Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Free culstural and intellectual events in DC for the week beginning Wednesday, July 31

The list is a bit abbreviated this week and will be for the next two because of trips to Michigan and Chautauqua, New York.  I know it is a bit heavy on Politics and Prose, but there's no other place to be so fully informed as that (lucky for us) locale.

However I hope you will also "tune in" (that's what we used to do with the radio) to my other blog, www.ronlehkersrants.blogspot.com

I'm really fired up about what's going on in our country and want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to return us to the (at least partial) sanity I've known for most of my 93 years.

July
Wednesday, 31
Authors book talk: Philip Mudd – Black Site: The CIA in the 9/11 World – PNP – 7 PM 

August
Thursday, 1
Author Lecture: Terry McAuliffe – Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a stand against white nationalism – Politics and Prose – 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 7 PM



ENTATY Music & Go-Go Dance Workshop with Lorenzo "GoLo" Evans [Summer Concerts on the Lawn]

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT Library of Congress  - Jefferson Building Lawn General Admission

  • Friday, 2
  • Author Lecture: Lyz Lenz - God Land: A story of faith, loss and renewal in middle America – exploring why some people decide to leave religion and other stay with it – PNP  - 7PM

  • Saturday, 3

SAAM Arcade
Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Enjoy this free, two-day, family-friendly event that invites gamers of all levels to test out new games and replay some of the classics. This year, the Arcade recognizes diversity, celebrates underrepresented segments of the gaming community and encourages everyone to "break barriers."

Free.
It's held both days

Sunday, 4
Let's play! Discover new video games and replay the classics
SAAM Arcade
Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Enjoy this free, two-day, family-friendly event that invites gamers of all levels to test out new games and replay some of the classics. This year, the Arcade recognizes diversity, celebrates underrepresented segments of the gaming community and encourages everyone to "break barriers."

Free.
Join our Facebook Event
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Monday, 5
Lots of museums to see.  Have you been to Smithsonian's Portrait Gallery?  It is open noon - 7PM and then there are many restaurants in the area

Tuesday, 6
Author Lecture: Tope Folarin – A Particular Kind of Black Man – Rhodes scholar, Nigerian – American writer, Folarin's first novel explores questions of identity, exile, manhood and meaning itself – PNP – 7 PM



Wednesday, 7

Author Lecture: Natalie Wexler – The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken educational system – and how to fix it – PNP – 7 PM



National Archives - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT 

Escape Room! Hands-on Adult Workshop

Escape Room
Tackle puzzles and ciphers about the National Park Service to solve a mystery in time during this “escape room” for adults.

SPECIAL CONCERT
EVENT | CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCESJefferson Building -Library of Congress
Lakota John LocklearWednesday
August 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
 
Lakota John Locklear blends traditional styles of the Delta and Piedmont acoustic blues with bottleneck slide guitar. He grew up listening to his father’s music collection and learned to love the blues.

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