Weekend Events: Taiwanese Film, Gullah-Islamic Culture and a Steinway Concert

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Friday, September 10: Flight of the Red Balloon

Inspired by the 1956 fantasy film The Red Balloon, Flight of the Red Balloon by Taiwanese director Hsiao-hsien Hou tells the story of a tempestuous single mother who hires a Chinese filmmaker to serve as her son’s nanny. (You can view a trailer for the film here.) Presented in French and Mandarin with English subtitles. Free. Freer, 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 11: The Gullah Islamic Connection

Today, learn how Islamic culture is intertwined with the food and history of the southeastern United States' Gullah region. This lecture will be led by co-founder and president of America's Islamic Heritage Museum Amir N. Muhammad. Free. Anacostia Museum, 1:00-3:00 PM


Sunday, September 12: Steinway Series: Quynh Nguyen and Matthew Reichart

Love a piano? Then come on out to the American Art Museum and enjoy a performance by Quynh Nguyen, who knows a fine way to treat a Steinway—the museum's own model D concert grand. Accompanied by violinist Matthew Reichert, the duo will perform a concert of three masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms and Franck. Free. American Art Museum, 3:00-5:00 PM.

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About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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