#x20AC;? 11 a.m. $15. Meet at the Organization of American States in front of the statue of Queen Isabella I near Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW. â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present a walking tour of the Woodley Park

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neighborhood and the Washington National Cathedral. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro station. Sunday, Nov. 2 Sunday november 2 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; Children will hear a story about Pocahontas and then create a special piece of art inspired by her life and accomplishments. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-6331000. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Music With the Angels concert series will feature pianists Faith Zúùiga and Andy Miller performing works by Beethoven and Mussorgsky. 3 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734. â&#x2013;  The Washington Bach Consort will present Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choral preludes from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Little Organ Book,â&#x20AC;? covering the Advent through Lent portion of the church year. 3 p.m. $23 to $65. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Soprano Sumi Hwang and pianist Jonas Vitaud will perform works by Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Berg. 4 p.m. $15 to $30; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Choral Arts Society of Washington will present J.S. Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mass in B Minor.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. $15 to $75. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Reston Chorale, cellist Joshua Kowalsky and cantors Susan Bortnick, Susan Caro and Mikhail Manevich will perform Donald McCulloughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holocaust Cantata: Songs From the Camps,â&#x20AC;? created from songs and poems written by men and women imprisoned in Auschwitz, Buchenwald and other Nazi camps plus narratives preserved in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. $20 to $30; free for ages 17 and younger with a paying adult. Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. â&#x2013;  St. Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church will present a concert of FaurĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Requiem for All Souls.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. Free. St. Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW. 202966-2093. â&#x2013;  Capitol Pride Symphonic Band conductor Anthony Oakley and DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Different Drummers will perform works by great American composers. 5 p.m. $10 to $20. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. â&#x2013;  Horman Violin Studio will present a master class with violinist Jody Gatwood, concertmaster emeritus at the National

Sunday, november 2 â&#x2013; Open house: The Colonial Dames of America Chapter III will present an open house at the historic Abner Cloud House, the oldest original building along the C&O Canal. The event will feature a performance by Melanie May on the mountain dulcimer. Noon to 5 p.m.; performance from noon to 1 p.m. Free. Abner Cloud House, Canal and Reservoir roads NW.

Philharmonic Orchestra. 6 p.m. Free. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. â&#x2013; The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls will perform DuruflĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Requiemâ&#x20AC;? as part of the All Soulsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day liturgy. 6 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 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. â&#x2013;  Recording artist Pete Yorn will perform. 7 p.m. $30 to $35. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Amram Scholar Series will feature a talk by Samantha Baskind, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jewish Artists and the Bible in Twentieth-Century America.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 a.m. Free. Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. 202-362-7100. â&#x2013;  Exhibition curator Phyllis Rosenzweig will discuss the evolution of photography since the 19th century and the variety of techniques seen today. 1 p.m. Free. Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. â&#x2013;  John R. Wilson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truth Will Set You Free,â&#x20AC;? about his journey to seek the ideal spiritual path. 1 p.m. Free. Institute for Spiritual Development,

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5419 Sherier Place NW. â&#x2013; Aaron David Miller (shown) will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The End of Greatness: Why America Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Have (and Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Want) Another Great President,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Sarah Wildman will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Richard L. Kagan, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;El Greco in America: Critics, Collectors, and Connoisseurs.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  Cornelia Homburg, curator of â&#x20AC;&#x153;NeoImpressionism and the Dream of Realities,â&#x20AC;? will discuss the artistic friendships and competitions of late-19th-century Europe. A conversation among leading scholars and curators, including Phillips Collection director Dorothy Kosinski, will follow. 2 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsienâ&#x20AC;? will feature the directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1986 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dust in the Wind,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and his 1982 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Green, Green Grass of Home,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-6331000. â&#x2013;  A classic film series will feature Vincente Minnelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1950 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Father of the Bride,â&#x20AC;? starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. 2 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. â&#x2013;  The Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital will present Paul Lazarusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2014 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;SlingShot,â&#x20AC;? about Dean Kamenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invention of a energy-efficient machine that turns unfit water into pure, safe water with no chemicals or filters needed. A panel discussion will follow. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. â&#x2013;  The Arabian Sights Film Festival 2014 will feature Salem Brahimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abd El Kader,â&#x20AC;? at 3 p.m.; Kauouther Ben Hanlaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Challat of Tunis,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m.; and Ayten Aminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Villa 69,â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. $12 per screening. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. The festival will continue through Nov. 9 at various venues. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Originals Now: Jodie Mackâ&#x20AC;? will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Your Light Shine,â&#x20AC;? featuring five short works questioning the role of abstract animation in a post-psychedelic climate. 4 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  A French film festival will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camille Claudel.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. Eckles Auditorium, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-242-5117. Performance â&#x2013;  As part of the Kids Euro Festival

