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Colin Powell: On Life and Leadership

Gen. Colin Powell is one of America’s most respected and admired public figures. He shares his thoughts on reaching goals and realizing dreams during a life spent in service to his country.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
The Smithsonian Encore Chorale, After Hours
15-Session Course Plus Performance

Spend Wednesday evenings in song and in good company. The Encore Chorale, made up of singers 55 and older, begins a new series of 15 weekly rehearsals leading to a performance.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
The Second City: The 55th Anniversary Tour

The legendary comedy troupe leads a hysterical history tour through more than a half-century of satire and improv, Chicago style.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:30 P.M.
Breakfast at the Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh, Baby!

For Resident Promoter members or below; Smithsonian staff; and eligible Friends of the Smithsonian members: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 A.M.
Mozart in Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s personal and musical life was inextricably bound up in the city of Vienna. Musicologist Daniel Freeman traces the creative interplay of artist and place.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.
Thomas Jefferson’s Eloquent Legacy: Letters from Monticello

Thomas Jefferson, an inveterate correspondent, left behind roughly 18,000 letters. J. Jefferson Looney, who served as editor (and sometimes, detective) on an edition of the documents of his final years, reveals the insights into Jefferson’s brilliant mind that these materials offer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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