Amuse Bouche

Pinstripes Opens February 8

February 2, 2014

Combining bocce courts, bowling lanes, Italian/American cuisine, fine wines and live jazz music, Pinstripes will open at The Shops at Georgetown Parkp on Febrary 8, 2014. Pinstripes will occupy 34,000 square feet of first and second floor space.

This will be the fifth location for Pinstripes (with other current locations in Illinois and Minnesota), and its sixth and seventh locations expected to open in Kansas and Chicago later this year.

“The Shops at Georgetown Park is a first-class development well-suited for our sophisticated entertainment venue,”said Dale Schwartz, Pinstripes Founder/CEO. “We are excited to introduce our ‘strikingly good food and fun’ to the Washington, DC metro area.”

“We enthusiastically welcome Pinstripes to the Georgetown neighborhood,”said Bill Starrels, ANC2E Commissioner. “We are very pleased about Georgetown being the first expansion location for Pinstripes on the east coast, and we look forward to the opening in the very near future.”

Pinstripes will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and is currently taking reservations for private events and parties.

In celebration of its opening, Pinstripes is sponsoring a Grand Opening Community Art Contest, with prizes for various age groups, and much of the artwork featured in the venue will be by local artists and young, inspiring artists-to-be. Extended deadline for submissions is February 3.

For more information about the art contest, please contact Sandie Montgomery at 630.400.3960.

The art contest judging and reception is February 9 at 10:00 am.

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Hester Ohbi Exhibit at Dumbarton Concert Gallery

January 21, 2014

(Photo by: Hester Ohbi)

Noted local artist, Hester Ohbi, whose work has been featured at the Hill Center Galleries in DC and the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, is exhibiting "States of Mind" at the Dumbarton Concert Gallery in Georgetown later this month.

Opening reception is Saturday, January 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. There will be Bach concerts by renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz before and after the reception.

The show runs from January 27 through January 30, 2014 by appointment only: 202.667.8529

Ohbi works with acrylic and oil on large canvases and on paper.  Her work is abstract with underlying areas showing through large color-filled spaces.  Says the artist, "I welcome surprise outcomes that occur just as unexpected experiences appear in life." Ohbi's abstract paintings are influenced by a belief that everything is interconnected within an ever- changing universe.

With painterly forms and lines that randomly appear, they can be interpreted as metaphors for events and perceptions that pass through our lives. The artist often uses a dominant color to create a sense of spaciousness and healing. At times her work reflects a connection to plants, water, and earth.  

For tickets to the Bach concerts, contact Dumbarton Concerts.

Dumbarton Concert Gallery is located at 3133 Dumbarton Street.

(Photo by: Hester Ohbi)

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Washington Winter Show Celebrates Southern Traditions January 10-12

January 10, 2014

Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, Ct (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, Ct

Bloody Marys at 10:00 am followed by a witty talk on "Exploring the Charleston Kitchen" with James Beard award-winning chefs Matt and Ted Lee is a wonderful way to kick off a winter weekend.

The brothers, who, if they want to switch careers, have a future as stand-up comics, regaled the luncheon guests with childhood reminscences that included catching shrimp right off the the dock of Charleston Harbor and using mulberries as projectiles. Before turning to writing cookbooks, the duo started The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue "for foods that don't travel very well."

Busch & Fielding, Saint Joseph, Mo (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Busch & Fielding, Saint Joseph, Mo

This year's Washington Winter Show theme is “Southern Celebrations: Traditions Handed Down” held at Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University. The weekend show includes forty-five premier antique dealers with appraisals, guided walks with noted designers, book signings, Jazz and bourbon tasting.

Bev Norwood of The Norwoods' Spirit of America (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Bev Norwood of The Norwoods' Spirit of America

This year's loan exhibition is from Stratford Hall, Virginia, birth place of Robert E. Lee.

The Show raises money for local charities, and this year benefits The Bishop T. Walker School for Boys, THEARC, and the Founders Board of St. John’s Community Services.

Aileen Minor, Centreville, Md (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Aileen Minor, Centreville, Md

Spencer Gordon & Mark McHugh of Spencer Marks Ltd (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Spencer Gordon & Mark McHugh of Spencer Marks Ltd
(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

For a schedule and tickets, visit Washington Winter Show.


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