Thursday, August 10, 2017

Free cultural events in the Washington, DC area the week through Friday, August 18

I'm glad you found me on your own. I' hope you'll continue to do so and share my blog listings with others. Remember that many of the events are available throughout the world on the Internet. I'm gone next week visiting family in Michigan - so there will be no listing - but will be back again on Thursday, August 24.

I hope you will also read my weekly Rant telling of the experiences of a well seasoned nonagenarian.  This week's reminiscence is about the positive experience of giving up my drivers license and the surprising benefit it provided along with some lifelong insights about "THE GOOD LIFE".

Remember.  It is at                  

Friday, 11
Book lecture: "Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and other Essays" – Paul Kingsnorth – Politics and Prose – 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 7 PM

Concert: The United States Army band performs bluegrass at the United States Department of Agriculture is National Farmer's Market Celebration – Lawn – US Department of agriculture – 12th St. and Jefferson Dr., SW – 11 AM

Film: Movies of the Revolution: America Films 18th – Century France" – Jack Conway's 1935 movie "A Tale of Two Cities" with outstanding Hollywood stars – East Building Auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Saturday, 12
Movie: "Testament of Youth" (2014) – a young woman leaves Oxford University to become a war nurse – Madison Building – Library of Congress – third floor – Pickford Theatre – 2:30 PM

Concert: Eccentric Six–member Korean band performs modern rock and deep – rooted Korean folk music – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Family program for all ages: The Daughters of the American Revolution Worlds Fair provides crafts, music, games and food that debuted at Worlds Fairs – DAR Museum – 17th and C Streets Northwest – 10 AM to 3 PM

Film: Continuing: "French films depicting the 18 century – William Dieterle's 1934, "Madame du Bsrry" with Dolores Del Rio – East Building – NGA – 12:30 PM

Sunday, 13
Concert: Six young winners of the 1932 international young artists piano competition – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Concert: The Steinway Series features pianist Natalia Kazarian performs Haydn, Ravel and Chopin – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 2:30 PM

Film: Gaumont at 120: Twelve unseen Treasures" features eminent Polish director Andrzej Wajda's 1988 movie "Lez Possedes" - East building Auditorium – NGA – 4 PM

Monday, 14
Book Lecture:  "Too Fat,, Too Slutty, Too Loud:The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman" - Anne Helen Petersen - P&P - 7 PM

Concert: The United States Naval Academy band superintendents Combo performs works of jazz in various styles – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Tuesday, 15
Book lecture: "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment" – Robert Wright – P&P – 7 PM

Lecture: Dr. Lori Glaze, NASA scientist – "Venus: the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet" – Pickford Theatre – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 11:30 AM

Concert: Saxophonist Peter Anderson and clarinetist Will Anderson perform unique renditions of jazz classics and innovative original music – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. toward West – 12:10 PM
Wednesday, 16
Book lecture: "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post American World" – Suzy Hanson – P&P – 7 PM

Film: "The British Invasion" features a screening of "Rhythm 'N Greens" (U. K. 1964) –

Concert: Starlight Orchestra performs big band sound – Woodrow Wilson Plaza – Ronald Reagan's Building – 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. – Noon to 1 PM – Pickford Theatre – Madison building – Library of Congress – 7 PM to 9 PM

Thursday, 17
Book lecture: "How to be a Muslim: An American Story" – Haroon Moghul With Wajahat Ali - P&P – 7 PM

Concert: Take Five! Jazz Series features Gingerbred with outstanding local musicians – Courtyard – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 PM to 7 PM

Friday, 18
Book lecture: "Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Work for Freedom at the Ballot Box" – Angela P. Dotson with Dorothy Gilliam - P&P – 7 PM

And always remember, a more complete listing of both free and charged events are available each week in more detail in the weekly Current Newspaper distributed every Thursday throughout the District of Columbia

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Free cultural events in the Washington, DC area the week beginning Friday, August 4

I'm increasingly finding the need to simplify my life – I guess it's the initial stage of old age. One way to simplify my life with the computer will be to stop sending regular announcements to my various audiences. While I shall continue to put out my listings and Rants (hopefully) every Thursday afternoon I'll depend upon my regular readers to seek them out by remembering:

It will of course still have the weekly listing as well as reference to my Rants and Raves. I encourage you to look at my  R & R this week because it has some of my personal thoughts on that venture of mine. It can always be found at:

You can check periodically.  Remember you can always put the blogs on a header or app.(or whatever it is called).
Friday. 4
Concert: Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art – Incendio, a world music ensemble – 5 PM – 8:30 PM

