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

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad I found your posts! You find the most fascinating events, which I would otherwise never discover.