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Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Pat Nixon panel discussion, Southwest Waterfront fireworks: This week’s free events


Julie Nixon Eisenhower, seen at age 12 below her father, President Richard Nixon, will take part in a panel discussion about her mother, Pat. (UPI file photo)
Free this week: A panel discussion on former First Lady Pat Nixon and fireworks over the Southwest Waterfront.

MONDAY

‘Elmer Gantry’

Continuing its film series dedicated to actor Burt Lancaster, the National Theatre screens “Elmer Gantry,” the story of a fast-talking salesman with a dark past who becomes a preacher at church revivals.

TUESDAY

Craig Timberg book talk

The Washington Post’s former Johannesburg bureau chief discusses his book “Tinderbox,” written with Daniel Halperin, about the role Western co­lo­ni­al­ism played in the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

WEDNESDAY

Classical recital

In honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, violinist Ayano Ninomiya and pianist Timothy Lovelace perform works by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu and others.

THURSDAY

Pat Nixon panel discussion

Julie Nixon Eisenhower is joined by members of the Nixon administration to discuss her mother, Pat, who traveled to more than 75 countries as first lady, in a panel called “First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill.”

FRIDAY

‘Something of Splendor’ talk

Melissa Naulin, assistant curator of the White House, discusses how pieces were selected for the exhibit “Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts From the White House” and the role first lady Jacqueline Kennedy played in preserving the executive mansion.

SATURDAY

Fireworks festival

Head to the Southwest Waterfront for three stages of music and family-friendly water-related activities as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Poetry series

Poets J.H. Beall and Nina Corwin are share their works as part of the Iota Poetry Series. Other poets are encouraged to bring their own work and sign up to read it.

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