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Events Entertainment &
literacy activities attended and books read percussionist and performance poet David 202-842-6799.
during the summer. 1:30 p.m. Free. Juanita Foreman combining education rap with ■ Busboys and Poets will present films
E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood African-style drums. 10:30 a.m. Free. about the ongoing conflict in the
Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541- Tenley Interim Library, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. Democratic Republic of the Congo. A dis-
6100. The workshop will continue Aug. 10 NW. 202-244-3212. cussion will follow. 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3.
at 1:30 p.m. ■ The Tehreema Mitha Dance Company Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021
will present world premiere of “Ghaibana 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
Concerts Taruf.” 4 p.m. $15. Woolly Mammoth ■ “The Buffy Musical: Once More With
■ The Flute Choir from the 31st annual Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 866-811-4111. The Feeling — Big Screen Interactive
William Montgomery Flute Master Class will performance will repeat Saturday at 4 p.m., Extravaganza” will feature an audience sing-
perform. Noon. Free. Arts Club of Sunday at noon and Tuesday at 7 p.m. along, puppets and a trivia contest. 11:30
Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331- ■ The In Series will present “Petpourri,” p.m. $9.75; $7 for seniors, students and
7282, ext. 22. a cabaret-musical devoted to the world of military personnel. Avalon Theatre, 5612
■ “Music al Fresco” will feature a per- pets and their owners. 4:30 p.m. $15. Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. The
formance by members of the American Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. 202- film will be shown again Sunday at 11:30
Federation of Musicians. Noon. Free. G 315-1323. The performance will repeat p.m.
Street overhang, Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday at noon, Sunday at 7 p.m. and
Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727- Monday at 10 p.m. Performance
1245. ■ Dissonance Dance Theatre, a new ■ The Songwriters’
■ The second annual Capital Fringe D.C.-based contemporary dance company, Association of
Festival will feature cabaret music. Noon to will present the world premiere of Washington will present
1:30 p.m. Free. Wilson Plaza, Reagan “Human,” which uses movement to Saturday, JULY 21 its monthly showcase,
Building and International Trade Center, express various facets of the human psy- hosted by Michael
■ Film: The Saturday Movie Matinee series for ages 5 through 14 will feature the
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312- che. 4:30 p.m. $15. Lang Theatre, Atlas Yugo. 8 p.m. Free.
1300. Performing Arts Complex, 1333 H St. NE. 2005 film “Duma,” about a young boy in South Africa who befriends an orphaned Modern Times
■ The “Jazz in the Garden” series will 866-811-4111. The performance will cheetah. 2 p.m. Free. Room 200, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. Coffeehouse at Politics
feature pianist Gary Motley. 5 to 8:30 p.m. repeat Saturday at noon and Tuesday at 6 NW. 202-727-1248. & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-
Free. National Gallery of Art Sculpture p.m. 362-2408.
Garden, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue ■ D.C.-based singer Lester Feder and
NW. 202-737-4215. his band Hot Coffee, Mississippi, will head- offer an introductory yoga class. Noon and ■ National Public Radio senior corre- Special event
■ Grammy Award- line an “Unplugged Open Mic” night. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Van spondent Juan ■ “Print Saturday,” a fundraising event
winning singer, song- Free. Modern Times Coffeehouse at Ness Dahn Yoga Center, 5010 Connecticut Williams, author of “My benefiting Union Printmakers Atelier, will
writer, actress and edu- Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. Ave. NW. 202-237-9642. The class will Soul Looks Back in feature local artists Margaret Adams
cator Joanne NW. 202-362-2408. repeat July 28 at noon and 2 p.m. Wonder: Voices of the Parker, Ellen Verdon Winkler, Richard
Shenandoah will per- ■ Jonathan White, an oncology social Civil Rights Hellman, Nina Muys and Rosemary Cooley
form a blend of pop, Storytelling worker, will lead a “Five Wishes” workshop Experience,” will dis- presenting portfolios of their prints. Noon
folk and classical music ■ Storyteller Candace Wolf will perform. designed to assist adults in making med- cuss the civil rights to 5 p.m. Free admission. Jane Haslem
inspired by her Iroquois 10:30 a.m. Free. Room 200, Martin Luther ical, emotional, physical and spiritual deci- movement in conjunc- Gallery, 2025 Hillyer Place NW. 202-232-
heritage. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. sions regarding end-of-life issues. 2 p.m. tion with the exhibit “Witness to History: 4644.
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. 202-727-1248. Free. Tenley Interim Library, Suite 117, The March on Washington.” 3 to 5 p.m.
■ The D.C. Youth Orchestra Program will ■ Storyteller Candace Wolf will perform. 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-3507. Free. Department of the Interior Museum, Sporting event
present a summer concert. 6 p.m. Free. 1:30 p.m. Free. West End Neighborhood 1849 C St. NW. 202-208-4659. ■ The Washington
Auditorium, Coolidge High School, 6315 Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Concerts Bayhawks, part of
5th St. NW. 202-723-1612. ■ Participants in the National Symphony Festivals Major League
■ Participants in the Middle C Music Saturday, July 21 Orchestra Summer Music Institute will per- ■ The National Park Service will cele- Lacrosse, will host the
Saturday JULY 21
Rock Band Camp will perform. 6 p.m. Free. form chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. brate the water lilies and exotic plants that Los Angeles Riptide. 4
Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Activity Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202- grow in the ponds at Kenilworth Park and p.m. $19 to $24. Multi-
202-244-7326. ■ A park ranger will teach children 467-4600. Aquatic Gardens. Events will include a pup- Sport Facility,
■ The U.S. Army Concert Band will per- about popular 19th-century games and ■ The Fort Dupont 2007 Summer pet show, face painting, greenhouse tours, Georgetown University,
form. 8 p.m. Free. West steps, U.S. activities. 2 p.m. Free. Peirce Barn, Tilden Concert Series will feature performances workshops on water gardening and the 37th and O streets NW. 866-994-2957.
Capitol. 703-696-3399. Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6070. by Brass Construction and Shadz of Soul. 8 25th annual Lotus-Asian Cultural Festival.
■ “Hirshhorn After Hours” will feature a p.m. Free. Fort Dupont Park, Randle Circle 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Anacostia Avenue Tours
performance by Book sale and Minnesota Avenue SE. 202-426-5961. and Douglas Street NE. 202-426-6905. ■ A park ranger will lead a horseback
Great Noise ■ The Friends of the Cleveland Park ■ A Gateway Georgia Avenue festival tour of Rock Creek Park for ages 12 and
Ensemble. Library will hold a sidewalk book sale, offer- Discussions and lectures will feature a Scrabble tournament, a per- See Events/Page 36
9:30 to 10:30 ing $1 hardcover fiction and nonfiction, 50- ■ Retired attorney Arnold Hammer will formance by the D.C. Youth Orchestra, quilt-
p.m. $12. cent trade paperbacks and free paperback discuss his recent visit to the Jewish com- ing and jewelry-making demonstrations,
Hirshhorn romances. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cleveland munity of Cuba during Shabbat morning wine tasting, a moon bounce and face LARGEST SELECTION of sheet music in DC!
