- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2008

American Enterprise Institute

Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, 1150 17th St. NW. 202/862-5800, www.aei.org

• “Anti-Semitism and the War on Terror.” The relationship between anti-Semitism and threats to the West. Matthias Kuntzel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Michael Novak, AEI; Michael A. Ledeen, AEI. 2-3:30 p.m. March 19. Free. Register online at www.aei.org/event1685.

Arthur Miller Festival

Arena Stage and Theater J’s tribute to a giant of American dramatic literature. Anchoring the festival are three of Miller’s plays: “The Price” at Theater J and Arena’s repertory performances of “Death of a Salesman” and “A View from the Bridge” (see Theater listings). Rounding it out are film screenings, discussions and readings listed here. Various venues. Through May 19. Free unless otherwise noted. www.arenastage.org, www.theaterj.org

• Theater J post-matinee discussion: “ ’The Price’ in the Pantheon: Arthur Miller and August Wilson — Comparing Their Greatest Works.” In a link to the Kennedy Center’s month-long August Wilson festival, a look at the legacies of the two American theater legends. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. Following 3 p.m. performance of “The Price.” March 16.

• Tuesday readings at Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW, unless otherwise noted. All at 7:30 p.m., all pay-what-you-can: “The American Clock,” March 18; “The Crucible,” March 25; “The Creation of the World” (at The Theatre Lab, 733 Eighth St. NW), April 1; “Playing for Time,” April 8.

• Theater J post-matinee discussion: “America’s Aging Crisis: Elder Care Abuse and the Politics of Neglect.” A discussion of care of the elderly that picks up on themes in “The Price.” Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. Following 3 p.m. performance of “The Price.” March 23.

• Theater J post-matinee discussion: “Judging an Artist’s Work in the Wake of Stunning Revelations: Arthur, Woody, Pablo, Truman and Others.” A discussion with Artistic Director Ari Roth on whether and how opinions of artists’ works are altered by revelations about their personal lives. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. Following 3 p.m. performance of “The Price.” March 30.

• Arena salon: Conversation on Miller with Arena’s Artistic Director Molly Smith, “A View from the Bridge” director Daniel Aukin, “Death of a Salesman” director Timothy Bond and the audience. Arena Stage Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 7 p.m. March 31. $3 for the general public, free to Arena Stage subscribers and donors. Reservations through Arena Stage Sales Office, 202/488-3300.

• Theater J post-matinee discussion: “Siblings and the Aging Parent.” More on family relationships as reflected in “The Price.” With Dr. David Scharff of the Washington Psychoanalytic Society. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. Following 3 p.m. performance of “The Price.” April 6.

• Theater J post-matinee discussion: “5x5: Playwrights Responding to the Work of Arthur Miller.” Five original, newly written five-minute plays reflecting on “The Price.” Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. Following 3 p.m. performance of “The Price.” April 13.

• Arena film: “Miller, Kazan and the Black List: None Without Sin.” This 2003 PBS documentary chronicles Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan’s experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee and discusses the emergence of “Death of a Salesman” and “A View from the Bridge.” AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. 7 p.m. May 5. Reservations through Arena Stage sales office, 202/488-3300.

• Arena panel: “The Political Impact of Arthur Miller on 21st Century American Theater.” Playwright Emily Mann, artistic director of the McCarter Theatre; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Henry Hwang; Ari Roth, playwright and artistic director of Theater J. Arena Stage Senior Dramaturg Mark Bly, moderator. Gonda Theatre, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 7 p.m. May 12. Reservations through 202/687-ARTS or performingarts.georgetown.edu.

• Arena reading: Selected Arthur Miller Prose Works. Readings from Miller’s autobiography, essays, letters and books examine the playwright’s art, his politics and his personal life. Directed by Georgetown University Theater Program Director Derek Goldman. Georgetown University Performing Arts Center, 37th and O streets NW. 7 p.m. May 19. Reservations through 202/687-ARTS or performingarts.georgetown.edu.

Catholic University

Spring Architecture Lecture Series: “An Exploration of Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage,” exploring Irish design in the city of Dublin, in County Mayo and in the United States. All events at Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center for Architectural Studies, 620 Michigan Ave. NE unless otherwise noted. All at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Through April 14. 202/319-5188, architecture.cua.edu

• Symposium: “James Hoban, Architect of the White House.” Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Irish-born architect. Scholars, authors, historians. Decatur House Museum, 1610 H St. NW. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 13. Register through www.whitehousehistory.org/hoban.

• For companion exhibition on Hoban at the White House Visitor Center March 13-Nov. 2, see Tours listings.

• “Tir Saile and the Spirit of Place: Emerging Land Sculpture and Architecture in the Landscapes of Mayo.” Travis Price, adjunct professor, architecture; and Peter Hynes, architect, Mayo County Council, Ireland. March 31.

