Doing Culture


Tai Chi
April 6, 10am - 11am
East Building, Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join the free weekly Chinese Tai Chi class at The Mix@Fenwick presented by the Confucius Institute at Mason. Learn about this traditional Chinese meditative exercise as you follow the teachers as they demonstrate the steps. No prior knowledge required. Wear comfortable clothes.


Chinese Coins Hands-on Crafts
April 6, 12pm - 1:30pm
East Building, Room 129
Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join our Hands-on Chinese Crafts workshop and make a Chinese coin bracelet or key chain to take home! Learn about the history of Chinese coins and then make your own artifact using replica antique coins from China. All supplies provided.


Chinese Games
April 6, 2 - 3:30pm
East Building, Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join us every Friday as we introduce and play a variety of Chinese Games. From Mahjong to Chinese Chess, learn about the interesting games that have enjoyed in China for generations. Make new friends, play old games and enjoy you Friday. Come and Play!


iWeek Squash Tournament
April 6, 4-9pm
RAC Banister Creek Court
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation, iWeek

This is a one day tournament held on April 6th celebrating Mason's International Week. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651


iWeek Badminton Tournament
April 6, 5 - 10pm
RAC Banister Creek Court
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation

This is a one day tournament held on April 6th celebrating Mason's International Week. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651


iWeek 7v7 Soccer Tournament
April 6, 5 - 11pm
West Campus Field 3 
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation

This is a two day tournament held on April 6th and 7th, celebrating Mason's International Week. Games will occur on West Campus Field 3 from 5-11pm on April 6th. All other games will take place on RAC Field from 10am-8pm on April 7th. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651


iWeek Zumba Party
April 6, 5:30 - 8pm
Aquatic Fitness Center
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation, iWeek

Come join this free fitness party of dance, fun, and international music. Zumba is a dance-workout that infuses international music and dance to create a fun and energetic party for everyone, regardless of dance ability. The first 50 attendees will receive an iWeek t-shirt!


Africa Night
April 6, 7 - 10pm
HUB Ballroom
Sponsored by: African Student Association

Africa Night is an event in which the African student Association showcases the various and rich African cultures through a fashion show and performances.


ABC Party
April 6, 9pm - 1am
JC Dewberry
Sponsored by: Black Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Association, and African Student Association

Join us as we kick-off International Week with our annual ABC Party, as we dance the night away to African, Black, and Caribbean cultural music.


iWeek 7v7 Soccer Tournament
April 7, 10am - 8pm
West Campus Field 3 
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation

This is a two day tournament held on April 6th and 7th, celebrating Mason's International Week. Games will occur on West Campus Field 3 from 5-11pm on April 6th. All other games will take place on RAC Field from 10am-8pm on April 7th. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651


Taste of Nepal 2018: Utsav
April 7, 6 - 8pm
JC Dewberry

Sponsored by: Nepalese Student Association

Taste of Nepal 2018: Utsav is a cultural program that is annually held by the Nepalese Student Association at George Mason University. It is a fun night filled with singing, dance performances, fashion show, and some Nepalese cuisine. This year our theme is Utsav which translates to celebrations. We will be showing the different festivities of Nepal. The show will depict the diversity in nepal by representing different performances of various ethnic groups in Nepal. Everyone is welcome and the event is free.


Philippine Culture Night
April 7, 7 - 11pm
HUB Ballroom
Sponsored by: Filipino Cultural Association

Philippine Culture Night is where GMU’s very own Filipino Cultural Association presents a play displaying the essence of the Philippine culture through its depiction of the rich traditions and lifestyle within the Philippines while also demonstrating and integrating our three pillars of Culture, Diversity, and Family.


Original DREAMers Dinner
April 8, 6 - 9pm
JC Dewberry

Sponsored by: Mason DREAMers

Mason DREAMers has grown a lot in the past couple of years and we recognize that this would not be possible without all of the support we have received from our parents, mentors, and community members who have guided us along the way. Our "Original Dreamers" are those in our lives who have motivated us to pursue our goals despite the barriers that come across. We will be holding a formal dinner where dreamers, allies, and other community advocates can come together to show gratitude and celebrate what we have achieved so far.


iWeek Parade
April 9, 12 – 1pm
North Plaza
Sponsored by: OIPS & Student Involvement

Show your Mason Spirit by joining in the Mason iWeek Parade! ALL members of the Mason community - students, faculty, and staff - are welcome to participate! Please consider displaying a flag, carrying an artifact, or wearing attire that represents your nationality, ethnicity, heritage, student organization, sorority or fraternity, residence hall, or other affiliation. This is a ceremony to showcase your country flags, cultural attire, and on-campus involvement at Mason. We will end the ceremony with a group dance and announcements of all of the represented groups in attendance. A light reception will follow. Click here to register.


Get Your Art On!: Self-Care Around the World
April 9, 12 - 2pm
SUB I Quad
Sponsored by: Counseling and Psychological Services

Come show your creativity and make your mark on the world by contributing to an interactive art display! You'll have a chance to share how you take care of yourself in an oftentimes busy and stressful world!


