Last updated 11/5/96
|Nov. 14||Phillips Gallery|
|Nov. 19||Dinner & Dialogue|
|Nov. 21||Over 30 Singles Reception at the New Zealand Embassy|
|Nov. 21||Dinner & Dialogue|
|Nov. 23||BIG GAME PARTIES!!! in DC and Baltimore|
Thursday, Nov. 14
This major exhibition at the Phillips Gallery was organized to celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the purchase by Duncan Phillips of the Gallery's
prize possession, Renior's glorious "Luncheon of the Boating Party." Renior
and his contemporaries, Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Sisley and others, loved
to spend weekends downriver from Paris in the small villages of Chatoux and
Argenteuil painting the river and the popular leisure activities, particularly
boating, which suddenly became possible with the ending of the Franco-Prussian
War in 1871. The lovely results of these excursions are on view to the general
public at the Phillips until mid-February, BUT we have arranged for a private,
docent-led lecture for up to 50 people on a Thursday morning (sorry, no group
tours are available on the weekends).
Send checks (payable to WDCSA) to:
Checks must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 12. For questions, call Sherry @ (202) 244-4568.
Chapters is less than 3 blocks from the Farragut North
(red line) metro station & even closer to the McPherson Square (orange
& blue lines) metro station. Chapters does not serve food, but several
nearby restaurants provide take-out & Chapters will let us eat @ the
bookstore while we meet.
The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss "The House of Blue Leaves," by American playwright John Guare. The play won the New York Drama Critics Circle award & the Obie award for Best American Play of 1971; a 1986 revival won four Tony awards. Guare also wrote "Six Degrees of Separation." Call David Sobelsohn for reservations or further information at (202) 484-8303.
New Zealand Embassy, 37 Observatory Circle (Northwest
on Mass. Ave., past the Rock Creek bridge, turn left at the stop-and-go light
at the British Embassy,and proceed 100 yards to the New Zealand Embassy on
the left. This is just below the Naval Observatory and the Vice President's
House.) On-street parking.
"Rediscovering New Zealand" is the theme of our special Embassy Seminar featuring Ambassador John Wood whose Oxford wit, humor and insights nto New Zealand's economic resurgence will excite and edify our fellow Yale and Stanford alumni. After his talk and questions, gourmet New Zealand wine, beer and cuisine will be served at the reception. No walk-ins, space is limited.
Thursday, Nov. 21
|The Modern Drama Discussion Group will attend the taping for radio of "The House of Blue Leaves," by American playwright John Guare. We have a few tickets left; the event otherwise is sold out. Call Dick Sullivan (703) 658-3918 for tickets.|
in Baltimore: $10 at the door - @ Peters in downtown Baltimore, on the corner of Water and Grant. Includes light food.
Call the Hotline at (301) 230-5575 game week to confirm game time. In addition to the usual Washington area party, we will have one in Baltimore. The DC event returns to RAMPARTS in Alexandria. Ramparts has expanded its facilities, which means more seats, more food and more TVs for everyone's viewing pleasure.