- Never having been in the DC area before to celebrate the coming of a new year (as appropriate for a late octogenarian) we delighted with the tradition at St. Columba's annual concert (with post concert champagne - concert not free but a reasonable donation"suggested"). 'Twas an outstanding organ and vocal concert featuring J. Riley Lewis and Rosa Lamoreaux. It's now a part of our tradition.
- A suggestion was also made by a "subscriber" that someone (of you) might like to follow-up and work toward having the zoo host a "zoo lights" midnight tour as a fund -raiser with champagne at midnight.
- You are largely on your own to find events as I will spend the week in Michigan. (A few) special events are listed for the next week. Perhaps some of you might make suggests for that week in the comments section at the end of this week's listing.
Noon - Repeats Saturday and Sunday at Noon
Joshua DuBois discusses The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama - P&P - 6pm
Film: International Short Films - Selections from Oberhausen - Wests Building Lecture Hall - National Gallery of Art - 2pm and 3:30PM
Lecture: David Gariff discusses Manet in Spain - West Building Rotunda - NGA - 1pm
Book Talk;: Pamela Katz discusses The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women and Germany on the Brink - P&P - 7pm
Lecture: Archivist John Emond discusses dramatic, humorous and poignant North and South "Voice" of Soldiers from the Civil War - from documents and letters - National Archives - (Penn. Ave. entrance) - 11am
The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran - P&P - 6pm