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November 2017

The Pajama Game 

November 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency — so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes.

Docent-led tour of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian Museum National Air and Space Museum’s sister site in Chantilly, VA 
November 17, 1 PM

Hundreds of historically significant air- and spacecraft, along with thousands of small artifacts, are on display in an open, hangar-like setting.  Other features of the Center include the Donald D Engen Observation tower, the Airbus IMAX theatre (we may try to see an IMAX movie as well, if there’s time and interest) and the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hanger.  Highlights of the Udvar-Hazy Center include the Space Shuttle Discovery, B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, Concorde, Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird and Boeing Stratoliner.  WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES AS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WALKING

December 2017

Nina Simone: Four Women

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW

Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came “Four Women” — along with Simone’s other activist anthems like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true 
voice — and how the “High Priestess of Soul” helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.

Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.

Docent-led tour of the “Renoir and Friends” exhibit at The Phillips Collection. 
December 15, 10:30 AM.  

This exhibition tells the story behind Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”.  Focused on the people who inspired that famous lunch scene, the 40 watercolors, pastels, paintings, drawings, and photographs reveal Renoir’s inner circle of friends and the context behind his masterpiece.  You’ll also be able to see what the museum has learned about the painting through such technology as X-radiographic and infrared images.  

Visit to The National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall 
December 21, 11 AM 

A slide introduction to Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Paintings (45 minutes) followed by a film, “Vermeer, Beyond Time” in the East Building auditorium (86 minutes).  After the slide show and the film we will tour the exhibit, “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”.  The highlight of the National Gallery of Art’s fall season is an exhibition curated by its longtime curator of Dutch art, Arthur Wheelock, who has gathered 10 paintings by Vermeer (many not seen in this country in many years) as part of a show that puts the artist in the context of other genre painters from the Dutch Golden Age.  Some 65 works will be on view, including paintings by Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen.