Stir It Up

'Dave' at Arena Stage

July 2, 2018

From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team, comes the world-premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. Written by Gary Ross, Dave will be performed from July 13 through August 19, 2018 at the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage.

Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than “presidential” circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people … and the First Lady.


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Dance Soirée in Paris June 29

June 20, 2018

The Embassy of France requests the pleasure of your company for an evening of dancing, champagne, French wine, and dessert. 


Join on your own or with friends at their Dance Soirée in Paris to meet and socialize with ICDC members as you enjoy an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! Even if you've never danced before, let them show you how to dance the Viennese Waltz, Tango, & Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom.

Space is limited, so please make your reservations early. Purchase tickets here.

Enjoy delectable Parisian desserts available for purchase
As you enjoy the evening, enjoy French desserts prepared by the embassy chef available for purchase.

They need a complete guest list of all the attendees for security purposes at the entrance so if you reserve more than one ticket, please e-mail the full name of each guest. All guests must be 21 and over. Reserve your tickets now as space is limited.

Due to enhanced security at the French Embassy, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Please ensure all ticket holders and each guest attending with a ticket holder has valid photo ID. They are unable to issue a refund if you are denied entry due to lack of photo ID. If you reserve more than one ticket, please e-mail the full name of each guest.

7:00 pm Admission commences 
~ Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson 
~ Tango dance lesson 
~ Salsa dance lesson 

8:30 pm Dance Party (starting time approximate, and after the dance lessons)
Dance the night away to a mix of ballroom dance music with a selection of Latin music for added variety. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your dancing and socialize with other attendees. Recorded music will be played for a night of dancing.

10:30 pm Evening concludes with the cash bar closing at 10:15 pm.


The Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road NW.

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Georgetown ParasolShare is Back

May 30, 2018

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) welcomes back Georgetown ParasolShare this week for the third year, a courtesy program aimed at improving the visitor experience and inviting customers to shop Georgetown—rain or sun.


The program embraces the ever-growing sharing economy and encourages visitors to share a custom-branded nylon parasol as they shop, then return it to a participating location before they head home from Georgetown. This year’s royal blue parasols are larger and sturdier than last year’s, and more effective at shielding both the sun and rain. 


Over 60 participating stores, restaurants, galleries and hotels across the commercial district—from M Street to Wisconsin Avenue, and along the side streets—are participating this summer. 


“Georgetown is the largest outdoor shopping district in the region, and we want to ensure our shoppers and visitors are as comfortable as possible, regardless of the weather,” said Nancy Miyahira, Georgetown BID Vice President and Director of Marketing. 


Visitors and shoppers are encouraged to pick up, use, and then drop off a parasol at participating businesses through Labor Day. 


A full list of participating ParasolShare locations is available here.  

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