Lecture and discussion: The United States Navy B-1 Band – featuring 3 members of the original integrated band and and Alex Albright, historian and author "The Forgotten first: B – 1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy – reservations required – 202 – 433 – 4882 – National Museum of the United States Navy Building 76 – Washington Navy Yard – 805 Kidder Breeze St., Southeast – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Book lecture: Tareq Baconi– "Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Saturday, 5
Concert: R&B and pop recording artist Spencer Batiste of the Choctaw tribe – National Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian – performs gospel music and hymns – 2 PM

Films: "Gaumont at 120:12 Unseen Treasures" –  Henri – George's Clauzot's 1943 film – a comedy at 2 PM and Henri DeCon's 1955 film about thugs in a nightclub at 4 PM – National Gallery of Art – East Building

Concert: Composer Andre McCray and performers present scenes from his new musical, "Chasing the Wind" the untold story of King Solomon, his wealth, wisdom and women – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Sunday, 6
Concert: The New Orleans – based trio, Nutria, perform original swamp – inspired contemporary jazz – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Films: The 22nd annual "Made in Hong Kong Films Festival feature to a variety of film including the 1998, "Beast Cops" at 1 PM and Fruit John's 1998 movie "Made in Hong Kong" – at 3:30 PM – Warner Brothers Theatre – Smithsonian Museum of American history 

Monday, 7
Book lecture: Trita Parsi – "Losing and Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy" – Politics and Prose Bookstore – 7 PM

Tuesday, 8
Book lecture: Journalist Thomas Oliphant "The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five year Campaign" – National Archives – Noon

Book lecture: Gilliam Thomas – "Because of Sex: One Law, 10 Cases and 50 Years that Changed American Women's Lives at Work – P and P – 7 PM

Wednesday, 9
Book lecture: Henry Fountain – "The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet" – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Tour: "Visit DuPont Underground" – explore the city's newest art space, a former trolley station underground at 67 and 8 PM – it violates my rules and charges $16 but……

Thursday 10
Concert: Lincka, a Mexican-American artist from Oklahoma City performs songs in English and Spanish – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Discussion and lecture: National Portrait Gallery educator connects portraits of three prominent Civil War figures, Frederick Douglass, John Brown and Julia Ward Howe – Lobby – National Portrait Gallery – Noon

Book lecture: Eric Love of Dickinson College – "Islamaphobia and Racism in America" – Kramer books and Afterwords – 6:30 PM


Please remember that more events and details can be found in The Current which is distributed throughout the city every Thursday

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, July 28

Sometimes I almost feel that I am a shill for Politics and Prose Bookstore. But I would take that moniker as a compliment! If there is anything that the last election showed, it is that we need a more enlightened voting populace. With its proximity to thoughtful authors discussing their works almost every day locally – and thanks to the miracle of the Internet – to a worldwide audience, P and P does just that!. One of my personal disappointment's for this blog is that I have not been able to make it more available to high school students. I've tried, but "learned" that students are far too busy with other demands that have a priority. Yet from my personal experience as a lifelong educator I'm well aware of the increasing number of students who are disaffected by traditional instructional patterns. Proof of this is indeed obvious as one looks at dropout rates and the rise of alternative school programs.

It's obvious to me that P&P's daily lectures as well as other cultural listings could provide challenge for many disaffected learners. But enough of this idol daydreaming - on to the list for the week. For another hot week, you'll notice lots of cool movies.

However I also want to urge you to have a look at another issue of great concern to me which I discuss on my other blog. I give my reasons for being disinterested in statehood for the District of Columbia,but, I think, I provide an appropriate substitute measure. It's available at:

Friday, 28
Discussion: "Media's Distortion and Misrepresentation of the Palestinian Issue" – Noor Waz Waz of NPR – reservations required – 202-338-1958 – The Palestinian Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM to 2 PM

Film: "Lessons of a Dream" – telling the story of the beginnings of football in Germany – Goethe- Institute – Suite 3 – 1990 K St. NW. – 6:30 PM

Saturday, 29
Book lecture: "Talking Pictures: How to watch movies" – Ann Hornaday – P&P – 3:30 PM

Book lecture: "Vice Capades: Sex, drugs and bowling from the Pilgrims to the present" – Mark Stein – P&P – 6 PM

Sunday, 30
Book lecture: "A Man and his Presidents: The political odyssey of William F. Buckley, Jr.". – Alvin S. Felsenberg – P&P – 3 PM