Museum and Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 service. 9:30 a.m. Free. Adas Israel painting. The day’s events will kick off with
Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-362-3599. Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. 202- a continental-breakfast reception at the
7th Street SW. hirshhorn.si.edu/afterhours. 362-4433. library. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Juanita E.
Classes ■ Steven J. Harper Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood
Dancing ■ Suzanne Chazin, a writing instructor (shown) will discuss his Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW, and the
■ The band The Nighthawks will per- at New York University and Sarah Lawrence book “Crossing Hoffa: 7300 through 7800 blocks of Georgia
form at a swing dance. 8:30 p.m. to mid- College, will discuss “Imaginative Writing: A Teamster’s Story,” at Avenue. Gatewaycdc@aol.com.
night. $15. Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 The Elements of Craft.” 9:30 a.m. to 5 1 p.m.; and Chris ■ “Family Day: Celebrating America’s
Wisconsin Ave. NW. 703-359-9882. p.m. $131. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Mooney will discuss his Public Gardens” will feature tours, chil-
Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. book “Storm World: dren’s activities, cooking demonstrations
Discussions and lectures ■ Becky Umeh, a member of the Hurricanes, Politics, and ask-the-expert discussions. 10 a.m. to
■ Paper conservation intern Samantha Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, will and the Battle Over Global Warming,” at 6 4:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 YOUR MUSIC
Sheesley will discuss her work to repair lead a weekly African dance class. 10 a.m. p.m. Free. Politics & Prose, 5015 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-1116.
damage after an exhibition of Karen to noon. $10. Josephine Butler Parks Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
STORE & MORE!
Stahlecker’s “Vortices and Reveries.” 3:45 Center, 2437 15th St. NW. ■ Attorney Joy R. Butler, author of “The Films
p.m. Free. F Street lobby, Reynolds Center ■ International Coach Federation presi- Permission Seeker’s Guide Through the ■ The Weekend Family Matinee series CDs, Music Posters.
for American Art and Portraiture, 8th and F dent Marianna Lead will offer an introduc- Legal Jungle: Clearing Copyrights, will feature the 1968 fantasy musical Come in Today for
streets NW. 202-633-1000. tion to life coaching. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trademarks, and Other Rights of “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang” starring Dick
■ Kristin $131. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Entertainment and Media Productions,” will Van Dyke, James Robertson Justice, Sally Your Print Music,
Gore will dis- Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. discuss “Intellectual Property and Ann Howes and Gert Frobe. 10 a.m. $5. Accessories and Gifts.
cuss her novel ■ Scientific illustrator Elizabeth Lockett Licensing: How To Avoid Being Sued.” 1 Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW.
“Sammy’s will provide an introduction to the history p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Neighborhood 202-966-6000. The film will be shown
House.” 7 p.m. and techniques involved in botanical illus- MON-THUR 10 am – 8 pm
Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202- again Sunday at 10 a.m.
Free. Politics & tration. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25; registra- 282-3080. ■ The National Gallery of Art will pres-
FRI & SAT 10 am – 6 pm
Prose, 5015 tion required. National Museum of Health ■ Willem Floor will discuss “The Persian ent Cecil B. DeMille’s 1925 film “The SUN 12 – 5 pm
Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. and Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Gulf: The Economic and Political History of Golden Bed,” with live piano accompani- 4530 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-782- Five Port Cities, 1500-1730.” 2 p.m. Free. ment by Philip Carli. 2:30 p.m. Free. East
Performances 2673. 202-244-7326
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery, Jefferson Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art,
■ “Jali-D: Talking Drums” will feature ■ The Van Ness Dahn Yoga Center will Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. www.middlecmusic.com
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Events Entertainment &
Continued From Page 35 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, “Jesus Christ Superstar.” 9 p.m. $5. Riot
National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Act Club, 1610 14th St. NW.
older. 9:30 a.m. $30; reservations Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
required. Rock Creek Horse Center, 5100 ■ Anne Corbett of the Cultural Reading
Glover Road NW. 202-362-0017. Development Corp., Paul Ruppert of ■ Author Lauren
■ A park ranger will lead a walking tour Warehouse Arts and George Koch of Carr will read from her
through historic Georgetown to Francis Artomatic will discuss “The Final Frontier: novel “A Reunion to Die
Scott Key Park. 10 a.m. Free. Old Stone Performance Space in D.C.” in conjunction For” as part of the
House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-426-6851. with the second annual Capital Fringe Mystery Monday
■ Mobile Tours will offer a “Lincoln Festival. 5 p.m. Free. Olsson’s Books & Lunchtime Series. 1
Assassination Walking Tour.” 7 p.m. $10. Records, 418 7th St. NW. 202-638-7610. p.m. Free. Chapters
Meet at the Andrew Jackson statue in Literary Bookstore, 445
Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. Films 11th St. NW. 202-737-5553.
mobiletours.org. The tour will repeat every ■ The “Classic Musical” series will fea-
Saturday through October. ture the 1964 film “Umbrellas of Tuesday, July 24
Tuesday JULY 24
Cherbourg,” starring Catherine Deneuve.
Sunday, July JULY 22 10 a.m. $7. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Class
Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. ■ A beginner workshop will make use of
Concerts ■ The “Modernity and Tradition: Film in digital photographs to produce postcards of
■ Participants in the National Symphony Interwar Central Europe” series will spot- literacy activities attended and books read
Orchestra Summer Music Institute will per- light the rich mythical universes present in during the summer. 1:30 p.m. Free. Tenley
form chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. the region’s cultural traditions, with screen- Tuesday, JULY 24 Interim Library, Suite 117, 4200 Wisconsin
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202- ings of “Waxworks” and “The Magic Eye.” 4 ■ Concert: The U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West
Ave. NW. 202-244-3507. The workshop will
467-4600. p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-767-5658. continue July 31 at 1:30 p.m.
