- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. NE. 202/544-7077, www.folger.edu

• PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: An Evening With Thomas McGuane. Folger Elizabethan Theatre. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $15.

• The Most Mysterious Clarity: Poetry reading by Kay Ryan. Moderated by National Endowment for the Arts chairman Dana Goia. Folger Elizabethan Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. $12.

• Words on Will: Jennifer Lee Carrell. The novelist and scholar discusses her Shakespeare thriller “Interred With Their Bones,” parts of which are set in the Folger Shakespeare Library. Folger Elizabethan Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $12.

The Library of Congress

202/707-4604, 202/707-5664, www.loc.gov

• Book discussion: “Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor.” Edward S. Miller on his new book’s theme, that U.S. plans to bankrupt Japan in the years before World War II provoked the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Noon Jan. 15. Free; no tickets or reservations required. 202/707-2138.

• Illustrated lecture: “The Book of Psalms.” Author and artist Debra Band discusses the 36 psalms she chose to interpret and illustrate in her new book, “I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms.” African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, second floor, Jefferson building, 10 First St. SE. Noon Jan. 17. Free; no tickets required. 202/ 707-4188.

National Gallery of Art

East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/737-4215, www.nga.gov

• Film: “The Gates.” Premiere of a new HBO documentary, airing Feb. 26, commemorating Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s public art installation of 7,503 fabric-paneled gates in Central Park in 2005. With Christo and Jeanne-Claude in person. 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. 202/842-6799.

National Museum of the American Indian

Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202/633-1000, www.nmai.si.edu

• Reading and book signing: Peter Silver, assistant professor of history at Princeton University, author of “Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America.” 1 p.m. Jan. 5. Free.

• Reading and book signing: Victor Montejo, professor and past chairman of the Native American Studies Department at the University of California, Davis, author of “Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village.” Noon and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Free.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

600 I St. NW. 202/789-0900, www.sixthandi.org

• “American Gangster” Inspiration: Richie Roberts. The detective who hunted down drug dealer Frank Lucas. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. $18, $25 at 202/408-3100 or on the Web site.

• “The Jewish Americans.” Screening of the upcoming PBS series and a conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Free but space limited. Reservations through the Web site.

• “The New Republic’s 2008 Guide to the Candidates.” A celebration of the book’s release and a conversation with New Republic staff. 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Free.

• “The Changing Geopolitics of the Israel-Palestine Peace Process.” David Newman of the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and editor of the International Journal of Geopolitics. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. $6.

• “Europe’s Real Imaginary Spaces: Sauerkraut Cowboys and Klezmer Cafes.” Writer and photographer Ruth Ellen Gruber. 7 p.m. Jan. 29. $6. 202/408-3100.

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