|2017_DC_Ambassador50_171028||214||DC -- Ambassador Theater 50th Anniversary Celebration|
On Saturday, October 28, come honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues...
|2017_DC_Changing_Land_171101||69||DC -- American University -- Event: Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond (w/Joshua Green and Jonathan Allen)|
The Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond
Two best-selling authors who covered opposing campaigns will recount behind-the-scenes drama during the greatest upset in American political history. In his book, The Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the American...
|2017_DC_Catharsis_2017||60||DC -- Catharsis on the Mall|
|2017_DC_DocHist1F_170428||215||DC -- Celebration of the publication of the last volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress @ Society of the Cincinnati|
The Society of the Cincinnati, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Editors
invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of Volumes 21 and 22 and the completion of the
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
Partial list of planned speakers:
|2017_DC_Albright_170130||23||DC -- CSIS -- America's Place in the World (w/Madeleine Albright)|
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to America's Place in the World
A conversation with Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum
|2017_DC_Schieffer_171024||59||DC -- CSIS -- Bob Schieffer's Book Party for "Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News"|
CSIS cordially invites you to Schieffer Series: Bob Schieffer's Book Party for the new book Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
A discussion with author Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz
Moderated by John J. Hamre
|2017_DC_Lagarde_170307||57||DC -- CSIS -- Economic Imperative of Empowering Women (w/Christine Lagarde)|
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to
The Economic Imperative of Empowering Women
A conversation with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global...
|2017_DC_Combat_Int_170405||97||DC -- Dirksen Senate Office Bldg -- Combat Integration Update Briefing|
In 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the repeal of the rule that prohibited women from being assigned to combat jobs and combat units. The Services were directed to develop and complete integration implementation plans by the end of 2015. The Services are...
|2017_DC_Eman_Concert_170408||23||DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Concert @ Freedom Plaza|
Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the celebration of the 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day in Washington, DC. Emancipation Day honors President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, which freed over 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. As Mayor Bowser...
|2017_DC_Fireworks_EDay_170408||31||DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Fireworks|
|2017_DC_JB_Bench_170626||117||DC -- Julian Bond bench dedication @ Chevy Chase Community Center|
A bench was dedicated to Julian Bond in front o the Chevy Chase Community Center. Speakers at the event:
* Randy Speck, Chair, ANC 3/4G
* Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser
* Honorable Councilmember Mary Cheh
* Honorable Councilmember Brandon Todd
* Pam Horowitz (Julian Bond's widow)
|2017_DC_Tarzan_170209||153||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: From Tarzan to Tonto|
From Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union
A Special Program Examining the Pervasiveness of Stereotypes in American Culture
As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone...
|2017_DC_MLK_Commem_170404||122||DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: 49th Observance of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|
The DC Black History Celebration Committee, the DC Host Committee and the Commission on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will host a tribute next week to the civil rights icon in observance of the 49th year of his assassination.
The April 4 tribute will be held 7 p.m. at the New York Avenue...
|2017_DC_SINMAA_Charter_170930||12||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Charter Member Open House|
We are delighted that you will be joining us this Saturday, September 30th for the National Museum of African American History and Culture's First Anniversary Charter Members' Open House! The evening will be a special opportunity for members like you to explore the entire Museum and to mix and mingle...
|2017_11_30E1_Mudbound||112||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Cinema + Conversation: Mudbound (w/Dee Rees, Rob Morgan, Jason Mitchell, and Garrett Hedlund)|
A screening of acclaimed director Dee Rees’ new film MUDBOUND in the Oprah Winfrey Theater. Based on a book by Hillary Jordan, the film illustrates the lives of white and black families in rural Mississippi as they confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War... (Partially reviewed)
|2017_11_20D1_Souza||250||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza|
Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
Former White House photographer, Pete Souza has collected more than three hundred of his most iconic photographs into a comprehensive visual chronicle of the Obama presidency. These photographs, some of which have never been published, document the most... (Partially reviewed)
|2017_DC_Quincy_Jones_171130||50||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: On Art and Creativity: Quincy Jones|
On Art and Creativity a Conversation between Quincy Jones and Dwandalyn Reece:
Listen as 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner, Quincy Jones, talk about his incomparable career as a composer, arranger, and producer in the television, film and recording industries. Dwandalyn Reece, PhD,...
|2017_DC_SINMAA_Picture_170504||194||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Opening for "More Than A Picture" exhibit|
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture
invites you to the Opening Reception for
More Than A Picture
Selections from the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
|2017_DC_Cincinnati_Sword_170414||142||DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House) -- Lunch Bites: Robert Anderson's Civil War Presentation Sword|
Lunch Bites; Robert Anderson's Civil War presentation sword
Garry Adelman, director of history and education for the Civil War Trust, shares Maj. Robert Anderson’s presentation sword given to him by the city of Philadelphia for his defense of Fort Sumter. Anderson commanded Union troops at Fort Sumter...
|2017_DC_Trot4Hunger_171123||12||DC -- Trot for Hunger 2017|
|2017_DC_Saaba_171025||104||DC -- United States Institute of Peace & AFI Docs -- "Saaba" Documentary Series w/Panel Discussion|
A Sahel Community Confronts Security Threats: Film Premiere
USIP and AFI DOCS Film Festival Present 'Saaba,’ a Documentary Series, with a Panel Discussion
The recent killing of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Niger as they were training local troops, as well as an August attack that claimed...
|2017_DC_Taylor_170516||22||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Elizabeth Dowling Taylor ("Original Black Elite")|
"The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era"
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16 for the Senate Library Book Talk featuring Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor.
