#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda
Give the gift of life at GW Nursing’s blood drive. Plus a screwball comedy about race in Hollywood, GW historians discuss a year of war in Ukraine and more.
March 2 at 9:30 a.m. GW Nursing Blood Drive
Innovation Hall, Room 305
45085 University Dr.
Share one of humanity’s most valuable resources at this community drive. Photo ID and face masks required. Allow one hour for donation.
Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The War In Ukraine: Historical Perspectives
Look back on the year since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine at this panel with GW historians Hugh Agnew, Gregg Brazinsky, Hope M. Harrison, James Hershberg and Daniel Schwarz.
Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505
1957 E St., NW
Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign Brandi N. Bynum will discuss the way human trafficking affects communities of color.
Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St., NW
The D.C. Library’s three-week showcase of Black film and culture wraps up with an hourlong documentary that Cornel West calls “required viewing,” paired with a Marvel blockbuster.
March 1 to 10 at 6 p.m. REGRESSION: A Collection of Solo MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Smith Hall of Art, Gallery 102
801 22nd St., NW
Students will exhibit their MFA thesis shows all spring, beginning with Dajana Peric’s “Nine Stitches.” Born in Serbia and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Peric’s artistic practice embodies deeply personal experiences and interpersonal relationships in the context of her native land. Through performance, she synchronizes the process of internal changes with art.
March 1 to 5 D.C. Independent Film Forum
$13 and up
Since 1999, DCIFF has kept the spirit of independent film alive in the nation’s capital. This year they’ll screen more than 70 films across every genre and budget, as well as hosting seminars for aspiring filmmakers.
March 2 to 5 By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Building XX Black Box
814 20th St., NW
$10 to $20
In this screwball comedy it’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring actress Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Then Vera learns about a film set in the antebellum South—one where the slaves have lines.
Save the Date:
March 8 at noon Woman, Life, Freedom: International Women’s Day Event featuring Azar Nafisi
Elliott School, Room 602
1957 E St., NW
The critically acclaimed author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” visits GW to discuss the women-led protests in Iran and her experiences as a feminist and an Iranian woman in exile.
March 8 at 2 p.m. Paws 'n' Relax
University Student Center, 3rd floor terrace
800 21st St., NW
Having a ruff semester? Need some paws-itivity? Get rejuvenated at this tail-wagging interlude with People Animals Love (PAL) and their professional therapy pups. Registration is required and the dogs one will be popular, so prepare for a short wait.