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2011_DC_LincolnAF_11061138Air and Space Lecture -- Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated to President Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon might be used to spy on the enemy, thus helping the Union Army and establishing the earliest "air force."
In celebration of this anniversary, the...
2011_DC_DT101_11021773Capitol -- Domestic Terrorism 101
Domestic Terrorism 101

WMAL, The Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Westminster Institute invite you to a panel discussion to explore the various aspects of the growing threat of domestic terrorism: counter-terrorism, home-grown plots, staying ahead of the threat, Sharia...
2011_DC_Feightner_11052458Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture -- Edward "Whitey" Feightner
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Memoirs from an Aviator’s Logbook
Presenter: Rear Adm. Edward “Whitey” Feightner
Admiral Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner is a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war, he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC Patuxent River,...
2011_DC_DCHist_OpenRec_111103125DC -- 38th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Conference Reception @ Goethe-Institut
38th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- November 3-6, 2011

The mission of the Annual Conference on Washington D.C. Historical Studies is to bring together the community interested and engaged in documenting the many varied aspects of the history of the Washington D.C. area and its...
2011_DC_Pride_Festival_11061252DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2011)
2011_DC_Quake_11082318DC -- Quake
People milling around after the quake hit. I was at a Meritalk innovation conference whose title this year was, appropriately, "Shake It Up."
2011_DC_FolklifeC105DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Colombia
The bands at the end are (I think) Chirimia la Contundencia and then Grupo Cabrestero,
2011_DC_FolklifePC41DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Peace Corps
Performers include San Dancers from Botswana.
2011_DC_FolklifeRB165DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Rhythm and Blues
Performers include: The National Hand Dance Association, Stories from the Studio, Stax Music Academy with William Bell, Fernando Jones, Dixie Cups, the Jewels, The Monitors and The Swallows.
2011_DC_Smokin_1103297DC -- Smoke from the Franklin Towers building
There was a fire that popped up while I was reviewing the cherry blossoms. This is from WAMU's web site:

Fire Breaks Out In Franklin Towers In D.C.
Greg Peppers

March 29, 2011 - In the District, fire officials are trying to determine what caused Tuesday morning's fire at the Franklin Towers...
2011_DC_Union_StationCC_111010189DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Day Ceremony
Civil Ceremony
Sponsored by
National Columbus Celebration Association
in cooperation with the
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
National Mall & Memorial Parks

Monday, October 10, 2011
Columbus Plaza -- Union Station

* Music Prelude -- "The President's Own" US Marine...
2011_DC_Dalai_10070965DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Dalai Lama (A Talk for World Peace)
July 9th - A Talk for World Peace

July 9, 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, one of the world’s most revered spiritual leaders, will be making a HISTORIC VISIT to Washington, DC in July 2011. During this time, he will be conferring the Kalachakra for World Peace for the first time in the...
2011_DC_Harvest_110616132DC -- U.S. Capitol -- "The Harvest" premier (w/Eva Longoria)
Join actor Eva Longoria at a reception and special screening of the documentary "The Harvest."
Actor and activist Eva Longoria, executive producer of "The Harvest / La Cosecha," U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, and MALDEF to announce push for stronger child labor laws for farmworkers.
2011_DC_WHCD_110430509DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2011)
Folks here include Sean Penn, Ryan Kwanten, Russell Simmons, Eric Stonestreet, George Stephanopoulos, Bob Schieffer, Chris Wallace, Tom Toles, Jonathan Capehart, Chris Colfer, Andy Samberg, Bristol Palin, Newt Gingrich, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Stipe, Carolyn Maloney, Mila Kunis, John Huntsman, Paul...
2011_DC_Hispanic_110921104Dept of Commerce -- 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for International Development, and Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September...
2011_DC_Locke_11050575Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/Gary Locke
The Federal Triangle Partnership, including the Department of Commerce, Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, and Customs and Border Protection, will hold its program commemorating 2011 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from...
2011_DC_ATT14Goethe-Institut & Natl Gallery -- Event: "African Twin Towers" screening (w/Alex Jovanovic)
Homage to Christoph Schlingensief: The African Twin Towers
Germany, 2006, 71 min, HD, Cast: Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, Stefan Kolosko, Robert Stadlober, Dirk Rohde, Christoph Schlingensief, Patti Smith
Introduction by Alex Jovanovic, personal assistant to Christoph Schlingensief, 2009-2010
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_11123146MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Except fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_11123171MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2011_DC_Naval_BlessingN_11040924Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2011) -- Indoor events
20th Annual Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 20th consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is...
2011_DC_Naval_BlessingF_110409133Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2011) -- Outdoor ceremony
20th Annual Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 20th consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is...
2011_DC_CWAS_S1_11042335Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (2 of 9) -- Speakers: Jay DeLoach and David Freddoso
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2011_DC_Writing37_11041881Nixon Legacy Forum – Writing For 37
Join us for a historic reunion of former White House speechwriters for a freewheeling discussion about how they helped craft and communicate the message and vision of America’s 37th President.
Richard Nixon assembled one of the most brilliant and colorful collection of speechwriters and wordsmiths in...
2011_DC_ECrisis37_11101961Nixon Legacy Forum & CSIS -- Richard Nixon and America's First Energy Crisis
Join us at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a lively discussion on how the 37th President responded to America’s first energy crisis.