• “Ruthless Optimism.” Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles. April 14.

Environmental Film Festival

The 16th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Forty-six venues — movie houses, libraries, embassies, museums and universities. Some 115 documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children’s films from 30 countries; 55 films with Washington, U.S. or world premieres. More than 110 filmmakers talk about their work. Through March 22. For complete schedule, see www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Folger Shakespeare Library

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

• PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: An Irish American Evening: Alice McDermott, Frank McCourt, introduced by Richard McCann. 8 p.m. March 14. $15.

• Lectures: “Macbeth” post-show discussion. Informal discussion with the cast and crew of “Macbeth.” Elizabethan Theatre. March 20, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance. Free.

• Poetry conversation: The Natural World: Galway Kinnell and Mark Doty. Moderated by poet Grace Cavalieri. 7:30 p.m. March 24. $12.

• Lecture and discussion: From the Stage: “Macbeth” Psychoanalytic Discussion. Samuel T. Goldberg, MD, of the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. March 29 immediately following the 2 p.m. performance. Free with ticket to performance.

• Words on Will: Shakespeare + Manga. Writer/adapter Adam Sexton and the manga artists behind four new editions of “Macbeth,” “Hamlet,” “Julius Caesar” and “Romeo and Juliet,” discuss their work. 7:30 p.m. March 31. $12.

Goethe-Institut of Washington

812 Seventh St. NW. 202/289-1200, www.goethe.de/washington

• Film Series: “Michael Haneke: A Cinema of Provocation.” In German with English subtitles. All films 6:30 p.m. $4.75-$6.75 through the Web site: “Who Was Edgar Allan?” (1984), March 13; “Three Paths to the Lake” (1976), March 17.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

801 K St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Kiplinger Research Library 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Women’s History Month programs. All at 801 K St. unless otherwise noted. All events free but registration encouraged through 202/383-1850 or [email protected] 202/383-1850, www.historydc.org

• Film: “Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice.” Screening of the 2005 American Masters documentary profile of the a cappella group. 2 p.m. March 15.

• Film: “A Litany for Survival: The life and work of Audre Lorde.” Screening of Ada Gay Griffin’s 1995 documentary on the teacher, cancer survivor and activist/poet. With co-director Michelle Parkerson and moderator Shellee M. Haynesworth. 4 p.m. March 22.

• Panel Discussion: “John Wilson: The People”s Choice.” Friends, former colleagues and citizens share stories and memories of the former chairman of the D.C. City Council. Room 120, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 6 p.m. March 26. Photo ID required; enter on D Street.

International Spy Museum

800 F St. NW. Unless otherwise noted, advance registration required; tickets do not include admission to the museum. Tickets through Ticketmaster at 800/551-SEAT, online at ticketmaster.com, in person at the museum or through 202/393-7798. www.spymuseum.org.

• “The Bomber Behind the Veil: Muslim Women and Violent Jihad.” Farhana Ali, an international policy analyst with the Rand Corp., discusses Muslim female fighters, their place in Islamic history and their psychological profile. 6:30 p.m. March 20. $20.

The Library of Congress

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

• Two-day symposium: “Art, Culture, and Government: The New Deal at 75.” The American Folklife Center is the lead sponsor of this look back at the massive recovery program. Jefferson and Madison buildings, March 13 and 14. Free and open to the public, but registration required. For a detailed schedule of events and to register, see www.loc.gov/folklife. 202/707-1744. See also companion events at the National Archives.

• Poetry at Noon series: “Fathers and Daughters.” Readings by Jody Bolz, Dan Logan and Preston Pulliam. Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Noon March 18. Free; no tickets required.

• Lecture: “How to Look at Ad Reinhardt’s World War II Cartoons in America.” Swann Foundation Fellow Prudence Peiffer explores the cartoon collages of Adolf Hitler made during World War II by American abstract expressionist painter Ad Reinhardt. Dining Room A, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Noon March 18. Free; no tickets or reservations required. 202/707-9115.

• Poetry at Noon series: “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” Open-mike event featuring poetry readings by anyone who can show a published poem (not his or her own) at the door to the theater. Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Noon April 17. Free; no tickets required.

• Poetry at Noon series: “Shakespeare’s Birthday.” Professional actors read sonnets or passages from the Bard’s work, followed by audience members reading brief excerpts from Shakespeare. Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Noon April 22. Free; no tickets required.

