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House of Sweden Hosts Georgetown Art Show

February 7, 2012

This President's Day weekend, check out Georgetown ARTS 2012, the third annual show of the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG). Local artists will be showcased at House of Sweden, starting Thursday, February 16 with an evening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
The show is free and will be open daily Friday through Monday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Participating artists Edward "Bear" Miller, Camilla Bozzoli and Robin Hill will offer demonstrations of portraiture, watercolor and oil painting during the weekend. Additional media on display include prints, sculpture and photography. Most work will be available for sale.
House of Sweden, that gem of contemporary architecture on the Potomac, has been open since 2006 and is home to the Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Iceland, 19 corporate offices and a commercial events center.
House of Sweden is at 2900 K Street.

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Duke Ellington Students Treated to John Legend Concert at Kennedy Center

February 1, 2012

Grammy winning singer, John Legend surprised Duke Ellington School students practicing at the Kennedy Center Tuesday morning.

Legend was there to participate in the launch of “What’s Going On…Now,” a Kennedy Center project to inspire youth to engage in their communities through the arts and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

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Top Chef All-Star Comes to Georgetown

January 18, 2012

An unfortunate fire led to the birth of what is predicted to be one of Georgetown’s new hot spots. Hook Restaurant fell victim to the flames, but in its place will rise Bandolero, a small-plate Mexican restaurant run by celebrity chef Mike Isabella.

Bandolero is set to open in March 2012 with a much different feel than the previous establishment in its place.

In a press release Isabella uses words like “high-volume” and “high-energy” to describe his vision for his newest project. He wants to keep the people of Georgetown on their toes with frequent changes to the menu, and a cocktail menu that will incorporate inventive ingredients. We can expect to see small-plate versions and creative twists on his menu items that will include tacos, fajitas, vegetables, and salsas.

Top Chef fans know that Mike Isabella is known for blending all types of cultures and flavors into his food, so we are sure this restaurant will be anything but conventional.

We asked around Georgetown to see if people were excited about the arrival of the Mexican restaurant and the Top Chef star, or if his presence was going to ruin the small-town feel Georgetown has going for them. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

“I’m excited about a place like that opening up here,” says Georgetown resident Will Weeks. “My friends and I are always looking for new places to try and I think that vibe would fit in great here.”

Mary Kelley says, “Georgetown is in need of a little flavor. I think a new Mexican restaurant would be a great way to spice us up a little.”

Bandolero will open in early March at 3241 M Street, NW.

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