Plus a plant workshop for beginners.
November 4, 2021
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Enough to Elevate the Saddest of Meals

The decorative tassels will really bring that bag of Trader Joe's Mandarin orange chicken to life. High Atlas Moon opened its first retail space inside Concept 31/M (3077 M St NW) last weekend. The décor and lifestyle brand brings a touch of Morocco to your living space with a curated collection of home furnishings and accessories that honor the slow movement of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind artisanal products. Their founder, Stacy Colvin, has a passion for travel and embraces the opportunity to create cross-cultural connections and friendships with the artisans. Stop by to shop High Atlas Moon's eclectic collection of textiles, handblown glass, and hand-painted ceramics, in addition to totes, jewelry, nursery décor, and baby accessories, Wednesdays - Sundays from 11 am - 6 pm. 

Last night we had a very special guest in Georgetown! Lester Holt filmed the NBC Nightly News live from the Georgetown Decks on Wisconsin Avenue - part of his NBC Nightly News Across America series. Lester (we're on a first-name basis now) filmed several pre-taped segments throughout the day - including a Nightly News Kids Edition that will air this weekend - before going live at 6:30 pm on the Decks in front of Luigi Parasmo Salon. Special shout-out to Lutece, the Georgetown French restaurant that provided food for the crew that day. A producer told us it was by far the best food they've had during this week's Across America series, and if it's good enough for Lester Holt, it's good enough for us!

Watch the broadcast, above, and be sure to check out the Georgetown Decks pilot program while you still can. Originally created to provide more space to dine, shop, stroll, and stay awhile, we can now add "to film the NBC Nightly News" to that list.

Try a Succulent, They Said

It'll be impossible to kill, they said. For those struggling to keep anything but themselves alive, join Shop Made in DC and Grounded Plants on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 12 pm - 2 pm for Disconnect + Decompress - Plants for Beginners. During this in-person, hands-on workshop (1353 Wisconsin Ave NW), you'll learn the basics of owning houseplants, repotting and plant care. Each student will go home with a beginner-friendly plant kit with a plant, pot, and dirt. Get your ticket here.

Not Unlike the Wallpaper Your Kid Ruined 

The next time your three-year-old decides to draw all over something while staring directly into your eyes, remember there's just as good a chance they'll be an art prodigy as they will a juvenile delinquent. Join Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave NW) on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 1 pm - 4 pm for the opening reception of Illuminations by artist Ron MeickThis show explores illumination as both a phenomenological characteristic of light, and enlightenment of information or wisdom acquired from visual objects. Illumination also refers to the traditional definition of any decorated or illustrated religious manuscript. Woodcuts, relief prints, and monotypes with chine collé are printed on or over images such as a Chinese print of 100 tigers, illustrations from an 1880’s bible, and an antique Tibetan scroll – the juxtaposition of the images intended to amplify the content of these objects or to impart meaning. Visit the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am - 5 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm - 4 pm.

A Barrel of Laughs 

George Washington never got his hands on a White Claw, so we can't say for sure what his favorite drink really would have been, but we're told he loved him some whisky. The City Tavern Preservation Foundation is hosting a whisky tasting tonight at City Tavern Club (3206 M St NW) from 6:30 pm - 8 pm with Steve Bashore of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The director of historic trades and head distiller at Mount Vernon will give you behind-the-scenes insight into the history and distilling process at our first President’s home. You'll be lead through a flight of whiskies, including an unaged and 2-year-aged rye whiskey produced at Mount Vernon using Washington’s original mash bill, as well as an additional commercial aged rye for comparison. This batch of 2-year Straight Rye Whiskey is Mount Vernon’s first whiskey release aged in large 53-gallon barrels. Guests will enjoy educational programming, a flight of three whiskies, nibbles to accompany the spirits, and a commemorative tasting glass to take home to your own humble estate. Purchase your tickets now!

Hello from the Outside

One dog's used tennis balls is another woman's post-pandemic awakening. Don't miss the opening reception for HELLO! - a new pop-up art presentation featuring works from 10 DC-based artists, including previous Georgetown GLOW artists Robin Bell and Nara Park - tonight from 6:30 pm - 9 pm at Micheline Klagsbrun Studios (1662 33rd St NW). Organized by Vesela Sretenovic, the aim of HELLO! is to reconnect and come together through a shared experience of art. HELLO! hopes to provide a humble space that evokes the feeling of living with art, rather than merely showing or viewing art. Featured artists' works engage the theme of greetings in their own ways - the word encompassing everything from a gesture of welcome; to an expression of feeling and opinion; a voice of curiosity; a calling for change; or an awakening. The free associations are manifold, and so are the implied meanings within these works. HELLO! is on view through Dec. 5. Stop by Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm – 8 pm, and by appointment.

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