2014, the British Arts Council will present the popular family comedy show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ugly Animal Roadshow,â&#x20AC;? featuring writer, scientist and TV presenter Simon Watt (for ages 7 and older). 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Reading â&#x2013; Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sparkle,â&#x20AC;? an open mic event for LGBT-dedicated poets. 8 to 10 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Special events â&#x2013;  The National Race to End Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer, co-sponsored by Abrielle Fine Linens and Lingerie of the team â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s From Heaven,â&#x20AC;? will feature a 5K run and 1-mile walk. 7 a.m. for registration; 9 a.m. race start. $45. Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th streets NW. â&#x2013;  Friendship Place will host its inaugural Friendship Walks event, a 1-mile walk on the National Mall to educate the public about positive and practical solutions to homelessness in the region. 10:30 a.m. to noon. $10 to $30; free for ages 6 and younger. Meet on the National Mall near 14th Street between Jefferson Drive SW and Madison Drive NW. â&#x2013;  The National Museum of Women in the Arts will hold its monthly Community Day. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. â&#x2013;  A celebration of the 50th anniversary of WAMU 88.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Big Broadcastâ&#x20AC;? will feature an old-time radio show performed by the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club and a conversation with Rob Bamberger and Ed Walker about the historic show. 3 p.m. $15 to $30. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the Arizona Coyotes. 7 p.m. $26 to $433. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Tours and walks â&#x2013;  The Spies of Georgetown walking tour will feature tales of covert operations and espionage. 1 p.m. $15. Meet in front of the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 703-569-1875. â&#x2013;  A tour of the Washington National Cathedral will focus on the 1,500 pieces of needlework in the Cathedral and the messages they convey. 1:30 p.m. $16 to $20. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. The tour will repeat Thursday at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3

Monday november 3 Classes and workshops â&#x2013; Yoga District instructor Smita Kumar will lead a weekly class. 12:30 p.m. Free; registration required. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-7248698. â&#x2013;  The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will host a weekly yoga class led by instructor Francesca Valente. 6 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 400, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, 5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-686-2210. â&#x2013;  The group Yoga Activist will present a weekly yoga class. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. See Events/Page 25


Continued From Page 24 202-282-3080. â&#x2013; Vajrayogini Buddhist Center resident teacher Gen Kelsang Varahi will present a weekly class featuring guided meditations and teachings. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10 per class. Third-floor lounge, Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  Jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will perform. 7 p.m. $30; reservations required by Oct. 31. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3. â&#x2013;  Beijingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra and pianist Yuja Wang will perform works by Qigang, Ravel and DvorĂĄk. 7:30 p.m. $19 to $75. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Olga Litvak, professor of history at Clark University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Revolt of the Study House: On the Jewish Origins of Jewish Nationalism.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free; reservations required. Room 241, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Jeffrey T. Sammons and John H. Morror will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harlem Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African-American Quest for Equality.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5221. â&#x2013;  David Alan Brown, curator of Italian and Spanish paintings at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Secret of the Gondola.â&#x20AC;? 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  University of Pennsylvania professor Julia Gray will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Company States Keep,â&#x20AC;? recipient of the 2013 Lepgold Book Prize. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University, 3600 N St. NW. â&#x2013;  Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The U.S.-Africa Summit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Next Steps.â&#x20AC;? 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Brazilian writer, journalist and television commentator Diogo Mainardi will discuss his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fall.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3871400. â&#x2013;  Nemata Blyden, associate professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University, will discuss her research on life in 19th-century Sierra Leone. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  Gregg Herken will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â&#x2013;  Cathy Barrow will discuss her book

