Friday, November 11, 2016

Free cultural events for the week beginning Saturday, November 12

Sorry for the delay and that the list is somewhat abbreviated this week. This week I have extensive used the listing in ""The Northwest Current".  Please see one of their four DC area publications for a full listing of free and paid performances.

Hope you can join me in attendance at some of them.

I also hope you have an opportunity to check what I think is an important message about the election at my other blog:

Saturday, 12
Book lecture: Nina Willner, U.S. Army intelligent officer in Berlin during the Cold War discusses, "Forty Autumns: a family story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin wall" – Politics and Prose – 1 PM

Book lecture: John Simpson, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary discusses "The Word Detective: Searching for the meeting of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary" – a memoir – P&P - 6 PM

Film: "The Cave of the Silken Web" – from the Golden age of Chinese cinema – East building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Film: A film about Salvador Dali from the 1920 and 30's – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Sunday, 13
Concert: Pianist Katie Mahan performs works by Gershwin and Mozart and others – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 3 PM

Concert: Chuck Redd Ensemble performs jazz classics – Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church – 1 Chevy Chase Cir. – 4 PM

Film: Federico  Fellini'sclassic, "Amacord" – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 2 PM

Monday, 14
Discussion: Maureen Corrigan – "The Not-so-Great Gatsby: How Hollywood Misinterprets America's Greatest Novel" – Pickford Theatre – Madison building – Library of Congress – 1 PM

Book lecture: John Hudak, deputy director of the Brookings Institutions Center for Effective Public Management discusses Marijuana: A Short History" – Kramer Books and Afterwords – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Tim Hartford of the World Bank – "Messy: The Power of Disorder To Transform Our Lives" – P&P – 7 PM

Tuesday, 15
Concert: Italian saxophone Quartet performs works by Bach, Piazolla  and others reservations required - -– Embassy of Italy – 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. - 7PM

Book lecture: James Conroy – "Lincoln's White House: The Peoples House in Wartime – National Archives – noon

Book lecture: Anaheed Al-Harden of American University – "Palestinians in Syria: Memories of Shattered Communities" – The Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, 16
Art exhibition and lecture: "No Man's Land: Women Artists From the Rubell Family Collection"  – National Museum of Women in the Arts – 1250 New York Ave. NW. – Noon - 12:30 PM

Book lecture Francis W. Hoeber – "Against Time: Letters From Nazi Germany, 1938 – 1939 – reservations required - goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite,com – Goethe-Institut – Suite 3 – 1990 K St. NW. – 6 PM

Lecture: Ambassador John Negroponte – discusses strategies for leading in complex international environments – reservations Room 602 – Elliott School of International Affairs –  1957 E St. NW. – 6 PM – 8 PM 

Thursday, 17
Booktalk: Alexandra Zapruter – granddaughter of the photographer of the Kennedy assassination discusses, "Twenty-six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film – P&P -7PM

Booktalk: Alona Frankel – "Girl: My Childhood and the Second World War" a memoir about growing up as a hidden child during the Holocaust – Pickford Theatre – Madison building – Library of Congress – noon – 1 PM


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