#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Take in the work of graduating GW artists at NEXT’s opening night. Plus de-stress at the Final Lap, sit in on two major D.C. candidate debates, get a plant friend from the greenhouse sale and more.

NEXT Party
April 18, 2022

April 28 at 6 p.m. NEXT Opening Night Party

Flagg Building
500 17th St. NW
Registration required

The Corcoran’s annual capstone event showcasing work by graduating arts students—part party, part exhibition, part performance—returns this year to in-person celebration after two years. An hour before the party starts, join students for three-minute presentations on their work at NEXT 180.

Coming Up:

Indian Textiles



Through June 6 Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW

Vibrant textiles have long been synonymous with Indian culture, with their distinctive abstract, floral and figurative patterns inspiring countless variations. Featuring masterworks from The Textile Museum Collection and the private collection of Karun Thakar, this exhibition showcases court weavings, folk embroideries and other fabrics from the ninth through the early 20th centuries. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Doodle & De-Stress



April 25 at 6 p.m. Doodle and De-Stress

University Student Center, 310
800 21st St., NW
Registration required

As finals pick up, finding time to be creative is an important part of self-care and self-expression. Join student interns from the GW Art Therapy Clinic and the GW Capital Peers for this hands-on in-person workshop—no artistic talent or experience required. Part of The Final Lap, GW’s annual series of stress-fighting activities.



Chalk-in image



April 26 at 11 a.m. Chalk-In

Potomac Square
2021 F St., NW, behind Potomac Hall

Get in touch with your inner child at this finals-period GW tradition. Besides decorating Potomac Square, attendees can make a Zen garden to keep, take Polaroid pictures with friends, enjoy some summertime snacks and win prizes. Part of The Final Lap.

gw attorney general debate


DC Mayoral forum


Women in diplomacy



April 28 at noon Elliott School Graduate Board Diplomatic Series: Women in Diplomacy

Registration required

This panel in the ESGB Diplomatic Series features Dana Banks, special assistant to the president and senior director for Africa, National Security Council, The White House; Akunna Cook, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs; and Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller-Volkoff, former U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyz. Moderated by EGSB co-president Emana Shunnom.  Panelists will explore the interplay between leadership and diplomacy from their perspective as female practitioners.

Work by Jovencio de la Paz



April 28 at 5:30 p.m. Radioactive: How a Podcast Brought Difficult History Back to the Classroom

Online and in person
University Student Center, third floor
800 21st St., NW
Registration required

Broadcasting pioneer and demagogue Father Coughlin has been almost forgotten, as Andrew Lapin discovered while producing "Radioactive," his 2021 podcast on the subject. But during the Great Depression, the "radio priest" spread fascist, xenophobic and antisemitic propaganda to millions of Americans and emboldened many to carry out violence in his name. This conversation will focus on Lapin’s experiences compiling and releasing "Radioactive" and watching university and religious educators use the story as a teaching aid. Rabbi Daniel Zemel of Temple Micah and Graduate School of Education and Human Development Professor Lionel Howard will join Lapin on this panel, moderated by GSEHD Dean Michael Feuer.

First gen formal



April 28 at 6 p.m. First Gen Formal

Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St., NW
Register on Engage

The Office of Student Life and First Gen United invite GW’s first-generation student community celebrate student success, enjoy food and drink and capture the moment in a photo booth. There will be sweet treats and a photo booth to capture the moment. Formal attire is not required, but invitees can dress up in whatever makes you feel fancy, stylish and/or comfortable.

Chair Massages



April 29 at noon Free Chair Massages

University Student Center, Room 403
800 21st St., NW

Professional massage and bodywork professionals from Eye Street Massage offer free therapeutic massages as part of the Final Lap 2022. No need to register in advance—just walk in and sign up.

Greenhouse plant sale



April 29 at 9 a.m. Greenhouse Plant Sale

Science and Engineering Hall, eighth floor
800 22nd St., NW

Whether your tastes run to lush ferns, elegant orchids, carnivorous plants or tasty veggies, welcome summer with a new green friend grown on campus. Cash, credit and debit accepted—no checks or GWorld, please.

Fountain Day



April 30 at 1 p.m. Fountain Day

Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Rd., NW

Celebrate the year’s accomplishments and look to the future at this signature MVC spring event.

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Save the Date:

Breakfast Break


Stress Break with CAPS



May 2 at noon Stress Break with CAPS

University Student Center, H Street Terrace
800 21st St., NW
No registration required

With the finish line just a few weeks away, take a break for self-care and pick up some free giveaways with GW’s Counseling & Psychological Services.