■ Jaared will perform as part of a National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and
Sunday night jazz series. 7 p.m. $15. Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Concerts
Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th St. NW. ■ Pianist Sonya
202-829-1999. Performance help children understand the importance Washington.” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; Subbayya Sutton and
■ Joy of Motion Dance Center students of eating seasonally fresh and healthy reservations required. National Press Club, organist Bryan Mock
Discussions and lectures will perform in “Dance Plus: An Evening of local foods and to get to know the farm- 529 14th St. NW. email@example.com. will perform piano and
■ The Rev. Dr. Nancy James will dis- New Choreography.” 8 p.m. $12; $10 for ers who raise and grow the food. 10 a.m. ■ Ann Amernick, organ sonatas by Julius
cuss her book “The Pure Love of Madame seniors and students. Jack Guidone to noon. Free. Freshfarm Market, 20th executive pastry chef Reubke. 12:10 p.m.
Guyon: The Great Conflict in King Louis Theater, Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. and co-owner of Palena Free. Church of the
XIV’s Court.” 9:15 a.m. Free. St. John’s Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-276-2599. freshfarmmarkets.org. restaurant, will discuss Epiphany, 1317 G St.
Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 her new book “The Art NW. 202-347-2635, ext. 18.
H St. NW. 202-347-8766. Reading Walk of the Dessert.” 7 ■ Participants in the National Symphony
■ George Washington University profes- ■ Heddy Reid will read from her book ■ A park ranger will discuss the story of p.m. Free. Olsson’s Orchestra Summer Music Institute will per-
sor Amitai Etzioni will discuss his book “A Far Cry: Poems of Childhood and the Jusserand Memorial, dedicated to one Books & Records, 418 form chamber music. 6 p.m. Free.
“Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Psychoanalysis,” and Martin Galvin will of Teddy Roosevelt’s closest friends, during 7th St. NW. 202-638-7610. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-
Foreign Policy.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics & read from his chapbook “Circling Out.” 5 a rigorous two-mile hike up the Teddy ■ Lisa See will dis- 467-4600.
Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202- p.m. Free. Politics & Prose, 5015 Roosevelt Trail to Pulpit Rock and back via cuss her novel “Peony ■ The U.S. Navy Band and specialty
362-2408. Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. the Valley Trail. 10 a.m. Free. Peirce Barn, in Love,” set in 17th- groups will perform. 8 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy
■ Diane Arkin, coordinator of adult Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202- century China and Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-
docent programs and lecturer at the Special event 895-6070. based on the true story 433-2525.
National Gallery of Art, will discuss “An ■ Freshfarm Market will host a “Green of three “lovesick maid-
Open Window to the Whitney Collection.” 2 Kids at Market Day” celebration that will Monday, July 23
Monday JULY 23 ens.” 7 p.m. Free. Discussions and lectures
Politics & Prose, 5015 ■ McClatchy
Concerts Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Newspapers
■ Com Voce ■ The All the World’s a Stage Book Club correspondents
SUMMER DAY CAMP will perform
will discuss “The Year 1000: What Life Was
Like at the Turn of the First Millennium,” by
At Jelleff Boys & Girls Club selections. Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger. 7 p.m. Warren Storbel
Georgetown 9am - 4pm Noon to 1:30 Free. Room 222, Martin Luther King Jr. will discuss
$250 per two week session. p.m. Free. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727- “Disputing the Bush Case for the Iraq War.”
Extended Care Available. Swimming, Art, Wilson Plaza, 1161. 11:30 a.m. $25. Woman’s National
Sports, Trips, etc. Reagan Building and International Trade Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
For More Info. Call 202-462-1317 Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202- Educational program Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
OF GREATER WASHINGTON
312-1300. ■ Maryland Science Center will present ■ National Gallery of Art lecturers Sally
■ Participants in the National Symphony “What’s the Matter? Chemistry With Fizz, Shelburne and Mark Levitch will discuss
Orchestra Summer Music Institute will per- Foam and Flash,” a program for teens. “Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-
form chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. 1:30 p.m. Free. Palisades Neighborhood 1945.” Noon. Free. West Building Rotunda,
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202- Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. National Gallery of Art, 7th Street and
467-4600. Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
■ The Fort Films ■ Dorothea Dietrich, associate profes-
Reno concert ■ “Katharine Hepburn: A Centennial sor of art history at the Corcoran College of
series will fea- Celebration,” the National Theatre’s sum- Art + Design, will discuss “Discovering the
ture perform- mertime salute to the legendary star of Bauhaus.” A cocktail reception will follow.
ances by The stage and screen, will feature the 1959 6:30 p.m. $70. Embassy of the Federal
Andalusians film “Suddenly, Last Summer,” co-starring Republic of Germany, 1800 Foxhall Road
and Meredith Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. 6:30 NW. 202-639-1700.
Bragg & The Terminals (shown). 7:15 p.m. p.m. Free. ASAE Center, Concourse Level, ■ Jamie Malanowski, managing editor
Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Ronald Reagan Building and International of Playboy, will dis-
Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com. Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. cuss his novel “The
■ The U.S. Navy Band will perform. 8 202-783-3372. Coup,” a political
p.m. Free. West steps, U.S. Capitol. 202- ■ The ninth annual “Screen on the satire about a vice
433-2525. Green” film program will feature the 1951 president with an irre-
horror film “The Thing From Another World” sistible itch to
Discussions and lectures on a 20-foot-by-40-foot outdoor screen. advance to the top
■ Robert DiCalogero, chief executive Sundown. Free. National Mall between 4th post. 6:30 p.m. Free.
officer of Leadership & Management and 7th streets. 877-262-5866. Borders, 600 14th St. NW. 202-737-1385.
Coaching, will discuss how to align values ■ Scott W. Carmichael, senior counter-
with career goals. 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Performances intelligence investigator at the Defense
Suite T-2, 40Plus of Greater Washington, ■ Storyteller Candace Wolf will perform. Intelligence Agency, will discuss his book
1718 P St. NW. 202-387-1582. 10:30 a.m. Free. Palisades Neighborhood “True Believer: Inside the Investigation and
■ Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master
Novak will discuss his memoir “The Prince ■ Gutter Rock Theatrical will present a Spy.” 6:30 p.m. $20. International Spy
of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in concert-style version of the rock musical See Events/Page 37
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Continued From Page 36 Center, 601 F St. NW. 877-324-6671. Cooper playing jazz and adult contemporary
selections. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Farragut
Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798. Wednesday, July 25
Wednesday JULY 25 Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K
■ Architectural his- Street NW. 202-463-3400.
torian Douglas Lewis Class ■ The St. Luke’s Jazz in the Garden
will discuss “Castles ■ A beginner workshop will make use of series will host vocalist Julie Hall. 6:30 to
and Crusades,” about digital photographs to produce postcards of 8:30 p.m. Free. St. Luke’s United
the mutual influence of literacy activities attended and books read Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW.
architecture and cul- during the summer. 1:30 p.m. Free. Chevy 202-333-4949.
ture among Europeans Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 ■ The “Sunset Serenades” concert
and Middle Easterners. Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. The series will feature the U.S. Army Blues per-
6:45 to 9 p.m. $40. S. Dillon Ripley Center, workshop will continue Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. forming blues and jazz selections. 6:30 to
1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. 8 p.m. Free. Lion/Tiger Hill, National Zoo,
■ Editor Jason Concert 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4480.
