Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning, Thursday, March 31

Returning from a week long trip to my boyhood home in San Antonio late last night, I am able to produce only an abbreviated blog this week.   However it gives me an opportunity to underscore my theme for last week - Slam Poet Clint Smith.  I was gratified that a new friend in San Antonio confirmed for me the high regard I had for the power of poetry when Barbara said, "It gave me a totally new perspective on race and immigration."

In all candor I was disappointed in the number of people who took time out to hear Clint's recitation last week. I strongly urge more of you  to find 15 or so minutes to view it this week.  It can be found at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izf8ADh6ymY

Here are a few things I found I'd like to attend this week.

Thursday, March 31
Book Lecture: Book lecture: Sarah Bakewell – "At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails (with Sartre, Camus, et. al)" – P&P  - 7 PM

Lecture: Dakim Hart, Senior Curator - Isamu Museum - "Sculpting Beyond the Pedestal" - Jefferson Building - Library of congress - Whittall Pavillion - 7PM

April
Friday, 1
Dance performance:  Martha Granam Dance Company - Extensive performances and discussions with the company both Friday and Saturday - for full schedule go to https://www.loc.gov/loc/events/

Concert:  United States Marine Chamber Orchestra - "Musical Fashion of Great Britain" - works of Williams, Walton and Sibelius - National Presbyterian Church - 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW - 7:30pm

Saturday, 2
Concert:  Acoustic guitarist and tenor William Baskin performs music from the 50s – Society of the Cincinnati – Anderson House – 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 1 PM

Film: "Real Portraits: Gregory Peck" celebrating the 100th anniversary of actor Gregory Peck with showings of "To kill a Mockingbird" and "A conversation with Gregory Peck" – discussion with the actors daughter Cecelia Peck – McAvoy Auditorium – National Portrait Gallery – 2 PM

Sunday, 3
Concert: John Phillips Sousa Band Festival features works by Sousa, Bernstein and Williams – reservations required – 800-395-2036 – Concert Hall - Kennedy Center - 2PM

Book lecture: Susan Jacques "The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia" – Performance Hall – National Museum of Women in the Arts – 1250 New York Ave. NW. – 1 PM – 2PM

Monday, 4
Book Lecture:  Sam Lebovic - "Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America" - National Archives - Noon

Tuesday,  5
Book lecture: Diane Rehm – "On My Own" – P and P – 7 PM

Jazz concert: Berkeley School of Music Global Jazz Institute performs jazz and contemporary music – tickets distributed at 5:30 in the States Gallery – Terrace Theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture: Justin Martin – "Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians" – Arts Club of Washington – 2017 I St. NW. – 7PM - 9PM

Wednesday,  6


Concert:  Soloists from the St. John's Choir - excellent voices performing in the historic Church across the street from the White House - 12:10 - 12:45PM

Concert: New England Conservatory of music performs work by Kern, Gershwin and Schumann – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM


Book Lecture: Juliana Barbassa discusses. Dancing with the devil in the city of God: Rio de Janeiro on the brink" - reservations required - go.gwu.edu/barbassa – room 505 – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – 1957 E St. NW. – 5:30 PM to 7 PM 

Film "The German Shepherd" an animation exploring the human capacity to forgive acts of evil and "Zuruckkommen" – which follows Israeli immigrants in Berlin where Holocaust memorials bring forth painful – panel discussion follows – reservations requested – goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com - Goethe Institut - Suite 3 - 1990 K Street NW - 6:30 - 8PM

Thursday, 7
Book Lecture   James Traub - "John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit" - National Archives - Noon

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Free Intellectual and Cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, March 24

While there are many interesting events listed for this week, NOTHING could have a greater impact on me than  the Slam Poetry I heard some months ago delivered by Clint Smith!   And I had never heard of Slam Poetry before!
 There were many outstanding speakers at the conference sponsored by the Aspen Institute on Wage Inequity and Opportunity including Vice President Biden. But none got the ovation as was given this HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER.  How disappointed I was recently to see that only 207 had gone to the Web site to hear his 15 minutes of Spoken Word Poetry. It made a dramatic impression on me, and I'd like to urge you to hear it now at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izf8ADh6ymY

I hope you will also recommend it to others.  It is also available at http://ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com
It blew me away to qualify as one of the ten best events I've attended in the past 20 years.  

