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Mar
20
Wed
The Migrant Sooty Falcons in Oman @ Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The global population of Sooty Falcons is declining. One tenth of the total population of these migratory birds nest and brood amidst the island cliffs of the Sultanate of Oman. This documentary film follows these majestic flyers as they migrate across spectacular panorama views of Oman’s al-Hajar mountains andRub al-Khali desert. The intrepid birds continue to fly south along the African coast to Madagascar where they winter. It is a journey the Omani-appointed research team also endured as they raced to film and study this elusive falcon in order to learn ways to protect and preserve this special population of Sooty Falcons in Oman.

LOCATION
1100 16th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20036

DATE AND TIME
03/20/19 6:00pm – 03/20/19 7:00pm

Free popcorn.

RSVP HERE

Film and Talk – The Green Lie @ Austrian Cultural Forum
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The ACF Washington is excited to partner with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and present the Austrian documentary The Green Lie by filmmaker Werner Boote at this year’s festival, which will take place from March 14 to 24, 2019. The ACF Washington will present the film, followed by a panel discussion, on March 20, 2019.

“They tell me I can save the world… the orang-utans, the dolphins, the oceans, the rain forest, and even humankind – all I have to do is buy sustainable and fair products. But that’s a lie.” – Werner Boote, Director, The Green Lie

The documentary The Green Lie searches for the truth behind the omnipresent buzz word “sustainability”, looking critically at the business of and with “organic” food, so-called “green products”, and how this label is utilized by some big cooperation for their own profit. The film addresses questions like the profiteering with “organic” products, food security and globalization, which will be further discussed by award-winning filmmaker Werner Boote, the Austrian organic food pioneer in Washington, DC, Nora Pouillon, and food and water program director for Food & Water Watch, Patty Lovera. The discussion will be moderated by Julian Lampietti, Manager for Global Agriculture at the World Bank.

The debate will be followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception.

The Second City – It’s Not You, It’s Me @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
Mar
21
Thu
Spring Fling: Dinner & Auction @ Washington Hilton
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to the Spring Fling for an all-you-can-eat dinner, including New York strip steak, pasta bar, salad, and dessert.  There will also be a silent auction with gifts from Dupont Circle restaurants, services, and shops to make for lively bidding.  And live jazz all night!

The Spring Fling will be Thursday, March 21 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Ballroom of the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  Tickets are $20 in advance; $30 at the door.
http://www.springflingdupont.org/

The Second City – It’s Not You, It’s Me @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
Mar
22
Fri
VeVe & tha Rebels @ Dupont Underground
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Dupont Underground present an evening of music and shopping, featuring some of Southeast D.C.’s finest performers, artists, and small businesses. VeVe & tha Rebels, fresh off their Kennedy Center debut, headline the evening with an eclectic and intimate set of Afro-folk music that interprets the contemporary African-American experience in Washington, D.C.

 VeVe & tha Rebels is a Washington, D.C.-based Afro-folk band that uniquely “blends traditional folk with elements of Afro-beat, R&B and hip hop—crafting a sound that pays homage to roots rock but feels decidedly fresh and original” (The Deli). Led  by singer-songwriter VeVe Marley, the band recently recorded songs that address issues of love, community, race, criminal justice, and much more. They have performed regularly throughout the DMV area, with recent appearances at the Library of Congress, Anacostia River Festival, and Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During the 2018/19 season VeVe & tha Rebels appears at venues such as Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, The LINE DC, and Dupont Underground, as part of their Mars Urban Arts Initiative residency with Washington Performing Arts.

The Second City – It’s Not You, It’s Me @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm
Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
Mar
23
Sat
Women’s History Celebration @ DAR Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the DAR Museum! Join us to recognize powerful American women who left their mark on history. Come learn about your favorite heroines and discover some new faces as well. Activities, crafts, games, and more with FREE admission!

