Events: Rap Music, Live Theater, Human Evolution and More

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Monday, November 15: It’s cold outside — take in a movie.

It’s a good day to take in an IMAX movie—and your entertainment options are plentiful. Theaters are located in the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum and the Udvar-Hazy Center. In addition to short films—like “Dinosaurs” and “Legends of Flight”—you can catch a screening of the full-length feature "The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest." Check out this site for a full film schedule and to buy tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased at the IMAX box office at the museums.

Tuesday, November 16: The Anthology of Rap

In this event sponsored by the African American History Museum, learn about the political, social and cultural currency that rap music has all over the world. This panel discussion will be led by hip hop artist and actor Common, rapper and producer Kurtis Blow, as Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois who are the editors of the new book The Anthology of Rap. Please note this event will take place at the Lincoln Theater on U St. Free. African American History Museum, 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 17: Native Theater: Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

Lynn Riggs was a playwright of Cherokee descent whose Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Green Grow the Lilacs was later adapted into the landmark stage musical Oklahoma! His works are rarely revived, but today you will have an opportunity to see the United States Naval Academy theater troupe's touring production of Green Grow the Lilacs. This performance repeats on November 18. Not able to be here in person? Worry not: this performance will be webcast live. Free. American Indian Museum, 7:30-9:30 PM

Thursday, November 18: Ask Us: Curatorial Clinic

Everyone has pieces in their homes that they hope to preserve for future generations—but making sure those prized possessions survive can sometimes be tricky. Come on over to the African Art Museum, which is providing conservation and curatorial clinics. You can ask Smithsonian experts about how to properly care for your collections. Free, but registration is required. Call 202-633-4640 to set up your appointment today. There is a limit of two objects per visit. African Art Museum, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Friday, November 19: Dialogue: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Human Evolution

Dr. Rick Potts, curator of the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, and Connie Bertka, research scientist and lecturer at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, discuss the relationship between scientific and religious perspectives in light of the latest research on human evolution. Free. Natural History Museum, 3:00-4:00 PM.

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