Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Free Events of the Week - Thursday, October 23 - Friday, October 31

Wow! I had trouble limiting the list! So much to do and learn.  Obviously no one can begin to take it all in.  Almost every day this week has 5 events. Perhaps we can learn from each other by sharing some more memorable activities as comments.  And I hope some of you can consider volunteering at the White House Visitors Center.  It's a great museum.  Read on.....................

Any day would be a great day to visit the newly designed White House Visitors Center.  But I would like to especially invite you THIS SATURDAY between 10 and 2.  It is more of a museum than "just for visiting tourists"  A marvelous 14 minute video runs through the day and the educational artifacts and hands-on-displays are terrific.  And my ulterior motive is to encourage you to join me in volunteering at least two hours a week.  I hope to see you there to learn - and perhaps enlist!  

Thursday, October 23
Book Talk:  Palestine:  The Legitimacy of Hope - Professor Richard Falk, Princeton University - The Palestinian Center - 2425 Virginia Ave. NW - 1 - 2pm

Panel Discussion: Islam, Gender and Democracy - Distinguished Panel - Riggs Library - Healy Hall - Georgetown University - register with Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World affairs - 5 - 6:45pm

Book Talk:  The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps - Author Michael Blanding - National Archives - Noon

Book Talk:  Vietnam in American Public Memory: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory - Author David Kiernan - National Archives - - Room G-25 - Penn. Ave entrance - Noon

Special Event: STEW: Discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and a lyricist: Montpelier Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - 7pm

Book Discussion:  Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion - Harold Holzer - National Archives - 7pm

Friday, October 24
Concert:  St. Lawrence String Quartet with pianist Pedja Muzijevic - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Concert at 8pm - rush tickets at 6:30 - also at 6:30 without tickets - a Pre-concert conversation with the artists - Whittall Pavillion - Jefferson Building

Book Talk:  The Republic of Imagination - Author Azar Nafisi memoir and the role of fiction in a free society - P&P - 7pm

Talk:  Presidents and Baseball - Talk by baseball enthusiast Tom Reese - White House Visitors Center - 15th and E NW - 12:15 pm

Film:  China On Screen presents the premiere of Han Han's The Continent - Freer Gallery of Art - 7pm

Special Event and Film:  Celebrating World Origami Days - Workshop and Film, Between the Folds
reservations required - - Japan Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18TH ST. NW - 6:30PM

Saturday,  October 25
Concert:  Vox Luminis - Belgian Ensemble - Celebrates the Italian Baroque - Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - 8 pm - Rush tickets at 6:30 at the same time as a lecture about the performance without ticket in the Whittall Pavillion

Children's Program:  Embassy of Greece hosts book reading by Shannon Jones, food , treats and hands on activities reservations required - - Embassy - 2217 Mass. ave. NW - 1 - 3pm

Children's Activity:  A story time about Andy Warhol and create art work - National Portrait Gallery - 1 - 4 pm

Concert:  Japanese bamboo flute player K. Yodo with ensemble - Freer Gallery of Art - 7:30pm

Panel Discussion:  Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - An exhibit, The Wall in our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall - reservations required for 2-5pm discussion and reception 7 - 9pm - phone 202-289-1200 ext. 165 - The exhibit is also open each week day from 9 - 5 - Institute is at 812 7th Street NW

Sunday,  October 26
Book Talk:  Culture Warrier - Reflections by Clarence Page - P &P - 1pm

Children's Program:  Repeat Andy Warhol program from Saturday (above) - 2 - 5pm

Film:  Selected Chinese film shorts and Bing and Jing's 2006 film, A Great Master Recaptured - West Building - National Gallery of Art - 4pm

Children's Program:  Mime and circus acts recreate. Little Needle Girl - Millennium stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Monday,  October 27
Film and Discussion:  "Codebreaker" with Patrick Sammon, executive producer - about the life of Alan Turing - presented by Stonewall@NARA, the National archives LGBT employee affinity group National Archives - 7pm

Book Talk:  All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Paranoid - Matt Bai - following Gary Hart and "monkey business" in 1987 - P&P - 7pm

Lecture:  The Ukrainian Crisis in the History of European (Dis)integration - Yale Professor Timothy Snyder - Bunn Intercultural Center - Georgetown University - Noon - 2pm

Panel Discussion:  Patrimony in Peril: Germany's Survey of Mural Paintings Threatened During WWII - West Building - NGA - !2:10 and 1:10pm

Book Talk:  Author Laura Kasinof discusses, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondant in Yemen - Kramer Books - 1517 Conn. Ave NW - 6:30

Tuesday,  October 28
Book Talk:  Empire of Sin: Sex, Jazz and Murder in New Orleans - Gary Krist - P&P - 7pm 

Concert:  Sopranos Anne Wright and Robin Steitz perform German lieder - Austrian Cultural Forum - 3524 International Court NW - 7:30pm

Conference:   How Jewish Is the Jewish State?  Religion and Society in Israel - Reservations
Required - - International Service  Building - American University - 9am - 6pm

Book Talk:  James H. Johnson discusses From Slave Ship to Harvard - Temple Baptist Church with American University - 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW - 12:15 - 1:15pm

Panel:  Envisioning Korean Unification: Concepts and Theories: distinguished panel - Room 302 P - Bunn Cultural Center - Georgetown University - 2:30 - 4pm

Wednesday,  October 29
Film:  Man with a Movie Camera - Documentary of Russian Urban life in 1929 - Kogod Courtyard - Smithsonian Gallery of American Art - 7pm

Book Review:  Pro - Katha Pollitt - and a woman's right to choose - P&P - 7pm

Concert:  American Cellist Cicely Pamas - National Museum of Women in the Arts - reservations required - 202-783-7370 - New York Ave. NW - 7:30 - 9:30pm

Lecture:  Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering discusses international affairs - Media and Public Affairs Building - GWU - 805 21st ST. NW - reservations required ttp://
7 - 8:30pm

Thursday, October 30 
Concert:  Ensemble Dal Niente - A George Lewis Premiere - Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress - 8pm - Rush tickets at 6:30 at the same time as a conversation with George Lewis in the Whittall Pavillion

Book Talk:  Don't Wait for the Next War - General Wesley Clark considers American growth and Leadership - P & P - 7pm

Friday, October 31
Book Talk:  Founder's Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln - Richard Brookhiser - National Archives - Noon

Talk:  Presidents and Baseball - Baseball enthusiastic Tom Reese - White House Visitors Center - 12:15pm

Book Talk:  Isabella: The Warrier Queen - Kirstin Downey considers Isabella of Castile - P&P - 7pm 

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