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Washington: City of Writers

Literary history—and that of the nation’s capital—is written in the words of Walt Whitman, Henry Adams, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and many other authors who called the city home. Writer and local historian Kim Roberts offers a lively cultural overview of D.C. through a literary lens.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 Saturday Concert Series

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by Reinbert de Leeuw.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Concert: 7:30 p.m. (no pre-concert lecture)
Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your landscape and still-life paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges.

Monday, November 19 and 26, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features Yasmine Belkaid, Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.