Sunday, April 23, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for four days beginning Monday, April 24

With visitors coming for the next two weeks I'm back suggesting interesting things for them to do.  I thought some of you might also be interested.

Monday, 24
Concert: Ella@100 – piano Jazz series featuring various artists – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – all week long – Noon to 1 PM

Panel discussion: "Roy Lichtenstein – Mexico – The Mural Tradition" – distinguished panel including Dorothy Lichtenstein, president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Book lecture: Amital Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University – "Avoiding War With China: Two Nations, One World" – reservations required – go.gwu.edu/avoiding warwithchina -Room 505 – Elliott School of International Affairs – GWU – 1957 East St. NW. – 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Book lecture: David Grant – "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Lecture: Folger Shakespeare Library director Michael Whitmore delivers the Annual Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture celebrating the Bards 400th anniversary, "The Wonder of Will" – reservations required – 202-544-7077 – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 E. Capitol St., Southeast – 7 PM

Tuesday, 25
Concert: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra – an 18 piece big band ensemble salutes Ella Fitzgerald on the day of her Centennial celebration – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture: Historian Elizabeth Cobbs - Texas A&M University professor – "The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers" – 223 American women sent to France in 1918 because of their skill as telephone switchboard operators – National Archives Building – Noon – 1 PM

Lecture: Curator Larry Applebaum presents "Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald" – items and recordings from the Library of Congress –Whttall Pavilion – reservations requested – 202-707-5502 – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – Noon to 1:30 PM

Book lecture: David Lyon of American University discusses "Base Nation: How United States Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World" – Georgetown Library – 3260 R St. NW. 7 PM

Book lecture: David Owen – "Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River" -      P and P – 7 PM

Film: Marking the Centennial of American involvement in WWI - "The Great War: Animated Memories" – nine short films – reservations required – frenchculture.org – Embassy of France – 7 PM

Wednesday, 26
Concert: Ella @ 100 Jazz Series continues throughout the week – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – Noon – 1 PM

Book lecture: David Callahan – "The Givers: Wealth, Power, And Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age" – P&P – 7 PM

Film: Cellin Gluck's movie, "Persona Non-Granada" a true story of Japanese diplomats who issued visas for Jewish refugees saving 6000 lives – Auditorium – Bunn Intercultural Center – Georgetown University – reservations required – guevents.georgetown.edu - 5 PM to 8 PM

Concert: West Garden Trio – East Garden Court – West Building – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM
Thursday, 27
Book talk: Lynne Olson – "Last Hope Island: Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: George Washington University Latin Jazz Band – Noon – 2 PM – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – noon – 2 PM

Lecture series:Anne Hillerman, author of "Song of the Lion" will speak as part of the "Women Who Inspire" Lecture Series – reservations required – sais-jhu.edu - Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 5 PM – 630

Panel discussion: "The Future of National Health Insurance" with Alice Rivlin and Stuart Butler – Moot Court Room – University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clark School of Law – 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. – reservations required – law.udc.edu/event/ACA - 6 PM – 8 PM,

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