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Sweden on the Screen in August

July 25, 2019

Swedish Film Studios celebrates 100 years of filmmaking in Sweden. House of Sweden will celebrate this anniversary by showing a small series of classic Swedish silent films from the 1920’s. Please note that all films are at 2:00 pm on the dates below and are recommended for attendees15 years and older.


Admission is free.

Register here.


Erotikon (1920) 8/11

The Phantom Carriage (1920) 8/18

The Legend Of Gösta Berling (1924) 8/25


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.



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A Gastronomic Tour de France July 12

June 24, 2019

Warm up for a gastronomic Tour de France at the Embassy of France on Friday, July 12, 2019. Follow the gourmet steps of the mythic bicycle race - starting in Brussels, Belgium and ending in Paris, France. Purchase tickets here.


Join the peloton to France from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm by tasting a selection from the best local chefs, participating in our silent auction filled with wonderful items, and sipping a glass of wine in the patio while listening to live music.


Here are the first participating restaurants of this edition: 2941 Restaurant, Amore Trade, Bastille Restaurant, Brabo Brasserie, Breakthru Beverages, Bridor, Convivial, Cuisine Solutions, Esprit du Vin, Härth Restaurant at Hilton Mc Lean, La Côte d’Or, Lebanese Taverna, Mirabelle, Ottoman Taverna, Pregel, Ris Restaurant, Ronald Regan International Trade Center, Silver Spoon, Opaline at the Sofitel, Sera Wine, St Michel Biscuit, Stratford University, ViniFrance... and more to come


VIP tickets include an exclusive access at 6:30PM to the reception, private piano concert, free valet parking, meet & greet with the chef, as well as a tote bag customized for the event.


Open Bar until 10:00 pm, then cash bar.


Dress Code: Cocktail Attire


Concert: The amazing Avalon Jazz Band will be perfoming live at - their gypsy jazz sounds and French songs will transport you to France! It will be followed by a DJ set by Christophe Monot.

During the event, you will be able to bid on our amazing items from their online and silent auctions.

Bring back home a souvenir of the event with a beautiful tote bag made specially for the event (you can order them when you check out on eventbrite!)

Bastille Day is the annual fundraiser for the Comité Tricolore. All proceeds from this evening will help sustain its charitable mission throughout the year.

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The Phillips Collection Honors World Refugee Day June 20

June 17, 2019

The Phillips honors World Refugee Day with free admission to the museum and a sneak preview of The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement.


The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement presents 75 historical and contemporary artists—from the United States as well as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, UK, Vietnam, and more—whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis.

Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River (Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco-Spain) Francis Alÿs 2008 (Photo by: The Phillips Collection) Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River (Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco-Spain) Francis Alÿs 2008

Through installations, videos, paintings, and documentary images, The Warmth of Other Suns  explores both real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing personal and collective tales of migration. Overlaying historical experiences of migration to and within the United States with the current plight of refugees around the world, the exhibition will bring together a multitude of voices and expose the universality of migration as an experience shared by many. The exhibition also focuses on how artists bear witness to both historical events and more subtle shifts in cultural landscapes.


Borrowing a line from author Richard Wright (1908–1960), and sharing its title with Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book on the Great Migration, The Warmth of Other Suns is anchored by an important reference to the decades-long exodus of over six million African-Americans from the brutality and discrimination that ruled the American South. Selections from Jacob Lawrence’s powerful Migration Series (1940-41), a cornerstone of The Phillips Collection, will be among the historical works featured in the show.


The Warmth of Other Suns is curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell in partnership with the New Museum, New York, and based on the exhibition The Restless Earth, which was shown at the Triennale in Milan in 2017.


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