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Military Aviation Past and Present
Inside the World of Scrabble: In Quest of the
Fifty Years of Excellence
Making Math a Piece of Cake: Eugenia Cheng on Cooking Up a Cutting-Edge Theory

Civil War Portraits: The Women of Fredericksburg
All-Day Tour
Textile historian Dixie Rettig leads a visit to Fredericksburg that provides a highly personal look at the everyday experiences of the women who resolutely survived three Union occupations, cared for the wounded, and helped rebuild the town after the South’s defeat.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM
A Civil Evening with Steven Petrow
Navigating with civility (and common sense) in our rapidly changing social and digital lives can be bewildering. The Washington Post and USA Today columnist and author of five books on modern etiquette is ready to politely take on your manners quandaries.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: The Big-Band Pioneers
The SJMO’s big band pays tribute to the orchestra leaders, musicians, and composers who created the style that set America and the world swinging the 1930s and 40s.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Inside the World of Scrabble: In Quest of the “X” Factor
John D. Williams, former executive director of the National Scrabble Association, knows the score (and all the right words) when it comes describing the colorful, fascinating, and often downright odd subculture of the competitive Scrabble scene.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Emerson String Quartet 2015-2016 Concert Series
The Emerson String Quartet returns for its 36th year at the Smithsonian with a five-concert series that displays the range and unparalleled musicianship of an ensemble that has been hailed as “the one indispensable quartet” by Newsweek.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM