Colin and I went to the Kennedy Center this afternoon to see a wonderful show, "Live Wire," presented by Doktor Kaboom. His mission in life is to convince children that science can be fun but they should always be careful when doing experiments. His presentation was electric and we loved it!
We arrived at the Kennedy Center early and so had time to roam around one of my two very favorite buildings in Washington. (My other very favorite building is the Library of Congress.)
We, of course, had to see the J.F. Kennedy bust in the Main Foyer. It was hard to get both JFK and Colin in the same photo.
JFK and Colin with a view of the Kennedy Center Terrace and the Potomac in the background
Colin and Mima on the Upper Terrace with Roslyn in the background
Colin and Mima Enjoying Themselves
Colin and Doktor Kaboomat the entrance to the Family Theater
My friend Nancy and I met at American University's Museum to see an extraordinary exhibit by Sandra Ramos, a Cuban-American artist.
The exhibit is called "Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos." The brochure says that "this artist reflects on the conflicting experiences of living in her beloved homeland with all of its many challenges. Her work often takes a narrative form in which she depicts herself as a child-like explorer or modern day Alice in Wonderland."
After viewing the exhibit, we went to Le Pain Quotidian (49th and Mass Av NW) for lunch.
What an interesting repast! We first ordered a basket of selected
breads (slices of baguette, whole white, raisin bread, and walnut bread)
which came with four 'toppings' - Blondie White Chocolate Spread,
Chocolate Spread, Four Red Fruits Jam, and Apricot Jam.
My organic brown rice pudding with organic banana compote
I met my name sister at Cheesetique's in Shirlington Village. We both had delicious tomato soup for a starter. Then we ordered grilled cheese sandwiches. Christine had the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Prairie Breeze Cheddar on grilled sourdough and I had the Norwegian Gjetost cheese (a salty-sweet grilled cheese) with sliced bananas on cranberry walnut bread.
After lunch I decided to purchase some cheeses to take home with me. I first had a mini-lecture on the types and styles of cheeses.
Types of cheeses: Cow, Sheep, and Goat
Styles of cheeses: Fresh, Bloomy, Semi-Firm, Firm. Blue, and Washed Rind
Then I sampled many delicious cheeses and decided on 1/4 lb of Dante (origin: Wisconsin) and Cabot Clothbound (origin: Vermont).
Mary, Tenley, Mette, and I went to the Scena Theatre's workshop production of Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse's "Someone is Going to Come." Fosse is extraordinarily popular throughout the world with the exception of English-speaking countries. This state of affairs must change!
Before the performance we enjoyed a dinner of tapas at Jaleo on 7th Street NW.
Tenley, Mette, Christine, and Mary
The workshop production was excellent and was followed by a Talkback and Reception with the director and actors. I highly recommend this writer to you. His novels and plays are intriguing. Try Melancholy!