Sunday, May 8, 2016

Free cultural events of the week supplement Monday, May 9 - Thursday May 12

Here is the rest of the week.  I'll be back Wednesday with the week ahead. Hope you have an opportunity to attend some of the events.

Monday, 9
Film: The new documentary - "Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural - followed by discussion by author and film maker- National Archives - 7PM

Lecture: National Endowment for the Humanities presents the 45th annual Jefferson lecture in the humanities featuring filmmaker Ken Burns – Concert Hall – Kennedy Center – 7:30 PM
reservations required – – standby tickets may be available

Concert: Woodrow Wilson High School vocal music program of Washington DC performs various classical and jazz music – Millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Lecture: "Settlements and Occupation: The Case of Hebron and Beyond" – The Palestine Center – 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Tuesday, 10
Book Talk: Meg Jacobs - "Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970's" - P & P - 7PM

Concert: Guitarist Jorge  Amaral and Mis Pomerantz performed Latin American music – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Panel discussion: "Sustaining the Political Revolution Series discusses "Demilitarization, Disarmament, Drugs and Diplomacy of the Decade" – Institute for Policy Studies – Suite 600 – 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 4 PM to 6 PM - reservations required – 202-234-9382

Film: Prince's iconic 1984 film, "Purple Rain" – Room A-5 – Martin Luther King Jr. library – 6 PM
Wednesday, 11
Book Talk:  Nathaniel Philbrick - "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution" - P & P - 7PM

Concert: "100 years of classical Croatian music" -  featuring classical music ensemble – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture: Helen and Ren Davis – "Landscapes for the People: Photography in America's National Parks" – National Archives – noon

Thursday, 12
Book Talk: Matti Friedman – "Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier's Story" (from the point of view of an Israeli soldier) – P&P – 7 PM

Lecture: Mark Slobin, Prof. of music and American studies at Wesleyan University – "Improvising a Music Metropolis: Detroit, 1940s – 1960s" – Pickford theater – Madison building – Library of Congress – noon

Lecture:  Kluge Fellow Theo Christov discusses "Law of Nations" the rise of the United States into an international actor and eventual global power" - Room LJ 119 – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – 4 PM

1 comment:

  1. Our event could not have gone more smoothly. Huge thanks to the amazing managers at event venue Chicago for their consummate professionalism and outstanding hospitality. We look forward to many more years at this lovely place.