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BLOSSOM DC Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Japan's Gift

March 5, 2012

A special exhibition of artwork called BLOSSOM DC at The Old Print Gallery is inspired by the 100-year anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to Washington, D.C.

This group show, celebrating the beauty and  elegance of spring blossoms, features a large number of prints from local D.C. artists Marti Patchell, Phillip Bennet and Susan Goldman, as well as a selection of works by New York contemporary artists and several early 20th century printmakers.

BLOSSOM DC opens on March 16 with a nighttime reception at the gallery from 5:00-8:00 pm and runs through May 11, 2012.

The Old Print Gallery is located at 1220 31st Street. Tel: 202.965.1818


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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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