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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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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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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Norman Rockwell Exhibit & Lecture: International Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy
Feb
27
4:30 PM16:30

Norman Rockwell Exhibit & Lecture: International Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy

  • The George Washington University Museum (map)
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Join District Connections for a conversation on religious freedom and foreign policy with Ambassador Sam Brownback. Offered as part of the Four Freedoms Exhibit at The GW Museum, this lecture will explore how American values around religious freedom impact foreign policy and relationships. Before the lecture, we will explore the special exhibition, Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms.

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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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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to push the art form into fascinating new territory while still honoring signature classics like Ailey’s masterpiece of hope and redemption, Revelations

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Admissions at Studio Theatre
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Admissions at Studio Theatre

Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the last fifteen years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son Charlie’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family's reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions.

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US Botanic Gardens with TRAiLS
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

US Botanic Gardens with TRAiLS

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join GW TRAiLS as we explore the United States Botanic Garden! It is a great way to enjoy some nature in the afternoon without having to leave the city. With incredible displays, the Garden changes daily to best accent what plants are blooming.

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Politics and Prose: Jason Rezaian
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Politics and Prose: Jason Rezaian

In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police and accused of spying for America. In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial, his bond with his Iranian father, and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran. Rezaian will talk about his experiences in a conversation with Frank Sesno, author, former CNN correspondent, and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

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Let Freedom Ring! MLK, Jr. Tribute Concert, featuring Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell
Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

Let Freedom Ring! MLK, Jr. Tribute Concert, featuring Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In a musical tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the annual program Let Freedom Ring!,  features Tony®, Emmy®, and Grammy®–winning artist Audra McDonald and two- time Tony®-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. The Let Freedom Ring! 

  • Meet Up Time: 4:00pm

  • Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor

  • Approximate End Time: 7:00pm

  • Transportation to event: Walk from Marvin Center to Kennedy Center (.6 miles) or take the Kennedy Center shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro.

  • Cost: Free

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