Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Free cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, Ocober 15

So much to do!  And what better venue to see The Sound of Music than the Austrian Embassy.  Check it out as well as the many other events that inform and enrich us FOR FREE!

And be sure to remember that the Annual White House Fall Garden Tour is this weekend.  Only one of two times during the year that all are invited to visit the South Lawn of the White House.  Tickets are available at the White Building on the Ellipse and at the White House Visitors Center - one per person - for the tours Saturday from 10AM - 4PM and Sunday 10 - 2:30.  Tickets be be obtained for THAT DAY only.

Thursday, 15
Jazz Concert: Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble performs works of Billy Strayhorn - Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 PM – 7 PM

Book talk: David Talbot –  The Devils Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America's Secret Government - P&P - 7PM

Concert:  American Roots Music:  The Backroads Band, Honky Tonk Country - United States Botanic Garden - 3PM - 5PM

Film:  The Sound of Music - Austrian Cultural Forum - Austrian Embassy - 3534 Internatinal Court - Registration suggested -

Friday, 16
Book Talk: Daniel Geary - Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and its Legacy - Mary Pickford Theatre - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Lecture:  Beyond Herbal Plants: How Medicinal Botany Is Instrumental in Modern Medicine - Theresa Culley. University of Cincinnati - U. S. Botanic Garden - 12PM - 1PM - registration required -

Book Talk:  Erased from Space  and Consciousness:  Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 - Noga Kadman - The Palestine Center - 1PM - 2PM - registration requested-

Jazz Concert:  Billy Strayhorn: The Sutherland Hotel Period - Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble - Millennium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6PM

Saturday, 17
Book Talk: George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Schiller - Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception - P&P - 1PM

Book Talk:  Melvin I. Urofsky - Dissent and The Supreme Court - P&P - 3:30PM

\Book Talk:  Leslie Pietrzyk - This Angel On My Chest - a collection of stories exploring loss and mourning - P&P - 6PM

Movie:  Some Like It Hot - National Archives - 2pm

Concert:  Pianist Ruth Rose and tenor Jason Rylander perform works by Haydn, Schubert, Purcell and Britten - Society of Cincinnati - Anderson House - 2118 Mass 'Ave. NW - 1:30PM

Art Performance:  Martha McDonald's Hospital Hymn: Elegy for Lost Soldiers - Portraying the Old Patent Office use as a hospital during the Civil War - National Portrait Gallery - 1PM

Sunday, 18
Book Talk: Tom Lewis – Washington: A History of  Our National City - P&P - 1PM

Book Talk:  Kathleen Ernst - A Settlers Year:  Pioneer Life Through the Seasons - National Archives - Noon

Concert:  The Poulenc Trio performs works of Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Poulenc - West Garden Court - National Gallery of Art - 3:30PM

Monday, 19
Book Talk:  Anna Bikont - The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne (in her native Poland) - P&P - 7PM

Concert:  Pianist Raskin and Violinist Fleischmann - Austrian Cultural Forum - Austrian Embassy - 3534 International Court - 7:30PM

Book Talk:  Mark Tessler professor of Political Science - University of Michigan - " Islam and the Politics of the Middle East:Explaining the Views of Ordinary Citizens" - Room 602 - Elliot School of International Affairs - GWU - 1957 E St. NW - Resrvations required - - Noon - 2PM

Discussion:  Rev Thomas' Halik will discuss, Spirituality for the Afternoon of Christianity - Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart - Georgetown University - 3PM - 4PM

Reading:  Shakespeare Theatre Company's reading of "Bingo" - story of  n older conscious stricken Shakespeare upon his retirement - Landsberg theater – 450 7th Street Northwest – reservations required – 202 – 547 – 112 to – option 4 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, 20
Book Talk:  Peter Kuiper - "Ruins" - Graphic novel telling of the journeys of  the monarch butterfly and humans - Montpelier Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Garden Tour:  An Afternoon in the Garden - U. S. Botanic Garden - 2PM - 3PM

Panel Discussion:  Secular Revolution and Religious Counter Revolution - Michael Walzer and Jocelyne Cesari - Berkley Center - Copley Formal Lounge - 12 - 1:30PM - reservations requested

Wednesday, 21

Lecture: Deborah K. Jones, US ambassador to Libya will discuss "Libya: failed or recovering state" - Room 602 – Elliot School of International Affairs – George Washington University – reservations required – - 6 PM – 7:15 PM

Panel discussion:"FDR in the Holocaust: a new appraisal"– distinguished panel – US Holocaust Memorial Museum – reservations required – 202 – 488 – 0460 – 7 PM

Film: "Great Conversation in Music" a documentary - Italian cultural Institute in the Library of Congress - the Italian Embassy – 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. – reservations required - 6:30PM

Thursday, 22
Concert:  American Roots Music - Phil Wiggins - Acoustic Blues - U. S. Botanic Gardens - 3PM - $PM

Panel: Women Taking the Lead: Acting on Pope Francis' Message - Catholic Social Thought and Public Life - Gaston Hall - Georgetown University - 6PM - 7:30PM - Reservations requested

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