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..

http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com
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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday February 17


Concert: "Either/Or" – Experimental Chamber Group – Coolidge Auditorium – 8 PM – rush tickets generally available two hours before the concert – Pre-Concert Presentation has members of Either/Or –Whittall Pavilion – 6:30 PM – no tickets required

Film: "F is for Fake" Orson Welles' last major film is witty and a subversive look at fakery and forgery, art and illusion – 95 minutes – 1977 – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Film: "From Passage to Chronicle" – recent short films from Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Columbia explore some of the long-term local effects of political decisions made many years earlier – 65 minutes – East Building – NGA – 1 PM

Film: "Theater of Conflict" – Chilean film opens the program "We Are More" – 1985 – era of Pinochet – 55 minutes – East Building – NGA – 2:30 PM

Film: "Lantouri" – Iranian film of brutal criminal gang with bold social messages – Persian with subtitles – 115 minutes – East Building – NGA – 4:30 PM

Sunday, 19
Book lecture: Philip E. Auerswald  – "The Code Economy: A 40,000 Year History" – shows us how to prepare for a future that will require us to reinvent how we work and who we are – P & P – 1 PM

Film: Cinema – "Concert: Poncho Villa's Revenge" – 35mm restoration of newsreels and fiction footage accompanied by The Secret Quartet – 50 minutes – East Building – NGA – 4:30 PM

Artist Talk: Smithsonian curator and jazz author John Hasse discusses "In the Groove: Jazz Portrait by Herman Leonard" – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Lecture: Matthew Zeller – Co-founder of the nonprofit group ,No One Left Behind, speaks on efforts to help Afghan and Iraqi refugees resettle safely in the United States – St. Albans Episcopal Church – 3001 Wisconsin NW – 10:30 AM

Film and discussion panel – The documentary "Two Blue Lines" – a passionate dispute among Israeli citizens about the occupation of Palestine – a part of the "Voices From the Holy Plan Film Series" – Perry Auditorium – Washington National Cathedral – 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM – series continues for the next month each Sunday

 Special event: "Day of Remembrance" video clips and discussion by former Japanese detainees incarcerated during World War II – Smithsonian Natl Museum of American History – 1 PM – 3 PM

Monday, 20
Book lecture: Joel Whitney – "Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers" – P&P – 7 PM

Special Event: Presidents Day Holiday Main Reading Room Open House – special opportunity to observe the Jefferson Buildings Great Hall from 10 AM to 3 PM

Book lecture: Joel Bird, CEO of Hunger Free America will discuss "America, We Need To Talk: A Self – Help Book for the Nation" – Busboys and Poets – 14th and V – 2021 14th St. NW – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Film: Documentary – "A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans" – the untold story of almost 200 years of immigration from the Middle East – Busboys and Poets – Fifth and K – 1025 5th St. NW – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 21
Lecture: "Understanding Seclusion: The Legal Dimensions of the Ghetto" – commemorating the 500th anniversary since the establishment of the Jewish ghetto of Venice – Montpelier Room – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 10 AM

Book lecture: Christopher Phillips of Queen Mary University of London – "The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East" reservations required – elliott.gwu.edu – Room 505 – Elliott School of International affairs – GWU – 1957 East St. and W – 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Book lecture: Martin Bayly – London School of Economics and Political Science – "Taming the Imperial Imagination:: How the British Empire Came to Know Afghanistan, and Why it Matters" – reservations required - go.gwu.edu/bayly – Room 602 – Elliott School of International Affairs – GWU  – 12:30 – 1:45 PM

Book lecture: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations – "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order" – reservations required  - american.edu/sis/events – School of International Service Building – American University – Abramson Family Founders Room – 3 PM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday, 22
Book lecture: Mark Speltz discusses and signs his new book "North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South" – Mary Pickford Theatre – Madison Building – Library of Congress – noon

Book lecture: World Affairs Council presents Robie Barrett "The Gulf and the Struggle for Hegemony: Arabs and Iranians, and the West in Conflict - registration requested – 202-293-1051 – Horizon Ballroom – Ronald Reagan Building – 6 PM – 8 PM

Lecture: Alisha Montgomery, News director at WAMU discusses "Donald J. Trump: An Assessment of the First 100 Days of His Presidency – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Cynthia Barnett - "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History" – Kramerbooks and Afterwords – 6:30 PM

Lecture: Trombonist and jazz historian David Sager on the first jazz recording and the events leading up to and following that historic event in 1917 - Recital Hall – Building 46 – West – University of the District of Columbia – 7 PM

Film: Documentary "Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP" – Martin Luther King Jr. Library – 10:30 AM

