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Georgetown Celebrates The Month of Love

February 12, 2017

From toasting and tables for two, to spa treatments and more, Georgetown restaurants, hotels and shops are offering specials during February in celebration of the month of love.

Check out these romantic offerings compiled by The Georgetown BID.

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LiLi has a CRUSH on Cathy Feb. 12

February 7, 2017

Georgetown's own, the exceptional writer Cathy Alter, will read, share stories, and sign her new book, CRUSH on Sunday, February 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at LiLi The First.  Adding to the fun, enjoy a sneak peak at LiLi's new Spring collection. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, RSVP is required by private Facebook message or email to 


LiLi The First is located at 1419 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


CRUSH brings together stories of heartbreak, humiliation, and hilarity from a roster of popular luminaries, including James Franco, Stephen King, Roxane Gay, Jodi Picoult, Emily Gould, and Hanna Rosin, who share intimate memories of that first intense taste of love. Here are funny, whimsical, sometimes cringe-worthy tales of falling head over heels for River Phoenix, Mary Tyler Moore, Jared Leto, and a host of other pop culture icons.

Cathy Alter is a successful freelance writer whose articles and essays have appeared in the O, the Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, Washingtonian, The, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and McSweeney’s. She is the author of Virgin Territory: Stories From the Road to Womanhood, the memoir, Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over, and the recently released anthology, CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush. She lives in Washington DC with her husband Karl, their 5-year-old son Leo.

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Pianist Peter Friis Johansson Performs in House of Sweden Feb. 1

January 24, 2017

Award-winning and highly acclaimed Swedish pianist, Peter Friis Johansson will perform a solo recital with music by Schubert and Scandinavian composers on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in House of Sweden.


Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert begins at 7:00 pm.


By his powerful yet incredibly nuanced sound, his flawless technique and his brilliant musical mind, Peter Friis Johansson has emerged as one of Scandinavia’s most interesting performers. He has toured extensively and appeared at some of the world’s most important venues, including the Concertgebouw - Amsterdam and Musikverein - Vienna, and made his New York debut recital at the 'International Keyboard Institute and Festival' in 2014.


Peter Friis Johansson is currently pursuing many projects, including performing the eleven completed piano sonatas by Franz Schubert.


Tickets are FREE but please register here.


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

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