Free Patti Smith Lecture/Signing at the National Portrait Gallery

Patti Smith - Just KidsThe National Portrait Gallery will be hosting seminal punk musician/poet/author Patti Smith for a meet-the-author talk about her acclaimed, National Book Award-winning memoir, “Just Kids,” about her life in bohemian New York, and her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe.

The event is the Saturday, December 11th at 2pm in the Portrait Gallery’s McEvoy Auditorium (enter from G Street).

If you’re interested in her recordings, the Music Library has her legendary 1975 debut album, “Horses” (CD 5131), and “Gung Ho” (CD 2393) from her late-90s comeback period.