Book lecture: "Campus Confidential: How college works, or doesn't, for professors, parents and students" – Jacques Berlinerblau – P&P – 5 PM

Film: The 22nd annual "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival"  - Derek Tsang's 2016 movie "Soul Mate" – a fascinating love story – Warner Brothers Theater – Smithsonian Museum of American History – 2 PM

Film: Albert Serra's 2016 film, "Death of Louis XIV" – the bed ridden came continues to conduct the affairs of state – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Monday, 31
Book lecture: "Homing Instincts: Meaning and mystery in animal migration" – Sarah Menkedick – P&P - 7 PM
Tuesday, 1
Book lecture: "Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the secrets of the air about us" – Sam Kean – P&P – 7 

Book lecture: "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age" – Washington Post reporter Dan Zach – Kramer books and Afterwords – 6:30 PM

Concert: Berkley Brass Ensemble performs works by Bach – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Performance: Zimbabwe dance group – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Wednesday, 2
Movie: Ricardo Milani's 2014 film "Do You See Me?" – A female architect has trouble getting work in Rome – reservations required – – Embassy of Italy6 PM

Thursday, 3
Film: The Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Museums preview this Fall's Korean Film Festival with the screening of the forthcoming movie "Battleship Island" – free performance – Landmarks E St., Cinema – doors open 30 minutes before showtime – 7 PM – 9 PM

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, July 21

Once again this is a rather hurried listing of events because I'm just back from visiting family in Wisconsin. You might also recall that I am beginning to place an emphasis not only on events and topics I am personally interested in, but also those that are on the Internet and available EVERYWHERE..

If you haven't read - or at least read my summary of  Timothy Eagan's "Short Night of the Shadow Catcher" I'd encourage you to read my brief four page summary of the book. I found it fascinating.

 Next week I'll be ranting again about conditions in our nation's capitol that threaten our rights as free citizens - a threat even greater than our failure to have statehood,.

Error note:
Sorry we were given bad info on this concert.  We had erroneously listed it for Sunday.  It is Saturday. 22

YouthCUE's National Honor Choir enlists 150 of the finest high school singers in North America.

Friday,  21
Demonstration: "Cooking History: Exploring Cajun and Creole Food Tradition" – chef David Guas – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – 2 PM – a good chance to take a look at the newly remodeled displays at the Museum

Saturday, 22
Book lecture: "Riding with George: Sportsmanship and Chivalry in the Making of America's First President" –Politics and Prose – 3:30 PM

Book lecture: "Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter" – Heath Fogg Davis with Shannon Minter – P and P - 6 PM

Film: "House of Bamboo" – Samuel Fuller's 1955 film – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Sunday, 23
Book lecture: "Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence" – Melvin A. Goodman – P and P – 1 PM

Book lecture: "In the Warlord's Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans , and their Fight Against the Taliban" – Daniel R. Greene – P&P – 3 PM

Book lecture: "Devils Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency" – Joshua Greene – P&P – 5 PM

Concert: National Building Museum continues its summer concert series – 2 PM – 3 PM

Film: James Ivory's 1995 "Jefferson in Paris" – East Building Auditorium – NGA – 4 PM

Monday, 24
Book lecture: "Divided We Stand: The Battle over Woman's Rights and Family Values that Polarized American Politics" – Marjorie J Spruill - P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture: "The Public Wealth of Cities: How to Unlock Hidden Assets to Boost Growth and Prosperity –Dag Detter – Kramerbooks and Afterwords – 6:30 PM

Tuesday, 25
Book lecture: "The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives" – Jesse Eisinger – P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Find Your Whistle" – international whistling champion Christopher Ullman will discuss his book and give a demonstration – National Archives – Noon

Lecture: World Affairs Council presents a talk by the Amb. of the state of Qatar to the United States – Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – 6 PM – 8 PM

Wednesday, 26
Book lecture: "The Retreat of Western Liberalism" – Edward Luce – P&P – 7 PM

Thursday, 27
Book lecture: "Why? What Makes Us Curious" – Mario Livio – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: "A Drag Salute to Divas and DeVos" – impersonations of top musical legends ranging from Tina Turner to Dolly Parton – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Film: 2016 film from Korea, "Familyhood" appetizer/social at 6 PM – film at 6:30 PM - reservations required – – Korean Cultural Center – 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Film: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" – the 1981 Blockbuster – North Lawn – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – reservations suggested – – 8 PM

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ALL PROGRAMS - except some on Thursday, - are available on the internet

This is the week I changed emphasis (for one week at least) by primarily listing those events that I hope to listen to while visiting another capital city, Madison Wisconsin. For me it's a way to have my cake and eat it – taking the culture of Washington DC with me when I visit family in the Midwest.

