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<ul><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 1/50</p><p>Events This Week </p><p>COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS Join ZWK for happy hour and enjoy our weekly pick of amazing new wines paired with our artisanal cheeses. </p><p>Zola Wine &amp; Kitchen 505 Ninth Street NW</p><p>Wednesday, April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Easter Wines</p><p> Mercouri Foli</p><p> Palais Priv Luberon Ros Indomita Gran Reserve Pinot Noir Domaine du Pas de L'Escalette</p><p>Friday, April 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Try New Wines with Mark from JW Seig</p><p> Ministry of the Vinterior Chardonnay Pinuaga Bobal Ros Pinuaga La Senda Sander Supernatural Trocken</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 2/50</p><p>Smithsonian American Art Museum</p><p>Gregory Peck. C'mon ladies. You know he's dreamy! On amore serious note, he also won an Academy Award for hisrole in the film adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a</p><p> Mockingbird , which we'll be screening next week. It's a mustsee, whether you've read the book or once had a schoolgirlcrush on the leading man. My amazing colleague AllisonJessing puts together a great sampling of films each season,which we screen in the state-of-the-art McEvoy Auditoriumon the lower level of the museum (use the G Street Lobbyfor access). So take a look at what's coming up and pencilin a flick on our big screen! </p><p>Mandy Public Affairs Associate</p><p>Upcoming Films @ American Art</p><p>&amp; the National Portrait Gallery</p><p>FIlms begin at 6:30 p.m. in McEvoy Auditorium and are freeand open to the public with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets required.</p><p>Smithsonian American Art Museum8th &amp; F Streets NW </p><p>Washington, D.C. 20004</p><p>April 4</p><p>To Kill a Mockingbird Six-year-old Scout Finch is growing upin a small Southern town where her father, a lawyer, comes to the</p><p>defense of a poor black manaccused of rape (1962, 129 minutes).</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 3/50</p><p>All programs free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.</p><p>IMAGES | Movie poster from To Kill a Mockingbird (IMDB)</p><p>, ,All Politics is LocalWednesday, April 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m.Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital921 Pennsylvania Avenue SEWashington, DC 20003(202) 549-4172 RSVP:;activity_id=179 </p><p>Immediately following DC's April 3 primary election, NBC News 4 reporter Tom Sherwood, Washington Postreporter Nikita Stewart, and WTOP investigative reporter Mark Segraves sit down to analyze both the resultsand DC's local political landscape, and talk about how they get the story.</p><p>Tom Sherwood specializes in politics and DC government. Tom joined News 4 in 1989 after 15 years coveringlocal and national politics for The Washington Post. He is the resident guest analyst each Friday on WAMU'sKojo Nnamdi Show. Nikita Stewart closely covers (and uncovers) DC politics for The Post. She also writes Before joining The Post, she covered local politics for New Jersey's Star Ledger. Mark Segravesis lead reporter for WTOP's Investigative Unit. Mark joined WTOP after serving as an investigative producer atABC 7 News. He is a frequent guest analyst on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show.</p><p>Arrive early to view our current gallery exhibits, mix and mingle with friends and neighbors over a glass of wine, or stroll through the garden.</p>;activity_id=179;activity_id=179;activity_id=179;activity_id=179</li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 4/50</p><p> "First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill"Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m.William G. McGowan TheaterNational Archives700 Pennsylvania Avenue NWFree</p><p>Julie Nixon Eisenhower is joined by members of the Nixon administration to discuss her mother, Pat, whotraveled to more than 75 countries as first lady, in a panel called "First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill."</p><p>ELEVATOR TO THE MOON: RETRO-FUTURE VISIONS OFSPACE</p><p>Celebrate C2YN (Coundown to Yuri's Night)(April 4-June 9)</p><p>Opening Reception Thursday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. </p><p>Artist talk with Jared Davis, Curator at 6:00 p.m. Mezz Gallery </p><p>Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard </p><p>Arlington, VA 22209 </p><p>In Elevator to the Moon: Retro-Future Visions of Space , 15 contemporary artists draw inspiration from 20thcentury predictions to create work that celebrates beautifully flawed ideas and inspires new visions for thefuture of space travel.</p><p>Ask any economist or weatherman and they will agree, predicting the future is hard, and they arent evenprognosticating about the distant future! From flying cars to meals-in-a-pill, there are numerous excitingconcepts that never made it off the drawing board. The greatest, and perhaps most wacky, disparities betweenfuture predictions and contemporary realities is in the realm of space travel. Why is my home not equipped witha transporter pad? Vacations on the moon were supposed to be commonplace by now! Grandma should bespending her golden years on Mars, instead of Florida.</p><p>From the comfort of our 21st century lives, we can smugly point out where 20th century predictions went awry.The communicator that Spock uses only makes calls to the Enterprise, while the cell phone in your pocketmakes calls, texts, plays music, surfs the web and addicts you to Angry Birds. But without imagining Spockscommunicator, would your superior 21st century self even have a cell phone? Even if it turned out completelydifferent than planned, the dreams of scientists, engineers and artists have shaped our future.</p><p>Artists include Chris Bishop, Scott Brooks, Jared Davis, Dana Ellyn, Elstabo, Todd Gardner, Linas Garsys,Sherill Anne Gross, Emily Greene Liddle, Rob Lindsay, Chris Rackley, Matt Sesow, Scott Speck, Steve Strawnand Andrew Wodzianski.</p><p>Pictured: Scott Speck, Electric Valkyrie </p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 5/50</p><p> Islamists in Power: Views from WithinThursday, April 5, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036RSVP:;event=3555 </p><p>Islamist partieshave emerged as the strongest contenders in recent elections in Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco, and are likelycontinue to do well in future elections in other countries. It is clear that Islamist parties will have a dominantimpact on the outcome of Arab transitions, but there is little understanding in Washington of what that willmean for governing.On April 5, high-level representatives of Islamist parties from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Libya will</p><p>participate in a one-day event convened by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.</p><p>Agenda</p><p>8:45-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks Jessica Mathews, PresidentCarnegie Endowment for International Peace</p><p>9:00-10:45 a.m. Building New Regimes after the Uprisings </p><p>11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Writing a New Constitution </p><p>1:00-2:30 p.m. Recess </p><p>2:30-4:30 p.m. Economic Challenges of the Transition </p><p>4:30-4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks </p>;event=3555;event=3555;event=3555;event=3555</li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 6/50</p><p>Thursday, April 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (talk at 7pm)</p><p>Artist talk with Jimmy Miracle, from our current exhibition Ordinary Glory </p><p>( left to right:</p><p>from the Rockaways series, Ascension, 2010, c print, 22 x 30 in., ed. of 3; Hiding Place ,</p><p>2010, cabinet and filament, 24 x 12 x 12 in.)</p><p>Join us for a conversation with artist, Jimmy Miracle. Miracle is a recent transplant from</p><p>New York who works with every-day objects and materials to create meditative worksand installations. His exhibition here includes a selection of documentary photographs</p><p>from a series of installations the artist produced in the past alongside a series of</p><p>intimate sculptures and an impressive installation in our window box.</p><p>Please come by for a short reception at 6:00 pm followed by some Q &amp; A with the</p><p>artist starting at 7:00 pm. Exhibition runs through April 7. </p><p>You are cordially invited to attend</p><p>Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Is There a Link? Thursday, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. </p><p>Urban Institute2100 M Street NW </p><p>5th Floor Washington, DC 20037</p><p>Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. The forum begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. </p><p>To attend in person in Washington, D.C., register at: . (Registration is required.)</p>;msgid=189640&amp;act=7339&amp;c=887481&amp;destination=;msgid=189640&amp;act=7339&amp;c=887481&amp;destination=;msgid=189640&amp;act=7339&amp;c=887481&amp;destination=</li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 7/50</p><p>To watch the video webcast or a recording, go to . (No registration is necessary.)</p><p>Welcoming remarks: Sarah Rosen Wartell, Urban Institute president</p><p>Panelists:</p><p> Renee Glover, CEO, Atlanta Housing Authority Sandra Henriquez, assistant secretary for public and Indian housing, U.S. Department of Housing</p><p>and Urban Development Susan Popkin, senior fellow and director, Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development,</p><p>Urban Institute Michael Rich, associate professor of political science and director of the Office of University </p><p>Community Partnerships, Emory University Margery Turner, vice president for research, Urban Institute (moderator) Charles Woodyard, CEO, Chicago Housing Authority</p><p>The Atlanta and Chicago housing authorities used federal HOPE VI grants to undertake ambitious plans todemolish their worst public housing developments and replace them with mixed-income communities. Inthe process, they relocated thousands of households to new neighborhoods.