And Ron adds:
It's great to see the blog continuing as I return from 2 weeks on a cruise on the Mediterranean and prepare for a week in NYC and still have time to reestablish my (hopefully) weekly Rant and Rave. I hope you'll check out my FINAL say on the presidential election at http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com.
Thursday, October 27
Discussion: "Presidential Predictions: No Polls, No Pundits" - professors discuss their different methodologies and the upcoming election. Time: 7:00pm. Location: Katzen Arts Center, American University. More info here.
Book Talk: Fuchsia Dunlop - "Land of Fish and Rice" discussion as a part of Georgetown University's "Asia in Depth" series. Time: 5:00pm. Location: Room 662, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University.
Book Talk: Debby Irving - "Waking Up White" - Irving discusses her struggle to understand racism and racial tensions. Time: 7:00pm. Location: The Potter's House. More info here.
Show: "Picture This!" - a comedy show including stand-up and voice actors while being drawn live by animators. Time: 8:30pm. Location: Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center. More info here.
Discussion: "Folk and Self-Taught Art Discussion" - experts discuss the advance of non-mainstream art. Time: 5:30pm. Location: McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum. More info here.
Festival: "KEEN Day For Special Needs Children" - movies, storytelling, dancing & more for children with special needs and their families. Time: 11:00am-3:00pm. Location: Embassy of France. More info here.
Event: Halloween Scavenger Hunt for children ages 5-12. Time: 3:30pm. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
Class: "Spanish Conversation Club" - designed to grow, revive or develop Spanish language skills. Time: 10:00-11:00am. Location: Georgetown Library.
Discussion: "Building the Music Capital" - a discussion of DC's music scene, how to enhance it and the city's music infrastructure. Time: 10:00am-5:00pm. Location: Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University. More info here.
Film Program: "Celebrating French Animation" - screening nine animated shorts by French filmmakers. Time: 11:30am. Location: East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art.
Concert: "Dracula Soundtrack, Quartet, Minor Swing and Quintet" - performed by the US Marine Band & Marine Chamber Orchestra. Time: 2:00pm. Location: John Philip Sousa Band Hall, Marine Barracks Annex (7th & K St SE).
Discussion: "America and the World on the Eve of the 2016 Election" - featuring Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. Time: 10:15am. Location: St. Columbia's Episcopal Church.
Film Screening: "Rosenwald" - how philanthropist Julius Rosenwald partnered with African-American communities to build 5,300 schools in the South during the Jim Crow Era. Time: 1:30pm. Location: Asbury United Methodist Church.
Dance Event: Day of the Dead dance party with DC Casineros Dance Company, including dace painting, dance lessons and performances. Time: 6:00pm. Location: Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center.
Film: "Ghostbusters" as part of the Halloween Movie night - Time: 3:30pm. Location: Georgetown Library.
Book Talk: Kristen Soltis Anderson - "The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up" - Time: 6:30pm. Location: Doyle Forman Theater, American University. More info here.
Discussion: Ambassador of Kosovo Vlora Citaku discusses her experience as the first female ambassador to represent her country. Time: 6:00-8:00pm. Location: Horizon Ballroom, Reagan Building. More info here.
Panel Discussion: "The Psychology of Elections" - Time: 8:00pm. Location: McKinley Building, American University.
Film Screening: "Kickflips Over Occupation" - a documentary about the newly emerged skate scene in Palestine's West Bank and how adolescents and youth are using skateboarding as a positive tool to overcome the ailments of the Israeli military occupation. Time: 7:15pm. Location: Marvin Center, GWU. More info here.
Lecture: "Honoring John Coltrane" - Andrew White gives a talk honoring the 90th birthday of Coltrane. Time: 7:00pm. Location: Montpelier Room, James Madison Building. More info here.
Lecture: "Facing Slavery's Legacy at Georgetown University" - Time: 7:00pm. Location: McGowan Theater, National Archives. More info here.