Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Free Events of the Week - Thursday, February 19 - Friday, February 27 -

I am indeed gratified by the comments I have received about my weekly listing. I continue to be amazed by the many opportunities we have in the DC area to be fully informed citizens. Remember, many of the events are also available on the Internet.

HOWEVER FOR ALMOST A MONTH YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN as I shall be traveling. The next issue will be the third week in March.

Many of you  have discovered how easy it is to learn of these events without my listing.  A primary source is of course the mailings or emails of Politics and Prose and the National Archives. The various Current Newspapers are also a marvlous source.

Before traveling I'll publish one more rant – next Monday - I hope you will go to - I'll be adding a third R to my RANTS & RAVES - REFLECTIONS.

Thursday, February 19
Film: Academy award nominated documentary – subject to be announced – National Archives – standby tickets should be available for early arrivers – 7 PM

Book talk: In Manchuria – Michael Mayer – Story of the changes taking place in rural China – P&P – 7 PM

Lecture: The Washington Post's Ron Charles discusses poetry with poet Frank Bidard - sponsored by the Library of Congress – held at the Hill Center – Old Naval Hospital – 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. – 7 PM

Concert: Tribute to pianist/composer Horace Silver – pianist Mark Meadows quintet – Take Five Series – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 - 7 PM

Concert: Students from The Indiana School of Music perform various classical works -
Terrace Theatre - Kennedy Center - 6PM

Friday, February 20 
Film:  Academy award nominated documentary – subject to be announced – National Archives – standby tickets should be available for early arrivers – 7 PM

Discussion and presentation: Iron Curtain Trail – Michael Cramer discusses his tour on a bicycle trek through much of Central Europe as well as the historical and environment and mental impact of the trail – reservations required - Goethe Institut - 12 -2PM

Concert: Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance perform various classical works - Terrace Theatre - Kennedy Center - 6PM

Concert: Mischa Amory, Violin and the Claremont Trio – music of Brahms and others – Coolidge Auditorium – Library of Congress – Jefferson Building – concert 8 PM  - pre-concert conversation with the artists – open admission – concert rush tickets - 6:30 PM

Saturday,  February 21
Book talk: The Monopolists: Mary Pilon – the story of the world famous game Monopoly – P&P –
 6 PM

Book Talk: The Martini Shot – George Pellicano's – a story of fantasy and fact – P&P -  8 PM

Lecture: Habitat composition/performance – composer Steve Antosca – \National Gallery of Art – East building atrium – sponsored by the Library of Congress – 2 PM

Concert: New York NightsWorld premiere of "Algebra of  Night" – Eugene O'Brien's New York poetry – sung by mezzo soprano Deanne Meek – Smithsonian American Art Museum – pre-concert discussion 4 PM  - Concert 5 PM

Concert:  Yale University School of Music perform works by Mozart and Strauss – Terrace Theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Sunday, February 22
Book talk: A History of Loneliness – John Boyne – P&P – 5 PM

Concert: Washington National Cathedral – organist Jeremy Purcell – 5:15 PM

Concert: Johns Hopkins University choral group presents music of Strauss, Brahms and others - Terrace Theater – Kennedy Center - 6 PM

Concert: Marion Anderson string Quartet performs music by African – American composers – West Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 6:30 PM

Presentation: Imagine Art in Nature – the making of a sculpture garden – artist from rural Sweden – reservations required – Embassy of Sweden – 2:30 PM

Film: Academy award documentary short subject nominees – various nominees – National Archives – 11 AM and 4 PM

Film: Discovering Georgian cinema – 1948 film – Freer Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Monday, February 23
Book talk: Is Shame Necessary? – Jennifer Jacquet – P&P 7 PM

Book talk: "The Arab – Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture" – Jonathan Rynhold -   reservations required - American University - Mary Graydon Center – 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Book talk: "1919: The Year of Racial Violence: How African/Americans Fought Back" – Busboys and Poets bookstore – 2021 14th St. NW. – 6:30 – 8 PM

Tuesday, February 24
Book talk: Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press – James McGrath Morris – P&P 7 PM 

Lecture: Chameleons as Composers: the colorful life and works of Lukas Foss – Christopher Hartten – Whittal Pavilion – Jefferson Building - Library of Congress – noon

Lecture: Trial Lawyer William R. "Billy" Martin discusses "Stand your Ground Laws" – Martin Luther King Jr. Library – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, February 25
Book Talk: Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Build America – David O. Stewart – National Archives – Noon

Movie: Modern Times – Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece – Courtyard Movie Palace – Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery – 7 PM

Concert: The Friday Morning Music Club performs works by Haydn and Bach – Heurich House Museum – 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. – 1 PM – 2 PM

Concert "Dance Music of the Americas" – The Apollo Orchestra – Terrace Theater – Kennedy Center  – 6 PM

Talk: "Perfume, Leather, and Luxury in Early Modern London" – Holly Dugan – Textile Museum - George Washington University – 701 21st St. NW. – Noon

Panel discussion: "Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?" – Distinguished panel – reservations required – - University of California Washington Center – 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Thursday, February 26
Book Talk: The Chosen Exile: A history of racial passing in American life – Historian Allison Hobbs – National Archives -  Noon

Book Talk: Discontent and its Civilizations – Moshin Hamid – P&P 7 PM

Friday, February 27
Book talk: National Security and Double Government – Michael J. Glennon – P&P 7 PM

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