For almost four decades America has had to deal with the costs and consequences on an ongoing energy crisis. But back in the 1970s, when the...
2011_DC_Labor37_11120572Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Labor and Employment Policy in the Nixon Administration
Legacy Forum: Labor and Employment Policy
The 16th Nixon Legacy Forum will be a discussion on how under President Nixon, the White House and Labor Department promoted innovative legislative and administrative actions designed to appeal to Blue Collar workers including safety and health pension reform,...
2011_DC_Courts37A_111117100Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Nixon and the Courts
It has been said that a President’s most lasting legacy is his appointments to the Supreme Court — because they decide cases long after he has left the White House. The impact of Richard Nixon’s judicial appointments is still being felt today in 2011. Nixon and the Courts examines the thirty-seventh...
2011_DC_ColdWar37_11052797Nixon Legacy Forum & Navy Memorial – Richard Nixon as Cold War Strategist
Nixon's National Security Team Headline 12th Nixon Legacy Forum

The Nixon Foundation and the Navy Memorial invite you to the 12th Nixon Legacy Forum on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Naval Heritage Center's Burke Theater. Nixon Administration national security officials will discuss how RN...
2011_NV_LV_Bellagio73NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio
2011_NV_LV_BellagioS9NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2011_DC_OAS_FusionR_11012159OAS -- Event: "Fusion of Spirits" Reception
Pictures here were taken of people at a reception that was held in the main building.
2011_DC_OAS_WrestlingO_11012174OAS -- Event: "Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions" -- Opening Event
Pictures here were taken inside the museum of the people attending the opening.
2011_DC_Alumni37_110502131Richard Nixon Alumni Association -- Inaugural meeting
Ronald H. Walker, Chairman, The Richard Nixon Foundation and Sandy Quinn, President, The Richard Nixon Foundation invite you to the inaugural gathering of The Richard Nixon Alumni Association.
Bringing together the February Group, White House Policy Planning Staff and other Nixon Alumni devoted to the...
2011_DC_SSHP_11121352Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2011) @ Reynolds Center
Smithsonian chiefs that I saw at this event included: Lonnie Bunch (National Museum of African American History and Culture), Bob Lamb (FONZ), Wayne Clough (head of the Smithsonian), Christian Samper (National Museum of Natural History), Dennis Kelly (National Zoo)
2011_VA_SIAIR_FD_11020560Udvar-Hazy Center -- African American Pioneers in Aviation Family Day
Family Day -- African American Pioneers in Aviation
Visitors will meet famed African American pilots from World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought discrimination both at home and abroad; talk to Museum experts; and participate in hands-on activities, and story time. Parking is free.

2011_DC_USCHS_11050567USCHS -- Emancipation During the Civil War (w/Gary Gallagher)
U.S. Capitol Historical Society presents: Emancipation during the Civil War. Eighth in the series. The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.
Opening Keynote: Dr. Gary W. Gallagher the, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of...
2011_VA_Arlington_UnkX_11122516VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2018_01_27C_Tilahun54DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2018A Winter Gallery Talk: Abel Tilahun
Artist Abel Tilahun and curator Meskerem Assegued lead a tour of this immersive exhibition Vital Signs. Free and open to the public. (Partially reviewed)
2018_02_05E1_EFF_Benefit211Env Film Festival @ Embassy of France in the US -- Benefit Gala honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle
Environmental Film Festival In The Nation's Capital invites you to attend the Benefit Gala. This annual event raises critical funds for the upcoming Festival in Washington, DC from March 15-25, 2018. Honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle as DCEFF’s Environmental Champion for her extraordinary work in ocean cons... (Partially reviewed)
2018_02_02A_Telnaes141DC -- Book Party for Ann Telnaes and "Trump's ABC" @ Mott House
Book Party for Ann Telnaes and "Trump's ABC" The Ann Telnaes Fan Club: Yogi, Conrad, Matt & Pat @ The Mott House Folks here include Ann Telnaes, Barbara Dale, Pat Bagley, Carolyn Belefski, Teresa Roberts Logan, Conrad Martin, Bono Mitchell, Amy Thompson, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), Martha Kennedy, Dane ... (Partially reviewed)
2018_01_11_SAAM_Staff106Reynolds Center -- Staff -- American Art Staff Recognition Party (Partially reviewed)
2018_01_12B1_Gotham165DC -- DC in DC -- Panel: Batman: Gotham Gaslamp World Premier
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Premiere Screening (18+) Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Premiere Screening (For Mature Audiences 18+ Years of Age) — Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment provide a new take on Batman as a steampunk Dark Knight hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn of the cen... (Partially reviewed)

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