The Corner Forum
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003
Issue #41

Calendar of Upcoming Events

If you attend any of these events, please send in anything from a few lines to a long article about what happened. And if you know of any upcoming events that other readers might be interested in, send them in! Events are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to all.

— Compiled by Marc Borbely

536 13th St. NE

Saturday, August 2

2 p.m. The Ordination Service of the Rev. Orlando J. Bego (1308 Emerald St. NE). At the Upper Room Baptist Church, 60 Burns St. NE. (Near the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue and Blaine Street NE). Reception following service. Info, 397-5826.

4 p.m. Women's Soccer. Washington Freedom vs. San Jose Cyberrays. By the Women's United Soccer Association. At RFK Stadium, 22nd & East Capitol Streets NE. $15-$40. Tickets, 432-7328 or

Sunday, August 3

12-6 p.m. National KidsDay. "A day to celebrate and honor children through the gift of meaningful time. Meaningful Time is time spent between adults and children that both consider engaging, important, and enjoyable." By Boys & Girls Clubs of America and KidsPeace. At the Ellipse. Info, 301-562-2016. or

Monday, August 4

Sunset. "Jailhouse Rock." (1957) Film: 96 minutes. "Elvis Presley is simple, misunderstood hero Vince, jailed on a manslaughter charge, while behind bars, the good `ol boy perfects his singing, guitar picking and hip swiveling." Screen on the Green. By HBO and America Online. Between 4th and 7th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW, on the National Mall. /event.adp?eid=1018438

Tuesday, August 5

6:30 p.m. National Night Out. "PSA511 neighbors will walk with MPD officers from the Teacher's Credit Union at the corner of 9th and D Streets NE to Checkers at the corner of 14th Street and Maryland Avenue NE. There, they will meet with the PSA512 walkers and proceed to walk the border of our PSA's down 14th Street to Massachusetts Avenue. It will likely be hot; all walkers are encouraged to wear cool, comfortable white T-shirts for the event to increase our visibility." Info, Jennifer Flather,

Thursday, August 7

5:30-7 p.m. Jazz-o-scope: Bobby Parker. Keter Betts's All Stars and Birthday Bash. "Singer/guitarist Bobby Parker and his band demonstrate the relationship between jazz and blues." At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Plaza, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 633-4674.

Friday, August 8

12 p.m. Korean Americans. Film. (1994, 50 mins.) "This film examines the Korean American community, a group that is seeking to retain its traditional cultural values while adjusting to life in the U.S. Korean Americans have come into frequent and violent conflict with inner-city African Americans and have sought, through their own ethnic civic organizations, to overcome the rejection of the community around them." At the National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium.

Saturday, August 9

10 a.m. Corner Forum meeting. "Help assemble the current issue and plan future ones." At the home of Marc Borbely and Tammi Cioffi, 536 13th St. NE, 544-2447.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Job Opportunity Workshop. "The purpose of the workshops is to acquaint job seekers with the employers and job openings to be displayed at the first Job Opportunity Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, August 20. ... [And] to help jobseekers prepare resumes and employment applications, learn "dress for success" tips for job interviews and on-the-job use, and gain skills and confidence in making presentations to prospective employers." At H Street Community Development Corporation headquarters, 501 H St. NE. For 25 people only, first-come first-served. To register, call HSCDC, 544-9875.


The Mikado: Or the Town of Titipu, D.C. August 7 - 9. By the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered (GLBT) Arts Consortium and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW). At CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. Tickets, $15. Info or reservations, 547-6839.

Painted Alice. Play. August 7 - September 7. Thursdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays 2 and 8 p.m. except August 9 (when there's only an 8 p.m. show); Sundays at 2 p.m. "Painted Alice follows a painter struggling to complete a commissioned work. Her lack of inspiration begins to beg the question of what it means to be an artist: to create or to be paid to create? ... The story takes a surprising turn landing Alice in a dark wonderland where life, art and a great many other curious things collide." By the Theater Alliance. Tickets normally $20; free if you live between 8th and 19th Streets NE, and between C and M Streets NE. (Pick up free tickets at least 30 minutes before the show). At H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 396-2125 or

Viewing Stone Exhibit. August 9 - 24, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. "After a two year hiatus, the arboretum's permanent collection of viewing stones will be presented in this formal exhibit highlighting recent donations from China, Italy, and Japan. Viewing stones are valued for their untouched, naturally weathered beauty and for the images they suggest of natural scenes or objects." At National Arboretum, National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Special Exhibits Wing, 24th & R Streets NE, off of Bladensburg Road, 245-5898. §