September 8, 2011
Friday, September 9 Remembering 9/11
View the documentary, 9/11: Stories in Fragments, featuring interviews with victims, witnesses and ordinary people from New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The Smithsonian Channel production also focuses on the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of September 11th objects and the stories each artifact reflects, as told by museum curators and donors. Experience the accompanying exhibition and see the film, which will be shown on a continuous loop in the Medal of Honor theater in the Price of Freedom exhibition on the Third Floor East Wing through Sunday. Free. 11 to 3. American History Museum
Saturday, September 10 The Power of the Word
This year, the African Art Museum’s annual Community Day focuses on oral traditions, including modern spoken word, art, dance and film. Storytellers, artists, musicians and many other live performers make this event perfect for the whole family. Free. 1 to 6:30 p.m. African Art Museum
Sunday, September 11 Jazz Piano Competition
Come see some of the world’s most promising young jazz musicians perform at the Theolonious Monk Institute’s International Jazz Competition. At the event, celebrating the institute’s 25th anniversary, 12 semifinalists from around the globe will compete before of a panel of judges, including Herbie Hancock and other noted performers. Tickets are free, and available at the box office on a first-come first-served basis. 1 to 5 p.m. Baird Auditorium, Natural History Museum
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