Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, April 17 - Thursday, April 24

While this weeks list is extensive, it only scratches the surface of the opportunities available to us in D. C. - so many interesting topics and venues!  For most of the rest of spring and summer you are "on your own".  I'll publish only occasionally until September because of extensive family travels.  I'll appreciate suggestions and thoughts you might share with the blog for resuming in the fall.

Thursday, April 17
Lecture:  Washington and The Peace Process:  Assessing America's Role, Past and Present - Columbia University Professor of Arab Studies, Rashid Khalidi - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW -
 9:30 - 11am

Book Review:  "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez" - Miriam Pawel - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Book Talk:  Historian Dolores Janiewski discusses her forthcoming book about the La Follette committee's duel with the Dies Committee - National Archives - Noon

Film:  "Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Jewish Refuges" - Washington Premiere with post screening discussion led by film maker Robert Krakow - Hart Auditorium -  Georgetown Law Center - 600 New Jersey Ave. NW - 202-662-4043 - 5:30 - 7:30pm  

Friday, April 18
Concert:  "Orchid Symphony: A Little Night Music" - Harp soloist Laura Stokes - U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland SE - 6 - 8pm

Discussion:  Curator discusses content and themes of exhibit, "Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts" - National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Avenue NW - Noon

Saturday, April 19
Film:  Victor Seastrom 1924 film "He Who Gets Slapped" with live orchestral accompaniment - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2pm

Performance:  Dance company performs in conjunction with "Dancing the Dream Exhibit" - National Portrait Gallery - 1 and 2:30pm

Sunday, April 20
Concert:  Easter Day Organ and Trumpet Recital - Washington National Cathedral - ($10.00 donation suggested) - 5:15pm

Concert:  Blues Alley Jazz Youth Orchestra - Millennium Stage - Kennedy center - 6pm

Film:  "Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema" 1961 film "Mother Joan of the Angels" at 2pm and 1965 film "Jump" at 4:30 - East Building - National Gallery of Art

Staged Reading:  Author Deborah Brevoort reads her "The Velvet Weapon" - set in 1989 Czechoslovakia -
followed by author discussion - reservations required - scenatheater.org - Woolly Mammoth Theater Company 641 D Street NW - 7pm

Monday, April 21
Book review:  Author Matt Taibbi discusses "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"  Politics and Prose - 7pm

Concert:  U. S. Air Force Airmen of Note - Part of Blues Alley Big Band Jam - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book Review: Rebecca Prime discusses her book, "Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Historiography - reservations required - go.gwu.edu/Prime - Elliot School of International Affairs - GWU - 1957 E St. NW - 4 - 5pm

Book Review:  Author Shadi Hamid discusses his book, "The Temptations of Power: Islamists and Liberal Democracy in the New Middle East" - Mathematical Association of America Carriage House - 1781 Church Street NW - 6:30 - 8pm

Discussion:  Panel discusses D. C. Jazz history - Moderator Michael Fitzgerald - University of the District of Columbia - Recital Hall - Performing Arts Center - 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW - reservations required -   info@historydc.org - 7 - 9pm

Film:  Robert Reich's "Inequality for All" - followed by discussion - Busboys and Poets - 1025 5th St. NW -
6:30pm

Tuesday, April 22
Panel Discussion:  The Media and Civic Society in Syria's Evolving Conflict -Film maker/activist Orwa Nyrabias and New America's Leila Hilal - New America Foundation - 1899 L Street NW Suite 400 - wwwnewamerica.org - 12:30 - 2pm

Concert:  Blues Alley Annual "Big Band Jazz Jam" featuring University Jazz Ensembles - Pershing Park - 14th Street at Pennsylvania Ave. NW - 11am - 6pm

Concert:  Northwestern University School of Music students perform Classical works - Millennium Stage in the Terrace Theater - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Lecture:  NASA Goddard Space Center's Jane Rigby discusses "Magnifying the Universe" - Pickford Theatre - Madison building - Library of Congress - 11:30am

Wednesday, April 23
Book Review:  War! What is it Good For? - Ian Morris - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Book Review:  The Most Dangerous Man in America:  The Making of Douglas MacArthur - Mark Perry - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  Eastman School of Music students perform works by Balakirev, Ravel and Puccini and others - Millennium Stage - Terrace Theater - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Concert:  U. S. Airmen of Note with saxophonist Bob Mintzer - Atrium Ballroom - Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - 7:30pm

Book Review:  "The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran" - Sigrid Fry-Revere,  Director of the Agency for Solving Organ Shortages - MLK Library 7pm

Film:  "The Thieves" 2012 Korean film - reservations required - KoreaCultureDC.org - Korean Cultural Center - 2370 Mass. Ave. NW - 6pm

Film:  "Assignment China: Tienanmen Square" - the reporters who covered the events of 1989 with follow-up discussion - Room 108 - Funger Hall - GWU 2201 G St. NW - reservations required - go.gwu.edu/coveringchina - 6:30pm

Thursday, April 24
Book Review:  Gandhi Before India - Ramachandra Guha - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Panel Discussion:  John Edward Haase discusses Jazz Diplomacy: Sending America's Music to the World - National Archives - 7pm

Concert:  Daniel Muller-Schott, cello and Simon Trpceski, piano perform works of Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Rush tickets 6pm - Concert at 8.

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