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 


  1. Ow wow! Thanks for the info. I'll go check out the Inocente showing today. :)

  2. Hi - Thank you for listing my February 14 concert at the US Botanic Gardens ! I appreciate this.
    I think that the mission of your site is fabulous! Keep up the great work!
    Nancy Scimone