Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Free events for the week beginning Thursday, April 16


        Jazz continues in a big way with an ensemble from the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra paying a tribute to Billy Stayhorn in the Courtyard at Smithsonian's American Art Museum tomorrow, Thursday, April 16.  Look to see tributes to Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins as well.  For contrast there is also a free performance of Mozart's Requiem!  There are of course all sorts of challenging panel discussions and celebrities including Scott Simon, Cokie Roberts and Michael Bechloss.  The week also presents opportunities to go to some unique locales like the Argentine and French Embassies, the new textile museum on the campus of George Washington University. the historic Heurich House and the Levine School of Music.
       
Thursday, April 16
Panel Discussion:  "DC Emancipation and 19th Century Life:- distinguished panel - National Archives - 7pm

Book talk: "The Story: A Reporters Journey" – author Judith Miller discusses her career and her reporting on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction – P&P 7 PM

Concert: Smithsonian jazz master works ensemble delves into Billy Strayhorn vast musical songbook in celebration of his centennial and Jazz Appreciation Month – Kogod Courtyard – Smithsonian Portrait Gallery – 5 – 8 PM

Friday, April 17
Tour: Conservatory of the U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave. SE - Noon - 1 PM

Films:  Varied films from the Archives vaults including America on the Rocks, For Which We Stand and others - National Archives - Noon

Film: El Tango and Broadway - 1934 Comic Argentine movie – Embassy of Argentina – 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Concert: Friday morning music club – works by Bartok and Beethovenn – Calvary Baptist Church – 755 8th St. NW. –  Noon

Concert: Arts Club of Washington Chamber Concert seriess – Arts Club of Washington - 2017 I Street Northwest – noon

Jazz concert: The Music of Miles Davis – faculty members of the Levine School of Music – Levine School – 2801 Upton St. NW. – 7 PM to 9 PM

Concert:  Chamber works of Piston, Rossini and Meyer – Members of the National Symphony Orchestra – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Saturday, April 18
Book talk: Thrift: the history of the an American cultural movement – author Andrew L Yarrow – P&P – 1 PM

Book talk: Celebrity in Chief: History of the presidents and the culture of stardom – Kenneth Walsh – P&P - 3:30 PM

Book Talks and signing:  A finger in Lincolns brain: what modern science reveals about Lincoln, his assassination, and its aftermath – E. Lawrence Abel – 11 AM
Marching Home: Union veterans and their unending Civil War – Brian Matthew Jordan – 12:30 PM
Their Last Full Measure: the final days of the Civil War – Joseph Wheelan – 2 PM
All lectures - William G McGowan Theater – National Archives

Children's activity: Using origami papers and Japanese textiles dress a paper doll – George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum – 701 21st St. NW. – 1 PM to 4 PM

Discussion: Walt Whitman and Gay Washington – author Garrett Peck and Martin Murray of the Washington friends of Walt Whitman Association – reservations required – dchistory.org – Carnegie library at Mount Vernon Sq. – 801 K St. NW. – 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Commemoration: 150th anniversary of the funeral of Abraham Lincoln with actor Fritz Klein on "Lincoln's Vision for America" – New York Ave. Presbyterian Church – 1313 New York Ave. NW. 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 19
Book talk: Unforgettable: a son, a mother and the lessons of a lifetime – Scott Simon – P&P 1 PM

Book talk: Walt Whitman in Washington DC: the Civil War and America's great poet – Garrett Peck – P&P 5 PM

Spring Concert:  St. John's Church Choir - St. John's Church - Lafayette Square - 4 PM

Children's program: A story about poet Langston Hughes and then create a special piece of art – National Portrait Gallery – Eighth and F streets Northwest – 2 PM to 5 PM

Concert: Mozart's Requiem with choir and soloists – Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart – Georgetown University – 3 PM

Concert:  National Gallery of Art String Quartet performs works by Ravel and Shostakovitch – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Special family event: Shakespeare's birthday open house – a day of festivities and demonstrations of Elizabethan crafts – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 E. Capitol St. SE. – noon to 4 PM

