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Vol. XLVII, No. 4

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Chevy Chase debates LED streetlights

Steak ’n Egg site eyed for mixed-use project


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By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

The plan seems simple enough: The D.C. Department of Transportation wants to install LED bulbs in all its streetlights, cutting energy consumption in half and reducing maintenance costs. But some Chevy Chase residents who live near one alley that received new LEDs last summer are warning that the lights might be inappropriate for residential neighborhoods. Alleys in the three blocks bordered by 32nd, 33rd, Patterson and Rittenhouse streets now have harsh bright streetlamps whose light floods both the roadway and bedroom windows, the residents said at last week’s Chevy Chase advisory neighborhood commission meeting. The commission formed a task force on the issue that will hold its first meeting, open to the public, at 7 p.m. tonight in the Chevy Chase Community Center lounge. “It’s going to impact all of us throughout the city, and all the neighborhoods are different,” neighborhood commissioner Rebecca See Streetlights/Page 14

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Another mixed-use apartment building is coming to Wisconsin Avenue in Tenleytown — a relatively modest four-story white brick structure at the corner of Wisconsin and Chesapeake Street. Sixteen apartment units will sit above ground-floor retail space, which is expected to include a new Osman & Joe’s Steak ’n Egg Kitch-

Cleveland Park firehouse reopens after renovations ■ Preservation: Concerns Brian Kapur/The Current

The Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University performed Monday afternoon at an annual Washington National Cathedral event held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer


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Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is calling for programs citywide to match the quality of Deal.

new parents,” the Democratic mayoral candidate told a crowd of about 50 at The Chastleton co-op. “They are committed to staying right here in D.C. They’re hip — they’re hip

young parents. They don’t want to move out to the suburbs, and they’ve made a decision that these public schools are going to work for them.” Improving education to retain these families is one of Bowser’s big themes as she campaigns across the District. She says D.C.’s post-2007 school reforms are generally headed in the right direction, especially with regard to the early grades, but that parents have begun to worry as their children grow older. “They want to be assured that their student has a quality education through 12th grade, and they really begin to lose confidence in the middle grades,” Bowser said in an interview Sunday. For this reason, she is See Bowser/Page 5


Lighting plans at issue for planned Klingle Valley Trail — Page 3

Robbins’ return sparks St. John’s victory over rival — Page 11

over doorways delayed work

By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

Bowser sets sights on better middle schools Muriel Bowser knew her audience. The Ward 4 D.C. Council member was addressing an event organized by a young school board member, and she had just been introduced by a neighborhood education activist. So when Bowser began her remarks in Dupont Circle last Thursday night, it was hardly surprising that her initial focus was families with young children — a growing citywide constituency that may be more concerned with school reform than any other group. “This is what I know about our

en and another, more expensive, restaurant. Developer Frank Economides intends to tear down the existing Steak ’n Egg building and two adjacent commercial row houses now used as offices. There will be no on-site parking. The Steak ’n Egg project would be the first redevelopment in that stretch of the west side of Wisconsin Avenue, where neighboring buildings are all one and two stories. But the site is just across Wisconsin from the Tenley Hill condos, built in 2002, and major projects nearby are underway or envisioned at the forSee Project/Page 5

Cleveland Park’s firefighters and medics came home last week to an almost totally refurbished fire station, lodged inside a nearly 100-yearold exterior that has also been painstakingly restored. The ceremonial ribbon-cutting last Friday was emceed by Mayor Vincent Gray and attended by city construction managers, fire-fighting staff and brass, and many community leaders who also took part in what had been a yearslong, and at times almost Herculean, modernization effort. “A fire station is the heart of the community, and Engine Co. 28 has been part of this community for almost 100 years,” said Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, who heads the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. “By the look of this place, you know we’re moving in the right direction.” The $4.7 million project involved widening the station’s arched bay doors to accommodate modern

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Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials marked the reopening.

equipment, installing a new synthetic slate roof, replacing deteriorated windows, repointing brick work, and adding needed parking for staff. Inside, the formerly dingy interior was almost totally redone, with state-of-the-art exhaust equipment, an LED screen to show incoming calls and a new HVAC system. Even the firepoles gleamed. And upstairs, the D.C. Department of General Services essentially gutted the interior, installing new partitions to create bunk rooms, meeting rooms and office space. On the top floor, a new mirror-lined fitSee Firehouse/Page 7



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Groups to undertake count Klingle discussion focuses on lighting, width of D.C. homeless next week By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer

By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

Hundreds of volunteers will stay up late next Wednesday night to comb the city with flashlights, surveying the numbers of homeless people on D.C. streets. The annual “Point in Time” count takes place across the nation one night each January, helping the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development track homelessness trends and guide policies and funding. In the District, the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homeless has overseen the census since 2001, in collaboration with other local groups. Last January the survey — which gathers its information not only from the streets, but also from shelters and transitional housing — found 6,825 homeless people across the city, 512 of whom were without shelter on the hypothermia-alert night. Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit in Foggy Bottom that provides services for the homeless, dispatches a crew of volunteers to scout out the area around its headquarters. “We have relationships with many of the people who camp in this

neighborhood, and we tend to know the hotspots to find people,” Tom Murphy, the organization’s communications director, wrote in an email. Along with several other local organizations, like the Georgetown Ministry Center, Miriam’s Kitchen also hosts training sessions for volunteers so they stay safe and gather the specific details the federal government requires. The DowntownDC Business Improvement District uses its own staffers and a handful of volunteers to cover a central swath of the city known for its homeless population. To ensure accuracy and avoid redundancy, the surveyors use an iPad mapping app, said David Riedman, the BID’s manager of homeland security and emergency preparedness. “We have a customdesigned mobile app on our iPad, and we mark points on our map,” logging details like age, demographics, medical conditions and veteran status, he said. Though this award-winning technology gives the BID “99 percent accuracy” on the downtown counts, it hasn’t yet been used in other parts of the city, he said. And that’s one reason the “Point See Homeless/Page 7

Lighting emerged as a recurring concern last Thursday at the public unveiling of the latest design for the Klingle Valley Trail, a plan to transform a long-disputed stretch of Klingle Road into a hikerbiker pathway. Presented by representatives of the D.C. Department of Transportation and design firm Stantec, plans included pole-mounted light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that would feature an “elongated, oval-shaped” pattern to minimize the light streaming onto adjacent properties, and fixtures with a “downward orientation” to minimize the disturbance into the tree canopy. “If we’re going to put in artificial lighting, that probably stands as the single greatest adverse environmental impact. So I urge you to approach that with great care,” Jim Dougherty, conservation chair for the D.C. chapter for the Sierra Club, said at the

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The section of Klingle Road through Rock Creek Park was closed in 1991 due to storm damage.

packed public meeting at the Cleveland Park Library. Among the advice he gave planners was to reduce the impact by limiting the maximum height of the See Klingle/Page 14

The week ahead Wednesday, Jan. 22

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will hold a round-table discussion on issues facing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

Thursday, Jan. 23

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. The agenda includes proposed designation of the Meridian Hill Historic District; a rear addition and site alterations at 3537 Ordway St.; rear and roof additions to a row house at 1618 Q St.; and renovation and alterations at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (former Western High School), 3500 R St. NW. ■ The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW. Featured speakers will be D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, D.C. Board of Elections executive director Clifford Tatum and television commentator Mark Plotkin.

Saturday, Jan. 25

At-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds will hold a “Community Action Summit” on education, housing and rent control, workforce and neighborhood development, and public safety. Mayor Vincent Gray and Police Chief Cathy Lanier are slated to attend. The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the secondfloor community room at the Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a community meeting to discuss a planned playground improvement project at Mitchell Park. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW.

Thursday, Jan. 30

The University of the District of Columbia Community-Campus Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-03 of Building 44 on campus, located at 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. For details, contact Thomas E. Redmond at 202-274-5622 or ■ The George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus will hold its quarterly community meeting at 7 p.m. in the Webb Building on campus, located at 2100 Foxhall Road NW. To RSVP, email or call 202-994-0211. ■ The Kalorama Citizens Association will hold a candidates forum in the Ward 1 D.C. Council race. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the main chapel at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road NW.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Lab School of Washington’s plan to add a separate high school facility at its campus on Reservoir Road won quick approval from the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment last week, allowing the school to construct a new building fronting on Whitehaven Parkway. The school had already developed what its attorney called a “very effective kit of tools� to manage traffic, and board chair Lloyd Jordan noted approvingly that he had heard no opposition to the plan. “I don’t have any real issues,� he said at start of a brief hearing Jan. 14. “We’ve been working this piece of land for years, and I’m clear on the [zoning] relief and need for high school use.� The traffic plan includes continuing extensive shuttle service. And though the construction will eliminate a few parking spaces on Whitehaven, Lab has an agreement with a nearby CVS to lease space in its underused lot — and to expand the number of spaces leased there if needs warrant. The new high school will have three floors, allowing Lab to move its 125 high school students out of a cramped older building that also houses lower grades. Lab 10th-grader Tucker Hemphill said the school, which focuses on teaching students with special needs, has helped him succeed. “But now we’re on one floor,� with younger students above and below. “To get a real high school feeling, we need our own building. As much as we like to hear the younger kids scream, we need our own building,� Hemphill said. “That was important to hear,� Jordan told the student. The board voted unanimous approval and issued a summary order, meaning

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Man fatally stabbed in Georgetown home

An 88-year-old Georgetown man was fatally stabbed and his wife injured Sunday in the 3300 block of Q Street in what police believe to be a domestic incident. Their son, the only suspect in the stabbings, died in custody of a heart attack the next day, according to The Washington Post. Police responded to the scene at about 6 a.m. Sunday to find “two elderly victims suffering from apparent stab wounds,� according to a Metropolitan Police Department news release. Leroi Elliott showed no signs of life, while the other victim — whom news reports have identified as his wife, Vaughan — was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Police initially said that Bradford Nelson Elliott, 56, had been charged with first-degree murder, but they told the Post yesterday that he died of a heart attack before he was formally charged. Media reports identify Bradford as Leroi and Vaughan’s son, who lived with them on Q Street.

California St. project suffers fire damage

A condo building under construction at 2225 California St. caught fire Saturday morning, generating significant smoke but causing no injuries and no obvious major damage. According to media reports, the fire began on the roof while 14 construction workers were on the site — including one who was on the roof itself — but all escaped safely. Firefighters reportedly extinguished the rooftop blaze within a few minutes of arriving. The controversial project won approval in December 2012 and has a spring 2014 completion target.

Agency to open camp signups next month

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation announced details for the 2014 summer camp season last week, saying registration for District residents will begin Feb. 10. Camp sign-ups will be made available over the course of the rolling registration period, with residents able to register online or in person at the camp office, 1480 Girard St. NW, starting at noon on the day a specific site is added. The Little Explorers camp at Volta Park Recreation Center, for instance, will be one of the first opened for registration, becoming available online at noon Feb. 10. Visit for details on registration dates and camps, which will run for four twoweek sessions from June 23 through Aug. 15. Most camps will run from

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended-day options available. Applicants are encouraged to create an online account prior to the registration period.

Norton proposes to tweak park’s name

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants “Rock Creek National Park in the District of Columbia� to become the moniker for Washington’s biggest park. The legislator says the redesignation would emphasize that D.C.’s portion of the multi-jurisdiction park is under federal control and highlight its significance, according to a news release. “Redesignating Rock Creek Park will help highlight its national status and protect and revitalize this remarkable resource in our nation’s capital,� said Norton, who introduced legislation last week in the U.S. House of Representatives to change the name.

Verizon VP will chair D.C. business group

Verizon vice president Anthony A. Lewis will take over this year as board chair of the DC Chamber of Commerce, working to help lead the business group forward as its longtime president and CEO, Barbara Lang, steps down. At Verizon, Lewis is the MidAtlantic region vice president of state government affairs, overseeing company interests in D.C., Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. He is taking over the chamber’s board chair position from Antwayne Ford, co-president of Enlightened Inc. “Tony’s leadership and knowledge of the DC community makes him the ideal person to serve as the DC Chamber board chair in 2014,� Lang said in the release.

University reroutes some GUTS shuttles

Georgetown University is rerouting three of its GUTS bus routes until March 15 to allow construction of the Healey Family Student Center. A map of the temporary Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle routes for the Arlington, Law Center and Rossyln buses is available at The new 44,000-square-foot student center, located within New South residence hall, will feature a cafe, meeting rooms, dance studios, a pub and more. It was planned as part of the school’s master campus plan, which among other things seeks to draw more student activity to university-owned space.


