Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Events of the Week - Thursday, April 10 - Thursday, April 17, 2014


This Sunday, April 13, the cherry blossoms should be at their peak at the Tidal Basin  (I checked the blooms and parking this morning - Wednesday - and the forecast is for sunny and 75 degrees.)  PERFECT!  Avoid the crowds and parking problems, join me and friends early Sunday morning.  I recommend parking on Ohio Drive (one way during Cherry Blossom time) near the FDR Memorial.  Take the drive around the Tidal Basin.   I'll be at the entrance to the FDR memorial between 8-8:30 welcoming friends and giving directions for best viewing (Tall - Old - White Hair - Cane)        

Thursday, April 10

Book Review:  The Bohemians - Ben Tarnoff - (Mark Twain and other Western writers) - P & P - 7pm

Concert:  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Contemporary music with the Amphison String Quartet - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - Rush tickets at 6 - pre-concert presentation at 6:30

Panel Discussion:  Faith, Culture and the Common Good - Sponsored by the Berkley Center at Georgetown University - Gaston Hall - AM panel - Realizing the Common Good with Cokie Roberts, Michael Gerson and Phil Zuckerman - PM Panel - Faith, Culture and Community - Register - Berkley Center.- 9am - 4pm

Book Review:  Try to Make Your Life: A Jewish Girl Hiding in Nazi Berlin - Author/Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander - Goethe-Institut - 8127th St. NW Reservations required - - 6:30pm

Concert:  Young artists from the Marlboro Music Festival perform works of Schubert, Reger and Dvorak -
Freer Gallery of Art - the National Mall - 7:30pm

Friday, April 11
Book Review:  "The Age of Radiance" - Author Craig Nelson discusses impact of atomic power - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Film and Concert:  Film using breathtaking imagery to explain Japanese methods of environmental sustainability and forest protection - "Umi Yama Ahida: In Between Mountains and Oceans" - followed by AUN-J-Classic Orchestra - National Archives - 7pm

Concert and lecture:  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Violin, Cello, piano and percussion perform varied 20th Century composers - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Rush tickets 6pm - preconcert presentation 6:30pm - Performance at 8pm

Film:  Pan American Symphony Orchestra's "Tango Night at the Movies Features "Astor Piazzolla in Portrait: - Embassy of Argentina - 1600 New Hampshire NW - 6:30

Film:   Cherry Blossom film series, Japanese comedy, "It's Me, It's Me"  - Freer Gallery of Art - 7pm

Saturday, April 12
Children's Program:  Czech Embassy Easter Egg Hunt - Embassy of The Czech Republic - 3900 Spring of Freedom Street NW - - Reservation required by April 9 - - 11am - 1 pm

Book Review:  "Our Schools" - Author Sam Chaltain contrasts charter and traditional schools - P&P - 1pm

Concert:  The President's Own: United States Marine Corps Band - Varied Wind Ensemble Music - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 2pm

Concert:  Pianist Ruth Rose and Violinist Jorge Orozoco perform Cuban and Jazz piano pieces and Franck violin sonata - Anderson House - Society of Cincinnati - 2118 Mass. Ave. NW - 1:30pm

Family Event:  Cherry Blossom Family Celebration - crafts, face painting , demonstrations - Kogod Auditorium - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 8th and G NW - 11:30 - 3pm 

Sunday, April 13
Cherry Blossom Walk - Tidal Basin - See above

Children's program:  Dance performance for young children (ages 2-6) "Marmelade" - House of Sweden - 2900 K Street NW Reservations required - 202-536-1500 - Noon - 2pm

Concert:  Pianist Irena Koblar performs works by Mozart, Scarlatti, Beethoven and Brahms - Smithsonian American Art Museum - G Street Lobby for tickets - McEvoy Auditorium - 2:30pm

Concert:  Auryn String Quartet - works by Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn - West Garden Court -National Gallery of Art - 6:30pm

Film:  Cherry Blossom Festival series Satoshi Miki's 2007 film, "Kiyochija: Master of the Night" - Meyer Auditorium - Freer Gallery of Art - 2pm

Film:  "Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema with two noteworthy film, "Night Train" and "Last of the Summer Days" - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Tuesday, April 15
Book Review:  "The Crusade Years, 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and its Aftermath" - George H. Nash - National Archives - Noon

Book Discussion:  Author Todd Purdum discusses his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Ac t of 1964" with Cokie Roberts - National Archives - 7pm

Book Review:  Author Ruth Wasm discusses "Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of he Unemployment Act of 1946" - Mary Pickford Theater - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert:  "Music for Holy Week" - Buxtehude -  Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G ST. NW - 12:10pm

Concert:  Boston Public Quartet in remembrance of the 2013 bombings - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book Review:  "'They Have Killed Papa Dead': The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder and the Road to Vengeance" - reservations suggested - - Ford's Theatre - 4:30pm

Film:  Lewandowski's 20120 film, "The Mole" - reservations required - Washington.culture@msz/ - Embassy of the Republic of Poland - 2640 16th St. NW - 7pm

Wednesday,  April 16
Book Review:  Ezekiel J. Emanuel discusses his book, "Reinventing American Health Care" - P&P -7pm

Lecture:  "The Idea of Faith in the Works of Paul Tillich - George Mason Professor Martin J.  De Nys - reservations required - - Goethe Institut - 812 7th St. NW - 6:45pm.

Comedy Performance:  "Pres Play Improv" Laugh thru Lunch!" - Sidney Harmon Hall - 610 F St. Nw -

Thursday, April 17
Book Review:  "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez" - Miriam Pawel - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Film:  "The Railroad Man" with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman - Call 1-877-926-8300 for reservation - Sponsored by AARP - (I'm not a member, called -  was not asked my age and got two tickets) - AMC - Mazza Gallery - Friendship Heights Metro - 7pm

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