Rodriguez (shown) and ■ The U.S. Marine Band will perform. 8 ■ The Fort Reno concert series will fea-
artists Matt Dembicki, p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202- ture perform-
Danielle Corsetto and 433-4011. ances by
Robert Tinnell will dis- Antelope
cuss their new book Discussions and lectures (shown), The
“Postcards: True ■ Chef, instructor and nutrition adviser Omega Band
Stories That Never Tania Mercer will demonstrate recipes for a Thursday, JULY 26 and Scanner
Happened,” a graphic anthology of tales of summer picnic. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free; regis- ■ Concert: The Young Brothers Trio will perform jazz selections. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Freaks. 7:15
romance, adventure, hardship and mystery tration required. Conservatory Classroom, Free. Wilson Plaza, Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and
inspired by an array of antique postcards. 7 U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com.
p.m. Free. Olsson’s Books & Records, 418 SW. 202-225-1116. ■ The U.S. Marine Band will perform. 8
7th St. NW. 202-638-7610. ■ Crawford Young, p.m. Free. Sylvan Theater, Washington
■ Copley News Service reporters professor emeritus at Monument grounds, 15th Street and
Marcus Stern, Jerry Kammer and George E. the University of Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Capitol St. SE. 202-397-7328. Independence Avenue SW. 202-433-4011.
Condon Jr. will discuss their book “The Wisconsin, will discuss 202-312-1300.
Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of “The African Colonial ■ Storyteller Candace Wolf will perform. Tasting Discussions and lectures
Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham, the Most State and the 10:30 a.m. Free. Juanita E. ■ Joshua Wesson, co-founder of Best ■ Illustrator Dan Dailey will discuss his
Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught.” 7 p.m. Encounter With Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Cellars, will lead a European wine and 35-year career designing works that inte-
Free. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Decolonization.” 4 p.m. Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541- cheese tasting. 7 p.m. $60. Corcoran grate glass and metal. Noon. Free. Grand
Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Free. Room 119, Thomas Jefferson 6100. Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639- Salon, Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and
■ Doug Dupin of the Palisades Museum Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. ■ Synetic Theater’s BlackOut Series will 1700. Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-633-1000.
of Prehistory will discuss artifacts discov- SE. 202-707-2692. feature “My Little Girl,” which explores sex ■ A discussion on the origins of life and
ered during the Palisades Park renovation. ■ Andrew Freear, education and societal taboos. 6 p.m. Free. Thursday, July 26
Thursday JULY 26 the universe will feature
7 p.m. Free. Palisades Neighborhood director of the Rural Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202- two Nobel Prize winners
Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Studio at the Auburn 467-4600. Concerts — NASA chief scientist
University School of ■ Delrica Andrews will host the D.C. ■ Costa Rican group Duo Feterman will John Mather, who will
Films Architecture, will dis- Slam Poets. 7 p.m. Free. Modern Times perform on piano. 6:30 p.m. Free. Inter- discuss “From the Big
■ The “Magical Musical” film series will cuss “Rural Studio: Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose, 5015 American Development Bank Auditorium, Bang to the Nobel
feature the 1944 film “Meet Me in St. Education of the Citizen Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-362-2408. Iglesias Conference Center, 1330 New York Prize,” and University of
Louis,” starring Judy Garland. 5 p.m. Free. Architect.” 6 p.m. Free. Ave. NW. 202-623-3558. Massachusetts Medical
McEvoy Auditorium, Reynolds Center for Koubek Auditorium, Catholic University, 620 Sporting event ■ A brass ensemble from The Serapis School professor Craig Mello (shown), who
American Art and Portraiture, 8th and F Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-6861. ■ D.C. United will play Monarcas Foundation Inc. will perform a classical will discuss “Life on a Cosmic Scale: From
streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Jasper Fforde will Morelia as part of the SuperLiga repertoire. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, the Primordial Soup to a Nobel Prize-
■ The “Foreign Policy in Focus” series discuss his book Tournament, which pits four U.S. teams Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Winning Worm.” 2 p.m. Free. Room 119,
will present “The Cult of the Suicide “Thursday Next: First against four Mexican clubs. 8 p.m. $18 to ■ The “Sounds in the Square” concert Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of
Bomber,” narrated by ex-Central Intelligence Among Sequels.” 7 $45. RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East series will feature keyboardist Patrick Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-2692.
Agency agent Robert Bare. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Politics &
p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Prose, 5015
Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Connecticut Ave. NW.
■ The “Hot Movie Hits!” series will fea- 202-364-1919.
ture the 2007 film “Norbit,” starring Eddie ■ Author Patricia Schultz will discuss
Murphy. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin “1000 Places To See in the U.S.A. and
Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. Canada Before You Die.” 7 p.m. $25.
NW. 202-727-1248. Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of conveniently located on Massachusetts Avenue above Embassy Row,
the American Indian, 4th Street and providing excellent education for over 50 years
Performances Maryland Avenue SW. 202-633-3030.
■ “Jali-D: Talking Drums” will feature
percussionist and performance poet David Films
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
Foreman combining education rap with ■ The “Voices of Palestine” film series PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 7
African-style drums. 10:30 a.m. Free. West will feature Nida Sinnokrot’s 2005 film
End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. “Palestine Blues,” about the repercussions
NW. 202-724-8707. of the Israeli separation wall and settle-
■ Singer Ron Gartner will perform a Las ment expansion in the Palestinian farming
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‘Talk to Me’ provides look into hometown D.C. at dawn of home rule
spect for ego-inflated author- fully crafting fascinating por-
ative Washingtonians are many times dismayed by
the way Hollywood films portray their city. Most ity figures of any race and traits of each man.
often, films set in the District concentrate on global self-deprecating honesty. The The supporting cast, led
affairs, political intrigue or street violence. Director Kasi combination proved irre- by Sheen and Taraji P.
