What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (5/19-5/25)

Tenleytown is putting on a show this week! Come to the neighborhood for an arts festival, instrumental music concert and special USO-style tribute to the troops, plus much more. Here’s what you can enjoy:

  • The History/Biography Book Club will meet on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library. This month’s selection is When America First Met China by Eric Jay Dolin.
  • On Tuesday, May 20 bring the kids, ages 7 to 13, to the Tenley-Friendship Library at 4:30 p.m. to explore life Under the Sea. They will learn about aquatic life as a professional marine biologist presents live sea animals and discusses the importance of conservation for the health of all sea creatures. Advance registration is not required.
  • On Wednesday, May 21 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.
  • As part of Police Month, the Citizens Advisory Council for the Second District (CAC-2D) will host an all-day meal on May 21 to feed the nearly 300 officers of the Second District. Community members can help the Council give thanks to the MPD Second District by volunteering at the event or making financial or in-kind donations. Interested residents should contact Samantha Nolan at NolanTutor@yahoo.com.

  • Wilson High School will host its 1st Annual ArtsFest on Thursday, May 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will feature visual art exhibits, and dance, musical and dramatic performances highlighting the talents of Wilson students and the arts programming at Wilson High School. In addition, the whole family can participate in interactive art projects and games, shop at the student marketplace and sample delicious selections from food vendors. For an updated schedule of the evening’s activities, visit www.wilsonhs.org. The ArtsFest is free and open to the public.
  • During the ArtsFest, the Wilson Jazz and Concert bands, as well as the String Orchestra will offer their Spring Instrumental Music Concert at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults; email wim.boosters@gmail.com for tickets.
  • The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:30 pm at the Methodist Home, 4901 Connecticut Avenue NW. The featured speaker will be Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, the Democratic Party nominee for Mayor. Light Refreshments will be provided.
  • Join Friendship Terrace for a USO Show and Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans on Friday, May 23. Vocalist Andrea Hancock, “Senorita Sunshine,” recreates the USO Show during this special tribute that begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Seabury at Friendship Terrace Retirement Community is located at 4201 Butterworth Place, NW.
  • Rain delayed the Wilson High School 2nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, which means there is more time to register! The tournament will now take place on Friday, June 6 at the University of Maryland Golf Course. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Wilson Parent-Teacher-Student Organization and the many initiatives the PTSO supports. Find out more and sign up for the event at the tournament website.

And don’t forget 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.
  • Start your weekend off with Family Story Time at the Tenley-Friendship Library. Enjoy songs, rhymes and good books on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome.


Know of an event in the neighborhood? Want to let others know, too? Send us an email at tenleytowndc@gmail.com.