What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (11/11-11/17)

Tenleytown continues to offer a mix of art, culture and local politics this week.  Here’s what’s happening in the neighborhood:

  • On Tuesday, November 12, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking will host a discussion on Drawing Inspiration with cartoonist Jim Toomey, the artist behind Sherman’s LagoonToomey brings together cartooning and short films to highlight environmental issues.  The talk will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Graydon Center.
  • The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library will host a talk with former secret service agent and author Jerry Parr on Wednesday, November 13.  Parr, who protected President Ronald Reagan against would-be assassin John Hinkley, Jr., will share his experiences and book In the Secret Service.  The talk will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the second-floor large conference room and will be followed by a book sale and signing.
  • The Tenley-Friendship Library continues the Autumn in New York Film Series on Thursday, November 14 at 6:45 p.m. with Moonstruck. Each Thursday in November and December, the library is showing films set in New York.  The lineup of movies for November also includes You’ve Got Mail.
  • Also on Thursday, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Janney Elementary School library, 4130 Albemarle Street, NW
  • West Side Story begins its two weekend run at Wilson High School with performances on November 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children, and are available in advance by contacting wilsondramatickets@gmail.com or at the door.