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Plus two GLOW installations now up through November.
October 14, 2021
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UNEXPECTED, RIGHT THIS WAY


Camera Angle Giving Us Real Anxiety 

No lens should ever be this close to your thighs and midsection, but we thank the model for her service to the product. Gorjana, a Laguna Beach-based jeweler, is opening a Georgetown store on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 3029 M Street NW. Founded in 2004 by Jason and Gorjana Reidel - a husband-and-wife team who were former models - gorjana handmade jewelry ranges from $20 earrings to more costly diamond necklaces. Pieces include everything from layering sets and power gemstones, to a mystical astrology line-up inspired by the 12 constellations of the zodiac. If you want to add a little style to your steps, the gorjana collection for Fitbit Luxe is a modern-luxury link fitness tracker (above) that you can blend with the rest of your jewelry. Complimentary engraving is also available. For a full list of recent Georgetown openings, check out our New Georgetown Restaurants & Retail Guide.


Your Heavy Breathing Most Terrifying of All

For a real scare, try walking up all 75 steps without pushing your Life Alert button. Cardio wake-up call, right there. Big Halloween events are canceled this year in Georgetown (said in a "you kids get off my lawn" voice) but you can still get into the spirit this month with a visit to the infamous Exorcist stairs at 3600 Prospect St NW. To learn more, check out our byGeorge blog on local movie expert Andrew Huff. The Exorcist buff shares secrets from the 1973 filming in Georgetown, reveals how much padding was on those stairs for the climactic scene, and explains why the movie is a catalyst for changing outsiders' perceptions of DC. For something more kid-friendly, visit Mini Me Little Boutique (3236 P St NW) this Sunday, Oct. 17 from 10 am - 2 pm for their Halloween fest in collaboration with Frankie's Runway. Shop Halloween tops for the whole family while the kids trick-or-treat for chocolate bark, decorate pumpkins, enjoy face painting and balloon animals, and more. 


Carl Just Told Same Cello Joke for 8th Time

When in doubt over what to do with your hands, casually hold a string instrument. The Dumbarton Concerts season kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Ulysses Quartet in the first of four Notes from Home virtual programs. Founded in 2015, Ulysses Quartet has become one of the treasures of the chamber music scene, praised for their “textural versatility, grave beauty, close to immaculate phrasing, and the kind of chemistry many quartets long for but rarely achieve." Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet since 2019, their recent performance highlights include Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). Each performance will be followed by a Meet the Artist Q&A and discussion. Watch and enjoy these performances from the best seats in your house as top artists give insight into their creative process and provide context for the music they play. Get your tickets here.


We Just Can't Seem to Say Goodbye 

This is the event equivalent of trying to hang up the phone with your high school boyfriend. Although we celebrated the official end of our two-part public art series, we had a *bright* idea to keep some of the lights GLOWing a little longer this fall. Make the most of sweater weather and check out two of our GLOW installations, for the alley (3125 M St NW) and CANOPIES (3320 Cady's Alley NW), which have been extended through the end of November. Thank you to everyone who already came out to see GLOW during the spring and summer, and to all of our talented artists for bringing the ray(s) of light we all needed this year.


Newsletter-Writer Position Not Open  

If you're interested in a job as the Communications Director for the Georgetown BID, stop sniffing around here! But if positions including Economic Development Director, Transportation Manager, Marketing & Events Associate, or Executive Assistant speak to you, we'd love for you to apply and consider being a part of our team! A career at the Georgetown BID means joining an organization known for its creativity, practicality, and service to the community. (We also have a lot of fun, and will probably take you bowling.) Our staff and Board of Directors work every day to create a better Georgetown, and our open positions offer the opportunity to help fulfill that mission. Learn more here about each of the Georgetown BID career opportunities, as well as an opening for the Director of Education and Partnerships at our sister organization, Georgetown Heritage.


Children Confused By Printed Piece

Truly out in the wilderness, without a tablet in sight. Daisy Girl Scouts are invited on an exciting exploration of Tudor Place’s 5.5 acres of gardens (1644 31st St NW) this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 am - 11:30 am to discover how resources are used wisely. Participants will read and discuss the story of Clover as a group, learn how to protect nature from trash, and create a masterpiece using recycled materials. This program fulfills all of the requirements to earn the Clover Petal and the Daisy EcoLearner badge. Individuals and troops welcome! Purchase your $10 tickets here. To book a private version of this program for your troop, call 202-965-0400 or email education@tudorplace.org.


We're Gonna Need a Bigger Jewelry Box

For the woman who has it all, a necklace made out of eggshells? Visit Jewelers'Werk Galerie (3319 Cady's Alley) and check out Density, an exhibition of new work by artist-jeweler Joohee Han, on display through Oct. 29. Part of Han's ongoing series of work titled Oval - alluding to the shape of an egg - this show includes necklaces and brooches made of crushed eggshells and silicone. Han's process begins by creating a negative mold lined with silicone and placing the broken eggshells one by one, mosaic-like, onto the mold before sealing them with another layer of silicone. The eggshells are then transformed into flexible, partially translucent, unbreakable geometric shapes. These pieces serve as vehicles for Han’s exploration of the concepts of fragility, wearability, perfection, and transformation. The exhibition is open Monday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, or by appointment.

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