WDCSA Newsletter – February 2003

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

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
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
If you have questions after using the link, contact Olivia Samad:

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.