Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Events of the Week - Thursday, March 20 - Thursday, March 27


Once again Politics and Prose prove they are a font of great knowledge.  And remember they are but a nice spring walk from the Van Ness Metro stop.  If you've never been there before, it is time to treat yourself.

And get an advanced look at the Cherry Blossom Festival at one of DC's most exciting buildings, The National Building Museum

So many worthwhile FREE events in the city, it gets harder and harder to present a list of reasonable length. 

But here goes: 

Thursday, March 20
Concert:  Take 5 Series: Women in Jazz - Tribute to Melba Liston - Performing group includes trombone and saxophone - Kogod Courtyard - American Art Museum - 5 - 7pm

Lecture: Richard Louv, Author of "Last Child in the Woods" discusses "Reconnecting Children with Nature" - Grand Ballroom Marvin Center - GWU - 800 21st St. NW 6:30 -pm

Book Talk:  Author Austin Kleon discusses, Show Your Work - sparking ideas in the age of social media -
Politics and Prose - 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW - 7pm

Reading:  Nigerian Author winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African writing reads from his short story, Miracle - Library of Congress - Contact 202-707- 5394 - Noon 

Friday, March 21
Book Talk:  Author Scott Reich discusses, The Power of Citizenship - Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation - National Archives - Noon

Film:  Environmental Film Festival present's Sean Penn's "The Human Experiment" - ML King Library -
Room A-5 - Noon

Book Talk:  Author Carl Hoffman discusses, Savage Harvest - Michael Rockefeller's disappearance in New Guinea in 1961 - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Concert: String Trio and Piano from Cleveland Institute of Music perform Mozart, Piano Quartet in G Minor, Kay, Portraits and Brahms, Piano Quartet in G Minor - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress -
8pm - Rush tickets at 6pm - Pre-concert talk - 6:30pm -No tickets required

Saturday, March 22
Book Talk:  Author Kenan Trebincevic's memoir, The Bosnia List - Politics and Prose - 3:30pm

Book Talk:  Author Patrick Tucker looks at the future in The Naked Future - P and P - 6pm

Public Art Symposium:  El Greco: 400 Years After - Various visiting lecturers provided by the Embassy of Spain - National Gallery of Art - West Building Lecture Hall - Noon - 4pm

Symposium:  17th Annual Lincoln Institute Symposium - Varied Speakers - National Archives - Registration required - lincoln-institute.org - 9am - 6pm

Family Event:  National Cherry Blossom Festival - Hands on activities and presentations - National Building Museum - 401 F Street NW - 10am - 4pm - and again Sunday 11am - 4pm

Sunday, March 23
Family Event:  See immediately above

Film:  Le Cousin Jules - "An Ode to the Beauty of Rural France" - National Gallery of Art  - East Building Auditorium - 4: 30pm

Concert:  Tender Dissonance - Javier Ledesma's creative vocal and instrumental music featuring Washington Symphonic Brass - Church of he Holy City - 1611 16th Street NW -3pm

Concert:  Oboe, Bassoon and Piano Trio performs works by Kaminsky and others - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 6:30pm  

Monday, March 24
Art Lecture:  Patrons, Artists and Saints: El Greco in the Chapel  of San Jose' in Toledo - docent from the Borghese Gallery - Rome - National Gallery of Art - Wests Building Lecture Hall - 12:10 and 1:10p

Tuesday, March 25
Book Talk:  Author Teju Cole looks at his native Nigeria in Every Day is for the Thief - P and P - 7pm

Concert:  Violin and Organ "Lentintide Bach II - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street NW -12:10pm

Concert: Arrangements of "Italian Great Movie Classics" Auditorium - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St at Mass Ave. - Reservations Required - www.iicwahington.esteri.it - 7pm

Discussion:  In the News: Ukraine - Georgetown University Professors King, McNamara and Stent - Mortara Building - Georgetown University - guevents.georgetown.edu - 4pm

Book Talk: David Picker discusses his book, "Musts, Maybes and Nevers: A Book About the Movies" - Busboys and Poets - 2021 14th Street NW 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 26
Book Talk:  Author Mark Harris looks at movie makers in WWII in Five Came Back - P and P  - 7pm

Lecture: Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State - GWU Professor Shira Robinson - The Palestine Center - 2425 Virginia Avenue NW - 12:30

Concert:  Music of West Africa - Performed on drums and strings by Amandou Kouyate - Whittall Pavillion Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert: Tribute to John Coltrane performed by the Ravi Coltrane Quartet - Lisner Auditorium - 730 21st ST NW - Reservations required - lisner.gwu.edu/ravi-coltranequartet - 7:30pm

Thursday, March 27
 Book Talk:  Author Walid Phares discusses events around the Arab Spring in The Lost Spring -
Politics and Prose - 7pm 

Film:  The City and Men and Dust - Two 1939 films announcing a call to rebuild the cities - Part of the 2014 Environmental Film Series - National Archives - Noon

Film:  HR6161: An Act of Congress - A Bill to Amend the Clean Air Act - Charles Guggenheim's  film as part of the Environmental Film Festival -  National Archives - 7pm

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