Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, February 27 - Thursday, March 6



Thursday, February 27
Film: "One More River to Cross" - Film clips presented by film maker Glen Pearcy on the civil rights movement in the Southwest Georgia Project - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress -Noon

Film:  Academy Nominated Documentary,  "The Act of Killing" - National Archives - 7pm - Please remember that tickets, one per person, are distributed one hour before the presentation and that this might require lining up at 5:30 or so.

Concert:  Shanghai Quartet - World renowned group performs Haydn, Verdi, Zhou Long and Bright Sheng -Meyer Auditorium - Smithsonian Freer Gallery -  The National Mall - 7:30pm - Pre-concert Tour - Arts of China - 6:45pm

Art Film: "The Art of Romare Bearden" - 2003 Documentary - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 12:30pm

Special Celebration - The Kosciuszko Foundation celebrates Fat Thursday - $2.00 each for glazed and powdered sugar PACZKI - The Foundation - 2023 O Street NW - Dupont Circle - Noon to 6pm


Friday, February 28
Film:  Academy Nominated - "The Square" National Archives - 7pm

Symposium and Roundtable:  Heritage and the Arab Spring - Holding on to the past in an era of upheaval -Meyer Auditorium - Smithsonian Freer Gallery - 10am - 5pm

Lecture/Discussion:  Croatian foreign minister, Vesna Pusic discusses, The European Union and the Western Balkans - What Next? A Croatian Perspective - Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins University of Advanced International Studies - 1740 Mass Ave. NW Reservations REquired - bit.ly/Vesna-Pusic-SAIS - Noon  

Saturday, March 1
Children's Program: "Uno, Dos Tres, con Andres" Interactive Musical activity - National Theatre - 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Pick up tickets 30 minutes before each show - 9:30 and 11 am 

Film:  Academy Nominated - Live Action Short Films - National Archives - Noon

Film:  Academy Nominated - Animated Short Films - National Archives -3:30

Film: Academy Nominated - "Dirty Wars" - National Archives - 7pm

Film: "The Yellow Ticket" - In association with the Jewish Film Festival - Cine-concert with violin and piano - Superstar Pola Negri in dramatic tale of discrimination in Poland following WWI - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2:30pm

Lecture: Textile Museum Docent Sheridan Collins discusses the collection built over sixty years - Textile Museum - 2330 S Street NW - 10:30am

Sunday, March 2 
Film:  Academy Nominated - Documentary Short Subjects - National Archives - 11am

Film:  Academy Nominated - "Cutie and the Boxer - National Archives - 4pm

Film:  Historic Film - "Wavemakers (Following the Legacy of Ondes Martenot" and "Phantom of the Operator" and Caroline Martel in person - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Concert: National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble perform J. S. Bach's "English Suites - National Gallery of Art - West Garden Court - 6:30pm

Monday, March 3
Celebration:  National Anthem Day - U. S. Postal Service introduces a new "Forever Stamp" - National Museum of American History - The National Mall - Ceremony at 10:30am

Book Presentation: Author Peniel Joseph's "Stokley: A Life" - Busboys and Poets Bookstore - 2021 14th Street NW - 6:30 pm

Comedians: Andy Daly and Brandon Wardell - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Special Presentation - George Washington University awards posthumous Presidents Medal on Carl Lutz - honoring Swiss diplomat who saved thousands during WWI - Reservatins Required - gogwu.edu/honoring lutz - Harding Auditorium - Elliot Schol of Internatonal Affairs - GWU - 1957 E Street NW - 4pm

Tuesday, March 4
Concert:  Organist Jeremy Filsell performs a Bach Cantata - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street NW 
12:10pm

Discussion:  Celebrating Women's History Month with former U. S. Representative Patricia Schroeder - Room 119 - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 2 pm

Baseball Discussion:  "A History of Washington Baseball.......... " Author Frederic J. Frommer with Phil Hochberg - Room 307 - MLK LIbrary - 6:30pm

Lecture/Discussion:   Yehuda Kurtzer , president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of America discusses the modern state of Israel through the years - Adas Israel Congregation - 2850 Quebec - 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 5
Concert:  Organist Dongho Lee performs, Charles Ives "Variations on America" - St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Square - 12:10pm

Concert Series:  Betty Carter's Jazz present various women jazz artists for the next three nights - Millennisum Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book Review:  Author Mark N. Ozer discusses, "Washington D. C.: Streets and Statues - Walking in the Steps of History" - Tenley-Friendship Library - Tenleytown Metro - 7pm

Thursday, March 6

Film: "One More River to Cross" - Film clips presented by film maker Glen Pearcy on the civil rights movement in the Southwest Georgia Project - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library f Congress -Noon

Film:  Academy Nominated Documentary,  "The Act of Killing" - National Archives - 7pm

Cooking Demonstration:  Gardener and nutritionist discuss how to prepare the many varieties of potatoes
U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland SW - 12:45pm

Book Review:  Author Howard Feinstein discusses "Fire on the Bayou: True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront" - Room 209 - MLK LIbrary - 6pm

Book Review:  Author Dave Barry discusses, "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty:Dave Barry on Parenting and other Topics He Knows Very Little About" - Politics and Prose 7pm

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