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Events Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Wheelbarrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preservingâ&#x20AC;? in conversation with Bonnie Benwick of The Washington Post. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013; Israel Defense Forces Col. Bentzi Gruber, the Jewish Community Relations Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Israel Action Center scholar in residence, will discuss the ethics and morals of the Israel Defense Forces in combat. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  Goethe-Institut will present Nico Raschickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2006 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here We Come,â&#x20AC;? about East German youth and their discovery of hip-hop music. A discussion with Raschick will follow. 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opera in HDâ&#x20AC;? will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Il Trovatore,â&#x20AC;? starring Anna Netrebko and PlĂĄcido Domingo and captured life from Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Staatsoper Unter den Linden. 7 p.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. 202-4193456. The film will be shown again Saturday at 11 a.m. Performance â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival 2014 will feature the RĂłzsafa Folk Ensemble performing traditional Hungarian folk music and dancing. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Tuesday, Nov. 4

Tuesday november 4 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; Nika Solce and her Slovenian puppets will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;About the Fox and Other Forest Animalsâ&#x20AC;? as part of the Kids Euro Festival 2014. 2:30 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-5767252. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Vajrayogini Buddhist Center resident teacher Gen Kelsang Varahi will present a weekly class featuring guided meditations and teachings. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $10 per class. Third-floor lounge, Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. â&#x2013;  Yoga teacher and therapist Heather Ferris will lead a yoga class. Noon. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Library will present its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take an Om Breakâ&#x20AC;? yoga series. 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. â&#x2013;  Instructor Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class for beginners. 4:30 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8707. â&#x2013;  Cocktail innovator Juan Coronodo will lead a class explaining the mysteries behind popular cocktails. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $95; reservations required. Barmini by JosĂŠ AndrĂŠs, 855 E St. NW. 202-3930812. The class will also be offered Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The group Yoga Activist will present a weekly yoga class. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â&#x2013;  Instructor Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class. 7:30 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Tuesday Concert Series will fea-

Tuesday, november 4 â&#x2013; Discussion: Walter Isaacson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $15. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-364-1919.

ture the Washington Bach Consort and organist Julie Vidrick Evans. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013; Swedish hip-hop artist Timbuktu and Swedish funk band Damn! will perform. 7:30 p.m. $10; reservations required. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. â&#x2013;  Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vinyl Lounge will host its weekly open mic show. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  James Wintle of the Library of Congress will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Audacity of Hopekirk: Cultural Identity in the Songs of Helen Hopekirk.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  Bagher Fardanesh, professor of international marketing at the University of Maryland, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cross-Cultural Communications: Successful Marketing and Business Negotiations.â&#x20AC;? Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smart Growth: Planning the Future of D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oldest Neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about Georgetown 2028, an eight-month community planning initiative conceived as a strategic approach to plan the historic neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial evolution over the next 15 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature Will Handsfield, transportation director of the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013; Representatives of the D.C. Office on Human Rights will discuss how D.C. job seekers can deal with employment discrimination. 6:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-269-5111. â&#x2013;  Historian Andrew Roberts will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Napoleon: A Life.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Book Club With a Beatâ&#x20AC;? will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just Kidsâ&#x20AC;? by Patti Smith. 7 p.m. Free. Room 221, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Life of a Poetâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a discussion series moderated by Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book World â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature August Kleinzahler, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleeping It Off in Rapid Cityâ&#x20AC;? and 10 other books of poems. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. â&#x2013;  As part of the monthlong DC Reads program, the Chevy Chase Library will host a discussion of Dinaw Mengestuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  The 2014 Explorers Symposium will feature Asher Jay, a boundary-pushing artist and fashion designer who has turned her talents to combating wildlife trafficking and protecting the planet. 7:30 p.m. $24. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Films â&#x2013;  The Tuesdays at Noon film series will feature the 2014 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cosmos: Hiding in the Light.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. â&#x2013;  The National Archives will present Maria Agui Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebel,â&#x20AC;? about Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union spy. A discussion will follow. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  The DC Reads: African Film Series will feature a documentary about a West African woman in Philadelphia seeking asylum for her daughter. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial


Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013; Goethe-Institut will present the 1989 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leipzig in the Fall,â&#x20AC;? the most comprehensive account of events surrounding the 1989 demonstrations in Leipzig, East Germany, that drew hundreds of thousands of citizens. A discussion with filmmaker Andreas Voigt will follow. 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Italian Centenary of the First World War, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute will present the premiere of Ermanno Olmiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Torneranno i Prati,â&#x20AC;? filmed on the Asiago Plateau in the mountains that witnessed the efforts, tragedies and sufferings of World War I soldiers. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Auditorium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will present the 2013 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Footsteps in Jerusalem,â&#x20AC;? and anthology of 10 short films that collectively offer an evocative portrait of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diversity, complexity and rapid transformation. 7:30 p.m. $12.50. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  As part of the Kids Euro Festival 2014, Estoniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Science Center AHHAA will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aha! Fun With Scienceâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 4 and older). 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Actor and veteran Stephan Wolfert will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cry Havoc,â&#x20AC;? an interactive play that deals with Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soldiers and shows how they wrestled with the same hopes and worries that occupy people today. A discussion will follow. 7 p.m. $10 to $20. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. â&#x2013;  The Capital City Showcaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;DMV Roastâ&#x20AC;? will spotlight the D.C. mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race, with Chelsea Shorte as Muriel Bowser, Donnie Sengstack as David Catania and Katherine Jessup as Carol Schwartz. 8 p.m. Free. The Brixtonn, 901 U St. NW. 202-431-4704. â&#x2013;  The Washington Improv Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s See Events/Page 26

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â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Denmark and Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersenâ&#x20AC;? will feature a Danish lesson, a snack and a craft. 7 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.

Continued From Page 25 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harold Nightâ&#x20AC;? will feature performances by Fisticuffs and Madeline. 9 p.m. By donation. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Special event â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Autumn Splendor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Literature & Wineâ&#x20AC;? will feature a reading by rising authors Valerie Fritsch and Andreas Unterweger and a tasting of wines from Styria. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $15; reservations required. Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Place NW. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the Calgary Flames. 7 p.m. $26 to $433. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Wednesday, Nov. 5

Wednesday november 5 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; Martin Widmark will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Diamond Mystery,â&#x20AC;? the first installment in Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whodunit Detective Agencyâ&#x20AC;? series (for ages 7 through 9). 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919.

Classes â&#x2013; Kripalu yoga teacher Eva Blutinger will lead a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yoga in the Galleriesâ&#x20AC;? class. 10 a.m. $5. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8851300. â&#x2013;  The Jewish Study Center will present a class led by Gary Fellman on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Military Campaigns of Moses and Joshua.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8:15 p.m. $15 to $20. Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Jewish Study Center will present a class led by Rabbi Kenneth Cohen on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Presbyterians, Jews, Israel and Divestment.â&#x20AC;? 8:15 to 9:25 p.m. $15 to $20. Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The First Wednesday Concert series will feature organist Greg Morris of the Temples Church, London, performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Trio of Triptiques.â&#x20AC;? 12:10 p.m. Free. St.


