Oct. 21, 2003


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Ongoing Events
GW $ Ski Trip Recreational Sports & Fitness Services will be sponsoring its Fourth Annual Winter Break Ski & Snowboard Trip to Quebec City, Canada, from Jan. 3 -10, 2004. Students, faculty and staff welcome. For more information visit

GW Exhibition “Treasures from the Jewish Cultural Renaissance in Germany, 1898-1938.” The Kiev Judaica Collection hosts an exhibition of some of the most significant works from the German Jewish Cultural Renaissance, 1898–1939, in GW’s Gelman Library, room 710. The exhibition has been extended through Dec. 26. On display are works from the period of rebirth and rediscovery of Jewish culture and the Hebrew language in Germany prior to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. For more information contact Amy Stempler at 994-2675 or E-mail

$ Theatre “Topdog/Underdog” The Studio Theatre’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play has been extended for a 10th week. Now playing through Nov. 9. Performance dates and ticket prices for extension: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday shows start at 7:30 pm, and tickets $28, $33 and $36; Friday, 7:30 pm, tickets $36, $41 and $44; Saturday, 7:30 pm $37, $42 and $45; Saturday and Sunday matinee starts 2:30 pm, tickets $25, $33 and $36. The Studio Theatre, 1333 P St., NW. For more information call 332-3300, V/TTY 667-8436 or visit

$ Exhibition “Insomnia: Landscapes of the Night” From peaceful dreams to the realms of nightmare, this exhibition explores the effects of nightfall on an artist’s perception and imagination. National Museum for Women in the Arts through Nov. 30. For more information call 783-5000 or visit

Exhibition Shakespeare Gallery View more than 250 of the Folger’s rich treasures pertaining to Shakespeare and his time, accompanied by Sir Derek Jacobi and other noted Shakespearean actors reciting the Bard’s most loved verse, in a multimedia installation. Adjacent to the Folger Exhibition Hall. From 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Saturday, 201 E. Capitol St., SE. For more information please visit

Exhibition Jewels and Gems: From the Collection This is the third exhibition in a series that surveys the gallery’s craft collection by medium. The 100 pieces in the exhibition span the 20th century. Through Jan. 19. Renwick Gallery. For more information call 275-1595 or visit

Exhibition “Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust” During the Holocaust, the Nazis carried out the systematic mass murder of six million Jews including more than one million children. Thousands of Jewish children, however, survived this brutal carnage. Using artifacts, film, photographs and oral testimony, the exhibition explores the dangers and dilemmas that children and parents confronted in choosing a life in hiding. At the Holocaust Memorial Museum through May 2004 from 10:30 am-5 pm. 100 Raol Wallenberg Place, SW. For more information call 488-6133 or

Exhibition “The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective 1962–2002” A major American artist in metal, Ebendorf uses found materials — crab claws, sea glass, plastic, paper — and recycles industrially-produced objects — keys, buttons, beer bottle caps, washers, wire mesh, tubing — to create jewelry. Renwick Gallery, through Jan. 19. For more information call 275-1595 or visit

Exhibition “Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from Japanese Religious Traditions” The exhibition features works from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto collection, which contains examples of Buddhist inspired calligraphy and painting. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through Feb. 8. For more information contact 357-4880, ext .219, or visit

$ Theater “The Grapes of Wrath” Frank Galat’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Steinbeck’s classic presents a stark, powerful portrait of hard times USA during the Great Depression as an American family struggles to maintain its dignity in the face of grinding poverty. Steinbeck’s classic saga tracks the Joad family as it suffers hardship after hardship in the dust bowl of Oklahoma and in degrading fields and migrant labor camps in California, where they had hoped to find their “promised land.” Through Nov. 15. For more information call 638-0896 or

Tuesday / Oct. 21
MV Event “On Location” with Center for Alcohol and Drug Education (CADE) Meet with representatives from CADE and find out about many of the resources at your fingertips. Mount Vernon Pub and Grill, noon-1 pm. Sponsored by the Student Development Center. For more information call 242-6673 or E-mail

