#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Help break the record for most tricorn hats worn at once, try free fitness classes, enjoy local cuisine during Restaurant Week and more.

GW To Do
November 04, 2019

Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Revolutionary Rivalry: GW men’s basketball vs. George Mason

Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
Free with valid GW student ID

Attendees at this regional rivalry game will receive a free GW-branded tricorn hat. Wear it in the stands to help break the record of most tricorn hats worn at once, then stick a feather in it and call it macaroni.

Coming Up:

Lerner free demo week



Jan. 13 to 19 Lerner Health and Wellness Free Demo Week

Lerner Health and Wellness Center
2301 G St., NW

Got New Year’s resolutions to live up to? Just want to try something new? GW Campus Recreation offers this weeklong event at which students, faculty and staff can attend group classes for free—anything from boxing to yoga.

Restaurant Week



Jan. 13 to 19 Winter Restaurant Week

Various locations
$22 to $35

More than 100 restaurants offer prix-fixe meals for this biannual tradition showcasing the local food scene. Brunches and lunches are priced at $22, with dinner at $35, for a relatively cheap way to try somewhere new—maybe inspired by GW Today’s neighborhood guides.

Thomas Brzozowski


MLK Birthday



Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

Marvin Center, Great Hall
800 21st St., NW

Join the university community in celebrating Dr. King’s birthday with a multimedia presentation of King’s quotes, sermons and speeches, plus trivia, student conversations and three immersive virtual reality experiences. Birthday cake will be served at 12:06 p.m. Part of the Multicultural Student Services Center’s signature King Week.

MLK memorial



Jan. 16 at noon Walk to King’s Dream

Multicultural Student Services Center
2127 G St., NW

A scenic walk through historic sites on the Foggy Bottom Campus and down to the National Mall. Depart from the Multicultural Student Services Center, 2127 G St., NW, at noon. Part of King Week.

MLK Day of Service



Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Leadership

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st NW

George Washington University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to participate in this annual day of service, leadership development and interfaith dialogue celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Save the Date:


decolonial dialogue



Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. A Decolonial Dialogue

Marvin Center Amphitheater, 3rd floor
800 21st St., NW

GW students, faculty and administrators will discuss how their experiences as Native American, black and international community members is impacted by the “Colonial” moniker and other racially-charged institutional names and symbols. The moderated dialogue will discuss the repercussions of settler colonialism, Cloyd Heck Marvin’s fraught legacy of racism and anti-Semitism, and the larger issue of institutional names and symbols that conflict with institutional values.

Van Vleck