Thursday, March 28, 2019

Free Intellectual and cultural events in DC for the week beginning Friday, March 29

Here is the latest addition FOR TONIGHT, TUESDAY, APRIL 2
World Traveler & recent Chicago to Chevy Chase resident Barbara Friedell will be speaking about her 2013 trip to North Korea tomorrow evening 7:00, April 2, at Adas Israel in Cleveland Park. Barbara has traveled extensively around the world, touching ground and enjoying many off road scenes in many continents over the past 50 years! The presentation will be held in Funger Hall. She hopes you can join her at this very interesting discussion.

If you can post photos, attached is a nice one from her visit. 

With the (hopeful) arrival of spring, and the Cherry Blossoms, there won't be as much time for indoor activities.   And you might remember that while the Washington Monument remains closed, there is a sensational view of the city for your out-of-town guests from the Clock tower at the Old Post Office (now known by some as Trump Hotel.) Remember you do not have to go through the hotel since the entrance is behind the building just east of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Here are some events you might want to find time for. Remember also that I continue to Rant and Rave periodically at                               
Friday, 29
Booktalk: Joan Biskupic – The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts"– Politics and Prose –  Connecticut Avenue - 1 PM

Saturday, 30
Booktalk: Darrell M. West – Divided Politics, Divided Nation: Hyper Conflict in the Trump Era – P and P – 1 PM

Booktalk: Cara Robertson – The Trial of  Lizzie Borden – P and P – 3:30 PM

.Film: Strange Illusion – Hallucinatory version of "Hamlet" – outstanding psychological thriller from 1945 – 87 minutes – accompanied by News of the Day and a cartoon – East Building – National Gallery of Art - 4 PM
Sunday, 31
.Film: Hollow Triumph – Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett in this little-known and handsomely photographed film noir – a hard-hitting and gritty masterwork – 83 minutes – East Building – National Gallery of Art – 4:30 PM

Concert: Durufle's " Requiem" – The Arts Nova and St. John's Choir – present as a part of the worship service – St. John's Episcopal Church – Lafayette Square – 11 AM

Monday, 1
Movie: Special preview screen – "The Best of Enemies" – a civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader reluctantly agreed to co-chair a community summit about school desegregation in the summer of 1971 – National Archives – 7 PM – nine

Tuesday, 2
Remember it is baseball season and there is historic display at the Library of Congress - Jefferson Building.
Wednesday, 3
Booktalk: Stuart Eizenstat - "President Carter: The White House Years - Tenleytown Library - 7PM

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7 PM 

The Work Must Be Done: Raoul Wallenberg’s Mission to Rescue Hungary’s Jews
Reflections by Karin Olofsdotter, Sweden’s Ambassador to the U.S.
At  Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec St. NW
Washington, DC (Metro: Cleveland Park)
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Study Center and Adas Israel Congregation

Thursday, 4
Booktalk: Barry Lopez – Horizon: In which Lopez looks at geography and considers his version of how to live in a broken world – P and P 7 PM

Friday, 5
Booktalk: Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin – How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance – P and P –  7 PM

Booktalk: Susan Page – "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty" – National Archives – noon – 1 PM

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