Monday, March 4, 2013

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: Author Reading and Talk at the Goethe, Play Reading at Undercroft Theatre and Special event at National Geographic on TUES, March 4th Thanks to, a great online resource for Arts and Culture events in the DC Metro Area

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Tuesday, March 4th

Evening - Author Reading and Talk at the Goethe - Chinatown
Reading & Discussion: Abbas Khider reads from The Village Indian (Der falsche Inder)
Excerpts will be read in both German and English; discussion will be in English.
From Iraq via Northern Africa through Europe and back again, Abbas Khider blends the tragic with the comic and the grotesque with the ordinary in order to tell the story of suffering the real and brutal dangers of life as a refugee - and to remember those who did not survive the journey.  Read more.
812 Seventh St, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown

Evening - Play Reading at Undercroft Theatre - Chinatown/ Mt Vernon Sq 
A reading of the great American humorist's look at the Garden of Eden (which you can read a bit more about here). Presented by Washington Stage Guild.
Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center or Gallery Pl - Chinatown or take the Circulator bus to the stop closest to 9th & Mass

Photograph courtesy NASA from CultureCapital
Evening - Special Event at Nat Geo - Farragut North
Cosmos: Live From Los Angeles
Advance RSVP is required Note: event is already Sold Out but I'd recommend calling to see if there is a waitlist or showing up on your own a bit early to see if there is a stand by line. usually there are some no-shows at events.
"Travel across the universe on a voyage for the stars with astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson." More than three decades after the debut of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey sets off this spring (airing on FOX and the National Geographic Channel) on a new voyage for the stars. In this special event, cities around the country will have the exclusive opportunity to see the highly anticipated premiere, originating from the Griffith Observatory in LA. Following the screening, host of the show renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson will join the writers, producers and directors in a live, interactive Q & A.
National Geographic
1145 17th Street, NW
building entrance is on M St between 16th & 17th

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