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The Riddle of Umami: In Search of the Fifth Taste
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Wall Writers: Graffiti’s Genesis
It took only about 5 years for the spray-painted art that exploded onto city walls in the late 1960s to move into galleries. Director Roger Gastman explores graffiti’s cultural invasion of the mainstream—and the art world—in a new documentary narrated by John Waters.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Six More Italian Regions Worth Discovering
Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Tuscany.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:45 PM
A Millennium of Global Change: Cultures and Civilizations 500 to 1450 A.D.
4-Session Afternoon Course
Follow the paths of great travelers and great conquerors like Marco Polo and Genghis Khan as Peter N. Stearns of George Mason University examines a vital and complex period that offers insights into a pivotal millennium for the growth of civilizations.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Smithsonian Rock ’n’ Roll Chorus
8 Weekly Rehearsals Plus Performance
Is soundtrack to your life filled with the music of the Beatles, Beach Boys, and other classic rock groups? Bring those songs alive again as Paul Edson leads this ensemble. 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Sing Out! The Smithsonian Chorale
9 Weekly Rehearsals Plus Performance
Spend Thursdays in song and in good company as singers meet for weekly rehearsals under the direction of conductor Paul Edson. The sessions culminate in a concert performance.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:30 AM