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Plus Georgetown Galleries' Art Walk, 60 events & promotions for Fall + more.
September 5, 2019
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ALTERNATIVES TO NETFLIX

Come for Enormous Ribbon-Cutting Scissors..

...Stay for exciting updates on the C&O Canal! The National Park Service (NPS) and Georgetown Heritage are inviting the community to the C&O Canal Georgetown Lock 3 Celebration, Thursday, September 12 at 12 pm—marking several important milestones in the partnership between NPS, Georgetown Heritage, and the District of Columbia government to restore, revitalize, and re-imagine this first mile of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Held at Lock 3 on the Canal (Thomas Jefferson Street), the event will include brief remarks as the Park Service marks the completion of repairs to Locks 3 & 4. Georgetown Heritage will share exciting updates about the Canal Boat returning in 2020, and the Georgetown Canal Plan, plus kids’ activities, demonstrations, and live music.

Immediately Prints Photo for Vision Board

It took a beauty pageant swimsuit competition, of all things, to deepen Tiffany Forte's interest in health and fitness. Today, the Arkansas native can't imagine going a day without a workout. In this week's byGeorge blog, the personal trainer and community outreach coordinator for Athleta (3229 M St NW) shares why DC is a 'unicorn city' for fitness brands and instructors, the importance of seeing other black women reflected in her industry, and her mission to help others make small but monumental lifestyle changes that could save their lives.

Further Enabling Your Shopping Habit

Not to be mistaken for Georgetown ParasolUmbrellaTakeHomeAndKeep, the Georgetown BID is welcoming back Georgetown ParasolUmbrellaShare for the fourth year, a courtesy program aimed at improving the visitor experience and inviting customers to shop—rain or sun. Visit one of over 80 participating stores, restaurants, galleries or hotels, pick up a parasol umbrella to use while you're shopping, then drop it off at another participating business before you leave Georgetown. A full list of locations is available on our website.

New Shoes For Johnny; Bourbon for Mommy

For all the bills and burdens that accompany adulthood, celebrating back-to-school season with complimentary bubbly and fall collection launches is a definite leg up on the notebook and calculator shopping of youth. Join more than 60 Georgetown stores, salons, galleries, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues that are participating in The Fall Issue—a new neighborhood-wide promotion offering 11 days of specials and events, Sept. 19-29. Inspired by the fresh content rolling out in September issues of lifestyle publications everywhere, the Georgetown BID is bringing that to life by highlighting our businesses’ best events and promotions for the fall. Check out the full list of participants and their promotions online.

Clothing Ad, or Cast of New NBC Dramedy?

We spent a solid 12 minutes trying to figure out if that guy in the back is Christian Bale, if these are all models, or if this is just an impossibly attractive family? (Also, Mandy Moore's twin on the far right?) Whatever the case, they're celebrating 125 years of Barbour and five generations of the Barbour family with an exclusive collection of limited edition iconic jackets. Join them September 7 (3221 M St NW) and shop the new Icons Re-engineered collection. Enjoy British snacks and refreshments, with alcoholic beverages from 1 pm to 4 pm. Receive a Barbour scarf and 125 champagne glass with your purchase of $250 or more. 

When in Doubt, Vaguely Note 'Blue Period' 

A woman carrying a small child, a goat at sea, or just a whole lot of paint? It can be hard to know exactly what you're looking at, but art is in the eye of beholder, after all. Make your own interpretations on Saturday, September 7, from 5 pm - 8 pm at the Georgetown Galleries Fall Art Walk in Book Hill (upper Wisconsin Avenue), featuring Klagsbrun StudiosAddison/Ripley Fine Art, Calloway Fine ArtWashington Printmakers Gallery, and Artist's Proof. Art enthusiasts can visit five galleries and see a wide range of exhibits that focus on abstract work. Solo shows by artists working in a variety of media include a series inspired by origami paper, woodcut prints, Natasha Karpinskia's fourth solo exhibition, and sculptures that explore the shapes created by the branching of plants, the unfurling of clouds, and the formation of mountains from the forces within the earth. 

The Culmination of Every Craft Dream

As a viral Instagram post taught us all, true self care is making the choice to build a life you don't need to regularly escape from. When that's not possible, consider making mermaid and unicorn cookies. Shop Made in DC, the first brick and mortar store stocked exclusively with DC brands, recently opened a new location in Georgetown (1242 Wisconsin Ave NW), and just announced their September calendar of events. In addition to the cookie decorating demonstration (Sept. 16), the location is also offering classes in hand lettering (Sept. 9), mug painting (Sept. 10), custom mosaic name plates (Sept. 12), and an introduction to abstract painting (Sept. 21). Visit their website for more on each class and to register, and check out the 100 makers featured at Shop Made in DC.

Talk of the (George)Town

Did you know P Street was originally called Third Street? Or that K Street was once Water Street--a nod to its location parallel to the Potomac? How about the origin story of Volta Place, connected to Alexander Graham Bell?

Check out this fascinating Washington Post article for some insight into the street names of DC's oldest neighborhood.
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