Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Events for the weeks ahead: Thursday, July 17 - Monday, August 11

With the next blog not scheduled until Wednesday, August 13 I've concentrated on this week but tried to include a few events for the next month.  Once again you will see the type of events I am partial to - particularly with the listing of the Danny Kaye retrospective.  It barely qualifies for free with a "Pay What You Can" on Thursday.  But the show then runs until August 16.  I hope a new generation can be introduced to this tremendous talent.

A COMMENT AND A QUERY:  This blog was started with college, high school and seniors in mind.  (It's a group not primarily known for having children.)  I've recently included more events for children.  I'll continue that aspects only if it appears there is interest.  Please note that by comments on the blog or personal emails.

Thursday, July 17
Children's Program:  Story Time and Hands on activities - Japanese Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18th ST. NW - - 2:30 - 4pm

Book Talk:  The Mockingbird Next Door - Author Marja's talks with HARPER LEE - Politics & Prose - 7pm

Concert:  The Four Cool Blue Maniacs and tenor sax player Brian Settles perform All Mingus - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 5 - 8pm

Performance:  An Evening With Danny Kaye - New Century Theater Company - 2700 South Lang Street - Arlington, Virginia - PAY WHAT YOU CAN - 8pm - They tell me these preview crowds are rather small.

Friday, July 18
Concert:  Jazz Trumpeter Tom Williams - Jazz in the Garden - Sculpture Garden- NG of Art - 5-8:30pm

Film:  Aberdeen - A Modern Hong Kong Family - 2014 Film from the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival - Freer Gallery of Art - The National Mall - 7pm

Saturday, July 19
Art Tour:  Special Exhibit - Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction at the National Portrait Gallery - Led by Duke University Professor Rick Powell - 8th and F Streets NW - 2pm

Song and Dance:  London Players recreate London's Music Hall Tradition - Freer Gallery of Art - 2pm

Children's Program:  Made of Clay:  Folk tale from Southern Italy and investigating Terra cotta figures for ages 4 - 7 - West Building -  NG of Art - 10:340 & 11:30 & 12:30 & 1:30 - Repeats Sunday and Monday

Children's Program:  Explore works of Art for children 8 - 11 - West Building - NG of Art - 11 & 1pm
Repeats Sunday

Children's Program:  Matt Tavares signs, "Becoming Babe Ruth" and various team mascots appear -
Smithsonian - American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery - 11:30 and 3pm

Children's Program:  Various National baseball stars are participating in area library reading programs:
Mat Williams at Tenley-Friendship Library - at 11am
Drew Storen at Mount Pleasant Library at Noon

Sunday, July 20
Children's Program:  Made of Clay:  Folk tale from Southern Italy and investigating Terra cotta figures for ages 4 - 7 - West Building -  NG of Art - 11:30 & 12:30 & 1:30 & 2:30 & 3:30

Children's Program:  Explore works of Art for children 8 - 11 - West Building - NG of Art - Noon and 2pm

Children's Program:  Sing and Shake with Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres - Cleveland Park Library - 3310 Conn. Ave. for ages 5 and under - 2pm

Concert:  The acapella group, Reverb - National Building Museum - 401 F Street NW - 2  - 3pm  (Note:  a building unknown to many - a great space to take children - see it for its historic and architectural value.)

Film:  Black Maria Film Festival: Documentary Shorts - West Building Lecture Hall - NGArt - 4pm

Film:  Benny Chan's 2013 action filled movie, "The White Swan" at the Hong Kong Film Festival - Freer Gallery of Art - 7pm

Monday, July 21
Concert:  Cuban son band Conjunto Chappottin - Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage - 6pm

Lecture:  Cornell's David Sibley will discuss"One Hundred Years Since the War to End All Wars" - Georgetown Library - 3260 R Street NW - 7pm

Film:  America's Fukushima - about the 10,000 abandoned uranium mines in the US - Busboys and Poets 1025 5th St. NW - 7 - 9pm 

Tuesday, 22
Children's Program:  Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents Rufus with Dr. Science - MLK Library - 10am

Concert:  Singer/violinist Kendall Isadore at Music on the Mall - 12th St. and Jefferson Drive - Noon - 1pm

Lecture:  A Grain of Wisdom: Botany, Evolution and the History of Cereal - U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave. SW - reservation required - 202-225-8333 -  Noon - 1pm

Discussion :  President  Warren G. Harding's love letters to Carrie Fulton Phillips - Archivist Karen Linn Fernia and Ohio historian James D. Robinalt - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Lib. of Congress - 2pm

Wednesday,  July 23
Concert:  Sounds of Korea - Traditional music and dance - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Biding- Library of Congress - Noon

Book Talk:  Five Came Back:  A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War - Mark Harris tells of Ford, Wyler, Huston, Capra and Stevens - National Archives - noon

Concert:  Jazz with Julia Fanning - L'Enfant Plaza - 10th and D SW - 11:30 - 1:30pm

Concert:  Lest We Forget:  A Tribute to our Nation's Heroes - Sylvan Theater - Washington Monument Grounds - 15th and Independence SW - 8pm

Thursday, July 24
Book Talk:  Good Morning, Mr. Mandella - Zelda la Grange recounts her experience working and traveling with the leader who "liberated not only the black man but the white man too: - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Concert:  Blues music  performed by the Moonshine Society - Garden Lawn Terrace - U. S. Botanic Garden - 5 - 7pm

Panel Discussion:  This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of  the Civil Rights Movement with Julian Bond, Matt Herron, Aviva Kempner and Askia Muhammad - Busboys and Poets - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Film:  Silvo Soldini's 2000 film Bread and Tulips -  reservations required - - Italian Cultural Institue - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehall St. Nw (at Mass. Ave) - 6:30

Friday, July 25
Book Talk:  The Greatest Comeback - Author Patrick J. Buchanan's take on Richard Nixon - P&P - 7pm

Tuesday, July 27
Film and Panel Discussion:  Crisis Behind A Presidential Commitment - Clash between President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Governor George Wallace at the University of Alabama - Michele Norris Johnson with Sharon Malone, Peggy Wallace and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - National Archives - 7pm

Wednesday, July 30
Book Talk:  Not to Be Missed - Movie critic talks about films with Susan Stamberg - P&P - 7pm

Friday, August 1
Film:  Jazz: A Masterpiece by Midnight - Ken Burns Episode Ten - National Archives - Noon

Book Talk:  The Nixon Defense - John W. Dean - P and P - 7pm

Tuesday, August 5
Book Talk:  Blue-Eyed Boy - Marine Lieutenant/Journalist Robert Timberg talks about what the Viet Nam era meant to him and the nation as a whole - P and P - 7pm

Wednesday, August 6
Book Talk:  The Nixon Tapes - Douglas Brinkley - Politics and Prose - 7pm

Thursday, August 7
Book Talk:  On Looking - Alexandra Horowitz shows a better way to see the world around us - P&P 7pm

Monday, August 11
Book Talk:  The Vanishing Neighbor - Marc J. Dunkelman tells of what we might be losing in over-use of the social media - P and P 7pm

1 comment:

  1. what a great long list to keep us occupied while you're gone!