Into the Woods @ Fords Theatre
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Into the Woods @ Fords Theatre

We'll head to the historic Ford's Theatre to see Into the Woods. In Stephen Sondheim’s imaginative, darkly comical remix of beloved fairy tales, a baker and his wife set out to reverse a witch's curse in hopes of having a child of their own. The couple’s quest takes them into the woods, where they encounter Little Red Ridinghood, Jack and his beanstalk, a cautious Cinderella, a sequestered Rapunzel and a couple of lovelorn princes. Sondheim's lush Tony-winning score and James Lapine's Tony-winning book conjure a world where "giants can be good and witches can be right."

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Ben's Chili Bowl + Black Broadway Walking Tour
Apr
27
9:15 AM09:15

Ben's Chili Bowl + Black Broadway Walking Tour

Led by DC historian, former GW professor, and 40+ year resident of DC, Dr. Bernard Demczuk, this tour will focus on the history and culture of U Street. Over breakfast at Ben's Chili Bowl, we'll  learn about the history and culture surrounding this DC establishment, where Dr. Demczuk serves as the official historian. Then, Dr. Demczuk will lead a tour of The Black Broadway and 15 street murals. After a short visit to the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, we'll head back to Ben's! 

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Join us in reserved seats for one of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival. From the National Archives to the Washington Monument, spectators are wow-ed by the pageantry and excitement that is the nation’s premier springtime parade. We'll provide coffee and bagels! 

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College Action Day: Anacostia River Cleanup
Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

College Action Day: Anacostia River Cleanup

Join the Anacostia Riverkeeper for the spring edition of the Clean Waterways series where we’ll pick up and remove litter from as much of Anacostia Park as we can, sort it by material, and set it up to educate thousands of festival-goers the following day. All equipment is provided, please wear closed-toe shoes and layered clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Students will join the GW Alternative Breaks Program and will have the opportunity to learn more about sustainability and service. Food is provided during the service day.

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DC Comedy Festival: Improv Night
Apr
10
6:45 PM18:45

DC Comedy Festival: Improv Night

The DC Comedy Festival is brought to you by a group of local comedians who want to bring attention to and unite the comedy community in our city. From up-and-comers to national headliners, we want you to see what your city has been hiding—a flourishing comedy scene filled with some of the best, brightest, and funniest minds in the game.

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Valerie Jarrett @ Sixth and I
Apr
8
5:45 PM17:45

Valerie Jarrett @ Sixth and I

Valerie Jarrett served as the senior advisor to President Barack Obama and currently serves as a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation. From her work advancing civil rights, reforming the criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families to the stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett—named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People”—shares her perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century. Jarrett will be in conversation with Anita Dunn, the former White House communications director and senior advisor to President Obama's presidential campaigns.

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DC + Donuts: Cherry Blossom Boat Tour
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

DC + Donuts: Cherry Blossom Boat Tour

It's PEAK BLOOM! The best view of the cherry blossoms is from the water! We'll travel to the SW Waterfront Wharf, grab a snack from District Donut and hop aboard a sightseeing tour with Potomac Riverboat Company. We'll travel along the Potomac River to see the monuments and landmarks, with stunning views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and more.

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GWxDC Service: Veteran's Day of Service
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

GWxDC Service: Veteran's Day of Service

Veteran's Day of Service brings together military-affiliated and civilian populations to serve those who have served, connect GW students, faculty, and staff with the larger community, and elevate communities across the DC Metro region. In partnership with the Nashman Center and Military and Veteran Services, we will serve with A Wider CircleRock Creek Conservancy, and Operation Gratitude.

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Washington Nationals vs. NY Mets
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Washington Nationals vs. NY Mets

The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C.. The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. From 2005 to 2007, the team played in RFK Stadium; since 2008 their home stadium has been Nationals Park on South Capitol Street in Southeast D.C., near the Anacostia River. The Nationals are the 8th major league franchise to be based in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1971. The current National League club was founded in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, part of the MLB expansion.

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Vanity Fair
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Vanity Fair

Becky Sharp never blushes. As the wily Becky and her gentle friend Amelia scale social ladders and hurdle the whims of fate, only one question matters: how do you get what you want in life? A bright dance hall pageant poking fun at all our pretenses, this new adaptation harnesses the frivolity of Thackeray’s novel while recasting its (anti) heroines as complex, vibrant women, delivering “a gift to actors and a goody bag for its audience” (The New York Times). Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility, The Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year 2017) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts + Chaia Tacos
Mar
24
12:30 PM12:30

National Museum of Women in the Arts + Chaia Tacos

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in Washington, D.C., is "the only major museum in the world solely dedicated" to celebrating women's achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. We'll visit the Museum then get food at the woman-owned Chaia Tacos in Chinatown.

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“Queens of Egypt” Exhibit Opening Weekend + Lunch
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

“Queens of Egypt” Exhibit Opening Weekend + Lunch

March is Women's History Month! This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt. Get to know such legendary queens as Nefertari, Nefertiti, Hatshepsut, and Cleopatra VII; see more than 300 prestigious objects, including monumental statues, sparkling jewelry, and impressive sarcophagi; and take a 3-D tour of one of the most well-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Queens. When Women Ruled the World! When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way...right? We'll look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable.