And here it is, as promised, this site for listening to this year's July 4 Concert at the Washington National Cathedral. If you enjoy organ, brass and choir, give yourself a treat by setting aside an hour for listening..

And this week I depart from my usual concern with the status of America today on my RANT  blog by summarizing a book – a biography about a man who truly impressed me, Edward S. Curtis.  If you do not have time to read "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher," I hope you'll at least read my four-page summary. It's by Timothy Egan who also wrote the National Book Award winner "The Worst Hard Time ." As usual it can be found at

Thursday, 13
Concert: "Forlorn Strangers" perform Americana and country music – National Garden Amphitheater – United States Botanic Garden – 100 Maryland Ave. SW. – 5 PM – 7 PM

Panel discussion: "President Kennedy and His Legacy" – distinguished panel of historians from the Library of Congress and Harvard University- Smithsonian American Art Museum – 8th and G Sts. Northwest – 7 PM

Lecture: "Testing the American Way of War: Doughboys Bringing Revolution to the Western Front,'s 1917 – 1918 – Edward Lengel  - Anderson House – Society of the Cincinnati – 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 6 PM

Book lecture: "American Fire: Love, Parsing and Life in a Vanishing Land" – Monica Hesse  – P&P -  7 PM
Friday, 14
Book lecture: "Who is Rich?" – Matthew Klam with Jake Tapper – P&P – 7 PM

Saturday, 15
Book lecture: "Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution" – Willard Sterne Randall – P&P – 1 PM

Sunday, 16
Book lecture: "Avoiding War With China: Two nations – One World" – Amital  Etzioni – P&P 1 PM

Book lecture: "Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856" – John Bicknell - P&P – 5 PM
Monday, 17

Tuesday, 18
Book lecture: "The Last Palestinian: The Arrives and Reign of Majhmoud Abbas" – Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon – P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Raven Rock: The Story of the U. S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die" - Garrett Graff - National Archives - Noon

Wednesday, 19
Book lecture:  "Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Lives and Times of a War Correspondent turned Ambassadrix – Linda Schuster – P&P – 7 PM

Concert:  Millennium stage – Kennedy Center

The Washington Balalaika Society 
7/19/2017 at 6:00 PM

Thursday, 20
Book lecture: "Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment" – Angela J. Davis  -P&P – 7 PM

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, July 7

One of the beauties of this listing of free events is that one doesn't need to be present to enjoy them.  That was particularly true this week for two events. On July 4th Linda and I were privileged to be a part of an enthusiastic full house at the Washington National Cathedral for their annual July 4th patriotic brass ensemble and choir concert. What a marvelous locale for a patriotic concert.  I was actually driven to tears hearing emotional words like "Send me your tired…" and I thought of the present hostility to the "other" in our country. And so here's the advantage for those in DC not able to attend – even those throughout the country – even the world: THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE.

Unfortunately I was unable to attend another outstanding concert.
The final performance of Serenade! features Shanghai No. 3 Girls High School Concert Band (China), Escolania de Montserrat (Spain and Catalonia), Akoo Show Choir (Ghana), and the Nairobi Girls Chorale (Kenya). 
Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy 

The concert featured musicians from the various countries where the Peace Corps was active.  To hear the amazing music , go to "Kennedy Center Millennium Stage"

For the July 4th Concert go to
Washington National Cathedral - July 4th Concert - (although at present only the concert from last year is available.  I'll keep you posted as to when the 2017 Concert - even more outstanding - is available 

And many of our book lectures are available on line, especially those at Politics and Prose and National Archives.


Friday, 7
While I don't find much to list that special this today, please remember the Smithsonian Folklife Festival focusing on "Circus Arts" continues from 10 AM to 5 PM through Sunday with dance parties and circus performances beginning at 5:30PM. Remember too the continuation of Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art each Friday from 5 PM to 8:30 PM

Mark Damisch is an American concert pianist who began studying organ at the Evanston Conservatory of Music at the age of four. He performed his first piano concert at seven. As a teenager in 1974, he toured Europe both as a pianist and also in a vocal group alongside the Vienna Boys Choir. In Salzburg’s Mirabel Gardens, he first considered the idea of touring on his own. Mark Damisch’s piano concerts have taken him to more than 40 countries, including Japan, the Soviet Union, Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands, China, the Greek Islands, Iceland, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, India and more. Currently he is touring to Washington, D.C., Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Russia.
When: Friday, July 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm – noon
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, 8
Book lecture: "The Lives of Dylan Ripley: Natural Scientists, Wartime Spy, and Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution" – Roger D. Stone – Politics and Prose – 1 PM

