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'Behind Blue Skies' at House of Sweden July 29

July 17, 2018

As part of its summer film series, House of Sweden is hosting a screening of Behind Blue Skies on July 29, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Starring Bill Skarsgård (also known from It, Deadpool 2, Allegiant, and Atomic Blonde), the film is a dark, complex depiction of Swedish society in the 1970s. Martin (Bill Skarsgård) is a young man who escapes his alcoholic father for the summer job of his life at the exclusive Royal Yacht Club in the idyllic archipelago of Stockholm. The hotel manager Gösta (Peter Dalle) is a playboy at the center of high society and takes the young Martin under his wing. Martin meets true love for the first time while being drawn into events beyond his control. 

English subtitles. 107 min.

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House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown


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NGA East Building 40th Anniversary Summer Lecture Series

July 5, 2018

Celebrate the East Building of the National Gallery of Art's 40th Anniversary with a Summer Lecture Series from July 8 through August 26, 2018.

The National Gallery of Art East Building, designed by architect I. M. Pei, first opened to the public on June 1, 1978. This innovative and remarkably adaptable building has hosted major national and international exhibitions over the past 40 years. The East Building is also home to the Gallery’s exceptional collection of modern art. The Summer Sunday lecture series celebrates 40 years of exhibitions and acquisitions in this iconic building.


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Women Restaurateurs Recognized at the RAMMYs

June 13, 2018

Zena Polin (Photo by: Zena Polin) Zena Polin

The Oscars of the local food scene took place on June 10 at the Washington Convention Center. Members of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington gathered to celebrate the winners at DC’s Food Prom.

Women winners were front and center. Amy Brandwein, chef/owner of Centrolina, won the coveted Chef of the Year award, Zena Polin, co-owner of The Daily Dish, won Favorite Gathering Place and Patricia Andres accepted the award for Exceptional Leadership & Impact along with Jose Andres who is in Guatemala helping earthquake victims. Scott Drewno, whose Chiko won New Restaurant of the Year, ended his speech with, “We should all be feminists.”


While there were serious moments, the room reflected on the influence of Anthony Bourdain and the loss to the industry, fun did abound. Polin, whose restaurant won in one of only four publicly voted categories, included her restaurant regulars in the festivies by Facetiming them from the podium. As NBC's Eun Yang handed her the award, Polin drew applause as she told the audience, "We're so happy the very people who voted for The Daily Dish are watching the RAMMYs with us live tonight."

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