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Georgetown Village to Host Presentation on Climate Change Sept. 26

September 12, 2018

Climate and climate change are hot topics of conversation, especially when temperatures soar and weather extremes occur with ever increasing frequency. 

 

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Georgetown Village charter member Dr. Hans G. Kaper will discuss climate and climate change and why we should care about this including possible socioeconomic consequences. The presentation will take place at St. John’s Church at 3240 O Street in Georgetown starting at 6:00 pm.

 

Dr. Kaper is an applied mathematician who studies current climate events from the perspective of past climates. Our climate has changed over time, sometimes quite dramatically, so what is special about today’s climate?  While there is almost unanimous agreement in the scientific community that Earth’s climate is changing faster than in pre-industrial times, the public finds it difficult to accept this judgment, and some people remain skeptic.  Scientists face a conundrum: How to convince the public that climate change is real, that it is caused by human activities, and that it is happening now.

 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Please call the Georgetown Village office at 202.999.8988 to reserve your space.  Refreshments will be served.


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Guapo's Open in Georgetown

August 28, 2018

You know Guapo's from Tenleytown, where owner Hector Rincón opened the original Tex Mex eatery 27 years ago.

 

Now, add Georgetown at Washington Harbour to the family-owned chain of six-full service restaurants and three fast-casual rotisseries in the Washington area. 

 

Peruse the extensive list of tequilas and mezcals and their new brunch menu. Waterfront outdoor patio dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

 

Guapo’s Georgetown is located at 3050 K Street.


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Ceramic Ikebana Lecture & Performance Aug. 24

August 14, 2018

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Floating Islands: Ceramic Ikebana Vessels, join a special lecture and performance on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan. 

Akira Satake (Photo by: Japan Information & Culture Center) Akira Satake

Show curator and renowned ceramist, Akira Satake, and distinguished Ikebana artist, Sheila Advani, will mark the opening of the new exhibition, "Floating Islands: Ceramic Ikebana Vessels.”

 

"In the history of Ikebana practice, there has always been the search for and appreciation of new styles of vessels to bring a breath of fresh air and new inspiration to Ikebana practitioners. This exhibition expounds on that dynamic, challenging both the potters and Ikebana artists to honor the traditions of the Ikebana schools while collaborating on new directions of creative expressions to enhance the future of the exquisite marriage of ceramics and flower arrangement." - Akira Satake, Curator

 

Mr.Satake will talk about his work and experience as both a ceramic and ikebana artist, focusing on his creative philosophy and his personal vision for this exhibition. He will discuss some of his work as a composer, and will perform a mini concert with shamisen and banjo. Distinguished Ikebana artist Sheila Advani, who holds the advanced master degree of komon from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will also join us for this lecture to discuss the history and schools of Ikebana, and her own views regarding the relation of an Ikebana arrangement to its ceramic vessel. Following her lecture, Ms. Advani will hold a live demonstration of an ikebana arrangement.

 

Tickets are free. Register here.

 

Japan Information & Culture Center is located at 1150 18th Street NW.


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