Taylor's latest work is a cultural biography covering the life of one of the...
|2017_DC_Love_Out_Loud_171129||17||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Love Out Loud event|
"Love Out Loud" is a Teleflora Flower Delivery promotion for holiday flowers. They set up a display near the Capitol and every one of one thousand holes in the display was filled with flowers were available first-come first-served to anyone who wanted them. The sign said:
This wall is an...
|2017_DC_Capitol_SForRel_170516||7||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Senate Foreign Relations gathering|
|2017_DC_Viet_Vet_171111||154||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- 2017 Veterans Day Observance at the Wall|
2017 Veterans Day Observance At The Wall
Each year on Veterans Day, thousands of veterans and their families congregate at The Wall to remember and to honor those who served in the U.S. armed forces. On these special days, prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver...
|2017_DC_WCC_Art_Tour_170929||11||DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Art of the DC Convention Center|
Join us for a FREE tour of the Art at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bring your cameras and your thirst for art knowledge and most importantly your walking shoes.
|2017_DC_NHC_CWMon_171023||72||National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments @ Rayburn House Office Building|
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044
The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these...
|2017_DC_History_EO_170217||57||National History Center @ Rayburn House Office Bldg -- History of Executive Orders|
The History of Executive Orders:
The National History Center will hold a Congressional briefing on the history of executive orders in the Rayburn House Office Building.
How does the flurry of executive orders issued by President Trump in his first few weeks in office compare to previous presidents’...
|2017_DC_Tech_Existential_171005||65||New America -- Is Big Tech An Existential Threat? (w/Franklin Foer)|
Is Big Tech An Existential Threat?
Tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have revolutionized our lives, connecting us in ways that were once unimaginable — to each other, to information, and to entertainment. Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that the technologies unleashed by...
|2017_DC_SITES_Briefing_171005||224||Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference -- Briefing on the Hill @ Rayburn House Office Building|
Briefing on the Hill: Smithsonian Around the Country
Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Affiliate participants are invited to attend a briefing in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The briefing...
|2017_MD_Takoma_Cuba_170205||73||Takoma Park Community Center -- A Conversation with Cuba|
Our community has a rich history with Cuba and the Cuban people. Recent changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States (namely, the reestablishment of diplomatic relations) have created increased opportunities for people-to-people exchange and government-to-government negotiations. Where...
|2018_09_15A_SPX_Other||172||MD -- Bethesda -- Small Press Expo (2018) -- Other|
Folks here include Library of Congress staff (Megan Halsband, ???, ???, and Martha Kennedy), Dave McKenna, Cheese Hasselberger, Rafer Roberts, Karen Green, Tom Kaczynski (Uncivilized Books), Mike Jenkins, Michael Cavna, Joe Sutliff, Rebecca Sugar, Nate Powell, Erica Perl, Erin Nations, Roz Chast, Jo... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_04_25E3_Equality3||92||Newseum Institute’s Power Shift Project & Press Forward -- Equality in Newsrooms: Panel 2: Newsroom Leadership|
Press Forward and the Newseum Institute’s Power Shift Project invite you to a Conversation:
Equality in Newsrooms: Ending Sexual Harassment & Redefining Respect
* Dianna Pierce Burgess, co-founder Press Forward, former ABC News producer
Panel II: Newsroom Leadership: Ending ... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_08_10A1_Josiah||251||AFI -- "Josiah" (w/Jared Brock, Catherine Leggett, Jamie Kuhns, Dennis Green and Anthony Cohen)|
Aug. 10: SOLD OUT! Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Jared Brock, First Lady of Montgomery County Catherine Leggett, Montgomery Parks historian Jamie Kuhns and Josiah Henson descendant Dennis Green, moderated by historian Anthony Cohen, Founder/Director of the Menare Foundation. A... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_09_10A_Core||129||DC -- USC/PDC/PDAA -- Jim Core ("U.S. Preparations for World's Fairs)|
Our guest at the next next PDC / PDAA / USC Annenberg lunch forum will be Jim Core, Director of the International Expositions Unit in the State Department Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. His bio is at https://www.state.gov/r/expo/280204.htm
The topic will be th... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_09_08D1_Kerry||196||Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- John Kerry ("Every Day is Extra") w/David Ignatius|
John Kerry - Every Day Is Extra — at Sixth & I
John Kerry has devoted his life to public service. Since he testified in front of Congress as a decorated young Vietnam veteran disillusioned with the war, he’s placed himself at the heart of American political life, serving as a five-term Senator and a... (Partially reviewed)