What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (11/18-11/24)

Overwhelmed with all you have to do to get ready for Thanksgiving? Don’t worry, Tenleytown has a lot of events to take your mind off the holiday preparations. Here’s what’s happening this week in the neighborhood:

  • On Monday, November 18, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library kicks off a week-long celebration of The Hunger Games in anticipation of the release of the second movie in the trilogy on November 22.  Monday at 4:00 p.m. the library will host a film showing of The Hunger Games, followed by a teen trivia tournament on Tuesday and Thursday.  The Tuesday contest, which starts at 3:30 p.m., focuses on the first book in the series The Hunger Games, while Thursday’s event, which starts at 4:00 p.m., is all about the second book Catching Fire.  Teens can show off their knowledge of all things Katniss and Peeta, enjoy snacks and earn prizes.  May the odds be ever in your favor!
  • Also tonight, Friendship Hospital for Animals will host the latest in its Client Education Series.  The free session on Holiday Hazards for Pets will be held at the Tenley-Friendship Library at 7:00 p.m.  Learn what holiday plants and decorations may be harmful to pets and how to make traveling with pets easier.
  • On Tuesday, November 19, American University will host a discussion of Fahrenheit 415 as part of its Books that Shaped America series.  American University Librarian Nancy Davenport will lead the discussion, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gianni Lounge of the Mary Graydon Center.

  • Also on Tuesday, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking will host a discussion with Associate Director Sandy Cannon-Brown entitled Telling Big Stories Through Tiny Critters.  Cannon-Brown will share a sneak-peak of her new film that explores the culture, economy and environment of the Chesapeake Bay through the story of the oyster. The discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Wechsler Theater at the Mary Graydon Center.
  • Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3F will meet on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Methodist Home located at 4901 Connecticut Avenue.  The agenda for the November meeting includes proposed precinct realignment, escalator rehabilitation at the Van Ness Metro station and reconstruction of Broad Branch Road.
  • On Wednesday, the Citizens Advisory Council for the 2nd Police District (CAC 2D) will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the 2nd District Station at 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW.  The 2nd District commander will meet with residents to discuss public safety issues.
  • The Tenley-Friendship Library continues the Autumn in New York Film Series on Thursday, November 21 at 6:45 p.m. with the Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail. Each Thursday in November and December, the library is showing films set in New York. The series will take a break for Thanksgiving and return in December with Taxi Driver, Desperately Seeking Susan and Elf.
  • On Saturday, November 23, Warren Brown, owner of CakeLove, will visit the Tenley-Friendship Library to discuss his fourth cookbook, which is dedicated to pies.  He’ll demonstrate how to make pie crusts, offer some treats to taste and sign copies of his cookbook.
  • Finally, don’t miss out on the Wilson High School production of West Side Story as it ends its two weekend run with performances on November 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.; there’s also a special matinee showing at 2:30 p.m. on the 23rd. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children, and are available in advance by contacting wilsondramatickets@gmail.com or at the door.