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    Events This Week

    COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS Join ZWK for happy hour and enjoy our weekly pick of amazing new wines paired with our artisanal cheeses.

    Zola Wine & Kitchen 505 Ninth Street NW

    Wednesday, April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Easter Wines

    Mercouri Foli

    Palais Priv Luberon Ros Indomita Gran Reserve Pinot Noir Domaine du Pas de L'Escalette

    Friday, April 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Try New Wines with Mark from JW Seig

    Ministry of the Vinterior Chardonnay Pinuaga Bobal Ros Pinuaga La Senda Sander Supernatural Trocken

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    Smithsonian American Art Museum

    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

    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!

    Mandy Public Affairs Associate

    Upcoming Films @ American Art

    & the National Portrait Gallery

    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.

    Smithsonian American Art Museum8th & F Streets NW

    Washington, D.C. 20004

    April 4

    To Kill a Mockingbird Six-year-old Scout Finch is growing upin a small Southern town where her father, a lawyer, comes to the

    defense of a poor black manaccused of rape (1962, 129 minutes).

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    All programs free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

    IMAGES | Movie poster from To Kill a Mockingbird (IMDB)

    , ,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: http://activenet19.active.com/hillcenterdc/servlet/registrationmain.sdi?source=adet.sdi&activity_id=179

    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.

    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 forTheRoot.com. 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.

    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.

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    "First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill"Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m.William G. McGowan TheaterNational Archives700 Pennsylvania Avenue NWFree

    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."

    ELEVATOR TO THE MOON: RETRO-FUTURE VISIONS OFSPACE

    Celebrate C2YN (Coundown to Yuri's Night)(April 4-June 9)

    Opening Reception Thursday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Artist talk with Jared Davis, Curator at 6:00 p.m. Mezz Gallery

    Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard

    Arlington, VA 22209

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Pictured: Scott Speck, Electric Valkyrie

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    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: http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3555

    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

    participate in a one-day event convened by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    Agenda

    8:45-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks Jessica Mathews, PresidentCarnegie Endowment for International Peace

    9:00-10:45 a.m. Building New Regimes after the Uprisings

    11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Writing a New Constitution

    1:00-2:30 p.m. Recess

    2:30-4:30 p.m. Economic Challenges of the Transition

    4:30-4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

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    Thursday, April 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (talk at 7pm)

    Artist talk with Jimmy Miracle, from our current exhibition Ordinary Glory

    ( left to right:

    from the Rockaways series, Ascension, 2010, c print, 22 x 30 in., ed. of 3; Hiding Place ,

    2010, cabinet and filament, 24 x 12 x 12 in.)

    Join us for a conversation with artist, Jimmy Miracle. Miracle is a recent transplant from

    New York who works with every-day objects and materials to create meditative worksand installations. His exhibition here includes a selection of documentary photographs

    from a series of installations the artist produced in the past alongside a series of

    intimate sculptures and an impressive installation in our window box.

    Please come by for a short reception at 6:00 pm followed by some Q & A with the

    artist starting at 7:00 pm. Exhibition runs through April 7.

    You are cordially invited to attend

    Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Is There a Link? Thursday, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Urban Institute2100 M Street NW

    5th Floor Washington, DC 20037

    Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. The forum begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.

    To attend in person in Washington, D.C., register at:http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3099987145 . (Registration is required.)

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    To watch the video webcast or a recording, go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/urban-institute-e