Oct. 7, 2003
GW's Guide To Happenings Throughout Metropolitan Washington
GW Exhibition Treasures from the Jewish Cultural Renaissance
in Germany, 1898-1938. The Kiev Judaica Collection hosts an exhibition
of some of the most significant works from the German Jewish Cultural
Renaissance, 18981939, in
GWs Gelman Library, room 710. The exhibition has been extended
through Dec. 26. On display are works from the period of rebirth and rediscovery
of Jewish culture and the Hebrew language in Germany prior to the rise
of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. For more information contact Amy Stempler
at 994-2675 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
$ Performance Shakespeare in Hollywood The magic of
two worlds collide Shakespeares mystical woods and the stardust
of Hollywood on the 1930s soundstage of A Midsummer Nights
Dream. Arena Stage through Oct. 19. For tickets, call 488-3300 or
$ Exhibition Insomnia: Landscapes of the Night From
peaceful dreams to the realms of nightmare, this exhibition explores the
effects of nightfall on an artists perception and imagination. National
Museum for Women in the Arts through Nov. 30. For more information call
783-5000 or visit www.nmwa.org.
Exhibition Whistler and Cassatt: Americans Abroad Views of
Venice, London and Paris by American artists James Abbott McNeill
Whistler and Mary Cassatt recall the romance of Europe in nearly 100 prints
and drawings from the Baltimore Museum of Arts outstanding collection
of works on paper. Through Oct. 12. For more information call 410/396-7100.
Exhibition Shakespeare Gallery View more than 250 of the Folgers
rich treasures pertaining to Shakespeare and his time, accompanied by
Sir Derek Jacobi and other noted Shakespearean actors reciting the Bards
most loved verse, in a multimedia installation. Adjacent to the Folger
Exhibition Hall. From 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Saturday, 201 E. Capitol St.,
SE. For more information please visit www.folger.edu.
Exhibition Jewels and Gems: From the Collection This is the third
exhibition in a series that surveys the gallerys craft collection
by medium. The 100 pieces in the exhibition span the 20th century. Through
Jan. 19. Renwick Gallery. For more information call 275-1595 or visit
Exhibition Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust
During the Holocaust, the Nazis carried out the systematic mass murder
of six million Jews including more than one million children. Thousands
of Jewish children, however, survived this brutal carnage. Using artifacts,
film, photographs and oral testimony, the exhibition explores the dangers
and dilemmas that children and parents confronted in choosing a life in
hiding. At the Holocaust Memorial Museum through May 2004 from 10:30 am-5
pm. 100 Raol Wallenberg Place, SW. For more information call 488-6133
Exhibition The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective
19622002 A major American artist in metal, Ebendorf uses found
materials crab claws, sea glass, plastic, paper and recycles
industrially produced objects keys, buttons, beer bottle caps,
washers, wire mesh, tubing to create jewelry. Renwick Gallery,
through Jan. 19. For more information call 275-1595 or visit www.smithsonian.org.
Exhibition Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting
from Japanese Religious Traditions The exhibition features works
from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto collection, which contains examples
of Buddhist inspired calligraphy and painting. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
through Feb. 8. For more information contact 357-4880, ext .219, or visit
$ Theater The Grapes of Wrath Frank Galats Tony
Award-winning adaptation of Steinbecks classic presents a stark,
powerful portrait of hard times USA during the Great Depression as an
American family struggles to maintain its dignity in the face off grinding
poverty. Steinbecks classic saga tracks the Joad family as it suffers
hardship after hardship in the dust bowl of Oklahoma and in degrading
fields and migrant labor camps in California, where they had hoped to
find their promised land. Through Nov. 15. For more information
call 638-0896 or www.fordstheatre.org.
Tuesday / Oct. 7
$ Lecture Diaspora: A Visual Anthology Photographer
Frederic Brenner shares some of his most penetrating portraits and comments
on their origins and context. His book Diaspora: Homelands in Exile
is available for signing after the lecture. 7 pm. Location indicated on
ticket. Gen. admission $15, member $12. For tickets and information call
357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
Thursday / Oct. 9
Today in History 1850: The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was completed
and opened for business.
