Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning February 25th

Jazz lovers alert – the Library of Congress opened a special showing today featuring jazz singers in America. The display is in a little-known portion of the Madison building of the Library of Congress in the Performing Arts Reading Room. The the display organized by Curator Larry Appelbaum features photographs by William P. Gottlieb and has video clips of some of the outstanding performers. The small display can be seen in about one hour's time. Please note the many other "offbeat" displays and performances at the Library of Congress this week. There are some real gems.

                                                                    Thursday, 25
Book Lecture:  David Denby - "Lit Up: One Reporter, Three Schools, 24 books That Can Change Our Lives" - P&P - 7PM

Film:  Academy Award Nominee, "Cartel Land" - National Archives - 7PM

Friday, 26
Book Talk:  Sonia Shah _ " Pandemic: Tracking Contagious disease from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond" P&P - 7 PM

Film:  Sci-fi film series "Sunshine" - Pickford Theatre - Madison Building -Library of Congress -  7PM

Film:  Academy Award Nominee, "The Look of Silence" - National Archives - 7PM

Concert: Mendelssohn piano trio – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – noon and 2 PM

Discussion: Folger staff discusses "Shakespeare documented" reservations required – folger.edu – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 E. Capitol St. SE. – 6 PM

Saturday, 27
Book lecture: Peter Ross Range – "The year that made Hitler" – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: Peter Conte Brown – "The power and independence of the Federal Reserve" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Concert: Julliard string Quartet performs works by Schubert, Carter, and Beethoven – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – Concert – 2 PM – tickets required – pre-concert conversation with the artists – 12:30 PM – no tickets required – Whittall Pavilion – rush tickets should be available

Films: Showcase of Academy award nominated documentary and Short Subjects - noon – animated short film nominees – 3:30 PM animated short films – 7 PM - "What happened Ms. Simone – national archives building – various times

Film: Andrew Neel presents his 2010 film "Alice Neil" the filmmakers grandmother – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Film: Washington premier of "Eva Hesse in conjunction with the Washington Jewish film festival –  East Building  Auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 3 PM

Sunday, 28
Book lecture: E. J. Dionne – "Why the right went wrong: Goldwater to tea party and beyond" – P&P – 5 PM

Concert: West Garden Trio – National Gallery of Art orchestra – NGA – 4 PM

Concert: "Clara Barton Sessions" – DC-based musicians performing songs from the Civil War era – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Films: Showcase of Academy award nominated documentaries and short subjects – 11 AM documentary short subject nominees at 4 PM "Winter on fire: Ukraine's fight for freedom"

Film: New Greek cinema – 2015 film "Silent" a young opera singer's illness blocks her brain's control of her voice – East building auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Monday, 29
Book lecture: Steve Forbes – "Reviving America: how repealing Obama care will restore hope and dignity" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: Spencer Branch trio of country – bluegrass music – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Panel discussion "How aggressive is China?" - reservations required - go.gwu.edu/chinapanel - room 602 – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – noon – 1:30 PM

Lecture "Race relations in the United States" - Robert C. Lieberman – Provost and VP for academic affairs at John's Hopkins University – Herter auditorium – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. reservations required – sais-jhu.edu – 12:30 PM

March 
Tuesday, 1 
Book lecture: Patricia Bell Scott – "The firebrand and the first lady: Pauline Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the struggle for social justice" – P&P - 7 PM

Lecture: Amb. Thomas Pickering discusses his manic career as US representative to the UN and under Secretary of State for political affairs – reservations required – american,edu/sis/events - Abramson family founders room - school of international service building – American University – 3 PM – 4 PM

Wednesday, 2
Book lecture: Mary Frances Berry – "Five dollars and a pork chop sandwich: vote buying and the corruption of democracy" – busboys and poets – 14th St. V Street Northwest – P&P - 6 PM

Concert: Rebecca Smith, harp and Michael Lodico, organ – perform a new work by Peter Mathews – St. John's Church – Lafayette Square – 12:10 PM

