Amuse Bouche

Rosenwald Screening at The Phillips Collection July 21

July 18, 2016

The Phillips Collection is hosting a screening and discussion of Rosenwald on July 21, 2016 beginning at 1:30 pm in their auditorium.


Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build 5,000 schools during the early part of the 20th century. 


Rosenwald awarded grants to a who's who of African American intellectuals and artists of his day so that they could pursue their scholarship and art. The documentary includes the story of how Jacob Lawrence completed The Migration Series under a Rosenwald grant. This screening also premieres the  DVD extra on Jacob Lawrence that will be featured on the Rosenwald DVD coming out this fall.


A conversation with Kempner, Phillips curator Elsa Smithgall, and writer and journalist A’Lelia Bundles follows. 

Co-sponsored by the March on Washington Film Festival


The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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Via Umbria Opens Laboratorio Demonstration Kitchen

June 22, 2016

As part of their mission to Discover, Savor, and Share all things Italian, Via Umbria is opening their Laboratorio Demonstration Kitchen to the public as they host their first Sunday Social–an informal evening dedicated to creating a shared space for families and neighbors to gather together. 

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Stop by this Sunday, June 26 from 5:30-7:00 pm, and order a glass (or bottle) of wine from their Cafe before heading upstairs to enjoy limitless Italian treats from their fresh food buffet. With flexible seating, a rotating selection of fresh pastas, roasted meats, salads, and desserts, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. 


Sunday Social is the perfect way for individuals and  families to relax and enjoy your Sunday as you celebrate the end of one week and the beginning of the new. 

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Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avene in Georgetown.

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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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