Film and panel discussion: "Film  series "Media That Matters" features "Hate Rising" – inspired by the incident in which the Mexican – born journalist was ejected from a Donald Trump press conference – Doyle/Forman Theater – McKinley building – American University – 6:30 PM

Thursday, 23
Book lecture: Frank Sesno – "Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions and Spark Change" – P&P – 7 PM

Lecture: Author Jean E. Snyder discusses "Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance – Montpelier Room – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Lecture: Susan McDonic -  Assistant Professor of Sociology at American University – "Buddhist Lessons for Living in a Precarious World" – Atrium – Battlle – Thompkins Building – American University – 1 PM – 2 PM

Lecture: Sharmila Sen – Executive Editor at Large at Harvard University Press discusses "Losing and Finding Your Way in the Humanities" – reservations required – events@doaks.org - Oak Room – Fellowship House – Dumbarton Oaks Research Library – 1700 Wisconsin Ave.- 5:30 - 7PM

Oscar-Nominated Film
Showcase: 13th
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
National archives

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      

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                                                                                                                                                                       

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.











Thursday, February 9, 2017

Free cultural event for the week beginning Friday, February 10

I'm truly sorry that you missed the many events I was able to attend last week. I know I'll make some of you jealous by telling you of the jazz films at the National Gallery of Art. Two hours of early film of the music of Duke Ellington. And that was followed by one of my all-time favorite films, "Anatomy of a Murder". If you haven't seen it, it's a must!

And you might note that Jazz films continue this week at the National gallery of Art, so you are in luck!

But the more timely and dramatic event I was able to attend at the National Archives was the book talk by Timothy Tyson on his recent mind-boggling book, "The Blood of Emmett Till".  But the good news is that you can see the hour and 15 minute lecture yourself by going to my weekly Rant at

 http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

While I haven't read the book yet, the lecture and audience reaction you will see is remarkable and I can't recommend it highly enough.

And just look at how very many free events there are this week.  I'm especially eager to have a great attendance for friend Bob McDonald as he "does" Sinatra on Wednesday night.  It'll be a GREAT show!

And remember, even more can be found in the weekly free Current Newspaper.

February
Friday, 10
Book lecture: Daphne Merkin: "This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression" – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

New exhibit   "Baseballs Greatest hits: The Music of Our National Game" – sheet music, scores and photos from the performing arts collection housed in the music division – exhibit open July 22 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – performing arts reading room – Madison Building – Library of Congress

Book lecture: Alice Rothschild – "Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine" – reservations required – 202-338-1958 – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM

Art artifacts and discussion: Walter Evans discusses Carl van Vetchen's portraits of various African-American jazz artists – McAvoy Auditorium – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 6:30 PM

Saturday, 11
Book lecture: Lisa Wade – "American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus" – P&P – 1 PM

Film:, "Elevator to the Gallows" – a melodramatic thriller shot in Paris features a haunting score by Miles Davis performed by and a local pickup quintet including Kenny Clarke – 90 minutes –  East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Film: Iranian Film Festival - "Me (aka I)" an eye-opening depiction of Tehran's surprisingly robust underworld - 84 minutes - with Persian and English subtitles - (2016) - 4PM

Concert: Medieval music ensemble Eya presents "Florence: The Cultural Crucible" – W. Garden Court – West Building – NGA – noon and 2 PM

Sunday, 12
Book lecture: Ayelet Waldman – "A Really Good Day; dealing with mood disorders and LSD" – P&P – 5 PM

Film: Iranian Film Festival - "Drought and Lie"  - a rare look at Iran's upwardly mobile set - (2016) Persian with English subtitles - NGA - 4PM

Concert: Steinway Series features pianist Kara Huber varied classical program – McAvoy Auditorium – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 2:30 PM

Book lecture: David Wood – "What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars" – St. Alban's Episcopal Church – 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW – 10:30 AM

Film: "Sweden on the Screen" features the 2017 Documentary Kalmar Nykel: The Forgotten Journey" – Sweden's first voyage to the New World – House of Sweden – 2900 K St. NW. – reservations suggested www.swedenabroad.com/washington – 2 PM

Lecture: The Sunday Forum with David Brooks – Washington National Cathedral – 10:10 AM

 Monday, 13
Book lecture: Alec Ross – "The Industries of the Future" – Busboys and Poets – 5th and K – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Daniel Karpowitz – "College in Prison: Healing in an Era of Mass Incarceration" – Busboys and Poets – 14th and the – 6:30 PM

Lecture: Shamus Kahn, Professor of psychology at Columbia University – "Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite" – about the reproduction of the elite through education – Letts Hall– American University – 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 5 PM – 7 PM

Tuesday, 14
Book lecture: Martin Torgoff – "Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats and Drugs" – P&P – 7 PM

