Events: American Indian Food, Jane Austen, Vampires and More!

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Monday, March 8: Seasoned with Spirit

Enjoy episodes of the public television series Seasoned with Spirit, join host Loretta Barrett Oden as she visits Native communities to learn about their agricultural and culinary traditions. In Food Upon the Water, Oden participates in a wild rice harvest and shows you how to prepare a wild rice and maple syrup cake to accompany a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew, and beautiful ruby red swamp tea. Free. American Indian Museum, 12:30 PM.

Tuesday, March 9: Jane Austen: The Author, Her Legacy and...Sea Monsters?

Jane Austen's writings have garnered scores of admirers over the years. Recently, her works have inspired several authors to pen their own best-selling riffs on her work, notably Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Darcy's Passions. Come enjoy a panel discussion with Austen scholar Tara Wallace alone with the authors of the aforementioned books, Seth Grahame-Smith, Ben H. Winters and Regina Jeffers, respectively. Tickets are required. For prices and purchase information, please visit this site. Resident Associates Program, 6:45 PM.

Wednesday, March 10: Afro-Mexican History and Identity: Brown and Black Lecture Series

Noted sociologist and researcher Dr. Maria Elisa Velazquez  of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia discusses the Afro-Mexican history of identity formation since colonial times. She also brings her own perspective on issues of historical accuracy within this history. Free. Anacostia Museum, 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 11: Nosferatu

Before Twilight and Buffy started feeding on people's perpetual fascination with vampires, there was Nosferatu. The first film adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu was made in Germany in 1922 and its visual style has influenced generations of filmmakers. Enjoy a screening of this seminal silent movie with live musical accompaniment by the Thad Wilson Group. Free. American Art Museum, 6:30 PM.

Friday, March 12: Migratory Bird Club Event: SI Ornithology Exchange

Now that springtime is springing forth, come on out to the National Zoo and enjoy a series of short lectures on current ornithological research throughout the Smithsonian Institution. This event is for Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club members only. Not a member? Call Lisa Whitney at 202-633-3027 or email her at [email protected]. Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club members only. RSVP requested. Please contact Amy Wilson at 202.633.0550 or [email protected] to RSVP. National Zoo, 3:00 PM.

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