Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, July 3 - Thursday, July 10

       The listing is smaller this week with an emphasis on concerts and films rather than lectures and books. Perhaps the summer is a time for aesthetics over intellect!!? Notice the new venue for movies - Dumbarton House and Italian Embassy.  And if the heat gets too much at the Folk life festival you can see some of the performers at the Millennium stage.
        A great way to start the Fourth for those of us staying in town would be the concert at the Washington National Cathedral.

Thursday, July 3
Concert:  Baritone Thomas Hampton performs American music from colonial days to the present - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building Library of Congress - tickets were distributed but stand-by is generally available - 2pm

Concert:  Kenya's Makadam - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Panel Discussion:  Poets and Patriotism: The 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner Mark Clague, University of Michigan and Susan Key, Star Spangled Music Foundation - Whittal Pavilion, Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 12:30 - 1:30pm

Friday, July 4 
Concert:  Patriotic Organ Recital with National Cathedral Organ,, Washington Symphonic Brass, U. S. Navy Sea Chanters and Pipe Dreams Michael Barone - Washington National Cathedral - 11:00AM

Exhibits open:  Library of Congress - Open on the holiday - A great day to visit a beautiful building and its  exhibits - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Concert: Special Independence Day Bash - Varied Performers - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm
Saturday, July 5
Children's Event:  Exploring Heraldry - for ages 6-12 - Folger Shakespeare Library - 201 East Capitol -
reservations suggested - - 10 - 11am
Concert:  Chinese performers from the Folk Life Festival  - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Sunday, July 6

Monday, July 7
Concert:  Outstanding vibraphonist Chuck Redd's jazz group - Millennium Stage - KC - 6pm

Concert:  U. S. Navy Band's Country Currents - West Steps - U. S. Capitol - 8pm


Tuesday, July 8
Book Talk:  South Pacific Cauldron:  World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds - National Archives -

Panel Discussion:  Trial by Jury - Magna Carta and It's Influence in Criminal Law and Legal Representation -
Area law experts - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - 1pm

Concert:  Songs of the 1930's: Barber, Gershwin, Porter and Ives -  Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street NW - 12:10pm

Film:  Giuseppe Gigliorosso's 2013 film, "ore Diciotto in punto" - Embassy of Italy - reservations required - - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW at Mass Ave. - 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 9
Book Talk:  The People's Republic of Amnesia:  Louisa Lim looks at the 1989 Tiananmen uprising - Politics and  Prose - 7pm

Children's Program:  Films - Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt - ages 4 and older - West Building Lecture Hall - National Gallery of Art - Noon

Children's Program:  Film - Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist - ages 8 and older - 

Panel Discussion:  Afghanistan's Future: Politics, Prosperity and Security Under New Leadership - Respresentatives from the Asia foundation and National Defense University - reservations required - 202-833-2742 - Asia Society - Whittemore House - 1526New Hampshire Ave. NW - 2 -- 3:30pm

Film:  Jane Austen Film Series, Paltrow's "Emma" - Dumbarton House - 2715 Q Street NW - 8:30pm 

Thursday, July 10
Concert:  Ruthie and the Wranglers - National Gallery Lawn Terrace - U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave.SW - 5 - 7pm

Book Review:  Mayor for Life: The Incredible story of Marion Barry, Jr. - martin Luther King, Jr. Library - 901 G Street NW - 7pm

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