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BOWSER: Mayoral candidate says feeder study should inform middle school investments

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pushing for a major investment in the District’s middle schools, calling it the “chief initiative� D.C. Public Schools should pursue in 2014. As a model for reform, Bowser pointed to Alice Deal Middle School in Ward 3, noting that it is the only middle school in the D.C. Public Schools system to achieve top-tier levels of student performance. “Alice Deal has what parents and families want,� she said, praising the school for its facilities, academics, extracurriculars and professional leadership. Asked to specify how the District can replicate Deal’s success, Bowser

focused on how school improvement funds should be allocated. “The capital budgets need to reflect the needs of middle schools across the city, to make sure there are quality buildings,â€? she said. Bowser has already begun work on this issue in her D.C. Council role. In a resolution introduced last month, she set a goal of “increasing the number of proximately accessible high-quality middle schools options all around the city.â€? In a Dec. 3 news release, she described having too few high-quality seats as “unsustainable and unjust. ‌ A child’s address, race, and household income should not deter-

PROJECT: Apartments planned From Page 1

mer Babe’s Billiards, the Safeway supermarket and the Volvo dealership. Economides hasn’t yet filed a zoning application for his Steak ’n Egg project, but he and his project team told the Tenleytown/Friendship Heights advisory neighborhood commission last Wednesday that the building will conform to the site’s requirements for height and density. They said, however, that the small and hilly site makes it too difficult to provide parking. Steak ’n Egg, a 24-hour diner that’s been a Tenleytown institution for decades, currently offers surface parking accessed by an unusual extra-wide Chesapeake Street curb cut, which Economides said the D.C. Department of Transportation opposes retaining. And underground parking wouldn’t work either, said architect Richard Foster. “It’s an incredibly difficult lot,� Foster said. “By the time you have stairs down there, ramps down there, you’ve maybe fit three or four spaces.� As with the Babe’s project by Douglas Development, located at Wisconsin and Brandywine Street, the tenants of the Steak ’n Egg apartments would be ineligible to receive Residential Parking Permits. However, because Economides isn’t seeking as much zoning relief as the 60-unit Babe’s project, he won’t be required to include a package of community amenities. He did informally agree, though,

to set aside one of the project’s three planned affordable-housing units for tenants making just 50 percent of the region’s median income, rather than the typical 80 percent. As planned, the 16 apartment units would be housed in the top three stories, above about 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Because of the site’s slope, a fifth level will be visible at the rear of the building. This spot will likely contain the more upscale restaurant and feature four roll-up glass windows, according to Foster. The project remains in its early stages, according to Carolyn Brown, attorney for the development team. In an interview, she said a zoning application will likely be filed within a couple of months, followed by an estimated four-month wait for a hearing. Groundbreaking would be no earlier than spring or summer of 2015, she said. Although the neighborhood commission won’t formally consider the project until a zoning application has been filed, commissioners expressed preliminary support for the plans. “It’s welcome that you’re putting more density on this site. I think it’s a benefit to Wisconsin Avenue,� commissioner Sam Serebin said. Some residents who attended the meeting suggested that the project was not suitably ambitious, and that this stretch of Tenleytown could use more than 16 apartment units. Economides responded that 16 is the most the site would allow without extensive zoning relief.





mine his or her access to quality education.� According to the release, her resolution

â??Alice Deal has what parents and families want.â?ž — Muriel Bowser “advises the D.C. Advisory Committee on Student Assignment to append their upcoming report about feeder patterns and boundary realignments to include recommendations consistent with improving middle schools.â€?

Bowser said Sunday that the report will help yield specific suggestions for how to achieve her vision. She noted, though, that she has discussed middle schools with D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson — “certainly as it related to Ward 4� — and that the chancellor recently announced that she also hopes to make them a priority this year. However, given that Henderson is still in the planning stages for her next budget, Bowser said, “I don’t yet know what her vision is for middle schools.� This article is the fifth in a series exploring key policy objectives from mayoral candidates.






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Theft from auto â&#x2013; 4233-4308 block, 42nd St.; 11:20 a.m. Jan. 14. â&#x2013;  3900-3999 block, Ingomar St.; noon Jan. 15.

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Burglary â&#x2013; 1400-1433 block, K St.; 8:10 p.m. Jan. 15. â&#x2013;  2500-2699 block, K St.; 9:39 a.m. Jan. 16. Theft from auto â&#x2013;  1700-1799 block, K St.; 2:01 p.m. Jan. 15. â&#x2013;  1900-1999 block, K St.; 3 p.m. Jan. 15. â&#x2013;  19th and I streets; 10:39 p.m. Jan. 15. Theft â&#x2013;  1400-1433 block, K St.; 2:15 p.m. Jan. 13. â&#x2013;  2300-2399 block, M St.; 2:50 p.m. Jan. 13. â&#x2013;  1400-1499 block, I St.; 3:16 p.m. Jan. 13. â&#x2013;  900-999 block, 19th St.; 4:24 p.m. Jan. 13. â&#x2013;  600-699 block, 15th St.; 10:11 p.m. Jan. 13. â&#x2013;  700-799 block, 17th St.; 11 a.m. Jan. 14. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, I St.; 3:12 p.m. Jan. 14. â&#x2013;  1100-1129 block, Connecticut Ave.; 10:42 a.m. Jan. 16. â&#x2013;  1434-1499 block, K St.; 2:49 p.m. Jan. 16. â&#x2013;  2100-2199 block, L St.; 2:56 p.m. Jan. 16. â&#x2013;  1100-1129 block, Connecticut Ave.; 9:16 a.m. Jan. 17. â&#x2013;  1100-1199 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 2:41 p.m. Jan. 17. â&#x2013;  900-915 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 1:58 a.m. Jan. 18. â&#x2013;  1800-1899 block, M St.; 11 a.m. Jan. 18. â&#x2013;  2200-2299 block, I St.; 8:15 p.m. Jan. 19.

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HOMELESS: Federal survey says D.C. has eighth-largest population among large cities

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in Timeâ&#x20AC;? surveys are scheduled for the peak of winter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Across the country, most places arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to have the resources to walk block by block,â&#x20AC;? said Riedman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They pick a cold night so you can poll all the shelters.â&#x20AC;? But Riedman noted that his organization, which already conducts similar surveys down-

town throughout the year, considers the January census â&#x20AC;&#x153;just a small picture of what homelessness is.â&#x20AC;? Last January the group counted about 133 people on the streets downtown at night (excluding those in the Federal City Shelter, which conducts its own counts). But daytime counts in warmer months hover closer to 260, Riedman said.

As a whole, D.C. last year had the eighth largest homeless population in the nation compared to other large cities, according to the final report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (New York City and Los Angeles ranked highest.) The report also found a 29 percent increase in D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeless population from 2007 to 2013. However, between 2012 to 2013 specifi-

FIREHOUSE: Cleveland Park structure gets facelift From Page 1

ness room sits tucked under the roof, waiting for exercise equipment to arrive. Gray called the project â&#x20AC;&#x153;a great testament to the collaborationâ&#x20AC;? of the fire and general services agencies and the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tangible expression of the commitment to neighborhood safety, and to preserve these historic buildings,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that the station was â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtually unusableâ&#x20AC;? before renovation began. The modernization of the 1916 station at 3522 Connecticut Ave. is part of an ambitious, and long overdue, effort to renovate fire stations, schools and other public facilities throughout the city. But for Engine Co. 28, the hurdles at times seemed daunting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I first came into office, I was actually shockedâ&#x20AC;? by the condition of the building, said Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, noting that the basement floor had â&#x20AC;&#x153;actually been condemned. It was devastating to see how we allowed our facilities to degrade.â&#x20AC;? Cheh was first elected in 2006, after discussions about the need to fix the station had begun. In November 2010, with renova-

tions still going nowhere, city inspectors finally declared the entire building unsafe for human habitation. Staff and equipment were relocated to stations at 4930 Connecticut Ave. in Forest Hills, and to 1763 Lanier Place in Adams Morgan, and opinions differ about whether response times suffered. Christopher Jordan, the nowretired deputy fire chief who started the renovation process, attended last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ribbon-cutting, as did current Deputy Chief David Foust, who carried the plan through. Both struggled through a protracted contracting process and then an unsuccessful effort to find a temporary station site. And then there was a dispute with the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, which opposed efforts to widen the stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doors and even suggested the city might need to abandon the facility. That triggered a hearing by the Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agent for Historic Preservation, who ultimately determined that the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;public safetyâ&#x20AC;? needs trumped preservation concerns. Construction finally began in October 2012. And now the work is done. Stonemasons from the Washington National Cathedral were consulted

about widening the historic arched bays, and Ana Evans of the Cleveland Park Historical Society happily noted that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;doors look great.â&#x20AC;? Helen Chamberlin of the Cleveland Park Citizens Association said her group has been pushing hard on the project since 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very clear CPCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top priority was public safety and the health of our firefighters,â&#x20AC;? she said. Chamberlin has a personal connection to the station, since her grandfather was a firefighter there and died of a massive heart attack in 1965 while battling a blaze at the nearby Club Soda building, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be pleased as punch to see this renovation,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Cleveland Park renovation was handled under the same contract governing modernization of Engine Co. 29 in the Palisades. That company was temporarily relocated to a prefab building near the Washington Aqueduct, and officials say the old station at 4811 MacArthur Boulevard should be operational in about two months. But updates of some other historic stations, including Engine Co. 5 in Georgetown and Engine Co. 23 in Foggy Bottom, are still two or three years off, Foust said.

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The Northwest


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Sewer solutions

The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority plans to construct a huge tunnel in Georgetown to hold sewage that otherwise flows into the Potomac River, containing the overflow in the tunnel until it can be treated. But agency leaders prefer not to have to build such a facility. Instead, officials hope that planned stormwater reduction efforts will sufficiently decrease the amount of runoff into the sewer system to allow them to cancel the tunnel construction. Contributing to the effort is the “D.C. Green Infrastructure Challenge,” launched last April, which invited firms to create bold new rainwater-absorption systems for public, private and institutional spaces. Unlike in other locales, the competition here wasn’t just an exercise; more than $1 million in city funds will go toward implementing the winning ideas. This program comes as extremely welcome news, both to Georgetowners who would be negatively impacted by the tunnel’s construction and presence, and to anyone interested in improving our local environment. We’re impressed with the sewer authority for mounting this innovative approach to the problem, which will undoubtedly spur more creative solutions than might otherwise be available. The proposals from the seven teams that have made it through the competition selection process so far are conceptual at this point, but they include some specifics. One firm proposes updating a triangle park on Illinois Avenue in Brightwood — in a way that could be replicated throughout the city — to include features like “bioswales” that remove pollution from stormwater. It also envisions partnering with a neighboring school to engage the community. Another project would add bike lanes, curb extensions and underground stormwater storage to create a “Complete Street” on a residential stretch of Kennedy Street NW. A third team, focusing on a section of Prospect Street near Wisconsin Avenue, would install water collection canopies to outdoor dining spaces, capturing stormwater and routing it to special planters and storage areas rather than sewers. We look forward to seeing some of these solutions put into action. In fact, given the huge possible payoff if these measures bring the expected results, we hope the agency will expand the program to implement even more such solutions. To name a few options, D.C. officials should explore the possibility of constructing permeable sidewalks during all reconstruction and installation projects and offering tax incentives to property owners who replace impervious surfaces like driveways.

Reassuring response

Spring Valley residents living near 4825 Glenbrook Road have good reason to be edgy. The property is believed to hold a cache of World War I-era munitions buried there after the Army closed a munitions testing facility at nearby American University. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already removed hundreds of munitions items from the property, along with tons of contaminated soil, but it’s suspected that the worst is yet to come. We hope that the Army’s recent actions can help ease neighbors’ fears. Workers demonstrated an admirable level of caution last week upon discovering a 75 mm shrapnel round on the property last Monday. After the discovery, the Army promptly suspended its excavation work, evacuated the project site, and removed the shrapnel round for testing. Work resumed on Thursday, only after the round was found to be a harmless riot control agent. And officials pledged that had the item been dangerous, they would have closed the site for two to four weeks to install further protective devices. We have already praised the Army for the level of care it has shown in handling 4825 Glenbrook Road. The agency is spending millions of dollars on this property, including the cost of demolishing the home there, and intends to excavate the site down to bedrock. While cleanup is underway, the site is enclosed in a large tent with a sensitive filtration system and airquality monitoring. Last week’s episode served as a test of the safety systems in place in Spring Valley, and we are pleased to say that the Army passed. We are also glad that the shrapnel round turned out to be harmless, allowing work to resume quickly on this project so that the community will soon have even less to worry about.

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Still waiting for King’s ‘promissory note’ VIEWPOINT Linda moore


s we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his clarion call for civil rights is known around the world. King wrote: “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, he noted, America had written African-Americans a bad check, which had been returned marked “insufficient funds.” The civil rights struggle of which he spoke took place in a different world. Just three months prior to the March on Washington in 1963, police in Birmingham, Ala., used attack dogs and fire hoses against peaceful protesters. One year later, the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act passed. Yet access to a quality education remains beyond the reach of so many of our fellow citizens. This civil rights issue is finally being heard, after a long period when the plight of children chronically underserved by urban education was essentially ignored by mainstream America. While a quality education is essential to prevent poverty from being passed from one generation to the next, it is incredibly hard to access for lowincome families. This exacerbates society’s divisions, permanently excluding disadvantaged children from the middle class. Astonishingly, one in four of the nation’s AfricanAmerican students attend one of the 1,424 public high schools at which less than 60 percent of the freshman class graduates within four years, according to America’s Promise Alliance. The average freshman graduation rate is 64 percent for black children, compared to 82 percent for their white peers, the Children’s Defense Fund has calculated. And only 13 percent of African-Americans receive more than a high school education, the Center for American Progress has found. Urban children are scarred for life by substandard schooling. This is the heartbreaking reason why I founded a public charter school 15 years ago. Over the past 15 years, we as a nation have made some progress in addressing the achievement gap; howev-

Letters to the Editor Property tax bill would favor wealthy

I am pleasantly surprised that the D.C. Council did not vote for Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans’ proposal to further cap property tax increases Jan. 7. This proposal is sadly typical of the election season shenanigans that voters have come to expect. Never mind that this bill would benefit those who least need it — the DC Fiscal Policy Institute estimates that two-thirds of the tax cut will go to the most valuable one-third of homes. This proposal would further skew what is already an unfair, regressive tax code where the combined sales, property and income taxes paid by the richest 1 percent constitutes a smaller share of their income than the taxes paid by the poorest 20 percent of D.C. residents. We are fortunate that some council members, including Chairman Phil Mendelson and

er, it is clear that there is much more to be done. For all its faults, the Bush-era “No Child Left Behind” law did require states to annually assess students with standardized tests. On this measure, Stokes School performs well — 17 percentage points higher than the state average in math, and 14 points higher in reading. But these standardized tests do not measure most of what our students learn, or their learning skills. The new Common Core standards will raise the bar in terms of assessing the educational content that students have learned. They may enable us to better serve students in schools where most students are not performing at grade level. Common Core may also assist students enrolled in schools that devote significant instructional time to teach to standardized tests. Even so, as a nation we have to face up to the fact all of our children need access to the 21st-century skills required to succeed in today’s global economy. In an era in which jobs are being lost to better-educated nations and to automation, we need to recognize that grade-level proficiency in math and reading, while important, is insufficient. The school I founded prepares students with critical skills and experiences that are lacking in many of our nation’s schools. Our dual language immersion program prepares our preschool-through-sixth-grade students for global connections by teaching them to speak, read, write and think in French and English, or Spanish and English. But the standardized tests administered to our students — 69 percent of whom are eligible for federal lunch subsidies — do not measure these skills. Nationwide, teacher and school performance are being judged too narrowly. Looking at other nations whose students outscore our own on the Program for International Student Assessment, narrowly focused standardized tests appear inadequate. Teacher training is often more rigorous and longer. And higher-quality curricula better prepare students for college, as evidenced by higher high school graduation and college-acceptance rates. Fifty years after King’s rallying cry, too many of our children are still shortchanged on their civil right to a quality education. We have the human and financial capital to provide a quality education to every child. Like King, I refuse to believe that our nation’s treasury of justice is bankrupt. Linda Moore is the founder of Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School.

