Tuesday, Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Fall Lecture Series. Nesreen Khashan , Partnership Specialist for the US Census Bureau, discusses what Census 2010 means for the country, including operational and outreach efforts, and recruitment campaigns to hire thousands of enumerators next spring. She is also an educator, writer, and editor. Room 6/Lecture Hall at the Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue, NW. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m.: New works ready: The Cast, directed by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, features original work by theatre and musical theatre majors of color in the Department of Performing Arts. In sharing their experiences, they explore how their identities and society's assumptions about them impact and inspire their work. A post-show discussion will be held. Studio Theatre in the Katzen Arts Center. Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen building. Tickets: $5 general admission.
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.: Winter Dance Informal Showcase. Students from AU's dance classes perform modern, jazz, ballet, tap, and African dances. Dance instructors will introduce the presentations and discuss the focus of each work. Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue. Admission is free.
Monday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: AU Holiday Reception for our neighbors. Katzen Arts Center. Free parking is available under the Katzen building. Please RSVP to Penny Pagano at (202) 885-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Ballet Petite and Youth Performing Arts School performs "The Nutcracker" 2009. Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets: $18 for adults. Box Office: (202) 885-2587 or online at www.american.tix.com
For more information on events at AU, go to our Web site www.american.edu and click on "Arts and More" and the "Event Calendar."