Monday, April 20
Book Talk::  After the Tall Timber – Renatta Adler – a collection that showcases her report tutorial skills and independent thinking – P&P – 7 PM

Book Talk:  Capital Dames: the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848 – 1868Cokie Roberts and presidential historian Michael Bechloss look at how the Civil War not only changed Washington DC but also change the place of women – National Archives – 7 PM

Concert: New England Conservatory string quartets present various classical music – Terrace Theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Panel discussion: "The Role of Art in Diplomacy: Cultural Citizens" – distinguished panel including Yo-Yo Ma – East Building Atrium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Lecture: Former US ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Rooney, discusses "The Global Vatican" – Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart – Georgetown University – 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Film: "Sonny Rollins: Live 1965 in 1968" – Black Study Center – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 6 PM

Tuesday, April 21
Book talk: American Warlord  - Johnny Dwyer chronicles the life of Chucky Taylor, raised in Liberia, became the first American convicted of the war crime of torture – P&P - 7 PM

Discussion:  Washington's Evolving Policy Toward Israel and Palestine - Author and commentator Laila El-Haddad and William Quandt, University of Virginia - The Palestine Center - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW - 1 PM

Concert: "The Band Jam" features various school and college jazz groups – Pershing Park – 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., Northwest – 11 AM to 6 PM

Book talk "Rebels Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians" – Justin Martin – Mary Pickford Theater – Madison Building – Library of Congress – Noon

Reading and discussion: "A Tribute to America's most loved poet" – selected verses of Robert Frost – West End interim library – 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM

Lecture: "Exploring Islam in America: Islam and politics in America" – Khaled Elgindy of the Brookings Institute – Washington National Cathedral – reservations required – cathedral.org – 7 PM

Film: "Killing Kennedy" National Geographic channels award winning  documentary - Grosvenor Auditorium – National Geographic – 1600 M St. NW. – Noon

Wednesday, April 22
Book talk:  It's Not Over: Getting beyond tolerance defeating homophobia and winning true equality,  – Michelangelo Signorile _ P&P -7 PM 

Book talk: Lincoln's autocrat: the life of Edwin Stanton – William Marvel examines Stanton's life, career, and legacy – National Archives – Noon 

Concert: The Friday morning music club performs works by Bach and others – Conservatory – Heurich House Museum – 1307 New Hampshire Ave. – noon to 1 PM

Class: Prof. Judith Mayotte begins a four week class on the book, "Enough is enough: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources" Washington National Cathedral – reservations required – cathedral.org – 7 PM to 9 PM

Concert: Julliard School of Music performs piano trios by Mozart and Ravel – Terrace Theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Concert: Guitarist Lily Afshar, "A Jug of Wine and Thou: Music of Persia and Andalusia" reservations required – National Museum of Women in the Arts – 7:30 PM to 9 PM

Concert: Organist Ulrike Theressia Wegele of Vienna Austria – National City Christian Church – 5 Thomas Cir. NW. – 7:30 PM

Panel: Bob Colacello, a close friend of Andy Warhol, discusses the artist's works with National Portrait Gallery curator Asma Naeem – National Portrait Gallery – 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 23
Book Talk:  First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image - Susan Sweeney, Pres. and Co–chief operating officer of C-SPAN leads a discussion on all 45 first ladies – National Archives – 7 PM

Book talk: A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz – author Goran Rosenberg tells his life story – P&P - 7 PM

Friday, April 24
Book talk: The Great Divide: Unequal societies and what we can do about them – Joseph Stieglitz – reprises a lecture that help launch the occupy movement – P&P 7 PM

Concert:  Pianists Katherine Chi  and Aleksasndar Madzar, Yura Lee, violin and James Donahue and Cameron Kirkpatrick, electronics perform Stockhausen's Mantra and Carter's. Duo for violin and piano - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 8pm - rush tickets at 6:30 with pre-concert lecture - Paul Miller, Ph. D. Music Theory faculty - Cornell University - 6:30 PM

Book talk: Celebrity in Chief: a history of the presidents and the culture of stardom – Kenneth Walsh  – National Archives – Noon



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