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Ronald Reagan: A Life Well Played

Ronald Wilson Reagan lived a life filled with many extraordinary moments. Born poor in small-town Illinois, he progressed from radio sportscaster to Hollywood actor to California governor, and finally our 40th President. This evening, Reagan biographer Bob Spitz sits down with journalist Steve Roberts to discuss the many facets of Reagan’s life and how he landed the role of his life.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
A Private Lunch at Sababa: Israeli Cool

Sababa is Hebrew slang for great or cool. It is also the name of a new contemporary Israeli restaurant in Cleveland Park. Sababa opens exclusively to Smithsonian guests for a family-style lunch and a glass of wine—and author and culinary expert Joan Nathan adds a dash of cultural context to the proceedings.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
The Pulse of 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 Kevin D. Hall, Integrative Physiology Section Chief, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Can Soccer Score in Washington?

Get an insider’s look at D.C. United’s new home—and the forecast for pro soccer in the nation’s capital—in an evening that includes a tour of Audi Field, a discussion featuring Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and team owner Jason Levien, and a chance to cheer the home team as they take on Toronto FC.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.