Monday — Romare Bearden

Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, speaks on the “aesthetic of the grotesque” in the works of American modernist and collage artist Romare Bearden. The talk coincides with the gallery’s recent release of a book about the artist.

Tuesday — Poetry at Noon

Looking to change your luck? Hear poets Janee Baugher, Sarah Crossland and Elisavietta Ritchie read poems from their works on the theme of “reversals of fortune.”

Wednesday — ‘The Social Animal’

Hear David Brooks speak about his new book, which uses two fictional characters, Harold and Erica, to illustrate a range of research and philosophy on the subconscious and how to understand our own modes of thought.

Thursday — Integration: An Evening of Fresh Scenes

For two nights, Fresh Produce, a University of Maryland theater group, puts on selected scenes from some of the most renowned and provocative playwrights in the business that strike at the heart of such topics as race, gender and love. The scenes will be performed by the university’s new class of theater majors.

Friday — Thai Film Week

The kickoff to two weekends of film screenings at the Thai embassy begins with “Tears of the Black Tiger,” a love story about a peasant boy who falls in love with a girl from the upper echelons of society. Refreshments accompany the film.

Saturday — United States Air Force Band

Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, joins the United States Air Force Band for a free show.

Sunday — Art and Coffee

Grab a cup ‘o Joe and meet artist Juan Tejedor, who will speak on the recurring themes of nature and structure in a sculpture by Ibram Lassaw in the museum’s collections as well as in his own work.