Weekend Round Up January 8, 2015

CAG Salutes Oral History Pioneers*: Anne Emmet, Gary Tischler, Elizabeth Stevens, Richard Levy, and Philip Levy
CAG Salutes Oral History Pioneers*: Anne Emmet, Gary Tischler, Elizabeth Stevens, Richard Levy, and Philip Levy

Spotlight on Design: 11th Street Bridge Park

January 8th, 2015 at 06:30 PM | $20 | efilar@nbm.org | Tel: 202-272-2448 | Event Website

The 11th Street Bridge Park, Washington, D.C.’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River, took another step forward with the recent selection of a winning design by firms OMA and OLIN. Jason Long, partner-in-charge at OMA, Hallie Boyce, RLA, ASLA, partner at OLIN, Scott Kratz, director, 11th Street Bridge Project, and David W. Smith, executive director, The Pearl Coalition, discuss the project, community involvement, and plans to create an engaging civic space.

Address

401 F Street. NW. 20001

Elvis’s Birthday Fight Club (5th Anniversary)

January 9th, 2015 at 08:00 PM | $18-22 | info@astropopevents.com | Tel: 202-321-2878 | Event Website

Celebrate the King of Rock n’ Roll’s birthday with sucker punches, burlesque and below-the-belt comedy. The theatrical production includes seven bouts of flimflam fisticuffs with ringside commentary by “Elvis” and Kittie Glitter.

EBFC is a potent mix of silly, sexy, and satire. Fighters range from the surreal to the sublime. While the 2015 fight card is top secret, past matches have included Godzilla vs. Bridezilla, Congress vs. a Clown, and "Putin vs.a Unicorn."

Address

Gala Hispanic Theatre; 3333 14th St NW

Kids in the Kitchen

January 10th, 2015 at 10:00 AM | Free | jlwkitk@gmail.com | Event Website

Please join The Junior League of Washington and Children’s National Medical Center for a fun, free healthy eating and fitness activity fair for children, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 10, 2015. We’re going to have lots of great activities for kids, including exercise classes like Zumba, cooking demonstrations with professional chefs and nutrition experts, and more. Sign up is required.

Address

Children’s National Medical Center’s Washington National Diabetes Care Complex; 111 Michigan Ave., NW

Portraits in Design: Le Corbusier

January 10th, 2015 at 01:00 PM | $20 | efilar@nbm.org | Tel: 202-272-2448 | Event Website

Anthony Flint, author of "Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow" (New Harvest, 2014), presents a portrait of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965). Flint suggests that there is much to learn from the Swiss-French architect of the Villa Savoye and the Ronchamp chapel.

Address

401 F STREET, NW

CAG Salutes Oral History Pioneers

January 13th, 2015 at 07:30 PM | Sueinnovent@aol.com | Tel: 202-337-7313 | Event Website

CAG will hear from well-known Georgetowners Richard Levy, Elizabeth Stevens, Philip Levy, Anne Emmet, and Gary Tischler. These engaging Georgetowners have recorded their recollections about life in Georgetown in one-on-one interviews with CAG's oral history volunteers.

The City Tavern Club also invites CAG members to continue the evening with dinner on a space-available basis in the Grill Room. Reservations are due Thursday, January 8 to Sueinnovent@aol.com. Dinner is $35 per person.

Address

3206 M Street N.W

U.S. Navy Memorial Authors on Deck

January 13th, 2015 at 12:00 PM | Free | mweber@navymemorial.org | Tel: 202-737-2300 | Event Website](http://www.navymemorial.org/)

The US Navy Memorial presents Commander Andrew Faltum. The Author will present his most recent book, The Supercarriers: The Forrestal and Kitty Hawk (Naval Institute Press, 2014). This historical overview covers the Forrestal-class supercarriers and the follow up ships.

A historical overview written in a nontechnical style, this book will appeal to general audiences, naval enthusiasts and hobbyists.

Following the presentation, Faltum will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.

Address

United States Navy Memorial; Naval Heritage Center, Presidents Room; 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Yoga at Georgetown Library

January 13th, 2015 at 12:30 PM | Free | geoyogarsvp@gmail.com | Tel: 202-727-0232 | Event Website

Take an Om Break at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist.

To RSVP for any or all classes, please send an email including your name and the date(s) you are interested in attending. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Please RSVP to the following email address: geoyogarsvp@gmail.com

Address

3260 R St. NW

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