Plus a new blog, the final days of The Fall Issue, the Fall Market + more.
September 26, 2019
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Barely Fall?

That person who's already checking the Hallmark holiday movie schedule? Yeah, that's us. Save the date for the 6th edition of Georgetown GLOW, Friday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Jan. 5. The popular (free!) holiday celebration features outdoor public light art installations, lit from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly throughout Georgetown. Visit our GLOW website for more announcements coming soon, including this year's artists and their installations! You may now return to your Fall programming...

We've Got Issues

Retail therapy is real therapy, with a 't' and an 'i' thrown in. So, you know—permission to shop. You only have a few days left to take advantage of The Fall Issue—a new neighborhood-wide promotion running through September 29, featuring more than 65 Georgetown stores, salons, galleries, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues offering specials and events to celebrate the season. Check out the full list of participants and their promotions online—from up to 70% off, to personal style consultations, collection launches, and more. 

Can We Interest You in the Chickpea Cruller?

At 9 am every morning, Aung Myint cleared the remaining doughnuts out of his College Park shop. By 11, he was serving Burmese food. Mandalay was once the oddest restaurant in the DMV—and it set Aung's career in motion. In this week's byGeorge blog, the owner of Georgetown newcomer Bandoola Bowl (1069 Wisconsin Ave NW) shares why he chose the path less traveled to realize his dream of opening a restaurant, how Burmese food is influenced by the country's geography, and the dish his mom makes that brings Aung back to his childhood.

Like French Market, But Less...French

"I don't need another scarf," and other lies we tell ourselves. Join more than 20 Book Hill boutiques, cafés, salons and galleries for The Fall Market, Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5 from 10 am - 5 pm, with special promotions, live music from Laissez Foure, and fall treats. Enjoy pumpkin gelato and cheesecake, new fall collections, in-store discounts, $5 clothing racks, and more! Visit our website for details on each participating business and their promotion, plus info on our Fall Dinner Party-themed social media contest. 

Sunday Blues, Meet Sunday Blues

This is music to our ears! Head to 31st St NW near Il Canale (1065 31st St NW) for our new Sunday Streets live music series, beginning this Sunday, Sept. 29 with gypsy jazz from 3 pm - 6 pm with Djangolaya. Brought to you by Georgetown BID's Public Spaces program, the series runs through Sunday, Oct. 20. Guitar and violin duo Urban Art is performing on Oct. 6 (3 pm - 5 pm), followed by folk and guitar artist Lea Morris on Oct. 13 (3 pm - 5 pm), and rock musician Emma G on Oct. 20 ( 3 pm - 5 pm). Grab a seat and stay a while, then head to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner in Georgetown. 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying the Canal

The litter does not bring us joy, so we must thank it and get it out of the Canal. Join Georgetown Heritage—the organization leading a multi-year C&O Canal restoration project—this Saturday, September 28 from 10 am - noon for their monthly Canal Clean-Up. Volunteers will be picking up trash along the Canal and doing other beautification projects—a unique opportunity to preserve the history (and future) of this park. RSVP today!

Satisfaction with Desk Job Plummets

Thou shalt not covet, unless the person is European, in which case feel free to desire every aspect of their life. Visiting from Deruta, Italy, and drumming up major job envy, Claudia Ribigini is one of four family members who are part of the Geribi ceramics studio—known throughout Italy since the 1200's for its traditional and modern designs, and artisanal hand-painted craftsmanship. Join Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave NW) on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 pm - 4 pm as Claudia demonstrates how these ceramic designs are sketched and painted. Tickets include admission, a painting demonstration followed by a meet-and-greet with Claudia, and a personalized signature with the purchase of a ceramic. Can't make it? Claudia is back on Wednesday for a sneaker painting class.

Talk of the (George)Town

Just because we've said goodbye to summer doesn't mean we can't enjoy a paddle on the Potomac. 

Visit Key Bridge Boathouse (3500 Water St NW) or Thompson's Boat Center (2900 Virginia Ave NW) and rent a kayak or paddleboard while the weather's still warm!
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