Thursday, March 2, 2017

Free cultural events for the week beginning Friday, March 3, 2017

I sometimes feel like a shill for Politics and Prose bookstore. But I don't mind, because almost every day there's an author expressing his or her enthusiasm about a topic that can excite and inform those of us with limited knowledge of their subject. And for those of us unable to attend an event their website makes it possible for us to vicariously enjoy the event. Certainly this is particularly true this week. So much we can learn.

And once again, I spout off about the national scene on my other website
http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

I think I've finally seen light at the end of the tunnel after some truly tortuous times. ..

Friday, 3
Book lecture: Jerome F. Buting – "Illusion of Justice: Inside the Making a Murder and America's Broken System" – P&P – 7 PM

Film: "Shadows" – With musical interludes by Charles Mingus and others it is John Cassavetes first 35mm film – 87 minutes – East Building – National Gallery of Art – 12:30 PM

Concert: The Hagen Quartet performs chamber music of Schubert, Shostakovich and Brahms – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – rush tickets generally available 6 PM with a talk on "The art and science of the violin" – 6:30 PM – Whitttall Pavilion - Jefferson Building - no tickets required

Film: "Tomboy" a documentary about issues of gender in sports with Jill Sorensen – Performance Hall – National Museum of Women in the Arts – reservations required – 202-783-7370 – 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, 4
Book lecture: Gene Stone – "The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen" – P&P - 6 PM

Film: "Jazz on a Summers Day" – documentation of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 with Chuck Berry and Thelonious Monk – 85 minutes – East Building – NGA – 1 PM

Film: "The Connection" – Actress Shirley Clarke with the music of Miles Davis and Jackie McLean on alto sax and  Freddie Redd on piano– (35 mm film 103 minutes) – East building – NGA – 3 PM

Performance and reading: "Sounds of Awareness: Music and Poetry From Across Native America features Grammy – nominated recordings of Navajo artists – Potomac Atrium – National Museum of the American Indian – Noon – 4 PM

Sunday, 5
Book lecture: Timothy Snyder – "On Tyranny: 20 Lessons From the 20th Century" – P&P – 3 PM

Book lecture: Beryl A. Radin – "Leaving South Dakota:" – P&P – 5 PM

Film: "The Crucible" – distinguished all – European cast in this Franco – German adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1953 play, an allegory of McCarthyism – East Building – NGA – 145 minutes – 4 PM

Monday, 6
Book lecture: Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat – "Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz" – P&P –  7 PM

Book lecture: Jodi Kanter, associate professor of theater at George Washington University discusses "Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character From Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush – George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum – 701 21st St.NW – noon

Lecture: Talk on the Japanese high-speed railway and attempts to bring the technology to the Northeast corridor and Texas – registration required www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jcc – Japanese Information and Cultural Center – 1150 18th St.NW – 2 PM – 3 PM

Tuesday, 7
Book lecture: Lisa Feldman Barrett: – "How Emotions are Made: The Secret of the Brain" – P&P – 7 


Book lecture: Virginia Tech Political professor Gerard Toal – "Near Abroad: The West and the Contest Over Ukraine and the Caucuses" - reservations required – go.gwu.edu/neaeabroad – Room 602 – Elliott school of International Affairs – Noon – 2 PM

Wednesday, 8
Book lecture: Norman Ohler – "Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich" – P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture: Scott Miller – "Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII" – the work of Alan Dulles – National Archives – Noon

Concert: pianist AlexanderWu and the Serendipity Trio present "Return to Camelot: Music From the Kennedy White House Concerts: 1961 – 1963 – East Garden Court – West Building – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM

Book lecture: Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the only person to head the CIA and the NSA discusses his book, "Playing to the: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror" – Kramerbooks and Afterwords – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW – 6:30 PM

Play performance: "Illegal Helpers" about people who are providing aid and shelter to immigrants flooding Europe – Austrian Cultural Forum – 3524 International Court NW – 7:30 PM


Thursday 9
Book lecture: Alia Malik – "The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria" – Busboys and Poets – 14th and V – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Will Englund – "March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution" – P&P – 7 PM

Friday, 10
To be added

Saturday, 11
Book lecture: Mark Kurlansky – "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium" – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: Melissa Clark: "Dinner:" – P&P – 6 PM

Film: "Beautiful Loses" – Filmmakers Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard document the lives of young artists and designers who have inadvertently impacted the art world (90 minutes: 2008) – McAvoy Auditorium – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Film: "The Cranes Are Flying" – mid-50s Russian film about a disarming love story tragically undone by war – (35mm, 97 minutes) – East Building – NGA – 2:30 PM


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