District Connections December 2020 Newsletter

November 30, 2020

During the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, District Connections aims to highlight events and virtual opportunities for engagement to connect the newest students of GW to Washington, D.C. Virtual December offerings are below.

You can also view the monthly offerings at go.gwu.edu/gwxdc

Have an event idea for the future? Let us know by submitting your event idea here!

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 1 | WOLF TRAP OPERA

Opera UNTRAPPED

The work that WTO does on its home stages reflects its core mission: to discover and promote the finest emerging talent in the opera field. WTO offers many screenings of their live performances online, FREE to watch! 

CLICK HERE TO SEE PERFORMANCES!

DECEMBER 2 | SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

Converse with a Conservator 

Join Objects Conservator Leah Bright for a lively conversation on the unique conservation challenges behind preseving the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection of folk and self-taugh art. 

SIGN-UP FOR LEAH BRIGHT!

DECEMBER 3 | POLITICS & PROSE

Behind the Scenes - Virtual Tour

Follow along as @StudentLifeatGW tours this popular independent bookstore and get some holiday shopping ideas! P&P is seen as part of D.C. culture. 

RSVP HERE & TUNE IN ON DEC 3!

DECEMBER 3

98th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

You're invited to watch the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and holiday performances on Dec. 3 on thenationaltree.org. The show will be available to stream on-demand throughout the holiday season. 

For more information about the history of the National Christmas Tree visit the National Park Service website.

DECEMBER 8 | RENWICK GALLERY

Renwick Invitational

Learn more about art and the process in a lively online conversation with Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 artist Rowland Ricketts and exhibition curator Emily Zibler. Learn more about Rickett's farm-to-studio artistic practice and techniques. This program is presented in partnership with The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum. 

SIGN-UP FOR THE INVITATIONAL!

DECEMBER 9 | PLANET WORD MUSEUM

DIVERCITIES: The Universal Language of Comedy

In this laugh-packed connection, join comedians from Kigali, Dallas, and Los Angeles for a global comedy-share. Join to hear a short comedy set followed by panel conversation about the comedic landscapes of their cities and how to sustain and support independent comics during the era of COVID-19. 

SIGN-UP FOR DIVERCITIES!

DECEMBER 11 | SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Chicanx Art

Join us for a virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that helps to highlight more artists and stories like those featured in the Smithsonian's American Art Museum's landmark exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. 

SIGN-UP FOR THE EDIT-A-THON!

DECEMBER 16 | FORD'S THEATRE

Behind the Scenes - Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the infamous Ford's Theatre. See the Presidents Box from Lincoln's perspective and backstage areas not open to the public!

RSVP TO GET ACCESS TO THE TOUR!