Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, June 12 - Thursday, June 19

I'd hoped to limit the number of events listed a day to four, but take a look at Thursday!  So much to do - so much to see - so much to enjoy - so much to learn in our city - and all for FREE.  The rather large number of concerts  listed reflects the beginning of the summer outdoor concert series.  In the future I shall not list so many of them, and count on you to attend those of special interest to you.

Thursday, June 12
Discussion:  David Kyvig discusses Article V - Amendments in Constitutional Thought and Practice - Room G -25 - Penn. Ave. Entrance - National Archives - Noon

Book Talk:  How It Feels to Be Free:  Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement - Author Ruth Feldstein - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  Chamber ensemble, Carmina - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 12:10pm

Concert: World Children's Chorus performs music in the choral tradition - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Concert:  Jazz concert featuring Bruce Swain Quartet - U. S.Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave. SW -
5 - 7pm

Lecture and performance:  Out of their Dreams: Rogers and Hammerstein - Composer and lyricist Barry Bortnick - Katzen Arts Center - American University - 4400 Mass Ave.NW - (bus service from Tenleytown) - 10 -11:30am

Lecture:  Mothers and Daughters in the Holocaust - Sara R. Horowitz - U. S. Holocaust Museum - reservations required - - 7pm

Lecture:  Anti-Semetism in Europe Today - Stuart Eizenstat and Michael Salberg - Katzen Art Center - 4400 Mass Ave NW - University bus from Tenleytown - reservation required - - 7:30pm

Friday, June 13
Film:  Ken Burns Jazz series continues with Episode Four: "The True Welcome" National Archives - Noon

Concert:  Jazz in the Garden with Deanna Bogart -  Sculpture Garden - National Gallery of Art - 5 - 8pm

Film:  Wong Kar-Wai's film, In the Mood for Love - Freer Gallery of Art - The Mall - 7pm

Saturday, June 14
Book Talk:  Novelist Alan Furst's new thriller, "Midnight in Europe" - Politics and Prose - 6pm

Film:  "The Cool World" - Shirley Clark's film shot in Harlem with music score by Dizzy Gillespie - East Building - National Gallery of Art - 2pm

Family Activity:  American Art Museum welcomes families for a full day of live performances, photo booth, scavenger hunt and various craft activities - Kogod Courtyard - Smithsonian American Art Museum - G and 7th St. NW - 11:30 - 3pm

Family Activity:  Flag Day Celebrations at two locales - National Museum of American History from 2:30 - 4pm and Dumbarton House - 2715 Q Street NW - 3pm - reservation - 

 - Sunday, June 15
Book Talk:  "Big Russ and Me" Luke Russert looks back at his father's work - Politics and Prose - 1pm

Concert:  Caceras/Ramos-Santana Duo: Two pianos West Garden Court - Nat'l Gallery of Art - 6:30pm

Lecture:  Andrew Wyeth at the Movies: The Story of an Obsession - Henry Adams of Case Western Reserve University - East Building Auditorium - National Gallery of Art - 2pm

Concert:  James D'Leon performs works of Mendelssohn, Liszt and Corigliano - Smithsonian American Art Museum - McEvoy Auditorium - 3pm

Children's program:  Film, Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt - West Building Lecture Hall - NGA - 1pm and film, Mary Cassatt:American Impressionist - noon

Film:  The Lodger - Hitchcock's 1926 thriller at 1 pm and Kinuasa's 1928, Crossroads with live music accompaniment at 3:30pm - Freer Gallery of Art

Outdoor Concert :  Dixie Power Trio - Volta Park - 34th and Q ST.NW - Georgetown - 5 -6:30pm 

Monday, June 16
Concert:  U. S. Navy Band's Commodores - West Capitol Steps - 8pm

Film Series:  Voices of Palestine present, Benny Brunner's, The Great Book Robbery - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW 6:30 - 8:30pm

Tuesday, June 17
Summer Concert Series:   Live on Woodrow Wilson Plaza - All summer long weekdays concerts - Ronald Reagan Building - Noon - 1:30pm - Series begins with R and B singer Jean Carne

Concert:  U. S. Air Force Band and Singing Sargent's - "You're A Grand Old Flag" - West Capitol Steps - 8pm

Concert:  U. S. Navy Band - Concert on the Avenue Series - U. S, Navy Memorial - 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - 7:30pm

Concert:  U. S. Navy Band"s Country Current - Sylvan Theater - Washington Monument Grounds - 8pm

Wednesday, June 18
Book Talk:  Author John Muller discusses, " Mark Twain in Washington, DC:The Adventures of a Capitol Correspondent" - Montpelier Room 6th floor - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Films:  Selected films celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the National Archives - National Archives - 1pm

Film:  Takashi Yamazaki's 2012 film, Always: Sunset on Third Street - Japanese Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18th Street NW - reservations required - - 6:30pm

Thursday, June 19
Panel discussion:  Jazz in the USA: 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival - participants include Newport jazz festival founder, George Wein; NEA jazz master Dan Morgenstern and musicians Jonathan Batiste and Christian McBride - National Archives - 7pm

Film:  George Wein introduces 1958 film, Jazz on A Summer Day - starring musicians from that year's Newport festival - National Archives - Noon

Concert: Celebrating Blue Note Record's 75th Anniversary, musician Noble Jolley's quartet plays music of Herbie Hancock - Kogod Courtyard - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 5 - 8pm

Lecture:  The Two Sudans: A History of Conflict, Prospect for Peace - Linda Bushai of the U. S. Institute for Peace - Katzen Art Center - American University - 10-11:30

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for compiling this list! I check it weekly to make sure I don't miss out on anything going on in DC. :-)