Ward 3’s Mary Cheh, realize the wisdom of comprehensive reform that critically analyzes the recommendations of the Tax Revision Commission but aims for a higher standard of justice. Meanwhile, attempts to change tax laws on the fly before the April 1 primary should be considered skeptically by voters who are hungry for serious reform. Kesh Ladduwahetty Forest Hills

City should improve Arizona intersection

I read with interest The Current’s Jan. 15 article about possible improvements to Canal Road. I agree with the suggestions made by advisory neighborhood commissioner Stu Ross about improving the traffic signal at Arizona Avenue and Canal Road to allow Palisades residents to turn

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left onto Canal Road during rush hour. However, I think an even more pressing issue is the problem with the traffic signal at Arizona and MacArthur Boulevard, an intersection that feeds a high volume of traffic to Canal Road during rush hour. This crossroads is an accident waiting to happen. The problem is that there is no left-turn signal directing cars that are traveling on MacArthur (in either direction) to turn left onto Arizona. Because there is no left-turn arrow, cars must wait in the intersection and then race across the intersection as they try to beat the light before it turns red (or continue through the intersection after it turns red). This creates a very hazardous situation, especially in the winter when it is dark during the evening rush hour. My children and I have almost been hit many times by cars turning left to go down Arizona. I think that any study of improving Canal Road should also address this problem before a serious accident occurs. Henry Wigglesworth The Palisades

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Architectural gem awaits buyer, restoration VIEWPOINT MarY roWsE


ighty people signed a letter to developer Robert Holman last week asking him to reconsider his decision to tear down 3823 Morrison St. — a 2,890-square-foot, 100-year-old home he purchased for $825,000 in November 2013. A few days ago, Mr. Holman — who had planned to bulldoze the existing structure and build a 5,500-square-foot replacement — told me he is willing to sell the home to someone who will restore it. Please contact me at 202-362-9279 or if you are interested in buying it. While clearly in need of repair, 3823 Morrison represents the kind of architectural gem Chevy Chase, D.C., is known for and that buyers eagerly seek. Located in the neighborhood’s oldest subdivision, this home is one of two matching houses that architect and builder Charles E. Wire constructed on the block, at 3823 and 3825 Morrison St. A hundred years later, these houses anchor the center of a bustling, walkable community with distinctive, varied architecture and a vibrant commercial district. It’s a testament to the quality and durability of materials used in this home that despite years of neglect it still stands ready for the next 100 years. Anyone who appreciates a classic 1914 Arts and Crafts-style American Foursquare with original features should consider buying and fixing up this valuable property. A restored home built by early 20th-century craftsmen will always fit better into a neighborhood and retain its value more than a newly constructed house assembled with “builder-grade” inferior materials. Such new homes are often out of scale with their surroundings and disrupt the setbacks and character of a street — devaluing the homes around them in the process. Award-winning preservation expert Stephen Ortado, who restored Lincoln’s Cottage and Peirce Mill, says the Morrison house appears to be structurally sound. The exterior pebble dash stucco is in good shape and is not buckling or leaning. A crack in the back is not active and may be 30 years old. Stucco is a great insulator and provides an impenetrable barrier. The stamped tin cornice under the eaves needs repair in places but seems in remarkably good condition. The wood fram-

LETTErs TO ThE EDITOr residents have right to nighttime quiet

Mr. Huckenpöhler’s Jan. 8 letter was amusing, but on one point I must take issue. He says that Mr. Greene should move to the outer reaches of Loudoun County — a terrible fate to wish on someone — because he complained about the noisy wedding party. When we choose to live in a city, we are choosing to live in a community. In that case we must all be willing to give up some of our private rights so we do not impose on the other residents of our community. Dog owners, mostly, clean up after their pets. Drivers, again mostly, stop for red lights even if no police officer is in view. Homeowners put their trash out on trash days. The community by law and regulation has decided that residents

ing in the house is of a density, weight and size that cannot easily be replicated today. The 100-year-old slate roof appears to be in good condition and could last another century or more if the slate were removed and re-laid with new copper or stainless steel nails. The original windows don’t sag or buckle, and the headers and sills aren’t falling. The antique glass shows its wavy striations and bubbles readily from the street and is unique to the period. With restoration and a good set of storm windows installed, these windows — likely made from 150-year-old trees — can last another century or more. In contrast, new wood windows made from 15-year-old trees will last only about that long. Special historic features inside include an oak-paneled front hall with built-in seats, a coffered dining room ceiling, fireplaces on the first and second floors and original bathroom fixtures and lights. Chevy Chase, D.C. is a neighborhood of old homes constructed with higher quality materials than are produced today. It makes better financial sense for someone to restore 3823 Morrison Street than to demolish it, since the houses that maintain their value are the historic ones. Teardowns just don’t make economic sense since new quality construction pushes costs up too high given the additional price of land. A new house or duplex built at 3823 Morrison would never last a hundred years, and the materials used to construct it — such as a composite shingle roof, prefinished laminated floors, inexpensive windows and Hardie Board made from pressed cardboard — are unlikely to outlast the components of 3823 Morrison St. The existing house can be upgraded, made energy-efficient, code-compliant and ready to face the next hundred years. Restoring the exterior, trim, windows, doors, porch and railings can be done at a very low cost compared to new construction. Installing better insulation and high efficiency heating and air conditioning can make the home comfortable and energy efficient. The person or group of people who buy and restore the irreplaceable home at 3823 Morrison St. will have an architectural treasure and a great investment. Please step forward and buy it, before it is too late. Mary Rowse is a Chevy Chase resident long active on neighborhood preservation issues.

have a right to not be disturbed in their homes at certain times. In the evenings the time decided on was 10 p.m. This wasn’t an arbitrary decision by Mr. Greene; it reflects the wishes of the community. If Mr. Huckenpöhler thinks that noisy parties should be permitted later in the evenings or that noisy construction projects should start earlier than 7 a.m., then he should get out there and agitate for it. My guess, based on having lived in the city 45 years, is that he would be on a very lonely crusade. Jerry Barrett Washington, D.C.

ron Bordeaux left a tremendous legacy

All who knew Ron Bordeaux will long remember his powerful intellect, his boundless curiosity and his great zest for all things tax, tennis and family. Ron, a D.C. resident, was a devoted Catholic, thoughtful academic and avid traveler.

He passed away Jan. 15 at the age of 51. A native of Peoria, Ill., and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Ron was a distinguished international tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly two decades. Ron served on the board of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. He was a wonderful father to his daughter Brittany and son Nicholas, who both attended school on the Cathedral close before attending Wake Forest University. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N St. NW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, 16th and Kennedy streets NW, Washington D.C., 20011 or St. Albans School, Annual Giving, Mount St. Alban, Washington D.C., 20016. Brittany Bordeaux Washington, D.C.

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ANC 3C ANC 3C Cleveland Park â&#x2013; cleveland park / woodley Park Woodley Park massachusetts avenue heights Massachusetts Avenue Heights Cathedral Heights The commission canceled its Jan. 21 meeting due to inclement weather. The commission will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring â&#x2013;  spring valley / wesley heights Wesley Heights palisades / kent / foxhall

At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jan. 8 meeting: â&#x2013; Metropolitan Police Department officer Anthony McElwee reported that crime in the neighborhood increased 27 percent from 2012 to 2013, driven by a 70 percent increase in thefts from parked cars â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from 54 to 92. About 90 percent of the cars involved were unlocked, according to McElwee. McElwee also described a robbery that occurred at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue, in which a man approached a pedestrian and demanded his cellphone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t argue with them, just give them what they want,â&#x20AC;? said McElwee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This victim did not comply and was punched in the face several times.â&#x20AC;? The department is still investigating the crime. McElwee also reported that he issued 52 tickets to drivers illegally using Sherier Place to avoid MacArthur Boulevard congestion. â&#x2013;  representatives of the American University Department of Public Safety discussed a Dec. 11 incident in which the university was locked down over a reported gunman. The university, working with the Metropolitan Police Department, established that the man with a gun was an off-duty police officer. Several neighborhood commissioners criticized the university for not providing more information to neighbors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there was a shooter for Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, the community outside of AU would have also been at risk,â&#x20AC;? said commissioner Tom

Smith. The representatives said the university has a legal responsibility to protect its own community and that the general public should be informed by the city police. They added that anyone is welcome to follow the department on Facebook or Twitter, where the university was posting updates during the lockdown. Commissioners also asked about a proposal from the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area that would expand university police powers off-campus. University officials said the idea is to make it easier for campus police to address off-campus student behavior, without granting actual arrest powers any farther than the street outside the campus. â&#x2013; Michael Fabrikant of Mayor Vincent Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office apologized for trash collection problems due to bad weather and the New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-0 to support road closures for the 24th annual Lawyers Have Heart 10k, which will take place the morning of Saturday, June 14. Michael Gold, Gayle Trotter and Joe Wisniewski were absent. â&#x2013;  Paul Hoffman of the D.C. Department of Transportation discussed the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s study of Canal Road issues, which will continue through August and culminate in recommended solutions. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted unanimously to support the Lab School of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Zoning Adjustment application to build a new high school wing at 4759 Reservoir Road and move some of its required parking spaces to an offsite lease at the CVS lot. â&#x2013;  commissioners tabled discussion of a Board of Zoning Adjustment special exception application to construct a new home at 4509 Foxhall Crescents Drive, and will discuss it at their February meeting. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-2 to support a liquor license application for Reyna Market and Deli, which is opening in The Berkshire at 4201 Massachusetts Ave. The store had sought daily liquor store hours of 7 a.m. to midnight; the owner agreed instead to 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Kent Slowinski and W. Philip Thomas opposed the resolution; Nan Wells was absent. Thomas said the late hours are unprecedented for the neighborhood. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 9-0, with Nan Wells absent, to resubmit their earlier Zoning Commission testimony regarding the zoning rewrite proposal. â&#x2013;  commissioners tabled discussion of a conflict of interest resolution to their February meeting. â&#x2013;  commissioners agreed to have Penny Pagano chair a new website committee, working with resident Chuck Elkins. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 9-0 to elect 2014 officers: Gayle Trotter, chair; Michael Gold, vice chair; Rory Slatko, treasurer; and Joe Wis-

niewski, secretary. Wisniewski thanked Pagano for her service as last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair. â&#x2013; commissioners voted 9-0 to extend their administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract for four months while they continue to work out the positionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appropriate salary and job description. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Room 112, Nebraska Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit ANC 3E ANC 3E Tenleytown â&#x2013;  american university park American Park friendshipUniversity heights / tenleytown The commission will hold a special meeting at noon Thursday, Jan. 30, in the meeting room at Tenley Hill, 4725 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  presentation and possible vote on testimony for the Zoning Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming hearing on the zoning regulations rewrite. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution on a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for 4445 Yuma St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a public space application for 4650 Warren St. â&#x2013;  commission business. For details, visit ANC 3F ANCHills 3F Forest

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The commission canceled its Jan. 21 meeting due to inclement weather. The commission will hold its next monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW. For details, call 202-670-7262 or visit ANC 3/4G ANCChase 3/4G Chevy â&#x2013; CHEVYâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;CHASE

The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; announcements. â&#x2013;  updates on Cafritz Enterprisesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; project at 5333 Connecticut Ave., including discussion of and a possible vote on a public space application to permit a circular driveway with access to Connecticut Avenue. â&#x2013;  discussion of and a possible vote on a letter of support for a proposed garden center at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bus depot on Connecticut Avenue. â&#x2013;  report from the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s task force on LED lights and a possible vote on a community petition. â&#x2013;  report from a commission task force on public transportation in the Chevy Chase area. For details, send an email to or call 202-363-5803.


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Robbins’ return spurs Cadets past rival By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

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St. John’s junior guard Amari Carter, middle above, led the Cadets with 24 points in the team’s win over Good Counsel. The Cadets got an added boost when sophomore guard Kayla Robbins, far right, returned from injury to play her first game of the season.

