AU in the Neighborhood - April Events

Tuesday, April 6 from 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.:  Dean William LeoGrande, AU School of Public Affairs, will speak on "Cuba After Fidel: A New Chapter in US-Cuban Relations?" at the free Tuesday Lecture Series sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Room 6/Lecture Hall at the Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue.    

Tuesday, April 6 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Spring 2010 Spring Artists' Reception at the AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center.  Free event.  Join AU Museum curator Jack Rasmussen for a free reception to meet the artists whose works are featured in the museum's new exhibitions including After the Flood, New Works by Don Kimes, Causality Labs, New Projects, ANIMAR-TE: 20 years of computer animation at the University of the Balearic Islands, and Convergence: New Art from Lebanon by Lebanese artist Nadim Karam.  The AU Art Department will also present an exhibition of student works.  For more information on the current exhibition and the artists, click on www.american.edu/museum.  Free parking for this event is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center.   

Friday April 9 at 8 p.m.:  American University Jazz Ensembles: Pre Bop to Post Bop. Directed by Joshua Bayer and Noah Getz. Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.  For tickets, call the Katzen Box Office at (202) 885- 3634 or visit www.american.tix.com.  Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center.  

Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.:  Spring Dance Concert: Shifting Focus.  Annual concert of faculty and student choreographed works. Artistic director is Melanie George.  Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. For tickets, call the Greenberg box office at (202) 885—2587 or go to www.american.tix.com.  

Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.:  Enjoy concert pianist and AU Musician-in-Residence Yulya Gorenman as she presents the sixth in a series of eight concerts devoted to performing the complete cycle of sonatas for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven.  The evening's concerts will feature Sonatas, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.  Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center.  Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.  For tickets call the Katzen box office at (202) 885-3634 or go to www.american.tix.com.  Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center.  

Sunday, April 11 at 3 p.m.: American University Wind Ensemble, directed by Marc Boensel, presents symphonic band music for woodwinds, brass, and percussion from all musical periods.  Abramson Family Recital Hall at the Katzen Arts Center. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.  For tickets call the Katzen box office at (202) 885-3634 or go to www.american.tix.com.  Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center.  

Tuesday, April 13 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Michael Goodman (NASA) and Robbie Hood (NOAA) will talk about Satellites, Aircraft and the Study of the Earth at the free Tuesday Lecture Series sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Room 6/Lecture Hall at Temple Baptist Church at 3850 Nebraska Avenue.  

Wednesday, April 14 from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.:  Join Daniel Ellsberg for a screening of The Most Dangerous Man in America, a documentary about his decision to leak the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the truth about America's war in Vietnam.  The free screening will be followed by an audience Q&A moderated by the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies Director James Thurber at the Wechsler Theater on the third floor of Mary Graydon Center on the main campus.  Seating in the 100 seat theater will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Free parking is available in the garage behind Mary Graydon Center.  

Wednesday, April 14 at 8 p.m.:  Fiction Reading: Kermit Moyer.  Join us for a session with Kermit Moyer, author of The Chester Chronicles and Tumbling.  Admission is free.  SIS Lounge, School of International Service on AU's main campus.     

Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m.: American University Chorus & Chamber Singers: The Germanic Romantics. A rich program of motets and part songs from the heart of the Romantic era featuring works of a triumvirate of the greatest choral composers of the 19th century – Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Bruckner. Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.  For tickets, call the Katzen box office at (202) 885-3634 or go to www.american.tix.com.  Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center.  

Sunday, April 18 at 1 p.m.: Kids @ the Katzen. Bring your children 5 – 12 years old to our popular kids program with an array of activities connected to one of the current exhibits at the AU Museum.  A $7 cash-only materials fee is due at the time of the event.  AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center.  Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center.  

Sunday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.: Enjoy a musical evening and lively discussion with a spotlight on jazz featuring pianist, scholar, humorist, and AU neighbor John Eaton along with Rob Bamberger, host of WAMU's popular radio show Hot Jazz Saturday Night, and bass player Tommy Cecil at the Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue. This is a program sponsored by the Smithsonian Residents Associates, in partnership with AU. Tickets: $20 for Resident Associates members, $25 general admission.  

Tuesday, April 20 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.:  Richard Soffer, a life-long bird watcher, and retired Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine at Cornell University, will talk about Collecting Ornithological Books, A Personal Odyssey.  He has donated his collection of almost 1,500 titles to Amherst College.  Room 6/Lecture Hall, Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue.  

Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Pot Your Plants: A How-To on Container Gardening and Plant Sale on AU's main quad.  Start your morning with complimentary coffee and pastries while you buy some spring plants and get expert advice from AU landscapers at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on how to create your own container garden.  Free parking is available at AU's Nebraska parking lot at the corner of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenues.    

Tuesday, April 27 at 6:45 p.m.:  An evening discussion with White House Correspondents Sheryl Stolberg (New York Times), Dan Lothian (CNN), Don Gonyea (NPR), and John Dickerson (Slate magazine).  Moderated by U.S. News & World Report White House correspondent Ken Walsh.  Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue. This program is sponsored by the Smithsonian Residents Associates program, in partnership with AU. Tickets: Resident Associate members $30, senior members $27, general admission $40.  

Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.:  One Two Three: Jerome Sabbagh Trio. Paris-born saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh and his trio will feature music from their latest release One, Two, Three at the Katzen Arts Center. This program is sponsored by the Smithsonian Resident Associates, in partnership with American University. The concert is made possible with the support of the Alliance Francaise, D.C.  Tickets: Resident Associates and Alliance Francaise members $30, general admission $25.