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Lessons in Secret Diplomacy: Approaching Cuba Through Back Channels
Authors William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh explore the decades of secret back-door diplomacy that preceded the most recent official steps in changing the chilly and suspicious relationship between the United States and Cuba.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Sake: Japanese Culture in a Cup
“Sake Samurai” Timothy Sullivan leads a tasty introduction to the world of premium sake, a libation the Japanese call the drink of the gods.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Percy Fawcett: In Search of El Dorado
In 1925 British explorer Percy Fawcett launched his final—and fatal—expedition into the depths of the Amazon to find a legendary city of gold. Writer David Grann tells the tale of that doomed adventure, and of his own journey along the explorer’s path. Part of the Uncharted Territory: Great Expeditions and the Trailblazers Who Led Them series.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:45 PM
The Joys of Traveling Alone: How to Boldly Go Solo
For many vacationers, the road less traveled (and more enjoyed) is one that’s navigated alone. Travel writer Ellen Perlman extols the fun and freedom of planning an itinerary for one.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Masterworks of Four Centuries 2015-2016 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30 PM