#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

An apple a day keeps the doctor away—and this week, they’re free at GW! Plus, a conversation with National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne, a concert featuring Emmylou Harris and a media networking fair.

Apple Dat
Apple Day takes place on Oct. 20.
September 05, 2016

Oct. 20 at 12 p.m. Apple Day 

Kogan Plaza
H St., NW, between 21st and 22nd St., NW
Celebrate fall harvest with Apple Day, one of the university’s most beloved autumn traditions. You can get free locally grown apples on Kogan Plaza and Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses until 2 p.m.




Coming Up:


Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Omara Portuondo

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
The Cuban songstress Omara Portuondo celebrates her 85th birthday with a concert that spans all her greatest hits. The artist is known for music that encompasses a range of classic Cuban styles, from boleros to son cubano. She’ll also play favorites from her time with the Buena Vista Social Club.


Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Media, Journalism & Public Affairs Networking Fair

Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st St., NW
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Alumni and students are invited to attend the Media, Journalism & Public Affairs Networking Fair, which will feature representatives from top media, journalism and public affairs organizations. Come prepared to learn about jobs, internships and other opportunities.


Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. A Conversation with Lorraine Voles

Marvin Center Amphitheater
800 21st St., NW
In an event organized by Program Board, the GW community will be welcomed to have a discussion about politics and the 2016 election with Lorraine Voles, the university’s vice president of external relations. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Voles has served as press secretary for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), deputy press secretary for former President Bill Clinton, director of communications and chief spokes­woman for former Vice President Al Gore, and director of communications for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.). She also advised Hillary Clinton on her 2006 reelection campaign and presidential bid. 

Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. A Conversation with NSC Press Spokesperson Emily Horne

 Elliott School, Room 505
1957 E St., NW
Alumna Emily Horn will share her experience working in strategic communications and foreign policy as the press spokesperson for the White House National Security Council. After receiving her B.A. and M.A. in history from GW, she began her career in government as an intern at the State Department's Office of the Historian.

Lissa Hunter

Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Lecture: Weaver Lissa Hunter

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Lissa Hunter creates complex baskets, ceramic vessels and other two-dimensional collages using different materials and techniques. The nationally recognized weaver and basketmaker from Maine discusses her more than 40 years of experience and her creative process at this evening lecture at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

The Haze

Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. “The Haze”

Marvin Center Betts Theatre
800 21st St., NW
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the GW Public Health Student Association presents ‘The Haze,” a play starring solo performer Heather Marlowe. The show sheds light on the crisis of untested rape kits in the country.


Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Emmylou Harris

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 $55 - $85; 15 percent discount for GW students
Grammy Award-winning artist Emmylou Harris headlines “Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees,” a show to raise awareness of and funds for the world’s 60 million refugees. The singer will be joined by Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids and special guest Robert Plant.


Oct. 24 at 12 p.m. Wymer’s D.C. Database

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Jessica Richardson Smith, research services librarian at the Historical Society of Washington, will explain how the digital mapping tool Wymer's D.C. is providing context and research around images in the John P. Wymer Photograph Collection. The collection has become a major resource for understanding mid-century residential neighborhoods, local businesses, parks, roadways and more in D.C. 


Now-Dec. 2 Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
805 21st St., NW
This exhibition showcases prints and explores the career of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige, who is considered one of the great masters of woodblock printmaking. The exhibition will feature all the prints in Hiroshige’s seminal “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road,” a series published in 1834 that established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape. 


Later This Month:


Oct. 27-30 Alumni Weekend

Throughout GW Campuses
The university’s annual reunion brings Colonials from all years together for a weekend celebration. Register now to participate in events, including a tour of the Corcoran School and the university museum, a political discussion and the classic Taste of GW food festival.