Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Free Cultural Events: Wednesday, March 18 - Friday, March 27

I couldn't wait!  There are so many exciting cultural and intellectually stimulating things going on in our city FOR FREE that I just had to post this on Tuesday rather than Friday.  Thus it may have (even more) typos than usual, and if time permits, a second edition will be sent on Friday  But the important thing is to encourage more of you to join me at some of them.

And..........................there are other way you could help:
  • Share this blog site with others so that attendance at lesser known, free events, is increased, and
  • Help me identify and contact schools that might find it appropriate to challenge students to attend  these events.  I must admit to some frustration in trying to reach students in several schools. Students seem to be too involved with college applications, extra class activities and the host of demands I well remember from my career in education.  Yet I strongly believe that many students might be challenged and stimulated by some of these presentations -particularly students who have not found traditional education meaningful or challenging.  If you have ways I might gain access to schools serving such a population, please let me know.  
And............................I hope many, but particularly religious leaders and anyone interested (as I am) in the role of religion today, will note the event (and new display opening this Friday) at the Smithsonian American History Museum entitled,  Symposium: Religion in Early American Life.

Wednesday, March 18
Concert: The Mark Dresser Trio with flute and violin – West Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Latin jazz concert: Nine-year-old Bolivian pianist and others – Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6 PM

Book talk: The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the HolocaustSusan  Dworkin– Madison Building - Library of Congress – noon

Lecture: The challenges posed by the vacuum in Palestinian political leadership – Nadia Hijab– The Palestine Fund – 2425 Virginia Ave. – 1 – 2 PM

Lecture: The Third Reich in History and Memory – Sir Richard J. Evans – Mortara Building Georgetown University – 2:45 - 4:15 PM

Lecture: Stephen Prothero of Boston University discusses, Religious Differences Without Religious Conflict – six floor Butler Board Room – Mary Graydon Center – 44 00 Massachusetts Ave. NW. - 3:30pm

Lecture: Despina Kakoudaki discuses "Anatomy of a robot: Our fascination with Artificial People in Books and Film" - Arts Club of Washington – 2017 I Street Northwest – 7 PM

Book talk: Spring Chicken – author Bill Gifford investigates human longevity and ways to live longer, healthier lives – Politics and Prose - 7 PM

Thursday, March 19
Book talk: Rust: The Longest War – author Jonathan Waldman discusses (of all things) rust – P&P - 7 PM
Friday, March 20
Book talk: The Irish Brotherhood – author Helen O'Donnell profiles the friendship between Robert Kennedy and her father, Kenneth P. O'Donnell – P&P 7 PM

Symposium:  Religion in Early American Life - various academic and religious leaders - please go on line for details and registration go to web site The National Museum of American History: Religion in Early American Life - Smithsonian American History Museum - 9AM - 3PM

Book reading: Chief Complaint: A Country Doctors Tales of Life in Galilee - Hatin Kaanch, MD - The Jerusalem Fund - 2425 Virginia Avenue NW - 1 - 2PM

Saturday, March 21
Book talk: Where you look is not who you will be – Frank Bruni puts college choice in perspective – P&P 1 PM

Concert:  The Leipzig String Quartet performs works of Borodin, Stravinsky Wagner and Debussy – Coolidge Auditorium - Jefferson Building – Library of Congress - 2 PM

Book talk: Prayers for the Living – Alan Cheuse new novel – P&P - 6 PM

Sunday, March 22
Go to a museum - Most are free
Monday, March 23
Book talk: Lincoln's Body – author Richard Wightman Fox further explores Lincolns values and beliefs – P&P - 7 PM

Tuesday, March 24
Book talk: Party Like a President – authors Brian Abrams and John Mathias consider the fun life of the presidents – Busboys and Poets in Brookland – 625 Monroe St. NE. – 6:30 PM

Discussion: Remembering the civil rights movement – Paula Young shall daughter of Andrew J. Young discusses the roles of female activists in the civil rights movement – Washington conference room - National Archives – noon

Indoor urban safari walk: Naturalist Howard Youth takes us on an urban safari walk through the wild side of the nation's capital – William G McGowan Theater – National Archives – noon

Film: The stone River traces the lives of European stone workers in Vermont, most of whom contracted silicosis - National Archives - 7pm

Wednesday,  March 25
Book talk: Anonymous Soldiers: the struggle for Israel, 1917 – 1947 – author Bruce Hoffman -P&P  - 7 PM
Thursday, March 26
Forum - Eighth annual forum on women in leadership: – Women in civil rights leadership – Avis Jones–DeWeever and Charlene A. Carruthers – National Archives – 7:30 PM

Friday, March 27
Book talk: When Paris Went Dark: the city of light under German occupation, 1940-1944 – author Ronald C. Rosbottom - P&P – 7 PM

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Ron Lehker
    I like this type of free cultural events and I like this one as well.
    Thanks for sharing
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