This Week in the DMV 10/4/15

Author’s Talk: The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

October 6th.  Michael Pillsbury discusses and signs copies of his book, The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower (Henry Holt and Co., 2015). Dr. Pillsbury is a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. For more than forty years, the United States has played a role in helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage. Using interviews and newly declassified national security documents, Dr. Pillsbury reveals the country’s strategy to become a global superpower by 2049, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and the relationship between the United State and China in the modern era. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the lecture. Light refreshments will be served.

Cake Off

Until October 7th.

A hilarious world premiere musical adaptation of Sheri Wilner’s riotous battle-of-the-baking-sexes play starring Sherri L. Edelen.  It’s the 48th Annual Millberry Cake Off. The legendary jackpot: one million dollars for the best homemade sugary delight. After a chilly pre-heating, hardy contestants Paul and Rita don their aprons, strap on their oven mitts and square off. Armed with whisks, bowls, knives and eggs, the two engage in an increasingly ludicrous all-out brawl – and only one can remain standing when the timer dings.

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