The last time Kayla Robbins was on a basketball court for the Cadets, she was crumpled on the floor in pain after suffering a knee injury. St. John’s feared she could be lost for the season with a dreaded anterior cruciate ligament tear because of the way she went down during that scrimmage in November. Robbins was diagnosed with an ACL injury, but luckily it was a sprain rather than a tear. The sophomore used the second chance as motivation to rehab her injury through a variety of treatments and plyometrics. “It was really deflating,” said Cadets coach Jonathan Scribner. “It looked bad when it happened, and we were all down.” On Friday, Robbins completed her road to recovery by suiting up for the Cadets nearly two months after the injury. That night she was able to give her team a much-needed jolt, making clutch plays to help knock off Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rival Good Counsel 59-53 in Olney, Md. “That’s what we were missing,” said junior guard Amari Carter. “We needed a spark and she brought that spark. It was a big boost for us.” Carter led the team with 24 points, while sophomore forward Sarah Overcash — who got 10 rebounds — and senior Britani Stowe each added nine points. Going into the game, Scribner

planned to play Robbins in extremely limited spots, but the sophomore looked comfortable and earned roughly 16 minutes of game action. “The plan was to go for a minute here and there, but she was looking

good and contributing,” said Scribner. “For her to be back and step on the floor in her first game and play those type of minutes and not look like she has been off, it’s a testament to her. I’m really proud of her. I’m just excited to see her back on the court.” In her return, Robbins scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds. “It feels great because I was really looking forward to getting back on the court,” she said. “The last time I was on the court I got hurt and it was a minor setback, but now it’s a major comeback. It was the best

game I could possibly come back to. I was so glad I could contribute to my team in such an important game.” Robbins didn’t start the game, but when she entered the action she didn’t hesitate, despite some nerves. “I was kind of nervous coming into the game, but once I had my first two points, it really clicked in my mind,” she said. “It was a great confidence booster.” Although the Cadets emerged with a big WCAC road win, they were deadlocked with Good Counsel through three quarters of the game. The teams remained tied at 45 with seven minutes to play. That offered a chance to grow for the Cadets, who have shown their youth with mistakes in critical moments this season. “Every game is close for us,” said Scribner. “If we’re able to learn, get a little bit better and get a [win], it helps us tremendously.” St. John’s seized the opportunity. First Carter sliced through the Falcons’ defense for a tough layup to put St. John’s ahead 47-45 and spark a 7-3 scoring run. Robbins delivered the knockout shot when she buried a three-pointer from the corner to raise the score to 54-48 and seal victory for the Cadets. “I was very impressed [with Kayla],” said Scribner. “To get her back with a month left is a really big positive for our team.” The Cadets will be back in action Friday when they travel to play Elizabeth Seton at 7 p.m.

Gray sets record as Cubs topple Bullis in ISL matchup By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

After two quiet games, Visitation sophomore guard Alexis Gray spent extra time in the gym outside of practice trying to get her rhythm back. “My shooting hasn’t been going really well, so I’ve been working on my shot,” Gray said of her sessions. “I try to get at least 200 shots a day, but that’s an average.” Against Bullis Thursday night — in a rematch of last year’s Independent School League basketball championship game — Gray caught fire. The sophomore sensation hit seven three-pointers, breaking a school record while lifting Visitation to a 73-64 romp. “She’s a great shooter and has the green light,” said Cubs coach Mike McCarthy. “She was due to have a big game. I didn’t know it would be that big. She did it in the right game. It wasn’t a 30- or 40-point win; it was against Bullis. … You couldn’t do it at a better time, as far as I’m concerned.” With the win, the Cubs avenged last year’s ISL championship game loss to Bullis. Visita-

tion did take a share of the league’s crown by winning the regular season, but the Bulldogs prevented the Cubs from an outright title. “We were waiting eight or nine months for this one,” said McCarthy. “We had it circled on the calendar. We had to play a really good game to beat them.” Gray led all scorers with 36 points. Senior forward Ana Hagerup had 13 points and senior forward Sarah Tierney added 10. Visitation set the tone for the game when Gray scored her team’s first eight points — six of which came on two shots. The early momentum allowed the Cubs to build a 26-19 lead early in the second quarter. Gray’s sizzling shooting strained the Bulldogs’ defense, a weakness Hagerup and Tierney exploited by attacking the rim and controlling the post. “It makes everything a lot easier when you’re hitting shots like that,” said McCarthy. “It makes it easier for other people to get baskets. Sarah and Ana are just solid. You know what you’re going to get from them every game. They’re going to be in double figures, rebound and play defense.”

In the second half, the Cubs were able to keep the momentum going when sophomore forward Maddy Reed stole the ball and finished with a layup on a fast break to put Visitation ahead 45-27 in the third quarter. McCarthy pointed to the Cubs’ depth as a major factor in the win as well. Visitation wanted to push the tempo against Bullis, whose players had more size but a slower pace. The coach said junior guard Katie Robey and sophomore guard Keelyn Leonard both played important roles, with freshman forward Maeve Carroll in foul trouble and senior guard Alexis Bryant out with an illness. “Katie and Keelyn gave us really good minutes,” said McCarthy. “We were deeper than Bullis.” In the fourth quarter, Gray put the game out of reach when she connected on her schoolrecord seventh three-pointer. “It felt really good, especially having most of my threes go down,” said Gray. “I had no idea [about the record]. That’s really big; that’s exciting. I’m really happy about it.” Visitation finished off the week by knocking off Albertus Magnus out of Bardonia, N.Y.,

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Visitation sophomore guard Alexis Gray, right, scored 36 points, including a school single-game record seven three-pointers in the victory over Bullis.

77-39. The Cubs will travel to Georgetown Day this evening at 5:45, and then they’ll wrap up the week against ISL contender National Cathedral on Friday at 5:45 p.m.

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Coolidge Colts eye three-peat in DCIAA By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer


Coolidge boys basketball coach Vaughn Jones always focuses on the stretch run of the season. To prepare the Colts for the postseason, he stacks their December schedule with fierce competition. That strategy worked last year. After a slow start to the season, the Colts beat Roosevelt — which started the year 21-0 — twice late in the year to repeat as the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association champions. With two straight championships, the Colts have a target on their backs — but that’s how they like it. “Winning it back-to-back you have other teams giving their A effort every time,” said Jones. “I would much rather be hunted than hunting like we did my previous years. It gives kids confidence that once we get into the tournament we’re a super dangerous team.” This year’s squad is bolstered by senior guard Jamall Gregory, who transferred to Coolidge after playing for Bishop O’Connell last season. For Jones the move meant a chance to coach a player he has known since Gregory was 8 years old, playing in the Boys and Girls Club with Jones’ son. Gregory has blossomed as an offensive focal point after serving as a role player at O’Connell. This season the former Knight is averaging nearly 20 points per game and has been a leader for the Colts. “I’ve known him since he was a small kid,” said Jones. “He’s a hardworking kid that wants to win — that’s his first priority, it’s not about individual stats for him. He just wants to win, and that’s what rubs off on the other kids.” The squad is also looking to sophomore guard Justin Route, senior forward Doug Farley and senior guard Sam Briggs as big-time scoring options. All three are logging points in the double digits, giving the team a wide variety of weapons. Although they have several prolific scorers, Jones is focusing on the team’s depth for another championship run. “We have four guys averaging double figures,” said Jones. “We’re trying to get our bench to step up. I know in the playoffs that’s what wins championships — your bench players.” The Colts suffered a setback at MLK Hoopfest on Monday when they lost to Clinton Christian on the Colts’ home court 77-75. But Jones is focused on

Scores Boys basketball

Field 66, Sandy Spring 52 Saint Anselm’s 58, Burke 49 Roosevelt 82, Anacostia 72 Covenant Life 93, Burke 40 Luke C. Moore 75, Bell 60 Grace Brethren 44, Field 43

Potomac School 52, Maret 50 Saint Anselm’s 66, WIS 55 Roosevelt 86, Washington Metropolitan 55 Coolidge 79, Walls 44 Field 47, WIS 42 Maret 76, St. Andrew’s 46 Dunbar 72, Walls 42 Roosevelt 68, Wilson 60 St. John’s 88, Good Counsel 62

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Senior guard Jamall Gregory transferred over from Bishop O’Connell in Virginia to Coolidge and has been a good fit for the Colts. He leads the team with nearly 20 points per game.

DCIAA games against Dunbar tonight at 8, McKinley on Saturday and Eastern next Tuesday. “I’m just excited for the next couple of weeks to see if that hard work is going to pay off,” said Jones. “We’re starting to jell. At the end is when we want to be good, not early. That’s always the strategy for me.”

Field 55, Saint Anselm’s 47 Episcopal 67, St. Albans 52 Wilson 106, National Collegiate 97 Clinton Christian 77, Coolidge 75 Martin Luther King 74, Roosevelt 58

Girls basketball

Games to Watch The high school basketball season is in full gear these days, as teams jockey for playoff position. Here are some of the marquee matchups for this week: On the girls’ side, National Cathedral will travel to play Independent School League foe Bullis at 6 tonight — barring a snow cancellation. Led by Marta Sniezek, the Eagles hope to knock off the league cochampion Bulldogs. On Friday night, St. John’s will travel to play Elizabeth Seton in an important Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game that will provide some clarity in the upper echelon of the league. For the boys, Maret will trek to Hagerstown, Md., to play Saint James on Thursday, hoping to

Covenant Life 39, Burke 26 Jewish Day 46, Field 33 Coolidge 44, Walls 41 Visitation 60, Holton-Arms 28 Jewish Day 42, WIS 26 Maret 49, Potomac School 12 Capitol Christian 68, Wilson 58 Visitation 73, Bullis 64 GDS 57, Trinity at Meadow View 27

Holton-Arms 53, Maret 44 Bell 54, Phelps 13 Dunbar 69, Walls 28 St. John’s 59 Good Counsel 53 Washington Waldorf 37, Burke 28 Visitation 77, Albertus Magnus 39 St. Stephen’s 50, Sidwell 29 Wilson 51, Anacostia 47

complete a season sweep of the Saints. St. John’s will play a pair of important WCAC boys hoops games this weekend, hosting DeMatha on Friday night at 7:30 before traveling to play the defending league champion O’Connell Sunday at 4 p.m. Also on Friday, St. Albans will travel to play Landon at 7:30 p.m. in a game that may not be big in the standings but becomes a must-see because of the schools’ fierce rivalry. On Saturday, Gonzaga will look to knock off WCAC rival DeMatha at American University’s Bender Arena at 7 p.m. There will also be a double-header of boys and girls varsity games when Field travels to play bitter rival Edmund Burke Monday afternoon. The girls will play at 4:30, followed by the boys.

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Spotlight on Schools British School of Washington


For the past three months, we, along with four other students and our teacher Mrs. Stewart from the British School of Washington, have been raising money and awareness for our upcoming expedition to Tanzania. The trip was created by the Nord Anglia Education school board to help its students broaden their horizons and knowledge of cultures outside their everyday life. Upon arrival, we will meet up with groups of a similar size from other Nord Anglia Education schools all over the world. During the 10 days overseas, we will be busy renovating areas of a local orphanage, as well as teaching some of the children at a local school. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be spending the equivalent to the $1,000 per participant we were asked to raise, mainly on doors and windows. For the majority of the time we will be staying together at a camp outside the city of Arusha, but for two nights we will be either in a safari camp or on the island of Zanzibar. Back at the camp we will get the chance to learn some African skills from locals, such as cooking some typical Tanzanian dishes and creating crafts with beads. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marlot Noordzij and Alex Schumann, 11th-graders, with the rest of the Tanzania Team

Deal Middle School

There are many advantages to attending a D.C. public school. However, getting to and from school is not always easy. At Deal it is hard to take a car because the traffic there is terrifying. Three popular ways to get to and from school are the train, the bus and walking.

The train may seem intimidating to a small middle-schooler, but once you get used to it, it becomes easier to get around. A few upsides to riding the train are that there is no traffic congestion, which allows students to get to school on time, and that kids might make friends with people they regularly see. However, some negatives to the train are that it is pretty easy to get lost and it may be crowded. The bus is another popular way. A few positives are that it is filled with kids, and there are many lines that connect to lead you right to the school. Still, the bus is not perfect. Sometimes not everyone can get on because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough space. The people who live close enough often walk. It is a good way to get exercise and fresh air. But walking can sometimes result in a late arrival. If a child chooses to walk they have to be responsible and prompt to avoid being late. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Abby Gorman, Saige Gootman and Elise Reeder, sixth-graders

The Field School

At Field, middle-schoolers are required to do either a sport or PE. Eighth-graders can do basketball, PE, yoga, or racquetball. Sixth- and seventh-graders can do PE or basketball. There are A and B teams for boys and girls. Recently all of the teams have been winning. On Jan. 10, Field celebrated its third annual Diversity Day. All of the students at school had no classes and attended three different workshops. The workshops were based on the eight key identifiers for diversity: race, sexual orientation,

age, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, gender and ethnicity. Before the workshops, Sarah Culberson discussed her personal life as an adopted biracial girl growing up in West Virginia. When she was in her late 20s, she found that her mom had died when she was a girl and that her father is a member of a royal family in a village in Sierra Leone. She traveled to Sierra Leone to find her father. When she got there, the whole village came out to celebrate her return to her ancestral region. A trained dancer, Culberson now dedicates much of her life to rebuilding Sierra Leone after its civil war. Every year after Diversity Day, the school has a dance. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called the Frozen Falcon dance, in honor of the cold time of year as well as the school mascot. The dance is held after all of the basketball games have finished. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Savannah Jackson and Adam Bressler, seventh-graders

Maret School

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got to go to the Phillips Collection to see an exhibit of Vincent van Goghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings. We enjoyed seeing paintings that he painted more than once. He would sometimes paint a picture, or take someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting, and then he would try and paint that same artwork in a different way at a later time. He See Dispatches/Page 21

Hearst Elementary

Ms. Holmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pre-K class has been studying all kinds of weather! We have been learning all about winter. One interesting thing we have been discovering is how there is not always just one type of weather at any given time, and that we can see multiple types over the course of the day. We have been watching weather forecasts and making our own forecasts each day in school as we observe the weather throughout the day. We have also been learning all about thermometers and temperature. We have a thermometer we have placed outside our school to monitor the temperature each day. We are tracking the daily tempera-





ture and graphing it in our classroom to talk about what temperature we see most often each month. We are looking forward to a visit by a local meteorologist. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ms. Holman and Ms. Moralesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pre-K class

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poles to 10 feet and carefully selecting the type of lighting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to pick the right kind of lighting. DDOT is putting LED in alleys all over Ward 3. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blinding residents,â&#x20AC;? said Dougherty. He also recommended exploring dimmer options and new lighting technology that could use motion sensors to make lights shine on the trail only when there are people passing through at night. The Transportation Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paul Hoffman told the audience that his agency is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very closeâ&#x20AC;? to determining the recommended design for the lights. However, he said some of these suggestions would require â&#x20AC;&#x153;expanding inventoryâ&#x20AC;? for the city, which still is in the process of transitioning to LED lighting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be smarter a year from now on these lights, but we have to design this system now,â&#x20AC;? he said. Planners further said that lighting is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;safety considerationâ&#x20AC;? on this wooded trail, as well as a Transportation Department standard, as it will be open 24 hours a day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unlike the adjacent federally owned Rock Creek Park thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open to the public only during daylight hours.