Chinese Calligraphy
April 10, 10 - 11am
East Building, Room 129
Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join our free Chinese calligraphy workshop to learn how use traditional Chinese brush to create Chinese characters. No prior knowledge of Chinese required. All materials will be provided. Come to the Confucius Institute at Mason, East Building Room 129.


Pohela Boishakh, Bengali New Years
April 10, 4 - 7pm
JC George’s
Sponsored by: Bengali Patriot's Association

Celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Years- a festive celebration of means of expressing cultural pride and heritage with music, dance and food. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/gmubengalipatriots/.


Afghan Culture Night
April 11, 6 - 11pm
HUB Ballroom

Sponsored by: Afghan Student Union

ASU will be hosting its annual culture night! It will be a night filled with food, music and dancing!


Chinese Painting
April 11, 2 - 3:30pm
East Bldg Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join our free Chinese painting workshop and learn how to paint an orchid. Using traditional materials, including Chinese brush, ink and rice paper, create a beautiful painting to take home. All materials provided. Come to the Confucius Institute at Mason, East Building Room 129.


iWeek Closing Reception
April 12, 5:30pm
Center for the Arts
Sponsored by: Student Involvement, OIPS

Join us for a complimentary taste around the world to celebrate another successful iWeek. This reception will take place before our signature event, the International Dance Competition!


International Dance Competition
April 12, 7pm
Center for the Arts
Sponsored by: Student Involvement, OIPS

Join us as Mason’s international student clubs present dances from around the world in this colorful and lively competition! Come out and support the participating teams and individuals competing in this year's event. Get your ticket at the Center for the Arts Ticket Box Office or the Office of Student Involvement (HUB, 2300)!


Tai Chi
April 13, 10am - 11am
East Building, Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join the free weekly Chinese Tai Chi class at The Mix@Fenwick presented by the Confucius Institute at Mason. Learn about this traditional Chinese meditative exercise as you follow the teachers as they demonstrate the steps. No prior knowledge required. Wear comfortable clothes.


Dos and Doughnuts of Online Dating
April 13, 10:30am - 12pm
SUB I 3311

Sponsored by: Student Support and Advocacy Center

Research suggests that 27% of young adults used a dating app in the last year. Join the Student Support and Advocacy Center and the Peer Advocates for a free doughnut and stigma free conversation about staying safe while using online dating apps lead by the Peer Advocates. Registration Required. Join us as we review the dos and don’ts of online dating.


Chinese Scrolls Hands-on Crafts
April 13, 12 - 1:30pm
East Building, Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join our Hands-on Chinese Crafts workshop and learn how to make a Chinese hand scroll to take home! Learn about the history of Chinese scrolls and then create your own scroll to showcase your Chinese calligraphy and painting. All supplies provided.


Chinese Games
April 13, 2 - 3:30pm
East Building, Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Join us every Friday as we introduce and play a variety of Chinese Games. From Mahjong to Chinese Chess, learn about the interesting games that have enjoyed in China for generations. Make new friends, play old games and enjoy you Friday. Come and Play!


iWeek Cricket Tournament 2018
April 13, 6 - 11pm
West Campus Field 3 
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation

This is a tournament spanning over the weekend of April 13 through April 15, celebrating Mason's International Week. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651


Art Exhibition
April 13, 6:30 - 10pm
JC Bistro

Sponsored by: Access Islam

Artwork from various cultures will be presented, along with performances.


Desi Gala
April 13, 8:30 - 11pm
JC Dewberry

Sponsored by: Indian Student Association

Indian Student Association, Bengali Patriots Association, Pakistan Students Association and Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority are collaborating together to host Desi Gala. Join us for a night filled with exciting performances, delicious food, and dancing in celebration of the South Asian Culture!


iWeek Cricket Tournament 2018
April 14, 10am - 10pm
West Campus Field 3 
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation

This is a tournament spanning over the weekend of April 13 through April 15, celebrating Mason's International Week. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651


el Festival del Libro Hispano de Virginia (Hispanic Book Festival of Virginia)
April 14, 12 - 6:30pm
JC Cinema
Sponsored by: Student Media

The Hispanic Culture Review, Mason's bilingual graduate journal of literature and art, is proud to bring the second annual Hispanic Book Festival of Virginia to Mason's Fairfax campus during International Week 2018. This interactive event seeks to promote the free circulation of ideas, promote reading, and foster a greater appreciation of books and the written word. This year's authors and special guests include renown Mexican narrator, playwright, and essayist Alberto Chimal, Juan Pablo Biscay, Alberto Caballero, Raquel Castro, Pilar Clemente, and many, many more! Learn more about The Hispanic Culture Review via www.studentmedia.gmu.edu. Bring your family and meet Hispanic writers and poets representing the best in their respective genres including narrative, poetry, and essay. There will be live music as well as traditional dances, raffle prizes, and more. We hope to see you there!


iWeek Cricket Tournament 2018
April 15, 10am - 2pm
West Campus Field 3 
Sponsored by: Mason Recreation

This is a tournament spanning over the weekend of April 13 through April 15, celebrating Mason's International Week. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mason-intramural-sports-10012694651