#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Jumpstart your job search at the Spring Career and Internship Fair, go inside a diplomatic ordeal with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, hear from the screenwriter of Spike Lee’s film “BlacKKKlansman” and more.

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January 22, 2019

Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. GW Spring Career and Internship Fair

Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
Free, registration requested

At this biannual fair, George Washington University students and alumni can meet with more than 100 employers across a wide range of industries to discuss possible internship and job opportunities. Check out GW Today for tips on how to prepare. The fair is exclusively for GW students and alumni, and a GWID number is required for students checking in. 

 

 


Coming Up:

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Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Politics & Prose and GW Present Jason Rezaian

Marvin Center, Betts Theatre
800 21st St., NW
$15 to $35

In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police and accused of spying for the United States. Initially, he assumed a misunderstanding—but the situation escalated into an 18-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. Mr. Rezaian will discuss his experiences and his book, “Prisoner,” in conversation with School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno.

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Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. Solo Performance with Anton Ovchinnikov

The Center for Contemporary Political Art
916 G Street NW
Free

Ukranian performer and choreographer Anton Ovchinnikov, founder-director of Zelyonka Fest Festival of Contemporary Dance Theatre, performs work that “disturbs the sense of inner balance.”

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Jan. 24 Protecting His Legacy: How to Continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream with Kevin Willmott

Marvin Center Amphitheatre, third floor
800 21st St., NW
Free

Kevin Willmott, screenwriter of “BlacKKKlansman” and “Chi-Raq,” will screen his feature “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America” and facilitate a discussion of racism in media today and how to address it going forward.  Part of the MSSC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.

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Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Preserving Memory opening reception

Gallery 102
Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd St. NW
Free

This Corcoran Scholars’ group exhibition explores the feelings and experiences associated with preserving memory and interpreting past events through the lens of the present. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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Jan. 25 at 7:15 p.m. Argentine Tango Lessons

Mitchell Hall
514 19th St., NW
Free

Join the GW Argentine Tango Club weekly to learn the dance. No partner or experience needed—just a clean pair of socks. Beginner drop-in classes start every Friday at 7:15 p.m., with an advanced beginners class following at 8:30 p.m. Stay after class for a special "Milonga Negra" featuring snacks and a DJ.

 

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Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella

Lisner Auditorium
7301 21st St., NW
Free

“Pitch Perfect” comes to life at the nation’s premiere collegiate a cappella competition, with two GW groups in the running. The top two groups will go on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic ICCA Semifinal.

 


Save the Date:

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Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Ross Gay

Hill Center
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Free

Join Ron Charles, fiction editor of The Washington Post, for an in-depth discussion with critically acclaimed poet Ross Gay. Mr. Gay’s books include “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. “Catalog” was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

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Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. SMPA Book Talk with April Ryan: “Under Fire”

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free, registration requested

Veteran White House correspondent and former SMPA Terker Distinguished Fellow April Ryan returns to campus for an inside look at reporting from the front lines of the Trump White House. How are reporters adjusting to the new normal of chaos and confusion in the Trump administration? In “Under Fire,” Ms. Ryan takes readers inside the policy debates and her experiences as a reporter targeted for asking difficult questions. This event is co-sponsored with the George Washington University Association of Black Journalists and part of the GW Black Heritage Celebration event series.

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Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Life After Shark Tank: It’s Not Just About the Money

Marvin Center, Betts Theatre
800 21st St., NW
Free

GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents a panel of former participants in entrepreneurial reality television juggernaut “Shark Tank” for a discussion of what it takes to reach investors and how to land serious deals. Panelists include the founders of Soupergirl, GloveStix, Pork Barrel BBQ and Sworkit.

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