Viewing Culture


Chinese Martial Arts Movie – "The Final Master"
April 6, 3:30 - 5pm
East Building, Room 129

Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Come watch the Chinese martial arts movie, "The Final Master’ (with English subtitles) at the Confucius Institute at Mason. Meet other movie enthusiasts and enjoy Chinese snacks while you enjoy the movie!


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.


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.


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!


2018 Polyglot Performances
April 10, 4 - 8pm
JC Cinema
Sponsored by: Modern and Classical Languages

This annual event highlights the linguistic diversity,talent, and creativity of students who study and speak different languages in our Mason community. Students present cultural performances created in their learning foreign languages.


Dear World Workshops & Open Photo Shoot
April 11, 12 - 1pm; 2 - 3pm
JC Dewberry

Sponsored by: University Life

Join us to participate in this exciting visual representation of Mason's diversity. This is your chance to share your story through photos!


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.


Korean Film Night at Your Library
April 11, 5 - 8pm
Fenwick 1014A

Sponsored by: University Libraries

Mason Libraries and the Korean-American Student Association invite the Mason community to a screening and discussion of In Between Days, which follows a young Korean immigrant's experience in a North American city. Enjoy some free Korean snacks, too. Join us! For more information, visit: https://gmu.libcal.com/event/3906777


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!


Dear World Story Telling and Photo Reveal
April 11, 7 - 8pm
JC Dewberry

Sponsored by: University Life

Join us to participate in this exciting visual representation of Mason's diversity. This is your chance to share your story through photos!


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)!


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!


Chinese Martial Arts Movie – ‘Hero’
April 13, 3:30 - 5pm East Building, Room 129
Sponsored by: Confucius Institute

Come watch the Chinese martial arts movie, "Hero" (with English subtitles) at the Confucius Institute at Mason. Directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet Li, the film is based on Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. Meet other movie enthusiasts and enjoy Chinese snacks while you enjoy the movie!


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!


Model World Health Organization Conference 2018
April 14, 8am - 6pm
Innovation Hall
Sponsored by: Mason Model World Health Organization

The Mason World Health Organization Conference is a free, one-day student-organized simulation WHO conference hosted in Fairfax, VA by the MasonWHO Secretariat, partnering student organizations, and academic departments. From international politicians to neuroscientists to businessmen to bioengineers, MasonWHO creates a space for students from all academic backgrounds to exchange ideas and engage in global health policy that goes beyond traditional classroom teachings. This year's theme is Drugs: Practices, Policies, and Prevention.


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!