Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Free cultural events for the Week: Thursday, January 29 - Friday, February 6

UNBELIEVABLE!  The number of free intellectual and cultural events is astonishing to me - one day there are at least 10 events I would like to attend.  I hope you will have time to look the list over to see the many unusual venues and even more varied and interesting topics available TO US for free.

Don't forget, if you are unable to attend an event, many are available on the internet.  

Thursday, January 29
Film:  To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth - Second part of series on propaganda during WWII in the US, GB and Germany - National Archives - 56 minutes - Noon 

Book Talk:  Chasing the Scream - Johann Hari - a look at the War on Drugs - P&P - 6pm

Cooking Demonstration:  Winter Salads - Adrienne  and Danielle Cook  - US Botanic Garden - 12:45pm

Concert:  Chamber music by the Youth Fellows of the NSO - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Film: Discovering Georgian Cinema - Tinatin Gurchiani's -  The Machine That Makes Everything Disappear - Goethe Society - reservations required - www.goetheinstitutwashingtonevenbritecom -
6:30pm

Discussion:  Looking for God is a continuing series of classes led by the Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral and Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel of Temple Micah - this week's topic - The Feminist Critique - Temple Micah - 2829 Wisconsin NW - 7:30pm

Friday, January 30
Film:  To Tell the Truth:  The Strategy of Truth - Second part of a series on propaganda during WWII in the US, GB, and Germany - National Archives - 56 minutes - Noon

Concert:  Levine School Honor students present concert of music of various European composers - The Kosciuszko Foundation - 2025 O ST. NW - 7PM

Presentation:  Ancient Wisdom and Modem Medicine - Michael J. Balick, Director, NY Botanic Garden - U. S. Botanic Garden - reservations - 202-225-8333 - Noon to 1pm

Films Series: The 80'3: The Decade That Musicals Forgot presents Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo - Mary Pickford Theater - Madison Building - Library of Congress - 7pm

Film Series:  Iranian Film Festival - Behzadi's 2013 film: - Bending the Rules - Freer Gallery of Art - 7pm

Saturday, January 31
Book Talk:  The Partisan Divide - Co-authored by Former Representatives Martin Frost and Tom Davis with political reporter Richard E. Cohen - P&P - 3:30pm
     
Book Talk: The Italians: John Hooper - P&P - 6pm

Children's Concert - Saturday Morning at the National - Musical group - Rocknoceros - 9:30 and 1:30 with tickets distributed 30 minutes before each performance

Children's Special Event:  Excerpts of the soon to be presented ballet, Sleepy Hollow:Ballet and American Art with talks and scavenger hunt and art tour - Courtyard - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 1pm

Sunday, February 1
Concert:  National Gallery of Art chamber players - Italian Renaissance composers -National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Concert:  My Favorite Things - Scot Reese and song from the American Broadway stage songbook – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center - 6 PM

Book Talk:  A Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-life Care – Dr. Angelo Volandes – P&P – 1 PM

Monday, February 2   
Concert:  Celebrating Strayhorn – Howard University music major Imani-GraceCooperr – Ella Fitzgerald sings the Duke Ellington songbook – Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book talk:  The 100 Year Marathon: China's secret strategy to replace America as a global superpower – Michael Pillsbury – P&P – 7 PM

Film:  Archival film of the Della Seda family – commemorating Holocaust remembrance Day – the Embassy of Italy – reservations required – www.licvwashington.esteri.it - 6:30pm

Film:   Discovering Georgian Cinema retrospective – Giorgi Shengelala's 1969 film – Pirosmani – Goethe Institut - reservations required - goetheinstitutwashington.evenbrite.com – 6:30 PM   

\Tuesday, February 3
Concert:  Percussion ensemble of Radford University – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center 6 PM

Lecture: Ethics in the Design World: When to Say No – distinguished panel considers projects that displace indigenous populations – National Building Museum -  reservations required – 202 – 272 – 2448 – 6:30 – 8 PM

Lecture : Bread and Roses Labor Series Considers the Great Lawrence Textile Strike week of 1912 – panel of American University and University of Massachusetts professors – Busboys and Poets Bookstore – 1025 5th St. NW - 6 – 8 PM

Lecture: Iraqi and US Relations and What the Future Holds Iraqi's Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily – reservations required – Elliott School of International Affairs – GWU – reservations required –  go.gwu,edu/mepf6:30 – 8 PM

Lecture: Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad – distinguished college panel – National Archives – 7 PM       

Wednesday, February 4

Workshop for grandparents:  Connecting generations workshop: exciting the younger generation about the magical world of plants – US botanic Garden – reservations required – 202 – 225 – 8333 – 1 – 3 PM

Concert:   Works by Ellington and friends – Dan Dufford and ensemble featuring jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly– St. John's Episcopal Church – Lafayette Square – 12:10

Concert: Ensemble Calefax performs works of Shostakovich, Richard Strauss, and others – Coolidge Auditorium -  Jefferson building -  Library of Congress – rush tickets may be available at 6:30 PM – discussion by members of the ensemble – 6:30 PM

Lecture:  The use of precious metals like silver and gold in art – National Museum of Women in the Arts – 1250 New York Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM

 Lecture:  The role of the US churches in the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement – David Wildman executive secretary for human rights and racial justice, United Methodist Church and Philip Farah -  Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace – The Palestine Fund - 2425 Virginia Ave. – 1 – 2 PM 

Lecture:  parenting on purpose: tools and techniques for effective parenting – conversation with Deborah L Tillman – star of lifetime television program, "America's Supernanny" – Marvin Center – GW you reservations required – 202 – 994 – two 503 – 430 – 5:30 PM

Lecture:  Brecht and the Bible: Mother Courage and Her Children Georgetown University professor G. Ronald Murphy  – reservations required - Goethe Institut  – 6:45 PM

Lecture: Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One has the TimeJournalist Author Bridgit Schulte – Georgetown Day School – 4200 Davenport St. NW. - 7 PM 

Book talk: The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – David J Morris – P&P – 7 PM

Film: Sit-in one of the first prime time documentaries on the civil rights movement from 1960 – Mary Pickford theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – noon

Film:  Discovering Georgian Cinema retrospective – Iosseliani's 1971 feature film – Once Upon A Time There Was A Singing Blackbird – Embassy of France – reservations required -tinyurl.com/singing-blackbird – 7 PM  

Thursday, February 5
Panel:  Forum on the Rosenberg Case - Distinguished panel moderated by Journalist Marvin Kalb - National Archives - 7pm


Friday, February 6

Concert and Art Showcase:  Selected Local Bands an;d art viewing - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 6 - 8pm 

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