Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, January 16 - Thursday, January 23


Thursday, January 16
Book Review: Ping-Pong Diplomacy - Author Nicholas Griffin reviews the opening and development of Chinese/American diplomatic relations after 1971 - Politics and Prose - 5015 Connecticut  NW 7PM

Concert: Take 5! with the Duende Quartet - Latin Jazz Ensemble - Music of Smithsonian Art Museum - Music of Shorter, Hancock Donald Byrd and Andrew Hill - Kogold Courtyard - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 7th and 8th St. NW 5 - 7pm

Friday, January 17
Book Review: Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America's Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals - Author Richard Rashke - National Archives Building - Noon

Movie: Iranian Film Festival - 2013 Drma "The Bright Day - Freer Gallery of Art - 12th ST. and Jefferson Drive SW - 7pm -And again on Sunday at 2pm

Saturday,  January 18
Book Review: Company Man - Author John Rizzo discusses the last 30 plus years of he CIA - Politics and Prose Book Store - 6pm

Concert: Jazz bassist, Gizmo - 22 year old graduate of Berklee College of Music - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Sunday, January 19
Lecture: The Terror Threat Today - John McLaughlin, former deputy director of the CIA & Johns Hopkins University - St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Park - 16th and H NW - 10am
     
Monday,  January 20
Book Review: The Limits of Partnership - Author Angela E. Stent - A review of remaining issues from the Cold War with Russia - P and P - 7pm

Exhibits: Great Hall and Exhibits of the Library of Congress - Jefferson Building - open 8:30 - 4:30 Library of  Congress - Martin Luther King Day

Concert: Celebration of the Life Of the Rev. Martin Luther King - Great cast including Dionne Warwick Kennedy Center - Concert Hall - Tickets distributed one hour before 6 pm show time.  Be there early to be sure of a ticket

Concert/Special Event: Building the Peaceable Kingdom - Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King - Gospel Choir - Dancers - Drummers (Food donation/-Children's books required) - Washington National Cathedral - 2 - 4 pm

Tuesday, January 21
Movie: Italian Cultural Institute's series presents DeSica's 1963 film"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St. NW (although not near metro it provides a good opportunity to be in the Embassy just off Mass . Avenue near the vice president's home) - reservations required: www.licwashigton.esten- 7pm

Lecture: Brazil's Ambassador to the United States discusses "Gobal Moment - City View Room Elliot School of Internatinal Affairs - GWU - 1957 E Street NW - reservations required -   5:30pm go.gwu.edu/Brazil Ambassador

Wednesday, January 22
Book Review: "We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For:The Promise of Civic Renewal in America - Peter Levine - Boys and Poets - 2021 14th Street NW - 6:30pm

Thursday, January 23
Movie: The Rape of Europa - 2006 -     National Archives - 117 minutes - Noon

Book Review: A Curious Madness - Author Eric Jaffe explores the nature of guiland innocence, the role of psychiatry in the military and the nature of justice

Lecture and Discussion:  Ethics, Politics and Institutions: A Moral Vocabulary for Modern Democracy Kluge Center Lecture by Robin Lovin - 2013 Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American  History - Library of Congress - Jefferson Building - Room LJ119 - Contact: 202-707-0213 - 3pm

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