Lol Tolhurst (Photo by Scott Witter)
Lol Tolhurst is a founding member of The Cure, and he played keyboards with Robert Smith and company until his departure from the band in 1989. Last fall, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, a memoir of his life as a musician.
The book brings him to DC next week for special appearances at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St. NE, DC) on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Jeffrey Ryan in his 1985 Vanagon showcasing Appalachian Odyssey (Photo Credit: Sherry Moeller)
Author and avid hiker, Jeffrey Ryan discussed his new book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike of America’s Trail, at Thos. Moser showroom (in Georgetown) on Tuesday, July 12th.
Over the course of 28 years, Ryan hiked all the segments of the Appalachian Trail and learned about setting goals, chasing dreams and achieving them. He finished hiking all sections of the trail in 2013. To a small but engaged group, he highlighted a few stories from the book and showed many photographs of his extensive time on the Appalachian Trail. Some stories were a bit unbelievable.
While you’re pondering what to have for lunch, remember that Saturday, October 24th, The Smithsonian will host a Food History Festival at The National Museum of American History.
What is a Food History Festival?
Well, expect lots of live cooking demonstrations (innovating salsas and guacamole or Oaxacan cooking, anyone?), book signings from authors of a culinary persuasion, agricultural displays, hands-on activities at the Spark!Lab and the Victory Garden, and a few film screenings and discussions. The documentary film, Farmland, following six young American farmers looks to be interesting.
Check out the full schedule.
Even if you don’t like food (please, you love it), this still affords you the excuse to visit The National Museum of American History once again!
The Smithsonian Food History Festival
The National Museum of American History
Saturday, October 24