Thursday, March 18
Michael Lewis, best-selling author of Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street, gives his perspective on the American economy in a discussion with the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach at Politics and Prose. Lewis’s new book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, is a dark tale exploring the villains and heroes that led to the economic collapse. The event begins at 7.
Friday, March 19
The Freer Gallery continues its “In the Realm of the Buddha” exhibition with the Tibetan film Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint. It’s the story of Tibet’s greatest poet and saint from the 11th century as he sets out on a path of revenge and redemption. The film’s executive producer will be on hand for the screening, which begins at 7 in the Meyer Auditorium.
Saturday, March 20
The National Postal Museum hosts a lecture exploring the 1970 nationwide postal workers’ strike and its impact on the employees and the nation. Among the panel members is the former president of the local union that fired the opening salvo in the strike and the current president of the American Postal Workers Union. The lecture runs from 1 to 3 in the museum’s Discovery Center.
Sunday, March 21
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Opera Workshop takes over the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage to performs excerpts from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Also at the show will be special selections from When God Made Lonely, an opera composed by Duke Ellington School students. The show begins at 6.
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