Lemmons (who wrote “Eve’s Bayou”) brings a different per- sistible to listeners, and Henson (“Hustle and Flow”)
spective of the city to her new film, “Talk to Me.” Greene’s morning radio as Greene’s girlfriend, add
Based on the life of the beloved and controversial 1960s show became the talk of the heft and flavor to the film.
and ‘70s radio and television host/commu- city. Many scenes, particularly
A popular weekly televi- those set in the hours and
Current SCENE ■ BY Joe Barber sion show followed, along days after the assassination
with stand-up comedy sets at of the Martin Luther King
local, then national, comedy Jr., will move viewers to
nity activist Ralph “Petey” Greene, this clubs. Managed by Hughes, tears and laughter. Even
entertaining and thought-provoking film Greene gets a shot to appear Don Cheadle stars as Ralph “Petey” Green in “Talk to Me.” those born years after the
offers a close-up look at the “real” Washington. on “The Tonight Show” with event are likely to find them-
Don Cheadle stars as Greene, who, as the movie begins, is Johnny Carson. But with his growing fame comes mounting selves facing a variety of emotions.
serving a 10-year sentence in Lorton Reformatory. An irrev- pressure and the return of the personal demons that drove While the filmmakers do compress time in some places
erent and funny presence on the prison’s in-house P.A. sys- Greene into a life of drug abuse and crime. Even the friend- and take dramatic liberties with a couple of situations, much
tem, he believes he’s ready for a job in commercial radio ship born of Greene and Hughes’ need for one another of what appears here is true and memorable. Petey Greene
once he’s released. Another prisoner brings Greene to the approaches a breaking point. was someone who spoke the unvarnished truth when it need-
attention of his brother, radio executive Dewey Hughes Lemmons and screenwriters Michael Genet and Rick ed to be said, even when it was an uneasy truth about him-
(Chiwetel Ejiofor), who has just become program director for Famuyiwa have crafted a cinematic time capsule of sorts that self. “Talk to Me” presents his journey and celebrates the
WOL-AM, one of two major stations aimed at Washington’s takes viewers back to the days when the District was taking power of a special voice to make radio more than just a glori-
black listeners. Hughes dismisses Greene as a jive-talking its first, tentative steps toward home rule. Greene’s razor- fied music box. Get out and see this movie as soon as you
buffoon. sharp wit and refusal to bow to the racial politics of the day can. “Talk to Me” is rated R for profanity, mild violence,
But when Greene is released from jail through a series of made him both controversial and necessary during those drug and sexual content, and it gets three-and-a-half stars
unusual circumstances, he shows up at WOL demanding a changing times. from me.
job. After some initial clashes, Hughes, in desperate need of Cheadle, Lemmons and the screenwriters are unblinking Joe Barber’s reviews can be seen weekly on WETA-TV’s
higher ratings, decides to give Greene a try. Battling major in their portrayal of Greene, examining and exposing his “Around Town,” heard weekends on WTOP-FM and read at
resistance from the rest of the station’s staff and its conserva- flaws alongside his virtues. Ejiofor and the off-screen crafts- dcmovieguys.com. He can be heard regularly on “The Tony
tive owner (Martin Sheen), Hughes helps Greene find his men do the same with the intelligent and ambitious Hughes. Kornheiser Show (Starring David Burd)” airing weekdays
own radio voice — a unique blend of ribald humor, disre- The two men play off each other beautifully while also skill- from 8:30 a.m. to noon on 1500 AM and 107.7 FM.
Warner Theatre to host famed Kabuki troupe
he Japan-America Society of Washington will
celebrate its 50th anniversary by hosting two
performances by Tokyo’s renowned Heisei
Nakamura-za Kabuki troupe July 26 at the Warner
The program will include “Kanjincho (The
Subscription Roll),” one of Kabuki’s most famous his-
torical plays, and “Migawari Zazen (The Substitute),”
a more lighthearted work. Led by Nakamura
Kanzaburo XVIII, the performers are part of one of the
most famous dynasties in Kabuki’s 400-year history.
Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets range
from $65 to $127. The Warner Theatre is located at
513 13th St. NW. 202-397-7328; kabukiDC.com.
■ The second annual Capital Fringe Festival will
open tomorrow and continue through July 29, incorpo-
rating more than 200 companies in over 500 perform-
ances in an effort to “connect exploratory artists with
adventurous audiences,” according to its Web site.
Shows include “Hamlet? That is the Question,” in
stuck in the
tragedy must Actor Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII portrays Lord
deconstruct Ukyo, the two-timing husband in “Migawari Zazen,”
their way out; one of two plays to be performed by the Heisei
“Too Much Nakamura-za Kabuki troupe at the Warner Theatre.
the Baby Go Ticket prices, times and locations vary. Visit
Blind,” an capfringe.org for all details.
ever-changing ■ Theater J will host “Voices From a Changing
“Margherita,” about Benito attempt to per- Middle East: A Festival,” consisting of five bare-bones
Mussolin’s lover, is part of the form 30 plays productions and two readings, tomorrow through July
Capital Fringe Festival. in 60 minutes; 29.
“A Swedish The festival, presented in conjunction with the
Tiger,” which reconsiders Sweden’s neutrality during Capital Fringe Festival, will include David Bryan
World War II; and “Margherita,” which centers on a Jackson performing in a reprise of “Via Dolorosa,”
lover of Benito Mussolini. See Theater/Page 40
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Museum brings Latin American art to D.C.
Located at 1726 Wisconsin Ave.
andings 5,” the fifth in
a series of exhibitions
On EXHIBIT NW, the gallery is open Tuesday
organized in Belize to through Saturday from 11 a.m. to
highlight the work of Central 202-797-0701. 6:30 p.m. 202-328-9100.
American, Caribbean and southeast ■ “Summer Showcase,” featuring ■ “Renewal: Printmakers From the
Mexican artists, opened recently at oils and acrylics by seven artists, New Northern Ireland,” presenting
the Art Museum of the opened Monday at Foxhall Gallery prints from the region’s two most
Americas, where it will continue and will continue through Aug. 25. active printmaking workshops, will
through Sept. 16. Featured artists are David close Friday at Hillyer Art Space.
