Thursday, June 15, 2017

Selected FREE intellectual and cultural events Friday, June 16 - Thursday June 22

Indeed, it is I back again. Ready to make yet another stab at listing intellectual and cultural events each day for the week ahead. It will be a bit different in that I shall usually list only two – or possibly three - events to keep it more simple for me. Yes, I missed the doing it and I was gratified by the many who expressed appreciation for the service.  I now feel more energized to again look at the many local opportunities for learning in our city. It will probably be a bit more personal in listing those things of primary interest to me and highlighting some held at lesser-known venues.

And some of you may have noticed I'm back to Ranting and Raving on my other blog:  I just can't help but add my two cents worth to the problems of these perilous times. Please see:

http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

June
Friday, 16
Concert: Russian violinist Elena Denisova performs various classical compositions – reservations required – acfdc.org – Austrian Cultural Forum – 3524 International Court NW. – (I've attended many events here and a reservation has never been necessary) – 7:30 PM

Film: Anreas Dresen's, "As We Were Great," about a lost generation that unknowingly became the victim of German reunification – Goethe  Institut, Washington Suite 3, 1990 K St. NW. – reservations suggested goethe.de/washington - 6:30 PM

Saturday, 17
Concert: "Cowboys and Frenchmen" known for blending traditional American folk and pop with our and be in modern jazz – Kreeger Museum – 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. – reservations encouraged – kreegermuseum.org – noon – 2 PM

Book lecture: Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institute, "All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st century and the Future of American Power – politics and prose – 3:30 PM

Film: "Arab Cinema Now" featuring the 2015 film, "A Magical Substance Flows Into Me" – reservations requested – 202-338-1290 – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Sunday, 18
Film: Advanced screening of the National Geographic documentary, "From the Ashes," about the state of the coal industry and what it means for the future – reservations requested – western presbyterian.org – Western Presbyterian Church – 24th and G streets Northwest – 1230 to 2:30 PM

Film: Malin Bjorkman-Widell's "Just a Normal Person" – reservations suggested –           www.swedenabroad.com/washington – House of Sweden – 2900 K St. NW. (Waterfront area) – 2 PM – 4 PM

I'm only listing films because it promises to be a hot day. Other films are available at the National Gallery of Art at both 1 PM and 4:30 PM. Check their listings on the computer.

Monday, 19
Violating my own rules, I'm listing two events for which there are minor costs.

Lecture: Frank Amoroso considers baseball great Babe Ruth's German-American heritage, the internment of German-Americans during World War I and other baseball lore from his three volume series on baseball – German – American Heritage Museum of the USA – 719 six Street Northwest – five dollars to seven dollars – for more informationgahmusa.org – 6 PM

Lecture: Atlantic's Graeme Wood (who wrote an article in the magazine's June issue about Richard Spencer, leader of the alt-right movement and one of his classmates and others consider "The Rise of Populism and Nationalism" – $15 – 6th and I historic Synagogue – 600 I Street Northwest – 7 PM - $15
Tuesday, 20
Concert: The Choir of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburg, Scotland present "Sing joyfully: Five Centuries of British Choral Classics – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM
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Book lecture: David King discusses "The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of the Nazi Germany" – politics and prose – 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 7 PM

Book lecture: Douglas Edgerton – "Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed  America" – National Archives – noon

Wednesday, 21
Book lecture: Washington Post reporter will discuss her book, "I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad" – P&P – 7 PM

Film: The Embassy of Italy hosts a screening of 2012 film "Balancing Act" – about a man who suddenly discovers how thin the line is between well-being and despair truly is – reservations required – www.lwashington.esteri.it – Embassy of Italy – 3000 Whitehaven St. NW – 6 PM -7:40

Lecture: The Law Library of Congress presents "Shylock Appeal, "a mock appeals trial that imagines what happens to "The Merchant of Venice – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 202-707-7024 – 4 PM

Thursday, 22
Film: The Embassy of France will present, the 1937 film by Max Ophuis  – reservations required – frenchculture.org – 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. – 7 PM

Film: "Films at the Stone", The Oscar-nominated film "Fences" – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial – 8 PM
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For those seeking a wider listing of free events free and otherwise, I'd like to direct you to the major source of my information, the weekly, Current Newspaper.

2 comments:

  1. Chemo and Jace are improving day by day you have started good way of posting such Childs things here so the other inspires from this and never give it up. You described the whole day beautifully

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  2. DC Free Culture is nice to visit again and again.Beautiful blend.I have left offering write my papers as it’s a hard job.

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