SLOVENIA in E.U. Month of Culture
The Delegation of the European Union and the 28 participating embassies of the E.U. member-countries are presenting the second annual “European Month of Culture.” The month-long program highlights the diverse cultures of the European Union member states. Musical performances, art exhibits, dance, film screenings, and lectures are to take place at the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Library of Congress, ¬ thee Phillips Collection, American University, E.U. members’ embassies, E.U. Cultural Institutes, and other venues. More information: http://www.euintheus.org/event/european-month-of-culture/
Featured (free!) Slovenian events include:
E.U. OPEN HOUSE
Insider’s view of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia. Presentation of Slovenian food, wine, music, and art.
May 10, 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.; Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
CITY SCENE / COUNTRY SCENE: 4 SHORT FILMS
“Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960-1990”, NGA series.
May 10 at 1:00 p.m.; National Gallery of Art (East Building)
BOOK PRESENTATION: “NECROPOLIS”
The novel “Necropolis” was written by the centenarian, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Literature Prize nominee Boris Pahor. Presented by Luka Zibelnik of the Center for Slovenian Studies, Cleveland State University.
May 13 at 12:00 noon; Library of Congress
SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Taught by Luka Zibelnik; assistant: Erika Zibelnik.
May 13 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
“THE STUBBORN MEMORY” (TRMASTI SPOMIN)
Documentary on Boris Pahor, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Literature Prize nominee, and winner of European Citizens’ Prize.
May 14 at 6:00 p.m. Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
SOPRANO IRENA PREDA AND PIANIST NEJC LAVRENČIČ IN CONCERT
Music by Ipavec, Škerjanc, Simoniti, Lajovic, Puccini, Massenet, Cilea, and Verdi.
May 25 at 6:00 p.m., Kennedy Center
MUSIC BY COMPOSERS FROM BULGARIA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, MALTA, AND SLOVENIA
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players perform music by Stedron, Psaila, Dikov, and Kuhar.
May 28 at 12:10 p.m. , National Gallery of Art (West Building)
EMBASSY ADOPTION PROGRAM’S E.U. CELEBRATION
The EAP students at Washington’s Beers ES, Capitol Hill Montessori EC, Eliot-Hine MS, Garfield ES, Houston ES, and Janney ES offer performance art, alongside professional artists. In cooperation with Washington Performing Arts Society and the embassies of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Slovenia.
May 31 at 3:00 p.m., Embassy of Austria