Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, April 3 - Thursday, April 10

What a week:  All free!  From Tango lessons for couples in Argentina (well, the Embassy) to the culture of Sweden to cherry blossoms and jazz appreciation month.  There is so much to enjoy - and learn!

Thursday, April 3
Book Review: The Most Dangerous Man in America - (Douglas MacArthur) - Author Mark Perry -
Politics and Prose - 7pm

Lecture:  Ending the War in Afghanistan - Stephen Biddle - Room 602 - Elliott School of International Affairs - GWU - 1957 E St. NW - reservations required - go.gwu.edu/Biddle - 6pm

Family Event:  Cherokee Days - Three day festival featuring food, dance, demonstrations, films, hands-on activities - Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian - 4th and Independence sw - 10am - 5:30pm - each of the three days

Friday, April 4
Book Talk:  Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War - Elizabeth Varon - National Archives - Noon

Book Talk:  An Idea Whose Time Has Come - Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Author Todd S. Purdum -
Politics and Prose - 7pm

Concert:  Harpsichord - Mahan Esfahani - As a part of the C. P. E. Bach at 300 Series -  Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Rush tickets at 6 - Preconcert Presentation at 6:30 - Concert 8pm

Concert and Workshop:  Latin jazz legend Bobby Sanabri and Quarteto Ache - Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Workshop - 1:30 - Concert devoted to Martin Perez - 6pm

Concert:  Orchids Symphony: A Little Night Music - Russian Trio performs chamber music - U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave SW - 6 - 8 pm

Concert:  Pan American Symphony Orchestra - "DC Tango Fest" - Embassy of Argentina - 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW -panamsymphony.org for information and reservation - 7:30pm

Saturday, April 5
Concert:  Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin - As part of the C. P. E. Bach at 300 Series - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Rush tickets at 6 - Pre-concert presentation 6:30 - Concert 8pm

Children's Program:  One-Man band with harmonica, foot drum and cymbals - National Theatre - 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show - Shows at 9:30 and 11am

Family Program:  Japanese Culture Day - Varied cultural activities - Young Readers Center - Jefferson Building Library of Congress - 10AM - 3PM

Special Event:  Varmland Day - music,glass, litrature and photography of Sweden's Varmland Region - House of Sweden - 2900 K St. NW - 11 am - 4pm

Sunday, April 6
Book Review:  From Kristallnacht to Watergate - Harry Rosenfeld - (An autobiographic account of growing up in Nazi-era Berlin) - Politics and Prose - 1pm

Children's Program:  Story teller and mime performer Antonio Rocha presents "Jungle Tales" - U. S. Botanic Gardens - 100 Maryland Ave. SW - 1:30 and 2:30pm

Special Event:  Shakespeare Birthday Open House - jugglers, jesters, music, cake building tour - Folger Shakespeare Library - 201 East Capitol St. SE - Noon to 4pm

Concert: Great Noise Ensemble, Third Practice and Children's Chorus perform Louis Andriessen's "La Comnmedia" - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 6:30pm 

Monday, April 7
Book Review:  The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the greatest Generation Truly Great - Harvey J. Kaye - National Archives - Noon

Film:  "Somebody Up There Likes Me" - 1956 film starring Paul Newman as Rocky Graziano - National Theatre - 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Tickets distributed 30 minutes before showing at 6:30

Tuesday, April 8
Lecture:  Jazz as a Cold War Weapon - Larry Appelbaum - Whittall Pavillion - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert:  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group - Oliver Knussen, Conductor; Lucy Schaufer, Soprano and Andrew Sauvageau, Baritone - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Rush tickets at 6 - Pre-concert at 6:30 - Concert at 8pm

Lecture:  Sayed Kashua, columnist and writer for the popular Israeli show, "Arab Labor" discusses his life and work as an Arab citizen of Israel - Room 113 - Elliott School of International Affairs - GWU - 1957 E ST. NW - reservations - go.gwu.edu/kashua - 6 - 8 pm

Film:  "Kawasaki's Rose" 2009 Czech film of director Jan Hrebejk - with discussion with the director - Embassy of thew Czech Republic - 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW - Reservations required - mzv.cz/washington - 7pm 

Wednesday, April 9
Book Review:  A Climate of Crisis - Author Patrick Allitt - (Nuclear fears and environment) - P & P -7pm

Lecture:  The Battle for Justice in Palestine - Ali Abunimah - The Palestine Center - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW 12:30 - 2pm

Class:  Introduction to Tango Dancing - Class for couples - Embassy of Argentina - 1600 New Hampshire ave. NW - reservations required - infopanamsymphony.org - and again April 16 and 23 - 6:30pm

Concert:  Violin and Guitar preform jazz - Sidney Harman Hall - 610 F Street NW - Noon

Concert: Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux perform music by Elisasbeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 12:30

Thursday, April 10

Book Review:  The Bohemians - Ben Tarnoff - (Mark Twain and other Western writers) - P & P - 7pm

Concert:  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Contemporary music with the Amphison String Quartet - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Rush tickets at 6 - pre-concert presentation at 6:30

Panel Discussion:  Faith, Culture and the Common Good - Sponsored by the Berkley Center at Georgetown University - Gaston Hall - AM panel - Realizing the Common Good with Cokie Roberts, Michael Gerson and Phil Zuckerman - PM Panel - Faith, Culture and Community - Register - Berkley Center.- 9am - 4pm


3 comments:

  1. thank you, ill check some of these out :)

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  2. The Holi Festival is also on Saturday in Potomac, free admission!

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  3. Awesome, the tango event seems really interesting. Thanks!

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