Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, August 21 - Thursday, August 28

     The list this week is somewhat abbreviated because of time constraints and a rather limited number of attractive events.  Next week, after publishing the list of events for a year, I'll plan a few changes in the format and content of the weekly blog.  I'll appreciate any recommendations from you for making the site more useful.  

Thursday, August 21
Concert:  Take 5 Jazz Concert quintet paying tribute to drummer Tony Williams - Kogod Courtyard - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 8th and G - 5 - 8pm

Concert:  Morrison Brothers perform country and rock - U. S. Botanic Gardens - 100 Maryland Ave. SW 7pm

Tour:  Amber Waves of Grain - Botanic Garden Director Ari Novy leads tour and discussion of how grains have been utilized by humans - U. S, Botanic Garden - Reservations required - 202-225-8333 - 10:30 - 11:30am

Friday, August 22
Concert:  Jazz Clarinetist Seth Kibel - Jazz in the Garden - Sculpture Garden - National Gallery of Art - 5 to 8:30pm

Concert:  U. S. Marine Band performs chamber music - Millennium Stage Kennedy Center - 6pm 

Saturday, August 23
Attend one of the many FREE museums we are fortunate to have in the city.:

Sunday, August 24
Book talk: Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation - Author Steve Vogel - Barnes and Noble - 555 12th St.NW - 1pm

Film:  Xiaolu Guo's 2013 film, "Late at Night+ and Valery Rosier's "Silence Radio" - West Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Concert:  Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Monday, August 25 
Book Talk:  Blood Telegram - Author Gary J. Bass discusses Nixon and Kissinger's involvement in Pakistan - P and P -7pm

Concert:  U. S. Navy Band's Country Current - Millennium Stage - KC - 6pm

Film:  German film, "The Lost Angel - A part of the reflections on the "Great War" series from a German and American perspective - $4 - $7 - with discussion - Goethe Institute - 812 7th St. NW - 6:30pm

Opera preview:  In Series free preview of  "Fatal song: The Great Opera Murders" - With cast discussion - Source Theatre - 1835 14th Street NW - 7pm

Tuesday, August 26
Panel Discussion:  Women's History on the Horizon: The Centennial of Women's Suffrage in 2020 - impact of 100 years of the 19th Amendment - National Archives - 7pm

Concert:  Pianist Chi Park performs various classical composers - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G St. NW - 12:10pm

Concert:  U. S. Air Force Concert band performs a Concert of Latin Jazz - West Steps - U. S. Capitol - 8pm

Book Discussion:  The Great SocietySubway: A History of the Washington Metro - Author Zachery M Schrag - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library - 901 G ST. NW - 7pm

Wednesday, August 27

Concert:  Folk Music band, "ilyALMY" - Washington Harbour - 3050 M St. NW - 5:30 - 7:30pm

Panel Discussion:  One Nation or Two:  The Recent Court Challenges to the Affordable Health care Act - GWU Staff and others - Room 100 B - Milkin Institute School of Public Health - GWU - 900 New Hampshire Ave. NW - Noon - 1pm 

Film:  Tears for You - Doi's film about the culture and people of Okinawa - reservations required -, - Japan Information and cultural Center - 6:30pm

Thursday, August 28 
Film:  Afternoon of a Faun - Film director Nancy Buirski introduces film of prima ballerina Tanny Le Clercq-
National Archives - 7pm


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