#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Staff come together to celebrate GW at the Proud to Be GW festivals, enjoy free concerts on the National Mall and more.

May 29, 2018

Proud to Be GW Festivals

Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. Proud to Be GW Foggy Bottom
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Terrace
800 21st St., NW

Aug 9 at 2 p.m. Proud to Be GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Enterprise Hall Field
Rain location: Room 102 (second floor)
45085 University Dr., Ashburn, Va.

The George Washington University’s annual employee appreciation event will take place Tuesday on the Foggy Bottom campus and Thursday on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, bringing staff together for games and activities. Past activities have included contests, dancing and giveaways.



Coming Up:


Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. [email protected] | Sackler

Freer Gallery of Art
1050 Independence Ave., SW

Enjoy live music on the museum steps, drinks on the plaza and Asian flavors by local chefs as well as evening access to exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Plus, catch a Made in Hong Kong Film Festival screening starting at 7 p.m.


Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. and Fridays through Aug. 24 Jazz in the Garden

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

An eclectic lineup of D.C.-area jazz musicians across a range of genres—traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, swing, pan-Caribbean salsa, D.C. go-go and more— serenade picnickers of all ages every Friday evening at this popular summer tradition.


Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Argentine Tango Classes

Mitchell Hall
514 19th St., NW

Bring a little fun and drama into your life with free tango "practica" offered every Friday evening by the GW Argentine Tango Club. The club also offers classes every second, fourth and fifth Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in District House. Once you've got the basics, show off your skills at the club's monthly dance social, held the third Friday of every month in Mitchell Hall at 8 p.m.


Save the Date:


Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Politics and Prose and GW Present DeRay McKesson

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
$10 to $28

Join the civil rights leader and host of Pod Save the People for a conversation on the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact us all. The event is part of the launch of Mr. McKesson’s book, “On the Other Side of Freedom,” a meditation on resistance and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Nov. 3 and Nov 4. Death Becomes Us: A True Crime Festival

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
Prices vary

Crime buffs, unite: Brightest Young Things’ first true crime festival will feature live recordings of podcasts such as How Did This Get Made? and Criminal, as well as appearances from the stars of BuzzFeed Unsolved.