#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Stand at the center of the presidential maelstrom with Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, snack on free cupcakes for Flag Day, investigate “The Opposite of Hate” with Sally Kohn and more.

Michael Avenatti
April 16, 2018

April 18 at 3 p.m. A Conversation with Michael Avenatti

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free, registration required

Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, has been one of the liveliest (and bluntest) voices on the embattled president. GW Law Dean Blake D. Morant will moderate a conversation with Mr. Avenatti, J.D. ’00, and law professor Jonathan Turley.



Coming Up:

finding cleveland

April 16 at 6 p.m. Finding Cleveland: A Conversation with Only Won and Larissa Lam

Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st St., NW

Larissa Lam, actress and radio hostess, and Chinese-American rapper Only Won will speak on opposing the status quo and present their award-winning documentary short film, “Finding Cleveland.” The film examines the history of early Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta. The talk is part of this year’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, “SHATTER: Deconstructing the Model.”

flag day

April 17 GW Flag Day

Kogan Plaza
H St. between 21st and 22nd streets, NW

Students can write thank you notes to donors, get free treats from Georgetown Cupcake and enter to win gift cards and prizes at this annual campus-wide celebration of philanthropy at work.

new venture

April 19 at 6 p.m. 2018 GW New Venture Competition Finals

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free, registration requested

Nine GW-affiliated teams will take the stage to vie for over $300,000 in funding and support at the 10th annual business plan competition, the largest in the D.C. area. Last year’s top prize went to Urgent Wellness, which looks to revolutionize the health care industry by making primary care options more accessible to vulnerable communities.

research journal founders

April 19 at 6:30 p.m. GW Undergraduate Review Launch

Science and Engineering Hall, Lehman Auditorium
800 22nd St., NW

Join the team behind GW’s new academic journal highlighting research by undergraduate students as they celebrate the launch of the inaugural edition. The event will feature remarks from George Washington President Thomas LeBlanc, as well as food and refreshments.


April 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Spring Dance Concert

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

Three honors theses and seven original choreographic works will premiere at the dance department’s annual spring showcase.

earth day

April 20 at 11 a.m. Earth Day Fair

Mid-Campus Quad
H St. between 21st and 22nd streets, NW

Join campus organizations and partners in celebrating Earth Day 2018 with sustainability initiatives and environmentally friendly giveaways. Remarks at noon.

the message

Closing April 22 The Message: New Media Works

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave. at 7th St., SW

The Hirshhorn’s film and video installation series features leading international video artists, including award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa, who has collaborated with Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Solange.


Save the Date:

obvious child

April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Film Screening: “Obvious Child”

2108 G St., NW

Join the GW American Studies Film Club to watch “Obvious Child,” Gillian Robespierre’s deft, funny 2014 film about unplanned pregnancy starring Jenny Slate. The screening is part of the club’s “essential films” series, which celebrates movies that open new perspectives and challenge beliefs. Snacks provided.

heel to heal

April 28 at 3 p.m. GW Healing Clinic Heel to Heal 5K Walk/Run

Alexandria Aqueduct Foot Bridge
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath
$20 to $25

Support GW's free student-run medical clinic at this annual race and fundraiser, which runs along Georgetown's historic C&O Canal. Registration fee includes a free scrubs top and admission to the afterparty at Nick's Riverside Grill.


sally kohn candy crowley

April 18 at 7 p.m. GW and Politics and Prose Present Sally Kohn In Conversation with Candy Crowley

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
$10 to $35

CNN commentator Sally Kohn, B.A. '98, is known for her ability to make friends across the political aisle. But since the 2016 election, even the famously nice Ms. Kohn found herself wanting to lash out. She saw how angry our political discourse had become—and how angry it made her—and wondered: Where did all this hate come from? In “The Opposite of Hate,” she investigates the cultural roots of hate and offers tools for combating these tendencies, giving readers not only hope but concrete ways to step away.

gw singers

April 29 at 3 p.m. GW Singers: “The Little Match Girl Passion”

Flagg Building
500 17th St., NW

Join the GW University Singers, directed by Blake Clark, for a dynamic choral performance of David Lang’s “The Little Match Girl Passion.” The performance will start in the atrium and move throughout the building.

wong fu productions

April 30 at 7 p.m. Keynote Address: Wong Fu Productions

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW

The team of artists and filmmakers behind this independent digital production company will discuss their craft, their priorities and their place in a shifting industry. Part of this year’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration.

jake tapper

May 2 at 7 p.m. GW & Politics and Prose Present Jake Tapper

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
$33 to $35

“The Hellfire Club,” debut political thriller from CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, is “filled with all the insight and analysis he brings to his hit shows “The Lead” and “State of the Union.” Charlie Marder is an unlikely congressman thrust into office after his predecessor’s strange death. As he struggles to navigate the D.C. of the 1950s, an accident lands him in an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies—and a plot that could change history.