Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning February 25th

Jazz lovers alert – the Library of Congress opened a special showing today featuring jazz singers in America. The display is in a little-known portion of the Madison building of the Library of Congress in the Performing Arts Reading Room. The the display organized by Curator Larry Appelbaum features photographs by William P. Gottlieb and has video clips of some of the outstanding performers. The small display can be seen in about one hour's time. Please note the many other "offbeat" displays and performances at the Library of Congress this week. There are some real gems.

                                                                    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 - 7 PM

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

Concert: Mendelssohn piano trio – W. Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – noon and 2 PM

Discussion: Folger staff discusses "Shakespeare documented" reservations required – – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 E. Capitol St. SE. – 6 PM

Saturday, 27
Book lecture: Peter Ross Range – "The year that made Hitler" – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: Peter Conte Brown – "The power and independence of the Federal Reserve" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Concert: Julliard string Quartet performs works by Schubert, Carter, and Beethoven – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – Concert – 2 PM – tickets required – pre-concert conversation with the artists – 12:30 PM – no tickets required – Whittall Pavilion – rush tickets should be available

Films: Showcase of Academy award nominated documentary and Short Subjects - noon – animated short film nominees – 3:30 PM animated short films – 7 PM - "What happened Ms. Simone – national archives building – various times

Film: Andrew Neel presents his 2010 film "Alice Neil" the filmmakers grandmother – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Film: Washington premier of "Eva Hesse in conjunction with the Washington Jewish film festival –  East Building  Auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 3 PM

Sunday, 28
Book lecture: E. J. Dionne – "Why the right went wrong: Goldwater to tea party and beyond" – P&P – 5 PM

Concert: West Garden Trio – National Gallery of Art orchestra – NGA – 4 PM

Concert: "Clara Barton Sessions" – DC-based musicians performing songs from the Civil War era – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Films: Showcase of Academy award nominated documentaries and short subjects – 11 AM documentary short subject nominees at 4 PM "Winter on fire: Ukraine's fight for freedom"

Film: New Greek cinema – 2015 film "Silent" a young opera singer's illness blocks her brain's control of her voice – East building auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Monday, 29
Book lecture: Steve Forbes – "Reviving America: how repealing Obama care will restore hope and dignity" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: Spencer Branch trio of country – bluegrass music – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Panel discussion "How aggressive is China?" - reservations required - - room 602 – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – noon – 1:30 PM

Lecture "Race relations in the United States" - Robert C. Lieberman – Provost and VP for academic affairs at John's Hopkins University – Herter auditorium – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. reservations required – – 12:30 PM

Tuesday, 1 
Book lecture: Patricia Bell Scott – "The firebrand and the first lady: Pauline Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the struggle for social justice" – P&P - 7 PM

Lecture: Amb. Thomas Pickering discusses his manic career as US representative to the UN and under Secretary of State for political affairs – reservations required – american,edu/sis/events - Abramson family founders room - school of international service building – American University – 3 PM – 4 PM

Wednesday, 2
Book lecture: Mary Frances Berry – "Five dollars and a pork chop sandwich: vote buying and the corruption of democracy" – busboys and poets – 14th St. V Street Northwest – P&P - 6 PM

Concert: Rebecca Smith, harp and Michael Lodico, organ – perform a new work by Peter Mathews – St. John's Church – Lafayette Square – 12:10 PM

Movie:  Caralhos Journey - Clips from the 2015 journey of Sephardic Jews through the West - LJ 240 Conference Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon - 1 PM

Lecture:  Life of A Poet - Dunja McPhail interviewed by Ron Charles of the Washington Post
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital - 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE - 7 PM - 8 PM

Gallery Talk:  Curator Raymond White - "What Can A Gershwin Manuscript Tell You?" - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress - Noon

Thursday, 3
Book lecture: Rebecca Traister – "All the single ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation" – P&P – 7 PM

Movie:  The Hebrew Super Hero - Cleps from Israeli Comics -LJ 240 Conference Room - Jefferson Building - Library of Commerce - Noon - 1 PM

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