Amuse Bouche

Father's Day Brunch at Via Umbria June 19

June 2, 2016

Give Dad a break from the grill this Father's Day and treat him to a relaxing brunch in our Laboratorio Demonstration Kitchen at Via Umbria. Choose from a delicious selection of Italian favorites and American inspired creations all paired with with a flight of Birra Perugia beers or Gordy's Bloody Mary's.


This is one Father's Day treat that's fun for the whole family.



Bread Basket

Deviled Eggs



Main Course (Choose One)
- Freshly Ground Hamburger, Gordie’s Dill Pickle

- Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Salmon Roe

- Pasta with Truffle Cream

- Grilled Seasonal Veggies with Farro

Sides (Choose One)
- Summer Salad

- Fresh Fruit

- Grilled Asparagus

Chocolate Porter Cupcakes


Brunch service starts at 1:00 pm. Reservations required (may be purchased online or in store). For more information, visit Via Umbria.


Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.  Tel: 202.333.3904

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'Julie Wolfe: Language of the Birds' at HEMPHILL

April 20, 2016

HEMPHILL is pleased to announce the exhibition, JULIE WOLFE: Language of the Birds, opening on Saturday, May 14, with a public reception from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibition will remain on view through June 30, 2016.


When introduced to her work in 2009 by a well-known curator, we could not have predicted the scope of Wolfe’s ambition and her subsequent achievements. At the time, we recognized her talent and identified a ready group of collectors. She described her need to be more than clever, more than popular. Many artists talk a big game; few have the drive or vision to achieve what lies beyond popularity.


Over the past eight years Wolfe has pushed the boundaries of her creativity, adding politically relevant content and intensifying the impact of her work. She has taken on ever more ambitious installation projects, produced environmental and collaborative work outside of the studio, and has been awarded significant commissions. These measures of ambition and success do not define her career. She aims further. Her objectives move outward, addressing the fundamental cycles of life, the drama of containment and release, and engaging in the complexity of Gaian environmental issues. A single gallery exhibition can only hint at an artist’s power. Yet each one does serve to predict where she is headed. 


Language of the Birds is Julie Wolfe’s third exhibition at HEMPHILL. She addresses a range of subjects in a variety of mediums: a comic take on psychological interpretation of the Lüscher Color Test, the patterns of human behavior, and the mysteries of communications between birds. This show brings the aesthetic experimentations of the artist’s recent installation, GREEN ROOM, into a more intimate context.


HEMPHILL is located at 151 14th Street NW.

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Jazz Pianist Chihiro Yamanaka Live at Blues Alley April 20

April 11, 2016


Blues Alley presents Universal Classics & Jazz recording artist, Chihiro Yamanka, Wednesday April 20, 2016.

One of the most exciting jazz pianists and composers of her generarion, Yamanaka is performing as part of the “Japanese Jazz Series.”

UnivHer latest CD, “Forever Begins” (Verve) was released in Japan in 2010 and has reached the #1 on several Japanese jazz charts. Based in New York City, her international concert appearances have included Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, JVC Jazz Festival New York, Umbria Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival and the Vienna State Opera House.

As acclaimed as Chihiro is in the U.S. and Europe, she is even more popular in Japan, where she’s had an amazing series of successes, with sold-out concert tours and all the CDs reaching the #1 spot on the Japanese jazz charts – an auspicious start to a career that first gained worldwide attention with Chihiro’s 2005 “Best New Artist” award in Swing Journal Magazine.

Chihiro's new album Because presents two self compositions and a new point of view to the music of The Beatles.

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Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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