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Smithsonian Craft2Wear Advance Chance Party

Enjoy the best of Craft2Wear shopping, wine and light buffet, modeling, and more.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:30 P.M.
Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?

A masterwork by Schubert gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:00 P.M.
Stonehenge Yields Its Secrets: An Ambitious Project Probes the Stone Circle’s Mysteries

The Stonehenge Riverside Project led by archaeologist Michael Parker Pearson has produced a wealth of new information about this mysterious stone circle on Salisbury Plain—and overturned previous theories about its creators, origins, and uses.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.
Chris Matthews: When Politics Wasn’t Hardball

The television host recalls how his former boss, House Speaker Tip O’Neill, the ultimate Washington insider, forged an unlikely working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his polar opposite.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
Behind the Science with Joe Palca: Insights from Scientific Innovators

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Eva Emerson and the public's understanding of science. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
John McCain Presents Thirteen Soldiers

Senator John McCain discusses his evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable men and women who fought in conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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