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Carol Schwartz at Christ Church Feb. 8

January 15, 2018

Georgetown Village invites the community to hear Carol Schwartz discuss her new memoir, Quite A Life! From Defeat to Defeat and Back on February 8, 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm at Christ Church, 3116 O Street in Georgetown.

 

Carol knows about the dynamic world of local politics having served for 16 years on the DC Council.  She will talk about her life with characteristic candor and share her opinions with unbridled honesty – and humor. 

 

Please call the Georgetown Village office at 202.999.8988 to attend as light refreshments will be provided.

 

Georgetown Village welcomes all to attend community lectures at no cost.


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Charm of Chinoiserie at WWS Jan. 12-14

January 4, 2018

The 2018 Washington Winter Show (WWS) welcomes back many familiar faces with over 40 dealers from across the U.S. and Europe, offering a broad range of exquisite antiques and fine arts. The Show runs January 12-14, at the Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

 

Complimenting this year’s theme, the Charm of Chinoiserie, the renowned floral designer, Laura Dowling will lend her talents in creating floral installations for the show, interpreting a series of hand-painted de Gournay panels on loan for the show. The former Chief Floral Designer at the White House (2009-2015), Dowling is known for using flowers as a strategic tool for communicating diplomatic, symbolic and policy messages in a style that is evocative of nature and the garden. 

Bandstand (Photo by: washingtonwintershow.org) Bandstand

 

In addition to this special installation, the 2018 Show features a loan exhibition, “In the Chinese Style,” curated by Grant Quertermous of Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. The exhibit features objects from a variety of museums and private collections, including Dumbarton House, Monticello, Montpelier, Gunston Hall, Stratford Hall and Tudor Place, that illustrate the fanciful and often imagined Chinese-style designs that western craftsmen incorporated into furniture, textiles, and other decorative arts throughout the 18th and 19th century.

 

Two exciting events are on the schedule for Saturday, January 13, 2018.  First, at 11:00 am is the second annual Design Panel, lead this year by House Beautiful editor in chief, Sophie Dow Donelson. Later that afternoon, The Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner takes the stage to offer his take on investing today. Both events will take place at the Katzen Arts Center and are included with admission to the Show. 

 

Once again, proceeds will benefit the WWS’s charity partners: THEARC, Bishop John T. Walker School, and the Founders Board of St. John’s Community Services.

 

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French Embassy New Year's Dance Soiree Jan. 13

December 27, 2017

Celebrate the New Year with an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:30 pm at the Embassy of France.

 

Even if you've never danced before,  you'll learn the Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom as you meet ICDC members and make new friends.

 

Attend on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend. French wine & desserts will be available for purchase at the cash bar. 

 

The event is structured as an informal dance soiree to meet, network, and socialize with ICDC members as you enjoy an evening of dancing at the French Embassy.

 

All attendees must be strictly 21 and over and the French Embassy will be checking and validating all IDs.

 

Due to enhanced security at the French Embassy, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Please ensure all ticketholders and each guest attending with a ticketholder has valid photo ID. We are unable to issue a refund if you are denied entry due to lack of photo ID. If you purchase more than one ticket, please email us the full names of each of your guests.

 

7:00 PM Admission commences 

~ Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson 

~ Tango dance lesson 

~ Salsa dance lesson 

 

8:30 PM Dance Party 

Dance the night away to a mix of ballroom, Latin music, and other recorded dance music. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your dancing and socialize with other attendees. The instructor will be on hand to give you advice and answer your questions. 

10:30 PM Evening concludes

 

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Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road in Georgetown.


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