Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Free cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, August 27

Once again you are on your own for a month.  I'll be spending this time with my family in Michigan, Wisconsin and Germany.  Remember most venues have a regular publication of events and you can also cull the weekly listing in The Current for free events.  My one regret is that another of my "projects" - that my Local opinion debate Letter to the Editor of Monday,/August 24 entitled "Where's the help for D.C tourists?" - stirred up nada!  How unfortunate that our very appealing city has no easily accessible, convenient welcome city for tourists to secure material and get personal advise.  Yet there are so many logical venues where one could be established.

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Thursday, August 27
Concert: American roots concert series features "Blue moon, cowgirls" with early country harmonies - US Botanic Garden – 5 PM to 7 PM

Concert: Indian musician Ustad Shafaat Khan performs classical and folk style featuring the sitar tabla and vocals - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6PM

Book Talk: Michael Maccoby discusses, "Strategic Intelligence: Conceptual Tools for Leading Change" - P&P - 7PM

Tour:  Georgetown's Old Stone House - led by a Park Ranger - 3051 M Street NW - 2:30PM - and repeats at the same time each Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday

Discussion: "Textiles and identity in Africa" – curator – George Washington University Museum and textile Museum – 701 21st St. NW. – 6 PM

Friday, August 28
Concert:  "Familiar Faces perform go-go and R&B - Woodrow Wilson Plaza - Ronald Reagan Building - Noon - 1:30PM

Concert:  Egyptian oud player, Ramy Adly in concert: - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6PM

Film:  Iso Takahata's 1988 film, "Grave of the Fireflies" - reservations required -    - Japan Information and Cultural Center - 1150 18th St. NW - 6:30PM

Film: Hitchcock's "Rear Window" - Carter Barron Amphitheatre - 8:15PM

Concert: Afro Bop Alliance performs Latin jazz – Sculpture Garden – National Gallery of Art – 5PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday,  August 29
Film:  "The Wiz" - Carter Barron Amphitheatre - 8:15PM

Yoga class: Heather Markowitz leads a "stop and smell the roses" yoga class – United States botanic Garden – 10:30 AM – 11:30AM

Film: Luchino Vinconti's 1963 film, "The Leopard" – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Park walk: Meridian Hill Art walk – Meridian Hill Park – W St. between 15th and 18th St's. NW – 10AM

Park walk: Georgetown waterfront Park – meet at the fountain in Georgetown waterfront Park – Wisconsin Avenue and K St., Northwest – 11 AM

Sunday, August 30
Film: Dario Argento's 1970 film, "The bird with the crystal plumage" – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Concert: The Chanteymen perform a sing-along of shanties and sailor songs – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM                                            

Monday, August 31
Book Talk:  Greg Grandin discusses his biography, "Kissinger's Shadow:The Long Reach of
America's Most Controversial Statesman"
 - P&P- 7PM

Book Talk:  Katha Pollitt discusses, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights" - Bus Boys:Tacoma - 6:30PM

Concert: Rafael and orchestra perform salsa music – Woodrow Wilson Plaza – Ronald Reagan building – noon – 1:30 PM

Tuesday, September 1
Book Talk:  John Markoff discusses, "Machines of Living Grance: The Quest for Common Ground between Humans and Robots" - P &P - 7PM

Concert: Stephen Combs, baritone with pianist Jamie Roberts – Church of the Epiphany – 12:10 PM

Discussion of recordings: Flawn Williams and Katie Davis discuss radio pieces from Big Bend National Park of the sound of nature – reservations required – Goethe Institut - 812 7th St.NW – Kennedy Institute 7 PM

Wednesday, September 2
Book Talk: Dina Gold discusses, "Stolen Legacy: Nazi Thefts and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18 Berlin" - P&P - 7PM

Lecture: John Y. Cole, director of the Library of Congress Center for the book discusses "Jefferson and the Library of Congress" – Thomas Jefferson's library exhibition – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon

Special event: Commemorating the End of WWII and the 70th anniversary commemoration of  VJ Day – reservations suggested – 703 – 696 – 3399 – WWII Memorial – 17th St. and Independence Ave., Southwest – 10:30 AM

Thursday, September 3
Book talk: Hector Tobar discusses "Deep down dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free" – Busboys and Poets – Tacoma – 6:30 PM

Book talk: Linda Hirshman discusses her book "Sisters-in-law: how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world" – P&P – 7 PM

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