Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Events of the Week: Thursday, October 2 - Friday, October 10

Forget baseball for a little while - take in at least one of the events listed below.  And I didn't make up the book talk for next Wednesday.  Can you imagine a more timely book than the one listed for that day in downtown DC?  The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents?

Thursday, October 2
Book Talk:  David Bezmozgis' third work of fiction, "The Betrayers" - P&P -7pm

Book Talk:  Atlantic Gandhi:  The Mahatma Overseas - Author Nalini Natarajan - Whittal Pavilion - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Special Event:  145th Birth Anniversary Celebration of  Mahatma Gandhi's birth - remark, music and dance - Gandhi Memorial Center - 4748 Western Ave. NW 7:30 - 9pm

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

Concert:  Organist Stephen Hamilton - national City Christian Church - 5 Thomas Circle NW - 12:15 - 1pm

Concert:  C Street Brass Ensemble in  residence at the Carnegie Mellon University - McNair Auditorium - Georgetown University - 1:15pm

Concert:  Chamber Society of the Bach Society of Paraguay - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Saturday, October 4
Concert:  Guitarist Chris Eldridge and  Julian Lage perform modern jazz and blue grass - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Presentation:  Cuban-American Artist Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada discusses his six acre artistic work on the National Mall - Smithsonian Museum/ Natural History - reserv requested - - 3 - 4:30pm

Children's Activities:  The Magic and Mystery of Shakespeare's Plays - Ages 6 - 12 - Folger Shakespeare Library - reservations required - 10 - 11am

Family Activities:  Face Value - Portraiture - work with  art material and an experienced artist to create portraits - National Portrait Gallery - 11:30am - 3- pm

Sunday, October 5
Concert:  Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir - West Garden - National Gallery of Art - West Garden Court - 3:30pm

Lecture:  Degas and Cassatt: Different Perspectives - George T. M. Shakleford - West Building Lecture Hall - NGA - 11am - 3pm

Festival:  Celebrating Irish-Americans relations through music and dance - Dupont Circle - 2 - 4pm

Community Day:  Open House at National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Ave.nw - noon to 5pm

Monday, October 6
Book Talk:  Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of Justice - P&P - 7pm

Concert:  Recital by Mezzo-soprano, Jamie Barton winner of Marian Anderson award winner for 2014 - Terrace Theatre - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Tuesday, October 7
Concert:  Mexican Pianist Silvia Navarrete Mexican Cultural Institute - 2829 16th ST. nw - reservations requiredinstitute of - 6:45pm

Concert:  Bach Consort with organist J. Reilly Lewis - Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street nw - 12:10pm

Lecture:  Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America During WW II - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building Library of Congress - Noon 

Wednesday,  October 8
Panel Discussion:  Courtroom Drama: Covering the Supreme Court - Authors and Reporters Garrett Epps, Marcia Coyle an Jess Winegar - National Archives - 7pm

Book Discussion:  Men We Reaped: A Memoir - Five Black men the author admires grow up in Mississippi - P&P - 7pm

Discussion:  Political Order and Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - New America Foundation: 1899 L Street nw Suite 400 - 12:15 - 1:45pm

Film and Discussion:  Harvest of Shame - Warner Brothers Theater - Smithsonian Museum of American History - 6:30pm

Book Discussion:  The First Family Detail:  Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents - Ronald Kessler - Barnes and Noble - 555th St.NW - 6pm

Thursday, October 9
Book Review:  An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America - Author Nick Bunker - P&P - 7pm

Friday, October 10
Film and Discussion:  Kennesaw: One Last Mountain -  presented in conjunction with the National Park Service - National Archives - Noon

Lecture:  Race in the American Musical Theater - Critic Warrn Hoffman - Whittal Pavilion - Jefferson Building Library of Congress - Noon

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