Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, February 27 - Thursday, March 6

Thursday, February 27
Film: "One More River to Cross" - Film clips presented by film maker Glen Pearcy on the civil rights movement in the Southwest Georgia Project - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress -Noon

Film:  Academy Nominated Documentary,  "The Act of Killing" - National Archives - 7pm - Please remember that tickets, one per person, are distributed one hour before the presentation and that this might require lining up at 5:30 or so.

Concert:  Shanghai Quartet - World renowned group performs Haydn, Verdi, Zhou Long and Bright Sheng -Meyer Auditorium - Smithsonian Freer Gallery -  The National Mall - 7:30pm - Pre-concert Tour - Arts of China - 6:45pm

Art Film: "The Art of Romare Bearden" - 2003 Documentary - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 12:30pm

Special Celebration - The Kosciuszko Foundation celebrates Fat Thursday - $2.00 each for glazed and powdered sugar PACZKI - The Foundation - 2023 O Street NW - Dupont Circle - Noon to 6pm

Friday, February 28
Film:  Academy Nominated - "The Square" National Archives - 7pm

Symposium and Roundtable:  Heritage and the Arab Spring - Holding on to the past in an era of upheaval -Meyer Auditorium - Smithsonian Freer Gallery - 10am - 5pm

Lecture/Discussion:  Croatian foreign minister, Vesna Pusic discusses, The European Union and the Western Balkans - What Next? A Croatian Perspective - Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins University of Advanced International Studies - 1740 Mass Ave. NW Reservations REquired - - Noon  

Saturday, March 1
Children's Program: "Uno, Dos Tres, con Andres" Interactive Musical activity - National Theatre - 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Pick up tickets 30 minutes before each show - 9:30 and 11 am 

Film:  Academy Nominated - Live Action Short Films - National Archives - Noon

Film:  Academy Nominated - Animated Short Films - National Archives -3:30

Film: Academy Nominated - "Dirty Wars" - National Archives - 7pm

Film: "The Yellow Ticket" - In association with the Jewish Film Festival - Cine-concert with violin and piano - Superstar Pola Negri in dramatic tale of discrimination in Poland following WWI - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2:30pm

Lecture: Textile Museum Docent Sheridan Collins discusses the collection built over sixty years - Textile Museum - 2330 S Street NW - 10:30am

Sunday, March 2 
Film:  Academy Nominated - Documentary Short Subjects - National Archives - 11am

Film:  Academy Nominated - "Cutie and the Boxer - National Archives - 4pm

Film:  Historic Film - "Wavemakers (Following the Legacy of Ondes Martenot" and "Phantom of the Operator" and Caroline Martel in person - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Concert: National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble perform J. S. Bach's "English Suites - National Gallery of Art - West Garden Court - 6:30pm

Monday, March 3
Celebration:  National Anthem Day - U. S. Postal Service introduces a new "Forever Stamp" - National Museum of American History - The National Mall - Ceremony at 10:30am

Book Presentation: Author Peniel Joseph's "Stokley: A Life" - Busboys and Poets Bookstore - 2021 14th Street NW - 6:30 pm

Comedians: Andy Daly and Brandon Wardell - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Special Presentation - George Washington University awards posthumous Presidents Medal on Carl Lutz - honoring Swiss diplomat who saved thousands during WWI - Reservatins Required - lutz - Harding Auditorium - Elliot Schol of Internatonal Affairs - GWU - 1957 E Street NW - 4pm

Tuesday, March 4
Concert:  Organist Jeremy Filsell performs a Bach Cantata - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street NW 

Discussion:  Celebrating Women's History Month with former U. S. Representative Patricia Schroeder - Room 119 - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 2 pm

Baseball Discussion:  "A History of Washington Baseball.......... " Author Frederic J. Frommer with Phil Hochberg - Room 307 - MLK LIbrary - 6:30pm

Lecture/Discussion:   Yehuda Kurtzer , president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of America discusses the modern state of Israel through the years - Adas Israel Congregation - 2850 Quebec - 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 5
Concert:  Organist Dongho Lee performs, Charles Ives "Variations on America" - St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Square - 12:10pm