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Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766. â&#x2013; The Kids Euro Festival 2014 will feature a concert by Greek concert pianist Aglaia Koras. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert by the Avanti Orchestra and Korean pianist Somang Jeagal, firstprize winner of the 2014 Washington International Competition, featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed before the performance in front of the theater. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Jazz saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenon will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Identities Are Changeable: Tales of the Diaspora.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $20 to $35. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Communion DCâ&#x20AC;? will feature upand-coming musical acts Highasakite, Count This Penny and Louis Weeks. 8:30 p.m. $9.50 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Demonstration â&#x2013;  Professional shogi player Madoka Kitao will present a demonstration of the traditional game known as shogi, a twoplayer strategy board game often called Japanese chess. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking Back, Looking Forward: New Directions in Historic Preservationâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a symposium featuring presentations, panel presentations, lunch, tours of Dumbarton House, and a wine and cheese reception â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature Carol Cadou, senior vice president for historic preservation and collections at George Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mount Vernon; Tobin Malone, executive director of the General Henry Knox Museum; and George W. McDaniel, executive director of Drayton Hall. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25 to $40; reservations required by Nov. 3. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-333-2075. â&#x2013;  Mark Harris will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War,â&#x20AC;? about legendary American film directors John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Consti-


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neighbors, while other scofflaws would go unnoticed. “Will enforcement be even and fair?” Bowser asked. But other members noted that many major cities, as well as several suburban counties in the Washington area, have a similar system of fines. “This bill bends over

backward to balance the burden on property owners with ameliorating an inherently dangerous situation,” said Ward 6 member Tommy Wells. The vote was 7-6, with Bowser, Jim Graham of Ward 1, Yvette Alexander of Ward 7, Marion Barry of Ward 8 and at-large members Vincent Orange and Anita Bonds dissenting. A second vote is required to finalize passage.

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For space reasons, The Current is unable to discuss every race, but below is a compilation of information provided by local candidates in contested races and also uncontested candidates who will be new to their commissions. Some candidates did not respond to requests for comment. ■ ANC 2A (Foggy Bottom, West End) Incumbent commissioners Patrick Kennedy, Rebecca Coder, Florence Harmon and Jackson Carnes are running unopposed. There are two contested races, in 2A04 (the waterfront), where two candidates are seeking to replace Armando Irizarry, and 2A05 (two blocks south of Washington Circle), where the incumbent faces a challenger. In 2A04, candidate William Kennedy Smith, nephew of President John F. Kennedy, is a doctor providing rehabilitation treatment and a former member of the Watergate West co-op board. Candidate Tom Martin is a founding partner of a law firm representing businesses on D.C. government issues and former School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens PTA president. In 2A05, two-term incumbent Graham Galka, the commission’s treasurer, works as the product development director for a healthcare firm. Opponent Philip Schrefer is a former social worker, health insurance executive and healthcare officer for the American Embassy in Turkmenistan. No candidates are on the ballot for 2A03, in northwest Foggy Bottom, or 2A08, in northeast Foggy Bottom. John Williams, former executive director of the commission, is planning a write-in campaign to fill Asher Corson’s 2A03 seat; one-term incumbent Peter Sacco, a George Washington University student, is running for reelection as a write-in in 2A08. ■ ANC 2D (Sheridan-Kalorama) Incumbent commissioner David Bender is running unopposed in 2E01. In 2E02, no candidates appear on the ballot, but incumbent Eric Lamar is running as a write-in candidate. ■ ANC 2E (Georgetown, Cloisters, Burleith, Hillandale) Incumbent commissioners Ed Solomon, Ron Lewis, Jeff Jones, Bill Starrels and Tom Birch are running unopposed. In 2E07, in northeastern

