AU in the Neighborhood - November Events

Sunday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.: AU's Gospel Choir presents a program of traditional and innovative gospel songs and spirituals. Admission is free at Kay Spiritual Life Center on the AU quad.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 12:15 p.m.: Fall lecture series sponsored by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at AU). Mary Fitch, executive director of the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, discusses significant trends in DC architecture. Admission is free for this one-hour lecture in Room 6/Lecture Hall, Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave., NW. 

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.: Memoir reading by Walter Kirn, contributing editor to Time and GQ, author of the memoir Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever and six works of fiction, including Up in the Air, now a movie directed by Jason Reitman and starring George Clooney. A regular reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, Kirn is a graduate of Princeton University and also attended Oxford University. He now lives in Livingston, Montana. Admission is free at Butler Pavilion, Board Room (6th floor). Free parking is available at the Nebraska Ave. parking lot and the garage under the Katzen Arts Center. 

Thursday, Nov. 5 at noon: The Atrium Series: Bringing Music to the People. Informal recitals for the community presented by the AU Department of Performing Arts at the Battelle-Tompkins Atrium. Admission is free. 

Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.: the AU Jazz Ensemble with Josh Bayer, director, explores jazz classics and new dimensions in contemporary jazz at the Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center. Free parking is available in the garage under the Katzen building. Tickets: $15, seniors $10, students $5. For tickets, call Katzen box office Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (202) 885-3634 or at www.american.tix.com

Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.: AU Museum's late fall exhibition opening and artists' reception in the Katzen Arts Center. New exhibitions (Nov. 7-Dec. 20) Cole Sternberg: and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Renowned LA-based artist blends international law and contemporary art in his works that address human rights concerns. Virtuelle Mauer/Reconstructing the Wall, created by the artist team T + T (Tamiko Theil and Theresa Reuter), is a virtual reality artwork, featuring an interactive 3D computer graphic installation that enables viewers to experience a section of the Berlin Wall in its former complexity. Admission and parking in the garage under the Katzen building are free. 

Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.: AU Wind Ensemble, with director Marc Boensel, presents traditional and contemporary music for winds, brass, and percussion at the Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center. Parking is free parking in the garage under the Katzen building. Tickets: $15, seniors $10, students $5. For tickets, call Katzen box office Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (202) 885-3634 or at www.american.tix.com

Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.: Kids at the Katzen – art activities for children 5 years and older designed by the AU Museum, the Department of Art, and the Department of Performing Arts relating to current exhibitions. Cash-only $7 fee for materials is due at the time of event. Parking is free in the garage under the Katzen building. For more information visit www.american.edu/museum/family

Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 12:15 p.m.: Fall Lecture Series sponsored by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at AU). Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association, discusses aviation safety and how to improve the flying public's safety and the challenges this poses for policymakers and the aviation industry. Admission is free for this one-hour lecture in Room 6/Lecture Hall, Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave, NW.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.: Dan Sultan in concert at the AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center. Admission is free.    

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.: Dance Choreolab presents an evening of dance works-in-progress created by AU's burgeoning corps of student choreographers, followed by a discussion with a panel of local dance professionals. Admission is free at Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW.

Friday, Nov. 13 from 4-6 p.m., reception at 6 p.m.:  AU's Arts Management Fall Colloquium. Panel of leading practitioners will address a significant issue affecting today's cultural community. Admission is free at the AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center.  

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m.: Annual Early Music Program: From Teacher to Student. AU Chamber Singers with conductor Daniel Abraham perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat in D and works by Johann Christian Bach, Johann Christoph Attnickol, and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach at the Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center. Parking in the garage under the Katzen building is free. Tickets: $15, seniors $10, students $5. For tickets, call Katzen box office Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (202) 885-3634 or at www.american.tix.com.  

Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:15 p.m. :  Fall lecture series sponsored by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at AU). Barry Passett, chair of the Cosmos Club's music committee and its chamber music concert series, and Jonathan Palevsky, Peabody-trained musician and program director of WBJC Baltimore, offer a feast (petit plats) of opera excerpts and discuss contemporary American opera. Admission for this one hour lecture is free in Room 6/Lecture Hall at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave., NW. 

Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.: AU Museum Lecture: With the Whale: Histories of Art Trade from Australia to the US. Khadija Z. Carroll, the Frank Knox Research Fellow in Oceanic Art, Dept. of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, examines historical precedents to contemporary American collecting and scholarship on indigenous Australian art. Admission at AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and parking in the garage under the Katzen building are free. 

Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. lunch – 12:20 p.m. discussion: The topic for this month's Tabletalk Lunch Series hosted by the Kay Spiritual Life Center is Universal Health Care: Whose Dream and Whose Nightmare? Buffet lunch – students free, $5 donation for faculty staff and visitors. RSVP 24 hours in advance at (202) 885-3321 or kslc@american.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.: Join AU's Department of Performing Arts for a new works reading of Bernice Bobs Her Hair with Carl Menninger, director, and Derek Bowley, music director. Tickets: $5 general admission at the Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center. Parking is free in the garage under the Katzen building. 

Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.: AU Symphony, Chorus and Chamber Singers with conductors Jesus Manuel Berard and Daniel Abraham. Program includes Handel's famous Coronation Anthem heard at every English coronation since 1727; the rich full-orchestral romanticism of Franz Lizst; and Carl Orff's brilliant and beloved large-scale setting of medieval goliard poems at the Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center. Tickets: $15, seniors $10, students $5. For tickets, call Katzen box office Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (202) 885-3634 or at www.american.tix.com

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:15 p.m.: Fall lecture series sponsored by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at AU). Carol Fennelly, Executive Director, Hope House, discusses programs they offer to strengthen and support bonds between prisoners and their families. Ten million U.S. children have a least one parent in prison or under court supervision each day. Fennelly formerly was communications director for Sojourners Magazine and an administrator and community organizer with the Community for Creative Non-Violence.  Admission is free in Room 6 /Lecture Hall, Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave., NW.