Thursday, February 23, 2017

Free cultural and intellectual events for the week beginning Friday, February 24

Here's the list for the week ahead. I'd also encourage you to go to my other blog for a brief poetry reading by my favorite Beat poet,Clint Smith whom I recommended some time ago for insightful poetry on inequality and race..

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Friday, 24
Film: "Kansas City" – Robert Altman's 1996 35 mm 160 minute film with contemporary musicians like Joshua Redman showing the jazz scene of the shady Hey Club in the 1930s – East Building – NGA – 12:30 PM    

Concert: "Free Folger Friday" – musician Brian Kay featured in an evening of songs from Shakespeare's plays – reservations required – folger.edu – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 East Capitol St. SE – 6 PM

Lecture: Noura Erakat of George Mason University discusses "Occupation Law at 50: How it Failed to Regulate Israel's Occupation but Enabled it to Take the Land Without the People" – reservations required - 202 – 338 – 1958 – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW – 12:30 – 2 PM

Oscar®-Nominated Film Showcase: O.J Made in America
https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/oscar-nominated-film-showcase-o-j-made-america/J.: Made in America
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
National Archives
reservations recommended – standby tickets may be available                                                                                                                                                                      
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German Movie:
MOVIE NIGHT

THE AGE OF CANNIBALS (ZEIT DER KANNIBALEN)

Zeit der Kannibalen© Pascal Schmit
Fri, 02/24/2017

GOETHE-INSTITUT WASHINGTON

1990 K Street NW, Suite 03
(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Washington, DC
Germany, 2014, color, 93 min., German with English subtitles, Director: Johannes Naber

Three successful business consultants tour the industrial centers of the world as front-line soldiers of global capitalism to enforce what has been deemed efficient elsewhere. A grotesque story that is both coolly remote and shrill.



Saturday, 25
Book lecture: Adrian Miller – "The Presidents Kitchen Cabinet - The Story of the African/Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families sFromWashington to the Obamas" – Politics and Prose – 3:30 PM

Book lecture: Glenn Frankel – "High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic" – P and P – 6 PM

Film: "The City Machine"  – various films about the history of the development of Brazilian and Chilean cities including Brasília – 60 minutes – East building – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM – followed by another film entitled "Against Ethnography" at 2:30

Film: Iranian film, "Taste of Cherry" – a simple plot, "featuring a conclusion that is one of the most debated and discussed in the history of cinema." East Building – NGA – 4:30 PM

Piano Concert: Magdaleno Adamek performs works by various Polish composers – Kosciuszko Foundation – 2020 50 Street Northwest – 202-752-320 – $5 donation suggested – 2 PM

Lecture: "The Electoral College Strike Again" – The presidential election of 1876 consider the dirtiest deals in American history - Jamie Stiehm – Georgetown library – 3260 R St. NW. – 1 PM

Book lecture: Emily Jeanne Miller – "The News From the End of the World" – novel about the secrets, hopes and heartbreaks of the lake family – P and P – 1 PM
Sunday, 26
Book lecture: A. Roger Ekrich - "American Sanctuary:Mutiny, Martyrdom and Murder in the Age of Revolution" – P and P – 1 PM

Film: Iranian film, "Take Me Home" – a playful look at the alleys and stairways of southern Italy – 76 minutes with KIAROSTAMI, innovative Iranian film director – East Building – NGA – 4 PM

Conversation: Harry Cooper, curator and head Department of modern art NGA discusses the work of sculptor Calder with Calder's grandson Alexander S. C. Rower – East building – Calder Tower - NGA  – 2 PM

Concert: United States Army Band – "A Celebration of Black Composers" – reservations suggested – nmaahc.si.edu/calendar/upcoming -  Oprah Winfrey Theater – National Museum of African Americans History and Culture – 3 PM to 5 PM

Concert: New York Opera Society – "American Inspiration, Norwegian Innovation" – W. Garden Court – West Building – NGA – 3:30 PM

Action program: "Teach-in on Immigration" – features various leaders on immigration rights – P&P – 3 PM

Monday, 27
Film series: Cinema for a Conscious Community – "Sahbak" – Four love stories between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims that speak of the complexity of intimate relationships in a different environment – Busboys and Poets – 14th and the the – 2021 14th St. NW – five dollar donations – 6:30 PM

Film: Rasheed Bashar Arabs 2001 film Llittle Senegal" – about an aging Senegalese man who curates a slavery Museum in his home country – reservations required – frenchculture.org/events – Embassy of France – 4107 Reservoir Rd. NW – 7 PM

Tuesday, 28
Book lecture: Tyler Cowen: – "The Complacent Class: The Self – Defeating Quest for the American Dream" – P and P – 7 PM


Lecture: Nicholas Alexander Brown of the music division of the library of Congress presents "Hindemith's musical responses to WWI – Whittall Pavilion – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon

Panel discussion: "Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision"  - National Archives – 7 PM

Discussion: Trump and the Resistance Movement: Is it Effective: Is it Sustainable?" – Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th St. NW – 6 PM – 8 PM
   
Lecture: Ambassador Edward Gnehm, Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs - "Obama's LegacyTrumps Inheritance in the Middle East" - reservations required  - elliott.gwu.edu - Elliott school of international affairs -George Washington University – 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM


March
Wednesday, 1
Book Lecture: Sheldon Whitehouse: – "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of the American Democracy" – P&P –: 7 PM

Book lecture "The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the Cities Historic Buildings" – East Building - NGA – 3 PM

Concert: Soprano Carmen Balthrop and pianist Jose' Carones - "The Heart of a Woman" - various composers – West Garden Court  - West Building 12:10 PM

Book lecture: Samuel Charap – "Everyone Loses: The Ukrainian Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post Soviet Eurasia" – room 241 – Bunn intercultural Center – Georgetown University – reservations required – gu events.georgetown.edu – 1 PM

Film: Documentary "A Legacy of Mies and King – followed by a discussion with the architect of the renovation and Executive Director of the DC public library system – 6:30 PM

Booktalk: Ray Suarez – "Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy Shaped a Nation" – Tenley – Friendship Library – 4450 Wisconsin Ave., Northwest – 7 PM


Thursday, 2
Book:Cokie Roberts – "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation" – P&P – 10:30 AM

Lecture: Blakeley of the University of Kent discusses "Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation in the Middle East: violence, imperialism, and the CIA – room 241 – Bunn Intercultural Center – Georgetown University – reservations required – guevents.georgetown.edu – 6 PM

Discussion: "The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?" Featuring various farm former members of the United States House of Representatives – McGowan Theater – National Archives Building – 7 PM – 8:30 PM

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