Tasting Culture


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.


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!


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!


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.


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!