Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, August 28 - Thursday, September 4

So much to see and do.  There's no reason for us not to be the most informed citizens of the country - and all for free.

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

Broadway Show:  Yentl - Pay what you can preview - Theatre J - 1529 16th street NW - 7:30pm - repeats again on Sunday night at 7:30

Special Celebration:  It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing: U Street Memories from Ellington To Gaye - Bus Boys and Poets Bookstore - 2021 14th Street NW - 6:30 - 9:30PM

Tour:  Heirloom Gardens: Prior to 1950 - National Museum of American History - Mall Street Entrance - 1pm

Friday, August 29
Concert:  Dixie Power Trio - zydeco music - Sculpture Garden - National Gallery of Art - 5 - 8:30pm

Concert:  D. C.'s best street performers presented by Metro - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Saturday,  August 30
Festival:  National Book Festival - Various Authors appear for  the 14th Library of Congress annual event - Walter E. Washington Convention center - 10am - 10pm

New Exhibit Opening:  American Bison - 125 Anniversary - National Zoo - 3001 Conn. Ave. NW - 10am

Sunday, August 31
Concert:  NSO Labor Day Concert - Annual Feature Concert - National Capitol West Lawn - Rehearsal 3:30pm and performance at 8pm

Concert:  Classical Choral Music by 140 YouthCUE singers - National Cathedral - Mass at Wisc Ave.NW - 7:30pm

Film:  Watermark - 2013 art film on the water works of nature over time - West Building - National Gallery of Art - 2pm

Monday,  September 1
Cool off on Labor Day and enjoy the culture of one of DC's free museums

Tuesday, September 2
Concert:  Cellist Ismar Gomes performs classical works - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G NW - noon

Concert:  Peruvian Jazz singer Corina Bartra - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Film:  Aramori cocktails and three short films - Japanese Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18th St. NW reservations required - - 6pm - repeats with different films (and tasting on Wednesday - same time)  

Special Event:  George Preston Bush grandson of George H. W. Bush  leads celebration of end of WWII - National WWII Memorial - 9am

Wednesday, September 3
Discussion:  Iraq in Crisis: Understanding the Challenges Confronting the Nation - Raed Jarrar, American Friends Service Committee, Adil Shamoo, Institute for Policy Studies and Sami Albanna, Commentator - The Palestine Center/The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development - 2425 Virginia Ave.NW - 1 - 2pm

Book Talk:  Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works - Author Elizabeth Green - P and P - 7pm

Lecture:  Alberto Ruy-Sanchez' discusses the life and work of Octavo Paz on the 100th anniversary of his birth - Auditorium -Inter-American Bank - 1330 New York Avenue - 6:30pm

Book Talk:  A History of Rock Creek Park - Authors Scott Einberger and Steven R. Mckevitt - Kramer Books - 1517 Conn. Ave.NW - 6:30pm

Special Exhibit:  Kafka and Co.- featuring Czech cartoonist drawings and etchings - reservations required - - The Embassy of the Czech Republic - 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW - 6 - 9pm

                                                               Thursday, September 4
Art Exhibit:  Amen - A Prayer for the World - Featuring 48 Egyptian artists and a Reception for the Egyptian Ambassador - Washington national Cathedral - reservations at - 7 - 8:30pm

Lecture:  The European Union at the Crossroads:Completing Integration or Hastening Disintegration - Stephen Leibfried of Bremen University - reservations required - - Room 701 -Bunn Intercultural Center - Georgetown University - Noon - 2pm

Lecture:  Becoming Soviet: The Transformation of Everyday Life in Stalin Times - Bamberg University Professor Malte Rolf - Reservations required - guevents.georgetown .edu - McGhee Library -  Bunn Intercultural center - Georgetown University - 3pm

Film:  Old Dog - 2011 Chinese Film - Freer gallery of Art - The Mall - 7pm

Special Event:  106th Birthday Celebration of the birth of Richard Wright - features authors Marita Golden, Tope Folarin, and Derrick Weston Brown - reservations required - - Folger Shakespeare Library - 201 East Capitol St. SE - 6 - 8pm

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