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Plus a cocktail class, and art benefit for Ukrainian families.
July 14, 2022
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Gen Z's Kryptonite 

The youths love them some $7 juices. Pressed opened last week at 1300 Wisconsin Ave NW, featuring cold-pressed juice, acai bowls, smoothies, wellness and hydration shots, and juice cleanses. Try the watermelon beet tumeric or pear basil chia juice, or opt for a straightforward chocolate banana smoothie. The LA-based company debuted in 2010 in a 25-square-foot "juice closet", before expanding nationwide. If you're looking for more new restaurants and retailers in the area, check out our guide to recent openings in Georgetown.

We Can't All Be Daniel Day-Lewis

Let's just be honest - somewhere along the way, a handful of these performers' parents lied and told them they should pursue their stage dreams. There are more than 250 of them, so that's just statistics. If you're trying to decide which of the 31 shows to see during Capital Fringe Festival this month, head to Sandlot Georgetown (2715 Pennsylvania Ave NW) on Saturday, July 16 from 3 pm - 5:30 pm for short teasers of the performances - from stand-up, to cabaret, and musical theater. (Joking aside, so many of the shows sound really good, including My Father, My Martyr, and Me (above); descriptions of each show are aggregated here.) Afterward, enjoy free music by Janel & Anthony from 7 pm - close. Both musicians are an important part of DC's music scene - inspired by classical, experimental, jazz, rock, and electronic traditions. While you're there, grab a $10 Fringe Statehood specialty cocktail with a Fringe e-ticket receipt. If you can't make it on Saturday, there's more free music tonight through Sunday. Check out the line-up here.

Here for the Child's Pose Portion at the End

It's an hour away from the kids, and that's all you need to know. But if you insist on the details, Dumbarton House (2715 Q St NW) is hosting another Sunday Serenity Yoga session on July 17 from 10 am - 11 am. The outdoor, 60-minute class is designed to be fun and challenging for experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike. Bring your own mat and a suggested $5 donation, and enjoy the beautiful Dumbarton House grounds while you get your namaste on.

Looks Like an Average Wednesday to Us 

We see an orange slice and a smattering of olives, so that's a balanced meal. Join Green Almond Pantry (3210 Grace St NW) on Wednesday, July 20 from 5 pm - 7 pm for a Capitoline cocktail class. Enjoy Mediterranean snacks while Capitoline owner and mixologist Kat Hamidi shows you how to make (and then enjoy) two summer cocktails. Tickets include the two tasting cocktails, snacks, and a take-home bottle of Capitoline vermouth, sparkling water, and an olive/pickle jar. Buy your tickets here.

For Those Who Can Never Find Their Keys

Time to lacquer your birth certificate and put it on a necklace, too. Stop by Jewelers'Werk Galerie (3319 Cady's Alley) on Saturday, July 16 for the opening of its new exhibition, Shakkei - Borrowed Scenery, by artist-jeweler Mari Ishikawa. Shakkei is a Japanese architectural term for gardens or buildings that are designed to incorporate their existing surroundings. For Ishikawa, kimono fabric serves as her borrowed scenery, which she embellishes with stones, watch hands, and silver to create a new landscape for her neckpieces and brooches. Also included in this show are pieces from Ishikawa’s series (Un)Locked. Transforming antique skeleton keys with silk, garnets, and Japanese lacquer, Ishikawa creates arresting pendants symbolic of our current situation - finding hope in an utilitarian object that has opened many doors. The exhibition is open Monday - Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment, through August 5.

The Art of Fundraising

Put that credit card toward a cause. L'Enfant Gallery of Georgetown is partnering with Sofia-A Ukraine Art Gallery to host a Ukraine Art Benefit Show. Join them tonight from 4 pm - 8 pm for the opening reception, and view over 50 masterpieces by contemporary Ukrainian artists. Proceeds from all art sales will benefit Ukrainian women and children who have been injured during the war. The show will be open daily from 10 am - 6 pm through August 14.

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