Plus a new blog, Georgetown Sunset Cinema's next movie, free Canal tours + more.
July 25, 2019
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Maybe We Do All Need a Pithy Tea Towel? 

And then, just like that, you've discovered $43 worth of greeting cards you MUST HAVE. Shop Made in DC, the first brick and mortar store stocked exclusively with DC brands, is opening a new location in Georgetown (1242 Wisconsin Ave NW) next Thursday, August 1. Curated by Stacey Price of People Make Place, the retail-focused location will feature 100 makers, 26 of which are brand new--including street artist Absurdly Well, a new all-natural skin care line (District Batch), and a line of fashion designers including Meghan Evans, Mimi Miller and Hugh & Crye. Evergreen makers include Cherry Blossom Creative, Bailiwick Clothing and Kicheko Jewelry. The space will also feature a window mural and five mini art gallery walls by local artists, and host classes. Several grand opening events will be held Aug. 3.

A Simpler Time For Lindsay Lohan

Throw in a young(er) Dennis Quaid and this is the best movie of 1998. (Don't come at us with Shakespeare in Love.) So bring your identical, long-lost twin--or just a friend--and join us Tuesday, July 30 for our screening of the The Parent Trap--the fourth of five outdoor movies in this summer's Georgetown Sunset Cinema series. Movies start at sunset, but arrive early to get a good spot on the lawn at Georgetown Waterfront Park. RSVP through Facebook, and check out our Georgetown Sunset Cinema page for this summer's entire movie line-up.

The Greatest Showman

Franco Nuschese watched the bar flood with Washingtonians the night Café Milano opened—some drowning their sorrows, others celebrating a new era in the nation’s capital. It was November 3, 1992, and Bill Clinton had just won the Presidency. ‘I don’t know if they were celebrating or they were sad, but it was a great start.' In this week's byGeorge blog, the restaurateur shares how a decade at Caesar's Palace taught him the art of entertaining, the importance of using his A-list connections for the greater good, and why he's never starstruck.

Painting With a Purpose

We're all about calories for a cause. (Also, alliteration.) In collaboration with Swirl, a locally based community kindness company, Georgetown's Four Seasons Hotel  (2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW) is inviting DC artist Jabari Jefferson to create a large mural that he paints--with the help of hotel guests--every Sunday through August from noon - 2 pm outside Seasons Brunch. The mural depicts summertime as a kid in DC. Each week, a new part will be completed as Jabari guides guests of all ages through his techniques. The final piece will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington after Labor Day Weekend. The kindness continues throughout the Hotel this summer, with proceeds from every Four Seasons Swirl Sundae helping DC foster kids attend summer camp. Doesn't get sweeter than that.

Georgetown: 1; Teetotalers: 0

When JFK asked not what his country could do for him, but when he could do for his country, he apparently had booze on the brain. In May of 1962, JFK signed a bill that made it legal for the first time since 1917 to serve liquor to DC patrons standing at bars. Many Georgetown watering holes opened shortly thereafter, as students, senators and secretaries piled into the likes of Clyde’s, Mr. Smith’s, Mr. Henry’s, Chadwick’s, The Cellar Door, The Bayou, Blues Alley, Champions, and Martin’s Tavern—just to name a few. Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, on Saturday, July 27 from 6 pm - 8 pm for the Georgetown After Dark walking tour, as you learn all about the nightlife of Georgetown, past and present. The tour departs from the corner of Q & 27th Streets NW (by the Dumbarton House garden gates). Visit their website for tickets.

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Saturday 

You get to use those giant tong grabbers your grandparents bought off QVC to reach for their kitchen snacks, and isn't that reason enough to make a morning of it in Georgetown? Join Georgetown Heritage—the organization leading a multi-year Canal restoration project—this Saturday, July 27 from 10 am - noon for their monthly Canal Clean-Up. It's a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a historic site, while helping to preserve the history (and future) of this park by keeping it clean. Afterward, stick around for a free Canal walking tour at 2:30 pm. Can't make it that day? Come back Sunday for two more tours, at 11 am and 2:30 pm. Visit their website for more information on each event.

Talk of the (George)Town

Thanks to Washingtonian for naming Georgetown Sunset Fitness one of the best free fitness classes around DC!

Click here to read the full article, and check out our schedule of classes, every Wednesday from 6 pm - 7 pm through August in Georgetown Waterfront Park. It's a picture-perfect setting for a great workout.

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