Neighbors have seemed really excited by the Women in Science series taking place monthly at local jazz club AJACS. So, we figured we wold continue spreading the word about it . The next event is coming up this Monday and will feature biomedical engineering professor Sahana N. Kukke, PH.D. The interactive discussion will center around the concept of senses, particularly touch. All ages are welcome and no background knowledge is needed.
We thought Brookland music lovers would be interested in this free concert featuring Anthony McGill, principal clarinet New York Philharmonic performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. The concert will take place Monday, February 27 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at
Ward Recital Hall . The event is free but tickets are required, limit 4 per person. Reserve yours here.
We thought readers would be interested in a recent article in the Washingtonian about the relationships between DC Universities and their respective neighborhoods. The article is especially favorable towards our neighbor Catholic University, with passages such as this one:
Catholic, for instance, intentionally tried to nurture a student-friendly atmosphere around its campus, working with developers and nonprofits to build entirely new space for businesses and art studios. But it’s the exception. Around AU, as at most of the area’s campuses, neighborhood politics and zoning rules make it seem as if Washington wants students seen but not heard.
Much of the article compares CUA to American University, and as someone who attended AU (ok, a long time ago, but still) I would say that the characterization is spot on. I think it would be great to increase the “college town” vibe in our neighborhood even further. What do you think?
Here is a great way to enjoy an affordable live musical performance right here in our backyard. Catholic U’s spring musical is Little Women, running from Friday February 17th – Sunday, February 26. From the CUA School Of Music Facebook page:
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, the musical focuses on the four March sisters — brassy, Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth — and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio. At its core it is a musical about family and the love that binds them together against all odds.
Performances will take place at CUA’s Hartke Theater, 3801 Harewood Road. You can get your tickets here. For more information on shows put on by the CUA School of Music, many of them free, check out their calendar here.
We thought neighbors would be interested in an upcoming Hispanic Film Festival on Catholic U’s campus. The festival will run from Wednesday, February 15 to Monday, February 27. The festival is free and open to the public and all films have English subtitles. For more information, check out the event page and the tweet below.
Music loving Brooklanders – check out this event coming up on February 9th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. From the event page:
Please join us as we welcome DC music journalist, Scott Crawford. Crawford will be discussing the 1980’s hardcore DC Punk scene, and signing copies of his new book about the era in his new book, SPOKE.
How much do you know about the DC Punk scene? Personally, I love it. Join us Feb. 9th to learn more about The District’s musical past! pic.twitter.com/F0S79s1kEz
The Polar Plunge is an annual charity event in support of Special Olympics D.C. The event will take place at Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium on Friday, February 3, at 6 p.m. Sounds like a fun event for a great cause! From the Catholic University Department of Athletics website:
Everyone is invited to take the plunge in the swimming pool which will be erected on the field, directly behind the DuFour Athletics Center.
It is a quick dip that makes a big impact in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
We thought neighbors would be interested in this upcoming event that will feature physics professor Sarah Eno, PH.D. The discussion will center around the Higgs Boson particle and the field of science all together. All ages are welcome and no background information is needed.
Every year around this time local residents are taken by surprise by a fireworks display over Catholic U. We get Tweets and emails with people asking if they are hearing gunshots or lamenting that they didn’t know about it ahead of time, and would have liked to have enjoyed the show. So, we figured we would give readers a heads up. The fireworks are a part of Luaupalooza, a celebration of the end of CUA’s school year. This year the event will be Friday April 29th, and we are guessing the fireworks will begin when it gets good and dark outside. So, grab a blanket, find a clear view of the sky and enjoy!
Burroughs Elementary is having a Spring Planting Festival on April 23rd from 9 am -12 pm and the community is invited to come out and enjoy the event. For more information see the flyer below or contact John Burroughs Elementary School Garden Coordinator Karen Davison at email@example.com or 319-464-7570.
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