#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Spook yourself out at the Corcoran Costume Ball, celebrate Latinx heritage at the 23rd annual Fiestasa, “Eye of the Bird” opens at the George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum, win free tickets to Alan Greenspan and more.

Image of costume mask via Natalie Jeffcott on Unsplash.
(Photo by Natalie Jeffcott via Unsplash)
October 15, 2018

Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Corcoran Costume Ball

Flagg Building Atrium
500 17th St., NW
Free, RSVP requested

Nothing captures the spirit of the Halloween season like a masquerade, and this one will feature a DJ, live musical performances, theatrical intervention, readings and a dessert bar. Admission is open to the GW community by costume only—gruesome or glamorous.

 

 


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Closing Oct. 15 The Draken Experience

The Wharf DC, Transit Pier
Maine Ave. and Pearl St., SW
$6 to $10

Climb aboard the world’s largest operating Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre—which completed a 2016 transatlantic crossing—and discover your own Viking spirit with ship tours, crew demonstrations and Instagram-worthy moments. Draken Village, a free, immersive photo and video exhibition, accompanies the ship. Hosted in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce.

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Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Politics and Prose and GW Present Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
$10 to $40; free tickets available to GW community members

Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge’s “Capitalism in America” tells the story of how America evolved from a patchwork of colonies into one of the mightiest economies in the world—and the triumphs, innovations and terrible moral failures involved. Regular price tickets are available online, while students and community members can purchase them for $10 in person with a valid GW ID at the Lisner Auditorium ticket office. GW community members can also fill out this form for a chance to win free tickets to the event, to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. Scale: Taking the Measure of Things

Flagg Building, Salon Doré
500 17th St., NW
Free

Nothing big gets built without an understanding of how to translate it from small-scale design to large-scale life. Michele Cohen, curator of the Architect of the Capitol—the stewardship office for Capitol Hill’s iconic buildings and grounds—and Eleni Hasaki, associate professor of anthropology and classics at the University of Arizona, will discuss how scale works with Jenna Weissman Joselit, GW professor of history and Judaic studies. Part of “It’s Material,” a workshop series on material culture and historical inquiry.

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Opening Oct. 17 Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.’s Past

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

This exhibition examines the evolution of Washington, D.C., through two newly commissioned panoramic landscape paintings by local artist Peter Waddell. One shows the grand city that planner Pierre L’Enfant envisioned, while the other captures the city’s development by 1825, the year L’Enfant died.

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Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. GW Votes Party at the Mailbox

Kogan Plaza
2121 H St., NW
Free

About 58 percent of GW students voted in the 2016 election, compared to 50.4 percent of all Americans. Nonpartisan voter participation coalition GW Votes aims to make that 65 percent by 2020. Join them to mail in absentee ballots, connect with politically active student organizations and learn more about voting. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Oct. 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Proof

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

How do you prove what is yours when everything around you is unstable, including yourself? Catherine is turning 25 and has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father. After his death, her estranged sister and a former student of her father both arrive, each with a different goal. “Proof” was the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

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Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. La Fiestasa

Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
800 21st St., NW
Free

Celebrate the diversity of Latinx identity with food, music, dancing and performances at this 23rd annual party. Part of GW Latinx Heritage Celebration 2018.

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Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations”

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free

Carlyle Group cofounder David Rubenstein’s “Peer-to-Peer” podcast offers insights into the minds of the world’s most influential voices in industry, government, medicine and the arts. This taping will feature financier and philanthropist Mike Milken for a wide-ranging conversation on five decades of successful initiatives in medical research, education, public health and more. A complimentary breakfast will be served before the taping at 9 a.m.

 


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Oct. 26 at 1:15 p.m. 2018 Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit

GW School of Business
Funger Hall, Room 108
2201 G St., NW
Free, RSVP required (students should register in Handshake)

This summit for students interested in careers in the finance and real estate industries will launch with a keynote address by Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, and continue with a series of panel discussions and networking events to connect students with industry professionals and alumni with other alumni.

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Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Colonials Weekend Kickoff Party

University Yard
H St. between 20th and 21st streets, NW
Free

Celebrate with GW alumni, students and families at this annual shindig, featuring games, live music, food and beverages. Part of Colonials Weekend 2018.

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Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. GDub Madness

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

Join the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams, GW Spirit, George the mascot and more at this traditional Colonials Weekend kickoff to get the 2018-19 basketball season underway. The night will feature performances, giveaways and more.

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Nov. 3 and Nov 4. Death Becomes Us: A True Crime Festival

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
Prices vary

Crime buffs, unite: Brightest Young Things’ first true crime festival will feature live recordings of podcasts such as How Did This Get Made? and Criminal, as well as appearances from the stars of BuzzFeed Unsolved.

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