Concert Series:  Betty Carter's Jazz present various women jazz artists for the next three nights - Millennisum Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book Review:  Author Mark N. Ozer discusses, "Washington D. C.: Streets and Statues - Walking in the Steps of History" - Tenley-Friendship Library - Tenleytown Metro - 7pm

Thursday, March 6

Film: "One More River to Cross" - Film clips presented by film maker Glen Pearcy on the civil rights movement in the Southwest Georgia Project - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library f Congress -Noon

Film:  Academy Nominated Documentary,  "The Act of Killing" - National Archives - 7pm

Cooking Demonstration:  Gardener and nutritionist discuss how to prepare the many varieties of potatoes
U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland SW - 12:45pm

Book Review:  Author Howard Feinstein discusses "Fire on the Bayou: True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront" - Room 209 - MLK LIbrary - 6pm

Book Review:  Author Dave Barry discusses, "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty:Dave Barry on Parenting and other Topics He Knows Very Little About" - Politics and Prose 7pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, February 20 - Thursday, February 27

Thursday, February 20
Check the three events posted for this date on the listing last week.  
Note particularly the musical events at the Library of Congress
and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and 
the film at the National Gallery of Art

Book review: "The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition With China and How America Can Win" - Geoff Dyer - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Lecture: The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Have Co-Evolved - Robert Hazen - The Carnegie Institute of Washington - 1530 P Street NW - 6:45pm

Friday, February 21

Book Review: Dark Invasion: 1915 - Germany's Secret War and the First Terrorist Cell in America - Author Harold Blum - National Archives - Noon

Lecture:  Elesha Tucker discusses Two 1783 letters of General George Washington on discipline in the Continental Army - Anderson House - Society of the Cincinnati - 2118 Mass. Ave. NW - 12:30pm

Concert: The Concordia String Ensemble - Works by Matinu, Dohnanyi and Dvorak - The United Church - 1920 G Street NW - 7:30pm  

Saturday, February 22

Concert: Indiana University: Jacobs School of Music - Conservatory of Music Series - Piano/Violin - Piano/tenor - Saxophone Quartet - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm  

Film: The Dylan Thomas Centenary: The World I Breathe - Footage of his reading and a look at his life - A Tribute - Richard Burton's award winning documentary - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2pm

Film: UCLA's Recovered Treasure - That Cold Day in the Park - East Building - National Gallery - 4:30

Sunday, February 23

Concert: Yale School of Music - Conservatory of Music Series - Three piano students - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Film: UCLA's Recovered Treasure - Cine-Concert: Mantrap and Midnight Madness - East Building -National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Concert: Honoring Black History Month - Soprano Louise Toppin sings spirituals and works of African-American Composers - East Building Auditorium - National Gallery of Art - 6:30pm

Panel Discussion: Image of the Black in American Art - nationally recognized panelists - East Building - National gallery of Art - 2pm

Monday, February 24

Concert: Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins Institute - Soprano - Piano - Percussion Group - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Multi-media program: "Bayard Rustin and James Baldwin - Freedom Fighters and Friends - Tickets required - 202-724-5613 - Arena Stage - 1101 6th St. SE - 7pm

Book Review: "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton - Johnathan Allen and Annie Pames - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Tuesday, February 25 

Lecture: Saints on Stage: The Depiction of Mormons in American Musical Theater - Whittal Pavilion -Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - noon

Concert: Works of Chopin, Liszt and Vierne by organist and pianist Elmo Cosentini - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street NW - 12:10pm

Concert: Apollo Orchestra performs works of Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and Adams Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book review: Author Jefferson Morley discusses his book, "Snow-storm in August: Washington's Race Riot in 1835" - Dumbarton House - 2715 Q Street NW - Reservations - -7pm

Wednesday, February 26

Film: Showcase of Academy Award-nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects - "20 Feet From Stardom - Morgan Neville - VERY popular film series begins today with tickets distributed one hour before screening - National Archives - Film at 7pm 

Panel Discussion: World Christianity, Immigration and the U. S.:The Non-Western Church Comes to America - Room 119 - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 9am - 12:30pm

Book Review: Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America - Author Annie Jacobsen - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Concert: All City High School Orchestra and Chorus Festival - Washington National Cathedral - 7pm

Thursday, February 27

Film:  "One More River to Cross" - film clips presented by film-maker Glen Pearcy on the Civil Rights Movement and the Southwest Georgia Project - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon  

Film: Academy Nominated Documentary Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sorensen's film, "The Act of Killing - National Archives - 7pm - Tickets one per person distributed one hour prior to performance

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, February 13 - Thursday, February 20

All events are easily accessible by public transportation - In case of bad weather all one needs do is determine if the venue is "open for business".

