Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Free Cultural Events for the Week of Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, July 23

I was gratified to learn that several readers attended last weeks talk by former Secretary of States Albright and Powell at the Library of Congress and found it "awesome".  I continue to be eager to share information about these informative and stimulating events with close to 1,000 folks each week.  This week, Friday, begins the Hong Kong film festival at the Freer which promises to show some outstanding films.  We were fortunate to attend a Viet Namese film there this past week.  How great that we are to be able to see so much of the world for free. 

Thursday, July 16
Panel Discussion:  Writers and Scholars Roundtable on Civil Rights with distinguished panel including Taylor Branch and Gilbert King - National Archives - 7pm

Concert:  Jazz by the Alvin Traszk Krewe'tet - Trumpet, drum, bass and guitar - Smithsonian American Art Museum - 5 - 7PM

Book Talk:  Anxious: Using the brain to understand and treat severe and anxiety - Author Joseph LeDoux - P&P - 7PM

Lecture: The career of famed Hollywood Director Rouben Mamoulian and his work in Musical Theatre is discussed by Kluge Fellow, Bradley Rogers - Library of Congress - Madison Building - Room LJ 119 - 4:00PM

Discussion:  In the Shadow of Power and Light: Experiences and Lessons from Fukushima

Forging the Future

 6:30 pm

Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum
No charge
+1 (202) 289-1200

Round Table Discussion : Pulitzer Prize Winning Authors; Gilbert King, Diane McWhorter and Taylor Branch with Civil Rights Activist, Clarence Jones, discuss civil Rights with Journalist A'Lelia Bundles - National Archives - 7:00PM
Friday, July 17
Film:  Dearest - Hong Kong Film Festival begins with this gripping morality drama based on a true story - Freer Gallery of Art - 7PM

Concert: Keyboardist Lao Tizer at Jazz in the Garden – Sculpture Garden – National Gallery of Art – 5 PM to 8:30 PM

Lecture: Jack Warren of the Society of Cincinnati will discuss a map printed in Paris in 1779 and used by Gen. Lafayette – Society of the Cincinnati – Anderson House – 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM

Saturday, July 18
Concert: Italian Renaissance music – West Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Tango lessons: Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango leads classes in the Argentine tango – Martin Luther King Memorial Library – 2:30 PM

Discussion and lecture: Japanese Kimono as Windows to identity – George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum – 701 21st St., Northwest – 10:30 AM

Film: Billy Wilder's 1945 film, The Lost Weekend – National Archives – 2 PM

Family activity: A day of Archaeology Festival – displays, crafts and lectures – reservations requested – Dumbarton House – 10 AM to 3 PM

Walk:  Georgetown waterfront walk led by National Park Ranger – meet at Wisconsin Avenue and K St., Northwest – 10:30 AM to noon

Sunday, July 19
Film:  Golden Chickensss - "brilliant actress Sandra Ng in her iconic role with goofy plot and hilarious gags and dirty jokes". - Freer Gallery of  Art - 2PM

Book talk: After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate - Author Mary Ziegler - P&P - 1PM

Book Talk:  Before the Oath: how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power - Author Martha Joynt Kumar - P&P - 5PM

Monday, July 20
Book Talk: Gary Hart's new book, The Republic of Conscience - P&P - 7P

Tuesday, July 21
Book Talk:  Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press - Author James McGrath Morris - Mumford Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert: United States Army Strings with the old guard fife and drum Corps – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Book talk: Nina Ansary tells The Untold Story of  Women in Iran – and Cyrus Copeland,  A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism and his son's quest - Kramer Books – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, July 22
Book Talk:  The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebellion that Led the U. S. and Britain to the Brink of War
Author Arthur Downey - National Archives - Noon

Book talk: Joni Tevis discusses, The World is on Fire: scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse – a collection of essays on faith, life and wonder – P&P - 7pm

Thursday, July 23
Book Talk:  88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary - Author Robert L. Greiner - P&P - 7PM

Concert: American Roots Music Concert Series features The Moonshine Society – United States Botanic Garden – 100 Maryland Ave. SW. – 3 PM to 5 PM

Film: Korean Cinema series features the 2009 disaster epic,Haeyndae – reservations required – – Korean Cultural Center – 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – appetizer social at 6 PM – screening at 6:30 PM

Concert: Pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa perform jazz – Freer Gallery of Art – 7:30 PM

1 comment:

  1. Great website! Thanks for putting all of this together.