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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
Breakfast at the Zoo: 50 Animals for 50 Years
For Smithsonian Associates members at the Resident Promoter ($100) level or below and Smithsonian staff: Embark on a scavenger safari to spot 50 different animals (one for each of the Smithsonian Associates’ 50 years) 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 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM
An Evening with Bud Selig, Baseball Commissioner Emeritus
After 22 years at the helm of America’s pastime, Bud Selig has plenty of great stories to tell about baseball’s boom years—and a few about the challenges he and the sport faced. He joins a panel of sports media pros including USA Today’s Christine Brennan, Washington Post's Barry Svrluga, and attorney/sportscaster Phil Hochberg for an evening sure to hit a home run with fans.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Lyn Paolo on Designing Scandal: Costume Design for Capitol Intrigue
Emmy Award-winning designer Lyn Paolo is the genius behind the hit series that generates as much buzz for Kerry Washington’s wardrobe as its twists-and-turns depiction of the DC political scene. She talks to the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan about designing Washington fashions that any Hill power broker would gladly plot to wear.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?
A masterwork by Mussorgsky gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM