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National Geographic Hosts Lectures, Live Concerts and More

This fall season Silver Spring residents can enjoy compelling films and live concerts in November.

 

National Geographic Live is back and will be filled with plenty of events to choose from. Beginning Sept. 14 and running through December, National Geographic will host world-renowned photographers, travel writers, scholars, and Nobel Prize winners.

All programs will take place in the Grosvenor Auditorium at 1600 M St.
NW, Washington, DC (unless otherwise noted).

November events:

Event Date/Time Description Cost

BIRDS OF PARADISE: EXTREME, BIZARRE, EXTRAORDINARY

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm

Meet Tim Laman and Ed Scholes who teamed up to document all 39 species of New Guinea’s spectacular birds of paradise.
$20

ADVENTURES IN THE TREETOPS

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.

Explore the adventures of going on a a rain forest expedition in search of amazing wildlife with photographers and scientists Tim Laman and Ed Scholes.

Adults: $16 /Children 12 & under: $12

Event & exhibit Adults: $20/ Children 12 & under: $16

ARABIAN SIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov.4 Celebrating 17 years, Arabian Sights will feature films from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates.

Purchase tickets on filmfestdc.org.

N/A

PAINTED BODIES OF AFRICA

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

This exhibit explores the art of using the skin as a canvas, a practice performed to attract the opposite sex, including accessing the spirit world. 

NG member: $18/5-pt series: $85

Public: $20/ 5-pt series: $95

KIDS EURO FESTIVAL: THE FLYING MACHINE

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.

The Flying Machine, starring Heather Graham, is the first film ever to combine 3-D, stop-motion animation, and live action. Reservation required.
Free

GUERILLA GEOGRAPHY

Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

Meet Daniel Raven-Ellsion whose book series Mission: Explore challenges kids to take action to improve their worlds. Reception follows.   $25

REMARKABLE JOURNEY: A CONVERSATION WITH PETER MATTHIESSEN

Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Peter Matthiessen, a co-founder of the Paris Review, was described by Stephen Jay Gould as "our greatest modern nature writer in the lyrical tradition."

NG member: $18/3-pt series: $51

Public: $20/ 3-pt series: $57

EMPERORS OF THE ICE

Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Paul Nicklen talks about his experience of  travelling beneath the Antarctic ice for a feature story on emperor penguins.

NG member: $18/5-pt series: $85

Public: $20 /5-pt series: $95

MEET THE PENGUINS

Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.


Explore the world of emperor penguins with the work of Paul Nicklen, one of National Geographic’s best wildlife photographers

Adults: $16/ Children 12 & under: $12

RETURN TO PITCARIN ISLAND

Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Explore pristine reefs formed by pale blue rose-like corals and watched schools of sharks with Enric Sala and Michael Fay, Nat Geo Explorers-in-Residence. 

NG member: $18/ 3-pt series: $51

Public: $20/ 3-pt series: $57

DESERT AIR: THE WORLD’S DESERTS FROM ABOVe

Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Meet George Steinmetz who is one of National Geographic’s top expedition aerial photographers. He will share stories and images of vast and surreal landscapes. 

NG member: $18/5-pt series: $85

Public: $20/5-pt series: $95

BETWEEN RISE AND FALL: THE ART OF MAYA CIVILIZATION

Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Meet William Saturno, an archaeologist, who has sought clues to the mysteries of the Mayan culture and making discoveries into the murals of San Bartolo.

NG member: $18/ 3-pt series: $51

Public: $20/ 3-pt series: $57

LOCUST SWARMS AND OZONE HOLES

Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

Meet Mario Molina who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Molina's work led to a treaty banning the production of chemicals harming the ozone layer.

NG member: $20/3-pt series: $57

Public: $22/ 3-pt series: $63

Note: Tickets can be purchased online at www.nglive.org, by telephone at (202) 857-7700, or in person at the National Geographic ticket office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Free parking is available in the National Geographic underground garage for all programs that begin after 6 p.m. 

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