Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events beginning Thursday, February18

Advance notice - a week from this Thursday,on Thursday the 25th the 12th Annual Showcase of Academy Award Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects begins at National Archives. Reservations are recommended as this is a most popular series.  I make my reservations  at "National Archives Foundation Calendar" on the internet although general admission is usually available 15 minutes before each program.  Please note that added films will be available next week Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th, but reservations can be made NOW.  Take a look at what is available.

Once again, the number of events is so lengthy, my skill and time so limited, that I must ask that you forgive mistakes - especially where you expect capital letters.  At least until I can more successfully use my Dragon Dictation system.

And I'd also like to again draw your attention to my other blog
as it has information abut my comments to young people on Reddit.  This week contains information about what I consider to be two outstanding events of my lifetime.  You might find them surprising.

Thursday, 18
Book lecture: Nicholas Hinin – "Jihad Academy: a former ISIS hostage and veteran Middle East journalist explores misperceptions of Islamic state and their consequences" – P&P – 4 PM

Panel Discussion and Book Signing:  Distinguished panel of Lincoln Scholars discusses, "Why Lincoln Still Matters" National Archives - 7PM

Concert: Kenny Nunn, saxophonist and his quartet perform "Hard Bop" music – Kogod courtyard – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 PM to 7 PM

Concert: Cleveland Institute of music students perform classical works – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture:  Members of the Institute for policy studies discuss "Understanding the current Palestinian revolt: its context and consequences for Palestinian society" – the Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW – 1 PM to 2 PM

Book lecture: Robert Vitalis of the University of Pennsylvania discusses "White world order, black power politics: the birth of American international relations" reservations required – – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – noon – 1:30 PM

Friday, 19
Book lecture: Fergus M. Bordewich – "The First Congress: how James Madison, George Washington and a group of extraordinary man invented the government" – P&P - 7 PM

Film:  Startrek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Pickford Theatre - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Reservations Suggested - - rush tickets usually available -  7PM

Friday: Yale University school of music students perform various works – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Concert: Christopher Schmitt, pianist performs selections from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" – National city Christian church – 5 Thomas Cir. NW – 12:15 PM

Special event – "Day of Remembrance: Japanese-American incarceration and the art of identity with Roger Shimomura" - Smithsonian Museum of American history – 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Saturday, 20
Book Lecture:  Robert S. Levine - "The Lives of Frederick Douglass - Politics and Prose - 1PM

Book Lecture:  Michael Eric Dyson - "The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America" - P&P - 3:30PM

Concert: Handel and Hayden Society Orchestra – varied program – Coolidge Auditorium – Library of Congress – Jefferson building – 8 PM – Pre-Concert conversation with Gabriella Lena Frank – Whittall  Pavilion – no tickets required – and rush tickets may be available – 6:30 PM

Concert: Rice University school of music students perform various works – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Discussion: Joshua Gorman discusses social, economic and political changes in the 1960s and 70s that gripped the District of Columbia" – Historical Society of Washington – Carnegie library – 801 K St. NW. – reservations requested – – noon to 2 PM

Film: Bolshoi innovative performance: the 2010 film "Flames of Paris" -  East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Sunday, 21
Book Lecture:  Joan Quigley discusses "Just another southern town: Mary Church Terrell and the struggle for racial justice in the nations capital" - P&P - 1 PM

Concert: Bennewitz Quartet perform music by Czech composers – W. Garden Court – national Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Concert: Oberlin conservatory of  Music students perform works by various composers – Terrace theater – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture:  Robyn Asleson discusses "The making (and unmaking) of Whistlers Lost Symphony" – Sackler Gallery of Art – the mall – 2 PM

Film: Bolshoi innovative performance of  the 2008 film "Eugene Onegin" – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Monday, 22
Book Lecture:  Brady Carlson - "Dead Presidents: An American Addiction into the Strange Deaths and the Surprising Afterlives of Our Nations Leaders - P&P - 7PM

Lecture:  Benjamin Reese chief diversity officer of Duke University discusses "higher education and race" – social center – Healy family student Center – Georgetown University – noon to 1:30 PM

Panel discussion: "trends in Russian public opinion under the: new findings – distinguished University panel – reservations required – – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – 1957 East St. NW. – noon

Panel discussion: United Nations special representative Zainab Bangua and New York Times bureau chief Alissa Rubin discuss "human security in the face of violent extremists" – Gaston Hall – Georgetown University – 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Discussion: David Ensor, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council and former director of the Voice of America and  Frank Sesnow of George Washington University discuss, "the role of  the voice of America and values journalism in combating propaganda in violent extremism" – reservations required – – room 602 – Elliott school of international affairs – 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Film: Films with a purpose: black study center documentaries "Muscle Shoals (rhythm and blues)" and "Chaka Khan: the signature diva" – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, 23
Book Lecture: Stephen R Weisman, vice president Peterson Institute for international economics discusses "the great trade-off: confronting moral conflicts in the era of globalization – Abramson family founders room – school of international service building – American University – reservations required – - 2:30PM - 4PM

Film: Black studies documentaries features "trouble the water" about Hurricane Katrina – MLK Library – room 316 – 6 PM

Film:  Black studies film Festival - Stanley Nelson's 2015 film "the Black Panthers: Vanguard of the revolution" MLK Memorial Library – 6 PM

Wednesday, 24
Book Lecture:  General Michael V. Hayden - "Playing or the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror" - P&P - 7PM

Book Lecture: Louis W. Sullivan - "Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine" - Montpelier Room - Madison Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Gallery Talk:  Larry Appelbaum presents highlights of the exhibition "Jazz Singers" - Performing Arts Reading Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Concert: Friday morning music club presents the Quarternity Flute Quartet – Heurich House museum – New Hampshire Ave. and 20th St. NW – noon – 1 PM

Concert: Scott Clark 4tet performs its new suite "bury my heart" based on Dee Brown's book – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Special art exhibit: Kathryn Watt curator discusses "Pathmakers: women in art, craft and design, mid century and today" – National Museum of women in the arts – 1250 New York Ave. NW – noon – 12:30 PM

Panel discussion: "breaking through: a humanitarian approach to besieged areas in Syria" – Bunn intercultural Center – Georgetown University – room 241 – 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Lecturer: Robert Mason, lecturer in political science at the British University in Egypt discusses "The state and Muslim minorities today: lessons from Europe, Africa and Asia – room 270 – Bunn intercultural Center – Georgetown University – 12:30 PM

                                                                        Thursday, 25
Book Lecture:  David Denby - "Lit Up: One Reporter, Three Schools, 24 books That Can Change Our Lives" - P&P - 7PM

Film:  Academy Award Nominee, "Cartel Land" - National Archives - 7PM

Friday, 26
Book Talk:  Sonia Shah _ " Pandemic: Tracking Contagious disease from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond" P&P - 7PM

Film:  Sci-fi film series "Sunshine" - Pickford Theatre - Madison Building -Library of Congress -  7PM

Film:  Academy Award Nominee, "The Look of Silence" - National Archives - 7PM

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