Thursday, August 8, 2019

Free cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, August 8

"Occasional" means just that for the rest of the month as I travel to Chautauqua, New York, for a week with Wynton Marsallis hearing both his music and his comments  on the American cultural scene.  Linda and I plan to enjoy the rest of the summer with other travels.  You are on your own for the next few weeks.  The list this week is limited because of travels to Michigan, but I hope to see some of you at some of these outstanding opportunities.  I've even included a rare (for me) novel.

August
Thursday, 8
Authors Lecture: Steven Greenhouse – Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and future of American Labor - Politics and Prose Bookstore - 7PM

Friday, 9
Authors Lecture:  Richard Russo -  Chances Are............ - A novel about three men as they reminisce, spill secrets and affirm their friendship - PNP - 7PM

Saturday, 10

Sunday, 11
Authors lecture: Robert Wilson – Barnum: An American Life – in the first major biography of P. T. Barnum in  a generation Wilson reveals the complex man beneath the spectacular image – PNP –  1 PM

Authors Lecture: Alexandra Fuller – Travel Light, Move Fast – focuses on the authors father, the adventurous, restless Tim Fuller, who leaves England and lives in Rhodesia and Zambia. A tribute to a man who devoured life whole – PNP – 5 PM

Steinway Series - Natalia Kazaryan

Sunday, August 11, 3 – 4pm
Critically acclaimed pianist Natalia Kazaryan joins us for the summer Steinway Series. She was a student at Julliard School and is now on the adjunct piano faculty at Howard University. She has received top prizes from the Eastman Young Artists International, Zosciuszko Foundation Chopin, and the New York piano competitions, and a “Sobresaliente” Award from Queen Sophia of Spain. Natalia will be focusing on all women composers for her perform

Monday, 12
Authors Lecture: J. Michael Zraczynski – Becoming Superman: My journey from poverty to Hollywood – PNP  – 7 PM

Tuesday, 13
Authors Lecture: Karen Abbott – The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the women who pursued him and the murder that shocked the Jazz age – PNP – 7 PM

Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

William G. McGowan Theater 
Washington, DC

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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When the towers fell on September 11, 2001, nowhere were the reverberations more powerfully felt than at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Almost overnight, the intelligence organization evolved into a war-fighting intelligence service, constructing what was known internally as “the Program”: a web of top-secret detention facilities intended to help prevent future attacks on American soil and around the world. With Black Site, former deputy director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center Philip Mudd presents a full, never-before-told story of this now-controversial program, directly addressing how far America went to pursue al-Qa’ida and prevent another catastrophe. A book signing follows the program.

Wednesday, 14
Authors Lecture: Timothy Faust – Health Justice Now: Single-payer and what comes next – PNP – 7 PM
:Thursday, 15
Take 5! with Tyrone Allen
Thursday, August 15, 5 – 7pm
Bassist Tyrone Allen celebrates the 80th birthday of the legendary DC bassist Butch Warren. A native of Temple Hills, MD, Allen began his musical journey at the age of three, taking lessons from his father, a teacher in DC public schools. Allen studied jazz and classical at the Eastman School of Music before attending the Berklee College of Music. Around the DC area he has performed at Blues Alley, Twins Jazz Club, Bohemia Caverns, and the Kennedy Center. Enjoy the sound of this special performance in the museum's acoustically advanced McEvoy auditorium. Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Atrium


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