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Alex & Emma: At Theaters Everywhere

June 19, 2017

Alessandro Ago (Alex), son of publicist Janet Donovan and Ambasciatore Pietro Ago, married Emma Bernstein of NY and CA at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA.


Both an Italian and American citizen, Ago grew up in Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently Director of Programming and Special Projects at USC and an alumni of Washington International School.


Emma graduated from Cornell University and also holds a Masters Degree from USC and is currently Creative Executive at Imagine Entertainment. She is the daughter of Linda Kornblau Arrick and Paul Bernstein.


In keeping with their cinematic interests, they created a movie poster in honor of their wedding.


They reside in Los Angeles, CA.

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Father's Day in The Yard

June 7, 2017

Celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 18th from noon unitl 3:00 pm with Bourbon & BBQ in The Yard at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown.


Come and indulge dad in a Father's Day experience he will never forget. Treat him to an afternoon of bottomless bourbon cocktails by local distiller Jos. A Magnus, selections from the grill featuring house smoked bourbon glazed ribs and locally crafted sausages, along with all the fixins' like spicy jalapeno cole slaw and fresh, homemade biscuits.


Cost:  $95 per adult, $45 per child under the age of 12

Tickets:  Please purchase ticket here


Selections from the Bar:

1 Vigilant Old Fashioned - Vigilant Gin, Campari, Grapefruit Bitters, Lizards Cherry, Antica Formula Ice Cube

2 Magnus Mule - Joseph Magnus Bourbon, Fresh Lime, Muddled Ginger, Ginger Beer, Chili Spice

3 5th Avenue - Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Bourbon, Vintage Port, Saffron Bitters


Selections from the Grill:

1 Locally crafted sausages

2 Marinated skirt steak

3 House smoked bourbon glazed ribs

4 Maple BBQ chicken thighs


1 TJ’s Famous Mac & Cheese with Candied Bacon

2 Baked Beans

3 Spicy Jalapeno Cole Slaw

4 Dijon Potato Salad

5 The Yard’s Grilled Vegetables

6 Fresh Biscuits & Rolls



1 Bourbon Pecan Pie

2 Salted Caramel & Chocolate Cookies

3 Strawberry Shortcake

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Celebrate Nora Pouillon June 7

June 1, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Environmental Film Festival (EFF) in the Nation's Capital invites you to join their celebration for Nora Pouillon. This reception is on June 7, 2017 is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and will feature tribute remarks and will be one of the final events at the restuarant before it closes this summer.


Nora is a trailblazer in organic, seasonal, local and environmentally responsible food, and Restaurant Nora became the country's first certified organic restaurant in 1999. Nora's contributions were most recently recognized with the 2017 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.

EFF is proud to have Nora as a Member of our Board, and grateful that she has offered to host this reception at her restaurant to benefit the Festival.


Purchase tickets here.

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