Movie:  Caralhos Journey - Clips from the 2015 journey of Sephardic Jews through the West - LJ 240 Conference Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon - 1 PM

Lecture:  Life of A Poet - Dunja McPhail interviewed by Ron Charles of the Washington Post
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital - 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE - 7 PM - 8 PM

Gallery Talk:  Curator Raymond White - "What Can A Gershwin Manuscript Tell You?" - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Thursday, 3
Book lecture: Rebecca Traister – "All the single ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation" – P&P – 7 PM

Movie:  The Hebrew Super Hero - Cleps from Israeli Comics -LJ 240 Conference Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Commerce - Noon - 1 PM


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events beginning Thursday, February18

Advance notice - a week from this Thursday,on Thursday the 25th the 12th Annual Showcase of Academy Award Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects begins at National Archives. Reservations are recommended as this is a most popular series.  I make my reservations  at "National Archives Foundation Calendar" on the internet although general admission is usually available 15 minutes before each program.  Please note that added films will be available next week Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th, but reservations can be made NOW.  Take a look at what is available.

Once again, the number of events is so lengthy, my skill and time so limited, that I must ask that you forgive mistakes - especially where you expect capital letters.  At least until I can more successfully use my Dragon Dictation system.

And I'd also like to again draw your attention to my other blog
http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com
as it has information abut my comments to young people on Reddit.  This week contains information about what I consider to be two outstanding events of my lifetime.  You might find them surprising.

Thursday, 18
Book lecture: Nicholas Hinin – "Jihad Academy: a former ISIS hostage and veteran Middle East journalist explores misperceptions of Islamic state and their consequences" – P&P – 4 PM

Panel Discussion and Book Signing:  Distinguished panel of Lincoln Scholars discusses, "Why Lincoln Still Matters" National Archives - 7PM

Concert: Kenny Nunn, saxophonist and his quartet perform "Hard Bop" music – Kogod courtyard – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 PM to 7 PM

Concert: Cleveland Institute of music students perform classical works – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture:  Members of the Institute for policy studies discuss "Understanding the current Palestinian revolt: its context and consequences for Palestinian society" – the Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW – 1 PM to 2 PM

Book lecture: Robert Vitalis of the University of Pennsylvania discusses "White world order, black power politics: the birth of American international relations" reservations required – elliot.gwu.edu – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – noon – 1:30 PM

Friday, 19
Book lecture: Fergus M. Bordewich – "The First Congress: how James Madison, George Washington and a group of extraordinary man invented the government" – P&P - 7 PM

Film:  Startrek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Pickford Theatre - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Reservations Suggested - loc.gov/concerts - rush tickets usually available -  7PM

Friday: Yale University school of music students perform various works – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Concert: Christopher Schmitt, pianist performs selections from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" – National city Christian church – 5 Thomas Cir. NW – 12:15 PM

Special event – "Day of Remembrance: Japanese-American incarceration and the art of identity with Roger Shimomura" - Smithsonian Museum of American history – 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Saturday, 20
Book Lecture:  Robert S. Levine - "The Lives of Frederick Douglass - Politics and Prose - 1PM

Book Lecture:  Michael Eric Dyson - "The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America" - P&P - 3:30PM

Concert: Handel and Hayden Society Orchestra – varied program – Coolidge Auditorium – Library of Congress – Jefferson building – 8 PM – Pre-Concert conversation with Gabriella Lena Frank – Whittall  Pavilion – no tickets required – and rush tickets may be available – 6:30 PM

Concert: Rice University school of music students perform various works – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Discussion: Joshua Gorman discusses social, economic and political changes in the 1960s and 70s that gripped the District of Columbia" – Historical Society of Washington – Carnegie library – 801 K St. NW. – reservations requested – dchistory.org – noon to 2 PM

