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Calligaris Opens in D.C.

October 31, 2012

(Photo by: calligaris.us)

Add Calligaris to the list of international home furnishings available in D.C.  A leader in Italian home design since 1923, Calligaris has grown from a small, family-owned operation in Manazano, to an international name in modern furniture.

Priding itself on creating stylish and adaptable chairs, tables, sofas, beds and accessories for any contemporary home, Calligaris incorporates its four pillars of Italian style into each piece of furniture - modern design, excellent craftsmanship, ingenuity and everyday appeal.

Alessandro Calligaris, President of Calligaris, flew in from Italy to attend the opening of the store. “We are excited to join the vibrant DC design community. The full line of sleek Calligaris furniture and home accessories will meld nicely with the modern taste of the local residents,” said Calligaris.

Calligaris Is located at 5252 Wiscosnin Avenue, NW. Tel: 202.244.5544


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The Spirit of Georgetown

October 21, 2012

The turnout was greater than expected, but no one was turned away from The Spirit of Georgetown party held Wednesday night at the stylish home of Amy and Mark Tercek.  

Jocelyn Dyer, GMC Board President, Andrew Law, Carrington Tarr (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Jocelyn Dyer, GMC Board President, Andrew Law, Carrington Tarr

Host Mark Tercek with Carrington Tarr (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Host Mark Tercek with Carrington Tarr

It was a perfect fall evening in Georgetown for a party, but this year’s honorees, Nancy and Alan Bubes also drew a large number of well-wishers, thanks to their dedicated commitment to the Georgetown Ministry Center and the neighborhood in general.

Nancy Sidamon-Eristoff, Cynthia McKee, Lucille Huber, Megan Gabriel (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Nancy Sidamon-Eristoff, Cynthia McKee, Lucille Huber, Megan Gabriel

Amy Tercek and Page Evans (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Amy Tercek and Page Evans

For 25 years, the Georgetown Ministry Center has been helping the homeless in our area, providing everything from counseling and medical care, to showers and laundry.

Taz Tercek (Photo by: Oliver Devine) Taz Tercek


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Dumbarton Concerts Presents Vida Guitar Quartet Oct. 20

October 3, 2012

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00pm, the Vida Guitar Quartet will open the Dumbarton Concerts 35th season at Georgetown's historic Dumbarton Church with a program featuring El amor brujo (Love, the Magician).

This evening's program features Mark Eden’s transcription of Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo which has been hailed as a tour de force. Also on the program is an arrangement of Bizet's Carmen Suite.  In between, the quartet will take a brief journey to England and Scotland with works by Arnold and Crittenden.

 The Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry: Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell and Helen Sanderson who share a passion for chamber music.

After their debut at the World Youth Guitar Festival in 2007, the Quartet have rapidly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic guitar ensembles in the UK.

Tickets are $33; Seniors and Students $29 

Call 202.965.2000, visit Dumbarton Concerts  or email office@dumbartonconcerts.org for more information.

Dumbarton Church is located at 3133 Dumbarton Street.


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