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1.

Book Event | 1/7

Zora Neal Hurston birthday celebration

Novelists Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Marita Golden will read from the works of American writer Zora Neale Hurston and will discuss her influence on their own writing. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
2.

Book Event | 1/14

Lynda Blackmon Lowery

He youngest person at the Selma voting rights march, will discuss her book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March." She will be joined by the book's co-authors Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
3.

Exhibit | Through 1/19

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor

A 75-item display celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies from 1215. The Magna Carta is a document of constitutional law in Britain issued by King John. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-8000

 
4.

Music Event | 1/23

St. Lawrence String Quartet Project

The quartet performs works by Haydn and Dvorak, as well as a new commissioned work by John Adams. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
5.

Exhibit, Book Event | Through 1/24

American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years

A tribute exhibition for the ballet company features historical images, music, designs and choreographic notations. At the Madison Building. See all American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years locations Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. (2 locations)

 
6.

Miscellaneous Location

Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg.

10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000
 
7.

Miscellaneous Event | 3/21 - 9/1

Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons

An exhibition celebrating the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block features 10 original drawings by the artist from the Library of Congress's Herbert L. Block Collection. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-9779

 
8.

Exhibit | Through 12/1

Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784

An exhibition of Abel Buell's map of the United States, the first map compiled, printed and published in America by an American. At the Jefferson Building. See all Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 locations Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. (2 locations)

 
9.

Exhibit | Through 9/12

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audiovisual stations with news and documentary footage, this exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress since Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building, Southwest Gallery. See all The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom locations Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. (2 locations)

 
10.

Exhibit | Through 3/21

Herblock Looks at 1964

The current installation in the Library of Congress's ongoing display of 10 original drawings by cartoonist Herbert L. Block. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-4604

 
11.

Music Event | 5/22

Jennifer Koh, Anssi Karttunen and Benjamin Hochman

The violinist, cellist and pianist perform Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's new work "Light and Matter," which was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress. The program will also feature works by Debussy and Ravel. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
12.

Music Event | 4/10

Daniel Hope, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, David Finkel, cello and Wu Han, piano

The artists perform works by Schumann and Brahms as well as a 1876 one-movement quartet composed by Mahler when he was a 16-year-old Vienna Conservatory student. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
13.

Music Event | 3/7

Curtis Chamber Orchestra

Led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano, the chamber ensemble presents a program featuring works by Prokofiev, Spano and Mozart as well as the world premiere of Higdon's Viola Concerto with violist Roberto Diaz. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
14.

Music Event | 2/4

Calefax

The quintet performs selections from Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues as well as works by Ockeghem, Franck, Nancarrow and Strauss. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
15.  

Music Event | 2/7

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake

The tenor and pianist perform Schubert's "Winterreise," after which Bostridge discusses his new book "Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.". At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
16.

Music Event | 3/21

Leipzig String Quartet

The ensemble performs works by Stravinsky, Wagner, Debussy and Borodin. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
17.

Music Event | 4/25

Jory Vinikour

The Paris conductor and harpsichordist performs works by Handel and J.S. Bach. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
18.  

Music Event | 4/24

Katherine Chi and Aleksander Madzar

The pianists perform Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1970 "Mantra" for two pianos, percussion and electronics with James Donahue and Cameron Kirkpatrick. Violinist Yura Lee joins Chi to perform Elliott Carter's "Duo" for violin and piano. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
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Miscellaneous Event | 3/21 - 3/19/16

Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues

An exhibition pairing editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block's cartoons with the works of his conservative contemporaries reveals the range of editorial opinions that came from such topics as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more. At the Jefferson Building. See all Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues locations Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. (2 locations)

 
20.

Music Event | 3/13

Kim Kashkashian and Peter Nagy

The violist and pianist perform works by Bartok, Schumann and Brahms as well as Tihanyi's "Eight Invocations to the Lunar Phases.". At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
21.

Music Event | 2/20

Claremont Trio with Misha Amory, viola

Joined by violinist Misha Amory the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award-winning trio performs a program featuring Grime's "Three Whistler Miniatures.". At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
22.

