Thursday, September 29, 2016

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, September 30

This week's list is again compiled with the help of the weekly Current newspaper. A special event of note occurs this Friday evening at listener Auditorium. It's the annual National Heritage Fellowships concert sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. It features performances and demonstrations by honored artists in the folk and traditional arts from a Dakota flute maker and player to an Irish button accordionist to demonstrations by shipwrights and basket makers. Although reservations are suggested at– I have never been refused admission. See listing below.

Friday,  30
Concert: Trumpeter Chuck Seipp with organ – National City Christian Church – 5 Thomas Cir. – 12:15 PM

Special Concert: National endowment for the Arts hosts a National Heritage Fellowships Concert – with a wide variety of performers and demonstrators – Listener Auditorium – 730 21st St., Northwest – 8 PM

Saturday, 1
Film: "Cave of forgotten dreams" – documentary follows the cave expedition that reveals the world's oldest surviving figurative paintings – 95 minutes – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Book Lecture: Ralph Nader – "Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think " – P&P – 1 PM

Book Lecture: Sarah Gray – "A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boys to Medical Science" – P&P – 3:30 PM

Book Lecture: Arley Russell Hochschild – "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Morning on the American Right" – P&P 6 PM

Sunday, 2
Book Lecture: Mark Lilla – "The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction: A History of Political Conservatism" – P&P – noon

Concert and Discussion: Philip Glass performs and discusses the creative process reminiscing about SoHo in the 70s – East building Auditorium – national Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Monday, 3
Lecture: Matthew Dallek discusses "Campaign History and the Current Race" – George Washington University Museum and textile Museum – 701 21st St. NW. – noon

Tuesday, 4
Salsa Dancing: Jim Byers, host of "Latin flavor classic edition" on WPFW leads his popular "Metro mambo" – video and audio clips from Hollywood films and mambo/salsa demonstration – sixth floor James Madison building – Library of Congress – 3 PM – 5 PM

Film and Discussion: "Equal Means Equal" – real life stories and precedent – setting legal cases in documentary film looking at how women are treated in the United States today – discussion with Kamula Lopez, Director of the film – National Archives – 7 PM

Book Lecture: Tom Rinaldi – "The Red Bandanna: A Life, a Choice, a Legacy – historic story of 9/11 – P&P - 7 PM

Concert: Washington Bach Consort – Church of the Epiphany – 1317 G St. NW. – 12:10 PM

Panel discussion: "Russia's Role in the Middle East" – distinguished panel members – room 602 – Elliott school of international affairs – George Washington University – 1957 East St. NW. – reservation required – - noon to 1:15 PM

Wednesday, 5
Book Lecture: Patrick Phillips – "Blood at the Route: A Racial Cleansing in America" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: United States Army Chorus – Historic St. John's Episcopal Church – Lafayette Square – 12:10 PM – 12:35 PM

Thursday, 6
Concert:  El carro del amor (The Cart of Love) Mezzo-soprano Ana Maria Ruimonte with a Spanish Baroque chamber ensemble presents this unique musical performance combining song, multimedia, and puppeteering – ground floor – Thomas Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon – 1 PM

Book Lecture: Joseph Lelyveld – "His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: American roots Concert series features "Big Virginia Sky" performing bluegrass and Americana music – United States Botanic Garden – 100 Maryland Ave. SW. – 3 PM – 5 PM

Lecture: American poet, memoirist and novelist John Pineda discusses "Filipino Americans: The Other Asian Americans" – Pickford theater – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 1 PM

Friday, 7
Book Lecture: "The Wedding Heard 'Round the World: America's First Gay Marriage" – story of first legal same-sex wedding in 1971 – National Archives – noon

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