#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

The university Safety Expo, “The Young Turks on Fusion” shoots an episode at GW, plus Latino Heritage Month events and a reading by award-winning author Melinda Moustakis.

Make a safety kit at the GW Foggy Bottom Safety Expo this week.
September 05, 2016

Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. GW Foggy Bottom Safety Expo

University Yard
H Street between 20th Street and 21st Street, NW


Learn more about personal preparedness and safety at the annual GW Safety Expo. The event brings together local, federal and nonprofit agencies, as well as GW offices and departments. You can build your own preparedness kits—and there will be free food!




Coming Up:


Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Latino Heritage Month: X Marks the Spot

MSSC, Room 209
2127 G St., NW 
As part of Latino Heritage Month, this panel invites queer Latinx activists to discuss the transformation of language and the evolution of the term Latino to the gender-inclusive Latinx. 


Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. The Young Turks at GW

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free standby tickets available here.

“The Young Turks on Fusion,” a weekly show focused on the election, will broadcast live from GW as part of a 12-week series set on college campuses. The show’s hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola will discuss the last remaining weeks of the election with Fusion’s Nando Vila and GW SA President Erika Feinman.


Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Chamber Music from Indonesia

Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Theatre 
2127 G St, NW
Tickets available here


The Momenta Quartet joins Indonesian vocalist Ubiet, classical soprano Tony Arnold and the Richmond-based group Gamelan Raga Kusuma for an evening of music—part of a three-month-long music and culture festival called “Performing Indonesia.” This year’s celebration runs from Sept. 10 through Nov. 19.



Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. I Want a President ...

Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Building

500 17th St., NW


The independently organized art project, I Want a President… (A Collective Reading – D.C.) asks the public to envision its ideal president through two writing workshops. The first will be held Sept. 21 at the Corcoran School, and the second will be held on Oct. 5. The workshops will culminate with a collective reading in front of the White House on Oct. 16.


Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Jenny McKean Moore Series: A Reading by Melinda Moustakis

Gelman Library
2130 H St., NW 

As part of the GW Department of English Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series, Melinda Moustakis will read from her new book Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories. The release won the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Maurice Prize, and it was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.  Ms. Moustakis is the current Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington. 



Now-Dec. 2 Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
805 21st St., NW
This exhibition showcases prints and explores the career of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige, who is considered one of the great masters of woodblock printmaking. The exhibition will feature all the prints in Hiroshige’s seminal “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road,” a series published in 1834 that established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape. 


Later This Month:


Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. David Sedaris

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW

David Sedaris is back on the Lisner Stage with his razor-sharp wit and hilarious first-person accounts. Tune into his biting observations—and that distinctly nasally voice—for yourself when he read selections from some of his newest work. 



Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW

The National Heritage Fellowship is the highest honor for individuals whose work preserves American arts heritage and traditions. An evening concert invites you to celebrate the talents of this year’s award winners, who include a Mardi Gras Indian craftsman and musician, a Dakota flute maker, an Irish button accordionist and more.