</p><p>The relocation has generated a variety of concerns, with affordable-housing advocates focused on howformer public housing residents have fared and some local politicians and press accounts questioningwhether relocated families have brought crime and disorder to their new communities. The Urban Instituteand Emory University are releasing a study exploring the relationship between public housingtransformation and crime. Panelists will discuss the findings, relocation strategies, and public safety.</p><p>ESENCIAS. La Colmenita in the United States , by Roberto Chile. </p><p>It will next Thursday, April 5 th , at 6:30 pm, in Langston Hughes Hall, at Restaurant Busboys and Poets, on14 and V Street NW </p><p>As always we would highly appreciate your presence as well as if you help us to circulate it among otherfriends, colleagues, relatives and neighbors, who could also be interested. </p><p>Note that the Documentary is about the October 2011 tour of the National Childrens Theater of Cuba, LaColmenita. The primary play performed by the group during the tour was Abracadabra about the Cuban 5from the perspective of Cuban children. The play presents the audience with a vision of how unity willmake possible the return of Gerardo, Ramn, Antonio, Fernando and Ren to Cuba. At the end of the playthe children ask the audience in one loud voice "And now, what else can we do?"</p><p>With my best, sincerely,</p>;msgid=189640&amp;act=7339&amp;c=887481&amp;destination=;msgid=189640&amp;act=7339&amp;c=887481&amp;destination=;msgid=189640&amp;act=7339&amp;c=887481&amp;destination=</li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 8/50</p><p> Patricia L. Pego Guerra </p><p>First Secretary </p><p>Cuban Interests Section to Washington, DC </p><p>2630 16th Street NW </p><p>Washington, DC 20009 </p><p>FotoDC: Exhibition Opening at Cherry Blossom Central </p><p>Thursday, April 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.Pepco's Edison Place Art Gallery </p><p>702 Eighth Street NW </p><p>Washington, DC20068 </p><p>Free </p><p>RSVP: </p><p>Join FotoDC for an exciting evening on Thursday April 5th. </p><p>Start off the night at Edison Place Gallery to celebrate the work of Allen Russ and the selected works from this</p><p>year's FotoDC Cherry Blossom Photo Contest and the 2011 winners.</p><p>Tourism: A Tool for Peace and Intercultural Understanding Questions and networking reception to follow. Friday, April 6, 3:00-5:00 p.m National Geographic SocietyHubbard Hall1145 17th Street NWWashington, DC 20036RSVP by April 3, 2012 to . Space is very limited. </p><p>Every person and every place are unique in their culture, and this uniqueness is one of the driving forces behindthe global increase in tourism. In 2012, 1 billion tourists are expected to travel the world; that number has beenconsistently growing over the years and is forecasted continue increasing. As a result, tourism a majorsocioeconomic activity of our times provides livelihoods and creates jobs for millions of people incommunities around the world.Among the many motivations for travelling, experiencing different ways of life, visiting cultural sites, anddiscovering new food and customs rank high on travellers list. With millions of people travelling ac ross theworld each year, never before have so many people been to so many places, nor have they been exposed to thismany other cultures. This interaction between individuals and their host communities, each group with theirown diverse culture, can contribute in incredible ways to tolerance, respect and mutual understanding the</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 bMichael Events This Week 4 April 2012</p><p> 9/50</p><p> building blocks for a more peaceful world.We invite you to explore this budding concept through the experience and insight of tourism practitioners andconflict resolution professionals. Join us for a unique dialogue with Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of theWorld Tourism Organization, a Specialized Agency of the United Nations; followed by a panel discussion onthe topic with Secretary-General Taleb Rifai; David Schmidgall, pastor at the National Community Church; andRabbi-Dr. Marc Gopin of MEJDI Tours moderated by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah</p><p>Exhibition Dates March 28 - April 21, 2012 </p><p>First Friday Reception April 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. </p><p>Artis...</p></li></ul>