This Week in the DMV – 6/1/15

Gallery Talk: Daisy Makeig-Jones

June 3rd, 12pm – 12:30pm at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  This week, Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon discusses ceramics in the special exhibition, Casting a Spell: Ceramics by Daisy Makeig-Jones.

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

June 1st, 12pm – 1pm at the William McGowan Theater.  Authors William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh will discuss this timely topic and their book Back Channel to Cuba, which chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation from the Kennedy administration to Barack Obama.

Concert: Yaritza Veliz

June 3rd, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  Yaritza Veliz, a native of Coquimbo, Chile, won first prize-among 47 contestants from all regions of Chile-at the Women to Listen To Lyrical Singing Contest, held in Santiago, Chile, organized by the Chile Committee of NMWA in conjunction with Universidad Mayor.

Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, DC

June 3rd, 12pm – 1pm at the William McGowan Theater.  Author and beer scholar Garrett Peck taps this high-gravity history while introducing readers to the bold new brewers leading the capital’s recent craft beer revival. A book signing will follow the program.

Hands-on Adult Workshop: Digital Photos

June 3rd, 5pm – 7:30pm at the Boeing Learning Center.  Are your digital photos a mess on your computer? Do you need practical tips to organize and preserve these treasures? Through fun hands-on activities,Leslie Johnston, NARA’s Director of Digital Preservation, will help you ways to organize your digital collections and will provide practical steps for preserving them.

Covenant House Washington’s 20th Anniversary Gala

June 4th, 6pm – 10pm at the Howard Theatre.  Covenant House Washington (CHW) is celebrating 20 years of transforming the lives of homeless and disconnected youth across the Greater Washington Region. As part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration, CHW will host its 4th annual Night of Stars Gala on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.

Cabaret – Pride Night

June 5th, 8pm – 10:30pm at MAX.  American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Berlin searching for inspiration. He finds it in English club performer Sally Bowles and they begin a torrid affair. However, outside their door, the nazis’ impending rise to power heralds a brutal end to their decadent way of life.

Korean Film Festival: “Haemoo”

June 5th, 7pm – 12-am at Freer and Sackler Galleries.  When a tragic accident occurs, the crew of a fishing boat must decide how much the lives of their cargo-30 illegal Chinese immigrants-are worth.

Free Community Day: June

June 7th, 12pm – 5pm at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day at NMWA, with free admission to the public. Take this opportunity to explore current exhibitions as well as the museum’s collection.

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