Thursday, February 13
Film: The Art of Romare Bearden - 2003 Documentary - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 12:30pm
(And again on Wednesday, February 19 at the same time.)

Special Event:  National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz: Love Stories - Trivia contest about famous couples - Kogod Courtyard - National Portrait Gallery - 6:30pm 

Friday, February 14
Book Review: Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism - Author Bradley Shreve - National Archives - Noon

Concert: The Jack Quartet with pianist Ursula Oppens - String quartet music of Feldman, Ades, Ferneyhough, Carter and U. S. premiere of Anderson's String Quartet No. 1 "Light Music" - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Jefferson Building - Rush tickets at 6 - performance -7pm

Film: Recovered  Treasure from UCLA's Festival of Preservation - Film Short - Laurel and Hardy in Busy Bodies and Thirty-Day Princess - A Sylvia Sidney feature length film - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2:30pm

Concert: Vocal Recital - Mating Call: The Dating Life of Birds and Bees - Nancy Scimone - Conservatory Garden Court - W. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave. NW - 3pm

Public Informational Presentation: The MLK Memorial Library: Three Possible Futures - Three architectural firms vying to preserve, yet transform the Mies van der Rohe's building - Reservations required - 202-272-2448 - National Building Museum - 401 F Street NW - 12:30 - 2pm

Saturday, February 15
Film: UCLA Recovered Treasure - The Chase - Feature film with Robert Cummings and Peter Lorre -
National Gallery of Art - East Building - 2pm

Film: UCLA - Recovered Treasure - Camille Caudel - 1915 film with cast including Juliette Binoche -
East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Book Review: The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency - Author Jams Tobin
Politics and Prose - 1pm

Book Review: Genesis: Truman, American Jews and the Origin of the Arab/Israeli Conflict - Author John B. Judis - Politics and Prose - 6pm

Concert: Tango Amor Valentine's Day Celebration - 21st Century Consort - Featuring Frederic Rzewski's setting of Chilean protest song, "The Citizens United Will Never Be Defeated" - McEvoy Auditorium - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 8th and G NW - Tickets distributed G St. Lobby at 3:30 -Lecture at 4pm and concrt at 5pm

Children's Programs: Presidents' Family Day - Crafts, performances and special guests - Kogod Courtyard - American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery 11:30 - 3pm - AND
         Viewpoint of Billions: Portrait of America - through Google Glasses see images of American culture in a mixed media flag - National Portrait Gallery - 11:30am - 7 pm (And again Sunday and Monday)

 Sunday, February 16

Film: Camille Caudel - Repeat of Saturday - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2pm

Film: Les Lutins Du Court-Metrage: Festival of New French Shorts - East Building - National Gallery of Arts - 4:30pm

Childrens Program: Story Telling about President Lincoln - And opportunity to create art inspired by his life - National Portrait Gallery - 2 - 5pm

Lecture: The Presidency of James Madison - American Association of Universities President Hunter Rawling - St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Square - 10am

Monday, February 17

Concert: University of Michigan School of Music - Music of Georg and Ira Gershwin - A part of the "all week long" Conservatory Project from various Universities- Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Special Event: Jefferson building - Library of Congress - Main Reading Room twice annual Open House with enactments, trivia and hands on activities 10am - 3pm - AND - Great Hall and Exhibits 8:30 - 4:30 

Tuesday, February 18 
Book Review: Maximalist America in the World from Truman to Obama - Author Stephen Sestanovich Politics and Prose - 6pm

Film: Inequality for All - Jacob Kombluth's 2013 film about the chasm btween the very ric and everyone else - Woman's National Democratic Club - 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW Buffet Lunch at 11:30 and film at 12:30 - Ed note - at $5 -$15 for lunch it is practically a free film!