It is the first in the series to Bottini, Christopher Burch, Joan Located at 9 Hillyer Court NW,
come to the United States; the four Johnson, Janet Keena, Carol Sue the gallery is open Monday through
earlier ones Lebbin, Victor Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-
were only Nizovtsev and 338-0680.
shown in Mark Sprinkle. ■ “Evidence of Things Not Seen,”
Central An opening an exhibit of works on paper by
America and reception will Eve Hennessa and sculpture by
Mexico. be held Joan Belmar, will continue through
Thirty artists Saturday from Saturday at the Watergate “Life,” by Tequisha, is part of an exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr.
are highlighted 2:30 to 5 p.m. Gallery. A closing party will take Memorial Library and THE ARC featuring works by formerly homeless
in site-specific Located at 3301 place Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. children and adults.
installations of New Mexico Located at 2552 Virginia Ave.
photography, Ave. NW, the NW, the gallery is open Monday 202-234-2711. emerging female artists from New
video, sculpture gallery is open through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 ■ “From the Ground Up: Renwick York, will continue through July 28
and mixed- Monday p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to Craft Invitational 2007,” highlight- at Addision/Ripley Fine Art.
media pieces. through 4 p.m. 202-338-4488. ing glass artists Paula Barton and It features Elisabeth Bernstein,
Located at Saturday from ■ Gallery plan Beth Lipman, Abby Manock, Kristine Moran,
201 18th St. 10 a.m. to 5 b will close paper artist Emily Mae Smith, Mara Sprafkin
NW, the muse- p.m. 202-966- Sunday an Jocelyn and Ruby Stiler.
um is open 7144. exhibit of Chateauvert Located at 1670 Wisconsin Ave.
Tuesday ■ “A Good mixed-media and ceramicist NW, the gallery is open Tuesday
through Sunday Time Is Now,” pieces by Betsy Beth Cavener through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6
from 10 a.m. to a group show Damos and Stichter, will p.m. 202-338-5180.
5 p.m. 202-458- Victor Nizovtsev’s “Mermaid featuring 20- J.M. Hengry. close Sunday at ■ American Painting will contin-
6016. With Lanterns” is part of Foxhall plus artists from Henry com- the Renwick ue an exhibit of paintings by mem-
■ “Home Is Gallery’s summer show. across the coun- bines soot and Gallery. bers of the Washington Society of
...,” an exhibit try, will open oil in work with Barbara Nuss’ “Rock Creek” is The gallery, Landscape Painters portraying
created by formerly homeless chil- Thursday at Knew Gallery and an organic feel, part of American Painting’s located at District locales through July 28.
dren and adults now in affordable- continue through Aug. 19. while Damos exhibit of paintings of D.C. sites. Pennsylvania The show features scenes of monu-
housing programs administered by Featured artists include Michael addresses envi- Avenue and ments, parks, gardens, neighbor-
SOME (So Others Might Eat), Ciervo, Paul Campbell, Cecilia ronmental issues. 17th Street NW, is open daily from hoods and interiors.
opened recently at two locations. Biagini and Cibele Vieria. Located at 1530 14th St. NW, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000. Located at 5118 MacArthur
The show will continue through An opening reception will be the gallery is open Wednesday ■ “Perfect Competition,” a group Blvd. NW, the gallery is open
July 23 at Martin Luther King Jr. held Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. through Saturday from noon to 7 show of paintings, photographs, Wednesday through Saturday from
Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Located at 1639 Wisconsin Ave. p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. prints and installations by six 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-244-3244.
where it can be viewed Monday NW, the gallery is open Tuesday
through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6
to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday p.m. 202-338-4588.
from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ■ “Counterculture,” an exhibit fea-
It will also continue through turing art created during the 1960s
Aug. 6 at THE ARC (The Town and 1970s, will open Thursday at
Hall Education, Arts & District Fine Arts and continue
Recreation Campus), 1901 through Sept. 8.
Mississippi Ave. SE, where it is on The exhibit includes photo-
view daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. graphs and paintings by Richard
The works resulted from classes Friedman, Gene Markowski, Lida
in which participants explored the Moser, Robert Otter and Karl
connection between telling person- Umlaff.
al stories both visually and orally An opening reception will be
and working for social change. held Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.
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THEATER controversial look at 100 years of
al complexities born out of gentrifi-
cation. Through poetry, mono-
black life, a slave ship rises out of
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The shows will take place at logues, dance and original music, Statue of Liberty, sending New of Florence Foster Jenkins”
about British playwright David various times at the Washington these two communities offer their York City into a whirlwind of emo- through July 29.
Hare’s journey to Israel and DC Jewish Community Center, visions of home, reasserting their tion. Before there was “American
Palestine, and a reading of Akbar 1529 16th St. NW, and at Busboys presence in this ever-changing city. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Idol,” there was Florence Foster
Ahmed’s “Noor,” a kidnapping and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Jenkins, a singer whose ear-split-
drama about the crisis of modern Tickets cost $15. Details are avail- Tickets are free, but a $10 donation Thursday through Saturday and 2 ting voice made her a cult sensa-
Islam set in a modern capital. able at washingtondcjcc.org. is suggested for ages 19 and older. p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets tion. Stephen Temperley’s musical
Rounding out the schedule are per- ■ GALA Hispanic Theatre will The theater is located at 3333 14th cost $38 to $50, with discounts “Souvenir” follows Jenkins from
formance pieces by Lebanese- present “Shout Out! Black and St. NW. 202-234-7174; galathe- available for students and groups. drawing-room performances to the
American author and actress Leila Brown Voices of Home” July 27 atre.org. A number of half-price tickets are sold-out house of Carnegie Hall.
Buck and two premieres from and 28 at its 14th Street theater. ■ Arena Stage will close Daniel available 90 to 30 minutes before Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Jewish playwright David Zellnick In this show co-directed by Beaty’s one-man show curtain, and a limited number of Wednesday through Sunday and
— “Ariel Sharon Hovers Between Quique Aviles and Sage Morgan- “Emergence-See!” as part of the $10 tickets for 5- to 25-year-olds 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Life and Death” and “Dreams of Hubbard, black and Latino youth “Arena Presents” series Sunday. are available 30 minutes prior to Tickets cost $39 to $55. The theater
curtain. Arena Stage is located at is located at 1501 14th St. NW.
1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; 202-332-3300; studiotheatre.org.
arenastage.org. ■ Shakespeare Theatre
■ Forum Theatre & Dance will Company will stage Shakespeare’s
close “Valparaiso,” one of only “Hamlet” through July 29 at the
three full-length plays by novelist Lansburgh Theatre.
Don DeLillo, Sunday at the H Michael Kahn directs the pro-
Street Playhouse. duction, which employs modern
Performances are at 8 p.m. dress in part to emphasize the
Thursday through Saturday and 2 play’s universality.
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets Performances are generally at
cost $15 to $18; $12 to $15 for sen- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday;
iors and students. The H Street 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Playhouse is located at 1365 H St. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and 2
NE. 800-494-8497; forumtd.org. p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets
■ Theater J will close Motti cost $19 to $76.25, with discounts
Lerner’s “Pangs of the Messiah” available for students and seniors.
