Plus a book discussion on the founding fathers and race.
August 6, 2020
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Free Steam Facial!

Mask + August weather = complimentary skin treatment while you shop. This weekend, more than 15 Georgetown businesses are participating in DC Dog Days, offering special sales, gifts with purchase, discounts, and more, both online and in-store. Georgetown Main Street has joined several other community-based organizations to bring DC this virtual shopping promotion, in addition to several sidewalk sales in Georgetown. Among the great deals, Oliver Dunn Moss & Co (1657 Wisconsin Avenue) is offering up to 75% off during its sidewalk sale, Patisserie Poupon (1645 Wisconsin Avenue) will be grilling chicken and merguez sausage outside, Calloway Fine Arts & Consulting (1643 Wisconsin Avenue) will be selling discounted contemporary and antique works outside, Take Care (1338 Wisconsin Avenue) is offering The Dog Days Facial for $140 (normally $175), and many other retail shops, restaurants, and beauty services are offering large percentages off all purchases. For the full list of sales, and a pop-up bookshop, click here.

Single Woman Defiantly Orders Family Meal

What does "for four" really mean, anyway? DC's Summer Restaurant Week is back this month, running for two weeks instead of one. From August 17-30, the promo features lunch and brunch menus for $22, and dinner at $35 and $55 price points. Organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), this year's promo focuses on carry-out, and family-style to-go dinner meals ranging from $60 to $100 for two people, and $130 to $210 for four people. Cocktails and wine can also be purchased to go, with curbside pickup available. Georgetown restaurants Brasserie Liberte, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Filomena, La Chaumiere, Martin's Tavern, Nick's Riverside Grill, Ristorante Piccolo, and Tony & Joe's Seafood Place are participating, with Restaurant Week menus in the works, and more participants coming. Click here to learn more, where you can filter by Georgetown.

Six Degrees of Julia Roberts

If you take a picture in front of the Georgetown house where a Supreme Court justice meets his demise in The Pelican Brief, you've basically met the Pretty Woman herself. (And we'd encourage you to say so in all future humble brags.) From Annette Benning's residence in The American President, to the window Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped out of, the streets where Wonder Woman 1984 was shot, and the home of Will Smith's Enemy of the State character, our self-guided Georgetown Movie Sites tour is your look into Hollywood on the Potomac. Check out 11 locations where movies were filmed in Georgetown for a free, outdoor, socially distanced activity. Afterward, grab some take-out or take advantage of our Streateries and seated dining options.

Moving the Conversation Forward

If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss the beautiful mural, "Strength," that's outside of MAJOR (1415 Wisconsin Avenue NW). The piece was created by Baltimore-based artist Mowgli - who also has a mural to the left of this honoring healthcare workers during COVID - and is one of several Black Lives Matter messages throughout Georgetown. This weekend, Dumbarton House staff and George Washington University history professor Dr. David Silverman are exploring one framework of our country's history of racism with a discussion on the book Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation. Nicholas Guyatt’s book explores how the founding fathers understood racial difference and how their beliefs shape the America we still live in. The program will be held virtually on Saturday, August 8, from 4 pm - 5:30 pm, and is limited to 24 attendees to encourage discussion; click here to register. For a more local perspective, join Rock Creek Park and friends tonight from 5 pm - 6:30 pm for a free virtual discussion about the history of race in DC, with Chocolate City co-author Chris Myers Asch. This event is part of a series of programs that will help explore the topic of race and the legacy of Rock Creek Park as a dividing line in our city. Register here.

Puts On Sweatpants, Sets Alarm for Spring

Like a squirrel storing nuts, time to gather as much loungewear as possible and prepare for hibernation. Once the cold weather kicks in, we're going to be spending even more time inside (if that's humanly possible), so we may as well be comfortable. Check out the Roots Warehouse Sale now through Saturday in Georgetown (3259 M St) for up to 75% off all merchandise, including apparel, shoes, accessories and more. The Canadian company is particularly known for its warm, well-made sweatshirts and sweatpants; stop by today and tomorrow from 4 pm - 8 pm, or Saturday from 12 pm - 6 pm to stock up. Click here to register.

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