Thursday, 24
Book lecture: Hayden Herrera – "Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of  Isamu Noguchi" – Montpelier room – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Concert: Potters house jazz series features Herb Scott Quartet – Potters house – 1658 Columbia Rd. NW. – 7 PM – 9 PH

Lecture: Ruth Wasem discusses "The struggle for fairness: how the repeal of national origins quotas in 1965 altered immigration flows:" – room 25 – research Center – national archives building – Pennsylvania Avenue entrance – noon

Lecture: " –John Bowen – "Islam in Europe: contrasting France and Britain" - reservations required – go.GW.EDU/Bowen – 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Lecture: Matthew Restall discusses "Montezuma surrenders in the US capital: the history of one of the greatest lies in history" Gelman library – George Washington University – 21 38th St. NW. – 4 PM

Friday, 25
Film:  The National Park Service on films - from the 1930's in Cooperation with the Environmental Film Festival - National Archives - Noon

Lecture: Ambassador. Thomas Pickering discusses his distinguished diplomatic career -  Abramson family founders room – school of international service building – American University – reservations suggested – american.edu/SIS/events/- 3 - 4 PM

Film: Andrew Nisker's documentary, "dark side of the chew" – impact of chewing gum on health of individuals and the planet – reservations required – darksideofthechew.BPT.ME - MLK Junior Memorial Library – noon

Saturday, 26
Lecture and music re-creation:  Nicholas Alexander Brown of the music division recalls the world premiere of Appalachian Spring in October 30, 1944 – Library of Congress – Jefferson studio –LJ – G 32 – 11 AM

Films: A triple feature of films about Graham and Noguchi – Pickford Theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – 2 PM

Concert: Musical group "Luray" banjo folk rock – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture: Mike Canning  – "Hollywood on the Potomac: how the movies view Washington – Peabody room – Georgetown library – 3260 R St. NW. – 1 PM

Film: Julien Duvivier -  1937 film "Pepe le Moko" – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 12:30 PM

Concert: Violinist Ariel Horowitz – performs music in preparation for the Menuhin competition in London – Washington DC Jewish community Center – 1529 16th St. NW. – reservations required – Washington DCJCC.org. – 2 PM – four

Sunday, 27
Organ concert: Washington National Cathedral artist in residence Jeremy Phil Filsell presents an Easter – Washington National Cathedral – 5:15 PM

Monday, 28
Book lecture: Janette Sadik-mohawkedhan – "Street  Fight: Handbook for an urban revolution" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: Howard University gospel choir performs gospel music – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Performance: Gamarjobat comedy duo performs Mohawked lpantomined comedy – Japan information and culture center – 1150 18th St., Northwest – reservations required – www.US.EMB – Japan.Go.JP/ ICC – 6:30 PM

Tuesday, 29
Book lecture: Adam Hochschild – "Spain in Our hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936 – 1939" – P & P - 7PM

Concert: Pianist and cellist performed "Sounds of  Exile"– featuring works of various composers – Austrian cultural forum – 3524 International Court NW. – reservations required – ACF DC.org

Book lecture: Paul Pillar – "Why America misunderstands the world" – Main conference's room – Mortara building – Georgetown University – reservations requested – guevents.georgetown.edu -
5 PM – 6 PM

Book lecture: James Goode, architectural historian discusses "capital houses: historic residences in Washington DC and its environs, 1735 – 1965 – Society of the Cincinnati – Anderson house – 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 6 PM

Book lecture Derek Cressman, author of the newly released book, "When Money Talks: The High Price of  Speech and the Selling of Democracy". Specifically, a talk about big money in politics next Tuesday, March 29th, at 5:30 PM.at the headquarters of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), 501 3rd St NW. If you have any additional questions, you can email rpuri.vice@gmail.com Best, Rowan on Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, March 17


