What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (2/2-2/8)

If the end of the NFL season has you in sports withdrawal, take heart – college hoops are in full swing and this month AU has ticket specials just for you. Sports, not your thing? That’s okay, Tenleytown has live music, comedy, yoga, and fascinating lectures this week, plus so much more:

  • To kick off National Pet Dental Health Month, Friendship Hospital for Animals will host a “Yappy” Hour on Tuesday, February 3 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The free event will feature presentations on proper dental care, complimentary teeth checks for pets, light fare and drinks, and goody bags. The event will take place at the hospital on their brand new second floor.  Register to attend by emailing toothmonth@friendshiphospital.com
  • On Wednesday, February 4 enjoy yoga in the galleries at the Katzen Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. The session will be led by a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. Participants are asked to bring a mat. Free for museum members; $5 for non-members.
  • Georgetown Day School invites the community to attend a talk on Wednesday, February 4 by award-winning Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte on her book Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. The discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the event and copies of Schulte’s book will be available for purchase.
  • Cheer on the American University Eagles as the men’s basketball team takes on Loyola on Wednesday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bender Arena. Just for AU neighbors in Northwest D.C., AU Athletics is offering $5 end zone seats for men’s basketball games. Purchase your tickets online and use the promo code “FEBFIVE” at checkout. And don’t forget to show your support for the women’s basketball team on Saturday, February 7 as they battle Colgate at 2:00 p.m.  AU neighbors can purchase discounted tickets for $4 each by using the promo code “NEIGHBOR15” at checkout.
  • The School of International Service at American University will host a discussion with professor Guy Ziv on his recently published book Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel on Thursday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. Ziv’s work focuses Peres’ dramatic shift from hawkish strategist to dovish peacemaker. He applies his research findings to other leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and discusses the relevance of his work to the upcoming Israeli elections and their implications for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion, which takes places in the Abramson Family Founders Room of the School of International Service.

  • American University will provide an update on its East Campus construction on Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. AU will share information on the project’s status and an updated schedule, and will discuss the need for modifications to current limitations on construction hours.
  • Coffee Nature, our neighborhood coffee shop, has launched a weekly live music and stand-up comedy show on Saturdays. Stop by between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and enjoy some entertainment with your weekend coffee, pastry, or lunch. Coffee Nature is located at 4224 Fessenden Street. You can read more about it in our review.
  • Join the James Renwick Alliance at the Katzen Arts Center on Saturday, February 7 for Craft of Music from noon to 5:00 p.m. The afternoon includes a panel discussion on making, playing, and collecting stringed instruments; an exhibition of historic, contemporary, and nontraditional stringed instruments; and performances of Bach by classical string ensemble, Arcovoce and aMuse and bluegrass by Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band. Tickets are $40, $30 for JRA members. Register online at jra.org or contact 301-907-3888.
  • Lil omm yoga will host a Dance with Daughters on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Come dance with your daughters, ages 7 years and older, and appreciate one another as you take part in this JourneyDance™. Tickets can be purchased online and are $30 for an adult and up to two children; $40 for families of four or more.
  • The National Presbyterian Church invites community members to attend a discussion on “Jesus and Muslims” with Carl Medearis, an author and speaker on Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations. On Sunday, February 8 Medearis, who lived in Lebanon for 12 years, will share his perspective on the Middle East. The discussion will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Jones Hall, located in the National Presbyterian School gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information on the event can be found online or by calling 202-537-0800.
  • Join lil omm yoga on Sunday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. for Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore to help reduce tension, improve flexibility, and release the emotions that have become stuck in the body. Register online for the class, which costs $35 to attend.

And don’t forget these great weekly events:

  • Play a few friendly hands of bridge at the Iona Senior Services Bridge Group on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. New members are welcome, but as many of the foursomes have been playing together for years, you may want to recruit your own foursome to play a few rubbers. 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.
  • The AU Farmers Market continues even in the winter. Each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Agora Farms and Upper Crust Bakery bring to the farmers market fresh vegetables, homemade breads, and desserts. The market is located in front of the Mary Graydon Building on the university campus.
  • Bring your little LEGO architects and builders to the Tenley-Friendship Library on Wednesdays to join the LEGO Construction Crew. Each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., the library will provide all the bricks a child’s imagination can handle. Ages 6 to 12 years welcome.
  • 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 8:00 p.m., but arrive early to reserve a seat. (Read about Tenleytown, D.C.’s experience with Trivia Wednesday here.)
  • Join Paul’s Wine and Spirits on Friday evening for the weekly Friday Night Wine Tasting from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The complimentary tastings are set up to allow guests to arrive at any point during the event and are meant to be a fun, social, educational, and tasty experience. Paul’s is located at 5205 Wisconsin Avenue.
  • 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.


  • Thank you, Leigh Catherine, for always keeping us so up-to-date about what’s going on right here in our neighborhood. I didn’t know about Brigid Schulte’s talk, and I’m excited to go.

    Thank you again for sharing all of your findings with us, and doing it in such an accessible, organized way. It must take a lot of time, and we appreciate it!

  • Thanks for the kind feedback, Amy! I’m so glad that we’re helping to connect you to new events, and that you are finding the website a useful resource.