Sunday, October 19, 2008

Up and Coming

This post was originally scheduled to publish on Saturday morning, but technical difficulties prevented that. Sorry.

Opening and Closing: Women of Our Time: 20th Century Photographs (opened 10/10) and Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture (closes 10/26). National Portrait Gallery; 9th and F Streets NW.

October 19, 3PM: Lioness (film). Documentary about of a group of female Army support soldiers who became the first women in American history to be sent into direct ground combat. Discussion afterward. DC JCC. 1529 16th St NW. 202-939-0794

October 19, Noon-5PM: Dupont Circle Citizens Association annual house tour. $25. Afternoon tea at Perry Belmont (1618 New Hampshire Ave)

October 20, 7:30 PM: Author Brian Fagan discusses his new book "The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations." It's about the effects of the Medieval Warm Period. $18. National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700.

October 20, 6:30-9:00PM: Dinner and discussion with author Dedrick Muhammad (40 Years Later: The Unrealized American Dream, about the racial wealth divide). Presented by the Resource Generation. This event will be held at a private residence in Columbia Heights. For information and RSVP call David Krakow at 202-286-1622 or email

October 21, 6PM: Popular Movie Tuesday at MLK Jr Memorial Library. "The Incredible Hulk" (yes, the 2008 Ed Norton remake). Free. Auditorium A-5. 901 G Street NW. 202-727-0321.

October 19-January 25: "Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography." Works by artists who helped shape concepts of gender identity over the past 30 years. Admission to the Museum is $10. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW.

October 29, 6:30PM: Lecture, World Governance with former French Ambassador Jacques Andreani. Appears to be free. Goethe-Institut. 812 7th St NW. 202-289-1200.