Welcome to GW Events within the Division of External Relations at the George Washington Univeristy. We produce, execute and host a variety of special events at GW - ranging from traditional University events to prominent guest lectures and everything inbetween. We work with internal GW departments and external clients to deliver events on campus that align with University priorities and enhance our reputation of excellence. Keep up with the latest cultural, traditional and educational event offerings on campus.


Upcoming Events

Christmas Revels on stage

The Christmas Revels 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 8:00pm

Join this cast of over 100, ages 8-88, for a journey into the Winter world of Queen Elizabeth I and Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s favorite Fool! This boisterous blend of art and folk features the glorious music and dance of Renaissance England, delightful children’s songs and games, seasonal sing-alongs, and a few lines of Shakespeare for thespians and Rude Mechanicals alike. Welcome Yule!

Click here for the 2018 performance schedule.

Congo Stories

Politics and Prose & GW Present John Prendergrast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, Chou Chou Namegabe

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

In CONGO STORIES, John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba reveal how the people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression. The book contains stunning photographs taken by actor Ryan Gosling, Bafilemba's profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast's narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that directly link the Congo with the United States and Europe.

Alexander Rozenbaum portrait

ArbatArena presents Alexander Rozenbaum

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

For the first time in many years, Alexander Rozenbaum and his band will perform in Washington, DC. A well-renowned singer and songwriter, also known as the "Russian Bob Dylan," he will present a new show – "Neformat." This will be a can't miss concert experience!

Male in foreground with black shirt, with woman behind his left shoulder.  "Secrets & Illusions" is in script lettering

Ivan Amodei presents Secrets and Illusions

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

Join master illusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller FOOL US Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS.  Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” It's a 90-minute spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling. Paired with his remarkable approach to illusion, it will ultimately inspire, encourage and motivate you to discover your purpose and your destiny.

Konstanin Raikin - portrait in black and white

Konstantin Raikin: Heaven Above the Chaos

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Legendary Russian film and theatre actor and award-winning director, Konstantin Raikin, presents his captivating one-man show "Heaven Above the Chaos." A nostalgic and humorous tale told through music and poetry, this show becomes a true theatrical masterpiece when told in Raikin's irreplicable performance style. Konstantin Raikin is the director and star actor of Moscow's Satirikon theatre, a People's Artist of Russia, a four-time winner of the Golden Mask theatrical award, winner of the Stanislavsky Foundation prize, the Crystal Turandot, Seagull, Idol and Triumph national prizes.

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