Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Special Edition: Events for the Week beginning Thursday, July 30

While I am on vacation the next two weeks, I did learn of a few coming events I wanted to share.
 Michael Dirda and Ira Glasser are but two of the personalities speaking. Several are at interesting venues. You might note that the book reviews at the newly established Busboys and Poets are easily available by Metro. And as usual the topics are extremely varied and informative.

I plan to be back with a full edition on Wednesday, August 12.

Thursday, July 30
Concert:  Austrian pianist Mark Damisch's 40th Anniversary Concert Tour  -  Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008 - 5PM - 7 PM - Free ickets:at

Lecture:  Kluge Fellow Thomas Dodman discusses his project, "Nostalgia: the history of the deadly emotion" – Mary Pickford Theater – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 4 PM

Book talk: One man against the world: the tragedy of Richard Nixon – Tim Weiner – P&P - 7 PM

Discussion: "Gaza, today and tomorrow: current challenges and future prospects" – Ilana Feldman, George Washington University, and Matthew Reynolds who works with Palestinian refugees in the near East – Palestinian center – Jerusalem fund  – reservations recommended – 202 – 338 – 1290 – light lunch 12:30 PM – discussion 1 PM – 2 PM

Friday, July 31
Book talk:  "The Short Tragic Life of Robert Peace Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, Jeff Hobbs – P&P – 7 PM

Monday, August 3
Book Talk: Photographer Bob Adelman and former ACLU president Ira Glasser discuss the photos and themes from their book, "Visions of Liberty" – Mumford room – Madison building – Library of Congress – 1 PM

Book talk: "This changes everything: capitalism versus the climate"  - Naomi Klein – Brookland Busboys and Poets – 625 Monroe St. NE. – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, August 5
Film screening: Robin Hamilton discusses her film, "This little light of mine: the legacy of Fanny Lou Hamer" – explores the life of an impoverished sharecropper – Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital – 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. – contact 202 – 707 – 5510 - 7 PM

Book talk: "The hands of peace: a Holocaust survivors fight for civil rights in the American South" –  author –  Marione Ingram - Busboys and poets – Takoma Park 235 Carroll St. NW. – 6:30 PM

Book talk : Author Michael Dirda - "Browsing's: A year of reading, collecting and living with books" – P&P – 7 PM

Thursday, August 6
Scholars Roundtable: Emily Crosby, Professor of history leads a discussion on, "Teaching the civil rights movement from the bottom up: 50 years after the voting rights act" – Mumford room – Madison building – Library of Congress – contact 202-707-5510 – noon

Film:  "Pronzo di Ferragosto" (mid-– August lunch) American Art Museum joins the Embassy of Italy celebrating good food and good films from Italy - Smithsonian American Art Museum – 6 PM
– since there will be a sampling of Italian cuisine, this promises to be extremely popular – last month there was an extremely long line already at 5:30 PM when tickets were being distributed in the G St. lobby.

Friday, August 7
Film: Hong Kong Film Festival features, "Gangster Payday" – Freer Gallery of Art – 7 PM

Concert:  Clara Blum - Austrian Soinger/Songwriter When: Wednesday, August 7, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC 2000
 Free Tickets:

Monday, August 10
Book Talk: Author Barry Lynn – "God and Government: 25 years of fighting for equality, secularism and freedom of conscience" – P&P – 6:30 PM

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