If you haven’t checked out our neighborhood events calendar lately, here’s a sampling of what’s listed just this week:
Politics and governance
Tuesday, February 21: ANC 3F holds its February meeting, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Find more information here.
Wednesday, February 22: At 7 p.m., the Ward 3 Democratic Committee presents a “Community Conversation with Congressman Jamie Raskin.” Congressman Raskin will discuss the current Congress, DC Statehood, and various other current topics and also will take questions from the audience.
Arts and musicTuesday, February 21: As part of the Vocal Arts DC series at UDC’s Theater of the Arts, French soprano Sandrine Piau and her longtime collaborative accompanist, Susan Manoff together have drawn rave reviews worldwide. They will perform selections by Schubert, Liszt, Wolf and Debussy.
Wednesday, February 22: The speaker at the UDC JAZZforum at 7 p.m. discusses the very first jazz recording, made one century ago.
Thursday, February 23: Join Van Ness Main Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bread Furst for its next Jazz@VN featuring jazz singer Alison Crockett. Alison most recently performed in Van Ness during Art All Night.
Thursday, February 23: Neighbor Joe Cameron is the featured artist through March 12th at the American University Museum in the Katzen Arts Center. At 5:30 p.m., join Cameron and curator Jane Livingston for a conversation on the poetic compositions in his black and white photographs. Forest Hills Connection will publish a profile of Cameron soon.
For kids and teens
Tuesday, February 21: The temporary Cleveland Park Library at Van Ness is beginning to introduce some programming. “Project Bricks” takes place Tuesdays at 4 p.m., and as the name suggests, it involves play with Lego and Duplo blocks.
Then, on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.: Teens can feel powerless, but these teenagers in the 1960s made history. C.R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a lecture on black teens in the Civil Rights Movement at the Cleveland Park Interim Library.
Saturday, February 26: Story Circle at Soapstone Market is another new weekly happening on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Guests will read a children’s picture book followed by a section of a selected chapter book, to be continued weekly.