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Visit Bergman's Island Nov. 11

October 18, 2018

For the first time, Ingmar Bergman shows us his world on the desolate and mysterious Baltic island of Fårö. House of Sweden is hosting this special event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.


Considered one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Swedish filmmaker directed over 60 films and documentaries, most of which he also wrote.


In the film, Bergman is eighty-five years old, having spent more than sixty of those years directing. Viewers get to step through the blue gate that bears the notice "Private Area. Beware of Dog". No dog lives there. But that text says that here lives a man who wants to be left alone. 


A man whose only company is the sea and his own demons. English subtitles.


Recommended age group: 7 years or older. Documentary. 84 minutes. 


Screening is FREE. Register here.


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

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Chamber Music Concert to Benefit GMC Oct. 13

October 9, 2018

When: Saturday, October 13, at 4:00 pm


Where: Christ Church, Georgetown, 3116 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007


Who: The GRAMMY-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra


What: All proceeds from the concert's free-will offering will benefit Georgetown Ministry Center


About Inscape Chamber Orchestra:

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, the Inscape Chamber Orchestra seeks to redefine the boundaries of classical music through riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional concert experience. With a flexible personnel roster and unique brand of programming, this critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated ensemble has quickly become one of the leading chamber orchestras in the Washington, DC, region and beyond.

Inscape’s first Georgetown appearance of the 2018-2019 season will feature Johannes Brahms’ monumental Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, and Arthur Bliss’ imaginative Oboe Quintet, Op. 44, as well as The Scherzo of the Fools, by noted American composer James D’Angelo.


A reception will follow the concert.

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Michael D. Usdan on Education Oct. 4

September 30, 2018

Plan now to hear Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Educational Leadership, who will discuss "America’s Future:  Some Perspectives on the Role of Education" on October 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3240 O Street in Georgetown.


Dr. Usdan , who worked on the staff of the late Dr. James B. Conant in the latter’s famous studies of American education has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, Northwestern and Fordham Universities.  He served as President of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) from 1981 through 2001 when he became a Senior Fellow at the organization.


Several themes dominate his writing:  problems relating to urban education, the relationship of government and politics to education, and the growing interest in developing closer relationships between elementary- secondary and higher education.  A consultant to local and state boards of education and educational organization throughout the country, he has spoken at and participated in meetings in the Unites States and internationally.

Refreshments will be served and space is limited so please RSVP to or 202.999.8988 by October 1st. 


This discussion with Dr. Usdan is part of Georgetown Village’s fall speaker series on Significant Contemporary Issues. 

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