The Week Ahead: June 13, 2018


Thursday, June 14

  • D.C. Council member David Grosso and the Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will host “Politics & Art: District Vox at the Wilson Building,” a celebration of voice — from song to spoken word. The event will feature more than 20 acts representing all eight wards of the city. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the first floor of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Friday, June 15

  • The Friends of Volta Park group will kick off Volta Park Weekend with a cocktail party and silent auction from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. Tickets cost $150. For details, visit

Saturday, June 16

  • The new Cleveland Park Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW will open with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, at-large D.C. Council member David Grosso and DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan. Family-friendly festivities throughout the day will include a performance by Coyaba Dance Theater at 11 a.m.; a Memory Lab Demo on preserving and digitizing photos, documents, slides and the like from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a building tour at noon; a performance by the Maret School’s jazz quintet at noon; and story time and drop-in craft activities throughout the day.
  • The Burleith Citizens Association will present a free community walking tour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. led by Dwane Starlin, a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides and co-author of the newly released book “Images of America: Burleith.” The tour will visit all five of the recently refurbished call boxes in Burleith and describe well-known residents over the years that have included presidential candidates and their grandchildren, U.S. astronauts, spies, artists, poets and World War II generals. The tour will begin at the west entrance to Hardy Middle School at 35th and T streets NW and end at Whitehaven Park at 37th Street and Whitehaven Parkway NW at the start of the annual Burleith Picnic. The picnic, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., will feature music performances, food and drink, a dog contest and children’s activities. For details, visit
  • The Friends of Volta Park group will hold Volta Park Day from 2 to 5 p.m. at 34th and Q streets NW. Activities will include music, rides, games, a bake sale, grilled food and drinks. For details, visit

Monday, June 18

  • Solar United Neighbors will host an information session for the 51st State Solar Co-op from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. The co-op is a project funded by Solar for All, a program of the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment. Reservations are requested; visit

Saturday, June 23

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital will host its third annual Family Fun Festival featuring games, health screenings, a diaper derby, live music, snacks, giveaways and more. The free festival will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Parking Lot 2 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW. Attendees are invited to donate diapers for families in need. For details, visit
  • Washington International Church and Restoration Church, 4420 River Road NW, will host a Community Cookout from noon to 3 p.m. The event will include free food, a moon bounce, face painting and other activities for all ages. For details, visit

Sunday, June 24

  • The Shepherd Park Citizens Association will hold its 16th annual Community Picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia Road NW. Activities will include a cookout, games, music, face painting, craft making and presentation of community service awards.
  • The Cleveland Park Business Association will present the “Uptown Shuffle” dance party from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sam’s Park & Shop, 3529 Connecticut Ave. NW. The free outdoor event will feature food from local restaurants, a DJ spinning tunes, Zumba moves from City Fitness instructors, raffle prizes from area retailers, and more. For details, visit

Tuesday, June 26

  • The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the West End Library, 2301 L St. NW. The guest speaker will be Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham.

Thursday, June 28

  • The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

Friday, June 29

  • The D.C. Council will hold a public roundtable on summer modernizations of D.C. Public Schools facilities. The hearing will begin at 11 a.m. in Room 412, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Tuesday, July 4

  • The Palisades Citizens Association will present its 52nd annual Fourth of July parade, which will include neighborhood children on decorated bicycles, the Washington Scottish Bagpipe Band, Alma Boliviana, the Georgetown-Palisades Lions Club, the Masons, the D.C. Different Drummers marching band, D.C. Fire Department Engine Co. 29, United Horsemen’s Association, political candidates and city officials. The parade will start at 11 a.m. at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard NW and proceed along MacArthur to the Palisades Recreation Center at Sherier and Dana places NW, the site of a free post-parade picnic.