Georgetown, two candidates are running to replace Ellen Steury. Eleanor Budic, a retired federal employee who serves on three Citizens Association of Georgetown committees, has been president of the Dent Place Association for 12 years and volunteers with the local AARP branch’s Tax-Aide Program. Monica Roaché, a middle school assistant principal and adjunct professor, is a co-block captain under the Citizens Association of Georgetown and has led community efforts on transportation issues and the expansion of the local 7-Eleven. Two seats have no candidates on the ballot: 2E04 and 2E08, which cover the eastern and western sections of the Georgetown University campus and a few surrounding blocks, respectively. Student Reed Howard is running as a write-in candidate in 2E08, replacing Dennis Quinn. According to Quinn, another student is seeking the 2E04 seat as a write-in, but the student was not available for comment. ■ ANC 3B (Glover Park, Cathedral Heights) Incumbent commissioners Jackie Blumenthal and Mary Young are running unopposed, as is new commissioner Abigail Zenner, a former candidate for the 3B03 seat in western Glover Park that is currently vacant. Two candidates are seeking the 3B01 seat, which straddles Glover Park and Cathedral Heights. Oneterm incumbent Joe Fiorillo is an armed services veteran who now works for a defense contractor and who has served on the Stoddert Elementary Local School Advisory Team and Glover Park Day planning committee, among others. He is running against Ann Mladinov, a consultant in government and nonprofit management who has been active in a group seeking changes to a condo project at 3915-3919 Fulton St. and has volunteered at various D.C. community organizations. In 3B05, in central Glover Park, two candidates are vying to replace Brian Cohen: J.P. Montalvan, managing partner of a real estate team and founder of the Glover Park Citizens for Pedestrian Safety group; and Brian Turmail, public affairs director of a national trade association and chair of the Metropolitan Police Department Citizens Advisory Council for the 2nd District. ■ ANC 3C (Cleveland Park,

Woodley Park, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Cathedral Heights) Incumbent commissioners Lee Brian Reba, Gwendolyn Bole, Margaret Siegel, Carl Roller, Victor Silveira, Catherine May and Nancy MacWood are running unopposed, as is new commissioner David Valdez, replacing Jeffrey Kaliel in 3C03 in northeastern Woodley Park. No one is running for the vacant 3C04 seat, covering an area east of Connecticut Avenue and north of the National Zoo. ■ ANC 3D (Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, Palisades, Kent, Foxhall) Incumbent commissioners Tom Smith, Nan Wells, Stu Ross and Michael Gold are running unopposed, as are three new commissioners: Stephen Gardner, replacing Penny Pagano in 3D06 in Foxhall; Conrad DeWitte, an officer in the Foxhall Community Citizens Association, replacing Gayle Trotter in 3D09 in Foxhall Village; and Silvia Lucero, who had previously sought 3D10 near Ward Circle, which is presently vacant. There are two contested races: to replace Kent Slowinski in 3D01 in Wesley Heights/Westover Place, and to replace W. Philip Thomas in 3D05 in central Palisades. In 3D01, the two candidates are Spence Spencer, the executive director of a human rights law nonprofit and a former president of the Palisades Citizens Association who now chairs several committees for the association, and Benjamin Tessler, a Realtor who’s been active on American University development issues and has served on the boards of the Westover Place Homeowners Association and Spring ValleyWesley Heights Citizens Association. In 3D05, the two candidates are Alma Gates, a former chair of the neighborhood commission and current Committee of 100 on the Federal City trustee and D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities member; and Gordon Kit, a retired lawyer who is now a Neighborhood Watch co-captain and Ward 3 Democratic Party delegate for Precinct 8. A third candidate on the ballot, Jameson Freeman, has withdrawn and endorsed Gates. 3D07, covering the American University campus, has no candidates on the ballot following the departure of Rory Slatko. Student Regina Monge, a Girls on the Run Coach and PEERS sexual violence educator, is running as a write-in candidate.

