Thursday, June 6
- 5:15 - Optional Potluck for those who can make it. Bill and Marian invite Gaia goers to our house before Martin's gig on Thursday, for an informal buffet. Bring a dish. RSVP to 703-536-3630 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6:30 - Pre-lecture Reception - Yorktown High School - 5200 Yorktown Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207
- 7:00 - In lieu of a normal salon, we will attend a program. Former salonee Martin Ogle will be making a presentation entitled "From Homo sapiens to Geo sapiens – The Quest for the Earth-wise Human".
Please join EcoAction Arlington for a special evening featuring Martin Ogle, the former chief naturalist for NOVA Parks. Ogle’s presentation will combine the concepts of the Gaia Theory, the idea that living organisms and inorganic components of Earth form a single living system, with new ideas about creating a green economy that works for people and the planet. This timely and unique talk will challenge participants to envision new educational themes as well as careers and business concepts that are compatible with human nature and Nature as a whole. It will advocate for bringing these ideas to young people - especially high school students - to empower them to create a better world. Ogle believes that our response to social/environmental challenges should reflect new understandings of human society as a seamless continuum of a living planet. He uses the phrase, "Geo sapiens," to capture this new sense of ourselves as "Earth-wise." This presentation will expand our thinking about how human creativity itself, as an extension of Earth’s life, can inspire and enable us to apply that creativity directly at our most pressing challenges.
For the lecture PLEASE RSVP on the EcoAction Arlington website https://www.ecoactionarlington.org/geo-sapiens-registration
Sunday, June 9
- 6:00 pm - BBQ / Party for the Ogles, and for Ken's Retirement. Bring a dish to share. RSVP to email@example.com
Mark Your Calendars
- Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m - OPENING NIGHT Lubber Run 50. Get there early for free ice cream!!
- Thursday, July 4 - SALON CANCELLED (because we're all going to hear the Donald, right?)
Free Films at the National Gallery of Art
- June 22 at 1:00 - Bernardo Bertolucci: 1900
Originally released in the United States in a condensed version, this is the complete uncut release of Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterful 1900, screened in two parts as the director intended. The film opens with Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s large canvas Il Quarto Stato, painted in 1901 and now a symbol for progressive twentieth-century values. Two characters, Alfredo (Robert De Niro) and Olmo (Gérard Depardieu), signify the fundamental conflict of capitalism - the landed elite vs. the working class - with Burt Lancaster memorably playing the padrone, thus linking 1900 thematically to Il Gattopardo. Vittorio Storaro’s cinematography and Ennio Morricone’s music create a spectacular milieu.
- June 30 at 4:00 - Akira Kurosawa: Ran
A decade-long dream (he had storyboarded the entire film in his own watercolors), Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear proved the Japanese master’s flair for epic sweep and stylistic innovation was undimmed at the age of seventy-five, the ‘culmination’ of his career. Clarified Kurosawa, ‘I said culmination, not conclusion.’ Four Oscar nominations, including Best Director, Cinematography, and Art Direction, with Emi Wada winning the award for her dazzling costumes.
Music Festivals and Concerts
Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival (click the link to buy tickets)
Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11am to 9pm
A re-branded, re-styled music festival celebrating culturally-rich
live music and interactive villages to create a sensational Falls Church
- FREE: Lubber
Run 50th Anniversary Season
Opening Night Friday 14 June 8pm
Two-time GRAMMY Award® nominated singer-songwriter RAUL MIDÓN opens the
50th Anniversary season of the Free LUBBER RUN AMPHITHEATER Summer Concert
Series, North Columbus and 2nd Street North, in Arlington.
Come early (7pm) on Opening Night Friday, June 14th for a pre-show
celebration with free ice cream (while supply lasts) from a vintage Good
Humor Truck and kids activities!
- FREE: Columbia
Pike Blues Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Great music, local food, and arts & crafts vendors! Community groups,
local businesses, kids’ activities! FREE ADMISSION!
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Questions about this site or the salon?
Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-558-0446