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Although the planned 10-foot-wide trail is larger than Rock Creek Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, some attendants said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still not big enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to create a safety hazard where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got bicycles and baby strollers on the same trail,â&#x20AC;? said one woman, calling the $6 million development a â&#x20AC;&#x153;missed opportunityâ&#x20AC;? since this path replaces a wider road. John Wiser of Stantec said the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental assessment found that Klingle trail will draw less traffic than other paths in the park because of its location. The path will also have a 2-foot shoulder on each side and a bioswale for drainage purposes. Other features will be metal benches, metal and wooden fences, and kiosks to provide information about the site. The Klingle Valley Trail will replace a former vehicular roadway that linked communities on the eastern and western sides of Rock Creek Park. In 1991, the city closed the nearly one-mile stretch from Cortland Place to Porter Street due to severe erosion problems, leading to an intermittent two-decade debate on whether to reopen it to vehicles or turn it into a trail. Presenters said they will likely host another public meeting or two to present updated plans.

Maydak, the task force chair, said of the LED light installations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some neighborhoods are going to love the bright light. Our neighborhood isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to like that.â&#x20AC;? According to D.C. Department of Transportation project manager Jason Blevins, the agency intends to install about 49,000 LED lights this year, starting with the most out-ofdate mercury vapor lamps. Most of those are located in alleys and on side streets, he said; the city last month arranged to purchase 68,300 LED streetlamp bulbs, with the

remaining 19,000 to be installed in 2015. The city has roughly 71,000 streetlights in total. At the neighborhood commission meeting, Blevins said the Transportation Department intends to tailor the brightness of its new bulbs to different communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be standard 270 or whatever wattage [citywide]. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a comparison to whateverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there now,â&#x20AC;? he said. But in response to questions, Blevins said that some lighting specifications sought by neighbors might not meet the targeted 50 percent energy savings from the LEDs, part







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of Mayor Vincent Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sustainable DC plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem is when you lower the color temperature, you reduce the energy efficiency of the fixture,â&#x20AC;? said Blevins. Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, who attended the meeting (and who is challenging Gray in Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayoral primary), responded that residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns should come first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goals are also to make sure that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lighting our residential communities the way we expect them to be lighted,â&#x20AC;? Bowser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we light them like commercial streetscapes, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not going to work.â&#x20AC;? She added that she recently installed LEDs in the basement of her home and has no complaints. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They look just like the other lights â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our expectation for the neighborhoods as well.â&#x20AC;? In the Chevy Chase alleys, the Transportation Department has already reduced the brightness of the new LEDs, but some residents complained that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still unpleasant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous you guys are doing this. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how you roll it out that determines whether it will be a success or a failure,â&#x20AC;? one resident said at the meeting. Maydak, chair of the new task force, said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopeful the issues can be addressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think DDOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to work with us.â&#x20AC;? This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the first time in recent years the D.C. Department of Transportation has faced complaints from residents over streetlight issues. When the agency installed classicstyle â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washington globeâ&#x20AC;? lamps as part of roadway improvement projects in Cleveland Park, Foggy Bottom and elsewhere in Chevy Chase, many neighbors clamored for retrofitted shields that would keep the new lights from shining into their windows.

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n 1860s row house in the heart of Dupont Circle has been refurbished, breaking the property into three modern units

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while updating the original facade to highlight the blazing red brick and sturdy iron stairs. All the residences at 1605 S St. are outfitted with chic fixtures, chrome hardware and high-tech electrical systems. The 1,332-square-foot duplex on the top floors, which offers two outdoor areas, two bedrooms and two-anda-half baths, is listed at a new price of $1,149,000. To reach this dwelling, visitors climb a flight of stairs lined with exposed brick that’s part of the original structure. The unit’s main floor showcases an open layout with soaring ceilings. It’s also brimming with natural light thanks to a wall of glass windows and door to a balcony. This outdoor space offers an aerial view of the back alley. Polished concrete clads the balcony floors and extends inside to the living room; warm oak flooring covers the

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A two-bedroom, 1,332-square-foot unit at the newly refurbished 1605 S St. condominium in Dupont Circle is listed for $1,149,000. rest of the home. The golden-and-brown-hued gourmet kitchen is in the middle of this level. It features stainless steel appliances (including a built-in griddle), exotic granite countertops, custom backsplash tiles and Merillat wood cabinets. An island with a stainless steel farm sink and triplet pendant lights is large enough to serve as a breakfast bar. Across from it is a wet bar that includes two mini refrigerators — one for wine and one for other beverages. The first bedroom, also on the main level, has bay windows facing quiet, tree-lined S Street and a pri-

vate bath with mosaic glass walls. It also has 8-foot dark birch doors and a deep walk-in closet. The luminous master suite occupies much of the top floor, with walls of glass bookending the space to the north and south. The bedroom has custom built-in closets that can also function as an entertainment area, as well as its own heating and cooling system. The large bathroom also features glass enclosures, an inlaid tile rug, and a dual vanity with vessel sinks. The shower features ceiling- and wall-mounted rainfall shower fixtures as well as a bench. A gracious outdoor deck takes


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Kent. Amazing new home to be sited on tranquil lane with views over the trees toward VA. Old school construction with options to include elevator & many custom amenities. 6 BRs, 5.5 BAs. Near to all the Palisades conveniences. $2,295,000 Eric Murtagh 301-652-8971

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Forest Hills. Stylish 2 BR at The Parker House combines convenience w/vintage details. Arched doorways, high ceilings, French drs to solarium. Wall of built-ins & 5 generous closets. Pet friendly. $537,000

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over the rest of the second floor. The ipe-wood-clad area is equipped with features that inspire open-air entertainment — a large gas grill with a rotisserie, a stainless steel sink and granite countertops. It offers direct access to the master bathroom and the home’s staircase. This al fresco space also provides an attractive view of the House of the Temple, a neoclassical edifice that has served as the headquarters for one of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry orders since 1915. Other amenities of this property

include custom retractable shades for privacy and a rear parking pad, which can be accessed from the back balcony through a winding staircase. There’s also an optional tech package, which can control everything from the retractable blinds to the security system. Unit 3 at 1605 S St. NW, a twobedroom and two-and-a-half-bath unit, is offered for $1,149,000. For more information, contact Marilyn Charity of Washington Fine Properties at or 202-427-7553.


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Wednesday january 22 Classes ■ The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will host a weekly class on “January: A New You,” about how to apply Buddha’s tantric methods to accomplish a better selfimage. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12 per class. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-986-2257. ■ Science of Spirituality teacher David Newcomb will lead a class on techniques to deepen and stabilize meditation practices. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. The class will conclude Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ■ The D.C. Public Library and Knowledge Commons DC will present a workshop led by Elijah Mendoza on “Hear the Rhythm: How to Read and Scan Metrical Poetry.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. ■ Instructor Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class. 7:15 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1225. Concerts ■ The National Broadway Chorus, a D.C. group created to provide performance

Events Entertainment opportunities for established and aspiring Broadway performers, will present an evening of musical theater. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ Lilt, the Irish traditional music duo of Tina Eck on flute and tin whistle and Keith Carr on bouzouki and banjo, will celebrate the release of its CD “Little Falls” in concert with Josh Dukes on guitar and bodhrán, Graham DeZarn on fiddle, Eileen Estes on vocals and piano, and sean nós dancer Shannon Dunne. 7:30 p.m. $12 to $20. The Corner Store, 900 South Carolina Ave. SE. 301-960-3655. Demonstration ■ The Japan Information and Culture Center will present “Karuta — The Ultimate Brain Sport,” an interactive demonstration of a 1,000-year-old game. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ Peter Levine will discuss his book

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“We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. ■ Elizabeth C. Economy (shown) and Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations will discuss their book “By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest Is Changing the World.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations requested. University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-293-1051. ■ Eugenie L. Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and Greg Heller, senior adviser at Ecosult Solutions Inc., will discuss the impact of 1950s and 1960s urban renewal policies on the development of Southwest D.C. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Diane Johnson will discuss her book “Flyover Lives: A Memoir.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ “Embracing Democracy: Examining the History of 1948” will feature panelists Donna Robinson Divine, professor of government and director of Middle East studies at Smith College; Shay Hazkani, visiting scholar at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society; and Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $11 to $15. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. ■ Yascha Mounk will discuss his book “Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany.” 7 p.m. $10. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ Todd Capson, a science and policy adviser to the Global Ocean Health Program of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, will discuss “Saving a Tropical Treasure: A Scientist’s Fight for Panama’s Coiba National Park.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. $20 to $25. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ The Chevy Chase Citizens Association Garden Club will host a talk by Sean Coleman on the art and practice of bonsai. 7:15 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. Films ■ The “Alex Prager Selects Film Series” will feature the 1955 thriller “The Night of the Hunter,” starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. 7 p.m. $5. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-6391770. ■ The Reel Israel DC series will feature Uri Zohar’s 1973 film “Peeping Toms,” a satirical look at Israeli society. 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performances ■ Underground Comedy and LYGO DC will present a stand-up comedy show featuring Jesse Berney, Paris Sashay and Brian Kerns. 8:30 p.m. $10. Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW. ■ The Wonderland Circus, a variety show, will feature rock band The French Admirals, burlesque artist Private Tails and comedians Yaser Al-Keliddar, Michael Foody and Jamel Johnson. 8:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 202-431-

and nutritionist Danielle Cook will present a cooking demonstration focused on fruits and nuts. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333.

Thursday, january 23 ■ Concert: The National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph Eschenbach and percussionist Martin Grubinger (shown) will perform works by Mozart, Dorman and Dvorák. 7 p.m. $10 to $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. 4704. ■ DeWayne B will host an open mic event. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202789-2227. Special events ■ The Washington Harbour ice rink will offer public skating. Noon to 9 p.m. $8 to $10. Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW. 202-706-7666. Regular hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ■ Certified trainers from Spot On Dog Training will supervise a “Puppy Social” for dogs up to 6 months old and offer tips on how to build better interactions, interrupt play and begin basic social skills. 7 to 8 p.m. Free; donations to the Washington Humane Society suggested. Profeed Palisades, 5104 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202364-7387. Sporting event ■ The Washington Wizards will play the Boston Celtics. 7 p.m. $10 to $433. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Thursday,january Jan. 23 Thursday 23 Classes ■ The D.C. Public Library and Knowledge Commons DC will present a workshop on “Prisons, Profit and Human Beings.” 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. ■ Instructor Michael Ward will lead a tai chi class for beginners. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free for first class; $235 for a 12-class session. American Embassy of Dance, 4908 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 301562-0992. ■ Science of Spirituality teacher David Newcomb will lead a class on techniques to deepen and stabilize meditation practices. 7 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. The class will conclude Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Concert ■ The Sharel Cassity Quintet will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Demonstration ■ Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook

Discussions and lectures ■ Ruth Wedgewood, professor of international law and diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University, and David Kramer, president of Freedom House, will join other experts to discuss “Freedom in the World.” 9 a.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by Kay Chernush on “At the Intersection of Art and Human Rights: A Photographer’s Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery.” 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202895-4860. ■ Chad Husby, collections manager and botanist at the Montgomery Botanical Center, will discuss “Plant Exploration in Harmony With Conservation.” Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ Panelists François Burgat, Thomas Hegghammer, Bruce Lawrence, Tarek Masoud and Mark Lynch will discuss “Rethinking Islamist Politics.” Noon to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ American University professor David Bosco will discuss his book “Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics.” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Religion scholar Robin Lovin will discuss “Ethics, Politics and Institutions: A Moral Vocabulary for Modern Democracy.” 3 p.m. Free. Room 119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202707-0213. ■ Andrew Sobanet, associate professor of French at Georgetown University, will discuss “Pacifism and the Rise of Stalinism in France: A Legacy of World War I.” 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 462, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Panelists Naida Michel Said, Obang Metho, Bruce Adams, Pat Elwood and Getachew Begashaw will discuss “Strategic Importance of Ethiopia in Africa.” 6 to 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ Artist Catherine Sullivan — who stages elaborate filmed and live performances that use historical references to address societal structures — will discuss her work in conversation with Klaus Ottmann, director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and curator at large for the Phillips Collection. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; free for students. Reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. ■ The nonprofit group A Vegan Life will present a seminar on the benefits of vegetarianism and the basics of transitioning from meat consumption to a diet rich in See Events/Page 17


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 16 vitamins, fiber and vegetable consumption. Samples of vegan food will be available from the Woodlands Cafe. 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. â&#x2013; Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, will deliver a two-part lecture on â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Light and Liberty: African Americans and Civil War Espionage in Washington and Beyond.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. 202-249-3955. The lecture will conclude Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Question Bridge,â&#x20AC;? the Corcoran Gallery of Art will host a round-table discussion of established and emerging black male leaders about issues related to work, education, family structure and community. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-639-1770. â&#x2013;  Artist Jessica Cebra will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ways We Collect,â&#x20AC;? about the politics of archiving and how value is assigned to objects over time. 6:30 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1225. â&#x2013;  Alexander Dumbadze, associate professor of art history at the George Washington University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Shaping of Contemporary Art: Movements and Makers.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $28 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Eric Jaffe will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery From World War II.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  Beverly Schwartz, vice president of Ashoka, will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Room 220, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiction Fun!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels led by the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will delve into Donna Tarttâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Goldfinch.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Perry Auditorium, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. â&#x2013;  American University law professor Perry Wallace will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sports and Civil Rights,â&#x20AC;? about his experiences as a member of the Vanderbilt University menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team from 1967 to 1970 and the first African-American varsity athlete to receive an athletic scholarship in the Southeastern Conference. 8 to 9 p.m. Free. Bender Arena, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. american. edu/ocl/volunteer/MLK-Week.cfm. Films â&#x2013;  The National Archives will present the 2006 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rape of Europa,â&#x20AC;? about Nazi Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plundering of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. â&#x2013;  The Cinema Club will present Khodjakuli Narlievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1972 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daughterin-Law.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free;

reservations required. Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013; The Japan Information and Culture Center will present Makoto Shinkaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 animated film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Garden of Words.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Tenley-Friendship Library will present its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Olympic Momentsâ&#x20AC;? series leading up to the Sochi games. 6:45 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1225. â&#x2013;  The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery will present the 2003 animated film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Triplets of Belleville,â&#x20AC;? about a woman who sets off on an epic adventure to rescue her beloved grandson. 7 p.m. Free. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000. Performances â&#x2013;  The collective LYGO DC and ODB Live! will present a stand-up comedy show featuring Ryan Schutt and Schewitz Whichard. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15. Old Dominion Brewhouse, 1219 9th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory students will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Scenesâ&#x20AC;? as the culmination of a class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Character and Emotion.â&#x20AC;? 7:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. Performances as part of the conservatoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall classes will continue through Tuesday. â&#x2013;  The Topaz Hotel Barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly standup show will feature local comics. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. 1733 N St. NW. 202-393-3000. â&#x2013;  Underground Comedy and LYGO DC will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comics Against Humanity,â&#x20AC;? featuring David Coulter, Natalie McGill and David Tveite. 8:30 p.m. $10. Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW.

