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Join us in a new innovative series that will look behind headlines and amplify sound bites. The newsworthy topic is the Future of Putin’s Russia and featured speaker is Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:45 P.M.
The World's Greatest Opera Houses: The Vienna State Opera

Opera expert Fred Plotkin takes you behind the curtains at the fabled houses of Milan, Vienna, London, Paris, Barcelona, and New York, evoking the glamour and fascination that surround them, the cities that built them, and the legendary artists who performed on their stages. This is session two of a six-session course.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:45 P.M.
B.J. Novak: One More Thing (and More)

You may know him as Ryan from the The Office, but there’s more to B.J. Novak than you might expect. Hear Novak discuss his path after Harvard and his experiences in the entertainment industry. The program includes a book signing.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
African American Lives in the American Revolution

How did African American people in the Revolutionary era pursue happiness? Historian Richard Bell examines a familiar period from the less-familiar perspective of its enslaved peoples and free persons of color.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:00 A.M.
Creating the Visual World of Game of Thrones

Production designer Deborah Riley is responsible for creating the stunning settings against which HBO’s saga of power, family, revenge and romance plays out. Learn how she and a small army of craftsmen give the series its distinctive visual style.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:45 P.M.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: Chasin' the Trane

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s (SJMO) artists bring the legacy of jazz to life, spotlighting the sounds of the greatest composers and performers of the past and present. Sax legend John Coltrane gets a salute in a program that surveys his work as a musician and composer during his years with Miles Davis in the late 1950s.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.