Newsletter for November 13 to November 19, 2020 Newsletter for November 13 to November 19, 2020


Pottery on the Hill

The Hill Center's annual Pottery on the Hill Show & Sale returns with 45 potters. A virtual, free event begins Friday, November 13 at 5:00 pm at this link. Each potter's online store has a sales platform to process sales. Both professional and emerging potters' stores features a wide array of work, ranging from platters, vases, serving bowls and dinnerware to unique ceramics great for wedding and holiday gifts. The event continues through Sunday, November 15.


Friday, November 13
Event -- Shakespeare Lightning Round: Farah Karim-Cooper
Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Exhibit -- Crafted Treasures
Japan Information and Culture Center

Online Tour -- Self Guided Audio Tour
DC by Foot

Exhibit -- Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, November 14
Tour -- Veterans Day Walking Tour
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Online Event -- Fall Floral Centerpieces
U.S. Botanic Garden

Online Exhibit -- Indians at the Post Office
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event -- Food, Photos, and Fun at Uptown Market
Washington Photo Safari

Sunday, November 15
Online Exhibit -- Congress and the World Wars

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Online Event -- Third Anniversary Virtual Gala
Museum of the Bible

Exhibit -- rise up
Dupont Underground

Event -- Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Monday, November 16
Online Event -- Examining Primary Sources with Dr. Peter Carmichael

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Exhibit -- Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art
National Building Museum

Film -- The Tiger
Korean Cultural Center

Online Event -- Secret History of History: The Paper Bullets of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
International Spy Museum

Tuesday, November 17
Exhibit -- Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth

Mansion on O Street

Online Event -- Landmark Lecture: Marietta Minnigerode Andrews: Womanhood and the Arts
Tudor Place

Online Event -- Young Learners Program: Abraham Lincoln and the 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
National Archives

Wednesday, November 18
Online Tour -- Guided Virtual Tour

Ford's Theatre

Online Event -- Stephanie Burt & Taylor Johnson: To Enter The World
Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Event -- PIQSIQ: Inuit Style Throat Singing
Library of Congress

Online Exhibit -- Uniting US: Veterans Art Show
Hill Center DC

Thursday, November 19

Online Event -- Kolam Workshop Series with Shanti Chandrasekar
Gandhi Memorial Center

Online Exhibit -- The Impossible Dream
Zenith Gallery

Online Event -- Portait of an Agency: Secretarial Portaits
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum


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Vera Danchenko-Stern founded the Russian Chamber Art Society (RCAS) in 2009 to share rarely performed Russian romances (art songs) that receive little of the recognition that Russian operas obtain. This autumn, RCAS will host intimate, monthly, musical programs, Tea Time with Vera, on Sunday afternoons. Streamed via the Zoom platform, viewers will enjoy a memorable musical performance as well as pre- and post-performance conversation with insight into the pieces. Join Vera and her friends for tea this Sunday, November 15 at 3 pm.

Jurassic Quest

Experience a dino-mite, drive-thru exhibit of more than 70 life-size dinosaurs at Lot 5 at RFK Stadium. Listen to an audio guide and drive around an array of life-like animatronic dinosaurs. The exhibit includes a T. Rex, Spinosaurus and a Triceratops among others. Suitable for all ages, Jurassic Quest is in town Wednesdays through Sundays, until November 22. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin will provide an online concert under the banner of the Front Row Series of Chamber Music at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Born in Taiwan, Lin pursued his musical dreams in earnest at the age of 12 when he studied in Australia and then moved to the United States at age 15 to study at Julliard in New York City with Itzhak Perlman's teacher, Dorothy DeLay. He launched his concert career at age 20 with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Mr. Lin's free, streaming concert is available from Sunday, November 15 through Friday, November 20 and will include pieces composed by Lukas Foss, Antonin Dvorak, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis and Social Justice

"The House of Truth" was a meeting place and political salon for young progressives and liberals from 1912 to 1919 that influenced its core members through the start of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. Located near Dupont Circle at 1727 19th Street, NW, the core group included future Supreme Court Associate Justices Louis D. Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter, journalist Walter Lippman, future Secretary of War Henry Stimson, and Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borghum among others. Join the online discussion on Wednesday, November 18 at 3 pm to learn how the "House of Truth" regulars fought for Brandeis's Supreme Court confirmation in 1916. Brad Snyder, Constitutional Law Professor at Georgetown University and author of The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism, and Jennifer M. Lowe, Director of Programs and Strategic Planning, Supreme Court Historical Society, lead the discussion. The Capital Jewish Museum and the Supreme Court Historical Society present the program.

Honesty and Courage in a Time of Polarization

When suspicion and distrust seem rife, join scholars Robert P. George and Cornel West in a discussion on the values of honesty and courage. Hear George and West review how faith and reason help us rise above polarization. Howard University Professor Cheryl Sanders and President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy Mark Tooley are the panelists for this conversation. A Q&A will follow the panel session. This event takes place on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm, at Museum of the Bible and virtually online through Zoom.

November 21
Herbarium Demo: Plant Impressions

U.S. Botanic Garden

November 27 to December 5
Tenley WinterFest

Tenleytown Main Street

December 1-3
AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

December 5
Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


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