Sunday at the Washington DC The Lansburgh Theatre is located
Jewish Community Center. at 450 7th St. NW. 202-547-1122;
Eight West Bank settlers resist shakespearetheatre.org.
the dismantling of their settlement ■ Studio Theatre 2ndstage will
and an impending peace accord present “Reefer Madness: The
between the Israeli government and Musical” through Aug. 5.
the Palestinian Authority. The play by Kevin Murphy and
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dan Studney depicts a 1930s cam-
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; paign against marijuana through
8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. the story of Jim Harper, an
Sunday. Tickets cost $15 to $45. upstanding youth turned murderous
The Jewish Community Center is pot fiend.
located at 1529 16th St. NW. 800- Performances are at 8:30 p.m.
494-8497; theaterj.org. Wednesday through Saturday and
■ Studio Theatre will close Tom 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $35
Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and to $39. Studio Theatre is located at
Guildenstern Are Dead” Sunday. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300;
Performances are at 8 p.m. studiotheatre.org.
Wednesday through Saturday, 7 ■ Solas Nua will present “The
p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday Drunkard” in Georgetown
and Sunday. Tickets cost $39 to University’s Davis Performing Arts
$55. Studio Theatre is located at Center through Aug. 5.
1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; An adaptation of the 19th-centu-
studiotheatre.org. ry American temperance play of
■ The Foundry Players will pres- the same name, Tom Murphy’s
ent “Assassins,” with music and “The Drunkard” transfers the
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, action to rural Ireland in the 1800s.
through July 28. Performances of “The
Performances are at 8 p.m. Drunkard” will be at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Thursday through Saturday and 3
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $18; p.m. Sunday, except during the
$15 for students and seniors. The Fringe Festival from July 19
group performs at the Foundry through 29, when shows will be
United Methodist Church, 1500 daily (at the same times). Tickets
16th St. NW. 202-332-3454; cost $15 to $20. Georgetown
foundryplayers.com. University is located at 37th and O
■ Rorschach Theatre will present streets NW. 800-494-8497; solas-
Jennifer Maisel’s “Birds” at the nua.org.
Sanctuary Theatre in Casa Del ■ Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The
Pueblo Methodist Church through Phantom of the Opera” will return
July 29. to the Kennedy Center through
A wealthy woman with a past Aug. 12.
falls into the city’s underbelly when The longest-running production
she gives a homeless man her in Broadway history, the musical
lover’s coat. tells the love story between a dis-
Performances are at 8 p.m. figured composer and his muse, a
Thursday through Saturday, with 3 beautiful opera singer.
p.m. matinees on July 21, 28 and Performances are generally at
29. Tickets cost $12 to $20. Casa 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Del Pueblo Methodist Church is and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
located at 1459 Columbia Road Sunday. Tickets cost $36 to $94.
NW. 800-494-8497; rorschachthe- 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org.
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were to locate there.
“We would have to redo the 25-,
30-year-old garage to add parking
spaces, which is critical for
that would compete with Tysons
But he also said: “The only
place in Washington that’s viable
WINDOWS & DOORS A spokesperson for the deputy Georgetown. There are a bunch of for international fashion is
mayor for planning and economic public improvements that would Georgetown. We’re envisioning a
development declined to comment benefit us and the rest of Soho-style fashion center [at
RENEW RESTORATION, INC. about any specific location. “We Georgetown. ... Some might go Georgetown Park], if we can land
✴ ✴ ✴ Historic Restoration Specialists ✴ ✴ ✴ would love to see Nordstrom come into the hard costs of building out an appropriate department store.”
Window & Door Restoration & Replication to Washington,” he said. “We are the shell for Nordstrom’s to make it He noted that stores like
not picking out a site.” ready for them to build out their Nordstrom “want to be in a place
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store,” he said, adding that the with the energy of Georgetown
Weather-Stripping The Georgetown option area’s sewer system also needs with tourists, students and restau-
301-855-1913 • www.renewrestoration.com Brown said in an interview that improvements. rants.”
a Nordstrom store in Georgetown Brown agreed, saying
would need to receive financial Why city funds? Georgetown would be more likely
TREE SERVICES WINDOWS help from the city’s tax-increment The city currently has $200 mil- than downtown to draw desired
financing or “TIF” program, possi- lion available for tax-increment customers into the city from the
bly about $20 million. Through that financing, according to Evans and suburbs.
program, the city would float bonds Brown. “Shoppers wouldn’t leave
to be financed by the increase in When asked why the city should Pentagon City or Tysons Corner for
sales taxes generated by the store. use that money for an already pros- the old convention center, but they
Western Development has been perous area like Georgetown, would for Georgetown,” he said.
planning a major renovation of the Miller answered, “It’s not about “Nordstrom’s will be anchor to a
indoor shopping mall, which has Georgetown compared with number of other retail shops. It will
frontage on the south side of M Georgia Avenue. It’s Georgetown attract more people.”
Street and then dips two stories compared with Chevy Chase, Evans said Nordstrom manage-
underground. [Md.,] and Tysons Corner.” ment does not believe their store
In an interview, Western Georgetown Park itself, he alone can attract a sufficient num-
Development president Ben Miller added, “could support more than a ber of shoppers to make it prof-
said his firm plans to establish a $100 million TIF” because of the itable. The company told city offi-
task force with representatives from amount of sales tax revenue it cre- cials they are looking to locate in
the advisory neighborhood com- ates. an area that is already a “destina-
mission, Citizens Association of Council member Brown sug- tion — such as Georgetown.”
Georgetown and Georgetown gested use of some of the tax-incre- “They have no interest in being
Business Association “to determine ment financing funded by out there by themselves,” Evans
the highest and best use for Georgetown Park to help under- said.
Georgetown Park.” served neighborhoods, where the
“We have been talking to differ- taxes generated by new retail Lawsuit
ent retailers to see if they are inter- would not be sufficient to pay off A complicating factor in the
ested in Georgetown Park,” Miller the bonds. financing debate may be a lawsuit
continued. “Nordstrom is interest- “Kwame’s idea of letting a Western Development has filed
ed, but it’s a little early to say how Georgetown Park TIF underwrite against the city over a rejected pro-
much of a TIF we would need.” the needs of other areas is right posal for a real estate development
He said the chain would likely on,” said Miller. near the new baseball stadium.
require financial assistance to open Evans pointed out that Brown’s In response to a question, Evans
in Washington because of the way approach would require legislative said he doubts the Fenty adminis-
the market for department stores changes. Currently, each tax-incre- tration would offer the company
operates. ment financing project must be tax-increment financing while the
Major department stores usually self-financing. suit is pending. “I would not think
get their sites for practically noth- “A $20 million TIF for the city would entertain any kind of
Advertising in ing when they build in suburban Nordstrom’s in Georgetown Park economic incentives for any com-
shopping centers, Miller said. “And could be supported by the center’s pany that is currently suing the
they are given tens of millions of potential of $110 million,” Brown city.”
dollars [by the shopping center said. “If you need, say, $20 million He said Western Development
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for Nordstrom’s, you would still
have $90 million left over for other
should drop the lawsuit, but not as
a quid pro quo. Then, he added, he
The stores then draw customers underserved areas where a TIF can- would favor a serious consideration
to the mall’s smaller stores, which not be supported. ... To me that of tax-increment financing for a
pay rent. Part of the rent is used to could be a win-win.” Nordstrom in Georgetown Park.
gets results! cover the department store pay- A study by Basile Baumann Miller could not be reached for
ments, he explained. Prost & Associates Inc., a comment on Evans’ statement.
