What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (4/14-4/20)

Film buffs take note – Tenleytown is brimming with free film screenings this week ranging from historical dramas to documentaries. Check out what you can see on the big screen, as well as all the other great events in the neighborhood:

  • Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for this week’s Tuesday Lecture Series at 12:15 p.m. on April 15. Trish Savage, a graduate of Schenectady County’s Cornell Master Gardener Program, will share tips and techniques for site selection, soil preparation and planting summer-blooming bulbs in her session on Planting Bulbs This Spring. 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 evening, the AU School of Communication will host a screening of clips and a panel discussion about Showtime’s eight-part climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. Series producer Mishi Ebrahim will moderate the discussion of the series, which launched nationwide on Sunday, April 13. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the McKinley Building and is free and open to the public.
  • Celebrate spring as the National Theatre’s Community Vaudeville Program brings bass soloist Michael Consoli to Seabury at Friendship Terrace on Thursday, April 17 at 10:45 a.m. for a concert of seasonal favorites. A concert bass soloist, Consoli will perform a spirited program of opera arias, devotional songs of the season, some show tunes and sing-alongs! Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for complimentary coffee with the free concert beginning at 10:45 a.m. The Community Vaudeville Program is an arts outreach of The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. to senior communities, community centers, schools, hospitals and similar venues.

  • The Tenley-Friendship Library will host a Jim Henson Movie Marathon all day on Thursday. Enjoy his classic Muppet characters and characters from his Creature Shop. There are four films to enjoy:
      • 1:15 p.m. – In The Muppet Movie (1979, G), the Muppets take on Hollywood in their first feature film.
      • 3:00 p.m. – Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and the Great Gonzo set out to catch a thief and clear Miss Piggy’s name in The Great Muppet Caper (1981, G).
      • 5:00 p.m. – Henson creates a mythical battle between good and evil in The Dark Crystal (1982, PG).
      • 7:00 p.m. – Don’t miss David Bowie in the gothic fantasy Labyrinth (1986, PG).
  • On Thursday, April 17 join the Glover Park Citizens Association and the chairpersons of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions 3D, 3E and 3G for a Town Hall meeting on Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s fiscal year 2015 budget. The meeting will take place at Alice Deal Middle School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Also on Thursday, AARP will sponsor a free screening of The Railway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman at 7:00 p.m. at the AMC Mazza Gallerie theaters. The Railway Man tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his love interest Patti discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. To RSVP for tickets, call 1-877-926-8300 or go online to http://aarp.cvent.com/RAILWAYMAN_Washington.
  • On Friday, April 18 the AU School of Communications and the National Gallery of Art conclude 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 Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer on the 2nd Floor of the McKinley Building. The festival is free and open to the public.
  • Enjoy an Easter Sunday Buffet from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Friendship Terrace on April 20. The buffet will feature custom omelets, a carving station, scrumptious sides, delicious desserts and more. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under 6 and meal plan residents eat for free. Please call 202-244-7400 to make your reservation by Saturday, April 19. Diners are invited to stay for a special “Arts Are for All Ages” Easter performance at 3:00 p.m. in the 5th Floor Lounge.

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 fvalente@pcrm.org to sign up. Classes will be held at the PCRM offices at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400.
  • Visit the farmers’ market at American University 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.
  • 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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