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Joshua Wolf S...

Joshua Wolf Shenk

Sep 8, 2014 • 7:00 pm

In Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, Shenk breaks the myth of the lone genius apart and draws on new scientific research to show how the pair is the embodiment of ingenuity.


The Sharp Things

The Sharp Things

Sep 9, 2014 • 8:00 am

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been canceled.


Senator Kirst...

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Sep 10, 2014 • 7:00 pm

In Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, the senator from New York recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.


Jeffrey Kluger

Jeffrey Kluger

Sep 11, 2014 • 7:00 pm

In The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World, Kluger, the chief science writer at Time magazine, frames the new research on narcissism and explains the complex, and oftentimes exasperating personality disorder.


Ronna & ...

Ronna & Beverly

Sep 16, 2014 • 7:00 pm

Comedians Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin bring their alter egos, fifty-something Jewish mothers Ronna and Beverly, to our Downstairs stage for a live-taping of their self-titled, acclaimed comedy podcast.


Serve Others ...

Serve Others with Sixth & I

Sep 17, 2014 • 6:45 am

Serve breakfast at So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works to end chronic homelessness in DC.

Just Neighbors

Just Neighbors

Sep 17, 2014 • 6:45 pm

Reverend Luis Leon from St. John’s Church organizers from the Industrial Areas Foundation lead an introduction to community organizing principles on how to conduct a one-on-one meeting.

David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Sep 17, 2014 • 7:00 pm

In The Bone Clocks, the best-selling author tells the spellbinding story of a teenage runaway who wanders deep into the English countryside, where visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.


Joyce Carol O...

Joyce Carol Oates

Sep 18, 2014 • 7:00 pm

Lovely, Dark, Deep is a collection of ten stories that map the eerie darkness within us all, making visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurk at the edges of ordinary lives. Bayard, a former student of Oates, also shares what he learned from the legendary literary master.


Who Needs a P...

Who Needs a Pulse

Sep 20, 2014 • 8:00 pm

The DC-based duo formerly known as “Mike and Cody” brings its danceable pop electronic sound to our Downstairs stage.


Back to Schoo...

Back to School Comedy Featuring Louis Katz

Sep 21, 2014 • 7:00 pm

Deftly combining high and lowbrow humor, Katz headlines an evening of class act comedy featuring emerging stand-up comedians on our Downstairs stage.


Christian Rud...

Christian Rudder, OkCupid Co-founder

Sep 22, 2014 • 7:00 pm

In Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking), the Harvard-trained mathematician, rock musician, and OkCupid cofounder helps us understand human nature.


Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Sep 23, 2014 • 7:00 pm

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future draws on everything the co-founder of PayPal and investor in hundreds of start-ups has learned about how to build companies that create new things.


DC Candidate ...

DC Candidate Forum

Sep 28, 2014 • 12:00 pm

Candidates for mayor and attorney general, DC’s newest elected office, share their vision for the District and answer your questions at this community-wide forum.


An Evening wi...

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

Sep 29, 2014 • 7:00 pm

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky comes A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity—a unique narrative about making a difference in the world and a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen.


Eric Schmidt ...

Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

Sep 30, 2014 • 7:00 pm

In How Google Works, Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and Rosenberg, advisor to the CEO, offer an inside look at how Google defines its unique culture, values and strategies.

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