Wednesday, 30
Panel discussion:  "Faith, Francis and the 2016 Campaign" - featuring E. J. Dionne, Jr. and commentators from Pew Research Center, The Atlantic and EWTN's Correspondent and from The National Catholic Reporter - ICC Auditorium - Georgetown University - 7 - 8:30PM - reservations requred -http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/rsvp/faith-francis-and-the-2016-campaign

Exhibit talk: Janet Eilber, artistic directer, Martha Graham Dance Company: "Cave of the Heart: Noguchi's set for the Graham Dance Company" –  Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – Whittall Pavilion – 7 PM

Book lecture: Harvard University professor Sven Beckert – "Empire of cotton: a Global history" Abramson family recital Hall – Katzen arts Center – American University – 5 PM – 6 PM

Lecture: Nona Martin discusses the collages of Romare Bearden" – the Smithsonian American Art Museum – G St. entrance – 5:30 PM

Performance: Drummers from Japan present a fusion of percussive style music in conjunction with the national Cherry Blossom Festival – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Thursday, 31
Book lecture: Sarah Bakewell – "At the Existentialist Café" – P&P  - 7 PM

Lecture: Dakim Hart, Senior Curator - Isamu Museum - "Sculpting Beyond the Pedestal" - Jefferson Building - Library of congress - Whittall Pavillion - 7PM

Concert: "Night at the Opera" pianist can you come the performs music of Verdi and Bach -reservations required – www.iiseewashington.esteri.it.– Embassy of Italy – 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. – 7 PM – 8 PM

Book lecture: Charles Robertson discusses, American Louvre" and the impact of the Renwick Gallery building on Art and architecture in the United States" – grand salon – Renwick gallery – noon

Book lecture: Brent D. Glass – "50 Great American places: essential historic sites across the U. S." Heurich House Museum – 1307 New Hampshire Ave. N., West – reservations required Heurichhouse.org – 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Lecture: "The transnational blockbuster 'Das Boot' and German film history" – Hester Baer – Goethe Institute Washington – Suite 3– 1900 K St. NW. – reservations required – mhd33 Georgetown.EDU – 6:45 PM

Book lecture: Cesar Brioso– "Havana hardball: spring training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban league" – Upshur Street books – 827 Upshur St. NW. – 7 PM

Panel discussion: Screening of CNN's "Race for the White House: Kennedy versus Nixon" – speakers include Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and other distinguished panel members – reservations required – smpa.gwu.edu -Jack Morton Auditorium – School media and public affairs – George Washington University – 805 21st St. NW. – 7 PM 

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, March 17

My personal schedule again enables me to provide a full listing of events for the week ahead.  And I think you will truly be amazed at the variety of events available to us.
But  I'm most excited about my Rave for the week.  I had to change my plan from last week, and am beginning a new series that shares with readers some of the events I am able to attend but MOST OF YOU cannot.  I begin with an event I attended about 3 years ago which had to be among the TEN MOST IMPRESSIVE LECTURES/CONCERTS I HAVE ATTENDED  in these past 20 years in DC. I hope you will go to

http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

I think you will find it has a timely reference to what lies head politically without any reference to the T_ _ _ _ word.

Thursday, 17
Symposium: A panel of scholars discusses the relationship between health and literacy – Montpelier room – Madison building – Library of Congress – contact: 202-707-5221 – 9 AM – 5 PM

Panel discussion:  Distinguished panel discusses "Learning from the Past? The Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective " - German Historical Institute - 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW - reservations suggested - 202-387-6437 - 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Concert:  "Take 5!: American In Paris" with the Danielle Quartet - The Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum - 5 - 7PM

Lecture: Lonnie Bunche, founding director of Smithsonian's national Museum of African Americans history and culture discusses the forthcoming opening in September – Abramson Family Recital Hall – Katzen Arts Center – American University – 6 PM to 7 PM

