A few event suggestions to tide you over until the weekend:
The American Enterprise Institute is hosting “Toward a Low-Cost, Clean Energy Policy” with a keynote address by Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. Luncheon is at 11:30. Details here.
On Thursday at 12 p.m., the Cato Institute is hosting “Venezuela’s Assault on Freedom of the Press and Other Liberties” featuring Carlos Alberto Zuloaga, Executive Vice President, Globovision Televisión, Venezuela; Rafael Alfonzo, President, CEDICE, Venezuela; Robert Rivard, Director, Committee on Freedom of the Press, Inter American Press Association; and moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute. To RSVP go here.
Or, eat at your desk and catch the Brookings Institution’s “Scouting Report: Delays in Closing Guantanamo Bay,” an online chat with Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow of Governance Studies, and Fred Barbash, senior editor of Politico. It’s scheduled for Wednesday at 12:30. Details here.
Take a long lunch break on Thursday and head to the Spy Museum for a free book event from noon to 1 p.m. titled Spymaster: My 32 Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West. KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin will share his experiences overseeing Moscow’s spy network in the U.S. (via DCist)
Asked in an April poll to choose the better system of government, 33 percent of people under age 30 chose socialism. In response, The American Enterprise Institute is holding a lecture on free enterprise entitled “Their Passions Forge Their Fetters” on Thursday at 5 p.m. Details here.
The Hudson Institute has a talk entitled “Integrating Civilian and Military Efforts in Provincial Reconstruction Teams” on Thursday at 4 p.m. Details here.
The Fort Reno free concert series is closing out on Thursday evening at 7:15 with a free show by Title Tracks, Casper Bangs and Grendel Babies.
The Capitol Riverfront’s outdoor movie series shows Dirty Dancing tonight, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The show’s at dusk (around 8:45). Attendees are encouraged to wear legwarmers and quote their favorite lines to each other. Films are shown at Tingey Plaza.