Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Free cultural and intellectual events for the week beginning November 5

I truly sought to save time and be brief, but there is just so much going on and so much we need to know as an informed citizenry. In spite of – or perhaps because of – the beautiful weather - you'll have an opportunity to seek out a new venue and attend some of the events listed below.

Thursday, 5
Book talk:  "Berlin" - Slovenian author Alea' Teger discusses his book in the European reading room- Library of Congress – Thomas Jefferson building – noon – 1 PM

Lecture:  "From Gospel to Now: The Lutheran Reformation and its impact on law, and politics and society" – John Witte  – Kluge Center Meeting Room – Thomas Jefferson building – Library of Congress – 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Book talk "Roosevelt's second act: the election of 1940 and the politics of the war – Richard Moe – Mumford room – Madison building – Library of Congress – noon

Book Talk:  "The Washingtons: Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" - Flora Fraser - P & P - 7PM

Friday, 6 
Book Talk:  "Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped    - Garry Kasparov - P&P - 7PM

Lecture: "Classified as White: Historical insights into the racial classification of Americans of middle eastern and north African descent" –Randa Kayyali - African/middle eastern room – Thomas Jefferson building – Library of Congress – Noon

Concert: Music of Brahms – Kennedy Ctr., Opera House orchestra – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture: Robert P. Weller discusses Expanding cities and transforming religions in contemporary China – room 602 – Elliot school of international affairs – GWU – 1957 East St. NW. – reservations - go.gwu,edu/weller 12:30 - 2PM

Open House:  Heurich historic house and Museum – 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. – 6 PM to 8 PM

Saturday, 7
Concert: Michelangelo String Quartet – varied classical program – Coolidge Auditorium – Library of Congress – 2 PM – 4 PM – tickets required however rush tickets should be available an hour before the concert

Book talk: "Temple in the Clouds" – author John Burgess discusses the ninth century temple that is a UNESCO world heritage site – P&P - 1 PM

Concert: 21st century Consort pays tribute to the exhibition, "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty" concert highlights  music of Mall, Froom, Jaffe and Shaw – Smithsonian American Art Museum – discussion at 4 PM - concert at 5 PM

Sunday, 8
Concert:  Steinway series – Claremont piano trio with instrumentalists – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Book talk: Facing Change – Leah Bendavid-Val and collection of photography reviving the socially conscious photography of the 1930s under the Farm Security Administration – Busboys and Poets – 14th and V – 6:30 PM

Concert: David Hardy, cellist performs works by Britain and Rachmaninoff – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Concert: United States Army band performs "Salute to Veterans" tickets required – – Concert Hall – Kennedy Center – 2 PM

Monday, 9
Book talk: "Pivotal Tuesdays: Four elections that shape the 20th century" author Margaret O'Mara discusses two Roosevelt's, Taft, Wilson and Clinton – National Archives – noon

Book talk: America's Bank: The epic struggle to create the federal reserve – Roger Lowenstein – P&P - 7 PM

Book talk: Anthony Pitch discusses his book, "our crime was being Jewish" – Mary Pickford theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – noon

Book talk: Herrick Chapman discusses "1945 as a French year zero? Rupture and continuity in postwar reconstruction" – room 450 – Bunn intercultural Center – Georgetown University – noon – 2 PM

Lecture: Yitzhak Rabin and the future of progressive Zionism" –  Copley formal lounge – Georgetown University – 12:30 PM

Lecture: Poppa Sow, a migration scholar at the University of Bonn, Germany discusses "En route to hell: dreams of adventure and traumatic experiences among West African boat people to Europe – room B – 07 – media and public affairs building – GW – 805 21st St. NW. – reservations required – 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Book talk: Bruce Riedel discusses "JFK's forgotten crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino – Indian war" – Kramer books – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Tuesday, 10
Film: 2014 documentary, "Hunting in Wartime" – Samantha Farinella documentary about racism in Alaska – National Archives – noon

Book talk: "Liberation" - Rita Dove and Mark Ludwig present an evening of readings, performance and meditation – an anthology of poetry commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps – Busboys and Poets – 14th and V – 6:30 PM

Book talk: Ardennes: 1944: The Battle of the Bulge - Antony Beevor – P&P - 7 PM

Discussion: Distinguished panel discusses, "EU Rendez-Vou: what is cultural heritage? And for whom? - Reservations required - - European Union delegation to the United States – 2175 K St. NW. – 3 PM to 5 PM

Lecture:  D. Kern Holoman discusses, "Berlioz, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Charles Munch" - Montpelier Room - Madison building sixth floor – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Wednesday, 11
Book talk: We too Sing America – Deepa Iyer – a broad look at social justice portraying hate crimes as domestic terrorism - Brookland Busboys and Poets – 6:30 PM

Book talk: Matt Ridley''s "The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge" – P&P - 7 PM

Concert: United States Army chorus presents, "Songs of the soldier: a salute to veterans" – features works by Stephen Foster, Gustav Holtz, Roger Miller and others – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM

Book talk: Joel Kotkin discusses, "The New Class Conflict" the dynamics of class in America – Bunn Intercultural Ctr., Auditorium – Georgetown University – 6:30 to 8 PM

Thursday, 12
Book talk: Gateway to Freedom: Reconstruction and the fragility of democracy – Eric Foner – National Archives – 6:30 PM

Book talk: War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Duel that Stunned the Nation – John Sedgwick – P&P – 7 PM

Lecture: 29th annual German historical Institute lecture – Capitalism and the Jews Revisited – Jerry Z. Muller – RSVP by November 5 – 202 – 387 – 3355 – German Historical Institute – 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW. – 5 PM – 7 PM - reception follows lecture

Friday, 13
Book talk: 1939 – 1941 – The War in the West – James Holland – National Archives – noon

Grand reopening: Smithsonian Renwick Gallery – ribbon-cutting 10 AM – exhibit open all day featuring "Wonder" – festivities continue all day Saturday

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