Friday, 18
Book lecture:  Shirin Ebadi – "Until We are Free: My fight for human rights in Iran" – P&P - 4 PM

Concert: Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet – Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Library – noon

Concert: "The President's Own" – Marine Chamber Orchestra – West Garden Couirt – National Gallery of Art – noon and 2 PM

Film: "The Good Life" – environmental film Festival – a village in the forests of northern Columbia whose environment is threatened by a coal mine – 7 PM – reservations required -goodlife.bpt.me – Media and Public Affairs Building – George Washington University – 805 21st St. NW. – 7 PM

Saturday, 19
Book lecture:  Gerald Davis – "Algerian Diary" – P&P – 1 PM

Craft Shop:  Indian Craft Shop - Department of the Interior - This little known store with perhaps the very best collection of authentic native material from Americas southwest is open the third Saturday of every month from 10 - 4 PM.  ID necessary for entry at the entrance at 1849 C Street NW - zYou can check it out at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101674526144&ca=3a5ef708-371f-4c36-aaee-3f51ace846eb

Concert: United States Navy Band Sea Chanters – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 3 PM

Concert:  The Cantare Children's choir of greater Richmond  performs various classical works – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

All-day symposium – The Abraham Lincoln Institute Ford's Theatre Society presents a symposium on the life, career, legacy of Pres. Lincoln – various imminent eminent historians – Ford's Theater – registration required – fords.org/event/abraham-lincolm-symposium - 9 AM to 5PM

Lecture: Landscape architect discusses "Creating stunning plant communities" reservations required – 202-225-8333 – US Botanic Garden – 10:30 AM to noon

Sunday, 20
Concert: National Presbyterian Festival Choir and Orchestra performed Mozart's "Requiem" – National Presbyterian Church – 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. - 5 PM

Concert: United States Army Chorus and Brass quintet – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Film: Environmental Film Festival presents Hamid Sardar's documentary "Taiga" – about Mongolian sheepherders – with post-screening discussion – Warner Bros. Theater – 14th St. and Constitution Ave., Northwest – 1 PM

Monday, 21
Panel discussion: "A Band Apart: Women at War" – veterans history Project of distinguished panelists – Whittall Pavilion – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – noon

Discussion: Musician historian and writer Elijah Wald discusses "Dylan goes electric! Music, myth and history" – Room 111 – Elliott School of International Affairs – George Washington University – 4 PM

Lecture: Former United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses "The global future of security" Copley's formal lounge – Copley Hall – Georgetown University – reservations required – globalfutures.georgetown.edu - 4 PM to 5:15 PM

Panel discussion: Catholic Universities Columbus School of Law, Moment Magazine and the Museum Institute's Religious Freedom Center – "The First Amendment on campus: speech, religion, sexuality and gender" reservations required – religiousfreedomcenter.org - Knight Conference Center Newseum – 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. – 7 PM to 9 PM

Tuesday, 22
Book lecture: Mervyn King - "The End of Alchemy: money, banking, and the future of the global economy – P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture:  "Forty-seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I" - National Archives - Noon

Concert: Baritone soloist, violinist with continuo performing an all Bach program to mark Holy Week – Church of the Epiphany – 12:10 PM

Wednesday, 23
Book lecture:  Elaine Showalter – "The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe"– P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture: Sharif  S. Elmusa, poet scholar and writer discusses "Being Palestinian: personal reflections on Palestinian identity in the diaspora" reservations required – 202-338-1290 – the Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM to 2 PM

Book lecture: Steve Olson – "Eruption: The untold story of Mount St. Helen's" – Kramer Books and Afterwords – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Gen. Michael Hayden – former director of the national security agency and the CIA – "playing to the edge: American intelligence in the age of terror" reservations required – wpr;daffairsdc.org - Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Book lecture: Local author Marione Ingram – "The Hands of Peace" - Eyewitness accounts of Nazi Germany and Jim Crow United States – Georgetown library – 3260 R St. NW. – 7 PM

