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Swedish Quintet Jaerv Performs at House of Sweden Sept.5

August 15, 2017

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv is performing in House of Sweden on Tuesday, September 5th.

 

Jaerv presents an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Rooted in several different musical traditions, Jaerv offers a varied stage performance where vocal, five-voiced tunes blend in with energetic dances and free improvisations. Jaerv is an internationally well known act and has toured the U.S., Japan, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Finland and Norway among other countries. Their discography includes Inrikes (2009), Vol 2 (2014) and the brand new and critically acclaimed album Under den linden (2016).

 

Joel Hagen: Flute, whistles, soprano saxophone, EWI, vocals

Anders Bergsten: Double bass, keyfiddle, vocals

Harald Nilsson: Guitars, vocals

Markus Gustavsson: Fiddle, lead vocals

Tobias Hedlund: Percussion

 

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

 

To register for this free concert, click here.

 

House of Sweden is located at  2900 K Street in Georgetown.

 


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Tudor Place Garden Tours

July 24, 2017

Tudor Place is hosting guided garden tours on the fourth Friday of the month through October from 10:30-11:30 am.

 

History and horticulture meet in this beloved garden, which grew and changed over two centuries and six generations. Enjoy an expert guided tour of the 5½-acre landscape and learn about the people who created and cared for it. 

 

The Tudor Place gardens are also open Tuesday through Sunday for self-guided garden tours.

 

For tickets, click here.

 

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown


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Tour Tunnels & Trapdoors of Tudor Place July 20

July 4, 2017

Walk below one of the most historic buildings in Georgetown on this rare tour into the tunnels and trapdoors of Tudor Place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00 pm.

 

Six generations of the Peter Family—from founders Thomas and Martha (George Washington's step-granddaughter) to their great-great-great grandson, Armistead Peter 3rd—were born, married, and died in the rooms of this National Historic Landmark in Georgetown.

 

Designed by the architect of the capitol (and the Octagon House) William Thornton, the house stayed in the family until 1983, when it was deeded over to the Tudor Place Foundation. It's one of America's last intact urban estates from the Federal Era.

 

Join Atlas Obscura Society DC for an exclusive underground, behind-closed-doors investigation of Tudor Place. Highlights will include: a fallout shelter constructed by owner Armistead Peter 3rd during the height of the Cold War, the so-called "dungeon," the kitchen's trapdoors, and other hidden spaces under this 5.5-acre property.

 

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