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Celebrating Fat Tuesday

February 20, 2012

Ada Polla got us in the Mardis Gras mood. Here are some local ideas for celebrating Fat Tuesday.

  1. Clarendon Mardis Gras Parade: Known as the biggest Mardis Gras celebration in Washington, the parade includes live music, beads, and floats decorated by local stores. It starts at 8:00 pm at the intersection of Wilson Blvd, and North Barton Street.
  2. Bayou Bakery: The first New Orleans style restaurant in Washington D.C., Bayou Bakery will offer Beignets, beads, and King Cake by the slice until 5:00 pm. From 5:00 pm-11:00 pm choose of three Mardis Gras tickets (depending on how many drinks you want). Rappahannock River Oysters will be available for free, and a celebrity mixologist will be mixing the drinks. 1515 N. Courthouse Road. Tel. 703.243.2410.
  3. Central Michel Richard: Live music from 7:00-10:00 pm, with traditional New Orleans food, cocktails. Free beads are also included. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Tel. 202.626.0015.
  4. Clyde's of Georgetown: Expect beads, masks, specialty cocktails, and Cajun-inspired twists on Clyde's favorites. 3236 M Street. Tel. 202.333.9180. 

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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.”

Read the entire Washington Post article here.

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