Book lecture: "The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussain, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid" – William Bardenwelper – P&P – 3:30 PM

Film: ";Atanarjust: The Fast Runner" – Zacharias Kunuk's 2001 epic selected as the best Canadian film of all time – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Film: "The Good Soldier" the 1960 film about the adventures of a Czech soldier during World War I and the absurdity of war – Pickford Theater – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, 9
Concert: Summer concert series at the National Building Museum – 401 F St. NW. – 2 PM – 3 PM – if you haven't seen this building it would be worth it to go just to see a magnificent structure

Book lecture "Rules for Resistance: Advice From Around the Globe for the Age of Trump – David Cole – P&P – 3 PM

Monday, 10
Book lecture: "Flashpoints: Lessonss Learned and not learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan" – author Jade Wu – Horizon Ballroom – Ronald Reagan Building – 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. – 6 PM to 8 PM

Book lecture: "Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls Escape From Slavery to Union Hero" – Kate Lineberry – P&P – 7 PM

Tuesday, 11
Concert: Bach's  "Goldberg Variations" – Pianist Helene Papadopoulos – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Panel discussion: "Covering the White House: A Panel on the Changing Role of the Press" featuring Peter Baker, Julie Pace and Dana Milbank – Kramerbooks and Afterwords – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 202 – 387 – 1400 – 7 PM

Wednesday, 12

Book lecture: "Chokehold: Policing Black Men" – Paul Butler – Busboys and Poets – 14th and V Northwest – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: "Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1849 – 1856" – Sidney Blumenthal's second volume of his acclaimed biography – National Archives Building – noon – 1 PM

Thursday, 13
Concert: "Forlorn Strangers" perform Americana and country music – National Garden Amphitheater – United States Botanic Garden – 100 Maryland Ave. SW. – 5 PM – 7 PM

Panel discussion: "President Kennedy and His Legacy" – distinguished panel of historians from the Library of Congress and Harvard University - Smithsonian American Art Museum – 8th and G Sts. Northwest – 7 PM

Lecture: "Testing the American Way of War: Doughboys Bringing Revolution to the Western Front,'s 1917 – 1918 – Edward Lengel  - Anderson House – Society of the Cincinnati – 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 6 PM

Book lecture: "American Fire: Love, Parsing and Life in a Vanishing Land" – Monica Hesse  – P&P -  7 PM
Please remember that more events are listed in THE CURRENT - the local weekly newspaper used to compile these events.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, June 29

There is not as much for me to list this week with the holiday on the 4th.  Remember, all the Museums are open .  And here are a few things you might like to consider. I also hope you'll also have a chance to consider my rant at
I've already put it on Facebook since I was so startled by the reality of racism that we whites do not understand in Dvorak's recent article in The Washington Post. 

Friday, 30
Concert: "Serenade! Choral Festival: a JFK 100 Celebration" – with choirs from India and Bulgaria – Kennedy Center – Millennium Stage – 6 PM

Saturday, 1
Concert: Begin your celebration of the Fourth of July with the "All woman Afro/Brazilian band" – steps of the national archives – 1 PM – 2 PM

Films: Luigi Cuomo's 2015 film "Constellations" and Federico Fellini's 1970 film "I clowms" – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Sunday, 2
Concert: David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute present 18th century music – Anderson House – 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 2 PM

Monday, 3
Concert: The grand finale of the "Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration" with choirs from a dozen worldwide countries – Kennedy Center – 6 PM – tickets will be distributed beginning at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 4
Concert: United States Air Force String Quartet  celebrates Independence Day – Church of the Epiphany – 12:10 PM

Concert: Washington National Cathedral annual Independence Day Organ Recital with symphonic brass and the United States Navy's Sea Chanters – National Cathedral – 11 AM

Wednesday, 5
Concert:  Ledward "Led"Kaapana a master of the Hawaiian ukulele and the slack key guitar performs as a part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – noon – 1 PM

Film: Enrico Pau's 2016 film, "Angel of Mercy" – reservations required – – Embassy of Italy – 6 PM – 7:45 PM 

Thursday 6
Book Lecture: "The Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece" – John  Pfordresher – Professor of English at Georgetown University – P&P – 7 PM