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Georgetown Sunset Cinema Tuesday Evenings

June 28, 2015

On Tuesday nights starting July 7, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off Georgetown Sunset Cinema, Georgetown’s first-ever outdoor movie experience, through August 4. The inaugural slate features movies filmed in or inspired by Georgetown, Washington’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge. 

“Georgetown is incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by so much natural beauty, including the Georgetown Waterfront Park,” said BID Vice President Nancy Miyahira. “We are delighted to invite the community to experience the magic of this setting, an incredible blend of urban and natural, while enjoying movies and the other entertaining experiences available in Georgetown.”


GEORGETOWN SUNSET CINEMA

WHEN: Every Tuesday, July 7 through August 4. Movies begin at sunset; arrive at 7 p.m. for best seating and giveaways.

WHAT: FREE outdoor movies series hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).

MOVIES:

July 7     St. Elmo’s Fire (Rated R)

July 14   State of Play (Rated PG-13)

July 21   No Way Out (Rated R)

July 28   Burn After Reading (Rated R)

Aug. 4   The Exorcist

 

WHERE:Georgetown Waterfront Park at the intersection of K/Water Street and Cecil Place, NW.

HOW:Admission to Georgetown Sunset Cinema is FREE and open to the public. Blankets only (no chairs, please); picnics welcome. 


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Bill Plante on 'Selma Fifty Years Later' June 25th

June 2, 2015

Award-Winning CBS Journalist, Bill Plante will speak on Selma Fifty Years LaterThursday, June 25, 2015 at St. John's Church in Georgetown.This special event, presented by Georgetown Village begins at 6:00 pm.

In Selma 50 years ago as a young reporter, Bill Plante witnessed the events and the fear, anger and hopes those days generated. He recalls Bloody Sunday and Dr. King’s prediction following his March to Montgomery that segregation was on its deathbed in America. Five months later Congress passed the Voting Rights Bill. But 50 years later segregation hasn’t died yet. It still exists – in economic inequality, criminal justice and when the right to vote is challenged. The demonstrations were a game changer but they were not the finish line. Join Bill Plante for a fascinating discussion of Selma 50 years later.

Bill Plante has been a CBS News White House correspondent during the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. Plante has received many major broadcast journalism awards. He served as anchor of the “CBS Sunday Night News” from 1988 to 1995. Plante’s reports are seen regularly on “CBS This Morning”, where he is Senior White House Correspondent and the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley”.

Light hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served

RSVP requested, but not required. 202.999.8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village.org

St. John's Church is located at 3240 O Street NW.


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All We Art 'New Analog Site' Exhibit

May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21 from 6:00-9:00 pm, join gallery All We Art  for an opening reception for New Analog Site, featuring the work of Vargas-Suarez Universal.

Vargas-Suarez Universal is a Mexican-born artist living in New York and working internationally. He is primarily known for large-scale murals, paintings, drawings, and sound recordings. He sources American, Russian, European, Canadian and Japanese spaceflight programs, astronomy, and aerospace architecture to create commissioned, studio-based and public artworks for museums, galleries, private and public spaces. His exhibition at All We Art will feature a sculptural installation depicting an analog landing site on Mars will feature Martian simulant regolith, used by NASA to simulate the Martian surface. Other works in the exhibition are unique artworks formatted and executed as paintings using the same materials used to build spacecraft and spacecraft components.

The exhibition will run through Sunday, June 21.

Save the date for an Artist Talk on June 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm

All We Art is located at 1666 33rd Street in Georgetown.


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