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AU in the Neighborhood - May Events

Saturday, May 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.:  Free reception at AU Museum for Spring 2010 Art Exhibits.  AU Museum is located in the Katzen Arts Center.  Free parking is available under the Katzen building.

Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9:  Graduation ceremonies for AU's class of 2010.

Saturday, May 8 at 3 p.m.:  Graduating MFA Student Reading.  A group reading of poetry and prose by 2009-2010 MFA graduates.  Admission is free at the Kay Spiritual Life Center.

Thursday, May 13 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.:  Reel Journalism with Nick Clooney, AU School of Communications Journalist in Residence.  Screening of the 1994 Ron Howard film The Paper, followed by a discussion with Clooney and married journalists Connie Chung and Maury Povich.  At the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.  Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, Level 1.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for Newseum members.  Tickets can be purchased online at

Thursday, May 13 – Sunday, May 16:  Join the AU Museum and the Lebanese Embassy for a film series of 10 Lebanese films in Arabic with English subtitles.  Admission is free. 

  • Thursday, May 13: The Kite from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14:  Zozo from 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.; Not Like My Sister from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.; After Shave from 8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 15, Under the Bombs from 3 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.; The North Road from 4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.; When Maryam Spoke Out from 5:20 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 16: Ashes from 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Beirut Open City from 3:45 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.; Bosta from 5:35 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

All screenings are at the Abraham Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center.  Free parking is available under the Katzen in the evening and on weekends.  For more information, contact or call 202-885-ARTS.

Thursday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 19:   USA Field Hockey "Clash in the Capital"—USA Women versus Argentina.  The USA Field Hockey Women's National Team welcomes Argentina to the nation's capital for a five game test series.  Admission is free to the games at AU's Jacobs Field.  Game schedule:  Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m.; and, Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. The 2008 Olympic Games bronze medalists, Argentina's Las Leonas are ranked number two in the world in the ABN-AMRO World Hockey Team Rankings and are in training for the 2010 Women's World Cup in Rosario, Argentina.  The USA team features eight members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, including team captain Carrie Lingo and Amy Tran, regarded as one of the top women's goalkeepers in the world. This series features the first international field hockey competition on the East Coast since October 2007.   USA National Team players will be available to sign autographs after the Saturday and Sunday games.  For more information, contact Steve Jennings at 202-885-3018.

Saturday, May 15 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.:  Joy of Motion Dance Center's Youth Dance Ensemble in Concert.  This magical and powerful dance performance will feature choreographic works by the Youth Dance Ensemble's core faculty and guest artists.  For more information, contact or call 202-885-ARTS.

Thursday, May 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:  Reception and book signing with School of Communications' professor Chris Palmer who will talk about Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom.  Sponsored by the School of Communications for AU alumni and the public.  Admission is free at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD.  For more information and to register to attend, call Dan Beardslee at 202-885-5962 by May 14.