Smithsonian Associates Presents September Program Highlights

August 31, 2018
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The September issue of the Smithsonian Associates’ program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, including seminars, lectures, studio arts classes, performances for adults and children and local and regional study tours. Highlights this month include:

Star Power: Inside the Michelin Guide
Friday, Sept. 14; 11 a.m.
Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center

Following the launch of this year’s Michelin Guide, Smithsonian Associates hosts a discussion about the newly selected Washington “stars.” Michael Ellis, Michelin’s international director of the Michelin Guide, discusses the history of the venerable guide and why it is an important part of the culinary world. Then, Washington chefs Aaron Silverman (Pineapple and Pearls and Rose’s Luxury), Jeremiah Langhorne (The Dabney), Eric Ziebold (Metier and Kinship), Jorge Hernandez (Minibar), Erin Clarke (Sfoglina) and Ralf Schlagel (Plume) discuss what Michelin’s presence means to them and the local dining scene with NBC4 Washington’s Eun Yang. Guests will enjoy a tasting from each of the chef’s restaurants following the conversation.

Emerson String Quartet 2018–2019 Season
Sunday, Sept. 16; 6 p.m.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements spanning three decades, including more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy’s (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize. The Quartet begins its 39th season at the Smithsonian with a solo recital with violinist Eugene Drucker.

The Biggest and Best Eyes on the Skies: Telescopic Revelations
Monday, Sept. 17; 6:45 p.m.
Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center

Hubble. Chandra. Spitzer. Kepler. Over the years, these and other space telescopes have revealed the wonders of the cosmos to scientists and other stargazers. Sam Quinn, an astronomer with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, shares what new wonders might be revealed by those amazing eyes in the sky.

The Second City: Made in America (Some Assembly Required)
Friday, Sept. 28; 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City has been producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest performers for nearly 60 years. In their latest hilarious take on this great big dysfunctional country, the much-lauded comedy troupe is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes everyone tick.

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