Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, March 6 through Thursday, March 13

A Museum special for Sunday

While any day is a great day to visit: UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN and THE NATIONAL MUSEUM FOR THE AMERICAN INDIAN, Sunday is especially attractive because of the ease of parking.  While the space immediately in front of the Botanic Garden (at 100 Maryland SW) is marked "Permit Parking Only" that does not apply on Sunday.
The same parking arrangement is on Pennsylvania Ave. as it approaches the Capitol.

Please feel free to add comments making suggestions and pointing out any critical errors.

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 of Congress -Noon

Panel Discussion:  Empowered Women of Faith - Sr. Helen Prejeans, Suma ira Akberm, Avra Bozzov and Alfreda Robinson - Western Presbyterian Church - 2401 Virginia Avenue at 24th ST. NW - 7pm

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

Friday, March  7
Lecture/Book signing: Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics - Author Terry Golway - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  Elias String Quartet - Haydn, Kurtag and Beethoven - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Pre-concert presentation - 6:30pm - Concert - 8pm with Rush tickets available at  
6pm.  (A great place for a meal after getting Rush tickets at La Lomita Dos on nearby Pennsylvania Ave.)

Symposium: "American Cool" - Scholars discuss the exhibit of the same name and what it means to be "cool" and its impact on society - National Portrait Gallery - 8th and F NW - 9am - 4pm

Saturday, March 8
Concert: Baritone Jazz Singer Gregory Porter - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Jefferson Building - Pre-concert presentation - 6:30pm - Concert - 8pm with Rush tickets available at 6. 

Children ages 6 - 12:  "The Queen and Other Women" - Shakespeare's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I and her relationship to other powerful women -Folger Shakespeare Library - 201 E. Capitol St. SE - Reservations required - - 10 - 11am

Concert:  Pianist Mark Valenti -displays evolution of piano styles from impressionism to modernism -
Anderson House - Society of the Cincinnati - 2118 Mass Ave. NW (Dupont metro) 1:30pm

Family Program:  "The Great Escape" - Hands on art work evoking Paris, NYC and the Wild West -
Corcoran Gallery of Art - 500 17th ST. NW - 10am - 3pm.

Family Program:  "Nowruz: A Persian New year celebration" - variety of exciting activities for all including Persian food - Sackler and Freer Galleries - The National Mall - 11am - 5pm
Sunday, March 9
Film: Early Video Pioneers - Videofreex with Portapaks - Bloomberg, Teasdale and Colley present for discussion - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Children's program:  A story about Georgia O'Keeffe and creation of commemorative art - National Portrait Gallery - 2 - 5 pm

Concert: The Claremont Trio perform works of Mozart, Shostakovich and Schubert - National Academy of Sciences Auditorium - 2101 Constitution NW - 3pm

Concert:  Soprano Martina Bortolotti with works of Dvorak, Liszt and Lehar - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 8th and G NW 3pm - tickets distributed 1/2 hour before performance

Monday, March 10
Concert:  Duke Ellington School for the Arts - The Mellow Tones and Sophisticated Ladies - Millenium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book review: "Futbol, Jews and the Making of Argentina" - Author Raanan Rein - Room 642 - Madison Building - Library of Congress - noon
Tuesday, March 11
Discussion and lecture:  Remembering Argos: Life and Loss in the Funeral Odes of Franz Liszt" - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Book Review: "Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture" - Author Rebecca Prime - Room 412 - Elliot School of International Affairs - GWU - 1957 E Street NW - Reservations Required - gogwu.rfu/Prime - 4pm

 Film: "Narrow Path to the Deep North" - Josph Krakora's 2013 film - Japan Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18th ST. NW - Reservatins required - - 1pm and 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 12
Lecture/book Signing: "JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency" - Author John Shaw - National Archives - Noon

Lecture/ebook:  "Michigan I-O': Alan LOmax and the 1938 Library of Congress Folk-song Expedition" - Montpelier Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Film: "Palestine in the South" - REservations Required - 202-338-1290 - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW 12:30 - 1:30

Lecture/Book signing:  JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency - Author John Shaw - National
Archives - Noon

Thursday March 13

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the listings, these are great events that I wouldn't have found without your blog.