“Department stores are having public/private development adviso-
to adopt their model for urban ry firm hired by Western Opposition
locations, but they are not used to Development, estimates that by Ed Lazere of the D.C. Fiscal
Call now to get your business promoted: paying real rent,” Miller said. “ … adding Nordstrom, Georgetown Policy Institute, a budget-analysis
There is no way we can bring Park would see a yearly sales group generally linked with liberal
Nordstrom’s into an urban location increase of over $159 million, causes, has objected to city finan-
like Georgetown without the city’s yielding the District over $9.7 mil- cial support for a Georgetown
support. It is just impossible.” lion in sales taxes. Nordstrom.
Miller said Western The report says additional shop- Lazere said in an interview that
Development has not calculated
202-244-7223 how much help it would need. “We
pers attracted by the department
store and more high-quality retail
if the project can generate enough
revenue to justify a $100 million-
haven’t submitted for anything in in Georgetown Park likely would plus tax-increment financing bond
the way of a TIF. ... I don’t know make purchases of over $60 mil- issue, Western Development
where the $20 million number lion in the Georgetown area outside “should be able to finance the proj-
came from.” of the center, yielding almost $3.5 ect on [its] own.”
Evans said the number was million in additional sales taxes. “You pay consultants to get
mentioned during conversations he what you want,” Lazere added,
and Brown had with Nordstrom Georgetown vs. downtown referring to Basile Baumann Prost.
officials but was not meant to be Miller said Nordstorm is inter- “You cannot put a single dime of
precise. ested in the city because of recent trust into future projections [recom-
Miller said his company would demographic changes. “The city mended by] consultants who are
make a number of improvements to has gotten a lot younger. It could paid for by the beneficiaries of the
Georgetown Park if Nordstrom now support a real fashion center outcome.”
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Energetic, smart, & hardworking. the Washington Aqueduct a reasonable time period to select and install treatment
Chevy Chase native. Catholic U grad. to comply with its NPDES Permit. Although not required to do so, EPA solicited
Excellent references. Reliable & confi- public comment on the draft FFCA due to signiﬁcant public interest. Pursuant to
dential. Call Julie Furth: 202 557-0529 the FFCA, the Washington Aqueduct must achieve compliance with the numeric
www.jfurth.com • Julie@jfurth.com discharge limitations set forth in the NPDES Permit at one or more of the sedimen-
tation basins no later than March 1, 2008, and full compliance with the numeric is
PERSONAL ASSISTANT charge limitations at all basins no later than December 30, 2009.
Experienced organizer & facilities manager has
opening for 1 – 2 additional weekly clients. On May 3, 2007, the Washington Aqueduct requested two modiﬁcations to the
I do everything to help you have the quality of life FFCA: (1) an extension of the ﬁnal December 30, 2009 deadline to November 30,
you seek. is includes:
•Home & oﬃce organization •Automate ﬁnances &
2010; and (2) elimination of the March 1, 2008 interim deadline for compliance at
tax prep •Managing paper ﬂow one or more sedimentation basins.
VACATION SERVICE Paul Orsinger, LLC Although not required to do so, EPA is soliciting public comment on draft modi-
•Personal Assistance & Home Management ﬁcations to paragraph 22 of the FFCA granting the Corps’ request for modiﬁcations
• Pets, Plants, Mail, Lights •Skilled, Caring & Conﬁdential • Local References to the FFCA.
• Responsible and Experienced
• Jack and Jenny Casasco 202-365-1932
The FCCA, the Washington Aqueduct’s request for modiﬁcation, and a draft
202-248-2059 or 301-529-5728 proposed modiﬁcation to paragraph 22 of the FFCA extensions can be found at the
following web sites:
CNA HAS 10 yrs experience. Looking Federal Facility Compliance Agreement (FFCA)
for private duty, elderly care. Refer- (http:://washingtonaqueduct.nab.usace.army.mil/residuals/BackgroundDocs/ffca.pdf)
ences available. 240-997-5386. Army Corps of Engineers Request for Modiﬁcation
CNA SEEKS live-in job. 20 yrs experi-
ence, good references. Willing to
Personal Services travel.Please call 407-973-8954.
Persons wishing to comment on the Request for Extension contained in this
NURSE ASSISTANT, certified/male, notice are invited to do so in writing until August 17, 2007. Comments must be
assist with activities of daily living, prvt received within this public comment period to be considered in the formulation of
duty skills, food prep. DC License, this FFCA modiﬁcation. All comments should be written and include the name,
202-234-5848. address, e-mail address and telephone number of the commenter and a concise
statement of the exact basis of any comment and the relevant facts upon which such
Pets comments are bases. All written comments should be submitted to:
Mr. Andrew F. Seligman, Environmental Scientist/Enforcement Ofﬁcer
ADOPT “JENNA,” lovely 1 year old Our business is going Ofﬁce of Permits and Enforcement • Water Protection Division
brown tabby w/ huge green eyes. Real to the dogs! U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III
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money? A senior citizen needs some-
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grey. Super fuzzy, dreamboat KITTEN. N Overnight visits N Pet food delivery 202-364-0605.
N Cat care too! arrangements made for copying at the Region III Ofﬁce at anytime between 9:00
202-244-0556 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except during Federal Holidays. They
202/337-8456 Upholstery may also be obtained by writing to EPA Region III at the above address or by call-
Dogsitter/ Dog Daycare ing Mr. Seligman at 215-814-2097.
Personalized daycare and overnight
petsitting in my home. Lots of care, Insured & Bonded.
walks and park time.
Custom workroom for
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703-671-5504. from 06-07 Season. Furniture Priced for Quick Sale! Col-
Susan McConnell’s Yard/Moving/Bazaar 14th & P Street, NW. Info: lectibles, Glassware. Treasures,
Loving Pet Care. 202-232-7267 Clothing, Furniture Shops
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rything you need! Moving sale with
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THE CURRENT • Personal Attention
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