A half-century of D.C. art â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washington Art Matters II: 1940s-1980s,â&#x20AC;? highlighting art in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital during a tumultuous half-century, will open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the

On ExhibiT american university Museum. The exhibit will continue through March 16. Two other exhibits will open at the same time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;AgustĂ­n FernĂĄndez: Ultimate Surrealist,â&#x20AC;? continuing through March 16, features more than 50 paintings and drawings by the Cuban artist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sightlines,â&#x20AC;? continuing through April 6, presents paintings, drawings and architectural installations by Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina and Dean Smith. A gallery talk about FernĂĄndez will take place Saturday at 5 p.m. Located in the Katzen Arts Center at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 202-885-1300. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;65 Horizon Line,â&#x20AC;? featuring more than 50 small watercolors by D.C. artist Jean Meisel, will open tomorrow at the Phillips Collection as part of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intersectionsâ&#x20AC;? series. The exhibit will continue through May 4. Another exhibit in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intersectionsâ&#x20AC;? nabila hilmiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still Lifeâ&#x20AC;? is series opened recenton display at the jerusalem ly. Titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Points, Fund Gallery al-Quds. Lines, and Colors in Succession,â&#x20AC;? the installation combines drawings, software and computer-generated fabrication by John F. Simon Jr. to engage with Wassily Kandinskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Successionâ&#x20AC;? (1935) in the Phillipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; permanent collection. It will continue through Feb. 9. Young Artist Program. 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  The New Voices @ CUA Festival will

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Friday january 24 Concerts â&#x2013; The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert of works by Barber, DvorĂĄk and Ravel. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-3332075. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arts@Middayâ&#x20AC;? will feature local jazz octet Venus d Minor performing a cappella. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202363-8286. â&#x2013;  The Friday Music Series will feature a performance by participants in the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz

Cynthia bickleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;untitled (Four Lobes),â&#x20AC;? acrylic on canvas, is part of the american university Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit of Washington art. Meisel will give an artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective on her installation Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Located at 1600 21st St. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission on the weekends costs $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students; it is free for ages 18 and younger. Admission on weekdays is free. 202-387-2151. â&#x2013; The jerusalem Fund Gallery al-Quds opened a retrospective last week for the Jerusalem-born artist Nabila Hilmi and will continue it through March 7. Located at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-338-1958. â&#x2013;  Long View Gallery opened an exhibit last week of works by gallery artists Lea Fisher, David Douglas, Jean Knodt and James Hunter, among others. It will continue through Feb. 9. Located at 1234 9th St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 202-232-4788.

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reading â&#x2013; Local poet Courtney Birst will read from her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Words Meant to Be Spoken.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Tasting â&#x2013;  Chris Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World,â&#x20AC;? will lead an interactive beer and chocolate pairing featuring Divine Chocolates. 7 p.m. $25 to $30. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.



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Events Entertainment book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013; Amy Hackney Blackwell, a research associate at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;300 Years of Carolina Botany Repatriated.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  American University professor Clarence Lusane will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mandela, Apartheid, and the Civil Rights Movement,â&#x20AC;? about the life, legacy and leadership lessons of South African leader Nelson Mandela and the links between the solidarity movement in the United States and South Africa. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Room 200, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. american. edu/ocl/volunteer/MLK-Week.cfm. â&#x2013;  Jason Q. Ng, a research fellow at the University of Torontoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Lab and a research consultant for China Digital Times, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Version of Twitter (and Why).â&#x20AC;? 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 302-P, Bunn Intercultural Center,

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Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013; Georgetown University professor Soyica Diggs Colbert will lead a symposium on how black playwrights and artists remember the past in order to imagine the future. The event will include performances with professional actors and dramaturgs alongside faculty, alumni and students. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  Antonio Bento, associate professor of economics at Cornell University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Passenger Vehicles: Evidence From Programs Around the World.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Deborah Cohen will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and How We Can End It.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz Film Fridayâ&#x20AC;? series will feature the 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black February.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  The 18th annual Iranian Film Festival will feature Atiq Rahimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Patience Stone.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. The film will be shown again Sunday at 2 p.m. Meeting â&#x2013;  A weekly bridge group will meet to play duplicate bridge. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $6. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 301-654-1865. Performances â&#x2013;  Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater will present a contemporary dance performance using dance, text and video. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cas Public dance ensemble will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;GOLD,â&#x20AC;? a look at the joy, humor and mischief of childhood performed to Canadian pianistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glenn Gouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recording of Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goldberg Variationsâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 8 and older). 7 p.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. The performance will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Widening the Circle: Music and the Arts at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Churchâ&#x20AC;? will showcase musical and artistic groups based at the Columbia Heights church, including Speakeasy DC; Words, Beats & Life; Positive Force; Lean & Hungry Theater; and choirs, organists and other musicians. 7:30 p.m. Free; donations will benefit Loaves & Fishes. St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. 202-232-0900. â&#x2013;  Scientist-turnedcomedian Tim Lee will perform. 8 p.m. $10 to $40. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. The performance will repeat Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m.

202-895-6224. The program will repeat Sunday at 1 p.m. 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. 202-895-6224.

Friday, january 24 â&#x2013; Performance: The Ordos Song and Dance Theater will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wedding of Ordos,â&#x20AC;? depicting the poetry, music and dance of a 700-year-old Mongol wedding tradition. 8 p.m. $10 to $180. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m.

â&#x2013; The Washington Improv Theater will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;WITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous Road Show of Longform Improv Comedy,â&#x20AC;? featuring company ensembles. 10 p.m. $8 to $15. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. The performance will repeat Jan. 25, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. Special events â&#x2013;  The Glover Park Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday Free-for-Allâ&#x20AC;? series will feature a film or games, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and dinner, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monster Jam,â&#x20AC;? back in the District for the first time since 2011, will feature custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires, weigh at least 10,000 pounds and generate almost 2,000 horsepower. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $67. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. The event will repeat Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tasting â&#x2013;  First Vineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tom Natan and Cy Behroozi will lead a wine tasting featuring varieties from Languedoc. 7 p.m. $15 to $20. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Saturday, Jan. 25 Saturday january 25 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will feature Katherine Lyons in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transformation Imagination,â&#x20AC;? an original, interactive play. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013;  The Weekend Family Matinees series will feature a live performance by the Great Zucchini and Barry the Magician (for ages 2 through 6). 10 a.m. $6 to $7.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202966-6000. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a planetarium program on winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brightest stars, planets and constellations (for ages 5 and older). 1 to 1:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW.

Classes and workshops â&#x2013; A genealogy workshop will explore how to navigate the Heritage Quest, Washington Post, Evening Star and Baltimore Afro-American databases. 10:30 a.m. Free. Room 311, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. 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 aging-in-place group Glover Park Village will present a tai chi class for beginners, led by instructor Geri Grey. 11 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Public Library and Knowledge Commons DC will present a workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Manage Your Money.â&#x20AC;? 1 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The New Voices @ CUA Festival will present sacred music by Doug Brandt, Pete Deshler, Brian Fennelly, Thomas Fielding, Nathan Nokes, Margaret Stoop and Zvonimir Tot. 1 p.m. $15; free for students 17 and younger accompanied by a ticketed adult. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. â&#x2013;  The Marquis Ensemble will perform works by Schumann, Khachaturian, Piazzolla and others. 1:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  Dumbarton Concerts will present Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz performing all six of Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suites for Unaccompanied Celloâ&#x20AC;? in a single day. 4 and 8 p.m. $30 to $35 per performance of three suites. Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202965-2000. â&#x2013;  Jazz@Wesley will feature the Greater U Street Jazz Collective. 6:30 p.m. $7 to $10; free for ages 11 and younger. Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The New Voices @ CUA Festival will present a chamber concert featuring works by composers Gregory Hutter, Patricia Julien, Ryan Olivier and Laurence Sherr. 7 p.m. $15; free for students 17 and younger accompanied by a ticketed adult. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. â&#x2013;  The fourth annual All Catholic High School Honor Band Festival will culminate with a concert by participants and the Catholic University Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Free. Great Room, Pryzbyla University Center, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5416. â&#x2013;  Singer, songwriter and guitarist Paul Pfau will perform a mix of Americana, pop, country and blues. 8:30 p.m. $10 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  A park ranger will discuss the challenges, controversies, triumphs and failures associated with the planning and conSee Events/Page 19


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 18 struction of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, the first federally authorized parkway in the United States. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. ■ Katrin Schultheiss, associate professor of history at George Washington University, will discuss “Gender and Textile Production in the Nineteenth Century.” 10:30 a.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. ■ James B. Conroy will discuss his book “Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865,” at 1 p.m.; Marwan Muasher (shown) will discuss his book “The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism,” at 3:30 p.m.; and Rachel Louise Snyder will discuss her novel “What We’ve Lost Is Nothing,” at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Author Diane Nine will discuss “Get Published: A Guide to Literary Tips, Traps & Truth.” 2 p.m. Free. Room 209, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ As part of a ballet lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis will discuss “The Magic of ‘Swan Lake.’” 4 p.m. $15. Terrace Gallery, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. Family program ■ The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Chinese New Year Family Festival will feature a performance by the JHU Young Han Lion Dance group, puppet shows by the Tianjin Arts Troupe, live music on traditional Chinese instruments by the Washington Guzheng Society, a display on giant pandas, a session on the art of calligraphy and a chance to make a red paper lantern to take home. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202633-1000. Films ■ A winter film series for teens will feature “Noctura.” 10:30 a.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The film will be shown again Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ■ The National Building Museum will present “Victor A. Lundy: Sculptor of Space,” about the American master architect and artist who designed the National Register of Historic Places-listed U.S. Tax Court building. A discussion with the film’s producers and General Services Administration representatives will follow. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ The “Max Linder Restored” series will feature the director’s 1921 film “Be My Wife” presented with live accompaniment by pianist Andrew Simpson. 1 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. ■ The Chevy Chase Library will host the “Matinee Saturdays” film series. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. ■ The National Gallery of Art will present Tony Palmer’s 2011 film “The Wagner Family,” about the history of the Bayreuth operatic festival founded by Richard Wag-

ner in 1876 and run now by his descendants. 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Performances ■ Max Rosenblum, Yaser Al-Keliddar, Stephen Nicks and Randolph Terrance will star in “Wake & Bacon,” a weekly brunch and comedy show presented by the collective LYGO DC. 3 to 5 p.m. Donation suggested. Shaw’s Tavern, 520 Florida Ave. NW. ■ The Tianjin Puppet Troupe will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Comedian Ralphie May will perform. 8 p.m. $32.50 to $42.50. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. ■ The Georgetown Improv Association will present an unscripted, unrehearsed comedy show. 9 p.m. $4 to $6. Bulldog Alley, Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. Special events ■ The Sackler Gallery will mark the closing of the exhibition “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” with demonstrations by master yogis, special tours, family activities and a curator’s talk on “Asanas in Image and History.” 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. The events will continue on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ■ The Washington Harbour ice skating rink will hold a weekly “Cartoon Skate” event, from noon to 2 p.m.; and a weekly “Rock n Skate” event, from 8 to 10 p.m. $8 to $10. Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW. 202-706-7666. ■ As part of the Kennedy Center’s upcoming One Mic Global Hip-Hop Festival, a youth performance and discussion will bring young artists into conversation about hip-hop culture and pressing issues for youth in D.C. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. ■ “Snow Much Fun!” will feature an after-hours evening of art-making workshops and a performance. 6 to 9 p.m. Free; donations of warm clothing and blankets for Covenant House Washington encouraged. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. Sporting event ■ A live Showtime Championship Boxing event will feature Lamont Peterson defending his International Boxing Federation Junior Welterweight World Championship in a 12-round bout against top-rated contender Dierry Jean, as well as junior middleweights Jernell Charlo and Gabriel Rosado in a 10-round fight. Doors open at 4 p.m. $25 to $250. D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. Sunday, Jan. 26