Book lecture: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor – "The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era – Library of Congress – Madison Building – Mary Pickford Theatre – noon

Book lecture: Poet and translator Forrest Gander reads from his new book, "Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda" – Library of Congress – Madison Building – Mumford Room – 4 PM

Concert: Celebrating St. Valentine's Day with classic Baroque love duets by Handel and Monteverdi – soprano, countertenor and continuo – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW – 12:10 PM

Concert: Omar and Ilana – "Gardens for the Lush" mystical Islamic philosophy, romantic love poetry and Hindustani sitar – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Film: The 28th annual Black film Festival features the 2015 movie, "The Ground on Which I Stand" at 4 PM and the 2016 movie "Almost Christmas" at 6 PM – room A – 5 – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Wednesday, 15
Book lecture: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor – "The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgot Era" – P&P – 7 PM

Lecture: Serbian columnist Melina Ttobozie Garfield - "The American Wives" - Library of Congress - Contact: 202-707-4371 – noon

Concert: Atlantic Reed Consort present "American: Branches From Beginning Jazz -  inspired music by Leonard Bernstein and Charlie Parker and contemporary works – West Building Lecture Hall – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM

Concert Vocalist Bob McDonald and his band celebrate the songs and life of Frank Sinatra – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture Barbara Feinman Todd – "Pretend I am Not Here: How I Worked With Three Newspaper Icons: One Powerful First Lady and Still Manage to Dig Myself out of the Washington Swamp" – Kramerbooks and Afterwords – 6:30 PM

Film: "Cineforum" features the 2011 film "La Krytonite nella Borsa" a coming-of-age story set in Naples 1973 – reservations required – wwwlicwashington..esteri.it – Embassy of Italy – 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. – 7 PM
CONCERT | DANIEL GUTMANN
February 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm


Daniel Gutmann is a young singer and musician from Austria. The upcoming bass-baritone is currently a vocal student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2017, he will be on tour with his solo program in the United States (New York, Washington D.C.) and Singapore. Further concerts with the COMPANY OF MUSIC and the music theater group ANIMATO will take place in Austria and Germany. Daniel Gutmann will be accompanied by New York-based pianist Peter Walther. Together they will perform songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. Come and join us at the ACFDC for an amazing night of classical music!

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.
Free Ticket
Thursday, 16
Book lecture: John B. Judis - "The Populist Explosion: How the Great Depression transformed America and European Politics" – P&P – 7 PM

Film: "Upstairs Inferno" (2015) – Library of Congress – Madison Building – Mary Pickford Theatre – Contact 202-707-8437 – noon

Film: "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) – Library of Congress – Madison Building – Mary Pickford
Theatre – contact – 202-707-5603 – 7 PM

Concert: American Pop Orchestra and Broadway actress Bayla Witten – First Congregational United Church of Christ – 945 G St. NW – 1250 – 1245

Concert: The Take 5! Jazz Series features drummer NasarAbadey and his Quartet celebrating the work of Eric Dolphy – Coast Guard courtyard – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 PM – 7 PM

Lecture: David Laskin -"The family: A Journey into the Heart of the 20th Century" discusses the history of the Jewish ghetto in Venice – reservations required – www.licwashington.esteri.it – 7 PM

Film: "The Fireman's Ball" a tribute to Milos Forman 85th birthday – Embassy of the Czech Republic – 3900 Spring of Freedom Street and W reservations required by February 14 –
firemansball.eventbrite.com – 6 PM

An Evening with the Mt. Rushmore Presidents
  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
How often do we have the opportunity to experience four Presidents engaged in discussion?  Join us for a lively, interactive program featuring the Presidents whose images were carved into Mt. Rushmore.
Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will moderate a panel featuring President George Washington (portrayed by Ron Carnegie), President Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Bill Barker), President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss), and President Theodore Roosevelt (portrayed by Joe Wiegand).  


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Free Intellectual and Cultural events beginning Friday,, February 3

If ever we needed a thoughtful, considerate, knowledgeable citizenry, It is now!  I'm again impressed at the advantage we have in the DC area to have so many available for learning FOR FREE.  I believe this is especially true this week - and besides, there are quite a number of concerts and entertainment to provide needed distraction.

I also hope you'll make an effort to check my Ranting and raving at

http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

I continue to tirade against the present direction our country is being directed and feel compelled to write weekly - more strongly than ever before.


