Sunday, January 15, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for Inaugural week

I rather imagine that most of you, just as Linda and I, are expecting many visitors for at least one of the events next week. I started preparing a list for our visitors and thought that perhaps others might be interested in it. I'll also be considering ways I might continue it in the weeks ahead.

Monday, 16
Book lecture: Dean Baker –: "Rigged: How globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer" – reservations requested – – 5th and K Streets NW – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Lisa Servon – "The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives" – Politics and Prose – 5015 Connecticut Ave. and W – 7 PM

Film: Federico Fellini's 1954 film, "La Strada" – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 2:30 PM

MLK Remembrance Service: "We Shall Not Be Moved: Sanctuary, Witness and Covenant: A tribute to Dr. King in song, narrative and reflection" – Washington National Cathedral – 2 PM to 4 PM

Tuesday,  17
Concert: Musicians from the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra performing classical Works by Schumann – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture: Brett Baier – "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission" – McEwan Theatre – National Archives – Noon – also presented at 7 PM at P&P

Film: CNN Jake Tapper leads discussion of film, "The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House" – National Archives – 7 PM

Wednesday, 18
Concert: Pianist Carlos Rodriguez and tenor Peter Burrows present "Musical Migration" – songs and hymns from the Civil War through the 21st century – West Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM

Concert: Austrian jazz quartet,Kompost 3 performs – Austrian Cultural Forum – 3524 International Court NW – reservations suggested –– 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Book lecture: John Nixon – "Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussain" – International spy Museum – 800 F St. and W – noon

Book lecture: Genevieve Abdo – "The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shia – Sunni Divide" – Kramer books and Afterwords – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: Richard Haas – "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order" – P&P – 7 PM

Film: "Films From the Vaults: Presidential Inaugurations" – National Archives – noon

Thursday, 19
Film: "Films From the Vaults: Presidential Inaugurations" – National Archives – noon                         

Concert: Cellists Luke Frazier and Shawn Neidlinger – "There's Always Room to Cello" – First Congregational United Church of Christ – 10th and G Streets and W – 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

Lecture: National Portrait Gallery historian David C. Ward discusses "Portraits, Politics and Pageantry" – fun filled facts and little-known tales about United States presidents. – National Portrait Gallery – Noon

Friday, 20
Presentation: The Institute for Policy Studies presents "Teach-in on Trump's Plans (And How to     Resist Them)" – The Potter's house – 1658 Columbia Rd. NW – 6 PM – 9 PM                                 

Book lecture: Jonathan Chait – "Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Transformed America" – P&P – 7 PM

Teach in on Women's Rights: Fatima Gross Graves, Jennifer Klein and Rebecca Traister - P & P -  4PM

President’s Swearing-in Ceremony
  • Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC - National Archives
Saturday, 21
 Solidarity Sing.  We'll learn and then sing Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" in the sanctuary. Open to all--families    especially welcome - All Souls Unitarian Church -   16th and Harvard Streets  NW -   6:45 - 7:45                                                                                                                                                        
Sunday, 22

Michael Kazin - War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918

Sunday, January 22 at 5 p.m.
War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918 Cover Image
When is a war worth fighting? The question is as acute now as it was a century ago on the eve of U.S. entry into World War I. Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown, co-editor of Dissent, and the author of American Dreamers, The Populist Persuasion, and other histories of political philosophy, focuses on the 1914 work of what was then the country’s largest and best organized anti-war movement. Though these “anti-warriors” ultimately lost their battle, for three years they prevented Congress from the massive increase in manpower and weapons war required. Detailing the pacifists’ combined strategies of street demonstrations, peace candidates, and mobilization of suffrage and labor leaders, Kazin finds a laudatory model for today’s activists.
5015 Connecticut Ave NW   Washington   DC    20008 - Politics and Prose

Monday, January 23

"Presidential Inauguration Treasures"

January 23, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasures the handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln and collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

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