What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (4/7-4/13)

Tenleytown is celebrating great art and literature, with author discussions, a film festival, symphonic and choral concerts and modern and jazz dance – along with a host of other exciting events. Come see what the neighborhood has to offer this week:

  • Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for this week’s Tuesday Lecture Series at 12:15 p.m. on April 8. Board certified cardiologist Brian Lewis will discuss the heart, abnormal heart beats and treatments in his session Help for the Heartbeat: A Cardiologist’s Perspective. Each week, OLLI offers a thought-provoking lecture on current affairs, world politics, history, arts or science. The hour-long lectures, which take place at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue, are free and open to the public.
  • On Tuesday, April 8, the Tenley-Friendship Library, in partnership with Henry Holt and Company, will host author John Boyne at 1:30 p.m. for a discussion of his novel Stay Where You Are and Then Leave. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.
  • The Tenley-Friendship Library will also host on Tuesday an opening reception for its exhibit Altered Book. Art created from books will be on display at the library through May 2. Celebrate the start of the exhibit with light refreshments from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m.
  • On Wednesday morning, enjoy yoga in the galleries at the Katzen Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. The free session will be led by a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. Participants are asked to bring a mat.

  • The farmers’ market at American University returns each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Located in front of the Mary Graydon Building on the university campus, Agora Farms and Upper Crust Bakery bring to the farmers’ market farm fresh vegetables, homemade breads and desserts.
  • Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E will hold its April meeting in the Wilson High School Black Box Theater on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will largely be devoted to a presentation of and discussion on proposed renovations to Friendship (Turtle) Park.
  • On Friday, April 11 the AU School of Communications and the National Gallery of Art kick off a three-day film festival featuring works related to iconic photographer, Garry Winogrand and the NGA exhibition of his photographic works. At 7:00 p.m. AU will host a screening of Everybody Street on the 2nd Floor of the McKinley Building. The festival continues on Sunday, April 13 with a screening of Third Avenue: Only the Strong Survive and On the Bowery at 4:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.
  • The American University Symphonic Band will present Chaos Theory by James Bonney, a wind band repertoire of the highest quality for brass, woodwinds, and percussion, on Friday, April 11 at the Katzen Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for members of the AU community and seniors. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.
  • The same evening, American University will present its Spring Dance Concert – Agile, Mobile, Tactile at 8:00 p.m. at the Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre. The performance, which features modern and jazz dance, is choreographed by AU faculty, students, and guest artists. A discussion with the choreographers will follow the concert on April 11. An encore performance will be given on April 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for regular admission, $10 for members of the AU community and seniors.
  • A weekend of the performing arts closes out on Saturday, April 12 with a concert by the American University Chamber Singers at 8:00 p.m. at the Katzen Arts Center. The program will celebrate the arrival of the music program’s new continuo organ, which was handmade by the firm of Henk Klop in the Netherlands. An encore performance will be given at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for members of the AU community and seniors.
  • Finally, make sure your spring plants thrive by placing your orders for mulch, top soil and soil amendments at Janney Elementary’s Second Annual Mulch Sale. Free delivery will be made within one week of your order unless a special request is made; no one needs to be present for delivery. You can order and pay online at www.janneyschool.org (click on “Support Janney”) or mail an order form with a check payable to Janney PTA to Janney Mulch Sale, c/o Janney Elementary School, 4130 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. The sale runs through April 13.

And don’t miss out on these great weekly events:

  • Play a few friendly hands of bridge at the Iona Senior Services Bridge Group on Mondays. New members are always welcome to join for a few rubbers from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 202-895-9448.
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Friendship Heights is offering a weekly free yoga class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The classes are open to the public and all skill levels. Call 202-686-2210 or email [email protected] to sign up. Classes will be held at the PCRM offices at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400.
  • Test your knowledge with Trivia Wednesday at Public Tenley where teams compete for a chance at a $5,000 cash prize in the CSN Trivia Challenge. Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m., but arrive early to reserve a seat.


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