Sunday january 26 Children’s programs ■ With guidance from members of the DC Maxecutors, participants will construct their own rubber-band-propelled model airplane and then try a test flight in the Great Hall (ages 8 and older). 9 to 11 a.m. $10 to $15; free for adults with an accompanying child. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Children will hear a story about culinary icon Julia Child and then create a special piece of art inspired by his life and accomplishments. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Arena set to host ‘Mother Courage’ arena Stage will present a musicfilled adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s antiwar play “Mother Courage and Her Chil-

On STaGE dren” Jan. 31 through March 9 in the Fichandler Stage. Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner will lead a cast that includes Rick Foucheux, Meg Gillentine, Nehal Joshi, Nicholas Rodriguez, Erin Weaver and Jack Willis. Molly Smith directs. The tough-as-nails matriarch is a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint a provocative portrait of war. It incorporates 10 pieces of original music composed in a gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Tickets cost $55 to $99. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; ■ The Washington ballet will stage “The Jazz/Blues Project” Jan. 29 ■ A park ranger will lead a planetarium program on “Fire and Ice: Moons of the Solar System” (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6224. Class ■ The D.C. Public Library and Knowledge Commons DC will present a workshop on “Protests, Politics and Penalty Kicks: Everything You Need to Know About the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.” 2 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Concerts ■ Soprano Joyce Lundy, pianist Ralitza Patcheva and violinist Jorge Orozco will present “Alpine Horns, Scottish Tunes, and Gypsy Melodies,” featuring works by Brahms, Dvorák, Liszt, Schumann, Schubert and others. A reception and the opening of an exhibit of modern icons will follow. 3 p.m. Free. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. ■ The “Music With the Angels” concert series will feature pianist Mary-Victoria Voutsas, violinist Allison Martin and cellist Yubin Choi performing works by Brahms, Fauré, Pärt and Kolm. 3:30 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734. ■ Fusion: Eclisses Quatuor, a guitar quartet, will perform as part of a celebration of the cultural dialogue between France and the United States. 4 p.m. $15 to $30; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. ■ VERGE ensemble will present “Modern Mystics,” featuring the meditative sound worlds of Paul Rudy’s “November Sycamore Leaf” and an electro-acoustic program of works by Mohammed Fairouz, Mark Winges, John Luther Adams and David Thomas. 4 p.m. $10 to $20. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202639-1770. ■ Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will perform works

through Feb. 2 at the Sidney Harman Hall. The mixed repertory program includes Trey McIntyre’s “Blue Until June,” Val Caniparoli’s “Bird’s Nest” and the world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “PRISM.” E. Faye Butler and the Howard University Ensemble will make guest appearances. Tickets cost $35 to $125. The theater is located at 610 F St. NW. 202547-1122; ■ Theater j will present the regional premiere of David Henry Hwang’s “Yellow Face” Jan. 29 through Feb. 23 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Goldman Theatre. The lines between truth and fiction blur in Hwang’s unreliable memoir, which explores timeless questions surrounding cultural identity, dual loyalty and responsibility. Tickets cost $15 to $65, except for pay-what-you-can shows Jan. 29 and 30. The center is located at 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497; ■ The national Theatre will host the international percussion show “Stomp” Feb. 4 through 9.

by Mozart and Beethoven. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ The Dalí String Quartet will perform works by Amaya, Brahms, Turina, Plaza, Valdez, Gardel, Amarán and Hernández. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. ■ Dahlak Restaurant will present its weekly “DC Jazz Jam” session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-5279522. ■ “True North Presents” will feature contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith, the True North Symphony Orchestra and the New American Chorus. 7 p.m. $28 to $75. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The Washington Performing Arts Society will present violinist Anna Lee and pianist Robert Koenig performing works by Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven, Ives, Massenet and Hubay. 7:30 p.m. $25. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-785-9727. ■ Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Grant-Lee Phillips will perform. 8 p.m. $18     


“Mother Courage and her Children” will open jan. 31 at arena Stage. Household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments: Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue, and wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. Tickets cost $40 to $43. The theater is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-514-3849; to $21. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ The Institute of Musical Traditions will present “How She Floats,” an acoustic showcase featuring Heather Lloyd, Brittany Ann and Joy Ike. 8 p.m. $10. Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW. 301-9603655. Demonstration ■ Members of the DC Maxecuters will fly their model airplanes in the Great Hall. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. Discussions and lectures ■ Author, teacher and speaker Joshua DuBois, former spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama and former director of the White House Office of Faith-based Partnerships, will discuss “The President’s Devotional: Daily Spiritual Readings That See Events/Page 20


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Continued From Page 19 Inspired a President.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. Free. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766. â&#x2013; Alex Myers will discuss his historical novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolutionary,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Gregory Orfalea will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream and the Founding of California,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  The Petworth Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly showing of TED Talks will feature lectures by Dan Buettner on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Live to Be 100+â&#x20AC;? and Kelly McGonigal on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Make Stress Your Friend.â&#x20AC;? A discussion will follow. 1:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  Stacy E. King, owner of Aspire Physical Therapy & Wellness LLC, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overuse Injuries in Adolescent Athletes.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Barstons Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Play, 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-3602. â&#x2013;  Neil Harris, professor of history and art history emeritus at the University of Chicago, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. Films â&#x2013;  The Palisades Library will present Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1938 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lady Vanishes.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present the North American premiere of Tony Palmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nocturne: Britten,â&#x20AC;? about Benjamin Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;uneasy relationshipâ&#x20AC;? with the world. 4 p.m. Free. East

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Events Entertainment Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013; ITVS Community Cinema will present a screening of Christine Ibarra and Erin PlossCampoamorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Las Marthas,â&#x20AC;? about the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas. A discussion will follow. 5 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-939-0794. Performances â&#x2013;  The Coyaba Dance Theater, a contemporary West African dance and drumming company, will perform. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  The DC Youth Slam Team Semifinals, an elimination-style performance poetry competition, will feature 20 teenage poets from the area. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Monday, Jan. 27

Monday january 27 Classes 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;  The Georgetown Library will host a tai chi class. 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. megan.mcnitt@ â&#x2013;  Vajrayogini Buddhist Center resident teacher Gen Kelsang Varahi will lead a weekly class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;A New You,â&#x20AC;? featuring guided meditations and teachings on Bud-


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Performance â&#x2013; National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Search of the Perfect G-String,â&#x20AC;? the poignant story of a small-town girl who practices her way onto the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great stages. 6 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the States Gallery a half hour before showtime. Theater Lab, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Concert â&#x2013; In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Italian Cultural Institute will present a concert by soprano Caroline Helton and pianist Kathryn Goddson featuring works by Italian Jewish composers. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Atrium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The group 40Plus of Greater Washington will present a talk by Jennifer Baker on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Association Careers: What Job Seekers Should Know.â&#x20AC;? 9:45 a.m. to noon. Free. Suite T-2, 1718 P St. NW. 202-387-1582. â&#x2013;  Providence Hospital and the Joslin Diabetes Center will present a program on diabetes. The event will include complimentary A1C diabetes and blood pressure testing. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. 202-244-7400. The event will repeat Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon. â&#x2013;  The Hay-Adams Author Series will feature a luncheon talk by lawyer and preservationist Richard Moe, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rooseveltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War.â&#x20AC;? 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $85. The Hay-Adams, 16th and H streets NW. 202-220-4844. â&#x2013;  Perry Chapman, professor of northern baroque art at the University of Delaware, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 17th-Century Dutch Painterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio and the Legacy of Saint Luke.â&#x20AC;? 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Free. East Building Small Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  David J. Lorenzo, associate professor at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chinese Philosophical Traditions and Contemporary Taiwanese Political Culture.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Dupont Circle Village Live and Learn program will feature a talk by registered nurse Maura Barillaro on â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Directions in Home Health Care.â&#x20AC;? 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free for Dupont Circle Village members; $10 for others. Scion Restaurant, 2100 P St. NW. 202-234-2567. â&#x2013;  American University professor Julian Bond will discuss his experiences as an activist during the civil rights movement. 4 to 5 p.m. Free. Room 200, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. volunteer/MLK-Week.cfm. â&#x2013;  John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley, professor of theology at Georgetown University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required by Jan. 24. Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-7446. â&#x2013;  Sarah Jo Peterson will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run,â&#x20AC;? about housing war workers in Detroit and its suburbs. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Robert DeCaroli, associate professor of art history at George Mason University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Architecture in Ancient Angkor: Old Temples and New Findings.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $28 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Tuesday january 28 Monday, january 27 â&#x2013; Concert: Baritone Matthias Goerne (shown) and pianist Christoph Eschenbach will perform Schubertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song cycle â&#x20AC;&#x153;Die schĂśne MĂźllerin.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. $59. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600.

202-633-3030. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to Extremes: The Protective Powers of High-Tech Materialsâ&#x20AC;? will feature Odile Madden, a research scientist with the Smithsonianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum Conservation Institute; Cathleen Lewis, curator of international space programs and spacesuits at the National Air and Space Museum; John Fisher, professor of bioengineering at the University of Maryland; and Norman Wagner, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  The History/Biography Book Club will discuss Drew Gilpin Faustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1225. â&#x2013;  Claudia Roth Pierpont will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books,â&#x20AC;? about novelist Philip Rothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative life. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $10 to $12. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Films â&#x2013;  The Chevy Chase Library will host the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marvelous Movie Mondaysâ&#x20AC;? series. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiction Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Film Companionâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Ron Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apollo 13,â&#x20AC;? starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris. 6 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  The Goethe-Institut will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indestructible II,â&#x20AC;? featuring short films from Germany, Sweden and the former Soviet Union. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Classical Ballets on the Big Screenâ&#x20AC;? will feature a showing of the Royal Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giselle.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $15. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Washington Psychotronic Film Society will present David Irvingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1989 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;C.H.U.D. II â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bud the CHUD.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m.

Classes â&#x2013; Vajrayogini Buddhist Center resident teacher Gen Kelsang Varahi will lead a weekly class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;A New You,â&#x20AC;? featuring guided meditations and teachings on Buddhist psychology. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $5 to $10 per class. Third-floor lounge, Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. 202-986-2257. â&#x2013;  Author and poet Ginger Ingalls will lead a twice-monthly creative writing workshop. 6:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. 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. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Tuesday Concert Series will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music by Chaminade, Sowerby and Eugène Bozza,â&#x20AC;? featuring Irvin Peterson on saxophone and flute and Jeremy Filsell on piano and organ. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-3472635. â&#x2013;  National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows will perform works by Kuhlau, DvorĂĄk and Stravinsky. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The 35th Young Concert Artists Series will present violinist Aleksey Semenenko (shown) and pianist Inna Firsova performing works by Beethoven, Chausson, YsaĂże, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Paganini. 7:30 p.m. $35. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Farewell Drifters will celebrate the release of their new CD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomorrow Forever.â&#x20AC;? 8:30 p.m. $6 to $10. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by Bruce Morrison on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Housing Finance for the Future: What Will Become of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?â&#x20AC;? 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. â&#x2013;  Jason Dring, a physical therapy and wellness specialist with Iona Senior Services, will explain how a program of even simple physical therapy can improve oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-being. 11 a.m. Free. Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. 202-244-7400. â&#x2013;  Mark Horowitz will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sound of Broadway and Popular Song: How Arrangers and Orchestrators Transform the Songs We Hear.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. â&#x2013;  Experts on China, Russian and Iran See Events/Page 26

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DISPATCHES From Page 13 would end up with two paintings that were sometimes very different. In class, we made silhouettes of the moon. First, we sketched a full moon. Then we added different shades of blue paint in circles on the paper. After it dried, we added navy for the night sky. Then we painted an object in black that was being silhouetted by the moonlight. It was fun seeing how our other classmatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moon paintings turned out. Zara remembered a scene from a movie where the moon was behind some trees. She decided to paint trees on her silhouette. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Zara Massiah and Hallie Hardy, second-graders

Our Lady of Victory School

How cold would you be if you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a warm coat when it is freezing outside? It is important to help the poor in our community who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as fortunate as we are. Our Lady of Victory church and school is having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coats of Many Colorsâ&#x20AC;? coat drive for Catholic Charities through Jan. 26. You can drop off new or old coats (clean please!) at my school, or you can bring them to the church before or after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Jan. 26. Lots of men and women and children need coats and it has been really cold this winter! If you have any menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s XL coats we need them the most. Thank you! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Spencer Bevington, third-grader

Ross Elementary

Thirsty for more Ross events? Drink homemade hot chocolate from first grade. I hope the students will cook other good food and be chefs when they grow up. To help us celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday, U.S. Department of the Interior employees came and read different books about Dr. King. Mr. Flanagan, our librarian, celebrated Dr. King by reading aloud â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Birthday, Martin Luther Kingâ&#x20AC;? by Jean Marzollo to preschool, pre-K and kindergarten. Bigger kids listened to Mr. Flanagan read the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.â&#x20AC;? Later he had us dream big by having us write down our dreams just like Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Have a Dream.â&#x20AC;? The fourth and fifth grades are studying different types of rocks and also getting to see and feel cool rocks such as: obsidian, marble and sandstone, etc. I enjoy this unit because I like to learn about the Earth. We are also getting ready for No Name Calling Week by making posters and doing other things. Our counselor Mr. Rogers will be having lessons on NNC (no name calling). Also, the fifth-graders are continuing to collect peanut butter and jelly for Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Table. Also, Mr. Rogers will be taking grades three to five to see Children of Uganda performing at the National History

Museum next week. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jonathan Velasquez, fifth-grader

St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy

In math, our class learned about gallons. Did you know that four quarts equals one gallon? We also made our own gallon people. My gallon personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name is Minor 4 Gallon. My friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gallon names are DJ Gallon, Gallon Ninja, Fighter Gallon, Gallon Jr., Mario Gallon, another Ninja Gallon, Mr. Gallon, Ms. Super Ninja Gallon, Gallon Spy and Mr. Gallon Cat. In science, we got to make something useful out of paper bins. I made a rocket ship. Also, we wrote about what we want to be when we grow up. I want to be a volcanologist. In reading, we read graphic novels and chapter books. We went on a field trip to the Seasons of Light. They talked about Christmas and all the other holidays. We had a pajama party and we watched â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Polar Express.â&#x20AC;? Well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. Bye. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Amanuel Akele, second-grader