GW FilmFest “The 2003 Common Ground Film Festival Opening Night: Gacaca, Living Together Again in Rwanda?” Film focuses on the balance between vengeance and forgiveness and how to achieve mass justice for mass crimes. Discussion and audience Q&A to follow screening. Featured speakers include Harvey Feigenbaum, associate dean and professor of political science and international affairs, ESIA; Ambassador David Shinn, adjunct professor, ESIA; Shamil Idriss, chief operating officer, Search for Common Ground. 7-9 pm, Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St., NW, room 602. Sponsored by: the Elliott School of International Affairs and Search for Common Ground. RSVP to or call 994-4876. For a complete film festival schedule, visit

GW Lecture “Africa’s HIV/AIDS Pandemic: What Does the Future Hold?” Debrework Zewdie, director, Global Program for HIV/AIDS, The World Bank. 6:15-7:45 pm, 1957 E St., NW, room 213. Sponsored by The Organization for International Development, the World Bank and GW’s Center for Global Health. For more information E-mail Ren Sankaran,

GW $ Performance Ballet Boyz Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society. 7:30pm Lisner Auditorium. Tickets $30–$20; GW students 20 percent off. For more information call 994-6800 or visit

MV Event Karaoke! Show off your stuff at the Karaoke Coffeehouse. Free Espresso Bar! Mount Vernon Pub and Grill from 8-10 pm. Co-sponsored by the Programming Council, CADE, and the Living and Learning Initiative. For more information call 242-6673 or E-mail

GW Sports Volleyball vs George Mason 7 pm, Smith Center.

Wednesday / Oct. 22
FilmFest “Washington, Italia 2003 Film and Music Festival” Featuring films by Roberto Benigni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Sordi, and among others. “Life is Beautiful” Star Roberto Benigni to receive October Honors in Washington from National Italian-American Foundation and Washington, Italia Film Festival 2003 at its 28th anniversary gala on Oct. 25. Past recipients include Robert De Niro (2002), Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino and Sylvester Stallone, among others. Through Oct. 26., daily screenings at 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm — Admission is free. For more information call 667-0090 or visit

Thursday / Oct. 23
GW Lecture “The Gulag: What We Know and Why It Matters” Washington Post columnist and author of “The Gulag: A History,” Anne Applebaum, visits Voesar Conference Room, 1957 E St., NW, Suite 412, 12:30-2 pm. Sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. RSVP by Oct. 22 to Vedrana Hadzialic at or call 994-6342.

GW FilmFest “The 2003 Common Ground Film Festival: A Child’s Century of War” A look at the issue of child soldiers and the ways in which modern conflicts target and impact children. Speakers: Jo Spear, director, Foreign Policy Institute, ESIA, and Michael Shipler, director of youth programs, Search for Common Ground. 7 pm, Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St., NW, room 602. Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs and Search for Common Ground. RSVP to or call 994-4876. For a complete film festival schedule, visit

Friday / Oct. 24
GW Sports Women’s Soccer vs Saint Joseph’s 3 pm, Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.

GW Lecture “Weber Grilled: Rethinking State Capacity and Rent Seeking in the Developmental State Debate” with Herman Schwartz, professor of politics, the University of Virginia, 12:30-2 pm. Voesar Conference Room, 1957 E St., NW, Suite 412. Sponsored by: the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. RSVP by Oct. 23 to Vedrana Hadzialic at or call 994-6342.

GW Conference The 32nd Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies: Mobile Global Asia. The conference will feature panels on various topics including history, technology, politics, art, music and religion. Through Oct. 26. 1957 E St., NW. Sponsored by: the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. For more information visit

$ Exhibition Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business Over 40 women entrepreneurs from the colonial era to the end of the 20th century including salon founder Elizabeth Arden, professional artist Sarah Miriam Peale, and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, will be represented by over 200 documents, photographs, audio recordings and interactive displays that celebrate America’s most successful businesswomen. Through Feb. 29, 2004. 1250 New York Ave, NW. Admission $5 for adults, $3 students/people 60 and over, free for NMWA members/youth 18 and under. For more information please call 783-5000 or visit

$ Concert “Ghazal” Featuring Indian sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan, Iranian Kamancheh (spike fiddle) musician Kayhan Kalhor and Indian tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das, Ghazal celebrates the differences as well as the similarities in traditional Iranian and Indian styles.Tickets: $40, $35, $30, $25. GW students $15. Presented by GW’s Lisner Auditorium. For more information call 994-6400 or visit

Saturday / Oct. 25
GW Colloquium “The Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities: One Hundred Years of Korean American Literature” with Korean American Writers: Elaine Kim, Nora Okja Keller, Heinz Insu Fenkl, and Don Lee. Discussants include Patricia Pei-Chang Chu, associate professor of English, CCAS; You-me Park, adjunct assistant professor of English, Georgetown University. 9:30 am- 4:30 pm. 1957 E St., NW, room B12. Sponsored by Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Program (APAP), the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, to commemorate the centennial of Korean immigration, and is partly sponsored by the Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies. RSVP to Young-Key Kim-Renaud, professor of Korean language and culture and international affairs, CCAS/ESIA, at 994-7106 or by E-mail to For more information on the colloquium, visit

Book Sale Bookfair 2003 sponsored by associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide. Also Oct. 26 (books half price on day two). Featured at the 43rd annual sale will be used books, art, stamps, coins and collectables. US State Department, C Street entrance, 10 am-4 pm.

$ Theater “All’s Well That Ends Well” The complex and dark comedy explores the obsessive love of Helena, one of Shakespeare’s most resourceful heroines. After being refused by Bertram, Helena goes to great lengths to secure his hand and their future together. Against the atmospheric backdrop of 19th-century France, this production juxtaposes true merit against aristocratic snobbery, female friendship against male arrogance. Folger Shakespeare Library located at 201 East Capitol St., SE. Performances: Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 pm; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings: $30-38, weekend matinees: $35-43, Friday and Saturday evenings: $40-48. Previews: $25-33. For more information please visit

$ Concert Joan Baez 8 pm Tickets: $45, $35. GW students: $36, $28 available at the Lisner Auditorium Box Office, TicketMaster Outlets and PhoneCharge 301/808-6900.

Sunday / Oct. 26
Daylight Savings Time ends, set clocks back one hour

GW Sports Women’s Soccer vs Temple 1 pm, Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.

Exhibition New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art A diversity of contemporary issues reflecting the ever changing technology of art will be explored in this show. Mixed media sculptor Jerome Meadows and other artists place unique creative stamps on their ideas through innovative video constructions, found and modeled objects, and computer-generated images. Through Dec. 31. For more information please contact Fleur Paysour at 610-3290.

Concert “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Ensembles, 2 pm, at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Auditorium in Alexandria, VA. Marine Chamber Ensemble concerts are free and tickets are not required. For more information, call 703/683-2007, 433-4011 (24-hour concert information) or visit

Performance European Union Chamber Orchestra Featuring American violin virtuoso Janice Martin The internationally-acclaimed musical ambassador for the European Union, the EU Chamber Orchestra is comprised of the finest young string players from all over Europe. The concert features works by Mozart, Elgar, Haydn and Tchaikovsky under the direction of German violinist Matthias Wollong. Tickets free but required. For more information call 994-6800.

Monday / Oct. 27
$ Exhibition Passionate Observer: Photographs by Eudora Welty Mississippi icon Eudora Welty (1909-2001) captured her beloved Southern surroundings in photographs as well as words. The 50 black-and-white photographs from the 1930s featured in this exhibition reveal the courage and dignity of her subjects. Through Feb. 29, 2004. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for students/ people 60 and over, free for NMWA members/youth 18 and under. 1250 New York Ave., NW. For more information call 783-5000 or visit

$ Concert Jackson Browne, 8 pm. Tickets: $38.50 available at the Lisner Auditorium Box Office, TicketMaster Outlets and PhoneCharge 301/808-6900. GW students: limited discount tickets available at the Lisner Box Office.

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