Thursday, April 27, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for the week beginning Friday, April 28

Another week with so much to do from John Kasich TOMORROW.  Friday, April 28, to the conclusion of Jazz Appreciation Month on Sunday with the Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Combo at the Smithsonian American Art Museum'.

Friday, 28
Book lecture: "All Day" – Author Liza Jesse Peterson – a look at the realities of mass incarceration – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Flights of Angels: The Heavenly Orders in the Renaissance" – author Meredith J. Gill, professor of Italian Renaissance art and chair Department of Art history and archeology, University of Maryland – West Building Lecture Hall – National Gallery of Art – 3:30 PM

Film: The Bibliodiscotheque "You Got Served(Screen Gems, 2004) – films memorializing the era of the mid-1970s – Pickford Theatre – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Two Paths: America Divided" – Ohio Governor John Kasich – P&P – noon

Saturday, 29
Film: The Bibliodiscotheque "Celia: The Queen (PBS, 2008) and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Knights" (Lions gate, 2004) – films memorializing the era of the mid-1970s – Pickford Theatre – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 7 PM

Book lecture: "The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch parents help their kids" – author Rena Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchinson – P&P – 1 PM

Book lecture: "Madness Rules the Hour" – author Paul Starobin – The Fate of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War – P&P – 3:30 PM

Lecture: David H. Plylar discusses the creative process of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday, 30
Book lecture: "The Destruction of Hillary Clinton" – author Susan Bordo – P&P 3 PM

Concert: "Ella Turns 100" – Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz ensemble performs classic works of Ella assisted by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble – Smithsonian American Art Museum – 2 PM

Art lecture: The Sixth-Sixth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts – "The Forests: America in the 1830s: Emerson, /Raphael and Light Filtering through the Woods" – Alexander Nemerov, Department Chair in Arts and Humanities – Stanford University - West Building Lecture Hall - NGA - 2PM
Monday, 1
Book lecture: "Rigor Mortis" – author Richard Harris – P&P - 7 PM

Lecture: The National Endowment for the Humanities presents the 46th annual Jefferson Lecture in the humanities with Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and law professor at University of Chicago – reservations required communications@neh.cov – Concert Hall – Kennedy Center – 7:30 PM

Lecture: Poetry and the spoken word: Former United States of Poet Laureate, Natasha Treheway – "Writing and Righting Way to Racial Justice" – reservations required – – Washington National Cathedral – 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 2
Book lecture: "The Presidents Kitchen Cabinet: the story of the African Americans who have fed our first families" – Author Adrian Miller – National Archives – noon

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

Lecture: "A Valueless Foreign Policy: Can It Be American?" – Roger: Cohen – New York Times journalist – Kennedy Herter Auditorium – Nitze Building – Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. – reservations required – – 12:30 PM to 2 PM

Book lecture: Veteran war correspondent and Columbia University professor Judith Matloff – "No Friends but the Mountain: Dispatches From the World's Violent Highlands – Kramer Books – 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, 3
Book lecture: "JFK: A Vision for America" – edited by Douglas Brinkley and Stephen Kennedy Smith – Kennedy's greatest speeches along with essays from distinguished authors – National Archives – noon

Concert: "A Journey to Merrie Olde England – A Recital of Organ Music" – St. John's Church in Lafayette Square - 12:10 PM

Concert: "Tonality of Culture" Series presents and Estonian Concert – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM

Book lecture: "The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous liberation of Wireless Technology from Herbert Hoover to the Smart Phone" – Author Thomas Hazlett – Kramer Books – 6:30 PM

Film: "Miss Hokusai" – about the daughter of one of the world's most famous artists – Japanese Culture and Information Center – 1150 18th St., Northwest – reservations required - – 6:30 

Thursday, 4
Photographic lecture: Archives technician Matthew Margis discusses the history of African American soldiers in World War I – National Archives – 2 PM

Book lecture: "The Jewish Justices of this Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan" – author David Dalin – National Archives – 7 PM

Book lecture: "Janesville: An American Story – author Amy Goldstein – "Goldstein notes that the American dream as seen in Wisconsin of upward mobility has become an anachronism" – P&P 7 PM

Concert:Songs of the Resistance – Joe Uehlein – Busboys and Poets – Tacoma – 6 PM to 8 PM

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Free intellectual and cultural events for four days beginning Monday, April 24

With visitors coming for the next two weeks I'm back suggesting interesting things for them to do.  I thought some of you might also be interested.

Monday, 24
Concert: Ella@100 – piano Jazz series featuring various artists – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – all week long – Noon to 1 PM

Panel discussion: "Roy Lichtenstein – Mexico – The Mural Tradition" – distinguished panel including Dorothy Lichtenstein, president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation – East Building Auditorium – National Gallery of Art – 1 PM

Book lecture: Amital Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University – "Avoiding War With China: Two Nations, One World" – reservations required – warwithchina -Room 505 – Elliott School of International Affairs – GWU – 1957 East St. NW. – 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Book lecture: David Grant – "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Lecture: Folger Shakespeare Library director Michael Whitmore delivers the Annual Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture celebrating the Bards 400th anniversary, "The Wonder of Will" – reservations required – 202-544-7077 – Folger Shakespeare Library – 201 E. Capitol St., Southeast – 7 PM

Tuesday, 25
Concert: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra – an 18 piece big band ensemble salutes Ella Fitzgerald on the day of her Centennial celebration – Millennium Stage – Kennedy Center – 6 PM

Book lecture: Historian Elizabeth Cobbs - Texas A&M University professor – "The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers" – 223 American women sent to France in 1918 because of their skill as telephone switchboard operators – National Archives Building – Noon – 1 PM

Lecture: Curator Larry Applebaum presents "Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald" – items and recordings from the Library of Congress –Whttall Pavilion – reservations requested – 202-707-5502 – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – Noon to 1:30 PM

Book lecture: David Lyon of American University discusses "Base Nation: How United States Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World" – Georgetown Library – 3260 R St. NW. 7 PM

Book lecture: David Owen – "Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River" -      P and P – 7 PM

Film: Marking the Centennial of American involvement in WWI - "The Great War: Animated Memories" – nine short films – reservations required – – Embassy of France – 7 PM

Wednesday, 26
Concert: Ella @ 100 Jazz Series continues throughout the week – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – Noon – 1 PM

Book lecture: David Callahan – "The Givers: Wealth, Power, And Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age" – P&P – 7 PM

Film: Cellin Gluck's movie, "Persona Non-Granada" a true story of Japanese diplomats who issued visas for Jewish refugees saving 6000 lives – Auditorium – Bunn Intercultural Center – Georgetown University – reservations required – - 5 PM to 8 PM

Concert: West Garden Trio – East Garden Court – West Building – National Gallery of Art – 12:10 PM
Thursday, 27
Book talk: Lynne Olson – "Last Hope Island: Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War" – P&P – 7 PM

Concert: George Washington University Latin Jazz Band – Noon – 2 PM – Smithsonian National Museum of American History – noon – 2 PM

Lecture series:Anne Hillerman, author of "Song of the Lion" will speak as part of the "Women Who Inspire" Lecture Series – reservations required – - Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. – 5 PM – 630

Panel discussion: "The Future of National Health Insurance" with Alice Rivlin and Stuart Butler – Moot Court Room – University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clark School of Law – 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. – reservations required – - 6 PM – 8 PM,