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A Red-Carpet Night with Oscar

Build up some buzz for awards night by joining film writer Noah Gittell for an evening that focuses on all things Oscar. The movie-inspired fun includes history and trivia, a predictions contest, and a chance to join some screen legends (the Madame Tussauds versions, that is) for photos on the red carpet.

Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Yuval Noah Harari: The Future of Humankind Considered

Best-selling author and historian Yuval Noah Harari looks back at the course of history, and, drawing on his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, explores the human agenda informing the 21st century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. He also asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world—from us?

Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 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.
Maisie Dobbs and Stories from the Great War: The Work of Jacqueline Winspear

As imagined by author Jacqueline Winspear in her series of mystery novels, Maisie Dobbs is a psychologist and investigator who served as a nurse on the battlefields of World War I France. She returns to her life in London as shell-shocked as any man in the trenches, and works to heal her wounded soul.  Winspear considers how stories can help people open conversations and, perhaps, provide a means of making sense of the most troubling events in their lives.

Date
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Civil War Battles at Kelly's Ford and Bristoe Station
All-Day Tour

Spend a day visiting several important battle sites in Virginia, led by Civil War historians Gregg Clemmer and Ed Bearss. Begin at Kelly’s Ford, site of one of the early major cavalry fights in the state, then follow routes traveled by Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Meade's Army of the Potomac in the October 1863 campaign.

Date
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.