Thursday, January 26, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, January 27

The list is somewhat abbreviated as I try to select those events not just of entertainment appeal, but events that will help us cope with the critical issues on the current scene.  I'm increasingly feeling the need to express myself on some of these issues. It's a time like I've never seen before in my 91 years. I hope you had a chance to see my Rant from last week at:

I'll have another one in a day or two in which I attempt to respond to a reader's view of  the role of government that is totally philosophically opposite of mine.  But it is the kind of dialogue we need to engage in if we are ever going to be able to move forward to States United.

Friday, 27
Panel discussion: "The Russian Revolution: A Centennial Symposium" – distinguished university panel– reservations required – – Mortara Center for International Studies – Georgetown University – 5:15 PM - 8 PM

Saturday, 28
Book lecture: Editor Adrian Bonenberger– "The Road Ahead: Stories of the forever war" – 25 stories from Iraq and Afghanistan – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: Jill Jonnes – "Urban Forests: A natural history of trees and people in the American cityscape"  – P&P – 6 PM

Sunday, 29
Concert:  Quartet Latin Americano performs a variety of North and South American music – West Garden Court – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Book Lecture: Robert P. Jones – Co-chair of the religion and and politics section of the American Academy of Religion – "The End of White Christian America" – St. John's Episcopal Church – Lafayette Park – 10 AM

Film: Hiroshi Teshiahaara's 1964 film, "Women in the Dooms" a psychosocial allegory about the human condition – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 4 PM

Monday, 30
Book lecture: Steve Early – "Refinery Town: Big oil, big money and the remaking of an American city" – the story of Richmond, California – in conversation with Larry: National political director of Our Revolution, a new DC-based Sanders campaign follow-up organization – Busboys and Poets – 14th and V – 6:30 PM

Book lecture: David A. Moss – "Democracy: A Case Study" – based on Moss's highly – rated course at Harvard business school regarding decision making in a democracy– P and P – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics" – Professor Khalil al-Anani of Qatar – reservations required – Room 602 – Elliott school of International affairs – – noon – 2 PM

Tuesday, 31
Book lecture: April Ryan – "at Mama's Knee: Mothers and race in black and white – P&P – 7 PM

Performance: Theater Alliance presents 6 - 10 minute films focusing on the environment in cooperation me with Planet Earth Arts Foundation – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM
Wednesday, 1
Concert: Jazz Vocalist, Sarah Jones with the Dan Dufford Ensemble at St. John's Church – Lafayette Square – 12:10 PM

Book lecture: Sarah van Gelder – "The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 2000 mile journey through a new America – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: The Violin/Viola duo Mark Olevia present open From Bartok To bebop" – West Building Lecture Halll – NGA – 1210

Thursday, 2
Book Lecture: Journalist Arial Cinnabar – "My Fathers Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq" – Amphitheater – Marvin Center – George Washington University – 7 PM

Concert: Broadway Producer Bruce D. Long and Opera Carolina will present "I Grieve: The Story of a Preacher From Atlanta" – a new original rhythm and blues opera by Douglas Tappin about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Millenium Stage - Kennedy Center - 6PM

Lecture: Fourth Annual Blackburn Lecture on Civility and Integrity" – Noah Feldman - Harvard Professor and former clerk to US Supreme Court Justice David Souter – reservations required – 202-994-6800 – Lisner Auditorium – George Washington University – 6 PM

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