Weekend Round Up March 27, 2014

 Margot Friedlander,  German Holocaust survivor and author.
Margot Friedlander, German Holocaust survivor and author.

Holocaust Survivor to Present Memoir

March 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Holocaust survivor and author Margot Friedlander will visit the German School Washington, D.C., to read from the new English translation of her memoir,"Try to Make Your Life," the 2009 winner of Germany's Einhard Prize for an outstanding autobiographical work. The reading will be followed by a discussion with students.

Address

German School Washington D.C.; 8617 Chateau Dr.; Potomac, MD 20854

Future Is Here Festival

March 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | Event Website

A fun weekend full of events open to the public feature Actor George Takei, NASA's Mars Rover Engineer Adam Steltzner, Cosmologist Brian Greene and other visionaries and experts. Also featuring advance screening of X-MEN: Days of Future Past.

Address

See website for more information on location.

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.) with the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

March 27th, 2014 at 07:30 PM | Free | Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov | Tel: 202-727-0232 | Event Website

Are you a local D.C. reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then, join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults. In our first selection, "The Love Song of Jonny Valentine," author Teddy Wayne (McSweeney’s, The New Yorker) tackles fame and the music industry with the story of Jonny Valentine, a preteen pop superstar already in the midst of his first professional transition.

Address

Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge; 3401 K St. NW

Open Reception: Interactions: Rodgers Naylor

March 28th, 2014 at 06:00 PM | FREE | gallery@callowayart.com | Tel: 202-965-4601 | Event Website

Interactions, by Rodgers Naylor, on view from March 28 through April 26. In these recent works, Naylor explores the capacity of paintings to express or imply a human story, while keeping his strong focus on the abstract arrangement of light and dark shapes in a composition.

Address

Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Taste of the Nation DC

March 31st, 2014 at 07:00 PM | $120-$225 | areddy@strength.org | Tel: 202-734-3536 | Event Website

Tickets are now on sale for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Washington, DC. This year’s event will be held March 31, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m, at the National Building Museum. The highly anticipated annual tasting event, which supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America, will feature the District’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this nation have the healthy food they need, every day.

Address

National Building Museum; 401 F Street NW

2014 "For the Love of Sight" Visionary Awards Dinner

April 1st, 2014 at 06:00 PM | $1000.00 | Dinabeau@aol.com | Tel: (202) 530-4672

The Foundation Fighting Blindness will hold the 12th Annual “For the Love of Sight” Visionary Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton on 22nd and M Streets in downtown Washington, DC. There will be a 6:00 pm reception and 7:00 pm dinner and awards program.

Address

Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

Craig Gildner Trio at Twins Tuesdays Jazz Appreciation Month

April 1st, 2014 at 08:00 PM | $10 | Event Website

The Craig Gildner Trio brings the unique and full sound of a big band with the combination of stride piano filling out the bass (reminiscent of the styles of Teddy Wilson and Fats Waller), chordal and harmony lines as in a big band, a reed player who knows how to swing with fire and compassion, and a drummer with extensive knowledge of Gene Krupa’s style and a vintage calfskin drum set.

Address

Twins Jazz Club; 1344 U St. NW

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