Plus a new art exhibition inspired by time at home.
October 22, 2020
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Stuffed After Dinner, Couple Enjoys Nightcap 

Not ready to hibernate quite yet, we've decided to extend Taste and Shop Georgetown through the end of October! Our free, promotional event features parking as low as $1 for the first 20 minutes and $5 all day at several parking garages, plus amazing specials and discounts from more than 70 participating Georgetown businesses. While the majority of participants are extending their specials through October 31, find your way to Georgetown now while you can still catch all of them - whether you're planning on dining outside at one of our 20+ Streateries, taking a night off from doing dishes and getting a family-style to-go meal, or getting an early jump on your holiday shopping with great deals at our shops and service providers.

Make Like a Ghost, and Celebrate in Spirit

We see your possessed child, and raise you a global pandemic. If you want a light-hearted escape from our current reality, celebrate the Halloween season with your favorite Georgetown take-out and a viewing of The Exorcist from your couch. The cult classic was filmed in Georgetown; for a true behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie, check out our blog featuring Exorcist expert Andrew Huff. This Saturday, Oct. 24 from 7 pm - 8 pm, you can also join DC tour guide Dwane Starlin for a Spirits of Georgetown Virtual Walking Tour. Learn about local hauntings and happenings in the spooky streets of Georgetown during this fun and engaging webinar. While there are plenty of ways to still get in the spirit this year, there will be no in-person Halloween gatherings in Georgetown's commercial district, consistent with guidance from the DC Health Department. The only masks we want to see this month are ones that prevent the spread of COVID!

Here Comes the Ballot 

Rock the vote, and the dress. For every appointment booked through Oct. 31, Carine's Bridal Atelier (1623 Wisconsin Ave NW) will take 7% off your gown order with proof that you voted (some exclusions may apply). Whether you're walking down the aisle or simply voting on either side of it, you should still walk up to Book Hill to check out this awesome graphic and floral installation by @tweedandtwigs. And while we're promoting things that make us feel empowered, let's add reading to the list. If you're in Book Hill on Sunday, stop by the final Carpe Librum pop-up of the Fall, with gently-used books for sale in the Chase Bank parking lot (Wisconsin Ave & P St) from 10 am - 5 pm. Browse thousands of books, plus CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records, all for under $6. Sales benefit the DC nonprofit Turning the Page.

A Little House Halloween

Get your Laura Ingalls Wilder on and spend Oct. 31 making crafts for the homestead. Join Rock Paper Plant and Shop Made in DC to learn the art of needle felting and create your very own pumpkin during this two-hour online workshop, Saturday from 1 pm - 3 pm. You'll also receive some extra wool to turn your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern if you'd like. Needle felting is an easy and often relaxing way to create 3D sculptures out of wool. This workshop is limited to 12 students; costumes are welcome and encouraged. You must register by Oct. 23 to receive your kit on time, which includes all the materials you need to participate. A Zoom link will be sent after you register. 

OK, But We Rewatched All of Grey's Anatomy

Hard to say what makes for a more meaningful quarantine: Clocking in 363 hours of medical drama content, or creating a stunning series of jewelry that speaks to the deeper meaning of 2020. Call it a tie? Join Jewelers'Werk Galerie (3319 Cady's Alley NW) this Saturday, Oct. 24 for the opening of in the company of silence - an exhibition of new work by artist jeweler Lydia Martin. Running through Nov. 13 both in person and virtually, the exhibition comprises necklaces, brooches, rings (pictured above), and earrings, all hand-fabricated using hollow construction techniques and a hydraulic press to help create the surface depressions and defined edges. Originally scheduled to be shown last April, this body of work has become a culmination of the artist's pause through COVID and her subsequent new beginning. The artist will be in the gallery Saturday from 12 pm - 5 pm.

It's Not Goodbye, It's See You a Day Later 

Until Rio can reel it in, this is the closest you're gonna get to Brazil for awhile. The pop-up bar and restaurant Bar Boteco at SandboX (3251 Prospect St NW) is popping down on Oct. 31, so you only have two weekends left to try the Brazilian-inspired cocktails and food at this Georgetown hidden gem. Stop by Thursdays and Fridays from 4 pm - 10 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am - 10 pm, with a final seating at 9:15 pm (reservations recommended). Several propane heaters, a gas fire pit, and blankets are available on colder nights. After Halloween, Bar Boteco will be popping up in a new form as an indoor/outdoor venue, Boteco Ballroom. Email or call (202) 796-8930 to book a party of 40-60 (under DC's current Phase 2 guidelines).

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