The Second City – It’s Not You, It’s Me @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
The Second City – It’s Not You, It’s Me @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 23 @ 10:00 pm
Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
Mar
24
Sun
Sitkovetsky Trio with Sean Lee, violin @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm
The Sitkovetsky Trio and violinist Sean Lee make their Barns debut in a program that traces the journey of chamber music and classical composition from the salon to Hollywood. Featuring music by R. Strauss, Kreisler, and Korngold.
Mar
25
Mon
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
Legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, Graham Nash is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Award winner, New York Times bestselling author, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). With many Billboard-charting songs like “Teach Your Children” and “Chicago,” catch your favorite Nash tunes and stories from his illustrious career.
Mar
27
Wed
Early Music Seminar: Tastes of the Mediterranean @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Led by Robert Eisenstein, this lively seminar offers a sneak peek at the upcoming concert Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy. Wine reception included.

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
Legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, Graham Nash is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Award winner, New York Times bestselling author, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). With many Billboard-charting songs like “Teach Your Children” and “Chicago,” catch your favorite Nash tunes and stories from his illustrious career.
Red Cow @ Avalon Theatre
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their religious community in Jerusalem. Benny becomes increasingly critical of her father’s religious, utopian nationalism. Avigayil Koevary powerfully portrays the defiance and desire of a young woman in Tsivia Barkai Yacov’s debut feature film.

Mar
28
Thu
Cub Corner @ College Park Aviation Museum
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Come to the Cub Corner story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five years old, enjoy a flight themed story and hands-on craft activity. To schedule a group larger than 10, please call the museum to make a private group reservation.

http://collegeparkaviationmuseum.com/calendar.aspx?EID=4267

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, Graham Nash is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Award winner, New York Times bestselling author, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). With many Billboard-charting songs like “Teach Your Children” and “Chicago,” catch your favorite Nash tunes and stories from his illustrious career.
Mar
29
Fri
Mountain Man @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Harmony-drenched” folk trio featuring Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath with Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Pitchfork)

Mar
30
Sat
Talk and Pop-Up Exhibition: Tastes of the Mediterranean @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Mar 30 @ 2:28 am – 3:28 am

Join Before ‘Farm to Table’ Digital Research Fellow Elisa Tersigni in exploring rare materials related to the Folger Consort’s Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy. Enhance your Consort experience with this pre-show pop-up event and get a behind-the-scenes look at items from the Folger vault.

This program is in association with the Folger exhibition and the institution-wide project Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.

Join us for the evening’s performance of Tastes of the Mediterranean following the pop-up. Purchase tickets online or call the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077.

Apr
1
Mon
Zeitgeist Literature Festival @ La Pop Cultural Salon
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From the housing projects of Berlin, to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, with foray through the streets of Bucharest, the 2019 edition of the annual Zeitgeist Literature Festival brings you the best in contemporary German-language literature. Please join the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland in welcoming three leading German-language novelists to the nation’s capital – where they will present their latest work in a reading and conversation with three prominent local writers.

This year’s overarching theme, “The New Nostalgia,“ highlights compelling new works by Stefanie de Velasco from Germany (Tigermilch / Tiger Milk), Daniela Emminger from Austria (Kafka mit Flügeln / Kafka with Wings), and Dana Grigorcea from Switzerland (Das primäre Gefühl der Schuldlosigkeit /An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence) that explore self-discovery, memory, multicultural identity and friendship, and the relationships between past and present. The writers will be joined on stage by prominent Washington, D.C. authors E. Ethelbert Miller, Melissa Scholes Young, and Josh Weiner for discussion and reading (in English).

Doors open at 5:30 at LaPop Cultural Salon in Adams Morgan, D.C. Guests are invited to enjoy beverage and food offerings (cash bar) at this unique underground space before the event, and will also have the opportunity to engage with the writers both before and after the reading. A reception will take place afterwards. The English-language conversation will be moderated by poet and translator Suzanne Zweizig.

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