Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Events of the week: Thursday, June 5 - Thursday, June 12

Sorry because of a trip to Ann Arbor the listing is limited this week and heavy on book reviews.  I'll be back at full force next week and then most of the summer.

Thursday, June 5
Book Talk:  Genesis: Truman, American Jews and the Origin of the Arab/Israeli Conflict - Author John Judis - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Avenue NW - 12:30 - 2:00pm

Concert:  U. S. Army Chorus and St. Albans School Chorale perform music of Virgil Thompson and others 
West Building - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 12:10

Forum Discussion:  The Role of Congress in International Crises - Former members of congress and others discuss the interpretation of war powers - National Archives - 7pm

Book Talk:  CIA veteran, Jack Devine's "Good Hunting" considers the work and future of the agency - Politics and Prose -7pm

Friday, June 6
Film:  The True Glory - Noting the 70th anniversary of D Day this Office of War Information tells of the events of that era - 85 minutes - National Archives - Noon

Concert:   Jazz in the Garden - Juanita Williams performs - National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden - 5 - 8:30pm

Saturday, June  7
Family Event:  Jazz Concert with hands on opportunities - Performance by the Jazz Academy of Music - National Archives - Noon - 2pm

Book Talk:  Mission at Nuremberg - Author Tim Townsend discusses chaplain Henry Gerecke's role in counseling Nazi WWII leaders awaiting trial - P and P - 3:30pm

Book Talk:  The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons - Author San Kean through riveting stories discusses how the brain works - P and P - 6pm

Film:  Little Fugitive - Eastern European experimental cinema - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 3:30pm 

Sunday, June 8
Book Talk:  Big Money - Author Kenneth P. Vogel discusses the role of money and people in campaign financing - P and P -5pm

Film:  Blind Chance:  Masterpieces of Polish Cinema - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4:30pm

 Book Talk:  Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence - Author Joseph Ellis - National Archives - Noon 

Concert:  National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 6:30pm

Concert:  U. S. Army Field Band Goes to the Opera - Music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Humperdinck - McEvoy Auditorium - Smithsonian American Art Museum -  7th and G Streets NW - 3pm


Monday, June 9
Book Talk:  Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence - Author Joseph Ellis - National Archives - Noon

Tuesday, June 10
Book Talk:  Lawrence in Arabia - Author Scott Anderson looks at the role of Lawrence and 3 others in the Middle East during WWI - P and P -7pm

Wednesday, June 11
Book Talk:  Portraying Arabs: Thirty Years Later - Authors Edmund Ghareeb and Jack Shaheen - The Palestine Center - 2425 Virginia Avenue - 12:30 - 2pm

Thursday, June 12
Book Talk:  How It Feels to Be Free:  Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement - Author Ruth Feldstein - National Archives - Noon









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