Get There Now

Dine and Donate for Amatrice at Via Umbria

October 16, 2016

(Photo by: Jeremy Goins)

To support the city of Amatrice which fell victim to a destructive earthquake in August, Georgetown's Via Umbria hosted an earthquake relief fund gala, raising a total of $21,000.


To reach their goal of $25,000 for the Italian American Relief Fund, the Italian market and cafe is offering a Dine and Donate promotion, where guests have the option of making a $20 donation to the Fund in-store in exchange for a plate of Spaghetti All’Amatriciana – the region’s namesake dish.

Johanna Hellrigi, Susy and Bill Menard (Photo by: Jeremy Goins) Johanna Hellrigi, Susy and Bill Menard


The Dine and Donate promotion is available during lunch on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of October.


Guests can also make a tax deductible donation directly to the Italian American Relief Fund from home, being sure to identify Via Umbria as their sponsoring organization.


Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW.


Click here to share your thoughts.

Hemphill Fine Arts Presents Elizabeth Catlett & Benny Andrews

September 21, 2016

Hemphill Fine Arts presents Elizabeth Catlett & Benny Andrews in celebration of the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The NMAAHC is the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution and is located at the foot of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum provides for the collection, study, and establishment of programs and exhibitions related to African American life, history, art, and culture. It is a place where people can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience; it is a place of meaning, memory, reflection, laughter, and hope. 


In addition to the works on view by Catlett and Andrews we have gathered other pieces by historically important African American artists, including works by Margaret Burroughs, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, James Wells, Walter Williams and Alma Thomas. These additional works may be seen upon request.


View exhibition details here.


Special hours: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00 - 5:00 pm 


Exhibition on view until October 29, 2016


Click here to share your thoughts.

Support Displaced Animals from Louisiana Flooding at Orange Anchor Sept 14

September 11, 2016

Come out, bring your dogs and show support on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm for animals displaced by the flooding in Louisiana. Charity + Life’s dog-friendly Yappy Hour is at Orange Anchor Dock Bar at 3050 K Street in Washington Harbour.


Rescued dog in Louisiana (Photo by: Courtesy of Associated Press) Rescued dog in Louisiana

Dogs will enjoy Barkley Square's Hydrant Bar featuring an array of gourmet waters and a Bark Bar display with all-natural, homemade treats.

Andrea Rodgers at Orange Anchor Bar (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers at Orange Anchor Bar


Orange Anchor Dock Bar is generously donating proceeds from $5 Jell-O shots and $20 "Whale Bones" (large orange tumblers that can be refilled with orange crushes, margaritas, beer, etc anytime at Orange Anchor for just $10), as well as a percentage of the evening's bar proceeds.


They will also be selling $5 raffle tickets for great prizes, including gift cards to Orange Anchor Dock Bar and Irish Whiskey Public House, gift baskets from The Pet Show with Dr. Katy, and much more!


Established by Andrea Rodgers, Charity + Life is a volunteer-driven online community at the intersection of philanthropy and lifestyle. 


Suggested donation: $15 at the door or $10 online.


Click here to share your thoughts.