Thursday, June 4, 2015

Free Cultural Events in DC for three days: June 8, 9 and 10.

Here's a special edition of DC Free Culture for three days in June. It's prepared for my grandson, David, as I begin a two-year celebration of my 90th birthday.   It's meant to show him just a few of the things that might be of interest to him and those visiting with him that I have daily access to. I'll give it  limited publicity before returning to my usual publication schedule on June 17.  I hope the list might be of help to others.

Monday, June 8
Concert: Saxophonist Elisha Balbed performs jazz, rock, hip-hop and go-go – DC Jazz Festival – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center - 6 PM

Concert: U.S. Navy bands Country Current Ensemble – West steps – US Capital – 8 PM

Book talk: "And sometimes I wonder about you" – Walter Mosley, Author – Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th St. NW. – 6:30 PM

Book talk: "The Good Spy: The life and death of Robert Ames" – Author Kai Bird – Kramer Books – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM


Tuesday, June 9
Book talk and discussion: "Back Channel to Cuba: The hidden history of negotiations between Washington and Havana – Author William M. Leogrande – Katzen Arts Center – American University – 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 10 AM – 11:50 AM

Concert: The Friday morning music club presents varied classical works – Belle Vue Room – Dumbarton House – 2715 Q St. NW. – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Concert: US Navy band and Navy ceremonial guard perform – U.S. Navy Memorial – 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. – 7:30 PM

Concert: Violinist Mary Findlay performs Bach – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Book talk: Author Dolen Perkins–Valdes  discusses, "Balm"– Busboy and Poets – 6:30 p.m.

Book talk: "World Film Locations, Washington DC" – Kramer Books – 1517 Connecticut Ave. – 6:30 PM

Book talk "The Brontë Cabinet: Three lives in nine objects" - Deborah Lutz, author – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Film: "Port of Memory" and "The Rules" - Kamal Aljafari's documentaries – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Film: "Richard Hill" – A part of the series of Adams Morgan movie nights – Marie Read Elementary School soccer fields – 18th and California Streets Northwest – 8:30 PM

Reading performance: "Rep Ya hood: The untold stories of DC neighborhoods" – city-wide spoken word and rap competition – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM


Wednesday, June 10
Lecture:  "Listen to Our Story: Alan Lomax, Folk Producer/Folk Promoter" Nathan Saalsburg presenter - Whittal Pavillion - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert: Vocalist Sweet Lou Olutosin and his sextet perform soul jazz – DC Jazz Festival – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Concert: The Ewabo Duo – The Harbour Nights Summer Concert Series – Washington Harbor – 3050 K St. – Northwest – 8:30 PM

Concert: The U. S. Marine Band – West Terrace – US Capitol – 8 PM

Book talk: "Terrorism in Cyberspace: the next generation" - Gabriel Weimann – Mary Pickford Theater – Madison Building – Library of Congress – noon

Book talk: "Ain't Nobody Be Learning Nothin': The fraud and the fix for high poverty schools" – author Caleb Steward Rossiter – Busboys and Poets – Brookland – 625 Monroe St. NE. – 6:30 PM

Book talk: "You Won't Remember This" – author Kate Blackwell – Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th Street NW - 6:30 PM

Book talk: "The Domino Diaries: My decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba" – Brin-Jonathan Butler – Kramer books – 6:30 PM

Book talk: "The Grand Old Ditch" author Judith Welles – the past present and future of the C and O canal – West end interim library – 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. – the Watergate – 7 PM

Book talk: "Stand Your Ground: Black bodies and the justice of God" – author Kelly Brown Douglas – Episcopal priest – reservations requested – Washington National Cathedral – 7:30 PM

Film: "Earnest and Celestine" – French animated film – Embassy of France – 4001 Reservoir Rd. NW – reservations required - frenchculture.org – 7 PM to 9 PM



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