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


  1. It would be great if the items linked to more information from the organizer's website. Good list though.

  2. Thanks for putting this list together! This is a great selection of cultural opportunities, and it looks like a good excuse to get out of my apartment this month :)

  3. Hey great idea for a blog Mr. Lehker. I will be sure to check it regularly!

  4. This is a great idea. I hope you keep it updated.

    I didn't know Hank Aaron was speaking this weekend. That is definitely worth attending. So, thanks for posting this.

    Adding a link to each event's webpage would be helpful, and might get you more visibility too!

  5. I didn't know this much actually happened in DC for free. And I've lived about thirty minutes from the city most of my whole life! Definitely bookmarking this for reference when I go back home.

  6. Great blog!! I'm going to try to check this regularly.

  7. Wow this is awesome!

  8. Thanks! This is a great resource.

  9. Thank you, I am bookmarking this. :)

  10. This blog is great! Thank you!

  11. This is great! I've been wanting to attend more events in the area, perfect

  12. Bookmarked your site. Thank you for putting this together.

  13. Great site - I work for a DC magazine and we like to promote events in the area each week. I'll definitely keep an eye on your site. Thanks for working so hard on this.

  14. My wife and I have been looking for something like this since we moved down here! In Boston there was a similar blog (Cheap Thrills Boston) but there was nothing like that here...until this! Thank you for putting this together!

  15. Thank you putting this website together, it's so useful when I get bored on weekends!

  16. Thank you so much for what you're doing. Me and my 3yo son really appreciate this!

  17. Mr. Lehker, this is a great site! Thank you for your efforts. I'll be sure to check this regularly! Cheers!

  18. Thank you from Georgetown University!!

  19. Great site! with Great events!! Thank you

  20. A very good resource. Thanks for your work on this.

  21. Thanks for the info. Planning on visiting D.C. in July and will be checking back for events in the summer. Thanks!

  22. Thanks so much! This is a fantastic resource!

  23. Thanks so much for putting this together each week. I've been living here for over three years and have been searching for something like this the whole time!

  24. Thank you for posting this list up, the girlfriend and I really appreciate it!

  25. this is perfect - thank you for creating such a great blog!

  26. I also bookmarked your site. Thanks so much for doing this!