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A compilation of interesting—and, most important, free—lectures, cultural events, and more throughout the week.

Tuesday, March 10
Authors Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual, and Stephen John Stedman bring their book Power and Responsibility to Politics and Prose tonight at 7. In the book, the authors recommend a new conceptual foundation for global security and argue that more effective global action against transnational threats is needed.

Wednesday, March 11
The Leipzig String Quartet performs at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium at 7:30. The Asian-themed program features Takemitsu’s “In a Landscape,” Hosokawa’s “Silent Flowers,” John Cage’s “Music for Four,” and Tan Dun’s “Eight Colors for String Quartet.”

Thursday, March 12
Rolling Stone and New York Times writer Neil Strauss will discuss his book Emergency at the Borders at 18th and L streets, Northwest, from 6:30 to 8. The book, some of which takes place in DC, is about how Americans survive social, political, and economic collapses.

Friday, March 13
Paris-based ensemble Quatuor Ebène performs in the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium at 8. The program includes chamber music by French masters Debussy, Ravel, and Faurè.

Saturday, March 14
The National Gallery of Art screens British filmmaker Terence Davies’s Of Time and the City at 2:30 in the East Building’s auditorium. Davies’s native Liverpool is the subject of the film, which recounts the city’s once-Dickensian spirit that has all but disappeared.

Sunday, March 15
The National Portrait Gallery is celebrating Lincoln’s birthday with a performance by the Choral Arts Society and individual piano and solo recital by composer Alan Mandel and soprano Janice Chandler Eteme. The performance takes place in the McEvoy Auditorium at 4.

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