Concert: George Washington University students perform "Send in the Clowns" and other selections from their upcoming production of Sondheim's musical – George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum – 701 21st St. NW. – noon

Advanced notice of a "sure to be" popular event

Wednesday, 30
Panel discussion:  "Faith, Francis and the 2016 Campaign" - featuring E. J. Dionne, Jr. and commentators from Pew Research Center, The Atlantic and EWTN's Correspondent and from The National Catholic Reporter - ICC Auditorium - Georgetown University - 7 - 8:30PM - reservations requred - http://georgetown.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=5c943ccb0fe7dc4d5286818e5&id=765cd20dc5&e=7ddc805656



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, March 10


The timeliness and the quality of the events we have available to us here in D. C. was underscored for me this week by the fact that both The New York Times and The Washington Post reviewed a book that scores of us had an opportunity to hear reviewed by the author at Politics and Prose.  And what an eye-opening book is Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.  I'll have a great deal more to say about the book and my reaction to it in the future,.......

.......but first, I'm sorry that for the next several weeks I find it necessary to make an adjustment in my weekly culture blog. It's necessitated not only because of family travels to Michigan and San Antonio but also because of the deluge of work I've committed myself to in trying to answer close to 2,000 questions on Reddit. While I shall post a few events, I encourage you to look further each week at the source of my information: I urge you to go to the blogs for events at Politics and Prose Bookstore, the National Archives Foundation, the Library of Congress, the various Smithsonian Museums, and of course Wednesday's community publication The Northwest Current or whichever Current is distributed in your community.

Indeed, for the past month, I have given almost TOTAL attention to answering the questions on Reddit.  As I try to summarize, I note that so many people wonder how a 90 year oldster can truthfully and candidly say, "I'm having one of the two best years of my life."  In giving partial answers in response to specific questions, I have been forced to give thought to HOW IN FACT I HAVE BEEN SO FORTUNATE  .

Thus I invite you to look at my other blog http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com
I will spend time RAVING (with some ranting) about the four factors that I feel have been most instrumental in forming my life.

                                                           EVENTS FOR THE WEEK

MARCH
Thursday, 10
Book lecture: Ellen R. Malcolm – "When Women Win: Emily's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert:  Andreas Staier, Harpsichord - Varied Program - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress Tickets required - 8 PM - Preconcert conversation with Staier - 6:30PM - Rush tickets available

Panel discussion: Joseph Ellis, Jack Rekove, Mary Sarah Bilder with Kenneth Bowling – "Why the Bill of Rights was made – National Archives – reservations suggested – national archives foundation – 7 PM
Friday, 11

Book lecture: "Charles Duhigg – "Smarter – Faster – Better" – P&P  - 7 PM

World Premier Event:  Talea:Ensemble of cutting edge music including a world premiere event - Collidge Auditorim - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - tickets necessary - 8PM - Preconcert Conversation - No tickets required - 6:30PM - Rush tickets available

Book lecture: Mary Sarah Bilder – "Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention" – National Archives – noon

Saturday, 12
Concert:  Hubert Von Goisern plays Washington D. C. - Austrian pianist - Austrian Cultural Forum - 3424 International Court - reservations suggested https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-hubert-von-goisern-tickets-21453699593  -  7:30PM

Book Lecture:  Mitchell Yockelson - Forty-Seven Days:  The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne" P&P - 3:30PM


Book Lecture:  John Feinstein - "The Legends Club" Smith, Krzyewski and Valvano" - P&P - 1PM

Book Lecture:  Iris Bohnet - "What Works: Gender Equality By Design

Sunday, 13
Book Lecture:  Stephen Harrigan - "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln" - Indeed it is a novel and I don't recommend many of those! - P&P - 1PM

Book Lecture:  Patrick K. O'Donnell - " Washington's Immortals" - P&P - 5PM

Book Lecture:  Justin Krebs - "Blue in A Red State" - Bus Boys and Poets - 14th and V - 6:30PM

Monday, 14
Book Lecture: Sarah Leonard and Bhaaskar Sunkara "The Future We Want" - Bus Boys and Poets - 5th and K - 6:30PM

Tuesday, 15
Curator lecture: Janet McKinney, music division – "My Irish song of songs: Irish – American identity in popular song and musical theater" – Whittall Pavillion – Jefferson building – Library of Congress Noon

Book Lecture:  Adam Cohen - "Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck" - P&P - 7PM

Wednesday, 16
Panel discussion: James Madison biographers gather on the president's 265th birthday to explore his life and preeminent role at the 1787 Constitutional convention – Madison building – Library of Congress – Mumford room – contact: 202-707-6462 – 10 AM

Lecture: Elijah Wald, musician and historian discusses "Dylan goes electric! Music, myth and mystery" – Mary Pickford theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – contact: 202-707-5502 Noon

Gallery talk: Sarah W Duke of the prints and photographs division leads a tour of the exhibit "Pointing their pens: Herblock and fellow cartoonists confront the issues" – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon


Thursday, 17
Symposium: A panel of scholars discusses the relationship between health and literacy – Montpelier room – Madison building – Library of Congress – contact: 202-707-5221 – 9 AM – 5 PM

Panel discussion:  Distinguished panel discusses "Learning from the Past? The Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective " - German Historical Instsitute - 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW - reservations suggested - 202-387-6437 - 6:30PM - 9:00PM


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, March 3

An event which is sure to require advance registration is the speech by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on April 7 at 4:30 PM. Titled religion, peace and world affairs the event is in Gaston Hall on the campus of Georgetown University. Should you be interested in attending, I recommend I recommend registration immediately at .
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/rsvp/religion-peace-and-world-affairs-the-challenges-ahead

My goodness, so much to list - if this keeps up I'll have to look for an assistant and a foundation to support an intern working with me.  There seems to be more and more to list that is worthwhile.  

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 - Clips from Israeli Comics -LJ 240 Conference Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Commerce - Noon - 1 PM

Concert: United States Army old guard fife and drum Corps with trumpets performs music of early America – Society of the Cincinnati – Anderson house – 2118 Massachusetts Ave., Northwest – 6 PM

Lecture: Beth Evans of the National Portrait Gallery discusses the sculpture of Gertrude Stein – Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery – noon

Lecture: Sana Saeed discusses "The Middle East, Islam and #Journallisting in the age of new media"
– Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – reservations required – 3:30 PM to 5 PM -  reservations required - elliott.gwu.edu

Friday, 4
Book Lecture:  Matthew Desmond, "Evicted: poverty and profit in the American city" - P & P - P&P - 7PM 

Lecture:  Dr. Vijay Prashad - Palestine's Intifada: The Process of Liberation Is Irresistible" - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Ave.  NW - 5:30PM

Concert violinist David sign is and Sally McLean perform "Bach to Bartok" – arts club of Washington – 2017 I Street Northwest – noon

Lecture: Director Cassie Ash – on Shakespeare's connection to the play, "Sir Thomas Moore" as a part of the special exhibit on "Shakespeare, life of an icon" – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 E. Capitol St. SE. – 6 PM – reservations required – folger.edu

Film: Italian documentary "Exiles: the Wars" about the refugee crisis in various countries followed by panel discussion involving the film's director Cupisti - 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - reservations required – www.licwashington.esteri.it

Concert and art event: Historic House and Museum features classical piano and tour of house –  1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Saturday, 5
Book Lecture: Wendell Potter and Nick Pennniman – "Nation on the Take: how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it" – P&P – 1 PM

Book Lecture: Timothy J. Jorgensen – "Strange Glow: the story of radiation" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Film: "The Iron Ministry" – a portrait of modern China from the Chinese railways – produced in 2014 – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 3 PM

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Sunday, 6
Book Lecture: Michael Waldman – "The Fight to Vote" – P&P – 5 PM