February
Friday, 3
Film: Princes Mononoke, "Tune tunes with Solomon Haile Selassie  – Pickford Theatre – Library Of Congress – Madison Building – Pickford Theatre – 7 PM 

Panel discussion: Trumping Trade Orthodoxy: What Pres. Donald Trump can and cannot do to fundamentally reorient trade policy – Elliott School of International Affairs – George Washington University – 1957 East St. NW. – reservations required – elliottgwu.edu – 9 AM – 4 PM

Film: "Alternative Takes: Jazz and Films" – a medley of short films featuring Duke Ellington and other jazz artists including "Duke Ellington at the White House in 1969" – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 12:30 PM

Film: Otto Preminger's 1959 film, "Anatomy of a Murder" great story with Duke Ellington's first major musical score for cinema – East building Auditorium – NGA – 2:30 PM 

Saturday, 4
Book lecture: Lisa Dickey – "Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia" – politics and prose – 1 PM 

Book lecture: Brad Snyder – "The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundation of American Liberalism" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Concert: Jordi Savall and Hesperian XXI – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 8 PM – pre-Concert lecture – Whittal Paavilian - 6:30 PM – pre-concert lecture free – rush tickets for Concert generally available at 6 PM

Film: Jazz film from the 30s and 40s featuring Ben Webster and Cab Calloway – East Building Auditorium – NGA – 1 PM

Film: "I Called Him Morgan: a sleek, sorrowful elegy for the prodigiously gifted, tragically slain Bob trumpeter Lee Morgan – East Building Auditorium – NGA – 2:30 PM

Film: "Reseeing Iran: 21st annual Iranian film Festival with the 2016 film "Radio Dreams" – about a Bay Area Persian-language state radio station – East building Auditorium – NGA – 4:30 PM 
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Sunday, 5
Concert: The Mendelson Piano Trio performs the complete piano Trio's of Schubert – East. Garden Court – NGA – 3 PM and Noon

Discussion: "Gun Violence Prevention: Where Do We Go From Here?" – Distinguished panelist – Perry Auditorium – Washington National Cathedral – 2 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion "Hellman: The Radical" – featuring Jackson Bryer, editor of "Conversations with Lillian Hellman" and others – reservations required – Arena Stage – reservations required – 202 – 488 – 3300 – 5 PM

Book lecture: Alice Rothschild – "Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine" – Busboys And Poets – fifth and K – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Film: "Sweden on the Screen" 2013 documentary, "Belleville Baby" – House of Sweden – 2900 K St. NW. reservations suggested – www.swedenabroad.com/washington – 2 PM

Film: Re-seeing Iran– 2016 film, "The Salesman" – dramatic story about a man who turns amateur detective when his wife is attack – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Film and discussion: A behind – the – scenes look at Washington National Opera's production of "Dead Man Walking" -  conversation and 1999 film based on the memoirs of Helen Prejean's – National Museum of Women in the Arts – reservations required – 202 – 73 – 7370 – 4 PM – 6 PM

Monday, 6
Book lecture: Stephen Kinzer – "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Growth of America's Empire" – P&P –  7 PM

Panel discussion: "Dead Man Walking Religious Leaders dialogue on the death Penalty – religious leaders of various – Washington National Cathedral – reservations required – cathedral.org – 7 PM

Tuesday, 7
Book lecture: Florence Williams – "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Genuine" – P&P 7 PM

Lecture: Suzanne Fry, Dir. of the Strategic Futures Group of the National Intelligence Council – "Global Trends: The Paradox of Progress" – considering forces and choices shaping the world over the next two decades – reservations required – go.gwu.edu/3uj – Elliott School of International Affairs – 1957 East St. and W – noon – 1 PM

Panel discussion: "Trumps Foreign Policy Positions on  Palestine and the Middle East – distinguished panel from the University of Maryland and George Washington University – reservations required – 202 – 338 – 1958 – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Wednesday, 8
Book Lecture: Derek Thompson – "Hit Makers: Why Things become Popular –The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction" – P&P –  7 PM

Book lecture: Timothy B. Tyson – "The Blood of Emmett Till" – National Archives – Noon

Concert: Lithuanian pianist performs works by Gershwin and original works – E. Garden Court, West Building – NGA – 12:10 PM

Book lecture: Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery – "They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement"  discusses his book "The Obama Years: An Assessment of Race Relations in the United States – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 6:30 PM

Thursday, 9
Symposium: "From Tarzan to Tonto: stereotypes as obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union" – reservations required – 202 – 633 – 1000 – National Museum of the American Indian – 6 PM – 8 PM

Book discussion: Erica Dreifus, author of "Quiet American Stories" and various young writers talk about their memories of Holocaust experiences in their families – reservations suggested – 202 – 488-0460 – US Holocaust Museum – 7 PM

Panel discussion: "Tackling Islamaphobia at Home" distinguish panel – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 7 PM

Book lecture: Ian Bremmer "Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World" reservations required – go.gwu.edu/dpetickets – Elliott School of International Affairs – 7 PM – 8:30 PM