Life Goes On: Events Around Town, Jan. 21-22

by Borderstan.com — January 19, 2009 at 7:14 am 0

Yes, life will return to normal in Borderstan and Washington. If you have decided to watch the Inauguration festivities on television/online–and avoid the crowds–you may be ready to get out and go some something by mid-week. Here are a few activities and events coming up later this week, January 21 and 22. Listing is from “D.C. Community Events” in The Washington Post’s weekly Extra section for D.C.

 Wednesday, January 21

Thursday, January 22

  • “ELECTIONS 2004 AND 2008: WHAT CHANGED,” Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of the Nation, discusses trends from 2004 to 2008 and how they helped elect Barrack Obama. Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 10-11:50 a.m., American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-895-4860.
  • PUPPET SHOW, for ages 2-7, “Starry, Starry Night.” The Stone Lion Puppet Theatre introduces children to stargazing and tells stories about the constellations. 10:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. $6; age 16 and younger, $5. 202-633-3030.
  • DOUGLASS AND LINCOLN LECTURE, “Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln,” author John Stauffer discusses his book about how Douglass and Lincoln reinvented themselves and helped to change the United States. Noon, National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
  • ARTS OF JAPAN, a docent leads a tour of the museum’s collection of screens, paintings, lacquerware, prints, ceramics and sculpture. 1:15 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.


— Compiled by GERRI MARMER


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