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Question of the Day
Exhibit: “The Great American Hall of Wonders”
Whether the 19th century was America’s greatest 100-year period really comes down to one question: Is the light bulb a more important invention than Facebook? The answer, of course, is yes. During the 19th century it seemed every man, woman, and child was a tinkerer, explorer or entrepreneur, destined for greatness, or the TB ward (community college was not yet an option). That century, Dr. Richard J. Gatling invented the Gatling Gun (1861), Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb (1879), and Charles Willson Peale oversaw the exhumation of a mastodon, which he also painted (1806-1808). The American Hall of Wonders digs into the “belief that the people of the United States shared a special genius for innovation” with paintings, photographs and inventions from the 19th century. Behold what our predecessors did before the Internet, air conditioning and 24-hour television programming.
To Jan. 8 at the Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Concert: “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music”
The “Sesame Street” brand isn’t what it was, not since Katy Perry showed up underdressed and people began speculating about Bert and Ernie’s living arrangement. But at the end of the day, these are adult concerns. Kids still love “Sesame Street.” Do they love it enough to sit through a live-action performance at the Patriot Center featuring the entire “Sesame Street” cast? Perhaps the better question to ask is, Dear Parent, Do you love your kids enough to sit through the same?
Dec. 16-18 at George Mason University’s Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Va.
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