Georgetown Professor Discusses Book about the Benefits from Adversity: Dr. Norman Rosenthal will discuss his new book "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections" at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, tonight at 7. The event is free and open to the public. Georgetown City Sports Run Club: Get your run on tonight at 6:30, starting from the Washington City Sports location at 3338 M St., NW. They provide lockers for you to stash your stuff while you sweat on the the streets and trails of DC.
Didn't you hear Tom Hanks? There's no crying in baseball! The Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, will be showing A League of Their Own, a 1992 film from Director Penny Marshall about a female baseball league. After the film, which starts at 8 p.m. there will be a Q&A with Marshall. The cost is $20.
History is buried just beneath our feet here in DC: The Georgetown current published a great interview wit city archaeologist at the D.C. Historic Preservation Office, Ruth Trocolli. Trocolli talks about two Georgetown discoveries, including the historic buried remains uncovered at a construction site last summer.
Speaking of History: The Old Georgetown Board, charged with protecting the historic nature of Georgetown's buildings through design review, has a new member, according to the Georgetown Metropolitan. Read about the newest member with the power to approve a rooftop deck or nix a neon sign in Georgetown.