Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Free cultural events for the week beginning Tuesday, September 6

I just couldn't resist!  I just had to share the many exciting events already underway in the new school year.  Be sure to note the Cajun concert at the Library of Congress this Wednesday.

September Tuesday, 6
Book lecture: Nadia Lopez – "The Bridge to Brilliance: How the principal in a tough community is inspiring the world" – P&P – 7 PM

Wednesday 7
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad - U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 2007-2009
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, 2005-2007
Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2003-2005
For a discussion on his book
The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House
My Journey Through a Turbulent World 

Moderated by Vali Nasr
Johns Hopkins University

Book lecture: Daniel J. Levitin – "A Field Guide to Lies: Critical thinking in the information age" – 
P&P - 7PM

Concert: Yvette Landry presents Cajun music and Louisiana honky-tonk – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon

Thursday, 8
Film:  TV news broadcasts from 1964 with a panel of Tim Sherwood, NBC 4; Police Chief Cathy Lanier; and local activists, Susan Meehan – National Archives – 7 PM

Book lecture: Joe Solmonese – "The gift of anger: use passion to build the destroy" – busboys and poets – fifth and K streets Northwest – 6:30 PM

Booktalk: Joseph E. Stiglitz – "The euro: how a common currency threatens the future of Europe" – P&P – 7 PM
:Friday, 9
Booktalk: Nicholson Baker – "Substitute: going to school with 1000 kids" – P&P – 7 PM

Saturday, 10 

Film: "Awakening in Taos: Mabel Dodge's influence on O'Keefe, D. H. Lawrence and Ansell Adams – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Sunday, 11

Concert: Steinway series – pianist Stephen Lin – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Monday, 12
Booktalk: Ross King: "Mad enchantment: Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies" – P&P – 7 PM

Symposium: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents "Collections, collaborations and connections" panels highlighting the work of the center – Montpelier room – Madison building – Library of Congress – continues Monday and Tuesday – registration is required – 202 – 707 – 5510 – 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday, 13
Booktalk: Zachary Roth – "The great suppression: voting rights, corporate cash and the conservative assault on democracy" – busboys and poets – 14th and V – 6:30 PM

Book Talk:  Larry Tye - Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon" - National Archives - Noon

Booktalk: Heather Ann Thompson – "Blood in the water: the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy" – P&P – 7 PM

"Faith, Anger, and Trust in
Campaign 2016"

September 13, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Gaston Hall,
Georgetown University

This surprising, sometimes scary, 2016 campaign is being shaped by voter anger, issues of trust, and questions of faith. As the campaign moves into the fall, a distinguished and diverse panel will examine how these forces are influencing candidates and impacting Catholic, evangelical, and young voters. This dialogue will also explore how Catholic social teaching and the message of Pope Francis are or are not shaping the debate and decisions this election year.

Emma Green (GU '12) is senior associate editor for the Atlantic, regularly covering millennials, religion, and U.S. politics.

Melinda Henneberger is the former editor-in-chief of Roll Call and founding editor of "She The People" at the Washington Post.

Jerry Seib is the Washington bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, appears regularly as a media commentator, and writes a weekly column, “Capital Journal.”

Mark Shields is a weekly commentator for PBS NewsHour and syndicated columnist.   
Wednesday, 14

Booktalk: Kenneth D. Ackerman –: "Trotsky in New York, 1917: portrait of a radical on the eve of revolution" – busboys and poets – 14th and V – 6:30 PM

Booktalk: Lawrence Wright – "The Terror Years: from Al Qaeda to the Islamic state" – P&P 7 PM

Lecture: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen – "The garden as picture: stained-glass designs for Lewis C. Tiffany – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Arthur T. Downey – "the Cold War: law, lawyers, spies and crises" – National Archives – noon
Thursday, 15
Booktalk: Joe Conason – "Man of the world: the further endeavors of Bill Clinton" – P&P  –  7 PM

Reading and presentation: Simon Schwartz, German cartoonist, discusses his editorials/cartoons regarding life in east Germany – Goethe Institute - 1990 Street Northwest Suite 03 – reservation suggested – 6:30 PM

Concert: "Take 5! John Coltraine celebrated! With the Ted Baker quintet "– Smithsonian American Art Museum – 5 PM – 7 PM

Symposium: "Nathaniel Comfort, astrobiology chair leads panel discussing "The emergence of life: on the earth, in the lab and elsewhere" – room LJ 119 – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – contact 202-707-0213 – 9 AM – 5 PM


  1. This is one of the most astonishing venues that I've attended for my numerous experiences. This place is spot on with the decorations. The overall experience from Chicago event venues was amazing! Had a fun and comfortable time here.

  2. I'm a little late but welcome back!