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The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music specialist Robert Wyatt raises the curtain on a lively evening that examines and celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mix of showmanship and superb craft, filled with clips and recordings that cover the full range of his career from his earliest hits to his most recent works.

Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A Rock Creek Park Tour
All-Day Tour

Celebrate the beauty of spring on a daylong guided visit to DC’s beloved urban oasis, Rock Creek Park, with local natural historian Melanie Choukas-Bradley and other experts on the park and its history.

Date
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Are the Cards Collapsing?: A “House of Cards” Season 5 Preview

Stef Woods, who explores the intersection of television, politics, and ethics in a course at American University, finds plenty of juicy material in “House of Cards.” Get ready for the newest season as she examines what might be in the cards for the power-hungry Underwoods.

Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The American Civil War and the World

Far from being a domestic conflict, the Civil War was closely watched by other countries. Paul Quigley, director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, explores international perspectives on the war, ranging from ideological affinities to economic calculations to strategic considerations.

Date
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
An Ancient Philosopher’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism

Alexander Jones of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University shares some the long-held secrets of one of the most intriguing archeological finds ever made: a sophisticated astronomical guide from around 200 B.C.

Date
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.