Film: Bolshoi innovative performance: the 2010 film "Flames of Paris" -  East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Sunday, 21
Book Lecture:  Joan Quigley discusses "Just another southern town: Mary Church Terrell and the struggle for racial justice in the nations capital" - P&P - 1 PM

Concert: Bennewitz Quartet perform music by Czech composers – W. Garden Court – national Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Concert: Oberlin conservatory of  Music students perform works by various composers – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture:  Robyn Asleson discusses "The making (and unmaking) of Whistlers Lost Symphony" – Sackler Gallery of Art – the mall – 2 PM

Film: Bolshoi innovative performance of  the 2008 film "Eugene Onegin" – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Monday, 22
Book Lecture:  Brady Carlson - "Dead Presidents: An American Addiction into the Strange Deaths and the Surprising Afterlives of Our Nations Leaders - P&P - 7PM

Lecture:  Benjamin Reese chief diversity officer of Duke University discusses "higher education and race" – social center – Healy family student Center – Georgetown University – noon to 1:30 PM

Panel discussion: "trends in Russian public opinion under the: new findings – distinguished University panel – reservations required – go.gwu.edu/russianpublicopinion – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – 1957 East St. NW. – noon

Panel discussion: United Nations special representative Zainab Bangua and New York Times bureau chief Alissa Rubin discuss "human security in the face of violent extremists" – Gaston Hall – Georgetown University – 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Discussion: David Ensor, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council and former director of the Voice of America and  Frank Sesnow of George Washington University discuss, "the role of  the voice of America and values journalism in combating propaganda in violent extremism" – reservations required – elliot.gwu.edu – room 602 – Elliott school of international affairs – 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Film: Films with a purpose: black study center documentaries "Muscle Shoals (rhythm and blues)" and "Chaka Khan: the signature diva" – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, 23
Book Lecture: Stephen R Weisman, vice president Peterson Institute for international economics discusses "the great trade-off: confronting moral conflicts in the era of globalization – Abramson family founders room – school of international service building – American University – reservations required – american.edu/sis/events - 2:30PM - 4PM

Film: Black studies documentaries features "trouble the water" about Hurricane Katrina – MLK Library – room 316 – 6 PM

Film:  Black studies film Festival - Stanley Nelson's 2015 film "the Black Panthers: Vanguard of the revolution" MLK Memorial Library – 6 PM

Wednesday, 24
Book Lecture:  General Michael V. Hayden - "Playing or the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror" - P&P - 7PM

Book Lecture: Louis W. Sullivan - "Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine" - Montpelier Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Gallery Talk:  Larry Appelbaum presents highlights of the exhibition "Jazz Singers" - Performing Arts Reading Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert: Friday morning music club presents the Quarternity Flute Quartet – Heurich House museum – New Hampshire Ave. and 20th St. NW – noon – 1 PM

Concert: Scott Clark 4tet performs its new suite "bury my heart" based on Dee Brown's book – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Special art exhibit: Kathryn Watt curator discusses "Pathmakers: women in art, craft and design, mid century and today" – National Museum of women in the arts – 1250 New York Ave. NW – noon – 12:30 PM

Panel discussion: "breaking through: a humanitarian approach to besieged areas in Syria" – Bunn intercultural Center – Georgetown University – room 241 – 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Lecturer: Robert Mason, lecturer in political science at the British University in Egypt discusses "The state and Muslim minorities today: lessons from Europe, Africa and Asia – room 270 – Bunn intercultural Center – Georgetown University – 12:30 PM

                                                                        Thursday, 25
Book Lecture:  David Denby - "Lit Up: One Reporter, Three Schools, 24 books That Can Change Our Lives" - P&P - 7PM

Film:  Academy Award Nominee, "Cartel Land" - National Archives - 7PM

Friday, 26
Book Talk:  Sonia Shah _ " Pandemic: Tracking Contagious disease from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond" P&P - 7PM

Film:  Sci-fi film series "Sunshine" - Pickford Theatre - Madison Building -Library of Congress -  7PM