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Women Who Changed America Walk
Mar
23
12:15 PM12:15

Women Who Changed America Walk

For generations, women living and working in Washington, D.C. have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom, and prosperity for their fellow citizens. “Angel of the Battlefield” Clara Barton inspired a world-wide humanitarian movement. Dorothy Height devoted forty years to supporting African-American women and girls. Frances Perkins not only became the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, she was the principal architect of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. See the sites downtown and around the U.S. Capitol where they and others made their marks and follow history along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where thousands of suffragists first marched for equality on March 3, 1913. The walk will conclude at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, home to the National Women’s Party for nearly 90 years and the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights. After the walk, we'll grab food at the woman-founded Magnolia Bakery in Union Station. FOOD PROVIDED

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Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets
Mar
21
6:15 PM18:15

Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets

The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at the Capital One Arena, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Washington Wizards t-shirt included!

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Captain Marvel at the IMAX
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Captain Marvel at the IMAX

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Catch the movie at the Air and Space Museum IMAX with District Connections.

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Lunch and Learn:  Spies in Washington
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch and Learn: Spies in Washington

Join District Connections for lunch and a trip to the GW Museum and Textile Museum where we will view the famous Norman Rockwell Four Freedoms exhibit and hear a lecture on spies in Washington, D.C.  In this talk, Vince Houghton, curator at the International Spy Museum, will discuss the presence and actions of spies in Washington, D.C., during World War II. Organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies. 

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James Bay @ The Anthem
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

James Bay @ The Anthem

James Bay is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist.

In 2014, he released his single "Hold Back the River", which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the US. In February 2015, Bay received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. At the 2016 Brit Awards he received the award for Best British Male Solo Artist. Bay also received three nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song. In May 2018, he released his second studio album, Electric Light.

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Miriam's Kitchen - Dinner Service
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

Miriam's Kitchen - Dinner Service

Miriam’s kitchen is a local organization with the bold mission of ending chronic homelessness in Washington D.C. Join the Miriam team in serving a high quality, nutritious meal. Meals are made with fresh, healthy ingredients. The restaurant-quality food served shows guests that they matter and are cared for. It builds a bridge of trust. And it makes it possible to form a relationship with each individual who comes through our doors.  We will be working both in the kitchen (comfort around open flames and kitchen supplies – closed toed shoes/hair pulled back) and guest services.

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Daniel Sloss @ Sixth&I
Mar
3
6:45 PM18:45

Daniel Sloss @ Sixth&I

One of Scotland’s most successful comedians, the 28-year-old stand-up comic performs his tenth solo show.

With an approach The New York Times describes as “dirty, sweet, and clever,” Sloss takes on substantial topics with “an appealing silliness.” Sloss has appeared on “Conan” a record eight times, performed in four solo off-Broadway seasons, and sold out 11 consecutive times at Edinburgh Fringe. He can be seen in two hour-long Netflix specials, “DARK” and “Jigsaw.”

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 TRAiLS: Women's Hike & Picnic at Great Falls
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

TRAiLS: Women's Hike & Picnic at Great Falls

Join District Connections and TRAiLS to spend some time de-stressing in the great outdoors with a wonderful group of women, femmes, non-binary, and transgender individuals. This is an event designed for first years to meet each other and have some adventure in a safe, inclusive environment. People of all skill levels are welcome on this hike, so come out whether you are an experienced hiker or novice! All are welcome! After arriving at Great Falls Park, we plan to hike for a few hours then break for a picnic lunch, finish the trail, and make our way back to GW. We're so excited and we hope to see you on the trail! (Lunch is included!)

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James Blake at The Anthem
Feb
21
6:15 PM18:15

James Blake at The Anthem

Following his three critically acclaimed albums, 2010’s ‘James Blake’, 2013’s Mercury Prize winning ‘Overgrown’ and 2016’s ‘The Colour in Anything’, James Blake has established himself as one of the worlds most talented and influential musicians.

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VIP Experience at the Ron Chernow Presidential Distinguished Event
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

VIP Experience at the Ron Chernow Presidential Distinguished Event

District Connections is offering first year students the VIP treatment for the upcoming Presidential Distinguished Event Series with Ron Chernow, happening right here at GW.  Ron Chernow, the acclaimed historian and host of the 2019 White House Correspondents' Dinner, will take us on his journey from writing the Alexander Hamilton biography to inspiring Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical, Hamilton.

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Getting to Know U (Street)
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Getting to Know U (Street)

Join District Connections for a guided tour of the U Street Neighborhood, led by Washington Walks. We’ll explore the neighborhood that was shared by African American intellectuals, business leaders, and families of all economic levels. To end the afternoon, District Connections will treat you to late lunch/early dinner at the famed Ben’s Chili Bowl.

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Howard Schultz
Feb
14
4:30 PM16:30

Howard Schultz

From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks comes From the Ground Up, an account of the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in society today.  What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? These questions, at the heart of the American journey, are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with since growing up in Brooklyn’s housing projects and while building Starbucks from 11 stores into one of the world’s most iconic brands. He will discuss this and more in a talk at Sixth & I.

Book included!

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