Two items are particularly noteworthy this week:.
JAZZ: Regular followers of the blog are undoubtedly aware of my interest in jazz - particularly from the 30's and 40's! Tomorrow night provides an opportunity to hear the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra pay tribute to the Newport Jazz festival. To be assured of a seat, I'd recommend reserve a seat at ww.archivesfoundation.org/publicprograms. If jazz is an interest of yours, check the further item I'll post immediately following this posting.
Politics and Prose Bookstore provides a remarkable Saturday with five books being reviewed in one day. What a remarkable resource in our city - obviously all of us can subscribe to their mailings to learn of their events, but I shall continue to list those I find particularly interesting.
Concert: Pianist Gen Tomuro - music by French composers in honor of Degas/Cassatt - West Garden Court National Gallery of Art - 12:10pm
Book Review: Marion Barry discusses his book, "Mayor For Life" - Busboys and Poets - 2021 14thNW -
Film: Nairobi Half Life - Nairobi young man seeks to follow his dream of an acting career - Freer Gallery of Art - National Mall - 7pm
Enduring Courage - Author John F. Ross biography of Eddie Rickenbacker - 1pm
Three books - The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D. C - A History Lovers Guide to Washington, D. C.and Wild Women of Washington, D. C. - various authors - all at 3:30pm
Performance: Dance and Songs of Hawaii - U. S. Botanic Garden - 11am
Children's Event: Creative art work may be made by children after hearing stories about John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt - National Portrait Gallery - 1 - 4pm
Book Review: Temptations of Power - Shadi Hamid discusses various Islamic groups - P and P - 5pm
Concert: National Gallery of Art Chamber Players - works by Bach, Mozart and Dittersdorf - National Gallery of art - 6:30pm
Film: Beijing Bicycle - Wang Xiaoashual's 2001 film - Freer Gallery of Art - 2pm
Concert: Michael Scoglio performs folk, rock and Americana: Ronald Reagan Building - Noon - 1:30pm
West Steps - U. S. Capitol - 8pm
Film: Roy Del Ruth's 11951 film, "On Moonlight Bay" - Hudson Institute-Ethics and Public Policy Center - 1015 15th St.NW - reservations required - hudson.org - 5:30PM
Comedy Performance: Actor James Adomian - Terrace Theatre - Kennedy Center - 6pm
Performance: China's Quanzhou Puppet Troupe - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm