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GW & Politics and Prose Present: Brene Brown (Sold Out)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Social scientist and three-time #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives – courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In her new book, Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines our understanding of what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.  This event is sold out.

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GW & Politics and Prose Present John Green with Hank Green

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green on tour in support of John's new novel, TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about John's latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music and more. All tickets include an autographed copy of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

SUKHISHVILI GEORGIAN NATIONAL DANCE brings fifty awe-inspiring, magnificently costumed, choreographic "warriors" that thrill and astound its audience. Washington Post exclaimed: "They are First, Foremost, Magnificent"! Back by popular demand, this is a rare "must - see" opportunity.

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King Crimson

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

Progressive rock icons King Crimson is making two stops at Lisner Auditorium as part of their North American ‘Radical Action’ Tour. Conceived in 1968, they came to prominence after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Their ground-breaking debut In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969), described by Pete Townshend as "an uncanny masterpiece", began a career that has spanned nearly five decades. This iteration of the band has been touring since 2014. 

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GW & Politics and Prose Present Dan Rather

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting - and writing passionately almost every day on social media - about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. Now, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and reminds us about what matters most in our great country.

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GW & Politics and Prose Present Alec Baldwin with Kurt Andersen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by America’s foremost Trump scholar, Kurt Andersen, as well as America’s foremost Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

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Jazz Meets France

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Don't miss an unforgettable evening of history and swinging jazz, as leading American and French jazz artists celebrate the African-American soldiers who introduced American jazz to France in 1917. The Harlem Hell Fighters’ courage and music will be celebrated by France's famed gypsy jazz guitarist, Christian Escoudé, the Alvin Queen quartet, the Air Force's Airmen of Note, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra ensemble.