#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Celebrate the winter solstice with the Christmas Revels, hear from a founder of TIME'S UP, learn about Winston Churchill’s relationship with his spies and enjoy seasonal area traditions like Georgetown GLOW and ZooLights.

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November 19, 2018

Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. The Christmas Revels

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
$18 to $60

Mumming plays meet A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this boisterous traditional celebration of the winter solstice. The performance—themed this year around a community preparing for a visit from Queen Elizabeth I—features rousing carol singalongs, dancing in the aisles, children’s singing games, the eerily hypnotic Abbots Bromley horn dance and the Washington Revels Brass.

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Coming Up:

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Open through Dec. 23 Downtown Holiday Market

F Street between 7th and 9th streets, NW
Free

Find the perfect gift at this seasonal market, which features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses. Selection varies daily, so there’s something for everyone on your list—and while you’re shopping, enjoy live music, hot drinks and the market’s beloved fresh mini doughnuts.

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Open through Jan. 1 ZooLights

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Free

This holiday favorite displays half a million LED lights and activities like snowless tubing, a train ride through the great cats’ exhibit, live music and more.

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Open through Jan. 6 Georgetown GLOW

Various locations
Free

Experience the sparkle of the season at this curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of one of D.C.’s most picturesque neighborhoods, the seasonal celebration also includes artist events, tours and other programming.

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Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Nora Amin: Performing Trauma

2131 G St., NW
Free

Author, performer, choreographer, theater director and educator Nora Amin is a founding member of the Modern Dance Theatre Company at the Cairo Opera House and has written extensively on theater as a medium for healing and transformation. Catch Ms. Amin’s solo performance, “Resurrection,” Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

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Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Generations of Vocal Jazz

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

GW JiVE, Capital City Voices and the Fillmore Stoddert Choir will perform jazz standards, holiday classics and original modern compositions accessible to fans of all ages.

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Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Churchill’s Spy Files

National Churchill Library and Center
Gelman Library
2130 H St., NW
Free

Join the National Churchill Library and Center and author Nigel West for a discussion of his new book, “Churchill’s Spy Files,” about the wartime prime minister’s relationship with MI5, Britain’s domestic security service.

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Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Fatima Goss Graves

Milken Institute School of Public Health, Room B100A
950 New Hampshire Ave NW
Free, RSVP requested

Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, will give this year’s Edward N. Brandt Jr. Memorial Lecture in Women’s Health. A co-founder of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, she will discuss legal avenues to advancing women’s health.

 


Save the Date:

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Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Medical & Technological Breakthroughs Shaping Health, Policy & Society

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

Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine will speak on the future of the field. 

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Opening Dec. 10 Corcoran Faculty Exhibition

Gallery 102
801 22nd St., NW
Free

This show features a wide array of engaging, multi-disciplinary works that give insight into the work Corcoran faculty do beyond the classroom.

https://calendar.gwu.edu/midnight-breakfast

Dec. 10 at 10:30 p.m. Midnight Breakfast

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

This annual tradition gives students a break from finals mania with free food and activities.

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Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. GW Holiday Party

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

GW marks the holiday season with this celebration of faculty and staff. Stop by for sweet and savory snacks, karaoke, a photo booth and more.

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Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Politics and Prose and GW Present John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling and Chou Chou Namegabe

Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St., NW
$10 to $30

In “Congo Stories,” John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba reveal how the people of Congo are fighting back against international exploitation and governmental oppression. The book contains Mr. Bafilemba’s profiles of Congolese activists, Mr. Prendergast’s narratives of the historical and social links between Congo and the United States and photographs by actor Ryan Gosling. GW community members can purchase discounted tickets in person at the Lisner Box Office with a valid GW ID.

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