Plus a chicken pot pie-athon.
October 28, 2021
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Winning Isn't Everything, Believes No One 

If you need to eat your feelings with a cupcake the size of a toddler's face, or get a massage to knead out that 2021-induced shoulder hump, apparently we're the place to come. Congratulations to the more than 30 Georgetown restaurants, retailers, and services that were named Washington City Paper “Best of DC” winners  - from Best COVID Business Pivot, to Best Running Store, Spa, Coffee Shop, Jazz Venue, Cupcake, and Restaurant With a View. First, second, and third place winners are noted here by category; visit Best of DC online to view the Georgetown businesses that also earned Finalist designation. A special thanks to all who also helped name the Georgetown BID a finalist for Best BID / Main Street! (We'll try to be happy for Eastern Market Main Street.) Oh, and did we mention the Georgetown Decks won for Best Urban Planning Innovation During COVID? OK, not officially, but we're self-awarding. Check out this pilot program while you still can, and take advantage of the extra space along M Street and Wisconsin Ave. to eat in one of our streateries, recharge, or push the kids in their strollers without fighting for room on the sidewalk. Plenty of space to visit all of Georgetown's Best of DC winners, too.

People Who Live in Glass Houses

Satisfy the urge to creep through a stranger's windows without getting arrested and stop by Georgetown Waterfront Park to check out Tracing Roots: Korean Traditional Music in the Park. Presented by The Korean Cultural Center, this series of intimate outdoor music performances is by visiting group Namureyoung. A return to the more personal, face-to-face performances of old when Korean musicians would play for a single person surrounded by nature, this series embraces the concept of a regression to traditional performing arts. The theme of “Time and 2/4 Space for One”  aims to tailor the musical experience to each listener’s own story. Namureyoung employs a range of iconic Korean wind and string instruments, creating an oasis of calm inside a transparent, rectangular frame that allows for connection between audience and performer. The performance space is reminiscent of a Korean sarangbang, a small study within a traditional Korean home, or hanok, used for writing, meetings, and leisure. In a space designed to concentrate the experience of time and space through the resonance and proximity of sound, participants selected spontaneously from passersby engage in a brief chat before the performer selects a short piece uniquely for them. And for those who observe from a distance, the entire performance and space itself represents a beautifully framed living portrait. Georgetown Waterfront Park performances will take place Oct. 28 from 12 pm – 2 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm, and Oct. 30 from 2 pm – 6 pm. Participation is free, but proof of vaccination and a mask are required to participate. 

"Make a Scary Face" a Work in Progress

It's all cute costumes and candy until the kids are raging out on their 11th pack of Skittles. Buckle up for the sugar crash and join Pinstripes (1064 Wisconsin Ave NW) Oct. 30 - 31 for a Halloween weekend of tricks and treats. Everyone dressed in a Halloween costume will receive a special treat, and kids will get a free scoop of their house-made vanilla gelato or a chocolate chip cookie. More importantly, adults can enjoy their first beverage order for only $1. Make a reservation today. For more holiday specials, head to City Sliders (1529 Wisconsin Ave NW) and receive 15% off if you dine in while wearing a costume this weekend. All Halloween drinks are 50% off, including the Poison Apple Martini, Blood Sucker Shot, and Skeleton Key. The Citizens Association of Georgetown is also celebrating on Oct. 30 from 3 pm - 5 pm with games, arts and crafts, food trucks, and spooky stories at Jackson Art Center. Enjoy a kid's costume parade, dog costume contest with prizes, magic show, and other family-friendly activities. While these individual Halloween promotions are taking place, remember there's no big Halloween event this year in Georgetown.

Alternatively, There's a Bakery a Block Down

If you feel confident you can get back out of this position (we don't), continue reading. The most recent addition to Georgetown's fitness scene, Yo! Yoga is an airy, light-filled studio located in a restored building at 2805 M St NW. The new studio offers teacher-driven yoga classes that are rooted in classic yoga traditions and emphasize proper alignment and movement as the foundation of a sustainable, strong practice. The space is also open to creatives who are interested in hosting events, such as the Retro Night Market - a reoccurring market currently hosted inside the studio every other Friday from 6 pm - 10 pm, with vendors selling home decor, health, wellness, beauty and skincare products, men's and women’s clothing (vintage and original), food and beverages, and art.

Jane Actively Rolling in Her Grave 

Every author's dream: Having their literary classic turned into a horror film. Celebrate Halloween Regency style on Oct. 29 from 5 pm - 9 pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q ST NW) with an outdoor movie night featuring Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Bring a picnic dinner and your best Halloween costume to take in this spooky spin on a Jane Austen favorite. Blankets are encouraged, and warm beverages and snacks are available for purchase. For a Dumbarton House Halloween activity you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch, join DC tour guide Dwane Starlin for a Georgetown Spirits virtual walking tour on Oct. 31 from 1 pm - 2 pm. Learn about local hauntings and happenings during this engaging webinar presentation from the streets of Georgetown. Purchase your tickets here.

26.2 Miles of Puff Pastry 

The only kind of "-athon" we've trained for all pandemic. The Georgetown Chicken Pot Pie-athon is back this year, featuring more flaky goodness for a good cause. Hosted by Chef Jenn Crovato of 1310 Kitchen & Bar, the pie-athon benefits Georgetown Main Street. A variety of Chef Jenn’s frozen meals - including the event’s namesake, chicken enchiladas, eggplant parmesan, and more - will be available for pre-order until Nov. 7, and 35% of the proceeds for orders placed during that time will go to Georgetown Main Street.

To Cover Toothpaste Stain for Zoom Meeting 

On the right, the face of a 72-year-old man who hasn't yet eaten his lunch, and just found the neighborhood kid's baseball in his backyard. Visit Jewelers'Werk Galerie for the opening of its new exhibition, Portraits of Now, by artist-jeweler Myung Urso. The show opens on Saturday, Oct. 30 with a meet-the-artist reception from 1 pm – 4 pm, and will remain on view through Nov. 12. Created as a response to the pandemic and comprising primarily brooch “portrait” pairs, this group of wearable artworks serves as a metaphorical journal of the past 20 months of upheaval. “This series is a personal observation about people, especially couples, facing the circumstances of a pandemic," Urso explains. Unlike her prior, mostly abstract work, this series is more representational. Urso uses familiar objects, shapes, symbols, letters, and numbers to playfully capture and communicate a range of emotions and situations experienced widely, and draws upon her lifelong calligraphy practice to simply and freely shape the features and expressions of her “faces.”

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