$ Lecture 20 Years of Remarkable Photographs of the Presidency
In two decades as a White House photographer for TIME magazine, Diana
Walker had many opportunities to document Americas first families,
from Gerald Fords presidency through that of Bill Clinton. In an
interview with National Portrait Gallery director Marc Pachter, Walker
shares some of the historic moments and informal interludes she witnessed.
Her book, Public and Private: 20 Years of Photographing the Presidency
is available for signing after the lecture. 6 pm Carmichael Auditorium,
American History Building. Gen. admission $15; member $12. For tickets
and information call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
$ Lecture Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit The 2003
Tony Award winner for Choreography for the current Broadway smash hit
Movin Out dancer, choreographer, and director Twlya
Tharp comes to the Smithsonian to discuss creativity and how to cultivate
it in ourselves. Tharps new book, The Creative Habit: How
to Learn It, How to Trust it, How to Use It, A Practical Guide,
is available for signing after the program. 7 pm. Location indicated on
ticket. Gen. admission $20; member $15. For tickets and information call
357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
$ Performance Sounds of Flamenco Carmen Linares & Gerardo
Nuñez Latin Grammy nominees for Best Flamenco Album Carmen
Linares and Gerardo Nuñez perform their traditional flamenco songs
from their collaboration Un Ramito de Locura. At 9 pm in GWs
Lisner Auditorium. Tickets: $40, $35, $25. GW students $15. For more information
call 994-6800 or visit www.gwu.edu/~lisner.
Friday / Oct. 10
GW Sports Mens Soccer vs St. Bonaventure 3 pm, Mount Vernon
GW Sports Volleyball vs Dayton 7 pm, Smith Center.
$ Readings Maxine Hong Kingston Kingston, author of award-winning
works The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
and China Men, reads her new novel, The Fifth Book of
Peace, which blends memoir and fiction at 7pm. Admission, $10 general,
$8 people age 60 and over, $7 members, $5 students. Reservations required
for all programs. Seats will be held until 10 minutes before the start
of programs. For more information call 783-7370 or visit www.nmwa.org.
Exhibition Looking Both Ways This exhibition will explore
the heritage and identitiy of the Alutiiq people, who live along the southern
coast of Alaska from Prince William Sound to the Kenai Peninsula, the
Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island. Through Jan. 9, 2004 at the National
Museum of Natural History. For more information please contact Michelle
Urie at 786-2950 or visit www.mnh.si.edu.
$ Performance Bela Fleck and the Flecktones At Lisner
Auditorium 7:30 pm. Through Oct. 11. Tickets $35, GW students $31. For
more information please visit www.lisner.org
Saturday / Oct. 11
MV Film Hollywood Homicide Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnet.
8-10 pm in the Mount Vernon Quad, rain location Eckles Library. Free.
Sponsored by the Programming Council. For more information call 242-6673,
or E-mail email@example.com.
GW Sports Volleyball vs Xavier 7 pm, Smith Center.
Sunday / Oct. 12
GW Sports Mens Soccer vs Duquesne 1 pm, Mount Vernon Athletic
Wednesday / Oct. 15
Today in History: 1792: The cornerstone of the White House was
Thursday / Oct. 16
MV Performance Lunch Lounge Series featuring Lea 12:30-1:30
pm at the Mount Vernon Pub and Grill. Sponsored by the Student Development
Center. For more information call 242-6673 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday / Oct. 17
GW Sports Womens Soccer vs Dayton 3 pm, Mount Vernon Athletic
Lecture Ornamental and Medicinal Plants of the Guianas Noon - 1
pm at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory. Free, call 225-8333.
Saturday / Oct. 18
MV Festival Octoberfest Check out one of the best festivals of
the fall, featuring hayrides, pumpkin carving, music, line dancing, pottery
painting and much more. Mount Vernon Quad from 2-5 pm, rain location,
Lloyd Gym. Sponsored by the Student Development Center. For more information
call 242-6673 or E-mail email@example.com.
$ Concert Philharmonica of London with Christoph Von
Dohnanyi, conductor and violinist Elisabeth Batiashvili. Kennedy Center
Concert Hall at 4:30 pm. Tickets $25$75.
Exhibiton Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure This exhibiton
highlights the aesthetic traditions of Tibet, Nepal and Kashmir, India.
