Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, April 28

     I hope the quality of events makes up for the limited number I have been able to include.  I feel that Wordsworth's lines,"The world is too much with us (me!) late and soon" could have been written about my 90th summer.  That's my excuse for this abbreviated list of free cultural events this week - and possibly much of the summer.  I'll be with my mid-west family, traveling and other pleasures so the listing will not only be shorter but possibly irregularly published.  I hope to come back with some new looks in the fall.

     I rarely point to specific events, but I hope some might be able to attend Tuesday's event at The Jerusalem Fund that relates to the highly acclaimed book, Children of the Stone.  I hate to miss it.
Remember my other blog will remain in place all summer. It's at: http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com
I hope others will see my thoughts on both world peace and Will Smith's dramatic poetry on race and immigration.    I look forward to more ranting and raving in the fall. 
     
April
Thursday, 28
Book lecture:  Yanis Varoufakis – "And the Weak Suffer What They Must:?" – George Washington University - The Jack Morton Auditorium – 7 PM
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Friday, 29
Book lecture: Michael Kinsley – "Old Age: A Beginner's Guide" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert:  Del Sol String Quartet Performs a wold Premiere of Rzewski's "String Quartet (1955) -
and Crawford Seeger's "String Quartet (1931) - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Library Late - 9 PM

Saturday, 30
Book lecture: Louisa Thomas – "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams" – P & P – 1 PM

Concert: Freeric Rzewski, Piano; Jennifer Koh, Violin; Benjamin Hochman, Piasno and Del Sol /string Quartet - Varied program with a world Premiere - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Ticketed event at 8PM- rush tickets generally available at 6:30PM when there is also a free with no ticket pre-concert conversation

Cine-concert film:  116 minute 1926 production of "Faust"  - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2:30 PM
May
Sunday, 1
Book lecture: Marta McDowell – "All the President's Gardens: Madison's Cabbage to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown With America" – P&P – 12 PM

Book lecture: Mark Wortman – "1941: A Divided America In a World at War – P and P – 2:30 PM

Film: 99 minute film with Amei Wallach in person, "Louise Bourgeois: TheSpider, the Mistress and the Tangerine - East Building Auditorium - National Gallery of Art - 4PM

Monday, 2

Tuesday, 3
Book lecture: Robert F. Worth – "A Rage For Order: The Middle East in Turmoil from Tahir Square to Isis" – P&P 7 PM

Lecture:  James Wintle - Music Division - " "Wagner's Gleaming Sword: Exploring the Helen Traubel Collection at the Library of Congress" - Whittall avilion - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

////concert:  Pianist Yefim Bronfman - Prokofiev Sonatas 6 -8 - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Free tickets required - rush tickets usually available - at 6:30 at the same time as a pre-concert lecture - Concert at 8PM

Lecture:  "Whither the Children of the Stone? An Entire Life Under Occupation" with Dr. Brian K. Barber - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Avenue NW - reservations highly suggested - 12:30 - 2
http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/events/upcoming/whither-children-stone-entire-life-occupation

Wednesday, 4
Book lecture: Mark Zwonitzer – "The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain and the Rise of  American Imperialism" – P and P – 7 PM

Book Lecture:  Anthony Pitch - "The Last Lynching:How A Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town" - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  The Air Force Strings Chamber Orchestra with Harpsichord - "Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5"  - St. John's Church - Lafayette Park - 12:10PM

Thursday, 5
Book lecture: Amy E. Herman – "Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life" – P & P - 7 PM

Friday, 6
Concert:  Musicians from Marlboro with music of J. Haydn, Saariaho and Schumann - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Buildings - Free tickets required - rush tickets generally available 6:30PM at the same time as a Pre-concert conversation -  /Concert at 8PM

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