Upcoming Events to Ponder during the Snowpocaylpse of February 2010

So you’re snowed in from Friday through Sunday morning. What to do? Consider adding one of these upcoming events of interest to your calendar:

The BIG READ, featuring Howard Jacobson, author of Kalooki Nights. Even if you haven’t finished the novel, and even if you weren’t one of the 200 lucky people who picked up a free copy of it last semester, stop by the English Department next Thursday afternoon. The conversation will be wide-ranging and the vibe will be low-key. February 11, 4-6 p.m., Rome 771. Howard Jacobson is GW’s British Council U.K. Writer in Residence for 2010 and will be visiting the English department through early March. This event is free and open to everyone. Co-sponsored by the British Council.

Come out to see Prof. Kim Moreland, as well as the mayor of Pamplona, Spain (!), for Ernest Hemingway and Pamplona: A Celebration. This event is at the Mumford Room, in the James Madison Building, 6th floor, of the Library of Congress, one block from the Capitol South metro station. Friday, February 12, 4-6 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Spain. More information and RSVP to Cynthia Acosta, caco@loc.gov, 202-707-2013.

Gonda Theater at Georgetown University is just crazy enough to be mounting a theatrical adaptation of Michel Foucault’s classic text Madness and Civilization. The show is called The Madness and Civilization, and you can catch this world premiere Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 11-13 at 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 14 at 2 p.m., or Wed.-Sat., Feb. 17-20 at 8 p.m. Typically I wouldn’t use this forum to advertise events at Georgetown, but this one is too rich to pass up. Call 202-687-ARTS for information.

And if you’re looking for opportunities to do some acting yourself, this just in: The GW Shakespeare Company, a student organization founded this semester, is putting up Henry V as its debut production this April. Auditions will be on February 17th at 9pm and February 19th at 6:30pm, both in Marvin Center 403.

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