Friday, January 2, 2015

Events of the Week: Friday, January 2 - Thursday, January 15

A look back and a look ahead:
  • Never having been in the DC area before to celebrate the coming of a new year (as appropriate for a late octogenarian) we delighted with the tradition at St. Columba's annual concert (with post concert champagne - concert not free but a reasonable donation"suggested"). 'Twas an outstanding organ and vocal concert featuring J. Riley Lewis and Rosa Lamoreaux. It's now a part of our tradition.
    • A suggestion was also made by a "subscriber" that someone (of you) might like to follow-up and work toward having the zoo host a "zoo lights" midnight tour as a fund -raiser with champagne at midnight.
  • You are largely on your own to find events as I will spend the week in Michigan. (A few) special events are listed for the next week.   Perhaps some of you might make suggests for that week in the comments section at the end of this week's listing.
Friday, January 2
Art Lecture:  Eric Dekker discusses Degas and Monotype - West Building  - National Gallery of Art -
Noon - Repeats Saturday and Sunday at Noon

Saturday,  January 3
Jazz Concert:  Tim Whalen Septet - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Book Talks:  Malcolm Byrne discusses Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power - Politics and Prose - 3:30pm
Joshua DuBois discusses The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama - P&P - 6pm

Film:  International Short Films - Selections from Oberhausen - Wests Building  Lecture Hall - National Gallery of Art - 2pm and 3:30PM

Sunday, January 4
Film:  Nancy Buirski's 2014 film, Afternoon of a Faun - West Building Lecture Hall - NGA - 4pm

Family Event:  National Museum of Women in the Arts - Community Day - 1250 New York Avenue NW - Noon - 5pm

Monday, January 5
Visit a museum

Tuesday, January 6
Concert:  Gypsy Jazz group,UltraFaux - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6pm

Lecture:  David Gariff discusses Manet in Spain - West Building Rotunda - NGA - 1pm

Book Talk;: Pamela Katz discusses The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women and Germany on the Brink - P&P - 7pm

Lecture:  Archivist John Emond discusses dramatic, humorous and poignant North and South "Voice" of Soldiers from the Civil War - from documents and letters - National Archives - (Penn. Ave. entrance) - 11am

Wednesday, January 7
Concert:  Organist Iris Lan performs Hindemith's sonatas - St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Square - 12:10pm

Lecture and readings;  Celebrate the birthday of Zora Neale Hurston with reading by novelists Dolen Perkins-Valdedz and Emily Raboteau - Whittal Pavillion - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon
Thursday, January 8
Book Talk:  Anya Kamenetz discusses The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed With Standardized Testing - But You You Don't Have To Be - P&P - 7pm

Saturday, January 10
Book Talk:  Robert M. Dowling discusses his biography of Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts - P&P - 1pm
The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran - P&P - 6pm

Sunday, January 11
Book Talk:  Jonathan Horn The Man Who Would Not be Washington:  Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History - P&P - 5pm

Monday, January 12
Book Talk:  Julian E. Zelizer The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society - P&P 7pm

Wednesday, January 14
Film:  Moana With Sound - documentary film of Samoan life - National Archives - 7pm

Thursday, January 15
Researcher Talk:  Vassar College Professor Eloise Ellery discusses,Sex on the Frontier: Fertility and America's Antebellum Empire - National Archives - Penn Ave. entrance - Noon

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