Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, January 30 - Thursday, February 6

Thursday, January 30
Lecture:  The West and the World of Islam After 9/11 - AMU Professor Akbar Ahmed - Katzen Art Center - 4400 Mass Ave. NW - 10-11:50am

Lecture: Thinking the Unthinkable on the Korean Peninsula: Nuclear North Korea and Reunification
Korean National Assembly Member M. J. Chung - reservations required - - Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins University - 1740 Mass Ave. NW - 2pm

Comedy Performance: Sara Schaefer and Brian Parise - Terrace Theater - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Friday, January 31
Book Review: Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era -
Author Douglas Egerton - National Archives - Noon

Panel: Peace for Israel and Palestine? - New America Foundation - 1899 L Street NW - sign up on the New America Foundation Website - 10:30 - 11:30AM

Film: Iranian Film Festival - 2013 Film Fat Shaker - Freer Gallery of Art - The National Mall - 7pm - and will be shown again on Sunday at 2pm

Film: Jazz Film Friday features, Inside out at the Open & The Breath Courses Through Us - Pickford Theatre - Madison  Building - Library of Congress - 7pm

Saturday, February 1
Children: The Story of Rosa Parks followed by the creation of art work inspired by her life - National Portrait Gallery - 8th and F St. Nw - 1 - 4 pm
Concert: Singer Audra McDonald - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building Library of Congress - Rush tickets may be available at 6pm for the 8pm concert

Staged Reading: Dear Harvey - A tribute to Harvey Milk - Gonda Theatre - Davis Performing Center - Georgetown University - reservations required 202-687-2787 - 7:30pm

Sunday, February 2
Concert: Chamber Music by the U. S. Air Force Band saluting military women - National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Ave. NW - noon to 1:30pm

Film: Gun Crazy about two outlaw lovers and Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture - National Gallery of Art East - 4:30pm

Monday,  February 3
Lecture: Presidents, Congress and Public Education: School Improvement in a Political Atmosphere -
Jack Jennings - Betts Theater - Marvin Center - GWU - 800 21st St.NW - reservations required - jenningsatgehd.eventb - 5pm

Panel Discussion: The Pope, Politic s and Policy: The Continuing Impact of the Francis Factor and Catholic Social Thought on Public Life - distinguished panel members - reservations required - - Gaston Hall - Georgetown University.- 5:30 - 7pm

Conversation:  SDS co-founder Tom Hayden discusses with Junius Williams his memoir, Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Age of Black Power - Warner Bros. Theater - National Museum of American History - 14th and Constitution NW - 7pm

Tuesday, February 4
Concert and Lecture: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra - Members discuss their performance - Whittal Pavilion -
Jefferson Building - Library of Congress -  6:30 - 7:30pm - Concert Coolidge Auditorium - rush tickets available at 6 for the performance at 8pm

Book Review: Author Gloria Kaiser - Franz Schubert: 1797 - 1828 - A Literary Biography -
Embassy of Austria - International Court - Near Van Ness/UDC Metro - 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 5
Book Review: Churchill's First War - Author Con Coughlin - with Peter Bergin - New America Foundation - 1899 L Street NW - 12:15PM

Book Review: Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image - Author
Joshua Zeitz- P and P - 7pm

Film: The Trials of Muhammad Ali - Director Bill Siegel presents and discusses his 94 minute Movie -
National Archives - 7pm

Concert: Underground System - New York based band - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Thursday, February 6
Book Review: The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
Authors Bob Drury and Tom Lavin - National Archives - Noon

Panel Briefing: Palestinian Refugees in Syria: The Crisis in Yarmouk - The Palestinian Center - 2501 Virginia Avenue NW at New Hampshire - 12:30 - 2pm


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  2. Wow! In one week Audra McDonald and the Six Brandenburg Concerti. Check the latter out for tonight. And all FREE at the Library of Congress! As a native of San Antonio, Texas, I feel I can also recommend having dinner at the best Mexican restaurant in town. After picking up your tickets at 6 you'll have time to go to La Lomitas Dos at 308 Pennsylvania Ave. SE . (No, I don't get a free meal for this plug!.) It's only three blocks away.

  3. Why would you promote AMU Professor Akbar Ahmed?? This man does not understand history because he's an anthropologist. Yet he writes about history from the eyes of his own culture and Islamist leanings and talks about foreign policy like as if he's an expert. He isn't an expert. He's someone that promotes religion and culture.

    These types of academics who promote a completely radical world view where they only shift blame and criticize others without actually being experts in the topic they discuss are no different than bloggers who constantly write about conspiracy theories. You should not promote them.