Film: DC Public Library 25th Annual Black Film Festival - Civil Rights in Amaerica - Auditorium A-5 - MLKing Library - 6pm

Wednesday, February 19
Concert: Great Love Songs From Around the World - OperaBelle perform - Sidney Harmon Hall - 610 F St. NW - Noon

Film: "Innocente" - Oscar winning 2012 documentary about struggles of a homeless, undocumented immegrant artist - kfollowed by discussion with filmmakers - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 7pm

Thursday, February 20
Concert: Quatuor Ebene performs works by Haydn, Schumann and Mendelssohn - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - rush tickets at 6pm - concert at 8 - 
 Pre-concert presentation by R. Larry Todd of Duke University discusses the work of Mendelssohn and Schumann - Whittall Pavillion - Jefferson Building - No tickets required - 6:30pm

Film: UCLA Recovered Treasure - Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxzographer - National Gallery of Art -
East Building - 12:30pm

Concert: Brazilian music performed by teh Chuck Redd Quartet - In tribute to radio host Felix Grant - Kogod Courtyard - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 5pm 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, February 6 - Wednesday February, 12

Thursday, February 6
See two events posted last week

Friday, February 7 
Films: UCLA Recovered Treasure Movies - Double Door and Supernatural - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 3pm 

Lecture: Reframing Climate Change as a Human Health and Wellbeing Issue - G.Mason U Professor Edward W. Maibach - Room 101 - Ross Hall - George Washington University  - 2301 I St. NW - Noon

Dance Performance:  25 Beijing Middle and High School students perform regional Chinese Dances -Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Film:  Iranian Film Festival 2012 film, "Parviz" - Freer Gallery of Art - The mall - 7pm - Shown again Sunday at 2

Saturday, February 8
Films: UCLA Recovered Treasure Movies - International House and Michael Snow: Wave Length, So Is This - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 1pm

Film for Children: Animated Shorts for children 7 and older - East Bldg National Gallery of Art - 10:30am

Concert: GWU Department of Music Student Vocal and Instrumental Recital - Room B120 - Phillips Hall - 801 22nd St. NW - 5 - 6:30pm

Concert: Pianist Christoph Eschenbach and wind instruments perform works by Widor, Debussy and Mozart - Millennium Stage Kennedy Center - 6pm

Interview - Baseball great Hank Aaron celebrates his 80th birthday - interviewed live by ESPN broadcaster Howard Bryant - National Portrait Gallery - 8th and F St. NW - Noon to 1:30

Sunday, February 9 
Film: Michael Snow: One Second in Montreal: Back and Forth - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4:30pm

Concert: Catalyst String Quartet performs works of Barber, Brahms, Walker and D'Rivera - National
Academy of Science Auditorium - 2101 Constitution NW - 3pm

Book Review: Dog Whistle Politics: how Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class - Author Ian Haney-Lopez - Politics and Prose - 5pm

Concert: Fine Arts Quartet performs works of Kreisler, Zymbalist et al - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 6:30pm

Monday, February 10
Lecture: The Kalb Report: A Conversation on Freedom - New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Freedman - National Press Club - 14th and F St. NW - 13th Floor - Free tickets @ - Doors open at 7pm - Presentation 8pm

Book Review: The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement - Author Carrie Rosefsky Wickam - Room 602 - Elliot School Of International Affairs - GWU - 1957 E ST. NW - Reservations Required - - Noon - 2pm

Comedian Performance: Kurt Braunohler and Sara Armour -Theater Lab - Kennedy Center - Tickets distributed 5:30 in States Hall - for show - 6pm 

Tuesday, February 11
Panel Discussion:  Political Secularism, Religion and the State - Participants include Jonathan Fox and Jocelyne Cesari - Berkley Center - 3307 M Street NW - Suite 200 - 4-5:30pm 

Book Review: Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War - Richard Moe -National Archives - Noon

Discussion: Playwright/Actor Daniel Beaty discusses his show, The Tallest Tree in the Forest - Busboys and Poets Bookstore - 1025 5th St. NW - 6:30 - 8pm

Wednesday, February 12
Film /Book Review: The Gettysburg Story - Gabor and Haje Boritt with Stephen Lang - National Archives - 7pm

Film: Stranger Than Paradise - Jim Jarmusch's 1984 film - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 8th and G NW - 6:30pm

Book Review: Eileen Rockefeller discusses her memoir, Being a Rockefeller - Montpelier Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - 101 Independence SE - Noon