Thursday, March 21, 2019

Free Intellectual and Cultural Events for the Week beginnning Friday, March 22

The regular reader of this blog will note that the listing of events is much curtailed from previous years.  This is a result of the scale-back of listing of events in The Current, the weekly publication throughout the city.  Unfortunately most listing are from about five individual listings.  I hope we can get more inclusiveness the near future, but even these few show the plethora of events available to us in DC.

And I hope you have a chance to read my (for awhile) weekly Rant.  One of my passions is JAZZ and I take a break from more serious topics to share three items that have been extremely meaningful to me.  I hope JAZZ Lovers and those of you who want to learn more about Jazz will check it out at

22 - Friday
Booktalk: Adam Rutherford – Humananimal: How Homosapiens became nature's most paradoxical creature: a new evolutionary theory –   Connecticut Avenue –  Politics and Prose – 7 PM

Lecture and concert: Borodin Quartet – Concert lecture - Kevin Bartig - Michigan State University Professor of Musicology Whitttal Pavilion – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 6:30 PM – 7 PM. Concert tickets generally available on standby basis for the concert in the Coolidge Auditorium – 8 PM – 9 PM

23 - Saturday
Booktalk: Susanna Lessard – The Absent Hand: Re-imagining Our American Landscape –  P&P 1 PM

Booktalk: Xu Xi – This Fish is Fowl – Essays of  Being  – P&P*– 3 PM

Booktalk: Michael Ames – American Cipher: Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl and the United States Tragedy in Afghanistan – P&P – 6PM

Japanese Culture: Day: Children of all ages – Young Readers Center – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 10 AM – 3 PM

Film: Mamba 1930s film/78 minutes about crazed colonialism with Jean Hershold – accompanied by Metrotone News and jazz band short – East Building – National Gallery of Art – noon

                                                                      24 - Sunday
Booktalk: Mary Pipher – Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age –  P&P - 3 PM

Booktalk: Patricia S. Lemer – Outsmarting Autism: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization and Behavior at all Ages – P&P – 5PM

25 - Monday
Booktalk: Albert Woodfox – Solitary: Sentenced to 50 Years in an Angola Prison –  P&P – 7 PM

Viewing: Stradivarius Instruments – Whittal Pavillion – Jefferson building – Library of Congress – 10 AM – 12 noon
26 - Tuesday
Booktalk: Jennifer. Eberhard – Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudices that Shape What We See, Think and Do – P&P – 7 PM

Book talkCatherine  Murino –  Feminism for the AmericasMaking of an International Human Rights Movement  National Archives Noon – 1 PM

27 - Wednesday
Booktalk: Janet Napolitano – How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11 – P&P – 7 PM

Film: Special Preview Screening – Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People – National Archives – 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Concert: Alash Trio Ensemble –Tuvanu traditional music and throat singing – Whittal Pavillion – Jefferson Building – Library of Congress – 12 noon – 1 PM

28 - Thursday
Book talk: Tom Wheeler – From Gutenberg to Google: The History of the Future - National Archives -7:00PM - 8:30PM

29 - Friday
Booktalk: Joan Biskupic – The Chief :An authoritative Portrait of Chief Justice Roberts – P&P 7PM   
* P&P of course refers to the Politics and Prose store on Connecticut Avenue

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