Plus a new breakfast service on the waterfront, your guide to a Georgetown adventure + more.
January 2, 2020
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Frozen III, Featuring a Stirring Let it GLOW

We've officially run out of GLOW puns, which means it's time to bid farewell to the 6th edition of our annual light art exhibition. If you procrastinated all of December, now's your chance to start 2020 off the right way, and check out the 11 installations on display through Sunday, January 5. Best of all: It's free! The 1.7 mile suggested route is the perfect way to get your steps in while we're still telling ourselves we'll actually exercise more this year. Visit our GLOW website for more, including final walking tours, an installation map, and info on each artist! 

Patch of Grass Gets Major GLOW Up

Turns out we had one more pun in the tank. While you're checking out the final days of Georgetown GLOW, don't miss Tall Grasses at Washington Harbour. The installation by Tulsa artist Geoffrey Hicks changes color as the temperature drops, and with a 20-degree difference expected between Saturday's high and Sunday's low, you'll really be able to see it in action. 

Say It Ain't So, Sally

Prepare for some Taylor Swift-level teardrops on your guitar, 'cause it's time to say goodbye to Gypsy Sally's. After nearly seven years, the Georgetown live music venue is closing its doors for good on January 5. Fortunately, you still have one more chance to rock them right out of town. Sunny Trippel's Friends Unlimited is playing a free show at Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge (3401 K St NW) on Saturday, January 4 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) -- no tickets required. Check out these 'ministers of funk' and dance til the lights go out. For a behind-the-scenes look at Gypsy Sally's and one of its regular performers, check out our byGeorge blog featuring musician Gordon Sterling.

Hi Wagon, This is Us Falling Off

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and a restaurant week that falls two weeks into the new year. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)'s Winter Restaurant Week is January 13 - 19, with 12 Georgetown restaurants participating. Make your reservation at a Georgetown restaurant you've been meaning to try -- Brasserie Liberté1789, Café Milano, Filomena Ristorante, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Ristorante Piccolo, The Sovereign, La Chaumiere, America Eats Tavern, Nick's Riverside Grill, Tony and Joe's Seafood Place, or Clyde's of Georgetown -- and enjoy breakfast or lunch for $22, or dinner for $35.

For Added Effect, Obstruct All Escalators

If one of your resolutions is to play tourist in your own city, begin by asking where the Georgetown mall is located. After that's taken care of, we have several Georgetown guides to actually help you uncover -- and rediscover -- DC's oldest neighborhood. Follow the footsteps of JFK and Jackie, get a behind-the-scenes look at Georgetown's most iconic movie locations, follow the African-American Heritage Trail, surprise the kids with an unexpected adventure, and more. Check out our Guides page for your DIY adventure!

Quick Run, Cold Shower, a Gallon of Syrup

What does every successful leader have in common? They begin each morning with an entire plate of cinnamon buns and a large breakfast sandwich, lumber into work, and let the cards fall where they may. In case you missed it, Farmers Fishers Bakers (3000 K St NW) is now offering full-service breakfast in addition to their First Bake Cafe Grab & Go. Choose from farmhouse waffles, buttermilk pancakes, a pan scramble, the IMPOSSIBLE breakfast patty and more, and pretend you don't have a presentation to give at the 9 am staff meeting. It's 2020. YOLO.

Talk of the (George)Town

Thanks to @thepaperdarlings for featuring Georgetown in their recent post celebrating all of the unique neighborhoods within DC! Can we get an entire coffee table book of these, please?!

Here's to a new decade in always (you)-nique Georgetown. 

20+ THINGS IN 2020
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