Thursday, April 27, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, April 28

Another week with so much to do from John Kasich TOMORROW.  Friday, April 28, to the conclusion of Jazz Appreciation Month on Sunday with the Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Combo at the Smithsonian American Art Museum'.

April
Friday, 28
Book lecture: "All Day" – Author Liza Jesse Peterson – a look at the realities of mass incarceration – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Flights of Angels: The Heavenly Orders in the Renaissance" – author Meredith J. Gill, professor of Italian Renaissance art and chair Department of Art history and archeology, University of Maryland – West Building Lecture Hall – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Film: The Bibliodiscotheque "You Got Served(Screen Gems, 2004) – films memorializing the era of the mid-1970s – Pickford Theatre – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Two Paths: America Divided" – Ohio Governor John Kasich – P&P – noon


Saturday, 29
Film: The Bibliodiscotheque "Celia: The Queen (PBS, 2008) and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Knights" (Lions gate, 2004) – films memorializing the era of the mid-1970s – Pickford Theatre – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Book lecture: "The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch parents help their kids" – author Rena Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchinson – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: "Madness Rules the Hour" – author Paul Starobin – The Fate of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War – P&P – 3:30 PM

Lecture: David H. Plylar discusses the creative process of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday, 30
Book lecture: "The Destruction of Hillary Clinton" – author Susan Bordo – P&P 3 PM

Concert: "Ella Turns 100" – Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz ensemble performs classic works of Ella assisted by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 2 PM

Art lecture: The Sixth-Sixth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts – "The Forests: America in the 1830s: Emerson, /Raphael and Light Filtering through the Woods" – Alexander Nemerov, Department Chair in Arts and Humanities – Stanford University - West Building Lecture Hall - NGA - 2PM
May
Monday, 1
Book lecture: "Rigor Mortis" – author Richard Harris – P&P - 7 PM

Lecture: The National Endowment for the Humanities presents the 46th annual Jefferson Lecture in the humanities with Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and law professor at University of Chicago – reservations required communications@neh.cov – Concert Hall – Kennedy Center – 7:30 PM

Lecture: Poetry and the spoken word: Former United States of Poet Laureate, Natasha Treheway – "Writing and Righting Way to Racial Justice" – reservations required – Cathedral.org – Washington National Cathedral – 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 2
Book lecture: "The Presidents Kitchen Cabinet: the story of the African Americans who have fed our first families" – Author Adrian Miller – National Archives – noon

Concert: "Noontime Cantata" Washington Bach Consort – Church of the Epiphany– 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Lecture: "A Valueless Foreign Policy: Can It Be American?" – Roger: Cohen – New York Times journalist – Kennedy Herter Auditorium – Nitze Building – Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. – reservations required – sais-jhu.edu – 12:30 PM to 2 PM

Book lecture: Veteran war correspondent and Columbia University professor Judith Matloff – "No Friends but the Mountain: Dispatches From the World's Violent Highlands – Kramer Books – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, 3
Book lecture: "JFK: A Vision for America" – edited by Douglas Brinkley and Stephen Kennedy Smith – Kennedy's greatest speeches along with essays from distinguished authors – National Archives – noon

Concert: "A Journey to Merrie Olde England – A Recital of Organ Music" – St. John's Church in Lafayette Square - 12:10 PM

Concert: "Tonality of Culture" Series presents and Estonian Concert – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM

Book lecture: "The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous liberation of Wireless Technology from Herbert Hoover to the Smart Phone" – Author Thomas Hazlett – Kramer Books – 6:30 PM

Film: "Miss Hokusai" – about the daughter of one of the world's most famous artists – Japanese Culture and Information Center – 1150 18th St., Northwest – reservations required - go.jp/jicc – 6:30 

Thursday, 4
Photographic lecture: Archives technician Matthew Margis discusses the history of African American soldiers in World War I – National Archives – 2 PM

Book lecture: "The Jewish Justices of this Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan" – author David Dalin – National Archives – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Janesville: An American Story – author Amy Goldstein – "Goldstein notes that the American dream as seen in Wisconsin of upward mobility has become an anachronism" – P&P 7 PM

Concert:Songs of the Resistance – Joe Uehlein – Busboys and Poets – Tacoma – 6 PM to 8 PM


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