Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Free Cultural events in DC for the week beginning Friday, March 15

Here goes again.  I must admit: (1.) That I enjoy knowing what is going on in the city even though I might no longer be able to attend, and (2.) That given the present condition of the America I hardly recognize because of its polarization, I MUST continue expressing myself on issue of most concern to me.   Thus I hope you will see my other blog at http://www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com where I begin again by venting my feelings about THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.                                                     
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Friday, 15
Concert: Rachel Calloway – Soprano with "Ensemble Signal" – Coolidge Auditorium – Library of Congress – Thomas Jefferson Building – 8 PM – 9 PM tickets available online through the Library of Congress – preceded by a lecturer by the performers in the Whittal Pavallion - – TJ building – no tickets required – concert tickets often available for standbys – 6:30 PM

Booktalk:  David E. McCraw – "Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight For Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts" – Connecticut Avenue – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

                                                                       Saturday, 16
Films: East Building - National Gallery of Art:
       2 PM – False Faces 1932 comedy over an unscrupulous surgeon – 81 minutes – complete with Metronome News and Betty Boop cartoon
      4 PM – Damaged Lives – 1933 pioneering film on exploitation of a female by a young businessman and Metronome News and film short, Dancing on the Moon

Booktalk Christina Proenza-Coles – "American Founders: How People of  African Decent Established Freedom in the New World" – Connecticut Avenue – Politics and Prose - 1 PM

Talk: Sanford D. Horwitz – "Conversations with Abner Mikva:: Final Reflections, Chicago Politics, Democracies Future and A Life of Public Service – Politics and Prose Connecticut Avenue -3:30 PM

Sunday, 17
Film: Special showing of  Ryuichi Sakamoto.s, "Coda." The artist musician, singer and composer extraordinaire is known for responding to even the smallest environmental shifts and tensions erratic sounds and events in Japan and his own cancer inspire him to create this very personal film -  110 minutes – East Building – National Gallery of Art – 4:30 PM

BookTalk: Elizabeth R.Varon – "Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War" – Connecticut Avenue – politics and prose 1 PM

Booktalk: Jesse Morgan-Owens – "Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Aboltion Movement " – Connecticut Avenue – politics and prose – 3 PM

Monday, 18
Two local museums have remarkable displays there are a must to see
Holocaust Museum has a very dramatic review of civil rights abuses in
America and the world war two. No waiting to see it in the basement

Baseball fans
Be sure to see the baseball exhibit in the Jefferson building in the Library of Congress

Tuesday, 19
Booktalk: Michael J Mazarr – "Leap of Faith: Hubris, Negligence and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy" – Connecticut Avenue – Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Wednesday, 20
Lecture: Climate Change, Nature and the Writer's Eye – Science writer Peter Brannen and novelist Amita Ghosh – with fiction writer Annie Prouix to discuss pressing issues of environmental change – College Auditorium - Jefferson Building - Library of Congress – 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday, 21 
Jazz Performance: Take five! Sharon Gunn – DC's best trombone player and an All Woman's Orchestra – Smithsonian Museum American Art – 5 PM – 7 PM

Films: 2019 Environmental Film Festival – Three Depression-era films – Plow that Broke the Plains, The River, and Power and the Land – National Archives – 7 PM – 8:45 PM

Concert:Vishten -French/Canadian music from Prince Edward Islands – Arcadian vocal trio and instrumentalists – Coolidge Auditorium – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – noon – 1 PM

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Tuesday, 26
Book Author: Katherine Marino – "Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement"- National Archives - Noon

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