Continued From Page 16 Very Rev. Gary Hall, will feature a discussion of “The Circle” by Dave Eggers. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Batenahl House, 3525 Woodley Road NW. firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ The Bishop McCabe Lecture Series will feature a talk by Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone and author of “Super Cells: Building With Biology.” 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Butler Board Room, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. american.edu/cas/ bishopmccabe/speakers.cfm. ■ Hip-hop star Nas and author, radio host and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson will discuss Nas’ career, the impact of his debut album “Illmatic” and the current state of hip-hop. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. guevents.georgetown.edu. Films ■ The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will present the 1939 film “The City” and the 1940 film “Man and Dust.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum will present Nancy Buirski’s film “The Loving Story,” about the Supreme Court’s 1967 ruling on miscegenation laws. A discussion with Ayo HandyKendi of PositivEnergyWorks LLC and Joy Kinard of the National Park Service will follow. 6:30 p.m. Free. African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-667-2667. ■ The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will feature the D.C. premiere of “It’s All True,” about Orson Welles’ ill-fated attempt to make an anthology film about South American life and culture. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-1410. ■ The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will present Charles Guggenheim’s 1969 film “HR 6161: An Act of Congress,” tracing the history of a bill to amend the Clean Air Act from conception to final passage. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., will make introductory remarks, and a discussion with Washington Post senior correspondent Bob Kaiser will follow. 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. Performances ■ As part of the “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,” the National Theatre of China will present the U.S. premiere of “Green Snake,” a contemporary staging of the Chinese myth in which goddesses and mortals find themselves beyond redemption. 7:30 p.m. $29 to $69. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. The performance will repeat Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ■ The Washington Improv Theater will open its Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament, an elimination-style bracketed competition with 73 teams competing for audience favor. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $12 to $14. Source, 1835 14th St. NW.
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Events Entertainment washingtonimprovtheater.com. The competition will continue through April 12. Reading ■ The Split This Rock Poetry Festival will present a reading by Joy Harjo, Dunya Mikhail and Danez Smith. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. splitthisrock.org. Special events ■ The Library of Congress will present “Illustrating the Persian Book: The Happy Marriage of Literacy and Visual Narrative,” featuring a lecture, panel discussion and tour in celebration of the new exhibit “A Thousand Years of the Persian Book.” 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-4518. ■ Covenant Christian Community Pastor Maybelle Bennett and author John Harris III will present “Utopia: The Unknown Journey,” featuring poetry, meditation, open dialogue and music. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Sankofa Video Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. sankofa.com. ■ The Humanities Council of Washington, DC, will host a Humanitini Happy Hour, featuring a panel discussion exploring the unique language styles of Washingtonians. Speakers will include Natalie Schilling and Minnie Annan of the Language and Communication in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area research project conducted by the Georgetown University Linguistics Department. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. The Coupe, 3415 11th St. NW. humanitiniFeb2014.eventbrite.com. ■ Pianist Robert Wyatt, co-editor of “The George Gershwin Reader,” will lead a program on Gershwin’s life and legacy, featuring live performances, rare film footage and archival recordings. 6:45 to 9 p.m. $40 to $47. Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030. Friday,march March 28 28 Friday Benefit ■ The Dupont Circle Village will host its annual silent auction, featuring entertainment by the swing band Some Like It Hot and sale items such as art, photography, decorative apparel and jewelry. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $35 to $45; ticket includes buffet and a glass of wine. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. dupontcirclevillage.org. Concerts ■ The Friday Morning Music Club will present a concert of works by Rebecca Clarke, Lee Hoiby and Amy Beach. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-333-2075. ■ The Friday Music Series will present pianist Edvinas Minkstimas. 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. ■ As part of the Kennedy Center’s “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide” festival, Nomadic Wax will present the Korean hip-hop group Dynamic Duo. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ Harmony and other Georgetown University singing groups will present a spring concert to raise money for One Body Village, an organization combating child sex trafficking. 7:30 p.m. Free. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. ■ As part of the Stanley Yeskel Memori-
Exhibit shows lost Tokyo
“Kiyochika: Master of the Night,” revealing a lost Tokyo through the woodblock prints of Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-
1915), will open Saturday at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and continue through July 27. Located at 1050 Independence Ave. SW, the gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000. ■ Cleveland Park artist Jill Finsen will begin exhibiting her oil paintings Friday at the Baked & Wired coffee shop and bakery. On view through April 15, the works include landscapes and still lifes that fall between abstraction and realism. Located at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, the shop is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 202-333-2500. ■ “Centerfold Artist,” a podcast project-turned-exhibition aimed at spotlighting “the person behind the artist,” will open Saturday with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Project 4. The personal preferences and quirks of 12 artists (one for each month) are highlighted in the multimedia exhibit, which will “Vased Leaves” will be continue through May 3. part of an exhibit of Located at 1353 U St. NW on the third floor, the galJill Finsen’s work. lery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-232-4340. ■ “A Year in Japan,” featuring works on paper, oil paintings of sumo wrestlers and cut paper-and-watercolor matchbox dioramas by New York artist Kate T. Williamson, will open Monday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Inter-American Development Bank Staff Association Art Gallery. The exhibit will continue through April 11. al Concert Series, the Aeolus Quartet (shown) and pianists Malinee Peris and Ieva Jokubaviciute will perform works by Haydn, Theofanidis and Dvorák. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Post Hall, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-994-6245. ■ The S&R Foundation’s third annual Overtures Spring Concert Series will feature Elijah Jamal Balbed on saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. 7:30 p.m. $65. Evermay Estate, 1623 28th St. NW. overtureseries.org. ■ The Embassy Series will present cellist Adrian Daurov and pianist Di Wu performing works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. 7:30 p.m. $150. Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-625-2361. ■ Cabinet and the Brummy Brothers will perform. 9 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures ■ Sean Theriault, associate professor of government at the University of Texas, will discuss his book “The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress.” Noon. Free. Room G-25, Research Center, National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Timothy Heleniak, professor of geography at George Washington University, will discuss “Polar Peoples: Migration and Pop-
Koboyashi Kiyochika’s “Sumida River by Night,” is part of a new exhibit at the Sackler Gallery. Located at 1300 New York Ave. NW, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-623-2217. ■ “Old Jewish Town Within Us,” exploring the history and legends of Jewish Prague as told through the paintings, drawings, prints and textiles of Mark Podwal, will open April 3 with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. The reception will include a lecture on “Recreating the Golem: From the Talmud to Kafka,” and the exhibit will continue through April 16. To RSVP for the reception, send an email by April 1 to email@example.com, putting “Golem” in the subject line. Located at 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW, the embassy is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 202-274-9100. ■ International Visions Gallery recently opened a retrospective for Betty Murchison, who spent her life examining intimate moments and relationships between girls and women. An opening reception will take place April 5 from 2 to 5 p.m., and the show will continue through April 26. Located at 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW, the gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-2345112. ■ “Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection,” featuring 70 paintings and sculptures donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum by artist Roby (19071986), opened recently and will continue through Aug. 17. Located at 9th and G streets NW, the museum is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000.
ulation Change in the Arctic.” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conference Room 219, Old Main Building, George Washington University, 1922 F St. NW. go.gwu.edu/arcticpeople. ■ Master photographer Allen Rokach will discuss “Photographic Secrets of an Orchid and Flower Lover.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $15; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333.
■ Michio Kaku, co-founder of string theory, will discuss his book “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ In conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, American University’s Center for See Events/Page 18
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