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

Grade 4 recently participated in an event called the Geography Bee. At St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the bee consists of several events: the class round, the grade-wide round, and the schoolwide round. In the first round (the class round), students use pencil and paper to answer questions. The teacher scores the answers and totals the number of questions correctly answered by each student. The top 16 students advance to the grade-wide round. In each round, students have to answer questions about the world. Participants cannot answer more than two questions incorrectly without being eliminated. Eventually, the contest becomes sudden elimination. From the grade-wide round, only two students advance and move onto the school-wide round. In this round, the two fourth-grade students will be competing against fifththrough eighth-graders. In each of these rounds, students will be asked about U.S. geography, U.S. cities, world geography and world culture. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Katrina Merva, fourth-grader

School Without Walls High School

So much has taken place since we got back from break. On Jan. 12, juniors with GPAs of 3.5 or higher were inducted into the National Honor Society. They embody the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership and character. The group, which consists of seniors and newly inducted juniors, meets on a monthly basis and plans school events, as well as service activities. The day after the National Honor Society induction the school had its annual ski trip. Anyone interested, regardless of experience, can pay the reduced price to go ski with friends. The school rents a bus and heads up to Ski Liberty, a ski resort in southern Pennsylvania near

the border with Maryland, to spend a day. The trip includes ski lessons for those that need them, lunch and ski rentals, and is a good opportunity for students to have fun together during the winter season. Students from all grades participate and spend the day on the slopes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Delmar TarragĂł, 12th-grader

Shepherd Elementary

Hello, this is Henry. I am very excited about the upcoming science fair. Students have been working on their science boards, which explain their projects and the results with data and pictures. This week Shepherd students will visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose scientists judge our projects. First, a student will explain his or her project, then the scientists will ask questions, which the student has to answer. For example, the scientists will ask about the hypothesis of a project. The student who wins first place in his or her grade will move on to the citywide science fair. Good luck, everyone! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Henry Trimble, fourth-grader

Sheridan School

Brave, strong, leader, freedom and courageous â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these are all words that describe the many civil rights leaders whom we remember and honor at Sheridan School. This week had an assembly to celebrate civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Ella Baker. While each was fighting for their own cause, they all were working for equal rights. To honor these civil rights heroes, Sheridan students got together with their buddies and gathered information about the brave acts these leaders performed. We learned that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years before becoming the first black president of South Africa and helping end apartheid. In this country, Martin Luther King Jr. helped end unequal treatment through peaceful protests. We also listened to students and teachers sing freedom songs and a presentation from the Student Council about each leader. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen a lot of social change between the time these leaders were living in and today. We even see their ideas in practice at our own school. We admire their bravery and courage and are thankful for all they did for our world. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Miriam Akhmetshin and Macy Perrins, fourth-graders

Washington Latin Public Charter School

Washington Latinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music department performed at a catered dinner fundraiser before the holiday vacation. This dinner raised money for upcoming trips that the music department will take. On Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Honors Choir, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, 8th-grade Choir, and, for the first time, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cappella group performed. Songs included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rui Rui Chui,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Grown-Up Christmas List,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dulce in Jubiloâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beautiful December.â&#x20AC;? Aside

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from the singing there was also a raffle, won by a parent and a teacher, and the students also had a chance to read thank-you notes they wrote to parents and teachers alike. The night was full of music, food and even a few joyful tears. Eighth-grader Graham Brady thanked his mother, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is for my mom. Thank you for helping me practice for choir. I never got the chance to thank you at home, mostly because I was too embarrassed, so I wanted to say thanks now.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Serena Jones, ninth-grader

Wilson High School

It is time for eighth-graders to start making final decisions about where they will go to high school, and the D.C. area offers a wide range of choices. But consider Wilson. Wilson ranks as one of the most diverse high schools in the city, and you see it walking through the halls. There are students from as many as 85 different countries, speaking 40 different languages. With clubs such as the Filipino club or the Asian club, Wilson represents and cele-


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Continued From Page 20 will discuss “Breaking the News: The Role of Authoritarian State-Run Media.” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ Astrobiologists David H. Grinspoon and Steven J. Dick will discuss “Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does It Mean for Humanity?” 4 p.m. Free. Room 119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-0213. ■ Panelists will discuss “The Olmstead Decision and Its Aftermath: Enforcing the Civil Rights of People With Disabilities.” 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Fifth-floor Moot Court Room, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. ■ Photo historian and genealogist Maureen Taylor will discuss her book “The Last Muster, Volume 2: Faces of the American Revolution.” 6 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. ■ The Washington Post’s Jason Samenow and Kevin Ambrose will discuss “Washington’s Manic Weather: Behind the Extremes With the Capital Weather Gang.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Sean Strub will discuss his memoir “Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Politics and Prose will present a book talk by Dan Morse, author of “The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing.” A Q-and-A session afterward will feature two jurors from the trial. 7 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Panelists will discuss “Building Bridges Between Places That Matter: Displacement and the Changing Significance of Washington, D.C.,” about the financial and social impact of urban development and ways to address issues of affordable housing and the city’s future diversity. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. american. edu/ocl/volunteer/MLK-Week.cfm. ■ The Petworth Library will host the inaugural meeting of its new Environmental Book Club. 7:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-2431188. ■ The Rev. Greg Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, will discuss his life and work at the largest gang-intervention program in the U.S. 7:30 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Film ■ The Georgetown Library’s monthlong “Stories of the Subcontinent” series will feature the second part of the 1982 film “Gandhi.” 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.

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■ The Washington Improv Theater’s “Harold Night” will feature performances by Spirit Bear and Breaker Breaker, followed by an improv jam. 9 p.m. Free. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Reading ■ Author Charlie Bondhus will read from his poetry and fiction. 8 p.m. Free. Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Wednesday januaRy 29 Children’s program ■ George O’Connor will discuss his book “Aphrodite: Goddess of Love” (for ages 11 through 14). 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Classes ■ Kripalu yoga teacher Eva Blutinger will lead a “Yoga in the Galleries” class. 10 a.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8851300. ■ Science of Spirituality teacher David Newcomb will lead a three-part class on techniques to deepen and stabilize meditation practices. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Concerts ■ National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows will perform works by Kikta and Dvorák. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will host a singer-songwriter showcase featuring Ken Wenzel and Jenee Halstead. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ “Breakfast With Rip” will feature a lecture and book signing by former firefighter Rip Esselstyn, author of “The Engine 2 Diet” and “My Beef With Meat.” 8 to 10 a.m. Free; reservations required. Whole Foods Market, 2325 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ Scholars will discuss “Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy.” 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk by American University filmmaker-in-residence Nina Shapiro-Perl on “Exquisite Beauty/Unspeakable Horror.” The event will include a screening of Shipiro-Perl’s film “Through the Eye of the Needle,” about Holocaust survivor and artist Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. ■ Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African Civil War Memorial and Museum, will discuss “Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights.” 11 a.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ National Museum of Women in the Arts assistant educator Ashley W. Harris will discuss selections from “‘Workt by Hand’: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.” Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370. ■ Legal scholar Morad Elsana will discuss “The Prawer Plan: Implications for

Palestinian Bedouin in the Naqab.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290. ■ Post-doctoral fellow Charles Anderson will discuss “Popular State Formation During ‘The Great Revolt’ in Palestine (1936-1939), or, How Peasant Rebels Almost Overthrew British Rule.” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 241, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Sam Lubell, co-curator of “Never Built Los Angeles” at the California city’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum, will discuss “The Potential of L.A.’s Never Built Landscape.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Anson Hines, director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, will discuss “What the Blue Crab Can Teach Us.” 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $20 to $25. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Wayne Grody, a technical adviser to various Hollywood productions and a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss “Genomics, Hollywood Style.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Maurine Beasley, a professor emerita of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park and one of the few female reporters at The Washington Post in the 1960s, will discuss her book “Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence.” 7 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. ■ Nancy Horan will discuss her novel “Under the Wide and Starry Sky,” based on the story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. ■ “Outside the Frame: Three Experts, Twenty Minutes Each, One Work of Art” will feature talks by Sarah Cash, Stefan Bechtel and Fritz Wildt on Albert Bierstadt’s masterpiece “The Last of the Buffalo.” 7 p.m. $5. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. ■ The Tenleytown Historical Society will present a talk by architect, map enthusiast and author Don Hawkins on “Tenleytown in the District’s Early Road Network.” 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. ■ Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar — arrested and detained under his country’s Sedition Act, with seven of his books banned by the government — will speak about his use of a drawing pen as a weapon to fight state corruption and abuse of power. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202789-2227. ■ Rebeccah Heinrichs, visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, will discuss “Nuclear Weapons: Do We Even Need Them.” 8 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 207, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. Performance ■ The Happenings at the Harman series will feature “Murder on the Bare Stage,” written by Magus Magnus and performed by Stephen Mead. Noon. Free. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-5471122.

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WEST END, WASHINGTON, DC Stunning corner unit on high floor with walls of windows, custom floor plan and fine finish. 2-3BR/3.5BA. Expansive LR with FP, master suite. Gourmet kitchen. Parking. $2,275,000 Matt McCormick Ben Roth 202-728-9500

GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC Restored Federal in the heart of East Village. Bright and sun-filled 2,400 square foot floor plan with stunning finishes and exceptional built-in furniture. Multi-level garden. $1,995,000 William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki 202-243-1620

CLEVELAND PARK, WASHINGTON, DC Pristine and move-in ready! Expansive floor plan with large entertaining rooms. FR with fireplace, open kitchen with breakfast room. 4BR/4.5BA with fully finished LL. Garage. $1,765,000 Ellen Morrell Matthew McCormick 202-728-9500

WESLEY HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON, DC Charming, sun-filled Colonial featuring HW floors and crown molding. Main level has large LR with fireplace, dining room & gourmet kitchen. Lower level provides family room. $1,699,000 Matthew McCormick Ellen Morrell 202-728-9500

CHEVY CHASE, WASHINGTON, DC Stunning 6000+ square foot home with an open floor plan built in 2007 on four fully finished levels. Meticulous attention to detail throughout. 7BR/6.5BA. $1,395,000 Patrick Chauvin 202-256-9595 Cecelia Leake 202-256-7804

DUPONT CIRCLE, WASHINGTON, DC 2BR/2BA. Stunning renovation of this 19th century classic with SS appliances, exotic granite, custom tile, walls of glass, wood and polished concrete floors. Roof deck, parking. Open Sunday 2-4. $1,149,000 Marilyn Charity 202-427-7553

FOXHALL, WASHINGTON , DC This charming home features first floor family room, LR with fireplace, kitchen and DR. 4BR and spacious MBR with sitting room. LL has a separate au-pair suite. Off street parking. $1,149,000 Richard Newton 202-669-4467 Karen Nicholson 202-256-0474

CENTRAL, WASHINGTON, DC 1BR/1BA apartment in the world-premiere Ritz Residences. Open floor plan with private court yard terrace, gas fireplace. Expansive LR/ DR with large windows. Parking. $775,000 Matthew McCormick Ben Roth 202-728-9500

GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC Sun-filled 2BR/2BA condo at The Dumbarton. Beautifully updated featuring a large LR and DR that opens to updated kitchen, 6 windows and french doors opening to a large lovely private garden. $649,900 Richard Newton 202-669-4467

WEST END, WASHINGTON, DC Wonderful 1 bedroom, 2 baths unit at the Residence at the Ritz Carlton. Top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, granite counters, and large dining/living room! Wonderful throughout! 1-car parking. $649,000 Mark McFadden 703-216-1333

FOGGY BOTTOM, WASHINGTON, DC 1,650 square foot sun filled floor plan with stunning views in Potomac Plaza. Large living room and separate dining room. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. $535,500 William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki 202-243-1620


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UNDER CONTRACT Success Pending! NEW LISTING Experience This First

Chevy Chase, MD, 5009 Westport Rd Wonderful property set in the quiet but conveniently located Brookdale area of Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights. Bright, flowing spaces complement this versatile floor plan. Read more on our website.

Period Charm, Modern Appeal This New Listing May Be Your New Dream Home 4331 Cathedral Avenue, NW. Price $1,895,000. Built in 1924, this frame colonial home in Wesley Heights offers period character and detailing combined with a contemporary floor plan and all the modern amenities one could ask for. The palegray-painted shingle exterior is complemented by a glass-enclosed porch on each side of the main level and a handsome front portico to welcome your guests. The terraced rear yard provides a deck, a flagstone patio with a corner fountain and pond, plus a level lawn perfect for a play area. Stone steps lead from the deck to the top of the terraces, where a gate opens onto a two-car parking area. Four

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bedrooms; four full baths; one half bath; formal living room; formal dining room; family room; sunroom/office; center-island kitchen with breakfast area; second-level master suite with luxury bath, two additional bedrooms with hall bath; finished attic level with a bedroom, sitting room, full bath and office or optional bedroom; finished lower level with recreation room, kitchenette, full bath, storage and laundry rooms. Close to shops, restaurants and parks; minutes to Georgetown, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights; easy access to downtown Washington, suburban Maryland and Virginia.


for more information 202.321.5506 For over twenty years, Steve Agostino has brought clients his special expertise in making homes “ready for sale.”


Local Hallmarks in Women’s History



On a recent Sunday afternoon, at a lecture sponsored by the Chevy Chase Historical Society (CCHS), a standing-room-only audience filled Chevy Chase Village Hall to learn about the early history of a “seminary” school for young women established more than a century ago. read more at >

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Georgetown 2500 Q Street Super convenient 1 BR condo in East Village, close to Dupont Metro, too; has private patio w/lovely lawn views plus garage parking. Read more on our website.

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