The 100 masterpieces on view include glided sculptures and life-size paintings
of bodhisattvas, Tibetan Buddhist thangkas, portraits of historical kings,
manuscript paintings and sculptures of Hindu deities, as well as maps
and paintings that depict the mountain peaks and passes as a sacred landscape.
Through Jan. 11, 2004. For more information please contact Barbara Kram
at 357-4880 X219.
Sunday / Oct. 19
Today in History: 1781: British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered
at Yorktown, giving up almost 8,000 men and any chance of winning the
GW Sports Womens Soccer vs Xavier 1 pm, Mount Vernon Athletic
Workshop Colored Pencil Drawing: Fruits of the Earth Explore versatile
colored pencils in this three-session workshop. Students will complete
small studies using a variety of surfaces and techniques. All levels welcome;
basic drawing experience required. A materials list will be mailed prior
to the first class. Lunch is not included in the fee. 10:30 am-2:30 pm,
Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2. Members, $80; non-members: $90. United States
Botanical Garden. For more information call 225-8333 or visit www.usbg.gov.
$ Walking Tour/Workshop The Octagon and Its Neighbors: A Photo
Safari 2:305 pm $40 per person for members, $45 per person for non-members
Monday / Oct. 20
$ Lecture Antiquity: Sumeria to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Norman F. Cantor, highly acclaimed scholar and author of In the
Wake of the Plague, presents highlights from this significant period
of history and the ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture
today. His new book, Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient
World is available for signing after the program. 6 pm. Location
indicated on ticket. Gen. admission $15; member $12. For tickets and information
call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
$ Wine & Food Tasting Le Grand Fromage: A Fabulous Evening
of French Cheeses and Wine Join leading cheese expert Carlos Estrada
and Kathryn Joseph and fellow cheese and wine lovers for an evening of
instruction in the history trinity of wine, cheese and bread. 6:45 pm,
La Colline Restaurant, 400 N. Capitol St., NW. Gen. admission $80; member
$60. For tickets and information call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
$ Food Tasting Meet Chef Jose Andres and Cookbook Author
Paula Wolfert at Zaytinya Jose Andres, winner of the 2003 James
Beard Award for best chef, Mid-Atlantic region, and Jorge Chicas, his
chef de cuisine, welcome celebrated cookbook author Paula Wolfert to Zaytinya,
Andres festive new café. Her book, The Slow Mediterranean
Kitchen, is available for signing after the program. 6:30 pm, Zaytinya,
701 9th St., NW. Gen. admission $112; member $90. For tickets and information
call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
Tuesday / Oct. 21
MV Event On Location with Center for Alcohol and Drug
Education (CADE) Meet with representatives from CADE and find out about
many of the resources at your fingertips. Mount Vernon Pub and Grill,
noon-1 pm. Sponsored by the Student Development Center. For more information
call 242-6673 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GW $ Performance Ballet Boyz Presented by Washington Performing
Arts Society. 7:30pm Lisner Auditorium. Tickets $30$20; GW students
20 percent off. For more information call 994-6800 or visit www.gwu.edu/~lisner
MV Event Karaoke! Show off your stuff at the Karaoke Coffeehouse.
Free Espresso Bar! Mount Vernon Pub and Grill from 8-10 pm. Co-sponsored
by the Programming Council, CADE and the Living and Learning Initiative.
For more information call 242-6673 or E-mail email@example.com.
GW Sports Volleyball vs George Mason 7 pm, Smith Center.
Friday / Oct. 24
Today in History: 1945: The United Nations was established by charter.
1861: The first transcontinental telegraph system was
completed, bringing an end to the Pony Express.
GW Sports Womens Soccer vs Saint Josephs 3 pm, Mount
Vernon Athletic Complex.
$ Exhibition Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business
More than 40 women entrepreneurs from the colonial era to the end of the
20th century will be represented in an exhibition featuring 200 documents,
photographs, audio recordings and interactive displays. Through Feb. 29,
2004. 1250 New York Ave, NW. Admission $5 for adults, $3 students/people
60 and over, free for NMWA memebers/ youth 18 and under. For more information
call 783-5000 or visit www.nmwa.org.
GW $ Concert Ghazal Unique music improvisations based on Indian
and Persian traditional repertoire. 8 pm, Lisner Auditorium. Tickets $40$25;
GW students $15. For more information call 994-6800 or visit www.gwu.edu/~lisner.
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