Washington DC Stanford Association February 2003 Newsletter

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Thur. February 20 Third Thursday Happy Hour
Fri. February 21 Wizards v. New Jersey Nets
Thur. February 27 Wizards v. Houston Rockets
Mon. March 3 “Elizabeth the Queen” Discussion
Sun. March 9 Stanford Book Club: The Golden Compass
Sun. March 16 “Intimate Apparel” Performance
Mon. March 24 World Figure Skating Championships

THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, February 20th, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

This month our Happy Hour will be happening at The Front Page, located at 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, right next to Dupont Circle. They've got $2 domestic drafts, rail drinks and house wines; half-price appetizers; plus $1.50 Coronas and Miller Lite and free tacos. Hope to see you there!

(Note: In March, we'll be heading to a museum, possibly the Phillips Collection, for our Third Thursday get-together.)


Wizards Tickets- Last Chance!
Friday, February 21
7:00 pm at the MCI Center vs. the New Jersey Nets

Thursday, February. 27
7:00 pm at the MCI Center vs. the Houston Rockets

We have 6 tickets for the Wizards vs. the New Jersey Nets. The Nets were last year's Eastern Conference champions and feature former Berkeley Bear Jason Kidd, high flying (and former pain in Stanford's neck from Arizona) Richard Jefferson and Stanford's Jason Collins. Tickets are $45.00 and are in section 400, rows d, e and f (about the 5th row in the upper deck at mid court).

We also have 3 tickets for the Wizards vs. the Houston Rockets. The Rockets feature 7 ft. 6 in. rookie Yao Ming (aka "the communist block") and former Maryland terp Steve Francis. Tickets are $40.00 and are in section 420, (the third row in the upper deck approximately even with one basket or end line).

There is also a strong chance this is Michael Jordan's final year of playing pro basketball.

Please send a check, payable toWDCSA, for the total number of tickets you want along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Tom Hwang, 5647 Columbia Road, #304 Columbia, MD 21044. For further information, call Tom Hwang at 410-884-3533 or email tom.hwang@stanfordalumni.org. Tickets will be allotted on a first come, basis. An early response is appreciated as the Metro police did not like ticket/money exchanges at the last game. An effort will be made to accommodate late responders as necessary.


Stanford Book Club, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Sunday, March 9th

One reviewer wrote: "In The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman has written a masterpiece that transcends genre. It is a children's book that will appeal to adults, a fantasy novel that will charm even the most hardened realist. Best of all, the author doesn't speak down to his audience, nor does he pull his punches; there is genuine terror in this book, and heartbreak, betrayal, and loss. There is also love, loyalty, and an abiding morality that infuses the story but never overwhelms it."

We meet one Sunday of every month (usually the second Sunday). Members select the books. We have over 40 members on the group list, and usually have 5-8 people at the meetings. It is always a surprise because it is rarely the same group. There is a wide range of ages, and not everyone is an alumni. We usually have a potluck at someone's home or pick a restaurant/coffee shop . There are usually no more than 2-3 emails a month, aside from special times like nominations periods.

Use the link below for more information or join http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/wdcsabooks If you have questions after using the link, contact Olivia Samad: wdcsabooks-owner@yahoogroups.com


World Figure Skating Championships
Monday, March 24, 7PM, MCI Center

Come join other Stanford fans to see your favorite figure skaters at the 2003 World Figure Skating Championships here at the MCI Center. We have tickets for the Opening Ceremony/Pairs Short Program on Monday, March 24 at 7pm. $31 each. Please contact Caroline Wu at cwu@ngs.org


Modern Drama Discussion Group
Discussion: Monday, March 3, 6:30-9:30 PM
Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW (Dupont Circle metro)

Performance: Sunday, March 16
Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD

The Modern Drama Discussion Group (www.footlightsdc.org), a project of the Stanford Club and three other DC-area alumni clubs, discusses plays over dinner with speakers and attends theater performances at a discount. For dinner-discussion reservations, call 202-898-4825 or e-mail gruenberg@footlightsdc.org. For theater tickets, call 301-897-9314 or e-mail rlarkin@footlightsdc.org.

On Monday, March 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (dinner at 6:30), at Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW, the MDDG will meet with director Richard Clifford to discuss "Elizabeth the Queen" (1930), by Maxwell Anderson. "Elizabeth" depicts the stormy romance between England's "virgin queen" and the Earl of Essex. The MDDG will attend a performance of "Elizabeth" Sunday, April 13.

On Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m., the MDDG will attend the world premiere of "Intimate Apparel" (2003), by Lynn Nottage. In "Intimate Apparel," an independent but lonely seamstress, who makes lingerie for society matrons and Bowery call girls, starts getting love letters from a laborer on the Panama Canal. The performance takes place at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. Tickets are $32 and include a post-show discussion. Ask the MDDG about free transportation to the theater.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: Lisa Dawe, BA '96, MA '96, lisa.dawe@stanfordalumni.org
Vice President: Quinn Mc Kew, BA '98, qmckew@npca.org
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram, BA '73, MBA '77, (703) 486-0952; dcstanalum@aol.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219
Website: www.stanfordalumni.org/dc