Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Events of the Week - Thursday, June 19 - Thursday, June 26

A few words of explanation:
  • While it is often disheartening to note the small audience in many of the book talks at various locales, (especially at the Archives), those interested in the authors' talks at both Archives and P and P can be seen on their websites.
  • I've listed a display at the Rayburn House Office Building on Monday.  It came as a suggestion from a reader.  I appreciate suggestions and will make every effort to include them when possible.
  • A little known Museum and Indian Craft shop is located in the Department of the Interior Building at 1849 C Street NW.  The museum is open during the week and has a fascinating display of  WPA murals.  This Saturday the Craft shop is open from 10 - 4pm and has a direct line to unique Native American materials for sale.  
  • The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival opens Wednesday, April 25 and continues for two weekends  featuring the cultures of China and Kenya  
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

Concert:  Cathedral Sings - Washington National Cathedral Ensemble - works of Herbert Howells - National Gallery of Art - West Garden Court - 12:10pm

Friday, June 20
Film:  Ken Burn's Swing-Pure Pleasure - Jazz during the great depression - National Archives - noon

Film:  Vincent Scully: Art Historian Among Architects - 56 minute film recalling his influence - West Building - National Gallery of art - 12:30pm

Discussion:  Crisis in Iraq:  What Role Should he U.S. Play? - Panel of Distinguished Experts - New America Foundation - Reservation highly suggested at NewAmericaevents - 1899 L Street NW - 2:15-1:45

Book talk: China Dolls - Lisa See's new historic novel - P and P - 7pm

Concert:  Speakers of the House - Jazz in the Garden - Sculpture Garden - NGA - 5- 8:30

Saturday,  21
Film:  The New Rijksmuseum - This 2013 - 228 minute film show this magnificent museum after its ten year remodeling - East Building - NGA - 1pm

Music and Dance:  Festival of the Sun - Children's activities - Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian - The Mall - 10:30am - 5pm

Sunday, June 22
Children's Film:  Degas and the Dancer - Age 8 and older - West Building - NGA - Noon

Book Talk:  The Secret World of Oil - Author Ken Silverstein - P and P -  1pm

Film:  Il Sorpasso - 105 minute Italian road comedy from 1962 - East Building - NGA - 4:30pm

Concert:  Pianist Philippe Entremont - West Garden Court - NGA - 6:30pm

Requiem Sing-a-long:  Brahms' A German Requiem - National Cathedral - $10.00 - 7:30pm

Monday, June 23

Display:  Guantanamo Public Memorial Project - The Past and Present of Guantanamo - Rayburn House Office Building - 45 Independence Avenue SW - 9am - 8pm

Concert:  U. S. Navy Concert Band - West Capitol Steps - 8pm

Tuesday, June 24
Book Review:  Redeeming the Dream - Authors David Boles and Theodore B. Olson discuss their Supreme Court case, Hollingsworth vs. Perry - P and P - 7pm 

Book Review: The Second Amendment: A biography - Author Michael Waldman - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Book Review:  A Feathered River Across the Sky:  The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction - Baird Auditorium - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - The Mall - 6pm

Wednesday, June 25
Book Review:  Sally Ride - Author Lynn Sherr's biography - P& P - 7pm also at National Archives - noon

Discussion:  Alberto Ruy-Sanchez discusses the works of Octavio Paz - Mexican Cultural Institute - 2829 16th Street NW - Reservations required - instituteof - 6:45pm

Book Review:  Mission At Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis - Martin Luther King Library - 7pm

Thursday, June 26
Concert:  Jazz Masterworks Orchestra celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival - National Archives - 7pm

Book Review:  What So Proudly We Haled: Francis Scott Key, A Life - Author Marc Leepson - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  Pianist Gen Tomuro - music by French composers in honor of Degas/Cassatt - West Garden Court  National Gallery of Art - 12:10pm

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