Plus the real story behind The Exorcist, a new art exhibit + more.
October 31, 2019
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Herons on New Season of Love it Or List It

We're about to use some very jargon-y language, all of which can be translated to: The C&O Canal is going to be really awesome! Join Georgetown Heritage and the National Park Service on November 7 from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Canal Overlook Room on the west side of Georgetown Park (3276 M St NW) to see the latest design concept alternatives for the Georgetown Canal Plan, and offer your feedback. This is a required step as part of the release of the Environmental Assessment, and will showcase concepts that were largely informed by the public feedback they received through previous comment periods--all part of the effort to restore, reimagine, and revitalize the one-mile section of the Canal in Georgetown. To view these designs, comment online, or learn more about the meeting, visit the Heritage website.

We're Not Crying, You're Crying!

Permanent heart damage is apparently the price to pay for a World Series championship. Georgetown is so proud of the Washington Nationals for finishing the fight and bringing home the ultimate win, and we've had a blast cheering them on during this amazing and insane ride--from our Clean Team members rocking their Nats hats, to so many of our restaurants and businesses offering special promotions and events (some still going on here!), and Martin's Tavern making it on the Nationals jumbotron. It's a good day to be a Washingtonian. 

Pea Soup Mean Anything to You? 

Andrew Huff is going to stop you right there. See, technically, The Exorcist isn't a horror film. It's a film about the crisis of faith. In one of our favorite byGeorge blogs--and just in time for Halloween--the DC resident and local Exorcist expert shares secrets from the 1973 filming in Georgetown, reveals just how much padding was on those 75 infamous stairs for the climax, and explains why the movie is an important catalyst for changing outsiders' perceptions of DC. (Faith aside, also admits the movie is pretty terrifying.)

Saturated Fat Scarier than Ghosts & Ghouls

At the risk of looking like that one old lady in every neighborhood who hands out a box of raisins on Halloween...visit The Tavern (3333 M St NW) for frozen yogurt! Enjoy tricks and treats from 5 pm - 7 pm on October 31 with their SpoOoOoky Sweetflow Special (turmeric-blended frozen yogurt made with Apothékary wellness blends)--free if you wear a costume! Treats from The Tavern's newest maker, Bakefully Yours, will also be available all day, with the lady behind these gluten free-delights onsite from 5 pm - 7 pm. For more Halloween fun, head to The Rooftop at The Graham (1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW) tonight from 6 pm - midnight for The Silence of the Graham costume party. Enjoy booze and bites, and don your best garb for the chance to win Best Costume, Best Couple, and Best Makeup. The party continues with spooky tunes, $5 craft brew specials, themed cocktails, and a wicked Rooftop EATS menu by Chef John Waldy. To reserve your spot, click here.

We Give Thanks for This Distraction

When your Great Uncle Randy starts talking politics with a mouthful of mashed potatoes, redirect him to the beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece you've created for the table. Get your ticket for Tuckernuck's floral workshop with Bouquet Club, November 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 1053 Wisconsin Ave NW. The workshop will include wine by Josh Cellars and bites by Chef Ashton Keefe, plus workshop attendees will receive 15% off the entire store! The following day, learn how to set the Thanksgiving table with New York City chef and culinary stylist Ashton Keefe.

Prepare to Hate Everything You Own 

That trusty old couch, those loyal living room lamps, the antique dresser from your grandmother...all blissfully unaware they're about to be replaced. Join the Georgetown Design District for Fall Days of Design, Nov. 7-8, and enjoy two days of interior design events at Cady's Alley showrooms. The event officially kicks off with a collective cocktail crawl Nov. 7 from 5 pm - 8 pm, with sips and bites at participating stores. Attendees can pick up a passport and collect stamps at participating showrooms for the chance to win several great prizes. For details on each event--from a Thomas O'Brien book signing, to a panel discussion with some of the best creative professionals in the business--visit our Days of Design website.

Your 64-Year-Old Father Now Unlikely Muse

Accidental selfies will no longer be taken in vain by our aging parents, so help us Matina Marki Tillman. The Greek artist is exhibiting her new Humanography series at Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave NW), including drawings and etchings out of said selfies, plus created personas, story-boarded poses of models, and forgotten snapshots. Meet Matina at an opening reception on November 2 from 3 pm - 5 pm, and learn more about her show that presents individual, self-as-a-subject, double and multiple portrayals of the human. Visit Washington Printmakers' website for more information on the exhibition. 

Shopping From the Heart 

That credit card line item isn't going to sting nearly as bad knowing it was for a good cause. Stop by Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn through November 2 and shop to benefit SOME (So Others Might Eat). For only $50, shoppers can purchase a SHOP FOR HUNGER card, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting DC’s homeless and those affected by extreme poverty, with services including job training and addiction treatment. Shoppers will receive 20% off in-store purchases at both Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn with the card. 

Talk of the (George)Town

No surprise here--the Nats are the talk of Georgetown today!!!

Soto, Strasburg, Rendon: We hear Georgetown is the perfect place to celebrate a championship. Just ask the Caps...
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