Plus Valentine's Day specials, $1 Tudor Place admission, arcade night & more!
January 30, 2020
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Don't You Want to Save the Rainforests?

Listen, we hate chocolate as much as the next person. But this is about saving the planet. Something far bigger than you or me. So just take one for the team and have some dessert, OK! DC-based bean-to-bar chocolate makers Harper Macaw opened a chocolate factory and cafe last week at 2920 M St NW, with a mission to restore and protect rainforests near their cacao sources in Brazil. Stop by for a pastry, coffee, hot chocolate, or chocolate bar, and sign up for their chocolate 101 and tasting classes, beginning this weekend. You'll learn about the process in single-origin chocolate, with an overview of the farms' practices and what matters in cacao production. After a brief tour in their production area, finish with a guided chocolate tasting. All for the rainforests!

Annual Reminder We're On Track to Die Alone

Whether you're widening your Bumble filters in a pre-Valentine's Day panic, or celebrating 20 years of marriage (we're all very happy for you), Georgetown is recognizing all kinds of love this February. Among the holiday specials: a #BookHillLove raffle, Galentine’s Day tea and mug decorating at Dumbarton House; a free face mask with a Champagne Makeover at Own Your Wonder; $4 Happy Hour beer and wine at Chaia; 10% off all jewelry at Christ Child Opportunity Shop; a free card-making workshop at Calloway Fine Art & Consulting; bubbly, sweets, and cards to send to loved ones at Lilly Pulitzer; Champagne specials at Brasserie Liberte; and so much more. Visit our website for the full list of Georgetown specials and events.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Discounts

Back in my day, it only cost $1 to visit a museum! Also, people had wooden teeth. Practice frugality our founding father would approve of and donate just $1 per person for any regular tour at Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW) throughout February, the month of George Washington's birth. Tudor Place is the only historic house museum in DC with family ties to Martha and George Washington. Highlights of the Washington Collection will be on display as part of all house tours. See it all for one Washington dollar! Tours are offered every day but Monday, and the last tour of the day starts at 3 pm.

Gryffindor Or Bust 

No Hogwarts house is better than another, just as we lie and say there's no wrong love language (receiving gifts, and we all know it). Fortunately, the Georgetown Library is accepting all houses with open arms. Just got your letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and don't know which classes to take? Visit the library's open house Friday, Jan. 31 at 4 pm for a selection of activities to help you decide which classes to take. Come dressed up and ready to be sorted, and make your own bottle of Felix Felicis, write a spell, and more. This program is for ages 6+.

Thank You For Being a Friend

The Golden Years, aka that time in your life when you wear really cute hats and have no filter. Many of Georgetown's senior citizens benefit from the services at Georgetown Senior Center (GSC) -- a private nonprofit that provides elderly residents with home-cooked lunches and interesting programs three days a week, in addition to monthly field trips and holiday celebrations. A GSC van transports the seniors from their homes and apartments to their meeting place at St. John’s Episcopal Church (3240 O St NW), where they find warmth, companionship, and intellectual stimulation. Many of these seniors are isolated or lonely, and form important friendships at GSC. The center is volunteer-driven and solely funded through donations, of which it needs more. Additionally, GSC is seeking volunteers to cook a lunch for 12, heat and serve lunch at the church, present a program on a selected topic (traveling, hobbies, books, etc.), plan monthly field trips, update the GSC website, plan the annual spring benefit cocktail reception, or assist with other fundraising efforts. For more info, or to get involved, please email Janice Rahimi

Take Me to Church

In Big Buck Hunter's name we pray, amen. Head to Church Hall (1070 Wisconsin Ave) on Feb. 6 for their 4 pm - 7 pm Happy Hour, then stick around for half-off all arcade games from 7 pm to close. The new barcade features everything from Pac Man Pop-a-Shot to skeeball, Mortal Kombat, and Bubble Hockey. Can't make it next week? Don't worry -- Arcade Night specials are available every Thursday.

Talk of the (George)Town

Two of the top 10 - we'll take it!

Each month, OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews and compiles the Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners in DC.  Among their Best Overall Restaurants were Georgetown's Chez Billy Sud and DAS Ethiopian.

Make your reservations now and see what all the hype is about. 

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