Music Event | 2/18

Richard Goode and Friends

The pianist performs works by Schumann and Brahms with violinist Itamar Zorman, violist Kyle Armbrust and cellist Brook Speltz. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC

 
23.

Music Event | 5/2

Two Thousand Flutes

Flutist Lorna McGhee, curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, and pianist Ryo Yanagitani, explore the ancient history of the flute in "Two Thousand Flutes," a program presented with the Library of Congress. McGhee will perform on some of the rare instruments from the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. At the Coolidge Auditorium. See all Two Thousand Flutes locations Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. (2 locations)

 
24.

Miscellaneous Location

Capitol Visitor Center

First and East Capitol streets NE, Washington, DC | 202-226-8000
 
25.  

Museum

Supreme Court of the United States

1 First St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-479-3000
 
26.

Miscellaneous Location

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

212 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-543-4200
 
27.  

Museum

Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg.

101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000
 
28.

Miscellaneous Event | 2/12 - 7/25

Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design

An exhibition of stage, lighting and costume designs from operas, ballets, vaudeville and musical theater. Featured items originated from such stage productions as "Show Boat," "My Fair Lady," "Chicago" and "Grand Hotel.". At the Madison Building. Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-9779

 
29.

Miscellaneous Location

John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-3302
 
30.

Book Event | 1/12

James Carroll and Marilynne Robinson

James Carroll, a National Book Award recipient, will discuss his book "Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age" and Marilynne Robinson, who received the Pulitzer for her classic novel "Gilead" will read from its prequel, "Lila" Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC

 
31.  

Theater

Folger Theatre

201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077
 
32.

Performing Arts | 5/12 - 6/21

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Tom Stoppard's tragic comedy, which follows two minor characters from "Hamlet," is directed by Aaron Posner. Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
33.

Performing Arts | 1/27 - 3/8

Mary Stuart

Folger Theatre mounts Peter Oswald's new translation of Friedrich Schiller's play about two queens at odds: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I . Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
34.  

Museum

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600
 
35.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 2/26

Decoding the Renaissance

An exhibition exploring the art and science of cryptography features works on codes and ciphers. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
36.

Exhibit | 3/19 - 8/23

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude

An exhibition celebrating the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act in 1714 explores how people solved the world's biggest challenge at sea. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600

 
37.

Museum

Sewall-Belmont House

144 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC | 202-546-1210
 
38.

Book Event | 1/16

Streets of Fire

At the Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater. Mary Pickford Theater 101 Independence Avenue SE - 3rd floor - James Madison Building, Washington, DC | 202-707-5677

 
39.  

Theater

Mary Pickford Theater

101 Independence Avenue SE - 3rd floor - James Madison Building, Washington, DC | (202)707-5677
 
40.

Theater

Library of Congress

(2 locations)
 
41.

Book Event | 1/19

Martin Luther King Jr. poetry reading

Poets will respond to the question "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" which was the title of King's fourth and final book. Folger Shakespeare Library's Haskell Center 301 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC

 
42.

Theater

Folger Shakespeare Library's Haskell Center

301 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600
 
43.

Restaurant | $

Burrito Brothers

(2 locations)
 
44.

Miscellaneous Location

Russell Senate Office Building

Constitution Avenue and 1st Street NE, Washington, DC
 
45.

Restaurant | $

Pete's Diner & Carryout

212 Second St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7335
 
46.

Music Event | 1/3

Armonia Nova

The chamber group presents its 13th annual performance of "Twelfth Night: A Celebration of Epiphany and the Winter Solstice." See all Armonia Nova locations St. Mark's Episcopal Church (2 locations)

 
47.

Miscellaneous Location

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

118 Third St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-543-0053
 
48.

Museum

Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans

320 A St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-547-4273
 
49.

Restaurant | $

Sweetgreen

(6 locations)
 
50.  

Restaurant, Bar/Club | $$

Sonoma

223 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-8088
 
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