Mexican Music Festival

“Two Faces of Mexican Music: Chavez and Revueltas Revisited.” Various venues. Exploring today’s changing evaluations of two giants of Mexican music, Carlos Chavez (1899-1978) and Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940). Through March 16. For information see the Mexican Cultural Institute at portal.sre.gob.mx/imw

• All-day symposium on Chavez and Revueltas. The case for each presented by specialists from the Library of Congress, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Mexican Ministry of Culture, universities and museums. Includes tour of the Library’s exhibit “The Early Americas.” Library of Congress, Room LJ 119, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 15. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. 202/707-4604, 202/707-5664, www.loc.gov

• Films: Two films with music by Revueltas: “Redes” (1935), “Vamonos con Pancho Villa!” (1936). Introduction by Margaret Parsons, National Gallery of Art; commentary by Angel Gil-Ordonez, Joseph Horowitz, Roberto Kolb, and James Krippner. National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 4 p.m. March 16. Free; first come, first seated. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. 202/737-4215, www.nga.gov

• Musical performances: See the Library of Congress in Classical Music listings.

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue and Fourth Street SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza. 202/633-1000, www.nasm.si.edu. Imax theater schedule: 877/932-4629.

• “Space Shuttle Commander: Pam Melroy.” Ask an Expert series with Valerie Neal for Women’s Heritage Month. Gallery 100. Noon-12:15 p.m. March 19. Free.

National Archives and Records Administration

William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 15-Labor Day; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. day after Labor Day-March 14. Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission free. 202/357-5000, www.archives.gov/calendar

• New Deal panel: “Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932.” Archivist Allen Weinstein moderates a panel featuring Senate historian Donald Ritchie; Jonathan Alter, editor of Newsweek; and Allida Black, director and editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt papers. 7 p.m. March 13. Free. See also companion events on the New Deal at the Library of Congress.

• New Deal film screenings: “For a Better America: the New Deal on Film.” Day-long festival of rare period films produced by New Deal agencies. Thirteen films designed to raise Americans’ hopes — including Pare Lorentz’ “The Plow that Broke the Plains” (1936) and “The River” (1937), both with music by Virgil Thomson; “The City” (1939), with music by Aaron Copland; Robert Flaherty’s “The Land” (1942); and “The Columbia” (released in 1949), with songs by Woody Guthrie. Screenings at 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. March 15. Free. See also companion events on the New Deal at the Library of Congress.

National Gallery of Art

East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Events free. First come, first seated. 202/737-4215, www.nga.gov

• “Images of Friendship from Renaissance Florence.” Dale Kent, University of California, Riverside. 2 p.m. March 16.

National Geographic Society

Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. 202/857-7588, www.nationalgeographic.com

• “A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel.” National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt talks about her 30-year career, the current exhibit of her work, and her new book. 7:30 p.m. March 31. $9-$18.

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. All events in Rasmuson Theater unless otherwise noted. 202/633-1000, www.nmai.si.edu

• Community Discussion: Native Women in Documentary Filmmaking. With Velma Craig (Navajo), Yolanda Cruz (Chatin), Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in), and Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki). Resource Center, Third level. 3:30 p.m. March 15. Free.

• Vine Deloria Jr. Native Writers Series: Buffy Sainte-Marie. Reading, discussion and CD signing with the Cree musician, songwriter and visual artist. In celebration of Women’s History Month. Noon and 6:30 p.m. March 19. Free.

Donald W. Reynolds Center

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery’s American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series. Each of four well-known figures in American contemporary culture deconstructs a single image to illustrate how works of art reveal American identity. Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 4:30 p.m. Saturdays; doors 4 p.m. Free. First-come first-served tickets 3:30 p.m. at G Street lobby information desk; limit two tickets per person. 202/633-1000, americanart.si.edu/reynolds_center

• Musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson on Andy Warhol’s “Little Electric Chair.” March 15.

• Historian Garry Wills on Thomas Eakins’s painting “William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River.” April 26.

• Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith on Ruth Orkin’s photograph “Member of the Wedding, Opening Night, Ethel Waters, Carson McCullers, and Julie Harris, New York City, 1950.” May 10.

Signature Theatre

Kander & Ebb Celebration: Signature’s four-month salute to the Broadway songwriting partners John Kander and Fred Ebb. All events at 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703/820-9771, www.sig-online.org

• Film: “Kander & Ebb at the Movies.” Screenings of “New York, New York” March 31, “Funny Lady” April 14, “Cabaret” June 2, and “Chicago” June 16. Max Theatre, all at 7:30 p.m. Free.

• Conversation: “One on One with John Kander,” the songwriter’s talk with Signature’s artistic director, Eric Schaeffer. 7 p.m. May 12. $50. Seating limited.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

600 I St. NW. 202/408-3100, www.sixthandi.org

• Discussion: Hollywood writer and producer Gary David Goldberg reflects on fame, fortune and roots. 7 p.m. March 13. $6. Advance tickets through 202/408-3100.

Washington DC Jewish Community Center

1529 16th St. NW. 202/518-9400, washingtondcjcc.org

• Nextbook Series: Poet and translator Peter Cole on the theme of his book, “The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950-1492.” 7:30 p.m. March 25. $6, $8. Information at 202/ 777-3251; tickets www.nextbook.org

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