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Sip and Sample: Try Your Hand at Three Studio Arts Classes
3-Session Evening Course
Get a taste of three of our most popular studio arts courses—in collage and mixed-media, ikebana, and drawing—for a single night each as you enjoy a glass of wine and stimulate the artist within.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:30 PM
Denmark’s Defiance: Protecting a Nation’s Jews in WWII
When Denmark’s Jewish population faced arrest and deportation in 1943, their fellow citizens provided an extraordinary rebuke to Hitler by smuggling almost all of them out of the country. Ralph Nurnberger of Georgetown University tells the story of this national act of courage.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Haunted: Remembering Edgar Allan Poe
On the 166th anniversary of his death, the original “man in black” gets a literary toast from writer Daniel Stashower and actor Scott Sedar. Raise your glass along with them.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Kevin Costner Draws Us into The Explorer’s Guild: Old-Fashioned Storytelling with a New Twist
Hear Academy-award winning director, producer, and actor Kevin Costner talk about a new role: co-creator of The Explorer’s Guild, a new series of illustrated novels that are a throwback to the golden age of adventure stories.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Axelrod String Quartet 2015-2016 Saturday Concert Series
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of hearing two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series offered on Saturdays.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 7:30 PM
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