Film:  Academy Award Nominee, "The Look of Silence" - National Archives - 7PM


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, February 11

This week's listing is a bit late in being published as a result of my travels and work on my blog follow-up.  Yep, word of my two blogs has gone somewhat viral reaching internet, printed and TV media in more than a dozen countries as well as cities throughout the U. S.  And there may even be more to come.  I'm now back to answering the last 400 or so questions of the almost 2000 that were submitted.  If you are interested, you can reference them on my blog at http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

And you will note how very extensive is the list of events once again. Particular note should be made of Brian Stevenson's talk at the National Cathedral Sunday morning.  His book Just Mercy has gained wide attention and many of us have thrilled to his message and the cause he has championed.  It's a MUST for any not hearing him previously. 

Thursday, 11
Panel:   Distinguished panel of former members of Congress - "The History of Finaance in American Politics" - National Archives - 7 PM

Book Lecture:  Ted Gioia - "Love Songs: The Hidden Hisstory" - Montpelier Room - Madison Building- Library of Congress - 7 PM

Book lecture: A. O.  Scott – "Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth" - P&P - 7 PM

Concert: United States Army chamber winds perform works celebrating the American spirit. – New York Ave. Presbyterian Church – 1313 New York Ave. NW.-  Noon

Book review: Flora Fraser discusses "The Washington's: George and Martha joined by friendship, crowned by love "– Dumbarton house – 2715 Q St. NW. – 6:30 PM

Lecture: Benjamin Chavis Junior, former executive director of the NAACP celebrates Black history month – Thurgood Marshall Center – 1816 12th St., Northwest – 7 PM 
  
Friday, 12
Film:  "Trip Along Exodus" - 70 Years of Palestinian Politics - The Jerusalem Fund -2425 Virginia Ave. NW - reservations requested  - http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/RegisterForEvent/i/57180 - Light snack provided - 6PM - 8PM

Concert: Bryan Dunnewald, organist from Philadelphia performs various organ classics – National City Christian church – 5 Thomas Cir. – 12:15 PM

Nature walk: Biologist Kobinah Abdul-Salim discusses "a botanical walk through black history" United States botanic Garden – 100 Maryland Ave. SW. – reservations required – 202 – 225 – 8333 – noon – 1 PM

Saturday, 13
Book lecture: Lawrence Douglas – "The right wrong man: John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crime trial - P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: Claudia Kalb – "Andy Warhol was a hoarder: inside the minds of histories great personalities" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Lecture: Jamie Stiehm discusses "Frederick Douglass/Harriet Tubman Parallel Lives from the Eastern Shore" Georgetown library – 3260 R ST. NW – 1 PM

Booktalk: Flora Fraser author "The Washington's: George and Martha: joined by friendship, crowned by love"  - National Portrait Gallery – 2 PM

Film: sci-fi film series features Scott's 1979 film "Alien" and "Verhoeven's 1990 film "Total Recall" – Pickford theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – reservations required – loc.gov/concerts – Noon

Film: Iranian film from 2015 – "Monir" and Wolkaan" – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Sunday, 14
Book lecture: Rod Norland – "The lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing - P & P - 1 PM

Book lecture: Misha Glenny -  "Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio" – P&P - 5 PM

Concert: The Cann duo performs piano works of Leonard Bernstein and others – West Garden Court NGA – 3:30 PM

Concert: The Georgetown Concert series presents the United States Navy band Sea Chanticleers with a varied program – St. John's Episcopal Church – Georgetown Parish – 3240 O Street Northwest – 5 PM

Concert: Curtis Institute of music performs Schonberg's, "Pierrot Luminaire" – tickets available at 5:30 in the States Gallery – Concert at 6 PM – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center

Discussion:  Brian Stephenson – Founder and Executive Director of equal Justice initiative discusses his book "Just Mercy" – Washington National Cathedral – 10:10 AM

Monday, 15
Book lecture: Laura Secor – "Children of paradise: the struggle for the soul of Iran" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: University of Michigan school of music, theater and dance perform various classical works – tickets available at 5:30 in the States Gallery - performance Terrace theater – Kennedy Center - 6 PM

Book lecture: Joanne Bamberger, Marc C. Curtis and Emily Zanotti discuss their book "Love her, Love Her not: the Hillary paradox" – Kramer books and Afterwords – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Open house: Main reading room of the library of Congress –  One of two days it is available to the public - Jefferson building - Library of Congress - 10 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday, 16
Book lecture: Richard Engel – "And then all hell broke loose: Two decades in the middle east" – P&P 7 PM

Concert: Northwestern University music students perform classical works – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Films: Documentaries for black history month feature "Black Panthers search for justice: Passin' it on" and "the murder of Fred Hampton" – MLK Junior Memorial Library – 5:30 PM

Lecture: Amb. Edward "Skip" Gnehm GWU professor discusses "Te Middle East: broken nations, splintered coalitions, and shattered societies" – reservations required – elliott.gwu.edu – Elliott school of international affairs – 1957 E St., Northwest – 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Wednesday, 17
Concert: San Francisco Conservatory of Music - works by modern composers – Terrace theater -Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture: Masood Ahmed "After sanctions: challenges facing the Iranian economy" – Herter Auditorium – John's Hopkins University – reservations requested - sais-jhu.edu - 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Lecture:  Princeton University professor Amaney Jamal discusses "Race and Muslim Americans: 'us' and 'them' " - Kay Spiritual life Center – American University – 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – reservations requested – american.edu/calendar – 4 PM – 5 PM

Booktalk: Jane Mayer, staff writer for the New Yorker, will discuss "dark money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right" – Doyle/Forman theater – McKinley building – American University – 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Booktalk: Bill Press, former chair of the California Democratic Party discusses "Buyers remorse: how Obama let progressives down" – busboys and poets – 2021 14th St. NW. – 6:30 PM

Booktalk: Laura Elkins discusses "Summer in the city" about the American obsession with Guns – Upshur Street books – 827 Upshur St. NW. – 7 PM

Film: Ken Burns' documentary "Shadow ball" the story of the Negro leagues from 1930 to 1940" – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 1 PM

Museum tour: Robin Kennedy discusses the Renwick Galleries extensive renovation – first floor information desk – Renwick Gallery – 17th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue NW - noon – 1 PM

Thursday, 18
Book lecture: Nicholas Hinin – "Jihad Academy" – P&P – 4 PM

Friday, 19
Book lecture: Fergus M. Bordewich – "The First Congress: how James Madison, George Washington and a group of extraordinary man invented the government" – P&P - 7 PM



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday,February 4

I continue to be amazed at the variety and number of events available to us FREE.  If you haven't checked out the new exhibit at Smithsonian's reopened Renwick Sunday would be a great day to see it along with a special concert.

I'm also delighted that Reddit's publicity has given me an audience of 10,000, many of whom asked me questions.  That gives me a chance to continue to share my 90  year old thoughts with a young audience.  Hope you'll check it out at http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

February
Thursday, 4
Booktalk;: James Mayer - "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" - P&P - 7PM

Film: "Rosenwald:A Remarkable Story of A Jewish Partnership with African American Communities" - Introduced by director Aviva Kempner - National Archives - 7PM

Film: "Journey into Europe: Islam, immigration and identity" –with Ambassador Akbar Ahmed Healy family student center – Georgetown University –  reservation - http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/rsvp_mailings – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Concert: "Beyond the Sphere of time: a musical journey" music from the English choral tradition" – Washington National Cathedral – 7PM

Lecture: Jeffrey Rosen, President of the National Constitution Center discusses "Is the voting rights act of 1965 in jeopardy?" – Room 360 – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 6:30 PM

Booktalk: Peter Sleven "Michelle Obama: A life" - room 301 – Marvin Center – George Washington University – 821st St., NW – 7 PM

