Upcoming events in the neighborhood:
Monday, April 13th
Celebrate the life and music of Shirley Horn, 7 p.m. (free): Join Horn’s daughter Rainy Smith as she shares rare stories and perspectives on her mother’s career, and her roots in Washington. The event is hosted by the UDC JAZZforum at the recital hall in the Performing Arts building (Building 46-West).
Tuesday, April 14th
RESCHEDULED due to weather – Beautify the Windom Place parklet, NOW Wednesday, April 15th, 8 to 11:30 a.m.: WAMU and American University are hosting a spring cleanup of the Windom Place parklet just east of 4401 Connecticut Avenue. Find details here.
Thursday, April 16th
The Quest For Room Temperature Superconductivity, 6:30-8 p.m.: The physicists next door at the Carnegie Institution (5251 Broad Branch Road) hold periodic talks that are open to the public. The next of the “Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures” series concerns the search for a more easily-made superconductor, a material that conduct electricity without any resistance. “Although superconductivity has many practical applications for electronics, medical engineering, power transmission and storage, the difficulty of creating superconducting materials prevents it from being used to its full potential.” Arrive at 6 p.m. for light refreshments before the lecture begins at 6:30. Find registration and driving/walking directions here.
Saturday, April 18th
UDC Biogas workshop, day one: Learn the methods of producing this biofuel, which can be used for cooking, heating and vehicle operation. Register for the workshop at Miurkirk Farm Saturday and Sunday, April 19th, or attend an free lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, April 17th. More information here.
Sunday, April 19th
Deborah LaCroix’s open studio, 2 to 4:30 p.m.: The artist is opening her Forest Hills studio to the public. Find details here.