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Fifty Years of Excellence
The Legacy of Andrea Palladio

Orchids 101
LECTURE ONLY: Smithsonian Gardens staff introduce orchid novices to the beautiful species and its history, and provide guidance in choosing the right orchid and keeping it healthy and happy. An optional hands-on workshop portion lets you dig deeper.  
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM
An Evening with Sir Andras Schiff
In a program co-presented with Washington Performing Arts, pianist and conductor Sir Andras Schiff discusses his new project, The Last Sonatas, and performs selections from the final sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Tim Gunn: How To Navigate Your Personal Runway
The beloved fashion guru from Project Runway (and D.C. native), talks about his career, what he’s learned about mentorship, and holding your own in a tough business—and in life.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:45 PM
A Frank View of Life in Politics and the Real World: Barney Frank Speaks His Mind
The former legislator shares his unvarnished thoughts on Congress, the closed-door workings of the Hill, and how private and public life intersected in his political career. 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:45 PM
The Birth of the Banjo
In a lively musical presentation, period banjo specialist George Wunderlich traces the instrument’s roots in West Africa and the Caribbean, its introduction in America, and its flowering in the 19th century as the instrument crossed from black to white hands and from fields to stages.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:45 PM