#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Nikki Haley visits GW for the year’s second Presidential Distinguished Event. Plus, a colorful multidisciplinary exhibition celebrating Miami’s Caribbean diaspora, concerts by GW performance ensembles, a visit from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and more.

GW To Do
November 04, 2019

Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Nikki Haley

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
$10 to $45; free by lottery to current GW students

A diplomat and politician who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2019, Nikki Haley also previously was governor of South Carolina. In her book, “With All Due Respect,” she offers a firsthand account of major national and international incidents, as well as behind-the-scenes insight into her tenure in the Trump administration. 

This conversation is part of the Presidential Distinguished Event Series, which launched in the spring of 2019 to connect GW students to renowned guest speakers and performers through culturally significant, free events on the Foggy Bottom campus.

Coming Up:




Opening Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection

Flagg Building, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
500 17th St., NW

Is a home just the physical dwelling, or is it something more? And how do we depict it? This exhibition explores these questions and more through photographic works recently returned to the Corcoran Flagg Building. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery curated this show in collaboration with the Corcoran Study Collection and a GW art history class taught by Lisa Lipinski, assistant professor of art history.

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Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Flint: The Poisoning of an American City

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

Join the Global Women’s Institute in partnership with the GW Multicultural Student Services Center, Green GW, Black Millennials for Flint and GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health for this screening, followed by a discussion with director David Barnhart, Flint resident and recovery coordinator Greg Timmons and Milken Institute SPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Chair Melissa Perry.

Inter | Sectionality



Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Opening night reception for Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Flagg Building
500 17th St. NW

This bold, multidisciplinary exhibition features artists from the Caribbean diaspora in Miami, with creations ranging from traditional photography and sculpture to glow-in-the-dark sand and giant balloons. At opening night, emcee Kalyn James and special performer Aisha Tandiwe Bell will welcome this vibrant installation to the Corcoran.

Fall Dance Concert



Nov. 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. Fall Dance Concert

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St., NW
$10 to $20

Student choreographers from the Program of Theatre and Dance join visiting professional artists onstage in this kinetic annual favorite. Featuring “Flag2Redo” by guest artist Ann Carlson and a new work choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess.

ice skating at the NGA


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Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. GW Bands: New Beginnings

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
$10 to $20

This end-of-semester concert will be the debut of GW’s new band director, Michael Schmitz, and will include traditional wind band music, contemporary works, transcriptions of pieces originally written for other ensembles and blues-inspired works.

GW Orchestra and University Singers


Muriel Bowser


Save the Date:





Nov. 21 at 7:30 a.m. The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur

Marvin Center, third floor
800 21st St., NW
From $119; limited free tickets available to GW students

Entrepreneurs and idea-havers meet and share notes alongside venture capitalists at this major networking event, featuring a “fireside chat” with Seth Goldman, founder and “TeaEO” of HonestTea and executive chairman of Beyond Meat. Limited free tickets are available to current GW students, with preference given to students with startup ventures. Contact Jasmine Bautista at [email protected] to sign up for a free ticket.

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