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Revered as a National & DC Historical Landmark, Lisner Auditorium opened its doors for public performances in the fall of 1946. As an anchor for arts and culture at The George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium hosts world class events and activities and brings well over 100,000 visitors a year to the Foggy Bottom campus.

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Upcoming Events

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Pilobolus "Shadowland"

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

Experience the mind-bending world of the company the Huffington Post hailed as "a triumph of ingenuity" with the DC premiere of Pilobolus' Shadowland, an evening-length piece following the dreamlike world of a young girl. Equal parts dramatic & comedic, Shadowland incorporates moving screens, projected images, and front-of-screen choreography all set to a rhythmic original score by American film composer David Poe. Co-presented by CityDance. This performance is made possible by Altria.

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Pilobolus "Shadowland"

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Experience the mind-bending world of the company the Huffington Post hailed as "a triumph of ingenuity" with the DC premiere of Pilobolus' Shadowland, an evening-length piece following the dreamlike world of a young girl. Equal parts dramatic & comedic, Shadowland incorporates moving screens, projected images, and front-of-screen choreography all set to a rhythmic original score by American film composer David Poe. Co-presented by CityDance. This performance is made possible by Altria.

Noah Feldman

4th Annual Blackburn Lecture on Civility & Integrity

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Featuring Noah Feldman. Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and named one of the “75 most influential people of the 21st century” by Esquire, Dr. Feldman writes a weekly column for Bloomberg News, specializing in real-time analysis of today’s big legal cases. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

Opera Lafayette Leonore

Léonore, ou l’amour conjugal

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Revolution is in the air. A political prisoner awaits death in his cell. A woman puts herself in mortal danger to seek justice.

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2017 Liberian Entertainment Awards

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Celebrating Excellence in Music, Movies, Fashion, & Services. #ForLiberia #LEA2017 #TheLEAExperience

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