Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, July 10 - Thursday, July 17

So much to do! So Much to learn!  So much to enjoy!  Try as I may the list keeps growing.  In one day there are eight things to do .I've also attempted to include a few more children's activities for the summer.  I hope you can enjoy some.

Thursday, July 10
Lecture:  Washington's Civil War Forts and Parks - B. Franklin Cooling and Loretta Newman celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens - National Archives - Noon

Book Talk:  Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. - MLK Library - 7pm

Concert:  Ruthie and the Wranglers - National Gallery Lawn Terrace - U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave.SW - 5 - 7pm

Concert:  Marine Big Band - West Terrace - U. S. Capitol - 8pm

Friday, July 11
Book Talk:  The Secret Club that Runs The World - Author Kate Kelly discusses the commodities market - P and P - 7pm

Film:  Jazz: Episode Seven - Ken Burns "Dedicated to Chaos" - Swing during WWII - National Archives Noon

Concert:  Jazz in the Garden - The Rick Whitehead Trio - Sculpture Garden - National Gallery of Art - 5 - 8:30pm

Sculpture Tour:  A guided Walk through the Foggy Bottom area to view the biennial outdoor exhibit, Sculpted: Histories Revealed - Meet at New Hampshire Avenue and I Street NW - 7pm

Children's Event:  Summer Science: Make a boat out of clay,foil, paper,cardboard and see how much cargo it can carry - Ages 5 and older - Cleveland park Library - Reservations required - 202-282-3080 - 3:30pm

Saturday, July 12
Children's Program:  See-Wonder-Poetry - Observe works of Art in the NGA - for children 8 -11- National Gallery of Art - 11am and 1pm

Book Talk:  Seriously Not All Right - Author Ron Capps tells of founding the VETERANS WRITING PROJECT as a result of his experiences in Kosovo, Darfur and Afghanistan - P and P - 3:30pm

Gallery Tour:  Observe Shakespeare's influence on the lives of others - National Portrait Gallery - 8th and F - 1:30pm

Block Party:  For Central Union Mission - food, games, bounce houses and 200 voice choir from Dallas - Central Union Mission - 65 Mass Ave. NW - Noon - 3pm

Sunday, July 13
Children's' Program:  See-Wonder-Poetry - Observe works of art in the NGA - for children 8 - 11 - National Gallery of Art - Noon and 2pm

Book Talks:  When Doctors Won't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Tests - Author Leana S. Wen - P and P - 1pm
In Praise of Intransigence:  The Perils of Flexibility - Author Richard H Weisberg - P and P - 5pm

Concert:  Pianist Sara Daneshpour performs works by Franck, Schumann and Ravel - Smithsonian American Art Museum - G and 7th Streets NW - 3pm

Concert:  Pop/Americana sounds of Laura Tsaggaris and her band with patriotic parade - Rose Park - 26th and 0 NW - Georgetown - 5 - 6:30pm

Concert:  NSO Summer Symphony presents works of Saint-Saens and Rimsky-Korsakov - Concert Hall - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Film:  From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 - varied subjects - National Gallery of Art Lecture Hall - 4pm

Monday, July 14
Book Talk:  When the United States Spoke French - Author Francois Furstenberg tells of five Frenchmen who came to the US in 1789 - P and P - 7pm

Concert:  Outta the Blue - Woodrow Wilson Plaza - 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. - Noon - 1:30pm

Concert:  Music  in the Library - Acoustic concerts by local groups - MLK Library - 3pm

Book Talk:  The Eichmann Trial - Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University Department of Jewish and Holocaust Studies - Lohrfink Auditorium - Hariri Building - Georgetown University - Noon - 1:30pm

Book Talk:  The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning - Glee star Chris Colfer - MLK Library - 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 15
Children's Activity:  Tutor Tots:  Summer Fun in the Sun - reading, singing and playing - ages 2 through 4 - $5.00 fee - Tutor Place Historic House and Gardens - 1644 31st Street NW - 10 - 10:45

Children's Activity:  Story time and activities - Japanese Information and Culture Center - 1115 18th Street NW - reservations required - www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc - 1am - 12:30PM - repeats Thursday 23:30 - 4:00pm

Concert:  U. S. Army Blues presents "Big Band Tunes of the Greatest Generation - National World War II Memorial - 17th Street and Independence Ave. NW - 6pm

Book Talk:  Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War - International Spy Museum - 800 F ST.NW - noon

Book Talk: My Country 'Tis of Thee: My Family, My Faith, Our Future -
U. S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) - Bus Boys and Poets - 1025 5th ST. NW - 6:30 - 8pm

Film:  Terre Rosse - Dennis Della's film of 2008 - Italian Cultural Institute - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven at Mass Ave. NW - reservations required -  www.iicwashington.esteri.it - 6:30pm

Lecture:  Folk Music, Archives and Performing: Experiences, Adventures and Great Stories - Joseph C. Hickerson, former archivist and head of the Library of Congress's Folk Culture Archive - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Book Talk:  American Catch - Author Paul Greenberg explores the seafood industry - P and P - 7pm

Wednesday, July 16

Concert:  NSO Chamber Orchestra - works by various classical composers - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Film:  Michael Maglaras"s "The great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 6:30pm

Film:  "Jin Jin" - Yamada's 2013 film - Japanese Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18th St.. NW -  Reservations Required - www.us.emb-japan,g.jp/jicc - 6:30pm


Film:  Last Year in Marienbad - Alain Resnais's 1961 film - Embassy of France - 4001 Reservoir Road NW - reservations required - marienbad.evenbritecom - 7pm

Thursday, July 17
Book Talk:  The Mockingbird Next Door - Author Marja's talks with HARPER LEE - P & P - 7pm

Concert:  The Four Cool Blue Maniacs and tenor sax player Brian Settles perform All Mingus - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 5 - 8pm


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