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POTOMAC, MARYLAND NEW PRICE! Merry-Go-Round-Farm at its best! 8,000+ square feet of charm. 7BR, 6FBA, 2HBA on a glorious wooded acre. Enjoy stables, trails, lighted tennis courts, 3 lakes and canal access. $ 2,039,000 Adaline Neely 301-580-2214

WESLEY HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON, DC Beautiful c.1925 colonial, meticulously updated with finest materials and attention to detail! Gracious entertaining spaces, loggia and stone terrace overlook mature gardens. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath. $1,950,000 Cecelia Leake 202-256-7804

GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC Stunning 3BR/3.5BA home with garage & large, multi-level flagstone patio with fountain across from Montrose Park. High-end finishes throughout, hardwoods, large windows, extensive master suite. Large lower level family room. $1,795,000 Nancy Taylor Bubes 202-256-2164

SPRING VALLEY, WASHINGTON, DC Stunning renovation! Spacious living room with FP and built-in shelving, dining room, gourmet kitchen, family room, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Finished lower level with playroom, bath, and storage. Flagstone patio and garage. $1,725,000 Joanne Pinover 301-404-7011

GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC Beautifully renovated, sunny 3BR, 2.5BA with parking! Hardwoods, open floor plan, gourmet eat-in kitchen, large LR with fireplace, separate DR. Lower level gym/office and storage. Garden and steps to shops/dining. $1,650,000 Nancy Taylor Bubes 202-256-2164

GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC Beautiful 3BR, 3.5BA townhome with parking. Completely renovated with custom, high-end finishes, gourmet kitchen and stunning master bathroom. Large deck/patio off kitchen. Great for entertaining. $1,650,000 Nancy Taylor Bubes 202-256-2164

CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND NEW PRICE! Gorgeous 1928 Chevy Chase Village Georgian on fabulous lot with privacy hedges and plantings. Renovated 5BR, 4.5BA, chef’s kitchen, FR, master suite. Private rear deck, patio and detached 2-car garage. $1,599,000 Joanne Pinover 301-404-7011

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA Merrell Park, new construction, just completed! Top of the line features, detailed mill work, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, open floor plan, lower level recreation room. Level back yard, whole house generator. $1,489,000 Anne DiBenedetto 703-615-1897

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Exceptional Penthouse at highly sought Atrium Condominiums in Rosslyn! 3BR/2.5BA, open floor plan with stunning west and south vistas. Parking, concierge, pool, gym & other amenities. $1,399,000 William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki 202-243-1620

COLONIAL VILLAGE, WASHINGTON, DC Custom contemporary overlooking Rock Creek Park. 4BR/4.5BA, gourmet kitchen, banquet sized dining room, family room with cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces. Private terraces, garden. 2-car garage. Elevator. Open Sunday, 11/2, 2-4. $1,299,000 Marilyn Charity 202-427-7553

BETHESDA, MARYLAND Burning Tree Estates. Substantial and wonderfully renovated and expanded colonial on cul de sac. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. 18,000 SF lot. $1,275,000

CHEVY CHASE, WASHINGTON, DC Beautifully renovated 3BR/2.5BA on ideal street, great entertaining spaces, top of the line eat-in kitchen opens to sunny FR. Spacious bedrooms, finished lower level play room, large flat backyard and patio. Attached garage. $950,000 Kelsey McCarthy 202-812-5562


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Buyers have broadest choice and lowest interest rates in recent memory Forest Hills & Wakefield 29 Homes Sold* 12 Homes Available

American University Park 66 Homes Sold* 12 Homes Available

Cleveland Park & Woodley 57 Homes Sold* 11 Homes Available

Dupont/Logan 55 Homes Sold* 11 Homes Available

Crestwood & Colonial Village 58 Homes Sold* 11 Homes Available

Georgetown & Foggy Bottom 126 Homes Sold* 49 Homes Available

* Y.T.D. 2014

Chevy Chase Homes DC Sold 165 / Available 22 MD Sold 126/ Available 47

What lurks behind this dignified charming colonial facade?

Wesley Heights & Spring Valley 80 Homes Sold* 17 Homes Available

An ambassadorial quality residence originally designed for a multigenerational physically challenged family

Kalorama & Mass Ave Heights 33 Homes Sold* 23 Homes Available

!Totally accessible !Complete with elevator, balconies, terracing, water element and a housekeeping/ managers suite.

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