Friday, 5
Film:  "Predator" - R rated film of  human/alien encounters from the 35 mm collection - Pickford Theatrre - Madison Building - Library of Congress - 7PM

Film: "Valentino's ghost: Why We hate Arabs" – Jerusalem fund – Palestine Center – 7:45 PM reservations requested –https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-merlin-ensemble-wien-tickets-20017238098

Book lecture: Julian Borger: "The Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt" – P and  P – 7 PM

Performance: "A Chinese celebration of the lunar new year" - various performers from China – Millennium stage - Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Saturday, 6
Book lecture: Alec Ross – "The Industry of the Future" – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: Daniel Oppenheimer – "Exit Right:The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Book lecture: Mia Fong – "One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment" – P&P – 6 PM

Concert: Soprano Lucy Shelton and the 21st century Consort - "Crosscurrents" - Varied classical music - McAvoy Auditorium – Smithsonian American Art – 5 PM

Lecture: Jamie Steihm discusses "Frederick Douglass/Harriet Tubman: parallel lives from the Eastern Shore"– Georgetown library – 1 PM

Sunday, 7
Poetry book talk: Jean Nordhaus – "Memos from the Broken World" and Mary Ann Larken – "On Gannon Street" – P&P – 1 PM

Concert: NSO young artists interpret some of Opera's favorite composers – grand salon – Smithsonian Renwick Gallery – 17th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue – 2 PM

Concert: Minneapolis-based men's vocal ensemble performs "The Four Loves" -  W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Film: New Greek cinema features 2014 film "Xenia – two brothers search for their estranged biological father – East building Auditorium – NGA – 4 PM

Monday, 8
Book lecture: Gail Lumet Buckley: "The Black Calhoun's: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American family" – P&P - 7 PM

Book lecture: Michael Shuman – "Confucius and the world he created" – room 211 – car barn – 3520 Prospect St. NW. – Georgetown University – 2 PM

Book lecture: Varied authors discuss – "Queer Brown voices: personal narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism" – Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th St. NW. – 6:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                
Tuesday, 9
Lecture:  Curator Nicholas Alexander Brown discusses - "Hair Gel and Groupies: Boy Bands in the Library of Congress" - Whittall Pavillion - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Panel:  Distinguished panel including L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia's second African American governor discuss "Race in America today: a panel discussion" – Busboys and Poets Brookland – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Peter Bergen – "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists" – P&P 7 PM

Concert: Mike Flarhety's "Dixieland Direct" performs New Orleans jazz – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. – 12:10 PM

Concert: National Opera young artists perform Kurt Weill''s "Lost in the Stars" (preview performance) – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Panel discussion: "Building peace, security and prosperity in Pakistan" extremely distinguished panel – reservations required – sais-jhu.edu - John Hopkins University – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM

Film: "Films with the purpose: black study center documentaries for Black history month" features "Zora's roots: the life of Zora Neale Hurston" and "American experience: Jesse Owens" – 6 PM MLK Memorial Library – 6 PM

Wednesday, 10
Book Talk:  Ira Berlin: "The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States" - National Archives - Noon

Concert: Florian Kitt, cellist and pianist Harald Ossberger perform various classical works - reservations required – acftc.org – Austrian cultural forum – 3524 International Court NW. – 7:30 PM

Lecture: Chris L. Jenkins, assistant editor the Washington Post discusses "Is it a challenge today to discuss race in America, publicly?" – MLK Library – 6:30 PM

Thursday, 11
Book Lecture:  Nancy L.:Cohen – "Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President" – P&P – 7 PM

Panel:   Distinguished panel of former members of Congress - "The History of Finance in American Politics" - National Archives - 7 PM

Book Lecture:  Ted Gioia - "Love Songs: The Hidden History" - Montpelier Room - Madison Building- Library of Congress - 7 PM

Book lecture: A. O.  Scott – "Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth" - P&P - 7 PM