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Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Dumbarton House

January 27, 2020

Just in Time for Valentine's Day!

Spend February 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Dumbarton House with artisan chocolatier Jenny White of Swoon Chocolates. Learn about the origins of chocolate in American food culture with Dumbarton House’s new exhibition, Pick Your Poison. Then enjoy a curated tasting of small batch, exclusive chocolates with globally inspired flavors complimented by federal period style wines.

Each ticket includes a sweet gift to take home.

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Fairmont's Limitless Happy Hour Jan. 21

January 15, 2020

Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown is holding a Limitless Happy Hour on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

            All who pop into the lobby bar will enjoy a Limitless Bubbly Bar for $20 per person and limitless complimentary bar fare;

~Limitless Bubbly Bar~

Aperol Spritz


Champagne Cocktail

French 75

Limoncello Lady


Prosecco &

Sparkling Wine


~ Limitless Complimentary Bar Fare~

Cheese and Charcuterie

French Fries

House-made Potato Chips

Mushroom Tartine


Pizzettes &

Salmon Tartine

No reservations are required, and guests must be 21 years of age.

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French Embassy Hosts Screening of 'Van Gogh' Jan. 14

December 17, 2019

As part of the film series Vies d’Artistes, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the film Van Gogh on January 14, 2020 starting at 7:00 pm.


One of Maurice Pialat’s masterpieces, Van Gogh retraces the last 67 days of the Dutch painter’s life. It explores his complex relationships with women, his brother Theo, and his physician, as well as his declining mental health. The film also subtly portrays the social dynamics that characterized the 19th Century.


Perfectly encapsulating Pialat’s unsentimental and realist style, the film is renowned of its subtle anti-melodramatic approach to Van Gogh’s life. The film stars French actor Jacques Dutronc as Vincent Van Gogh, a role for which he won the 1992 César Award for Best Actor.

In French with English subtitles.


Admission is free.

Register here. No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.


SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.


Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. Use of taxi, ride-sharing or public transportation is encouraged.


Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, NW.

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