Concert: Israeli mandolin artist with other performers – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Concert with various artists: Vocalists and dancers present "Paul Robeson: on my journey now" – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Film: "In Transit" legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles – Amtrak's empire builders railroad from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest – East building Auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Tours: National Museum of women in the arts honors women's history month and international women's day – 1250 New York Ave. NW. – 1 PM –  2PM

Monday, 7
Book Lecture: Fred Kaplan – "Dark territory: the secret history of cyber war" – P and P – 7 PM

Lecture: Douglas Waller – "Disciples: The World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan" – Mary Pickford theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – noon

Lecture: "Is what you see what you get? Politics is imagined by Hollywood" – George Washington University professor Patricia Phelan – GW you Museum – 701 21st St. NW. – noon

Lecture: George Washington University professor Hugh Agnew – "The difficult afterlife of a father of his country" -  commemorating the life of Tomas G. Masaryk – founding father of Czechoslovakia – Embassy of the Czech Republic – 3900 spring of freedom Street NW – 3 PM – reservations required – tgmlecture.eventbrite.com

Lecture: 29th annual Nancy Hanks lecture on arts and public policy – a talk by John Maeda – tickets required – 202 – 371 – 2830 – Eisenhower theater – Kennedy Center – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, 8
Book lecture: Dayna Bowen Matthew – "Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care" –  busboys and poets – fifth and K St's. NW – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Susan Jacoby – "Strange Gods: a secular history of conversion" – P and P 7 PM

Concert: Cellist Sarah Bilger with pianist Jeremy Filsell commemorate the 100th anniversary of Max Reger's death – perform his epic "third sonata in F major Opus 78 for cello and piano" – Church of the Epiphany – 12:10 PM

Book lecture: Bamberger, Curtis and Zanotti – "Love her, lover not: the Hillary paradox "– Kramer books and afterwords – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW – 6:30 PM

Multimedia performance: "We were there: a celebration of women's history" composer Bev Grant with members of the DC labor chorus – busboys and poets – Tacoma – 230 55 Carroll St. and W – 8 PM
Wednesday, 9
Book lecture: Shaka Senghor – "Writing My Wrongs: life, death, and redemption in an American prison" – busboys and poets - 14th and V St. NW – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Timothy Egan – "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish REvolutionary who Became an American Hero" – P&P – 7 PM

Live Stream: National Geographic presents "Mind and life Institute forum on "the world we made" featuring the Dalai Lama and others - Grosvenor Auditorium – National Geographic  - 1600 M St. NW. – 2:15 PM – reservations required – 202-857-7700

Lecture: Stephen Sassoon of Georgetown University discusses "anatomy of authoritarianism in the Arab republics" – Elliott school of international affairs – room 602 – George Washington University – reservations required Elliott.GWU.EDU

Jazz lecture: Zef Feldman of  Resonance records discusses the new release of "Larry Young – in Paris: the old ORTF recordings" Recital Hall – building 46 W. – University of the District of Columbia – 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 7 PM

Film:  Flamenco Festival presents "even the rain" – Bolivian producer makes revisionist epic about conquest of Latin America – Lisner Auditorium - George Washington University – 7 PM – reservations suggested – 202-994-6800

Thursday, 10
Book lecture: Ellen R. Malcolm – "When Women Win: Emily's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert:  Andreas Staier, Harpsichord - Varierd Program - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress Tickets required - 6PM - Preconcert conversation with Staier - 6:30PM - Rush tickets available

Panel discussion: Joseph Ellis, Jack Rekove, Mary Sarah Bilder with Kenneth Bowling – "Why the Bill of Rights was made – National Archives – reservations suggested – national archives foundation – 7 PM
Friday, 11

Book lecture: "Charles Duhigg – "Smarter – Faster – Better" – P&P  - 7 PM

World Premier Event:  Talea:Ensemble of cutting edge music including a world premierre event - Collidge Auditorim - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - tickets necessary - 8PM - Preconcert Conversation - No tickets required - 6:30PM - Rush tickets avaiable

Book lecture: Mary Sarah Bilder – "Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention" – National Archives – noon