Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Free cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, September 22

You can tell from the abbreviated listing of events, that I need help. Thanks to my plea for help, Reddit readers really came through, I have it! Next week you'll see changes with the help of George Washington University student Shannon Johnson. Next week we will publish the list on Thursday rather than Wednesday and I know there will be fewer typos, and I'm delighted to have much needed help.   It's gratifying to note that we continue to get about 2000 "hits" a week

I continue to thoroughly enjoy answering the thousand or so questions I received two months ago on Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything).   I thought I would share one of the many questions (and my answer)  on my blog.  You might find it interesting.  It's at

Thursday, 22
Concert: Queen Esther with the blue crown ensemble – jazz blues and soul – millennium stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Booktalk: Candace Millard – "Hero of the Empire: the Boer war and the daring escape and the making of Winston Churchill" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: Gabriel Munoz and Melodias Borinquenas present Puerto Rican Folk Music from New Jersey – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – noon

Concert: Steven Scheschareg, bass sings German Leider – Austrian Embassy – 3524 International Court – near the Van Ness Metro stop – 7:30 PM

Friday,  23
Booktalk: Jonathan Tepperman – "The fix:: how nations survive and thrive in a world in decline" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: Mark G. Meadows – acclaimed jazz composer, pianist, singer and actor performs a compelling mix of jazz, gospel, R and B, rock and rap with his band "The Movement" – Kennedy Center – Millennium Stage – 6 PM

 Saturday, 24 
Storytelling: 2016 Peace Corps storytelling contest: Winning storytellers take listeners on a round – the – world journey sharing experiences from time spent in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Togo, Tonga, and Ukraine – Kennedy Center – Millennium Stage – 6 PM

Sunday, 25
Booktalk: Joshua Partlow – "A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster" – P&P – noon

Booktalk: Sunil Khilnani – "Incarnations: India in 50 Lives" – P&P 5 PM

Concert: Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University – and energetic gospel journey – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Monday, 26
Booktalk: Bill Ayers – "Demand The Impossible! A radical manifesto" - Busboys and Poets - 14th and V - 6:30PM

Tuesday, 27

2016 Religion and Diplomacy Conference

Tuesday, September 27
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
ICC Auditorium, Intercultural Center
Georgetown University, 37th & O St.

RSVP Today
In 2013, the U.S. State Department established the Secretary's Office of Religion and Global Affairs (S/RGA). The office advises Secretary of State John Kerry on policy matters as they relate to religion, supports U.S. diplomatic missions overseas in assessing religious dynamics and engaging religious actors, and serves as the first point of entry for those seeking to engage the State Department on religion. 
Wednesday, 28
Concert: Artemio Posadas presents Mexican music and dance from California – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon

Thursday, 29
Booktalk: Colson Whitehead: "The Underground Railroad" – P&P – 8 PM

Panel discussion "The 14th amendment, the National Park Service and America's Second Founding" – keynote speaker representative James Clyburn (SC) with the Elizabeth Wydra, LuAnn Jones and Kate Mazur – presented in partnership with the Constitutional Accountability Center and the National Park Service – National Archives – 7:30 PM

Lecture: "The Art of Romain Brooks" – Curator Joe Lucchesi – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 6 PM

1 comment:

  1. Saturday: barracks row st festival
    Veg fest at navy yard

    Sunday:yoga on the mall