Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, September 25 through Friday, October 3

It only gets better.  Here we are again for a fall season that begins with a number of exciting events. In addition to the events listed below, there are a number of unusual events and two in unusual locales.

  • The newly reopened White House Visitors Center is a new gem of a museum.  With a new 14 minute video and hands-on displays, it is a must for locales and an important place to take visitors who can't get into the White House. 
  • The Corcoran - remember, this last week of displays are free this month.
  • I've listed two events that charge $5 and $10 because the events are interesting and because they are in venues where many of us rarely go.  

Thursday, September 25
Reading:  Charles Wright gives his inaugural reading as the 20th poet laureate consultant to the Library of Congress - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 202-707-5394 - 7pm

Film:  Breath of Freedom - Portrays the over one million African Americans who fought in WWII - follow-up discussion with Frank Smith, Jr. of the African American Civil War Museum and Maria Hohn author of GIs and Frauleins - National Archives - 7pm

Jazz Concert:  Saxophonist Marshall Keys - Grace Episcopal Church - 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW - 6 -7:15pm

Friday, September 26
Book Talk:  Travis Smiley discusses, "Death of a King" - the final years of MLK's life - P&P - 7pm

Film:  Nicky's Family - Englishman Nicholas Winton rescues 669 Czech and Slovak children before the out break of WWII - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  Pianist Sam Post celebrates Classical Music Month - MLK Library - Noon

Concert:  Ted Garber Pop/Rock vocalist -  U. S. Botanic Garden - 100 Maryland Ave. SW - 6 - 8pm

Concert:  The Beatles in Tuxedos - Trio Lennon - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Road NW - Reservations required - - 6:30pm

Lecture:  True Tales From the Ginseng Trade: From Appalachia to to China - U. S. Botanic Garden - noon to 1pm

Saturday, September 27
Book Talks: Steve Almond discusses "Against Football" and Gregg Easterbrook discusses, "The King of Sports" - a look at the perplexity of pro-football today - P&P - 1pm

Book Talk:  City of Lies - Ramita Naval portrays her home city, Tehran - P&P - 3:30

Activity:  Art All Night - Various artistic events from music to visual - Dupont Circle, Shaw, H Street North Capitol and Congress Heights - 7pm - 3am

Concert:  Pianist Solon Pierce - Anderson House - Society of Cincinnati - 2118 Mass. Ave.NW - 1:30pm

Theatre Performance:  The Odd Couple - Female Version - MLK Library - reservations suggested - 202-727-1291 - 2pm

Sunday, September 28
Book Talk:  Thirteen Days in September - Lawrence Wright considers President Carter's work with Begin and Sadat - P&P - 5pm

Dance Workshop:  English Country Dance - Dumbarton House - 2715 Q Street NW - $5.00 - 1-3pm

Concert:  NGA Wind Ensemble - Various Classical Composers - Sculpture Garden - NGA - noon - 1pm

Lecture:  The Disappearing Face of Palestinian Jerusalem - Micha Kurtz founder of Grassroots Jerusalem - Busboys and Poets Bookstore - 1025 5th ST.NW - 6 - 8pm

Monday, September 29
Book Talk:  In Search of the Perfect Loaf - Samuel Fromartz discusses BREAD with Mark Furstenberg - P&P - 7pm

Concert:  SambaDa' Brazilian music from salsa to cumbia - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center 6pm

Book Talk:  Earl Swift's, " Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead and 57 Years of the American Dream" and Bill Morris, " Motor City Burning" - Kramerbooks - 1517 Conn. Ave. NW - 6:30pm

Performance:  The Naughty List: Cabaret Selections for Banned Books Week - MLK Library - 7pm

Tuesday, September 30
Book Talk:  Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America - Jonathan Dorman - P&P - 7pm

Lecture/Discussion:  WWII Enemy Aliens Program - Archivist Lynn Goodsell discusses WWII programs effecting individuals of German, Italian and Japanese ancestry - Room G-25 (Penn. Ave entrance) National Archives - 11am

Panel Discussion:  Style and Influence: First Ladies Fashions - Tim Gunn of Project Runway leads a discussion with various fashion designers and others -  National Archives - 7pm

Lecture:  Sister Helen Prejeans author of "Dead Man Walking" the journey continues - School of International Relations - American University - Nebraska and New Mexico Aves. NW - reservations requested - - 2 - 4pm

Film:  T-Shirt Travels - Betts Theater - Marvin Center - GWU - 800 21st ST. NW - Noon

Wednesday, October 1
Concert:  U. S. Army Chorus - St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Park - 12:10pm

Concert:  Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussaa combines traditional Cuban and jazz music - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Family Concert: Coral Cantigas presents "Rhythm and Song: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Gala Theatre - 3333 14th Street NW - $10.00 -  7:30pm

Thursday, October 2

Book Talk:  David Bezmozgis' third work of fiction, "The Betrayers" - P&P -7pm

Friday, October 3
Lecture:  The Memory of Dictatorship and the Future of Democracy:  The East German Past Today - East German Minister and intellectual, Richard Schroder - German Historical Institute - 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW - 2 - 4pm

Film:  A World Not Ours - Life in a refuge camp in Lebanon - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW  - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Book Talk:  You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball - Fredric J. Frommer - National Archives - Noon

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about your arthritis! I hope you feel better. Thank you for all your work so far! :)